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Al Gore is a liar - It's settled science

But you informed readers, you who are not drinking the koolaid, knew this:

"Almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are melting -- and seas are rising," said Al Gore -in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on February 27.  Both parts of Gore's statement are false.

Never mind that Mr. Gore makes only passing reference to the IPCC's fraudulent claims that the Himalayan glaciers will all melt by 2035. ("A flawed overestimate," he explains.)

Never mind that Mr. Gore dismisses the IPCC's fraudulent claims that the oceans are rising precipitously. ("Partly inaccurate," he huffs.)

Never mind that Mr. Gore completely ignores the admission by the CRU's disgraced former director Phil Jones that global temperatures have essentially remained unchanged for the past 15 years.

I'll let someone else dissect Gore's lawyering comments, and concentrate on just the one sentence about melting ice, because neither part of that sentence is true.

Contrary to Gore's assertions, almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are growing,not melting -- and the seas are not rising.

Let's look at the facts.

If you click on the words "are melting" in Gore's article, you're taken to a paper by Michael Zemp at the University of Zurich. Mr. Zemp begins his paper by warning that "glaciers around the globe continue to melt at high rates."

However, if you bother to actually read the paper, you learn that Zemp's conclusion is based on measurements of "more than 80 glaciers."

Considering that the Himalayas boast more than 15,000 glaciers, a study of "more than 80 glaciers" hardly seems sufficient to warrant such a catastrophic pronouncement.

Especially when you learn that of those 80 glaciers, several are growing.

Growing. Not melting.

"In Norway, many maritime glaciers were able to gain mass," Zemp concedes. ("Able to gain mass" means growing.)

In North America, Zemp also concedes, "some positive values were reported from the North Cascade Mountains and the Juneau Ice Field."  ("Displaying positive values" means growing.)

Remember, we're still coming out of the last ice age. Ice is supposed to melt as we come out of an ice age. The ice has been melting for 11,000 years. Why should today be any different? I'm guessing that most Canadians and Northern Europeans are very happy that the ice has been melting.

Unfortunately, that millenniums-long melting trend now appears to be changing. No matter how assiduously Mr. Gore tries to ignore it, almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are now gaining mass. (Or, displaying positive values, if you will.)

Mr. Felix, the author of the piece, goes on to list numerous examples to substantiate his case... something the settled scientists have settled on ignoring... and the gullible are settling on disbelieving... all while Al Gore settles on continuing to make money hand over fist.

The rest of us have long settled on the fact that Al Gore is a shyster and that what he's selling is a sham.

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Comments (26)

As Ronald W. Reagan said, "... (Below threshold)
Bob:

As Ronald W. Reagan said, "The trouble with our liberal friends isn't that they are ignorant, they just know so much that isn't so."

What Gore has settled on is... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

What Gore has settled on is a scheme to get rich at our expense.

This is a con job worse tha... (Below threshold)
epador:

This is a con job worse than Enron. When will the Congressional investigations begin?

Dr. Jones never said that "... (Below threshold)
nyp:

Dr. Jones never said that "global temperatures have essentially remained unchanged for the past 15 years." He simply never said it. Rather, he said that the indisputable rise in global tempertures did not meet the standards of statistical significance because the time-frame is too short and the rate of natural variability is too high. To find a trend that is statistically significant one needs to examine a longer time-frame of global tempertures.

To say that the only reason... (Below threshold)
Statistician:

To say that the only reason that statistical significance was not found is because the sample size is not large enough is just plain wrong. To say that it's statistically insignificant ~is~ to say that it's unknown what would be observed if a larger sample were to be collected. For a scientist to say that statistical significance would be observed if only samples were larger is idiotic in the extreme. What would be the point of even gathering data if you already know?

Additionally, regardless of the numerous other bits of evidence Felix presents, to say that "a study of 'more than 80 glaciers' hardly seems sufficient" is equally idiotic. If Zemp were using a standard z-test or t-test, a sample size of 80 is more than sufficient no matter the population size... assuming the sample methodology is appropriate. I.e. it is truly a random sample, and not a handpicked convenience sample (or worse). (Which also points to where people ought to be looking at studies such as Zemp's: Are the sampling methodologies above board?)

It would seem to me that there are plenty on both sides of this fence that really need to get their statistical shit together.

"...all while Al Gore settl... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"...all while Al Gore settles on continuing to make money hand over fist."

And when you come down to it, that's what it's all about. The Goracle has MILLIONS invested in this and stands to make BILLIONS in carbon credit trading.

BTW, if any of you are feeling guilty about the way you treat Mother Gaia, I'll be more than happy to absolve you of your sins. Send $1 for each year of your life to me annually, and I'll reserve one of the trees in my backyard to suck up all your pollutants.

Sorry GarandFan, but I'm go... (Below threshold)
Grace:

Sorry GarandFan, but I'm going to have to up the offer.
I am planning on planting at least 10 new trees this spring - I'll gladly plant more if you guilt ridden souls send me $1.00 for each tree over ten I plant.

Al Gore is a liar - It's... (Below threshold)
914:

Al Gore is a liar - It's settled science


Can We award these scientists the "no shit sherlock award?"

I've planted 2 or 3 thousan... (Below threshold)
914:

I've planted 2 or 3 thousand in My life.. Wheres My stimulus dividend?

Al Gore, Genius...... (Below threshold)
davidt:
"assuming the sample met... (Below threshold)
apb:

"assuming the sample methodology is appropriate"

The problem is, the 'settled' douchebags and their media enablers have never had to prove their methodologies, and when the hand-picked nature of their methodologies were brought to light (Yamal, anyone?), the 'settled' crowd just screamed louder.

Seems like a perfect storm of socialist redistribution from all sides - the UN douchenozzles fronting for algore and their own wealth, the Jug-Eared Douche trying to destroy the US economy on the whole, and state-level numb-nuts putting us all into nightmare-inducing debt.

Fraaaack.

Early Steve Green: "don't l... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Early Steve Green: "don't listen to anyone who is not a "climate scientist."

Later Steve Green: "Asshats trot out lame attempts such as Felix did here to feed the morons who can't figure out simple facts for themselves."

Applying the Steve Green rule to Steve Green: "shut up Steve. You are not a climate scientist."

Not to mention that it is f... (Below threshold)
ron:

Not to mention that it is fact that Ice age period of earth is 22000 years.

"As usual, Felix droolin... (Below threshold)
914:

"As usual, Felix droolings reveal there's a flaw in the ointment."

As usual Mr , "I drool cause of Barry' reveals.. He drools cause of Barry!!

Well, the glaciers in the A... (Below threshold)
Sean P:

Well, the glaciers in the Artic Circle have been melting for some time, which tends to be breathlessly reported every year. What doesn't get reported, is during that same period, the ANTarctic ice shelf has been growing. In fact it was a report on PBS a few years ago about how global warming was killing the Emperor Penguin because the increased sea ice was making their trek to the South Pole longer and longer each year that made me finally put 2 & 2 together and realize all the global warming claims were pure bs.

to "statistician": I reall... (Below threshold)
nyp:

to "statistician": I really don't understand your point. Dr. Jones clearly stated that the observed warming trend in global tempertures is statistically significant over longer periods of measurement. And what he clearly never said was what "Rick's" original post attributed to him, namely that "global temperatures have essentially remained unchanged for the past 15 years."

Al Gore is a liar - It's... (Below threshold)
914:

Al Gore is a liar - It's settled science


Now can We get to arbitration for reparations?

Rick I love the headline. V... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Rick I love the headline. Very funny and right on the money. Algore should give back the Nobel and the Oscar.

Steve Green is so irrelevant. Why does he continue to comment when in short order he is put down? Must be a masochist. ww

"I really don't understand ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"I really don't understand your point. Dr. Jones clearly stated that the observed warming trend in global temperatures is statistically significant over longer periods of measurement."

NYP, if you followed the story, Jones and Company 're-created' temperature data for the past, spanning a couple of centuries - NO ONE was recording temperature readings on a regular basis back then. Jones then 'lost', 'misplaced', 'destroyed' (depending on who you believe) the methodology of how they created a past history of global temperatures. "Scientific theory" is based on analysis of data; then providing others with that data to see if they come to the same conclusion. Jones and Company have avoided that like the plague. And several have pointed out instances where they 'cherry picked' data to support their conclusions.

Al gore is a horney poodle ... (Below threshold)
Ima Frozen:

Al gore is a horney poodle boy humping a New York parking meter in a snow drift screaming 10 cents a minute!! 10 cents a minute!!!

What about the big snow sto... (Below threshold)
Evan Hernandez:

What about the big snow storms?
the answer is global warming is cuasing that
I know itsounds crazy but it is scientificly proven

This article is hate speech... (Below threshold)
GoreForPres2016:

This article is hate speech against Mr. Gore and the wonderful Scientists who are only working to save us and the planet! They've proven Global Warming; didn't you see the picture of the distressed polar bear in the Inconvenient Truth movie that had nowhere to go? And???
You people are such selfish, greedy materialistic people! So what if Al Gore makes millions, billions, trillions? He was the one to step up to save us! What good will your money be as the rising seas flood your home and drown you? What good is it when the parched earth can no longer grow food and you are starving? None, I tell you!
Surrender your silly money, your outdated concepts of individualism, and so-called "rights"! Mr. Gore and others in charge now know what must be done and will be done to save us. They will do and take what they need, you don't need to be concerned with any of that. Only when all people learn to be good, compliant citizens of the world do we have a chance to be saved!!!
Worship Mother Gaia!

Yes, Evan Hernandez, you ar... (Below threshold)
GoreforPres2016:

Yes, Evan Hernandez, you are so right! Global Warming causes all of the disruptions in weather! The increase in hurricane activity, then the decrease in hurricane activity were caused by Global Warming! The earthquake and tsunami in Japan were caused by Global Warming! The unseasonal cold the last two winters was caused by Global Warming! You see, you Cro Magnon deniers, it's Climate Change, duhhh! Do I need to go on, or are the facts, proven by Mr. Gore, Phil Jones, James Hansen and all the top scientists just too complex for you to understand? Ok maybe they are, so fine then, don't understand. Just comply.

If you believe, with everyt... (Below threshold)
Robert:

If you believe, with everything that has come out, in human-causing Global Warming/Climate Change, then one or more of the following applies to you:

1. You are a poor, weak-minded, easily-deluded fool.
2. You have a monetary vested interest in the fraud.
3. You are a leftist Democrite partisan hack so overcome with Bush-Hating Derangement Syndrome that you will embrace any Leftist cause that is advanced by a Bush opponent.
4. You are not only ignorant you are also stupid.

I can't believe the lies th... (Below threshold)
Lenny:

I can't believe the lies that are being posted here, and the vitriolic ad hominen attack above. In a truly Progressive society, you would be arrested and prosecuted for environmental crimes just for spreading these outrageous attacks on those who are trying to save the planet! Stop the blasphemous hate against Al Gore and the other scientists who discovered this Inconvenient Truth! They know better than you! They are the experts! You need to stop questioning, stop doubting, stop resisting!

al gore is a criminal and s... (Below threshold)
bob:

al gore is a criminal and should be in jail. First he creates a dummy corporation selling green credits or whatever they are called. Then he talks big about global warming. Then he buys green credits from his own company showing how he's a good guy who loves the planet. But don't forget he got a tax break for buying those credits. From his own company? Last I checked that's called tax fraud and is a major crime. If I took money from one bank account and put it in another and then defrauded the american government by claiming it on my taxes and getting a tax break I'd go to jail. Why doesn't he?

As to lenny saying Stop the blasphemous hate against Al Gore and the other scientists who discovered this Inconvenient Truth! They know better than you!

Uh the scientists don't know anything. They aren't trying to save the planet because the planet doesn't need saving. They are trying to make money through grants by spreading lies in their published papers. There is no evidence of global warming whatsoever. Thats like saying the big bang happened and we know if for a fact. Really? You were there billions of years ago to see it? Of course not. You know nothing.




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