I predicted this in the essay Oh yeah, I forgot. This is on.
Yesterday I got this fantabulous self congratulatory email from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project:
Note the link to the recording in green at the bottom. That is something Charles the Moderator pointed out to me a couple of days ago, right after his live broadcast ended. I’ve been watching it since. Unfortunately for Gore, a giant chasm has opened between his claims and reality.
Gore, like last year, claimed really impressive numbers. Last year, we pointed out on WUWT that Gore’s number were likely inflated with bots:
…independent analysis of the data suggests that some electronic virtual viewers were involved, concluding from a mathematical analysis of the numbers that “At least 85% of total views were bots cycling every 10 seconds.”.
We’ve no reason to suspect any different this year, especially when his star is fading on the Internet and in the news. Here is how Gore is trending on Google related to his keywords:
Source, Google Trends: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=Climate%20reality%20project%2C%20Al%20Gore%2C%20Climate%20Change%2C%20Cost%20of%20Carbon%2C%20Global%20Warming&cmpt=q
It seems he didn’t even make a blip in news stories interest. Maybe he should try twerking onstage:
Maybe, just maybe, we’ll see Gore try to get an endorsement for his cause out of Miley. Can’t wait.
For the real viewers of Al’s CRP, it seems that many views were transient, i.e. people just getting a quick look, but not bothering to stick around to take in the whole show, or even a portion of it. It seemed then, that many of the “views” were simple people engaging in “short attention span theater”.
This year seems no different. Compare the huge number of views and impressions Gore claims for his 2013 Carbonhatingpalooza with the number of views he’s getting on YouTube for his Climate Reality Project recordings. Here are the numbers from his “Climate Reality” channel on YouTube:
Ouch. The New Nostradamus of the North also notices the numbers.
His headliner video, “The Cost of Carbon” compares favorably to the number of views (6773)I got for my talk on climate in July, posted on August 15th, and I don’t have his million$ to promote it, just word of mouth: (click for the video)
It seems that Gore isn’t getting traction anymore, he’s getting the cold shoulder from news media and engaged viewers.
Maybe it’s a case of the Gore effect?