Al Gore Does It Again

The time has come for the world to face the impending realities of climate change. That is the message which was expressed by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, that recently launched called “24 Hours of Reality.” This event, beginning at 7pm CT (8pm ET) on September 14, and running for 24 hours straight, is a global event featuring 24 presenters in 24 time zones, who “will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate.”

The event comes on the heels of droughts, hurricanes and other extreme weather events that are slamming the United States, and as the country ended the second-hottest summer ever recorded.

The Climate Reality Project, in anticipation of the event has released video advertisements that suggest that when it comes to the climate crisis, “the fat lady is singing and the shit has hit the fan.”

You can watch the “24 Hours of Reality” event on a livestream in English on starting at 8pm ET.

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Here is the write up on the Climate Reality website:

What is 24 Hours of Reality?

24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the
climate crisis. It will consist of a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, representing every time zone around the globe. Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality.

When is 24 Hours of Reality?

24 Hours of Reality will be broadcast live online from September 14 to 15, over 24 hours, representing 24 time zones and 13 languages.

Where is 24 Hours of Reality?

From Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Alaska, Jakarta to London, people living with the impacts of climate change every day will tell their story. You can experience as much as you like without even leaving your home. Click here to find the location — or locations — where you would like to watch a presentation. Due to logistical considerations, three of the presentations will be broadcast remotely from New York — Tonga, the Solomon Islands and French Polynesia — but will include local footage and information. All other presentations will be filmed on location around the world.

Natural Separation: Al & Tipper The Gores No Longer

Environmental news is an all-embracing category – and so it needs to be in order to sustain longevity of popular interest and legitimacy even. Hey we can’t count emissions all day and expect that people won’t eventually get tired. has got to stay fresh you see, like the necessary dynamics in a healthy marriage.

So, this being said, we shall consider Al and Tipper’s separation worthy of the canvas.

“After a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate…This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together.”

E-mailed the Gores.

The 40-year marriage of these high school sweethearts slowly eroded like too many coastlines, after losing the 2000 presidential election and the near-death of one of their children. The erosion was slow and subtle.

Being on the road so often made the 62-year-old former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate increasingly isolated from his wife.

The word “Gore” became synonymous with climate change in the 21st century. Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his revolutionary documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” in 2007, which is responsible for the neo-environmental movement.

In the movie which grossed $49,000,000 and cost about $1,000,000, Gore discusses the scientific opinion on climate change, as well as the present and future effects of global warming. He famously stresses that climate change “is really not a political issue, so much as a moral one.”

Al and Tipper agree that if either the environment or a marriage need to be saved, the former is the more pressing.

Donald Tries to Trump Gore, Meets Bill at the Gates of Truth

Donald Trump is in the green news today. The billionaire wants the Nobel Committee to strip former Vice President Al Gore of his Nobel Peace Prize.

Trump reportedly told a country club crowd of 500 that the recent snow storms on the east coast prove that Gore is wrong about global warming:

“With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back from Al Gore…Gore wants us to clean up our factories… when China and other countries couldn’t care less… China, Japan and India are laughing at America’s stupidity.”

Donald Trump either did not mention or did not know about Vancouver’s unseasonably warm temperatures and lack of snow in his weather observations.
After last week’s record-breaking snowfall, scientists went to great lengths to explain that the storms do not disprove climate change. Some even believe that climate change actually contributed to the storms.

Last Friday, Bill Gates went after climate change deniers and explained that climate change and CO2 emissions pose a huge threat to people everywhere. Perhaps he and Trump should sit down and talk.

Stephen Colbert Gives His Weather Report

With a snowstorm blanketing the Northeast and much of the country this winter, deniers of global warming jumped at the opportunity to disprove Al Gore. A large number of these deniers were over at Fox News. And those deniers found themselves the butt of jokes by Stephen Colbert, on his show over the weekend.

After showing clips of Fox News correspondents explaining that the weather is burying Al Gore’s “hysterical” theories, Colbert joined in on the silly logic, deeming it

“simple observational research: whatever just happened is the only thing that is happening.”

Using the same rationale as Fox News, Colbert could not help but point out that, due to it being nighttime, the city was covered in darkness.

“Based on this latest data, we can only assume that the sun has been destroyed.”

Who’s to blame for this “forever-night”? Gore, of course.

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We Didn’t Mean Green As A Double Entendre

In 1975 the United States government pushed something which they called “the coming ice age.” “The Weather Conspiracy” was a book published by Random House and written by 18 authors who lived a spitting distance away from Washington. Newsweek fell in line shortly after the release of the book and did a cover issue on April 28, 1975 about global cooling, and on Aug. 14, 1976 the New York Times reported “many signs that Earth may be headed for another ice age.”

The EnvironmentalistIn 1974, the National Science Board reported: “During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading into the next ice age.”

The Christian Science Monitor observed in the same year that armadillos were retreating south from Nebraska to escape the “global cooling” issue.

Well now that you are all sitting on the iceberg of rational scientific data from the 70’s, let’s hope that it does not melt under the global warming hype of the last decade.

We at are green enthusiasts, that is to say we cherish our planet and would like to keep her healthy. This post is not meant to be a sudden wheel jerk to the right, but a call for some honesty and clarity – this must come first from our trusted scientists. No we are not skeptics; we merely seek the truth, in the name of nature’s health.

Al Gore and his camera crew, while making “An Inconvenient Truth” flew first class, consuming 50% more jet fuel per seat-mile than coach fliers; and we have heard that his Tennessee mansion uses as much carbon as 20 average homes.

Once Gallileo claimed that the earth revolved around the sun and not vice versa. He was silenced by his government, in the name of religion. Today it seems that our scientists are the ones with the stash of blindfolds and muzzles – and in the name of money.

Clean it up you guys.

Just Chilling Out

Coinciding with President Obama’s pushing of a brand new climate bill, certain specific evidence, concerning global cooling, is being rejected by statisticians. I know, I know, it’s enough to make you want to scream! Even global warming gets questioned by many skeptics, and now it seems clear why some feel the right to remain skeptical, even after sitting through a two and a half hour film rant by Al Gore.

photo: Steven D. Levitt, authorWhich is it dudes? Is the planet cooling? Heating? Both? Neither? A little clarity, me thinks, will go a long way in getting global citizens to be hip to the cause.

Who is hungry for the truth?
The Associated Press held a blind test, in order to get some straight facts to filter into the media. They conducted a blind test, in which temperature data was given to four independent statisticians. Strangely, the expert statisticians found no trends having to do with temperatures declining over time.

So who started the rumor?
Opinion columns, a BBC news story posted on the Drudge Report, and especially a fun new book by the best-selling authors of “Freakonomics”, all claim that there is evidence for the cause and hence cause for worry.

In a poll by the Pew Research Center, conducted last week, it was discovered that only 57% of Americans, today, believe that there is substantial scientific evidence for the reality of global warming. In 2006 there were 77%. What changed people’s minds? Al Gore? Indian summers? No and no. Get this: global warming skeptics are basing their claims on an unusually hot year in 1998. They say that since then, temperatures have dropped. But does this a global cooling trend make? Apparently we should think not – according to the Associated Press, anyway.

Deke Arndt, the climate monitoring chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says to the contrary of global cooling theorists, “The last 10 years are the warmest 10-year period of the modern record. Even if you analyze the trend during that 10 years, the trend is actually positive, which means warming.”

In an excerpt from the new book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, “Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance”, we read:

“Then there’s this little-discussed fact about global warming: While the drumbeat of doom has grown louder over the past several years, the average global temperature during that time has in fact decreased.”

But this line sent false messages to readers apparently. The University of Chicago economist, Levitt says that he does not actually believe that there is a cooling trend. Instead the line from the new book was just “an attempt to note the irony of a cool couple of years at a time of intense discussion of global warming.”

Roll Back the Specter of a Warming Planet

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It wasn’t Al Gore who said this. No, it was President Barack Obama who uttered these brave words during his Inaugural Address:

With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet.

Each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

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Al Gore claims North Pole will be gone in 5 years

Is he out of his mind? Or is it a simple scientific truth?

Al Gore was visiting Germany last week, and during a speech in the opening ceremony of a Dinosaur Park, he clearly stated that the entire North Pole would be gone within 5 years!

It’s easy to joke about Al Gore. He’s a weird sort of character. But so far, the vast amount of his agenda has been wholly accepted by the scientific community.

Perhaps he’s trying to capture the President-elect’s attention, so he could nail a cozy federal position in this time of recession.

2009: Climate Change is Still Controversial!

Only one more year to go before we wrap up the first decade of the third millennia. Al Gore, who lost the presidency in 2000, has since become a fierce advocate of Global Warming. He has “shown the light” to industrialized America, and today the greater part of the scientific community backs his position.

Yet the debate rages on. While many conceive Global Warming as an undeniable fact, many others call it a panic scare and a steady trend of populist disinformation.

Still others agree Global Warming is happening, but refuse to put the blame on carbon dioxide or other man-made activity.

An example of this ongoing debate would be the different interpretation of statistical data. When one side claims that this is turning out to be the warmest decade in recorded history, the other side points to the fact that 2008 has been the coldest year this decade.

There’s no doubt this seemingly-scientific debate has immense political and economical implications, and this web of interests make “objective truth” to be quite subjective.

Environmental Promises – Sarah Palin’s Turn

Sarah Palin stunned the nation when chosen to be McCain’s running mate. Since then, many people have become passionate about her, whether in supporting her or in verbally attacking her.

Caroline Howe reveals this in her fantastic article “Is Sarah Palin Making John McCain Look Like Al Gore?”:

When asked in a Newsmax interview, what was her take on global warming and how it is affecting the United States, Sarah Palin said, “A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.” What? Where has she been!?!

Let’s hear directly from Palin what she has to say about the state of our environment: