Skip to comments.Gore’s 24 Hours of Fantasy About To Begin
Posted on 09/13/2011 2:53:14 PM PDT by IbJensen
An effort to "expose" climate change skeptics will instead show that Gore is a charlatan.
Unfortunately for Al Gore, but fortunately for the rest of us, much of what we will hear in his 24 Hours of Reality extravaganza starting Wednesday evening is pure fantasy.
Gore is completely wrong when he tells us that the science of climate change is settled. If his Climate Reality Project actually did promote climate realism, he would tell us that the science is in a period of negative discovery the more we learn, the more we realize we do not understand about this, arguably the most complex science ever tackled. Rather than remove the doubt, as Gore says, we need to recognize the doubt.
Many of the ideas expressed by climate campaigners such as Gore and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are the consequence of a belief in what Canadian professors Chris Essex (University of Western Ontario) and Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph) call the Doctrine of Certainty, a collection of now familiar assertions about climate that are to be accepted without question (Taken by Storm, 2007).
Essex and McKitrick write,
But the Doctrine is not true. Each assertion is either manifestly false or the claim to know is false. Climate is one of the most challenging open problems in modern science. Some knowledgeable scientists believe that the climate problem can never be solved.
Yet, as long ago as 1989, Gore insisted there was no dispute worthy of recognition about the dangers of man-made greenhouse gas-driven climate change. Since then his certainty has solidified into dogma.
But that dogma is being contested by more and more reputable scientists who are finally speaking out in an organized fashion. For example, on August 29, a blockbuster science document was published that totally refutes Gore and Ban the Interim Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). Coauthored by a team of scientists recruited and led by climate experts Dr. Craig Idso, Professor Robert Carter, and Professor Fred Singer, the NIPCC shows that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has ignored or misinterpreted much of the research that challenges the need for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas controls. In other words, the science being relied upon by governments worldwide to create multi-billion dollar climate policies is almost certainly wrong.
Consider extreme weather, the main topic of 24 Hours of Reality. Gore promotes the concept that greenhouse gas-induced global warming is leading to increasingly severe weather. But this defies logic. If the world warms due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures at high latitudes are forecast to rise most, reducing the difference between arctic and tropical temperatures. Since this differential drives weather, we should see weaker midlatitude cyclones in a warmer world, and so less extremes in weather, not more.
It is also a mistake to blame human activities for current weather extremes. The NIPCC concluded that the data reveal there have not been any significant warming-induced increases in extreme weather events. The reports authors showed that this was the case whether the phenomenon being studied was precipitation, floods, drought, storms, hurricanes, fire, or other weather-related events.
For example, the NIPCC includes a study published this year in Geophysical Research Letters about the causes of the 2010 Russian heat wave. Researchers deduced that it was due to internal atmospheric dynamical processes and it is unlikely that the warming attributable to increasing greenhouse gas concentrations contributed significantly to the magnitude of the heat wave.
We will probably find the same when most 2011 weather events are analyzed.
Besides increasing extreme weather that people always notice, it is also important to take note of decreasing trends. For example, we are now near a 30 year low in worldwide accumulated cyclone energy (hurricanes in the North Atlantic), something that was not supposed to be happening if the forecasts of climate models were correct. This graph shows the trend in worldwide accumulated cyclone energy.
Climate change and extreme weather have always happened and always will no matter what we do. Therefore, instead of futilely trying to stop them from occurring, we need to harden our societies to these inevitable events by burying electrical cables underground, reinforcing buildings and other infrastructure, and ensuring reliable energy sources so that we have the power to heat and cool our dwellings as needed.
Gore tells us that his program will reveal the deniers. If by deniers he means those of us who do not support his belief in an impending human-caused climate catastrophe, then we certainly hope he does reveal us. Gore and Ban alone have had many times the mainstream media coverage of all the skeptics combined. It is time to listen to reputable experts who understand that predicting, let alone controlling, climate decades from now will remain science fiction for the foreseeable future.
That may not be a comforting thought to climate crusaders, but that, Mr. Gore, is the true climate reality.
This is a deliberate and carefully manufactured scam designed to fulfill the dreams of establishing a worldwide crisis that is a vehicle to redistribute wealth more especially into their own pockets and further their internationalist agenda using the U.N. as one of its primary vehicles.
Leftist loonies cling to The Big Lie forever. No amount of evidence, no discovery of facts will enlighten their dark souls. This is true for Gores settled science lie and for the Bush lied lie.
Gore is a red-faced hog of a man who gained fame while shoving his tongue down the throat of his wife on national television. No wonder she left this simpleton.
Will anyone other than an AGW Cultist watch? I know I won’t watch it. In fact the only Al Gore anything I will watch is when they either jail him for fraud or lock him up in the looney bin.
What is the point of watching a monologue?
This is not a scientific quest, all opposing views have been silenced, raw data that does not support his hypothesis has been DESTROYED. His biggest proponents have been found to be frauds, and are facing disciplinary actions - including revokation of their credentials.
What’s the point? Just a 24 hour rant and temper-tantrum.
An on-air cerebral vascular accident could happen to AlGore because he is so grossly fat. It could.
Even if EVERYTHING they say about global warming is true - so what? 1-2 degrees of warming only increases in “biodiversity” of life, etc... so who cares?
ps. I agree with you.
You know, if anyone else were to say in an international setting, “Just give me 100 billion dollars and I will save the planet from certain destruction.”
They most certainly would put him in a loony bin.
“I can single handedly change the atmosphere of the entire planet...I mean, for the right price I can, you know...a little deposit in my checking account perhaps..”
The real question is who is crazier? Is it him for trying to scam the world, or is it the nutballs who believe him.
Ask him, why if the science is settled does he have to keep on trying to sell it.
Will he sing a song and cry at the end like Jerry Lewis used to do?
So-called settled science is an invention by the left to deflect having to actually prove their nonsense. By definition science can never be settled. Reason: There is not one thing about earth and the universe we can say with 100% certainty we know all there is to know.
Hell, Pluto got demoted a couple of years ago. As for global warming, there is no way to tell from the small sliver of time being “analyzed” by the enviro wackos what kind of heating/cooling trend we might be in. In fact, temps have been dropping over the past decade or so. So Gore and company come up with a new name—climate change.
The climate is always in flux for any number of factors—mainly the sun. Man’s impact is minuscule to unmeasurable.
To Marxists everything is political—even the weather. I give you Katrina.
Same goes for the “settled” law ploy with regard to abortion. There is no such thing as settled law. Clever lawyers and evolving mores cause it to be changed all the time. I mean, if there is any settled law it ought to pertain to our God given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But here we are fighting to retain our basic and God given rights against the Marxists in Washington.
But I have to ask myself, do I really want to waste that much hard drive space?
Spoiler: Al Gore plans an expose: that ManBearPig, the cause of global warming, now has a henchman, known only as “CrazedSexPoodle.”
Like Captain America and Bucky, Aquaman and Aqualad, The Spirit and Ebony White, Mr. Burns and Waylan Smithers. Together the two of them are responsible for melting the icecaps, pumping billions of millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and the entire Republican Party platform.
Dancing With The Boar
He wants to be the Fidel of the globe. LOL
The main thing to be noticed about leftist, socialist or (calling a fanatic by his true definition) communist, is that they are inherently stupid! Their ideas, reeking of Keynes, have never, ever worked unless ruining a nation’s economy for the next 100 years is considered a success.
By their standards perhaps they are considered successful.
Incidentally, the fumigation squad should be called. There’s a weasel in the White Hut.
I wonder what this man-bear-hog does for now that his femme has flown?
I wonder what this man-bear-hog does for gratification now that his femme has flown?
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