It's 2020, but we're all still apparently forced to have to listen to people that have been repeatedly debunked as if what they have to say matters. This time we've all been given the privilege of getting former vice president Al Gore's two cents on the coronavirus and how crappy President Donald Trump has been handling the situation. At this point, I'd almost have more respect for media outlets like MSNBC and CNN if they just came out and said, 'Here's yet another person to tell you why we think Trump stinks.' Just own it instead of saying your outlets aren't biased.
Gore went on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes" on Monday to talk about Trump's COVID response as well as the environmental connection, because why wouldn't there be one?
Hayes, who said that "genuinely radical steps are probably necessary" to combat climate change, asked Gore if he has "hope" and what he thinks "the future is" while we're going through this current pandemic.
"This climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic are linked in some ways, the preconditions that raise the death rate from COVID-19, a great many of them are accentuated, made worse, by the fossil fuel pollution," Gore said during what seemed like a monologue. "Not the CO2, which causes the climate crisis, but the particulates, the soot."
What the heck is this guy talking about? We've been hearing from leftists that the air quality around the world is better because of the restrictions of COVID-19. Plus, emissions from automobiles have lessened since there are less places open for people to go during this time.
But Gore is saying that it's "soot" that's causing the link. The supposed causation for the increase of soot is that people are home using their fireplaces more and some are using cookstoves for food and heating. That causes a rise in soot.
So if people aren't stuck in their homes, they're doomed because of the CO2. But if people are stuck in their homes, they're doomed because of the soot. Apparently, we're damned if we do and damned if we don't.
During the interview, Gore also bashed Trump for everything he's done during this crisis. It's just the typical 'orange man bad' rhetoric that we've heard a million times at this point and it's beginning to sound like "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." It's past getting old.
Here's a transcript of Gore's comments on Trump:
Donald Trump has made this all about himself. He has ignored repeated warnings. New news reports this evening showing yet more warnings that were ignored. He ignored the science, as he has done with the climate crisis as well. He has engaged in a kind of magical thinking. He's pushed dangerous and potentially deadly snake-oil type remedies. He's lashed out at people who have been asking legitimate questions and who have pleaded with him to try to mobilize the federal government's resources. Luckily, there have been others that have stepped up - governors, Democratic and Republican governors in many cases, Dr. Fauci, other scientific and other medical experts. This has brought a lot of good out in the American people. But this is a dangerous time for our country, Chris. You know, when people all around the world are just dropping their jaws in amazement at the things he [Trump] says, that's not good for anybody in this country. And we've got to get through this in spite of Donald Trump. But, it has been an irresponsible, incompetent, and in many ways, disgraceful performance.
So let me just sum that up for all of you. Basically, Gore said that everyone is great except for Donald Trump. Man, that guy can say a lot without saying very much at all.
Here's Gore's full interview with Hayes (Gore's climate remarks begin around the 2:10 mark):
I'm no "climate scientist" - and I don't pretend to be like some people (*coughs* Gore) - but have you ever noticed that no matter how many changes we've made to our lives to help the environment over the years it's never enough? We always have to go further and make more concessions and change our lives to the point that they're unrecognizable anymore.
One might eventually think that climate alarmists on the left have more of a problem with the existence of people and less with how we view the environment.