Al Gore still addicted to nonexistent hurricane-climate link in new book

Gore 2.0, now with Pacific Hurricanes, coming to a book store near you. Gore plans to hawk it on David Letterman next Tuesday night. One more reason not to watch Dave anymore. One can always hope though. Maybe he’ll feature Gore as a “stupid human trick”.

Al doesn’t seem to learn when it comes to visuals. Or maybe he just thinks that he’s obligated to put a picture of a hurricane on the front cover to keep the theme of AIT going. Either way. Any imagined link between hurricanes and global warming has evaporated.

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My prediction:  sales will be a fraction of AIT, and it probably won’t make the NYT bestsellers list. People are tired of the yap, as indicated by recent polls.

Here’s what he has to say about it on his blog (note: he doesn’t take comments)

From the Press Release:

Today Vice President Gore announced that his next book, Our Choice, will be published by Rodale in the US and by other publishers internationally on November 3, 2009. Picking up where An Inconvenient Truth left off, Our Choice utilizes Mr. Gore’s forty years of experience as a student, policymaker, author, filmmaker, entrepreneur and activist to comprehensively describe the real solutions to global warming. A co-recipient of the Nobel Peace prize in 2007 for his environmental work, Mr. Gore continues to make sense of the pressing issues we face and Our Choice will unquestionably inspire and rally those ready to fight for solutions that were deemed impossible only a short time ago.

Said Vice President Gore, “An Inconvenient Truth reached millions of people with the message that the climate crisis is threatening the future of human civilization and that it must and can be solved. Now that the need for urgent action is even clearer with the alarming new findings of the last three years, it is time for a comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis. Our Choice will answer that call.”

Since the publication of the New York Times bestseller An Inconvenient Truth and the release of the Academy Award® winning film of the same title, Mr. Gore has led more than thirty “Solutions Summits” with top scientists, engineers and policy experts to examine every solution to the climate crisis in depth and detail. Our Choice draws on conclusions developed through those summits as well as on extensive independent research, describing how the bold choices necessary to save the earth’s climate should also be the foundations of policies worldwide to create new jobs and stimulate sustainable economic progress.

As they did with An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Gore and Mrs. Tipper Gore will donate 100% of the proceeds of the book to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit, non-partisan group dedicated to spreading awareness about the climate crisis and how to solve it.

Our Choice will feature 100% recycled paper, locally produced and sourced editions, low VOC inks, and will be carbon neutral.

“Rodale is honored to continue our relationship with Vice President Al Gore,” said Rodale Inc. President and CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy. “We were proud to publish An Inconvenient Truth and very much look forward to bringing Our Choice to the growing audience of committed citizens who are seeking solutions to the climate change crisis. In the spirit of our longtime mission, we are dedicated to creating the greatest possible platform for Vice President Gore’s work and message.”

Simon & Schuster Audio, who published the Grammy Award winning audio version of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, will publish the audio edition of the book on CD and digital download simultaneous with the hardcover publication.

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Patrick Davis

The Pacific was called the Pacific for a very good reason, and it wasn’t to do with, unlike Mr Gore, large volume of wind.

Squidly

Speaking of Al Gore on David Letterman.
Lord Christopher Monkton will be on Glenn Beck tomorrow (10/30/09) for the ENTIRE hour
I highly recommend tuning in…

tokyoboy

…..Today Vice President Gore announced that his next book,
I didn’t know that he is still Vice President of US …..

Evan Jones

Once one, always one, in terms of address. Same for prez. That’s how we do it here.

D MacKenzie

With the exception of the early 90’s (Pinatubo perhaps) , the peaks and troughs in those graphs actually correspond quite well, perhaps some other factor is driving the annual variation in both?

tokyoboy

The curve for this year is abhorrent of that for 2007 ?
http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm

My quick first reaction to the cover:
1. The hurricane was (a) Photoshopped in and (b) doesn’t appear accurately scaled (super-sized), (c) is overly white and (c) doesn’t follow the curvature of the Earth.
2. The bulk of North America has been turned into an inhospitable desert.
3. The ice-free Arctic that until now has only existed in Mr. Gore’s imagination is actually pictured here.
4. Sea level has risen enough to thin the piece of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Gulf of Tehuantepec.
From these observations, we can glean that the plan to solve the climate crisis involves frightening the credulous with Photoshop.

AEGeneral

Maybe he’ll feature Gore as a “stupid human trick”.
Or maybe he’ll bring back the classic, “Things dropped off of a 5-story building.”
For the book, of course. 🙂

Like I said, quick, that would be (d)

Leon Brozyna

The antidote to this silliness can be found at:
http://2009.weblogawards.org/
Nominations Nov. 2, 2009 – Nov. 20, 2009
Finalists Announced December 28, 2009
Voting January 4, 2010 – January 11, 2009
Let’s make it WUWT for a second year — send Gore a message!

savethesharks

Where to begin…from the press release:
“Our Choice draws on conclusions developed through those summits as well as on extensive independent research, describing how the bold choices necessary TO SAVE THE EARTH’S CLIMATE should also be the foundations of policies worldwide to create new jobs and stimulate sustainable economic progress.”
So….let me get this straight: An opportunistic species that used to hang from trees…all in the past 100,000 years….is going to “save” the Earth’s climate….a system which dwarfs our species….in size and scope by many, many, MANY orders of magnitude…and has been around for the past 4,600,000,000 years??
When you have international figureheads like the bloated Al Gore, and his dead-pan, dim personality, it….
…makes one realize that the condition of “devolution” is real.
Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

Bulldust

Hey Mr Letterman … I have a Top Ten List for ya:
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2009/10/09/stewards-10-myths-about-global-warming-and-co2-damage.html
I am starting to wonder if there might be a Inverse Gore Butterfly Effect… do you suppose that every time Gore speaks some aspect of the AGW science keels over and dies?

savethesharks

“As they did with An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Gore and Mrs. Tipper Gore will donate 100% of the proceeds of the book to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit, non-partisan group dedicated to spreading awareness about the climate crisis and how to solve it.”
Oh wow….how philanthropic of you….
When you are worth $100 million or more….you can afford to do such things!
Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

savethesharks

Our Choice will feature 100% recycled paper, locally produced and sourced editions, low VOC inks, and will be carbon neutral.”
Your book might be….but your private jet…ain’t.
I am sure your homes aren’t either.
HYPOCRITE!
Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

D. King

“Gore plans to hawk it on David Letterman next Tuesday night. One more reason not to watch Dave anymore.”
I sometimes wonder if actors, Letterman and others, care whether they
drive people away and cost “grips” ect. their jobs?

Dena

After reading that press release, I think I am going to be sick!

Ron de Haan

Well, it does not happen very often that a book is refuted before it’s official release date. Well done.

TP

Gore is donating the proceeds to the Alliance for Climate Protection, the NGO he started. Donating to himself; how generous…..

AEGeneral

Harold Ambler (20:24:33) :
1. The hurricane was (a) Photoshopped in and (b) doesn’t appear accurately scaled (super-sized), (c) is overly white and (c) doesn’t follow the curvature of the Earth.

Agree, that’s a poor job whoever did it. You’d think Gore would have access to some of the best graphics designers available.
Epic fail.

tokyoboy

22,222,342 hits at 13:26 JST Friday 30 October.
Uh—-m…….. I missed 22,222,222 while taking lunch, but Almost!
The 70-80 thousand increment a day is reeeaaaallllly amazing.

Jerry Lee Davis

After reading this posting, I was motivated to go on over to Bob Webster’s site at http://www.webcommentary.com/ and sign Christopher Moncton’s Instrument of Repudiation (also see Bob’s story at ICECAP).

Ron de Haan

OT: Bolton and Lord Moncton 1 hour interview Fox News this Friday:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2374169/posts

Janice The American Elder

Carbon neutral? Considering that the bottom has dropped out of the carbon credit market, it probably only costs about $0.0001 per book for that . . .

AManuel

Today I received my monthly Costco Mag with Al Gore on the front cover (an old before weight gain photo) which went into the trash. I sent Costco an email requesting that the next mag have an alternate view to Al Gore’s on the issue of global warming and that I was suspending my shopping at Costco until they present a balanced view of this issue. This stand will cost me $ for some home an office products, but I am tired of everyone getting on the CO2 bandwagon to make themselves look “green”. There are real issues with air, water and solid waste polution that companies can help solve, but CO2 is not the right issue. I have to look at this CO2 crap from the electric company each month with their bill, but I have a choice with my home and office $.

Algorius Blowhardius

Gene Nemetz

Al Gore still addicted to nonexistent hurricane
Everyone can see when a junkies addiction is taking him down.
Crack kills. Hurricane predictions are killing Al Gore’s name—cold weather too.

Gene Nemetz

One more reason not to watch Dave anymore.
I used to stay up way too late to watch—years ago. He used to cheer me up every time. Now he’s all politics, politics, politics.

Antonio San

Mr Gore’s graphic department is ignorant of basic meteorology! But anyway, manufacture a false crisis and pretend you have a plan to solve it… Just as the bloodied nose of the activist interviewed by CBC after the parliament kerfuffle, it is all manufactured and fake… so one fake hurricane more…
In Canada Suzuki, Jaccard and the Pembina Institute released a publicized report immediatly picked up by the Globemedia advocates in which Alberta and Saskatchewan -British Columbia is safe…- should pay for everything so Canada -and Ontario- can meet their self inflicted targets… Laughable activist piece yet, one should remember that Suzuki and Jaccard are not elected officials and yet imposed a Carbon tax to BC residents…
Finally, I read in the straight that modeler Andrew Weaver of University of Victoria is now dabbling in politics… considering his model is the worst performer at reconstructing XX century temperatures as demonstrated by climateaudit, we can understand its easier for him to predict China’s move than climate!

timetochooseagain

D MacKenzie (19:55:09) : The word you are searching for is “ENSO”:
http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/maue_2009_grl.pdf
See pages 18 (for description of figure, #3) and 22 for the image.
ENSO has well know impact on global temps, too, causing 1998 to be hot and 2008 to be cold. (“causing” in the sense that 1. the events correlated and 2. ENSO precedes global temps by several months)

RhudsonL

I see a raging debate when VP worthy Sarah Palin’s book comes out.

Why does Northern Canada look so lush and the US look like a desert?

timetochooseagain

John A (23:08:04) : A closer inspection reveals: Baja California is nowhere to be seen, Mexico has gone on a very successful diet, and sea ice is a thing of the past.
Obviously an “artist’s rendering of what the Earth might look like if we don’t change our evil ways, at some time in the near future. I’m Al Gore and I approve this message.”

Stef

“Why does Northern Canada look so lush and the US look like a desert?”
Because it is supposed to be the future after we have “killed the planet”. (Although, the planet looks pretty alive in that picture).
The global warming will be turning the US heartland to a dust bowl, and thawing out Canada. Presumably, the US will invade Canada for their natural resources at this point, while the giant photoshopped hurricane will destroy what is left of the US.
Is Al Gores beach front property visible in that picture? Or has it been flooded?

Geoff Sherrington

My USA friends, how could you elevate to high office a person who claims to have made a book that it “carbon neutral”? Why not ask him for the equation showing carbon input = carbon output? If he cannot show that, then it’s an actionable fraudulent claim made to bolster sales. That is, it’s not legal.

Joseph Siddall

Agree with Mr Sherrington. However, the Big Al blurb does not say WHEN the book will be carbon-neutral, so he’s got eternity to play with.
Like all his statements, this one needs challenging.

Geoff Sherrington

Just goes to show you can’t judge a cover-up by its book.
I have “Earth in the Balance” if you ever want some Pythonesque quotes. Here’s some examples to start the dribbles of expectation.
At p 15:
“On a personal level, this has meant re-examining my relation to the environment in large and small ways – everything from wondering how my spiritual life can be more connected to the natural world to keeping a careful eye on our household’s use of electricity, water, an, indeed, every kind of resource – and recognising my own hypocrisy when I use CFCs in my automobile air conditioner; for example, on the way way to a speech about why they should be banned. I don’t claim any skill or courage as a seeker of the truth ….”
At p 141:
“The environmentalist Amory Lovins tells the particularly troubling story of how a powerful pesticide was used in Indonesia to kill mosquitos that were spreading malaria; the spraying also killed the tiny wasps that conteolled the insect population in the thatched roofs of the houses. Before long, the roofs all fell in. Meanwhile, thousands of cats were also poisoned by the pesticide, and after they died the rat population burgeoned, which in turn bought on an epidemic of bubonic plague.”
This contrasts with the CDC statement:
In the United States, the last urban plague epidemic occurred in Los Angeles in 1924-25. Since then, human plague in the United States has occurred as mostly scattered cases in rural areas (an average of 10 to 15 persons each year). Globally, the World Health Organization reports 1,000 to 3,000 cases of plague every year. …. Plague also exists in Africa, Asia, and South America.
Is this person sane?

Vincent

Does Al Gorepone’s new book include all the latest evidence that has come to light since AIT? Does it for example, bring to light that there has been no OHC increase since 2003? Does it describe the lack of predicted mid troposphere hotspot, or Lindzen’s paper on the earth’s radiation budget?
Or is it pure propaganda?
“On the first day of christmas, Al Gore sent to me,
One fear mongering documentary.”

DJ Meredith

In Costco’s lead article Al Gore states there is a “climate crisis”. I feel bad. Really bad. I’m going to help stop this crisis by lowering my carbon footprint by shopping at stores that don’t require me to use as much gas to get to. (Never mind that I’ll probably be saving money, since Costco is around ~$200/visit for me)
I too am sending Costco a letter of outrage for posting this profiteering buffoon on and in their publication. My letter will amount to a bristlecone ring in the grand quarterly profits of Costco, but unless and until I see a balancing article, my spending at Costco just came to a grinding slowdown.
Al Gore my have fooled Costco, but Costco isn’t going to fool me, nor by extension, will I be Al Gore’s fool.

Vincent

Savethesharks,

Oh wow….how philanthropic of you [to donate 100% of proceeds]….
When you are worth $100 million or more….you can afford to do such things”
Or maybe he’s not anticipating many sales (if it ends up out selling Harry Potter, I’d love to seem him try and wriggle out of it).

DWB

Looks to me like we lost Florida as well…

H.R.

Well, ya’ can’t blame a guy (Gore) for trying to game the current social/political/economic systems just to amass wealth and power now, can ya’?
It’s expensive trying to maintain all those houses, offices, boats, and a plane. I don’t know for sure but Tipper’s upkeep can’t be all that cheap, either.
Naked hypocracy and writing fiction aren’t illegal.
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(Ummm…. I shouldn’t have used the words ‘naked’ and ‘Gore’ in the same post. My apologies to those of you who are currently clawing out their eyeballs. Sorry.)

OceanTwo

Harold Ambler (20:24:33) :
My quick first reaction to the cover:
1. The hurricane was (a) Photoshopped in and (b) doesn’t appear accurately scaled (super-sized), (c) is overly white and (c) doesn’t follow the curvature of the Earth.
2. The bulk of North America has been turned into an inhospitable desert.
3. The ice-free Arctic that until now has only existed in Mr. Gore’s imagination is actually pictured here.
4. Sea level has risen enough to thin the piece of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Gulf of Tehuantepec.
From these observations, we can glean that the plan to solve the climate crisis involves frightening the credulous with Photoshop.

Al Gore is no novice when it comes to computer generated imagery. Since polar bears aren’t suffering he had to generate a computer generated polar bear. The majestic icesheet fly by was stripped straight from “The Day After Tomorrow”.
I will say, that cover does look very odd. It’s just astounding that these people pushing AGW have to stoop to lies and diversions and make stuff up to get the point across. What is even more astounding is that intelligent people believe it.

OceanTwo

AManuel (21:53:06) :
… There are real issues with air, water and solid waste polution that companies can help solve, but CO2 is not the right issue. …

Exactly! This is actually one of the most fundamental and grave errors of this whole ‘green’ movement.
The fact that nothing is being done to actually ‘solve the CO2 pollution crisis’ – because it’s very expensive – will mean that any funding in such a direction will detract significant from addressing the real global issues There are people in the world that don’t have access to fresh water – something that we, in the first world countries take for granted – but they will have a solar grid to power the one lightbulb (CFC of course) in their hovel, so all will be well…”let them eat cake”.

DJ Meredith

I just fired this off to Costco….
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You have published an article which uses the phrase “climate crisis” 5 times, and “global warming” twice. If, as Al Gore states, this is a crisis, and Costco publishes these claims, then is it not consistent that I should curtail my driving to Costco and cease making unnecessary purchases to reduce “global warming pollution”? On the other hand, if I were offended by your use of what many credible scientists believe to be climate alarmism, then a boycott of your company would be equally indicated.
Either way, I feel obligated to reduce my patronage of your business to a minimal level.
The fact is Al Gore is a climate alarmist, an opportunist, hypocrite, and a profiteer. His movie An Inconvenient Truth has been found, by credible scientists, to contain as many as 35, and no less than 9 (as adjudicated by a court in the U.K.) serious scientific flaws and misrepresentations. He continues to spout scientific nonsense in a manner that more accurately is religious fervor, and now Costco gives him a cover story pulpit? I am insulted and outraged.
Who couldn’t agree that our dependence on foreign oil shouldn’t be reduced, and who couldn’t agree that we should pollute less? But who should rely on alarming proclamations without studying for themselves the real science, and not just opportunistic news stories when it comes to our future, our children’s future? You have, by this publication bought into the Al Gore Snake Oil sales pitch, and you want me to.
I work in the (—-redacted by me—–) and have not only a strong interest in climate studies, but have access to qualified scientific researchers whose specialties are in the field of atmospheric physics. While you may not enjoy such resources to enhance your understanding of the science, there are plentiful resources available to you on the internet. What you will find is:
There is NOT a consensus, and the science is NOT settled as Al Gore would have you believe.
—Science is not about consensus, it’s about repeatable results. Religion and government are about consensus.
There is massive fraud and misrepresentation as evidenced by publications the IPCC uses.
—The Hockey Stick was based on MBH98 and was debunked years ago by Steve McIntyre and Ross McKittrick
The IPCC’s models repeatedly fail to match real world observations.
—MIT’s Richard Lindzen, an IPCC author, has recently pointed this out
Effective immediately and until The Costco Connection publishes an article balancing the claims of Al Gore, with equal visual and literary impact, my purchases at Costco will diminish significantly, and I will, at every opportunity, share this communication with other Costco members and the general public.
I know I’m only one of thousands of normally satisfied Costco customers, but I also know that I’m not the only one who is outraged at seeing Al Gore on the cover of your magazine.

Tom in Florida

“Our Choice utilizes Mr. Gore’s forty years of experience as a student, policymaker, author, filmmaker, entrepreneur and activist to comprehensively describe the real solutions to global warming.”
Wow, such scientific credentials shouldn’t be laughed at. They must have forgotten to include his Bachelor’s degree, but I suppose they know that we are all aware of his BS.

Gene Nemetz

From the home office in Terre Haute, Indiana
Top 10 reason to not watch Al Gore on David Letterman :
10. The ‘consensus’ that Al Gore isn’t funny.
9. That crappy, broken hockey stick.
8. Don’t want to pay the $5000.00 a plate to sit next to Al Gore at that after show dinner.
7. ‘Robustness’ of other channels to watch.
6. I’m stuck in the October snow.
5. I’ll be on a date with a climate model instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdz555JBIwY
4. I’m voting for WattsUpWithThat for Science Blog of the Year.
http://2009.weblogawards.org/
3. That James Hansen is creepy.
2. This is a comedy show not a science fiction show.
1. Three words: politics, politics, politics.

Adam Gallon

Pielke Jn’rs on the case!
http://rogerpielkejr.blogspot.com/2009/10/important-new-paper-on-north-atlantic.html
“The paper should go some way toward resolving disputes about the behavior of hurricanes in the North Atlantic, as it provides compelling evidence of a bias in the historical record due to observational practices. ”
“Focusing on the past six decades, we observe no sustained upward trends in wind speed distributions (Figs. 1 and 3), the mean wind speed at landfall or the annual frequency of occurrence of landfalling segments”

Tim S.

How do you make a “carbon neutral” book, anyway? Does that mean no electricity was used in creating it?

The stupid thing is that there never was any increase in hurricanes, even before Ryan Maue’s latest data.
If you read the IPCC report, chapter 3, they say in the intro that there has been an increase since 1970. Why did they choose 1970? yes you guessed it, there was decrease in hurricanes around 1970. It’s like the sceptics saying temperatures have fallen since 1998.

F. Ross

AManuel (21:53:06) :
DJ Meredith (05:26:17) :
DJ Meredith (05:26:17) :
Well said to both of you; I could not agree more.
First thing I did was to head to the shredder to get rid of any reference and image of Gore. Then threw away the magazine. The only drawback is that my shredder is only a strip type, not one that cuts into little bits.
Thanks for your actions; if enough of us follow through in like manner, it will be at least one small action against all this AGW hypocrisy.
[I didn’t think of writing to them before throwing the “garbage” in the trash bin. Do either of you have a email contact address for Costco Connection?]