Al Gore warns; adopt the Left’s climate agenda or ‘one billion climate refugees’ could cross borders

Former Vice President Al Gore predicted in an interview that there will soon be billions of “climate refugees” across the world because of climate change.

The climate zealot offered up the wild prediction during an appearance Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked by host Jake Tapper about what will allegedly happen if people don’t take action against climate change.

“Well, the scientists who warned us of these mega-storms, and the floods, and mudslides, and droughts, and the ice melting, and the sea level rising, and the storms getting stronger, and the tropical diseases, and climate migrants crossing international borders in larger numbers, they were dead right when they warned us about this,” Gore replied.

“And so we need to pay more attention to them now. Here’s one thing they say. If we don’t take action, there could be as many as one billion climate refugees crossing international borders in the next several decades,” he added.

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The problem is he was completely wrong when he claimed that the scientists who warned of doom and gloom “were dead right.” In reality, they were dead wrong. According to the American Enterprise Institute, the examples of this go on for days.

For instance, in 1970, Harvard biologist George Wald predicted that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years [by 1985 or 2000] unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

FYI, it’s now 2023 going on 2024 …

Then there’s Paul Ehrlich, a biologist who predicted in 1970 that “[t]he death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years [by 1980].”

That, too, never happened.

The entire interview with Gore was filled with this sort of bull.

Indeed, the interview began with Tapper saying, “So Mr. Vice President, 2023  [was] officially the hottest year on record: deadly heat waves, catastrophic floods, devastating wildfires, more powerful storms. We have gotten dangerously close to the 1.5-degree Celsius threshold beyond which experts say humanity and the planet will struggle to adapt.”

“What do you think 2024 will look like?” he then asked.

Gore responded with a long diatribe about how humanity can still save the day by removing carbon from the economy.

“Well, we still have the ability to seize control of our destiny,” he said. “Here’s the good news, Jake. If we stop adding to the overburden of these greenhouse gas pollutants in the sky, if we reach what they call true net zero and stop adding to the heat-trapping capacity up there, the temperatures will stop going up right away.”

“And if we stay at true net zero, half of the human-caused greenhouse pollution will fall out of the atmosphere in as little as 25 to 30 years. We have the ability to do this. And it’s not impractical, because we now have the cheapest new source of energy in the history of the world with solar electricity and wind electricity,” he added.

“A long time ago, one of the Saudi Arabian oil ministers said we better remember the Stone Age didn’t end because of a shortage of stones. It ended because something better came along. We have got something better now. We can do this, if we just overcome the greed and political power of the big fossil fuel polluters, who’ve been trying to control this process. It’s time for people at the grassroots level in every country to speak up. And the good news is, that’s happening too.”

Tapper then asked him what was needed to fix this alleged problem. Again Gore responded with a lengthy diatribe — this time aimed at the fossil fuel industry.

“Well, we need to break through this blockade that the fossil fuel industry and the big petro states have been using to block progress,” he said. “We also need to reform this U.N. process, because it requires a what they call consensus now, which is similar to requiring it to be unanimous if the president of the COP decides that they don’t see any objections, then he declares there’s a consensus.”

“And that’s why it’s so important that that person who’s in charge of the process not have a direct conflict of interest. We have to make a decision to get past fossil fuels and start accelerating the shift over to renewable energy and efficiency. And this is beginning to happen anyway, Jake. Last year, if you look at all the new electricity generation installed worldwide, 80 percent of it was solar and wind.”

“In India, it was 93 percent. It’s cheaper now. And it creates three times as many new jobs for each dollar invested compared to dollars invested in the old dirty, polluting fossil fuels,” he continued. “So, we have what we need. The International Energy Agency says that we have got all of the solutions that we need with proven deployment models to cut the emissions in half this decade. And we have got a clear line of sight to get the rest of it done before mid-century. So we can do this.”

Vivek Saxena

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