Rush Limbaugh ran this ten years ago today, around the time that Al Gore was talking up his enviro-nutter schlockumentary at Sundance:
He’s attending parties and posing for pictures with his fans. He’s enjoying macaroni and cheese at the Discovery Channel’s soiree. He’s palling around with Laurie David of Curb Your Enthusiasm, who is the husband of Larry David, who drives the Prius and then flies the GV. Larry David says, “You know, Al is a funny guy, but he’s also a very serious guy who believes humans may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan.”
This prompted the creation of a 10-year countdown to today, which has now reached zero:
The oceans aren’t boiling. Birds aren’t falling out of the sky. If anything, weather’s probably been a little bit cooler than usual. Where’s the apocalypse that Al Gore was predicting?
My theory: Al Gore was full of shite.