Monday, 12 Dec 2016 08:31 AM
The discussion reportedly delved into murky science waters of manmade disaster concerning an inconvenient croc.
Just in case of any unlikely doubt, this is the very same former Sen. Gore who convened the famous 1988 Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Space hearings that produced a manmade global warming crisis media frenzy . . . an event which occurred about a dozen years after three decades of global cooling when many prominent scientists were predicting an arrival of the next ice age.
As his colleague Sen. Timothy Wirth who helped organize the meetings later stated in a PBS interview, “We called the weather bureau and found out what historically was the hottest day of the summer . . . so we scheduled the hearing that day, and bingo, it was the hottest day on record in Washington, or close to it . . . we went in the night before and opened all the windows so that the air conditioning wasn’t working inside the room.”
This same “Goracle” has repeatedly warned that increasing CO2 emissions would spur catastrophic global warming that will flood coastal areas and cause more extreme weather unless we immediately ditch fossil fuels which supply about 85 percent of America’s energy in favor of windmills and sunbeams which now intermittently provide about 4 percent.
Yet other than two naturally-occurring 1998 and 2014 to 2016 El Nino periods, satellites show that global temperatures have remained flat for nearly two decades despite those “record high” atmospheric CO2 emission levels.
Regarding that extreme weather, even the alarmist U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that there has been no overall increasing trend in hurricanes, floods, tornadoes or droughts in the U.S. or globally. In fact, no Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane has made landfall in the U.S. since Wilma in 2005, the longest such lapse in more than a century.
Nevertheless, climate crusader Gore soon pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars from companies which were “going green.” He was also poised to make windfall profits selling CO2 offsets through his stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange if and when Congress passed cap-and-trade legislation he promoted.
Speaking before a 2007 Joint House Hearing of the Energy Science Committee, Gore told members: “As soon as carbon has a price, you’re going to see a wave [of investment] in it. . . There will be unchained investment.”