The former Vice President Al Gore is getting called out by scientists after he made a false climate-change claim about Hurricane Florence.
“This is the first time in history that two major storms are making landfall from the Atlantic and the Pacific simultaneously,” said Gore at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week.
He declared that both Hurricane Florence, a hurricane that struck the Carolinas on Friday and the Typhoon Mangkhut, which hit the Philippines on Saturday were attributed to the climate change problem.
However, scientists are pointing out that it is clear that Gore did not fact-check before making his statement.
“Al Gore just (fraudulently) claimed without any evidence that we’ve never had hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific making landfall at the same time,” tweeted Ryan Maue, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.
Roger A. Pielke Sr, a meteorologist at the University of Colorado Boulder, expressed similar sentiments.
“Such statements show that he is not familiar with the history of tropical cyclone landfalls,” said Pielke.
Gore also claimed that climate change is causing storms like the recent Harvey and Florence to linger in place longer
“Florence is similar to Harvey [the 2017 hurricane that hit Houston, Texas] in the sense that the disruption of the Northern Hemisphere jet stream is what is keeping these storms in the same place, so they drop so much water,” said Gore while at the summit hosted by California Gov. Jerry Brown. “Even without the cyclonic storms, we are putting so much heat into the oceans. We’re using the sky as an open sewer … trapping heat energy.”
The liberal media has also been quick to report on the unusual activity of the hurricanes, implying that they are climate change related.
NBC News reported on the hurricanes with the headline “In rare event, Atlantic, Pacific churn with storms at same time.”
Maue said that the NBC article also “completely missed the mark on ongoing hurricanes and their rarity.”
Author’s note: As multiple meteorologists said, this isn’t the first time two hurricanes hit in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Al Gore has just made false claims yet again and for some reason, he isn’t being discredited by the liberal news.