Al Gore declares climate victory: ‘All the predictions of the scientists have come true in spades’


By: - Climate DepotOctober 28, 2015 2:53 PM with 24 comments

Via Politico: http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/10/you-dont-want-to-push-people-into-a-feeling-of-hopelessness-000302


  • jumper297

    What the… ?? I mean, even the most aggressively ignorant AGW mouth breather has the ability to take a simple look at the data available on sea level, hurricane activity, extreme weather, and the host of other asinine predictions Gore has made over the years. I am catch a whiff of desperate on him now, though. It’s almost as if he senses his little scam has peaked and now it’s just an all-out money grab while he still can.

  • Sam Pyeatte

    Al Gore propaganda is all he has. The observable evidence is casually ignored by the far-left zealots like Gore, good students of Saul Alinsky all.

    • richard c

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      put–the people who knew Gore the best, Tennessee voters, voted for Bush. The people who
      knew Bush the best, the Texas voters, voted for Bush. If Gore had won Tennessee, he would
      have been President.

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    • Rick Kooi

      For those who think that Al Gore invented global warming (as well as
      the Internet), it no doubt will come as quite a surprise — should such
      folk actually manage to break out of their filter bubbles and read this article — that humans have known about anthropogenic global warming (AGW) for almost 200 years.

      A National Geographic piece, Why Is the Man Who Predicted Climate Change Forgotten?, names
      Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) as a founding father of global
      warming science. The Guardian names George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) as
      the author of “the 1847 lecture that predicted human-induced climate change.” NASA likewise reminds us, “The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century.” The New York Times, Oct. 28, 1956.

      As
      for the other AGW-related things we have learned — and when we learned
      them — physicist and historian Spencer Weart has published a handy timeline and other supplemental material to augment his book, “The Discovery of Global Warming.”

      Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick relates in his HuffPo piece, Climate Science in 1956 and 2015: “Despite
      the apparent inability of many of our current policy makers to accept
      the scientific reality of climate change, the science is not new.
      Fifty-nine years ago, on Oct. 28, 1956, the New York Times ran a story
      in their Science in Review section entitled ‘Warmer climate on the earth
      may be due to more carbon dioxide in the air.’”

      In 1958, famed
      director Frank Capra shot “The Unchained Goddess,” one of The Bell
      Laboratory Science Series shown on American TV and later in U.S.
      classrooms. As related by Open Culture, one of the narrators declares:

      “Even
      now, man may be unwittingly changing the world’s climate through the
      waste products of its civilization. Due to our releases in factories and
      automobiles every year of more than six billion tons of carbon dioxide,
      which helps the air absorb heat from the sun, our atmosphere may be
      getting warmer.”

      When asked if this is bad, the narrator explains:

      “Well,
      it’s been calculated a few degrees rise in the Earth’s temperature
      would melt the polar ice caps. And if this happens, an inland sea would
      fill a good portion of the Mississippi valley. Tourists in glass bottom
      boats would be viewing the drowned towers of Miami through 150 feet of
      tropical water. For in weather, we’re not only dealing with forces of a
      far greater variety than even the atomic physicist encounters, but with
      life itself.” Melting icecaps, global flooding. A warning from 1958. (“The Unchained Goddess”)

      Then, as the Guardian
      reminds us, in November 1965 climate scientists summarized the risks
      associated with rising carbon pollution in a report for Lyndon Baines
      Johnson – and debunked a number of myths that climate deniers still
      parrot to this day:

      “Only about one two-thousandth of
      the atmosphere and one ten-thousandth of the ocean are carbon dioxide.
      Yet to living creatures, these small fractions are of vital importance …
      Within a few short centuries, we are returning to the air a significant
      part of the carbon that was slowly extracted by plants and buried in
      the sediments during half a billion years.”

      While our current bout of AGW is definitely not being driven by the sun,
      one of its solutions definitely is. Obtaining clean, renewable energy
      from the sun means never having to say we’re sorry for wrecking our
      planetary life-support systems with greenhouse gas overload.
      Solar-powered electricity is a product of the photovoltaic (PV)
      effect, discovered by French physicist A. E. Becquerel in 1839. Over a
      hundred years later, PV solar panels were used to power a spacecraft —
      the Vanguard 1 satellite, launched by the U.S. in 1958.

      But our
      use of the sun, from passive architecture to active power, goes much
      further back than that. John Perlin’s excellent post, Let It Shine: The 6000 Year Story of Solar Energy, is a tour-de-force that begins in China around 6,000 BC. Here are Perlin’s first ten chapters of sun-inspired history:

      Section I. Early Use of the Sun

      Chapter 1: Solar Architecture in Ancient China (6000 BC -)

      Chapter 2: Solar Architecture in Ancient Greece (500 BC-100 BC)

      Chapter 3: Roman Solar Architecture (100 BC-500 AD)

      Chapter 4: Burning Mirrors (1000 BC-1800)

      Chapter 5: Heat for Horticulture (1500s-1800s)

      Chapter 6: Solar Hot Boxes (1767-1800s)

      Section II. Power From The Sun

      Chapter 7: The First Solar Motors (1860-1880)

      Chapter 8: Two American Pioneers (1872-1904)

      Chapter 9: Low-Temperature Solar Motors (1885 – 1915)

      Chapter 10: The First Practical Solar Engine (1906-1914)

      But wait, there’s more … In fact, Perlin is not even half-way through his account of solar history.

      Like the protagonist of Le Guin’s Lathe of Heaven,
      the future can be shaped by us, for good or ill. So go solar, save the
      planet. You’ll find yourself in good company — with lots of history.

  • NUT BAG

    Absolutely all anecdotal information reinforced by data he deems credible. He has completely ignored all observed data over the last 15 years !!!!
    I guess when you have millions and your bat shit crazy, why let real observations get in your way?

    • Rick Kooi

      After Laughing with vigor at a FAILED Politician & NON Scientist…
      And after all your
      name calling
      and foolish comments..
      .
      *40,000 digital weather stations around the world report increasing global warming temperatures.
      **Digital Ocean buoys report that after thousands of year of cooling, oceans have done an ABOUT-FACE and are now Warming.
      ***Fresh water lakes around the world, reported by municipalities & others by science teams, are warming at more than TWICE the average Global Average Atmospheric Temperatures.
      ****All Satellites report that the Globe is warming.
      *****Weather Balloons sent to the lower Troposphere to verify satellite data, confirm Global Temperatures are rising.
      *******7000+ TV & Radio Weather Departments around the globe, have compared nearly 20 years of local temperatures in over 100 countries around the world….report rising global temperatures.
      Russia reports that Siberia is warming at nearly TWICE the Average Global rate of warming.
      .
      “….For those who think that Al Gore invented global warming (as well as the Internet), it no doubt will come as quite a surprise — should such folk actually manage to break out of their filter bubbles and read this article — that humans have known about anthropogenic global warming (AGW) for almost 200 years.

      A National Geographic piece, Why Is the Man Who Predicted Climate Change Forgotten?, names
      Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) as a founding father of global warming science. The Guardian names George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) as the author of “the 1847 lecture that predicted human-induced climate change.” NASA likewise reminds us, “The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century.” The New York Times, Oct. 28, 1956.

      As
      for the other AGW-related things we have learned
      — and when we learned them
      — physicist and historian Spencer Weart has published a handy timeline and other supplemental material to augment his book, “The Discovery of Global Warming.”

      Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick relates in his HuffPo piece, Climate Science in 1956 and 2015: “Despite the apparent inability of many of our current policy makers to accept the scientific reality of climate change, the science is not new.

      Fifty-nine years ago, on Oct. 28, 1956, the New York Times ran a story in their Science in Review section entitled ‘Warmer climate on the earth may be due to more carbon dioxide in the air.’”

      In 1958, famed director Frank Capra shot “The Unchained Goddess,” one of The Bell Laboratory Science Series shown on American TV and later in U.S. classrooms. As related by Open Culture, one of the narrators declares:

      “Even now, man may be unwittingly changing the world’s climate through the waste products of its civilization. Due to our releases in factories and automobiles every year of more than six billion tons of carbon dioxide, which helps the air absorb heat from the sun, our atmosphere may be getting warmer.”

      When asked if this is bad, the narrator explains:

      “Well, it’s been calculated a few degrees rise in the Earth’s temperature would melt the polar ice caps. And if this happens, an inland sea would fill a good portion of the Mississippi valley. Tourists in glass bottom boats would be viewing the drowned towers of Miami through 150 feet of tropical water. For in weather, we’re not only dealing with forces of a far greater variety than even the atomic physicist encounters, but with life itself.” Melting icecaps, global flooding. A warning from 1958. (“The Unchained Goddess”)

      Then, as the Guardian reminds us, in November 1965 climate scientists summarized the risks
      associated with rising carbon pollution in a report for Lyndon Baines Johnson – and debunked a number of myths that climate deniers still parrot to this day:

      “Only about one two-thousandth of the atmosphere and one ten-thousandth of the ocean are carbon dioxide. Yet to living creatures, these small fractions are of vital importance …Within a few short centuries, we are returning to the air a significant part of the carbon that was slowly extracted by plants and buried in the sediments during half a billion years.”

      While our current bout of AGW is definitely not being driven by the sun,one of its solutions definitely is. Obtaining clean, renewable energy from the sun means never having to say we’re sorry for wrecking our
      planetary life-support systems with greenhouse gas overload. Solar-powered electricity is a product of the photovoltaic (PV) effect, discovered by French physicist A. E. Becquerel in 1839. Over a
      hundred years later, PV solar panels were used to power a spacecraft — the Vanguard 1 satellite, launched by the U.S. in 1958.

      But our use of the sun, from passive architecture to active power, goes much further back than that. John Perlin’s excellent post, Let It Shine: The 6000 Year Story of Solar Energy, is a tour-de-force that begins in China around 6,000 BC. Here are Perlin’s first ten chapters of sun-inspired history:

      Section I. Early Use of the Sun

      Chapter 1: Solar Architecture in Ancient China (6000 BC -)

      Chapter 2: Solar Architecture in Ancient Greece (500 BC-100 BC)

      Chapter 3: Roman Solar Architecture (100 BC-500 AD)

      Chapter 4: Burning Mirrors (1000 BC-1800)

      Chapter 5: Heat for Horticulture (1500s-1800s)

      Chapter 6: Solar Hot Boxes (1767-1800s)

      Section II. Power From The Sun

      Chapter 7: The First Solar Motors (1860-1880)

      Chapter 8: Two American Pioneers (1872-1904)

      Chapter 9: Low-Temperature Solar Motors (1885 – 1915)

      Chapter 10: The First Practical Solar Engine (1906-1914)

      But wait, there’s more … In fact, Perlin is not even half-way through his account of solar history.

      Like the protagonist of Le Guin’s Lathe of Heaven,
      the future can be shaped by us, for good or ill. So go solar, save the
      planet. You’ll find yourself in good company — with lots of history.

  • Jbird

    You can file this statement with his other pronouncements that the “tipping point has been reached” and “the debate is over.”

  • WalterHorsting
  • Gary Hall

    Yep – Gore was correct. Just took this picture this afternoon:

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/nLfNUFYFMWw/maxresdefault.jpg

  • Tom Robbins

    OMG, it’s like living in a fun-house or more like an insane asylum…. what they call liberalism or progresivism today, is indeed a true, Masochistic Mental disorder. They are like the enigma of whales that insist on beaching themselves, despite the huge ocean around them…. except they want to take everyone else with them….it is a type of psychosis, unable to think critically about reality, or be introspective. I believe it is a sickness in the soul… how else would you define it? Oh I know they are out for money and power, and some are just wanting to feel like they are passionate about something, but that void they can never fill….maybe, just maybe a bit of faith, a bit of humility, and a bit of putting on their big boy pants is in order…Now our department of Energy is declaring that Jack-o-laturns cause global warming – humans put out 7/200ths the Co2 of nature, it is pure hysteria. As you can see I can’t seem to get my brain around it! It is like trying to understand a serial killer, you can’t, cause if you could, you may well be one….

  • Tyler Rosenblum

    I love how Gore uses the King Canute story as an analogy to rail against coal companies. It is a poor choice considering the whole gist of that proverbial homily is that man can’t stop the tide but, instead, the rules of nature owned by GOD avail against man. In trying to be clever he has further proven his feeble grasp on reality.

  • Pete

    Al, the flooding in New York was caused by a hurricane. You predicted that New York would be flooded due to global warming. There is a big difference. This is why people are laughing at you and your phony stories.

  • sadatoni

    What alternate universe is Al Gore living in?

  • The Great Pause lengthens again: The Pause is now 18 years 3 months (219 months)

    ‘The RSS (Remote Sensing Systems) satellite dataset shows no global warming at all for 219 months from October 1996 to December 2014 – more than half the 432-month satellite record.’ ‘The global warming that the IPCC had so confidently but misguidedly predicted 25 years ago has stopped altogether.’ ‘The Great Pause is a growing embarrassment to those who had told us with ‘substantial confidence’ that the science was settled and the debate over. Nature had other ideas.’

    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/rss-data-rubbishes-hottest-year-claims/

    CO2 makes up .036% of the atmosphere. Tiny, miniscule, practically unnoticeable. Got to be a Religion if you believe it makes the other 99.964% warmer.

    • Rick Kooi

      From the Father of Global Warming Pause…… http://www.drroyspencer.com

      first address listed is the Graph of Raw Satellite Data from 1979 to the present.
      take a look at the left half…note all those dots below the black line
      Take a look at the Right half…note all those dots above the black line…..
      THAT is global warming…more hotter years today, more cooler years back in time, on the left.

      Now you want to see Global Warming Pause????
      Place your hand over the entire left half of the graph… left of the big blip….1998/El Nino
      .
      Now see, there is virtually NO GLOBAL WARMING…all you have to do is ignore all of the facts and settle just for half truth.

  • “If I wanted America to fail”

    The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it’s become an economic suicide pact. And we’re here to challenge it.

    https://youtu.be/CZ-4gnNz0vc

    • Rick Kooi

      Very
      small multiyear and first year sea ice flows in the Arctic Ocean. The
      area between the flows is mostly covered with new ice that is too weak
      to support a polar bear, but looks the same to a satellite as does solid
      ice. (Photo courtesy of Jessica K Robertson and the U.S. Geologic
      Survey.)

      Predictably, the voices of denial are rising as Arctic sea ice melt
      season peaks and ranks only fifth-lowest ever. The clamor is being
      raised over Al Gore’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech quote supposedly
      saying that Arctic sea ice would be gone by 2013.1
      What Gore did or didn’t say is beside the point: For the propagandists
      delivering this message, the objective is “cast doubt and discredit.”
      From Gore’s speech:

      Last September 21 (2007), as the Northern Hemisphere tilted away
      from the sun, scientists reported with unprecedented distress that the
      North Polar ice cap is “falling off a cliff.” One study estimated that
      it could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years. Another
      new study, to be presented by U.S. Navy researchers later this week,
      warns it could happen in as little as 7 years.2

      And yes, the deniers cannot even add. Not only did Gore not say “by
      2013,” but it would be 2014 at the soonest. … On to reality:

      The Navy researcher that leads this “new study” team that the former
      vice president alludes to is Wieslaw Maslowski at the Naval Post
      Graduate School in Monterey, California. The team’s research was funded
      by the Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Naval Research (ONR),
      the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and
      Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
      Administration (NOAA).

      Maslowski also did not say “by 2013” in his original research in 2007
      or when it was republished in 2009. This grandstanding about sea ice
      and Gore, for whatever reason, is a huge and egregious deception. The
      actual prediction from Maslowski’s 2009 publication is, “Autumn could
      become near ice free between 2011 and 2016.”3

      Even
      with the chaos of weather manipulating Arctic sea ice, it is easy to
      see the great downward trend. The image below is based on
      Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change modeling and National Snow and
      Ice Data Center data. The blue shaded area is the range of Arctic sea
      ice area coverage over time as Earth warms. The broad range represents
      the chaos of weather. Actual ice coverage any year could be as high or
      low as the shading in the blue.4

      The red line is actual satellite measurements of ice coverage and
      represents our climate reality that is some 70 years ahead of the
      models.5
      The chaos is much more apparent in the jagged nature of the yearly
      measurements. But sea ice area coverage reporting is inherently a messy
      way to represent the real world.

      Wind can blow sea ice around and bunch it up or spread it out and
      make the two-dimensional picture appear different than what is actually
      happening. A better measure is ice volume.

      The graphic “Annual Minimum Arctic Sea Ice Volume” even more clearly
      shows the collapse that is occurring as well as the last several years
      of data since Maslowksi published his papers. This work was done by the
      Polar Science Center at the University of Washington. It was funded by
      the NSF, NASA, NOAA and ONR. By determining ice volume rather than
      surface coverage, we have a much more accurate and stable picture of the
      way the Arctic is responding to warming.

      The latest work from the European Space Agency’s new CryoSat
      satellites maintains the rapid downward spiral. CryoSat went up in 2010
      and has been providing the highest-resolution data yet on Arctic sea
      ice.6

  • Ed Gruberman

    I think all the Al Jazeera money has clouded his perspective.

  • Todd Nelson

    He was right a out his prediction that he could make over $100 million from the suckers all around the world. Now he is trying to make more with the same old scam. His only problem is he is breaking Lincolns observed law of the populace “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time” He is still trying to fool everyone. He should just take his money and go home, but I’m not quite sure which one he should go to.

  • Duke Silver

    At least NOAA is doing their part to lend credence to the farce. Not a bad gig when you can just alter he data with no ramifications.
    I’m a doctor. Any change in my data would trigger an avalanche of fed and state investigation.

  • Zippit

    Al Gore talking about Climate change propaganda is similar to Obama telling us that the economy is great, we have all saved $2,500 on health insurance and the Middle East has never been so peaceful. Excuse me as I throw another log on the fire…so my pipes don’t freeze…

  • Uselesseater

    Chicken little was fun when i was 8 grow up AL. So sick of all they we have to be afraid let us help you BS.

  • Cahal the Mad™

    Yup, ZERO predictions by the fake climate “scientists” came true, but let’s just say they did for the sake of wealth redistribution.