Al Gore Grilled Over Climate Predictions That Never Happened

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jun 05, 2017 1:26 PM
Al Gore Grilled Over Climate Predictions That Never Happened

It’s been more than a decade since Al Gore predicted “a true planetary crisis” due to global warming. With that failing to happen, however, Fox News’s Chris Wallace figured the former vice president had some explaining to do.

In an interview Sunday, Wallace confronted Gore over claims he made in his 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” including that unless “took drastic measures [were taken] the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years.”

“Weren’t you wrong?” Wallace asked.

“No,” Gore replied. “Well we have seen a decline in emissions on a global basis. For the first time they’ve stabilized and started to decline. So some of the responses for the last 10 years have helped, but unfortunately and regrettably a lot of serious damage has been done.”

He then pointed to Greenland and Miami as examples.  

“Greenland, for example, has been losing one cubic kilometer of ice every single day. I went down to Miami and saw fish from the ocean swimming in the streets on a sunny day. The same thing was true in Honolulu just two days ago, just from high tides because of the sea level rise now,” he added.

“We are going to suffer some of these consequences, but we can limit and avoid the most catastrophic if we accelerate the pace of change that’s now beginning.”

Gore also claimed in his 2006 film that by 2016, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa would be snow-free and that weather would worsen, with stronger, more frequent hurricanes. Yet these, among other predictions, never happened.