Friday, 29 January 2016

Today is Al Gore’s Apocalypse Day


Ten years ago this week, the man who used to be the next American president1 and who converted John Key into a warmist2 announced we had only ten years left to save the planet.

Today is the day!

Gore predicted, when his fib-umentary “An Inconvenient Truth” was first released at the Sundance Film Festival, that “unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return.” In Gore’s own words, he claimed we would experience “a true planetary emergency.” …
    Among the worst-case consequences: A new ice age in Europe, and massive flooding of regions in India, China and elsewhere that could make refugees of tens of millions of people.

This ia a very categorical, measurable, falsifiable statement.

It has now been falsified.

Drastic action has been promised. It has not yet been taken.

The planetary emergency he confidently predicted (don’t clap, just throw him money) has not happened. Assessing his specific claims:

1. Satellite data says that Earth hasn’t warmed in nearly 20 years. …
2. Predictions that climate change — the rebranding of “global warming” when it turned out that predicted warming wasn’t happening — would cause catastrophic weather damage haven’t panned out. German insurance giant
Munich Re says losses from natural disasters were lower in 2015 than in 2014 and lowest since 2009
3. Despite all the self-congratulatory international conferences and pseudo-agreements, the world has done nothing to “fight global warming.” … CO2 levels keep climbing and now exceed 401 parts per million in the atmosphere. …
4. In the mid- to late-2000s, Gore
repeatedly predicted that an ice-free Arctic Ocean was coming in 2014. But as usual, his fortune-telling was wrong. By 2014, Arctic ice had grown thicker and covered a greater area than it did when he made his prediction. …
6. And then there’s the polar bears. . . . Biologists report a 42% increase in some populations, saying they are doing fine, with some as “fat as pigs.”
7. Mr. Gore said in his movie that there would be a “shutting down of the ocean conveyor”. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said this gulf stream may slow down, but it is not likely to stop completely. A more recent study by NASA suggests even that isn’t going to happen
8. Mr. Gore claimed in his movie (citing hurricane Katrina) that “hurricanes are getting stronger due to global warming”. Well, the data says otherwise, and there’s been no strong Cat4 or Cat5 hurricanes that have impacted the USA since hurricane Wilma in October of 2005, spanning at entire decade. …

Sorry Al.

May we have our Prime Minister back now?



1. But who instead became the world’s first climate-scam billionaire.
2. Al Gore delivered his fraudulent presentation in Lecture Theatre 439 of Auckland's Engineering School almost ten years ago, the room packed with "a cross-section of infuential New Zealanders" -- all of them hand-picked -- all of them applauding their hero; a spill-over audience outside and in other lecture theatres around the campus cheered Al to a standstill both coming and going; and John Boy Key went in a skeptic and came out a warmist, emerging to confess “all his buttons had been pushed” after having undergone a Damascene conversion at the feet of Al Gore's slides.


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