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The Al Gore Effect: James Hansen, Hate, Snow And Coal Fired Disobedience

by | 2nd, March 2009

AL GORE is to the climate what Gordon Brown is to British sport: a jinx.

NASA’s chief climate scientist is in hot water with colleagues and at least one lawmaker after calling on citizens to engage in civil disobedience at what is being billed as the largest public protest of global warming ever in the United States. In a video on, Dr. James Hansen is seen urging Americans to “take a stand on global warming” during the March 2 protest at the Capitol Power Plant in Southeast Washington, D.C.

And now for the weather:

A MASSIVE snowstorm ravaged the eastern United States early today, snapping power lines, closing schools and snarling the morning commute amid freezing temperatures from Maryland to Maine… Washington mayor Adrian Fenty declared a snow emergency in the nation’s capital on Sunday afternoon… Widespread school closings and delays were anticipated for Monday.

Turn the weather machine to suck, Tony…

Motl wonders at the Green Shirts:

Meanwhile, in the real world, Weather Underground predicts that D.C. will experience -11 °C on that day which should break the record low temperature for March 2nd, -10 °C, that was measured in 1925, before the previous Great Depression. 😉

You know, 1925 – when the previous cold record occurred – was in a slightly different era. An August 1925 KKK parade in D.C. attracted 400,000 participants (click at the picture below): the 2009 KKK rally in Alabama seemed to be more modest. Will Hansen beat his predecessors in the 1920s if the weather beats the March 2nd, 1925 record cold figure?


Got me thinking: The Gore Effect (courtesty of James Hansen) was so successful in D.C. this weekend – maybe we should fly them up to the Arctic for a while…


The Gore Effect:

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.

Al Goreans:

Basically, Gore monopolizes the hot air supply in any space that he occupies. Of course the temperature drops.


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had to cancel an appearance Monday at a global warming rally in Washington, D.C., that was hit by a snowstorm because her flight was delayed… Brianna Cayo-Cotter, the spokesman for the Energy Action Coalition that held the rally, told a group of reporters that she had been in contact with Pelosi and that her flight had been delayed because of inclement weather.

Down under:

Al Gore turns up in Australia with his “travelling global warming show”. Result? The coldest minimum temperatures in over a century.

The Goracle – GristMill:

The nation’s capital is currently in the grips of Snowpacalypse ’09 (meaning, in D.C. parlance, we have about 2 inches of snow on the ground).

Climate skeptics are already giddy about the fact that a) clearly this demonstrates that global warming is a ginourmous lie; and b) it may mean Al Gore’s scheduled testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee tomorrow gets put on hold.

Don Suber:

Al Gore is a divinity school dropout who is preaching his religion of sin and redemption that is cloaked in pseudo-science. I have never heard of scientists proving a theory by signing a petition.

Can we vote for one?

Gary Robbins asks: Why do people hate Al Gore?

Image: Tim Blair

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