Al Gore's Climate Reality Project is set to do another 24 hours of alternate reality – nobody cares

This year, October 22/23, they are bringing in a comedian (no relation):

Carbon pollution is not only disrupting our lives, it’s hitting our wallets. Comedian and musician Reggie Watts shows how, laying out the billion-dollar connection between fossil-fuel energy and dirty weather events like Superstorm Sandy caused by carbon pollution.

I guess he didn’t read the recent IPCC AR5 report that showed no connections of climate change/global warming with severe weather. In a year when we’ve had the least  number of wildfires in 30 years and well below the decadal average, plus a near record low in tornadoes, and a hurricane season that has gone bust, Gore is pushing a dead issue. See why on the WUWT Extreme Weather page

So as this screencap from his latest propaganda video shows, setting fire to orchids seems to be the way Gore is fawning for attention getting the message across that it is hot in the summer and wildfires happen. He’s got nothing else.

Gore_flaming_orchids

Its the same old tired stuff from Gore, who can’t even bring himself to correct blatant errors and outright lying I discovered in his “high school science experiment” from two years ago. So, I’ve decided not to bother with the event this year, seeing how WUWT is beating the pants off of Gore’s Climate Reality project by the numbers:

WUWT-vs-all-climate

Note the difference between traffic at WUWT (top line) and the climaterealityproject.org (bottom line)

Gore is still stuck on stupid,  his star is fading, and he clearly isn’t worth the effort. He’s already beaten, nobody  but a few zealots care anymore.

I’ll focus WUWT-TV on the science at the AGU meeting this year. I’m happy to report that I’ve been given a press pass.

Below, you can watch the latest video from Gore and laugh, after all he’s reduced himself to hiring a comedian to push his issue.

UPDATE: In comments, “Mark and Two cats” sums the whole thing up pretty well:

…dirty weather events…

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Children just aren’t going to know what clean weather is.

UPDATE2: for reference from the IPCC AR5 WGI Chapter 2 on extremes.

  • “Overall, the most robust global changes in climate extremes are seen in measures of daily temperature, including to some extent, heat waves. Precipitation extremes also appear to be increasing, but there is large spatial variability”
  • “There is limited evidence of changes in extremes associated with other climate variables since the mid-20th century”
  • “Current datasets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century … No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin”
  • “In summary, there continues to be a lack of evidence and thus low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of floods on a global scale”
  • “In summary, there is low confidence in observed trends in small-scale severe weather phenomena such as hail and thunderstorms because of historical data inhomogeneities and inadequacies in monitoring systems”
  • “In summary, the current assessment concludes that there is not enough evidence at present to suggest more than low confidence in a global-scale observed trend in drought or dryness (lack of rainfall) since the middle of the 20th century due to lack of direct observations, geographical inconsistencies in the trends, and dependencies of inferred trends on the index choice. Based on updated studies, AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in drought since the 1970s were probably overstated. However, it is likely that the frequency and intensity of drought has increased in the Mediterranean and West Africa and decreased in central North America and north-west Australia since 1950”
  • “In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low”
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Mumble McGuirk

If’n he’s a commedian, where are the laffs??

…dirty weather events…
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Children just aren’t going to know what clean weather is.

@njsnowfan

[yes it is OT, that’s why it gets snipped- Tips and Notes is the place for this – Anthony]

laying out the billion-dollar connection between fossil-fuel energy and dirty weather events like Superstorm Sandy caused by carbon pollution.
It used to be a million dollar connection. I guess they’re upping the ante.

Bloke down the pub

If Gore won’t even believe what the IPCC tell him, I think it’s safe to say he wouldn’t accept any criticism from WUWT.

Augustine B. O'Brien

Think I would rather read a trigonometry book than look at that video again. At least there are some verifiable fact in the trig book

Mike Smith

Gore is correct. We do pay a price for carbon when we buy products or services that use carbon, or more commonly, carbon-related energy, So what? We pay a price for eggs when we consume breakfast.
The problem is:
1. Gore attributes Hurricane Sandy to CO2. This is clearly nonsense.
2. He proposes a “solution” that simply forces us to pay dramatically more for energy (and hence indirectly almost everything). He pretends the “polluters will pay” but we all know those costs will be passed on to consumers and tax payers one way or another.
3. His proposed “solution” will cost a ton of dosh but delivers absolutely zilch in tangible benefits to the population. Nada, zip, nothing. Of course, it will benefit a handful of players who control and game the system like… oh, Al Gore.
The whole thing is just like a giant, scaled up version of the Nigerian 419 scam. Send us some money now and later we’ll shower you with great riches later. Yeah, right!
All of this can be summed up in a single English word. We call it fraud!

Alan Robertson

[snip I disagree with Mr. Gore on almost everything, but that comparison is unnecessary – Anthony]

Louis

Al Gore knows that Big Oil and Big Coal will not be the ones paying his carbon taxes. They will simply pass the taxes on to the consumer. There’s no evidence that a carbon tax will do anything to stop the next drought or major storm, so what good is it, other than to make rich carbon traders like Al Gore even richer?

RHS

I wonder which carbon based accelerant he used to burn the Orchids. Live plants don’t burn that well or bright, too much water.

Eustace Cranch

Louis says:
October 17, 2013 at 10:30 am
“Al Gore knows that Big Oil and Big Coal will not be the ones paying his carbon taxes. They will simply pass the taxes on to the consumer.”
Not when those corporations are nationalized. Always look over the next rise to see the whole battlefield.

Joe

The true price of carbon?
Around 10% increases being announced on UK energy bills, with wages increasing on average by 0.8% this year. 10% of those energy bills is already accounted for by “green tariffs”, so the government could neuralise these latest rises at the stroke of a pen.

The quintessential snake-oil salesman

Mumble McGuirk

RHS says:
October 17, 2013 at 10:37 am
I wonder which carbon based accelerant he used to burn the Orchids. Live plants don’t burn that well or bright, too much water.
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Touche’! Al Gore kills more flowers than Global Warming.

littlepeaks

Is this project going to discuss the abundance of hurricanes we’ve had in the United States this hurricane season?

Alan Bates

He is comparing setting light to orchids (under artificial conditions) with, what, a volcano erupting???
What on earth is he on about?

William Astley

Gore and his friends’ propaganda machines are completely disconnected from reality.
A side effect of group think/group mania screaming the science is settled, the science is settled, we need to spend trillions of dollars on green scams that do not work is those running and listening to the propaganda machines are the last to realize that the EAGW science was absolutely incorrect and the green scams do not work. (See this week’s Economist for an interesting article concerning green scams.)
The planet has started to cool. A change requires a physical explanation (the explanation is not the idiotic chaotic/butterfly explanation, the change is at both poles, and is affecting other aspects of the planetary climate such as the occurrence of high rainfall events). Hint solar magnetic cycle change. It will be interesting to hear how the warmists respond to in your face, front page type, global cooling.
1. Accumulated cyclone energy
2013 Atlantic accumulated cyclone energy is on track to be the fifth lowest in fifty years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accumulated_cyclone_energy#Atlantic_hurricane_seasons_by_ACE_index.2C_1950.E2.80.932013
2. Antarctic sea ice is on track to be the fifth highest in fifty years setting multiple records for highest recorded Antarctic sea ice for different specific periods of the year. Antarctic sea ice has been high for all months of the year, which is a unique occurrence in fifty years of observation.
http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/S_stddev_timeseries.png
3. Record low and consistently low Arctic temperatures this summer. Based on the what has happened before when there was a sudden reduction in the solar magnetic cycle there should be record low winter Arctic temperatures. A complete recovery of Arctic sea ice followed by record Arctic sea ice will require an explanation.
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php
(The temporary above average Arctic temperatures has likely due to the latent heat released due to rapid formation of new sea ice.)
4. Long range forecasters are trying to get ahead of the curve and are predicting a historic record cold winter in Europe.

Chris @NJSnowFan

Sorry for not posting OT on tip page.
I wonder if All Gore will explain in the 24 hour show why the United States is experiencing what I call the “Al Gore Grand Hurricane minimum ” .
Hope psomeone cherry picks clips from the show and makes a blunder video from it.

Ian W

I see that Al Gore’s visit will have the normal algor effect – the temperatures are forecast to be quite low even for October.
Definition of ALGOR: : a sensation of coldness : chill
http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/algor

John F. Hultquist

Gore and his carbonloony friends . . .
Lewandowsky
Suzuki
Gelick
.. insert long list here..
Obama
Schrag
Holdren
. . . are going, but not quietly
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2f/0d/b2/2f0db2b82ebed622e7524f7affdcc6fb.jpg

CRS, DrPH

This is important….as the USA continues to develop fracking, folks have focused upon the natural gas side. However, vast quantities of liquid hydrocarbons are also produced, and the USA has now leapfrogged even the Saudis in production. Gore’s Climate Reality Project is pathetic, much like Don Quixote charging windmills on horseback….
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/us-oil-pira-idUSL1N0I51IX20131015
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:36pm EDT
Oct 15 (Reuters) – The United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest oil producer as the jump in output from shale plays has led to the second biggest oil boom in history, according to leading U.S. energy consultancy PIRA.

Climate Reality Project
Hmm… it almost spells “CRAP”.
Just needs a big A.
Oh, wait, wouldn’t that be Gore?
🙂

kadaka (KD Knoebel)

https://twitter.com/ClimateReality/status/390888697140641792

Climate Reality
@ClimateReality
MT @UN_ClimateTalks: Swedish National Pension Fund shifting into climate-friendly invest.’s for future profitability bit.ly/1crOkvo
10:15 AM – 17 Oct 13

Gee, didn’t they notice how well that’s worked for the BBC Pension Fund?
The link they gave goes here. Amazingly enough, it’s not exactly saying what Gore’s people said it does. One of five of the state-owned pension funds has pretty much assumed there will be worldwide carbon taxes and/or credits, and wants to reduce exposure to companies with high carbon footprints.
Given all the steel, concrete, and other components used in manufacture and erecting an installation, logically that means they would abandon wind turbines, especially utility-scale models, and invest in natural gas companies instead.

Despite ample warning, I watched the video and learned about the evils of big oil and big coal out to destroy us all. What a joke. If Gore needs more propaganda to keep his scam going, he really needs to do much better than this.

H.R.

Augustine B. O’Brien says:
October 17, 2013 at 10:01 am
“Think I would rather read a trigonometry book than look at that video again. At least there are some verifiable fact in the trig book”
I’m skeptical of your claim. What’s your angle?

Bob Diaz

// Sarcasm // What? The inventor of the Internet would NEVER lie to us !!! ;-))

kadaka (KD Knoebel)

From H.R. on October 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm:

I’m skeptical of your claim. What’s your angle?

Are you finding him too obtuse? That can be an acute condition.

. . . In a year when we’ve had the least number of wildfires in 30 years and well below the decadal average, plus a near record low in tornadoes, and a hurricane season that has gone bust, Gore is pushing a dead issue.

Unfortunately, it’s not a dead issue so long as the media and the establishment politicians unanimously persist in parroting the Algore line. The number of people who read WUWT is large, but tiny compared to the those who watch TV.
/Mr Lynn

Paul Coppin

I keep tellin’ ya, he’s off his frickin’ rocker. Certifiably nutso, a congenital whackjob. What makes him perennially dangerous still, is he still has his cash. Sycophants will kissy-kissy with anybody with enough money (and apparently that bar is pretty low), and he keeps hanging on to a stable of noisy court jesters. The downside to capitalism is that there is a sucker born every minute, and capitalism rewards shrewd rather than smart.

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project is set to do another 24 hours of alternate reality
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algore galore

Lew Skannen

Very generous of you to mention his site. I suspect that most of the traffic he gets will be from here…

H.R.

kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:
October 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm
From H.R. on October 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm:
I’m skeptical of your claim. What’s your angle?
Are you finding him too obtuse? That can be an acute condition.
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Not to go off on a tangent, kadaka, but it’s just another sign of the times we’re in.

“connection between fossil-fuel energy and dirty weather events like Superstorm Sandy caused by carbon pollution.”
There is so much stupid in that one sentance fragment I think Anothony is making the right choice and just ignoring this ignorant clown.

“…setting fire to orchids

They’re not real orchids. He’s burning fake ones, likely made from paper and plastic.
If you look at the edges of the flames you can see where stems and flowers are melting down and probably starting to drip.
Worse than photoshopped, just plain false.
Orchid taxonomy; there are roughly 20,000 species which classifies them as some of the most diverse group of related plant life on earth. Orchids are found on every continent but Antarctica. They survive across altitudes and all climatic zones. Which is one of the reasons so many people grow tropical, temperate, arid, wet and cold conditions in their houses.

Bob Greene says:
October 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Despite ample warning, I watched the video and learned about the evils of big oil and big coal out to destroy us all. What a joke. If Gore needs more propaganda to keep his scam going, he really needs to do much better than this.

Al Gore: “Big oil is evil, evil I tell you. Now if you excuse me, I have to go cash this really large check from Big Oil funded Al Jazerra.”

Donald

Thanks to WUWT, am very early in my education on all of the in depth climate research being conducted around the world. Don’t laugh, but one year ago had I read the word “carbon” and the scary phrase “dirty weather” in one paragraph, would have thought we were at risk for increasing amounts of ground pencil lead (like from a pencil sharpener) falling on us.
Seriously, my suggestion would be to avoid the shortened “carbon” term, and use carbon dioxide every single time if that is what the writer means. Unless, of course, we truly are at risk for increased gritty, dirty weather.

Brian H

Eustace Cranch says:
October 17, 2013 at 10:44 am
Louis says:
October 17, 2013 at 10:30 am
“Al Gore knows that Big Oil and Big Coal will not be the ones paying his carbon taxes. They will simply pass the taxes on to the consumer.”
Not when those corporations are nationalized. Always look over the next rise to see the whole battlefield.

Nationalized corporations are a) non-stop subsidy sucks, and b) unable to sustain supply and production because of lack of — wait for it — PROFIT. Enter shortages, rationing, and muscular black markets.

Brian H

H.R. says:
October 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm

kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:
October 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm
From H.R. on October 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm:
I’m skeptical of your claim. What’s your angle?
Are you finding him too obtuse? That can be an acute condition.

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Not to go off on a tangent, kadaka, but it’s just another sign of the times we’re in.

Sine of the times, surely. But it’s all a matter of degree. Lie out in the sun and cotan with your SO.

Brian H

typo: surely Shirley

Do you think those flowers are plastic? Maybe that’s why they burn so well.

ATheoK says:
October 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm
“…setting fire to orchids…
They’re not real orchids. He’s burning fake ones, likely made from paper and plastic.
If you look at the edges of the flames you can see where stems and flowers are melting down and probably starting to drip.
*
Oops! I posted my comment “Do you think those flowers are plastic? Maybe that’s why they burn so well,” before catching up with everyone else’s. Sorry, ATheoK. 🙂
Re the video – I didn’t watch it. I didn’t want to add to his viewing numbers and get old Al all excited. He might think people are paying attention to his message again.

Joe Bastardi

Everytime he shows up, so does cold. Will be in DC on Oct 24… U.S. should be 8-10 below normal plains east with core of 16 below normal midwest

I suppose everyone noticed that the video’s comments are disabled, as are the thumbs up/down votes. Shirley (tnx Brian H) any degree of confidence in the message would require they open comments to record all the praise that’s bound to follow. Right?
g

JimS

Al Gore is highly motivated to keep the propaganda going:

Greg Cavanagh

Quote “Overall, the most robust global changes in climate extremes are seen in measures of daily temperature,”
I’m seeing this more and more.
Climate is the average of 10 years of weather for a region, people. Read the Manual…

Patrick

So, Al is anti-big oil and anti-big coal and yet much of his family wealth was derived from oil and coal (Oxy).

And exactly WHERE is Gore going to show his forthcoming 24-hour Snore-a-Thon? He sold his “progressive” CURRENT TV network to the Royal Family of Qatr for big $$$, and it’s now Al Jazeera USA. Are the A-rabs going to run this for him?

Paul Martin

Al Gore: Money to burn.

wayne

In the past world Gore, because of his tight ties and investments in oil companies would be arrested and charged with manipulation of the markets. Too bad the S.E.C. has so little power anymore except against the common jerk posting comments about penny stocks that no one believes in the first place. But here you have a man doing it for millions, repeatedly, and he skates.

klem

This is so futile and pathetic. Even his greenie supporters have turned on him. I’m actually beginning to feel sorry for Gore now.