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FINALLY, SNOW

Headline at Rhode Island’s Warwick Advertiser:

Local woman presents global warming poster to village

Touching, isn’t it? Naturally, this presenting was prompted by warm gospeller Rev. Al Gore:

“When I saw Al Gore’s documentary, it inspired me to do something,” said Nebus.

But poster gran Jeanette Nebus didn’t count on the Gore Effect’s inevitable impact, as reported by the same edition of the Warwick Advertiser:

Finally, snow. Kids were happy but some commuters weren’t quite as thrilled. With last week’s Tuesday night snow turning to ice and sleet all morning on Wednesday, then back to snow in the afternoon, roads were not at their best.

But it was the first significant snowfall in the area ...

Stanley P. Gershbein warned Nebus and others of “this frequently observed correlation ... known as the Gore Effect”. Why do these people ignore science? Meanwhile, Steve McIntyre follows Gore’s latest planet-circulating adventures:

Gore swept into Toronto yesterday using an environmentally controversially airline on Toronto Island - a service that is opposed by friends of Toronto’s waterfront (including myself.) The departing headlines read: Heed the Goracle.

Did the Effect manifest itself? Andycanuck emails:

Al Gore has hit Toronto and, surprise, surprise, a week that was forecast to be 3-4°C (about 1-2°C above average) as recently as 5 days ago has dropped to just below freezing and we’re getting a load of wet snow.

Columbia University exhibited no Gore Effect coldness, however. Must be a problem with the computer models.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/23/2007 at 02:28 PM
  1. Wait a minute - just because the temperature at Columbia didn’t agree with your model doesn’t mean the model is wrong

    Posted by bgates on 2007 02 23 at 02:38 PM • permalink

  2. Well this explains the icy wind and cold temperatures that popped up, I seem to remember that earlier in the week they were predicting weather that would be *above freezing* for the first time since mid-January. Now, we have Snowdrifts GAlore.

    Posted by moptop on 2007 02 23 at 02:41 PM • permalink

  3. bgates,
    Somebody made the point that the cosmic rays / solar activity hypothesis not only better correlates to historical temperature trends, and written history, but explains the ‘anomoly’ in Antarctica.

    To wit: Decreases in cloud formations having to do with increased solar magnetic activity shielding the Earth from cosmic rays would not warm Antarctica. The reason being that the continent is permanently covered in snow, and so reflects the same sunlight as if it were cloudy.

    Warmers are in for a reckoning, and pretty soon too, I think.

    Posted by moptop on 2007 02 23 at 02:47 PM • permalink

  4. Ohio today has rock-hard frozen snow you don’t even sink into, even though we’re several hundred miles south of the Canadian G-spot.

    Vicki this morning getting sea legs on ice
    Vicki acclimated on ice

    Posted by rhhardin on 2007 02 23 at 02:47 PM • permalink

  5. It snowed yesterday in southeast Washington….mayhaps the Goracle™ flew overhead on his way east?

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 02 23 at 02:54 PM • permalink

  6. Are these the Goricals of which you speak?

    Posted by moptop on 2007 02 23 at 03:10 PM • permalink

  7. No, not a poster.  That’s it, the game is over.  A poster has won the day for the AGW crowd.

    Damn you and your poster!

    shakes fist

    Posted by rbj1 on 2007 02 23 at 03:14 PM • permalink

  8. I’m confused.  I thought doing stuff is what caused groeble warmening.

    Posted by aaron_ on 2007 02 23 at 03:20 PM • permalink

  9. I’m sort of hoping the next headline was:
    Village presents poster back to local woman, says not to do it again

    Posted by Dr Alice on 2007 02 23 at 03:28 PM • permalink

  10. ‘“When I saw Al Gore’s documentary, it inspired me to do something,” said Nebus.’

    Me too.  it inspired me to put it back on the shelf and rent a film that had more intellectual value, namely “Jay and Silent Bob Strike back”.

    Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 02 23 at 03:43 PM • permalink

  11. Mayor Michael Newhard said the poster will be hung in the village meeting room for all to see.

    Rather drastic, isn’t it. I mean hell, it’s jus’ someone typin’.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 02 23 at 04:33 PM • permalink

  12. “Columbia University exhibited no Gore Effect coldness, however. Must be a problem with the computer models.”

    Er, don’t you think the problem might be Columbia University? Their faith in the Goracle must be lacking the appropriate fervor.

    Posted by Retread on 2007 02 23 at 04:47 PM • permalink

  13. ... environmentally controversially ....
    Why stop there? Throw in exponentially as well.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 02 23 at 04:55 PM • permalink

  14. Who needs the Muppets and Chicken Little when we have the Warmeners?

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 02 23 at 04:57 PM • permalink

  15. And it’s gotten even worse:
    http://tinyurl.com/32eywk

    February 23, 2007
    Extreme cold weather alert in effect

    The City of Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather alert, effective immediately, to help get homeless people in from the cold. The alert is in effect until further notice.

    An extreme cold weather alert is issued when extremely cold weather is forecast. This type of severe cold weather is hazardous to homeless people who are sleeping outside.

    BTW, I can’t prove this now because Canada’s The Weather Network doesn’t archive its very changeable 14-day trend forecasts, but two weeks ago before Al showed up TWN was forecasting that the end of this week was going to reach 13°C, so thanks, Al, for effing up an early Spring for Toronto.

    Posted by andycanuck on 2007 02 23 at 05:06 PM • permalink

  16. I found an archived prognostication for this weeks weather. I guess their model does not yet include AlGore’s itinerary.

    Coupla other random blizzard thoughts:
    That computer model last week that was threatening us with another big snowstorm was wrong. So relax. Just a couple of light bouts of flurries. And much warmer after today, too.

    Burlington Free Press.

    It has been below 20 F most of this week.

    Posted by moptop on 2007 02 23 at 05:38 PM • permalink

  17. Where was Agore yesterday, anyhow? In the space of two hours, we had rain, hail, sleet and snow. Just a few days ago it was in the 70’s. Did he do a fly-over on his way to Toronto (where, it seems, there’s no shortage of suckers)?

    Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 02 23 at 05:42 PM • permalink

  18. The above documents the Gore effect to a range of about 200 kilometers (swag). Maybe if we just put him on the space shuttle?

    Posted by moptop on 2007 02 23 at 05:45 PM • permalink

  19. “I need a pair desperately and I will pay big bucks for them.” Sounds like what the polar bear said to the Aussie journo with the calipers.

    BTW, that’s an awful thing to say about Leafs fans, Kyda. Oh. That wasn’t a sport reference. Never mind.

    Posted by andycanuck on 2007 02 23 at 06:03 PM • permalink

  20. Andycanuck, say thanks to these boys if you see ‘em.

    I may have to change my joke about why Canada is always pink on the map.

    Posted by moptop on 2007 02 23 at 06:21 PM • permalink

  21. Local woman presents global warming poster to village = person with too much time on her hands.

    Posted by m on 2007 02 23 at 06:37 PM • permalink

  22. BTW in case you don’t know (as most don’t, I suppose) Steve McIntyre has revealed his total lack of environmental cred.

    Toronto City Centre airport is on an island, literally meters—not even kilometers—from the population centers (centres in Canada, I suppose). A call to close it is a call to require air travelers to make a twenty-kilometer trip to Lester Pearson International Airport, thus adding measurably to their carbon footprint before they ever leave Canada.

    The truth of the matter is that the Toronto waterfront is being gentrified—or, IOW, the Condo Commandos have taken the beachhead and are trying to consolidate their taking. Airplanes spoil the view from their million-dollar, fifty-square-meter flats and “reduce property values”. If McIntyre is shilling for them, he’s probably in the pay of the developers and real estate agents.

    Regards,
    Ric

    Posted by Ric Locke on 2007 02 23 at 06:39 PM • permalink

  23. Jeanette Nebus is one of them.
    She is, indeed.

    Posted by m on 2007 02 23 at 06:39 PM • permalink

  24. I am not sure when Al Gore was here—but according to the Tribune, this is looking to be the 5th coldest February in Chicago history.

    Posted by Room 237 on 2007 02 23 at 06:40 PM • permalink

  25. Snowdrifts GAlore.

    Shouldn’t that be

    Snowdrifts AlGore?

    Posted by kae on 2007 02 23 at 07:10 PM • permalink

  26. “The climatologists are restless, my Lady.”

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 02 23 at 07:13 PM • permalink

  27. How dopey is Minner?

    Minner said she has long viewed human-caused carbon emissions as a contributor to climate change.

    Fairly dopey, I reckon.

    Posted by kae on 2007 02 23 at 07:17 PM • permalink

  28. It’s good to see that the anti-AGW comments are massively outnumbering the pro at Dminor’s link and Tim’s link to the Columbia University story. BTW, maybe someone should check if the temperatures in NY around CU have actually been warmer since Al returned from freezing Toronto?

    Posted by andycanuck on 2007 02 23 at 07:30 PM • permalink

  29. It would be fortunate for us all if Big Al developed al-gore-aphobia and shut himself away.
    Imagine the reduction in his carbon footprints!

    big sigh

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 02 23 at 07:37 PM • permalink

  30. pogria let the italics out.

    nicky-nicky-nar-nar

    Posted by kae on 2007 02 23 at 07:43 PM • permalink

  31. I seem to remember that low pressure areas are caused by sucking extra molecules of oxygen and nitrogen from a geographic area.  Then those ol’ nasty high pressure storms and what not rush into the area that has been the victim of some force that sucks all the oxygen from the area.  So beware the reverse gas bag coming to your area.

    Posted by Pat Patterson on 2007 02 23 at 08:10 PM • permalink

  32. Nebus created a large poster describing global warming and how it affects our environment and our bodies.


    Our bodies? There’s a new one. Anyone here know what the heck she means by that?

    Her poster, by the way, reminds me of those primary school projects we always had to do.

    Straight after mentioning that America, China and India didn’t sign Kyoto, she claims “there are things we can do, the sooner the better, to help (reduce greenhouse gas emissions 5% by 2012).” We then get a list of the usual rubbish, but never, ever, do we get even a ballpark guess at what these measures will actually achieve. You know, in real life. No, we just skip over the fact that none of this will drop temperature more than, let’s say, 0.001 degrees Celsius. (Because not even the climate change “experts” think anything short of drastic, worldwide emission cuts will lower temps more than that).

    Maybe it’s like a Christmas present - just the thought that counts.

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 02 23 at 08:16 PM • permalink

  33. A nice blog analysing Australia weather data. Some interesting conclusions on what is causing the observed warming and it’s not CO2 levels.

    http://gustofhotair.blogspot.com/

    Posted by phil_b on 2007 02 23 at 08:20 PM • permalink

  34. Ladies and Gentlemen…

    I present to you the honorable Governor Ruth Ann Minner.

    Ummmm, it could also be Governor Ruth Ann Minners, husband.

    uglier than a can of smashed assholes

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 02 23 at 08:45 PM • permalink

  35. OT

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A minor earthquake with a magnitude of 3.4 shook portions of downtown San Francisco and nearby Berkeley on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

    DAMN IT! Gosh, I’m glad everyone is safe.

    Reuters

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 02 23 at 08:53 PM • permalink

  36. #34 El Cid

    She looks like a Soviet minister in drag.

    Have to admit, though, red is her colour.

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 02 23 at 08:53 PM • permalink

  37. Dminor

    I almost shit when I saw her picture. Reminded me of a math teacher in high school (yeah, I went…geez). Mrs. Hayman never forget her.

    Taped her wastebasket to my arm, after I missed a shot with a wad of paper. Walked around school the whole damn day with it too.

    Bitch.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 02 23 at 09:08 PM • permalink

  38. #34 El Cid

    I present to you the honorable Governor Ruth Ann Minner…

    Yikes!

    She(?) makes Miss Ballbricker look like Loni-freakin’-Anderson.

    Posted by Thomas on 2007 02 23 at 09:33 PM • permalink

  39. Motop
    Messages for the Troops

    .. and this is the Family Resource Centre in Gagetown which supports the RCR families.

    ... and this is Red Fridays.

    Cheers

    Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 02 23 at 09:49 PM • permalink

  40. Thomas

    She(?) makes Miss Ballbricker look like Loni-freakin’-Anderson.

    This, is my idea of a Miss Ballbreaker Ballbricker.

    Pretty teeth, huh?

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 02 23 at 10:33 PM • permalink

  41. I’m beginning to warm to the idea of climate change. The rising sea levels means that from now on the beach will be coming to me. The reduced travel will save on fuel costs and emissions. In turn that will cool the planet and cause the oceans to recede. Damn.

    Posted by Penguin on 2007 02 23 at 10:45 PM • permalink

  42. It’s been pretty cold here in Germany the last week or two, and sure enough, the breathless “news” reports on TV are leading with random ‘climate change’ stories again, now that their previous “global warming is undoubtedly responsible for the warmer-than-normal winter” stories would be laughed at. (Of course, those should have been laughed at a month ago, too, but hey, this is Europe and people don’t question the news unless the errors are blatantly obvious.)

    Posted by PW on 2007 02 23 at 11:45 PM • permalink

  43. For carbon cred, shouldn’t the Goracle travel by coracle?

    Posted by Habib on 2007 02 24 at 12:26 AM • permalink

  44. El Cid…I hope this link works. Its the only one with a pic that I could find.

    Shes the one on the right, and she looks relatively hot in this picture. At least compared to her Porkys work as Miss Balbricker.

    I do so miss the eighties.

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1135812/posts

    Posted by Thomas on 2007 02 24 at 02:20 AM • permalink

  45. If they were pining for snow, they should have told us. We would gladly have given them some of ours. Still would.

    Posted by rightwingprof on 2007 02 24 at 11:16 AM • permalink

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