ED Note:

My comment to WSJ:

Al Gore, the inventor of the internet, and we have to thank him for taking credit, for that great piece.  He is now on another imaginary voyage to save mankind from what?  Maybe 0 - 0.3C this century.

He is a really nice guy, except perhaps to female providing services, but that criticism is reserved for Republicans. 

All kidding aside, Gore is ready to gather new acclaim and cash checks.   If only he was right which he is not, we might give him notice.   For now we can just poke fun at his exaggerations. 

The public needs also to realize the simple truth of this AGW movement.   It is out to control life as we know it.  We are at war for our economic and other freedoms, or so it appears.  

The AGW movement started about 40 years ago, and carried into the IPCC by several including Maurice Strong.  It has been a cash cow for quite a few people in the interim .  Maurice had the following statement about the intent:  our job is to destroy the industrialized nations of the world. 

Make sense now?


What Else Did Al Gore Get Wrong?

Over time, the former vice president’s pronouncements on population may be more embarrassing than his climate predictions

By James Freeman

July 25, 2017 6:30 p.m. ET

WSJ Article Link


Al Gore’s latest global warming movie will open in U.S. theaters on Friday. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” arrives eleven years after his award-winning “An Inconvenient Truth.”  In the interim, conservatives like talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh haven’t let Mr. Gore forget his most dire and least accurate weather predictions.  But the Gore analysis on another issue is being rejected by even some of his committed climate allies.


The good news for all of us is that Mr. Gore appears to have overstated the threat of eco-apocalypse, which he seems to implicitly acknowledge on his latest media tour.


Back in 2006, CBS News reported on Mr. Gore’s arrival at the Sundance Film Festival:

The former vice president came to town for the premiere of “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary chronicling what has become his crusade since losing the 2000 presidential election: Educating the masses that global warming is about to toast our ecology and our way of life.


...Americans have been hearing it for decades, wavering between belief and skepticism that it all may just be a natural part of Earth’s cyclical warming and cooling phases.


And politicians and corporations have been ignoring the issue for decades, to the point that unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said.


Eleven years later, the mischief makers at the Climate Depot website asked him about the 10-year deadline at this year’s festival—just before he climbed into a large chauffeured sport-utility vehicle.  He didn’t have much to say then, but in the absence of drastic global measures, it’s clear that Mr. Gore now believes that the end is not quite nigh.  The tech website CNET describes an “optimistic” Mr. Gore with a “sunny outlook” discussing his latest cinematic venture with a crowd in San Francisco.


The new movie will likely spark more discussion about the accuracy of various Gore environmental predictions.  The left-leaning Politifact has flagged several “half-truths” from the former vice president.


But now Mr. Gore seems to have a separate argument on his hands even with people inclined to buy his climate predictions.  In an excerpt from his new book accompanying the new film, Mr. Gore writes on another topic popular with global doomsayers: population growth.  According to Mr. Gore:

Population growth is slowly stabilizing as girls are educated, women are empowered, fertility management is made widely available and child mortality continues to decline. This aspect of our relationship to the Earth is, in spite of the great challenges growing populations will pose in some regions, a success story unfolding in slow motion.


But Gore pal and fellow warmist Elon Musk says this is no success story.  He recently warned on Twitter of a global population “collapse, but few seem to notice or care.”  Mr. Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, among other ventures, pointed to an article in the British journal New Scientist, which asked last year:

Could the population bomb be about to go off in the most unexpected way?  Rather than a Malthusian meltdown, could we instead be on the verge of a demographic implosion?


To find out how and why, go to Japan, where a recent survey found that people are giving up on sex.  Despite a life expectancy of 85 and rising, the number of Japanese is falling thanks to a fertility rate of just 1.4 children per woman...


Half the world’s nations have fertility rates below the replacement level of just over two children per woman.  Countries across Europe and the Far East are teetering on a demographic cliff, with rates below 1.5. On recent trends, Germany and Italy could see their populations halve within the next 60 years.


The world has hit peak child, says Hans Rosling at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Peak person cannot be far behind.


For now, the world’s population continues to rise. From today’s 7.4 billion people, we might reach 9 billion or so, mostly because of high fertility in Africa. The UN predicts a continuing upward trend, with population reaching around 11.2 billion in 2100.  But this seems unlikely.  After hitting the demographic doldrums, no country yet has seen its fertility recover. Many demographers expect a global crash to be under way by 2076.


Glenn Stanton at the Federalist points out that Mr. Musk has been concerned about this topic for some time.  In 2015 the SpaceX founder explained to CNN the potential catastrophe of societies without enough young people.  To watch the interview one has to first suffer through CNN’s edited video package warning about how “there are so many of us” before hearing Mr. Musk’s warning that in fact there may not be enough of us.  He describes the difficulty of fewer workers supporting more and more retirees in developed nations and observes that “the social safety net will not hold.”


Now there’s an inconvenient truth.  Perhaps Mr. Gore will consider the subject for his next film, but this column isn’t betting on it.



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