View Full Version : Obama Things are heating up in Copenhagen

Saul Good
12-13-2009, 06:47 PM
And, by "heating up", I mean that the record low is about to be obliterated.

Saul Good
12-13-2009, 06:48 PM
Unless I'm reading the forecast wrong, the low on Thursday is forecasted to be 7 degrees colder than the record low. How can this be?

12-13-2009, 06:54 PM
Unless I'm reading the forecast wrong, the low on Thursday is forecasted to be 7 degrees colder than the record low. How can this be?

Wow with all that hot air over there just think how cold it would be if they weren't there.

Taco John
12-13-2009, 07:40 PM
They call it the "Al Gore Effect."

Tracking 'The Gore Effect'

By ERIKA LOVLEY | 11/25/08

For several years now, skeptics have amusedly eyed a phenomenon known as “The Gore Effect” to half-seriously argue their case against global warming.

The so-called Gore Effect happens when a global warming-related event, or appearance by the former vice president and climate change crusader, Al Gore, is marked by exceedingly cold weather or unseasonably winter weather.

For instance, in March, 2007, a Capitol Hill media briefing on the Senate’s new climate bill was cancelled due to a snowstorm.

On Oct. 22, Gore’s global warming speech at Harvard University coincided with near 125-year record-breaking low temperatures. And less than a week later, on Oct. 28, the British House of Commons held a marathon debate on global warming during London’s first October snowfall since 1922.

While there’s no scientific proof that The Gore Effect is anything more than a humorous coincidence, some climate skeptics say it may offer a snapshot of proof that the planet isn’t warming as quickly as some climate change advocates say.

“You can’t fool Mother Nature,” said climate skeptic scientist and meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo. “We used to kid in forecasting that whenever we were very certain about a major forecast, it would wind up being so dead wrong that we’d be embarrassed. It certainly makes you think.”

Tracking The Gore Effect “doesn’t contribute much to the actual making of policy,” said House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican spokeswoman Lisa Miller. But it “can be fun.”

Gore’s climate change campaign, though, isn’t laughing.

“As amusing as this little study sounds, we don’t think it should distract us from the reality,” said his spokeswoman, Kalee Kreider.


Taco John
12-13-2009, 07:43 PM
The Al Gore Effect: Theoretical Basis

Recent research has shown that the mere presence of Al Gore is able to reduce ambient temperatures by approximately 27.6°C. This phenomenon is termed the "Al Gore Effect." Various theories about the physical mechanism of this phenomenon, its dangers, and its potential usefulness in fighting global warming are discussed.

The Al Gore Effect
Last year, in November 2006, Al Gore went to Australia and New Zealand to preach to the wallabies, and their human companions, about global warming. The Australian state of Victoria (largest city: Melbourne), which has an average temperature of 71.2°F in November (November being late spring/early summer there), got snow. The state of Queensland reported the first snow on that date since 1941.

Almost three years earlier, in January 2004, Al Gore had spoken in New York City, and produced the coldest temperatures in almost fifty years. Likewise in Boston of the same year. Ever the modest gentleman, Al Gore attributed the effects not to the phenomenal energy- and life-force-sucking power of his presence, but to global warming (which is, in retrospect, not surprising, since Al Gore attributes everything to global warming).

Then, in late 2007, Al Gore did it again, while in Bali attending the Global Warming conference. Luckily, it's virtually impossible for snow to fall in Bali. But back in America, right on cue, twelve inches of snow fell on Chicago; there were record ice storms in the Midwest, and up to 18 inches of snow in the Northeast. Maine tied a 117-year record for snow. Al Gore's powers appear to be increasing exponentially. Clearly, he no longer needs to be physically present; he can produce record cold temperatures anywhere on the globe just by speaking about global warming. Since Al Gore won the Kentucky Derby in 2007, his climate-altering properties have increased even more.

This remarkable ability to influence climate is not limited to Al Gore, or even to Democrats. The former Republican governor of Maryland, Bob Ehrlich, had a similar preternatural ability to change the weather. For at least two years before he took office, Maryland was in a near-perpetual state of drought. Suddenly, after Ehrlich took office in 2003, the skies opened. By the end of his term in 2007, it had reached near-biblical proportions. Parts of Montgomery County had to be evacuated. Now under O'Malley, Maryland is back to hard times and drought-like conditions.

Bill Clinton had a similar ability, but with Clinton it was not snow or rain, but wind. Because of this, Bill Clinton's name will be forever associated with "blowing." (Heh. Sorry, cheap joke.)

In this paper, we will discuss possible theoretical explanations for this effect. If Al Gore's power could be harnessed, not only could global warming be eliminated, but so could the need for air conditioners, refrigerators, Snow Cone machines, and, indeed, all types of cryogenic equipment. However, despite intensive research, there is as yet no clear explanation of the Gore Effect.


Saul Good
12-13-2009, 07:46 PM
Can anybody tell if the numbers I got off of weatherunderground.com are correct? I would think that Copenhagen would be much colder than what the site says. Also, the record high and low seem to be unusually close together.

If it is accurate, it's pretty amazing that the forecast is for a record low that absolutely annihilates the previous record.

Taco John
12-13-2009, 07:49 PM
Al Gore does it again: preaches warming - brings cold, snow

Andrew Bolt
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 05:02am

The High Priest of global warming flies in yet again for a jamboree of alarmism:

MORE than 1700 people have applied for 75 unpaid jobs spreading an Australian version of the climate change message of former US vice-president Al Gore…

As well as not being paid, they will each have to foot the travel and accommodation bills to attend a two-day training session in Sydney this weekend. Mr Gore, who arrives in Australia today, will attend the session.

And, right on cue, the weather responds to the famous Gore effect. From the Bureau of Meteorology site on this morning in mid-November:

Sydney 21° A few showers developing. Windy.
Melbourne 14° Showers, windy.
Adelaide 16° Brief shower or two.
Hobart 10° Showers. Mountain snow.
Canberra 15° Few showers. Windy.
Victoria: ... Showers, widespread in southern and mountain areas with snowfallsdown to 600 metres. Local hail and thunderstorms contracting to the east late
in the day and clearing tonight.

This has happened to Gore rather a lot, curiously enough. See, for instance, what happened when he gave a major speech on global warming in Boston in 2004:

Gore will make the warming case on a day forecasters are predicting the coldest temps in Boston since 1957, with wind chills in parts of New England plunging to 100 degrees below zero!

Same story when Gore went to New York:

With a near-record low temperature and single-digit wind chill in New York City, former Vice President Al Gore took to the podium in Manhattan’s Beacon Theater today to blasted President Bush for contributing to “global warming.”

And now Gore flies in from a stay in New Zealand, whose farmers must hope he’s taken his weather with him:

An unusually cold October has left Southland dairy farmers struggling and with pasture growth rates about three weeks later than usual.


12-13-2009, 10:06 PM
Nothing to see here, move along.

This is merely an aberration that must occur prior to the actual event. See the discombobulator is faceted with the anklimarition to show a simple divot for the calcitrated ionic pendamesphere. Doom I tell you, DOOOM, <b>DOOOOOOMM!!!!DOOOOOMMMMM!!!</b>

12-14-2009, 03:54 AM
Unless I'm reading the forecast wrong, the low on Thursday is forecasted to be 7 degrees colder than the record low. How can this be?

Peculiar. At this moment, the forecast is for 24.

Maybe that was a typo or a hiccup in their software.

Saul Good
12-14-2009, 07:00 AM
The whole thing seems weird. It's a reputable site, but I have a hard time believing that the all time high and low are only about 20 degrees apart.

12-14-2009, 07:16 AM
Enough with the debate. The science is settled. Man made global warming exists.

Just look at this chart. Look how much the temperature has gone up the last hundred years:


Oh wait, did I forget to post this one:


Hmmmm. Maybe we should see what it looks like if we go farther back in history:


Let's go waaay back:


You see, man is clearly causing this global warming. Please don't drive to work today, so that we may save the planet from more terrible CO2.