According to former Vice President Al Gore, the recent Central American migrant caravans seeking asylum in the U.S. were fleeing the ravages of global warming. Gore made the comments during an appearance on CNN, but he was quickly destroyed by people who know better.
Former Vice President Al Gore told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview on Wednesday that climate change is to blame for the migrant caravans from Central America seeking asylum in the United States. Gore said the so-called “dry corridor,” which includes El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, “is the most vulnerable region in the world to global warming.”
“And they’ve gone without a harvest this year,” he claimed. “Some have gone without a harvest for two years. That is one of the principal causes for them making that long journey.”
This isn’t the first time Gore has linked global warming to migrant caravans. In December, he called the caravans a “recent, startling example” of global warming forcing people to flee their homes.
“People from all over the world are being forced to migrate because the climate crisis is affecting their livelihood,” Gore tweeted. “The migrant caravan from Central America is a recent, startling example.”
People from all over the world are being forced to migrate because the climate crisis is affecting their livelihood. The migrant caravan from Central America is a recent, startling example. This @FT video connects the dots in a profound way. https://t.co/pGZwiUeIRZ
— Al Gore (@algore) December 17, 2018
Although Al Gore is perhaps the most prominent pusher of the global warming lie, he is not the first to label the people in the caravans “climate refugees.”
The Guardian ran a story in October citing alleged experts who “say the big picture is that changing climate is forcing farmers off their land and it’s likely to get worse”:
While violence and poverty have been cited as the reasons for the exodus, experts say the big picture is that changing climate is forcing farmers off their land – and it’s likely to get worse.
Thousands of Central American migrants trudging through Mexico towards the US have regularly been described as either fleeing gang violence or extreme poverty. But another crucial driving factor behind the migrant caravan has been harder to grasp: climate change.
Most members of the migrant caravans come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – three countries devastated by violence, organised crime and systemic corruption, the roots of which can be traced back to the region’s cold war conflicts.
Experts say that alongside those factors, climate change in the region is exacerbating – and sometimes causing – a miasma of other problems including crop failures and poverty. And they warn that in the coming decades, it is likely to push millions more people north towards the US.
However, it appears that the general public can see right through the BS that Gore and his cronies in the media are peddling. “Wrong!!! They are coming here to live off American taxpayers. Plain and simple,” Facebook user Angela Cormier commented in response to Gore’s CNN interview.
“Global FRAUD!” added Ralph Gillespie. “Thank you, President Trump, for having the common sense and courage to pull the USA out of the Paris Climate scam!”
Of course, Gore’s most recent interview only adds fuel to the fire for those who maintain that the caravans were a well-orchestrated political stunt. After all, the migrants had all sorts of help in making their trek from wealthy individuals and well-funded organizations with an interest in pushing bogus narratives like the global warming lie.
If, in fact, the migrants were fleeing the effects of global warming, that doesn’t explain why they were brought in truckloads to California, when they could have reached Texas much more quickly. It also doesn’t explain the fact that, embedded within the caravan, were foreign nationals from terror hotbeds nowhere near the so-called “dry corridor.”
Al Gore’s global warming is a lie, and so is the assertion that the migrant caravans had anything to do with it.