Gore Says His Global Warming Predictions Have Come True? Can He Prove It?

From Issues and Insights

J. Frank Bullitt

When asked Sunday about his 2006 prediction that we would reach the point of no return in 10 years if we didn’t cut human greenhouse gas emissions, climate alarmist in chief Al Gore implied that his forecast was exactly right.

Some changes unfortunately have already been locked in place,” he told ABC’s Jonathan Karl.

“Sea level increases are going to continue no matter what we do now. But, we can prevent much larger sea level increases. Much more rapid increases in temperature. The heat wave was in Europe. Now it’s in Arctic. We’re seeing huge melting of the ice there. So, the warnings of the scientists 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago, unfortunately were accurate.”

Despite all this gloom, he’s found “good news” in the Democratic presidential field, in which “virtually all of the candidates are agreed that this is either the top issue or one of the top two issues.”

So what has Gore been predicting for the planet? In his horror movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” he claimed:

Sea levels could rise as much as 20 feet. He didn’t provide a timeline, which was shrewd on his part. But even if he had said 20 inches, over 20 years, he’d still have been wrong. Sea level has been growing for about 10,000 years, and, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, continues to rise about one-eighth of an inch per year.

Storms are going to grow stronger. There’s no evidence they are stronger nor more frequent.

Mt. Kilimanjaro was losing its snow cap due to global warming. By April 2018, the mountain glaciers were taking their greatest snowfall in years. Two months later, Kilimanjaro was “covered by snow” for “an unusually long stint. But it’s possible that all the snow and ice will be gone soon. Kilimanjaro is a stratovolcano, with a dormant cone that could erupt.

Point of no return. If we have truly gotten this far, why even care that “virtually all” of the Democratic candidates have agreed that global warming is a top issue? If we had passed the point of no return, there’d be no reason to maintain hope. The fact Gore’s looking for a “savior” from among the candidates means that even he doesn’t believe things have gone too far.

A year after the movie, Gore was found claiming that polar bears’ “habitat is melting” and “they are literally being forced off the planet.” It’s possible, however, that there are four times as many polar bears as there were in the 1960s. Even if not, they’ve not been forced off the planet.

Also in 2007, Gore started making “statements about the possibility of a complete lack of summer sea ice in the Arctic by as early as 2013,” fact-checker Snopes, which leans so hard left that it often falls over and has to pick itself up, said, before concluding that “Gore definitely erred in his use of preliminary projections and misrepresentations of research.”

Full story here

HT/Mike B

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Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 6:30 am

Gore the bore needs to pull his head out of his ass by not relying on false data about ‘global warming’.He’s making a ton of money making all these fake,alarmists speeches,accusing us of being responsible for climate change.He started out with a few million dollars before ending up making almost 100 million dollars on these speeches throughout the years! Gore should do his homework and learn the real inconvenient truth by reading up on the research of author John L.Casey,who is currently the president of the Space and Science Research Corporation(SSRC),which specializes in the science and planning for the next climate change to decades of cold weather,including its predicted concurrent ill-effects of record earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The SSRC is the primary,USA advocate for national and global preparedness for this next cold-climate era.

(Due to numerous complaints, Dan Cody has been placed in Moderation, which mean all of his future comments require Moderator approval to be published) SUNMOD

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 8:30 am

I wish Casey had left out the earthquakes and volcanoes silliness which detracts from his climate position. That stuf puts you in the “End-is-nigh” group. Geologist here.

Dan Cody
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 15, 2019 9:02 am

In Casey’s book,’Upheaval:Why catastrophic earthquakes will soon strike the U.S’.,(copyright 2016)the reviews say that Casey presents good evidence that there’s a link between sunspot cycles and earthquake/volcanic activity.He also says these catastrophic earthquakes will start hitting our planet within the next 20 years.From 2016 copyrighted book,,that would mean between now and 2036.Casey is no slouch and i’m just wondering if you think there’s any kind of link whatsoever with what Casey talks about.Have you read the book? I want to buy the book, But it’s freaking expensive;about 25$ to 30 $ on Amazon.Anyway,what’s your opinion on all this?With the grand solar minimum approaching of almost zero sunspots,does the cold cycle of the sun affect geological forces of the earth as well of course as the global temps.on earth?

R Shearer
Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 11:28 am

What’s the mechanism?

Dan Cody
Reply to  R Shearer
August 15, 2019 11:38 am

I was sort of hoping you can help me with that.I plan to by the book eventually.But right now,it’s 25 to 30 dollars on Amazon and i’m waiting for the price to go down a little. I could only guess what the mech is.I’m not a scientist.I just have a casual interest in earth Science. Casey seems to equate cold cycles of the sun to affecting geological forces of the earth.Since cold temps cause things to contract,is that a clue as to how it can affect the fault lines? I hope to read the book eventually when it’s more affordable.Do you have any clue as to what Casey was conveying? Can space weather affect the geology of the earth?It’s really interesting stuff.

Reply to  R Shearer
August 15, 2019 12:40 pm

It is called the magnetic stirrer effect. It is when the inside of earth (molten iron) te-alligns witn the magnetic field of the sun…

Dan Cody
Reply to  henryp
August 15, 2019 1:58 pm

Thanks henryp. That’s interesting stuff.According to John L Casey,we’re in for a rough time between now and 2036 with catastrophic earthquakes and volcanoes occurring more frequently due to the coming grand solar minimum whereas the sun will have hardly any or no sunspots at all in the decades ahead leading to much colder average world temps,harsher winters, and cooler summers.

William Astley
Reply to  R Shearer
August 15, 2019 5:20 pm

This is a interesting topic as there are real observations to discuss, but not in this thread.

This is one of set of peer reviewed studies that found there is correlation of mid-ocean ridge earthquake frequency with planetary temperature change.


Two previous studies, The Correlation of Seismic Activity and Recent Global Warming (CSARGW) and the Correlation of Seismic Activity and Recent Global Warming: 2016 Update (CSARGW16), documented a high correlation between mid-ocean seismic activity and global temperatures from 1979 to 2016 [1,2].

Mid-ocean ridge earthquake frequency worldwide increased by 300% starting in 1997. There is no physical explanation as to how a 300% increase in earthquake frequency worldwide is even possible.


Here is one of the paradoxes related to this subject.

Theoretically, at the current temperature, the planet’s liquid core should not crystallization.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 1:17 pm

Earthquakes and volcanoes are planetary giant energetic systems funded in earth dynamics. Climate change and sunspots are many orders of magnitude smaller in effect.

For example the largest volcano known in the solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars. The peak is 22km (!) above the plain. It is certainly colder on Mars and a few degrees temperature change one way or the other makes no difference.

Regarding earthquakes (many associated with vulcanism) Plate tectonics and its stress transmission around the globe is the biggest generator. Plate tectonics broke up the proto single continent Pangea into pieces which developed into the continents of today. Think about the energy required when you read this link:


Dan Cody
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 15, 2019 2:08 pm

Thanks Gary for your input. Interesting stuff indeed.

William Astley
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 15, 2019 7:17 pm

… think about the energy. I do.

See my above comment that has a link to peer reviewed paper that discussions the strange increase in mid-ocean ridge earthquake frequency and its correlation to planetary temperature change. The earthquake frequency change leads the temperature change by two years.

Yes and an increase in worldwide mid-ocean ridge earthquakes by a factor of three in frequency (same distribution of magnitude just more earthquakes per year) would require three times more energy. There is no other physical possibility.

There is a geological mystery to solve. What is the force that is causing mid-ocean ridge earthquakes and why is it changing so fast?

Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 15, 2019 8:52 pm

I noticed a trend when I looked at theb20 biggest quakes recorded on seismograph. Most of the biggest occured in SC14 SC20 and SC24. 1906 SF. 1964 Anchorage. 2007 Indonesia quake and tsunami. Fuchashima. Chile 2009 I think. Anyway at least 2/3 of all the quakes were in quiet solar activity. Coincidence most likely but the 3 New Madrid earthquakes occured in the Dalton Minimum. Time will tell and geology is not my area of expertise.

R Shearer
Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 1:53 pm

Your real name wouldn’t be John Casey would it?

If so, I guess you wouldn’t want anyone to know about these 5 ~20 minute videos covering the book. Here’s the first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4OiBtqFP0

Dan Cody
Reply to  R Shearer
August 15, 2019 2:14 pm

Thanks muchly. Looking fwd.to the videos.

Reply to  Dan Cody
August 16, 2019 4:13 am

try Alibris.com
i found them often cheaper than Amazon and i refuse to use that due to bezos monomania

Dan Cody
Reply to  ozspeaksup
August 16, 2019 5:56 am

Thx Oz.I’ll check it out.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 16, 2019 4:11 am

volcanos isnt silly
enough crap up high from them does drop temps

Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 7:30 pm

Complaints about what. Dan was straight forward and explained just why Al is full of his own “globull warming.”
Let’s not become totalitarian in evaluating comments. If a few folks get their knickers in a twist, that doesn’t mean the rest of us learned and intelligent people are offended.

(You have no idea WHY he is in Moderation) SUNMOD

Dan Cody
Reply to  joecrew
August 15, 2019 7:33 pm

Well said Joe. thx.

Gary Mount
August 15, 2019 6:32 am

Here is another failed prediction by Al Gore :

Berry Orr
Reply to  Gary Mount
August 15, 2019 1:33 pm

Get the book thru your library.

R Shearer
August 15, 2019 6:41 am

He’s a rich clown and probably doesn’t care what we think. I just wish he would take Hillary with him on an ice free sail through the Arctic, perhaps with Geta as captain.

Dan Cody
Reply to  R Shearer
August 15, 2019 6:47 am

There’s definitely something strange about Gore.He almost looks like an over-bloated new age guru.

Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 8:17 am

Looks like a medical condition called rosacea. Or somebody tweaked the saturation level on the image.

Reply to  Gary
August 15, 2019 1:15 pm

Red-nose Man Bad?

Reply to  Gary
August 15, 2019 7:32 pm

Nope. It looks strangely like Ted Kennedy’s health problem…gin blossoms.

Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 8:50 am

“over-bloated new age charlatan”
He will be enrolled to the infamous ranks of history’s notable conmen along with John Henry Pinkard, Billy Sol Estes, Charles Ponzi, Albert Abrams and Grigori Rasputin.
Not a legacy I would want for my progeny.

Mike Haseler (Scottish Sceptic)
Reply to  Rocketscientist
August 15, 2019 9:22 am

History will be pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to who to list as the climate conmen.

John Green
Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 7:22 pm

Al looks like a corpse in that pic.

Reply to  Dan Cody
August 16, 2019 6:15 am

shame he doesn’t have Pinocchio syndrome

Reply to  R Shearer
August 15, 2019 9:26 am

He wont though. He no more believes in AGW than I do.

Its simply a most convenient lie

Jeff Id
August 15, 2019 6:50 am

That is the #1 most ridiculous Gore photo I’ve ever seen.

Dan Cody
Reply to  Jeff Id
August 15, 2019 7:00 am

Gore looks like an inflated,bloated new age guru.He’s a definite weirdo with the way he continually obsesses over the natural environment ,always blaming us for it’s changes when it’s actually God doing the changes since he has control over all things of his creation.

Reply to  Jeff Id
August 15, 2019 8:19 am

The photo of Gore clearly has been photoshopped to make him look like he has clown makeup on. That is a low blow.
People here complain rightly about personal attacks upon skeptics. WUWT indulging in such a juvenile personal attack on Gore is not worthy of this website and hurts its reputation by giving ammunition to those who try to dismiss WUWT as trollish and pseudoscience.

Henning Nielsen
Reply to  Jeff Id
August 15, 2019 8:50 am

Agree, but who unleashed that evil make-up artist on him? I feel almost sorry for the man.

Ed MacAulay
Reply to  Henning Nielsen
August 15, 2019 10:14 am

Do a Tin Eye search it yields
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Yes it is unfortunate that WUWT chose an image that had been photo-shopped to appear as a clown, and was first uploaded in 2016. The original unaltered image is from 2009.

Please can we try to keep the site professional.

R Shearer
Reply to  Ed MacAulay
August 15, 2019 12:09 pm

Gore has said that it’s millions of degrees below the surface of the earth.

No professionalism needed.

Robert of Texas
August 15, 2019 6:54 am

The real question is has ANYTHING Gore ever said actually been or become true? He has quite a record.

John in Oz
Reply to  Robert of Texas
August 15, 2019 7:49 am

Unfortunately he is able to get away with claiming natural events (e.g. sea level rise) are caused by CAGW.

“Look, the sea levels are rising so I was right. If I am right about sea ;eve;s, why would you doubt my other predictions. Paypal/Amex/VISA/mastercard all accepted”

Reply to  John in Oz
August 15, 2019 2:50 pm

But this is not how science works. If one of your predictions is wrong then your theory is wrong. Al Gore, and many others, try to convince people that if one of your predictions is right, then your theory is right.

Matt G
Reply to  John in Oz
August 15, 2019 7:21 pm

Gore in inconvenient truth claimed sea level rise could be 20 feet and therefore he was WRONG.


Sea levels have been rising all the time since Gore has been alive and well before, so he only stated what was already happening. The skill in that is zero and anybody could say that, it’s the result and prediction what is judged whether right or wrong.

He claimed they could rise 20 feet and that is not even remotely correct because it was with the view that Greenland and Western Antarctica glaciers would melt. The latter fails to get above zero c in summer, so would take something extraordinary like a super volcano suddenly appearing under it for anything remote like that to happen.

A 2mm to 3mm sea level rise per year (observed by satellites previously) would barely reach between 162mm and 243mm by 2100. This is made worse further using GIA as a fudge technique.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Robert of Texas
August 15, 2019 9:25 am

Gore buys his clothes from Paul Ehrlich’s haberdasher, Robert.

Bob Weber
August 15, 2019 6:56 am

Al Gore might eventually get his long-fantasized greencide if enough people don’t wake up to the fact that he and the Democrat’s climate science are both wrong, and he made himself into the biggest liar in recorded history next to his idol Satan.

August 15, 2019 7:04 am

Now that is one deluded individual. Ice free Arctic – Nope, Polar Bear decline – Nope, Global Temp increasing – Nope (actually cooling past few years), Increased Hurricanes – Nope, Drought- Nope, Floods – Nope, Tornadoes – Nope and.. Accelerating Sea Level Rise – Nope. Its as if he got nothing right.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  davetherealist
August 15, 2019 8:45 am

Dave: Those are all symptoms of the wider consensus crowd. Like a flock of sheep in the holding pen of an abbatoir, they all have that fearful look in their eyes now after a two decade stretch of no warming following a two decade stretch of warming that looks more and more like predominantly a natural event.

All the rising pitch of hyping doom while nothing out of the ordinary is happening is a sign that their hopes and beliefs are collapsing and they are entering stage 3. It won’t be pretty, but it is a mass learning ‘moment’.

Reply to  davetherealist
August 15, 2019 9:28 am

He and Ehrlich make a pair!

They both have what I call Ardnassac Syndrome — Cassandra in reverse. They’re never right but everybody believes them anyway.

Reply to  Newminster
August 15, 2019 3:26 pm

Absolutely Brilliant!

Reply to  davetherealist
August 15, 2019 9:58 am

Don’t forget gorey’s claim that there is a heat wave in the arctic right now.
No heat wave:

August 15, 2019 7:08 am

When I noticed the story, my reaction was that the left fact checks President Trump’s every utterance. I was pleasantly surprised that Snopes was willing to point out Al Gore’s misrepresentations. Mind you, Gore’s misrepresentations have also been called out in court. link

Tom Abbott
Reply to  commieBob
August 15, 2019 9:45 am

Thanks for that link, cB. I found this one amusing and telling:

Gore’s view: “[T]hat’s why the citizens of these Pacific nations have all had to evacuate to New Zealand.”[20]
Justice Burton’s view: “There is no evidence of any such evacuation having yet happened.”[19]

end except

August 15, 2019 7:17 am

A Gore suffers from a severe case of the Cognitive Dissonance Syndrome. Nothing he says has any credibility.

Coach Springer
August 15, 2019 7:28 am

Taking credit for predicting sea level rise that has been occurring for 10,000 years is not validation of his doomsday prediction that failed over three years ago. Spinning proof of failure as proof of success. It takes a special kind of liar to that and a special class of idiot to swallow it.

August 15, 2019 7:31 am

If nothing else, Gore has amassed an immense fortune off of his Global Warming of Doom scam:
And he’s poised to rake in millions more off of the Beyond Meats scam:

Gordon Dressler
Reply to  MikeW
August 15, 2019 8:26 am

And let us not forget that Al Gore also racked in a Noble Peace Prize in the process of his worldwide deceit and/or incompetence in understanding science.

As for the Nobel Prize itself, it has degraded to the point of being equivalent to a Crackers Jack toy, except for the monetary award part (around $1 million). The decline in the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize awards began with the co-award to Henry Kissinger in 1973, continued with the co-award to Yasser Arafat in 1994, and accelerated downward with awards to Al Gore in 2007 and Barack Obama in 2009. The money I could use; the trophy and publicity could go into the circular file for all I care.

Mark Broderick
Reply to  MikeW
August 15, 2019 8:49 am

Honestly, from what I’ve seen and heard here in Canada, it will be a dud. just like “Near Beer” (0.05%), “Near Meat” (0.0%) will be a huge miss. You either like real beer or you don’t. You either like real meat or you don’t ! Vegans will not be breaking the grocery store doors down for it.. LOL

Reply to  MikeW
August 15, 2019 11:32 am

False. He made his money from Apple shares he was given as a Director, and from the sale of Current TV.

Dan Cody
Reply to  Chris
August 15, 2019 11:42 am

Gore the bore made millions on his BS speeches alone.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Dan Cody
August 15, 2019 1:54 pm

Gee, didn’t his family money come from tobacco and oil?

Dan Cody
Reply to  Joel Snider
August 15, 2019 2:25 pm

These so called environmentalists who say they care so much about our planet and how we’re hurting it are such hypocrites as they take their gas cars and their planes and all that and yet,they love to knock us conservatives and President Trump about this controversial subject of climate change,which is NOT man made.Never in my life have i seen such true hypocrites as the ones on the left side of the isle of the political spectrum in this great country of ours.They’re so anti-American that it’s not funny.I’m sick of all the politically correct BS out there.I hope and pray that the conservatives make big gains in 2020 for the sake of the American people.

August 15, 2019 7:45 am

Gore Bull Warming is really kicking in! Brrrrr.
I will crack a rib laughing if the volcanoes under the unstable West Antarctic ice cap cause a 15 ft rise of sea level and flood his beach front mansion.

John Bell
August 15, 2019 7:48 am

David Middleton and Willis – hello – interesting article over at GEO Ex pro

might want to feature it here?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  John Bell
August 15, 2019 12:11 pm

John Bell
I’m surprised that there is no mention of the revised paper by Arrhenius:


August 15, 2019 7:54 am

we’re not doing it >comment image

Robert W Turner
August 15, 2019 7:58 am

ROFL at that headline pic.

August 15, 2019 8:09 am

And the lying Mainstream Media propaganda branch of the treasonous Democrat Party will give AlGore a pass on this easily verifiable set of lies. Further, they will assist in supporting his ridiculous claims of veracity.

To his credit I will admit that he was less than 10 feet off on his 10 year projection of sea level rise. Not too bad on that one.

Caligula Jones
August 15, 2019 8:27 am

Predictor: The White Sox will win the 2018 World Series over the Cubs. Final score will be 2-1 in game 7.
Actual Result: Boston Red Sox over Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1.
Predictor: Well, I’m right. The Red Sox won 5-1 in the final game, so that means I got one score correct…

Seriously, National Enquirer psychics are better at this than Gore.

John Robertson
August 15, 2019 8:32 am

Cult of Calamitous Climate.
It is a cult.
First rule of Cults,Dear Leader is NEVER wrong.

Al could be frozen in an action pose and still be proclaimed “Unprecedented Warming,send money”, at least the chaotic weather (Gods) have a sense of humour,may this greedy humourless scold freeze wherever he goes.

David Tallboys
August 15, 2019 8:38 am

Can somebody review a new book called “The Rise and Fall of the Carbon Dioxide Theory of Climate Change” by Rex Fleming

It is published this month by Springer. From the blurb:

This book provides a complete review of the role of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere and reveals detailed information about the subject of climate change. Many different science disciplines are visited and discussed and each area is introduced with a brief summary written to appeal to a broader audience. The logic of CO2 involvement in changing the climate is investigated from every perspective: reviewing the historical data record of Ice Ages with vast ice sheets, noting the interglacial periods of little or no ice, examining in further detail the 20th century data record and evaluating the radiation role of CO2 in the atmosphere. The radiation calculations, using the appropriate equations and data are reviewed in great detail. The results of this review and examination reveal no role of CO2 in any change of the Earth’s climate.

About the Author

Dr. Rex J. Fleming is a mathematician with a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the U. of Michigan. He has over 50 years of experience as a scientist and manager in weather and climate research. He has published peer reviewed scientific papers from 1971 to 2018. He has represented the Unites States of America at several international science meetings, including as the Chief Delegate at the First United States Ocean Climate Delegation to the People’s Republic of China in 1982. He was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award (1980) for outstanding achievement in directing the U.S. role in the Global Weather Experiment (FGGE). He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (1982) for contributions to atmospheric science. From his retired position as a consultant in the aerospace business he has used his own funds to carry out research on climate issues.

He has an important paper on the chaos associated with the large scale instability of the atmosphere and a book on combining the Stochastic Dynamic Equations with the Monte Carlo approach to investigate nonlinear systems in more detail.

Mark Broderick
August 15, 2019 8:41 am

His biggest LIE in the “Inconvenient” propaganda movie was that temperature followed co2 rise…History shows this to be the opposite of the “Truth”…That is the real “Inconvenient Truth” ! IMHO

John Doran
August 15, 2019 8:46 am

Now Gore lies about his lies. My hat’s off: that takes a real talent.
Geology Prof. Ian Plimer identifies 35 lies plus 25 exaggerations in Gore’s 2006 film, an inconvenient truth. Sometimes you just have to shake your head & laugh out loud.

Plimer claims the odds of 35 lies all tending to support the warmist/alarmist cause are 34 billion to one, IIRC.

When Gore was facing Lord Christopher Monckton in a Brit court of law, the judge called a halt after 9 lies were exposed. Perhaps he got bored?
Rather politely terming Gores’ lies “errors of fact”, the judge deemed the film “political”.

Lies pushed for political purposes is propaganda.

Plimer’s great book: Heaven And Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science
500 pages, 2,000 + references to peer-reviewed papers etc.
Well referenced & indexed.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  John Doran
August 15, 2019 9:24 am

He was Bill Clinton’s VP for 8 years.
That says all one needs to know about his ethics and moral values.

August 15, 2019 8:51 am

Mr Gore seems to be wearing lots of lurid make up together with a challenging colour suit. Does anyone know under what circumstances that less than flattering photo was taken?


Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  tonyb
August 15, 2019 9:30 am

It is due simply to altering with color values of hue (saturation), tint, and temperature in a photoeditor.

That said, Gore does make for a pretty darn good clown, makeup or otherwise.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  tonyb
August 15, 2019 9:54 am

That photo of Gore looks to have been taken when he was younger. His face is a lot fatter today. I don’t know what the strange coloration is all about.

August 15, 2019 8:59 am

I’ve been following climate change blogs since about 2008.

Back then skeptics were predicting a new ice age. Where is that?

Back then skeptics were predicting a recovery in arctic sea ice. Where is that? (second lowest in satellite record as of this date)

Back then skeptics were prophesying the imminent collapse of the German power grid… Where is that? (now at 47% renewable and as reliable as ever).

Mike Maguire
Reply to  griff
August 15, 2019 11:07 am

Please site the list of noted reputable skeptics that made those predictions.

I remember reading some of those outlier predictions that you stated.

Why misrepresent the position of the majority using outlier predictions?

Gore’s stuff has made the headline news 1,000 times and he got a Nobel peace Prize and an Emmy for it. Somebody that earned such prestigious awards needs to have their work held to high standards.

Thomas Homer
Reply to  griff
August 15, 2019 11:39 am

You are attempting to establish that ‘skeptics’ have made wrong predictions in the past.

I take this to mean that you accept that Al Gore’s predictions have all been wrong.

Reply to  griff
August 15, 2019 2:26 pm

The drivers are renewable, yes.

A new ice age? That was the original prophecy of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change, before it underwent an identity change.

Second lowest. So, not a catastrophic process. A chaotic process that ebbs and flows.

German wind turbines and photovoltaic panels are a burden on the grid without a sustainable, reliable backup, and primarily suitable for non-mission critical applications. It’s a niche solution that is viable in certain climates.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  griff
August 15, 2019 3:22 pm

This graph of arctic sea ice levels hasn’t been posted in a while. It gives a little more perspective than starting from 1979:

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Michael Jankowski
Reply to  griff
August 15, 2019 4:49 pm

I’ve been following climate change blogs since long before 2008…I have never read any skeptic predicting a new ice age by 2019. I have, on the other hand, seen warmistas claiming that one will be here in short order for some of us (a la “the Day After Tomorrow”) by altering North Atlantic currents due to melting Arctic ice.

I have seen you claim that 3 x 7 = 20. I have seen you claim that California is still in a drought in response to an article confirming that California was not in a drought.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  griff
August 15, 2019 9:39 pm

Some people have been following this global warming/climate change/climate emergency/global heating “issue” since the 60’s/70’s long before blogs ever existed. These people actually had to read books and science journals to understand the theory and history. Most of these have come to the conclusion there is nothing scary, or abnormal, happening with the climate.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  griff
August 15, 2019 9:52 pm

Coming… winter 2019-2020 will **not** be kind to North America or Europe.
It will be a factor in the Democrat’s climate claims in the Spring 2020 primary season into the summer.
The saving grace will be US energy dominance keeping natural gas and heating oil costs down.

The NH is likely facing an early frost in mid-late September, 6 weeks from now. NH winter will hit the plains and Midwest US with a vengeance in October.

Joel Snider
Reply to  griff
August 16, 2019 11:46 am

Well, you’ve been pushing misinformation about skeptics all along.

The ‘ice-age’ thing – what’s been said is that we are in an inter-glacial period, which means we’re due for another one, assuming patterns repeat.

Of course, there was the ‘global cooling’ scare that contemporary progressives pushed before switching over to ‘global warming’.

But please – continue to demonstrate who you are.

Joe Gallien
August 15, 2019 9:00 am

We still have the same 4 seasons and the same timing as we always have had. Perhaps New England is not part of the globe…

August 15, 2019 9:01 am

St Gore may well be a clown , but playing that part has made him rich.
Now how ‘funny’ is that ?

D. Anderson
August 15, 2019 9:16 am

If he’s right and nothing we do will stop it, then why should we do any of the things they demand?

john cooknell
August 15, 2019 9:24 am

He was right the same way as Paul Ehrlich was right!

Roger Welsh
August 15, 2019 9:38 am

Seems he has a great talent for lying and making money! Why do people throw money at him?

John Robertson
Reply to  Roger Welsh
August 15, 2019 6:45 pm

Rodger,maybe they are hoping he will go away..like the really awful dinner band.

Steve Z
August 15, 2019 9:55 am

If Gore is so worried about increasing CO2 concentrations warming the planet, why doesn’t he travel to Beijing (in his private jet, naturally!) and demand that the Chinese stop building coal-fired power plants?

August 15, 2019 10:11 am

Al Gore is a comedian, right? I know I’ve seen his name on playbills.

August 15, 2019 10:21 am

Gore in angling for a second Nobel Prize. He is working the halls and the bars and providing young girls as needed to the committee.

Dan Cody
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 15, 2019 11:25 am

Why did the scientist install a knocker on his door? To win the no-bell prize.

Mike Maguire
August 15, 2019 10:24 am

The reason that these busted forecasts don’t burn Gore and others is based on people’s lack of directly accessing data to monitor them as well as not having much expertise in this field.

This is also why it was so easy to hijack climate science for the political agenda.

When the weatherman on tv forecasts sunny skies the next day and it rains……….it’s a busted forecast. We have direct access to the observation outside of our windows.

When exaggerated climate forecasts calling for X amount of warming along with A-Z in negative consequences over the next 100 years, who is tracking all of this?
Not your average person. We rely on the gatekeepers of information to report to us their interpretation and spinning of what is happening.

This often results in taking extreme conditions(based on expected variability of events similar to the past) and turning them into “worse then expected” headlines.

Joe tv watcher doesn’t access weather records to compare weather history with recent events(being described in unprecedented language). He assumes that the media must have already done that for him and would not be reporting their (sensationalized) interpretation unless it was true.
Another element to avoiding accountability for busted climate forecasts is the extraordinarily long times scales vs weather forecasts.

When it’s time to judge the prediction for sea levels rising 20 feet by the year 2100 or whatever is here, for instance, everybody that received it will be dead and that same forecast will be twisted and changed a dozen times along the way so that it serves the intended purpose.

August 15, 2019 10:26 am

He’s absolutely right….in the land of HuffPo, NYT, LAT, BBC, NPR, Nat Geo, NBC, CNBC, and anywhere else with agenda science ad buys.

J Mac
August 15, 2019 10:28 am

When a con man is making million$ from a confidence scam, and nearly half of the proles believe his scam, don’t expect any changes in his mantra to be forthcoming.

August 15, 2019 10:29 am

The article features a very strange looking picture of the climate pope in his earlier years. What’s up with the supersaturated red face? I could see tweaking the photo this way, if we put a funny looking hat on him and called him the climate elf.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Robert Kernodler
August 15, 2019 9:46 pm

Gore – The climate clown… all he needs is a big red nose and floppy shoes.

Bruce Cobb
August 15, 2019 10:35 am

Al-the-charlatan Gore uses sleight-of-hand, red herrings, and non sequiteurs to “prove” that his climate claims have come true. Sorry Gore, no sale. Go peddle your climate snake oil somewhere else.

Joel Snider
August 15, 2019 10:56 am

The primary message was the world was ending.

It hasn’t. The End.

August 15, 2019 11:13 am

It does not matter how wrong they are. You’d think by now that people would have come to their senses about socialism and communism, but no, people still believe and just want another opportunity to prove all the previous failure don’t mean a thing.

August 15, 2019 12:42 pm

I do not know how much time Gore has dedicated to pursuing relevant research following his 2009 assertion:
“Storms are going to grow stronger.” but to help him in his studies perhaps I could respectfully draw his attention to the latest 2 items from Notrickszone by Ken Richards and P Gosselin:
and the numerous recent studies contained in the 2 compilations.

Flight Level
Reply to  mikewaite
August 15, 2019 1:38 pm

Thank you for doing so, this is a very respectable blog from within the insides of Germany, a country ruined by green political corruption organized robbery.

Wiliam Haas
August 15, 2019 1:07 pm

The AGW conjecture seems quite plausible at first but looking at in more detail one realizes that the AGW conjecture is based on only partial science and cannot be defended. For example in Al Gore’s first movie he shows a chart of how CO2 has correlated with temperature over the past 600K years. His claim was that the chart shows that more CO2 causes warming. But looking at the data in more detail that temperature leads CO2 so that a warmer climate causes more CO2 to enter the atmosphere. The CO2 comes from the oceans. When the oceans warm up they cannot hold as much CO2 so they release it to the atmosphere. When the temperature of the oceans decreases they take up CO2. According to Al Gore’s chart, if CO2 were the climate temperature control knob it should really be much warmer than it actually is. The truth is that there is no evidence in the paleoclimate record that CO2 has any effect on climate.

Gunga Din
August 15, 2019 1:50 pm

Didn’t Professor Goracle (He did go to Divination school.) once predict that the Earth’s core would be millions of degrees? Or maybe he just claimed it was a present fact?

If he thinks it’s a present fact, then it would seems to a likely MAJOR contributor to “Global Warming”?
If it was a prediction, then maybe we should stop sequestering the magic molecule, CO2, by injecting it into the Earth?

Or maybe, as usual, he’s wrong on all counts.
That’s what happens when people swallow “The Greens Pill”. (It comes in two flavors, “Green’s” and Green’$.)

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Gunga Din
August 16, 2019 3:34 pm

IIRC, he said the interior of the Earth was “several million degrees” hot.
He said it on Conan O’Brien.
Here is a video of him saying it:

The man is an idiot, although we have to account for the fact he may simply be lying.
From the way he said it, I think he believes it to be so.

August 15, 2019 3:00 pm

Mark Urban is a BBC journalist who I respect – he is serious minded and well informed, debates rationally and not combatively. I suspect he’s a closet climate rationalist (I won’t say “skeptic”). Tonight he’s hosting BBC2’s Newsnight and was talking to an economist called Stieglitz (same name as the big Austrian Na3i-killer in the movie “Inglorious Basterds”) was talking about the threat of a global economic recession. Then he suddenly adds a comment about climate change (maybe in response to AB off-camera minder) and adds that “huge funds still need to be found to combat this “emergency”.

At this point Mark Urban has serious trouble stopping himself from laughing 😂 out loud – so much so that the camera pans away from his face. Spendttrilluons on an illusory non-problem and then worrying about recession is indeed the stuff of the blackest comedy imaginable. Mark has the intelligence and humour to get this.

August 15, 2019 5:33 pm

If someone told me I could become very rich by pretending that dragons were real and that attacking anti dragon believers would make me richer

and I couldn’t lose ……

I would do it

August 15, 2019 9:06 pm

Exactly what did OwlBore do to qualify him for the Nobel Prize?

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August 16, 2019 1:40 pm

Nasa has a chart you can look at, with an ominous pulsing red dot, that measures sea level rise. It’s still rising by 3.3 mm per year. You can clearly see there is no increase going on.
So in ten years it has risen 3.3 centimeters, and in 100 years should rise about 33 cm. If we give them a little leeway let’s say 40 cm. I think we can handle less than half a meter of sea level rise in a century, since we have already and barely noticed.

August 16, 2019 2:20 pm

That raises the question of how much money it takes to “arrange” an upward “fix” of the numbers.

August 17, 2019 7:18 am

Just another privileged Harvard Scumbag… a Master Criminal in my mind… there’s a few around…

August 17, 2019 12:41 pm

Simple formula really .
1. Get some white coats to make exaggerated claims . ie biased climate models .
2. Sell government that they can fleece tax payers by have them believe the earth has a fever .
3. Create businesses that would otherwise not exist or be viable without tax payer subsidy .
4. Plant people in government to craft policies that funnel money to your businesses .
5 . Make sure the well to do get their piece of the cake in “renewable contracts .
6. Bully and buy the the media into blindly pumping your scam .
7. Sit back and watch the cash role .
Any questions ?

August 17, 2019 12:42 pm

Simple formula really .
1. Get some white coats to make exaggerated claims . ie biased climate models .
2. Sell government that they can fleece tax payers by have them believe the earth has a fever .
3. Create businesses that would otherwise not exist or be viable without tax payer subsidy .
4. Plant people in government to craft policies that funnel money to your businesses .
5 . Make sure the well to do get their piece of the cake in “renewable contracts .
6. Bully and buy the the media into blindly pumping your scam .
7. Sit back and watch the cash roll in .
Any questions ?

August 18, 2019 9:28 pm

Climate changes . Why would anyone expect anything otherwise ?
So the 99% of reasons climate change is A OK…because they are caused by natural variables .
No point in getting bent out of shape because sun spot activity is down is there ?
But that small variable which itself is mostly from natural sources is allegedly got to be stamped out because its from fossil fuels that humans use to create the highest standard of living in billions of years .
So who are the real deniers and clowns ?

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