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Al Gore Strikes Out Again

24 hours of reality backwards in all respects.

by
Tom Harris

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October 27, 2013 - 12:02 am
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For someone supposedly focused on “climate reality,” it is ironic that little of Al Gore’s advocacy bears any meaningful relationship with the world we actually live in.

This point was brought home forcefully in his 24 Hours of Reality — The Cost of Carbon, which was broadcast across the world on October 22-23. Whether it was the science of climate change, climate policy, or the best energy sources to promote in the event of climatic disruption, Gore’s approaches were entirely backwards.

On the science, his project is riddled with mistakes. For example, he says that a rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) causes dangerous global warming. But the geologic record shows the exact opposite: CO2 rises after the planet warms, mainly due to the oceans releasing COheld in solution at lower temperatures.

Dr. Madhav L. Khandekar, consultant meteorologist and former research scientist with Environment Canada, adds, “The earth’s climate has not warmed in 17 years according to the UK Met Office. We may not see warming of the climate by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius in next 50 to 100 years.”

“What is being ignored by climate science community is that cold weather has increased world wide, an inconvenience fact that is completely at odds with Al Gore’s claims,” said Khandekar. “No one knows why cold weather has increased in recent years.”

Gore also spoke about supposed increases in heat waves, droughts, and other extreme weather due to CO2-caused warming. This too is backwards. If the world warms due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures at high latitudes are forecast to rise the most, reducing the difference between arctic and tropical temperatures. Since this differential drives weather, we should see weaker midlatitude cyclones in a warmer world, and so less extremes in weather, not more.

This is one of the few areas of agreement between the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). In 2012, the IPCC asserted that a relationship between global warming and wildfires, rainfall, storms, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events has not been demonstrated. The most recent NIPCC report (see here) states that “in no case has a convincing relationship been established between warming over the past 100 years and increases in any of these extreme events.”

International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) Energy Issues Advisor Bryan Leyland of New Zealand said, “Gore says we must focus on reality. Reality says that the world has not warmed for the last 17 years even as carbon dioxide, the gas Gore blames for climate disruption, has risen 8%. Reality says that we are near a record low for hurricanes, and other extreme weather is not generally increasing in severity or frequency.”

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Next time Al Gore tells you the Arctic is melting, show him this map.

http://igloo.atmos.uiuc.edu/cgi-bin/test/print.sh?fm=02&fd=20&fy=2007&sm=02&sd=20&sy=2010

Next time BlackBear's hero James Hansen of NASA expounds on the wonders of China, remember, you'll be lucky to breathe on a good day in Beijing..

http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2010/20101122_ChinaOpEd.pdf


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'...relegated to..' - and yet you'd found it necessary to seek out, register an account AND provide your opinionated, juvenile ad hominem comment.

You're either frightfully ignorant or unwilling/ unable to discuss topics with those of differing takes. Or all of the above.

You're allowing your emotive-led opinion cloud reason whereas your 'understanding' if climate sciences is nil. For there's no such thing as 'settled science'.

Proven to be accurate scientific formulas from years, Centuries ago are CONSTANTLY being tested, researched time and time again.

Unless you're of the 'scrap the scientific method, I prefer cherry picked, ahem smoothed over data, skewed/ proven to be false climatological software 'findings', federally funded/NWO seeker' type.

Even the IPCC's most recent report ( I say 'recent' for the upcoming 1/2 dozen revisions will need to take place to appease the climatological lay ignorant types such as yourself) HAD to provide some truth re: NO temp change/ lower temps since 1998.

Nonetheless thanks for your words. It merely cements the fact of your devolving-like acumen and blind ignorance to REAL science.

You 'may' want to read up on the huge burning sphere in the sky and it's changing heat output..!
42 weeks ago
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"Only a fool demands we stop using coal-fired electricity and other inexpensive, reliable energy sources when faced with possible climate problems."

President Obama has demanded we stop using Coal-Fired electricity and other.... er, um, ... I see your point.
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Fun video featuring the Goracle

The recommendation to "hide the decline" in global temperatures first surfaced in those Climategate emails that became public in 2009.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAlMomLvu_4





42 weeks ago
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BlackBear's favorite magazine "Science" has proffered an explanation for the fact that for the last two decades large-scale cooling trends have existed across large stretches of eastern North America and northern Eurasia.

But of course !

"Global Warming May Trigger Winter Cooling"

http://news.sciencemag.org/2012/01/global-warming-may-trigger-winter-cooling



42 weeks ago
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Al Gore is not a well man. He is hopelessly relentless in his efforts to
convince the world of global warming, while his facts and thesis are just
plain wrong.
Needless to say, it really is time for this silly old man to get off the stage
and go home to Tennessee.
He's an embarrassment to himself and America.
42 weeks ago
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It seems as though "A Physicist" has returned in its 2013 costume
42 weeks ago
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The point about your trusted "messenger" is that someone who genuinely believes that the seas are going to rise 10-20 feet spends nine million dollars on a COASTAL mansion.
42 weeks ago
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This is actually funny in a twisted sort of way. All the 'minimized' comments... takes a lot of time and effort to do the 'read it anyway' exercise. Just when I think it's safe to go out of the house, Al Gore makes another 'the sky is falling' proclamation/television/movie for all his cultist following to absorb into their ever shrinking minds. Al, get a job and do something productive for once in your life.
42 weeks ago
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"Broadcast across the world"...on Al Jazeera I presume...
42 weeks ago
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Next time Al Gore tells you the Arctic is melting, show him this map.

http://igloo.atmos.uiuc.edu/cgi-bin/test/print.sh?fm=02&fd=20&fy=2007&sm=02&sd=20&sy=2010

Next time BlackBear's hero James Hansen of NASA expounds on the wonders of China, remember, you'll be lucky to breathe on a good day in Beijing..

http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2010/20101122_ChinaOpEd.pdf


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"For example, he says that a rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) causes dangerous global warming. But the geologic record shows the exact opposite: CO2 rises after the planet warms, mainly due to the oceans releasing CO2 held in solution at lower temperatures."

Not a good start. CO2 is a proven greenhouse gas, so it can be outgassed from the oceans during warming AND it can cause further warming on its own.
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BlackBear...here's an MIT climate guy commenting on the latest IPCC report...

It's good reading, he calls the latest so called findings "hilarious incoherence".

You gonna dismiss him as a yahoo spouting claptrap ?

The excuse is that lack of measurable warming in 17 YEARS (damn sun won't cooperate) is that the deep ocean has suddenly become a gigantic heat sink. (hey, they had to think up something)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2438434/MIT-scientist-ridicules-IPCC-climate-change-report-calls-findings-hilarious-incoherence.html

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