The "settled science" Gore touted back in 2006, a package of wild guesses and downright lies that he used to become a very rich man, has proved to be far from settled after all: Gore's "final tipping point": the deadline after which it would be too late to save the earth, came and went this year without fanfare or consequence, the "snows of Kilamanjaro", which he said would be gone by 2008 are still with us, the North Pole is not ice-free,nor anywhere close to it, the seas haven't washed us away and hurricanes, like the snows or yesterday, "are now a thing of the past". Those poor polar bears? Still with us and, in fact, flourishing.
"Yeah, well okay", Gore told us when we spoke yesterday (we shouted down the newly-completed Park City - Greenwich pipeline), "that was kind of bogus. But this time, this time, I really mean it! Repent or die, fool, we're doomed, we're all dooooomed!"
The glitterati jetting up to Sundance to celebrate their keen insight and knowledge of all things science won't be bothered by Gore's miss; they're quite used to this sort of thing by now, having watched final, "this is really it" end of the world deadlines expire every few years since at least 1989, while their lives have continued undisturbed.
The Independent, which published the now infamous article back in 2000 (and picked up and cited approvingly by our mass media) announcing "Snowfalls are Now a Thing of the Past" was finally embarrassed enough (and tired of being cited), to "disappear" the entire rant last year. The Gorites in Utah have no such shame: they just Move On™.
And hold another end of the world party. For a group that so despises affirmations of faith in God, these people sure do have religion.