Al Gore: Migrant Caravans are the Result of ‘Global Warming’
Former Vice President uses migrant caravan to push climate agenda
Former Vice President and environmentalist Al Gore has claimed the recent Central American migrant caravan seeking asylum in the U.S. is a "startling example” of global warming.
The migrant caravan, which arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum in November, were fleeing poor, violent and corrupt economies.
But Al Gore had other ideas.
“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,” Gore tweeted Monday.
Gore highlighted a Financial Times video on "climate change" and the migrant caravan,” insisting that “climate change is also playing a part” mainly focusing on one farmer-turned-migrant who's crop had failed.
The video mainly highlights social media outlets arguments that migrant caravans to the U.S. are a “preview of climate migrations” - meaning they have driven away from their homes due to global warming.
There has been little evidence to suggest climate to violent conflict and mass migration, but the media still applied the narrative anyway.
“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,” The Guardian reported.
“And they warn that in the coming decades, it is likely to push millions of more people north towards (sic) the US,” the paper reported.
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
Al Gore isn't the first to used migrants to push the climate agenda, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) likened the government’s steps to tackling climate change to the civil rights movement of the 1950s.
Speaking at a televised town hall, Ocasio-Cortez made a comparison that was nothing short of a head spin.
“This is going to be the Great Society, the moonshot, the civil rights movement of our generation. That is the scale of the ambition that this movement is going to require,” the New York Democrat said.
As she sat on the panel during the "Climate Change Town Hall" organized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ocasio-Cortez disputed the Trump administration's approach to combating global warming before calling for more aggression from Congress.