The Goracle Forecast: AGW=More snow

Sure looks like a heat wave, doesn’t it?

Repower America Reports His View

By Al Gore from his blog @ algore.com

With all the climate deniers spreading lies about the climate crisis in the media, it’s vital we arm ourselves with the facts. Thankfully, Repower America put together a great fact sheet explaining the relationship between the climate crisis and extreme weather:

“Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms

Record snowstorms need two things: temperatures below freezing, and very high humidity. On a planet warmer by a few degrees on average, the Northeast US will still have plenty of days below freezing; the big difference will be warmer seas producing higher levels of moisture in the air – and therefore more severe cold-season storms.”

“Fact: We can expect more extreme weather

Scientists tell us that climate change has already led to more extreme weather in the United States and we can expect stronger hurricanes, more wildfires, heatwaves and droughts, to name a few.”

“Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace

Weather in one region over days or months should not be confused with climate or the patterns of weather over decades and centuries. And the science is clear here: the last decade was the hottest on record. And to put this year’s weather in perspective, January was warmer than average for the continental United States”

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I could spend lots of time pointing out why each one of these claims is false, and that Mr. Gore is atcually the one who is the liar, by why deprive my readers of all the fun?

One thing Gore doesn’t mention: El Nino. Wonder why?

You can bet he’d be making the same claim if we had a below normal snowfall records too.

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Honest ABE

Fact: Al Gore invented the internet.

booger smoot

It’s a sad and humbling day when years after the fact it is proven without a doubt, that a couple of weirdos from Colorado that make cartoons are smarter than a Nobel Peace Prize winner. My condolences to Mr. Gore and the death of Manbearpig.

R.S.Brown

Horse manuevers !
His little graphic doen’t begin to touch the multi-continental
record cold/snows/snow cover/ice we’ve seen recently.
If it was just North America he might be saying something.

L Nettles
Severian

Al Gore surfaced again? Did he see his shadow? Do we have another 6 weeks of gorebul warming?

NickB.

Fact: Our “Extreme” winter, historically speaking, is not extreme. Winters like this are not unprecedented. Rare, but not unprecedented.
Calling something “extreme” does not make it so, and unless they can prove it they should stop using that adjective.

Oslo

Norway was expected to have a “warmer wilder and wetter” climate.
This winter has been “colder, lamer and drier” with records being broken in both low temperatures, snow duration and dryness. (It snowed, and then it never melted, due to “lack of warming”).
Now we are in for a freezing end of February, as well as a freezing spring, and the seasonal forecast is for a cold summer as well.
But they have probably found a warming station somewhere in southern Argentina, which can be homogenized so as to more than make up for the lack of warming in the northern hemisphere.
It is probably the warmest winter on record!

Skepshasa

Sounds like there is a merging of Friedman’s global weirding idea with Gores backing of the Global Warming causes everything train of thought.
I hate this type of reasoning because it’s so wishy washy and unscientific. Anything that happens would illicit the same confirmation bias from true believers.
Example: If it’s not snowing enough it’s global warming.

It’s snowing too much now…consequently….of course it’s global warming! How could it not be?
I’m starting to feel like Mugatu in Zoolander, “Doesn’t anyone notice this? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!”

D

Al Gore is an idiot?
Idiots the world over resent that remark.

old construction worker

Fact. Al got an A in science.

Jack

Actually, I would like to know how to rebut 1, 2, and 3.

old construction worker

“Fact: We can expect more extreme weather like we had back in the 60’s.

Doug Proctor

Big Al, the Greenies Pal, mentioned in a recent blog that the earth’s oceans have gained a huge amount of energy, this being the energy that we haven’t seen in the global temperatures. Somewhere recently I saw a graph that was hockey-stick like with global ocean energy increases (again, conveniently forgetting the Little Ice Age). HOWEVER, I’ve also seen graphs/data showing a constant or declining upper sea level temperature change. Does anyone know how you increase the heat content of the oceans without increasing the temperature of the oceans? And where does the data on heat content come from? Wouldn’t it be the temperature? How can we have data showing heat content going up but not temperature?

John Blake

How long will Big Al be able to flog back the atmospheric tides? Canute actually performed his stunt c. AD 1020 to keep flatterers and sycophants in line– his point was that, bluster and flourish as he might, tidewaters rose and fell. Albert the Gore exhibits the opposite tendency, believing his own propaganda oozed forth by feckless ideologues intent on glorifying Gaia’s holy name.
Babs and Weezy, of doofus Senatorial and Commissarski/EPA fame, utter piteous bleats and squeaks as they approach Reality’s sacrificial altar. Once claimed by Climate Gods, most certainly they will not be the last.

Mike Ewing

Praise be to good ole Al, he has identified a previously unpredicted negative feedback;-) This goes to show how impartial his view is… so maybe now itll only be a lil bit worse than we thought.

Mike Davis

“Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace”
The world is NOT! He also mentioned that we must NOT confuse weather patterns over years or decades with global climate shifts. after he did exactly that. There is no “Normal” or “Average” climate. There is a range of extremes that we experience and we are well within that range for climate which is the average of weather over a period of time. With the knowledge that ocean atmosphere patterns cycle in periods from 40 to 80 years (average about 60), the natural climate range can not be determined without data from at least 3 cycles. That is why NASA and NOAA claim we need 50 more years of accurate data to determine if drastic climate shifting is occurring. Some would say 3 or more cycles of ocean atmosphere patterns which may require as much as 240 years. Until proven otherwise we are experiencing natural climate.

Frank

More wildfires?
This strikes me, a former wildland fire fighter and fire ecologist, as preposterous. Take for instance the claim that “warmer seas produc[e] higher levels of moisture in the air”. Low humidity is a HUGE factor in wildfire ignition and rate of spread. Since most wild fires are lightning caused, it would follow that higher RH would translate into fewer dry lightning storms, which would equate to fewer wildfires.
I could go on and on about how this claim is ridiculous, but I have other things to do.

Andrew30

old construction worker (17:22:24) :
“Fact. Al got an A in science.”
Should you not have used the word ‘is’ rather than the word ‘got’?

Frank

Fact: The center of the earth is several million degrees.

Severian

Fact. Al Gore spells sciance with an A.

Chris

1. Define frequency and severe. Please provide a baseline as well. If not, shut your trap.
2. Define extreme weather. Please provide a reliable baseline. If not, shut your trap.
3. Reliable temp record is only 31 years (satellite). All else is hocus-pocus. Prove otherwise, or shut your trap.

booger smoot

Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace
Weather in one region over days or months should not be confused with climate or the patterns of weather over decades and centuries. And the science is clear here: the last decade was the hottest on record. And to put this year’s weather in perspective, January was warmer than average for the continental United States.
Hey Al, the science is clear here: The MWP really happened. And to put this in perspective the 2000s still weren’t as warm worldwide. Pfffft!

latitude

What are those three red dots: Tampa, Kentucky, and right above the lake in Canada?

Terry

“You can bet he’d be making the same claim if we had a below normal snowfall records too.” No Tamino has beaten him to that one already

Pamela Gray

Hey Al:
Fact: El Nino meets Negative Arctic Oscillation. Dumb ass.

booger smoot

“Fact: We can expect more extreme weather
Scientists tell us that climate change has already led to more extreme weather in the United States and we can expect stronger hurricanes, more wildfires, heatwaves and droughts, to name a few.”
Hey Al! Are these scientists as smart as the doctors in this ad? Your ad copy, excuse me, I mean your true concern for the planet sure sounds similar.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCMzjJjuxQI&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

I wouldn’t mind seeing formal rebuttals to number one, especially.

JW

It rained all night
The day I left
The weather it was dry
The sun so hot,
I froze to death
Susanna, don’t you cry

Pamela Gray

Oh my! I also have been taken to task for calling Al Gore a dumb ass! Like D above, I have been requested to send out an apology to all the dumb asses in the world that I compared Al Gore to that lofty, venerated group of people. My sincere apologies. Al Gore is apparently in a class of … 1.

Andrew EUSSR

“Klaatu barada nikto” Now get in your spaceship and go home gor(t) 🙂

kcom

What gets me is the references to “the climate crisis” like it’s some organic thing. Like we can point to it and measure it and describe it’s features, when in reality it’s a marketing slogan made up by alarmists and doom mongers. “He played on our fears!!!” Al Gore’s favorite accusation applies as much or more to himself as to anyone else in the world. His casual use of the phrase “climate crisis” as a given fact is evidence of his preference hype instead of actual facts.

Eric Gisin

Long before the Goracle’s Inconceivable Truth, there was After the Warming with James Burke on TV in 1990. Even more alarmist, it made the following predictions (from Amazon):
1997-1999, Massive drought in Ukraine and US: American grain failure, hundreds of thousands die of starvation
2000, sea levels up 1′ since 1994 (in reality, it was about 1″)
2007, no water in Mexico City, 3rd world coastal regions destroyed by hurricanes, causing mass migration
2008, Major nuclear power plant accidents, and 100’s of thousands dead from hurricanes in Miami and other places
2010, millions more dead from starvation… and 3 degrees warming in the last 15 years (there has been only about 0.45 degrees, and no warming in the last 10 years)
You would think anyone watching it recently would rate it poorly. Not so! 7.9/10 on IMDB.
The disconnect between reality and green apocalypse is unbelievable. Just wait 20 years and see how wrong Gore was.
http://www.amazon.com/After-Warming-VHS-James-Burke/product-reviews/B00004CMBT/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0334827/

ron from Texas

Fact. Al Gore got a “D” in environmental studies.
Fortunately, as a politician, you don’t actually have to know facts or science. You simply have to gain political connections and control the media, who are evidently bought out, quite easily.

Jack (17:22:33) :
Actually, I would like to know how to rebut 1, 2, and 3>>
Ah, but you can’t rebut something that is partly true. Half truths are remakably difficult to discredit.
1) Climate change causes more frequent and severe winter storms? Well when did we stop talking about humans causing global warming and start talking about climate change instead? and yes, the climate changes all the time, and some of the changes can have those kinds of effects. In fact, they have in the past, many times over, before humans started drilling for oil, and they will again in the future.
2) See anwer to 1) above.
3) Look at Anthony’s graphic. Funny how Gore et al pick the data that supports their argument and ignore the rest. Warming faster than ever before? Qualify that. From what period to what period, and compared to what. The statement isn’t even wrong, its meaningless.

Dave N

Jack (17:22:33) :
“Actually, I would like to know how to rebut 1, 2, and 3”.
As simple as I can make it:
1. Where’s the empirical evidence that links the two?
2. This is just a prediction. So far, the observations aren’t matching your predictions.
3. Phil Jones is at odds with you, and he’s from an organisation that alarmists base a lot of their propaganda on.
I’m sure number 2 could be expanded on a great deal

Oldie but goodie from the Onion: click

crosspatch

I think they were calling for 6 inches of snow today in Waco, TX.
Yeah, it is warming alright.

UpNorthOutWest

Is Al going to read his poem again?

Joe

Nobel must be flipping so badly in his grave to have incompetence tarnishing what the peace prize was intended for.
GORE-BULLIZATION OF THE WORLD…HAHAHAHA!!!

Tony Hansen

Al Gore.
A politician (has been).
Talking about lies.
Fancy that.
How often do you get a chance to see a politician, any politician, talking about something in which they have a certain degree of expertise? (or at least greater expertise than the general population)

crosspatch

Major blizzard headed for the East Coast later this week. Probably the biggest Nor’easter in decades:
http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=eastusnews

Tomt

So according to the Vice Idiot more moisture from the oceans means more snow, yet if one looks at the snow fall map above, the snow is in the interior, where one would think there would be less moisture.

Theo Goodwin

My friends in Florida tell me that the old folks can remember a winter or two like this one. They say the winter of 1974 was so bad that it pushed the citrus industry a 100 miles south. They say something like that is happening again. They have had two horrendous winters in a row. In the case of Florida, the Climategaters cannot say that there is excess snow caused by extra water vapor caused by global warming. The problem in Florida has been just plain old cold, not excess precipitation. So, how could global warming make more cold air move to Florida and stay there. In central Florida, February 1 is the first day of Spring. Some azaleas are in bloom and the firestorm of azaleas occurs no later than February 15. For the last two years, most of the azalea bushes are dead from the cold. Covering them with sheets did not do the job. I have a friend who moved to central Florida about fifteen years ago and, prior to last year, the lowest high he had experienced had been 55 degrees. For the last two years, there have been multiple highs in the forties and weeks when the temperature did not hit sixty. Unbelievable.

Andrew30: This made me laugh. Thanks!
“Fact. Al got an A in science.”
Should you not have used the word ‘is’ rather than the word ‘got’?

Sometimes I feel like Jake Gittes when trying to make headway with the AGWers.

Mark d

Gore says our planet is warmer than 2 deg on average…What is average?

“These people” are unreal. Here is NOAA data.
Winter the last 15 years, minus .89F/decade simple trend. US Winters are getting colder. They certainly are not getting warmer.
http://premium.fileden.com/premium/2009/6/11/2474018/winter.png
How about US yearly precipitation, from all that evaporation they claim.
http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/6/11/2474018/annual_prec.png
Nope: Simple US precipitation trend is DOWN.
How about Winter US Precipation, that’s trending down too!
http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/6/11/2474018/winter_prec.png
These people have not scruples whatsoever, they take us for complete chumps. Worse than Al Gore spouting nonsense, is we have the pretty lady scientist from NOAA on ABC News earlier this week stating the same propaganda. Yet her own NOAA data clearly shows less precipitation and colder winters.
Data is here.
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/cag3/na.html

Peter of Sydney

Does this mean Al Gore believes the warmer the climate gets the colder it gets? That’s what he’s basically saying as fact. I suppose that makes sense since a lot of AGW alarmists actually believe the richer he gets the poorer he gets. Does this also mean the poorer I get the richer I get? Isn’t it time to put him behind bars for open and obvious fraud?

Don Shaw

Repeating again from the 2009 Climate impact report which is not repeat not in agreement with Gore’s claim
This from page 107 of the 2009 Climate Impacts report for the NorthEast
Note that it says LESS snow.
“The Northeast has significant geographic and climatic diversity
within its relatively small area. The character and economy of the
Northeast have been shaped by many aspects of its climate including
its snowy winters, colorful autumns, and variety of extreme events
such as nor’easters, ice storms, and heat waves. This familiar climate
has already begun changing in noticeable ways.
Since 1970, the annual average temperature in the Northeast has
increased by 2°F, with winter temperatures rising twice this much.150
Warming has resulted in many other climate-related changes,
including:
More frequent days with
• temperatures above 90°F
• A longer growing season
• Increased heavy precipitation
• Less winter precipitation falling as snow and more as rain
• Reduced snowpack
• Earlier breakup of winter ice on lakes and rivers
• Earlier spring snowmelt resulting in earlier peak river flows
• Rising sea surface temperatures and sea level”
Gore is a cronic lier and only a lame stream media and Senators like Boxer allow him to persist with his lies and distortions