Al Gore is back in the limelight concerning climate change, formally known as global warming. Speaking Saturday in Kansas City, the former vice president, TV executive and self-proclaimed climatologist warned of heavy fossil fuel usage.
Gore warned, “The Dust Bowl is coming back, quickly, unless we act,” according to the Kansas City Star. He cited numerous present-day examples of how heavy use of fossil fuels is contributing to extreme weather events and trends, in his view.
His speech was met with a filled auditorium at the Westin Crown Center ballroom. In his 90-minute lecture, he used photos and videos to illustrate his point of view.
Recent floods, wildfires, torrential rains, droughts, dust storms, rising and, even though “global warming” was replaced by “climate change” to go around growing skeptics, world temperatures.
Entitled the Folk Alliance International conference, Gore picked out specific climate change in such locations as Manitou Springs, Colo., where high water barreled down mountain highways last year, carrying cars along with it. “They had never seen anything like this in Manitou Springs,” Gore said.
He went on to mention severe climate change in Pakistan and California’s drought.
“Think about that,” he said. “The Dust Bowl is coming back, quickly, unless we act.” - A reference to poor farming skills and drought in the Midwest during the 1930’s.
For the first time in memory, Gore conceded the possible sense of powerlessness as to what any one individual can do to affect what appear to be vast, unchangeable trends.
He ended his horror-filled presentation with a five minute pep talk concerning alternative energy such as solar power and wind.
The crowd roared its approval ending their night writing checks to the multimillionaire and his cause.
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