Al Gore Was Right

Funny story written by Keith Shirey

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

image for Al Gore Was Right

Speaking of extremely frigid temperatures this winter and early spring, in certain parts of the U.S., Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said, "It's cold. Al Gore told me this wouldn't Happen. Global warming obviously is a farce."

Senator Cruz said this to members of the press and a few fellow republican Senators as he was leaving his office. The press and Senators collectively laughed and nodded their heads.

But Jeanie Smith, 12, who was touring the Senate Office Building with her classmates, overheard Cruz and rushed over to him.

"That's not funny and all of you should be ashamed of yourselves for laughing. Don't you know the difference between climate and weather?" she asked the group of her elders.

After there was silence she explained that, "The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere 'behaves' over relatively long periods of time."

"So what?" asked one of the Senators.

"So, this year parts of the U.S. have been unseasonably cold, other parts have been unseasonably hot. That's weather. Over the past decades the earth has been growing a lot hotter. That's climate. That's why global warming is a fact, and why Al Gore is right," said the twelve-year-old."

"I don't get it," said the Senator who asked the question of Ms. Smith. "Neither do I," said Ted Cruz.

"Of course you don't, you're politicians," said Jeanie as she skipped down the Senate Office hallway.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

Do you dream of being a comedy news writer? Click here to be a writer!

Comedy spoof news topics
Go to top
readers are online right now!
Globey, The Spoof's mascot

We use cookies to give you the best experience, this includes cookies from third party websites and advertisers.

Continue ? Find out more