Gore: by his numbers, ye shall know him

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:

Gores_CRP2013_numbers

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:

gore_CRP2013_GoogleTreends

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:

AlGore-vs-Miley

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:

CRP_Youtube_views

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)

AWatts_DDP_numbers

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?

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Pamela Gray

If it was a typo keep it. A pun intended, keep it. Your honest opinion, keep it.
You wrote: It seemed then, that many of the “views” were simple people engaging in “short attention span theater”.
Yes, I would agree. Those folks are pretty simple with short attention spans.

Jeff Alberts

I’m wondering if there was ANY reality presented in his “project”. But you can bet a lot of “carbon” was spewed from the power plants running all those servers.

Fred

Poor Al, can’t even lie well any more.
Putting the “B” in buffoonery.

Michael D

Please please do not encourage Al Gore to twerk on stage. Even the imagining of that is a malicious assault on your readers.

Gary

I noticed that the comments that were cycling through were generic repeats, different users saying the exact same thing over and over. You couldn’t scroll down and look because every time a new comment was added it knocked you back to the top. So I just watched. Yeah, there were occasionally some unique looking comments, but easily half (and more) were total repeats. Streams of different users making the exact same comment. That’s disingenuous, tricksey and just flat out dishonest. But I expect nothing else from Al Gore.

Bloke down the pub

Al who?

Alan Robertson

I tried watching (less than 2 minutes,) but some African droning on about giving them (him) money was too much for even my simple- minded short attention span.

“Maybe he [Al Gore] should try twerking onstage”
Made me shiver with revulsion.

Alan Robertson

Al Gore is thoroughly corrupt in even the smallest things. I encourage those who still give All Gore a voice to keep at it- take all the rope you need.

Joe

I’d always wondered what happened to Comical Ali since the fall of Saddam. Looks like he may be writing press releases for Climate Reality now!

Bob Tisdale says:
October 26, 2013 at 9:31 am
“Maybe he [Al Gore] should try twerking onstage”
Made me shiver with revulsion.
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Now, that’s something I’d have paid NOT to see. Glad my attention span was too short remember that it was on.

Bryan A

I wonder…
How many of those 21K tweets were negative or how many negative tweets were “Scrubbed”
If the page automatically refreshed every 30 or 60 seconds and then recounts the visitor numbers
…(minute 1 = 30 current visitors, Minute 2 = 29 current visitors (but 59 total) Minute 3 = 35 visitors
…(but 94 total) Minute 4 = 6 current visitors (but 100 total) even though they could be 6 of
…the original 30 visitors or no more than 35 actual visitors.
As for the Twitter/Facebook impressions, the majority of accounts will automatically retweet things to their “Friends” accounts. 10 tweets to the right 10 people would spread like a virus

David J

Gore twerking?, you bruised my minds eye, my imagination may be concussed.

Anthony, you do yourself a disservice by comparing his 30 second video trailer with your hour long in depth talk. It’s dead easy to get 7299 (when I checked) viewers on his video, especially when it plays when you visit his youtube page. Yours requires viewers to find it and watch it, so to get 6773 for yours is a good work, very good work.

Duke C.

24 Hours of Reality:Asia 245 views
24 Hours of Reality:Europe 61 views
YouTube viewers prefer a very attractive Asian woman to Al Gore by 4 to 1. I’m shocked and surprised.

JimS

Mr. Gore’s problem in losing popularity is that the untruths he tells are just not big enough. He should take some lessons from James Hansen, or, at least some advice from the man. For instance, if Gore said, “According to consensus of climate scientists, due to climate change, the world’s oceans are going to boil away by 2038 and it will be the end of mankind!” Now THAT would get great media attention, and people would start believing again, and would pay attention to him.

richard

Hello Everyone, this is the wrong place for the following but just had to pass it on. As you know my knowledge is pretty limited but like to throw a few thinks out there that takes my fancy.
I had a brief exchange with WOTTSUPWITHTHAT to get a feel for the site. so i started with the effect of co2 (1000ppm increase) in greenhouses and those without. I questioned very politely the replies from WOWT, as they admitted they do not know why the greenhouses with and without show the the same temps as there are too many variables, i pointed out that there were even more in an open atmosphere.
My politeness was finally rewarded with this reply,
“I have quite an open policy with respect to comments. However, I’m not interested in an exchange with someone who appears to completely deny the greenhouse effect”
I actually never even denied it, I just asked questions.

richard

things not thinks!!

F. Ross

Before the event, if I were to have predicted the number of Gore watchers, that prediction would have been… umm, say, 666.

Peter Miller

How on Earth does ~32,000 views* get to become 20,000,000.
625 times the real figure – Even by climate alarmism standards, that’s a pretty serious exaggeration.
* Assumed average of 112 viewers at any one time (the average of the 6 examples shown) with a viewing time of 5 minutes over a 24 hour period.

Tom J

‘Maybe it’s a case of the Bore effect?’
I was going to try and make a comment on the line above that I copied from the post, but every time I’ve tried to to copy it the spell check on my smart phone keeps changing the ‘G’ in front of ‘ore’ to a B. So I guess I can’t comment

Prince Albert was all over Yahoo Finance this week, touting his thesis that the days of carbon-based energy are over, nor it appears does Fat Albert like hydrogen any better.

walnut

Not related, but- solar wind has been averaging amazingly low for a long time now, during the ‘zenith” of Cycle 24. I am starting to really think that earth is likely going into an ice age. Large or small, don’t know.
So, the AGW people are simply whistling past the graveyard at this point, don’t they know that their world is collapsing?

Auto

F. Ross says:
October 26, 2013 at 10:00 am
Before the event, if I were to have predicted the number of Gore watchers, that prediction would have been… umm, say, 666.
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Yes, and in Australia, by the same logic there would be 999 [the Number of the Antipodean Beast].
Adding the two numbers – 996 + 666 = 1665. Don’t you love numerology – that’s the year, the very year, of the Great Plague of London [the fire was the next year].
And, do you know, I missed the Gore-a-thon completely.
Auto

Alan Robertson

milodonharlani says:
October 26, 2013 at 10:16 am
Prince Albert was all over Yahoo Finance this week, touting his thesis that the days of carbon-based energy are over, nor it appears does Fat Albert like hydrogen any better.
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Hydrogen isn’t really a fuel, per se. Energy must be expended to convert water into Hydrogen to be used as fuel, with attendant efficiency losses. Therefore, Hydrogen is more of a battery.

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”.
spell check you missed the “A” in there. ;>)

Jeff Alberts

Tom J says:
October 26, 2013 at 10:15 am
‘Maybe it’s a case of the Bore effect?’
I was going to try and make a comment on the line above that I copied from the post, but every time I’ve tried to to copy it the spell check on my smart phone keeps changing the ‘G’ in front of ‘ore’ to a B. So I guess I can’t comment

The trick is to be smarter than your phone. 😉

Jeff

As William F. Buckley said, “I’d rather be gored by a boar than bored by a Gore”….

Seems there be only 1 lorne 50 and 2 Jeff s on this boggle. ;>)

G. Karst

It is simply a God complex. There are many who think they can speak reality into existence. GK

milodonharlani

Alan Robertson says:
October 26, 2013 at 10:25 am
I should have explained. I was referring to the increasing share of hydrogen in the hydrocarbons upon which humans rely, ie from wood to coal to oil to gas.

Policy Guy

What an expensive, purposely deceptive Joke he has capitalized on for his own financial reward. He doesn’t see jail time because i’m not aware of anyone who has ever pulled off a scam against the world, of this size, ever before.

Grant

Don’t much care if he inflated the numbers. I don’t think people will pay any more attention to this press release than they did his gore-a-thon. He’s the Paris Hilton of climate change, and it pays off monetarily for him. That’s the whole point of the press release- to make sure the donations from the faithful keep rolling in. All that he has to do is stroke those egos and the hearts of people who really think that CAGW is a global catastrophe, and his jet setting, look at me I’m Jesus life continues without a hitch.
They are, after all, Clinate Champions.

Grant says:
October 26, 2013 at 11:57 am
Yes Yes just buy your own carbon credits from yourself for your house’s and privet jet all good in GORE WORLD . ;>)

sorry private
not privet damm

Gore has a messianic replacement, he is just unaware that he has almost been replaced. He hasn’t been sent the memo.
His replacement is . . . Dana.
Which is the ultimate insult to Gore. He has been replaced by a Cookbot.
John

Another Convenient Lie by big Al.

u.k.(us)

So, you lose out on the Presidency because your voters can’t figure out how to punch a ballot.
Then, those who are a bit more informed stop listening to you.
Maybe democracy does work !!

Gunga Din

Notice the shift in terminology. “Global Warming” to “Climate Change”. Now CO2 to just “Carbon”. Even Mann used it in his recent twit. Is this the next “bait and switch”?
People noticed the globe wasn’t warming like they said it would. Switch to demonizing normal weather changes.
CO2 rising didn’t do what they said it would. Switch to just Carbon.
They’ve got to control something to justify preventing something.
To paraphrase the old “Dragnet” TV show:
“The story we’ve just told you is spew.
The names are changing to exploit the innocent.”

KNR

Nether the BBC or Guardian even mentioned it on what was a slow news day so even in friendly areas it passed by without notice.

rogerknights

“Do you have Prince Albert in a can?”

Yes.

“Well, don’t let him out!”

TomL

I wanted so badly to watch the Gore-a-Thon but priorities you know…
that sock drawer needed sorting.

George McFly......I'm your density

Anthony, I think you made a typo. You wrote Al’s CRP…..I think it should be Al’s CRaP…

Otter

‘Even Mann used it in his recent twit.’
Gunga Din, there’s nothing recent about mann’s twit-ness.

tango

Al Gore blame PM Tony Abbott for the Sydney bush fires what a load of bull dust, the greenies are the blame because they stopped burning and the fuel load is at danger levels.http://www.news.com.au/national/al-gore-enters-nsw-bushfire-climate-debate-criticises-pm-tony-abbott/story-fncynjr2-1226745826229

MrX

If Gore doesn’t present reality when talking about climate change, why would he stop there?

Graham of Sydney

“It seems that Gore isn’t getting traction anymore, he’s getting the cold shoulder from news media and engaged viewers.”
Save our lickspittle climate crazy ABC, that is. If you have the stomach for it, watch the chiselling asp perform on the video of our 7.30 Report, especially his resort to the infantile tobacco-cancer crock.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-23/al-gore-weighs-into-debate-over-bushfire-climate-change/5041776
Tim Blair has his measure at
http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/oil_and_smoke/

“It seems that Gore isn’t getting traction anymore, he’s getting the cold shoulder from news media and engaged viewers.”
And yet he is still raking in a fortune !!

SanityP

The Gore/Bore effect, is that the same as an inverse Streisand?