Gore, and I dare say most of his fellow travelers seem to follow this pattern: just make any arbitrary or outrageous claim that suits a political agenda and then smear or call for criminal or political prosecution of any dissenting view, even those supported by actual evidence tied to reality. –Edward Podritske

Watts Up With That?

From The Daily Caller

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore attends a screening for “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni –

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Michael Bastasch

4:08 PM 09/18/2017

Former President Al Gore said Monday that Hurricane Harvey brought once in 500,000 year rainfall to parts of Texas, only to be questioned by scientists challenging his data.

“Within the last two weeks we have had two more record-breaking, climate-connected storms,” Gore said at an World Economic Forum summit in New York City.

Gore said that Harvey brought once in 25,000 year rainfall to the greater Houston area, adding that some “parts of Texas received totals that represented a once in 500,000 year event.”

Gore likely got the figures from a report released by the company MetStat, which found “localized maximum recurrence intervals of over 500,000 years or a 0.0002% chance of occurring in…

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