Expect more craziness this weekend. Earth Day is Saturday. This year's theme: Government must "do more" about climate change because "consequences of inaction are too high to risk."
They make it sound so simple:
1) Man causes global warming.
2) Warming is obviously harmful.
3) Government can stop it.
Each claim is dubious or wrong.
This weekend at a movie, I was surprised to be assaulted again by former Vice President Al Gore. In a preview, a puffy-looking Gore suddenly appeared, attacking Donald Trump and mocking critics of his previous movie, An Inconvenient Truth, the deceitful documentary that spreads fear in classrooms today. Yes, teachers play it in class.
Now Gore claims "the most criticized" part of the film was his assertion that the 9/11 memorial site would flood. Then, during Hurricane Sandy, it did
But Gore creatively misremembers his own movie.
He had claimed the World Trade Center would flood because of a permanent 20-foot sea-level rise.
Actual scientists called that nonsense. It would take hundreds of years for such a thing to possibly happen.
But since the area flooded, briefly, Gore spins that as confirmation of his exaggerations.
This preview was the first I learned that theaters will soon show a sequel to Gore's film.
Google tells us that An Inconvenient Sequel got a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival. Trendy Hollywood is so dumb.
At least critics who've watched it gave it poor reviews.