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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229 thoughts on “The Goracle Forecast: AGW=More snow

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!”

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. “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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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’?

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. “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

  15. “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&]

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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/

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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!!!

  24. 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)

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. “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

  28. 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?

  29. 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

  30. D (17:21:09) : Al Gore is an idiot? Idiots the world over resent that remark.
    These days they offer University degrees in idiocy. The renowned University of East Anglia offers courses in idiocy. World class idiots can be expected to win the Nobel prize.

  31. People around the world are learning what people in Tennessee have known for a long time, that Al Gore is a fraud.

  32. Fact: Cold is the new warm.
    ….”now take the amulet of knowledge you received as a prize for your last pledge….
    …. swing it gently before your eyes. Take another sip of kool aid…..
    …and repeat after me…. Snow is not cold. It is really very hot. That is why it’s white. In fact, it’s ash. The ash of a million polar bears incinerated in the blistering heat….

  33. What is climate? For the Climategaters, it seems that climate is whatever weather is not. So, our climate theories cannot be confirmed through prediction because all they can predict is weather – which is not climate. Nonsense, right.
    Let me try again.
    Aren’t weather events caused by climate and isn’t the goal of climate science to predict weather events? And isn’t climate science successful to the degree that its predictions of weather events are confirmed? So, to say “Don’t confuse weather with climate” is simply to say “Don’t confuse the events caused by climate with climate?” That’s nonsense. Predicting weather (climate events) is the only way we can know that our understanding of climate is true, confirmed, or however you might describe it.
    All Climategaters are Orwellian and fervently so. Orwell nailed that strategy, and you know who he was studying when he nailed it – yeah, communists.

  34. Rebuttals:
    Percipitation for US (rain and snow): no trend. See NOAA here: http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/2002/sep/Reg110Dv00Elem01_09092002_pg.gif
    Extreme weather – Hurricanes: tracked by Ryan Maue at FSU, here: http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/ (How did this guy manage to corner this market as a PhD student? Amazing, the niches people can discover.)
    Temps: There are lots of temp measurements around. Paul Clark (who is the living embodiment of altruism) of Wood for Trees has a number of them, and you can plot your own trend lines. Here’s mine: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/uah/from:1979/plot/uah/from:1979/trend/plot/uah/from:1998/trend/plot/uah/from:2006/trend
    On WUWT, the UAH satellite data is probably considered the gold standard for temperatures. No warming since 1998, although a very sharp positive anomaly in January 2010.
    Now, if you actually know where to find this stuff, then you should watch this: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x115u4_triumph-the-insult-comic-dog-star-w_fun

  35. Fact: Not one of those mentioned is a fact, the first two are hypotheses and the last one is a possible interpretation of the temperature record.
    On the subject of number one there are many scientists that say AGW will affect snowstorms however they are split on how. There are hypotheses out there that say AGW will increase snowstorms and then there are hypotheses that say AGW will decrease snow storms. You can’t have it both ways; you can’t just fit the effect to your desired hypotheses and then claim proof. This is not science. You have to establish proof on a mechanistic level.
    With number two we all know scientists have been unable to establish an increase in hurricane activity but the fact that Gore continues to parade this as fact should be reason enough for people not to listen to him.
    Finally number 3. ‘Warming at a quickening pace’ can only mean one thing: the rate of warming is increasing. That means that the first differential of the temperature-time graph must be increasing. Anyone can tell by looking at the temperature time graph that the first differential will be highly varied and you would have to be very selective about how you calculate it to make the claim that it had been increasing. Compared to what period exactly is it accelerating and over what FIXED time interval do you use to calculate deltaT? This is in no way a fact and very much down to individual interpretation. After having a play with the GISS data I think you would have to be highly selective to get a significant rate increase. And this is with corrected data not factual data.

  36. Jeremy,
    We have at least one Nobel winner who posts here regularly. His invention has changed the way we experience life. I will be indebted to him, for life, as I use his invention daily for communication and for recreational art. I will leave it to you, to discover his “voice” here at WUWT.
    Intellectually, he is not someone I would want to find my self dueling in a forum unprepared.
    Suffice it to say, not all Nobel’s were created equal.
    Jack

  37. Bob,
    Didn’t Hansen make very specific predictions in a 2005 paper re: large increases in ohc? Did that constitute a falsifiable hypothesis wrt co2 dominated agw? Has that hypothesis been falsified yet by the decline in ohc over the past several years? There is a huge gap between Hansen’s prediction and ohc reality, right?

  38. “With all the climate deniers spreading lies…”
    ======
    Now we are just plain “climate deniers” ??
    I guess, I’m worse than I thought.
    History will be the judge.

  39. ” Severian (17:30:11) :
    Fact. Al Gore spells sciance with an A.”
    Fact. Al Gore spells sceance withan “E”.
    Best definition I’ve heard this week: AGW = Al Gore’s Weather.

  40. ” Severian (17:30:11) :
    Fact. Al Gore spells sciance with an A.”
    Fact. Al Gore spells sceance with an “E”.
    Best definition I’ve heard this week: AGW = Al Gore’s Weather.

  41. 1.
    Simply, the snow happens where warm meets cold.
    If the warm-meets-cold line moves north, the snow happens further north.
    If the warm-meets-cold line moves south, the snow happens in the south.
    Why does the warm-meet-cold line move? The simplest answer is because the planet as a whole is warming or cooling.
    Oh sure there are some complex bits involved. Wind and water currents, and bumps in the road mix it up a bit. But apparently the snow line has moved south for the entire northern hemisphere.
    Warming cannot make the snow-line move south. Warming only makes the snow-line move north.
    2. While it was warming 10 years ago, there were fewer hurricanes not more.
    3. We have lots of snow now that it has been cooling for the last 10 years.

  42. Frank (17:28:39) :
    More wildfires?
    As an old Airtanker driver, I agree. Also, closing of facilities, grounding aircraft,
    laying off or not hiring Fire fighters, and-letting fires burn in areas and conditions they shouldn’t-is clearly caused by Global Warming-so sayeth the
    Profit…

  43. “Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms.
    Fact: I made this up.
    “Fact: We can expect more extreme weather
    Fact: Yup, this one too.
    “Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace
    Fact: Oh yeah, big time fib here too. Wanna buy some caarrbbon…?

  44. For those who want rebuttals of AlGoreisms 1, 2, and 3, here they are:
    “Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms.”
    Fact: the number of snowstorms and snowshowers over north Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia has been declining for several years now. Given AlGoreism 1, there should have been more.
    “Fact: We can expect more extreme weather.”
    Fact: The number of tornadoes, from Mississippi to Florida, has declined over recent years. Since July of 1995, with the exception of the years 2004-5, one hurricane made landfall on the Florida mainland – that was Floyd and damage was eeny-tiny. Tropical storms do not count as hurricanes and the panhandle is part of Alabama.
    “Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace.”
    Fact: daytime highs in the area from Mississippi to Florida have been no higher than in earlier fifteen year spans.
    But that fact must be supplemented with the main question which is: How do you measure the warming? The nerds who measure temperatures for Climategaters have created a measurement system that is deficient in all ways. However, even if their system were perfect, they record temperatures on incredibly stupid assumptions. They avearage the daily temperatures, which gives prominence to higher lows at night time. Who the hell cares if Atlanta’s average low in January is 34 degrees rather than 33? It is caused by all the d*man neon and pavement.

  45. Al Gore is living proof that if you try to make something idiot proof someone will come along build a better idiot.

  46. zt writes:
    “…and Al’s little place in the country:”
    OMG, Al has those tacky horse farm fences. Every true farmer, including true horse farmers, bellows out loud when he sees those fences, even in Lexington, Kentucky. They are part of “the trade,” you know, as when aspiring movie stars wear real or fake diamond necklaces.

  47. Fact: We`re tired of this garbage.
    Warmer, colder, wetter, drier.
    Al, you simply can`t have it “everyway”.

  48. “South Park” Manbearpig (2006)
    Al Gore: Manbearpig is in there and we all have to kill him while we all have the chance, I’m cereal!
    Policeman #1: Mr. Gore, please, we need you to calm down. Now, what exactly do you suggest we do?
    Al Gore: I told you, we need to fill the cave with hot, molten lead, ’cause it’s the only way to make sure Manbearpig never comes out. And I’m saying it and I’m totally cereal but everyone just keeps digging!
    Policeman #1: Well, see, the problem is, if we fill the cave with hot, molten lead, it will kill those boys too.
    Al Gore: They’re already dead, didn’t you listen to me? They got attacked by Manbearpig and Manbearpig leaves no one alive, I’m super cereal! And nobody’ll listen to me. I’m cereal!
    [starts blubbering]
    Firefighter: Do you want me to get the ex-vice president out of here?
    Policeman #2: No, I feel kinda bad for him. I don’t think he has any friends.

  49. Please Mr. Gore, give it a rest. You’re scaring the children. Adults recognize your act by now and are really really tired of it.

  50. Gore says: “With all the climate deniers spreading lies about the climate crisis in the media, it’s vital we arm ourselves with the facts.”
    There’s a “climate crisis in the media?” Who knew? Because they are unable to shed sunlight on the issue of global warming?
    Of course the truth is exactly as the unwitting Gore states it: there’s been a climate crisis in the media for more than two decades and Gore has been feeding it with bogus statements such as can be found in this press release. Whether there has been a crisis in the actual climate has yet to be determined with any certainty.

  51. For some reason every time I see Al Gore I want to punch him in the face. I wonder if I could get rich selling Al Gore punching bags?

  52. The alarmists are in full stride with their effort to have AGW subtly assumed in general climate change by only discussing “climate change”, while dismissing Climategate. Alarmists are obsessed with the idea that mega-overstating that “climate change” determines weather variations will prove that breathing and more comfortable humans are causing climate change correctable only by breathing less and becoming less comfortable while paying a new layer of monetary bureaucratic carbon credit parasites for that privilege.
    How successful have alarmist predictions been to date?
    Gone is discussion of CO2 and it’s faster rising divergence from temperature that empherically isolate CO2 from being the driver of “global warming”. That humans are the cause is arrogantly and wrongly assumed.
    So much for the most important prediction .
    Increasing temps at a quickening pace? Flat for the last decade. How is that a quickening pace? Notables have correctly anticipated our current El Nino winters to a tee along with the temporary warming global effect.
    For the U.S. alarmists, it’s a race to “prove”, by presumptive arrogance and partial technical “climatespeak”, to gullible pols, media and citizens that any momentary weather variation supports “climate change”.
    Will enough pols, media and citizens demand to understand enough authentic evidence to fend off the alarmist tripe and push for future openly debated research and knowledge that will afford us the opportunities to prosper?
    Cap & Trade(Tax) is not dead yet and must be continually proven to be unnecessary while the EPA Endangerment Findings must be more emphatically proven wrong.
    As climate change will be around for awhile and so will the debate as long as there are AGW ‘false profits’ to be made.

  53. More extremes like say record high temperatures? Here are the number of record US high temperatures by state per decade, from the US National Climate Data Center (NCDC):
    1880-1890, 1
    1890-1900, 1
    1900-1910, 0
    1910-1920, 5
    1920-1930, 6
    1930-1940, 20
    1940-1950, 0
    1950-1960, 5
    1960-1970, 1
    1970-1980, 2
    1980-1990, 3
    1990-2000, 5
    2000-2010, 1
    Yeah, that dread global warming has driven the state record high temperatures through the roof …

  54. Climategate has revealed that Al’s “Inconvenient Truth” is a “Convenient Untruth” that an unholy alliance of unscrupulous politicians and greedy scientists have used science as propaganda tool to the control the world.
    Shame on you, Al !
    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Emeritus Professor of
    Nuclear & Space Sciences
    Former NASA PI for Apollo

  55. Yaknow, it is really hard for me to believe that the GREAT AlGore could not find someone a little brighter than the person that wrote this PAP-CRAP. Good grief, it is totally illogical and even poorly written!
    I suppose he employs “scientists” from the Sierra Club and/or WWF and/or Greenpeace and/or NRDC to help him craft this perfect example of propaganda experts that are smoking too much pot.

  56. Well, I took a look at the “Fact Sheet” that Al recommends. The first “fact” is as follows:

    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.1

    The footnote (1) refers us to Chapter 3 of the IPCC FAR. (I hate it when they don’t give either page numbers or a findable quote, but that’s just sloppy science that’s all to common on the AGW side.)
    A search of the chapter reveals that it doesn’t mention “snowstorms” once … not a good start. Reading further I find the following uncited claim:

    More precipitation now falls as rain rather than snow in northern regions.

    Doesn’t help their case. I also find:

    In the western USA, diminishing snow pack and subsequent reductions in soil moisture also appear to be factors.

    and

    snow cover has decreased in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere;

    and

    Confirmation of global warming comes from … diminished snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

    and

    Berger et al. (2002) found a trend towards fewer snowfall events during winter across the lower Missouri River Basin from 1948 to 2002, but little or no trend in snowfall occurrences within the plains region to the south. In New England, there has been a decrease in the proportion of precipitation occurring as snow at many locations, caused predominantly by a decrease in snowfall, with a lesser contribution from increased rainfall (Huntington et al., 2004).

    and

    In Canada, the frequency of heavy snowfall events has decreased since the 1970s in the south and increased in the north (Zhang et al., 2001a).

    Diminished snow pack and less snow cover from their claimed “more frequent and severe snowstorms”? How does that work?
    Ah, well. I suppose that somewhere in there is a statement that confirms the Goreacle, but I haven’t found it.

  57. Willis Eschenbach (20:01:08) :
    Thanks, that gave me a good laugh.
    I was worried, that if got much hotter, we were all going to freeze to death.

  58. Any lawyers in this forum?
    I didn’t insulate my house because Al Gore said it was going to get much warmer very fast. So there was no point in upgrading my insulation or going to a high efficiency furnace because I wasn’t even going to need a furnace soon.
    Now I’m going broke trying to keep up with the heating bills. I live in a winter city so we’re talking pretty big bucks here over the last 15 years. Worse, temperatures are plummeting and the price of insulation and new furnaces has increased, so now it will cost me a lot more to upgrade than it would have 15 years ago.
    So can I sue Mr Gore for the expenses he has caused me? Plus the additional expense of fixing his mistakes now? Plus mental anguish. Yes, the stress of looking at all those heating bills I wasn’t expecting almost killed me. Lots of mental anguish. and coffee burns. It hit -43 one night and the furnace couldnt keep up so I made coffee to have something warm to drink and spilled it on myself causing burns and additional mental anguish that wouldn’t have happened if my insulation and furnace had been upgraded. Windows…I could have put in new windows, MORE money he cost me.
    If there’s lawyers out there who can drum up the courage to sue McDonald’s for a woman who spilled coffee on herself, arguing that they didn’t warn her it was hot, surely….

  59. Andrew30:
    “Fact. Al got an A in science.”
    This makes more sense if you meant:
    Fact: Al got an A in seance

  60. Paul Daniel Ash (20:19:28) : edit

    Here are the number of record US high temperatures by state per decade

    Your table has two columns: temperatures and decade. Where is “state?”

    Sorry for the confusion, Paul. Each US state has, of course, one historical record high temperature, so there are fifty state records. The table shows how many of these state records occurred in each decade. The meaning is likely better expressed as:

    Here are the number of US state record high temperatures per decade.

  61. R. de Haan (20:08:19) :
    Al Gore is a coward and a cheat.
    Nothing more, nothing less.

    And he’s a fat. Did I mention that part of his money comes from convincing third world dictatorships into starving poor families in exchange for political favors?

  62. “Fact: … the big difference will be warmer seas producing higher levels of moisture in the air…”
    So how does more moisture in the air lead to more droughts and wildfires? The contradictions in their reasoning for their forecasts are mind numbing.

  63. Re: Willis Eschenbach (20:01:08) :

    Diminished snow pack and less snow cover from their claimed “more frequent and severe snowstorms”? How does that work?

    Thanks for providing the peer review that Gore’s fatuous statement so obviously lacks.

  64. Global warming causes both warming and cooling
    The sun then causes both sunlight and darkness.
    Hey Al, does cooling at night mean CO2 went down at night?

  65. It helps a little to watch all your heads exploding too. Something like this right before sleep is enough to make me lose some, except for your reactions.
    I just get left speechless, paralyzed with disgust and disbelief.
    Thanks folks. Sleep well.

  66. Gary (20:31:48) :
    “Fact: … the big difference will be warmer seas producing higher levels of moisture in the air…”
    So how does more moisture in the air lead to more droughts and wildfires? The contradictions in their reasoning for their forecasts are mind numbing.
    This is why Al’s blog does not have a reply section. If you don’t get any questions then you don’t have to justify your comments.

  67. Gary: Because man’s CO2 is the greatest known force on earth. Not only does it raise and lower temperatures in unwanted extremes, it also has the power to change the direction of the jet stream and the power of gravity.
    /sarcasm

  68. Yesterday a bus rolled over in Florida. Global Warming!
    ACORN is re-branding. Global Warming!
    Experts warn of catastrophe from cyber attacks. Global Warming!
    Akaka Bill passes the house. Global Warming!
    Fact: None of the above has anything to do with global warming and neither do any of Algores “facts”…
    BTW – Due to the El Nino, Hawaii is having a drier, warmer winter and it has nothing to do with global warming. It is not unprecedented or rare. In fact, it has happened several times before. I just thought I’d throw it out there…
    Aloha!

  69. Open Letter to Al Gore:
    Al, you could be President. But you have to take a shot in the next election. Obama is going to be a one termer, but there’s no way you can beat him in the primaries. The Republicans are going to win, and if their candidate is a two termer, you’ll be too old for another run 11 years from now. You have to make your move now, and join the Republicans.
    Think about it. They’re drifting right now, leaderless. Sure they got some good people they could run, but a star like you? They’d jump at that. Big time. They need bling, and you are the bling man! Now you’d have to drop that global warming thing because Obama’s already staked out the high ground there, but you could go with a tax agenda. You hit the primaries with an increase taxes agenda and your star power, none of the other Republican candidates will stand a chance. The Democrats won’t see it coming and the only thing they will be able to do is to promise to raise taxes even higher, so make sure you use a real big number right off the hop so they can’t raise you. I promise, you will sail through the primaries and become the Republican candidate. I’ve been conducting polls (data is private, sorry can’t show you that) but I’ve had it analyzed by dozens, no hundreds, no thousands, no ALL the statisticians in the world, and they ALL agree that you will win this election and become the next president of the United States. There’s no room for error, its settled. In fact, the polling data suggests you have a 7% chance of becoming the first FEMALE president of the United States and a 22% chance becoming the first Hispanic president of the United States and a 32% chance of being both the Republican and Democratic nominee in the following election, THAT’s how much star power you have.
    But you have to start getting ready for the Republican primaries now. There’s not more time to waste on this global warming bularky. You’ve proven that you can sell ice to Eskimos, that’s what the Repblicans are looking for. Jump on it now before Pelosi or Clinton think of it.

  70. No wonder he needs three computers in his study. If he typed all three “facts” on a single computer, their sheer illogic would cause the poor machine to self-destruct.

  71. jackhbarnesjr
    Indeed “these days” is the qualifier as in the past the Nobel Prize meant something.
    If you are speaking of someone who worked at Bell Labs then I know who you mean. Myself I have a Nikon based on this technology.

  72. Thank goodness we have Al Gore to remind us that all “extreme” weather is now the result of the climate “crisis”. Before the “crisis”, extreme weather never happened, or was very unusual.
    Yes, I remember those days when the climate was dull, predictable, boring, and we never had any “unusual” weather. Then suddenly we were in a crisis situation with “extreme” weather events happening all the time!
    Good thing we have “experts” to remind us of these “facts”.

  73. Gary (20:31:48) :
    This is typical of people who have no clues about meteorology! They and many here should read Leroux’s Dynamic Analysis of Weather and Climate Atmospheric Circulation, Perturbations, Climatic Evolution”, Springer-Praxis books in Environmental Sciences, 2nd ed., 2010 available on amazon.com!

  74. So how does more moisture in the air lead to more droughts and wildfires? The contradictions in their reasoning for their forecasts are mind numbing.
    That’s not your place to worry about. Just give them their money and nobody gets hurt.

  75. D (17:21:09) : edit
    “Al Gore is an idiot?
    Idiots the world over resent that remark.”
    But hes thuper, thuper, cereal!!!

  76. Accelerated warming?? Au contraire Mr Gore. Even your own team don’t agree. Comments by Tremberth and Jones (et al) (al not Al)… ‘It’s a travesty…’ ‘Hide the decline,’ come to mind.

  77. “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.”

    Factier Fact: Weather patterns in the Northeastern US are primarily influenced by pressure gradients originating from the west (the continental US) and northwest (Canada). Storms originating over the Atlantic are uncommon enough (and nasty enough) that they have their own name — the Nor’Easter.
    The New England coast is also famous for a phenomenon called ice fog. It’s one of the few places on earth where ice crystal fog will form in wind exceeding ten knots, and it ain’t caused by “climate change” — we have accounts that it’s been happening at least since the first English settlers arrived in the early 1600s.

  78. A haiku for Mr. Gore:
    Al’s junk science
    Gore’s deniers spreading lies claim
    Transparent as a December snowflake
    REPLY
    a proper haiku
    is supposed to have
    but seventeen syllables
    close but no cigar
    we appreciate
    your effort at any rate
    ~Evan

  79. If the world does not warm up the way Gore has been barbecue-forecasting, he’s going to get thrown under the bus. You live by the political sword, you die by it.
    This is NOT a warm El Nino by any means, and that ‘warm’ pocket of Canadian air is anything but balmy.
    I would want to call this pattern a “Younger Dryas – Laurentide”, what with all ‘balmy’ air coming down out of Canada and the southerly track of snows in the US.

  80. And I though Global Warming was caused by the earth’s crust a few kilometers below the surface being several millions of degrees. Was that F or C or doesn’t it matter?

  81. Oslo: “It is probably the warmest winter on record!”
    Strangely enough, the globe as a whole IS rather warm this winter. Go see Roy Spencer’s website, which has data based on satellite observations rather than dubious weather station data:
    http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/
    Hint: It’s an El Nino year, which is part of the reason behind all those West Coast storms. He has a nice map plotting the temperature anomalies too:
    http://www.drroyspencer.com/
    Not that this justifies Al Gore’s piffle.

  82. “Climate change is telling the story of an idea and how that idea is changing the way in which our societies think, feel, interpret and act. And therefore climate change is extending itself well beyond simply the description of change in physical properties in our world…” [Hulme]

  83. 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.
    Is that a statement followed by 2 contradictions? “Decade” is not decades and “this year’s weather” is, well, weather not to be confused with climate.


  84. Lord, but what is there to say?
    In what subterranean bunker is this loon holed up, anyway?

    “Es bleiben im Raum: Keitel, Jodl, Krebs und
    Burgdorf.”

  85. Just a few years ago, AGW alarmists were blaming the decline in annual snowfall levels on Global Warming. They have now conveniently replaced the term “Global Warming” with “Climate Change”.
    This latest is just more propaganda from the Reverend Al Gore hoax machine!
    FACT: The Climate has always been in a state of flux, and always will be. Severe weather events have always occurred and always will occur, and there is nothing that we humans can do about it. Any attempt to do so is the equivalent of attempting to kill an elephant by pelting it with soft marshmallows.

  86. Try as I might I can’t find a single prediction from a warmist that indicated the snow and cold temperatures we’ve all experienced in the NH. I’ve seen plenty forecasting mild and warm winters though. Al Gore – wiseass after the fact…

  87. old construction worker (17:22:24) : “Fact. Al got an A in science.”
    Yeah, right, if you go to a school that spells D with an A.

  88. “January was warmer than average for continental United States” so we have record snow falls! I wonder if anyone has ever pointed out to Mr. Gore that snow and ice usually melt in warm conditions, or is it our fault for getting the science wrong again? The problem for the world now is if it gets too warm at the Poles we’ll be getting far too much snow for us to cope with and Mr. Gore will be proved righ after all! Come on Al. you’ve obviously got some new scientific paper which proves that the long accepted belief that ice melts in water is wrong. Will you share your findings with us? But I would advise you to get your paper peer reveiwed before you release it.

  89. manfredkintop (22:51:30) :
    “a proper haiku
    is supposed to have
    but seventeen syllables”
    yes, but arranged 5 / 7/ 5, not 5 / 5/ 7.
    Pointy hat awaits
    Those who say that lies are facts.
    Al Gore is a dunce.
    See?

  90. This is very frustrating. I’ve followed AGW nonsense since graduate school in 1989. I guarantee they weren’t predicitng cold snowy winters in the following decades (which is now) but the opposite. And now, ad hoc, snow is perfectly consistent with AGW???? What about snow in Texas? The claim now is high humidity and the winters are still
    on the cold side so ergo snow: but Texas is not normally cold enough for snow and AGW is supposed to make it even warmer so wouldn’t snow in TX under AGW “rules” be practically impossible? One other thing: now it’s about high humidity, but he’s prediciting more wildfires. I thought wildfires are more prevelant with low humidity. I really hope people are smart enough to see through this nonsense.

  91. “One thing Gore doesn’t mention: El Nino. Wonder why?”
    Maybe because El Niño has nothing to do with it?
    The first chart of this post clearly shows the snow records to the east of Rockies, so it would be better if an explanation was presented on how sea surface temperature in another aerological unit can influence precipitation at the heart of the North American high pressure channel.
    Gore’s original post is the traditional produce of someone ignorant of the dynamics of weather and climate. First of all, for precipitation to occur perturbations must exist to transform precipitable potential into precipitation. An increase in precipitation is a consequence of an increase of perturbations, meaning a speed up of meridional circulation. Both this accelerated circulation and the decrease in height of the rain/snow threshold are symptoms of increased thermal deficit at the Arctic, not the contrary, as Gore proposes. Precipitable potential is at its highest in Summer, is then when it rains or snows more?
    “With all the climate deniers spreading lies about the climate crisis in the media, it’s vital we arm ourselves with the facts.”
    IMHO someone that opens a post in this manner is clearly not interested in discussing anything and is not worthy of having space at this tribune.

  92. Haven’t read all the comments so sorry if my thoughts are already out.
    “Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms”
    Assuming this is correct (which it most likely isn’t), wouldn’t this basically mean longer snowcover during spring-time (and actually fall too), which would cool the earth?
    And while more snow “might be” the symptom of warming, it’s not proof for it.

  93. Jeremy
    and
    jackhbarnesjr
    I’m pretty sure the person you’re talking about has already explained that he is NOT that person, but shares a similar name.
    And, as much as I’d love to make humorous remarks about al-Gore, his own natural material is FAR funnier than anything anyone could possibly write… mostly because he really seems to believe it.

  94. Jeremy (18:38:28) :
    D (17:21:09) : Al Gore is an idiot? Idiots the world over resent that remark.
    These days they offer University degrees in idiocy. The renowned University of East Anglia offers courses in idiocy. World class idiots can be expected to win the Nobel prize
    Absolutely brilliant, first class Britsh comedy at its very best!

  95. OT
    If anyone is interested Galaxy Zoo just launched a new project inspired by their success of previous public galaxy identification projects. http://www.solarstormwatch.com invites all of you to assist scientists studying storms that eject millions of tonnes of matter from the Sun’s surface as they spread out throughout the inner solar system.
    Solar Stormwatch volunteers can spot these storms and track their progress across space towards the Earth. Such storms can be harmful to astronauts in orbit and have the potential to knock out communication satellites, disrupt mobile phone networks and damage power lines. With the public’s help, Solar Stormwatch will allow solar scientists to better understand these potentially dangerous storms and help to forecast their arrival time at Earth.
    The more people looking at the beautiful videos collected from NASA’s STEREO spacecraft, the more discoveries we will make. If you want to take part, do log on to http://www.solarstormwatch.com.
    The project is part of our Zooniverse network of sites, and we hope through your efforts it’ll produce as much exciting science as Galaxy Zoo has done.

  96. “Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms”
    As opposed to “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past” from CRU.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html
    ——-
    “Fact: We can expect more extreme weather”
    If he is thinking of New Orleans then I thought the damage was because of the levies. As for hurricanes in general I thought that much of the increase was due to better observation – satellites, radar etc., which weren’t plentiful 100 years ago.
    “…both Northern Hemisphere and overall Global hurricane activity has continued to sink to levels not seen since the 1970s.”
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/03/12/global-hurricane-activity-has-decreased-to-the-lowest-level-in-30-years/
    ——-
    “Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace”
    Not according to Paul Jones of CRU who was asked this month – 13 February 2010:
    “B – Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no statistically-significant global warming[?]”
    “Yes, but only just.”
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8511701.stm
    ——–
    The climate alarmists are digging holes, cotradicting each other, lying and are now being caught out time after time by their failed predictions or factual errors such as Hymalian glacial melt or the Arctic death spiral. AGW is crumbling in slow motion.

  97. “With all the climate deniers spreading lies about the climate crisis in the media, it’s vital we arm ourselves with the facts.”
    Doublespeak. Facts are what Al says they are.

  98. Any country that allows itself to be graded on a scale designed by European scientists (CRU) will appear to be a culture of higher primates, also attempting to compare cultures (public and political ) with the intention of determining which is the most developed will never be anything other than one more bullshit projection of the scientific cultures hatred of its own shadows.
    Ziiex

  99. Looks like he hasn’t read IPCC AR4 WG1
    “Snow cover is projected to contract.”
    and Figure SPM.3 clearly shows snow cover should decrease with GW.

  100. I should think all you Americans are heaving a huge sigh of relief that the man wasn’t elected President – imagine the havoc he would have wreaked with his CAGW views – must be a good theme for a sci-fi fantasy novel there.

  101. It’s clear that Al Gore doesn’t even read what the IPCC say any more
    “….we can expect stronger hurricanes, more wildfires….”
    That’s all been proven to be little more than the ravings of fools without any scientific basis.
    I concede that there will be more wildfires, but that’s because virgin rainforest is being cut down and replaced by farm plantations containing species of tree that are inherently inflammable, and all this is encouraged by the Carbon Offsetting schemes he and the other AGW proponents have encouraged.
    Al Gore is an embarrassment to the AGW cause. For that reason I think he should get more air time. His interviews are outrageously funny.

  102. But these are’sub- post-normal facts!
    I have unassailable proof that Gore didn’t invent the internet. I have found a boundary post in the Welsh mountains, made from good honest Welsh slate, with the inscription “w.w.w.1865”, and Welsh slate never lies (which is why they don’t make politicians out of the stuff).

  103. When Al Gore et. al. gets eventually handed their financial walking papers over the carbon trading bubble; he and his minions will promptly morph the whole AGW issue into showing the scientific dangers that all the “resumption” of the consumption and burning of fossil fuels are going to cause a severe oxygen shortage in the atmosphere. I’m sure there will be no shortage similar activists leading the scientific investigations and plenty “peer reviewed” science saying so. I can hardly breathe now just thinking about it. Will make as much sense to a lot of people, make good MSM news, and appeal to the current group that are fooled now by the AGW. You still will now have to plant trees or some variant to prevent mass extinction of the planet . Think of the possibilities for fraud and panicked government action to occur on this one. This scam is not done folks.

  104. Two or three Niños per decade, so obviously Washington gets record breaking snowfall two or three times per decade. In particular in 1998 Washington was covered with about 70 feet of snow.
    Yes people, I love the logic.

  105. Gore, fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms, does he mean (Global warming).
    Here in the UK we had severe snowstorms in 1947 again again in 1963 and now to a lessor degree in 2010, these snowstorms do not appear to be more frequent or more severe, take a look.

  106. “Does anyone know how you increase the heat content of the oceans without increasing the temperature of the oceans? ”
    Don’t you know anything?
    It’s all those Gorewellian Climate Change Particles doing that, you silly thing.
    Later…………..
    Orkneygal

  107. Luís (00:47:54) : An El Nino pushes the storm track south across the southern US, thus Texas and Florida are getting snow, it’s a typical El Nino pattern. The graphic is correct.

  108. RR Kampen (03:43:25) :
    “…in 1998 Washington was covered with about 70 feet of snow.”
    I must have missed that news item.
    Aren’t you the guy from the Netherlands who told us last year that there would be no more ice skating on the canals because of global warming? How’s that prediction working out for you?

  109. I’ve always believed that sticking the word “Fact” in front of an assertion is a pretty good indicator of a weak argument. Even if the facts are indeed fact, they are often non sequitors and don’t really tell us anything. For example, you could write: Fact – Human caused CO2 has been increasing.
    Still, using such a word does endow the writer with a sense of knowledge, and readers are sometimes awed and swayed by such displays of knowledge.
    In this case, however, all of these “facts” are actually falsehoods. Temperatures have not been increasing at an increasing rate – they have actually declined. It is not even a fact that warmer temperatures increase storm intensity and the idea that warmer weather leads to more snow is too patently absurd to comment on.
    It would be more honest to have prefaced each remark with the words “It seems to me that . . .”
    A Gore admirer in a previous post pointed out that Gore corrects his errors. Ok, let’s see him start with these schoolboy howlers.

  110. RR Kampen (03:43:25) :
    I know Donner Summit got 880″ of snowfall 82-83, but it did not cover the entire State of California. See, that’s what’s so comical about Gore, he doesn’t know when to quit when he’s ahead. He just keeps piling on the BS until it turns into a blizzard.
    And that is how Al Gore turned Global Warming into Global Cooling: with a mouthful of horse cookies.

  111. Al is a pragmatic perveracator with a propensity for oratorical sonorosity that is too pleonastic to be expeditiously assimilated.
    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the BEST I can say about him.

  112. Like the proverbial cat with 9 lives to live, the following author attributes 9 LIES to Al Gore:
    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=522005
    Maybe that’s the article that’s finally flushed him out. However, he’s back to his old tricks of making absolutely unfounded pronouncements. Of course, that’s what he’s been doing all along.
    Al Gore is so far from being a scientist that he’s a complete embarrassment.

  113. Al Gore’s first fact above obscures the difference between absolute humidity and relative humidity. If the oceans are warmer it must (according to AGW) have been from warmer air. Warm oceans may increase absolute humidity – what they sneakily call moisture for consumption by AGWers – but the warm air actually reduces relative humidity thus offsetting any increase in absolute humidity.
    It is the relative humidity which is a factor in precipitation. Says so on the wikipedia page on it.

  114. “On a planet warmer by a few degrees on average…”
    OK Al, Baby. Which planet is that? Even the IPCC only claims 1 degree F warming since the pre-industrial period.

  115. @Allan M (03:22:23) :
    re: … I have unassailable proof that Gore didn’t invent the internet….
    Sure, because it wouldn’t work then.
    I’m also very delighted, he didn’t invent the wheel.
    Think of an quadratic wheel.

  116. The AGW promoters are very hopeful that this third rebranding of AGW (from global warming to climate change to climate crisis) will save their social movement.
    It won’t.
    There was trivial warming, the climate always changes, and weather extremes have existed since there was weather.
    Mr. Gore’s organization is not producing the blog referenced in this thread in order to convince anyone who is actually examining the claims of AGW. He is producing talking points to keep his sales and fund raising efforts on track.

  117. nofreewind (18:35:20) ,
    I believe there is one person whose theories predict a dryer climate. That would be Miskolczi.

  118. Some potential “complications”!
    Al Gore Is Lying Low — for Good Reason
    By Rex McBride February 24, 20

    Maybe Al Gore’s been advised by legal counsel to lie low.10 . . .
    Mr. Gore’s financial gains were based on the contradictory and error-plagued assertion that man’s release of the trace gas CO2 will fry the planet. . . .
    As investors learn the extent of the scam, Mr. Gore’s start-up “green” companies will lose considerable value, like flaky dot-com companies lacking a real product. Investors in these “green” companies — who reasonably relied upon Gore’s alarming claims — may pursue several possible remedies:
    – derivative shareholder lawsuits, disgorging from Mr. Gore and other senior officers in these companies any illicit gains from any insider trading that could be proven; and/or
    – lawsuits against brokers who did not perform the SEC’s necessary “due diligence” research before peddling those shares; and/or
    – civil RICO lawsuits against Mr. Gore and any IPCC scientists who participated in blocking the publication of contrary research, cooking the data, all of whose annual income skyrocketed from the public hysteria. . . .
    Since 1970, the scope of RICO cases has grown far beyond prosecuting mafia operations. The law firm Nixon Peabody explained:
    RICO was written in broad terms. To state a claim, a plaintiff must allege four elements: (1) conduct (2) of an enterprise (3) through a pattern (4) of racketeering activity… Each element of a RICO claim requires additional analysis: an “enterprise” is marked by association and control; a “pattern” requires a showing of “continuity” — continuous and related behavior that amounts to, or poses a threat of, continued criminal violations; and “racketeering activity” involves the violation of designated federal laws …
    It violates federal law to fake taxpayer-funded research and then manipulate or destroy data to enrich oneself. If an insider group secretly conspires to do so, it looks and smells like RICO. . . .
    Call Congress and demand that the GAO audit all climate change grants. GAO has the professional audit expertise to follow the money, gather objective facts, and report on any significant fraud or abuse.

    See full article
    See also:
    Al Gore’s Nine Lies

    Climate Fraud: The godfather of climate hysteria is in hiding as another of his wild claims unravels — this one about global warming causing seas to swallow us up. . . .

  119. Al Gore will have to put things on hold for a little while. The UN has urgent business in Bali again: click
    There are sunny beaches to be enjoyed, and nightlife, caviar, brie, champagne and lobster, all paid for by working taxpayers as the UN schemes to push the CAGW agenda.
    And any UNEP delegate who deviates from the official UN CAGW line won’t be invited back.

  120. If you look at the Repower America logo….with the green around the WE, it looks a lot like “Repo America” 🙂

  121. Smokey, your a riot!
    All science has done is look at the superficial of how the climate of this planet works. The mechanics is the actual of how this planet works.
    What is wind? Mechanics.
    What is evaporation? Mechanics.
    What is rotation? Mechanics.
    What is density changes? Mechanics.
    What is atmosphere? Mechanics.
    There is a great amount of actual science missing here.

  122. Smokey (06:02:39) :
    “Al Gore will have to put things on hold for a little while. The UN has urgent business in Bali again: click
    There are sunny beaches to be enjoyed, and nightlife, caviar, brie, champagne and lobster, all paid for by working taxpayers as the UN schemes to push the CAGW agenda.
    And any UNEP delegate who deviates from the official UN CAGW line won’t be invited back.”
    I saw this, Smokey, and noted that it would be rather difficult for the party-goers attendees to get to their tropical vacation destination without the help of BIG OIL to fuel the commercial airliners (unless they plan to run their planes on peanut oil)…
    If you search the internet, you will find blogs describing the partying and networking that went on at the previous Bali party conference…

  123. There is a reason that Al Gore does not play well as a scientist:
    Gore graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government cum laude on June 12, 1969.[24] The Washington Post described his commencement ceremony as a “Sixties period piece” of tradition and chaos. This included the moment when “President Nathan Pusey delivered his time-honored welcoming of the graduates to ‘the company of educated men,’ [and] hundreds of seniors rose from their folding chairs, raised their fists in defiance, and walked out.”[25]
    He isn’t. See Wikipedia for his worshipful biography.

  124. While we fiddle and laugh at “Dumb Al” he sits at his little pc cranking out more and more money making endorsements to quacks who think this about that on climate warming and catistrophic weather change; he goes to chicken dinners by the score and says something very forgetable while raking in money money money by the minute. Yes, Big Al is the dumbist, most worthless, former VP we’ve ever had. But… he sure knows how to make friends with the world’s power brokers and feather his and Tipper’s big old nest. Doesn’t he?
    There ought to be a contest. Up front, tell everyone that Big Al gets 51% of the gate; the object is to bet on when precisely (UTC date/time) Big Al sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his great wealth and fanfare. At least it would make folks focus a minute on something other than the terrible Global Warming we’re having this winter. No matter how poor we are, don’t we all just love to bet our last penny on anything Big Al says and does?
    Don’t regular people have a VP we can put on the Chicken Dinner circuit? Where’s that kid that ‘Bush the First’ had? I’ll bet he’s older now. Isn’t there a Super Rich Old Geezer that wants to rub Soros’ face in the mud and sponsor ‘Our Guy’? Soros & Co. must have one enemy they haven’t ruined and sent to the poor house.
    Me must;-( Right?

  125. nofreewind (18:40:09) :
    To check your own state, just change the state abbrev in the url.
    ——-
    Interesting. The problem I now have is that I’m skeptical of temperature comparisons, a) because I do not know what data they are using, because b) I do not trust that error hasn’t been introduced into the data via the various manipulations that have taken place over the last 50 years.

  126. J. Mitchell (18:40:57) :
    People around the world are learning what people in Tennessee have known for a long time, that Al Gore is a fraud.
    Which is why he didn’t win his state when running for prez.

  127. Fact #3: The world is warming at a quickening pace.
    Phil Jones disagrees and states that we have had no statistically significant warming since 1995. And Jone’s assertion is based on manipulated surface temperature data. Imagine what the raw data will tell us.
    Prediction: Once the surface temperature data is audited, we’ll discover that the globle has undergone dramitic cooling these past 10 or 12 years.

  128. For those of us non-scientific oriented people, could anyone outline why the above claims by Gore in the article are incorrect?

  129. Hmm, one fact one should check is that winters in the northern hemisphere != winters in the southern hemisphere. While we indeed experienced one of the coldest winters, the southern hemisphere has experienced a normal winter indeed. Also, most of the warming in the last decades has been in the northern hemisphere, while the southern hemisphere is actually pretty constant. Of course, there is more station data available for the northern half.
    I wonder how they account for leaps in measuring technology and increases in measured surface…

  130. Those are lies. That’s what got warmists into trouble in the first place, replacing facts with lies.
    Al sez “Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms”
    That’s not a fact, there is no measurable increase in storm energy from anywhere. FSU has seen a decrease in tropical storm energy. It is a lie.

  131. Hey, Al Baby, as a member of the CLUB OF ROME you subscribe share this idea:
    “The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”
    – Club of Rome

    So, you believe yourself being a God like figure, so you want to scare the most simple and humble people of the earth (because, you know baby, WE don’t believe you a single word) to impose on them, not YOUR dreams or your ideals, but other peoples’ ideology, which btw reveals how intelligent and educated you are. So, let’s see: YOU WERE CHEATED FIRST, have you thought that?…then try to collect, to gather, all the neurones you can get, and see if you can walk all the way back and remember when and how they convinced you. I am sure they used your shiny little ego to make you believe what THEY wanted you to believe in…..think….remember….Wake up Al Baby!

  132. The only question I have for the undeniers is, “If the climate crisis is as bad as you claim, then why does your lifestyle not reflect your beliefs?”

  133. David L. Hagen is right. And the more Al Gore spouts his disinformation, the more he’s going to be held accountable in a court of law.
    You’d think he’d know better, but Al only finished 2 years in a 3-year law school degree. That speaks volumes about his ability as a lawyer.

  134. Fact: DENIAL swings both ways, Al….
    (I’d rather have the unadulterated facts rather than your ‘manipulated’ ones.)

  135. OK, assuming that warmer seas probably mean more water vapor, they also probably mean fewer days below freezing. In fact today (Feb 24th) I’m looking out the window at a heavy rainstorm that in other years would have been 10 inches of snow. So just on logic, what warming gives it also takes away leaving things pretty much balanced.

  136. RockyRoad
    Al is a pragmatic “perve”racator = “prevaricator”
    I am so pleased that you corrected that. However I suggast we still keep him away from children and horses.

  137. Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms
    Really! Weren’t we told by some ‘climate scientist’ that heavy snow would be something that people would rarely see in the UK in future?

  138. roger (07:01:45) :
    However I suggast we still keep him away from children and horses.

    I disagree: He is as innocent as a child and wild as an untamed horse. The only trouble he is a dangerous egomaniac.

  139. “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.”
    Here is one set of stats. Note that the 2010 season needs to be added in to reach a full decade of comparable stats for this decade.
    Average # of hurricanes making landfall at U.S. 1851-2006: 17.9
    # of hurricanes making landfall at U.S. 2001-2009: 18
    Average # of category 3-5 hurricanes making landfall at U.S. 1851-2006: 6.2
    # of category 3-5 hurricanes making landfall at U.S. 2001-2009: 7
    Sources: 1851-2006 NOAA http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/NWS-TPC-5.pdf
    2007-2009 Wikipedia (I am sure others could find this on NOAA.)
    Of course this doesn’t speak to the historical strength of all Atlantic hurricanes and other measures of hurricane intensity, so it may not mean much.

  140. Doesn’t this sound like the definition of Pathological Science, as discussed by Irving Langmuir back in 1953?
    http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~ken/Langmuir/langmuir.htm
    The symptoms are:
    1) The maximum effect that is observed is produced by a causative agent of barely detectable intensity, and the magnitude of the effect is substantially independent of the intensity of the cause. [CO2 is measured in parts per million, but the magnitude of the effect is global warming and destruction]
    2) The effect is of a magnitude that remains close to the limit of detectability; or, many measurements are necessary because of the very low statistical significance of the results. [The effect of temperature rise is essentially unmeasureable due to the need for constant adjustments, proxy data, and statistical adjustments to pull out a very small effect]
    3) Claims of great accuracy. [no need to comment on this one]
    4) Fantastic theories contrary to experience. [again, no need to comment but lets just say that AGW causes massive snowfall would be a place to start]
    5) Criticisms are met by ad hoc excuses thought up on the spur of the moment. [this is why we see Al Gore’s current blog post that contradicts prior predictions as well as facts within the blog itself (i.e. AGW will cause high humidy and lots of snow and also droughts and wildfires)]
    6) Ratio of supporters to critics rises up to somewhere near 50% and then falls gradually to oblivion. [thankfully, we are seeing that now…The public was far more supportive in the past than it is now…The house of cards is crashing]
    There you go……AGW is proven to be in the catagory as Pathological Science. I bet Langmuir would never have bet that you could get a Nobel Prize for Pathological Science.

  141. Dave L (07:51:59) :Great post Dave!. The use of the term “plasma” for an ionized gas started in 1927 with Irving Langmuir (1881-1957), an American whose achievements ranged from the chemistry of surfaces to cloud seeding for promoting rain, and who in 1932 won the Nobel prize for chemistry. Langmuir worked for the General Electric Co., studying electronic devices based on ionized gases, and the way the electrified fluid carried high velocity electrons, ions and impurities reminded him of the way blood plasma carried red and white corpuscles and germs.
    Now, plasma, is that “big one” earthquake which is making tremble the whole house of cards of “settled” cosmological science .

  142. Let me see if I have this straight; pay attention, so you can see I have nothing up my sleeve.
    Global warming; AKA “man made climate change” is bad, because it melts all the arctic ice and kills all the polar bears. And when all that arctic ice melts, it lowers the albedo of the planet, and the arctic ocean absorbs the abundant incoming sunlight that is known to fall up there, which makes the man made carbon dioxide enhanced global warming climate change even worse.
    See how easy that is to understand.
    Now cometh the Goracle; and doth pronounce, that AGW global warming man made climate change creates Extreme weather and oodles of snow that coats the great land masses of the world, particularly the Tennessee massif.
    These formerly snowlesss regions of the planet are bathed in even more intense sunlight than those absorbing open waterss of the once ice covered great northern ocean; and with all of that snow piling up in Tennessee; that water has to come from somewhere, and the tropical oceans of the earth are as good a place as any.
    The arctic ocean having melted all its ice, has cooled down and shrunk so we know that the l;evel of the arctic ocean has fallen; round about 2 mm per year actually by satellite measurment.
    So now comes the great Goracle pronounced water pilferage from the tropical oceans to deposit all that extreme weather/climate snow on the land, thereby also lowering the sea level of the tropical oceans as well.
    This is a disaster, since the Kennedy Compound (KCl) in Hyannissport, Mass, is no longer beach front property, but is miles away from any water.
    But American Ingenuity comes to the rescue, and developers are already hard at work on shovel ready projects building public housing on these New Found Lands around Hyannis, and other former coastal areas.
    New polling suggests in the light of the new Climate science discoveries of The Goracle, that AGW man made climate change global warming, is actually good, and will provide Lebensraum for a whole lot more people on planet earth. This will in turn call for more coal fired electric power plants and oil exploration, which will further increase the atmospheric CO2 abundance, and continue the beneficial global warming AGW man made climate change.
    No wonder that man is a self made multi millionaire.

  143. Readers should give their opinion here, pulling no punches, but with one caveat: make the discourse respectful and without labels or inflammatory comments.
    ======================
    “The Goracle”
    ======================
    *facepalm.* 😉
    REPLY: This is a perfect example of the problem, my point was to be respectful to Dr. Curry and her discussion in this thread. “dorlomins” point is to score points, not contribute anything meaningful. He’s the classic troll with a failure to communicate in a situation where communications is called for. I understand why you can’t use your real name anymore, since the kinds of comments you leave about me and WUWT regulars on other blogs (yes I read them) is too vile to associate your name to, lest it damage your employablility. As I’ve said before, moral lectures from phantoms don’t impress me. -A

  144. I went on that site of Al Gore’s to see if I could send him a message about all the lies he has been spreading. But it seems you only get to a point where you have to sent the message that he himself has written! How is that for democracy? (was’nt Al Gore a democrat?)

  145. If there’s one thing I HATE, it is people who preface their contentious glib statements with the word “FACT”. It makes them look well dodgy, especially when they don’t quote their dubious sources.

  146. Last I looked, the IRS forbade tax deductions for travel to conventions outside of the United States. Seems odd that tax exempt entities, indeed those funded by taxes, should be allowed to go to the far side of the earth for meetings.

  147. Lindsy (06:27:59) :
    For those of us non-scientific oriented people, could anyone outline why the above claims by Gore in the article are incorrect?
    Please read the posts before yours, they show plenty of reasons.

  148. Chris (17:34:20) :
    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.
    Thanks Chris
    short, pithy and to the point

  149. Obviously there are other reasons than what are being told of why he clings to this dead cow of an argument. I’m sure it involves MONEY and even more MONEY. Politicians are paid by lobbyists to LIE to the public in order to pass bills/laws that enrich all parties involved, while plugging the taxpayer in the rear.

  150. Disconnect: Why does his little map show COLD in Texas YET warm in those areas to the north?
    I have news for Algore & Co.: The infusion of COLD air-masses we have been experiencing here in Texas moved DOWN from/and or through that area marked as ‘WARM’.
    BIG disconnect Mr. Algore, BIG DISCONNECT.
    .
    .

  151. The Maunder Minimum happened. During the Maunder Minimum, there were no buoys floating around the ocean measuring ocean heat content. Undoubtedly, the same weather patterns that caused devastating cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere then, are occurring now. It is likely that the equator was hotter during the Maunder Minimum, just as it is now.
    That does not change the fact it is freezing cold in the Northern Hemisphere right now, and this freezing cold weather was not forecasted by GW models.
    Apparently, changes in solar output change the *distribution of heat* on Earth. It causes neither warming nor cooling. For global cooling to occur, massive quantities of heat would have to suddenly release from the Earth in the form of hurricanes. Since hurricanes cannot now form in the Atlantic and Caribbean due to cooler ocean temperatures and changed wind patterns, heat content will build up in the Pacific Ocean as it cannot move north or escape into space. It will also add strength to Pacific storms.
    Meanwhile, paleoclimate records demonstrate polar ice on Earth is an anomaly. How else does one explain the forests and peat bogs in the Northern permafrosts? The ice is the anomaly; the cycles of thawing over millennia are not the anomaly. We should be thankful the millions years old ice patterns, which destroyed vast regions of ancient Northern grazing lands, is gradually thawing out. We can put it to good use.
    Global thawing is not the same thing as global warming. Humans do not produce enough of anything, whether heat, CO2, methane, water vapor, or anything else, which could alter the temperature of the Earth, except for all out nuclear war. If a nuclear war occurs, then we can talk about human induced climate change that makes a difference. But for now, nature is still in charge.
    Changes in solar output and behavior are clearly behind our present weather patterns. Long term solar output is predictable and it clearly links to climate change. The IPCC needs to change their statistical approach to weather forecasting to a physics-based approach. They need to learn the actual mechanisms driving climate and lay off the number voodoo. That goes for Al Gore, too.
    There are real issues that need to be addressed, such as adaptability and survival from natural changes. We are wasting far too much time and resources trying to fix anthropogenic warming, which is non-existent.

  152. So Al’s still around!
    I knew it was just a rumour that he’d gone to live in a cave with Osama bin laden and that together they’d issued a fatwa against ManBearPig.

  153. he leaves no way to comment on his “journal”. That is why we call it gorebull warming. Global warming causes everything now. More tornados, hurricanes and now snowfall, dry skin, oily skin, pimples, sleep apnea, chronic hallitosis, mild edema, flatulation, diarrhea, the price of tea in china to increase, it makes mountains out of mole hills, loss hair, sexually transmitted diseases, neurosis, psychosis, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!!! *whew*

  154. Pete Ballard (07:49:36) :
    “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.”
    Here is one set of stats. Note that the 2010 season needs to be added in to reach a full decade of comparable stats for this decade.
    Average # of hurricanes making landfall at U.S. 1851-2006: 17.9
    # of hurricanes making landfall at U.S. 2001-2009: 18
    Average # of category 3-5 hurricanes making landfall at U.S. 1851-2006: 6.2
    # of category 3-5 hurricanes making landfall at U.S. 2001-2009: 7
    Sources: 1851-2006 NOAA http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/NWS-TPC-5.pdf
    2007-2009 Wikipedia (I am sure others could find this on NOAA.)

    Actually, from Table 6 on your site,
    FACT: 2001-6 averaged 15. To get to the number you quoted for 2001-2009, 2006-9 would need to average 30 per year. I don’t think so. Maybe you ought to quit using wikipedia.
    FACT:
    Also, of the 7 major strikes from 2001-2009, six are category 3.
    And the authors state:
    FACT:
    During the past 35 years, the United States has experienced three Category 4 or stronger hurricanes: Charley in 2004, Andrew of 1992 and Hugo of 1989. However, on the average, a category 4 or stronger hurricane strikes the United States about once every 7 years. This suggests we have seen fewer exceptionally strong hurricanes than an expected 35-year average of about 5.
    FACT:
    They’ve changed the description of what qualifies for a hit or strike. Does changing the definitions (in other words: adjusting the data) mean anything to you.
    From the paper:
    In this document, the term strike is designated to mean one of two things:
    1) During the years 1851-1914 and 1990 to 2006, a hurricane strike is defined as a hurricane that is estimated to have caused sustained hurricane-force winds on the coastline, but does not necessarily make landfall in the area of hurricane-force winds. One example of a hurricane strike is Hurricane Ophelia in 2005, which remained offshore of the North Carolina coast but still brought sustained hurricane-force winds to the coastline.
    2) During the years 1915 to 1989, a hurricane strike is defined as a hurricane whose center passes within the direct hit definition area provided above. The best-track reanalysis project is working to change the definition to be strictly defined by the winds, but for now the regional effects catalogued by HURDAT are in a transition period that could last several more years.
    The LIE REMAINS: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.”

  155. Ref- Pascvaks (06:14:25)
    _________________________
    Quayle? Dan Quayle! That’s it! He might just take on something like this; if he had a patron to cover his back against Soros’ mob. Anybody know the guy well enough to see if he’d be interested?
    He’d be perfect! Two former Senators, two former VP’s, one left coast/new england, one middle america, one for global warming, one for global reason, one for wreck the West, one for intelligent action, etc., etc.. I know Dumb Al’s got a heck of a lead and a wad of million dollar bills already; but I have a feeling Big Dan could clean his clock.
    Somebody must know the guy? Anybody know the guy?
    And.. ahhhh… anybody know any real rich patrons that want to tangle with Soros?

  156. “Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms”
    ?
    No.
    Climate change causes a change in the climate.

  157. I live in Canberra Australia and am looking forward to a metre or so of snow next winter. Now I have never seen more than a dusting in 30 years but what would I know compared to Al Gore’s intellect. When he was here the drought was being caused by AGW but now it causes more moisture in the air! So that must be why we are getting more rain. I just realised it is not that warming causes cooling it is that AGW causes any weather we don’t like.

  158. There is only one strategy left, if odds of losing big business is at stake, as it seems to be after the Copenhagen fiasco: To forcefully apply cap&trade measures in every country where governments will be conveniently convinced to do so, of course by assuring them all the propaganda support needed.
    Next summer season would be a good time.
    In the US it is not longer needed any additional measure as people already swallowed and digested the enforcement through EPA.

  159. If global warming/ climate change caused the recent huge snowfalls in the East then what caused these other huge snow storms? These happened well before mankind had any significant carbon footprint and temperatures were believed to be colder than now?
    February and March 1717
    “The Great Snow of 1717” blanketed New England in a series of four storms, leaving nearly four feet on the ground and drifts up to 25 feet high.
    January 1772
    “The Washington and Jefferson Snowstorm” is so named because it trapped both men at their homes with snow up to three feet deep throughout Maryland and Virginia.
    December 1778
    Named after the Revolutionary War troops stationed in Rhode Island, drifts were reported to be 15 feet high after this storm.
    November 1798
    “The Long Storm” went down in history as the snowiest on record for that month. Stretching from Maryland to Maine, up to a foot-and-a-half of snow coated the region.
    December 1811
    A powerful storm buffeted New York City, Long Island, and southern New England, accompanied by gale-force winds and destructive tides that severely damaged many ships and harbors.
    January 1922
    The “Knickerbocker Storm” dumped over two feet of heavy snow on Washington D.C. causing the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre to collapse, killing nearly 100 people.
    Source http://nsidc.org/snow/blizzard/storms.html

  160. MikeO (12:29:29) :
    “I just realised it is not that warming causes cooling it is that AGW causes any weather we don’t like.”
    Isn’t it; AGW causes any weather.

  161. Anyone else noticed this – Ofcom [media regulator in the UK] to investigate government climate change TV campaign – Guardian 24 February 2010: The media regulator has received about 700 complaints about the £6m TV campaign, Bedtime Stories, launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change last October … The climate-change campaign is already being separately investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority to see if it breaches the advertising code, after nearly 1,000 complaints.
    YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w62gsctP2gc&feature=player_embedded

  162. Tough to get through all of the comments, but was this rebutted point by point? Obviously, he “forgets” about El Nino, but is he blatantly false in Point 1, by arguing that a big difference is “warmer seas producing higher levels of moisture in the air – and therefore more severe cold-season storms”. Do the warmer seas not contribute to big cold-season storms or is he negligent by not addressing that El Nino is the driving force in the first place? Thanks.
    m stone

  163. Fact: Al Gore created the world in 5 days (he sorted the net on the 6th); that’s why he’s an expert on meateorololologily.

  164. KlausB (04:58:52) :
    @Allan M (03:22:23) :
    re: … I have unassailable proof that Gore didn’t invent the internet….
    Sure, because it wouldn’t work then.
    I’m also very delighted, he didn’t invent the wheel.
    Think of an quadratic wheel.

    But what’s a little anachronism when you’re being post-modern? Such a little thing didn’t prevent Ada Lovelace from publishing the first computer program in her notes in 1843. (She is the reason that the Pentagon’s computer language is called Ada.)

  165. White is black and black is now white according to planet Gore.
    Meanwhile in the now ever warming terrestrial atmosphere, gospel according to the ‘fifth’ author, namely big AL Gore – what’s this……………uh!!
    Oceanic Arctic sea ice is up to 13,297 sq km and its not even March!
    Maybe Goracle – him speak with forked tongue, more likely………… poor thing he doesn’t get it because he is unable to assimilate simple scientific data sets.

  166. A little off-topic, but I saw this wonderful definition of ‘carbon trading’ on an related website:
    ‘Its the non-delivery of an imaginary substance to no-one’.
    And Al Gore and his ilk are in line to make $BILLIONS from this..??
    Makes the South Sea Bubble and Tulip Futures look positively sane in comparison….

  167. Re: sea ice and the comment by Thomas J. Arnold:
    I look at the graph produced by the Japanese Space Agency on a daily basis.
    This year’s graph is just SO average compared to those of previous years – surely the Japanese must be fiddling the figures..? Or is it ‘rotten ice’ that the satellites are picking up..?
    Of course not – because this is completely unbiased and accurate recording of the actual area…

  168. Another example of Gore’s grasp of science.
    Always remember that AGW doesn’t stand for Anthropogenic Global Warming – it stands for Al Gore’s Wallet.
    As an aside, why did Aleks Krotoski consider it worthwhile to include Gore in her recent The Virtual Revolution TV series? Oh yeah, that’s right, coz he invented the Internet.

  169. Whenever I hear that inevitable term “Climate Change”, with its as-of-now underlying meaning of anthropogenic forcing, I cringe. To me, it’s akin to having someone draw their nails down a chalkboard at full stride. “Climate Change” used to properly refer to naturaly cycles, but not it has obviously been hijacked so as to cover all bases (If it cools, it’s CC, it it warms, it’s CC, if we no longer have snow, it’s CC, if we have record amounts of snow, it’s CC). Oh joy, the possibilities are endless!

  170. I blame this all this crap on Roger Revelle, who spouted off a pile of hypothetical crap to one very impressionable Albert Gore Junior (Revelle later recanted and apologized, too late)
    On the other hand, Revelle probably never imagined that Gore was going anywhere in his life and probably never gave it a second thought that Revelle’s little “joke” would snowball into an atrocity

  171. Mr Goracle: “Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms..”
    Fact IPCC says: “Confirmation of global warming comes from warming of the oceans, rising sea levels, glaciers melting, sea ice retreating in the Arctic AND DIMINISHED SNOW COVER IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.”
    And “MORE PRECIPITATION NOW FALLS AS RAIN RATHER THAN SNOW IN NORTHERN REGIONS”

    And “Frequently Asked Question 4.1 – Is the Amount of Snow and Ice on the Earth Decreasing? YES
    Fact Data from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab shows that Northern Hemisphere winter snow extent has been increasing at a rate of over 100,000 km2 per year, since 1989, the time the records began.
    Fact – You and IPCC are Denying this.
    Goracle “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 Meteorological Organization says: “In terms of global tropical cyclone frequency, it was concluded that there was no significant change in global tropical storm or hurricane numbers from 1970 to 2004, nor any significant change in hurricane numbers for any individual basin over that period, except for the Atlantic. Landfall in various regions of East Asia during the past 60 years, and those in the Philippines during the past century, also do not show significant trends.”
    So I guess what you are saying about what the scientists are telling us is wrong! Or maybe you are listening to what the wrong scientists are telling you, things that you want to hear, doom and gloom stories that you are passing on.
    Goracle “Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace
    Fact A: the rates of global warming from 1860-1880, 1910-1940 and 1975-1998 were identical (Jones: are similar and not statistically significantly different from each other.)
    Fact B: From 1998 till now 2010 – there has been no statistically significant warming.
    Putting Fact A and Fact B together, if the last warming trend from 1975 to 1998 was identical to the previous warming trends AND there has been no warming since 1998, can we not safely say that the warming trend from 1975 to 2010 has NOT increased. In other words there is NO “quickening pace” and if anything there is a slowing pace? You may not be good at maths Goracle, so maybe you might want to consult your scientists on this.
    Fact : Mr Goracle you got a D in your climate paper.
    Fact a D grade is just one step higher than an F grade, which is fail.
    Hypothesis: Though D does not stand for Dunce, it is very likely (more than 90% certain), that most people who get a D, (more than 50%), are Dunces.
    In an informal study carried out by a statistician, this hypothesis was found to be robust.

  172. Well the Goracle has done “Climate Science” and perhaps the skeptic community (who are all ignoramusses) one great educational service in the field of mathematics.
    If you go to AlGore’s book; “An Inconvenient Truth.” pages 66/67 I believe it is, you will find AlGore’s plots of ice core data over the last 650,000 years or so. The data contained in those two graphs is highly instructive to the mathematically challeneged; and aren’t all climate skeptics mathematically challenged.
    One of the two graphs there is atmospheric CO2 abundance; well to be honest, it is really ice core CO2 abundance; and it has a vertical scale in ppm of CO2 (but doesn’t say ppm of what). The other of those two graphs which doesn’t have any vertical scale, is purportedly a 650 kyr record of temperatures; once again we don’t know of what. The curve deliberately has no vertical scale, so that it can be plotted almost anywhere on the page; and Gore scaled the non-existing temperature scale to make the two graphs look exactly the same shape; so he could wave them in front of his thousand dollar a plate audience, and say; “see they correlate very well.”
    Unfortunately, the plotter of these curves, must be dumber than a box of rocks, because if you don’t have a vertical scale; then you also don’t have a temperature origin; like zero Kelvins for example.
    In that case, you can not only scale the two graphs to exactly the same shape, but you can slide them vertically, so they exactly overlap; instead of being separated vertically as in Gorebook. If they were overlapped, then you would be easily able to see the relative timing of the vertical edges, and you could see that the temperature changes predate the CO2 changes by, it is said about 800 years.
    But despite being so poorly drawn; the mathematically challenged can also deduce something else from those graphs.
    It is well known in the cloisters of climate science, that the mean global surface temperature, is proportional to the logarithm of the atmospheric CO2 abundance. None other than Dr Steven Schneider of Stanford University says so, and he made use of that fact to invent “Climate Sensitivity”, which is the slope of the Temperature versus logarithm (CO2) straight line graph.
    Now AlGore’s curves are exactly the same shape; so that means; for the mathematically challenged; who hitherto had never ever heard of logarithms and slide rules, that the logarithm function itself is a linear function of the independent variable.
    That is Log (CO2) = m. CO2 + C
    So there you have it log (x) = m.x +c ; Dr Steven Schneider and Goracle Al have declared it so.
    If and only if that relationship is true, can AlGore’s ice core temperature and CO2 abundance curves be the same shape.
    Ergo; “climate sensitivity” is proved.

  173. “….and the lord will afflict your lands with fire, unspeakable storms, droughts, flooding, horrible cold, and launch you into the steaming cauldron of your carbon spewing ways…..”
    The Good Reverend Al Gore – Church of AGW

  174. “Allan M (16:30:01) :
    […]
    But what’s a little anachronism when you’re being post-modern? Such a little thing didn’t prevent Ada Lovelace from publishing the first computer program in her notes in 1843. (She is the reason that the Pentagon’s computer language is called Ada.)”
    This has less to do with post-modernity but more with mathematics.

  175. so: This winter is officially pronounced the coldest since 1978 in the UK, with enough snow coverage to give that claim some visible credence.
    That means 1978 was as hot as the noughties. It also means that the heavy snowfalls in the mid 19th century (the holocene’s coldest period) was a period of unprecedented global warming. Furthermore, the glaciations during ice ages, and accompanying snowfalls that theoretically permitted to travel directly from New York to London across ice was even warmer than this period of the holocene. (2010)

  176. Too bad that eastern snowstorm didnt strand AL GORE in his $30:000 a day home without any electricity for a whole week or more

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