Former Vice President Al Gore has profited immensely since leaving office by pedaling wild stories about global warming and later, climate change.
In fact, some recent stories say he may become “the world’s first carbon billionaire after investing heavily in green energy companies.”
But the latest round of fear-mongering by Gore left people dumbfounded.
While speaking in Dubai, Gore warned of “flying rivers” and “rain bombs” as an effect of climate change.
Bizarre weather such as “flying rivers” and “rain bombs” are just some of the recent effects of climate change, warned former US vice-president Al Gore at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai on Sunday.
He described flying or atmospheric rivers as long streams of rain-bearing clouds that carry huge amounts of water vapour over long distances, ending as heavy rain bombs over a small, concentrated area. Gore said a city in California was recently hit by such weather, with the ‘river’ in the air having flown thousands of kilometres from an area in the Pacific Ocean.
Tailoring his fear-mongering to his specific audience, the report notes:
Gore also said climate change could make large parts of the Middle East uninhabitable, which would create “climate refugees”, who would clash with settled populations in cities.
These sorts of wild stories by Al Gore, including many predictions in his movie “An Inconvenient Truth” have led many to disregard the former vice president as little more than a climate profiteer, in it for his own personal gain.
The Telegraph reported:
Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, has claimed that Mr Gore stood to benefit personally from the energy and climate policies he was urging Congress to adopt.
Mr Gore had said that he is simply putting his money where his mouth is.
“Do you think there is something wrong with being active in business in this country?” Mr. Gore said. “I am proud of it. I am proud of it.”
What do you think?
Is Al Gore just spinning tall tales for his own personal profit?
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