Climate change is the new global terror, says Al Gore

Not sure exactly where he said that, as that headline isn’t in the news article as a quote, but if he did say that to the reporter, apparently Mr. Gore hasn’t seen this recent study from the University of California yet:  Doomsday messages about global warming can backfire, new study shows

And apparently all the evidence Mr. Gore needs these days comes from the “weather is not climate, unless we say it is” line of reasoning.

From the Hindustan Times:

Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion climate campaigner Al Gore outlined the doom the world is awaiting because of climate change and expressed disappointment at world leaders failing to clinch a treaty to fight the new global terror. Terming the logjam in climate negotiations as a “startling paradox”, the man, whose documentary, The Inconvenient Truth won an Oscar said the year 2010 had seen worst of climate change.

“There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,” he said at HT Leadership Summit.

His worst fear was that after failure of Copenhagen climate summit the talks where heading towards another “zombie” like the Doha process on World Trade Organisation negotiations. Gore’s solution for the problem was taking the issue back to the grassroots and creating a political storm to compel the leaders to react to climate change.

The former president blamed his own country United States – world second biggest carbon emitter — for failing to legislate a carbon law to curb emissions, resulting in failure of Copenhagen.

Al Gore had a lot of hope for India to take a lead in fighting climate change.

“India has a tremendous opportunity to lead the world in energy efficient solutions and in effecting a rapid shift to use of alternate energy like wind and solar,” Gore said.

Full story at the Hindustan Times

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130 thoughts on “Climate change is the new global terror, says Al Gore

  1. This is unbelievable. Even after everything that has come to light publicly over the past year. It is truly astounding the level of delusion.

  2. And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage.
    No angel born in hell, could break that Satan’s spell.

  3. Excuse me from this discussion… I have to go to the bathroom….the only fitting forum for such blither.
    I will ne back in a few.
    Chris
    Norfolk, V…

  4. AGW is the new global terror and Al Gore is the new Al Qaeda. Sounds good except that I doubt that Osama bin Laden will like it because Osama bin Laden considers himself to be the boss of the global climate hysteria, too.

  5. Now that Gore cashed out, the fervor seems gone. Global terror? How many .6C degree heat beams killed 2,800 people in the last decade?
    This ambling piece of fat is going back to the farm. He is being paid to strike up the drums again as if there is a chance the idiotic BS of the last decadal warmth can be attributed to AGW.
    Can mankind get serious now and start saving forests, birds, fish, mammals, etc?
    Is this too much to ask for?
    Rather than watch these feeble minded politicians pretend they care about anything other than themselves and their hedonistic, parasitic life style?

  6. [Al Gore] “said the year 2010 had seen worst of climate change.” Well, if that is true, then we don’t have much to worry about.
    Then there is this incredible statement:
    ““There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,” he said at HT Leadership Summit.”
    Depends, of course, on whether you want the scientific truth or whether you are simply looking for “evidence” to support a political advocacy agenda . . .
    Al blasts others for their incredulity, their failure to believe; but in so doing he has demonstrated his own credulity in his ability to believe just about anything.

  7. The Hindustan Times had Al Gore described as a past U.S. President instead of a past U.S. Vice President, which made me immediately think I had unknowingly crossed over to a parallel world such as the one represented in the series Fringe. Of course then it made perfect sense as to why that world was having so much trouble.

  8. The danger here is that Gore’s message is a self-fulfilling prophesy. It is only a matter of time before the dispossessed and disaffected of the world, constantly told that their misfortunes are caused by the West’s “Global Warming” and its refusal to pay the “Climate Debt”, will start to take matters into their own hands.
    The “new Global Terror” indeed.
    Al Gore is an egregious idiot as we all know. But he is a very dangerous idiot.

  9. Contrary to Americans, Indians have had hundreds of terrorist attacks on their home soil. They therefore can distinguish very well between a real threat and a bogus one.
    Al Gore’s message will fall on deaf ears.
    India has a lot of wind and solar power and knows their disadvantages: high costs and variable power supply: no solution for base load.

  10. Did he meet up with his igNobel buddy Patchy? Maybe he will comment on the Indian mountains losing their ice fields and lose all credibility …. oh wait, never mind.

  11. “There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,”
    Well, evidence specifically connecting those droughts with the man made portion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would be a start…

  12. Climate change [alarmism] is the new global terror, says Al Gore,
    and he truly should be investigated by homeland security.

  13. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:
    November 20, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    That agenda is a complete load of Bo££ocks. Anybody know how much the jamboree is costing us taxpayers of the world?

  14. Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion climate campaigner Al Gore outlined the doom
    perhaps it should read
    Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion climate champagner Al Gore outlined the doom

  15. Champion climate campaigner? FFS! Don’t they mean champion lying scumbag? Or maybe champion bull[self snip]er?

  16. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:
    November 20, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    …this clown hasn’t changed since his dreary tome “Earth In the Balance.” After reading the first chapter, I gladly gave it away.

    That was mean, or do you dislike that person?
    Aniway in a alternative world he would indeed have been a former president, unless he had managed to change the American constitution. And everything is possible in a alternative world/universe.

  17. They’ve been using the term “climate change” for about two decades now, now Al Gore will say it’s a “new” global terror. Cancun meeting is just one week away. Expect more soundbytes from the warmers.

  18. I think it’s finally starting to dawn on Al Gore that he’s about to lose massive amounts of money.
    “There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,” he said at HT Leadership Summit.
    I mean really, how weak is that. He’s grasping at straws as he realises he can’t tread water for too much longer.

  19. When parroting the press releases cooked up scientists to tout their, journalists should ask just one of them if they agree with Al Gore’s scientific proclamations. I am guessing even the most alarmist climate scientist is embarrassed as hell every time Al Gore opens his mouth. Curiously, Gore’s popularity has sunk rather dramatically in contrast to Bubba’s increasing global political importance.

  20. Droughts and floods? Australians especially will be terrified.
    There is one thing ineffably wonderful about the President of the United States who succeeded Bill Clinton. His name wasn’t Al Gore.

  21. In the mean time GE is awarding 200 million in price money for idea’s to “Power the Smart Grid”. They call it eco imagination.
    As we all know All Gore has a severe case of ECO Imagination, turned MADNESS.
    Maybe it’s time to warn the CEO’s of GE how barking mad AL Gore has become and how stupid it is to build a smart grid that enables door to door power rationing and control. With a smart grid connection Government will even know if you are at home or not. A smart grid in the hands of idiots like Gore is the real terror that is threatening us.
    http://www.ecomagination.com/?utm_source=Wired&utm_medium=Display&utm_content=159&utm_campaign=Eco%2BChallenge

  22. And of course joe public will believe him. The problem is the man in the street is basically too lazy and ignorant to ever look at the facts.

  23. Climate change is the new global terror

    Looking forward to the creation of the Department of Homeland Thermometers… perhaps they will stop him at the border to check his emissions for hot air… and someone should have a quiet word in his ear that terrorists are people that try to terrorise other people.

  24. For a guy that saw billions slip through his fingers when the Chicago carbon trading went belly up, there’s simply nothing to do but go back and try again. Even today, it’s still a good gig and he has all those electric bills to pay at the mansion, fuel to buy for the yacht and those jet trips to make.

  25. Al Gore the former President?
    Is that a classic example of data fudging – sorry post-acquisition enhancement – along similar lines to the UHI correction factor which reduces temperatures measured before 1975?
    Leaving aside the criminal dishonesty of the man and everything he does on the GW/CC/CD subject, and the fact that he is a buffoon when it comes to science, he is not entirely stupid in his marketing campaign.
    By pitching to India, he is picking an audience that is unlikely to question his lunatic schemes. Indians typically are way too polite and respectful towards authority figures for them to openly disagree. They have also had too many years of one of their own people pushing Patchy science.
    It is an easy sell, especially if it supports the massive transition of more manufacturing activity out of Europe/US and into India, as the carbon credit scam most certainly does…
    India is also very keen to get onto the UN Security Council, too, so don’t expect any rocking of the IPCC boat to come from this country.

  26. Carbon scammers out in force like cockroaches chasing floor sweepings. Must be some kind of international conference on the horizon.
    Stern, Gore, Deutsche Bank and no doubt many more to come ramping up the rhetoric as they watch their investments collapse and see Mexico as their last hope (yet again).

  27. What can he say? He’s peeved to have lost money on the “buy air” scheme and wants it resurrected on the pretense to save the world from global warming.
    These type of people want to suck every last penny from your borrowing pockets and then turn their backs to enjoy the “good life” off YOUR back!

  28. I believe the comments above have just about covered it. Mr Gore needs to be “sent out to the farm” where he can relax, chop some C02 wood and learn what real BULLS@#T smells like.
    What a pathetic parody of a man…

  29. This is just business. The guy collects US$ 170,000 for each conference (plus first class air tickets and five-star hotel fees for him and his staff) and his London-based GIM “Greenie investments” fund depends quite a lot from his public image as a climate champion. And he still has to recover from the shutting down of the Chicago Climate Exchange.

  30. Al is a true polititian loud, lying, and loathsome, but probably the the greatest asset
    we sceptics have keep it going Al.

  31. I’m with Jack on this one:
    “We in the West can only apologise for foisting this despicable man upon you. A man worth several millions of dollars with several large houses, who travels in private jets and large limousines…comes to the Indian sub-continent with his discredited movie and tells them they must have shackles put on their development and make do with less.
    You should tar and feather him and ride him out of town on a rail.”
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/Climate-change-is-the-new-global-terror-says-Al-Gore/Article1-628952.aspx#comment-100217580

  32. Mr. non-scientist Algoresaurus rex said “There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,” he said at HT Leadership Summit.
    Where I live, we had a very mild summer, as we had the past 10 years or so, (it’s been 13 years since we had 40C+, we just had a good rainy autumn while the previous winters ranged from what we term as “very cold” to balmy, which is quite the norm round here. What more evidence is required to realise that Mr. non-scientist algoresaurus rex is a one-eyed king among the blind?
    It was Al Gore who got me into checking the science some years ago, when he told me that my grand children would have to grow corn in Antarctica to survive while the rest of the planet would be turned into a desert due to the inreasing CO2 from burning HC’s.
    This is all pre-Cancun propoganda, hoping against all hope….to get his money back from the Chicago Climate (Change) Exchange.

  33. Eric Anderson says:
    November 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    This is unbelievable. Even after everything that has come to light publicly over the past year. It is truly astounding the level of delusion.

    It’s not “delusion.” It’s fraud, and this parasite is a massive part of it. It is his, and his elitist friends’ aim to *manufacture terror* in order to control us with fear. AGW is just one. The so-called “war on terror” is another favourite one of theirs.
    Problem for them now is, they’ve overplayed their cards. Once you start lying about science you’re on very shaky ground, because real science requires real evidence, not propaganda. No matter what they might say about the science being “settled,” the truth will always come out in the end – as indeed it already has, for those with eyes to see it. Anyone but the most naive (or zealous Green) can now see what a snake Gore is, and he knows he’s [/snip].
    [Snip made. I suggest caution selecting literary illustration lest they be misconstrued as a threat or indication of planned physical harm. Thanks… bl57~mod]

  34. RE Smart grids (someone has mentioned them up here), they’re so smart that your house can be switched off remotely by a heartless computer sitting nicely at the service provider’s power centre, which, sensing that the wind turbines have lost power and there is not enough power for everybody, the computer will start switching off clients, starting from those who have not settled the bills yet, then those who settle bills late, (usually the very poor and poor respectively) and continuing up the list till the smart service provider manages to balance the demand with the supply. The chances is that this would happen on a very cold night or a very hot summer day, when power is needed most.
    Very smart and exactly what Lord haw-haw Stern is demanding.

  35. “India has a tremendous opportunity to lead the world in energy efficient solutions and in effecting a rapid shift to use of alternate energy like wind and solar,” Gore said.
    Indian scientists would be laughing out so loud that we would be able to hear them form this side of the planet, if it wasn’t for them being so busy building nuclear power plants.

  36. and about Global Climate (Scams) Disruption or whatever the new acronym is (I cannot catch up with the changes), yes, disruption is the word: All the warmists’ efforts have been disrupted by the planet itself, having refused to obey their prophesied hockey-stick graphs and other jokes of the decade.

  37. Joe Public and Al Gore? Joe Public has seen enough of Obama, I doubt that they are following Al Gore either. The ruling class better watch the castle walls in the future.

  38. Gore’s solution for the problem was taking the issue back to the grassroots and creating a political storm to compel the leaders to react to climate change.
    I think this sounds like a threat.

  39. Climate project calls for citizen scientists
    http://www.climateprediction.net
    “London, England (CNN) — An international team of climate scientists is calling on the public to help with a new initiative aimed at predicting how the climate will change during the 21st century”.
    They pick up on any opportunity to brainwash the crowds.
    Now you can make your own crappy climate model.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/11/17/climate.prediction.model.oxford/index.html?hpt=Sbin

  40. American’s; did you actually have this man as vice-president? And di he run also for president? Now he is running……………………..for his life.

  41. At the risk of being snarky, but if “climate change is the new global terror”, then wouldn’t by definition the people who promote its existence (ie, the IPCC and the rest of the Church of Climatology) be the new global terrorists ?
    Pot, kettle, black …
    (submerges back to lurking)

  42. I believe the term is “useful idiot”? But – this is delusional to the point of astonishing ….
    I mean – who advises this guy ?

  43. “What more evidence is required for action?”
    None.
    White coats, sedatives, a rubber room, and a straight jacket are long overdue for Algore.

  44. Al Gore and OBL — two PEEs in the P-pot. Do’nt see them much anymore, but keep hearing their fatwas for the loyal followers.

  45. Why is it we cant get rid of these A-holes like Gore….they are like weeds they keep coming back and coming back no matter how much research contradicts their pseudoscience. This continuing attack on science and scientific institutions can only lead to one thing in the end…..we either fight for truth and freedom or the Goebbels of the World will subjugate us under a mountain of lies. Please stand together and fight this propaganda from the Kindergartens to the halls of government.

  46. David, UK says: “It’s not “delusion.” It’s fraud, and this parasite is a massive part of it. It is his, and his elitist friends’ aim to *manufacture terror* in order to control us with fear. AGW is just one. The so-called “war on terror” is another favourite one of theirs.”
    Yes, absolutely. Frightened people will generally follow a strong leader with clear ideas. If you are in a small band of Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers, a tribe small enough that the leader’s interests are generally the same as the tribe’s interests, then such a follower tendency is probably a good thing. On the other hand, if you are a member of a 300 million person “tribe,” one that allows sociopaths to rise to power, that same follower tendency is dangerous.
    Those at the top of the push for CAGW are not deluded, not mistaken, not confused; they are lying, they are scamming, they are committing fraud. CAGW, like so many other giant fears, is just a tool to control us and to steal our labor.

  47. That is a good one, now the entire US population are terrorists. At some point global warmers have got to run out of outlandish statements. Maybe not, the dictionary is a big book. Then there are foreign words like the replacement for tidal wave.
    How a foreign word meaning harbor wave is any better I don’t know. What if the wave is not in a harbor. I’m drifting, my mind just went blank.

  48. I agree with one of the other poster’s here: Keep sounding off obnoxiously and running that ridiculously misinformed mouth, Al.
    Even though every time you DO open your mouth, you bring shame to my country, but I (and many other Americans) will gladly take the shame and ridicule as a hit, for the larger good of exposing the lies and the hidden agenda behind your pseudo-science religion.
    Keep talking….
    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  49. The annual climate change request for handouts for corrupt third world governments should be held in a Northern city.
    http://unfccc.int/2860.php
    “The United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010, encompasses the sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) and the sixth Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), as well as the thirty-third sessions of both the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and the fifteenth session of the AWG-KP and thirteenth session of the AWG-LCA.
    To discuss future commitments for industrialized countries under the Kyoto Protocol, the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) established a working group in December 2005 called the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP). In Copenhagen, at its fifth session, the CMP requested the AWG-KP to deliver the results of its work for adoption by CMP 6 in Cancun.”
    Will the Cancun summit include a session to discuss Climate gate and the lack of warming? No need to let the science get in the way. The Cancun summit attendees are on a mission to bankrupt their countries to solve a problem that is not a problem. Nice, well meaning people. Hint there is a limited amount of public money to spend. There is high unemployment and large government debits.
    “Green” energy (wind turbines and solar cells) requires public subsides because of high capital costs (high installation cost and more importantly high costs for new transmission lines and electrical grid changes) and because the energy source is intermittent. (Not continuous.) As people require lighting and refrigeration during the night and when the wind does not blow, a continuous energy source is required in addition to the intermittent “green” energy. Rate base electric utilities (A rate base electrical utility is regulated such what they are allowed to charge for electricity is dependent on the depreciated capital cost of their facilities) are of course very supportive of “green” energy. (The largest supports of the no campaign in California was electrical utilities.)
    In the background there are news reports about massive “natural” gas discoveries in the US. (Twice the energy equivalent of Saudi Arabia). There are similar but larger natural gas discoveries in Canada. The LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminals planned in Canada and the US have been changed import to export facilities due to the new discovery. Why is there suddenly a vast surplus of natural gas? Where does the methane come from? Think about methane hydrate in perm frost, the fact that the ocean’s surface is saturated with methane. Think deep earth for the source.)
    http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/gashydrates/canada/index_e.php
    Where I live (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) the forecast low for today is -20 C and high -16C. Next week, the forecast low is -25C and high -18C. Everyone is complaining about the cold and talking about winter getaway trips.
    The summer was short with a maximum high of less than 30C. This is the third year in row that we have failed to break 30C for a high in the summer.
    As the planet’s response to a change in forcing is negative (planetary cloud cover increases when the planet is warmer) rather than positive the planet will warm less than 1C due to a doubling of CO2 with most of the warming occurring at high latitude regions. As there is more evaporation when the planet is warmer there is more precipitation when it is warmer. The biosphere expands when the planet is warmer and contracts when its colder. During the glacial period there is vast amounts of dust from increased desertification that is deposited on the Greenland Ice sheet and the Antarctic ice sheet.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/07/090731-green-sahara.html
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/05/030509084556.htm
    In the IPCC report one of the cost impacts global warming was a reduction in winter travel from high latitude regions. No need to worry.

  50. Haha reading the comments from the Hindustani Times, looks like Al has lost all respect there too.
    This one is the most salient and I repost it here because it is so very true:
    “A white man condeming the brown man to a continue life of poverty. India can lead by heavily investing in Nuclear power and then see Al Gore squeal.”
    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  51. If Al is pointing the finger at Russia’s drought and Pakistan’s floods, he is not a well read man when it comes to meteorology. It’s getting to the point that he compares unfavorably to the gal who said something about seeing Russia from her house. And at least she is willing to jab at herself for saying that!

  52. Olen says:
    November 21, 2010 at 6:55 am
    “Then there are foreign words like the replacement for tidal wave.
    How a foreign word meaning harbor wave is any better I don’t know. What if the wave is not in a harbor. I’m drifting, my mind just went blank.”
    =================================
    I will agree with you, you are drifting and drawing a blank on this one!
    “Harbor wave” is better than “tidal wave” for the simple reason the phenomenon has nothing whatsoever to do with the tides.
    The reason they call it a “harbor wave” or “tsunami” is because waves are not supposed to form in the harbor. When waves were seen coming into the harbor, it was time to run for higher ground.
    It is simply a descriptive term, sort of like the word “hurricane” came from “Hurican” which was the Carib god of evil.
    And it is fitting to use a Japanese term [or “foreign”, as you provincially describe it], for this phenomenon, as the Japanese have some of the highest frequency and history of them on the planet.
    In any case, “tsunami” is better than “tidal wave” any day.
    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  53. The greatest terror in global climate are the people like Al Gore who demand their private feeding trough disguised as “Saving the Planet”, else they will break arms & legs for those refusing thier ‘protection’.

  54. If we are not careful Europe and the US will be subjugated to GW protocols, but the rest of the World, especially China, India, Russia will be let off the hook. Why, because no one is going to make them do what they dont want to do. Did you ever contemplate why Al Gore doesnt go to China, India, Iran, Russia to sell his snake oil, because he would be thrown in prison, pelted with tomatoe’s, etc. Basically the same reason NOW doesnt go to the middle east to champion womens rights. But in America we are civilized so we let them get away with all kinds of crap.
    Its time to root out these bastards and start throwing them in prison. All kinds of fraud is being committed behind the scenes, I submit. Beyond that many of these people could be considered traitors for conspiracy to subourne the Constitution and government of the United States.

  55. ““There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,”
    Indeed. Time for water conservation measures in Russia and better management of flood plains in Pakistan where they also might consider encouraging people to build their homes on higher ground. That should about do it.

  56. “There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,” he said at HT Leadership Summit.
    =========================================
    The Russian famine of 1601–1603 was Russia’s worst famine in terms of proportional effect on the population, killing perhaps two million people
    ========================
    Droughts and famines in Russia and the USSR tended to occur on a fairly regular basis, with famine occurring every 10–13 years and droughts every 5–7 years.

  57. Gore has picked the wrong climate change crisis. The planet is going to cool, not warm. Warming is benign, cooling is not.
    In the past, the planet cooled when there was an interruption to the solar magnetic cycle. Solar cycle 24 appears to be a specific cyclic disturbance that has occurred in the past. There the paleo climatic record was a cycle of warming and cooling that correlates with cosmogenic isotopes changes. Gerald Bond has able to track 30 of the cycles which have a periodicity of 1470 years through the Holocene interglacial and into the Wisconsin glacial period.
    http://www.essc.psu.edu/essc_web/seminars/spring2006/Mar1/Bond%20et%20al%202001.pdf
    The amount of cosmogenic isotopes that is deposited on the ice sheets increases when the solar magnetic cycle is low, as pieces of the solar magnetic flux are carried by the solar wind out into the solar system to that form what is called the solar heliosphere deflect Galactic Cosmic Rays (high energy protons and ions). The high velocity GCR create isotopes (cosmogenic) in the earth’s atmosphere. The GCR when they strike atoms in the atmosphere creates the sub atomic particle MUON (Heavy electron). The MUONs travel through the atmosphere creating cloud forming ions. It is the increase in planetary cloud caused by the increase in GCR that causes the cooling.
    The number of and the intensity of GCR also increase and decreases depending on the position of the solar system in the galaxy. There is a 5 to 7 times increase in GCR when the solar system passes through the Milky Way’s plane where stars are formed. The ice house periods on the earth correlate with the long term periods (millions of years) at which time the solar system passed through the galactic plane.
    http://www.phys.huji.ac.il/~shaviv/Ice-ages/GSAToday.pdf
    Celestial driver of Phanerozoic climate?
    “We find that at least 66% of the variance in the paleotemperature trend could be attributed to CRF (my comment: cosmic ray flux is another name for GCR) variations
    likely due to solar system passages through the spiral arms of the galaxy. Assuming that the entire residual variance in temperature is due solely to the CO2 greenhouse effect, we propose a tentative upper limit to the long-term “equilibrium” warming effect of CO2, one which is potentially lower than that based on general
    circulation models.”
    The warming at the end of the 20th century correlates with a planet wide reduction in planetary cloud cover which was observed with satellites. The reduction in planetary cloud cover at the end of the 20th century was caused by a second mechanism (high GCR that creates ions is the first mechanism) were by solar wind bursts removes ions from the earth’s atmosphere by creating a space charge differential in the ionosphere. (Tinsley called the second mechanism “electroscavenging”. There was an increase in solar wind bursts that occurred at during solar cycle 22 and 23.)
    Atmospheric Ionization and Clouds as Links between Solar Activity and Climate
    By Brian Tinsley and Fangqun Yu
    http://www.utdallas.edu/physics/pdf/Atmos_060302.pdf
    http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php
    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/S_timeseries.png

  58. Personally, I’m terrified that Al Gore will come to town, blot out the sun with his enormous bulk, and start a new ice age.

  59. Why is it we cant get rid of these A-holes like Gore….they are like weeds they keep coming back and coming back no matter how much research contradicts their pseudoscience.
    Well one reason they keep coming back is that their friends have already banned paraquat!
    But,seriously if Gore believes the junk he spouts then why the h**l did he buy a mansion on the seafront?
    Of course since the collapse of CCX, he’s lost a lot of money,and the prospect of much more in the future, so perhaps he needs whatever he can scrape up!
    How about starting a fund for the poor chap? He needs a lot of money to keep his mansion running. At least it might stop him making a complete fur lined gold plated idiot of himself.
    On reflection, it probably wouldn’t!

  60. “Climate change is the new global terror, says Al Gore”
    I alway felt terrorized by that guy. Good that he finally admits it.

  61. As others point out Al Gore is correct, he is by his own words and definition a terrorist if the art of spreading terror of weather is an act of terroism. I agree with Big AL seize him and his kind lock them up (in a soon to warm place in the high arctic) and strip them of the proceeds of the crime. Of course if we had not allowed such nitwits to rise to positions of power we would simply by laughing at them right now. Oh well we let our guard down and the useless and clueless moved in to help us, just another natural human cycle.There is something about a long delayed house cleaning when you ruthlessly throw out the junk, that springs to mind.USA started in Nov election and set an example for rest of us once again.

  62. “There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,”
    Translation: “I’m credulous.”
    He is saying we need to fundamentally transform the world economy for one drought and one flood. Extreme weather happens. Always has, always will. My paternal grandfather lost the family farm in the dustbowl. What action would that have called for in the former Vice President’s thinking?

  63. I believe Algore sold his carbon investments before the crash.
    He also doesn’t believe in sea level rise, having bought ocean front property in San Francisco recently.

  64. @cedarhill
    “For a guy that saw billions slip through his fingers when the Chicago carbon trading went belly up, there’s simply nothing to do but go back and try again. Even today, it’s still a good gig and he has all those electric bills to pay at the mansion, fuel to buy for the yacht and those jet trips to make.”
    At least he will get good help from Norway. ;(
    Norwegian government are now implementing forced carbon credits on all airline travels.
    So this will mean every norwegian who wants to fly will be forced to support this crazyness.
    They also have planned a bunch of other co2 taxes like for gas that will be implemented over new year..

  65. You said:
    Luboš Motl says:
    November 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    AGW is the new global terror and Al Gore is the new Al Qaeda. Sounds good except that I doubt that Osama bin Laden will like it because Osama bin Laden considers himself to be the boss of the global climate hysteria, too.”>
    I just left your site; how buggy is my computer now? How serious are you about STUXNET?

  66. Casually hacking into the computers of one of the leading science publications recently, I came up with the following snippet of info on Al, which you might find of interest.
    ______________________________________________
    This press release is embargoed until sometime in the near future.
    Pachauri and Gore finally accept that climate change was a spoof
    In a press release issued jointly by Mr Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change, and Mr Al Gore, both men have finally agreed that the so-called science on global warming was nothing more than a spoof created by a group of unethical scientists, who, together with their many associates, put out false scientific information in order to secure huge financial gain from an unsuspecting public. When interviewed on the subject both gentlemen expressed their great sadness at these findings since such an inconvenient truth will have profound detrimental effect on their multi billion dollar businesses which they have created on the back of climate change. Mr Gore, with tears in his eyes, said he is planning to sue the scientists involved.
    When asked about the Nobel Prizes that had been awarded for blindly accepting the bogus information issued by the discredited scientists, both men have agreed to return the awards in anticipation of the Nobel Prize committee withdrawing them. The Nobel Prize committee chairman said that if the awards are not returned by the two gentlemen then they would be automatically cancelled by the committee. This would be the first time in the history of the Nobel Prize that such an action was found to be necessary. The embarrassed chairman said that the committee would never again offer a prize based on unproven forecasting of major changes to the environment or any other aspect of life in the world in which we live, we have made a huge error of judgement in this case even though our computer model gave us what we thought to be the correct result. We have now discontinued computer modelling to find winners, in favour of traditional methods. Millions of copies of Mr. Gore’s film – An Inconvenient Truth – which has been a huge source of income for Mr. Gore – are now being destroyed around the world, although it is understood that some copies are being retained by science museums to be stored in their ‘Science Fiction’ archives.
    It is anticipated that The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon, who has put his weight behind the whole of the global warming fiasco, will resign his post in the next few days stating that as he has directed the UN into launching so many extremely costly and wasteful programmes across the world in the name of global warming, his credibility as the leader of this now discredited world organisation has been totally undermined.
    When asked to comment, a polar bear in the Arctic said “We’ve never been in support of this global warming mularky. At last the world accepts what we have always accepted which is that the Arctic is the same as it always was – and always will be – bloody cold. We had a bit of a laugh at Al Gore’s film when it came out. He should spend his time fishing in his ice hole – so long as it’s in the Antarctic”
    Ends

  67. Gore, as a seasoned politician, is a master of psychological manipulation. The techniques have universal application.
    Play on fear
    Choose a threat so powerful and widespread the individual feels helplessness
    Suppress information to hinder the individual from assessing the threat
    Present yourself as the savior
    An uninformed and unqestioning person is fertile ground for demagoguery.

  68. I know Al Gore has a fair amount of power and connections. Therefore I understand the need to give mention to his utterances.
    Is it an idea to minimize the reporting on Al Gore, though? The man is a buffoon. His activity is nothing but a distraction from serious matters.

  69. I would suppose as Arctic Sea ice and global sea ice extent remain near record lows for this date that the sceptics have nothing better to do than bash Al Gore. When the science doesn’t support your sceptical viewpoint…turn to politics!

  70. Dear Ken, you write: “I just left your site; how buggy is my computer now? How serious are you about STUXNET?”
    Well, I may assure you that you can’t catch Stuxnet from my website, or any similar website, for that matter, and neither can I. 😉 It’s about as likely as catching global warming. If you were asking something else about your computer, then please accept apologies but I didn’t understand what you wanted to know about your computer.

  71. John, Palin actually said, “They’re our next door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska” when responding to a question about her foreign policy experience. It portrays a politician not yet at a moment’s notice clear regarding her own core knowledge about the world in which she seeks to be a major player. If I were her, I would be taking a grand world tour, visiting with as many heads of state as she can get on the abundant dimes she is making, in order to get clear. Given that caution, I consider her to be several leagues ahead of our once Vice President.

  72. Re Alex the skeptic, November 21, 2010 at 5:06 am

    RE Smart grids … the computer will start switching off clients, starting from those who have not settled the bills yet, then those who settle bills late, (usually the very poor and poor respectively) and continuing up the list till the smart service provider manages to balance the demand with the supply.

    Don’t forget the opportunity to introduce innovative new tarriffs. Standard tariff for assured supply becomes a premium tariff for increased profits. New ‘economy’ tariff is for interruptable supply, at the same or higher prices as before to cover the £8bn it’ll cost to fit ‘smart’ meters in the UK and more for grid upgrades to cope with grid instability. So in usual ‘competitive markets’ for power, we end up paying more, for less. It would be better to make priority customers for smart shutdown the FITS customers, after all, they can generate their own electricity can’t they?
    As for Gore, his VC fund clients must be getting nervous. He should also be getting nervous as his frequent calls for increased activism and direct action sound dangerously close to inciting terrorism. In the UK, that includes anything that harms the economy, or national infrastructure.

  73. Pamela Gray says:
    November 21, 2010 at 7:18 am
    If Al is pointing the finger at Russia’s drought and Pakistan’s floods, he is not a well read man when it comes to meteorology. It’s getting to the point that he compares unfavorably to the gal who said something about seeing Russia from her house. And at least she is willing to jab at herself for saying that!
    Why are you picking a on Tina Fey?

  74. R. Gates — check out the warm anomoly bubble in the Bering Sea. If you look at the time series of SST graphs back over a year you can trace it backwards.
    It’s the remant of the El Ni~no.
    Anyone know if there is a correlation of Bering freeze and El Ni~no?
    That aside, do you agree with Vice President Gore that his two cited data points are a necessary and sufficient proof for immediate action? That is the meaning of what he said. If you support the CAGW point of view, doesn’t that make you cringe even a little?

  75. Well now, that puts a whole new light on everything.
    If climate change is the new global terror, does that make Al Gore the chief terrorist? And then there are all those offshoots of his movement, like Greenpeace or WWF …

  76. I stumbled on this remarkable story from Italy which is not entirely of topic since the climate change terror is discussed here.
    Italian authorities investigate airport ‘Nazi’ sign: report
    Italian authorities are investigating the head of a small airport in northern Italy over a sign echoing a notorious Nazi slogan at the Auschwitz death camp, ANSA news agency reported on Sunday.
    The head of Treviso airport is under investigation for erecting a sign several days ago at the entrance to the terminal building which said: “Flying sets you free”.
    Prosecutors are examining whether this is an allusion to the iron sign above the entrance gate to Auschwitz which read: “Work sets you free”.
    Prosecutor Antonio Fojadelli told ANSA that he was investigating a possible violation of racial hatred laws.
    The sign was removed on Saturday morning, the report said.
    See: http://msn.finance.com.my/index.php/rss/4474258
    I wish the authorities would have shown a similar “sensitivity and response” when Al Gore, James Hanson and the press started to call us “Climate Deniers” using this word together with words like Death Trains (for coal trains) and Camps (to lock up the climate deniers).
    There is clearly an escalation in word and speech since the AGW proponents were confronted with their lack of scientific evidence for their claims.
    Just exchanging opinion here.

  77. Robert says:
    November 21, 2010 at 12:59 am
    CRS, Dr.P.H. says:
    November 20, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    …this clown hasn’t changed since his dreary tome “Earth In the Balance.” After reading the first chapter, I gladly gave it away.
    That was mean, or do you dislike that person?
    ———
    REPLY: Both. I disliked the book “Earth In The Balance” intensely, as it was the signal event to the “catastrophic anthropogenic global warming” (CAGW) craze which is now rapidly unwinding upon increased scientific and statistical evaluation & scrutiny. This nonsense has cost the world’s citizens many millions of dollars that could have gone to combatting proven public health problems instead of this CAGW will o’ the wisp.
    I also do not care for Al Gore, as I think he’s a pompous windbag who does not practice what he preaches. Regarding the vote count in 2000, it was settled by the Supreme Court, so that is history, period. “Coulda/shoulda” doesn’t matter much in Presidential politics I’m afraid.

  78. Climate change wouldn’t be the new terror if Al Gore wasn’t trying to make it so. Climate’s changes aren’t terrifying, being held ransom for them is.

  79. “There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,” he said at HT Leadership Summit.

    A lot more than the weather Mr. Bore.

    FIRE:
    “…….a number of studies indicated a decrease in boreal fire activity in the last 150 years or so.”
    Source: Girardin, M.P., A.A. Ali et. al. 2009. Global Change Biology, 15, 2751–2769 [pdf]

    HEATWAVES:
    NOAA said on 13 August 2010
    “…greenhouse gas forcing fails to explain the 2010 heat wave over western Russia. The natural process of atmospheric blocking, and the climate impacts induced by such blocking, are the principal cause for this heat wave.”
    ——————
    “According to meteorologists monitoring the atmosphere above the northern hemisphere, unusual holding patterns in the jet stream are to blame. As a result, weather systems sat still. Temperatures rocketed and rainfall reached extremes. ”
    Source
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    “Blocking events naturally occur from time to time. There is evidence that low solar activity increases their numbers , and the sun is currently in a period of minimum activity”
    Source

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  80. The intensity of “global warming” propaganda is a pretty good gauge of the “social temperature”. When the masses are discontented the bosses try to scare the hell out of them.

  81. R. Gates says:
    November 21, 2010 at 10:48 am
    I would suppose as Arctic Sea ice and global sea ice extent remain near record lows for this date that the sceptics have nothing better to do than bash Al Gore. When the science doesn’t support your sceptical viewpoint…turn to politics!
    ==================
    As far as politics go, Al Gore is/and has been in the wilderness for a long time.
    The MSM don’t even report his escapades anymore.
    And as Global Sea Ice Area is near the running average (since 1979), we take our pleasures where we can.
    Skeptics have more fun!

  82. Algoresaurus rex is playing a very dirty game:
    He says that Cliamte change is the new global terror.
    Liacmte change is caused by CO2
    mliacte-changing CO2 is caused by oil, coal and gas.
    Hence we, the skeptics are all terrorists, we will be sent to Guantanamo, water boarded, accused, found guilty and imprsoned all due to metalic change.
    Hey Osama bin Laden, you can come out of hiding now, its ok, its all over for you. You’re free to go now, all because of milcate change.
    mtelcia change is now so terrible that the …………….

  83. “Wow! Al Gore is “the former president”? How scary is that?!!!”
    Just more evidence that these guys are living in an alternate reality.

  84. R. Gates says:
    November 21, 2010 at 10:48 am
    I would suppose as Arctic Sea ice and global sea ice extent remain near record lows for this date that the sceptics have nothing better to do than bash Al Gore. When the science doesn’t support your sceptical viewpoint…turn to politics!
    =====================================================
    Its just plain fun to bash Al Gore.
    He and all of you other warmists make it rather easy to do. Thanks for that.
    Chris

  85. “the year 2010 had seen worst of climate change.”
    =====
    Yeah! Al Gore says the worst of climate change is nearly behind us – and we’re still alive!
    But I’m still confused about what is “climate” and what is “weather”. When the rain that would normally fall in Russia falls in Pakistan instead during the summer of 2010, it is due to climate. But when the number of typhoons is the lowest on record in 2010, it is due to weather. Are such things decided by science, by concensus, or by the pronouncements of celebrities?

  86. “There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action”
    The Netherlands heeded, and they are taking action: planning a new nuclear powerplant of 2500 MW.

  87. jason says:
    November 21, 2010 at 2:52 am
    And of course joe public will believe him. The problem is the man in the street is basically too lazy and ignorant to ever look at the facts.
    _______________________________________________
    Three years ago I would agree with you whole heartedly based on personal experience. Today Joe Sixpack is waking up.
    In the last year I have had many many incredible conversations with various people about current bills in Congress, Food Safety, the bank bailouts/Federal Reserve and Global Warming. For example, within the last 24 hrs I was in a Western Wear store and had an eye opening conversation with the owner and the group of customers that wandered up to hear and join the discussion about the new laws and bills effecting small businesses. Some of the people may not have graduated from high school but they knew a lot about the current bills effecting food, energy and small business. What a pleasant surprise!

  88. Good old Al and his buddy Clinton gave the people of India Monsanto “GMO” seed and the World Trade Organization. Since then there have been 200,000 farmer suicides in India. I do not think the people of India are going to get taken in by this snake oil salesman a second time.
    Physicist Vandana Shiva writes about the cause of farmer suicides here

  89. “..expressed disappointment at world leaders failing to clinch treaty..”
    I’m sure world leaders express as much disappointment in Al’s hubris and hypocrisy.

  90. “There was severe drought in Russia and extreme flooding in Pakistan. What more evidence is required for action,” he said at HT Leadership Summit.

    Flooding in Pakistan is nothing new — the 3rd millenium BC Indus River city of Mohenjo-daro is thought to have been destroyed by flooding 7 times. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohenjo-daro
    Caused by methane emissions from the newly domesticated oxen? 😉

  91. So exactly what can be made of …

    “First generation ethanol I [Al Gore] think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.
    “It’s hard once such a programme is put in place to deal with the lobbies that keep it going.”
    He explained his own support for the original programme on his presidential ambitions.
    “One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.”

  92. I, Man-Bear-Pig’s have been trained in Theology, from which I know that all science is really faith. Although I have no science training, my hand has been guided by Gaia to deliver the word. I sing of faith based religon based on the Hoky Scripture (Earth in the Balance) and the propaganda Oscar winning masterpiece “An Inconvenient Truth”. Not a word or scene can be changed of my inerrant works! MBP can only be your saviour through faith, not through works or scientific evaluation. To question the Hoky Scripture and Mockumentary is blasphemey, punishable by condemnation to solar powered vehicles and super expensive wind and solar electricity for life. Who will be saved? Free your self from your earthly power and give to the third world; the Church of Inconvenience only retains a small portion of your gift in the name of George Soros the father, Man-Bear-Pig the son and Cameron the unholy Avatar. All other religions are false, and skeptics shall be banned to eternally drift the blogosphere. Fear my mighty deeds; I shall move the mountains of coal to the carbon trading market! I shall starve millions by changing food into fuel! All shall face the IPCC Inquisition and tremble! Kneel before my mighty Ignoble Prize! Excelsior!

  93. Assuming that global warming is the threat to humanity that our governments say it is, then we must stop using carbon fuels. Government hasn’t advocated or funded R&D to find a new energy source that can replace carbon fuels. Government has only subsidized part time energy sources like wind, solar, and Ethanol. While these will reduce usage of carbon fuels, they aren’t scalable to the degree necessary to replace carbon fuels. They are niche energy sources.
    Government wants to use Cap and Trade as a way to force everybody to switch to one of these niche energy sources… an impossibility… and a which posits a “solution” that would require continued use of a lot of carbon fuels to sustain Cap and Trade as a huge money making industry.
    If carbon fuels are the threat to humanity that government says it is, why won’t government spent a lot of money in the search for an energy source that can actually replace carbon fuels?
    Can it be that government knows that carbon fuels are not the threat they want us to believe?

  94. So Algore thinks that severe drought in Russia and floods in Pakistan are proof of AGW. To counterbalance that, in Australia severe floods ended the 15year drought. Now what?

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