Global warming crusader Al Gore won a Nobel Prize merely for his profit-making activities as a green activist. Here's an idea: If the Nobel committee geniuses really want to reward those who've done the most to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they should give Gore's Nobel to the U.S. fracking industry.
Ironically, while the U.S. was pilloried for not ratifying the Kyoto Accord (though then-Vice President Al Gore ostentatiously signed it, despite knowing that the Senate wouldn't ratify it) to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, it is the only major industrial nation actually slashing its output. Since the Kyoto Accord was struck in 1997, (which U.S. did not ratify) Energy Department data show, U.S. output of greenhouse gases plunged 7.3%, even though real U.S. GDP over that time has grown a whopping 52%.
“This is a relatively new finding, that in some areas of the Middle East and north Africa, there will be, according to the scientific predictions, areas that will no longer be fit for human habitation – beyond the limits for human survival,” Gore said. “The holy cities of Mecca and Medina are in this zone. Two years in Iran, the heat index – the combination of temperature and humidity – reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit. “No human being can live for more than a few hours outdoors in those conditions,” Gore said.
According to a report at Climate Depot, Ivy League geologist Robert Giegengack, former chairman of Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, said he was “appalled” at Gore’s work in his original 2006 film, citing either Gore’s lack of understanding or knowing misrepresentation. “It was irresponsible of Al Gore,” he said.
Sundance Film Festival goers warn of 'global warming' impacts: 'It affects our ability to reproduce.'
Another Sundance climate activist claimed rising seas will wash away land, causing -- no place to have sex!? "Protect your landbase, you can't have sex without it. If we don't have a landbase you can't have sex without it."
Other climate activists comments: "Back in the day in park city there would be 3 feet of snow on the ground so you can't deny climate change."
"Our lives matter, climate change is real. Stop trying to deny it."
Warn 'criminal' climate deniers: "We are coming for you."
'The problem with this film however, is that it often pats one side on the back while at the same time vilifying the other.'
'In the end, An Inconvenient Sequel may only play well to those who are either fans of the original film, or those that are just now coming into the conversation about Global Warming. There aren’t any new ideas presented here, and the ideas that are there, are constantly being convoluted and diluted.'
The problem is that any important ideas or commentary on this global issue were never really allowed to flourish. Instead, the important issues of Global Warming and climate change were trapped in a shadow cast by Al Gore himself. The film plays less like a social commentary, and more like a social media booster for Mr. Gore.