Mar 18

Via Al Gore’s blog:

Last Monday, women whose lives had been impacted by the climate crisis came to Capitol Hill to tell their powerful stories. For example, Marisa Marcavillaca of Peru told members of Congress:

“Nature is disrupted. It rains when it shouldn’t rain.” Marisa Marcavillaca of Peru said through a translator. “We have freezing temperatures when we shouldn’t have freezing temperatures. Because our yields are down, it is difficult to feed our children.”

“Warmer temperatures in her farming area have spurred plant diseases, and the quality of agricultural seeds has degenerated, cutting into local women’s ability to earn a living, she said.”

Yes, I know that Al Gore et. al. started referring to the imagined phenomenon as “climate change” and “the climate crisis” some time ago, but if it’s not about warming (and is rather about “climate change”) why does he keep showing us graphs that purport to show the earth warming at an unprecedented rate?

P.S. “It rains when it shouldn’t rain.” That’s a strange statement the more you think about it.  The only time I can definitively say it “shouldn’t rain” is when there are no clouds in the sky – all other times it most certainly could rain.  So, is she implying that it rained on a clear day?

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11 Responses to “Global warming? Al Gore quotes poor Peruvian farmer who complains: ‘We have freezing temperatures when we shouldn’t have freezing temperatures’”

  1. bill-tb says:

    When earth cools it gets cold. I guess the farmer doesn’t know that. If I were the farmer I would tell Al Gore we need more CO2 to warm the place up.


    • Kevin says:

      Not CO2 – that is the myth. More Solar activity would do the job – good luck controlling that. By the way: someone somewhere says its too cold, someone somewhere else says its too hot – who is right. Put ten people in a room with a thermostat and you will get ten different settings.


  2. CO2 will do more to moderate the extremes than warm the place up , but the crops will absolutely thrive on the additional available carbon .


  3. Greg, San Diego, CA says:

    How did the Peruvian farmer get from Peru to Washington – walk? Otherwise, the carbon footprint to get there by air was huge – and which NGO, rent seeker, or activist group paid her way?


  4. Justa Joe says:

    Did the farmer check this out with the local witch doctor… Oh Algore is the global witch doctor.


  5. Houstonian says:

    There are places in Peru where it almost never rains, the Capitol, Lima being one. Cars do not, generally have widshield wiper blades, as I discovered when I accidentally turned on the wipers and scratched my mother-in-law’s windshield. There are natural flutuations (El Nino being the most famous) that once in a decade or two cause torrential rains in these same places. Young people are especially surprised at the ferocity of these rains, especially since nobody has built homes with any regard that rain might happen. There are also temperature flucuations at these times, as you might imagine.

    Having worked in Peru a good bit, married a Peruvian and conversed at great length with my in-laws (some of whom are quite ancient(see Mother-in-law)), I can claim to be expert enough to tell you that Al is making a big deal out of the commonplace!


  6. Houstonian says:

    fluctuations-I meant to type (twice). 😉


  7. Al_in_Ottawa says:

    Am I the only one that noticed the contradiction?

    “We have freezing temperatures when we shouldn’t have freezing temperatures.

    “Warmer temperatures in her farming area have spurred plant diseases, and the quality of agricultural seeds has degenerated,”

    So is she saying that the frost free season is shorter than it was and at the same time saying that the temperature has increased? One of those statements has to be false, it can not be both colder and warmer at the same time.

    You would think that someone so smart that the electorate placed him one heartbeat away from leadership of the freeworld would have caught the illogic of this statement. Also, the quality of the seeds is not affected by the weather.


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  10. YoMamma says:

    Global Warming is real. Yall need to shut your big a** mouths . Al Gore is a big liar. I may be 12 but im smarter than that I mean come on people!!!


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