Al Gore: Weather news ‘like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation’

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Look at your first story about the flooding in Australia. Today is the three month anniversary of superstorm Sandy here. Two years ago in my home city Nashville, massive flooding. These storms – it’s like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation on the news every day now and people are connecting the dots.”

-Former Vice President Al Gore speaking to Matt Lauer Tuesday about his new book on climate change.

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  • AgentFoxMulder

    Maybe climatologists should start reading the Book of Revelation. There we DO see how the consequences of mankind’s behavior impacts the planet.

  • DavidJ9

    Too bad the people who have been easily conned into believing right-wing religious dogma are as easily conned into believing right-wing climate change denial funded by coal and oil & gas interests.

  • Ottie

    Maybe Al Gore is trying to reach people of the fundamentalist persuasion with Biblical metaphors since such folks seem to reject science as “lies from the pit of Hell”. (Like Rep. Broun of Georgia.)

  • SODDI

    Revelation is a bunch of half-baked mythology for christian religions with a death-of-the-planet fantasy complex .

    What WILL happen if the climate shifts dramatically will be horrible and sad and will last for a long long time and will have nothing to do with any old moldy prophecies about the Romans’ persecution of the Jews and christians.

    It will kill a lot of children, but death of most of humanity is something that the christians revel in.

    But hey, the Permian Extinction Event killed of 95% of the species on the planet,and life (including our ancestors) came back and flourished after only about 20 million years or so. This planet has a couple hundred million years to go as a cradle of life.

  • readysetgo

    You sound pretty certain about causality, eric.
    Regardless of whether you’re righ or wrong, it remains likely that “the planet” will be just fine for a few billion more years. What’s more in question, and of greater concern, is how much of that time humans will be walking around on it.
    Just my opinion, but religion, or God, etc., has very little to add to the conversation.

  • AgentFoxMulder

    When the proponents of human-caused global warming stop flying their private jets all over the world to give speeches and stop driving gas guzzling armored limos and SUVs then I will presume that THEY actually believe their own claims of humans as the cause of “climate change.”

  • jdpetric

    I am more reassured about the earths future and that of the human race by what is written in God’s Word the Bible that any human efforts and/or speculations. Note the following:

    “A generation is going, and a generation is coming; but the earth is standing even to time indefinite.” Ecclesiastes 1:4

    “For this is what Jehovah has said, the Creator of the heavens, He the [true] God, the Former of the earth and the Maker of it, He the One who firmly established it, who did not create it simply for nothing, who formed it even to be inhabited” Isaiah 45:18

    “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” Psalms 37:29

    Because God will “… destroy those ( human governance based on economics) destroying the earth” Revelation 11:18b

  • Jen06

    I have connected the dots and determined that if you live in a floodplain one day there will be a flood. If you live on the Atlantic or Gulf one day there will be a hurrucane. If you live in the west one day there will be a fire. If you live in the midwest there will be tornadoes and lightning. if you live on a fault there will be earthquakes, if you live on a mountain there will be slides and avalanches, there will be drought, there will be heat, there will be wind, and no amount of tax is going to change any of that.
    (weaselzippers)

  • Rongoklunk

    Right on Ottie. Maybe its the only concepts they buy into – supernatural God-driven ones. Reminds me of the recent book by Dawkins called The Magic of Reality. When I was reading it I was puzzled by the simple language he used, as if writing for children. Then I realized he was writing it so simply that even a religious person could understand and have a hard time contradicting it. No I don’t think religious people are necessarily stupid; but it does seem to help. And as this book is an all out attack on the wholly babble itself – it had to stay sensible – clarifying every point, leaving nothing obscure or foggy. The exact opposite of the Bible in fact. I have a twelve year old grandchild – maybe next year I’ll buy it for him, see what he makes of it. It comes in two editions, one is illustrated and the paperback isn’t.