This is one of the weirdest things the internet has had to offer in a long time.
And that’s saying something.
Al Gore, the famed climate alarmist whose predictions from 12 years ago have amounted to…pretty much nothing, has cut a very strange video endorsing “Earth”, a fictional penguin for Congress.
— Al Gore (@algore) October 9, 2018
“I just wanted to take a minute to help spread the word about a certain young candidate running for Congress,” he says flatly without a hint of either emotion or humor. “She’s smart, tenacious, and she’s running to create a healthier world for us all. …
“She’s passionate about this planet, and any candidate with that priority has my complete support. That’s why today I’m proud to officially endorse Earth for Congress.”
The idea for the fictional penguin running for Congress is to get kids engaged with climate alarmism, apparently.
“We launched Earth for America to get young people talking about issues that will define their future,” says Stacie Paxton Cobos, a spokeswoman for the Gore-backed Climate Reality Project, speaking to the Washington Examiner.
“It meets young people where they are, through the tools they use to communicate and the humor that resonates with them,” she explained.
Ah, right, trot out the robotic old dude to get the youths involved, that’s a great idea.
As Conservative Tribune reports, Gore is also not the best person to convey “climate reality”, as his predictions have all fallen as flat as his 2000 presidential campaign:
“An Inconvenient Truth” has aged particularly poorly.
“One of the first glaring claims Gore makes is about Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. He claims Africa’s tallest peak will be snow-free ‘within the decade,’” Michael Bastasch noted in The Daily Caller two years ago.
Remember, that snow-free claim was made by Gore in 2006. Those 10 years have come and gone.
“Well, it’s been a decade and, yes, there’s still snow on Kilimanjaro year-round. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure this out,” Bastasch wrote.
“Gore also claims temperature rise from increases in man-made carbon dioxide emissions were ‘uninterrupted and intensifying,’” he continued.
That prediction fell flat on its face, just like Gore’s presidential campaign.
“Global temperatures showed little to no warming trend after Gore released his film,” Bastasch wrote. “In fact, surface temperature data showed no significant global warming for a period of about 15 years, starting in the early 2000s.”
Countless other Gore predictions have proved to be completely, incredibly wrong.
So, basically, Gore sucks at both humor and accurate climate predictions.