An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gore’s Film Is Still Alarmingly Inaccurate

Kilimanjaro Still Has SnowIt’s been nearly one decade since former Vice President Al Gore released his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” It sent shockwaves through American politics and emboldened environmental activists to push for more regulations on American businesses.

Gore warned increasing carbon dioxide emissions would spur catastrophic global warming that would cause more extreme weather, wipe out cities and cause ecological collapse. To stop global warming, humans needed to ditch fossil fuels and basically change every aspect of their lives.

Watching “An Inconvenient Truth” is sort of like going back in time. Back to a world where flip phones were cool and “Futurama” was still putting out new episodes. A world where a bitter presidential candidate was trying to rebrand himself as an environmental crusader.

But have Gore’s warnings, which were alarming to many in 2006, come true?

In honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary, The Daily Caller News Foundation re-watched “An Inconvenient Truth” just to see how well Gore’s warnings of future climate disaster lined up with reality.

Gore’s been harping on global warming since at least the late 1980s, but it wasn’t until 2006 he discovered a way to become massively wealthy off making movies about it and investing in government-subsidized green energy.

Gore opens the film talking about nature, then jumping to a presentation he’s giving where he shows the first image ever taken of the Earth from space. From that image, he jumps right into making alarmist claims about global warming.

Kilimanjaro Still Has Snow

One of the first glaring claims Gore makes is about Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. He claims Africa’s tallest peak will be snow-free “within the decade.” Gore shows slides of Kilimanjaro’s peak in the 1970s versus today to conclude the snow is disappearing.

Well, it’s been a decade and, yes, there’s still snow on Kilimanjaro year-round. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure this out. One can just look at recent photos posted on the travel website

In 2014, ecologists actually monitoring Kilimanjaro’s snowpack found it was not even close to being gone. It may have shrunk a little, but ecologists were confident it would be around for the foreseeable future.

“There are ongoing several studies, but preliminary findings show that the ice is nowhere near melting,” Imani Kikoti, an ecologist at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, told

“Much as we agree that the snow has declined over centuries, but we are comfortable that its total melt will not happen in the near future,” he said.

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    No matter how inaccurate Al Gore movie was
    scary global warming hasn’t hurt his wallet .
    Chicago Climate Exchange flame out banked on a solution to a manufactured overblown supposed problem . From a business perspective creating a need and having a head start on the solution is a formulas for success .

    Al Gore had most of the ingredients to pull it off but time worked against him and the “science is settled “nonsense was one of the first signs the business plan was running out of runway . Then the exaggerations started catching up and coming home to roost .

    Massive “renewable ” company failures
    of tax payer subsidized businesses is the current unwind wave . Any politician that wants to stand up and preach scary global warming stories and encourage $$billions more in tax payer abuse is not going to be in office long .

    The 1970’s global cooling scare didn’t have anywhere near the rent seekers as scary global warming so it fell apart a lot quicker . But this one is going down and this time a lot of people
    are going to be very unhappy they were duped .

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    This movie was the [b]manifesto[/b] of the man made global warming movement. it was treated like holy scripture by the political elite 10 years ago and Al Gore was the movement’s Nobel Laureate profit.

    Now it reads like pure garbage.

    Truth’s a bitch.

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