Al Gore famously predicted that 2016 would be a “point of no return”, now he’s not so sure

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Back in 2006, former Vice President Al Gore predicted that “the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years.” Gore’s warning was based on the fear mongering used by the Left when selling the idea of climate change.

Gore warned of a doomsday if all countries failed to come together to take “drastic measures” to counteract what he saw as man-made global warming. He outlined his warning in a documentary he produced titled, “An Inconvenient Truth.” He also lined his pockets by selling the film.

Nicholas Ballasy, a correspondent for PJ Media, confronted Gore about his 2006 claim during a screening of Gore’s latest film, titled,  An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

The face to face happened Wednesday evening at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “Looking back on that prediction, why did you make the prediction at the time and are you making a new one right now given the current circumstances?” he asked Gore.

“First of all, we’ve seen a lot of progress since the first movie came out. We have the Paris agreement now. The cost of renewable energy has come down so quickly that people are switching over. Unfortunately, some levels of the Earth system have crossed a point of no return,” Gore responded, pointing to a “big chunk” of the west Antarctic ice-sheet that “makes a considerable amount of sea-level rise inevitable in the future.”

He offered no additional information, but his rhetoric comes as the Antarctic sea ice has been in the news after a chunk the size of Delaware reportedly broke off from Antarctica in July. Climate change alarmists have been calling it the “end of the world,” but most scientists have explained that this is a natural occurrence in the forming of an iceberg.

Political commentator David Sirota tweeted that the world had reached a “stage of apocalyptic climate change.”

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey called the iceberg “monumentally alarming” in a statement, and the United Nations Climate Action twitter account posted the story with the hashtag “#climatechange.”

There’s no direct evidence linking this particular event to climate change, but many experts do believe that climate change caused the partial collapse of Antarctic ice shelves in recent history.

Gore’s new film follows his efforts to “tackle climate change” and shows how he tried to get government leaders to “invest in renewable energy, culminating in the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2016.” The word “invest” is the key here. Because with Gore, spending money on failing energy industries such as wind and solar is the best way to “tackle” climate change.

Gore discussed President Trump’s pulling out of the Paris Accord as though it won’t make any difference. “We still have the ability to stop short of other points of no return and we now have the solutions available to really solve this crisis,” he said, pointing out, “Many countries are making dramatic changes now and, regardless of President Trump’s statement about the Paris agreement, our governors and mayors and business leaders are stepping up to fill the gap. I think we’re going to meet our obligations under the Paris agreement regardless of what he does.”

When pressed over “what catastrophe” Gore specifically envisions should the U.S. not take the steps he believes it should take in response to climate change warnings, Gore said only, “I’m very optimistic, because the entire world has now reached the agreement in Paris to go down to net-zero global warming pollution as early in the second half of this century as possible.”

Watch his interview below:

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