24 days to Al Gore’s ’10 years to save the planet or else’ deadline

24 days to Al Gore’s ’10 years to save the planet or else’ deadline
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and former Vice President Al Gore wave to people in the crowd after signing a memorandum of understanding for New York to join the Under 2 MOU coalition, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in New York. Cuomo announced that the state of New York was joining 42 other governments in trying to keep the planet's temperature from rising another 2 degrees Celsius. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

On January 25th, 2006, while at the Sundance film festival, screening “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore said this as chronicled in an article by CBS News:

And politicians and corporations have been ignoring the issue for decades, to the point that unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said.

He sees the situation as “a true planetary emergency.”

Well, the 10 years are about up, by now, warming should have reached “planetary emergency levels” Let’s look at the data:

As you can see, little has changed since 2006. Note the spike in 1998, in the 18 years since the great El Niño of 97/98, that hasn’t been matched, and the current one we are in isn’t stronger, and looks to be on the way to decaying. So much for the “monster” El Niño.

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