24 Hours of Climate Reality: Gore-a-thon – Hour 16

A new post containing a cartoon from Josh will appear every hour. At the end of the 24 hours, everything will be collated on a single page. Readers are encouraged to post skeptical arguments below, as well as offer comments on what has been seen from the Climate Reality Project so far.


Did you notice that Gore hasn’t brought up Mt. Kilimanjaro at all? Watts Up With That?

Maybe it’s because it isn’t cooperating and the root cause is deforestation, not warming.

Kilimanjaro regaining its snow cap

Paging Dr. Lonnie Thompson and Al Gore. From ETN:

“Global warming” has nothing to do with this, it’s all about rainfall, deforestation, and evapotranspiration. I’m not ashamed to say: “We told you so”, several times:

More proof that Kilimanjaro’s problems are man-made; but not what some think it is

OSU’s Dr. Lonnie Thompson pushes gloom and doom, still thinks the snows of Kilimanjaro are melting due to global warming

Kilimanjaro’s snow – it’s about land use change, tree cutting

Oh no, not this Kilimanjaro ice rubbish again!

Another dumb climate stunt from NBC – climbing Kilimanjaro

Gore wrong on Kilimanjaro snow: Its the trees and “freezer burn”

Yet another inconvenient story ignored by the MSM.


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September 15, 2011 8:07 am

Kilimanjaro regaining its snow cap
I think its very useful to bring back old talking points of the lunatic fringe. Well done josh!

September 15, 2011 8:13 am

What gives with the lack of Google Ads lately? I have seen any on the CRP posts (the pair under the Kilimanjaro post are part of the .jpg).
http://www.freecarbonoffsets.com/home.do is proudly (I assume) displaying an ad for CRP.
Pity, it would be an easy way to get to their site. 🙂

John B (UK)
September 15, 2011 8:17 am

Just taken a quick look at the BBC website here in the UK and can find no reference to the Boreathon anywhere, including environment, politics and world news. Surprising given they apparently have considerable amounts of pension money invested in green projects.
Well done Anthony, Josh and everyone else involved for the outstanding work you’re doing in getting the message out there.

September 15, 2011 8:17 am

I blame the hot air from Gore for the rise in world tempuratures!
Is there a direct link bettween Global warming doom mongers and the rise in their bank balances?

September 15, 2011 8:20 am

Anything is possible
September 15, 2011 8:30 am

Holey moley! I can’t believe you’re still following this crap after 16 hours.
Suicide watch, anyone?

Sean Peake
September 15, 2011 8:34 am

After watching a few minutes of the presentations, I find listening to them in a foreign language instead of English holds my attention for longer—even though both sound like gibberish

Beth Cooper
September 15, 2011 8:34 am

“It’s Al. Look Trav, get hold of Mike Mann. I need to talk to him .”
“What? …He’s occupied with an FOI Enquiry? Tell him it’s URGENT!”
“Mike? It’s Al, I’m calling from Mt Kilimanjaro., …you know, the SNOW!
Gotta make it disappear. We need your expertise,”

September 15, 2011 8:38 am

Here’s a parody of Gore coming unhinged as the ‘science’ unravels …
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU-_y7GYGO0&w=420&h=315%5D

Gary Pearse
September 15, 2011 8:41 am

I climbed Kilimanjaro in (I think) 1988 – it was the year that Jimmy Carter climbed it a few days ahead of me. I was designing and opening a dimension stone quarry and training quarriers in breaking out square blocks. My brother, a millwright was building a stone sawing plant. The stone was to replace concrete blocks for house and other building construction. In Tanzania, cement is produced using Middle EAst crude and is expensive. The quarrystone was sawn in slabs with a wire saw (old tech) and split into building blocks using a guillotine powered by a manually swung hammer (they wanted labor intensive – they got it!) The stone was an 8 metre thick bed of welded tuff (hot volcanic ash that welds together when it lands) that issued from Kilimanjaro thousands of years ago – actually K is still active, occasional small cinder cones growing inside the crater. We had to wait for the electrical inspector before we could turn on our small plant so we had time to kill. My brother chose a three day rest, I chose to climb Kilimanjaro. My adventure included being mugged on the second day – up in the ‘tundra’ level of the climb. Two guys with a revolver held me up. They took my camera bag from which they purloined by passport and a hundred dollar T. Cheque. When one of them took went through my camera stuff, I asked them to please be careful with my camera because I had a bunch of good pictures in it. He carefully set the camera down on a rock – right away I knew they weren’t going to shoot me!
Anyway it was cold as hell on the third day and at the final camp below the summit, they issued parkas, gloves and winter boots. There was lots of snow and ice then and the cold told me that it was never going to thaw up there. How people who call themselves scientists can blame warmiing on the decline of snow on Kili beyond me. These geography guys should stick with the travelogue stuff – scientists they ain’t.

Gary Pearse
September 15, 2011 8:46 am

An alternative caption for Josh’s cartoon: “Snow, ah…of course there’s snow! when the earth warms.. and… ah.. you know what I mean.”

September 15, 2011 8:52 am

I just got back from my graduation. I just got my double degree today =-]. I got back to check out what was happening and the same slide came up of that boy who created a wind powered turbine ‘by himself’. It’s been looping the same material? It’s 24 hours, there’s so much information related to climate change, I don’t know how they have time to repeat anything. 3.35 million views, is not nearly as much as I expected considering the utilization of mass media which can act exponentially. I’m disappointed, I thought this would be educational. I agree with TinyCO2, more than an hour of this is bearable?
I felt this had potential to bring the debate to a new level, but now it’s clear there is an agenda of repeating slogan. It’s monotonous repetition to appeal to the base — it’s a political campaign. I think they just don’t understand, appealing to people who don’t believe in their ideology can’t sway people with their catch phrases, it repels them because it sounds like a sales pitch. The way to ‘win the debate’ would have been to appeal to scientists and engineers and discuss the details of where they have erred so that once these minds are convinced there is a level of truth that they can act on, that they can then relay this also to the rest of society. This was meant to be a broad aggressive sweep and I can only believe that the result will be refractory, a widening of an already polarized issue.
I’m currently watching how the Sudan is in turmoil and linking climate change to their problems. Unfortunately I hear a few words here and there and I’m turning off my ‘live view’ now. I can’t hear a sentence without it pausing unfortunately. As far as I can tell though, Gore et al. thought that creating an echo chamber would suit their cause, and I look forward to finding out how much animosity is produced through this propaganda.

September 15, 2011 8:54 am

Well I’ve just watched part of my second Earth Hour and what I saw was the same as the first one I commented on. The only difference was the discussion panel at the end – which didn’t have a single person from the ‘host’ city Dubai.
Apparently Leo Hickman from the Guardian watched the same Solomon Islands presentation this morning and asked “Is Al Gore now a help or hindrance to the global warming cause?” He called suggested it was it death by Powerpoint LOL.
I hope Mr Hickman has visited here because the WUWT coverage of CRP is far, far superior!

September 15, 2011 9:04 am

Kevin says:
September 15, 2011 at 8:38 am

Here’s a parody of Gore coming unhinged as the ‘science’ unravels …
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU-_y7GYGO0&w=420&h=315

Ouch, what a roast! (loved the “poetry” reference, the “second chakra” spoof! Two minutes, tops, eh? LOL)
Thanks for the link, Kevin!

Dermot O'Logical
September 15, 2011 9:15 am

I asked this the first time that this report was logged here.
“Is the land use around the mountain changing back to what it used to be?”
Didn’t get an answer – does anyone know now?

September 15, 2011 9:29 am

Sorry, I guess I missed it. Did anyone take notes?

September 15, 2011 9:45 am

Hey, this is progress… i guess.

September 15, 2011 9:59 am

First snow of the year has arrived in peaks adjacent to Mammoth Mountain CA:

Werner Brozek
September 15, 2011 10:11 am

This was
Snows of Kilimanjaro “melting”
At Lord Monckton’s site of 35 errors at:
Is this an indirect admission by Gore that Monckton was right on this point?
It would be interesting to see what other previous errors Gore has not commented on this time.

September 15, 2011 11:05 am

I assume that is 3 – 4 million hits and that a return visitor gets counted twice? Is it going to be like the British Museum survey or voting in Chicago, and a face saving increase in hits will suddenly materialize?
The whole effort is unbelievably naive and lame.

September 15, 2011 11:28 am

I just hope that Tanzania takes advantage of the break in the drought to replant the forests around the lower slopes.

September 15, 2011 11:52 am

Well I just got to hear the great st.gore could only stand 1 min as he started to talk about cAGW pollution???

September 15, 2011 1:44 pm

I’m waiting to see if the ice caps on Mars start growing again if the Sun goes into an extended solar minimum. If this were to happen, I’m sure some ‘scientists’ somewhere will come up with a model that shows some other reason than than the sun…

October 20, 2011 3:40 am

Darn. This could have been even better:
“Snow? On my Mt. Kilimanjaro?”
“It’s more likely than you think.”

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