Let’s face it, Al Gore’s reputation could really go no lower, but he is still trying evidently.
On what possible basis could he make the assertion that extreme weather events are 100 times more common than 50 years ago? Give us a break. Even the latest IPCC report is quite equivocal about the supposed impact of climate change on extreme weather events.
I also recall that there have been fewer cyclones in the US in the past decade than in the previous decade – something of an inconvenient truth for big Al. I also read somewhere that Al’s climate change outfit laid off most of its staff last year – some tipping point.
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 22 January 2014 – Al Gore, Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001) and climate change activist, told participants at the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos that he believed political momentum was building towards action on climate change.
“We’re getting closer to a political tipping point,” Gore said. “These extreme weather events, which are now 100 times more common than 50 years ago, are really capturing people’s attention.”