Former Vice President Al Gore, who fancies himself as the pope of the false religion of global warming, has popped off again and is being widely mocked over trying to explain away the bitter cold that has come in with the new year.
The bloviating gasbag, whose alarmist warnings from the 2006 movie “An Inconvenient Truth” have thus far failed to materialize, is rapidly becoming a caricature of himself.
With a large portion of the country being slammed by freezing temperatures and record snowfall, Gore took to Twitter to fire off a mini-missive that he likely already regrets.
It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis. https://t.co/6UfJ9Xxpq6
— Al Gore (@algore) January 4, 2018
Continuing his shape-shifting, Clintonian triangulation on climate change, Mr. Gore attempted to explain away the cold by pointing out a website from another pseudo-science quack, Dr. Michael Mann.
Mann’s article is not as much an explanation for the inconsistency, but rather yet another polemic against President Trump:
The US East Coast is experiencing an “old-fashioned” winter, with plenty of cold weather and some heavy snowfall in certain places. Listening to climate contrarians like President Donald Trump, you might think this constitutes the death knell for concern over human-caused climate change.
Yet, what we were witnessing play out is in fact very much consistent with our expectations of the response of weather dynamics to human-caused climate change.
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) January 5, 2018
Climate Depot was on the case in calling out Gore’s chicanery:
Former Vice President Al Gore has weighed in on the record cold and snow in the U.S. “It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis,” Gore wrote on January 4 on Twitter.
Gore linked to one of his organizations’ articles on the brutal winter weather written by Climategate professor Michael Mann: The Climate Reality Project: A ‘PERFECT STORM’: EXTREME WINTER WEATHER, BITTER COLD, AND CLIMATE CHANGE
In the Gore touted article, Mann linked the cold and “lots of snow” to “climate change.”
But as the snow piled up, the climate change claims were adjusted and cold and snow were added to the list of things caused by “global warming.” See: Warmists Wheel Out “Record Cold Due To Global Warming” Argument Again
In 2010, Gore claimed “increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with… man-made global warming.”
Predictions of less snow and less severe winters were hammered into the public by global warming scientists. But once that predictions failed to come true, the opposite of what they predicted instead became—what they expected.
If “climate change” is causing record cold and snow, then it would stand to reason that Gore is suggesting that if the U.S. had ratified the UN’s Kyoto Protocol treaty on “global warming” back in the 1990’s — the winter of 2018 would have been warmer?
Reality Check: But scientists are not buying the claims of Gore and Mann and others linking the record cold and snow to “global warming.”
‘Insanity…It’s Witchcraft’ – Meteorologist Joe Bastardi on claims that cold & snow caused by ‘global warming’ – WeatherBell Meteorologist Joe Bastardi on January 4, 2018: “This is flat out insanity and deception now To tell the public that events that have occurred countless times before with no climate change attribution, is now just that, is not science, its witchcraft. NO PROOF AT ALL. Its climate ambulance chasing, nothing more.”
Bastardi added: “This has happened countless times before and it wasn’t global warming then and is not now. Solid use of past patterns predicted major early cold from OCTOBER! I have tweeted that dozens of times showing the analog years I used, No co2 then.”
Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. also weighed in, explaining: “For those who claim USA/Canada nor’easter is stronger because of ‘global warming’, they apparently do not realize that it’s so strong because of especially strong horizontal temperature gradient in troposphere. It ‘bombed’ because of usually cold air!”
As the saying goes, you are entitled to your own opinion but you are not entitled to your own facts, a bit of wisdom that Gore is apparently unfamiliar with.
Twitter predictably fried Big Al to a crisp:
— BenGarrison Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) December 30, 2017
— Bullballs02 (@Bullballs02) January 5, 2018
GORE: COLD IS THE WARMING… https://t.co/VZSqkjpaCg
— Drudge Report Feed (@drudgefeed) January 5, 2018
Al Gore -What happened to Global Warming? This is a created theory to scam people out of money, enrich politicians, and advance the left wing’s agenda. … Now you are changing your message as the weather changes. You are disgusting! https://t.co/si9T0r9H0o
— The Donald (@thedonaldwall) January 5, 2018
There’s another saying that “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” Gore should try to keep this in mind the next time he feels the urge to chime in.