Former Vice President and environmental hypocrite Al Gore will today headline a fundraising luncheon for his buddy and fellow green fanatic Jay Inslee. For years, Gore has been the hero of the global warming left — making millions on his false and scientifically unsound predictions. Nothing could taint Gore’s image for green enthusiasts, even selling his unwatched liberal network to Al Jazeera, which is financially backed by Qatar’s oil and gas money, for hundreds of millions of dollars. So, who better to help champion Inslee’s extreme environmental agenda for Washington State, all while raising money for our green governor’s 2016 re-election bid?
After all, the two have quite a lot in common. Both authored green manifestos that failed, having had little-to-no policy impacts. Inslee “co-wrote” a book called Apollo’s Fire that has barely managed to crack the top million in sales on Amazon (for the price of 1 cent the book can be yours). Gore wrote An Inconvenient Truth, a book he released in conjunction with the film of the same name. Because Gore’s Oscar-winning film was so littered with errors, the High Court in London ordered that any showing of the film in United Kingdom schools must be accompanied by a disclaimer warning of its inaccuracy.
Both have justified their global warming claims with sketchy scientific evidence and wild predictions that fell far short of reality. You could say that Gore and Inslee have had to face some “inconvenient truths” of their own — the problem is, they refuse to accept the truth.
So, in honor of Gore’s visit and his similarities with Inslee, SHIFT brings you the top three “inconvenient truths” Inslee continues to ignore.
- Inslee bases much of his “clean fuel” claims—and fuel mandate agenda—on what he predicted would be the availability of a new, supposedly more efficient biofuel called “cellulosic ethanol.” That prediction, which Inslee made in his book, has proved to be highly inaccurate.
- Elsewhere in his book, Inslee writes that naysayers “will constantly point out irrelevant facts about how expensive alternatives are compared to fossil fuels, how inconvenient they are, and how undeveloped they are. Those unfortunate victims of the tyranny of the present cannot envision the inevitable growth in efficiency, declining costs, and ever increasing accessibility of clean and renewable energy.” Yet, ironically, Inslee fails to see these very shortcomings in his line of thought. The Washington Policy Center points out that “wishing new technologies didn’t have serious problems does not make the problems go away. The fact that solar panels, and other green energy technologies, are extremely expensive, unusable and undeveloped is not “irrelevant.” Those facts are critical to making decisions today and in the future…”
- Inslee often points to dying oysters as proof of ocean acidification. That “proof” has become his go-to argument for why Washington State needs to cut carbon emissions. Well, as it turns out, a top scientist from Inslee’s own the Department of Ecology recently admitted that no evidence exists to back Inslee’s claims.
However, with Al “Jazeera” Gore in town, you can expect that Inslee will conveniently continue to overlook the lack of “truth” in his claims.
If you haven’t already, take the opportunity to listen to KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson on the subject of Al “Jazeera” Gore’s fundraising stop.