This year, October 22/23, they are bringing in a comedian (no relation):
Carbon pollution is not only disrupting our lives, it’s hitting our wallets. Comedian and musician Reggie Watts shows how, laying out the billion-dollar connection between fossil-fuel energy and dirty weather events like Superstorm Sandy caused by carbon pollution.
I guess he didn’t read the recent IPCC AR5 report that showed no connections of climate change/global warming with severe weather. In a year when we’ve had the least number of wildfires in 30 years and well below the decadal average, plus a near record low in tornadoes, and a hurricane season that has gone bust, Gore is pushing a dead issue. See why on the WUWT Extreme Weather page
So as this screencap from his latest propaganda video shows, setting fire to orchids seems to be the way Gore is fawning for attention getting the message across that it is hot in the summer and wildfires happen. He’s got nothing else.
Its the same old tired stuff from Gore, who can’t even bring himself to correct blatant errors and outright lying I discovered in his “high school science experiment” from two years ago. So, I’ve decided not to bother with the event this year, seeing how WUWT is beating the pants off of Gore’s Climate Reality project by the numbers:
Gore is still stuck on stupid, his star is fading, and he clearly isn’t worth the effort. He’s already beaten, nobody but a few zealots care anymore.
I’ll focus WUWT-TV on the science at the AGU meeting this year. I’m happy to report that I’ve been given a press pass.
Below, you can watch the latest video from Gore and laugh, after all he’s reduced himself to hiring a comedian to push his issue.
UPDATE: In comments, “Mark and Two cats” sums the whole thing up pretty well:
…dirty weather events…
Children just aren’t going to know what clean weather is.
UPDATE2: for reference from the IPCC AR5 WGI Chapter 2 on extremes.
- “Overall, the most robust global changes in climate extremes are seen in measures of daily temperature, including to some extent, heat waves. Precipitation extremes also appear to be increasing, but there is large spatial variability”
- “There is limited evidence of changes in extremes associated with other climate variables since the mid-20th century”
- “Current datasets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century … No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin”
- “In summary, there continues to be a lack of evidence and thus low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of floods on a global scale”
- “In summary, there is low confidence in observed trends in small-scale severe weather phenomena such as hail and thunderstorms because of historical data inhomogeneities and inadequacies in monitoring systems”
- “In summary, the current assessment concludes that there is not enough evidence at present to suggest more than low confidence in a global-scale observed trend in drought or dryness (lack of rainfall) since the middle of the 20th century due to lack of direct observations, geographical inconsistencies in the trends, and dependencies of inferred trends on the index choice. Based on updated studies, AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in drought since the 1970s were probably overstated. However, it is likely that the frequency and intensity of drought has increased in the Mediterranean and West Africa and decreased in central North America and north-west Australia since 1950”
- “In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low”