The 24 hour Gore-a-thon on WUWT

UPDATE: All of the Gore-a-thon posts and cartoons are now available in the Climate Fail Files page here

If you noticed a change in the header, this is why.

Our rebuttal of Al Gore’s 24 hours of Climate Reality aka the Gore-a-thon is On-The-Air. Josh is leading the charge chortles. We’ll have a new Josh cartoon, along with commentary, graphs and links every hour starting at 5PM PST to match the starting time of the CRP. They appear below this post.

You can watch the live video presentation here, I urge everyone to do so (because after hour 4 it is starting to look like a massive dud, Al needs the help) and to make notes about it during the appropriate hour. Alternate video link here at Ustream.

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All good clean fun of course. While we have some great ideas for the program, WUWT readers often come up with some great ones too. Luboš Motl has some fun ideas already.

Ideas and discussion welcome below.

UPDATE: The Climate Reality project has released two videos hyping the event. It appears they’ll be smearing some of what is in the videos.

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379 thoughts on “The 24 hour Gore-a-thon on WUWT

  1. What I want to know is, where’s my money? I’ve gone from being uninformed and not too focused on AGW, to being a full-on skeptic, all without a dime from “big oil” or “big coal”. Maybe I should send Al my address so he can “expose” me for what I am.

    What I am is pissed off at the whole charade!

  2. I noticed at 0:51 that they are going to ‘Reveal the Deniers’. Will they also reveal the ‘deniers’ of the science that is knocking their models down one by one?
    I’m a ‘denier’, will I get a mention in the event?
    Any publicity is good publicity..

  3. I encourage everyone to kick off the 14th with a viewing of the famous South Park documentary “Manbearpig.” It’s free, it’s real, it’s true, it’s devastating. Excelsior!

    http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s10e06-manbearpig

    “Former Vice-President, Al Gore, speaks to the students of South Park Elementary about a serious threat to the planet; Manbearpig. Gore enlists the boy’s help to search for the elusive creature and gets them all trapped in a cave-in.”

  4. Every time Al Goracle has an event, there seems to be an extreme cold weather associated with his location. Since this is a ‘world wide’ event, should I expect a global cold snap?

  5. Interestingly enough, Al Gore also says that “climate change is not your fault”.

    Robin Williams stars as the AlGoreacle in “Bad World Warming” (sort of like “Good Will Hunting”, but with the putative genius left out).

  6. As AG seems to have an obsession against oil and coal, who is still selling him gasoline for cars and planes, coal-based energy for his properties to heat and cool? Cut him off.

  7. I always thought that there was 24 hours of reality every day. Have I been deluded all my life? Is Sept 14 Reality a special sort? Is the Goracle’s special “Reality” something akin to Special Relativity?

  8. All this was foreseen in “Blazing Saddles”:
    Bart: Well, can’t you see that’s the last act of a desperate man?

  9. Oh joy, 24 hours of the same old hogwash repeated endlessly in a mind numbing form. Al Gore must be getting desperate, the conventional forms of brain washing aren’t working any more.

  10. What we need is a Normality Anomaly. This will allow us to measure the change from the old normal to the new normal.

    The Normality Anomaly will be funded by Big Bad, because that’s what is normally claimed to happen in the old normal. But the Normality Anomaly will gradually change to funding by Big Good as we move to the new normal.

    Mankind will use this important measure to make important decisions about reality.

  11. Wow. A level of arrogance that is hard to fathom. Demonizing “big oil” and “big coal,” as if “big government” doesn’t have a vested interest, and warmists are pure and disinterested (and don’t depend on a continuing government-funded gravy-train).

  12. I think Al is making a huge blunder.

    The committed non professional alarmists have no idea whet they must believe to accept that there is a possible catastrophe in the next 100 to 200 years.

    They are not aware that CO2 is a poor greenhouse gas and that DOUBLING CO2 from all sources would only produce .4 ° C of warming which is far from being a problem, and might even be beneficial.

    The huge positive feedbacks which are necessary for a catastrophe have never been observed up to this time so why should they occur in the future ?

    Up to now the warming has been about 1/2 ° C per century and recently it has stopped. The ocean level has refused to rise as predicted and has had the audacity to GO DOWN in the last year or two.

  13. Seems obvious that Gore is having a relevancy crisis, the pews may be empty but he’s have a ball preaching to the Choir.

  14. are you asleep? Oh I must have slept the 24 hours of reality that saw my street turned into a pile of rubble due to cataclysmic climate change, but i looked out the window and ooh they’ve rebuilt it back to normal already. My goodness, the speed of mitigation.

    OOps. its not till the 19th September! I’ll re-post these events of what happened on the 19th on the 20th

  15. Um… isn’t there way too many stickies already?

    REPLY: I’m making a dedicated page for Spencer-Braswell-Dessler to clear the traffic – Anthony

  16. May I remind folks again that when Gore accuses skeptic scientists of corruption, he places all his eggs in a single basket.

    He says they are in a conspiracy to “reposition global warming as theory rather than fact” which supposedly mimics an old U.S. tobacco industry conspiracy to downplay the health hazards of smoking. In the exclusive article I wrote for ClimateDepot, I detailed how that “reposition global warming” accusation phrase (spelled out full screen in Al Gore’s movie) is 1) based on a 1991 memo no one was allowed to see, 2) it is an out-of-context sentence, promoted by a person who was not a Pulitzer winner despite accolades to the contrary, 3) Al Gore credited that person with finding the memo, and, 4) Gore had the memo collection in his own possession in 1991 or ’92 at his Senate office years before that person. Please see: Smearing Skeptic Scientists: What did Gore know and when did he know it?” http://www.climatedepot.com/a/11168/Climate-Depot-Exclusive-Smearing-Skeptic-Scientists-What-did-Gore-know-and-when-did-he-know-it

    I’d strongly suggest that Gore is highly vulnerable on his underlying science, he is even more vulnerable on this accusation.

  17. The promo video is a collection of lies, baseless scaremongering and misinformation.
    Weather events are no more severe now than they were 100 years ago.
    This man is trying to defraud the public using fear as a weapon.
    He must be stopped.

  18. Now I am confused… How do you know it’s Al Gore, when there is not a single utterance of “B¥££$#%t anywhere?!

  19. To prepare yourselves for this tidal wave of gore, best read James Delingpole’s book ‘Watermelons’.

    Some of the background and history he reports, which lead up to the gore fest, is indispensable reading.

  20. Nothing normal about cataclysmic weather events?

    It would be funny if it weren’t being said to deceive people.

  21. He gets fatter and more dissipated each time I see him. He is the devil sliming out from under my shoes and he will destroy us all if not returned to the hole he crawled from.

  22. And to think he could have been president!
    What a self serving, self publicising, egomanical, hypocritical idiot he’s turned out to be….

  23. Dermot O’Logical [September 7, 2011 at 9:39 am] says:

    “Come, be part of the consenseless. Don’t be afraid…”

    Nice one. Stealing it!

    NetDr [September 7, 2011 at 10:25 am] says:

    “Up to now the warming has been about 1/2 ° C per century and recently it has stopped.”

    That’s true of course but discussing the rate actually makes it sound like a lot more is happening than there is. Boil it down to grand totals at the data endpoints. What is the bottom line? How much warming total since the Industrial Revolution began or Little Ice Age ended? Less than a degree C. Period.

    To which I say: Less than a degree in 130+ years? That’s it? That’s what this is about? Take your trillion dollar fantasy and shove it. We got more important things to worry about!.

    Obviously that approximately 1° C is even questionable due to UHI and cherry picking, not to mention the fact that perhaps all of it would have happened anyway from the natural post-LIA trajectory. Perhaps it should have warmed 2° C naturally and humans somehow stalled it. Who’s to say?

    The fact that the professional catastrophicists and AGW cultists have based their religion on less than a degree warming in 130+ years is the real story to me. This is Science Fiction, and it parallels L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology in so many ways, except one – I do not think Scientologists would ever consider it sane to try to use the world’s governments as the facilitator of their operation.

  24. Debating the science is foolish from the alarmist position because they will loose.

    They have no intention of debating anything – simply repeating the same thing over and over again as far as possible from informed skeptics.

  25. When debate is closed, when a subject is ‘settled’, when skeptics are labeled heretics and deniers, then science is no longer involved. It has become a matter of faith.

  26. Let Al Gore ROAR! Has he ever made a sensible statement? Every word he utters or moves(pun?) he makes shows him to be a fool. How can anyone make so many ….. ? He gets an award here.

    I have judged many in my circle of acquaintances as to their judgements by testing them with Gore. Some seemed OK without actually knowing them very well, but Gore was a good bellwether.

    Bring on the ‘Grand Finally’! I can’t wait! But please Gore, hang around as there are some that I still need to evaluate.

  27. If the federal government will give me $250,000 I will spend the next six weeks writing a paper on why clouds dont reflect sunlight back into space.

    oops…

  28. “We have something they don’t…”

    You bet, tax dollars! (and pounds unfortunately, ” a mark, a yen, a buck or a pound…”)

  29. Isn’t there some kind of “end time” prophecy about Man somehow releasing the man-bear-pig from the deep abyss. Man-bear-pig, Behemoth, Leviathan… er… something like that. The end follows, shortly after? We are about to be GORED to death! GK

  30. Some people will do anything to save the planet…except take a science course.
    (Quote is not mine, I read this on a blog once, but it’s very appropriate here)

    Although Al Gore seems to put a lot of money in his last effort, there is still hope:
    “Socialism eventually runs out of other people’s money”
    (Quote from Margret Thatcher)

    I think 14th of september 2011 will be remembered as the Waterloo for AGW.

    As for a suggestion on how to respond to this nonsense: something similar to the anti-reaction to Earth Day, like putting all your lights on.

    Considering the theme, 24 hours of Reality, I think all skeptics should put a flag out or wear a t-shirt with the text:

    “I’m a Skeptic and I’m Proud!”
    CO2 is Plantfood, not a Pollutant.
    Oil and Coal bring Prosperity and Warmth.
    Stop the RedGreen anti-science of AGW and get REAL!”

  31. Sorry, I tried to pay attention but I’ll be sunning myself on a beach in Spain on the 14th. Better be lots of GW or I’ll want my money back.

    Has anyone successfully sued anyone on either side of this hoax? Thought not!

    DONATE NOW – or my mansion gets it!

  32. Quasi-subliminal, semi-hypnotic messages don’t work with intelligent, rational, sceptical people. However for those who are susceptible, propaganda presented in a suggestible way is thought to be more effective in promoting a negative message rather than a positive one.

    So implanting ideas that the world is doomed and to save it people must send money will hook a lot of gullible idiots.

  33. 14th September, is Al celebrating an anniversary?

    1956 – 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC

  34. Gotta give Al Gore credit for having an incredibly powerful stride – despite being pretty comprehensively discredited, he continues marching on touting the message as though his credibility had actually increased rather than demonstrably decreased…

  35. I’m not a Goreacrat or a Gorelican, I don’t get any checks from Big Oil or Big Coal, I’m a skeptic, and according to Al I’m a denier, but it’s not my fault….WUWT?
    Oh, perhaps I misread Al. Meet the New Normal Gore. If that doesn’t work, we’ll soon soon be looking at the Post Normal Gore.

  36. In addition to some material by Josh, how about Alan Carlin and Minnesotans4Global Warming.

    Also, what about a best of WUWT, the posts that went the furthest to debunking the AGW meme, I’m sure Anthony must have some personal favourites. Maybe allow us to vote on that list to get an overall best three and call the event the WUWT awards. Might just counter the 6u11plop we’re about to be subject to. We could even have it annually to commemorate the Alplosion.

  37. MikeH says:
    September 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Every time Al Goracle has an event, there seems to be an extreme cold weather associated with his location. Since this is a ‘world wide’ event, should I expect a global cold snap?

    I’m covering my tomatoes the night before and the night after–if they still freeze, I’m sending a box of the choicest rotten remains to his residence and let Gore be presented with gore.

  38. Where is this airing? I am certain that the day after it airs if I ask anybody that I know if they saw this they would say….”huh?”.

  39. There is also a “Date Reality” problem. Check the video @ 0:35. Gore’s September 2011 calendar
    shows September 14 to be a Tuesday. My 2011 recyclable paper wall calendar shows September 14 as a Wednesday.
    Bruce

  40. The flailing and screaming of Gore, Hansen, Gavin S., Jones, Pachari, Trenbert, Mann and company has served to dispell any remaining doubt I had that this is a scam. I would not trust this gang with a penny. They are destroying any credidibility climate science had.

  41. Those who are of the avid FB and/or twittering-kind might want to take appropriate precautions considering the following (which I had previously posted in S&B story goes viral a few days ago, but which seems appropos here, for those who might have missed it):

    The fallout from Wagner’s ludicrous resignation seems to have buried any scrutiny of Al Gore’s latest and greatest attempt to “win the conversation” using (according to Matt Nisbet) “a potentially innovative if not also troubling strategy” to spread the gospel word during his planned Sept.14 “climate crisis” propaganda blitz.

    Gore’s “friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your account keys” plea is tantamount to a plan to spam via Twitter and Facebook using the accounts of his dedicated followers.

    As Charlie Martin wrote (Aug. 26):

    Gore is planning a spam attack to take up at least a quarter of Twitter’s highest load, and run it for 24 hours

    YMMV, but this strikes me as being a highly unethical “strategy” on the part of the Gore machine that deserves some MSM attention and scrutiny.

  42. How can Gore say “Big Oil and Big Coal” are paying to tell lies (that is what he is clearly saying or meaning) without it being a slander on the Big Oil and Big Coal companies? I am an oil and gas geologist who is also a skeptic. Suzuki has said I am an antievironmentalist in the pay of the fossil fuel companies to spread disinformation and sabatoge the anti-CO2 message. Cannot I or others challenge Suzuki and Gore to say who is getting paid, by whom and for what conspiratorial reasons, and how much?

    McCarthy claimed that there were 52 (or some number) of Communists in Congress. Gore is saying the same thing, except it is the skeptics. Moreover, unlike McCarthy and his Communist congressmen, Gore is saying that we in the o & g business are being paid as unidentified lobbyists, that certain large, multi-national oil and coal companies are lobbying illegially, conspiring against the American (and Canadian) people and elected governments in the pursuit of private, commercial agendas against the health and wealth of both the people and the governments. Can’t someone call these Gore-ite conspiracy and defamation experts on the carpet and make them put up or apologize and shut-up?

    Do “Big Oil” and “Big Coal” really have more to fear than the Big Green and Big Al have to show about their personal financial interests and lobbying efforts?

  43. I tried to watch the videos, I swear to Gore I tried, but after just a few seconds I felt my head starting to explode…

  44. Bruce Banta says on September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    There is also a “Date Reality” problem. Check the video @ 0:35. Gore’s September 2011 calendar
    shows September 14 to be a Tuesday. My 2011 recyclable paper wall calendar shows September 14 as a Wednesday.
    Bruce

    Captured as an image from the vid – “The AlGore Date – Reality Problem”:

    (Windows calendar for September 2011: http://oi52.tinypic.com/w7n6oh.jpg )

    Poor AlGore (& co.) – what a maroon! Can’t even get the dates right for his own event!!

    .

  45. I am still waiting for my annual stipend from Big Oil. I’m beginning to think this Big Oil dude doesn’t want to share his money with me…

  46. Bruce Banta says (September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm): “Gore’s September 2011 calendar
    shows September 14 to be a Tuesday. My 2011 recyclable paper wall calendar shows September 14 as a Wednesday.”

    In your Reality, maybe… :-)

  47. _Jim says (September 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm): “Captured as an image from the vid – “The AlGore Date – Reality Problem”:”

    I didn’t see days of the week on that calendar. Could his calendar week start with Monday instead of Sunday? The guy’s not from this planet, remember…

  48. Bruce Banta says (September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm): “Gore’s September 2011 calendar
    shows September 14 to be a Tuesday.
    Just another example of improper or lack of labeling of axis by someone with no scientific background.

  49. Gary Hladik says September 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Could his calendar week start with Monday instead of Sunday? The guy’s not from this planet, remember…

    A most palatable hypotheses, with which we will have to go …

    .

  50. carlyanne15 says:
    September 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    money is all anybody wants nowadays haha ofcourse they asked for money…
    ===============================

    Yep, is this going to be an annual event, replacing Jerry Lewis’ Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon ??

    The Al Gore AGW Lie-athon

  51. So Gore calls the faithful to 24 hours of reality. Really? Isn’t 24 hours excessive to the tender sensibilities of these delusional folk.Wouldn’t they be safer to try 5 micro-seconds first(Which =their attention span) before trying a whole day. I mean reality can really bite if you have no experience of this state. Do I need sarc?

  52. Werner Brozek says September 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    For what its worth, in Europe, the calendars start on Monday. See:

    http://europa.eu/eucalendar/

    So, your thesis contends there is a Euro-centric ‘bent’ to AlGore’s presentation?

    A further interrogatory, if I may; does common windows or Linux application software in Europe or the ROW use the European week format? As an assiduous reader above noted, the NA Windows visual presentation of Set Date/Time function shows the week days centered betwixt weekend days.

    .

  53. I’ve been waiting patiently for my first Big Oil/Big Coal check to come in.
    The Warmists keep saying that we’re all in danger of rising Sea Levels. Did they mean the rising Gas Prices at the pump?

  54. _Jim says:
    September 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    Bruce Banta says on September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Calendar for Setember 2011?

    Gore’s calendar has the week starting (apparently) on Monday.
    However, everyday is labeled September.

    He must be attempting to confuse people, or he is very confused himself.

  55. An inconvenient truth, Al forgets to mention a large portion of his family wealth was derived from oil. Nice one Al!

  56. At the risk (ok, it’s a certainty) of being considered a bit crude, I’d like to make an open suggestion to all the thermophobes. Given that methane has a much stronger greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide, and that many thermophobes have taken to vegetarianism which commonly has the effect of producing a lot of intestinal gas, I urge that these people make a habit of lighting their farts wherever they happen to be when flatulence overtakes them. This will result in the burning of the methane into less calamitous plant food.

    I hope against hope that Josh finds this suggestion a suitable topic for a nice cartoon.

  57. I read a poll recently that only about 40% of the population in the USA believe “global warming” is a problem. If just half that lot donate $10 then Al stands to clear $600,000,000. Nice, if you can get it.

  58. We do need The Climate Reality Project (C.R.a.P for short) because without a fresh set of Gorisms people get jaded by our repetitions of his serial blunders of the past. Now we have a chance for a whole new layer of Gorebage.

  59. Ian E says:
    September 7, 2011 at 10:55 am

    He gets fatter and more dissipated each time I see him. He is the devil sliming out from under my shoes and he will destroy us all if not returned to the hole he crawled from.

    Or to put it another way:-

    I am gross and perverted, I am obsessed and deranged
    I have existed for years but very little has changed
    I am the tool of the government and industry too
    For I am destined to rule and regulate you
    I may be vile and pernicious but you can’t look away
    I make you think I’m delicious with the stuff that I say
    I’m the best you can get, have you guessed me yet?
    I’m the slime oozing out from your T.V. set

    -FZ 1973

  60. Reveal the deniers eh? Australia Big Al, Victoria. Come at me!
    The sceptisism here on Oz is slowly but surely taking hold. Government is on its knees because of Carbon Tax as I am sure you are aware. Keep fighting the good fight!

  61. Does he think that 24 hours of political spin is going to persuade anyone?

    I’m guessing he is not trying to gain more acolytes but stop losing anyone more .

  62. >>But worst, is the IPCC scandal regarding the Horn of Africa. Please check
    >>out about Horngate:
    >> http://ecotretas.blogspot.com/2011/09/horngate.html

    The biggest ‘scandal’ in the horn of Africa is not the drought, but the population explosion. There have always been famines in the horn of Africa, it is a part of the climate system there. But since the ’73 famine, where there was massive foreign aid, they have managed to treble the population in the region. So they complain about starvation and plead for help – then treble the population and complain about starvation and plead for help.

    One of the key attributes of human civilisation is to plan ahead for future calamities, including food supply and population levels. But if you want to be an unthinking lemming, then just jump off the cliff when the populations gets too high.

    .

  63. Dr Spencer currently has more downloads of SB11 than Al Gore (love him to bits) has You Tube views of his C.R.a.P. video.

  64. The 2nd video, “Denial Hits the Fan”, while loaded with climate bedwetter symbolism is bizarre, with little logic to it. We have: 1) An old-fashioned oil derrick running the whole Goldbergian show, which starts up a 2) black soot-spewing truck diesel motor which operates a 3) small fan (representing wind power?), blowing towards 4) Earth. Next we have a 5) coal truck loaded with coal heading down a ramp towards a platform containing 6) black (oil?) barrels and 7) a steel beam, which stops the truck, but not before it hits one of the barrels which rolls down an incline at the end of which is a 8) “Caution” sign which the barrel hits, which is attached to a 9) catapult with a hand at the end, which contains 10) a substance, which is well-packed, and solid enough to hold together during the flinging action and in-flight, representing, if not in actuality bull CR(a)P, which is easily demolished by the fan, which flings it at the Earth.
    It certainly confirms the idea that they are staunchly anti-industry, and anti-fossil-fuels. The whole idea that “Big Coal” and “Big Oil” are behind what they like to call “climate denial” is both Orwellian and deliciously absurd. The actuality is, of course, that the climate bedwetters have not only been flinging their climate CR(a)P in huge quantities for years, but have been carpet-bombing humanity with it, via the MSM. ALGore’s own little 24-hour carpet-bombing stint is simply laughable in its scope and pretentiousness. But, with the Warmist Empire coming to an end, desperate times call for desperate measures.

  65. Whilst wondering how much the youth of America and the UK are invested in Al Gores world of C.R.a.P. and also noting that both Dessler and Gore are making videos I did a little light You-tube research. Al’s best performance appears to be his GW in 10 minutes at 342,115 views. The X-factor has Paul Potts at 82,352,761 views. American Idol has Lauren Alaina and Scotty Mccreery at 2,371,511 views. Glee has Don’t Stop Believing at 6,820,382 views. I only looked at the first pages except for Gore where I looked as far as boredom let me. It would appear that the number one concern of modern youth is not climate change. (Please add in your own error bars and fudge factors, and a sprinkle of soot to make the result look better.)

  66. Maybe sometime during the Gore 24 hr fest he will join hands around a simulated campfire (don’t want any nasty CO2) with his closest acolytes and sing kumbaya.

    Awwwwww . . . .

    John

  67. Liberals are who they are because they live in a malleable internal reality of their own making. I call it their plastic reality. That is exactly why Gore can claim that when (like-minded) people around the world join hands, they can create “24 hours of reality”. That is to say, a reality of their own making. A reality in which things they want to believe are true is the only “truth” and anything they don’t like is not “truth”.

  68. If manbearpig were to talk for 24 hours straight, how much climate change would happen?
    Get out your marshmellows!

  69. When “science” becomes a badly produced cartoon video, run, do not walk, to the nearest exit. I remember watching sex ed cartoons in high school, compared with the one I watched as a college freshman. The former was filled with jokes and little naked blobby figures telling us what not to do. The college film was filled with actual photos of STD’s along with testimonials and infection rates over time. Guess which one kept my Catholic sins in check.

    The current state of climate models, public propaganda films and the persona emanating from Gore reminds me of the cartoonish sex ed videos. The “both sides” discussions and posts in blogs like this one make me think, ponder, and keep searching for more information. I do wish however, that folks here on both sides would stick to primarily serious debate instead of drive bys. I enjoy the tongue in cheek pithy comment now and then but, and you know who you are, those that only do drive bys are ignored by me as being less than informed no matter which way they swing.

  70. And how do Climate Reality’s website visit stats compare with WUWT’s this week?
    Just askin’.

  71. 24 hours of reality. It’s at least a beginning.
    Then the alarmists crawl back into model world for the next 364 days …

  72. The gorefest will have two highlights. First, the rumor is that President Obama (the Obamanable Snowman) will give a teleprompter reading explaining why his 8 September speech requesting billions for economic stimulus wasn’t a snow job. Second, the manbearpig will give a reading of his new poem: “Where did all my support go?”

  73. Is that second video telling me that if I don’t dramatically lower my standard of living, in order for the scammers to buy yet another piece of beach front property, turds will be flying through the air? Will it be an exponentially increasing amount of turds, as in hockey stick?

    Questions questions from those bitter clingers of the scientific method!

  74. Debate is healthy so bring it on.

    There are gaping holes in the CAGW litany and by debating they will expose them.

    Temperature has risen slightly since the beginning of records. [.7 ° C in 150 years]

    Is this a problem ? No but the alarmists claim the rate is increasing.

    Since it hasn’t warmed in 13 years [despite tons of CO2] this is obviously a well picked cherry. The ocean level rise was only 3 MM per year [or 1 cigarette length in 30 years] and it has turned NEGATIVE for the last few years. [As you would expect if it fails to warm.]

    http://sealevel.colorado.edu/

  75. Lucia is reporting a new CT ice area record broken so these people have gotten their wish so they can scare the buhjeebus out of their followers.

    I have to say it’s been amusing following some of the comments on the facebook page. All sorts of rubbish gets a complete pass as long as it agrees with the meme but as soon as a skeptic shows up and makes a few points, one or two of them demands they provide citations and proceed to gang up on him/her. Eventually, the poster’s comments disappear altogether, presumably because they got booted.

  76. “The time to act is now. The denial has hit the fan.”

    Thanks,

    Alex Bogusky
    Chief Marketing Officer
    The Climate Reality Project.

    Would anybody trust the word of a man whose last name begins with the word “bogus”? Hilarious!

  77. _Jim says: (September 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm)
    ” … A further interrogatory, if I may; does common windows or Linux application software in Europe or the ROW use the European week format?”

    Short answer, Jim – yes. My (UK) Windows Date/Time thing shows Saturday and Sunday together on the right, Monday to the left. However, as soon as I looked at it again, it reminded me that I’d always found that presentation rather strange, as most of the other calendars I’ve ever seen in the UK (and I live here!) put Sunday at the left. Perhaps, as I remember my old mathematics teacher saying, “In general, nothing can be said”.

    As for the prospect of “that” 24 hours … Gore Delpus. At least we’ll probably get less of it over here than you sufferin’ US readers.

  78. Jaypan says:
    September 8, 2011 at 9:24 am
    “24 hours of reality. It’s at least a beginning.”

    They use “reality” as a marketing term, not in the way ordinary humans understand the word…

  79. Disko Troop says:
    September 8, 2011 at 6:13 am
    “Whilst wondering how much the youth of America and the UK are invested in Al Gores world of C.R.a.P. and also noting that both Dessler and Gore are making videos I did a little light You-tube research. Al’s best performance appears to be his GW in 10 minutes at 342,115 views. The X-factor has Paul Potts at 82,352,761 [...]”

    That, my friend, is nothing. Two words: Nyuki nyuki. 199 Mill views, adding a million a day or so…

  80. C Brecknell says:
    September 8, 2011 at 5:16 am
    “If everybody donated 1 penny I think it would make a point….”
    =========================================================

    I don’t get it. What’s Al going to do with $17.38?

  81. Gore is a scientist after all. He just has proven alternative realities exist because he inhabits one. Time for windmills and unicorn burps to save the day.

  82. Pamela Gray says:
    September 8, 2011 at 7:22 am
    I do wish however, that folks here on both sides would stick to primarily serious debate instead of drive bys. I enjoy the tongue in cheek pithy comment now and then but, and you know who you are, those that only do drive bys are ignored by me as being less than informed no matter which way they swing.

    Hear, Hear!

  83. I do hope something is also being planned for Durban in November . We in SA have just emerged from the coldest winter I can recall in the past 40 years. It is a pity the GW circus didn’t come in July.

  84. WUWT needs a Post for:
    Elevator Speeches for “Why I’m a CAGW Skeptic”

    Comments would be each contributor’s own 90 second summary of why they are not believers in the need for immediate controls by regional, country, or worldwide governments on CO2 emissions. This will be hard. Squeezing ALL the reasons I’m a skeptic into 90 seconds (700 words) would be impossible. So the editing of the reasons into pithy, memorable, and rock-solid phrases will take some labor. Sharing that work might be enlightening to all readers.

    I’m working on mine.

  85. Russell C says:
    September 7, 2011 at 10:43 am
    May I remind folks again that when Gore accuses skeptic scientists of corruption, he places all his eggs in a single basket.

    He says they are in a conspiracy to “reposition global warming as theory rather than fact” which supposedly mimics an old U.S. tobacco industry conspiracy to downplay the health hazards of smoking. In the exclusive article I wrote for ClimateDepot, I detailed how that “reposition global warming” accusation phrase (spelled out full screen in Al Gore’s movie) is 1) based on a 1991 memo no one was allowed to see, 2) it is an out-of-context sentence, promoted by a person who was not a Pulitzer winner despite accolades to the contrary, 3) Al Gore credited that person with finding the memo, and, 4) Gore had the memo collection in his own possession in 1991 or ’92 at his Senate office years before that person. Please see: Smearing Skeptic Scientists: What did Gore know and when did he know it?” http://www.climatedepot.com/a/11168/Climate-Depot-Exclusive-Smearing-Skeptic-Scientists-What-did-Gore-know-and-when-did-he-know-it

    I’d strongly suggest that Gore is highly vulnerable on his underlying science, he is even more vulnerable on this accusation.

    Russell: I’ve never seen any independent corroboration of the oft-repeated billions of dollars in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry claim, either. Anybody care to offer a source?

  86. Shame they can’t just let the facts stand on there own? Are models 3D? or would you have to stack climate models in a sort of house shape to stand them up?

  87. On the airport ramp
    Sits a big ol’ G
    And that motorcade
    Tellin’ you and me
    It’s Al, Brother Al, say Brother Al’s travelin’ Globe-warmin’ show
    (halle, halle)
    The newsies’ll see us, so load up the Prius
    And everyone goes
    ‘Cause everyone knows
    Brother Al’s Shows
    (Halleluja! Halle Halle-lu-ja!)

    * * *
    The tune should be obvious.

    Regards,
    Ric

  88. I wonder if we could get him to base this “special” effort out of Houston to reap the benefits of the “Gore Effect”? God knows we could use the relief….

  89. The good news: if it’s on “Current”, nobody will see it. Not even the producer, who will probably hang himself in a broom closet somewhere around hour 14…

  90. A reuters headline posted at Tom Nelson’s site said “Al Gore in 24-hour broadcast to convert climate skeptics

    and right below the headline was an excerpt from the reuters article that said:

    “There will be a full-on assault on climate skeptics, exploring where they get their funding from.

    That’s not going to change my mind. If they want me to consider what they are saying, then they need to do things like tell us what was in the deleted emails and why they were deleted, why a climate scientist wanted to get rid of the MWP, and open up ALL of Mann’s UVA emails to the public. This would be a good start…

  91. Alex BOGUSky….. Is that for real or some sort of joke?

    Also: you know it’s not science when you need a Chief Marketing Officer

  92. We could add keywords “climate reality”, “Al Gore” (what else?) in our new blog entries so that Google will direct traffic to our blogs instead of Gore’s site.

  93. 24 hours of “post-normal” Reality, and then it will all be over? Sounds good to me.

    Maybe Jeff Wayne could be persuaded to turn it into a musical in due course, although it wouldn’t be as good as WOTW, without Richard Burton’s voiceover.

  94. Damn ! He’s even infesting WUWT?!!!

    Where’s a good-sized CME when you need one? Just enough to give us all a good-sized hiccup for a day or so …

  95. As algore takes center stage, Barbara Streisand will be singing in the background
    “Send in the Clowns….
    Don’t bother, They’re here!”

  96. It might be a good idea to get a list of all the detremental effects of green influences that are known to have had adverse effects.
    DDT is one example
    I understand the the greens effectively had asbestos removed from tower one and prevented its use in tower two. (This claim is subject to confirmation. Apparently, an alternative was used before it had undergone the necessary tests to prove its suitability.
    I am certain that there are many more instances where the green influence has had disastous effects.
    Burning food for oil is another example.
    Aquisition of neodymium for use in wind turbines at the cost of massive poltution in whole villages in china.
    There have to be many many more.
    Lets pull them all together and get the information out via twitter or E-Mails etc.
    What do you think?

  97. MikeH says:
    September 7, 2011 at 9:51 am (Edit)
    Every time Al Goracle has an event, there seems to be an extreme cold weather associated with his location. Since this is a ‘world wide’ event, should I expect a global cold snap?

    He’s timed this one with the height of the hurricane season.

    Careful on that extending ladder now Al….

  98. Ohh, sorry. I was planning on turning my electricity off for those hours to help save the planet. Is there a way they can print out the information an mail it to me instead?

  99. Bruce Banta says:
    September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    There is also a “Date Reality” problem. Check the video @ 0:35. Gore’s September 2011 calendar
    shows September 14 to be a Tuesday. My 2011 recyclable paper wall calendar shows September 14 as a Wednesday.

    The calendar mixup is easy to explain. Payroll calendars begin with Monday in column 1. This is about Mr. Gore’s payday, after all.

  100. Funny. Today & tomorrow (Monday & Tuesday) the temps are hanging around 80. Wednesday is forecast to be a high around 68, with Thursday at 59 (degrees F). Looks like a major cold front will be coming through.

    Yep. Al is having his usual effect, at least here in NE Ohio.

  101. Oh boy, we have a new quote from Al Gore which illustrates his intelligence….

    “What can change in a day? A forest can become kindling.”
    – Albert Arnold Gore

    Wow. Who knew? Josh?

  102. This whole project of Al Gore is actually a fantastic opportunity for liberal arts graduate students to study the effects of social media and preaching. I suspect Gore is about to find out firsthand that networked social media can cut both ways. Yes, it can be great to get your message out, but once enough people know your message, and the opponents well-reasoned arguments to the contrary, you’re just blowing uninvited smoke up peoples behinds. I suspect the direct and sustained reaction to this stunt of his will be negative, regardless of how (in)correct he is.

  103. Hey… Wasn’t “Live Earth” supposed to create a Climate Change Tsunami that would bring the message to everyone? What happened? This “Reality” thing doesn’t even pretend to be about science… It’s just one big Ad-Hom attack on the scientific process.

  104. First big push of cold air coming south into the central and eastern USA over the next 72hrs. Lots of frost expected from the northern plains and upper midwest into the great lakes, about 2 weeks early. Yes folks, the GORE effect is alive and well.

  105. Major early season cold is being ignored as this could be the earliest freeze on record in much of the miss valley I-80 north! . The morning of the 15th will be the coldest so early in the season in many areas in the plains that had a cold wet spring. Simply astounding as to what is being forecasted.. coldest so early by 10 days in some places! While it fits in nicely as yet another reminder to Al that nature is in control, the magnitude meteorologically of what is going on if this is right is hard to fathom. Des Moines all time record Sept low is 33. They could hit that or lower the morning of the 15h over 2 weeks before the month ends and before the equinox. There are few things in weather I look at and cant believe, but if you go back and look at early season cold outbreaks, and then look at what is being forecasted Thursday morning by the nam and GFS its simply jaw dropping, almost too cold to be true in such a large area.

    With all the water in the ground, the earliest cases of rime icing ever recorded could greet people in the interior northeast on Saturday.

    Seriously take a look at this, if you love weather, this is wild stuff.

    And then let AL know about it.. another case of him showing up, and the cold coming around

  106. In that second video, were they the famous but rare species, the Canadian Arctic Penguin? I thought the Inuit had eaten them all to extinction.

  107. Here is the ongoing report about the results of AG’s IQ Test; AG’s Response to IQ Test Question #117.

    Question #117 – Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    [Please pick any of the following answers that apply.]

    a) Egg
    b) Chicken
    c) Deniers
    d) Big Oil
    e) Millions of Degrees
    f) Masseuse
    g) What RC blog said today

    AG’s Answer to Question #117 – f) and g) and sometimes c)

    John

  108. Joe Bastardi @ September 12, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Is a major Gore Effect Event being forecast? …. GEE :-)

  109. Michael J Alexander @ September 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I told myself I wouldn’t and couldn’t watch that video, but the pull was irresistable. I now await a similar video of an opera singer singing.

  110. Joe Bastardi says:
    September 12, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hey, Joe, Thanks for posting. I have been trying to draw attention to the unseasonably cool weather from St. Louis north. For the last two weeks of August, St. Louis enjoyed May temperatures. So far, September has been just as unseasonably cool yet it is still summer time. Well, guess what happens Wednesday? St. Louis dives right into October temperatures. When was the last time that this happened? In the lead up to the disastrous winters of 1976-79, of course. I expect the same this winter.

  111. Sheesh…now I’m going to have to ride around in my SUV with tilted windows and trenchcoat to avoid being ‘outed’ as a ‘denier’. (Folks will just think I am one of Al Gores security detail).

  112. @Alan Esworth 10:10pm

    Wasn’t it Willis Eschenbacher who had a rocking story about, er, lighting some methane? I laughed so hard I was actually crying; fortunately I was without an audience at work that evening.

  113. Joe bastardi you’ve been spot on about the NH ice melt this year due to currents/wind etc also about el nino/la nina event. Actually you and David archibald together would probably get 100% right. BTW acording to DMI ice its going up quick now. The AGW would have used a greater than 2007 melt to the max not of course realizing that 10 years of ice records = zilch

  114. Aside (literally) – what’s between ICECAP and Haunting the Library on the links bar – seems tobe two returns to here

  115. I couldn’t resist. Seeing Al Gore rambling again about the looming apocalpyse and how sea-level rise will eventually drown all coastal residents, I decided to start my own consulting business. I set up the site in about 20 minutes, but I’ll do some writing and make it appropriately satirical over the next few days. Feel free to visit: http://www.climaterealty.com/

  116. DonK31 says:
    September 7, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Notice the credits. Most of them have to do with the name Getty. Getty Oil money related?

    Of course. The purpose of carbon taxes to increase the price of coal (more co2 per unit of energy) as compared to oil, which will increase the demand for oil, and thus the price. Getty Oil ends up one of the big winners.

    The rest of us lose big time, because there is a lot more cheap coal than there is cheap oil. Oil is close to 10 times the price of thermal coal, and there is a couple of hundred years supply of coal without even looking for more reserves. No-one but no-one is talking about “peak coal”

  117. Ever since the fecal matter hit the rotary oscillator with climategate, it has been flying in all directions with no end in sight.

  118. Climate RealitY? Climate Crisis?

    How about Financial Reality and Financial Crisis …. that is what people like Gore have brought us. Such Rot. Thank goodness I am an engineer and not a scientist. Applied Sciences usually work cause they are based on PROVEN science, not virtual science.

  119. Don Newkirk says:
    September 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    The calendar mixup is easy to explain. Payroll calendars begin with Monday in column 1. This is about Mr. Gore’s payday, after all.

    Speaking of Al <Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your FB & Twitter account keys> Gore, and his paydays … Donna Laframboise has a very timely post, today:

    Al Gore’s Money-Grubbing

  120. Mr. Bastardi,

    My grandfather talked of a time around 1900 when all the cattle on and around the Texas/Oklahoma border North froze to death due to the cold.

    As of now there are cattle ranches that are out of stock pond water for the first time in West Texas from the time of the first fences to now.

    If Al Gore wants some skin in the game and he knows it is going to warm he should be buying farm land in say North Dakota or Canada. But he is not. Guess he is allowing the little people to pick up some deals uh?

  121. RE: Garry says:
    September 7, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I encourage everyone to kick off the 14th with a viewing of the famous South Park documentary “Manbearpig.” It’s free, it’s real, it’s true, it’s devastating. Excelsior!

    http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s10e06-manbearpig

    “Former Vice-President, Al Gore, speaks to the students of South Park Elementary about a serious threat to the planet; Manbearpig. Gore enlists the boy’s help to search for the elusive creature and gets them all trapped in a cave-in.”
    ===========================================================================

    WOW, the South Park Al Gore makes a lot more sense than the real Al Gore… ;-)

  122. OMG, big oil has spent $22 million since 1998 !!
    The UN must waste that much on Climate Change in less than a week .. or less.

  123. Those of us here in Texas and surrounding states could use the blizzard that will undoubtedly sweep the high plains.

  124. pyeatte says:
    September 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    24 hours of algore. I thought torture was illegal.
    ——————
    waterboard me, please!

  125. Josh!!!
    Yer missin’ a golden opportunity…..Not a scissors lift…but AlGore’s Coal Powered Jet Chair!!!
    (with Hansen and Mann properly beside him, operating the palm frond fans!!

  126. Paul Deacon says:
    September 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    I shudder at the thought of Gore in a thon.
    ———————————
    I’d be better than seeing the “sex poodle” naked.

  127. So let’s ask a serious question:

    Since this is supposed to be broadcast in each of the world’s time zones, has there been any mention about translation into other languages?

    Is he going to assume that the “non-developed” countries have the ability to pick up the broadcast AND understand English?

    Or is that why there’s an extra 200 slides – kinda like the plaques we attached to spacecraft in case there’s intelligent life out there?

    Let’s launch those slides out into space. Give the aliens a good laugh.

  128. Why would I sponsor a bunch of communists with a religious belief who shouts a bunch of gobbledygook in religious fervor?

  129. Hey Al….you don’t have to “reveal” this “Denier”.

    I will one up ya on that one: I am proudly a “Denier” and, quite honestly, consider it a compliment….to be marginalized as far away as I can possibly get…from your snake-oil scam!

    How stupid do you think we are??? We will never ever pay indulgences to your church and you should know that!

    But then again you almost failed divinity school, too.

    Long live the Deniers!

    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  130. Concerning the Arctic Ice Cover: In looking at
    Arctic Sea Ice Concentration – Same Date Compared With 2007
    I saw for 9/9/2011 what looks like more snow and ice on the Alaskan Brooks Range and what looks like sizable snow/ice fields in Eastern Siberia that don’t exist in the 9/9/2007 images. These ice fields are not considered in the totals, are they?http://home.comcast.net/~ewerme/wuwt/cryo_compare_small.jpg

    Is there a link available to prior days?

  131. May I suggest we run a game on Wikipedia whereby you post a list of words: fruitfly, banana, flannel, and we are scored on the number of words that remain in the articles at a set time: 1 for ordinary articles and 5 for climate related one.

  132. I was trying to explain to my wife what Al Gore will be up to tomorrow and she asked “Will everyone have to switch their tellies off then?” :-)

  133. In your face Gore.

    Only 43% of Britons polled agreed with the assessment that that that global warming is a fact and is mostly caused by emissions from vehicles and industrial facilities. (Cor, talk about a loaded question!)

    Methodology: From August 25 to September 2, 2010 Angus Reid Public Opinion conducted an online survey among 1,001 Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panellists, 1,000 American adults who are Springboard America panellists, and 2,005 British adults who are Springboard UK panellists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 3.1% for Canada and the United States, and 2.2 per cent for Great Britain. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Census data to ensure samples representative of the entire adult population of Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.

    Come on you former colonials. Get your collective minds in gear & catch up “Wiv da Brits”.

    http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/44037/britons-question-global-warming-more-than-americans-and-canadians/

  134. I once read a quote which I cannot now trace. It went as follows: “If you don’t believe in communism at the age of 18 you have no heart, but; if you still believe in communism at the age of 25 you have no brain.”

    Methinks we should modernise this thought:

    “If you don’t believe in Global Warming at the age of 18, you have no heart. If you still believe in Global Warming at the age of 25, you have no brain.”

  135. I just watched those videos. I suppose one could be amused, if in the mood. They did nothing to convince me and did raise the old BP!

  136. Hmmmmm … that figure at the header up top … looks more like Jay Leno than Al Gore. Of course, the former deserves large fees for his performances, while the latter deserves to be shunned … and tarred and feathered.

  137. This whole gambit by Gore is a political ploy–just like another run at some elected office. There’s nary a bit of “science” in all the presentations. Epic Fail for Al Gore.

    (Sorry, Al–you must have substance to win in science, not bent ideology.)

  138. Is it just me or is Big Al looking more and more like Jerry Lewis?

    Maybe this is a trial run for him taking over the MDS telethon show . . . .

  139. Would any of the contributors to this GoreFest care to enlighten me as to the outcome of the allegations/charges of sexual misconduct that were around a while back. Were they false? How was it settled?

  140. charles nelson says:
    September 13, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Would any of the contributors to this GoreFest care to enlighten me as to the outcome of the allegations/charges of sexual misconduct that were around a while back. Were they false? How was it settled?

    Tipper divorced him.

  141. Big Al’s 24-hour world-wide revivalist meeting of Latter-Day Climate Bedwetters will be amusing to watch, but If he really thinks any non-Believing climate sinners are going to confess, repent, and become True Believers (praaaaise the Gore), he is seriously deluded. He will merely be preaching to his fast-dwindling flock of sheeple, and with upraised finger, castigating the infidels, heretics, and sinners against The Planet, all of whom are in the pay of and/or are disciples of Big Evil Oil/Coal/Gas, and who will burn in Climate Purgatory, which is at least “several million degrees”.

  142. Curiousgeorge says:
    September 13, 2011 at 6:01 am
    The horse is dead, Al. Quit beating it, for god’s sake.

    Gore enjoys beating dead horses. You should know by now; a zebra does not change its spots!

  143. Obviously, Gore thinks we’re all fools by not getting skeptic checks from Big Oil. Fools, standing up to our beliefs and convictions for what? No prime time speech from the Senate floor? No $144K speaking fees? No tax-deductible donations? No Oscar for our infomercials? We all give activism a bad name and must be stopped, no matter the cost.

  144. I wonder if Gore ever stepped on a crack in a sidewalk without going nuts. It must be a nightmare for the global reality crowd to see so much evil in oil and yet having to not only see it successfully used but to have to use it themselves. And worse to see their ideas proven wrong at every turn of fiction they produce.
    The ad should read give 10 dollars and you not only save the world but with the 10 dollar gift you save the world twice.
    I will be busy on the 14th receiving window weather strips for my Chevey pickup.

  145. Is that “name” Bogusky for real?
    That tells you all you need to know!

    [REPLY: Yes, that really is his name and it's probably unfortunate for a man in his position... but may I suggest that making fun of an opponent's name is wears thin after a bit? -REP, mod]

  146. Speaking of “you know what” hitting the “you know what”

    I took John Denver’s big hit “The Eagle & The Hawk” and added a little twist.

  147. FTMCO2 says:
    September 13, 2011 at 7:51 am
    “does CO2 freeze in nature on Earth?”

    No, the partial pressure is too low.

  148. ferd berple says:
    September 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    “Oil is close to 10 times the price of thermal coal, and there is a couple of hundred years supply of coal without even looking for more reserves. No-one but no-one is talking about “peak coal””

    Don’t be naive.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_coal

  149. It is starting early :)
    I came across this on the CNET Greentech page that had a story on the Gore-athon. Lets just say the “nays” have it by a large margin. This one was just too funny so I had to share I don’t know if the person who posted it there was the originator or not but it made me laugh

    by MemeMine (46 comments ) September 13, 2011 5:15 AM PDT
    ALGORE is my shepherd; I shall not think.
    He maketh me lie down in Greenzi pastures:
    He leadeth me beside the still-freezing waters.
    He selleth my soul for CO2:
    He leadeth me in the paths of self-righteousness for his own sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of reason,
    I will fear no logic: for thou art with me and thinking for me;
    Thy Gore’s family oil fortune and thy 10,000 square Gorey foot mansion, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a movie in the presence of contradictory evidence:
    Thou anointest mine head with nonsense; my fear runneth over.
    Surely blind faith and hysteria shall follow me all the days of my life:
    and I will dwell in the house of ALGORE forever.

  150. Over at Ace of Spades, one of the contributors has threatened to not only defriend anyone that sends him an Al Gore spam but also to send them a live opossum packed in styrofoam peanuts. It’s a hoot and so are some of the comments:

    http://minx.cc/?post=321316

  151. Send in $10, only $10 to spread the word. The man sounds like some crooked TV evangelist from the 1970’s. On second thoughts he also looks like some crooked TV evangelist from the 1970’s.

  152. I sent an email to the ” Climate Irrational” project detailing the reasons why,if they want to have any success whatsoever and avoiding fading into the sunset of nonfactual irrelevance, they should immediately dump Gore as they’re spokes-ManBearPig.

    Wanna bet I won’t get a reply?

  153. The date for Gore’s event seems to have been chosen to coincide with ice minimum. Unfortunately for Gore the ice has not quite delivered.

  154. It’s official in the Twin Cities. A freeze warning is in effect for Thursday morning, for what would be the second earliest freeze in history.

    Al Gore. You still got game!

  155. Here’s another bit of news that Algore might find discouraging, although he has always been amazingly resilient in resistant to any discouragement that might be suggested by his record of resounding failure

    http://caiso.com/outlook/SystemStatus.html

    This site which monitors the energy industry in California reports that while today’s electrical demand hovers around 36000 MW, wind and solar have combined for between 300 and <600 MW of that demand. While admittedly this is probably well below average, it does reinforce the intermittentcy that has always been the all to obvious flaw in the delusional dreams of "Green Energy"

  156. John Whitman says:
    September 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    “If skeptics were Ogres then Anthony would be Shrek. AG would be Rumplestilkin (spelling?)”

    Rumpelstilzchen in German. I once read Rumplestiltskin in English; but that’s a bit like saying “Daxion” when you mean a Dachshund or Dackel.

  157. If todays posts / comments are reflective of a pre-game show for Gore, the real game is going to be A HOOT! I will be taking the day off! It should be better than the Superbowl.

    I sorta hope (in a sadistic sort of way) that Gore only gets toyed with and then smashed in a sudden death finally. That will not happen. He is too stupid to play with!

  158. Would you “care2 make a difference”

    the global warming cause! 376,905 people care about Global Warming!

    “New Ads Kick Off 24 Hours Of Climate Change Action”

    “These ads don’t waste time with sad music, and images of polar bears and melting icebergs. Instead, they call each viewer out on our daily contribution to the climate crisis and the denial that has prevented us from taking action.”

    “The 24 Hours Of Reality event is the first step in a larger, multi-faceted campaign to tell the truth about the climate crisis and reject the misinformation we hear every day.”

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/new-ads-set-the-state-for-climate-reality-event.html#ixzz1XsMzhk6B

    “and reject the misinformation we hear every day” Absolutely brilliant!

    I suppose the aim of this is to win hearts and minds? Why do they not understand that all it can possibly do is further harden the resolve of anybody that has taken time out to actually do their own research in to “the greatest ever threat to mankind”??

    care2? No thanks, too busy looking after the future wellbeing of my fellow man.

  159. I think the Climate Reality Project is going to be a flop. The blog certainly has been. There have only been 470 comments in total on 55 posts. There would have been 471 but it seems that my very polite comment pointing out that statements made about the water situation in Canberra, a city both I and one of the 24 Presenters live bore no semblance to reality has so far failed to pass the censor.

  160. Anthony, can you give us a few tidbits for the pre-game show?

    It’s already tomorrow somewhere in the Atlantic. I can’t seem to wait any longer. Come on, give us something!

    Please! Pretty Please! With sugar on top! With sugar on top, CO2 in the middle, and lots of fudge on the bottom! Please, with all the other stuff and a fresh picked cherry to boot! Please, with everything else and a white wash of whipped cream! Maybe with everything else and all tossed on top of fruitcakes! Pretty Please!

  161. OK Anthony, thats it!

    I have a number of representitives of BEER at my place and they are freezing their cans off! We will now begin the party without you! I hope that a friendly interaction with them will warm them up and will hopefully induce a few chuckles of our own!

  162. In 2007 Crispin,Porter and Bogusky produced an ad campaign for Burger King, ‘Whopper Freakout’. This resulted in a 4% sales increase which won CPB the Grand Effie, the top award for marketing effectiveness.

    http://adage.com/article/news/whopper-freakout-wins-grand-effie-burger-king-crispin/137066/

    Now what might the carbon footprint of a burger be? Apparently it’s about 4.6 Kg of CO2 and Methane (do I hear ‘b******t’).

    http://www.carbonmanagers.com/blog/file/newsletter-articles/the-carbon-footprint.aspx

    What have Burger King got to say about global warming? ‘Baloney’ according to its sign.

    http://www.memphisflyer.com/SingAllKinds/archives/2009/05/27/burger-king-calls-global-warming-baloney

    Mr Bogusky wants you to send $10 so he can buy online ads. However, when Bogusky left the advertisng industry in 2010 he said in an interview with the New York Times:
    “I don’t think I’ll do much advertising”… “Social media is a fun place and an amazing tool that’s making it more possible” to reach consumers “without the budgets” because “you don’t need the money now”… “a fair amount of what I will do will not be for profit.”

    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/bogusky-creative-ad-star-is-leaving-advertising/?ref=media

    This is an alternative reality.

  163. An Al Gore marathon.

    Reminds me of a night watching infomercials on late night tv.

    Devices that do the most miraculous things, stories full of unbelievable promise, all for just a few bucks.

    Didn’t buy any of that crap, either…

  164. I just gave to Anthony’s tip jar. Perhaps we should have a WUWTathon for the time the Gore-a-thon is on!

    REPLY: Thank you, but Josh really is more deserving. I managed to talk him into putting up a tip jar for the first time, which will be on the 24 posts…he’s making quite an effort – Anthony

  165. For those who think Al is like a 70 televangelist, I remind them that Al Gore is a divinity school drop out. It shows.

  166. MikeH says:
    September 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Every time Al Goracle has an event, there seems to be an extreme cold weather associated with his location. Since this is a ‘world wide’ event, should I expect a global cold snap?”

    Our wx forecast is for the first freeze of the season tomorrow night…and the crops are not ready for that yet.

  167. I’m very reluctant to give Vice President Gore, famed Nobel prize and Oscar winner, any reason to drop out of the global climate abuse business because he has been the skeptic’s best friend at the same time he’s sucked all the oxygen out of the warmist camp. We need a guy like that on our side, so go easy on the little poodle. He’s got to be lonely now that his own family has kicked him to the curb. No sense piling on, eh watt?

    Run, Al, Run!

  168. The Manbearpig and his brigade of free loaders…….. What are they up to this time? Anything different….. hmmm, nope. Same ol’ same ol’….. Exaggerations, misrepresentations, lies, pseudoscience and activism all enthusiastically presented by naive young Democrat Uniclones without a clue…… yawn.

  169. Sorry, one more thing. Acknowledgments.

    Thanks Anthony for having us all here for the party. But special thanks to Gore for making it all possible!

  170. Good onya Elmer. Minnesotans for Global Warming rock!

    Over here in Oz, it’s the Orange breasted parrot that has a fatal attraction with wind turbines…. The Greenies refuse to accept it….. Their mahogany sugar glider can stop dams and factories from being built….. Be we are not allowed to point out that Wind turbines dong parrots on the head….. Hypocrites.

    So… Your Eagle and Hawk, their Mahogany sugar glider…. and I’ll raise yurs all four parrots…;-)

  171. When you think about it, there is actually no point using Science to debate with Al Gore…… He doesn’t understand the concept.

  172. You do realise that the only publicity Al Gore is getting is coming from his opponents? This site must have provided as many referrals as anyone. He is not visible on Yahoo, BBC online, Daily mail online etc. He should be eternally grateful to the sceptical community for the publicity.

    P.S. Can I have my big oil cheque now?

  173. Who ate all the pies?
    Al Gorger famous for telling porkers announced today that 24 hours of reality was cancelled and instead he would now organise a 24 hour Pieathon. To make people aware of the role pies have in global warming Mr Gorger would attempt to eat as many pies as possible in the allotted 24 hrs.
    On completion of the Pieathon Mr Gorger would attempt to break his world record of the 2002 Lieathon where he successfully told more lies in 24 hours than all other contestants. Outstripping such luminaries as The Fiddlesticks Team, Charles Windsor Team, University of Every Ambiguity Team and of course not forgetting The CAGW Not Just Yet Team.

  174. Funny thing the only place I have seen this advertised is here at WUWT and we’re only interested as it’s a great pop corn event.

    Oh and what Al will be comparing his fellow man to. Racists again I guess.

  175. I’m sorry, but you can hardly get away with accusing a campaign of shamelessly plugging for donations whilst shamelessly asking for them yourself on this very page without being accused of hypocrisy.

  176. Russell C said on September 7, 2011 at 10:43 am:

    “…I’d strongly suggest that Gore is highly vulnerable on his underlying science, he is even more vulnerable on this accusation.”

    Overuse of the word: ‘under’ (IMHO)

  177. Crazed Poodle Redux:

    One thin September past
    A floater surfaced
    In Washington

    Fortunes rose as
    Fever settled on the media sea
    Neptune laughed right heartily

    Snow slid from the mountain
    Icy fathers scared kinder for no reason
    A hard anger built quickly

    Then dirt was dug
    Kindling placed in the academies
    For the lightning’s celebration

    de-bunked creatures
    Took their leave, unmourned
    Lawyers readied their whips

    Flagelants became zeroes and fiends
    The bell-end of the city
    On the hill was rung dry

    The shepherd lied
    The hour of loosing had arrived
    Here are your fools

    Al Goracle

  178. Mr Green Genes says:
    September 8, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Thanx for that! No day is complete without some great old Frank Zappa lyrics running through my head. I’d really like to know how Frank would have reacted to all this. I’d like to believe that he’d be like Penn & Teller and throw the BS flag on it.

  179. Arrogant billionaire Al Gore pretends to scorn volcanoes, but we can ALL imagine what MILLIONS of his hoax victims will do to him, as soon as a sudden volcanic winter happens.
    It is the only DAILY message that will stop him blacklisting us all.

  180. I’m goring the climate! I’m goring the climate! I’m goring the climate! I’m goring the climate! I’m goring the climate!

  181. Re: “The denial has hit the fan.”
    How true – Gore’s “denial” of the magnitude of how “climate” has been driven by natural variations over for 1000s and millions of years is now being exposed.
    Every time a green forest is converted to a black field, we obviously have “anthropogenic global warming”. Measuring the magnitude of all “anthropogenic” vs natural “forcings” is now the challenge.

  182. Dave Gilbangers says:
    September 14, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I’m sorry, but you can hardly get away with accusing a campaign of shamelessly plugging for donations whilst shamelessly asking for them yourself on this very page without being accused of hypocrisy.
    Seriously? You’re comparing Gore’s carbon Empire, for which he gets paid $140 grand a pop just to go and bloviate about, not to mention untold millions made in the completely bogus carbon market, etc. etc., with Anthony simply trying to recoup some of the costs of running the biggest and by far most popular science blog? Trolls R’ Us must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  183. Sorry Al, you´re done, there have been found easier ways to attain global governance, yours is obsolete. Don´t waste your money, you will need it in the years to come.

  184. Early cold snap about to hit the USA?
    Let me check my book of Global Warming Predictions…
    Aaaagh! Here it is…page 142, number 216,239. Right under “Changes to sand hill crane migrations” and “Minnesota coyote population disruption” and just above “Catfish going off the bite in Louisiana.”
    Yep, it’s confirmed. This is exactly what the warmists predicted!
    Disseminate an immediate press release.

  185. Mr. Al Gore, I am 42 years old and live in the same small town of my birth. Please bring all the experts and scientists you can, straight away, to my house. It seems, here of all places, we have avoided AGW for 42 years. The climate is the same as it was when I was a boy, and the same as when my father was a boy (he grew up here too). So, we’ve got some secret force protecting us from AGW. Or is 80 years to short a period to make such a statement? Okay, how’s this: I’m 6th generation from this same county. No climate change to note. Sure, sometimes it’s hotter, sometimes it’s colder. Sometimes it rains a lot, sometimes there’s a drought. But we have books and letters, newpapers and Christmas cards that record the climate in snapshots, in line and in verse. It’s the same old “same old” here in Small Town, U.S.A. Looking forward to a nice snappy cold winter!

  186. I keep waiting for something to happen so I will notice it, but if it wasn’t for you and Lubos, I wouldn’t even know it was happening.

  187. I may be slow or technically challenged, but I am not seeing how to participate in this. I have a wordpress blog, what do I do, I’m not as blog sophisticated as WUWT. I didn’t even notice the banner had changed until just now, despite the reference to it in the text.

    REPLY: We’ll have complete posts every hour, simply copy and repost them. – Anthony

  188. Ok. I don’t know anything about this event except I heard about it while basking in my pool on Sunday. The temperature was in the high 70’s F. Recalling the Gore effect, I immediately got out and started draining it to the proper level. I drained the pumps and filters and towelled everything away for the winter. This was all done and the pool was put to bed by last evening. We got the first overnight frost of the season in Manitoba last night. Thanks Al for the timely warning.

  189. It’s almost 9 am Pacific time, and so far no sign of Al Gore on my Facebook feed. I have 204 friends, many of whom are pretty liberal… but not a peep from the Goreacle. I have a list of links to send to anyone who posts his nonsense, including the “I’m a Denier” song from the Minnesotans, and some of the most direct science links too…. trigger finger is itchy, but all for naught this morning…

    REPLY: Starts at 5PM PST, 8PM EST today – A

  190. Ah, I wasn’t the only one confused about the CRAP start time… :-) Oh good, an uninterrupted evening of enjoying the posts and watching for crypto-Goreacles!

    Thank you so much, Anthony, looking forward to it!

  191. Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Who Endorsed Obama Dissents! Resigns from American Physical Society Over Group’s Promotion of Man-Made Global Warming

    Dear Ms. Kirby

    Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I can not live with the statement below: . . .
    “The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. . . .”

    In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible? The claim (how can you measure the average temperature of the whole earth for a whole year?) is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this ‘warming’ period.

    Best regards,

    Ivar Giaever

    Nobel Laureate 1973

  192. andrewmharding says:
    September 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Send in $10, only $10 to spread the word. The man sounds like some crooked TV evangelist from the 1970′s. On second thoughts he also looks like some crooked TV evangelist from the 1970′s.

    If I’m not mistaken, wasn’t he studying to become a crooked TV evangelist from the 70’s? Perhaps he’s succeeded at something after all.

  193. cromagnum says:
    September 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Just thinking, can we get more “NO” replies for the event on facebook?

    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188742181183369

    If you have a FB account, go to the above link and click the ‘NO’ button

    The current count, less than 48 hours out is:

    56,215 attending
    14,626 maybe
    218,679 awaiting reply
    32,076 no

    I just said no.

    64,130 Attending
    16,560 Maybe Attending
    282,676 Awaiting Reply
    37,082 Not Attending

  194. Dave Gilbangers says:
    September 14, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I’m sorry, but you can hardly get away with accusing a campaign of shamelessly plugging for donations whilst shamelessly asking for them yourself on this very page without being accused of hypocrisy.

    Well then go have a good Social Justice cry, Dave! It’s just sooo unfair when anyone is able to contradict The Prophet’s Holy Words, especially in Public, right?

    But since you don’t even know how to apply your own standard for “hypocrisy” or else can see it only according to what Gore is actually doing, which you admit! – such that for Progressives there are no standards except “winning” = looting and controlling people by any means available, and usually invoving Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” which invoke the tactic of trying to personalize and demonize an author as a substitute for actually analyzing the objective issue under consideration – it’s not surprising that you either don’t know how, or simply refuse to use the standards of real scientific method and principle science to evaluate your Prophet’s own “CO2=CAGW” Propaganda Operation…According to which your therefore meaningless Propaganda fails to objectively relate to the empirical reality it only pretends to speak about. So that all you and your own Prophet are trying to do as your “issue” is to loot and control people solely for your own benefit, as proven and even admitted by your own et tu quoque presumption above! And that’s what is truly “hypocritical” back here in the real world, Dave.

  195. Little warm-up:
    Here’s a 2008 TEDTalk of Gore with “New Slides!” (They were new at that time). 30min; didn’t watch it all. Noteworthy: The finale before the “Q&A” at 20:00 where Gore tries to do a “I have a dream” imitation or something. Keep barf bag ready.

  196. Better look out people, Gore may start referring you to AttackWatch.com.. then you would be in trouble!

    Or should I say “AttaaaaaackWaaaaatch”:

    Hah!

  197. Joe says September 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Too funny … even a Spanish segment starting at 1:51 “Vigilancia de Ataque” …

    BTW, here is the back story at http://michellemalkin.com/2011/09/14/attaaaaack-waaaaaaatch/

    This is simply brilliant.

    Ezra Dulis and Misfit Politics with Brandon Morse cranked out a quick, hilarious rejoinder to Obama’s 4th Brigade of Snitch.

    Humor is always the best revenge.

    Watch Attaaaaack Waaaaaatch. YouTube gold …

    More – see link above.

  198. Just been reading two papers.
    The first is where Mann et al claim that sulfur emissions are the reason for the lack of warming and the second – Carslaw et al – which is the source of his certainty.
    The warming effect of CO2 is offset by the cooling effect of the sulphur .
    Obviously there are 300 papers on the topic and thousands of pieces of observational data to support this claim, right?
    No there ain’t. He got the number from his models, right?
    Carslaw et al says “the effect of sulfur aerosols has been little studies and is poorly understood.
    Where did the 26% come from?
    Mann’s models of course.
    Why did he get this answer?
    Because he told the models to get this answer.
    Models are obedient. They do what they are told to do.

  199. WARMIST – “If you publish this article no reputable climate scientist will ever submit an article to you . Never, never again.
    We are redefining the concept of peer review.”

    SKEPTIC “I have just read your article, and the main article that you allegew supports it. Your sulphur aeosol thing is an assertion. You present it as an estabblished fact. An the peer reviewers let that go through.”

    Can we have the names of these eminent peer reviewers?
    Having read your articles in depth and in detail I wouldn’t want to publish my work in a journal which is rubbishy enough to print them.
    Let’s boycot Nature and all who sail in her.

  200. Jim says:September 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    “You are holding out on us!”
    I was going to post that 16 hours from now when they’re broadcasting from Dubai.

  201. There is a live chat going on next to the live stream. We need hundreds of people to flood it with questions skeptical to AGW.

    [REPLY: Knowledgeable skepticism, fine. WUWT does not promote trollish behavior. -REP, mod]

  202. 20. Years ago Gore appeared on the earth and announced he had decided to bring Doomsday forward as there was much money to be made in the meantime by owning shares in useless measures he would be actually also be paid to sprout about and this would be funded by governments (taxpayers) always ready to implant a guilt tax to fund vote catching things.
    This would start with all water on earth expanding and consuming the land and if this was not scary enough he would force all polar bears to swim to Canada and threaten the Eskimos etc.
    Money poured into the gravy trough and the formerly fring people were swept up but years went by as the prophesies became non events and the People gradually realized the Gore was nothing but a money hungry false prophet and God and the People placed a fitting curse on him

  203. Dear Mr Gore.

    It was my report on your An Inconvenient Truth DVD, that parents were required to buy for school……
    Well let’s just say, No kid in my school has to watch it anymore. :)

  204. Roy Weiler says:
    September 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Joshua over on Climate Etc is suggesting that Anthony Watts is the Al Gore of climate skeptics!!

    Right, because it always helps your cause to admit that it is a scam, then claim that your critics must be doing the same thing….well, at least at Head Start and other elite Universities.

    • @JPeden Joshua is exercising his petulance at being thrown into the troll bin here (as many at Climate etc suggest also) but he thinks he’s been banned rather than just put into an extra examination que. Lots of fake outrage.

      He’s just some kid at Penn State, probably works with Mann, don’t expect much. – Anthony

  205. Looking at the live stats
    8 moderators
    15 viewers (logged on)
    101 guests

    not a very good showing

    Most of the comments appear to be just disruptive.

  206. Having lasted a minute(max) aghast at the coordinated Q and A script of made up bimbos I suggest that today’s crisis is what to do with the overflowing puke bucket….

  207. Over here in the UK everyone is so bored at the Gore event that they have gone to Sleep. Of course that could be something ti do wit the fact that its been night over here. :)

    tonyb

  208. WUWT’s “coverage” of the Gore-a-thon is most excellent.

    I can feel the warmth of the millions of degrees hot Earth’s core on my feet.

    Humorous and enlightening here while Gore is depressing and confusing.

    Keep up the good work.

  209. Has anyone found any msm coverage on this “huge event” ?
    I am unable to find anything in the online papers.

  210. Meanwhile…

    GLOBAL warming has turned a vast area of Greenland “green,” a new edition of the world atlas showed today.

    Cartographers working on the latest edition of The Times Comprehensive Atlas Of The World had to rub out 15 percent of ice on the world’s largest island.

    Their work charts the retreat of once-permanent ice cover, reflecting the retreat of Greenland’s glaciers in the past 12 years in the face of a warming climate.

    In the 13th edition of the atlas, the map makers include a new island off the coast of Greenland, named “Warming Island” or Uunartoq Qeqertoq.
    This appeared as a separate piece of land several miles long as the ice melted and is now large enough to be shown on the map.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/new-atlas-reveals-changes-to-earth-due-to-global-warming-climate-change/story-e6frfku0-1226138131986

  211. Is it over yet? I took the last 24 hours opportunity to bury my head in the sand as I felt it would be matching what Al Gore is really doing, most of the time.

    Did the weather really do a Gore effect?

  212. Martin says:
    September 15, 2011 at 4:25 am

    In the 13th edition of the atlas, the map makers include a new island off the coast of Greenland, named “Warming Island” or Uunartoq Qeqertoq.

    And with the rate of Sea Level Rise slowing to near Zero, it would appear that the advent of Worldly Climate Perfection is at hand! And the endangered Warming Models can finally return to their Historic Home!

  213. I just caught 20 minutes of the segment from New Delhi. It is really sad. It is in fact worse, IMHO, that Al’s abysmal movie. It is really sad to see scientists misrepresent reality so egregiously. I switched off when the arguments by authority started to flow.

  214. I just had a quick look into CR and my computer stuffed up, so I won’t be trying again! I am enjoying Josh’s carttons though…

  215. I watched 5 minutes. Made me sick to my stomach.

    One thing I caught was that they (according to the prof from San Jose) were looking for a mascot…to represent the movement. A mascot like Smokey the Bear. How about a mascot that really does mean something that everyone will relate to? Homage to AlGore…

    ManBearPig

  216. Here are my suggestions should you encounter this guy dressed in his commando suit who says he is looking for manbea…er…climate change:

    Don’t make eye contact.
    Change the subject to something less stimulating.
    Talk rapidly and quietly about how you are doing, don’t ask how he is doing.
    Arrange for a mid-date “call” on your cell.
    Walk away side ways continuing to talk, and never with your back to him.
    Continue to talk pleasantly about yourself as you walk away.
    End with a quick and pleasant good by and then get far away quickly.
    Avoid any further contact.
    And for heaven’s sake, don’t make contact with any of his friends or associates.
    Practice your exit plan regularly.

  217. Martin says:
    September 15, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Cartographers working on the latest edition of The Times Comprehensive Atlas Of The World had to rub out 15 percent of ice on the world’s largest island.

    Their work charts the retreat of once-permanent ice cover, reflecting the retreat of Greenland’s glaciers in the past 12 years in the face of a warming climate.

    Does The Time print a summer and a winter atlas?

    Why does everyone pretend that Arctic ice is static?

  218. Alex Bogusky
    Chief Marketing Officer
    The Climate Reality Project.

    Why would a scientific principle need a ‘marketing officer’??

  219. Tomorrow morning, I’m going to get up in Boston and it’s going to be something like 46 degrees! Are you freaking kidding me?!

    This will be a good lesson for the Gore-aholics – whenever the Goracle speaks, assume it’s going to get bloody cold! Plan to crank up the thermostats, shove wood into the stoves, and wrap yourselves in blankets! And laugh your butts off at this guy’s idiocy, at least until the utility bills show up. Then get angry.

  220. Alex Bogusky
    Chief Marketing Officer
    The Climate Reality Project.

    +++++++++++

    Some of you may want to know why he was attracted into marketing a pro-CAGW event with a name that starts off with ‘Bogus’. Technically this is called ‘nominative determinism’. It means your name drives you towards your destined occupation, like a hand surgeon I had called Dr Fang.

    If you can search the records of New Scientist you will find there was a competition held by Feedback which was so hilarious and thus oversubscribed that they had to cancel it to leave room for other stories, then retreat more than once to get in just one more. The list is endless. Christian Kock’s solar cookers (Hamburg) is one guy I have visited.

    If there ever was a bogus event, a CAGW-fest during a (repeated) cold-snap is surely the archetype. If there is anything to have a consensus about it is that ‘unusually cold weather hounds Al Gore’.

  221. Anthony,
    After watching all this relentless equating of climate [snip] with smoking [snip], has it crossed your mind at all that your parents were maybe no more killed by their smoking than the planet has been warmed by CO2?

  222. Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    Allegory
    Allegory who?
    Al A. Gore is a crazed sex poodle

    Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    Damascus
    Damascus who?
    Damascus who was alarmed by Al’s hockey stick!

  223. Frank Davis says:
    September 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Anthony,
    “After watching all this relentless equating of climate [snip] with smoking [snip], has it crossed your mind at all that your parents were maybe no more killed by their smoking than the planet has been warmed by CO2?”

    A related thought is that the war against carbon dioxide emissions is modeled on the war against smoking. In both cases, the drivers are hardcore socialists and communists who are power mad control freaks. If I had known what was coming, I would have fought in the smoking wars on the side that opposed smoking bans. The hardcore socialists and communists must be opposed decisively at each step they take.

  224. Very few of the film clips seems to work for me (it might just be my computer refusing to play junk!)
    However, one of the few clips I could get to work was the ‘Highlights: Boulder’ film. In the clip, a man with a ridiculous handlebar moustache showed a graph purporting to show the global temperature rise since about 1980 and comparing it with solar activity over the same time-span. The graph had the global temp rising about 0.2 degrees since 1990 (with a slight flattening off between about 2008 and today (it said the source was NASA/GISS).
    Surely this bloke’s peddling rubbish? We know the global temp hasn’t risen in over a decade, so how can he get away with this?
    Perhaps someone could watch the clip for me and tell me what I’m missing, as it looks like compete rubbish to me:

    http://climaterealityproject.org/video/

  225. “Martin says:
    September 15, 2011 at 4:25 am
    Meanwhile…

    GLOBAL warming has turned a vast area of Greenland “green,” a new edition of the world atlas showed today.”

    Good – I’d rather we had a bit of “green” than arid ice-covered wasteland.

    BTW I don’t know why you put the word ‘global’ in capitals, when you are talking about a very specific region on Earth. If you want to start getting all regional, let me remind you about the increasing amount of ice down there in chilly old Antarctica:

    http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-10-05032.1

    “Fast ice extent across the East Antarctic coast shows a statistically-significant (1.43±0.30% yr−1) increase. Regionally, there is a strong increase in the Indian Ocean sector (20° E to 90° E, 4.07 ± 0.42% yr−1), and a non-significant decrease in the Western Pacific Ocean sector (90° E to 160° E, −0.40 ±0.37% yr−1)”

  226. Re the smoking and global warming thingey:
    This is a true story.

    About a month ago a friend of a colleague of mine had gone to the Canadian High Commission in London (England!) to renew his passport. On his way back he passed the doors of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Outside, in shirt sleeves, was a civil servant smoking his lunchtime cigarette. “Say, friend, that can’t be good for global warming can it?” “Ha!” said the smoking civil servant, “You don’t have to believe that tosh to work here.”

  227. Good heavens,
    13 languages, worldwide coverage and they only have ~ 7M views. Assuming people haven’t been bored (gored) to death in the first viewing, its likely the same group is viewing more than once.

    Couple of facts that don’t sound right to me which were just stated:

    — The Oceans, during the last Ice Age, were 400 feet lower than today.
    — 20 foot sea level rise if all of the Greenland Ice sheet melts. Note they failed to properly answer how long that would take and opted for the typical alarmist view — its accelerating.

  228. Boy, I tuned in at the top of the hour. I feel like I am being brainwashed from a play book from some revivalist church. Don’t know about the world getting hotter, but that Aussie moderating was sure hot!

  229. I said:
    September 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    ========
    IPCC FAQ
    “Global sea level rose by about 120 m during the several millennia that followed the end of the last ice age (approximately 21,000 years ago), and stabilized between 3,000 and 2,000 years ago. Sea level indicators suggest that global sea level did not change significantly from then until the late 19th century. The instrumental record of modern sea level change shows evidence for onset of sea level rise during the 19th century. Estimates for the 20th century show that global average sea level rose at a rate of about 1.7 mm yr–1.”

    120 m = 393.700 feet; close enough, I stand corrected but remember reading that 120 is under dispute in favor of 150 m in AR5.

  230. I said:
    September 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    ========
    Stand corrected again:

    http://bprc.osu.edu/wiki/Greenland_Factsheethttp://bprc.osu.edu/wiki/Greenland_Factsheet

    “The ice sheet would add between 6 and 7.4 meters to the global sea level (Warrick et al. 1996).”
    6 m = 19.6850 feet

    However:

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Greenland/http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Greenland/

    NASA:
    Greenland Ice Sheet: 4cm sea level rise by 2100

  231. Dang Gore effect. It suddenly turned cold here in NYC this afternoon. 59 degrees, windy, damp. Could have sworn I saw a few snow flakes.

  232. Could someone answer the following question: Has the planet been cooling for the past several years? If yes, how do AGW supporters explain that?

  233. Rob says:
    September 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Could someone answer the following question: Has the planet been cooling for the past several years? If yes, how do AGW supporters explain that?
    =======
    Using search on WUWT for past articles makes the answers a lot easier.

    UAH global temperature, down a bit in August
    By Dr. Roy Spencer

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/09/02/uah-global-temperature-down-a-bit-in-august/

    2nd part of your question: “If yes, how do AGW supporters explain that?”
    They don’t, they hope to baffle us with BS until we roll back into the next warming cycle.

  234. Pitiful, less than 9 million views at 5pm PT.

    Al’s closing remarks were the typical nonsense propaganda.

  235. Theo Goodwin: “If I had known what was coming, I would have fought in the smoking wars on the side that opposed smoking bans.”

    The denormalization/stigmatization of smoking/smokers and indoor AND outdoor smoking bans were planned in the mid-1970s by a small clique operating under the auspices of the World Health Organization (Godber/WHO Blueprint). This clique was circulating the concocted idea of secondhand smoke “danger” years before the first study on secondhand smoke.

    http://www.rampant-antismoking.com

    Antismoking is not new. It has a long, sordid history, where much of it pre-dates even the pretense of a scientific basis or the concocted idea of secondhand smoke “danger”.
    There were concurrent anti-tobacco and anti-alcohol “crusades” in early-1900s USA. These crusades led to a temporary ban on the sale of tobacco in some states and smoking restrictions in most states, and eventually Prohibition immediately following WWI.

    http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1981/2/1981_2_94_print.shtml

    The current antismoking crusade is in the eugenics, social-engineering tradition. It has all been political activism. The activists have been allowed to get away with exaggerations (inflammatory propaganda) galore. They have promoted themselves as the “good guys” battling the “evil” tobacco empire. All questioning of activists has been typically dismissed as the “evil” work of the tobacco empire: The activists have [fraudulently] promoted themselves as “truth-speakers” and all disagreeing with them as liars. And societies around the world have lapped this trash up. There is now a lucrative, self-serving anti-tobacco industry that did not exist 30 years ago, and most countries are signed-up to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control where particular ban requirements must be met.

    The goal of tobacco control has always been to influence (manipulate) law-makers into enacting smoking/smoker bans. Given the “success”, albeit fraudulent, of the tobacco control template, there are now others queuing to use the “template for success”, e.g., alcohol, climate control.

    http://piee.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/docs/behavior/becc/2008/presentations/17-2C-02-Lessons_from_the_Tobacco_Control_Movement.pdf

  236. The concocted idea of secondhand smoke (SHS) “danger” has been a means to an end. The goal has always been to exterminate tobacco use. There are now bans being enacted that have nothing to do with SHS. For example, those who smoke are being denied employment, medical treatment, and housing. There are now attempts to ban smoking outdoors where there is no SHS “danger”.

    Here’s an excerpt from an antismoking “advocacy toolkit” (from a Canadian toolkit, but will be very similar around the world) for outdoor smoking bans. It highlights the tricks/tactics used to contrive appearances – from flooding comments boards with inflammatory rhetoric, to conducting their own “polls”, to giving the appearance of wholesale public support for smoking bans – to manipulate the public and politicians/law-makers:

    “For the next few months, strive to ensure there are positive media stories, letters to the editor, etc., that tout how well the bylaw changes are working. There will no doubt be a backlash from smokers in the beginning until they get used to the changes.
    In the meantime, you have to counter their negative comments in the media, in comment sections of online news pieces and blogs, on radio call-in shows, etc. Your job is to make politicians continue to believe that they did the right thing.”
    It is not unheard of for councillors to backtrack on their decision and water down legislation.” (p. 48)

    SMOKEFREE OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPACES: A COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TOOLKIT.

    http://www.smoke-free.ca/pdf_1/Smoke-free%20outdoor%20spaces%20advocacy%20-sept2010.pdf

    [REPLY: I'm allowing this comment because it speaks to the efforts of special interest groups to attempt to control discourse. Anthony has made his position on smoking and cancer clear. Do NOT comment on the pros and cons of second hand smoke or smoking and cancer linkages. -REP, mod]

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