Perhaps it’s because most of the calamities predicted in the first movie didn’t happen, hurricanes didn’t increase in frequency and strength, polar ice caps didn’t melt, NY and other coastal cities aren’t underwater, Mt. Kilimanjaro still is snow-capped, tornadoes aren’t increasing in frequency and strength, the arctic isn’t melting, the Antarctic ice extent is growing, oh and the polar bear population is doing very well thank you. So former VP Al Gore wants to try another movie.
According to the Associated Press via Columbia, S.C. Fox affiliate WACH, Al Gore is coming out with a sequel to his fact-challenged climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Excited to share the news of this project! Today’s announcement from @ParamountPics and @Participant: https://t.co/KTIk1BL0hb
— Al Gore (@algore) December 10, 2016
After the last one was so unsuccessful in predicting the future maybe people will forget and flock to this one.
In a statement, Gore called for a re-dedication to solving what he called the climate crisis and said there are reasons to be hopeful.
Al Gore was in the news this week. He met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the climate change hypothesis and termed the meeting productive. Then a few days later Trump proved that he still wasn’t drinking the climate change Kool-aid as he named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic to lead the EPA. A strong indication that the President-elect intended to free business from the heavy and unnecessary (and in many cases unconstitutional) burdens placed on them by the Obama EPA.
The other major stumbling block is the original “Inconvenient Truth” itself. The film is riddled with misconceptions and silly predictions. To make matters worse, Gore himself admitted on the tenth anniversary of the documentary this past May that the film is flawed, although he qualified his concession by insisted that he had underestimated, not overestimated, the seriousness of the problem.
Another stumbling block is “the pause.” temperatures went up a bid during the latest El Nino, but as soon as that was over
“Satellite data indicates a large fall in the temperature of the lower Troposphere back to pre-El Nino levels. This decrease has reinstated the so-called “pause” in lower atmosphere temperature.
Or to put it a different way, the former VP is better off concentrating on his chakra than global warming, because folks, it ain’t getting warmer.
In the meantime, Gore continues to fly his private jet all over the world, apologizing for his destructive act by buying up indulgences. As for the rest of us, we are better off watching Howard The Duck II than Inconvenient Truth II.
Much of this post was originally seen at Liberty Unyielding.