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In This Freezing Weather, Al Gore Wants to Reassure You That Global Warming Is Real

What’s going on?

Despite the snow and frigid temperatures in much of the U.S., Al Gore can explain why extremely cold weather is just more evidence of climate change. He tweeted an article that describes this winter’s unusually low temperatures as “an example of precisely the sort of extreme winter weather we expect because of climate change.”

What’s the climate change activist’s theory?

Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann says this year’s intense winter is an example of “extreme” weather influenced by climate change.

“What we were witnessing play out is in fact very much consistent with our expectations of the response of weather dynamics to human-caused climate change,” the article explained.

Pat and Jeffy were skeptical about this theory on today’s show. It seems pretty, ahem, convenient that Gore can use every kind of weather to prove that climate change is real.

“’It is so hot that it actually circled completely around back to cold,’” Pat jokingly paraphrased Gore’s tweet.

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PAT: Also coming up in a few minutes, we're going to talk to meteorologist Joe Bastardi because it's really cold, almost throughout the entire country. It's starting to warm up a little bit here in Dallas. But throughout the nation, another cold snap in the northeast, I guess, after a big storm.

JEFFY: Yeah.

PAT: And Gore tweeted that the brutal winter weather is brought about -- brought about by global warming. It's our SUVs that are causing this cold.

It is so hot, that it actually circled completely around, back to cold again.

(chuckling)

PAT: It's not exactly the description that he was using. That's essentially what they're saying.

JEFFY: That's exactly what they do every time. It's amazing.

PAT: It is unbelievable, when -- when -- when it gets hot, that's global warming. And when it gets cold, that's global warming.

It's windy, global warming. When it's not windy, global warming. When it snows, it's global warming.

When it doesn't snow, global warming.

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: Absolutely every scenario is covered under that -- under that simple term.

JEFFY: Because day to day is weather.

PAT: Yes.

JEFFY: The big picture is climate change.

PAT: Yeah.

JEFFY: Clearly.

PAT: Right. Right.

JEFFY: I know Bastardi is going to come on and say that's not true. Okay.

PAT: Well, of course, he's a climate denier. It's like the flat earth people. Now, that demeans them a little bit. But they're so stupid, they don't know they're being demeaned.

I -- I mean, what -- what a great outcome for the global warmest, that no matter what happens as far as the weather, that's proof of what they're saying.

JEFFY: He this always have an out. They turn it around every time. It really is amazing. It really is.

PAT: It's the most unbelievable thing I believe I've ever seen. Just a couple of years ago, in fact, in this article where Bastardi has a bunch of quotes, it had headlines like snowfalls are now just a thing of the past. Children just aren't going to know what snow is. That's what scientists were saying in the year 2000.

Here's what Democrats were saying just a few years ago, like 2000 -- maybe a decade ago.

VOICE: We need a climate change strategy.

PAT: Robert Byrd.

VOICE: And we need a climate change strategy badly.

PAT: Right. Why?

VOICE: Look at the kind of winter we've had. Look at the winter we've had in Washington.

PAT: No snow.

VOICE: One snow, 3 inches. Look at the drought.

PAT: Oh, one. I'm sorry.

Look at it.

VOICE: That has come upon this area of the country during the winter season. What can we expect for the spring and summer season?

PAT: I don't know.

VOICE: What's going to happen to our frost in Alaska? Our economy? This is serious.

PAT: It is.

VOICE: I've lived a long time. Eighty-four years.

PAT: Sure.

VOICE: Something is going on out there.

JEFFY: Think about it.

VOICE: I don't need a scientist to tell me that. The differences in the winters. The differences in the summers.

PAT: So back then, they're saying the lack of snow was global warming.

Now they're saying the preponderance of snow is global warming.

JEFFY: And flooding.

PAT: Flooding as well. But so were droughts.

So flooding -- remember this, from the summer. That was all global warming-related.

JEFFY: Yes, it was.

PAT: And the droughts, when those were happening, when they were happening in California, that was global warming.

JEFFY: Yes, it is.

PAT: I mean, if you can point to every eventuality and say, yep, that proves my point, that's pretty sweet. That's pretty sweet.

JEFFY: Good for you. Good for you.

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Let’s thank the Pilgrims for defeating Socialism this Thanksgiving

This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

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