Americans are starting to fight against the global warming myth. James “Oosker” Eskridge, mayor of a town located on a tiny, “disappearing” island in the Chesapeake Bay, challenged Al Gore this week when the two met during a CNN town hall.
Eskridge lives on Tangiers, a minuscule town that liberals say will soon be buried under the ocean. Scientists predict that rising sea levels will swallow the entire island.
“I’m a commercial crabber and I’ve been working the Chesapeake Bay for 50-plus years. I have a crab house business out on the water, and the water level is the same as it was when the place was built in 1970,” Eskridge said.
“I’m not a scientist, but I’m a keen observer. If sea-level rise is occurring, why am I not seeing signs of it? Our island is disappearing, but it’s because of erosion and not sea-level rise.”
Liberals have been using Tangiers as proof that their theories are correct. The incredible sinking island. Yet, CNN’s Anderson Cooper admits that most residents are Trump supporters. Surely if the island was sinking no one would be more concerned than the people who live there.
“We appreciate the vital need to raise awareness of Tangier’s plight and applaud Mayor Eskridge for working hard to advocate for his island. However, we do take exception with the assertion that sea level rise is not a factor, which threatens Tangier,” Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper Jay Ford, who was the Eastern Shore’s representative on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Climate Change and Coastal Resiliency Commission, said after the discussion.
“Sea level rise is not up for debate. It is a fact, plain and simple. The water is rising; scientists agree, the military agrees, and most importantly the agencies trying to help Tangier protect their island agree… Denying this basic fact has real world implications for coastal communities because the solution for erosion and the solution for rising waters driving erosion are two different things.”
It’s a myth that the scientific community has agreed on global warming and its causes. It’s still very much a controversial issue. Eskridge represents the views of millions of American’s when he says that the evidence just isn’t there.
“I think Mother Nature is more persuasive than any of us. … It is, unfortunately, getting worse, and a few years from now it’s going to be easier still to convince people, unfortunately. But we’re running out of time,” Gore said in response to Eskridge’s questions.
Gore is adept at stringing together meaningless words that sound smart if you don’t really think about them. He didn’t provide a real rebuttal to Eskridge, he just repeated his usual talking points.
Eskridge’s CNN appearance wasn’t his first foray into the public eye. A couple months ago President Trump called the mayor and told him that he agrees with his views on global warming.
“So I came in from crabbing and they said I got a call — I said, ‘That’s not real.’ Anyway, I hung around. I left for a short time to go to my crab house, and then came back and I got this call and the lady says, ‘I’m with the president’s office. The president would like to know if he could speak to you. I said, ‘Yes, he sure can,’ ” Eskridge recounted.
“I said, ‘The stuff you are doing is just common-sense stuff.’ I said, ‘I believe you’re for the working man — and you want people to get back to work — you’re for the military, and Israel and religious liberties — It’s all the stuff that we value.’ I said, ‘I believe you came along for such a time as this.’ ” “He said not to worry about sea-level rise.”
Trump told Eskridge that purpose of his call was to bolster the town’s distrust in liberal dogma.
“He (Trump) said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more,” Eskridge explained. “The whole time I’m talking to him, it’s just in the back of my mind — I can’t believe Donald Trump’s on the phone with me. I mean, to call a crabber out here. I’m sure he had a busy schedule here on a Monday. I thanked him for that…”
Al Gore didn’t know what to say to an American like Mayor Eskridge. But Trump did.