Just when we thought Al Gore would give it a rest, he turns up again, like the bad penny that won’t go away.
At least he has given up on “Global Warming,” the deader than dead dodo he flogged until it died. He had a lot of money sunk into global warming, so we shouldn’t be too surprised that he has resurrected his campaigns, his outrage and his money into speaking about “Climate Change.”
On Saturday, he was in Kansas City. The jack-of-all-trades master-of-none former vice president, former TV executive and self-proclaimed climatologist warned the faithful about heavy fossil fuel usage.
Gore warned, “The Dust Bowl is coming back, quickly, unless we act,” according to the Kansas City Star.
“Unless we act,” he said. Well it seems he has become a practiced salesman, creating urgency to buy his snake oil. Gore said there were many examples of how heavy use of fossil fuels is contributing to extreme weather events and trends.
That statement was as nutty as when Republican Joe Barton intimated wind is a finite resource, and that capturing it with windmills could slow it down and make the world hotter.
Gore’s 90-minute lecture, to a filled auditorium, for the Folk Alliance International Conference, at the Westin Crown Center ballroom, was illustrated with selected photos and videos.
Gore used recent floods, wildfires, torrential rains, droughts, dust storms, and world temperatures to illustrate his position. To sideline the growing number of “global warming” skeptics, he now talks about “climate change,” rather than “global warming.”
One of the specific things he chose to illustrate his words was an unusual event in Manitou Springs, Colorado, where high water barreled down mountain highways last year, carrying cars along with it. “They had never seen anything like this in Manitou Springs,” Gore said.
“The Dust Bowl is coming back, quickly, unless we act,” he said, making reference to the 1930s, when the combination of a multi-year drought and poor farming practices devastated the U.S. Midwest.
For the first time in my memory, Gore conceded the possible sense of powerlessness as to what any one individual can do to affect what appear to be vast, unchangeable trends.
He ended his horror-filled presentation with a five minute pep talk concerning alternative energy such as solar power and wind. With a roar of approval, the attendees ended their night by writing checks to the multimillionaire and his cause.
Well done, Al Gore, you are indeed a great salesman.