If you need a hint (and here’s hoping you don’t!), it’s the same phenomenon that is responsible for worldwide hunger, poverty, all diseases known to man (and a few yet to be discovered), and virtually any other problem you can name.
It’s global warming, natch. And ManBearPig declared during during a CNN town hall Tuesday night with Anderson Cooper that “drought stricken refugees” are causing political unrest in Europe. Said Gore:
The number of people that are becoming climate refugees already is beginning to create some political unrest and challenge to the governance of some countries that have a tough time, even in the best of seasons. These refugees from the drought stricken areas, also climate refugees, are beginning to create instability in parts of Europe and this is just the beginning.
This line of reasoning isn’t new for Gore. He has previously made arguments claiming global warming caused both Brexit and the Syrian civil war.
Gore, who was on hand to promote his new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” in the UK, where a High Court judge ruled his original documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” to contains nine key scientific errors. The film was banned from British schools. Among the errors, according to The Telegraph:
Mr Gore claims that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of either West Antarctica or Greenland “in the near future”. The judge said: “This is distinctly alarmist and part of Mr Gore’s “wake-up call”. He agreed that if Greenland melted it would release this amount of water — “but only after, and over, millennia”.”The Armageddon scenario he predicts, insofar as it suggests that sea level rises of seven metres might occur in the immediate future, is not in line with the scientific consensus.”
The film claims that low-lying inhabited Pacific atolls “are being inundated because of anthropogenic global warming” but the judge ruled there was no evidence of any evacuation having yet happened.
The documentary speaks of global warming “shutting down the Ocean Conveyor” – the process by which the Gulf Stream is carried over the North Atlantic to western Europe. Citing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the judge said that it was “very unlikely” that the Ocean Conveyor, also known as the Meridional Overturning Circulation, would shut down in the future, though it might slow down.
For those with time on their hands, a trailer for the new film, which was released in the U.S. July 28, follows:
This report, by Tim Pearce, was cross posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.