For decades now, we’ve heard nothing but constant global warming cries from Al Gore. However, in a recent appearance at a CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper, a man who has made a living on the ocean since the early 1970s may have silenced those cries once and for all (or at least we can hope).
According to Daily Caller, during a question and answer session, commercial crabber and Tangier mayor, James Eskridge, confronted Gore on his claims of rising sea levels, suggesting the water levels have not changed since he began his career.
“I’m a commercial crabber and I’ve been working the Chesapeake Bay for 50+ 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 am a keen observer and if sea level rises are occurring, why am I not seeing signs of it?”
Eskridge also disputed Gore on the issue of Tangier Island sinking due to global warming.
Eskridge went on to say that erosion was slowly eating away at the island, but it was a natural force caused by “wave action [and] storms.”
Furthermore, Mayor Eskridge has asked the feds to build a seawall to prevent or limit further erosion.
Gore also asked the Eskidge if he has seen a larger number of storms since he first started working as a fisherman.
“Have [the storms] increased any?” Gore asked.
“Not really,” Tangier’s mayor responded.
Ouch. That must have hurt.