It's official: Al Gore is a prophet

Tim Blair of the Telegraph catches this little slip, which is rather telling. He writes:

Jeff Young interviews Maggie Fox, President and CEO of Al Gore’s latest scam, the Climate Reality Project:

FOX: I think the notion of Vice President Gore as a divisive figure is a bit of a hoax, just like the people who are denying climate change. It’s a pre-frame, it’s a fabrication that suits those who want to keep the status quo. So if you have a prophet, if you have someone who has woken up to a particular challenge in the world and that person speaks, if that disrupts things, who is going to be and what are the voices going to be that say that person doesn’t have credibility? Those voices that don’t want that change … There are so many more voices clamoring to hear what he has to say that his right to speak and need to speak is more than made clear virtually every day.

YOUNG: Did you just refer to him as a prophet?

FOX: I think he is a prophet on climate change. I think he woke up to this issue in his earliest years, expected as other people learned about it that they would also wake up to its significance … His presumption as a young man was that once you heard the information the world would shift and start getting its act together, and that hasn’t happened.

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Here’s an “inconvenient truth”:

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NOTE: Since some commenters misunderstand the above graph, here’s an explanation. It is traffic rank, not hits. WUWT is in the top most visited websites of the world, AlGore’s CRP is not.

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DanZee
August 8, 2011 9:15 am

I believe Al Gore also blamed the Dinosaurs for global warming in prehistoric times, and the monks for the Middle Ages warm-up. Now the Tea Party is causing the sun to burn us to a crisp!.

August 8, 2011 9:20 am

Al Gore is in it for a PROFIT not being a prophet

James Evans
August 8, 2011 9:20 am

I assume this was a telephone interview, and Young must simply have misheard her. Perhaps Maggie Fox was simply referring to all the “profit” that Gore makes from the climate change scare.
“So if you have a profit…”
“I think he has a profit from climate change.”
That would make more sense.

August 8, 2011 9:21 am

A propheteer?

Severian
August 8, 2011 9:21 am

A prophet for profit obviously…

D. J. Hawkins
August 8, 2011 9:22 am

I think you flipped the scales on your semi-log plot, unless WUWT really is only 20,000 hits per day!
REPLY: I think you don’t know how to read graphs. Traffic rank, not hits. WUWT is in the top most visited websites of the world, AlGore is not. – Anthony

ZT
August 8, 2011 9:23 am

Al Gore is a profiteer, from a long line of profiteers, preying on people’s weaknesses

pat
August 8, 2011 9:23 am

Pandering to the boss.

Mike
August 8, 2011 9:24 am

So…it is a religion!!!!

Brian Johnson uk
August 8, 2011 9:26 am

How much is he paying her? Mind you she is CEO of a mindless organisation.
“Prophet:one who utters divinely inspired revelations!”
That is not Al Gore in any conceivable way!
Maggie Fox – You’re fired!

August 8, 2011 9:31 am

Trying really hard to stifle a guffaw here. Oh, forget it.

August 8, 2011 9:32 am

Haha, a FALSE prophet.

Wouter
August 8, 2011 9:32 am

1. I don’t think the word “official” means what you think it means.
2. How does traffic rank play into this? Scientific truth is not determined by the popularity of its view.
3. For all the grandstanding that’s being done here about improper scientific method, misleading numbers, and so on, it raises some eyebrows that you’d use a traffic rank system that’s widely considered irrelevant and inaccurate.
REPLY: I don’t think you know how to read tags – Anthony

August 8, 2011 9:34 am

Prophet of doom, or doomed prophet. Al’s seeing his profits dry up and the lawsuits pile up.

Peter Plail
August 8, 2011 9:35 am

“I think he woke up to this issue in his earliest years,”
And the wise men came to visit the infant Al in his crib, bringing gifts of carbon tax credits, nobel prizes and vice presidencies.

Kev-in-Uk
August 8, 2011 9:37 am

Yeah, yeah – and my goldfish was a centrefold last month!
Gore is a prophet ? – Oh FFS! – can someone really be that clueless?

Doug Proctor
August 8, 2011 9:38 am

His earliest years were when he was in his 40s. He also grew, harvested etc. tobacco earlier than that. But Christ has a missing first 30 years; Gore is a little bit slower coming to his special connection with God and the universe, but we can probably forgive him that.
Prophet or false prophet both have their detractors. When the prophet claims that HE is the prophet, we know he is the false one. The real ones deny it, claiming only that they have figured out something worth thinking about.
What is the first rule about finding the Buddha on the road, according to the Buddha himself? You are supposed to “kill” him, as no one who was the Buddha would have the foolishness to claim that he was one.

Scipio
August 8, 2011 9:41 am

“WUWT is in the top most visited websites of the world, AlGore’s CRP is not.”
Just insert an ‘A’ into CRP and you will have what spews forth from Al Gores mouth most of the time.

Pamela Gray
August 8, 2011 9:48 am

The “paint by the numbers” pic is priceless! Back in the old days, you weren’t Catholic unless you had done a paint by the numbers pic of a notable Bible or Pope-ish character displayed in your living room. That was back in the day when, on their way out the door to attend Mass, the females would grab a doily off the coffee table, shake off the dust, and affix it on top of their heads with two crossed bobby pins.

Shevva
August 8, 2011 9:50 am

I’ve watch American films before, powerful man, devout follow, sweaty bodies (yep that’s an image).
Although my definition of prophet in American would have something to do with Koolaid.

Bill Marsh
August 8, 2011 9:52 am

So AGW is officially a religion. As far as I know only religions have prophets.

Alex the skeptic
August 8, 2011 9:52 am

The first thing that came to mind when I read the title was profiteer. then I went scrolling down to read the comments and realised that many had beat me to it.
So, the church of Gore has a prophet (himself of course), a godess Gaia, for whom we have to sacrifies ourselves, our children and forfeit all our luxuries and even basic needs such as electricity for heating There is also salvation, which is the higher ground where one goes to be saved from drowning because of raised ocean levels. There is also a heaven, which is Antarctica, the only place to remain habitable after the planet has burnt out due to global warming. There are the bishops (Hansen, Mann….) and acolytes, these being the journalists telling us how we are all gonna die if we do not repent…..
And then there’s damnation for all those who don’t drive a Prius or a donkey.

Cassandra King
August 8, 2011 9:59 am

Wouter says:
August 8, 2011 at 9:32 am
2. How does traffic rank play into this? Scientific truth is not determined by the popularity of its view.
So the consensus is wrong? This CAGW alarmist dedication to the numbers game has been a central feature of the fabricated consensus. Oh I get it now, its populism when sceptics try the numbers game and consensus when the CAGW cult tries it.
Populism Vs the consensus. The war between the CAGW fraud and the truth, a bit like the good the bad and the ugly. The ugly being Al Gore of course.

Paul Westhaver
August 8, 2011 10:02 am

Anthony Watts Writes: “WUWT is in the top most visited websites of the world, AlGore’s CRP is not.”
LOL,
My mind interpreted CRP as CRaP.
I thought that was amusing.

Ryan
August 8, 2011 10:03 am

Reminds me of David Icke, well known British footballer and TV personality who thought he was a messiah. Google him if you want a laugh.

August 8, 2011 10:04 am

Doug Proctor says:
August 8, 2011 at 9:38 am
“Prophet or false prophet both have their detractors. When the prophet claims that HE is the prophet, we know he is the false one. The real ones deny it, claiming only that they have figured out something worth thinking about.”
I do hope that you meant “/sarc” somewhere.

Latitude
August 8, 2011 10:05 am

Wouter says:
August 8, 2011 at 9:32 am
Scientific truth is not determined by the popularity of its view.
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97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real ………
woops

David L
August 8, 2011 10:09 am

My grandmother many many years ago would say “never believe prophets that eat bread”.

August 8, 2011 10:09 am

As the song goes,
please give me “Al Gore” on the line….
I’d like to have a word or two with him
(found he does not answer his emails)
http://www.letterdash.com/HenryP/more-carbon-dioxide-is-ok-ok

Wade
August 8, 2011 10:14 am

Alex the skeptic says:
August 8, 2011 at 9:52 am
The first thing that came to mind when I read the title was profiteer. then I went scrolling down to read the comments and realised that many had beat me to it.
So, the church of Gore has a prophet (himself of course), a godess Gaia, for whom we have to sacrifies ourselves, our children and forfeit all our luxuries and even basic needs such as electricity for heating There is also salvation, which is the higher ground where one goes to be saved from drowning because of raised ocean levels. There is also a heaven, which is Antarctica, the only place to remain habitable after the planet has burnt out due to global warming. There are the bishops (Hansen, Mann….) and acolytes, these being the journalists telling us how we are all gonna die if we do not repent…..
And then there’s damnation for all those who don’t drive a Prius or a donkey.

Don’t forget, there is also a Devil, which is our modern lifestyle that makes life easier. Where there is a devil, there are also demons. The demons are the people who dare question the goddess and her prophets and bishops. The sacrifices that we have to make to obtain salvation are simony.

Joe Horner
August 8, 2011 10:15 am

Wouter says:
August 8, 2011 at 9:32 am
2. How does traffic rank play into this? Scientific truth is not determined by the popularity of its view.
Ergo a consensus (which only represents the popularity of a given view) is meaningless in science. Guess what? That’s one of the things sceptics have been saying for a very long time!

August 8, 2011 10:17 am

And as readers of Dan Gardner’s book ‘Future Babble’ will know, the predictive power of most prophets is a big fat zero.
On the other hand he must have some supernatural powers. How else can you explain the climate-changing ‘Gore Effect’?

DirkH
August 8, 2011 10:17 am

Google for “Green Prophet”; it seems to be commonplace for the green/environmentalist movement to call their leaders prophets.

August 8, 2011 10:26 am

Remember, Al Gore’s prophecy is pushed using the idea that skeptic scientists are corrupt and untrustworthy. Nobody in the mainstream media has questioned this, and as I pointed out in my guest post here at WUWT ( http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/06/25/the-end-is-near-for-faith-in-agw/ ), Gore can’t keep his accusation story straight. He again altered his long-term accusation narrative in his latest profanity-filled diatribe at the Aspen Institute a couple of days ago, citing the infamous Naomi Oreskes about the corruption of skeptic scientists. As I pointed in another of my pieces, Oreskes is also tied to the same old central smear of skeptic scientists, please see: “Circuitous attempts to smear AGW skeptic scientists” http://climatechangedispatch.com/editorials/7568-circuitous-attempts-to-smear-agw-skeptic-scientists

August 8, 2011 10:31 am

I’m looking forward to the moment when the “prophet” sojourns in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. Real prophets don’t take their Blackberry with them, so we can expect almost a month of silence from “Al Gorezeera” or “The Voice of the Prophet”. Any suggestions for the location of his sojourn?
I’ve heard Australia’s great prophet Tim Flannery is planning a sojourn, though I don’t think he’ll pick a spot just below the Wivenhoe dam in Queensland. I’ve heard it’s nice there in January, if sometimes a trifle wet.

Ken Harvey
August 8, 2011 10:31 am

Adam and Eve ate of the carbonaceous fruit and the lord Algore was angry. Fig leaves anyone?

chris b
August 8, 2011 10:35 am

From my favorite movie……… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWmbuKSWLDE ……… Gore’s competition.

RockyRoad
August 8, 2011 10:37 am

A prophet? Consider the source (clueless, unreliable, gold digger (for a story), “journalist” (or wanna-be)).
Besides, for a prophet to be considered one, he should have a track record. What has Gore predicted that’s come to pass? His record regarding the climate is dismal. And what happens to the weather when Gore travels someplace–it turns into a deep freeze (relatively speaking). I’d say he’s a jinx.
No, Gore is no prophet. He’s a profitess (meaning he stands to make money by his pronouncements), but any which way you cut it, he’s not a prophet.

kim
August 8, 2011 10:43 am

Naomi Oreskes being completely backwards in her analogy about business perverting the message is one of the more amusing ironies of this whole mess.
She gets a roomful of mirrors all to herself in my museum.
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Phil's Dad
August 8, 2011 10:45 am

Prophetic sounds quite similar to the word I first though of.

Kaboom
August 8, 2011 10:47 am

Prophecy is prophitable. Ask any of the recently founded “churches”.

SionedL
August 8, 2011 10:48 am

While I don’t claim to be a biblical scholar, doesn’t one false prophesy make a false prophet?
“If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD [Gaia] does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD [Gaia] has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:20-22

DJ
August 8, 2011 10:51 am

They keep misspelling prophet….. it’s PROFIT.

wizardofozlo
August 8, 2011 10:52 am

DanZee says:
“I believe Al Gore also blamed the Dinosaurs for global warming in prehistoric times, and the monks for the Middle Ages warm-up. Now the Tea Party is causing the sun to burn us to a crisp!.”
Well, in that case Gore must indeed be a prophet; the Dinosaurs got their just reward for all that global warming, didn’t they?

Doug S
August 8, 2011 10:59 am

The response that many people have to “Global Warming” is of a religious nature. They want to believe, they want to do the right thing (most of them anyway) but they do not understand the nature of science. Perhaps here in the US it confirmation that we are falling way behind in graduating Engineers and Scientists. Interesting that of the developing nations that ARE producing technical people, they are not falling into this religious trap. People will have to be taught Science and this will have to begin with the young school age kids today.

H.R.
August 8, 2011 11:05 am

@Alex the skeptic says:
August 8, 2011 at 9:52 am
“And then there’s damnation for all those who don’t drive a Prius or a donkey.”
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I’m not sure you’re off the hook with just a Prius. Stick with a donkey just to be on the safe side. I know his followers are sticking with a jack@$$.
;o)

mbabbitt
August 8, 2011 11:06 am

Doesn’t matter whether Gore’s a prophet or not. He’s just plain wrong about the end of the world will be caused by slightly highter amounts of CO2 — besides, he’s a hypocrite to boot.

jorgekafkazar
August 8, 2011 11:12 am

[snip – just a bit over the top comparison wise – Anthony]

August 8, 2011 11:20 am

NOTE: Since some commenters misunderstand the above graph, here’s an explanation. It is traffic rank, not hits.
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lol, I think you should lobby Alexa to change its graph format. Every time!!! lol

Jeremy
August 8, 2011 11:21 am

YOUNG: Did you just refer to him as a prophet?
FOX: I think he is a prophet on climate change. I think he woke up to this issue in his earliest years, expected as other people learned about it that they would also wake up to its significance … His presumption as a young man was that once you heard the information the world would shift and start getting its act together, and that hasn’t happened.

I would like to note, for the record, that that is completely contrary to how science works. You don’t simply learn something and that’s the end of it. You don’t simply absorb a book and the questioning stops. That bolded sentence right there says that Gore expected all of us to simply ‘hear the information’ and believe
THAT IS RELIGION.

Taphonomic
August 8, 2011 11:21 am

Latitude says:
August 8, 2011 at 10:05 am
“97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real ……… woops”
Try to get some facts straight. A master’s thesis by a student at the University of Illinois, Chicago did a poll that tortured the data until it came up with a value of 97%. This did NOT represent the the views of 97% of scientists or even 97% of those polled.
It disgusts me that UIC is giving away MS degrees for doing a poll.

Eyes Wide Open
August 8, 2011 11:25 am

Beware of prophets seeking profits!!!

Duke C.
August 8, 2011 11:25 am

Is the alexa rank determined by averaging? The graph shows three spikes in ranking for July, the biggest being in the week of July 11th, which could have been generated by the article posted on WUWT on Tuesday July 12th., and, strangely, two smaller spikes on the following Tuesdays. Without those spikes, Climaterealityproject would not break the 100,000 threshold.

HarryD
August 8, 2011 11:29 am

He is a prophet. The prophet of the coming of the 1/2 man, 1/2 bear, 1/2 pig….manbearpig. I’m super cereal.

August 8, 2011 11:30 am

I have a profoundly benevolent view of the universe. And since man is a natural part of the universe, I have a profoundly benevolent view of mankind as a whole. However, the human condition does have some temporary, periodic and localized malevolency.
I leave it to the philosophical enthusiast to comment on the uncertainty involved in the possibility of detecting any benevolence in the ideology of Mr. Gore.
Good news for Al baby, I think any seriously malevolent group would heartily welcome Al baby. After all even upper class malevolent people need entertainment from someone like Al, who they would surely consider a malevolent jester and buffoon.
Prophet? Yes, definitely. He is a prophet for the nihilists and fawning/clueless journalists.
John

Louis
August 8, 2011 11:31 am

Al Gore, the prophet, is standing on a cyber street corner shouting, “Repent! Repent! The end is near! The fires of Hell are upon us! Get your carbon-credit indulgences now while they’re half off.”

August 8, 2011 11:40 am

[snip]

Herbie
August 8, 2011 11:44 am

Wouter says:
August 8, 2011 at 9:32 am
1. I don’t think the word “official” means what you think it means.
of·fi·cial
adjective /əˈfiSHəl/
4.Emanating from or attributable to a person in office; properly authorized
In this case, from Maggie Fox, President and CEO of the Climate Reality Project.
So, yes, it in fact does mean what he thinks it does.

tadchem
August 8, 2011 11:45 am

The only thing more incredible than having Al Gore described as a ‘prophet” is the face-palmingly unbelievable idea that the High Priestess Maggie Fox herself would say so in so many words, publicly and unashamedly.
Unless she is a “completed” idiot, she HAS to know that this degree of sycophantic adoration of the Gore can not do her credibility any good.

Martin M
August 8, 2011 11:54 am

I think there’s an ‘a’ missing from the acronym CRP. Perhaps it was originally called Climate Reality Awareness Project?

TomRude
August 8, 2011 11:55 am

GIGO: Gorebage In/Gorebage out!

August 8, 2011 12:06 pm

HarryD says:
August 8, 2011 at 11:29 am
He is a prophet. The prophet of the coming of the 1/2 man, 1/2 bear, 1/2 pig….manbearpig. I’m super cereal.
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HarryD,
“super cereal” . . . LOL!
This is better than the good early days of Saturday Night Live.
Ahhh, you all are tearing me up with laughter.
Thanks Anthony for bringing us this moment.
John

hunter
August 8, 2011 12:16 pm

Al Gore is certainly a profiteer. But prophet? Not so much.

KlimateKufr
August 8, 2011 12:17 pm

The Shanana:
“There is no Warming but Anthropogenic, and Al-Gore is it’s profit.”

Grant
August 8, 2011 12:22 pm

Used to be rough to be a prophet; You know, stones for pillows, hair shirts, eating honey and locusts, getting around on a donkey. Al’s been looking mighty properous these days, living large even. But in the spirit of generosity I propose that we all limit our carbon footprint to no more than prophet Gore. Can I hear an amen?

Richard S Courtney
August 8, 2011 12:37 pm

Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are savage wolves.
Matthew 7: 15
Friends:
I gave a parody of a ‘H*ll Fire’ sermon as the introduction to one of my presentations at the first Heartland Climate Conference. It was delivered with full fervour and I know was enjoyed by several so I copy its text below.
I hope at least some of you are amused by it.
Richard
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We all know that the books of the IPCC are the Bible of man-made global climate change. And – according to the books of scientific revelation in that Bible – the atmosphere was in a state of Eden before human industrial civilization. Then humans began to consume the forbidden fruit of fossil fuels, so the atmosphere became contaminated with an excess of carbon dioxide. Humans continue to practice the sin of industrial civilization and, therefore, the contamination of the atmosphere continues to increase. As a result, our civilization is doomed by our sin as surely as Soddom and Gommorah.
The world will warm with the result that the Four Horsemen of the Apacalypse are set to roam the world spreading pestilence, war, famine, and death. We can stop them from destroying the world as we know it by turning from our sin of industrial civilization. But the sins of the fathers are weighed upon their children even unto the seventh generation because our sin has already added carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and it will continue to wreak its havoc for centuries to come. We must repent and turn from our consumption of the forbidden fruit to avoid its worst effects on our children and our children’s children.
That is the prevailing faith which is being spread by many proselytes and has been adopted as the State Religion in many places, notably the European Union.
But I am here to proclaim the message in the song. “The things that you’re liable to read in the Bible; it ain’t necessarily so.”

Jeff B.
August 8, 2011 12:49 pm

Al Gore is only a prophet of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. There is zero danger or need to spend a single dollar based on the feeble predictions Gore puts forth when compared with empirical evidence. No one is listening because everyone can see there is no emergency. None at all.

Tenuc
August 8, 2011 1:06 pm

Typo alert!!! Surely your headline should read, “It’s official: Al Gore is a pillock”

Ulrich Elkmann
August 8, 2011 1:07 pm

“…if you have someone who has woken up to a particular challenge in the world and that person speaks, if that disrupts things, who is going to be and what are the voices going to be that say that person doesn’t have credibility? Those voices that don’t want that change…”: Is there nobody left in the world, like, able to formulate a simple English sentence, I mean, like, one that is grammar, you know, has grammar, I mean, correct. And preferably one that makes sense, too.

mikemUK
August 8, 2011 1:08 pm

He’s NOT the Messiah – he’s a very naughty boy!
(Actually Brian’s mum was shouting, but I didn’t want to upset anyone here)

Theo Goodwin
August 8, 2011 1:13 pm

John Whitman says:
August 8, 2011 at 11:30 am
Very well said. It says a lot about our liberal elite that reference to a nasty jester is necessary when explaining what they are about.

Latitude
August 8, 2011 1:33 pm

Taphonomic says:
August 8, 2011 at 11:21 am
Try to get some facts straight.
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I didn’t think there was one person left on the face of this earth that wouldn’t recognize that as a joke…………………………..woops

Nigel S
August 8, 2011 1:37 pm

Now you stand with your thief, you’re on his parole
With your holy medallion which your fingertips fold
And your saintlike face and your ghostlike soul
Oh, who among them do you think could destroy you?
Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
Where the sad-eyed prophet says that no man comes
My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums
Should I leave them by your gate
Or, sad-eyed lady, should I wait?

August 8, 2011 1:53 pm

John Whitman says:
August 8, 2011 at 11:40 am
[snip]
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Moderators,
This a unique day in my wonderful life. After 1000s of comments on WUWT and pushing 3 years commenting on WUWT, I had my very first snip here. Does anyone want to go out for a beer or martinis?
I don’t feel sad. . . . . but snipping me for a comment with no foul language nor violence which we all read about in the MSM regarding Mr. Gore . . . . surely reconsider. I think WUWT even had a post on it.
What if I get a quote from the MSM supporting my comment or a very similar quote from a previous WUWT comment on an Al Gore thread that wasn’t snipped . . . will you then reconsider and reinstate my comment?
Thank you.
John
REPLY: it was the imagery it invoked, and too far OT – Anthony

jaymam
August 8, 2011 1:56 pm

Latitude says: “97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real”
You’ve come to the wrong place to quote fake statistics.
Your 97% is actually only 75 scientists.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/01/04/lawrence-solomon-on-consensus-statistics/
“The two researchers obtained their results by conducting a survey of 10,257 Earth scientists. The survey results must have deeply disappointed the researchers — in the end, they chose to highlight the views of a subgroup of just 77 scientists, 75 of whom thought humans contributed to climate change. The ratio 75/77 produces the 97% figure that pundits now tout.”

mojo
August 8, 2011 2:09 pm

“Minor Profit in the Belly of a Great Fish”

Hugh Pepper
August 8, 2011 2:10 pm

I think you should drop your obsession with Al Gore. The science which he reports speaks for itself, and the evidence is beyond dispute. Focussing on Gore simply serves to distract your many readers from the facts revealed in a vast and growing body of knowledge.I think it would be wise for all of us in these turbulent times, to speak the truth clearly, without recourse to PR tactics which serve only to distract and clutter the conversation. Contrarian views are important, but only if they are intended to complete the picture being portrayed by disciplined scientists and others around the world.
REPLY: I think you should get your own blog and that way you can run it any way you want instead of trying to constantly tell us what we should and should not be doing here. – Anthony

August 8, 2011 2:14 pm

I’m sure the more educated would be familiar with the book of Deuteronomy chapter 18, specifically verses 15 through 22.

Latitude
August 8, 2011 2:33 pm

jaymam says:
August 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm
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Latitude says: “97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real”
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You’ve come to the wrong place to quote fake statistics.
Your 97% is actually only 75 scientists.
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and now for the severely reading impaired……………….
It was a joke Jay……………………………and you left out the “woops” on the end
Re-read Anthony’s post….see if you can make any connection as to why it’s a joke

Paul Westhaver
August 8, 2011 2:34 pm

“Hugh Pepper says:
August 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm
I think you should drop your obsession with Al Gore. ”
No I don’t think so Hugh. No person has been so utterly a self serving liar while defrauding the world of money, good science and ease of mind. He is a devil to science. He is a cheat to the business world and an antagonist to calm. All to promote is ego, his wealth and his political world view… at expense of others who are honest, hardworking truth seekers.
What great accomplishments we have missed as a human race because of one big fat lying jerk who derailed millions of well-intentioned people.
He needs to be remembered for all eternity for what he is… a liar and the epitome of an abuser of the word “SCIENCE”.

August 8, 2011 2:50 pm

REPLY: it was the imagery it invoked, and too far OT – Anthony
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Anthony,
Thanks for the courtesy of a quick explanation. I will make no such allusions to such imagery ever again here @ WUWT.
Tu casa es tu casa. [hope I didn’t butcher the Spanish too much]
So it is written, and so it shall be. [which is appropriate prophet-like phrasing since we are discussing prophets]
John

1DandyTroll
August 8, 2011 2:52 pm

So, essentially, now he’ll be wanting to marry 71 virgins? That’d be a dirty old douch.

KnR
August 8, 2011 3:03 pm

Hugh Pepper
‘The science which he reports speaks for itself, and the evidence is beyond dispute.’
Really , remind us again how many millions of degrees he claimed the earth core was ?

DirkH
August 8, 2011 3:10 pm

Hugh Pepper says:
August 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm
“I think it would be wise for all of us in these turbulent times, to speak the truth clearly, without recourse to PR tactics which serve only to distract and clutter the conversation. Contrarian views are important, but only if they are intended to complete the picture being portrayed by disciplined scientists and others around the world.”
I hope this video speaks the truth clearly, and i hope it complements the picture being portrayed by disciplined, peer-reviewing-each-other scientists. You said “complement”, right?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWEu4Yz76Ro&feature=player_embedded

John Q. Galt
August 8, 2011 3:29 pm

‘You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.’
That would work nicely as an opening blurb for a infographic listing a timeline of failed predictions and models.

Louis Hissink
August 8, 2011 3:51 pm

A profiteering prophet, no less

Luther Wu
August 8, 2011 4:05 pm

Hugh Pepper- What’s really sad is that you actually believe what you wrote.

ROM
August 8, 2011 4:42 pm

Some of the ironic Australian humor in the comments on the Telegraph article on “Fat Al, the Prophet} are quite hilarious;
eg; A fatex VP is a Prophet……a current President is a Mesiah…..
And the USA is still broke?
How could this happen whith so much divine intervention? Americans had a brighter future with sex maniacs running their country!

Boiling Frog
August 8, 2011 4:54 pm

Definition: prophet- a person who advocates or speaks in a visionary way about a new belief or cause.
Inasmuch as AGW is a belief or cause Al Gore is indeed a prophet and based on the above definition, so was Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot.

August 8, 2011 5:15 pm

If you squint real hard, you can almost see a hockey stick!

gator69
August 8, 2011 5:33 pm

Don Quixote with the blessing of the kingdom and a multi-billion dollar budget.

August 8, 2011 5:36 pm

The Warmist Declaration of Faith:
“There is no goddess but Gaia, and al-Gore is her Profit.”

kbray in california
August 8, 2011 6:53 pm

[[[ Michael J Alexander says:
August 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm
If you squint real hard, you can almost see a hockey stick! ]]]
I see a frying pan and a cheese sandwich…

Martin457
August 8, 2011 7:07 pm

He can’t be a prophet, he’s been wrong too many times. He can’t be a samaritan, he put his light out. Must be a devil in disguise, sure does lie alot. Or, he’s a politician. Duh.

Pamela Gray
August 8, 2011 7:28 pm

Monty Python could make hay out of this. They already did one of the most hilarious versions of prophets and salvation I have ever seen. This is running a very close second. Can we get that painting of Gore to move its mouth Monty Python style?

James Allison
August 8, 2011 7:35 pm

If big Al is the prophet then who exactly is the God of this particular religion? Speaking of religions if y’all want a laugh have a read about the “Flying Spagetti Monster”. Especially the hoops he went through to get the administration to accept wearing a colander headpiece was part of his religious beliefs.

Greg Bone
August 8, 2011 7:53 pm

Back to the concensus. What were those other 7111 earth scientists thinking when they didn’t answer the key questions? Also – I kind of disagree with the emphasis put on Gore. This wasn’t Gore – it was one of his misguided minions.

Dave Worley
August 8, 2011 8:32 pm

Based on the stats, CRP viewers are middle age unmarried females browsing from work.
Since most folks are busy when at work, I presume that they are civil servants.
Call me presumptuous.

Neo
August 8, 2011 9:15 pm

I’m sure that Al Gore’s buddies over at Kleiner Perkins have always thought of him for “profit”

Pete H
August 8, 2011 9:17 pm

Hugh Pepper says:
August 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm
“I think you should drop your obsession with Al Gore. The science which he reports speaks for itself, and the evidence is beyond dispute. ”
Nice one Hugh! Coffee all over another keyboard!
A UK high court judge found that his crap film had nine serious errors:
The errors included:
“Mr Gore’s assertion that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of ice in either West Antarctica or Greenland “in the near future”. The judge said this was “distinctly alarmist” and it was common ground that if Greenland’s ice melted it would release this amount of water – “but only after, and over, millennia”.
Mr Gore’s assertion that the disappearance of snow on Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa was expressly attributable to global warming – the court heard the scientific consensus was that it cannot be established the snow recession is mainly attributable to human-induced climate change.
Mr Gore’s reference to a new scientific study showing that, for the first time, polar bears had actually drowned “swimming long distances – up to 60 miles – to find the ice”. The judge said: “The only scientific study that either side before me can find is one which indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a storm.”
Even the biased BBC reported it!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7037671.stm
Now promise me to type a ” save keyboard warning” before your next drivel post!

Pete H
August 8, 2011 9:29 pm

By the way Hugh Pepper, you said, ” but only if they are intended to complete the picture being portrayed by disciplined scientists “.
Are you referring to the likes of Michael Mann, Gavin Schmidt, Phill Jones, Ray Bradley, Malcolm Hughes, Keith Briffa, Casper Ammann, Rosanne D’Arrigo, Gabriele Hergerl, Tom Crowley, Scot Sutherland, to name but a few?
Sorry about the list but I am wondering what your definition of “disciplined” is.

Bernardo de la Paz
August 8, 2011 9:33 pm

I’m guessing the missing ‘A’ in CR(A)P stands for ‘Alteration’.

Jeff Alberts
August 8, 2011 9:40 pm

Doug Proctor says:
August 8, 2011 at 9:38 am
“Prophet or false prophet both have their detractors. When the prophet claims that HE is the prophet, we know he is the false one. The real ones deny it, claiming only that they have figured out something worth thinking about.”
Alright I AM the Messiah! Now F*** OFF!
h/t Monty Python

August 8, 2011 9:59 pm

Where would we be if big Al had become president?
Notice how when Obama has spoken in the last several weeks the markets have sharply plummeted immediately afterward? But Dubya’s speeches often had the same result.

Kasuha
August 8, 2011 10:04 pm

I still don’t think it’s appropriate for WUWT to compare its internet traffic with a billboard.

August 8, 2011 10:21 pm

Is Al Gore a Democrat? Yes? Well that’s all I need to know!
Man Made Climate Change is REAL, Al Gore is a prophet and Co2 is a pollutant!!
Cap And Trade!! Cap And Trade!!
/JK

SSam
August 8, 2011 10:42 pm

Pamela Gray says:
August 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm
“…Can we get that painting of Gore to move its mouth Monty Python style?”
Dunno how ethical it is… and my apologies to the artist who did the PGore image at the top, but sure.
http://i51.tinypic.com/nqpypv.gif

August 8, 2011 10:52 pm

WUWT would absolutely be the top shelf blog in the world if we could maybe do a little more light political wrangling imho. Oh, and more Pamela Gray… have her do some articles…

Erik
August 8, 2011 11:04 pm

Blood and Thunder Prophet: [screaming] … and the bezan shall be huge and black, and the eyes thereof red with the blood of living creatures, and the whore of Babylon shall ride forth on a three-headed serpent, and throughout the lands, there will be a great rubbing of parts. Yeeah…
Life of Brian
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079470/quotes

bushbunny
August 8, 2011 11:23 pm

I bet you the people responsible for the ‘Hide the decline’ Utubes, surely will come up with something about this Al Gore debacle. What these alarmists use is language that can be misinterpretated. If you are asked ‘Do You Believe in Climate Change’ say yes, but not AGW
Gore style.

JPeden
August 8, 2011 11:42 pm

Hugh Pepper says:
August 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm
I think you should drop your obsession with Al Gore. The science which he reports speaks for itself, and the evidence is beyond dispute.
Aha, Hugh, so you now faithfully report from The Prophet that he himself hath settled that “The science is settled”? Indeed, what greater obsession scientific proof can there be?

bushbunny
August 9, 2011 12:15 am

Al Gore has enough dollars to rough out this storm of dissent and his fraudulent view of AGW, all to make a profit by investing in carbon trading (failing) or green energy. But I bet you the James
Hansen, Stephen Schneider, Michael Mann, Phil Jones, et al, are including the chairman of the IPCC are knocking their knees. I wonder if they will get any work when the real convenient truth is aired internationally. Remember Durban is due at the end of the year? Like Copenhagen 2009 it looks like this will be a non event, as America, China, Canada, Japan and another large country will not be signing any Kyoto 2012 renewal. It’s a carbon bubble eh? Well it is going flat folks.

August 9, 2011 12:18 am

Perhaps Fox was misheard and actually said pro-fat…?

Blade
August 9, 2011 12:24 am

Moira [August 8, 2011 at 9:21 am] says:
A propheteer?

Instant classic. I am so stealing that!
Al Gore, Climate Propheteer. He went to divinity school you know. We just weren’t told that it was Climate divinity school.

tango
August 9, 2011 12:59 am

THE PROBLEM WITH AL GORE IS HE IS LOSING THE PLOT PLUS HIS MONEY WHICH HE THINKS OF MORE THAN ANYTHING .

rbateman
August 9, 2011 1:03 am

I have to hand it to Gore: He sure knows how to name his organizations.
Al Gores CRP.
Prophetic, Al. A total zinger.

Jim Turner
August 9, 2011 1:43 am

I can’t believe that Gore actually called his website CRP! Either he is completely unaware, or the whole thing is a big joke.
Incidentally, is Al Jewish? I understand that Hebrew does not have written vowels – perhaps he is the Messiah after all?

J.Hansford
August 9, 2011 2:03 am

Prophet of doom….. Or Profit from doom?
… anyway, I think that popping sound we heard on the stock market might have been Al’s profit ascending to heavens knows where…..;-)

Brian
August 9, 2011 2:37 am

I can somewhat understand people’s dislike of Gore even though I think it’s ashame that people want to shoot the messenger. But James Hansen? Does this really seem like a money hungry person:

Brian
August 9, 2011 2:38 am

Did I get banned?

Marisol
August 9, 2011 3:13 am

I’m amazed how you manage to close your eyes, not seeing what happens in the world. Our consuming deprives our children, or grandchildren, air to breathe or water to drink. But you can’t see that coming, because the major changes happens where you cant see them, outside the US.
Listen to Mr Gore, and try to be proud of the work he does. After all, he got the Nobel Peace price, and that has to mean something, right?
And yes, you can make money by by living an environmentalfriendly life! Go, Gore, Go!!!!

August 9, 2011 3:16 am

Some much venom here from one man. It’s amazing.

jaymam
August 9, 2011 3:43 am

Latitude, please use /sarc if you intend to mean the opposite of what you are saying. Otherwise you look like just another troll.

Gary Mount
August 9, 2011 3:51 am

Will you people that keep saying that there are 9 errors in AIT, please stop.
There are at least 35 errors.
http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/goreerrors.html

Alex the skeptic
August 9, 2011 4:38 am

Hugh Pepper says:
August 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm
……Contrarian views are important, but only if they are intended to complete the picture being portrayed by disciplined scientists……
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Disciplined scientists? Are you referring to those scientists who have been disciplined to always say yes to their paymasters?
Do you realise that great scientific dicoveries have mostly been made by the undisciplined ones? Think about it.

Dave Springer
August 9, 2011 5:47 am

To know him is to not trust him. All Gore would have won the 2000 presidential election (even without winning Florida) if he could have carried his home state of Tennessee. The state he served as a Senator knew him too well. That pretty much says it all. He’s a snake oil salesman and as they say, “Once bitten, twice shy”.

ozspeaksup
August 9, 2011 6:30 am

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Hugh Pepper says:
August 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm
. The science which he reports speaks for itself, and the evidence is beyond dispute. ================roflmao.
yeah it is beyond dispute..sad and an epic FAIL

observa
August 9, 2011 7:23 am

I looked him up on the definitive website but couldn’t find any mention of the bloke-
http://www.fatprophets.com/
Maybe that Einstein bloke left a tribute for him and the Team –
“Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.”

bushbunny
August 9, 2011 7:23 am

Best of luck. Al Gore is a fraud. Simple as that. Carbon emissions nor CO2 relate to climate change. However investing in carbon trading did for a time bring in dollars for some. Green or clean energy is under some doubt. WA has suspended their project to provide geo thermal
because it doesn’t work. Well he may have invested in this, and if he has he is barking up the wrong money tree. The fissures close up under gravity. As found in Cornwall and other places
in the world.
Nite folks, still keep fighting for the truth and as we say ‘It only takes a few good men (or women) to do nothing, to let evil prevail’ or something like that?
Good nite from Australia.

Bruce Cobb
August 9, 2011 7:58 am

Brian says:
August 9, 2011 at 2:37 am
I can somewhat understand people’s dislike of Gore even though I think it’s ashame that people want to shoot the messenger. But James Hansen? Does this really seem like a money hungry person:
Hansen? Surely you jest. He’s also a Warmist prophet, just a different sect of the same Warmist Religion. His pretense of being a real scientist still manages to convince the more gullible crowd which, happily is thinning. Warmism is his career, though, not science.

Bruce Cobb
August 9, 2011 8:39 am

As far as Gore’s CRP, I don’t know which is funnier – the idea that Gore knows anything about climate, or the idea that he knows the difference between reality and fantasy.

August 9, 2011 9:21 am

I don’t know if this has been posted up yet, but AspenJournalism.Orghad just released a article titled:
“Al Gore calls “bullshit” on climate propaganda”
By Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Journalism
I only brought this link up because they have a audio recording of Al ranting.
Thought you guys might want to hear it if you hadn’t already.
[soundcloud width="100%" height="81" params="g=1&show_comments=true" url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/20738016"]

August 9, 2011 9:47 am

Guess the Embed Code didn’t work.
Sorry about that.

Pamela Gray
August 9, 2011 10:12 am

SSAM, Priceless!!!! Now can be embed that into a video and have him say naughty words????

Pamela Gray
August 9, 2011 10:17 am

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I see a boob in the picture.

August 9, 2011 10:17 am

Brian says on August 9, 2011 at 2:37 am
I can somewhat understand people’s dislike of Gore even though I think it’s ashame that people want to shoot the messenger. But James Hansen? Does this really seem like a money hungry person …

Ahhh … the naivety of the young and stupid*; Hansen is a grand deceiver (is the traditional devil a ‘money hungry’ person?)
The following is from: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/06/25/bring-it-mr-wirth-a-challenge/

… back to June 1988. Dr. James Hansen is getting ready to testify before the Senate on what he thinks is a serious problem, global warming. …
If we left it there, there would really be nothing to say beyond the fact that he’s the guy [Wirth] who put Hansen in front of the Senate and launched the [AGW] cause. But Senator Wirth was culpable in foisting stagecraft onto the Senate to make them “feel” the problem in the form of a well crafted lie [during Hansen’s testimony].
If any of you have ever been in Washington DC during the summertime, you’ll be able to relate to this. Senator Timothy Wirth made sure that room was “steamy”. This transcript excerpt is from PBS series Frontline which aired a special in April 2007. Here he admits his stagecraft in his own words:
TIMOTHY WIRTH: We called the Weather Bureau and found out what historically was the hottest day of the summer. Well, it was June 6th or June 9th or whatever it was. So we scheduled the hearing that day, and bingo, it was the hottest day on record in Washington, or close to it.
DEBORAH AMOS: [on camera] Did you also alter the temperature in the hearing room that day?
TIMOTHY WIRTH: What we did is that we went in the night before and opened all the windows, I will admit, right, so that the air conditioning wasn’t working inside the room. And so when the- when the hearing occurred, there was not only bliss, which is television cameras and double figures, but it was really hot.[Shot of witnesses at hearing]
So it goes without saying, that if the case Dr. Hansen was to make before the Senate was so strong, why did Senator Wirth need to make use of cheap stage tricks?
And, why would anybody trust this man’s opinion on climate today, knowing this?

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(* Learning handicaps aside)

August 9, 2011 2:17 pm

‎”During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet” Gore said. Now he’s a prophet as well….

Al Gored
August 9, 2011 9:12 pm

LOL. That’s one Fox who’s really a sheep.

Glynn
August 9, 2011 10:54 pm

Marisol writes: “And yes, you can make money by by living an environmentalfriendly life! Go, Gore, Go!!!!”
Are you being deliberately sarcastic?
His servant’s quarters are bigger than most people’s entire houses.

Betapug
August 10, 2011 10:16 am

His hindsight, however, is better than his foresight:
“It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for first-generation ethanol. 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.”

RichieP
August 10, 2011 5:19 pm

SSam says:
August 8, 2011 at 10:42 pm
‘http://i51.tinypic.com/nqpypv.gif’
I’m most grateful to you SSam. I watched this while listening to the highlights of his blathering on the Gore recording thread. Perfect accompaniment to the wooden and vapid drivel.

Alex Heyworth
August 10, 2011 8:04 pm

Anthony, I think you have misspelled “profit”.

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