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08/10/2017 / By Ethan Huff
In promotion of his latest film, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” former vice president and global warming activist Al Gore is still desperately trying to make the case that planet earth is heating up, and that only carbon taxes can fix it. But as per usual, he failed miserably during a recent CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper, during which a commercial crabber and local mayor explained that sea levels around his tiny island have remained the same for over half a century.
James Eskridge oversees the day-to-day activities on Tangier Island, in Virginia, and he’s been fishing crab there for decades. He’s quite familiar with the tides, the currents, and various other elements in and around the coastal terrain. And other than an ongoing problem related to erosion, in which the shorelines of Tangier Island are progressively disappearing due to constant waves and storms, he says that everything is exactly the same as it’s always been, at least as far as ocean levels are concerned.
After listening to Gore’s spiel about the alleged growing threat of “climate change,” Eskridge couldn’t help himself in pointing out that the well-known figure’s politically correct narrative doesn’t seem to match the reality Eskridge faces every day. In challenging Gore on his position, Eskridge made a clear distinction between Gore’s view of the world, and what’s actually taking place on Tangier Island.
“I’m a commercial crabber and I’ve been working the Chesapeake Bay for 50+ years,” Eskridge told Gore. “I have a crab house business out on the water and the water level is the same as it was when the place was built in 1970. I’m not a scientist, but I am a keen observer and if sea level rises are occurring, why am I not seeing signs of it?”
It was the kill shot that completely annihilated Gore’s faulty argument, embarrassing him onstage in front of both his live audience and cable viewers. As anyone who’s been following the agenda of Al Gore for any considerable period of time knows, his proof of climate change and global warming centers around the idea that sea levels are rising, which Eskridge clearly pointed out isn’t true.
But Gore wouldn’t accept this. Rather than bow out and admit that science and logic aren’t on his side, Gore instead attempted to capitalize on Eskridge’s admission that Tangier Island’s coastline is eroding away. Gore proceeded to blame this erosion, which everyone knows is a product of things like wind, waves, and ocean currents, on global warming.
“Have [the storms] increased any?” Gore interjected as Eskridge was trying to explain how the weather is shrinking the size of Tangier Island.
“Not really,” Eskridge responded, pointing to historical evidence showing that Tangier Island has been eroding for probably hundreds of years. According to reports, as much as 66 percent of the island’s land area has disappeared since 1850, an inconvenient fact that debunks Gore’s insinuation that global warming is responsible – that is, unless man-made climate change has somehow been around since before the industrial revolution when everyone traveled by horse and buggy.
Al Gore has had trouble in the past differentiating between the reality of natural weather events and his wild conspiracy theories about climate change. Earlier in the year, Gore claimed that a weather event that took place in Florida was a clear sign of impending climate apocalypse. It turned that it was just a case of higher-than-normal rising tides resulting from the lunar cycle. (Related: To keep up with the latest climate change hysteria, be sure to visit and bookmark ClimateScienceNews.com)
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