After publishing new book critical of Al Gore, climate scientist has website shut down by attacks

This is the equivalent of a modem day book burning.

As reported on WUWT on Tuesday, New book from Dr. Roy Spencer on Al Gore’s fallacies: An Inconvenient Deception – How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy – Al Gore has provided a target-rich environment of deceptions in his new movie.

Now, Dr. Spencer reports his website has become inoperable due to attacks:

Hell hath no fury like an alarmist scorned. I’ve been the victim of The Wrath of Gore too..

After Climategate, reported that all advertising they sponsor via Google Adwords was inexplicably pulled from their servers whenever it was displayed on WUWT. When executives requested a meeting with Google to explain this, it was at first granted, then canceled 24 hours later with no explanation and attempts to reschedule fell on deaf ears.

Mr. Gore of course, is on the board of  directors for Google.

So let’s send these fools a message, by Dr. Spencer’s book: entitled An Inconvenient Deception: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy

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UPDATE: about two hours after this post was published, service was restored. – Anthony

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August 24, 2017 9:42 am

1984 all over again! Algoricle could be Big Brother, if only he had didn’t emanate weakness and cowardice.

Reply to  Janice Moore
August 24, 2017 11:23 am

Agree – It is great. I read every word of it. Very well written.

Reply to  Janice Moore
August 24, 2017 11:41 am

Dr S is tops in that regard. (NOBODY can articulate climate science as well as he can)…

Reply to  Janice Moore
August 24, 2017 12:55 pm


Roger Knights
Reply to  Janice Moore
August 24, 2017 1:53 pm

The cost on Amazon is $4.

Patrick Hrushowy
Reply to  Janice Moore
August 24, 2017 4:16 pm

Me too done!

Reply to  Janice Moore
August 24, 2017 4:57 pm


Reply to  Janice Moore
August 24, 2017 6:57 pm

Please do NOT buy this book through Amazon!
Jeff Bezos is lock-step with the international-globalist cabal and is a big-time promoter of government control of energy, speech, and commerce.
Find a way to compensate Dr.Spencer directly, even if the sale does not show up on Google/NYTimes/blahblahblah metrics.
The current War for Independence in the USA these days is about corporate/government exploitation of personal information, including your private selections of reading material
Squash the Amazon Bug!!

Reply to  Janice Moore
August 25, 2017 8:18 am

I did and it is fabulous. Remarkable that Roy was able to get this together in such a short time. We all need to flood Amazon with the five star reviews it deserves.

Reply to  andrewpattullo
August 24, 2017 10:58 am

Janice Moore
Thanks for the link. Just bought on Kindle, I’ll look forward to reading it and will put a link on my FB account.

Dave Fair
Reply to  HotScot
August 24, 2017 11:22 am

I, also, bought an e-copy on Amazon/Kindle. Short and punchy; no wasted anti-CAGW verbiage: Just the facts that Gore gets wrong or lies about.

Rick Beavers
Reply to  HotScot
August 25, 2017 4:31 pm

also bought on Kindle. Does that help Amazon or not?

Reply to  andrewpattullo
August 24, 2017 2:16 pm

I just tried some fact checking on Gore being on Google’s board of directors, and came up with:
I saw 19 directors and advisors, none of them Gore.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  Donald L. Klipstein
August 24, 2017 4:19 pm

Probably confusion with Apple.
He is “only” a senior advisor at google.

DeLoss McKnight
Reply to  Donald L. Klipstein
August 24, 2017 5:04 pm

An article about Gore’s wealth. He was an “advisor” for Google before it went public and received a nice compensation of pre-release stock.

richard verney
Reply to  andrewpattullo
August 25, 2017 1:20 am

I was unaware of the problems that Anthony suffered, and as you say this is 1984 all over again.
I consider that this sort of action should encourage sceptics and reaffirm that they are on the right track holding the better scientific position since this sort of action confirms that warmists are concerned that the science is flawed and anything but settled, and are concerned that it can not withstand the rigours of debate and honest examination.
Well done Dr Roy.

Reply to  andrewpattullo
August 25, 2017 7:15 am

We are so dedicated to free speech, that we won’t permit you to disagree with us.

Shanghai Dan
Reply to  andrewpattullo
August 25, 2017 9:28 am

We’ve always been concerned over global warming.
We’ve always been concerned over global cooling.
We’ve always been concerned over global warming.

August 24, 2017 9:43 am

Well, that explains why I can’t get to his site.
Anyone that tries to pull back the curtain has to be silenced it seems.

Dick of Utah
August 24, 2017 9:43 am

Assuming this has been done on purpose, doesn’t it hurt the alarmist cause rather than help?

Reply to  Dick of Utah
August 24, 2017 9:47 am

Don’t expect logic from these desperate fools

george e. smith
Reply to  arthur4563
August 24, 2017 11:03 am

It’s time to declare ANY sort of information access denial on public or private media to be Terrorism.

Reply to  Dick of Utah
August 24, 2017 10:26 am

And don’t expect anyone inside the alarmist circle jerk to actually know or care that this happened.

Reply to  Dick of Utah
August 24, 2017 6:02 pm

Yes, it does hurt their cause, but only if their actions are widely broadcast. Sometimes it never even gets out and they get away with their dirty tricks.
I bought my copy as soon as I heard about the book and it is safely tucked away in my Kindle App in the phone!

Michael 2
Reply to  pameladragon
August 25, 2017 10:30 am

“is safely tucked away in my Kindle App in the phone!”
Then it is not safe. Kindle books can be revoked.
“Kindle Content is licensed, not sold, to you by the Content Provider.”

Reply to  Dick of Utah
August 24, 2017 9:56 pm

they don’t have many tools at their disposal, when it comes down to it.
slander, bullying, suppression, and changing the topic are about the extent of it.

Mr Bliss
Reply to  TheLastDemocrat
August 25, 2017 1:58 pm

“The one thing that global warmists have given us is slander and bullying”
“That’s 2 things!”
“The 2 things global warmists have given us are, slander, bullying and suppression”
That’s 3 things!”
“Among the many things ….””

richard verney
Reply to  Dick of Utah
August 25, 2017 1:23 am

I consider that it does more harm to the warmist agenda since it reaffirms that they are aware that the science is anything but solid and it cannot withstand the the rigours of debate and honest examination.

August 24, 2017 9:43 am

Hopefully, Dr. Spencer has GOOD web and IT people at Huntsville, not second rate by any means. This now becomes an “intelligence battle” on the battle ground of technology. ERGO the “religious fanatics” (AKA, Gorebull Warming crowd) go into the battle, UNARMED.

Reply to  Max Hugoson
August 24, 2017 11:00 am

It will probably be blamed on Russia.
And whilst we can’t accuse Gore directly, the whole thing stinks.
Best we can all do is post it on FB & Twitter.

Frank Dziuba
August 24, 2017 9:43 am

his Facebook page is also not working

August 24, 2017 9:44 am

I bought it. A good read. Thank you Dr. Roy for putting it out there.

August 24, 2017 9:45 am

Is this part of Liberals agenda to push Freedom of Speech?

John Harmsworth
Reply to  usurbrain
August 24, 2017 10:00 am

Push it off a cliff, yes.

Reply to  usurbrain
August 24, 2017 10:02 am

As Winston found out you can not even think of such a question — report to room 101 for a, talk.

Robert MacLean
August 24, 2017 9:45 am

Already purchased Dr Roy’s Kindle ebook on This was originally to support the good Dr but now has added significance as one in the eye to the online vandals.

Reply to  Robert MacLean
August 24, 2017 10:00 am

Just done the same thing. That’ll teach ’em…

Frank Dziuba
August 24, 2017 9:46 am

Actually, his facebook is up. The link you posted to the Tweet is removed. His FB is:

R Taylor
August 24, 2017 9:47 am

“Do No Evil.” They lie only when they speak.

Bob boder
August 24, 2017 9:50 am

Total disgrace, Dr Roy Spencer is one of the most even handed, mindful scientist out there. He lets the evidence shape his theories not ideology. If the evidence strongly supported CAGW he would most assuredly back that view, it doesn’t so he doesn’t end of story.

Reply to  Bob boder
August 24, 2017 11:59 am

Yes, Dr Spencer may have been born dangling from the right wing, but when it comes to climate science he’s right down the center…

August 24, 2017 9:51 am

Amazon sales rank 952! This morning when I bought it, it was in the 1100’s. Come on people, let’s move it up a bit. It’s the price of a cup of coffee.

August 24, 2017 9:51 am

you can get web hosting with ddos protection these days

Bart Tali
August 24, 2017 9:52 am

He should look into using CloudFlare for DDoS protection.

Reply to  Bart Tali
August 24, 2017 10:28 am

Err, I think you might not be seeing the error message that comes up —

What happened?
You’ve requested a page on a website ( that is on the Cloudflare network. Cloudflare is currently unable to resolve your requested domain (

Bart Tali
Reply to  tom0mason
August 24, 2017 11:12 am

I’m not getting that. And the NS record for points to, which is currently down.
August 24, 2017 9:20AM PDT[Investigating] Our Operations teams are currently investigating connectivity issues which indicate an issue related to our name servers. We will provide updated information as it becomes available.
August 24, 2017 10:20AM PDT[Identified] Our engineers have identified the cause of the DNS degradation as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. We are beginning to mitigate the attack and will update this post as new information becomes available.

Reply to  tom0mason
August 24, 2017 12:06 pm
Reply to  tom0mason
August 24, 2017 12:09 pm

Probably these old stories are hosted on the Cloudflare server, and current stories on the dreamhoststatus servers.

Bart Tali
Reply to  tom0mason
August 24, 2017 12:25 pm

1. The NS (name server) record for is on dreamhost, which was down.
2. The A record for is on cloudflare (not down, but unable to resolve because of #1).

Reply to  tom0mason
August 24, 2017 12:32 pm

No problems now.

Reply to  tom0mason
August 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Actually, many people suspect that the Dreamhost DDoS attack was due to Dreamhost having had a “white power” web site on it. Many other sites got brought down by the attack.

Steven Miller
August 24, 2017 9:56 am

I went to Amazon using the link above, and bought the book. If the idiots hadn’t shut down Dr. Spencer’s website I probably would have just got the same info there. So Dr. Spencer can thank them for another book sale.

August 24, 2017 9:57 am

So two little blogs, WUWT and Dr. Spencer’s, are such dangerous threats to the well financed AGW/Climate Change™ industries that there can be no debate, these blogs must be shut them down, or at least have their normal business interfered with.
Jo Goebbels would be proud of AGW exponents of große Lüge.
Well done WUWT and Dr. Spencer you must be really upsetting them — keep at them.

J Mac
August 24, 2017 9:59 am

“The Ends Justify The Means!”
Standard Operating Procedure for Socialists Fascism, worldwide.

August 24, 2017 10:02 am

Surely you meant “buy”.

Jeff in Calgary
Reply to  Quelgeek
August 24, 2017 10:06 am

That makes more sense. I was a little confused… but still bought the book.

Jeff in Calgary
August 24, 2017 10:03 am

Bought the Kindle version.

August 24, 2017 10:05 am

Amazon enables gift copies and sends the recipient an email about the gift with any message you would like to accompany the gift notice. I gifted Dr. Spencer’s new book to Naomi Oreskes at Harvard, Admiral Tittle at Penn State, and Chris Mooney at WaPo. Well worth the 12 bucks. Must have made somebody mad.
Perhaps others here could do the same to their ‘special’ climate scientists. Katherine Hayhoe certainly deserves a copy amongst many others like Gavin Schmidt and Joe Romm.

Reply to  ristvan
August 24, 2017 11:06 am

Cunning. Is you real name Baldrick?
UK joke

Reply to  HotScot
August 24, 2017 1:29 pm


Reply to  ristvan
August 25, 2017 1:44 am

Ah! A man of culture as well as education. 🙂

Reply to  ristvan
August 24, 2017 11:33 am

Also Susan Solomon, and let’s not forget Ben “punch-pat-michaels” Santer. And Kevin Trenberth, unindicted ClimateGate co-conspirator with Phil Jones to ruin peer-review.

Reply to  ristvan
August 24, 2017 9:13 pm

Seth Borens
Twin needs one.

Reply to  Gil
August 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Seth Borenstein no doubt wants a copy.

August 24, 2017 10:08 am

My word, why do they even bother? Dr Spencer’s web site is hardly high traffic. These fools are only aware of it because it was featured here. This criminal activity will probably not prevent even one person buying his e-book
If they are so sure of what they say, this science is so “settled” and climate disaster so obviously “here and now” , why do they even need to bother with this feeble effort to stop the tiny traffic going to Dr Spencer’s site?
they only underline how uncertain they are themselves by this kind of crap.
Funny the way the PC warriors are so ready to throw science, freedom of speech and the constitution under a bus just to win one policy argument.

Reply to  Greg
August 24, 2017 12:59 pm

RWS february 20, 2014 6:39am:
“This website had over 80,000 unique visitors last month, and almost 500,000 page views.”
Greg, i don’t know what would fit the definition of “high traffic”, but here are some numbers that he gave out a few years ago. What do you (or anyone else) think?
BTW, learned about viewing an eclipse in a puddle of water back in ’84. So this is well known AND i’ve done it myself, back then and now. Eyes are fine (no pain, no pain)…

August 24, 2017 10:11 am

Google = Goolag……………….again

August 24, 2017 10:15 am

Those who dare to speak are trashed.
IMO, there could be a serious situation developing in the U.S.?

August 24, 2017 10:19 am

The book ‘they’ tried to stop,
Dr. John Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer, the scientists so dangerous ‘they’ tried to silence them perminently, ….
NOW Dr. Roy Spencer tells all!
Get the book before ‘they’ ban it.
Get the book before you loose your money, your rights, your future.
Buy it now, before it’s too late ….

Reply to  tom0mason
August 24, 2017 10:22 am

Oops …
Darn proofreading …
That should be “…tried to silence them permanently, …. “

August 24, 2017 10:19 am

Heresy cannot be tolerated. The inquisition continues.
Unfortunately these buffoons aren’t using “pointy cushions”.
Sadly, the true victim is trust in communication and exchange of free ideas.

August 24, 2017 10:20 am

Google and its wholly owned Youtube have been removing search results and demonetizing speech it disagrees with for months now.
Boycott Google, Facebook and Twitter. Write major advertisers and let them know you will not be reading their ads on these services. Write your representatives and insist that RICO investigations into Google, Facebook and Twitter collusion be started. The simultaneous censoring, search removals and demonetization are not a coincidence. The class action lawsuits recently filed against them are not enough to change their behavior.

August 24, 2017 10:26 am

Looks to me like a DNS attack rather than hits directly on the web site. So if this article had contained the IP address (looks like numbers and dots) we could still reach it.
Anyone got the IP address?

Reply to  Paul Martin
August 24, 2017 11:06 am

I tried temporarily changing my DNS settings from automatic to the Google public DNS ( for primary and for secondary) and still had trouble. But after changing my DNS settings back to automatic, I was able to reach again after an hour or two of lack of access.
Meanwhile, I used traceroute to get what I think is‘s IP address. It did not work for me so I am not sure it is correct, so I won’t publish the IP address I tried. The results I got from entering my result into a web browser is “direct access not allowed”.

Michael 2
Reply to  Donald L. Klipstein
August 25, 2017 10:35 am

“direct access not allowed”
In many or most instances a web server has a large number of sites using the same IP address, and it inspects the request header to figure out which one you want. If there is no request header, such as the URL was just an IP address, typically there’s a default web page that is handed out; in this case the defatul web page says “direct access not allowed” but in fact it *is* allowed — and that is the content thereof!

Reply to  Paul Martin
August 24, 2017 11:09 am

I just Googled for the whois IP lookup tool. That gave me the same IP address, which I tried again – same result, “direct access not allowed”.

Reply to  Donald L. Klipstein
August 24, 2017 2:55 pm

Nowadays a server may host several hundred/thousand web site at the same IP address. The web server treats these sites as “virtual”. The only way it can differentiate which “virtual” website is being accessed is by the FQDN (Fully Qualified Host Name), like instead of

Lawrence Edwards
August 24, 2017 10:30 am

You need to join, The only place left on the internet where free speech is welcome.

Schrodinger's Cat
August 24, 2017 10:36 am

I hope this gets maximum publicity. Decent people deserve to understand the sort of people who are Climate Change activists.

August 24, 2017 10:37 am

It’s all rather pathetic, isn’t it?

August 24, 2017 10:43 am is working now.

Reply to  Thomas
August 24, 2017 10:51 am

No it is not. What ever the reason.

Reply to  Hugs
August 24, 2017 11:03 am

It’s working for me.

Reply to  Hugs
August 24, 2017 11:18 am

I was able to access I also bought the book shortly after it came out. I have never bought a Kindle book before as I am not a big fan of Amazon (I generally buy Nook Books) and had to download the Kindle Reader, but it was well worth it as it is a well-reasoned response to Al Gore’s new movie.

Reply to  Thomas
August 24, 2017 12:03 pm

Working for me.

August 24, 2017 10:55 am

The troglodytes do not like to be dissed.

August 24, 2017 10:55 am

You’re my hero, Dr. Spencer. Keep smiling. These attacks seem to me to be free speech violations. Has anyone told this story for Fox News to report?

Torbjørn Rogde
August 24, 2017 10:56 am

Serious attacks out there today. I just got this update from Wordfence:
Maybe just a coincidence after all…

Reply to  Torbjørn Rogde
August 24, 2017 11:55 am

From that page:
” It looks like it may be an Anonymous attack targeting the Dreamhost DNS to try to take a white supremacist website called ‘punishedstormer dot com’ offline.”
Coincidence, methinks, not a warmist conspiracy.

Reply to  JonasM
August 24, 2017 12:01 pm

“Your comment is awaiting moderation.”
Looks like I used some ‘bad’ words. Live and learn.

Reply to  JonasM
August 24, 2017 12:04 pm

The page essentially tells us this had nothing to do with Dr. Spencer’s book, just a particular nasty group that that Anonymous seems to have targeted, which happens to use DreamHost.
Nothing to see here, move along.

Reply to  Torbjørn Rogde
August 24, 2017 12:31 pm

The page essentially tells us this had nothing to do with Dr. Spencer’s book, just a particular nasty group that that Anonymous seems to have targeted, which happens to use DreamHost.
Nothing to see here, move along.
(Mods, feel free to delete my comment in moderation. Next time I’ll be careful what words are in a quote. )

Philip Schaeffer
Reply to  Torbjørn Rogde
August 24, 2017 4:17 pm

Yep. Anthony’s post is all about people and motives, and jumps straight to a conclusion based on that, with no consideration for other technical factors.
Let this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you only bring ideology to a technical fight.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Philip Schaeffer
August 25, 2017 12:37 pm

Tell that to CAGW, Mr. Schaeffer.

August 24, 2017 10:58 am

After Climategate, reported that all advertising they sponsor via Google Adwords was inexplicably pulled from their servers whenever it was displayed on WUWT. When executives requested a meeting with Google to explain this, it was at first granted, then canceled 24 hours later with no explanation and attempts to reschedule fell on deaf ears.

What means ‘pulled from their servers’?
That the campaign appeared closed immediately after it was ‘tainted’ by wuwt?
So there was someone doing sabotage at Google according to your service provider?
Sounds like you do stuff people hate with passion. Good.

August 24, 2017 10:59 am

Typical. This is what you see when the swamp fights back.

August 24, 2017 11:06 am

I was able to get to his site from the link to the right here…

David Cage
August 24, 2017 11:10 am

I think it time Greenpeace was subjected to a similar attack on an even greater scale. Either that or we see proper policing of the environmental groups for anti social behaviour and suitable criminal charges brought in all cases.

Old England
Reply to  David Cage
August 24, 2017 1:42 pm

Hear hear

August 24, 2017 11:13 am

Some methods of media deception are detailed in this well put together video.

August 24, 2017 11:19 am

I’d buy the book if it was a book.

sy computing
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
August 24, 2017 8:05 pm

Indeed…perhaps the good Dr. will oblige?
Even a .pdf will do!

August 24, 2017 11:23 am

seems to be working now….

August 24, 2017 11:40 am

I bought my copy off Kindle. I love the intro and so far it’s a good read. Science fiction vs science fact.
Also, I was briefly able to get to his site. Now, there’s an error and it won’t come up. I stopped using Google for my climate/environmental searches about a month ago because their bias was so blatant. Skeptical science and other disreputable sites kept on showing up at the top of my searches. It was very aggravating to have to dig for non-ideological information.

Brett Keane
Reply to  Angela
August 24, 2017 1:11 pm

August 24, 2017 at 11:40 am:
The search site for us dnrs is:
Duckduckgogo for general use.

Tom Halla
August 24, 2017 11:46 am

The current version of the “memory hole”. ManBearPig probably thinks “1984” was an instruction manual.

August 24, 2017 11:50 am

great publicity – what do the Alarmists want to keep hidden? – i’m buying it to find out

Old England
Reply to  JEyon
August 24, 2017 1:44 pm

Read it – if you keep an open mind rather than a religiously obsessed AGW one you wiill find you have been hoodwinked by Gore and his ilk.

August 24, 2017 11:54 am

Can anyone get this story to FOX News? Tucker Carlson would like to see it.

John Hardy
August 24, 2017 11:56 am
Joel Snider
August 24, 2017 12:08 pm

Progressives are more openly fascist every day.

August 24, 2017 12:13 pm

Bought the book.
Thank you, Dr. Roy Spencer.

Keith J
August 24, 2017 12:24 pm

A new proxy fight appears..Google vs Amazon.

Old England
Reply to  Keith J
August 24, 2017 1:46 pm

Maybe its time we all stopped using google and switched to other search engines – I am as of now.

Carl Friis-Hansen
August 24, 2017 12:37 pm

I have just sent an email to RT (Russia Today) and referred to this article.
Crosstalk at RT has been skeptical in the past, but we will see.

August 24, 2017 12:38 pm

The most popular way to shut down a website is a Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) attack. Basically, a bunch of infected computers all try to contact the victim website at the same time and it can’t handle the traffic. The zombie computers doing the attack are called a botnet.
A DDOS attack is not free. link You have to pay the hackers who created the botnet. The fact that the DDOS attack on Dr. Spencer’s website didn’t last very long indicates that the perpetrators didn’t have deep pockets. It probably cost them less than a hundred bucks.

Tom in Florida
August 24, 2017 12:44 pm

Not only did I buy the book, I used the Amazon Gift card my CO2 is harmful environmentalist daughter gave me for my birthday.

Reply to  Tom in Florida
August 24, 2017 3:43 pm

I like your style!

August 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Share this article widely…

August 24, 2017 12:50 pm

Just tried to buy the book on Amazon:
See more
4.9 out of 5 stars (17) Reviews
This title is not currently available for purchase
Add to List
Format: Kindle
“Not currently available”
🤔 Jeff? 1984

Reply to  Climatism
August 24, 2017 1:44 pm

Try again. I just did. Worked fine

Bob G
August 24, 2017 12:53 pm

The Al Gore effect is alive and well where I live, St. Cloud, MN Ever since his new movie came out it turned cold!!!
From the SCSU Meteorology dept:
Getting Closer to one of the 10 Coldest Augusts
Even our sunny days aren’t enough to push the August temperature warmer. Thanks in great part to yesterday morning’s 47-degree low, the St. Cloud August temperature has dropped to 64.7 degrees, 3.9 degrees below average. The most reachable of the 10 coolest Augusts in St. Cloud records are 1927 and 1950 with an average temperature of 64.4 degrees. The more clouds we have through the weekend, the closer we will get to top 10 status. Note from the chart that 20 of the 23 August days so far have had below average temperatures.

Bill Taylor
August 24, 2017 12:55 pm

i want to go on record here saying no matter what harvey does and is at landfall the media IS going to call this a major hurricane………similar to the one that hit the east coast where NO hurricane force winds were found on land but it was still hyped as a category 2 at landfall.

Reply to  Bill Taylor
August 24, 2017 5:23 pm

You can bet money on that. Every weather event will be connected to CAGW, especially hurricanes. The alarmists see CAGW behind every rock.

Dave Fair
Reply to  TA
August 24, 2017 7:12 pm

Watch the opinion reporting concerning the current Gulf of Mexico fracas.

Dan Sage
Reply to  TA
August 25, 2017 2:17 am

Don’t you mean, “The alarmists see CAGW from beneath every rock.”?
Dr. Spencer’s book is a great informative read.

August 24, 2017 12:57 pm

On Tuesday (8/22), sales for Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel hit an hilarious new low of $117/theater.

August 24, 2017 12:57 pm

On Tuesday (8/22), sales for Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel hit an hilarious new low of $117/theater.

Harry Passfield
August 24, 2017 1:07 pm

Gore is a player. He knew the rules. Getting on the board of Google was not only for his own (shares) benefit.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Harry Passfield
August 24, 2017 1:43 pm

I seem to recall when he was VP he promoted releasing military satellite pictures to the public.
Don’t know if theirs any connection to Google Maps or Google Earth.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
August 24, 2017 1:44 pm

“Don’t know if there’s…”

Roger Knights
Reply to  Harry Passfield
August 24, 2017 1:50 pm

Anthony wrote, “Mr. Gore of course, is on the board of directors for Google.”
It’s well known that he’s on the board of Apple. Is he on Google’s board too? It would seem like a conflict of interest.

Reply to  Roger Knights
August 24, 2017 2:23 pm

I would have a major concern about any company dumb enough to have Gore as a director.
He is a despicable piece of sh*t has been for several decades.

Zum Bomb
August 24, 2017 1:21 pm

Good link to Roy’s book! Just need to find a linux app that can display a kindle e-book.
Looks like NHC is helping Gore too! They are now forecasting Harvey to be a major (>110 mph winds) for tomorrow (Friday). Looks like the “Hurricanes Striking US drought” will end on Saturday … unless!
Ha ha

Reply to  Zum Bomb
August 24, 2017 2:31 pm

Kindle app download is free. Don’t know if is self configuring, but autoboots no sweat on iOS on iPad.

August 24, 2017 1:24 pm

He is super cereal

Clyde Spencer
August 24, 2017 1:26 pm

“MODEM day book burning”?

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
August 24, 2017 2:27 pm

(clyde, that one hurts… ☺)

Ed Zuiderwijk
August 24, 2017 2:11 pm

It’s called fascism, plain and simple.

Warren Blair
August 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Fight-back purchase done!

The Reverend Badger.
August 24, 2017 3:05 pm

DDoS attacks are common and can be organized by a very small group or possibly even a loner. This may be the work of a nutter (or 3) not a planned attack from “the other side”. Difficult to tell, even after the event. Best policy is have usefully strong DDoS defences.
As to advertising on sites the company, or third party, has the right to pull adverts for any reason whatsoever (unless contractually prohibited). You cannot really take issue with that but the complications surrounding targeted advertising with Google might throw up other consequences.
Censorship is endemic all over the internet now. Each little (or larger) fiefdom thinks it has the right to exclude certain opinions / persons because “It’s my blog and I set the rules”. Sometimes they think they can justify even the most hypocritical rules while proudly claiming open debate and criticising others. Climate blogs are no worse or better than other areas in my opinion (I lurk in many places!).
I run a few small chat groups myself (not related to climate) so am aware of the problems but am working towards a more open form of censorship/banning. We still get to keep out the trouble makers but everyone can see who is banned, when, why, what they say under right of reply etc. I think that is better than moderator snipping which keeps things invisible.
Spencer’s book certainly looks like an interesting read, must get a copy after my holiday. I’m Off-line for a week or so while I sample the climate in a country I have not been to before, see you all when I get back.

Reply to  The Reverend Badger.
August 24, 2017 3:51 pm

Badger, i agree with those who censor. Blog owners are the ones who have to live with their blogs day in and day out. This takes an emotional tole as internet forums are an unnatural medium. So it’s a bloggers right and duty (to one’s self) to run a blog as he or she sees fit. If folks don’t like that, they can go to another blog or start their own. A blogger does not owe anything to anyone…

Reply to  afonzarelli
August 24, 2017 3:59 pm

‘tole’ should read ‘toll’

Roger Knights
August 24, 2017 3:22 pm

Roy: 33% through your book there is a sentence with one or more missing words:
“But one might legitimately ask about global hurricane activity.”

August 24, 2017 3:49 pm

For once, even Buzzfeed gets it right.
All the major services on the Internet — not just Google but Youtube, Yahoo, Facebook, and so on — have so little competition that they can effectively shut off our access to information (and especially our ability to act as publishers ourselves) whenever they feel like it. What’s worse, the 8 (or so) media conglomerates that control most TV, radio, phone, and publishing networks worldwide are trying to institute regulation to make it much harder for anybody new to enter those industries.
This must be resisted in every way possible. Creating competitors for these services (as Gab now competes with Twitter) helps, but not much, since both Apple and Google have banned the Gab app from their app stores for allowing uncensored “hate speech.”
I’ve started a petition to have the law prevent the Internet being closed this way.

August 24, 2017 3:50 pm

Wouldn’t be surprised in 5 or so years if the internet is greatly controlled and restricted. Globalists, leftists, communists, control freaks, and similar ilk don’t like the freedom of speech it offers.

Dave Fair
Reply to  kramer
August 24, 2017 7:08 pm

Kramer, the only problem with your opinion [jest?] that the collectivists will win out is that I and other free people own weapons. Collectivist takeovers of the political systems in the U.S. would be resisted by the common man having the means to defeat them. Over 300,000,000 guns and counting!
With current technologies, attempts by the collectivists to control information flows are identifiable by small actors. Small actors have and will reveal the machinations of global socialist actors in the of government arenas they try to manipulate. Brexit and Trump expose socialist weaknesses in the arenas of information manipulation.
Second Amendment rules!
Screw the collectivists. There still and always will exist real free men and women of determination that will defeat them.

August 24, 2017 3:59 pm

Fahrenheit 451
Wiki says …
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works.[3] The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found.[4] The book’s tagline explains the title: “Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns…”

Gunga Din
August 25, 2017 6:39 am

And here I thought it was what Al Gore ( “”) keeps saying the temperature will be … tomorrow.

Michael S. Kelly
August 24, 2017 4:06 pm

I was wondering about that. I check on him daily, but couldn’t get through. It’s no surprise.

Philip Schaeffer
August 24, 2017 4:25 pm

As others have pointed out, there was an attack underway, but there is 0 evidence that it had anything to do with Spencer and his book, and strong evidence that it was designed to take down the service that was hosting a white supremacist page.
It is foolish to look at a situation with technical issues, and simply draw your conclusion based on ideology.

August 24, 2017 4:57 pm

To avoid attacks linked to Al Gore, one must make an architectural addition to one’s home or office called a “Goregoyle” — basically, a little creepy looking demon statue that wards off the bad spirit of Mr. Gore.

Robert B
August 24, 2017 5:00 pm

The ad hom was extreme with attacks on his religious beliefs, with Galileo getting brought up often so let’s get a few things clear.
Jesuits were supporting Kepler as they argued with Galileo.
Galileo was pushing the models of Copernicus who was not persecuted but even rewarded for his work by the Pope at the time.
Galileo was given a stipend by the Pope to work on his ideas. If he hadn’t insulted his former friend and not tried to use the Bible to back up his ideas, he wouldn’t have been tried for heresy. As it was, the punishment was on par with being whipped by a wet lettuce.
The Ptolemaic model was quite good or at least no worse than the Copernicus model in predicting the movement of planets. As mentioned here, it saved Columbus by helping him predict a lunar eclipse. That predictive ability is all they had to judge scientifically the merits of models.

Roger Knights
August 24, 2017 5:46 pm

Roy: At the book’s end you dealt with Gore’s efforts to get India to use solar rather than coal. Here’s the latest on that:

India diverts Rs 56,700 crore from the fight against climate change to Goods and Service Tax regime [About $10 Billion GWPF est. May be $14 billion.]
Unused money in the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund has been diverted to compensate states for loss of tax revenue.
By Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava, Scroll. In (India), July 24, 2017 [H/t GWPF]
“’Basically, the fund is now dead wood,’ a senior finance ministry official said.”
Coal to stay king in India as power mainstay, says Niti report
Coal would remain at the centre stage in India with its share in energy mix not declining below 46% in 2047, claimed a report titled ‘Energising India’, jointly prepared by the NITI Aayog and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.
By Staff Writers, Financial Express, Dew Delhi, July 26, 2017

August 24, 2017 7:12 pm

Antifa/BLM, they are all about silencing people, just like google and apple. Leftist ideology is ALWAYS about crushing anything that does not submit to their sick assed, anti-human ideology.

August 24, 2017 8:29 pm

” So let’s send these fools a message, by Dr. Spencer’s book: ”
Perhaps trivial but there is a typo present.

August 24, 2017 8:32 pm

Sorry, spotted another – “modem day book burning”.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Ken McMurtrie
August 25, 2017 6:41 am

Book burning via modem?

August 24, 2017 8:55 pm


August 24, 2017 10:17 pm

Bought it

August 24, 2017 10:23 pm

Not yet noted:
Proceeds from Mr. Gore’s books go to charity. No, no, no thank you – please don’t make such a – no, no, you musn’t…it is such a small .. no…the least I could do…
Gore’s book sold a LOT, and his move was seen a LOT. Yet he gave proceeds to charity. How magnanimous! And how does he pay his bills?!
We have to realize: this dude is super, duper, uber, wealthy. He and a pal established Generations Investment Management, LLP. They have done so well that thy are no longer taking any more investors.
This firm takes institutional investments from VERY large investors (5m+) – COUNTRIES, the BBC, etc., and invests their pensions in green / “sustainable” investments.
All of that is good and fine. Cities, counties, and countries need places to invest their pension funds. But here is the sick part: Al Gore is helping build the market in which he is trying to get you to invest. To invest on to angles: one: receive a yield – OK, good; the OTHER – hey, jump on the bandwagon of committing your country to devote investments in green, and devote effort to international treaties REQUIRING green commitment, and you get in on the ground floor! <–THIS is like establishing a treaty among nations to paint ALL government building rooftops white in order to reflect sunlight, AND having a monopoly on white paint.
So, Al oversees HUGE investment funds. Huge. Even if he only skims a broker fee of 0.0001%, he is as rich as Solomon evar was. Think about it.

August 24, 2017 10:35 pm

Al Dork was on Google board.
When Climategate broke, it was a popular story that Google would not support the search for “climategate” with auto-complete. You would type in “climateg” “climatega” and “climategate” would not pop up as as suggested auto-complete in Google search.
This hit the news big time. Once enough people were pointing it out, they gave up on that specific bit of censorship.
Now, I cannot find a web page covering that story – the search terms are too common. If anyone can post a link documenting this, it would be appreciated by me. And maybe others.

Donald Kasper
August 24, 2017 11:09 pm

2 hours? That is the most amazing, long lasting attention span of a liberal I have ever witnessed.

August 24, 2017 11:33 pm

correlation is not causation. This basic web service also hosted alt-right stuff and was maybe targeted by anti-fascists

old construction worker
August 24, 2017 11:42 pm

Is Dr. Spencer’s book only available on Kindle or can I buy a paperback?

J. C.
Reply to  old construction worker
August 25, 2017 7:56 am

I have been trying to buy it on Amazon Kindle and it keeps responding there is a problem and I need to call them. Is this related?

J. C.
Reply to  J. C.
August 25, 2017 9:06 am

Had this problem all morning. It downloaded now. Maybe too many trying to buy it. At least that would be cool.

richard verney
August 25, 2017 1:18 am

This sort of action should encourage sceptics.
This sort of action confirms that warmists are concerned that the science is flawed and anything but settled, and are concerned that it can not withstand the rigours of debate and honest examination.
This sort of action confirms that sceptics are on the right track, and hold the better scientific ground.

August 25, 2017 5:48 am

Roy Spencer comments on a thread on his own site a few hours after the downtime:
“[The ISP] confirmed it was a DDoS attack, but whether it was because of me we will never know. Took down most of the hosts network.”
By which I presume he means other websites hosted by the same ISP were similarly affected; if so, then it’s not clear that this short outage was even directed at Roy’s site. Perhaps some here have overestimated the reach of Al Gore’s Machiavellian tentacles?

August 25, 2017 6:51 am

As I understand it, DDOS attacks are highly illegal. One would think the FBI / CIA would jump on this particular DDOS as it is political in nature and therefore even more laws come into play, especially foreign collusion helping a particular political party.

Luc Ozade
August 25, 2017 8:45 am

Bought it AND read it already. Excellent book. Well done, Roy.
Amazon (UK) lists this book as #1 in 2 categories and #7 in another – that can’t be bad and is probably partly due to the interest that Anthony has generated by publicising it on this page.

#1 in Books > Science & Nature > Popular Science > Weather
#1 in Books > Science & Nature > Earth Sciences & Geography > Meteorology
#7 in Kindle Store > Books > Nonfiction > Science & Maths

August 25, 2017 9:42 am

Al “The Blimp” Gore is the Bozo the Clown of Climate Science.

August 25, 2017 12:13 pm

Immediately after climategate, the Google search engine reported crazy “hit” figures for searches for “climategate” leading to suggestions that the real figures were being hidden and replaced by humanly-invented ones. The term Googlegate was coined, but eventually the issue was absorbed into a wider issue of allegations that Google was trying to manipulate both hit counts and search result prioritization for their own political ends, rather than simply running a business.

Gary Pearse
August 25, 2017 4:32 pm

I am very impressed with Roy Spencer’s eclectic publication topic range. In addition to a good number of climate books, he’s written books on economics (how free enterprise works), a literary/historical work on DH Lawrence, a book on how to draw the human body, one on how to draw children, a book on classic auto racing… No wonder we were treated to the shameful spectacle of Gavin Schmidt scuttling away from a TV interview like rat when Roy Spencer entered.the set to engage in a debate.Roy is indeed a formidable (though very polite) guy!

Dr. Strangelove
August 25, 2017 9:20 pm

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