Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project” was launched on July 12th with great media fanfare, lots of interviews, and press all over the planet. It is heralded by some of the faithful as Gore 2.0, the second coming.
Only one teensy little problem…on the week I cut back on blogging to work on my business, WUWT still beat Al in global daily reach on the day of the launch, and his trend has been downhill ever since.
It looks like Al is throwing a big expensive party, but nobody is staying beyond the first hour when the Hors d’oeuvre’s run out. Here’s another graph showing daily traffic rank.
Alexa doesn’t plot values below 100,000.
Reality bites manbearpig. My little blog with no big bucks funding from big green and a band of volunteers gets more traffic on the day of the great announcement from Al. Believe me, I was surprised as you are.
Yeah I know, defenders will chatter on about how Alexa is unreliable, blah, blah, but given the blip of press coverage we’ve seen and little follow on afterwards, the numbers do reflect what we see in practice.
Plot the data yourself here:
Maybe people are just tired of countdowns to doomsdays that don’t seem to happen.
I’m sure Al got no help from the May 21st end of the world countdown stupidity that never materialized while the world at large uttered a collective “told ya so!”.
There were hundreds of doomsday countdowns all over the web for that. Al has one too:
Al’s countdown message and track record isn’t that different from Harold Camping’s.
In fact, they don’t look that different while delivering their message in these two photos:
With Camping’s failure, rather than admit he’s just whacked and nobody but the gullible believed him, the date is pushed into the future. Al has the same problem, skepticism is on the rise, book sales are down, bookings for $175,000 a pop lectures are drying up, the Chicago Climate Exchange is dead, and Kyoto is effectively dead. Time for Gore 2.0.
But, nobody seems to be buying it now except the faithful. Will anyone actually care on September 14th?