Climate Depot Factsheet on the ‘Gore Effect’ Phenomenon


By: - Climate DepotJuly 9, 2009 4:29 AM

Update: For latest ‘Gore Effect’ developments see here.

The “Gore Effect” has a long and storied history. What follows is a sampling of how Mother Nature enjoys mocking global warming fear promoters.

Tracking ‘The Gore Effect’ – The Politico – November 25, 2008

Excerpt: For several years now, skeptics have amusedly eyed a phenomenon known as “The Gore Effect” to half-seriously argue their case against global warming. The so-called Gore Effect happens when a global warming-related event, or appearance by the former vice president and climate change crusader, Al Gore, is marked by exceedingly cold weather or unseasonably winter weather.

Urban Dictionary Definition: ‘Gore Effect’: ‘Phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming’

Small Sampling of the “Gore Effect”:

Melbourne temps plummet in anticipation of Gore’s visit – July 9, 2009

Gore decries ‘global warming’ in bitterly cold NYC – December 2006

Gore delivers environmental message at Harvard – …with near 125-year record breaking low temps – October 2008

The ‘Gore Effect’: Gore speaks in Italy during ‘rare’ cold and snow – Dec. 16, 2008

GORE HEARING ON WARMING MAY BE PUT ON ICE – Mon Jan 26 2009

‘Largest public protest of global warming’ ever in USA faces DC March snowstorm! – March 1, 2009

Pelosi Snowed-Out of Global Warming Rally – March 2, 2009
Excerpt: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had to cancel an appearance Monday at a global warming rally in Washington, D.C., that was hit by a snowstorm because her flight was delayed, her office told CNSNews.com. [...] A blizzard Sunday night and early Monday morning blanketed the nation’s capital with snow, causing events to be cancelled and delayed across the city.

‘Out With A Shiver: Global Warming Protest Frozen Out by Massive Snowfall’ – Fox News – March 2, 2009

Gore Effect Strikes Again: Global warming conference in Buffalo at -6 degrees – Buffalo News – February 5, 2009

‘Gore Effect’: Driving snow froze the hopes of organizers of “the biggest global warming protest in history” in Washington – March 4, 2009

First October snow since 1922 blankets London as global warming bill debated – October 2008

Global Warming Vote on Snowy Day in Washington – Senate committee debates expensive climate change bill snow blanket D.C. – December 2007

HOUSE HEARING ON ‘WARMING OF THE PLANET’ CANCELED AFTER SNOW/ICE STORM – February 2007

NOT AGAIN! DC ‘Snow Advisory’ Issued on Day of Congressional Global Warming Hearing – March 2007

Global warming activists urged to focus on Earth Day rallies and ignore snow as it ‘piles up outside our windows’ – April 17, 2007

No Joke! Cyclists ‘braved freezing cold temps’ to promote global warming awareness in New York – October 22, 2008

Global warming protest in Maryland frosted with snow – January 2008

Global warming rally in the snow – April 2007

Snow won’t dampen global-warming rallies – April 2007

Brrr. – Obama to global warming demonstrators: ‘This is probably not the weather to hold up those signs…it’s a little chilly today’ – October 28, 2008

Global Warming Awareness Walk Braves Snow Storm – March 2007

Climate protest cancelled ‘due to rain and cold’ – Nov. 23, 2008

Sen.Inhofe: “The ‘Gore Effect’ proves Mother Nature has a sense of humor” – Jan. 27, 2009

Global Warming Horror Flick Put on Ice Due to Cold Temps? – January 8, 2009

Will Mainstream Media Report Inauguration Day ‘Gore Effect?’ – January 17, 2009

Obama Talks Global Warming to Shivering Crowd – January 17, 2009