Posts Tagged ‘Gore’

Gore’s False Statements on Media and New Film Attack on AGW Critics

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Source:  Russell Cook

On 3/9/13 5:11 AM, Marc Morano wrote:

Al Gore Envisions ‘The Future’ : NPR  http://www.npr.org/2013/03/08/173821492/al-gore-envisions-the-future

[Gore] the forces of denial, which are lavishly funded by the large carbon polluters and some ideological groups, have intimidated many in the news media into remaining silent and not speaking out… And yet, in spite of that, with more presidential campaign debates than ever in history, not a single journalist asked a single question that any of the candidates in any of the debatesRussell Cook responds via email:  
NPR’s Ira Flatow, of course, fails to challenge Gore on the non-stop coverage of MSM reporting on the certainty of AGW as settled silence. Do remember that resulting from my 2010 AmThinker piece “The Left and Its Talking Points“, I counted the number of times AGW was brought up as a discussion point at the PBS NewsHour, and the count stood at 212 going back to 1996 where only three of those had any usuable mention of skeptic science points. (more…)

Spencer on ocean heat

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Is Gore’s Missing Heat Really Hiding in the Deep Ocean?

August 7th, 2011 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

NOTE: For those who are offended by my bringing up Al Gore in this post (but are apparently not offended by Gore falsely accusing scientists like me of being ‘global warming deniers’), I suggest you just focus on the evidence I present. You are invited to offer an alternative explanation for the evidence, but I will not allow you to divert attention from it through irrelevant “copy and paste” factoids you have gathered from other scientific publications. If you persist, I will be forced to adopt the RealClimate tactic of deleting comments, which so far I have been able to avoid on this blog. We’ll just call it “fighting fire with fire”.

As I and others have pointed out, the 20th Century runs of the IPCC climate models have, in general, created more virtual warming in the last 50 years than the real climate system has warmed.

That statement is somewhat arguable, though, since the modelers can run a number of realizations, each with its own “natural” year-to-year internal climate variability, and get different temperature trends for any given 50-year period. (more…)

Expect media activism in run-up to Supreme Court’s climate change case

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Source:  Daily Caller

by Chris Horner

Lee Casey and David Rivkin had a piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, “Climate Change heads to the Supreme Court.” The subhead – “Green activists hope to force electric utilities and many others to pay ‘public nuisance’ claims for emitting carbon dioxide” – sets forth the basics of the case, which will be argued Tuesday to determine whether courts can assign individual liability for individual contributions to climate change (really), on the grounds of common law nuisance.

There are several cases in the federal judicial circuits confronting similar claims, from utilities causing or contributing to global warming to oil companies causing or making Hurricane Katrina worse. Imagine if this practice is unleashed.

The Casey/Rivkin piece hits the right notes but also provides context for the next few days’ worth of marches, stories, human interest items and editorials in the establishment press. For example, Washington is presently being swarmed for four days by Al Gore, Van Jones and the left-liberal greenosphere. (more…)

Rear Mirror: Al Gore’s ‘nine Inconvenient Untruths’

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Source:  UK Telegraph

By Sally Peck

11 Oct 2007

Al Gore’s environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth contains nine key scientific errors, a High Court judge ruled yesterday.

The judge declined to ban the Academy Award-winning film from British schools, but ruled that it can only be shown with guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination.

In the documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim, the former US vice president and environmental activist calls on people to fight global warming because “humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb”.

But Judge Michael Burton ruled yesterday that errors had arisen “in the context of alarmism and exaggeration” in order to support Mr Gore’s thesis on global warming. (more…)

EPA tries to take control of energy in Texas

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Source:  SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

I thought this was a timely article by Tim Ball and there is also the one he references by Willie Soon and Paul Driessen: “Driessen and Soon‘s article in New Year’s day CanadaFreePress about Texas and the EPA.

Ghost Of Kyoto: Government Control By Any Means by Dr Tim Ball  Canada Free Press

“Driessen and Soon‘s article in New Year’s day CanadaFreePress (CFP) identifies the growing conflict as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tries to take control of energy in Texas.

EPA is manipulating a completely unnecessary and scientifically unjustified control of energy and must be stopped. Fortunately, the Texas case is currently stayed by a court order, but EPA history is to do anything to achieve their goal.

There can’t be enough articles about what EPA is doing because it is a serious threat to freedom and CFP is about freedom. (more…)

God is great, frogs are good and (some) scientists are nuts

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Source:  The US Report

by Kay B. Day

Remember the Great Frog Scare? Science blogger Anthony Watts (Watts Up With That?) has analyzed the reported decline in frogs attributed to various causes: the coal industry, farm practices and of course eventually global warming. Al Gore, a financier of the global warming empire, was only too happy to use the frog figure in presentations about his film ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’ We now know (thanks to a judge in the United Kingdom) Gore’s film had quite a few inconvenient untruths. As it turns out, that frog scare has a few as well.

Tree frogs are common in NE Florida. This fellow glued himself to the top rung of our patio table umbrella. He was extremely uncooperative about having his photograph made.Watts gives us good news in his post ‘What frog science can teach us about global warming.’ He writes about the dip in frog numbers, “[N]ew research has now pretty definitively linked an infection of the chytrid fungus to declines, and even local extinctions, of frog and toad species around the world.”

Perhaps the most intriguing possibility Watts notes is the transmission of the fungus by scientists who “traipsed through the woods and rainforests to study the frogs.” (more…)

It is Easier to be Critical than Correct

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Source: Canadian Free Press

By Joseph A Olson

Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian Newspaper

In the case of Climatology, you must be critical in order to be correct.  With the notable exception of the Dr Josef Mengele School of Medicine, there has been no greater failure of science in all of history than the global warming fraud.  And Mengele may be given more credit than he deserves.

Even the worst of us can serve as bad examples.  Parents might want to use Arnold as proof that a decade of pumping both iron and steroids will atrophy your brain.  And a note to the political puppetmasters, it is bad typecasting to place an action figure in a non-fiction environment. (more…)

Road to Nowhere: Lomborg’s $250 Billion Throw for Renewables a Step Back for the ‘Skeptical Environmentalist’

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Source: The Master Resource

by Jon Boone

At a time when energy realists need to take the high ground, corporations are bringing us low. Some of this is old fashioned rent-seeking; some greenwashing; and some just political correctness (as if California was the world).

For weeks, Siemens has been running full-page ads for wind technology. Last week Chevron and Weyerhauser, in full-page ads, agree “IT’S TIME OIL COMPANIES GET BEHIND THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY.

The same slush is coming from GE, AES, BP, Shell, NRG, and a legion of corporations whose fundamental commodity is fossil fuel.

Do these multinationals really believe that wind and solar will put a dent in their fossil fuel market share? Or is something else afoot? One should note that nowhere does this renewable ballyhoo from today’s energy goliaths mention a word about saving the world from the devastation of climate change wrought by the consequences of fossil fuel use, although this was the tack Ken Lay took to steer Enron’s aggressive renewables course. (more…)

Behind the Meltdown of the Climate-Change Bill

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Source: Rasmussen Report

by Debra J. Saunders

President Obama killed the climate change bill. That’s the brunt of the article “As the World Burns, How the Senate and the White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change” by Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker. Lizza tells the tale of how Washington’s erstwhile “Three Amigos” — also known as K.G.L., for Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. — cobbled together a cap-and-trade climate-change bill that had “the support both of the major green groups and the biggest polluters” — until the deal fell apart.

The story has generated a lot of Beltway buzz and some ire among Senate staffers. But if the White House did have a role in killing the bill, kudos to Obamaland.

The tale starts in March 2009, when the White House announced a “grand bargain.” In exchange for a cap on carbon emissions, Democrats would agree to offshore oil drilling, nuclear power and more natural gas production.

The genius of that strategy is twofold. First, it gives the enviro left and the oil-friendly right a dog in the fight. More important, it ultimately led K.G.L. to bypass GOP senators, who opposed cap-and-trade, and cut a deal with industry, in the hopes that industry would lean on the Repubs. (more…)

The Smell of Money

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Source:  Joanne Nova

Thanks to Glenn Beck, we get bit more insight into the tangled web that The House of Global Warming was built on.

Who would have thought? Goldman Sachs has been working hard to save the environment for years.

Generation Investment Management (GIM) was founded by Al Gore, and a few friends, which included David Blood (former Goldman executive), Mark Ferguson (Goldman) and Peter Harris (Goldman). They are the fifth largest shareholder in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). Then in 2006, when the CCX needed some extra funding, who should step up to buy 10% of the company – Goldman Sachs.

CCX is an exchange that won’t be doing a heck of a lot if carbon trading doesn’t become mandatory. All of these players have a vested interest in Cap N Trade legislation. (more…)

Our glaciers are growing, not melting – More falsehoods from Al Gore

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Source:  icecap

by Robert W. Felix

8 Mar 10 – “Almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are melting – and seas are rising,” said Al Gore in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on February 27. Both parts of Gore’s statement are false. Never mind that Mr. Gore makes only passing reference to the IPCC’s fraudulent claims that the Himalayan glaciers will all melt by 2035. (“A flawed overestimate,” he explains.)

Never mind that Mr. Gore dismisses the IPCC’s fraudulent claims that the oceans are rising precipitously. (“Partly inaccurate,” he huffs.) Never mind that Mr. Gore completely ignores the admission by the CRU’s disgraced former director Phil Jones that global temperatures have essentially remained unchanged for the past 15 years. I’ll let someone else dissect Gore’s lawyering comments, and concentrate on just the one sentence about melting ice, because neither part of that sentence is true. Contrary to Gore’s assertions, almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are growing, not melting – and the seas are not rising.

Let’s look at the facts. (more…)

Global cooling hits Al Gore’s home

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Source: UK Telegraph

by Christopher Booker

Nashville, the home of leading global warming prophet Al Gore, has enjoyed the coolest July 21 on record, observes Christopher Booker.

Al Gore

Al Gore, obscured by snow Photo: AP

It was delightfully appropriate that, as large parts of Argentina were swept by severe blizzards last week, on a scale never experienced before, the city of Nashville, Tennessee, should have enjoyed the coolest July 21 in its history, breaking a record established in 1877. Appropriate, because Nashville is the home of Al Gore, the man who for 20 years has been predicting that we should all by now be in the grip of runaway global warming. (more…)

Are the Polar Ice Caps Melting?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Source:  http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/tech-mainmenu-30/environment/2871-are-the-ice-caps-melting

by Rebecca Terrell

“The entire polar ice cap … could be completely ice free within the next five to seven years.” So claimed global-warming magnate Al Gore at last December’s UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

The scientist he referenced, Dr. Wieslav Maslowski, is a Department of Oceanography professor with the U.S. Naval Post-Graduate School. Maslowski denied making the prediction in an interview with the U.K. Times Online. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.” A shamefaced Gore admitted gleaning the “ballpark figure” from a conversation he had with Maslowski several years ago. Yet only days before Gore’s Copenhagen speech, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) published a report of Maslowski’s research. It read, “Should the present trend of sea ice melt continue, some models suggest that the Arctic Ocean could become near ice free in the summer time within one decade.”

To further confuse things, DMI records show practically identical total sea ice area measurements in the Arctic for the past five years. However, DMI qualifies its data, noting that the age and thickness of Arctic ice is changing dramatically and citing research from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Colorado that Arctic sea ice is melting at a rate of 11.2 percent per decade. The NSIDC explains that more ice than usual has been melting in summer months during recent years. New ice cover is relatively thin, weak, and more vulnerable to melting. Remarking on the data, NSIDC Director Mark Serreze said, “We still expect to see ice-free summers sometime in the next few decades.” (more…)

Ship of Lies 3: Preposterous Pachauri

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

From The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley in Copenhagen

In the Grand Ceremonial Hall of the University of Copenhagen, a splendid Nordic classical space overlooking the Church of our Lady in the heart of the old city, rows of repellent, blue plastic chairs surrounded the podium from which no less a personage than Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, was to speak.

I had arrived in good time to take my seat among the dignitaries in the front row. Rapidly, the room filled with enthusiastic Greenies and enviro-zombs waiting to hear the latest from ye Holy Bookes of Ipecac, yea verily.

The official party shambled in and perched on the blue plastic chairs next to me. Pachauri was just a couple of seats away, so I gave him a letter from me and Senator Fielding of Australia, pointing out that the headline graph in the IPCC’s 2007 report, purporting to show that the rate of warming over the past 150 years had itself accelerated, was fraudulent.

Would he use the bogus graph in his lecture? I had seen him do so when he received an honorary doctorate from the University of New South Wales. I watched and waited.

Sure enough, he used the bogus graph. I decided to wait until he had finished, and ask a question then.

Pachauri then produced the now wearisome list of lies, fibs, fabrications and exaggerations that comprise the entire case for alarm about “global warming”. He delivered it in a tired, unenthusiastic voice, knowing that a growing majority of the world’s peoples – particularly in those countries where comment is free – no longer believe a word the IPCC says.

They are right not to believe. Science is not a belief system. But here is what Pachauri invited the audience in Copenhagen to believe. (more…)

Ship of Lies 2: The Al Gore Fibfest continues

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

From the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley in Copenhagen

Next up, after Bob Corell (see previous posting), was Mr. Jonas Gahr Store, the nattily-dressed Foreign Minister of Norway. He told us, with all the panicky solemnity and solemn panic that is the hallmark of every politician’s speech at this conference, that “We Have To Reduce Methane By 180 Million Tons A Year!” Or Else. No, Jonas, we don’t. There’s so little methane in the atmosphere, and its concentration is rising so slowly, that we’d hardly be able to measure the warming it causes even after 1000 years.

The next scare he thought up was Black Carbon. This, he told us in the unreferenced, I-just-made-it-up manner that everyone here is adopting, has caused “12% of warming to date.” No, it hasn’t. Nearly all of the Earth’s albedo – its capacity to reflect sunlight harmlessly straight back into space – comes from clouds, whose reflectance is near-totally unaffected by particulate pollution. For this reason, having a little soot in the air – almost entirely from environmentally ill-regulated third-world countries such as India and China – makes practically no difference to temperature. (more…)

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