Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore released a documentary movie in 2006 called “An Inconvenient Truth” with a purpose to educate people about global warming. The movie was directed by Davis Guggenheim. This movie contains predictions about climate change but they didn’t happen. Fox News host Chris Wallace confronted Gore about this theme and asked about his thoughts on withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement. This agreement is signed by all the countries in the world except Syria and Nicaragua. Now, Trump has decided to pull his country out of this deal because of the terms that hurt the American economy and sovereignty.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace confronted former Vice President Al Gore over some of the alarming predictions in Gore’s 2006 documentary film An Inconvenient Truth that have not come to pass.
In the interview over the weekend, Wallace first asked Gore to comment on President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement.
“It makes no sense to me,” Gore said. “I think that it was a reckless decision, an indefensible decision.”
“I think it undermines our nation’s standing in the world and isolates us and threatens to harm humanity’s ability to solve this crisis in time,” the former vice president added.
Wallace noted that carbon gas emissions are now 12 percent below 2005 levels, which Gore conceded is true.
“We have to move faster,” he nonetheless continued. “We’re in a race against time here.”
The answer gave Wallace the perfect segue to talk about Gore’s 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary.
The Fox Host quoted Gore from the film: “Unless we take drastic measures, the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years,” which the former vice president said would precipitate a “true planetary emergency.”
“We’re 11 years later,” said Wallace, “Weren’t you wrong?”
Gore responded, “Well we have seen a decline in emissions on a global basis. For the first time they’ve stabilized and started to decline. So some of the responses for the last 10 years have helped, but unfortunately and regrettably a lot of serious damage has been done.”
He continued offering the example of Greenland, which he said is losing one kilometer of ice a day. Gore said he also recently observed fish swimming in the street in Miami at high tide because of rising ocean waters.
Gore sounded the alarm once again, stating that unless action is taken, “We are going to suffer some of these consequences, but we can limit and avoid the most catastrophic if we accelerate the pace of change that’s now beginning.”
Among the dire predictions in an Inconvenient Truth that have proven not to be true was that carbon dioxide emissions would continue to increase, causing a significant increase in the Earth’s temperatures, leading to a melting polar ice cap, rising seas and more frequent violent storms like 2005’s F5 Hurricane Katrina.
Temperatures have not increased significantly, the polar ice cap has been growing and the seas have not been rising, and 2005 was the last year an F3+ hurricane has made landfall in the United States.
The sequel to Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is due in theaters next month. The former vice president confirmed that the film, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, will be updated to reflect Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Agreement.
It’s not like Trump wants to destroy our country for further generations, he just wants to negotiate a better deal for our country. However, Gore can make more movies with unrealistic predictions but he can’t convince the citizens that exactly the same thing will happen. Nobody knows what’s going to happen tomorrow.