Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Al Gore Al Gore stated on October 11, 2016 in a speech: Global warming leads to much quicker spread of the Zika virus because the increased temperature, "makes mosquitoes mature faster, . . . bite more due to having a higher metabolism, and makes the Zika virus inside of them incubate faster." Al Gore stated on October 11, 2016 in a campaign speech: Says electric utilities "are trying to fool you into amending your state Constitution in a way that gives them the authority to shut down net metering." Al Gore stated on June 11, 2013 in a keynote address: The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."