AL GORE: Migrant Caravans Are Victims Of Global Warming

From The Daily Caller

Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor

Former Vice President Al Gore said the recent Central American migrant caravans seeking asylum in the U.S. were fleeing the ravages of global warming.

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. Some have gone without a harvest for two years,” Gore told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview Wednesday. “That is one of the principal causes for them making that long journey.”

Thousands of Central American migrants have joined caravans headed for the U.S.-Mexico border in order to seek asylum. Most experts see them as economic migrants, coming to the U.S. for work, not fleeing global warming. (RELATED: Liberal Democrats Most Likely To Believe ‘Climate Deniers’ Deserve It When Hurricanes Hit, Researchers Say)

This isn’t the first time Gore linked global warming to recent migrant caravans. In December, Gore called the caravans a “recent, startling example” of global warming forcing people to flee their homes.

Migrants wait in line to get transportation during their journey towards the United States, in Ingenio Santo Domingo

Migrants wait in line to get transportation during their journey towards the United States, in Ingenio Santo Domingo, Mexico, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini – RC118D968120

However, Gore is not the first to label the caravans “climate refugees.” It’s part of a broader media narrative to link the thousands joining U.S.-bound caravans to global warming.

For example, 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.”

That same month, The Huffington Post said the migrant caravan “foreshadows” what’s to come with global warming. And E&E News called the caravan a “preview of climate migrations,” that is, people driven from their homes due to man-made global warming.

Conflict scholars have largely debunked many of the claims linking global warming to armed conflict and migration.

To stem the tide of migrants, Gore said the U.S. needs to bring more economic and job security to Central America and work with the region’s governments “so they are not driven away from their homes.”

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Joey
January 28, 2019 10:10 pm

What a clown. The guy needs to be in a nut house. “Global warming” has nothing to do with the migrant caravans…..it’s cartel gangs and Marxist “leaders”. Pure and simple. I honestly wonder how many Democrats have cartel money in their pockets.

Jeff Price
Reply to  Joey
January 29, 2019 4:20 am

Al and AOC need to go into a room together and stay there and leave the rest of us alone.

SLC Dave
Reply to  Jeff Price
January 29, 2019 8:46 am

Regardless of any global warming implications it is important to consider the dire effects that a prolonged drought can have on a society, particularly fragile developing nations. As usual, it is way easier to play the political blame game than to actually help these countries solve their problems.

Bill
Reply to  SLC Dave
January 29, 2019 2:41 pm

Then they will agree with a.) ending phony “birthright” citizenship, b.) ending all immigration from countries and or regions that did not found the United States and c.) reducing refugee numbers to zero in exchange for “ending” global warming. Weird how they won’t ever agree to change those things in exchange for the thing that they claim that they always want. It’s almost like they actually want power and the ability to enrich themselves using that power, but their ability to get those things is permanently reduced to zero with these changes in exchange for “ending” global warming. I guess they’re not THAT worried about the weather!

old white guy
Reply to  SLC Dave
January 30, 2019 4:46 am

Freezing to death in a drought is no fun.

Curious George
Reply to  Joey
January 29, 2019 7:44 am

Aren’t they fleeing gang violence?

Big T
Reply to  Joey
January 29, 2019 9:37 am

Did Al spore gore ride his bike to work today? If not then he should shut the hell up!!

Reply to  Joey
January 29, 2019 12:02 pm

How far is it from the ‘“dry corridor,” which includes El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, – and – “is the most vulnerable region in the world to global warming”’ to Venezuela?
Surely there is water in Columbia and Venezuela?

Looks to be closer than to the Rio Grande.

Auto

Richard
Reply to  auto
January 29, 2019 8:45 pm

Are these same three countries in the” dry corridor” the same ones that are so overgrown that you can not identify a ten story pyramid built by a pre-Colombian civilization while standing next to it? When I visited the region it was called a tropical rain forest regularly drenched by storms from both the gulf and the pacific coasts.

Dreadnought
January 28, 2019 10:12 pm

Al Gore always strikes me as being a particularly odious character: It seems that he is quite happy making stuff up, in order to try keep his global warming charade chugging along for a bit longer.

One thing I often wonder about is why almost all of these would-be immigrants are military age men. Perhaps they are just economic migrants after all…

Tez
January 28, 2019 10:14 pm

They mostly look like well fed young men. Dosen’t really support Gore’s narrative.

Richard
Reply to  Tez
January 29, 2019 8:52 pm

They can till the fields and pick the crops just as well in their own countries but they don’t get all the extra free stuff they feel entitled to here in the USA. Promised by the open borders crowd.

noaaprogrammer
January 28, 2019 10:28 pm

“To stem the tide of migrants, Gore said the U.S. needs to bring more economic and job security to Central America…”

Doesn’t Gore realize that bringing more economic and job security to Central America would involve the generation of more CO2?

Non Nomen
Reply to  noaaprogrammer
January 29, 2019 1:19 am

How unamerican and unpatriotic: these jobs are lost in the U.S.
Globalisation is not a solution.

Rich Davis
Reply to  noaaprogrammer
January 29, 2019 3:24 am

I think Al means that they need more socialism. You know, like Venezuela, where they are leading the world in rapidly eliminating CO2 emissions. (Even cutting down dramatically on respiratory CO2, long the holy grail of green socialism). True success story of the Americas.

The UN should hold COP 26 in Caracas.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 29, 2019 5:21 am

The UN should hold COP 26 in Caracas.

And do without toilet paper?? I think not. Pampered delegates from world governments and NGOs are used to much better conditions. I hear that a decent shrimp cocktail is hard to come by in Caracas these days.

derg
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
January 29, 2019 7:25 am

Mumbles….along with the hookers and blow.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 29, 2019 7:56 am

And there are only some three million refugees from Venezuela.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 29, 2019 5:35 pm

Yup, all that reduction in CO2 emissions! It’s a heartwarming thing, no?

Maduro should be considered a saint in the CAGW religion.

Jim of Colorado
Reply to  noaaprogrammer
January 29, 2019 11:08 am

The migration will continue until the joint venture in crime between the corrupt politicians and the cartels end. The problem isn’t weather or climate, it’s the continuing history of South and Central American countries inability to elect honest politicians who will enforce the law. Unfortunately, it appears the U.S. if trending towards the South American model as justice becomes more customized based on the individual targeted.

January 28, 2019 10:28 pm

I might go for excessive population

Ben Gunn
January 28, 2019 10:49 pm

“A Zebra doesn’t change his spots.” Al Gore

TomBR
January 28, 2019 11:10 pm

Hmmmm. Let’s see: A veritable treasure trove of free stuff, yielding a relative life of luxury and a comfortable future for illegal immigrants presented by a government (historically democrats) seeking perennial votes, and cheap labor…..OR…..living hand-to-mouth in countries controlled by corrupticrats (no different than the US on this description) and drug cartels with no chance of upward economic mobility, overall freedom, or dramatically better educational opportunities.

Hmmmm. I wonder if the lure of Free-Stuff outweighs AlGore’s insane global warming conclusion?

This poor “explanation” is a further lame attempt to difflect from the democrats real desire to build a durable voting bloc via Free-Stuff. Facts don’t matter. Only emotions and expansion of political power do.

John Q. Citizen in Fly-over Country has little tolerance for admitting thousands of “manufactured refugees” with very limited skills just to be nice. Enter AlGore. If alleged climate change can be offered as the source of discontent of these travelers….well then maybe further smoke can be generated to cover the real reason behind such migration, as well as the desire of leftist politicians.

Rich Davis
Reply to  TomBR
January 29, 2019 3:04 am

If there were a constitutional amendment that said that only people born to a US citizen mother could ever vote, the Democrats would instantly lose all interest in open borders.

South River Independent
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 29, 2019 11:21 am

Both parents should be US citizens in order to be a natural born US Citizen eligible to be President.

Graemethecat
Reply to  TomBR
January 29, 2019 4:29 am

Actually, there is some hope. It turns out that Hispanic immigrants start abandoning the Dems by the second or third generation, by which time they are prosperous and middle-class. Interestingly, many also start self-identifying as White.

ren
January 28, 2019 11:24 pm

Sorry.
Stratospheric intrusion over the Great Lakes.
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Jeff Alberts
Reply to  ren
January 29, 2019 5:08 am

You mean not sorry, since you posted it.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 29, 2019 5:25 am

Hmmm …. maybe we can bus illegals crossing our borders to processing facilities in Minnesota. Let them wait in lines outside the centers for a few minutes and they will soon be pining for their tropical homelands.

nash
January 28, 2019 11:39 pm

Tried-and-true. Throwing shit against the wall and seeing what sticks

Al miller
January 28, 2019 11:42 pm

The region most vulnerable to AGW is clearly right between Al Goracle’s ears. Enough said.

Non Nomen
January 28, 2019 11:43 pm

I live in a house of my own, own a car and a caravan, so I am a victim of climate change?

January 28, 2019 11:47 pm

He is involved in a big economic operation already, its called “Climate Change.” Others” would call it a giant sized scam.

He is the same as a man walking around with a Sandwich board with the words “Repent before its too late” So the reality is its just another faith based religion , the “Climate Change Church” of paster Al Gore. And its a very nice money maker.

MJE

Score
January 28, 2019 11:47 pm

The same people who are behind the invasion are behind the scam. Problem reaction solution. See how the works?

davidmhoffer
January 28, 2019 11:54 pm

So what Al Gore is saying is that the US should build that wall right quick. China, Russia, Africa, India are all building out fossil fuel infrastructure that dwarfs the western world, so 2.0 degrees is locked in. The trickle will turn into an avalanche according to Gore. The refugees will be stacked up on each other likes hordes of zombies trying to crawl over it on the rumour that on the other side the streets are paved with gold and every home has an air conditioner.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  davidmhoffer
January 29, 2019 6:28 am

“So what Al Gore is saying is that the US should build that wall right quick.”

That was my take on it. 🙂

DDP
January 29, 2019 12:45 am

“is the most vulnerable region in the world to global warming.”…..

Wait, I thought it was the Axrctic circle. No , wait…I thought it ws the Antarctic. No. no wait…It’s the Pacific islands. isn’t it?

Reply to  DDP
January 29, 2019 1:47 am

He said it was Australia at least once. Maybe some has a list of Gore’s “most vulnerable”?

Rich Davis
Reply to  Martin Clark
January 29, 2019 2:51 am

It depends of course on where he is blowing hot air at the moment. And also on where in the world something slightly out of the ordinary is happening that can be exploited.

It’s a coupled non-linear chaotic system, but one thing can be predicted, he will never shut up until he assumes room temperature.

Richard
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 29, 2019 9:00 pm

Usually all you have to do is look at a chill map and expect he is preaching global warming in or near the most inclement weather. The well known Gore effect.

R2Dtoo
Reply to  DDP
January 29, 2019 8:30 am

So many canaries- so few mines.

malkom700
January 29, 2019 12:58 am

The migratory flow is the result of all of us amazing stupidity because we could not spread the anti-concept in time. Otherwise, it also causes climate change. The responsibility, of course, is primarily for those who are overpopulated and have no right to come to our neck.

malkom700
Reply to  malkom700
January 29, 2019 3:09 am

If we take a deeper look at the reasons, then we must clearly mention ideological beliefs and economic aspects. Economic actors should not have any direct political influence in either the public or the global sphere. Take only the introduction of new technologies like LENR where the resistance is great for understandable reasons.

Joel O'Bryan
January 29, 2019 1:20 am

Climate Change has always been the refuge of incompetent politicians as the ultimate “The Dog at my homework” excuse. Moonbeam used it seemed like every other week.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 29, 2019 5:13 am

“Moonbeam used uses it seemed like every other week.”

Fixed it!

Gov Jay Inslee in WA state is the same way. He’s going to run for president in 2020 on a mainly CAGW platform.

January 29, 2019 1:38 am

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Flight Level
January 29, 2019 3:10 am

Mr. Gore, yes, climate refugees exist. Our crew deals with them in the early morning when we pack a full house of frozen to the bone passengers and fly them to the Mediterranean sun. We can even hear them cheer and applause as soon as we touch down at destination.

Where shall we apply for subsides by Mr. Maduro since it looks like he’s into climate refugees convoys business ?

Chaamjamal
January 29, 2019 3:16 am

“Central American migrant caravans seeking asylum in the U.S. were fleeing the ravages of global warming”

To the southwest usa?
Isn’t that another instance of the ravages of global warming?

https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/11/22/agwdrought/

Steve O
January 29, 2019 3:51 am

To stem the tide of migrants, Gore said the U.S. needs to bring more economic and job security to Central America and work with the region’s governments “so they are not driven away from their homes.”

— I thought that practice was called “offshoring jobs.” But if you want to bring more prosperity to these country, how about not promoting socialism. How about pointing out the failures in Venezuela, instead of trying to bring those same policies to the US.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Steve O
January 29, 2019 6:40 am

“To stem the tide of migrants, Gore said the U.S. needs to bring more economic and job security to Central America and work with the region’s governments “so they are not driven away from their homes.”

The United States is currently giving tens of millions of dollars to these countries with no discernable positive results. Trump says he may consider cutting off their US funds if they don’t stop the caravans.

old construction worker
January 29, 2019 5:27 am

I have my own theory about the caravans after reading a article about how about 200 immigrates split off from the main group once they got close to the border. The article said that the group got “kidnapped” by a few people in the group. Interesting. What if those 200 people were carrying large amount of drugs for the drug cartels? A few weeks ago there was a drug bust along the border (U.S. side) of 700 lbs of cocaine. Interesting, use a large group funded by open border NGO smuggle drugs.

Bruce Cobb
January 29, 2019 5:54 am

Al Bore is a one-man parade; he marches to the sound of his own beating drum.

Wally
January 29, 2019 6:10 am

“Climate change” by definition includes social and economic climate change… doesnt it?

CD in Wisconsin
January 29, 2019 7:55 am

Excuse me Al, but if you did any homework you might find that scientists are finding some evidence that prolonged and severe drought (and deforestation as well) in the Yucatan and Central America may have played a role in the collapse of the Mayan civilization between AD850 and 925.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-did-the-mayan-civilization-collapse-a-new-study-points-to-deforestation-and-climate-change-30863026/.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160222-severe-droughts-explain-the-mysterious-fall-of-the-maya

Quote:
“..Most of the Classic Maya cities fell between AD850 and 925 – largely coincident with a century of drought..”.

But now, according to Al, we humans are the cause for the climate change down there. I guess placing climatic and meteorological events in historical perspective isn’t part of what he does. Sigh.

beng135
January 29, 2019 9:08 am

They’re not “caravans”, they’re mobs.

nc
January 29, 2019 9:15 am

What kind of people work for this clown?

RockyRoad
January 29, 2019 10:46 am

So these climate caravans clowns want to freeze their butts off in the US instead? DUMB!!

MLCross
January 29, 2019 11:06 am

I knew this was going to happen right after Global Warming totally blew an interference call in the Saints – Rams game.

yarpos
January 29, 2019 11:28 am

I’m seeing one of those alernate history TV dramas, where Al Gore actually becomes President and the US is a smoking ruin overun with alarmist zombies chanting slogans.

Gunga Din
January 29, 2019 2:43 pm

I think I understand why Al was so concerned about the ozone layer so may years ago.
He lives out in the ozone.

Reggie
January 29, 2019 2:58 pm

The Goracle is a pathological liar.

Editor
January 29, 2019 3:24 pm

While Al Gore has the wrong cause — Global Warming — he has the right cure – “more economic and job security to Central America “.

My personal experience bears this out. After ten years doing humanitarian work in the Latin Caribbean, my take away point was that to really help overcome poverty the people just need steady decent paying jobs — they don’t need US wages — just dependable steady wages — a weekly paycheck that doesn’t evaporate at the whim of the first economic hiccup.

The economic migrants are not streaming north to get on welfare (though many will end up there) they are coming because there are jobs here. Many hope to work and be able to send money to their relatives back home.

D. Pollock
January 29, 2019 5:51 pm

There’s a good mental hosopital in Tennessee: The Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute. Wish you luck there Mr. Gore.

Quilter52
January 30, 2019 12:00 am

Well AG now has plenty of billions from his scams and lies. Perhaps he could use some of it and put his money where his mouth is.

January 31, 2019 12:29 pm

Getting away from Gore and his nonsense if a 1st world country refuses to accept these so called refugees, who are largely economic ones, then they will have to sort out their problems back in their their own country.

True this may well be a violent and bloody affair, but it is the only way. But the Media much prefer to screen pictures of mothers holding high their babies. How can you be so cruel to refuse us entry.

Democrats or the socialist equivelents in other countries want such people. They add to the socialist vote, at least in the short term.

MJE

Tombstone Gabby
February 1, 2019 3:26 pm

“And they’ve gone without a harvest this year. Some have gone without a harvest for two years,”

Does the Border Patrol keep track of the occupations claimed by these ‘refugees’? Just what percentage of them are ‘farmers’ who went “… without a harvest …”?

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