Al Gore was one of the first to start raving about climate change. Fox News' Chris Wallace confronts Al Gore on failed predictions on global warming.
One of his most famous global warming predictions was made in 2006. In 2006 Gore claimed that the the world would face a "true planetary emergency" in the next decade unless drastic action was taken.
Gore said, “Unless we take drastic measures the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years.”
Wallace was sure to point out that 11 years have passed since Gore made this claim. He made it in his 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth." Well, it sure doesn't seem there is any type of planetary emergency.
When confronted, did Al Gore admit he was wrong? Take a guess. Watch the video.
Fox News' Chris Wallace Confronts Al Gore
Al Gore's answer:
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.
Greenland, for example, has been losing one cubic kilometer of ice every single day. I went down to Miami and saw fish from the ocean swimming in the streets on a sunny day. The same thing was true in Honolulu just two days ago, just from high tides because of the sea level rise now.
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.
Al Gore also made a point to mention that there is an upcoming sequel called "An Inconvenient Sequel." There will be a segment at the end that discusses President Trump pulling out of the Paris Accord. No word on whether Trump will green light his response movie called "A Waste of Our Time."
What's important is almost none of Al Gore's predictions came to true. This article fact checks all of his claims. Spoiler alert: he didn't fare well. Why will the sequel be any different?