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Al Gore to Earth: You’re Dead!

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Mr. Scientific American said that if we did not take dramatic, extreme actions right then... it was over. We would be doomed. We had to spend tens of billions of dollars and change our eating, living, travelling, sleeping, and vacationing habits. We had to give up our cars, our air-conditioning, our jet airplanes, our incandescent light bulbs, our gas grills, our methane-producing cows, and pretty much every other creature-comfort device that has benefited us so enormously for the last century.

January 2016:

Fasten your seat belts. This is it. The countdown is over. The end is here.

No, I am no talking about the presidential candidacy of Mike Huckabee. I am talking about the Earth! The place we all inhabit! The mother-planet; the homeland. Right where you are standing. Right where we all are standing.

It’s over. The Earth is doomed.

What makes me say so?

Al Gore.

In 2006, former Vice-President Al Gore was flying all over the country on a private jet, telling anyone who would care to listen (and lots who did care not to) that we had only ten years to save the Earth.

Ten years.

Mr. Scientific American said that if we did not take dramatic, extreme actions right then... it was over. We would be doomed.

The end of the Earth!

The end of life as we know it.

The end of life.

And he meant it! He had the charts and the Academy Award-winning film (“An Inconvenient Truth”) to prove it.

Global warming was destroying the Earth. Hurricane Katrina was a direct result of global warming. Get used to it. There will be many more in the coming years. The oceans will rise. Manhattan and Miami will be under water. And California? Well, forget it. The entire west coast is mush.

Ten years.

In 2008, ABC News gave New York City only seven years!

So... we must immediately spend tens of billions of dollars and change our eating, living, travelling, sleeping, and vacationing habits. We have to give up our cars, our air-conditioning, our jet airplanes, our incandescent light bulbs, our gas grills, our engine-powered lawn mowers, our coal-powered anything, our methane-producing cows, and pretty much every other creature-comfort and productivity-enhancing device that has benefited us so enormously for the last century.

Now!

And those tens of billions of dollars must go to the politicians to use as they (and they alone) deem necessary in order to to save the planet.

“The debate is over!”

2006: Do it; do it now... or the Earth will be doomed.

Another Fine Mess?

So... what have we done in the ensuing decade? Well, according to the global-warming folks, not much of anything. Pretty much nothing.

Zilch.

And where does that leave Mother-Earth?

Well, it’s over.

Al Gore to Earth: You’re Dead!

But.....

But... in the ensuing years, there have been fewer, not more hurricanes. There has been no global warming. None. Zilch.

And what was the response of the environmental wackos?

Well, they changed the name. “Global Warming” morphed into “Man-Made Climate Change.” That’ll do ’em. Now we can blame any change in the climate on man-made climate change. Winter, spring, summer, fall: man-made climate change.

Hurricane Adam: man-made climate change.

Hurricane Bernice: man-made climate change.

Hurricane Carmine: man-made climate change.

Hurricane Denise: man-made climate change.

Well, you get the idea.

Unusually warm weather: man-made climate change.

Unusually cold weather: man-made climate change.

Unusually heavy rains: man-made climate change.

Unusual lack of rain: man-made climate change.

Change our life as we dictate, give us more of your money, or... we’re doomed.

But... but... but what happens when we wake up on January 27, 2016 and realize that we’re not doomed?

What happens when we wake up on January 27, 2016 and realize that, climate-wise, things are nearly identical to the way they were in 2006?
( http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ 2016/01/25/the_climate_snow_job_374722.html )

What about the reality? What about all the evidence that nothing significant has changed over the past ten years?

What about the reality that the climate has always changed... long before automobiles, jet airplanes, gas grills, and even long before man.

What about that?

What about Al Gore’s doomsday prediction?

It was wrong, that’s what. It was a complete farce. A hoax. It was man-made global hysteria.

It’s another inconvenient truth.

A BBHQ Pop Quiz: From a 1967 hit song, finish the last line:
 Who’s peekin’ out from under a stairway
calling a name that’s lighter than air?
Who’s bending down to give me a rainbow?
Everyone knows it’s
__________


Your final answer is....



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