Good ole Al Gore, former Senator from Tennessee and Vice President under Bill Clinton, once again opens his mouth instead of his brain.
During an interview with FearLess Revolution founder Alex Bogusky, Gore told him that the problems with global warming are linked to industrial agriculture and the clearing of forests to make room to raise more cattle. He then advocated for everyone to reduce the amount of meat we eat so that there will be less of a demand for cattle, thus reducing the amount of forests being cut down.
In many areas where forests are being cut down, it is generally due to the expansion of housing and farming. In reality, only a small percentage of clear cut areas are done so for the sole purpose of raising cattle.
In the past, Gore has advocated eating less meat because of the amount of methane produced by livestock. This goes along with how our government is sending millions of dollars to other countries like Thailand to help them find a way to capture the methane gas from pig farms.
But if Gore had any clue what he was talking about, he would realize that the largest source of greenhouse gases are natural processes such as volcanoes, geysers, fumaroles and mud pots. For instance, the eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980 produced an estimate 900,000 TONS of greenhouse gases and it was considered by most scientists as being a small to medium eruption. Now consider that according to one source there are from 50 to 60 eruptions per year.
And don’t forget that this is the clueless dolt that claimed the salt content in our blood is proof that man evolved out of the ocean millions of years ago. The logic of that argument is as weak as saying a skyscraper evolved from a one room shack because they both have similar plumbing.
As I finished the steak that I grilled for my wife and myself, I seriously considered nominating Al Gore for this year’s Idiot Award presented by Russell Kane.