Skip to comments.Al Gore to do 'dirty weather report'
Posted on 09/24/2012 8:28:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Al Gore to do 'dirty weather report' By Ben Geman - 09/23/12 03:35 PM ET
Al Gore hopes to show links between climate change and the effects of extreme weather worldwide with an online and social media-fueled event built around the idea of dirty weather.
Gores advocacy group, the Climate Reality Project, announced Sunday that its second multi-media 24 Hours of Reality event will occur Nov. 14-15 and bear the title The Dirty Weather Report.
We are in a new era where the . . . extreme weather that is occurring is not fully caused by the natural cycles of time and natural events, but by dirty energy, so it is really important to articulate that and name it more precisely, said Maggie Fox, the CEO of the Climate Reality Project, in an interview Saturday.
Organizers call the November event part of an effort to counter the lobbying and financial power of oil and coal interests by using social media and other tools to engage people directly.
Gore said on Sunday that dirty weather is weather thats enabled by emissions from fossil fuels and misinformation about climate change.
This crisis has to be understood in order to be stopped. The misinformation includes messaging that it is not happening, that we cant solve it, that we cant afford to act, Gore said in a videotaped announcement.
However, together with your help and the full force of our 21st Century technology and media, we can stop the misinformation and the dirty weather, and we can solve the climate crisis, he said in remarks to a conference in New York City on technology and social change.
The live-streamed online event in November is slated to provide content from nations all over the world, and will encourage participation through social media sites including Twitter. It will include expert commentary, as well as crowd-sourced videos about how weather is altering our lives and homes, and profiles of communities developing solutions to the climate crisis, the group said.
The strong push to use social media to boost interest in addressing climate change comes as advocates are playing defense politically in Washington, D.C.
Climate change legislation is dead at least for now on Capitol Hill, and Republicans are pushing to block Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas regulations.
Organizers hope to build political momentum with the event, which will occur just a week after Novembers U.S. elections. Fox said 24 Hours of Reality is explicitly intended to connect people everywhere and activate them to take action and to advocate for system-wide solutions with their elected officials.
Gore announced the event to the Social Good Summit thats taking place in New York City.
The summit is aimed at exploring ways to harness new media and technology to address environmental problems, poverty and development, disease and other issues.
Environmentalists are citing extreme weather including recent heat waves and drought in the U.S. to seek to show that climate change is not an abstract, future problem, but rather something thats already underway with damaging effects.
Climate experts say that while individual weather events cant be laid at the feet of climate change, more frequent and intense drought, violent storms and extreme heat waves are expected in a warming world.
And some scientists are now ditching the caveat about individual weather events.
James Hansen, director of NASAs Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and colleagues published a paper in August that claims certain heat waves and droughts in recent years are the direct result of climate change.
We find ourselves living in what the scientists call a 'new normal' of more extreme weather that is happening all over the world with increasing frequency, Gore said Sunday.
The results fire, floods, drought, crop and livestock devastation, refugees, just to mention a few impact everyone, everywhere, he said.
Oh Al! why don’t you take your fat a$$ into retirement and leave us alone.
Oooh nooozzz!! Where’s my tinfoil hat!!
Chicken Little, at it again....
A much bigger threat to human civilization than so-called “dirty energy” or the ridiculous “dirty weather” is “dirty Communists” such as Al Gore.
Maybe Mike Roe could help him out with shoveling out the BS.
Correction “Mike Rowe”
Big light in sky slated to appear in the East...
we used to call this sun-up be we now know it's just
a daily rehearsal for ... global warming.
Is he going to pee on himself?
“Gore said on Sunday that dirty weather is weather thats enabled by emissions from fossil fuels and misinformation about climate change.”
Even if that existed, wouldn’t it be indistinguishable from ordinary weather? How would anyone know the difference?
Prededed by the Alpha Male News, and to be followed by the Naught Poodle Sports report.
That’s not really necessary, now is it?
hope he televises it on his channel exclusively.
that way i cannot even get a glimpse of this stupidity even accidentally, while running through channels.