The Gore Effect kicks in, plus ça change …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

… plus ça same old stuff. Thank goodness somethings never change. For example, the “Gore Effect”, which says that wherever His Nobelity Albert Gore III might hold a Climastravaganza to remind the world of the critical and imminent climate overheating that we can only avert by sending him some more money, it will be way below the average temperature for that location and time.

Heck, even Antarctica can’t resist the Gore effect. Case in point? Big Al, along with the failed serial doomcaster James Hansen and billionaire Richard Branson, are currently in the Weddell Sea, off the Antarctic Peninsula, just chillin’ with the penguins.

Figure 1. Global temperature anomalies, February 2, 2012. Scale is degrees C above or below historical averages for the day.

And when I say chillin’ … I do mean chillin’ …

Both Dick and Al are blah-gging about their trip. Al sez:

As the world warms, its waters are warming, too. Increased temperatures have already led to changes in ocean life. For example, on the other side of the Peninsula, king crabs have invaded an area previously considered far too cold for their survival. The impact of the arrival of these predators, for the first time in millions of years, could be catastrophic for the surrounding ecosystem, which has evolved exotic and unique life forms that have no defenses against crabs.

I know how Al feels, I had the crabs once myself and felt defenceless. Meanwhile, Dick sez:

The planet is changing before our eyes. We are heating it up.

From the sound of it you’d think that they were baking down there in Antarctica, like they’d seen all kinds of warmer than normal temperatures, penguins wearing sunhats, leopard seals changing their spots, or something warm and not all that fuzzy.

But if you look at Figure 1, you’ll see that the area right where they are is running about 15°C (27°F) colder than normal … and normal even in the summer is kinda cold to start with.

Thank goodness for the Gore effect. Just think of what rubbish those jokers would have written if it had been 27°F warmer than normal down there, or 54°F warmer than what they are actually experiencing … we’d never have heard the end of it. They would have blogged every drop of sweat running down the side of their iced drinks on the cruise ship. Glad to see that justice still can prevail.

Regards to everyone,

w.

 w/Hat tip to Steve Goddard who pointed this out on his site as it was developing.
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104 thoughts on “The Gore Effect kicks in, plus ça change …

  1. I believe this has passed the point of no-return, the oft-cited tipping point by demonstrating a statistically significant trend. The Gore Effect is real.

    -15 C?

    He has out-done himself this time.

  2. The only problem with the colder than average temps for most of Oz this summer and last winter is we’ll have to put up with all the usual alarmist warmer temp spruiking for the next season or so when the inevitable occurs. Still, must be thankful for small mercies while it lasts.

  3. Branson still with them?

    I thought they might have thrown him overboard after his “Emitting CO2 could prevent the next Ice Age” faux pas.

  4. A quote from less lavish times:

    “below forty degrees south there is no law;
    below fifty degrees south there is no God.”
    —Old sailor’s saying—–

  5. Jimmy is an honest, hard working climate scientist who has devoted his life to the salvation of the planet for our grandchildren.
    Any rumours that he, (a cardigan wearing, cucumber sandwich eating, modest income earning quintessential scientist) benefits from rubbing shoulders with millionairs such as Gore and Branson are vicious attacks by contrarians on the pay of big oil and big coal who don’t understand how the scientific grant system works.

  6. Al, how about a Scandinavian- style skinny dip while you’re down there (just to demonstrate how warm it is?) No Polar Bears to pose a threat, so what could possibly take a big bite?
    Lots of splashing about for the cameras, please.
    /

  7. Sadly “the Gore effect” seem to dissipate itself, at least not far away from the circus, at Belgrano II Station:
    [http://www.accuweather.com/en/aq/belgrano-station/2273746/month/2273746?monyr=1/01/2012]
    Either Accuweather or Belgrano is biased, or Gore has been secretly airlifted to allow better conditions for the show to continue…

  8. tokyoboy says: February 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    “Is “Hansen” in Figure 1 for the purpose of rhyming?”

    Oops….I meant “Hanson” in Fig. 1.

  9. Crabs….bahahahahaha…crabs

    Excellent stuff Willis.

    Perhaps there is a masseuse that could answer some questions pertaining to Mr Gore’s ability to qualify in this discussion? Although I am sure Willis is referring to the King Crabs or whatever variant he has fished for over the years.

    Nothing like a -15C variant to throw a wrench in the Gore monkey works.

  10. I think it’s just brilliant that they are going to get a warm welcome on their return.

    Bring back Vaudeville.

  11. Luther Wu: “Al, how about a Scandinavian- style skinny dip while you’re down there (just to demonstrate how warm it is?) ”

    Yeah, did that while I was down there. Quite the rush I have to say! The thing that was interesting is that I was expecting to really suffer when I got out after the quick dip (you know how much colder you are after getting out of the neighborhood swimming pool when you’re wet . . .), but I didn’t feel particularly cold after I got out. Possibly a combination of the air not being colder than the water and general numbness.

    It was most definitely cold getting into the water — takes your breath away!

  12. Hi Willis, possible PDO ENSO mechanism?
    For 30 years or so the Willis Governor, ITCZ Cu-Nims, keep La Nina conditions prevalent while a large reservoir of geothermally warmed water builds in the western Pacific abysmal deeps.
    Then for 30 years this reservoir delivers great big globs of warm water to the bottom of the west Pacific warm pool in a lava lamp fashion. Obviously during the discharge phase the extra warmth from below tips the PDO towards El Ninos.
    Elevator brevity?? :D:D

  13. The Gore Effect seriously needs a scientific study. His presence on globull warming-related PR jaunts seems to be more closely correlated to predictable temperature outcomes than any of the computer-generated climate models (about which I agree with you entirely, Willis). I don’t have the statistical capabilities or time, but surely someone here could apply for funding?

  14. I hear the Russians at Vostok lake have gone missing. Wonder if Al is up there partying with them.

  15. Luther Wu says: Al, how about a Scandinavian- style skinny dip while you’re down there (just to demonstrate how warm it is?) No Polar Bears to pose a threat, so what could possibly take a big bite?
    Lots of splashing about for the cameras, please.

    I hope those Japanese whalers don’t mistake him for Moby Dick.

  16. Looks at Europe and Asia. It seems that Gore has found a means to amplify his powers and project them right through the Earth’s core to the other side of the Earth, and affect whole continents now.

    Could some scientist please check whether the core is still molten?

  17. “I hear the Russians at Vostok lake have gone missing.”

    Maybe someone or something decided to have them for dinner…
    A new life form oozing up from the lake?
    Revenge of the Pink Slime?
    Spooky.

    but Al is pretty pink and slimy, now that I think about it…
    Yeah, they’re with Al.

  18. Willis,

    A200: It will kill crabs but it won’t ‘release the 2nd chakra….
    or so I’ve heard (ahem).

    MtK

  19. spangled drongo says:
    February 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I dunno. If I had to witness Al skinny dipping, I might have to gouge my eyes out. No, not Moby. Not a whale. More like a giant krill.

  20. It seems Al is strengthening – Europe has a very serious cold snap too.
    Could it be that he will eventually cause another Ice Age?

  21. Forget Poor AL, Australia’s own Scare-a-tariat, the ABC held a scare-a-thon each night on the evening news as they journeyed to Antarctica to celebarate 100 years since Mawson explored the continent. Unfortunately they were unable to enter Commonwealth Bay because of a huge chunk of the global warming evidence ice shelf parked outside, so to illustrate the warming they dropped a thermometer in the spot where Mawson had previously taken a reading.
    Unfortunately the reading was colder and will therefore need to be corrected by trusted experts.

  22. Here in suburbs of Newcastle upon Tyne it is -4.8c not as cold as last winters -11. These temperatures are from my temperature sensor at the front of the house, so another 1 or 2 degrees could be taken off that figure if the heat from house was taken into account. The minimum temperature forecast last night by the Met Ofice was -2. Al gore is in Antarctica banging on about AGW when the inconvenient truth is that it is much colder than normal for their hottest month of the year. This pattern with the Met Office and Gore and his cronies of exaggerating warm weather and ignoring or underestimating the cold seems fairly consistent.
    Does this reclassify the warmists as deniers?

  23. Where does the data for the chart come from? That big green spot halfway between New Zealand and the bottom of Chile. There is no island within 1000km of there

  24. Just check the image below. The true Gore effect!!! It’s from Sam Pucci ( https://twitter.com/#!/snpucci ), who wrote:

    “Someone please inscribe something decent on my tomb. ”

    The relevant picture is at:

    Someone please inscribe something decent on my tomb.

    A post shared by shampoochie (@snpucci) on

    Many photos are flowing in from members of the expedition. You can see who is experiencing this Gore effect, on a list I am compiling at (27 so far, more are welcomed):

    http://ecotretas.blogspot.com/2012/01/gore-na-antarctida.html

    LOL

  25. Any MSM reporters who will ask JamesDick HansenBranson after they come back “How far has GlobleWarmin proceeded?” And will James and Dick answer “We expected temperatures far above average, but as they were far below average, we will from now on warn the world about the coming cooling; seeing that this will be just as good an excuse to expropriate them.” ?

  26. “For example, on the other side of the Peninsula, king crabs have invaded an area previously considered far too cold for their survival.”

    Funny to hear that coming from a bunch of puny hairless African savanna monkeys…

  27. Thanks for your nice story and always very interesting website. Even in Germany its colder than usually with -10 to -15° celsius, but most people believe on official reports about global warming and 2011 the warmest year ever seen. Even kids are trained in kindergarten and scools about the danger of carbon dioxide. its ridiculous. W.Z.

  28. Doug Jones says:
    February 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Al “Joe Btfsplk” Gore strikes again…

    Man, I’d forgotten about Joe, that brings back memories. But Joe just had a rain cloud above his head at all times, where with Al, it’s a snow and sleet cloud …

    w.

  29. One of your best yet, Willis! Now that I’ve wiped away the tears of laughter I can tell you that where I am here in Provence, in the land of the vine and olive, there’s hard frozen snow on the ground and the local forecast for the weekend is minus 11. Since olives are hardy down to only about minus 6 this could spell disaster for the olive growers. Despite all the myths, hard olive-killing frosts occur in Provence about every 40 or 50 years. The last was in February 1956 and it practically finished the industry for a while (they regrow, of course, from the base but it is years before they are back into full production). I reckon we are due another such event soon and with the way temperatures seem to be headed downwards this ties in nicely.

    Keep ’em coming!

  30. DirkH says:
    February 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Could some scientist please check whether the core is still molten?

    Probably is – it’s millions of degrees down there, dontcha know.

  31. Oh yes, our friend Doctor Hansen, I presume. The one who, back in 1981 thought the earth’s surface acted like a blackbody. It must be looking a bit whiter down there now, is it Jimmy?

    Anyway, the story goes that he calculated that the surface temperature would have been -18 degrees C because, just simplifying it all to a flat disk shaped Earth to keep the arithmetic easy, and just bunging in all the radiation from the Sun that gets through the atmosphere (which is thus cooling the planet) then, well then that good old reliable Stefan-Boltzmann stuff he once copied down from the blackboard (without really understanding) proved that -18 degree figure must be the case. And we have another 33 degrees to blame on mankind.

    The only trouble is that a bit down the track it was decided to add on some evaporation and conduction and chemical processes and whatever other ways all that “heat” could get out of the surface. So all that just kinda went into the atmosphere, got double counted and then got radiated away to space by those helpful carbon dioxide molecules and their cronies, and, well … we still didn’t have enough of that lovely radiation.

    So let’s invent a bit of (what’s a good name?) “backradiation” – no “Downwelling Long Wave Radiation” sounds more impressive than low frequency or low energy IR radiation. Yes DLW will be a good name for those proclaiming the science of doom.

    But seriously, though, now that we have these things called IR cameras, some with that enchanting name of “microbolometers” we find that their sensors don’t actually get warmed by clouds that are at around -30 degree C or colder. What is the backradiation doing? If it can’t warmer a tiny sensor, how is it going to warm the oceans, or even melt a bit of frost all day long?

    Seems like it’s not getting converted to thermal energy when it comes from a much colder source than the warm surface. And I guess if it’s not thermal energy, then it’s not going to affect the temperature of the surface, whether it’s warming or cooling.

    And of course we can guess that the IPCC tried the obvious experiment to try to show backradiation warming the surface, but it failed so miserably it wasn’t even worth writing a confidential email about … hush, hush!

    Prof Claes Johnson will help explain all this pretty basic physics known by many for a long time. You’ll find a summary here: http://climate-change-theory.com/RadiationAbsorption.html

    Cool off and relax all!

  32. Will the Gore effect be enough to stop the glaciers calving? That would really put a spanner in their photo opportunities.

  33. Lew Skannen says:
    February 3, 2012 at 12:45 am

    “For example, on the other side of the Peninsula, king crabs have invaded an area previously considered far too cold for their survival.”

    Funny to hear that coming from a bunch of puny hairless African savanna monkeys…

    Maybe the crabs have invented clothes?

    Keep an eye out for the Southern Ocean version of ‘Deadliest Catch’.

  34. Al’s “millions of years” statement regarding king crabs’ first-ever migration of its kind is, per usual, absurd. Again: We’ve been warmer than now, many times, in the not so distant past (Holocene Optimum and Eemian interglacial — at a minimum). Why anyone would think that the current warmth, which isn’t all that warm, would cause animals to behave in ways they never have before is one mystery. Why anyone would state categorically that crabs have never been in one particular place before, when they have absolutely no way of knowing this, is another. If Al Gore hated science more than he patently does then I would be amazed.

  35. I always suspected Dick was a bit on the dense side, im just glad he proved it for me.
    As for heated hansen and manbearpig, well lets just hope the warming down there gets too much for them and they freeze solid unable to escape the clutches of -30c heat….
    Al Dick and Jim dont add up to much more than a big bag of dumb.

  36. In my upcoming movie: ‘FOIA-the dump that gagged the world’ i’ve got a name for Al Gore’s evil base in Nashville: Gorebunkport and i’m waiting for his Kennedy-esque ‘Grabaquickbuck’ moment to spice up the plot line !!!!!

  37. …and wouldn’t it be nice if the Senate took Branson/Gore’s protestations to heart and grounded Virgin Airways!!

  38. semi-related: About that team of missing Russian Scientists. They were drilling for an ancient lake. One wonders if they encountered a Shoggoth…
    Wait. Were there any star-headed creatures hding among the penguins Branson got pics of?

  39. Jon at WA says:
    February 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    “…….so to illustrate the warming they dropped a thermometer in the spot where Mawson had previously taken a reading.
    Unfortunately the reading was colder and will therefore need to be corrected by trusted experts.”

    I think you will find that once the reading from the thermometer has been properly modelled that ABC will be vindicated!

  40. “The planet is changing before our eyes. We are heating it up.” says Al

    Why do he keep destroying our climate?

  41. DirkH says:
    February 3, 2012 at 12:37 am
    //////////////////////////
    If they get asked that question what is the betting that they will reply along the lines ‘seeing temperatures far below average is from time to time to be expected and is proof of global warming’ or ‘seeing temperatures far below average is from time to time to be expected and is consistent with global warming’

    They would not wish to say proof of (or consistent with) climate change since this may lead to a misunderstanding and be inerpreted as a change towards a cooler climate.

  42. What is up with the warm air in the Arctic, 20F or higher by the chart? The warmest air show for the global measurement? Does seem rather odd considering radar shows it below zero for most of that area.

  43. Notice in all of Al’s bloggage, he never mentions what the current temperature is. He probably stopped bringing a thermometer with him on his travels.

  44. RockyRoad says:
    February 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    The Russians won’t be happy Al Gore happened along and caused their scientists to have problems:

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/02/russian-scientists-lost-in-frozen-land-lost/?intcmp=features

    I propose we ban Gore from traveling, seat him in some cryogenic facility, and pull the plug. With Gore stationed there, the facility won’t need electricity–ever
    —————————————————————————————————————————
    RockyRoad:
    We live in times where the outer rings of Orwell’s police state are blurring with our current situation. We live in a post-Christian, Post-Constitution period. Your inference of injury to Gore is enough to invite trouble. We know you’re only joking. Just a word to the wise– Humour is very important and we must make time to laugh at this AGW Scheme, but not in away that doesn’t give ‘Them’ any reason to arrive at your front door.

    MODS
    Note to Mod: Zap any personal inference to personal injury–my .02c IMHO is get rid of it.
    Also Mods: I recommend each poster have the date he first started blogging here put next to his name. That way, some Johnny-Come-Lately shows up and starts ripping everything and everyone we’ll see them clearly. Just an idea. RockyRoad is a good boy and has been here for sometime…even if he does get blasted by Lief !

  45. Ecotretas – thanks for your links. They sure ain’t in Kansas any more, let alone Cancun!

    I notice that there are rarely more than 8-10 of them visible outside. Presumably the rest are huddling in their warm cabins.

    Does anyone know what sort of temps they would be experiencing?

  46. spangled drongo says:
    February 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Luther Wu says: Al, how about a Scandinavian- style skinny dip while you’re down there (just to demonstrate how warm it is?) No Polar Bears to pose a threat, so what could possibly take a big bite?
    Lots of splashing about for the cameras, please.

    I hope those Japanese whalers don’t mistake him for Moby Dick.
    ==========================
    aw and I was hoping they DO!!!!
    why take the fun outta life?
    theres enough blubber to fuel a small lamp at least, and think of the benefit to cetacean researchers in Japan :-)

  47. hey!!!! they reckon the arctic thermometers cant measure the cold correctly as its too low?
    well from the vostock gone missing item posted above is this snip..

    When the winter arrives in the next few weeks, the temperature can get twice as freezing. Vostok Station boasts the lowest recorded temperature on Earth: -89.4 degrees Celsius (-129 degrees Fahrenheit).

    and they have TONS of Kerosine down the hole???
    wtf? way to go to contaminate it, they say…they will remove some so pressure pushes it up.
    kero is OILY and it will be coating the ineide of that drill hole and anywhere it can seep into.
    Stupid awards all round!

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/02/russian-scientists-lost-in-frozen-land-lost/?intcmp=features#ixzz1lKt4otvp

  48. I think this explains why there has been no global warming for the past ten years – because of the Gore effect. As soon as he stops holding these events the temperature will start climbing again. I’ll bet some creative person could model this and prove it. I propose two terms: the frequency of holding these events and the bogusness factor. I suspect there is also a power (trip) relation in the equation.

  49. Johnnythelowery says:
    February 3, 2012 at 6:59 am

    RockyRoad says:
    February 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    The Russians won’t be happy Al Gore happened along and caused their scientists to have problems:

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/02/russian-scientists-lost-in-frozen-land-lost/?intcmp=features

    I propose we ban Gore from traveling, seat him in some cryogenic facility, and pull the plug. With Gore stationed there, the facility won’t need electricity–ever
    —————————————————————————————————————————
    RockyRoad:
    We live in times where the outer rings of Orwell’s police state are blurring with our current situation. We live in a post-Christian, Post-Constitution period. Your inference of injury to Gore is enough to invite trouble. We know you’re only joking. Just a word to the wise– Humour is very important and we must make time to laugh at this AGW Scheme, but not in away that doesn’t give ‘Them’ any reason to arrive at your front door.

    Geeze Louise… some people have no brains (or sense ‘k humor as Popeye was fond of saying)! I was NOT recommending ANY “personal injury to Gore”! I was just pointing out that his negative influence on temperature in his immediate vicinity is so severe (in a humorous, tongue-in-cheek way) that he could be used as a marvelous “heat sink” and cause extreme cold (even without an electrical power supply) –here’s what “cryogenic” means:

    In physics, cryogenics is the study of the production of very low temperature (below −150°C, −238°F or 123K) and the behavior of materials at those temperatures. A person who studies elements under extremely cold temperature is called a cryogenicist. (Emphasis mine.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryogenics (My apologies for using Wikipedia, but if representatives of “Orwell’s police state” show up at my door, I’m sure they’ve heard of Wikipedia and would find that explanation more acceptable than had I used any other reference source.)

    Maybe Al Gore is an ardent cryogenicist! Or because he CAUSES the cold rather than just brings it, maybe he’s a walking, breathing cryogenicite. (That’s a new word, but the embodiment of the Gore Effect needs a name.)

    em·bod·i·ment (m-bd-mnt, m-)
    n.
    1. The act of embodying or the state of being embodied.
    2. One that embodies:

    PS> I still live in a Christian, Constitutional period. That “they” don’t is not my problem–I’ll also explain that to the “Thought Police” when and if they show up. I just hope they don’t bring Al along–I’m enjoying our relatively warm winter weather. Let him stay in Antarctica until we need a temperature depression somewhere else.

  50. Jay Currie says:
    February 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    Oh, come on…all the data point to St. AlGore being in Alaska where, we hear, it is really freaking cold.

    no he will be coming to Europe after he’s done Antarctica. Just saying.
    -10 last night here in Normandy, which is about 13C colder than normal.

  51. Re: Vostok Lake and Russian Scientists.

    From what I have read, Lake Vostok is under tremendous pressure and has dissolved gases in its water. Relieving all that pressure through the bore hole could cause a major eruption or explosion like a warm champagne bottle…
    They could become encased in solid ice spray for millions of years…
    I hope they know what they are doing….
    I’d suggest remote controlled drilling, in case Murphy’s Law shows up.
    Hope they are safe and well.

  52. Branson has some need from time to time to alternate from needing CO2 to prevent the next ice age to traveling with PT Barnum Al. This is because the other part of Branson’s schedule includes announcements of new and expanded flight service for Virgin Air and its huge CO2 emissions. So you could view the trip with PT Barnum Al as a form of carbon trading purchase as offset to Virgin Air. In any event it’s all a pathetic circus show with animals.

  53. Pull My Finger says:
    February 3, 2012 at 5:13 am

    “Does Hansen do ANYTHING remotely relevant to his NASA job?”

    I’m pretty sure he picks his nose from time to time…

  54. Resourceguy says:
    February 3, 2012 at 10:58 am

    … This is because the other part of Branson’s schedule includes announcements of new and expanded flight service for Virgin Air and its huge CO2 emissions. So you could view the trip with PT Barnum Al as a form of carbon trading purchase as offset to Virgin Air.

    Ooooh, I like that a lot. Al could set up shop doing a steady string of “Climate Pre-penance Tours”, under the slogan “Have fun while you really look like you care!”. That way, if you are about to cut loose with a massive eructation of methane and other natural gases, or like Dick you have some upcoming giant increase in your CO2 output, you can just sign on and offset all of your future sins of comission, omission, and emission.

    Money to be made there, folks, dollars on the table …

    In any case, what’s the over/under that Al is making a profit on this trip, or at a minimum covering his own costs?

    w.

    PS—Sometimes these guys just make it too easy for us, it’s what I call a “target-rich environment”.

  55. Anthony,
    It occurs to me that the wonderful Sea Ice page that you’ve
    provided could use a chart like the temperature chart above
    80 degrees North for the Antarctic. Just an idea. And I do not
    know if there is a source.

  56. How about finally using Gore effect for something useful? Let’s make all future climate change congresses on the North pole and we won’t have to worry about sea ice extent anymore…

  57. RockyRoad says:
    February 3, 2012 at 8:53 am
    Johnnythelowery says:
    February 3, 2012 at 6:59 am

    ‘……..Geeze Louise… some people have no brains (or sense ‘k humor as Popeye was fond of saying)! I was NOT recommending ANY “personal injury to Gore”! ……’
    —————————————————————————————————————————–
    You are correct: Some have no brains and no humour!

    Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to ‘destroy America’ and ‘dig up Marilyn Monroe’.
    Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting.
    The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: ‘Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?’ …….’

    Enough said!

  58. Alert! If you look real quick at the Sea Ice Page, the South Pole Cam has got a human figure in the picture. It may be Al! :)

    (useful to get some “scale”, in any case…)

  59. Al Gore says:

    The impact of the arrival of these predators, for the first time in millions of years, …

    Good grief.

  60. I would have thought Goreblimey would know- with all the flying about he does,- the earth has different time and weather zones!(We learnt it as climate zones at school 50 yrs ago, but it is a dirty word now so I’ll s use weather)

    What is amazing is that there ware still people listening to such “climate change/global warming” mountebanks!.

  61. Vostok update:
    According to the Russians contact is not lost and everything is normal.
    [http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?pg=3&id=306966]
    OK I know the Russians may not be the best example of transparency & efficient communication, but the source of the “scare” seem the have come from Fox…

  62. I’ve been struggling to find a reason for Gore’s trip, given that he’s going to a place that is disobeying all the commands of AGW models.
    I think I found it:
    http://gcaptain.com/antarctica-calve-massive-iceberg/?39110
    I think he hopes to be there for this massive calving. Expect, then, excited, doom-filled blogging about this “unexpected” “gigantic” calving “unprecedented in history” that they
    “accidentally” witnessed.

  63. Al Bore brought his Solar panels and windmills with him to declare the global warming crisis is over.

  64. Wow, now I’m really worrying – it’s just started to snow here in Sunny Sussex, where good old Dick Branson has a nice sea-side property. Perhaps the ‘Gore Effect’ is a disease and the epidemic is spreading??? We’re all doomed by all this global warming… :)

  65. You can just picture the nauseating spectacle of the bloated Al Gore and all the other chiefs, having a good ole knees-up in between blowing smoke up each other’s jacksy.

    Let’s hope they have as cold and as miserable a time as possible – no languishing on deck with cocktails, now that The Gore Effect has properly kicked in.

    You’d have thought that the slug-in-a-suit would’ve wound his neck in after The Gore-a-Thon tanked in September. Shame we have to hear this crapola again.

    }:o(

  66. See, I think we can end global warming simply by cutting Al Gore up into small pieces and distributing a relic of his Holiness to each national chapter of Greenpeace, WWF, and the World Federalist Society. Thus the cooling will be evenly distributed.

  67. New prediction: This Gore-Branson trip will eventually morph into a new phase in which corporations and government agencies are all expected to have executive level climate change officers to go along with the rising trend of cabinet-level chief diversity officers. You heard it here first.

  68. @Resourceguy:

    When you said ‘Branson’, I had to roll all the way back to the top, in the fear that ol’ Weird Al has invaded Branson, Missouri and is putting on a show there. Now *that* would be an interesting culture clash. I’d pay good money to see that — I think I have a dead cat, some rotten eggs and tomatoes somewhere…

  69. Hey, those might be some great waters for “chad” fishing! Let the line out some more Al, you might catch something.

  70. I kind of doubt they are in the Wedell Sea, because it is almost completely ice covered, with ice extending well beyond the satellite era average.

  71. Great that you have published a temperature anomaly map to back up the analysis in this posting. Clearly VERY cold in Europe with record low temperatures and unprecedented snowfall. I have done some further research on the British Met. office website that totally backs up your findings here. It goes on to explain that a huge blocking anticyclone is diverting the extreme cold from Northern Siberia right over Western Europe meanwhile diverting warm Atlantic air right up over the Arctic warming that area to unprecedented winter heights. All very interesting showing that an extreme cold snap in one area just proves global warming is a myth despite warm anomalies in several other parts of the globe.
    In addition i would direct readers to this research done by the Texas Climate Initiative::
    http://texasclimate.org/ClimateChange/GlobalTemperatureAnomalyJuly2009/tabid/1772/Default.aspx
    Note the area of extreme anomalous cold (-3.7c) in the Antarctic proving yet again the lies of the climate scaremongers. The high temperature anomalies on this map (especially in Russia which was on fire at that time) can of course just be explained by local variations, and in no way undermines the case that the worlds climate is cooling despite the claims of the Gore lobby who just use this nonsense as a money printing press.
    Posted by Malcolm Lyons in NZ – a contrarian contrarian.

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