Glenn Beck

Gore tells mayor his island is shrinking due to 'climate change' -- but here's the real reason

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A commercial crabber of more than 50 years recently stumped Al Gore with a question about climate change.

“If sea level rise is occurring, why am I not seeing signs of it?” James “Ooker” Eskridge, a longtime crabber who is also mayor of Tangier Island, asked Gore at a CNN town hall on climate change. Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay is gradually disappearing, something that Eskridge credited to ordinary erosion, not the rapidly rising sea levels predicated by climate change activists.

On Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere listened to the Q&A fail and talked about other examples of erosion that occur in nature.

“The cliffs of Dover weren’t always cliffs,” Glenn pointed out. Erosion is part of the natural world, not an environmental crisis.  Cliffs erode, and rocks are turned into sand by the ocean. “That’s erosion,” he said.

Another example of erosion is the Grand Canyon, which was formed as the Colorado River gradually wore away the landscape, Stu noted.

“If only Al were here 150 million years ago!” Pat joked.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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