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The Gore Effect hovers ominously:

A hint of rain over the Kodak Theatre hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm on Hollywood Boulevard.

Gray clouds floated over the red carpet Sunday as limousines began delivering early guests to the venue for the 79th annual Academy Awards.

It’s like a Stephen King prologue. Further weather details here.

UPDATE. “I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about the Gore effect,” writes ForNow, “but now it looks like most of the USA is being hit.” And that was before Al’s film won the Oscar. Here’s how the Gore Effect has impacted thus far across the US:

Iowa: “Power crews scrambled Sunday to restore electricity to more than 250,000 customers, after ice, snow and wind caused the most widespread Iowa power failures in at least a decade — possibly in history.”

Minnesota: “After a mostly dry winter, Minnesotans were reacquainting themselves with the winter lingo Sunday after a slow-moving snowstorm dumped depths in the double digits across much of the state.” (Also in Minnesota, James Lileks writes: “We woke to seven inches of accumulated global warming this morning, so everyone got out the snowblowers.”)

Indiana: “A winter storm that coated parts of northern Indiana with up to a half-inch of ice snapped tree limbs and power lines, leaving more than 19,000 customers still in the dark Sunday afternoon hours after the ice began to melt.

Virginia: “Air temperatures two degrees colder than expected at about 3,000 feet allowed several inches of snow to fall across much of the region …”

Illinois: “The storm’s snow, sleet and freezing rain led airlines to cancel 200 flights Sunday at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport …More than 83,000 customers were without power Sunday morning in Illinois because of wind damage, fallen tree limbs and ice collecting on wires, utilities said.”

Nebraska: “’The snow is so wet it’s sticking to power poles and power lines,’ said Bill Taylor of the National Weather Service office in North Platte, Neb.”

DC: “The District of Columbia declared a snow emergency, banning parking on major routes to make room for snow plows. Three to 4 inches of snow was expected in the Washington area and motorists in the region were warned the snow could turn to ice overnight.”

Michigan: “Snow has been falling down for most of the day, causing accidents and some headaches for people trying to dig out.”

New York: “JetBlue airlines has canceled 68 flights into and out of Kennedy airport Monday because of the snow expected to fall overnight.”

New Jersey: “A wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain – spawned by a massive storm system that battered the midwest this weekend – made travel treacherous in parts of New Jersey on Sunday night.”

UPDATE II. AFP hails An Inconvenient Truth:

Making use of a vast body …

That’d be Al Gore.

… of scientific data, the film represents a stinging rebuttal to the dwindling and increasingly discredited band of skeptics who refuse to acknowledge the extent of climate change.

As Dave Barry might say, Discredited Band of Skeptics would be a good name for a rock band.

The central thrust of Gore’s claims is that global warming is a genuine threat and largely man-made, an assertion that is backed by recent research.

Then why is everybody so cold?

UPDATE III. As if further proof of the Effect’s potency was required:

Hollywood’s elite braved cold dreary skies with barely a shiver as they crossed the red carpet in off-the-shoulder gowns and designer tuxedos for the 79th annual Oscars today …

Cruz, Cameron Diaz and Rachel Weisz were among the stars wearing flowing strapless or off-the-shoulder gowns despite the unusually chilly temperatures.

UPDATE IV. It’s raining in Sydney. Are you happy now, Al Gore? Happy that you’ve made the whole planet cry?

Posted by Tim B. on 02/25/2007 at 09:29 PM
    1. Gorgasmic.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 02 25 at 09:37 PM • permalink


    1. “A hint of rain over the Kodak Theatre hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm on Hollywood Boulevard.”

      They are bewarned they’ll all beGored.

      Posted by ElectronPower on 2007 02 25 at 09:40 PM • permalink


    1. I predict snow by the end of the night.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 02 25 at 09:40 PM • permalink


    1. No problem interpeting here.  These clouds are left-over from Hurricane Katrina.
      Whatever the weather, it is always due to Human Global Warmening, not Unexplained Chaotic Climate Variation.
      Science has Spoken…

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 02 25 at 09:41 PM • permalink


    1. Here he is on the possibly red carpet.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 02 25 at 09:47 PM • permalink


    1. Okay, this is getting spooky. I swear the weather all over the globe is reacting to Gore at the Academy Awards; here in Cedar Rapids, we had a campus-wide blackout in addition to fifty-mile-an-hour winds, hail, snow, fog, sleet, and deep darkness. When I got up this morning, there was an inch and a half of solid ice on the steps.

      Dear lord, imagine if he’d actually been elected . . . *shudder*

      Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2007 02 25 at 09:50 PM • permalink


    1. That’s frigid by southern CA standards.  God continues to goof on Albert.  Who knew God had such a great sense of humor?

      Posted by blogagog on 2007 02 25 at 10:00 PM • permalink


    1. Here in – it never rains in the summer – Perth, the heavens have opened and its pouring with rain.

      We are truly blessed by his Goreness pbuh.

      Posted by phil_b on 2007 02 25 at 10:05 PM • permalink


    1. Tungsten Monk

      Dear lord, imagine if he’d actually been elected . . . *shudder*

      Inquire and receive

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 02 25 at 10:06 PM • permalink


    1. What happens if al sneezes and farts simultaneously? We can live in hope.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 02 25 at 10:07 PM • permalink


    1. Oh, please let there be hail.  Big Nebraska hail.  Please.

      Posted by Matt in Denver on 2007 02 25 at 10:12 PM • permalink


    1. Slightly O/T but according to Reuters and Gautier Chappelle “Gauthier Chapelle of the Polar Foundation in Brussels says global warming is seen as the culprit behind the ice shelves’ demise.”. Apparently “Since 1974, 13,500 square kilometres of ice shelves have disintegrated in the Antarctic Peninsula”.  This will all lead to rising sea levels.  She fails to mention that there are approximately 30 million square kilometres of ice in Antartica and that this represents 0.05% at best.  She also fails to mention “Sea ice around Antarctica varies from about 8 million square miles in September or October to about 1 million square miles in January or February. ”. It is this type of reporting that warms the cockles of Gore’s very cold heart.

      Posted by allan on 2007 02 25 at 10:15 PM • permalink


    1. I didn’t know Prius made a limo? Or did Al walk to the awards?

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 25 at 10:15 PM • permalink


    1. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about the Gore effect but now it looks like most of the USA is being hit. I read about Gore at the Oscars, and suddenly I’m reading of snow here in NYC tonight through tomorrow, 5 to 7 inches predicted, with maybe more on Tuesday. Monster snows in the Midwest.

      Posted by ForNow on 2007 02 25 at 10:16 PM • permalink


    1. Somebody will need to do a study correlating each TV market’s Academy Awards ratings with the local temperature tonight…

      Posted by PW on 2007 02 25 at 10:24 PM • permalink


    1. Ooh, I hope it does rain as a CTV announcer at the show said that the “red carpet was literally electric.”

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 02 25 at 10:29 PM • permalink


    1. So, is Gore’s video projector going to win the Best Supporting Role award?

      Posted by PW on 2007 02 25 at 10:53 PM • permalink


    1. Is the weather getting WINDY ask Tim B? bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


      smootches to the weather man

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 02 25 at 10:56 PM • permalink


    1. The last thing Oscar needs is (more) shrinkage of the package due to the Gore effect. It’ll be an innie.

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 02 25 at 10:58 PM • permalink


    1. Not to mention, there aren’t any f%%%ing polar bears in Antartica, but I guess she knows most of her target audience wouldn’t actually know that.

      Posted by phil_b on 2007 02 25 at 10:59 PM • permalink


    1. #13, maybe he’ll arrive by rickshaw?

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 02 25 at 11:03 PM • permalink


    1. AlGore arriving.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 02 25 at 11:05 PM • permalink


    1. MST3K couldn’t goof on Gore better than Mother Earth is doing herself.

      Posted by Ricardo on 2007 02 25 at 11:11 PM • permalink


    1. “A hint of rain over the Kodak Theatre hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm on Hollywood Boulevard.”

      It was a dark and stormy night . . . .

      Posted by Bruce Lagasse on 2007 02 25 at 11:18 PM • permalink


    1. Bruce Lagasse

      Been meaning to tell you…BAM!

      think it’s your last name

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 02 25 at 11:39 PM • permalink


    1. It was a dark and stormy night …
      Much lightning and thunder
      Al Gore strode up
      But the stage went under

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 02 25 at 11:52 PM • permalink


    1. #25, El Cid,

      Thanks for the kind “word.” However, Emeril pronounces his name differently than I do.  Also, the only cooking show I could do would consist solely of putting ready-made stuff in a microwave oven.

      Posted by Bruce Lagasse on 2007 02 25 at 11:57 PM • permalink


    1. Bruce Lagasse

      However, Emeril pronounces his name differently than I do

      Well sure…you’re Bruce…:)

      Also, the only cooking show I could do would consist solely of putting ready-made stuff in a microwave oven.

      Hey, I do a mean potato. People drive for miles….usually away. Put it this way, if someone said ‘Nuke, Persia, they’ve got the right man, in me.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 02 26 at 12:03 AM • permalink


    1. #13 #21 Maybe David Suzuki is giving him a lift in his seats-40, carries-8 enviro-bus.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 02 26 at 12:09 AM • permalink


    1. And the winner is…

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 02 26 at 12:31 AM • permalink


    1. Can’t wait for the sequel.

      An Inconvenient Truth 2: $$$$SUCKERS!$$$$

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 26 at 12:41 AM • permalink


    1. I think it’s fantastic that the film academy have decided to embrace religion.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2007 02 26 at 12:42 AM • permalink


    1. #30
      Did it also take out “Best Comedy”?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 02 26 at 12:44 AM • permalink


    1. I think the category was best fiction by a pseudo scientist!

      Posted by missred on 2007 02 26 at 01:01 AM • permalink


    1. Now that Gore has his Oscar, I think the smug this year will be far more devastating than the Great Clooney Smug of 2006.

      Posted by Mark V. on 2007 02 26 at 01:21 AM • permalink


    1. I think that goes without saying, Mark V. Can sniffing their own farts be far off?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 02 26 at 01:25 AM • permalink


    1. Gore is a bore
      So is Mike Moore
      Taking the award
      Instead of a sword
      They’ll have egg on face
      When it is found
      They misled the human race …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 02 26 at 01:35 AM • permalink


    1. I assume that Mr. Gore walked to the event, eschewed Gaia created clothes, especially from China and accepted a statue made from mud or something likewise ‘appropriate’

      Posted by Nic on 2007 02 26 at 01:50 AM • permalink


    1. Hope they didnt heat the theatre up for the awards, wouldnt want to have people aware of the outside world at all?

      One of the all time stupidest letters in the Australian today (print version) castagating people building “McMansions” any one of which consumed as much electricity as “a whole Indian village”.
      I should bloody well hope so!!

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 02 26 at 02:02 AM • permalink


    1. You can even see the Gore Effect from space:

      Snow over the Northeast United States (from last week)

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 02 26 at 02:04 AM • permalink


    1. That Oscar is smarter and more expressive than Gorezilla.  I wish the statue would know Algore on the head and take his place; the world could only improve.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 02 26 at 02:09 AM • permalink


    1. I wish the statue would knock Algore on the head and take his place; the world could only improve.


      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 02 26 at 02:10 AM • permalink


    1. Well, Mark V., judging by Tim’s extensive update, the Al Gore Smug Storm is indeed turning out to be devastating. Clooney must be steamed.


      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 02 26 at 02:16 AM • permalink


    1. Maybe Jamie Packer should invite Inflatey Boy over to Perisher in June this year so they have a decent season for once- the fat fuck’s a one man snow machine.

      BTW, he would have received an Oscar much sooner than this if the franchise had’ve cast the right politician inthis role.

      Slightly O/T, but Citroen has released a hybrid version of its venerable 2CV, named the CamAlbert’ in honour of the former VPs efforts to prevent planetary parboiling, and his trencherman-like cheese consumption.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 02 26 at 02:17 AM • permalink


    1. Not since Michael Moore got blown by the Academy, have they required so many seat fillers for one man.

      No wonder he’s paranoid about GW, he must sweat like a cat in a Chinese restaurant.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 26 at 02:25 AM • permalink


    1. I was going to pretend to be an old hand around here but decided it’s best to come clean and take any newbie initiation ceremonies like a man (I am quite sensitive in the testicular region though, so please go easy on the boot polish).

      I do have one orientation type question: Where’s the bar and do first-timers have to buy everyone a drink?

      Posted by CO² max on 2007 02 26 at 02:25 AM • permalink


    1. Thanks Al.  We had a day or two of 80 degree temps last week and last night it was friggin’ cold and it’s cold again tonight.

      Posted by Artki on 2007 02 26 at 02:33 AM • permalink


    1. #46, It’s over there and yes you do. But you can run a tab.

      For a bonus, I’ll give you my verbatim response at the moment An Inconvenient Truth won the Oscar:


      Really. I’ve got witnesses.

      Posted by Dr Alice on 2007 02 26 at 02:39 AM • permalink


    1. Gore is the most efficient heat sink known to man. I will have to revise my plans to fire him into the sun.

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 02 26 at 02:42 AM • permalink


    1. Next up: Algore explains how massive wealth redistribution and government regulation by the Nanny State will save us from Golwball Warming, in song.

      I smell a Grammy!!

      Posted by fugazi on 2007 02 26 at 02:44 AM • permalink


    1. My parents actually got stranded in Florida until Tuesday due to their flight back here (through Chicago) being cancelled this morning by the snowstorm, and everything else being booked solid.

      Posted by Vexorg on 2007 02 26 at 02:57 AM • permalink


    1. I have a tune for that, fugazi.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 02 26 at 03:07 AM • permalink


    1. Oscars live blogged most excellently

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 26 at 03:32 AM • permalink


    1. #8 phil_b

      We are truly blessed by his Goreness pbuh.

      Precipitation be upon him?

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 02 26 at 03:35 AM • permalink


    1. Shoveled 10 inches of fresh global warming from the deck this morning while the husband manned the global warming blower for 2 friggin’ hours.

      annnnnnd….now it’s falling again.

      Thanks Al!

      Posted by Tink on 2007 02 26 at 03:38 AM • permalink


    1. Ohio : Heavy ice on top of snow causes major paw-slipperyness.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 02 26 at 03:46 AM • permalink


    1. I haven’t watched that vanity show for a coon’s age.  Any bunch of people who have no more discrimination than to vote for MM’s obscenity could possibly interest me in anything they value.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 02 26 at 03:49 AM • permalink


    1. Muzzie Zapper, you got it.

      Posted by phil_b on 2007 02 26 at 03:54 AM • permalink


    1. NO bunch of people, not “Any”.

      This big fluffy dog brought me an extra keg of brandy tonight to ward off the gorbal worming.  I’ve been protecting myself for most of the night and the grammar synapse is firing a bit off.  Or whatever.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 02 26 at 03:58 AM • permalink


    1. We’ve had another beautiful day in Louisiana.  Opened the windows to air the house.  69F.

      Posted by Janis Gore on 2007 02 26 at 04:11 AM • permalink


    1. I work with a guy whom I used to consider extremely intelligent. He recently asked me if I’d seen Al Gore’s movie. I replied that I hadn’t nor did I intend too. He told me that it makes you stop and think, it uncovers a lot of facts and that I really should see it. When I asked him where he had gone to witness these changes, he paused for a moment. He was looking at me with that deer in the headlights look, so I clarified by asking him how the weather was different locally (I thought I’d start close to home and we could move elsewhere from here). He said it had more to do with the melting of the polar caps, but agreed that locally, the weather is pretty much the same as far as our memories can take us.  I then asked him if what he is talking about is closer to regional warming than global warming. He didn’t have an answer.
      I’m now forced to re-consider everything else this gentleman has ever said to me.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 02 26 at 04:29 AM • permalink


    1. A humble prayer of thanksgiving, on this holy Oscar night, courtesy of the Ace o’Spades.null[

      Posted by bbilly on 2007 02 26 at 04:39 AM • permalink


    1. I had a copy of the article Gore is a Greenhouse Gas Bag on my desk today and someone wandered in. He said something about glowball warmening and I said “No, read the title”. He said “Ah, yeah, but who’s paying him?”
      I emailed him later and said that he should try reading the article.
      Just because the government and gullible idiots are paying the AGW Evangelists doesn’t mean that its’ true. I also sent him a couple of links to articles and info.
      I don’t think it’ll get thru.
      He’s an academic.

      Posted by kae on 2007 02 26 at 04:51 AM • permalink


    1. The long-range weather forecaster* spoke in his Monday arvo slot and said that it’s been a very cool summer here (Brisbane) overall.

      *not sure if that distinction eliminates his kudos as any kind of weather forecaster… (with the “Believers” anyway)

      Posted by kae on 2007 02 26 at 04:52 AM • permalink


    1. Physics was not one of my better subjects so can someone please enlighten me. If the polar caps melted & in particular the northern one, wouldn’t sea levels actually drop? I’m thinking of the ice cube in the glass experiment.

      Posted by Spag_oz on 2007 02 26 at 04:55 AM • permalink


    1. #36

      I dunno, they’re already swallowing their own shit…

      Posted by kae on 2007 02 26 at 04:56 AM • permalink


    1. #49

      Gore is the most efficient heat sink known to man. I will have to revise my plans to fire him into the sun.

      Wouldn’t you have a problem with the rocket flying up his….

      er, nevermind.

      Posted by kae on 2007 02 26 at 05:00 AM • permalink


    1. The spouse & I are happy here in Newcastle, Australia, rained in as we’re supposed to be during the usual February wet season. Fishing’s good, climate change doesn’t seem to be happening any differently than it has during the past 50 years, carbon trading credits have gone down the gurgler, and all’s right in the world.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 02 26 at 05:48 AM • permalink


    1. Update II.

      Sure, Dave Barry has some great names for rock bands but undoubtably some of his best work was inspired by the amber nectar:

      “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” Dave Barry.

      “Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” Dave Barry.

      Posted by CO² max on 2007 02 26 at 06:28 AM • permalink


    1. *undoubtedly

      Posted by CO² max on 2007 02 26 at 06:30 AM • permalink


    1. Under the Whip,

      Welcome to the VRWC.  You will likely have many reasons soon to regret wanting to join.  Obviously you’ve been reading this blog but Andrea hasn’t until now allowed you to comment.  That’s a good thing actually.  It’s allowed you to watch and harden your sensitivies.  Almost all members here have hard sensitivities.

      Please note that you are currently assigned scalawag status.  This is the lowest level of the hierarchy of status in the VRWC.  I mean low.  So low that we commonly dress scalawags in red and use them for red carpet occassions.

      Once you’re put your time in, assuming you’ve survived, you will be promoted to scoundrel status, then rogue, finally minion.  Above that is henchman, then full member, but really, there is little chance you’ll survive to make those levels.  The minions that are above you will make sure of that.

      Welcome!  And good luck!

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 02 26 at 06:49 AM • permalink


    1. On Turner Classic Movies they show old Oscar winners this time of year. In the future, these lineups will get nothing but laughs.

      “American Beauty”, Moral: Anybody who wishes his son wasn’t gay is not a frustrated and repressed grandfather, he’s a frustrated an repressed homosexual!

      “Brokeback Mountain”, Moral: Those boys in Wyoming who beat up Mathew Shepard were terrible homophobes, so we are going to make a movie about shepherds, ‘sheperds’, get it? and make everyone watch, whether it is any good or not.

      “An Inconvienient Truth”, This one has the most potential for future laughs as mankind freezes because the Sun has shot his wad over the past fifty years and is going through a refractory period that may last a century. (Hey, it’s solar physics)

      Posted by moptop on 2007 02 26 at 07:01 AM • permalink


    1. Did anybody else notice that once Jerry Seinfeld read the winner for the documentary category (which I thought was unintentionally appropriate) the announcer talked about how the producer and the cast were scheduled to shoot footage in New Orleans the night before hurricane Katrina hit, “an event that brought home the threat–and the impact–of global warming”?

      I’d like to see some evidence for that, especially since ManBearPig’s “climate crisis” didn’t produce any of the horrible hurricanes during the last hurricane season which were destined to wreak Gaia’s fury on the Red States.

      Oh, wait.  That can be easily explained.  The reason that there weren’t any killer storms during the period when they were expected can probably be traced to global warming.  Funny how that works.

      Posted by Sean M on 2007 02 26 at 07:12 AM • permalink


    1. Wronwright,

      Thank you for those kind words. I am truly honoured to be permitted to serve my probation in the VRWC, and to be welcomed by such an illustrious member as yourself, whose work I have admired from the shadows.

      I shall wear my scalawag status as a badge of honour as I aspire to one day reach scoundrel level. Should I ever manage to achieve those lofty heights I will devote my success to those who have gone before, tried and failed, and been consigned to Andrea’s dustbin of shame.

      Meanwhile, my sensitivities will undergo a rigorous hardening program in an attempt to endure the inevitable humiliation I shall suffer as a result of rebukes from higher ranked VRWCs.

      I face my task with steely resolve.

      Posted by CO² max on 2007 02 26 at 07:14 AM • permalink


    1. Sienfeld is just proving how smart he is. He doesn’t even need to read the latest IPCC report, which makes no claim about hurricanes and Gloebbel Warming, because he knows better than those “top scientists” at the IPCC.

      Posted by moptop on 2007 02 26 at 07:24 AM • permalink


    1. Did people actually watch the Oscars? I was busy sending to Dave Barry the complete body of work of my two favourite bands: Chesta Drawers and the Lowboys, and the Pork Hunts (now sadly abbreviated by Australian censorship laws to the Porkers).

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 02 26 at 07:25 AM • permalink


    1. In Michigan, I also had almost 3/4” of ice (well, I still do, I haven’t quite cleared it yet).

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 02 26 at 07:44 AM • permalink


    1. 40. Art, I wonder what that’s goin’ to do to our albedo.  We could be in for a cold year.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 02 26 at 07:51 AM • permalink


    1. 66. Not very likely, some ice is one land and some ice has lower salinity too, so I think when melted it’s still less dense than the ocean water. Historical records will show that sea levels can go higher, but not as much or as fast as implied.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 02 26 at 08:08 AM • permalink


    1. Sorry, 65.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 02 26 at 08:09 AM • permalink


    1. #31
      An Inconvenient Truth 2: The Coldening is already in post-production.  All that weather you’ve been having is just for second unit b-roll.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 02 26 at 08:35 AM • permalink


    1. OT why doesn’t the view all posts thingy work? would be a great antidote to depression to read all of habib’s magnificently dyspeptic posts, for example

      Posted by KK on 2007 02 26 at 08:35 AM • permalink


    1. “And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and you will atone! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale Mr. Bush?” Peter Finch, “Network”, 1976 Al Gore, Oscars, 2007.

      Posted by CO² max on 2007 02 26 at 08:36 AM • permalink


    1. Hollywood has just reversed 230+ years of history by shitting on their own country and honouring the queen of England.

      Posted by Crossie on 2007 02 26 at 08:42 AM • permalink


    1. #82 I applaud the honesty of your bio. That IS one seriously neglected blog ya got there.  I believe that function only queries weblog entries (IE: Topics) and not the comments. That would be a nice feature though. That sure would make it easier to trip up wronwright with his endless web-spinning attempts at covering up his time-travel misdeeds.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 02 26 at 08:50 AM • permalink


    1. When Al comes looking for a date, Gaia turns into one frigid bitch. Oh, sorry, that’s Hillary. Never mind.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 02 26 at 09:07 AM • permalink


    1. One more scientist gives Gore the cold shoulder.

      “He has described Al Gore’s documentary as ‘a political statement timed to present him as a presidential candidate in 2008. …The glossy production is replete with inaccuracies and misrepresentations, and appeals to public fear as shamelessly as any other political statement that hopes to unite the public behind a particular ideology.’ “

      (But… what happened to the Consensus?)

      Posted by arrowhead ripper on 2007 02 26 at 09:24 AM • permalink


    1. 63—beat me to it.

      Posted by arrowhead ripper on 2007 02 26 at 09:26 AM • permalink


    1. “Gore is a Greenhouse Gas Bag” was an article worth reading. Here are more, some of them culled from this very blog.

      • Inconvenient Truths: Novel science fiction on global warming. –Patrick J. Michaels, National Review Online, Feb 23, 2007
      • ‘Blame cosmic rays not CO2 for warming up the planet’ –Lewis Smith, Times (UK), Feb 12, 2007
      • An experiment that hints we are wrong on climate change –Nigel Calder (former editor of New Scientist), Sunday Times (UK), Feb 11, 2007
      • The real deal?: Against the grain: Some scientists deny global warming exists –Lawrence Solomon, National Post (Canada), Feb 2, 2007
      • NO: It’s a fact that their numbers are up fivefold since the 1970s (polar bears) –H. Sterling Burnett, McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Jan 2, 2007
      • Al Gore Is a Greenhouse Gasbag: Penn professor Bob Giegengack has a few quibbles with the former VP on this whole global warming thing –John Marchese, Philadelphia Magazine, Jan 2007
      • Public Disservice: Melting myths. –Patrick J. Michaels, National Review Online, Jul 26, 2006
      • Climate of Fear: Global-warming alarmists intimidate dissenting scientists into silence. –Richard Lindzen (Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT), Opinion Journal, Apr 12, 2006
      • There IS a problem with global warming… it stopped in 1998 –Bob Carter (geologist in paleoclimate research), Opinion.Telegraph (UK), Apr 9, 2006
      • Open Kyoto to debate: Sixty scientists call on Harper to revisit the science of global warming –National Post (Canada), Apr 6, 2006
      • (Beginning of) The Global-Warming God: Must it now be appeased? –Patrick J. Michaels, National Review Online, Oct 5, 2005
      • Interview with Dr. William Gray – James K. Glassman, TCSDaily, Sep 9, 2005
      • Discover Dialogue: Meteorologist William Gray –Kathy A. Svitil, DISCOVER Vol. 26 No. 09, Sep 2005
      • Politicized Science is Dangerous – (Excerpted from _State of Fear_) –Michael Crichton
      • Environmentalism as Religion –Michael Crichton, Sept 15, 2003
      • Aliens Cause Global Warming –Michael Crichton, lecture at the California Institute of Technology, Jan 17, 2003
      • Clip from Penn & Teller’s “Environmental Hysteria” episode of their cable TV series

      Posted by ForNow on 2007 02 26 at 09:33 AM • permalink


    1. #73
      I was mostly watching Iron Chef last night, but I did flip over when they were doing the (pseudo)documentary category.  I yelled & cursed at the tv when they announced that sh!t about Katrina & goebbels wartening.

      What I found frightening is the reaction of Melissa Etheridge to Goregon’s win—her look was that of someone completely under the spell of a charlatan

      hypnotist.  It’s as though she had completely lost any ability to think for herself and would blindly follow the AlGorenator to wrack & ruin.  Scary.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 02 26 at 09:54 AM • permalink


  • Thanks ForNow, your comments permalink is now in my “favorites”.

    Posted by moptop on 2007 02 26 at 10:01 AM • permalink



    1. Underline</u> off!

      Posted by ForNow on 2007 02 26 at 10:01 AM • permalink


    1. You’re welcome, moptop! And I know a fellow Ldotter when I see one!

      Posted by ForNow on 2007 02 26 at 10:03 AM • permalink


    1. Yes Fornow, I’ve just bookmarked all those links.

      And sorry about the underline fiasco—I was busy fending off a hungry polar bear.  No, really. Honest.  I wouldn’t make up something like that.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 02 26 at 10:20 AM • permalink


    1. I feel a complicated joke coming on about a hungry drowning polar bear trying to get us to throw him some of our profligate underlines—joke not quite making it—no joke, one drowned polar bear.

      Posted by ForNow on 2007 02 26 at 10:31 AM • permalink


    1. CO2 or Solar, supposedly debunked cosmic ray factor.  I think Shaviv’s claim that 2/3s of recent ( last 30 years) global warming suffers from the same problem as the attribution of all warming to CO2.  I suspect that the amount that can be linked to cosmic ray flux is less than 15% of observed, which is still more than GHGs 10% (6% if you only count the anthro portion).  They both suffer from the correlation-causation problem.  I particularly like this comment, responding to an asertion that the correlation is weak.

      The relationship of cosmic rays to the sun is also much more complex than people are willing to treat it.  Certain rays affect climate different and the ones that affect cloud cover are less affected by the sun.  Slight increases in solar activity cause significant reduction in cosmic rays, but not as much for the high-energy rays that increase low level cloud cover.

      And this will give you an idea of how much we understand GHG contributions to recent warming.Warming Model beakdown

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 02 26 at 11:19 AM • permalink


    1. Oh, the rays also fluctiate a lot indepent of the sun and can vary across the spectum at any time, the sun provides shielding so there’s a correlation with solar activity.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 02 26 at 11:25 AM • permalink


    1. I blame Israel.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2007 02 26 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. The glossy production is replete with inaccuracies and misrepresentations, and appeals to public fear as shamelessly as any other political statement that hopes to unite the public behind a particular ideology.


      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 02 26 at 01:26 PM • permalink


    1. OT why doesn’t the view all posts thingy work?

      Wronwright broke it during the Great Boldening Crisis of Ought-Four. Like sending a monkey with a rake to perform brain surgery, it was.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 02 26 at 03:57 PM • permalink


    1. #88

      It was mentioned here at Tim’s in a previous thread I think.

      Posted by kae on 2007 02 26 at 05:24 PM • permalink


    1. Nice to see the real aaron_ here. Take care, buddy.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 02 26 at 11:18 PM • permalink


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