Announcement: WUWT-TV to counter Al Gore's '24 Hours of Climate Reality' with live webcast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  10/29/12

WUWT-TV to debut on November 14th to counter Al Gore’s “Dirty Weather Telethon” on November 14th and 15th starting at 8PM EST (5PM PST)

Al Gore is forming another 24 hour media event on November 14th, focusing on “dirty weather”, which you can read about here. It is yet another example of what has been called “Tabloid Climatology”.

Gore’s program is another transparent attempt to link climate and weather, and to make people fearful of common weather events that we’ve seen all throughout history. WUWT hosted a 24 hour event last year, thanks to the talents of our contributing cartoonist, Josh.  You can review that here.

Last year during his “24 Hours of Climate Reality”, Mr. Gore created a video called “Climate 101” in which he purported to show a laboratory experiment showing the warming effects of CO2. Unfortunately it was discovered that Mr. Gore fabricated the experimental results using video post production techniques. You can read about it and see the evidence here:

Video analysis and scene replication suggests that Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project fabricated their Climate 101 video “Simple Experiment”

and

Replicating Al Gore’s Climate 101 video experiment shows that his “high school physics” could never work as advertised

Due to Mr. Gore broadcasting fabricated and impossible science experiments, and then failing to correct the video even when glaringly obvious falsifications were pointed out, and partly due to WUWT’s founder Anthony Watts recent interview (and backlash) on PBS Newshour, a donor has stepped forward and offered to equip WUWT for professional Live TV over the Internet and has purchased a complete web enabled TV studio setup for use this year, seen here:

http://www.newtek.com/products/tricaster-40.html

It includes two cameras, live video over net input, and live graphics/slideshow input.

It has been tested and has succeeded a 24 hour live web broadcast burn in period. When in production, the WUWT-TV web channel will have all of the elements of a professional TV production.

During the event, WUWT-TV will be able to conduct live video interviews via Skype online video, plus will feature simultaneous PowerPoint presentations run in high quality HD to go with the live interview, while the guest narrates. These can be full screen or split screen depending on the setting.

PowerPoint presentations will be pre-loaded into the system, and to facilitate remote control, WUWT has engineered a remote ‘clicker’ that allows guest presenters to control the presentation from their end, using a web page with a forward and back button on it.

WUWT-TV has invited a number of individuals to give presentations, here is the list so far.

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:

Andrew Montford (Author of The Hockey Stick Illusion)

Richard Lindzen (Alfred P. Sloan professor of Meteorology, MIT)

Marc Morano (Climate Depot)

John Coleman  (Founder of the Weather Channel, now at KUSI-TV)

Chris Horner (Senior Fellow, Center for Energy and Environment, CEI)

Steve McIntyre (editor of ClimateAudit.org)

Dr. Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)

John Christy (Alabama State climatologist, co author of UAH dataset)

Joe D’Aleo (WeatherBell)

Joe Bastardi  (Weatherbell)

Senator Jim Inhofe

Bob Tisdale (author of Who Turned on The Heat?)

Dr. Ryan Maue (Weatherbell)

Burt Rutan, (Engineer and Aviation Pioneer)

Dr. Sebastian Lüning  (co-author of Die kalte Sonne)

Harold Ambler (Author of Don’t Sell Your Coat)

Donna LaFramboise (Author of The Delinquent Teenager)

Pat Michaels (former State climatologist of Virgina, fellow of the Cato institute)

Pete Garcia (Producer of the movie The Boy Who Cried Warming)

Christopher Monckton (SPPI)

Invited but still undecided or have not returned RSVP:

Judith Curry (may appear by pre-recorded presentation she offered)

Burt Rutan (no reply)

John Kehr (no reply)

David Stockwell  (no reply)

Jo Nova  (undecided)

Dr. David Evans (no reply)

Zeke Hausfather, BEST (undecided)

Invited but declined:

Dr. Walt Meir, NSIDC (declined)

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. (conflicting commitments prevent appearance)

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. (declined but offered supplemental materials)

Bill McKibben (declined due to other commitments)

There are still a few slots open. For those on the opposite side of the debate, as well as those on the skeptic side we invite you to participate, and welcome slide and narrative presentations from 15 minutes to 1 hour in length.

For questions or to request a time slot, please use the contact form if you will be able to participate. Given that Mr. Gore wants to sell the American public on ‘dirty weather’, which we know is an act of desperation, unsupported by the current state of the science (see this Nature editorial on the lack of linkage between climate and extreme weather) your voice will be particularly important.

If you cannot participate live during that time, we can arrange to pre-record the segment and play it at the appropriate time on November 14th or 15th. All that is required is a functional webcam (with headset preferred for best audio quality) A Skype account, and a short PowerPoint presentation or video clip.

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Contact WUWT here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/about-wuwt/contact-2/

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Impressive.
John

Bloke down the pub

Good luck with that. Pity the msm won’t give it any coverage.

Conspicuous by his absence is Leif Svalgaard.
John
REPLY: I admit this as being part of a personal failing, due to my hearing loss and his accent, I have trouble understanding Dr. Svalgaard even in person and dread how an interview might go. That said, if he wants to put on a presentation, where I don’t have to interact beyond an introduction. He is most certainly welcome to do so. – Anthony

I would like to recommend two people who I follow — Mike Smith of http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/
and Chris Landsea

Alan A.

Eh-eh. You rock, Mr Watts.

Bloke down the pub says:
October 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm
Good luck with that. Pity the msm won’t give it any coverage.

– – – – – – –
Bloke down the pub,
You mean the other MSM won’t give it coverage, don’t you. I think that WUWT is a MSM.
: )
John

Man Bearpig

Amazing stuff.. Why not invite Michael Mann et al ? Then we will see how much he wants true debate. If he refuses it would be just as good as if he accepts

Keith W.

Can’t wait to see the schedule of appearances. Predict that Steve Mc and Lord Monckton have the highest number of viewers

richardscourtney

Anthony:
Congratulations. I am scheduled to be away from internet contact at the time but hope to adjust my diary to watch it.
Is it possible to have recordings of the entire event subsequently available on-line, please?
Richard

Bruce Cobb

Great news. It seems to be in need of a title. How about: “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Climate But Were Afraid to Ask”.

Anthony,
If you need full time free volunteers from now until well after the WUWT TV event, I am in Northern California and mobile and available. I can even serve coffee and be a happy go-for. : )
Please say yes.
John

Anthony, thanks again for the opportunity. I’m really looking forward to this broadcast from a viewer’s point-of-view, as well as a presenter’s.
Regards from a damp and blowy part of the world.

Fab! Looking forward to it 😉

You had me @ Lord Monckton.
Where do I click to make a donation?

JohnWho

Interesting endeavor.
I guess “the science guy” has prior commitment’s too. 🙂
Being able to see and hear real people talking about the true nature and our true knowledge (and lack thereof) of our climate and what effects it, will be a great service to all.

Way to go Anthony!

“Must-SEE TV!” (TM)

And for those who haven’t seen my intial YouTube response to Al Gore’s dirty weather:

Ian

Superb, absolutely superb.

Where is WILLIS E. Is he WELL? I haven’t heard from him for a WHILE…Brilliant CHAP Willis?
Car 50-Willis where are you?
There’s a rain storm in the Bronx,
Brooklyn’s Broken out with kites..
There’s a Huricane hitting Harlem, that soon will be hitting Jackson Heights!
There’s a conference less a (MANN) child,
Hansen’s screaming all things wild!
Car 50 Willis, where are you?

Mycroft

Big congrats on the next step Anthony,now the warmists can truely say we are an organised group.I hope you can put your broadcasts on Youtube for those of us who can not watch live due to living in different time zones..all the best wishes although we know it will be a big success

Hilton Gray

OMG, that’s fantastic Ant! And what a line up, methinks I’ll have to take the day off work and watch

johnbuk

Anthony, you are a star! The MSM had their chance for years and blew it big time – their loss and time will show that.
Good luck to the good ship WUWT -TV and all who sail in her. I will bookmark to watch here in the UK.

Anthony, you might also want to consider inviting John Kehr at theinconvenientskeptic.com. He has recently done a series of presentations for some folks at NASA.
REPLY: I sent him an invitation (see list) but have not heard back from him – A

katabasis1

Great work! Can’t wait!!

stephen richards

Bill McKibben (declined due to other commitments)
The lunes society ?
Brilliant piece of work Ant and a big thank you to all your participants.

David, UK

Exciting stuff! Will certainly watch all I can on the day, but I’m sure all the segments will be posted up on YouTube for repeated viewings and posterity? Really looking forward to this.

stephen richards

What a line up of super stars !! Mon dieu!!!

Jud

Awesome.
I assume you are set up to track the live viewership numbers?
I suspect the numbers could be quite high.

davidmhoffer

Keith Briffa?

Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
Go Team WUWT !!
🙂

Chuck

That’s an impressive list of presenters! I’m looking forward to it. I hope the presentations will be individually available on YouTube after the big day so we can view the ones we missed.

richard

of you don’t mind me saying,
Bloody marvelous!!!!

John Whitman says:
October 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Conspicuous by his absence is Leif Svalgaard.
REPLY: He is most certainly welcome to do so. – Anthony

Unfortunately, I’ll be halfway across the Pacific on my way to Japan…

Theo Barker

How about Ivar Giaever, or Roger Cohen?

WTF

You sould send a press release to all MSM. Fox and Sun News will likely pick up on this. Lorrie Goldstein at SNN has done a lot of work on this file. He has basically the same views on CAGW as you Anthony.

Alexander K

Absolutely wonderful news!
Congratulations.

Theo Barker

I find it very unfortunate that neither of the Drs. Pielke, Dr. Curry nor Dr. Walt Meier will participate. Are they perhaps intimidated of further “Blacklisting”?

Stop Global Dumbing Now

So Al is having a telethon? You mean this didn’t raise enough money?
http://manbearpig.net/aboutCarbonOffsets.html

David Delaney

Ask Christopher Booker and/or his co-author Dr Richard North.

WTF

Sent email to Lorrie.

In regular show-biz talk, I’ve heard that a wish of good luck is “Break a Leg.”
Seeing how these are web-based performances, my best wishes are, “Crash a Server.”

Ian L. McQueen

Anthony-
Waddya mean “…..Mr. Gore wants to sell the American public on ‘dirty weather’, which we know is an act of desperation, unsupported by the current state of the science…..”
Kevin Trenberth has written:
“The sea surface temperatures along the Atlantic coast have been running at over 3C above normal for a region extending 800km off shore all the way from Florida to Canada. Global warming contributes 0.6C to this. With every degree C, the water holding of the atmosphere goes up 7%, and the moisture provides fuel for the tropical storm, increases its intensity, and magnifies the rainfall by double that amount compared with normal conditions.
“Global climate change has contributed to the higher sea surface and ocean temperatures, and a warmer and moister atmosphere, and its effects are in the range of 5 to 10%. Natural variability and weather has provided the perhaps optimal conditions of a hurricane running into extra-tropical conditions to make for a huge intense storm, enhanced by global warming influences.”
This I learned through “The Conversation”; you can see the full story at: tinyurl.com/9y3p72u
If you go to the Conversation home page you can read:
“We are funded by CSIRO, Melbourne, Monash, RMIT, UTS, UWA, Canberra, CDU, Deakin, Flinders, Griffith, La Trobe, Murdoch, QUT, Swinburne, UniSA, UTAS, UWS and VU.”
Does this mean that my PG degree from Melbourne Univ is worthless?
IanM
P.S. Congratulations on arranging the broadcast!

Another great news ! When do you plan a specific european similar action ?

Josualdo

Wow. Just great! Thanks to whoever it was.
Hopefully something will be managed for us who are overseas in funny time zones.

Duke C.

Hope that the invitation is extended to a few more notable climate bloggers.
Jeff Condon, Andrew Montford, and Lucia (among others) come to mind.

Robert Austin

Anthony,
I admire your irrepressible audacity in taking on this webcast project. As a Canadian observer, it represents the best of American individualist qualities. It is also gratifying to see three Canadians amongst your A list committed presenters. Other Canadians that you might approach are Tim Ball and Madhev Khandekar.

John West

Perhaps Harrison “Jack” Schmitt would be a good person to have on the line-up as well, just in case someone throws the moon landing hoax believers accusation out there. His presence would certainly deflect such an accusation.

Henry Clark

Since youtube videos often get surprisingly high numbers of hits, uploading a copy to youtube as well could be best to help bring in extra new viewership, in addition to posting on WUWT itself.

Mike Mangan

Nigel Calder would be an interesting addition.