It's official, NOAA shows the "Gore Effect" hitting America tonight

You know, sometimes coincidences are just too strange and funny to ignore. Here’s the low temperature forecast map from NOAA produced today, for overnight low temperatures during the time that Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project gets into its full swing. It starts at 8PM EST/5PM PST. Chill baby, chill:


And it gets worse, see below. For anyone who doubts the Gore Effect, I’ll point out that it has its own Wikipedia entry, which says:

The Gore Effect is a term used with various meanings relating to Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore. In one use, the term is a humorous concept suggesting a causal relationship between unseasonable cold weather phenomena and meetings associated with global warming, with particular emphasis on events attended by Gore. The phrase has also been used to describe Gore’s impact in raising global warming as a public issue, and in other ways related to Al Gore.

The Toronto based national newspaper Globe and Mail defined the term in 2007 quoting a user’s submission to the online Urban Dictionary website as “the phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming.


Look at the forecast for the upper midwest from Dr. Roy Spencer’s WeatherStreet website:

Lot’s of 20’s and 30’s in the upper Mississippi Valley.

Thats some chiller gore.

68 thoughts on “It's official, NOAA shows the "Gore Effect" hitting America tonight

  1. This kind of begs the question…since there’s a better correlation between Gore talking about global warming and declining temperatures than there is between CO2 concentration and temperature (over the past century, CO2 has risen steadily, but temperatures go up for a few decades, then down for a few decades), shouldn’t we be abandon our unjustified focus on carbon dioxide and instead start looking at capping Gore’s emissions if we want to stop climate change?

  2. I said it in another post. On Sunday, as soon as I heard about the the Gore-a-thon I climbed out of my pool and prepared it for winter. It was in the high 70s then but last night we had first frost in this area. The Gore effect never fails. I’m really starting to have faith in it…in a climate religion sort of way.

  3. The coincidence is mind boggling….this has happened many times before if I recall correctly…I love this…HA!

  4. ” My Friends of the EARTH: NOAA ( National Ocanic & Atmospheric Administration ) with Weather broadcasting Announced that ” CHIL BABY CHIL ” . So AIRCONDITIONING OF MOTHER EARTH is progressing well.
    No more Hurricane this season means my predictions of May 15 th 2011 is going to be correct & NASA’S prediction & projections about 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season is wrong ” ! ! ! !

  5. Ya know, maybe his $145K speaking fee is the cheapest way to fight global warming… The IPCC needs a section on this.

  6. Pull My Finger says:
    September 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    When will Algore realize that God hates hypocrites? 🙂
    Maybe the aleins are good ones and hate Gore!
    Something supernatural seems to be trying to beat something into his head. Has anyone seen the flames shooting from his mouth lately?

  7. I went to Cancun on vacation last December and arrived the day after the big UN global warming shindig had finished. There were record lows for several days during that event. God indeed has a sense of humor.

  8. Gore’s timing may be a joke, but his impact on science, politics, and the economy certain is not. His global warming scam is steering this country toward a state of energy deprivation.
    “When Gore quit politics in 2001, his wealth was slated at $2 million. Since then, after he became the high priest of the global warming religion, his wealth has ballooned to more than $100 million. To assuage his guilt for having such an enormous carbon footprint, Gore buys carbon offsets from, get this – his own carbon offset company! Talk about a convenient reality.
    That’s how he could afford to fly in endangered Chilean Sea Bass to his daughter Sarah Gore’s wedding rehearsal dinner in Beverly Hills back in July, 2007. Along with French champagne and the endangered fish, Gore apparently had no trouble swallowing his own hypocrisy.”
    Read more:

  9. Cold / Warm… Doesnt matter. Changed the title to climate change so that either outcome fits the agenda. Clever strategy…

  10. Freezing our parts off in southern CO. And it is (supposedly) still summer for another week.
    Maybe we could send Al to the North Pole. That would fix the ice.
    Fozen Polar Bears might not appreciate it.

  11. Of course, Gore Effect is pure selection bias – but isn’t he one of masters of using that principle himself?

  12. I’d like to point out that the Gore Effect article was created by WUWT’s very own Mark Nutley – before he got banned. 🙁
    [Reply: There is no Mark Nutley listed on the relatively short WUWT list of banned commentators. ~dbs, mod.]

  13. Retired Engineer says: (September 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm)
    – Freezing our parts off in southern CO.
    Maybe you should move to southern CO2 … 🙂

  14. David, UK says:
    September 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    The Gore effect, indeed. Makes one think: maybe there is a God.

    Not only is there a God, but He apparently has a sense of humor, too! Remember how cold it got down in CanCun last December during the big Climate shindig? People had brough all sorts of beach wear to enjoy the weather and it was miserably cold and rainy, too! Very few ventured onto the beach as a consequence. As I recall, it set record low temperatures for that period.
    If Gore were to ever pass away, what would be the immediate impact on global temperatures? Or can be we be fairely sure he’s just a local weather phenomenon?

  15. In addition, all we have is tropical storm Maria in the Atlantic. It’s staying well away from the U.S. But he can blame the Texas drought or the east coast flooding on global warming. There’s always bad weather somewhere in the world, and it’s always global warming’s fault.

  16. I am glad someone is focusing on this, a month late. See that 40 degree mark in St. Louis. That is an October low in mid-September. I have not seen such a low since moving to St. Louis in ’71. That 40 degree mark extends to Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Anyone remember the famous person from Mt. Ida. That is a late October temperature.
    Spencer has the temperatures lower.
    In the words of the MSM, we are looking at “Thousand Year Lows.” I wonder if the running dogs of Goreism will even mention the temperatures?

  17. Wikipedia is a joke run by AGW – see this quote from their “Greenhouse Effect” page:
    “If an ideal thermally conductive blackbody was the same distance from the Sun as the Earth is, it would have a temperature of about 5.3 °C” – it doesn’t even claim “average”.
    So why do NASA claim the moon reaches ~123 C during the lunar day ? Must be “greenhouse gases” !
    This is clear evidence, yet again, of the lengths believers will go to in order to obfuscate rational debate. What a joke – but we in Australia are about to have a “control” tax, sorry, carbon “price” not a tax – stuffed down our throat by a government which stated categorically we wouldn’t have one about one year ago during an election.
    An example of the “Gore effect” or simply totalitarianism by stealth ?

  18. The Gore effect is a lot stronger than people give credit……
    …temperatures started dropping the day he lost to Bush

  19. Lean Grey Wolf
    There’s nothing new in that.
    Michael Mann has proved it time and again; so has Phil Jones.
    All based on models.
    The great thing about models is they say what you tell the to accept.
    The great thing about peer reviewers is they accept what you tell the to accept.
    We all know that global warming causes cold weather.
    If it is warm, the cause is CO2 and the problem is one of climate
    If it is cold, the problem is one of weather, not climate

  20. This is probably Gaia’s revenge on ManBearPig.
    ManBearPig is making money on depriving the plants of CO2. Gaia knows that CO2 is good for plants, and is therefore angry. This is Gaias way of telling ManBearPig to repend..
    It has been mentioned before by others here, but I cant hold it back; Can you imagine if Gaia decides to use the ultimate anti-ManBearPig weapon today; Katla…..100 year eruption…..

  21. dallas says:
    September 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    -3C on Sept 14 is not inconsistent with global warming.

    Nothing is inconsistent with anthropogenic global warming theory. That’s the beauty of it. If it can’t be falsified in principle, it obviously can’t be false. Therefore it is true.
    If a formal system is consistent with both A and ~A (negation of proposition A), then it is said to be independent of A. That is, if AGW (a.k.a. “climate disruption”) theory as a formal system is consistent with both floods and droughts, it is independent of precipitation. If it is consistent with both heat waves and cold spells, it is independent of temperature. Similarly, it can be shown to be independent of each and every weather phenomena, that is, it’s independent of facts. It clearly belongs to the category of a priori synthetic propositions.
    “That [explanation of a couple of points] leaves only the question of how knowledge of synthetic a priori propositions is possible. This question is exceedingly important, Kant maintains, as all important metaphysical knowledge is of synthetic a priori propositions.”.
    Here we go. The sphere of our metaphysical knowledge keeps expanding happily.

  22. “the phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming.
    Surely the phenomenon is simply an AL GORE RHYTHM …….

  23. “Uncle Al the Warmists Pal” has had an effect on our side of the pond too, 8 celsius tonight and we still have our summer duvet on our bed. Let the shivering begin!

  24. When was the last time in snowed in September in the continental US? (Seriously, when was the last time it snowed?) Well, snow is in the forecast for Aspen, Colorado. That is the Al Gore effect in action.
    The Gore effect is as sure as the Madden curse. Already Peyton Hillis, who was on the cover of the latest (boring) Madden NFL game is off to a bad start.

  25. I’ll be freezing my buns running the 200 mile Reach the Beach relay in New Hampshire (which goes through the night this Friday and Saturday). Thanks Al!
    By the way, the CAGW crowd has developed a yearly ritual where in Spring – Summer, they say “[insert hot weather event, tornado, or hurricane] is yet more evidence of global warming!” while in the Fall – Winter, it becomes “[insert extreme cold weather event, major snow/ice storm] is NOT inconsistent with global warming!” Watch out for those “not inconsistents” while we freeze this weekend!

  26. Our govt will ban Al Gore from Canada as sooon as 51% of those polled say AWG is BS. Of course this will take a few more months as conservatives and most other working people do not answer polls.

  27. Poor Al Gore.
    If he doesn’t persuade the nation that AGW (“Al’s Glo-bulI Warminating”) is real and serious, Cap-N-Tax won’t pass, the climate exchanges will fold, his wealth might dip below $50 million (oh, the horror — he might have to sell a mansion or his houseboat to make ends meet!) and -worst of all- people might start to laugh out loud when he takes the stage for another round of bloviating.
    Boo. Hoo.

  28. SteveSadlov says:
    September 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    We are in for a painful long winter.

    Why–does Gore have an unusually woolly coat this year?

  29. Theo Goodwin asks if anyone remembers a famous person from Mt Ida?
    Sir, are you referring to… Lon Warneke (“the Arkansas Hummingbird“), a pennant-winning baseball pitcher? Pro BASS fisherman Mark Davis?
    Bubba Clinton is from Hope.
    David, the corn and wheat has come in better than expected and the price for these commodities have dropped rather sharply. There is some reduced demand also.

  30. TheGoodLocust says:
    September 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm (Edit)
    I’d like to point out that the Gore Effect article was created by WUWT’s very own Mark Nutley – before he got banned. 🙁
    [Reply: There is no Mark Nutley listed on the relatively short WUWT list of banned commentators. ~dbs, mod.]

    I started and added most of the material to the earlier Gore Effect page in 2008 which got deleted by the Wiki HotBots.
    Great to see this newer page has survived the onslaught. We should get some images up there.

  31. Someone up there must have a great sense of humour, and He’s a skeptic too. Cannot be Gaia, she’s a warmist and definitely would not support the Gore effect, hence it must be Him.

  32. The first 8 months of the year have been confirmed to be the second coldest this century (ok, 11 years, but we should be dying of the heat according to Algorean prophecies). September is giving us a (global?) the Al Gore effect while we are being plunged into a La Niña phase.
    Oh global warming, where have thou gone?

  33. DN says:
    September 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    … shouldn’t we be abandon [sic] our unjustified focus on carbon dioxide and instead start looking at capping Gore’s emissions if we want to stop climate change?

    Somebody’s got to say it: Wouldn’t it have been a better idea if his father had had his emissions capped?

  34. Ed Mertin says:
    September 15, 2011 at 12:29 am
    I was thinking of the mythical person “Charley Weaver” who was created by the actor Clif Arquette. Charley Weaver was a staple of TV in the Fifties and he always talked about being from “Mt Idy.” Here are a few words about Charley Weaver:
    “In 1959, Arquette accepted Paar’s invitation to perform on Paar’s NBC Tonight Show. Arquette depicted the character of “Charley Weaver, the wild old man from Mount Idy.” He would bring along, and read, a letter from his “Mamma” back home. This characterization proved so popular that Arquette almost never again appeared in public as himself, but nearly always as Charley Weaver, complete with his squashed hat, little round glasses, rumpled shirt, broad tie, baggy pants, and suspenders.”

  35. According to the Weather Underground, International Falls, MN has smashed the record for coldest this early in the season.
    Previous record this early in the season 24F/-4C
    Previous record for entire month of September 20F/-7C
    September 15, 2011 19F/-7C
    Have a nice day. Now back to our regularly scheduled “reality.”

  36. Todd says:
    September 15, 2011 at 7:29 am
    OK Todd…repeat after me…
    “Record cold temperatures are NOT inconsistent with global warming …”
    “Record cold temperatures are NOT inconsistent with global warming …”
    “Record cold temperatures are NOT inconsistent with global warming …”
    “Record cold temperatures are NOT inconsistent with global warming …”
    (BTW, we may see some record cold temps Friday evening here in New Hampshire…stay tuned)

  37. I beg to differ about “Him”. It’s women who have a cold arse. Might “God” be female and Gaia/Gia/Giea/Sp be male? Afterall, it is the male who seeks out warm and humid environments while we women sit in front of the frig cooling our hot flashes.

  38. OK, yeah I remember Charley Weaver… he dressed up like Mrs. Butterworth and was really, really a funny man. That brings back memories… but wasn’t there something about a Mt. Idy in Ohio?
    Pamela, go for a dip in the creeks…
    Maybe young fellers seek the heat. But I sure as heck don’t, a ding dang 7ft alligator was checking me out while I was swimming near Midway, GA down by Savannah. Guess I’m toooo hot to handle and maybe he/she could sense it. I have pictures!

  39. A guy dies and the Devil greets him on his arrival in Hell (he’s a denier I guess):
    Devil: So how do you like Hell so far?
    Guy: I lived in New Orleans so this isn’t so bad.
    Devil grumbles and walks away, turns up the heat and comes back in a few years.
    Devil: So, how do you like here now?
    Guy: I went to Viet Nam once and they tried to kill me there. I’m already dead, so I can handle this.
    Devil is really pissed now. ‘what can I do? I know, I’ll turn the heat all the way off!’
    The Devil returns a few years later:
    Devil: How do you like it now smart guy?
    Guy (shivering with ice everywhere): What happened, did Al Gore just show up?

  40. I am glad to see that people are being exposed to these spiritual warfare hypocrisies now, but it has not extended to being irresponsible with treating the environment well. As soon as it is viable for us to do the right thing and change our economic structure, people will willingly follow. Unfortunately, those who set the agendas place too much emphasis on busy work and false perceptions of scarcity/short-selling that personal development and creativity are often displaced. Gore is old rhetoric.

  41. This event was far reaching. A general web of cold fronts and short waves ended up hitting most of CONUS. There has got to be widespread crop damage.

  42. [Reply: There is no Mark Nutley listed on the relatively short WUWT list of banned commentators. ~dbs, mod.]
    No, you misunderstand, he was banned from wikipedia. I have seen Mark post here semi-regularly.

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