The Latest Chicken Little: Democrat Andrew Yang Says ‘We’re Too Late’ To Save Earth
Al Gore said the inhabitants of Earth had only 10 years to save the planet.
That was 13 years ago.
More recently, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed we all had just 12 years before man-made climate change would destroy the planet.
But a new Chicken Little has appeared on the scene with a far more dire assessment.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang claimed in the Detroit debate on Wednesday that “we’re too late.”
“This is going to be a tough truth but we are too late,” Yang said. “We are 10 years too late. We need to do everything we can to start moving the climate in the right direction but also need to start moving our people to higher ground and the best way to do that is to put economic resources in your hands so you can protect yourself and your families.”
Yang, though, said the United States is not fully to blame.
“The United States is only 15% of global emissions. We like to act as if we’re 100%. But the truth is even if we were to curb our emissions dramatically, the Earth is going to get warmer, and we can see it around us this summer,” Yang said.
For the last dozen years or more, the Left has been making widely divergent claims about “global warming.”
First, it turned out that the Earth wasn’t really warming — the temperature rise stopped for more than a decade. So global warmists said it was just a “pause.” (They’d later say they “found” the rise — deep in the oceans).
Then the warmists said global warming would lead to more extreme weather, like lots of hurricanes. The U.S. promptly went for a long stretch without a major hurricane.
Along the way, the warmists abandoned their old term, opting for a new one — “climate change.” The amateur climatologists are forever haranguing naysayers, often pointing out that “weather” is different from “climate.” So, a cold day or week is just “weather,” but it’s really getting warmer, warmer, warmer.
Of course, there’s plenty of cash in the climate change game.
A recent book titled “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change” catalogued how Gore “by far the most lavishly funded fossil fuel player in the global warming debate today.”
Written by Marc Morano, founder of ClimateDepot.com, the book lays out how Gore, who spent most of his life in politics, became a multimillionaire. In an excerpt from the book, Morano writes:
And it’s not just universities, professors, and green organizations that have reaped financial benefits from the climate panic. Former vice president Al Gore has done quite well for himself, too. As Bloomberg News reported, “In the last personal finance report he filed as vice president, Gore disclosed on May 22, 2000, that the value of his assets totaled between $780,000 and $1.9 million.”
Buy by 2007, Gore’s wealth had skyrocketed. By that point he had a net worth “well in excess” of $100 million, including pre–public offering Google stock options, according to an article at Fast Company. MIT scientist Richard Lindzen declared that Gore wanted to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire.” After the Obama administration bloated climate and energy stimulus packages, Gore was on the path to that achievement.