Not finding any, Gore airbrushes in hurricanes for his new book

Al Gore’s new book had a problem – no big hurricanes since Katrina to put in the book to look “threatening” to the USA. Any imagined link between hurricanes and global warming has evaporated.

Solution: the artists airbrush.

Ryan Maue, hurricane expert from Florida State University writes:

Anthony,

Not a lot of hurricanes here

The cover opens and closes half and half — so you only see one hurricane…as in the press release photo or the one on  Amazon.

But this is the real picture sequence from the book which I looked at Borders today and took cell-phone pictures, original (before the retouching by some “artist”) Note all of the Arctic ice and the size of the Florida Peninsula…

and the final product:

Now with 4 scary hurricanes - hey where's the ice?

WUWT?

A midget Southern Hemisphere cyclone is off the coast of Florida, another hurricane is sitting on the equator off the coast of Peru — and the Arctic Ice is gone (perhaps it is summer) and the Florida Peninsula is half gone

There are other differences I am sure you can find — but the hurricanes are just nonsense…

Ryan

Here’s the book cover:

Nonsense? No more like scaremongering, especially when it has been shown time and again that there is no hurricane to global warming linkage, and we are at a 30 year low.

Mr. Gore, you are a charlatan.


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Ron de Haan
November 19, 2009 1:10 am

Yep!

rxc
November 19, 2009 1:12 am

The hurricane spinning the wrong way next to Florida is really neat. It is probably caused by the center of the Earth warming up to millions of degrees.

November 19, 2009 1:19 am

Notice the Greenland, which 3 km thick ice cover has melted down to open sea instead of ground. And Cuba with its 2000m high mountains has disappeared completely 😮

S.E.Hendriksen
November 19, 2009 1:23 am

The Florida hurricane is running clockwise…very unusual north of equator.

Tenuc
November 19, 2009 1:26 am

After a quiet hurricane season, and a recovery to the Arctic sea-ice, this image is priceless. The man is a money grabbing buffoon – he must be a total embarrassment to the leaders of the church of true AGW believers.
I’m sure that this sort of distorted pseudo-science will drive even more people out of the AGW camp. If you can’t find a smoking gun, just make up your own.

Barry Foster
November 19, 2009 1:28 am

It’s worse than that, Cuba’s gone Jim.
What the doctored picture is supposed to show is risen sea levels. Look at Florida and Central America. I’m sure though that the media will pull him up on the hurricane issue. Not.

Richard
November 19, 2009 1:33 am

Is there no limit to the mans lies? “Our Choice” – gimmie your money … or else!
I wonder what is more alarming – his lies or the common mans gullibility to swallow all of them.

November 19, 2009 1:35 am

What happened to Panama?

Joseph in Florida
November 19, 2009 1:36 am

What a great catch! I hope this information gets wide notice!

Mike McMillan
November 19, 2009 1:43 am

Interesting.
The hurricane off Florida is rotating one way, and the one off Baja is rotating the other.
And there is a hurricane off Ecuador. Which way does Coriolis force make a hurricane rotate on the equator?

Mike McMillan
November 19, 2009 1:51 am

Uh, oh.
Sunspots.

Rob R
November 19, 2009 1:54 am

Why am I not surprised?

November 19, 2009 1:57 am

Well, they can always use the term “prediction” for their fabricated picture.
Let me admit that I don’t find even the fabricated picture, with a couple of hurricanes and a missing Arctic ice, terribly lethal. After all, you can see that the color of the North American forests indicates that they’re doing just fine in that world, and other sectors of the life on Earth probably do the same.

Fred Lightfoot
November 19, 2009 2:03 am

It’s worse than a Steve King horror story, anyone stop to think where the world would be today if this demented idiot had made President ? Says a lot for the ‘democratic process’ and the ”Noble” committee.

Jake F.
November 19, 2009 2:04 am

And the problem is? That’s what HE says is going to be, that’s the point of the book, i don’t see any wrong in making it graphic.

Allan M
November 19, 2009 2:05 am

Mr Gore is a poltroon and a mountebank (just to show his methods have been around a long time). But his similar forebears (not Polar) would have been envious of the quantity of money he has acquired through these methods. Let’s hope, that after him being booed recently, this book also gets what it deserves.

golfman
November 19, 2009 2:10 am

Yea and the lake in the middle of central and northern greenland looks so realistic

joseph
November 19, 2009 2:12 am

Who expected any more …
From prince of charlatans Al Gore?

spangled drongo
November 19, 2009 2:13 am

Anthony,
In our NOTW, the east coast of Australia has not had a hurricane [cyclone] cross the coast south of the Tropic of Capricorn since 1976.
Before this, it was common for 5 per year to cross the coast.

freespeech
November 19, 2009 2:13 am

I like the way they’ve made continental look so much more arid despite all those cyclones buzzing around ready to cause massive storm damage and floods. You wouldn’t buy a science fiction novel that got their “alternate universe” so muddled up, but apparently it’s OK in climate hysterics.
Al Gore – not quite convincing enough to beat George W Bush in an election, but somehow the shining beacon of knowledge in climate science.

November 19, 2009 2:14 am

Hey, what are you folks doing pinching one of our cyclones?
Surely you don’t think gonna get away with it – it so obviously belongs to us!
The debate’s at boiling point downunder with the prime minister declaration that our heatwave (and ‘catastrophic’ bushfires) are caused by climate change. The best quote is the leader of the opposition in the senate, while canning climate change science: ”It really is a disgrace to describe CO2 as a pollutant.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/11/19/2747998.htm

mark fuggle
November 19, 2009 2:17 am

The hurricanes are just resting,like a dead parrot.

Antony
November 19, 2009 2:18 am

Where is Al Gore’s Zinc mine? He left it off the map.

Kate
November 19, 2009 2:18 am

Something else is also missing. The reason the this book. There is no “Climate Crisis” so any plan to “solve” it is irrelevant.

DoctorJJ
November 19, 2009 2:26 am

LOL!!!
I know that is overused, but I literally laughed out loud. This is hilarious, both in principle and execution. I love the reverse rotation on the one and all of them look flat, like you literally cut them out of another picture and pasted them onto this picture. This was an awful photo-chop job.

michael
November 19, 2009 2:37 am

gore is sick, he is a looser.

November 19, 2009 2:48 am

Notice how there is no perspective foreshortening on the hurricanes? Despite the curvature of the Earth, they are circular seen face on. Completely bogus.

Brian Johnson uk
November 19, 2009 2:57 am

Maybe Mr Gore could explain why his latest book cover was graffitied with non existent hurricanes? – Oh! Because the book is a work of fiction and is only meant to enhance Mr Gore’s Carbon Trading/Offset/Scam potential.
His explanation as to why he allowed this book cover to be published will probably never happen. The artist knows diddly squat about wrapping images on a sphere so he was cheap then……

tmtisfree
November 19, 2009 3:04 am

Charlatan as most politicians: creating problems to impose their ‘solutions’ upon us.

dodgy geezer
November 19, 2009 3:07 am

Umm… in fiction you are allowed to propose anything, even multiple hurricanes spinning the wrong way round.
I presume Gore is going for the fiction Literature Nobel prize, to go with his ‘saving the world’ prize….

Robert Wood of Canada
November 19, 2009 3:08 am

Al Gore = Elmer Gantry

SOYLENT GREEN
November 19, 2009 3:13 am

Charlatan?
In most cases, a solid noun needs no adjective.
This is not one of them.

Eric (skeptic)
November 19, 2009 3:14 am

They removed the arctic ice, but left the snow in place in Alaska and northern Canada which is impossible They added orange streaks on the west coast and the western great plains, I suppose to represent fire, but not nearly enough smoke to match (nor would the fire be visible from space. They added a large arms to the hurricane off the west coast, the northern one looks detached. There is no way that a hurricane of that intensity would have anything other than subsidence around it.
The cover artist appears to know nothing about climate, weather, or any other science that I can tell. Perhaps it was drawn by the author himself? I assume he would have had to approve it.

Edbhoy
November 19, 2009 3:15 am

Is the loss of Florida supposed to indicate a huge amount of sea level rise caused by the melting of the Arctic sea Ice and the Middle of the Greenland glacier. Who knows! I don’t mind reading works of fantasy but not when they are portrayed as fact.

henry
November 19, 2009 3:18 am

I think what he’s trying to portray with the shrunken Florida is the threat of sea level rise.
Part of central America is gone, along with Baha.
And parts of the US are “browner” than normal.
Sort of a “ghosts of climate future” kinda thing.

Phil
November 19, 2009 3:21 am

I also like how Half of mexico is gone, all of panama is underwater, and greenland is half flooded. I wonder if this little piece comes with the disclaimer *artist’s rendering

GP
November 19, 2009 3:22 am

Presumably the photo is meant to represent coastlines and weather conditions once the ice has melted?

Richard Briscoe
November 19, 2009 3:22 am

So Gore finally got his revenge on the voters of Florida. Let the bastards drown!

Zebb, UK
November 19, 2009 3:27 am

This bloke’s pseudo-science and brainless rhetoric is incredible. What scares me though, is, why have people taken him so seriously, and especially by those who should know better? What is up with people? The man is a money-grabbing, power-hungry charlatan – why is he getting away with it?

Jack Simmons
November 19, 2009 3:37 am

Where is the Borg cube?
Killer bees?
H1N1?
Remember the SARS scare?
Al Gore has no shame, even for a politician.

Phil
November 19, 2009 3:38 am

Ryan Maue is a hurricane expert from Florida State University, not the University of Florida.

Ron de Haan
November 19, 2009 3:39 am

He is nothing more but a modern time extortionist, “Give me your money or you die”.

GP
November 19, 2009 3:44 am

I wonder what the picture will look like for the version published in the other half of the world?

JimB
November 19, 2009 3:49 am

I’m not sure this represents anything criminal, as much as I hate to say it. This is marketing, pure and simple, designed to prod the great green cash cow one more time. If anyone ever attempted to determine the truthfulness of most marketing campaigns…well…I think we all know that would be a waste of time.
As I’ve said before, this guy is a manipulative marketing genius…from his days in politics right up through his saving the planet movement.
Billions. It’s an amazing story, if you can stomach it.
We all point out how ridiculous his claims are, how foolish the story line is, how easy it is to prove the falsehoods.
Meanwhile, Gore counts the money.
JimB

jmrSudbury
November 19, 2009 3:53 am

henry (03:18:17), the browns replacing the greens reminds me of a picture that was made to estimate the lack of growth during the last ice age 70,000 years ago. Wait, we are still in that ice age… — John M Reynolds

JustPassing
November 19, 2009 3:54 am

There’s just one thing missing from Mr Gore’s jigsaw now, a church of Climatology.

Ron de Haan
November 19, 2009 4:08 am
Chris Wright
November 19, 2009 4:11 am

As a matter of interest, do hurricanes in the northern hemisphere always rotate in the same direction, due to the Coriolis force?
I guess the book jacket answers that question, as Gore is known to be a reliable source of scientific truth.
Or perhaps not….
Chris

Ed Zuiderwijk
November 19, 2009 4:17 am

This is simply and plainly fraud.
The original picture will have come from NASA or some other Government agency. That organisation will have the copyright on the picture. Editing without permission is an infringement of that copyright.
(If that editing was done with permission, then Congress might have something to ask of the agency involved).
Mr Gore and his, gullable, publisher should be prosecuted and be served with a hefty fine, plus an order to recall that publication.
Can a private US citizen take this up? (I’m not one and don’t live in the US either)

DonS
November 19, 2009 4:21 am

This illustration was probably produced by a retired blue state 90 year old living in Florida. Remember how he and his colleagues almost made Gore president with nothing but pockets full of chads?

Mark_K
November 19, 2009 4:27 am

Pico Duarte in Hispaniola is over 3,000 meters elevation. If it’s gone, all that should be left of North America is the spine of the Rockies.

Ron de Haan
November 19, 2009 4:33 am

Stop promoting the Global Warming Myth!: I can’t agree more!
http://ilovecarbondioxide.com/2009/11/stop-promoting-global-warming-myth.html

Adam Gallon
November 19, 2009 4:36 am

I’d bet the loss of the Isthmus of Panama would somewhat alter the paths of hurricanes, let alone the Gulf D=Stream.

Vincent
November 19, 2009 4:36 am

Well, his book is fiction after all.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark
November 19, 2009 4:42 am

I also notice that the continental USA has become mostly desert or scrub land (its very very brown). This has always galled me since globally, deserts expanded greatest during period of extreme cold (i.e. Younger Dryas event). During periods of warmth, deserts overall retreat with even the Sahara supporting lakes and grasslands.
This is a religion without a reformation… blind faith… logic need not apply.

Tim
November 19, 2009 4:42 am

Newfoundland appears to be gone. I looked up it’s highest point… 814 meters.

November 19, 2009 4:47 am

GP (03:22:29) : said
“Presumably the photo is meant to represent coastlines and weather conditions once the ice has melted?”
You have asked precisely the question I was going to. Is this SUPPOSED to be representational and described as such somewhere reasonably prominent?
tonyb

Frederick
November 19, 2009 4:47 am

Do you think his bay side condo in San Fran is under the water somewhere there ?

R Dunn
November 19, 2009 4:53 am

Now that’s what I call model building.

Tim S.
November 19, 2009 5:02 am

The global warming faithful in Al Gore’s Church of Climatology will simply say that global warming skeptics airbrushed the hurricanes out.

Christian Bultmann
November 19, 2009 5:04 am

Wile Florida, Cuba and central America have some great land lose in Al’s future the coastline of hudson bay didn’t change a bit.
That uneven see level rise must be a signature that the problem is man made right?

Frank K.
November 19, 2009 5:08 am

“A midget Southern Hemisphere cyclone is off the coast of Florida…”
Many jokes spring to mind here, but I’ll just let this be…

hunter
November 19, 2009 5:09 am

All science fiction books have fantastic covers, of things that do not exist.
Why should Gore’s book be any different?
I would only ask the book sellers to be honest, and to sell it as science fiction.

Layne Blanchard
November 19, 2009 5:17 am

All the continents are brown and half submerged. Must be that scorching hot Mantle cooking us from the inside out. Hey, I think I see some floating polar bear carcasses!

Geoff Sherrington
November 19, 2009 5:18 am

Ed Zuiderwijk (04:17:09) :
Yes, you do need copyright clearance for space shots unless you were up there taking them. (I have some prior experience with manipulation, being a member of the Plagiarism Committee of the Australian Photographic Society).
Different groups publish useful guidelines. This following one from the University of Wisconsin at Madison expresses it rather well.
http://www.uc.wisc.edu/policies/photo-guidelines.html
The simple message is – “Don’t cheat, please”.

November 19, 2009 5:30 am

charlatan is right on the mark…..there seems to be an abundance of this breed right now.

Merrick
November 19, 2009 5:32 am

Actually, the Greenland “open sea” thing is only half wrong (to the best of my knowledge. There is a significant depression in much of the center of Greenland, so *if* there was that much melt there would likely be a large lake in the middle of Greenland. Perhaps they are positing that the increased sea level will even connect the Artic Ocean? I honestly don’t know enough about the geography to know if that’s remotely possible. It could theoretically be with tens of meters of sea level elevation (as they are obviously assuming based on the Florida coastline), but I suspect even in that highly unlikely scenario that Greenland rebound might still keep the connection to the Artic Sea closed.

Squidly
November 19, 2009 5:32 am

I sometimes like science fiction too. Isn’t this in the same class as “The Day After Tomorrow”?
I particularly like the US desert he depicts. Are the Rockies on fire in that picture?

Rick, michigan
November 19, 2009 5:38 am

Hey, look at that! In the future a giant hurricane packed full of water will be hitting the desert (west coast)!!! That happens all the time!
Me thinks that there is little understanding of meteorology or climate (or any system in general) there.

Frank K.
November 19, 2009 5:41 am

Why does it look like ALL of Baja California is gone – clipped off neatly at the US border?? Geo-engineering at work, no doubt…

shiloh
November 19, 2009 5:47 am

I guess global warming is one way to finally get rid of those pesky red cubans.

S Nettles
November 19, 2009 5:51 am

I think Gore had his buddy J.H. run his AGW computer model and this is the actual results. It would explain a lot of things. “The science is settled the computer models are correct”

November 19, 2009 5:54 am

I wish we had an opposition party like there is in Australia! They’d get my vote in a flash…
I have always voted Conservative, but find myself increasingly alienated by their belief in Global Warming. I have written to my local MP and their Leader to express my unhappiness.
If it continues, I will have to vote for UKIP, the only party which, at the moment, has a sensible policy on the Environment.

Bill Marsh
November 19, 2009 6:01 am

Wow, the middle of the Greenland Ice sheet is gone too. Funny that it didn’t raise sea levels, wonder why that would be?
If they wanted to be accurate the entire East Coast should be backed up to the Appalachians given that if the Greenland Ice sheet is mostly gone, shouldn’t Antarctica be melted significantly and all the glaciers be gone as well?

Gary
November 19, 2009 6:08 am

Notify the publisher of the fraudulent representation of information. Then issue a press release. And when you see the volume in the bookstore, point this out to the manager and ask him/her to relocate it to the Science Fiction/Fantasy section.

DWB
November 19, 2009 6:09 am

I love the fact that before and after the “change” the exact same cloud patterns exist over the North Atlantic, Alaska, Western Canada, the Pacific… I mean the EXACT same cloud patterns. Must be another byproduct of global warming… i.e. stationary fronts and permanent cloud cover over some parts of the globe?

wws
November 19, 2009 6:11 am

It would be a lot more realistic if the picture contained some closeups of the Martian Tripods stalking the land.

Basil
Editor
November 19, 2009 6:20 am

I wonder which will sell more? Gore’s book, or Palin’s?

Curiousgeorge
November 19, 2009 6:26 am

@ hunter (05:09:02) :
” All science fiction books have fantastic covers, of things that do not exist.
Why should Gore’s book be any different?
I would only ask the book sellers to be honest, and to sell it as science fiction. ”
I wouldn’t elevate to the status of “Science” fiction. “Fantasy” fiction perhaps would be acceptable.

Leon Brozyna
November 19, 2009 6:30 am

Beware of any movement that espouses lying as an approved method of furthering its cause. To put it in other terms, the end does not justify the means.

Sven H.
November 19, 2009 6:31 am

“‘You’re a humbug, Sir.’
“‘A what!’ said Mr. Gore starting.
“‘A humbug, Sir. I will speak plainer, if you wish it. An impostor, Sir.’
“With these words Mr. Pickwick turned slowly on his heel, and rejoined his friends.”

Kjell T Ringen
November 19, 2009 6:31 am

Speaking about books, has anyone read
Chill: A Reassessment of Global Warming Theory by Peter Taylor?+
Here is a review of the book.
http://www.whale.to/b/chill.html
and a presentation
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=6613938246449800148
have anyone read it? what did you think of it? or heard of it?

Alan J
November 19, 2009 6:33 am

Unable to engage on substantive issues, have you instead turned to giggling at photoshopped book covers? This really seems like a complete non-issue to me.

Bruce Cobb
November 19, 2009 6:37 am

He forgot to add the SCAWY carbon monster – this is a book for kids, right?

jmbnf
November 19, 2009 6:42 am

I’m from Newfoundland.
It was nice knowing you all. I’d normally be racing to the nearest airport to get out of here right now. But the airport at Gander (near my home town) is a mere 496 feet and is submerged.. bye.. glub glub… http://www.ganderairport.com/overview.htm.

Scott, not from lalaland
November 19, 2009 6:53 am

What are those red splotches at the Sierra Navadas, northwest Texas, and Alabama supposed to be?
Also, the sealevel rise depicted is really funny. it covers 200 meter mountains, but leaves some coastal floodplains intact. Weird behavior for water. 🙂
I laughed that Panama’s mountain ranges are completely underwater. I just wonder what Al thinks THAT will do to the climate.

Doug
November 19, 2009 6:58 am

Al Gore isn’t stupid but he does show signs of retarded emotional development, his sycophants are stupid.

Douglas DC
November 19, 2009 7:03 am

This is climate porn.Al’s definitely gone over the top on this.He’s Desperate…

rbateman
November 19, 2009 7:05 am

Mike McMillan (01:51:36) :
Uh, oh.
Sunspots.

Uh -oh. Sunspecks, and only half of them are visible, the rest are satellite-only phenomena.
And they’re moving towards the equator too fast.
Quick, call Al Gore, he’ll know what to do with the airbrush.

tommoriarty
November 19, 2009 7:14 am

This makes me recall Trenberth’s “Future Hurricane.”
Tom

Editor
November 19, 2009 7:20 am

Ha! looks like they added a truncated hook of Malaysia complete with cyclone in place of Florida.

John Whitman
November 19, 2009 7:25 am

Allan M (02:05:39) :
“Let’s hope, that after him being booed recently . . . ”
Where was Al Gore booed recently? Any links to that? I would love to see it.
John

November 19, 2009 7:25 am

Donde Esta Panama?
I know Jimmy Carter gave Panama back to the locals, but I’m pretty sure that it’s still there. I kind of like that new sea passage in the photo, though. It costs us $50,000 to move a ship through the canal.

November 19, 2009 7:28 am

paulthepirate(yar!),
Carter gave away the Canal — for nothing — and Panama sold controlling rights to China. Nice, huh?

rbateman
November 19, 2009 7:33 am

Smokey (07:28:39) :
The US is just one great big pawn shop. Message to the world: The US can be had cheap.
Politiicians 4 Sale, comes loaded with FDIC guarantees.

Gene Nemetz
November 19, 2009 7:33 am

Al Gore’s book has fallen completely out of the Amazon Top 100.
It was at #90 two days ago. But it is not on the list now.
Amazon Top 100
http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/ref=pd_ts_pg_1?ie=UTF8&pg=1

Dennis Wingo
November 19, 2009 7:36 am

Hey, treat it like that game in the Sunday comics (USA) where you get a prize for noticing all the differences!
(Nova Scotia gone)
(Alaska much smaller)
(lakes in Greenland)
(Cuba gone)
(Florida truncated)
(Panama is now an underwater national park)
Try it, its fun for all!

arthur clapham
November 19, 2009 7:40 am

Al’s adventures in Wonderland, with apologies to Lewis Carol.

DaveE
November 19, 2009 7:42 am

jmbnf (06:42:36) :
Had an overnight in Gander back in Feb ’83
Very nice. 20′ drifts & cold as heck.
Strange how, walking around in shirtsleeves, you don’t notice the cold too much if the air is dry, must be something to do with the low specific heat of air.
DaveE.

Gene Nemetz
November 19, 2009 7:51 am

My car is covered with ice this morning. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area that usually starts happening in the middle of December and continues on and off until about the middle of March.
But it’s only November. Must be the Gore effect— the cold winds created from his book falling so quickly out of the Amazon Top 100.

Slartibartfast
November 19, 2009 7:55 am

Interesting. Central Florida (elevation 30m or so) looks to be above water, but the mountains that ridge Baja California seem to be completely underwater. I imagine the peaks near 5000 feet would form some small islands, but the numerous ridges above 1000 feet ought to at least form some larger ones.
Also mysteriously not inundated is the Mississippi River valley up to Missouri or so.
You’d think Gore’s artist would at least consult the Google sea level rise map application.

John Luft
November 19, 2009 8:03 am

Call it what it is …….out and out fraud.

Slartibartfast
November 19, 2009 8:05 am

I did a few scenarios on that. What’s required to reduce Baja California to a chain of tiny islands is 2000 feet of sea-level rise. Of course, that also puts underwater nearly the entire Eastern US. 100 feet sinks most of Florida save a largish island, but leaves Cuba intact. Also it puts a fairly large intrusion into Louisiana, but it leaves North and South America connected.

Henry chance
November 19, 2009 8:13 am

Algore is like Joe Romm. If you don’t find today’s climate supporting your dogma, you can always make a 2099 power point screen that will prove your dogma. If Cuba is under water, why not Manitoba also?

Gary Plyler
November 19, 2009 8:15 am

Al Gore will go down in history as the P.T. Barnham of the 21st Century.
Instead of a sucker being born every minute, there is a green stooge re-educated every minute.

chorao
November 19, 2009 8:20 am

Al Gore said:
“Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous (global warming) is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.”
See more algorism (Al Gore + alarmism) at http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/commentaries/propaganda.pdf

November 19, 2009 8:24 am

John Whitman (07:25:15) :
“Where was Al Gore booed recently? Any links to that? I would love to see it.
John, see here.

Gary
November 19, 2009 8:26 am

“Al Gore – not quite convincing enough to beat George W Bush in an election, but somehow the shining beacon of knowledge in climate science.”
Oh, now, that’s rich. I snorted coffee through my nose and onto my keyboard. My, how I love the wit on this blog. I’m right there with ya. (well, yeah, the scientific commentary is tops, too, I guess)

CodeTech
November 19, 2009 8:27 am

lol @ Alan J… that was funny, dude. “Unable to engage”…
I’m guessing you are genuinely humor-impaired, or think you just scored a point or something. Because, man, that cover is SERIOUSLY funny for anyone who knows anything about Science. Remember Science? That discipline that has been usurped by political activism?
I’m safe up here at 3500 feet, but the ridiculous inaccuracies on that cover are fairly typical of all alarmist “climate science”. Take a few disconnected possibilities, stir, and serve… it’s all the rubes really need, and those who see through it can be safely mocked and marginalized…

Perry Debell
November 19, 2009 8:31 am

I’d like to get in my wheelchair, sidle up close to his blubberiness, ram one of my walking crutches up his rhetorical orifice until his flanges wilt, give it a good twist to unload and suggest to all and sundry that the only man-made global warming this lying stoat will witness, comes courtesy of the 20 or so Dorset Naga chillies just jettisoned where the sun don’t shine.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article700700.ece
I doubt I would have the opportunity make my excuses and to tiptoe away, unfortunately. Cor blimey mate, can’t you FBI agents see the funny side of anything?
Disclaimer: it’s a joke!

joe
November 19, 2009 8:34 am

No Panama!!!!

November 19, 2009 8:38 am

Kjell T Ringen (06:31:16) : said
“Speaking about books, has anyone read Chill: A Reassessment of Global Warming Theory by Peter Taylor?+
Here is a review of the book. http://www.whale.to/b/chill.html
and a presentation
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=6613938246449800148
have anyone read it? what did you think of it? or heard of it?”
There is a much better review at:
http://www.harmlesssky.org/
(scroll down the left bar through climate subjects)
As well as an extract from ‘Chill” there are also well over 300 comments which demomstrate what a fascinating book it is.
This brilliant review also…ok I admit it. The review was by me…
Take a look. Peter sometimes blogs here and his research and his analysis of the warmists and the NGo’s is very perceptive.
Even better, he has impeccable green credentials so can’t be written off as a right wing tool of Big oil.
Tonyb

Charlie
November 19, 2009 8:48 am

The reverse direction / Southern hemisphere hurricane off of what’s left of Florida is HILARIOUS !!!!
The IPCC had better hurry up and add “reversal of hurricane circulation patterns” as yet another potential climate change.

William
November 19, 2009 8:48 am

Perhaps this represents the pole-shift as well. Florida is now in the Southern Hemisphere and the Earth is in an odd axis tilt. Too bad we can’t see Antarctica in the photo.

Kojiro Vance
November 19, 2009 8:55 am

OK, Florida is still there. The highest point is Bretton Hill at 345 ft above sea level. Cuba is completely gone, highest point – Pico Turquino at 6,580 ft.
Panama – gone! Highest point is Volcan Baru at 11,400 feet. That doesn’t make any sense at all.
So lets just assume that Cuba is gone and sea level rises 6,580 feet. Here are the highest points in the following states: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_elevation
Say goodbye to:
Alabama 2,413′
Arkansas 2,753′
Connectiticut 2,380′
Delaware 451′
District of Columbia 410′
Florida 345′
Georgia 4,784′
Illinois 1,235′
Indiana 1,257′
Iowa 1,670′
Kansas 4,039′
Louisiana 535′
Maine 5,268′
Minnesota 2,301′
Mississippi 806′
Missouri 1,772′
Nebraska 5,424′
New Hampshire 6,288′
New Jersey 1,803′
New York 5,344′
North Dakota 3,506′
Ohio 1,550′
Oklahoma 4,973′
Pennsylvannia 3,113′
Rhode Island 812′
South Carolina 3,560′
Vermont 4,395′
Virginia 5,729′
West Virginia 4,863′
Wisconsin 1,951′
By my count that leaves us with 15 states. (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY) But hey, look on the bright side, the heaviest concentration of democrats and environmentalists are on the east and West Coast!
I thought Al Gore and his minions were “all about the science”. I guess not when it comes to scaring or misleading people!

Kjell T Ringen
November 19, 2009 8:59 am

TonyB (08:38:30) :
Thank you very much!
That was what i was looking for. I have recently read the book and was fasinated by it but i have had none to discuss it with.
🙂

edward
November 19, 2009 9:02 am

Well at least here’s apositive
“Sahara Desert Greening due ot Climate Change”
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/07/090731-green-sahara.html
Images taken between 1982 and 2002 revealed extensive regreening throughout the Sahel, according to a new study in the journal Biogeosciences.
The study suggests huge increases in vegetation in areas including central Chad and western Sudan.
The transition may be occurring because hotter air has more capacity to hold moisture, which in turn creates more rain,
Shiny
Edward

Richard
November 19, 2009 9:04 am

Quite a few folks have pointed out that some of the hurricanes are spinning in directions opposite to what they should. I deplore this criticism of (on?) his spin. When you’re spinning a yarn you have to go all the way, and what do the little ole ladies and the faithful know anyway. No the models are “robust” and Mann and Briffa, who have just published another paper on this very subject, say so.

November 19, 2009 9:10 am

They seem to have nuked all islands, except in the Arctic. Newfoundland’s gone, and it has 2000 + foot mountains, but Cape Cod’s still there. (Maybe they wanted to spare the Kennedy compound? ) They haven’t spared all peninsulas, though. Baja California, with its high mountains, is submerged. And it looks like they shaved off the south coast of Alaska.
Couldn’t Gore, with all that carbon offset loot coming in, afford an artist who wasn’t a complete imbecile?

nanny_govt_sucks
November 19, 2009 9:12 am

How is North America that DRY with all those hurricanes bringing in massive amounts of rain?

Frederick Michael
November 19, 2009 9:13 am

That clockwise hurricane is going to be a nightmare for big Al. Mockery is the best counter-argument.
My favorite parody of the classic Hajj Beruit photo hoax was where someone added Godzilla. A chariots of the gods pattern in the southwest might work here.

Ray
November 19, 2009 9:20 am

If there is less land exposed, thus less temperature gradient, how could that create more hurricanes?

Slartibartfast
November 19, 2009 9:25 am

If only the photoshop geeks over at Fark could be employed on this one.

Molon Labe
November 19, 2009 9:29 am

Rush Limbaugh just covered this.

November 19, 2009 9:34 am

How is North America that DRY with all those hurricanes bringing in massive amounts of rain?
That is what is called ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.

Richard Heg
November 19, 2009 9:41 am

Al Gore used images of Hurricane Katrina to make his point but in the news today the courts make a ruling and its not AGW in the dock:
“A US judge has ruled that negligence by the US Army Corps of Engineers led to massive floods in parts of New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8367702.stm

Henry chance
November 19, 2009 9:41 am

5 minutes ago, Rush Limbaugh commented on the missing florida, Cuba and the counter rotating hurricane to his audience of 5 million. Nancy Pelosi claimed 500 million people lost their jobs. If 10% listen to Rush or read non filtered news, this is spreading fast.
Rush quoted a Scientist from Alabama that made comments.

November 19, 2009 9:44 am

God! What the hell does he have against Florida……. Oh, Nevermind!

bikermailman
November 19, 2009 9:49 am

Alan J (06:33:10) :
Unable to engage on substantive issues, have you instead turned to giggling at photoshopped book covers? This really seems like a complete non-issue to me.
Are you kidding? This is the man who is at the very front of the campaign to change our economy, and even way of government. He (repeatedly) completely falsifies things then passes them off as science. Shouldn’t his credibility, and willingness to flaunt any semblance of truth be an issue? If you’re looking to build a house, and the builder gives you plans that can’t be physically done, and has a history of overcharging by 3000%, getting rich off the process, and builds in a hidden back door so he can come back later to rob you of your valuables, shouldn’t that be an issue on using him as a builder? Or would you still use him, knowing all these facts?

NZ Willy
November 19, 2009 9:53 am

It’s just cover art to show Gore’s vision of an AGW’d Earth, with raised sea levels, melted ice caps, and hurricanes. The artist started with a real photo as a template. Nothing wrong with that, apart from the lunacy and ludicrous hurricanes.

Matt in Wyoming
November 19, 2009 9:57 am

KOJIRO – You only account for 44 states.
Others we love, but shouldn’t forget
Alaska – Still partially above water
Kentucky – ?? Don’t know
Maryland – Under
Michigan – Under
North carolina – ??? Don’t know
Tennessee – ??? Don’t know
Thanks for the laughs. Looks like Wyoming might actually win a football championship since they are 1 of maybe 5 schools still above sealevel.

George E. Smith
November 19, 2009 9:58 am

Welll Lookie here; South America done gone and disconnect itself from Central America.
I knew it wasn’t a good idea to saw them apart with that darn canal. Pretty soon Brazil will drift down by Antarctica !

Barbara
November 19, 2009 10:06 am

Where’s Cuba? If it’s complete gone under water, then most of the lower 48 would also be under. Who is fooled by these errors? Isn’t it difficult for a hurricane or cyclone to develop near the equator? I’ll check with my science teacher.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark
November 19, 2009 10:15 am

What are those red splotches at the Sierra Navadas, northwest Texas, and Alabama supposed to be?
Global warming induced volcanic flood basalts?

George E. Smith
November 19, 2009 10:22 am

Speaking of weird pictures; has anybody looked at today’s DMI Polar temperature graph.
By some miracle of Physics, we now have a two valued function for the mean temperature of the north Polar region, or maybe they have plotted two sets of data; one for AGW fans, and one for Skeptics.
Does anybody understand how they get that graph; those wild up and down jumps of around 5 deg C seem to be hard to explain. How could such a large mass of ice as the region north of 80 deg suddenly change overnight by five deg C, and then just as rapidly switch the other way. There must be some pretty agressive “heat” flows associated with that kind of temperature change.
The JAXA ice graph though seems to have recovered, and the red line is now headed north in a hurry, back to ordinary normalcy for this time of year.
But I am getting ever more suspicious of that DMI temperature; and the explanation of how they get their numbers all sounds like gobbledegook to me.
Doesn’t anybody simply plot what the thermometer says any more ?

bikermailman
November 19, 2009 10:26 am

The only time I’ve ever seen that shade of orange associated with fires is when the planes fly over dumping the retardants. Wait, maybe that’s what happened with Big Al? (apologies beforehand if the last was snipworthy)

Evan Jones
Editor
November 19, 2009 10:29 am

In Mizner’s unhappy phraseology he is a mouse studying to be a rat.

bill-tb
November 19, 2009 10:39 am

Cuba with it’s 6000 foot mountains is missing under the water, Florida with it’s 300 foot peaks is not. Al Gore, science teacher and climate expert — And liar to boot.

Sunfighter
November 19, 2009 10:42 am

Which is it, are we gonna get more hurricanes and sink into the ocean or are we gonna turn into giant north american desert? That picture shows both happening Mr Gore. Either youre gonna get stronger storms with more rain or not and turn into a desert, you cant have both happening at the same time.

hunter
November 19, 2009 10:44 am

Alan J,
Gore, like Benford, Asimov, Bear, Vinge, Robinson, Heinlein and other SF writers, are of course going to have the most fantastic and fictional cover art to help sell their writing.
I find nothing wrong with a work of fiction showing hurricanes blowing backwards as well as displaying complete ignorance of geography and physics.
It is fitting that the backwards hurricane, an important logo from Gore’s SF movie, should be used on his latest climate fantasy. Many authors use whimsical symbols such as that as sort of an insider’s joke. for Gore, backwards hurricanes are sort of a wink at the audience.
Everyone knows Gore is just schlepping out this stuff to help with his deep seated need to make a lot of money. No one really paying attention actually believes Gore’s fantasies, do they?
I remember back when the ‘Blair Witch Project’ came out, how certain gullible people thought the movie was actually pieced together from an actual event, but could anyone be naive enough to believe Gore?
That would really stretch the limits of credibility.

Oh, bother
November 19, 2009 10:51 am

If Panama is under water, so is Texas and almost everything in between. But that’s only in reality.
Cover art is frequently attributed. When I see the book I’ll overcome my reluctance to touch it, long enough to see if this is the case. I like to think the cover artist is secretly a scientific illustrator did it on purpose.

November 19, 2009 10:53 am

Could I please be a Florida State Seminole ? — I really am so tired of Tim Tebow and can’t bear being a Gator.

Moondawggie
November 19, 2009 10:56 am

Hey, at least Al found a way to finally get rid of that pesky Fidel Castro!
As Evan Thomas of Newsweek would say, “We got the narrative right. It was just the facts we got wrong.”

Andrew
November 19, 2009 11:07 am

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Word #1….Idiot.

NickB.
November 19, 2009 11:19 am

tommoriarty (07:14:34) :
“This makes me recall Trenberth’s “Future Hurricane.””
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Wow, hadn’t seen that one before. ZOMG WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!11!1

November 19, 2009 11:30 am

Good news is, Al’s beach property is flooded as well.

Steve M.
November 19, 2009 11:35 am

By my count that leaves us with 15 states. (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY) But hey, look on the bright side, the heaviest concentration of democrats and environmentalists are on the east and West Coast!

The highest point of the missing Baja California Penninsula is 10157 ft, eliminating: SD and TX

rbateman
November 19, 2009 11:41 am

George E. Smith (10:22:19) :
Yes, I noticed that the DMI graph did a barrel roll yesterday. Now they have ‘corrected’ the data, and the readout is entirely different. There was a missing piece that was filled in.
As for the JAXA graph, that appears to be consecutive days with no data that is just continued as a reapeat of the last day for which data is available.
Monkeybusiness or budget cuts?

April E. Coggins
November 19, 2009 11:41 am

It looks like Iceland and it’s glaciers survived intact.

rbateman
November 19, 2009 11:46 am

Winter Storm Warnings are up for California, and that means heavy snows.
Not even Thanksgiving yet.
But, Thanks for Giving Gore the Business. He deserves to have his sooty propaganda buried in white stuff.
This Chariots of the Gores story is so last century.

Mike Abbott
November 19, 2009 11:53 am

Maybe I missed it, but what is the source of the original, unaltered photograph? Where did Ryan see that?

David Madsen
November 19, 2009 11:55 am

It looks like the Sierra Nevada Mountain range is completely gone, brought to the same level of the Great Basin. Wow, I didn’t realize that Climate Change was going to level off 14,000′ peaks! Why isn’t there a stretch of water going up into Death Valley? If the water level is high enough to erase Baja, then its high enough to reach DV.
This whole thing is just laughable. What’s scary, though, is that some less informed will believe it at face value.

November 19, 2009 11:59 am

Just following on from what others have posted on the fact that Cuba is gone :
The highest point in the contiguous USA east of the Rocky Mountains is Mount Mitchell, NC, at 6,684 feet. In other words if Cuba is gone, then so is most of the US except for a few isolated islands in what used to be the the Blue Ridge Mountains.

DJ Meredith
November 19, 2009 12:04 pm

You guys are missing the joke here.
Remember the old Mad Magazine’s rear covers?
Fold this one together and you have a cartoon face of Pope Carbon I saying “What. Me worry?”

spawn44
November 19, 2009 12:04 pm

Al, you are a fraud. You could’nt even come clean when it was finally uncovered that the IPCC data you and your environmental socialist buddies were using as propaganda was found out to be cherry picked. You could not even defend the BS information in your own movie when asked a question about inaccurate information. The climate conference is nothing but a money grab by the socialists to re-distribute our wealth as you see fit. Cap & Trade is a failed euro socialist disaster. We are going to boot you non american socialists out of office in the next elections

ShrNfr
November 19, 2009 12:21 pm

@Antony The real value of the mine is in its germanium. It is one of the few germanium mines around. Armand Hammer sold it to Daddy Gore for a song. Or perhaps a few favors and a song. Lets make that lots of favors and a song. It was part of the “friends of Armand” program way back when.

jmbnf
November 19, 2009 12:21 pm

DaveE (07:42:37).
http://www.ganderbeacon.ca/index.cfm?sid=298626&sc=305
“on Oct. 17. According to Environment Canada, 40 centimetres of snow fell on Gander”
Another sign that Gander is aproaching a tipping point where at 496 feet above sea-level it will soon be underwater. The local deniers blame all the snow on El Nino. When will they stop their lies and admit it’s a result of global warming.

November 19, 2009 12:22 pm

Kjell T Ringen (08:59:40) : said
“TonyB (08:38:30) :
Thank you very much!
That was what i was looking for. I have recently read the book and was fasinated by it but i have had none to discuss it with.”
Your are welcome. Peter Taylor has a new book coming out which has a section at Harmless sky headed
“The ‘corporatisation’ of environmental activism ”
Hope to see you over there
Tonyb

Frank K.
November 19, 2009 12:37 pm

Juraj V. (11:30:38) :
“Good news is, Als beach property is flooded as well.”
The REALLY good news is that the publisher of “Our choice” has already printed thousands of copies of the book with the idiotic cover “art” – many of which are now on display for all to see at a bookstore near you!

UK John
November 19, 2009 12:42 pm

I must say that Al has altered my view of the globe, all the globe map views in UK show the Greenwich Meridian in the centre, there is no limit to his powers he has changed the world!
Weather in UK still looks cr*p.

Shurley Knot
November 19, 2009 12:44 pm

lol@155 comments.
Haters.
Anyway, authors have sweet eff all to say about what goes on the dustjacket, it’s the publisher who’s to blame, and he probably votes Republican.

wws
November 19, 2009 12:46 pm

Okay, Hunter, now you have really pissed me off!
Implying that the fraud Gore can be compared in any way to Benford, Asimov, Bear, Vinge, Robinson, or Heinlein – It is an Outrage, Sir, an Outrage I say!!!!
You know very well that if Heinlein were alive he would challenge you to a duel over those words.
“It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” – Robert A. Heinlein

Noah Nehm
November 19, 2009 12:52 pm

I love how there are hurricanes everywhere, and yet, with all of that tropical moisture abounding, most of the land mass is depicted as a desert.

Kojiro Vance
November 19, 2009 1:09 pm

UK John – so sorry to inform you but with Ben Nevis, the highest point in the UK at 4,409′, you are a goner on Al Gore’s world.
Don’t despair. You are in great company with all of the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, and with the exception of the Alps, all of Italy.

Kojiro Vance
November 19, 2009 1:32 pm

Matt in WY. This is just a giant conspiracy because Utah wasn’t NCAA football champs.
I shouldn’t multitask. I forgot a few states, my cut off was Cuba at 6,580′ So:
Underwater:
Kentucky – 4,145′
Michigan – 1,979′
Maryland – 3,360′
Above water – but barely:
North Carolina – 6,684′
Tennessee – 6,643′
That makes the surviving states:
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MY, NC, NM, NV, OR, SD, TN, TX, WA, WY
With North Carolina and Tennessee being the only states east of the Rockies to survive as tiny islands in Algore’s world.
Check out the countries shorter than Cuba that are gone:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_highest_point
Here are a few:
Cyprus
South Korea
UAE
Jordan
Croatia
Cambodia
Czech Republic
UK
Ireland
Hungary
Paraquay
Uruguay
Barbados
Netherlands
Kuwait
Denmark
Monaco
Vatican City
and of course:
The Maldives

Roger Knights
November 19, 2009 1:33 pm

Jake F. (02:04:55) :
“And the problem is? That’s what HE says is going to be, that’s the point of the book, i don’t see any wrong in making it graphic.”
NZ Willy (09:53:47) :
“It’s just cover art to show Gore’s vision of an AGW’d Earth, with raised sea levels, melted ice caps, and hurricanes. The artist started with a real photo as a template. Nothing wrong with that, apart from the lunacy and ludicrous hurricanes.”

I agree. There’s nothing wrong with providing a graphic to illustrate a potential future state. I assume there are words to that effect in the book–something like, “Here’s a picture what will become of the planet if business as usual continues.”
What’s silly isn’t the illustration, but the assumptions behind it.
Ten years from now we’ll all be glad that Gore went out on a limb like this, with a concrete prediction. It’ll be ammo for our side, which we’ll reproduce gleefully. So we should be glad now that he’s gone on the record in such a falsifiable fashion.

April E. Coggins
November 19, 2009 1:34 pm

I can just imagine what Gore will say after he reads these and similar comments. “The devastation will be much worse than even I could predict!”
ROFL

Slartibartfast
November 19, 2009 1:42 pm

I shouldn’t multitask. I forgot a few states, my cut off was Cuba at 6,580′

Sorry, as amusing as this is, there isn’t enough water-ice on the planet to raise the sea level much more than a couple of hundred feet.

Slartibartfast
November 19, 2009 1:46 pm

What’s silly isn’t the illustration, but the assumptions behind it

But:

there isn’t enough water-ice on the planet to raise the sea level much more than a couple of hundred feet

says that you’re wrong about that.

November 19, 2009 1:53 pm

Oh, here’s a set of priceless Al Gore pics…

Slartibartfast
November 19, 2009 1:53 pm

This website has computed what the Earth’s landmasses would look like if every scrap of ice on the Earth melted. Which I think is pretty cool.

George E. Smith
November 19, 2009 2:02 pm

“”” rbateman (11:41:41) :
George E. Smith (10:22:19) :
Yes, I noticed that the DMI graph did a barrel roll yesterday. Now they have ‘corrected’ the data, and the readout is entirely different. There was a missing piece that was filled in.
As for the JAXA graph, that appears to be consecutive days with no data that is just continued as a reapeat of the last day for which data is available.
Monkeybusiness or budget cuts? “””
Well I’m not sure what they did, but now at least it isn’t double valued any more.
But I must confess, that so far I am unable to deduce from what they say on their site; whehter this graph is from an actual real live thermometer reading, or whether it is the output of some computer model, of what the temperature is predicted; excuse me projected to be, or what.
In any case the red line and the green line aren’t even remotely similar; so it makes me wonder what last years red line looked like. Izzat green line some kind of composite smoothed out low passed 13 month running average by month of some 21 year mean of something else.
I must say that the lingo of climatology sounds a lot like something you would hear on Coast to Coast AM from one of George Noory’s wacky guests.
All this year-on-year plot by month data submission. Do they speak English at any of the schools that teach this stuff; it seems that the verbiage permeates all the peer reviewed literature ? It is virtually impossible to deduce the data presentation AlGorythm that is being used; from some of the pigeon English descriptions of it.
It’s no wonder the alphabet soup media don’t seem to be able to gat a grasp of any of the concepts of climate “science”.
The typical paper title and abstract of the average paper printed in SCIENCE, would be a first class candidate for the annual Bulwer-Lytton prize, for gobble speak !

Pete M.
November 19, 2009 2:04 pm

I agree people can be gullible and believe in this swindling and shameless opportunist.
What pisses me off though is the million dollar Nobel Prize money he got for propagating this bullshit.

Mark_0454
November 19, 2009 2:04 pm

Not even a month since publication and the book is already out of the Amazon top 100.

Annei
November 19, 2009 2:07 pm

Edward 09:02:47:
I thought the Sahel was greening up because of the efforts of a lot of the women in planting trees?

Bryn
November 19, 2009 2:42 pm

Roger Knights (13:33:04)
“Ten years from now we’ll all be glad that Gore went out on a limb like this, with a concrete prediction. It’ll be ammo for our side, which we’ll reproduce gleefully. So we should be glad now that he’s gone on the record in such a falsifiable fashion.”
Ten years from now we will be under the heel of “World Government” and none of the authorities will care what we or the fat man said.

November 19, 2009 3:27 pm

With this southern hemispheric hurricane on the northern hemisphere, the earth’s axis must have tilted. But it beats me how he can flood Panama.
BTW there is a version for children too!!

David R. Darrow
November 19, 2009 3:32 pm

It’s worse than I thought it would be… all of Baja California has been erased!

November 19, 2009 3:47 pm

Joel Shore?
Phil Clarke?

Any comment –
– anything at all?
.
.

Bruce Cobb
November 19, 2009 4:29 pm

Published by Rodent, I see. No wonder it stinks to high heaven, has a cheesy cover, and is based on “science” shot through and through with holes.

hunter
November 19, 2009 4:38 pm

wws,
I never said that Gore is writing good fiction.
In fact, he is writing fraud dressed as fact, something no ethical writer would do.
And the underwhleming response of the market place, inspite of the incredible amounts of free media hype Gore has received, tells me that the public is even less interested in AGW than what the polls show. From 1988, when gore first ran for President, he has been known as pompous and dull. No katter how much he profiteers off of AGW hype, nothing can hide that. Gore is the demonstration of what happens when you put lipstick on a pig.
I am certain that the great one himself, RA Heinlein, would understand what I am trying to say, and let me off with only a small facial scar in the duel. ;^)

Keith
November 19, 2009 4:43 pm

This fraud. Where are the cops ?

Mike Donley
November 19, 2009 5:23 pm

Come on now! Let’s cut him some slack– if it wasn’t intellectually dishonest, it just wouldn’t be the real Al Gore.

stewartiii
November 19, 2009 5:44 pm

NewsBusters: Al Gore Photoshops Hurricanes Into New Book’s Cover
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/11/19/al-gore-photoshops-hurricanes-new-books-cover

Matt
November 19, 2009 7:49 pm

How does this junk get published? Also, you would think Gore would have an actual scientist look at his garbage before he published it. My goodness Al, the gig is up! You are going to have to get a little more creative.

Bret
November 19, 2009 7:58 pm

If you look really really close, you can see AL Gore’s mansion and the emission of CO2 from it.
Good catch Nole, but I still have to say Go Gators.

Bill Marsh
November 19, 2009 8:36 pm

Umm, do hurricanes off of Mexico really rotate counter clockwise? I like the fact that El Salvador & most of columbia are gone. No need for the Panama canal, but NEW YORK LIVES! Awesome.

John B
November 19, 2009 8:39 pm

O/T
Here’s a great story.
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/177346/climate-change-pushes-poor-women-to-prostitution-dangerous-work
Effects of climate change have driven women in communities in coastal areas in poor countries like the Philippines to risk dangerous jobs, and sometimes even into the flesh trade.
Suneeta Mukherjee, country representative of the United Nations Food Population Fund (UNFPA), said women in the Philippines are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the country.
“Climate change could reduce income from farming and fishing possibly driving some women into sex work and thereby increase HIV infection,” Mukherjee said during the Wednesday launch of the UNFPA annual State of World Population Report in Pasay City.

OKE E DOKE
November 19, 2009 9:31 pm

LADLES AND JELLYBEANS !!!
let me explain to you about the hurricanes. some spin clockwise , others counterclockwise—– GET IT ? they cancel each other out. thus the science is settled

Gene Nemetz
November 19, 2009 9:52 pm

Ryan N. Maue (10:53:50) :
John Lynch converter from a qb to a safety because his passing wasn’t good enough for the pros. This may be what Tim Tebow will have to do. We’ll see. Probably not though. But qb’s make great safetys because they think like qb’s.

Gene Nemetz
November 19, 2009 10:04 pm

Al Gore is changing his ‘science’. He is now saying co2 controls only 40 % of climate. He is also making his message more about changing over to alternative energy not just to save the planet but because it’s the cleaner way to go and giving less emphasis to ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ in the process. The exaggerations in his movies, he feels, are justified because he was doing it in the name of doing the right thing, i.e., the ends justify the means.
So now he’s becoming more about switching to alternative energies for reasons other than averting global warming.
I wonder if he thinks that his ends do really justify the means with many children who’ve seen his movie still not being able to sleep good?
http://www.newsweek.com/id/220552

Allan Morrison
November 19, 2009 10:19 pm

This is no joke, these people are planning to change just about everything we do in the name of global warming. To publish something like this and to have it being promote as the gospel truth is a crime. This man must be stopped before he destroys our civilization. All one has to do is study history and you will find many examples of how religous fanaticism has destroyed many cultures. When you talk to people they really believe this is what is going to happen in the next couple years. This needs to be on the front page of every news paper in the world.

Roger Knights
November 19, 2009 11:32 pm

Slartibartfast (13:46:01) :
What’s silly isn’t the illustration, but the assumptions behind it
But:
there isn’t enough water-ice on the planet to raise the sea level much more than a couple of hundred feet
says that you’re wrong about that.

I concede the point. what I should have said was, “What’s sillier than the illustration are the assumptions behind it.”
Bryn: It looks as though we’ve got a reprieve from the governmental heel, now that climate-gate has broken.
I don’t think that carbon taxes, if passed (which I doubt), would have persisted for ten years if the temperature kept on flat-lining and even cooling. People in the US would engage in civil and uncivil disobedience, escalating from Tea Parties to tarring-and-feathering.

P Gosselin
November 20, 2009 12:31 am

And I thought the doctored political photos by Stalin were really amateur. This is just awful.
LOL! Hurricane spinning the wrong way!

Max
November 20, 2009 2:09 am

This is what the historian Boorstin called the “geography of the imagination,” typical of medieval maps of the “known world.” All that’s missing are sea serpents and unicorn at the ocean margins, and printed warnings, “Here be dragons!”
So does Al “several million degrees/no controlling authority” Gore summon us backward, to an age of ignorance and superstition. You CAN tell a book by its cover—at least in this case.

Chri
November 20, 2009 5:13 am

Rove, YOU MAGNIFICENT Bastard!! you’re minions are EVERYwhere, even in art studios!

scala20
November 20, 2009 7:11 am

Bit weak on the old ‘Investigative research’!
Not a real Gore fan but I think you’ll find that the cover of the book might be to illustrate what COULD happen rather than what IS happening.
Didn’t the title tip you off??
What a waste of f****** time this site is….

Slartibartfast
November 20, 2009 7:27 am

I think you’ll find that the cover of the book might be to illustrate what COULD happen rather than what IS happening.

But that would be wrong thinking. We’ve already covered that, and that cover doesn’t remotely describe anything that could happen. Please do try to keep up.

Slartibartfast
November 20, 2009 7:30 am

What a waste of fu***** time this site is

I can see you didn’t bother wasting any time actually reading what is being said. The battle of wits was over before it even got going, because you disarmed yourself.

April E. Coggins
November 20, 2009 7:31 am

LOL@scala20
Enough of a “waste of time” that you clicked on a day old post, read through almost 200 comments and then logged in to comment yourself. When I find something that is a waste of time, I simply hit the back button.

Matt
November 20, 2009 8:06 am

to scala: I suppose hurricanes spinning the wrong way “could happen” as you say. Almost anything is possible, if the polarity of the poles reversed, ocean currents shifted dramatically, etc. Thanks for playing though.

Bruce Cobb
November 20, 2009 9:08 am

Slartibartfast (07:27:46) :
I think you’ll find that the cover of the book might be to illustrate what COULD happen rather than what IS happening.
But that would be wrong thinking. We’ve already covered that, and that cover doesn’t remotely describe anything that could happen. Please do try to keep up.

Lol, “scala20” is probably safely back in its troll cave by now, after its quick little Klimate kool-aid inspired drive-by.

Stoic
November 20, 2009 9:32 am

Any book collectors have a view? Will Comical Al’s book be a good investment for its rarity value?

Ira
November 20, 2009 10:39 am

wish I had the time to read all the comments, so maybe this was already suggested: perhaps the correct term for Gore’s book would be “pseudo-science fiction”?

November 20, 2009 11:15 am

I’m still wondering if he stole that bowling ball or if it’s one of his old ones? Do you think his grandchildren have missed their decals yet?

old44
November 20, 2009 11:51 am

So what if half of Florida is missing, rising sea levels!

Slartibartfast
November 20, 2009 11:58 am

I’m thinking about buying this book, on the principle that its cover was such a horrid mistake that they’ll rectify the error, and then it’ll be rare as all getout.
Kind of like those old overstrike coins, maybe.

Dr John
November 20, 2009 6:11 pm

Just wondering if AP or MSNBC or NYT will send any factcheckers on this one. Anyone want to take bets??

Free Marketeer
November 21, 2009 1:51 am

[snip] Do you actually not understand what an illustration is?

Paul Z.
November 21, 2009 2:11 am

According to UK prime minister Gordon Brown, After December 7, 2009, we are all doomed right? Now that the US cap ‘n trade bill is dead, does this mean we should start hoarding up on sardine cans and candles? Just like Y2K, all the suckers keep buying into all the weird shit spewed by megalomaniacs like Al Gore.
Can the public actually sue their elected government leaders for fraud? How do we go about doing this. If we can sue the cigarette companies, surely we can sue the anthropogenic global warming charlatans.

emaN
November 21, 2009 4:54 am

lol, such experts and yet they put an anti-cyclonically rotating cyclone in the picture and publish it 😀

Timstigator
November 21, 2009 7:53 am

This is all about saving liberals on either coast. The fools live there in droves. Gore is trying to save them because he knows the middle of the country would not accept liberal refugees.

commonsense
November 21, 2009 2:52 pm

NO HURRICANES—NO GW-HURRRICANE LINK?
TELL THAT TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE!
TELL THAT TO THE TAIWANESE PEOPLE!
TELL THAT TO THE MYANMAR PEOPLE!
TELL THAT TO VIETNAMESE, CAMBOGIAN, SOUTH CHINESE……
Record SUPER-TYPOONS, in all this poor land!
INDIA IS BURNING, NEPAL IS MELTING,
US-Centric Reactionaries, look outside your one time Superpower!
The superpower that your economic recipes, CASINO-LIKE CAPITALISM , launched to the deepest crisis since the 1930’s(Conservative-Big Capital speculation-triggered also) !
All the damage you have done to them,
_decades of imperialism,
_exploitation,
_now exporting your unsustainable way of life as “development”
_enriching an elite, leaving all the rest in ABSOLUTE MISERY
_now man-made disasters(SEE ABOVE), that you want to ignore……
You might try to hid all that HELL with your patetic finger of denialism,
These people are ALREADY REVOLTING, in NEPAL, INDIA, PHILIPPINES, BHUTAN, BANGLADESH……
These FORGOTTEN PEOPLE will one day demand you REPAY THEM FOR ALL THIS!
In hope for you for clemence,
you will need it, a lot of it!

an inconvenient individual
November 21, 2009 3:42 pm

I like how the mountainous portion of Central America is under water, but the Yucatan Peninsula remains untouched.

Gregg E.
November 21, 2009 5:03 pm

Don’t you know that AGW will cause all kinds of seismic disruptions? Tall mountains will sink! Sea level peninsulas will rise! Dogs and cats fornicating! Fire raining from the skies!
What’s so laughable about that image is that would’ve been much easier to use publicly available 3D topographic data of Earth then use any 3D rendering program to enclose it with a high resolution sphere then adjust the sphere’s size to set the desired “sea level”.
Keeping to the penny-pinching thing, Blender and trueSpace 7.61 are both free 3D programs and plenty powerful enough to create a much more convincing image of “elevated sea levels” than the amateurish POS on that book cover.

Gregg E.
November 21, 2009 5:06 pm

For even more fun, look up how many Pacific storms there were in 1979 and the largest cyclonic storm ever observed, Typhoon Tip. Such a small name for a storm that reached almost 3,000 miles across at its peak.

Slartibartfast
November 21, 2009 8:19 pm

I’m wondering what a “super-typoon” is, and how I can get me one of them.

Slartibartfast
November 21, 2009 8:37 pm

These people are ALREADY REVOLTING

What do you have against brown people, racist troll?

cpax
November 21, 2009 9:16 pm

And for some irony…tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured the “What’s Up With That” sketch. Al Gore was one of the guests, and was plugging his book.

Jay Casey
November 22, 2009 9:49 am

Well, it looks like the wait-time at the panama canal has been reduced. And no more pesky passage/duty fees!

Gary Plyler
November 22, 2009 9:09 pm

This is so funny. Clearly, the author of a book reviews and approves the jacket art. Obviously, Al Gore knows NOTHING about tropical storms, even which way they spin.
And as for his sea level adjusted surfaces, clearly the books author has no idea about geography of the planet, where mountain ranges exist, etc.
Oh,thats right, he only knows about hot air.

Mike S.
November 23, 2009 8:05 am

I sent this to the guy who runs the photoshopdisasters blog. I think this qualifies. I am starting to wonder if the artist that did this doesn’t believe in AGW and intentionally made it this terrible.

commonsense
November 24, 2009 9:13 am

Slartibartfast:
Youn say: “What do you have against brown people, racist troll?”
I have anything against them.
If you have read my post, all the statements are IN FAVOUR OF THESE PEOPLE.
These people are the most affected by climate change. They are also some of the poorest and exploited people of the world.
South Asia is the groud zero of climate change.
Now is turning the epicenter of revolution.
Revolution against an economic model that make some rich in the cities, the Great Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, while the poor people in the drought-parched countryside is starving, and are victims of exploitation, caste-discriminitation, and the worse of all, they are IGNORED by the world.
Now they have begun a revolution. Now cannot be forgotten and ignored.
Now they have raised their voice:
LAL SALAM: “RED SALUTE”
A salute to a very, very big, RED FLAG.

commonsense
November 24, 2009 9:15 am

Mistype. I said:
“I have anything against them.”
I want to say:
“I have NOTHING against them.”

hockeyfan5467
November 30, 2009 11:52 am

listen up commonsense, who are we to discourage a rebellion? lets not try to avoid the lower classes rebelling, encourage it! if they do not rebel and continue to let their countries be run by a few fat cats in their cities, that is their problem until they muster up the backbone to stop it themselves. as for the climate change, it is laughable. when i was in high school, i heard about climate change, and promised myself to be a neutral party until i heard the facts from real experts. i have traveled all the way to Washington DC and talked to five different scientists/professors. two who say humans have induced climate change, one who said it was a combination of human efforts and natural cycles, and two who said we haven’t changed anything. i kept an open mind during all interviews, and seriously analyzed information from all sides. i have come to the conclusion that it is more arrogance than anything else that convinces people that their actions are destroying the planet. to think that what we do as a people is so powerful that it messes up the entire world is pure exaggeration and naivety. The whole climate crisis is a manufactured media scare tactic to make money and is a front for a whole different global agenda by some. I for one will not stand by and let government dictate what i do in a free country (which as a side note is growing less free by the day) because of a fake public outcry against climate change, which makes them pass some bs laws (because they don’t care what is right, they only care about getting re-elected) that restrict my freedoms. As far as gore goes, he is a pitiful and pathetic excuse for a leader of of a global movement. here’s a funny fact, Al gore Lambasted president bush for being “totally ignorant” of green energy and climate issues. however, did you know that president bush’s house in texas is heated by geothermal energy and that solar panels and windmills create his electricity? His ranch is a carbon neutral home.Al gores mansion on the other hand uses TEN Times the amount of electricity that an average american home uses. his book should be considered closer to a george carlin comedy book than the “truth” it’s being portrayed as. slow sarcastic clap to the photoshop artists who didn’t bother to look at how hurricanes form or which dirctions they spin in.

Amonite
November 30, 2009 12:05 pm

What’s even more sad is that every single one of my reresentatives and senators that I write believes this stuff, and are using it in their excuses to support crazy bills!
“The Pacific Northwest has much to lose from climate change, including increasingly severe storms and rising sea levels. Global warming also negatively impacts forest, coastal, and salmon habitats, and economically-important farmland, as well as human health. ”
-Senator Patty Murray (Washington senator)
“Like you, I believe that a healthy debate among scientists is never a bad thing, and public policy should be based on the best science available. As you may know, the overwhelming majority of peer-reviewed scientific research supports the conclusion that carbon emissions from fossil-based fuels like coal and oil have raised the amount of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere during the last two centuries to the highest level that it has ever contained in the last 600,000 years. This research also shows that carbon dioxide is physically proven to trap the earth’s heat, raising global average temperatures enough to have already melted glaciers, acidified our ocean waters and unleashed a plague of harmful beetles in the North Cascade forests, among many other observed effects.”
Representative Jay Inslee (wahsington representative)
At least Gore did not airbrush giant mutant beetles onto the book cover, he could have gotten away with it on capitol hill ^.^

JET
December 8, 2009 12:20 am

Cuba is not on the cover meaning it is under water. Google Earth has the highest point on the island at 2005 meters (6578 feet). Denver is about 6000 feet. Shouldn’t most of the gulf states and midwest be underwater? I am embarssed Gore is an American, mabe we can trade him off to reduce our carbon footprint.

December 31, 2009 7:59 am

The fantasy world of Gore is very much reminiscent of the fantasy world of Soviet Communism. When I saw the two photos in this article, my first thought was “the commissar vanishes”. It’s the name of a fascinating book by David King that traces the history of political photo faking in the Soviet Union. On the cover, there are four versions of one image –Stalin with three comrades, then two, then one, then Stalin stands alone. All three were murdered, then erased from history. Many pictures of crowds were doctored to make it appear as though many more people turned out to see the glorious leader that actually did. There are also images of industry (western industry) that were doctored up and used to show awesome Soviet technology.
Luckily Gore and his fellow travelers are still trying to convince us (the workers) that CO2 is the new Satin –and that he has divined a path to salvation from said evil. He congers imagery of floods, hurricanes, famine, disease, and pestilence. He sells Indulgences. He encourages the use of verbiage such as “denier” to vilify climatheists. But in the end, Commissar Gore is a buffoon, and people will distance themselves from him. I hope.

John
January 3, 2010 10:13 am

Er… you know that this image is a projection that is intended to show how climate change could lead to radical changes in weather, right? If the artist who created this image missed out on things like the height of Cuba’s mountains, and what not, it does not mean climate is not happening. Everybody makes mistakes… look at you guys… I bet most of you voted for Bush not one, but twice.
Once again… every major scientific body on the planet agrees that A) the planet is heating up, and that B) human activity is largely responsible.
But hey… I hear Sarah Palin disagrees with this, and she went to some university in Iowa or something, so she must know what she’s talking about, right?
And just as a quick note before I eff off… let’s say our CO2 output doesn’t cause the planet to warm. It is still resulting in acidification of the oceans, which threatens the entire foodchain. You may now proceed to deny this.
Go have a smoke… I hear they’re not bad for you. Smoke all you can if you don’t mind!

January 3, 2010 10:51 am

John needs a shot of this: click

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