The Real “Inconvenient Truth”

During the 2000s, Al Gore was the most well known climate activist. His 2006 “An Inconvenient Truth” documentary won an Academy Award and he became the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers, posed by climate change”. The media sang praises for him:

But his documentary was full of one sided, false information and he made a number of misleading statements in his public speeches predicting catastrophic global warming (even fact checkers agree).

“What is at stake is our ability to live on planet earth.” – Gore

The real inconvenient truth is that he became rich with his fearmongering ($200 Million net worth, $175K speaking fee). While he was convincing his audiences of a 20 foot sea level rise, he purchased a $9 Million seaside mansion in Montecito, CA, a coastal community, he had claimed would be wiped out by the ocean.

His other mansion in Nashville uses more electricity, than 21 average American households combined. He owns two others in Virginia and Tennessee.

Gore and his ilk – John Kerry, the Obamas, Bill Gates, etc, are “limousine liberals”, they love to lecture others about making sacrifices for the environment, but they put no limits on what they can have.

Most of Gore’s presentation in the “An Inconvenient Truth” (AIT), was a warning of natural disasters, wildfires, tornadoes, droughts, hurricanes and sea level rise due to global warming and the resulting harm to the planet. Let’s see how his assertions panned out 17 years later.

“Wildfires are becoming more common as hotter temperatures dry out the soil and the leaves.” – IAT

Fact: While the number of wildfires increased slightly around the turn of the Century, the current figure is 80% less, than it was during prehistoric times. This is called cherry picking the data, the public only sees the part, that is favorable to the conveyed message.

The nationwide pattern is similar to that, of California:

Gore claimed droughts would increase due to global warming. Fact: Droughts are not getting more severe, in fact the United States is undergoing the longest period in recorded history, with fewer, than 40% of the country experiencing “very dry” conditions.

The 20th Century was wetter, than normal and the “200 year drought” is the small uptick in red.

“…the most deadly cause of the recent, rapid and unprecedented deterioration of coral reefs is global warming.” – IAT

Fact: Coral reefs are thriving around the globe. Coral has existed for 40 Million years, during which time temperatures and CO2 levels were even higher. In the tropical and subtropical regions where they live, temperatures range over 20 Fahrenheit, thus they are adapted to temperature swings.

“Also in 2004, the all-time record for tornadoes in the United States were broken.”IAT

Fact: The number of all categories of tornadoes has been declining for the past 45 years. In 2017-18, the United States set records for the longest period without a tornedo death – despite of significant population growth – and for the longest period without an F3, or larger tornedo.

“Polar bears have been drowning in significant numbers.”IAT

Fact: Gore based his statement on a single report of 4 polar bears drowning in one month, following an abrupt storm. Polar bear population is actually increasing and it’s the highest in 6 decades, at ~ 26,000.

“Once the sea based ice shelf was gone, the land based ice that was behind it, that was being held back, began to shift and fall into the sea.” – IAT

Gore was referring to the Larson-B ice shelf, that broke up at the beginning of 2002 and implied that this will happen to Arctic and Greenland ice, leading to a 20 foot sea level rise.

Fact: Antarctica and Greenland are losing ice since the last glacial maximum, 19-20 Million years ago. This is normal melting during inter glacial periods. The two regions lost a total of 6.4 Trillion tons of ice in the last 30 years. That sounds like a lot, but it is only 0.0003% of the total Antarctic ice mass, almost undetectable.

In New York City, sea level has risen by 0.94 feet in 100 years. It shows no signs of drastic acceleration and it started well before carbon dioxide emissions were significant.

A detailed analysis of Gore’s AIT here. More information on the “claimed dangers” is here.

| Gore’s unhinged rant at Davos, 2023 |

The fearmongering continues, a random news item in January, 2023: Heat and Drought will Hit 90% of the Population.

In August 2021, IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change declared “Code Red” for humanity.

2 thoughts on “The Real “Inconvenient Truth”

  1. Whose “truth”?
    What is “real”?

    What is real? How do you define ‘real’?
    If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.


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