Another “unprecedented” decline due to Climategate

It seems not a lot of people are interested in paying 100,000 dollars to hear Al Gore speak anymore. Or even to have some of the trained presenters do it for free.

https://i0.wp.com/www.skyfall.fr/wp-content/tcp_month1.png?w=1110

From: http://www.skyfall.fr/?p=608

Al Gore, a victim of climate change (translated from French by Google)

“Al Gore’s program The Climate Project (TCP) goal is to widely spread the film An Inconvenient Truth and to raise awareness about the climate emergency by a series of conferences throughout the world. He has suffered in recent months the Copenhagen setback and various ClimateGates. According to the list of events planned at the TCP site (link above), the monthly number of conferences reached a peak of 193 just before Copenhagen in October 2009 before a continuing “unprecedented” and “irreversible” decline down to a ‘collapse’ in recent months. For now, no conference is scheduled for 2011, which bodes ill for the continuation of the project. This is unquestionably one more sign of “climate fatigue” that affects the warming movement. We congratulate the performance of TCP fans who managed to mobilize 19,613 conferences so far! If they are angry at the idea that so much effort may also produce so meager results, it would be understandable.”

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Yeah, it doesn’t look good for them, down 70% of an already minuscule market share in the last month. They didn’t even get much of a Climategate bump. I’d call it “flatlining”.

Graph from Alexa.com

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Also, thanks to WUWT reader Marcos José for the tip on the bookings and to reader Eduardo Ferreyra the translation.

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Scott Covert
September 14, 2010 1:52 pm

I think most of the atendees deserve a refund, even the ones that attended the free presentations.
Poor Al, he didn’t get to be President and now this. Maybe he can try his hand at infomercials.

Murray Carpenter
September 14, 2010 1:54 pm
Jeff
September 14, 2010 1:57 pm

Its an inverted Hockey Stick …

Henry chance
September 14, 2010 2:04 pm

Hide the decline of dog and pony shows.

H.R.
September 14, 2010 2:06 pm

I’ve never seen AIT and wouldn’t pay ten cents to do so. Seems I’m not alone.
BTW, without the $100,000 per event speaking fee, how’s Al gonna’ come up with the alimony for Tipper? I don’t know if she’s high maintenance or not. I hope she didn’t get all of the carbon credits as a settlement in lieu of cash.

September 14, 2010 2:28 pm

Wow, no more ice, Polar Bears will be floating in the North Atlantic like ice bergs…….
It looks so bad I checked my frezzer to see if my “Scotch on the Rocks” ice was ok.
whew……..
VY 73

September 14, 2010 2:31 pm

Anthony, this a more correct version of the French text:
“Al Gore’s program The Climate Project (TCP) goal is to widely spread the film An Inconvenient Truth and to raise awareness about the climate emergency by a series of conferences throughout the world. He has suffered in recent months the Copenhagen setback and various ClimateGates. According to the list of events planned at the TCP site (link above), the monthly number of conferences reached a peak of 193 just before Copenhagen in October 2009 before a continuing “unprecedented” and “irreversible” decline down to a ‘collapse’ in recent months. For now, no conference is scheduled for 2011, which bodes ill for the continuation of the project. This is unquestionably one more sign of “climate fatigue” that affects the warming movement. We congratulate the performance of TCP fans who managed to mobilize 19,613 conferences so far! If they are angry at the idea that so much effort may also produce so meager results, it would be understandable.”
REPLY: Updated, thanks -Anthony

September 14, 2010 2:35 pm

Murray Carpenter says:
September 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm
I was referring to the link:
http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/observation_images/ssmi1_ice_ext.png

David L
September 14, 2010 2:39 pm

It’s the last phase of Langmuirs “pathological science”…”The ratio of supporters to critics rises and then falls gradually to oblivion”

latitude
September 14, 2010 2:40 pm

“We congratulate the performance of TCP fans who managed to mobilize 19,613 conferences so far!”
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Is that 19,613 conferences at $100,000 each??

Michael D Smith
September 14, 2010 2:41 pm

SELL!

Leon Brozyna
September 14, 2010 2:48 pm

Reference book of the future — —
Al Gore –
A rather obscure minor politician of the United States from the late twentieth century. Later attempted to rise out of obscurity during the early years of the twenty-first century by mobilizing a mass movement best described as quasi-religious with emphasis on weather. A number of scandals impacting other groups loosely related to his movement as well as his own control issues began to impact his movement. Ultimately, weather events did not conform to the movement’s revelations, resulting in a huge collapse in the membership rolls, except for a few hundred bitter, hard-core members. He later died alone of exposure and in obscurity in one of his mansions, after the solar panels failed after being covered by snow. Little else is known of him or of his briefly popular mass movement.

jonjermey
September 14, 2010 3:17 pm

The frequency of ‘news’ on the TCP site also appears to be undergoing a ‘catastrophic decline’, with only one item for each of the last two months. Perhaps it has reached its own personal tipping point?

kadaka (KD Knoebel)
September 14, 2010 3:20 pm

But Anthony, to link to WUWT from other sites, I would have to go to other (comment accepting) sites! What the point in that? There’s more than enough content right here!

September 14, 2010 3:31 pm

@
“I was referring to the link:
http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/observation_images/ssmi1_ice_ext.png
Arctic-ROOS has a glitch in their satellite readings. See the rest of other sites and see Arctic ice has started a strong upward curve.
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php
http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm
http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_timeseries.png
And temperatures are going down fast:
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php
I hope the Arctic cold won’t reach the Southern Hemisphere where we cannot get rid of the winter yet!

winterkorn
September 14, 2010 3:33 pm

Death Spiral.

Jim Barker
September 14, 2010 3:36 pm

Maybe Gore just needs to get a karaoke machine? Make the entertainment more robust!

Aeronomer
September 14, 2010 3:58 pm

Couldn’t have happened to a bigger [snip]. I loathe this guy…

George E. Smith
September 14, 2010 4:02 pm

Did they real call that program “Skyfall” ?
Somebody call Chicken Licken; or izzat Chicken Little/ whatever ?

Ed
September 14, 2010 4:09 pm

In the UK, schools cannot show “An Inconvenient Truth” without informing the pupils that it’s a political piece and contains innacuracies, after a father went to the High Court complaining of brainwashing.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-485336/Schools-warn-Gore-climate-film-bias.html
Perhaps adults have eventually seen that these inconvenient truths also apply to speeches and presentations.

mr.artday
September 14, 2010 4:48 pm

Al baby, it’s worse than we thought!!

dr.bill
September 14, 2010 4:52 pm

Pierre Gosselin at NoTricksZone has done some Mannian Statistics on this, giving a rather nice “inverted hockey stick“. Code unavailable, of course. 🙂
/dr.bill

rbateman
September 14, 2010 5:12 pm

Looks like Al is suffering from an inconvenient flop, as his political fortunes are tanking.
I smell a Michael Moore moment coming on.

Crossopter
September 14, 2010 5:13 pm

An illustration of the extent to which people here are subject to AGW propaganda is contained in ‘Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration’, (2008), fully backed by national government and supported by all 32 local authorities. Here’s a flavour of the general tenor of the Agreement:
“Climate Change: truths & myths
One of the most common psychological responses to a discussion of climate change is scepticism. This may be a refusal to engage with the immensity of the challenge, or may simply be a response to much of the confusion that is created through often contradictory media reports.
In March 2007. scepticism of climate change was fuelled by the Channel Four documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle.
The evidence presented in that programme was strongly refuted by the scientific community, including the Met Office and Carl Wunsch, a scientist who was interviewed for the programme. He later said that the programme was “…an out-and-out propaganda piece, in which there is not even a gesture toward balance or explanation of why many of the extended inferences drawn in the film are not widely accepted by the scientific community”.
There are a number of useful guides available online that seek to clarify and explain the scientific debate around climate change. The Royal Society has published Climate Change Controversies: A Simple Guide, which seeks to present an accurate account of the weight of scientific evidence. See also the New Scientist’s article, “Climate Change: A Guide for the Perplexed”. Grist, a not-for-profit environmental journalism portal, also features a comprehensive page on “Responses to the Most Common Skeptical Arguments on Global Warming”.
For the definitive source, download the IPCC’s publication Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report, which describes observed changes in climate, the effect of observed changes, the causes of climate change, projected climate change and its impacts, and adaptation and mitigation options. A 22-page Summary for Policymakers is also available.”
The Met Office / New Scientist / Royal Society, eh? WTF?
Further, there is a page allocated to ‘Materials and Resources’ which offers guidance to finding suitable information to enhance the ‘message’ and including a hotlink to – you’ve guessed – Gore’s TCP. “It is possible to organise screenings of Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth and Franny Armstrong’s 2009 film The Age of Stupid to raise awareness about climate change.
Usually, a licence will be required to screen these films. A licence to screen The Age of Stupid can be purchased directly from the film’s website. A licence to screen An Inconvenient Truth can be purchased through Filmbank Distributors Limited.”
Aah, no thanks – ‘Pale Rider’ will do much better….
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Amongst the Scottish contingent of ‘presenters’ are (there may be more), ‘Evan Williams – UK Director,’ who’s blurb states, “He has been interested in the economics of climate change since writing a masters thesis on the practicality of introducing carbon taxes nearly 15 years ago…. Evan met Al Gore at the Edinburgh Book festival in 2006 and subsequently volunteered and was trained by Al Gore in Nashville Tennessee and has worked with his Climate Project ever since giving more than 100 presentations to business and community audiences around Scotland and the UK”, and Lindsay Cronin, who we are told, “… is a business consultant with the AEA Group, a leading climate change consultancy. With a BSc (hons) in Environmental Technology & Marketing from the University of Strathclyde Lindsay is passionate about helping address the challenges of climate change through a commercial lens. Lindsay’s skills lie in behavioral change, stakeholder & relationship management and strategy formulation. Recently Lindsay’s career has focused at the strategic level developing the AEA Group’s European business strategy and managing many of the activities to integrate the North American operation, including building a global resourcing model and proposition development.”
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How can anyone not be sceptical given the obvious links between self-promotion and advocacy? The quicker this scam is dragged into the light, the better for all.

Tom
September 14, 2010 5:24 pm

Michael D Smith:
Lol, but I think it’s too late to sell. At this time I think we should shout: Jump!

GregO
September 14, 2010 5:39 pm

Such is the fate of all fashionable faddish ideas like CAGW – they sound good, or disturbing, or somehow relevant and important; then nothing or not much happens and the public moves on to the next distraction.
Can you blame them? After all; where is the heat; the flooding; the climate refugees…For a time there he really had everybody going.

JRR Canada
September 14, 2010 6:45 pm

Actually AL’s movie tipped me from sarcastic comment to actual investigation of the professed science.When so many BS detectors go off at once and the local do gooders are all aghast about CO2 its time to check the facts. My conclusion is it is time to tax or physically attack any dogooder who is out to help/save me. Stupid is as stupid does indeed and they have done it all over the place on this scam. we will be tossing senseless bylaws, provincial laws and taxes for decades. I love the internet, Utube , future quote, my opponent is so stupid he/she bought into AWG. Question, can Al Gore be prosecuted for spreading lies for profit?

September 14, 2010 7:13 pm

If you thought big Al was steamed about attendance to his site, you should have heard him vent when he found out, most of his hits came from here every time WUWT mentioned the decline.

E.M.Smith
Editor
September 14, 2010 9:42 pm

So, would that make them “Goreites” (in emulation of Millerites?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millerism )
No ‘end of the world’ on schedule and all that?…
Or maybe “Algoreites?”

P.G. Sharrow
September 14, 2010 11:08 pm

Looks like Big Al needs a new gig. Or better yet just fade away.

Jimmy Haigh
September 15, 2010 2:50 am

Yes Al. The word you are looking for is “rumbled”.

Brian D Finch
September 15, 2010 3:17 am

I suppose Al and the Go-Rhythmics are the chief victims
of Skepticological Climate Change.

Lew Skannen
September 15, 2010 4:40 am

Cheer up Al.
Because the death spiral of your website has been posted on WUWT I actually heard about your website and visited it!
So that is at least one hit you got today!
🙂
Lew

Ralph
September 15, 2010 8:54 am

Am I the only person that thinks Al Gore might have lost some credibility buying a $9 million seaside home and owing a multimillion dollar seaside condo?

Milwaukee Bob
September 15, 2010 8:59 am

Al Gore – who? Wasn’t there a VP by that name sometime back? He has a movie out?
Oh! Is that the guy that has been wrong on so many issues that nobody pays any attention to him – anymore? including his wife? or ex-wife….?? or is that the current VP?

Brian H
September 15, 2010 10:17 am

Yeah, I visited once after a mention here. It was so bad I will never repeat the experience.

nandheeswaran jothi
September 15, 2010 11:26 am

Scott Covert says:
September 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm
Poor Al, he didn’t get to be President and now this. Maybe he can try his hand at infomercials.
scott,
i thought the “inconvenient truth” was his Infomercial!!

Will Nelson
September 15, 2010 11:36 am

Alexa graph x-axis: proudly brought to you in color by TCP!

September 15, 2010 12:52 pm

How will he afford that ocean front beach house? Guess he is going to have to file chapter 13. Poor soul.

kwik
September 15, 2010 1:05 pm

I think he should return all that money.Imagine all the DDT Africa could buy for it.

Djozar
September 15, 2010 1:57 pm

I can’t complain about Mr. Gore – he made me sceptical and brought us Man-Bear-Pig.

September 15, 2010 4:49 pm

You know, if I squint real hard at the “skyfall” graph, I can almost see a hockey stick!

James Bull
September 15, 2010 11:20 pm

Maybe they are using the wrong Al Gore-ithm.

September 17, 2010 8:52 am

James Bull says:
September 15, 2010 at 11:20 pm
Maybe they are using the wrong Al Gore-ithm.

Is that a 4/3 beat?

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