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Obligatory: Hurricane Sandy is a global-warming warning, says…

posted at 4:36 pm on October 30, 2012 by

Al Gore.

Former vice president-turned-climate-change-activist Al Gore warned Tuesday that the storm that ravaged the East Coast Monday is “a disturbing sign of things to come.”

“We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather,” Gore said in a statement posted on his blog Tuesday afternoon.

Always remember: Weather isn’t climate. …Unless when Al Gore decides that, actually, it is.

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He’s super cereal guys…

nextgen_repub on October 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM

“We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather,” Gore said in a statement posted on his blog Tuesday afternoon.

So, Algore, you’ll stop flying around in private jets?

Didn’t think so.

Bitter Clinger on October 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Actually, “no controlling legal authority” was a disturbing sign of things to come.

Curtiss on October 30, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Good God !!
And Obama complains about Romney having money.

Jabberwock on October 30, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Agggggh!Manbearpig!

blammm on October 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Gee, who didn’t see that coming?

single stack on October 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM

And it was the Model T and factories that caused the 1936 storm that hit New England?

How about during our rush to the ice age in 1988 that caused the blizzard that shut down NY City? Ok, that might have “proved” cooling the time, but how wrong it played out . . .

Seriously, once in decades events are just that, a convergence of rare weather events.

PastorJon on October 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I’ll take his advice on Science with a helping of Bernie Madoff’s investment advice and Jerry Sandusky’s advice on child rearing.

Uh, yeah, unfortunate turn of phrase by YKWIM.

CorporatePiggy on October 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM

No, Weirdos, “Global Weirding” Didn’t Cause Sandy, The Frankenstorm

M2RB: R.E.M.

Erika, global warming/climate chaos/climate change has a new name – I kid you not:

“Global Weirding”

Personally, I think “Climate Weirding” would have been better since “Global Weirding” is describes the world as long as people like ManBearPig lives in it and that is before we even get to discussing climate and weather. Of course, at the rate that they go through name changes, I’m sure that “Climate Weirding” will be left standing eventually when the Gaian music stops.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 4:59 PM

And also… Van Jones sez we all owe the Goracle an apology for not heeding his warnings about ManBearPig.

So Sorry, Al! Why not invite me to your carbon spewing mansion so I can apologize in person?

stvnscott on October 30, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Says the private jet owning, corporate executive, 1%er, who hasn’t learned that he’s made enough money.

BobMbx on October 30, 2012 at 4:59 PM

“We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather,” Gore said in a statement posted on his blog Tuesday afternoon.

I think the bigger crisis is his expanding jowls.

squint on October 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Heeeere we go!

kcd on October 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I am surprised he waited this long, perhaps he is in Denver and just needed to get used to the altitude before surprising us all with his predictable babble, I mean hard hitting scientific analysis. Now go away again Al.

Ellis on October 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Former vice president-turned-climate-change-activist Al Gore warned Tuesday that the storm that ravaged the East Coast Monday is “a disturbing sign of things to come.”

“We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather,” Gore said in a statement posted on his blog Tuesday afternoon.

Wrong. 51 October Hurricanes that have struck the east coast since 1855 put the lie to your comment.

Math is hard, science is harder and research is hardest of all.

chemman on October 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Nothing that a couple trillion paid to Goldman Sachs for some carbon credits won’t fix.

HumpBot Salvation on October 30, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Algore? ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

petefrt on October 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM

One day Al Gore will no longer be “obligatory”. That day can’t come soon enough.

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Whew, good thing, I thought this was going to be a repeat of Meggie Mac and everyone already kicked her azz.

Cindy Munford on October 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Listening to Mayor Bloomberg speak to the press, and the Katrina comparisons have started. Bloomberg basically said the FEMA response was excellent, unlike during Katrina. I might actually despise this man more than Obama.

xblade on October 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM

A late season very weak hurricane runs into an early huge COLD front, both steering into the coast. A perfect storm. Entirely predicted by meteorologist, historically common as recently as the 30′s. This is weather.

pat on October 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I’ll consider taking Al Gore seriously when I see Al Gore acting like he takes his own words seriously.

Mom used to tell me chocolate was poison to try to keep me out of her candy jar… when I watched her eat some, I was suspicious she was lying to me as well.

Would people who believe Al Gore also have believed my mom?

gekkobear on October 30, 2012 at 7:46 PM

A late season very weak hurricane runs into an early huge COLD front, both steering into the coast. A perfect storm. Entirely predicted by meteorologist, historically common as recently as the 30′s. This is weather.

pat on October 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Wind speeds and rainfall with Sandy were not spectacular but the surge and low pressure with the system were record breakers by some margin. For example the highest surge recorded in the area was Donna in the 60s and Sandy’s surge beat that record by nearly three feet. If that were common up to the 30′s New York would have completely different infrastructure.

lexhamfox on October 30, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Joe Bastardi

The magnitude of ignorance on display by people claiming Sandy is a sign of global warming is stunning! From oct 25 http://patriotpost.us/opinion/15187

lilium479 on October 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Yes, there’s probably some truth in what Gore says.

Scientists have, for decades, warned that this kind of event will be more frequent.

Extreme weather is expected to be closer to normal than it has been in human history. And we’ve had plenty of extremes in this country thus far this year.

oakland on October 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

That being said. The human-induced global warming phenomenon has nothing to do with AlGore. One can dislike AlGore (as I do) and still take the issue of global climate change seriously.

oakland on October 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Gore wasn’t correct about anything, his movie was one continuous lie from beginning to end.

35 major errors in Al Gore’s movie
http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/goreerrors.html

Court rules Al Gore’s movie unfit without disclaimer (11 major errors reviewed)
http://creation.com/al-gores-inconvenient-errors

But of course Warmists are using hurricane Sandy as a political tool, trying to convince everyone that it is caused by man-made Global Warming — which doesn’t even exist. What utter nonsense. Warmists never let a crisis go to waste, they always use them to promote their propaganda.

Warmists ignore the fact that we have had very calm hurricane seasons for many years… years for which Warmists were screeching that man-made Global Warming causes more frequent and stronger hurricanes. But the actual record for hurricanes exposes that theory for the junk science that it is.

Before Sandy, the US had not experienced a serious hurricane since 2005, that’s 7 years. That sure doesn’t sound like the Warmist prediction of more frequent and stronger hurricanes due to AGW to me.

But of course, given enough time, mother nature was going to give us another powerful hurricane. The longer we went without a very serious hurricane the greater the odds became that we would have one.

So … OK, maybe Sandy is the one that is LONG OVERDUE by anyone’s standard… but it is especially WAY LONG OVERDUE by the WARMIST STANDARD.

Just like the warming itself is WAY LONG OVERDUE and MISSING.

The fact is GLOBAL hurricane activity is way down compared to prior decades.

Global hurricane activity reaches new lows (graph updated to 2012)
http://climateaudit.org/2009/03/12/great-depression-global-hurricane-activity-reaches-new-lows/

So are cyclones.
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2011/2011GL047711.shtml

And Tornadoes are way down too.
http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cmb/images/tornado/clim/EF3-EF5.png

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Axion on October 30, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Is there anything Al Gore won’t lie about?

Axion on October 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

If any kind of big storm is proof of global warming then I can point to days where there are no big storms and claim that is proof there is no global warming.

The Notorious G.O.P on October 30, 2012 at 9:48 PM