Does Al Gore look a little heavier-set than he did when he ran for president back in 2000? A nearly half-billion dollar fortune earned from crying wolf over climate change in the intervening years might have a funny way of affecting that.
In this curious clip, Gore can’t seem to come up with an adequate explanation of why sea levels haven’t been rising at a visible rate. Despite Tangier Island, Virginia’s Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge claiming that he’s seen no change in them since roughly 1970. Eskridge, an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump along with 90 percent of his island’s 450 residents, has experienced significant erosion of his island in that time frame. But it’s his opinion that the erosion has nothing to do with sea level rise; it’s just a natural process that’s influenced by many factors, including average wave heights and local storm trends.
Eskridge has had conversations about the loss of land on Tangier and his need for a seawall with everyone from President Trump (who wants to cut through government red tape to help Eskridge) to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (who’s offered no assistance). But in this clip, gung-ho environmentalist Al Gore can only sputter about how scientists’ claims of rising sea levels need to be better clarified before the public can understand them.
Is that really what’s going on? Or is there an “Inconvenient Truth” at stake here that has more to do with Gore’s (and other globalists’) bank accounts than alternative, very real crises? Watch as Gore grasps for answers in this telling segment from a Town Hall meeting with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.