Al Gore bilks people at Christmas – asking for ‘climate crisis’ money

The true mark of a shyster is to take advantage of every opportunity to milk a person for money, and especially when emotions and sympathy run high. Christmas is one of those times. I give you exhibit A, Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project”. I got this in my inbox this morning.

Of course, when you click on that donate button, Al doubles down:

Yes, send money to Al Gore to “end the climate crisis”. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

He has quite a payroll to support, just look at all the employees here

Anybody stupid enough to fall for this, especially on Christmas, deserves everything they are going to get back from Mr. Gore, which as my inbox shows, is nothing but requests for more money. Just look at all the emails I’ve received in the last 30 days:

Al Gore, climate shyster.

UPDATE: In the spirit of Christmas, and for “solving the climate crisis”, I decided to donate, here’s what I’ve sent.

algore-carbon-offset-xmas

The best part is that Al’s outfit will double that donation.

You can generate and send your own, here:

http://freecarbonoffsets.com

Send it on Twitter @Algore or to info@climatereality.com

UPDATE2: For anyone who objects to my calling Mr. Gore a “shyster”, consider this.

Years after proving his “Climate 101” video to illustrate warming by CO2 is a complete fabrication, done in post production (because the experiment as designed couldn’t possibly work) it is still on his website, duping people years later. Here’s a screencap from today:

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132 thoughts on “Al Gore bilks people at Christmas – asking for ‘climate crisis’ money

    • I was wondering about aluminum cat food cans, myself. They’re worth $1.00/pound if clean, label removed, and bagged up. I could send him LOOOOOTSS of empties for his recycling efforts.
      He does do recycling, right? Yes? No? Maybe???

      • I have a bunch of plastic soda bottles that I’d be willing to donate. I understand those are sent to China and made into “cloth” bags for groceries, saving the sea life from plastic bags and the trees from becoming paper bags.

  1. The reason why the environmental movement won’t go away is due to people still giving them money for doing nothing. Ditto for the women’s movement. And if there is nothing to show, the minorities spray racist slogans themselves on walls and the women fake allegations of rape and the enviros scream about the climate. It is all the same thing with different messaging to keep the payola coming.

      • Please sent $1000 to Big Al, McLeod. !!

        He desperately needs your money, to support his carbon rich life style.

      • I did follow that link Anthony and I agree that is bit sloppy, but if that is all you are basing the hateful claim of “shyster” on, I stand by the word rubbish. A sloppy video does nothing to challenge the facts – its just mud-flinging.

        Far more troubling (and telling) is Donald’s rant and your willingness to publish it under your name

      • Tony M: I sincerely hope that should you need emergency surgery or life-saving intervention, that the person is not “a bit sloppy” by your standards. We shall miss your comments should that happen.

      • The thing is , McLeod, that Donalds’s comments are absolutely correct.

        The irksome truth of the SJW/antifa, socialist/facist/totalitarian movement that you are part of.

        So sad that they triggered you. 😉

      • Wow … Tony.

        Some are most happy when they are unhappy! You missed being the first commenter by 2 hours on Christmas Day. Ya just can’t seem to stay away! But now you can be all happy by being unhappy! Continue having a happy and Merry Christmas. Follow a little more closely as the New Year approaches. There may be more you don’t like, so what’s not to like? We’ll all help you along!

      • “Anthony Watts December 25, 2017 at 6:11 pm

        A bit sloppy? Sir, you are an idiot. Merry Christmas.”

        Agree! It was the Brisbane flood events of a few year ago that Flannery said would not happen and the local “authorities” ignored. So the rains came, as they do, and flood ensued. Worst evah since 1974, in an industrial area. No-one cared in 1974. But trendy latte sippers with their now AU$1mil riverside properties that were docklands? OMG! I wonder if Tony actually knows why a property in Queensland is called a “Queenslander”? It’s not because it is in Queensland, although it is, but because it, used to be, built on stilts, to manage floods.

      • and I agree that is bit sloppy, but

        No, it is not “sloppy”, it requires a lot of careful work and technical skill to edit a video and to falsify the result of that experiment to show the exact opposite of what really happened.

        The experiment itself was not “sloppy” either, it was grossly incompetent since anyone with half an idea of radiative properties of materials would have known that it would not work. Bill Nye the “science lie” is a total clown and should have stuck to wearing silly ties to amuse the under fives.

        This production by Al Gore is a total scientific frawwd , that he continues to promote this at the time he is asking for money makes it a financial frawwd too.

        He is as Anthony says a shyster and should be jailed for demanding money under false pretences. and probably racketeering as well.

      • Is Al Gore a Groucho Marxist?

        “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” – Groucho Marx

        When I was at McGill in the 1960’s, there were over a dozen different Marxist parties. We categorized them into two groups: the angry, violent Groucho Marxists with their ugly, greasy-haired women, and the Harpo Marxists, with their “peace and love” mantras and their beautiful flaxen-haired women.

        Marxism made simple!

        The Groucho Marxists are the leaders – they want power for its own sake at any cost, and typically are sociopaths or psychopaths. The great killers of recent history, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot. etc. were of this odious ilk – first they get power, then they implement their crazy schemes that do not work and too often kill everyone who opposes them.

        The Harpo Marxists are the followers – the “sheeple” – these are people of less-than-average intelligence who are easily duped and follow the Groucho’s until it is too late, their rights are lost and their society destroyed. They are attracted to simplistic concepts that “feel good” but rarely “do good”.

        George Carlin said: “You know how stupid the average person is, right? Well, half of them are stupider than that!”

        One can easily identify many members of these two groups in the global warming debate – and none of them are ”climate skeptics”.

      • ‘For anyone who objects to my calling Mr. Gore a “shyster”

        Rather than ‘shyster’ – not that it does not apply – I would lean towards ‘failed priest’ or ‘false prophet’.
        There’s also ‘moron’, ‘rapist’… I could go on.

    • Excellent observation Donald. And when there is massive evidence that they are liars and that often the opposite is the truth they deny it ….and then call us deniers.
      I call them out at every chance asking them to explain how it is that we can have “run away holocaustic burning up of our planet” at 400PPM CO2…when that is equally the lowest CO2 level in geological world history…and when we have not had global warming at all in the past at vastly higher CO2 concentrations, as high and higher than 8,000 PPM? And the geologic average is above 2,000PPM and higher.
      And they cannot answer that and so…deny it. So guys I urge you to do what I do and make yourself and others laminated graphs of the “CO2 levels over the geologic time frame,” (This will come up on Google in images) and when they start up I get my graph out and they simply don’t know what to say except to deny it…and that’s when the fun begins!!
      I keep my graph and several hand-outs for others to enjoy in the glovebox of my car. I find it best to keep it simple when I speak to the loony left and stay on message because they will try and move the conversation around from one lie to the next to avoid the truth…nail em with this single unanswerable fact. Most normal fence sitting types are well meaning and only need to see this graph to be converted to the factual side anyway. And just in case I get the old, “Oh well I will just go along with the 97% blah blah. I flip my graph over and have every loony left talking point ridiculed there as well. By Fact. But then I return them to the 400PPM, and grind them into watermelon paste.
      Cheers guys, and a merry non-socialistic Christmas to you all. Well done for not being one of the mindless horde. And as the great Winston Churchill said…”We will never surrender!” Bill.

      • A final note for Tony McLeod. I do not regard your type as harmless. Here is why:

        Radical environmentalists are the great killers of our time, ranking with Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot.

        One example of this criminal malfeasance is the banning of DDT, which has greatly increased malaria in the tropics – a global-scale holocaust based on false environmental alarmism.

        A more recent example is global warming hysteria and the war against cheap, reliable, abundant energy, which is the lifeblood of society.

        Global warming alarmism is the greatest fraud in human history, in dollar terms. Tens of trillions of dollars have been squandered on this proven falsehood – funds that were more-than-adequate to install clean water and sanitation systems in every village on Earth, and operate them forever. In the 30+ years that global warming hysteria has been promoted by radicals, about 60 million kids below the age of five have died from contaminated water. These child deaths exceed the total deaths in WW2, or Stalin’s purges, and are only exceeded by Mao’s Great Leap Backwards.

        Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, wrote this article in 1994. It still rings true today. Read “The Rise of Eco-Extremism”.
        http://www.ecosense.me/index.php/key-environmental-issues/10-key-environmental-issues/208-key-environmental-issues-4

    • I’m just flabbergasted that Tony McLeod seems to think that allowing a comment he doesn’t like from Donald above is worse than the wholesale fraud (yes FRAUD) perpetrated by Al Gore and Bill Nye. Nye was made aware of this using post-production techniques faking the experiment, and explained it away with the wave of the hand. Gore has never responded and still uses it a as tool to collect money from people who aren’t capable of resolving the fraud that was perpetrated. People like Tony.

      Yet a comment Tony doesn’t like is somehow worse than a faked science experiment used a tool to collect money. SMH.

      I think I’ve reached my tolerance limit with Mr. McLeod’s trolling. Go comment somewhere else rather than polluting threads here with your constant harangues.

      • There is no doubt Gore is a shyster.

        If you look-up Al Gore’s green investments, you will eventually end up on a web page where your computer decides to freeze up or crash or whatever. Only shysters do that on the Internet.

        For those who decide to test that assertion. Just don’t do it. I ain’t kidding.

      • The word “charlatan” is a better linguistic choice IMO.

        Wiki: “A charlatan is a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick or deception in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception. Synonyms for “charlatan” include “shyster”, “quack”, or “faker”.”

        Charlatan usage can be traced back at least 400 years to France, a French language origin word.

        Wiki: “Shyster is a slang word for someone who acts in a disreputable, unethical, or unscrupulous way, especially in the practice of law, sometimes also politics or business.”
        The biggest problem with shyster IMO is it has anti-Semitic origins. As such, some ascribe its origins to Shylock, the Jewish character in The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare.

        Charlatan is clearly Anglo-Saxon in origin that very much describes Al Gore and his methods.

      • The Webster says;

        Origin and Etymology of shyster

        probably from German Scheisser, literally, defecator

        (Regardless, I dislike the notion that Jewish people are to be treated as inherently better or more honorable than Anglo-Saxons . . or whatever. . . they’re just people ; )

      • I would recommend avoiding the use of shyster unless talking about a lawyer’s professional (in)competence or (lack of) ethics in a legal context/setting.

        Charlatan is a much better description of Al Gore in his use of a confidence trick and deception to obtain money and fame.

        It avoids the trap of the Climateers turning your words into the issue.

      • I think Tony is a perfet example of verifying the old Latin phrase “Mundus vult decipi.”…

      • Anthony, you left out the worst con artist and fraud of all time, Trofim Lysenko, a crackpot whose looney-tune ideas about agriculture threw Mendelian genetics (a proven and VALID science) out the window, because he did not believe genes exist. He was/is solely responsible for 7,000,000 Soviet/Russian citizens starving to death (even though it is blamed on Stalin) and since Mao followed his methods, something on the order of 30,000,000 Chinese citizens as well. What Lynsenko did resulted in famine and starvation and Stalin (and Mao Tse-Tung) was ignorant enough to allow it because it followed Marxist doctrines.

        There is, unfortunately, a movement to revive Lysenkoism in Russia, so that people can starve to death again. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/trofim-lysenko-soviet-union-russia/548786/

        As the author of the article says, Lysenkoism may have a fringe following now but “fringe ideas can have dangerous consequences” and we have them here, e.g., Sarah Palin’s scorn of fruit fly research, GMO hysterics, a disbelief in human evolution, etc.

        Since the study of climate, as opposed to WEATHER, has taken on an ideological form with hucksters like Gore and Nye acting as carney barkers at a side show and perverting science to support ideology and their bank accounts, and gain control of the crowds, it is beyond necessary to avoid ignoring them, and the real damage they can do.

      • Tony McLeod is just simply doing his part to keep the fraudulent narrative alive – I guess if enough parrots keep chirping, reality will magically change itself.
        I think ‘idiot’ is much too kind of a description.

      • “probably from German Scheisser, literally, defecator”

        Full of crap … Shyster.

        Fits.

        Al Gore is full of crap.

        Tony, why do you find this so offensive.

      • I agree with Sara that con man or con artist is closer to what Al Gore really is than shyster. To me, the implications of con man are much more sinister than shyster – and Al is certainly sinister!

    • Perhaps, Donald Kasper, your narcissistic self should realize you were born from one of those women you believe are unworthy. Then again, perhaps that’s the source of the issue…

      • FTS,
        Were we not all born from the womb of our mother?
        You attempt to paint a counter-feminist remark as anti-motherhood. The two are not equal. Humanity has existed for thousands of years without such distinction. Even recently it has been noted by an Viking warrior has turned out to have been a female. The assertion of patriarchy is only a recent phenom, but not historically accurate, much to feminists’ surprise.
        https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/viking-warrior-woman-archaeology-spd/

        So your argument makes no sense, unless your intent is to shut down any/all debate as to the worthiness of the “feminist movement” and its various tangential meanderings in social thought in intellectual discourse.

        Throwing out the “gender card” is just another means of attempting to shutdown an uncomfortable, but necessary discussion.

      • As soon as someone starts to claim something is “anti-semitic” I stop taking any notice of what they are saying. Like the left was accusing Trump of being A-S despite the fact that he comes out of the NY financial community; his daughter converted and married a Jew , who Trump has taken as his closest adviser and now he has just made the outrageously “anti-semitic” move of recognising Jerusalem …

        the root origin of shyster is the anglo-saxon word for excrement shyte , geddit?

        Only a PC no-brain would manage to link it to a Shakespearean character.

  2. If you want to cut hair or cut dog hair, you need a permit and a safety inspection and an animal rights audit.
    Are there no union regulations or licensing schemes for TV Evangelists?

    • The parallels are striking. link CAGW isn’t that different from faith healing. Some televangelists have become very rich. Al Gore has done the same albeit by a slightly different path. link

      At some point I think Gore believed in CAGW. He may still do so. Some of the televangelists may actually believe they are doing God’s work. I have a hard time believing they all haven’t become deeply cynical after they have been doing their schtick for long enough.

  3. Albert Gore Inc. just got another 1,000,000,000 Carbon Credits. Let’s hope that he does not spend it all at once! Thanks for the information, Anthony.

  4. Gees, and here I was thinking Big Al already had heaps of money.

    But obviously, he wants to use OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY rather than his own. !!

    • Well his family did make their fortune from digging stuff out of the ground and selling it to people who could use it, Oxy coal and oil.

    • What happened to that 2.5 trillion dollars he assured us was stashed in that Social Security lock box.

      • “Greg December 26, 2017 at 7:35 am”

        That too. But it’s ironic that he is actively trying to shut down coal and oil to save the planet, but his family’s wealth was derived, largely, from coal and oil. Hypocrisy runs strong in that one.

  5. Well, he is surely focused on saving the planet and saving us all as well.
    He conflates that noble cause with giving him money.
    What the world needs is less division and better leadership and conflict resolution, not more funding for climate change causes.
    The climate change dogma is a source of anxiety and conflict at many levels.
    It is a fracturing dogma.
    Whatever his views he has lost any meaning for Christmas, it may as well be any meeting at the pub.
    The British Commonwealth still has leadership,in diversity.
    Who knows what the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting will decide on ‘climate change’.
    Whatever the outcome,particularly with Charles becoming Regent, the leadership looks better than that of Al Gore.

  6. Among other things, plain silicate glass is nearly opaque to infrared. Even if everything else about the experiment were honest, it could not work for that reason.

  7. The Climate Reality Project is a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time. We are <bcultural leaders, organizers, scientists, and storytellers, and we are committed to building a better future together

    “diverse”? … hardly
    “cultural leaders”? … you mean the culture you are destroying?
    “storytellers”? … yep, you got that right!

    Climate “reality” … a synonym of “truth” … like dying polar bears, inventing the internet, and disappearing North Pole? I imagine that’s where the “storytelling” kicks in.

    I’ve already donated to people who NEED help. Sorry, I gave at the Home office.

    • Plainly an improvement that the present Government -supported by Chris Philp – will bring in in weeks and trumpet for years.

      Auto

      • A photo of a lump of coal.
        WUWT should start an annual Christmas tradition of sending a pickup load of coal to be dumped onto the front lawn of whatever house Al Gore happens to be living every December 25. Make sure a few reporters are there for the photo op.

  8. A review of their budget shows nearly all the money is spent in themselves in salaries and workshops. They are literally begging for money to pay for them to have a job begging for money to pay them to beg for money.

    • Typical of many NGOs today, in particular any NGOs thst have “climate” or “green” in their mission statement.

  9. ‘Climate Reality” The reality is that the climate change that we have been experiencing is caused by the sun and the oceans over which mankind has no control. Climate change has been going on for eons and there is nothing different about the climate change we have been experiencing and what has happened in the past. Despite the hype, there is no real evidence that CO2 has any effect on climate and plenty of scientific rational to support the idea that the climate sensivity of CO2 is really zero. Even if we could stop the climate from changing, extreme weather events and sea level rise would continue unabated because they are part of our current climate. Any contribution one makes to Mr. Gore will have no effect on climate and will only serve to help enrich Mr. Gore and he is already richer then most people. Actually the folding of his organization would be most helpful in reducing consumption of the Earth’s finite supply of fossil fuels, at least a little. So actually mankind would be better off if you do not donate to Gore’s organization. Your charity dollars are better spent elsewhere.

  10. One of my few faults, sometimes I wouldn’t run those last three balls on the table no matter how perfectly they were set up.
    WUWT ?
    Compassion ?

  11. I’ll happily sign over my checks from big oil/big coal to Mr Gore. I’ve been assured by the 97% those checks will be arriving here any day now.

  12. I have been wondering for some time now what it takes to shut Algore’s mouth. Obviously, it’s money. Since I have no cash to spare for him, I suggest he consider getting surgery – get his mouth sewn shut.

  13. Considered the rising costs of electricity, so sent him 2 whole free carbon credits. Perhaps more than he is worth, but it is the charitable season.

  14. Sadly the US tax code has been set up to allow leftist rich folks to wash their money by giving it to “not for profits” (aka charitable organizations.) In other words besides government direct expenditure the taxpayers subsidize the such organization like Fat Albert’s.

  15. Al was said to be a sore loser back in 2000. Of course, that term has since been completely redefined just recently.

  16. I had beans with onion, chorizo, cheese, Tobasco and garlic for breakfast today. I would like to donate a 2 litre bottle of the resultant rather potent greenhouse gases for Al to store at his house to prevent them from destroying the planet. I am quite sure he can easily match my contribution with his loads of hot air.

    • Never hit “unsubscribe” unless you know the sender is legit. “Unsubscribe” verifies that your email is valid. Unscrupulous people then sell your valid email address over and over and over.

  17. Where is Al?
    If the cold & snowy weather is any indication he could be in highly populated regions.
    Because of the Gore Effect, Al should be prevented from imperilling other peoples seasons of joy.
    Banished to unpopulated areas,already frozen wastelands.
    Who tracks this malicious moocher?

  18. Went to to his website, scrolled down to see who was covering New Zealand (apparently nobody; I guess it’s the Aussie sheila) then got to the BECOME A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER panel. Easiest “Where’s Wally” I’ve ever struck.

  19. 1. ‘You’re all gonna die!’
    2. ‘Only I can save you!’
    3. ‘Send money, now!’

    ‘Climate change’ in 3 easy steps.

  20. The double your money part smells like a kickback fraud scheme.. No way anybody hurting for money is going to do this >> Unless it gets handed right back to them..

  21. The pretend to suppress the global temperature con – game is going to need every $$ it can get to help the top promoters from serving well deserved long prison sentences . If a trillion dollar climate fraud is allowed to happen what’s next ?

  22. Very little difference between Gore and Joel Osteen. Both have mutated peoples spirituality fro personal gain.

  23. For the first time I watched the four plus minute youtube presentation with Bill Nye’s audio. Aside from all the objections noted by Anthony in his response (https://wattsupwiththat.com/climate-fail-files/gore-and-bill-nye-fail-at-doing-a-simple-co2-experiment/), I noticed another flaw in the experiment as presented in the Nye video. I didn’t read all of the comments in Anthony’s rebuttal post so it’s possible that someone else has pointed out the flaw. In any event, here is the flaw I noticed in the Nye video. First, Nye’s audio accompanying the video.

    …Here’s how. Take two identical bottles and set them side by side. Put a thermometer in each bottle and seal them. Then run a hose from a source of Co2 into one of the bottles. Shine two heat lamps of equal intensity at equal distance onto each one. Within minutes you will see the temperature of the bottle with the carbon dioxide in it rising faster and higher…

    Second, the flaw. Bill Nye’s words imply the two bottles are sealed. In the video, the tube that directs CO2 into one of the bottles lifts the lid of that bottle on one side breaking “the seal.” The bottles are depicted in six segments–i.e., in six short time intervals with a slightly different camera perspective. In the first extremely short segment (0:58) we see the lid being placed on the bottles without any tubing. In the second segment (1:00 to 1:01) we see the lid lifted and the tube from the CO2 source being inserted into one of the bottles. You can see that one side of the lid is raised. In the third segment (1:01 to 1:03 a closeup of one of the bottles) the “lid tilt” is not as easy to see; but in the fourth segment (1:04 to 1:08) the left side of the lid is obviously higher than the right side of the lid. In the fifth segment (1:08 to 1:09) you see the two bottles side by side with little if any “lid tilt;” but in this segment there is no CO2 tube leading into either bottle. The video then moves away from the bottles to show the behaviors of the two thermometers. This segment of the video lasts until about 1:17 at which point the sixth segment (1:17 to 1:22) begins showing the two bottles with a definite “lid tilt” for one of the bottles.

    Why is the “lid tilt” important. Well, if the heat lamps warm the air external to but in the vicinity of the bottles and convection allows the heated air to move into one of the bottles (the CO2 bottle) but not the other bottle (the CO2-less bottle), it’s not surprising in the least that the temperature of the “air” inside the unsealed bottle (convection allowed) rises more rapidly that the temperature of the air in the sealed bottle. So if as one of the responders (Drjazz) to Anthony’s rebuttal claimed the “The experiment was perfomred [sic] live on BBC Newsnight over a year ago. and the result of the live experiment showed a more rapid temperature increase in the CO2 bottle, I suggest the reason is the presence of convection in the CO2 bottle and the absence of convection in the CO2-less bottle.

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