Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes is wrong. There is a third thing that is certain, Al Gore will use a bad storm to hype the global warming hoax so he can further enrich himself. Last month it was the bad snow caused by Global Warming, now it was this past weekend’s nor’easter that was caused by Al’s Hoax.
For those of you who live way beyond the west bank of the Hudson River, this past weekend the East Coast was hit hard by a powerful nor’easter ( a big storm that travels north along the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada dumping rain and/or snow in its path. Its named a nor’easter because the winds come from the northeast). Gore is named ManBearPig because his winds come from his mouth:
Gore, the self-anointed climate change alarmist-in-chief, told supporters on a March 15 conference call that severe weather in certain regions of the country could be attributed to carbon in the atmosphere – including the recent rash of rainy weather.
“[T]he odds have shifted toward much larger downpours,” Gore said. “And we have seen that happen in the Northeast, we’ve seen it happen in the Northwest – in both of those regions are among those that scientists have predicted for a long time would begin to experience much larger downpours.”
The next thing he is going to say is the American Idol finalists were chosen by Global Warming.
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But Gore had a specific example in mind. He explained this recent soaking in the Northeastern United States was “consistent” with what global warming alarmists were projecting.
“Just look at what has been happening for the last three days,” Gore said. “The so-called skeptics haven’t noted it because it’s not snow. But the downpours and heavy winds are consistent with what the scientists have long warned about.”
So what did Gore suggest? He proposed to solve these weather events he tied to climate change by revamping the American economy to being powered by “clean renewable energy” and phasing out the reliance of foreign oil.
OK I will admit it, my baldness is caused by Global Warming.
“And we now face the opportunity to start doing something about this,” Gore said. “Rather than continuing to spend billions of dollars on foreign oil, we can make a transition to clean energy and pass that money here at home on clean renewable energy sources, creating millions of new jobs, building new industries – making us more secure.”
Note gore just happens to have a stake in some of those new industries.
One solution of weaning the United States the reliance on foreign oil would be to open up parcels to offshore drilling of the U.S. continental shelf, a policy Gore has opposed. However, he did underscore the national security a need of fossil fuels presented the country.
“We can address the security threat that I mentioned,” Gore said. “And incidentally, a large number of top ranking generals and admirals have warned that fossil fuels and our nation’s fragile electricity grid pose significant security threats to the United States.”
Gore’s remarks are consistent with the media view of the issue. Journalists have repeatedly preferred the alarmist view on the climate over any opposition even when the weather is inconveniently different than predicted.