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

Yep!

rxc

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.

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

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

Tenuc

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

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

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.

What happened to Panama?

Joseph in Florida

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

Mike McMillan

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

Uh, oh.
Sunspots.

Rob R

Why am I not surprised?

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

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.

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

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

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

joseph

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

spangled drongo

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

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.

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

The hurricanes are just resting,like a dead parrot.

Antony

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

Kate

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

DoctorJJ

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

gore is sick, he is a looser.

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

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

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

dodgy geezer

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

Al Gore = Elmer Gantry

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

Eric (skeptic)

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

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

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

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

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

Richard Briscoe

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

Zebb, UK

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

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

Phil

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

Ron de Haan

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

GP

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

JimB

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

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

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

Ron de Haan
Chris Wright

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

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

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?