Former Vice President Al Gore made some amazing claims about global warming. The failed presidential candidate told Politico Magazine that extreme weather events are 100 times more common today than they were 30 years ago due to global warming.
But Gore’s claims actually run counter to mounting scientific evidence that global warming is not making the weather more “extreme.”
“The game changer for the first question is the extreme weather events related to climate that are now 100 times more common than they were just 30 years ago,” Gore told Politico. “This is having a huge impact. And they’re getting more frequent. More common. Bigger. More destructive. And people are looking at their hole cards.”
“The extreme weather events and the knock-on effects with the stronger ocean-based storms, the bigger downpours, more floods, mudslides, the saturation of that hillside in Snohomish County, for example – these things are way more common now, because the extremes are more extreme and they are more frequent,” Gore added.
Gore’s claims, however, are not even in line with evidence presented by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — a group often cited by Gore as evidence that global warming could be catastrophic.
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