Sunday, 11 November 2012

AlGore keeps chuggin'

    We feel obliged to give our fellow Tennessean, of sorts, some equal billing.   No one watches his television channel.  Very few care about what he says, save for some over-indoctrinated, psuedo-educated collegiates who desire to believe America and capitalism is guilty of all evil, even evil that does not exist.

    TThere is considerable lack of awareness by AlGore and the Globalgeddon Zomboes that their revered East Anglia University weather people have stated very recently that "global warming" seems to have stopped about 14 years ago and temperatures have retreated slightly since that peak.   All OROGs and all reasonable people must point this out breifly in any conversation where "climate change" is being discussed in such a way as to include anything that AlGore has said in the last twenty years.   His  apocolyptic pronouncements have always been wrong, and this arrival at odd sites over the years only to be greeted by out of season heavy snowfalls is legendary.
     The Globalgeddon Zomboes are now reduced to declaring a Category I Hurricane to be evidence of recent onset Global Ischmutithianistic Reletroxicity, caused by man-made evil, like making apple pies out of apples and baseball bats out of wood.
     It does little good to remind the Globalgeddon Zomboes that the much larger weather significance of the whole Sandy Episode was the Continental Polar system that brought real live record breaking and head-scratching weather to the area just on and to the immediate west of the Appalachians.   Another small matter is the lack of competence and the unruly trashy behaviour of the people in the New York and New Jersey area.   It speaks to the fact that inability to practice self-reliance is now the norm, much to the good cheer of the "Let the Government Take Care of It" crowd.   It will never be understood by this writer how or why Governors Christi and Cuomo would not have taken advantage of the long, long, advanced warning to have ordered generators and mobile pumping equipment into place.
     And please answer....Why in the name of Jumping Jehosophat would anyone throw eggs and tomatoes at people who had come a great distance to help restore electricity.   Is labour union membership that important?

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Al Gore to argue link between dirty energy and dirty weather

Mike De Souza, Postmedia News

Published: Saturday, November 10, 2012
OTTAWA – Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore will try to make the case next week that "dirty energy" is contributing to what he calls "dirty weather" events around the world.
"Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come," Gore wrote in a recent opinion piece in the Huffington Post. "We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather."
      Gore will deliver his message on Nov. 15 through a new presentation in New York as part of his Climate Reality Project, to be broadcast on the Internet. The initiative was launched last year as a 24-hour event with slide-show presentations from around the world, highlighting the latest news about human influence on global warming.
       Maggie Fox, the CEO of the project, said that although scientists cannot link global warming to specific storms, there is evidence warmer temperatures and oceans make storm systems stronger, leading to devastating impacts such as those caused by Sandy in the United States and Canada.
According to a 2010 analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science in the U.S., nearly 98 per cent of the most-active climate change scientists in peer-reviewed journals support evidence that human activity is causing global warming.
       This evidence says that heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions – mainly from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal – and land-use changes are responsible.  This is weather that is created by dirty energy, so it seems really important to name it," Fox told Postmedia News. "Our goal is to build both grassroots and communications tools to empower people to see the reality."
      She said the project deliberately scheduled its event to be held after the U.S. elections to push it onto the agenda of the president, a few weeks before an annual United Nations climate change summit.     But she also noted that the superstorm, and other recent extreme weather events, droughts and wildfires, helped make it an issue that voters considered in the last days before the Nov. 6 vote.
In his victory speech Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that Americans want their children to live in a country that "isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."
     The Climate Reality Project event is slated to begin on Nov. 14 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, ending one day later with Gore's new slideshow from New York. In the fourth hour, presenters will look at the impacts of climate change and recent events in British Columbia and the West Coast of North America. They will also discuss what's happening in the Arctic and the world's oceans over the next two hours.
      Canadian participants who are part of Gore's project also have several different presentations on climate change scheduled in the coming days in various cities.   Environment Canada recently offered its own minister, Peter Kent, a slideshow that highlights billions of dollars worth of losses caused by climate change, suggesting that the Harper government could discuss these impacts in public.  Fox said Gore's presentation would also have some positive aspects that explore opportunities to reduce dependence on dirty energy and help stabilize greenhouse gas pollution in the atmosphere.
     Of course, we feel really bad for AlGore because "he jist cain't he'p hisself."   His Inconvient Truth keeps coming around to bite him on the ear lobe.  Please review this small matter of North Polar activity that....well, you know...kinda proves that and his followers are practicing a religion with no god, no philosophy, no lore, myths, traditions, or rites....just the worship of ignorance.   At least they are proud of it.   Remind the next "news reporter" who talks about teaching the children about global climate change if she ever considered self-commital.

To wit:

extent map time series
Click for high-resolution image. —Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Arctic rapidly gaining winter ice

Ice extent doubled in October. The rate of increase since the 2012 minimum was near record, resulting in an October monthly extent 230,000 square kilometers (88,800 square miles) greater than the previous low for the month, which occurred in 2007. Despite this rapid growth, ice extent remains far below normal as we begin November.

Overview of conditions

Figure 1. Arctic sea ice extent for October 2012 was 7.0 million square kilometers (2.7 million square miles). The magenta line shows the 1979 to 2000 median extent for that month. The black cross indicates the geographic North Pole. Sea Ice Index data. About the data

Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center
High-resolution image
Average ice extent for October was 7.00 million square kilometers (2.70 million square miles). This is the second lowest in the satellite record, 230,000 square kilometers (88,800 square miles) above the 2007 record for the month. However, it is 2.29 million square kilometers (884,000 square miles) below the 1979 to 2000 average. The East Siberian, Chukchi, and Laptev seas have substantially frozen up. Large areas of the southern Beaufort, Barents and Kara seas remain ice free.
As of November 4, sea ice extent stood at 8.22 million square kilometers (3.17 million square miles). This is 520,000 square kilometers (201,000 square miles) below the extent observed in 2007 on the same date, and ice extent remains 2.04 million square kilometers (788,000 million square miles) below the 1979 to 2000 average for this date.


To give an OROG a reasonable idea about how much ice is "rapidly gaining" in and around Santa Claus's home,  88,000 square miles is about one-third the size of Texas.   If the OROG will be so kind as to indulge a bit of self-congratulation, he/she will notice that the article is presented so as to include evidenciary material that disagrees with El Gringo Veijo.  As the OROG studies the graphics, he/she will notice a wiggly coloured line that indicates what the National Snow and Ice Data Centre  points out figures that are all but dreadful, they still show that the northern Polar Cap on 4 November 2012 is standing at 3,170,000 square miles, or roughly 4.5 times the size of all of Texas.
     We are also of the opinion that, while this group is committed to the concept that America and capitalism are killing the polar bears and minority children, they seem to try to at least make some effort to produce reliable data.   Their wiggly, coloured lines are using a base data period of 1970 through 2007, as if that is the period of most correct and instructive comparison.   The fact is that at one time....not long ago....the Bering Strait was the Mongolian - Athabaskan land bridge.   And that in the first part of the 1950s, there was almost no ice anywhere in the Arctic Ocean.   One might also consider that in 1911, in April, the icebergs that menaced the Titanic weren't ranging that far south because they were on their way to Miami for the Summer.
      In any regard, any university during these times with enough to put a heading "Arctic rapidly gaining Winter Ice" needs at least honourable mention.
     El Gringo Viejo is aware that the pendulum has swung back to the masses understanding that Simultaneous Global Warming and Global Cooling are simultaneously driving the Polar Bear into extinction while simultaneously producing a species-threatening over-population of Polar Bears.   All that pendulum swinging stuff means is that it is time to push it back to where it was and should be.
So, we'll leave it there and thank you all again for your presence and interest.
El Gringo Viejo