One of Gore’s key contentions is that climate change is increasing the frequency of severe storms and causing ocean levels to rise, thus endangering coastal communities like Tangier Island.
That’s when James Eskridge, Tangier Island’s mayor, realized he’d heard enough of Gore’s nonsense.
I’m a commercial crabber and I’ve been working the Chesapeake Bay for 50+ years. 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,” Eskridge said. “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?”
His point left Gore dumbfounded. How dare an ordinary citizen who knows all about living on an island challenge the great guru of the climate change hoax!
Recognizing that his sea level discussion was going nowhere, Gore shifted to the topic of severe storms.
Have [the storms] increased any?” Gore asked.
Not really,” Tangier’s mayor responded.
Ouch. That had to hurt. However, Eskridge did acknowledge erosion has been eating away at the island, but that is the result of the natural force of waves and storms, as it has been for centuries.
Eskridge noted the town has asked the Trump administration for help in building a sea wall to stop further erosion.
According to CBS News, Tangier Island has lost 66 percent of its land to erosion since 1850. Inconveniently, that was 15 years before the discovery of oil in Titusville, Pennsylvania. So the erosion can’t be blamed on fossil fuels.
Further cementing his reputation as a real loser, Gore must have suffered through the weekend, when his new movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel” thoroughly bombed at the box office. It came in 15th place, earning just under $1 million.
What the misguided environmentalist, moneygrubbing Gore fails to consider is people have a lot more things they’d like to do in the middle of summer than go inside to a theater and listen to him preach.
Source: Daily Caller