The Fraudacle Speaketh Againeth.

Too bad he just will not  STFUPETH.

Here is the horse’s ass, lying on. From Bloomberg.com via Drudge.

 

Gore Says U.S. Likely to Beat ‘Inadequate’ Carbon Target.

                    By Alex Morales –                   Oct 18, 2013 10:40 AM ET             

     

Hard to believe people still take this charlatan seriously.

The U.S. will probably beat its own target for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions as the costs of wind and solar power fall and coal becomes inviable, former Vice President Al Gore said.

President Barack Obama’s administration has said the U.S. is on track to meet a pledge of cutting heat-trapping gases by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020.

“We’re likely to see the U.S. reduce emissions significantly more than that,” Gore said in a telephone interview yesterday. The pledge falls short of the 28-nation European Union’s target of a 20 percent cut from 1990 to 2020.

The U.S. goal is “entirely inadequate of course, given the nature of the challenge, but it’s a welcome step in the right direction,” Gore said. If the U.S. pledge had a baseline of 1990, it would amount to a 3.4 percent reduction over the three decades, according to the EU.

The United Nations said combined global carbon targets are less than half what’s needed to curb the temperature rise in the industrial era to the international target of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). UN scientists said last month that humans have now emitted more than half the carbon permissible to remain within the 2-degree limit.

Gore said the fingerprints of man-made climate change are now increasingly visible in extreme weather events, fueled by a warmer atmosphere that retains more moisture. He pointed to Hurricane Sandy, which caused insured losses of about $25 billion when it hit the U.S. East Coast last year, as well as drought that cut U.S. crop yields.

‘Extreme’ Weather

“The most powerful voice is that of Mother Nature, the increasing storms, floods, droughts and other extreme events,” Gore said. “We’re paying the cost of carbon every day and we should put a price on carbon in markets and put a price on denial in the political system.”

The U.S. Senate abandoned attempts to pass a law limiting carbon emissions in 2010. The country has no national emissions market or carbon tax, though regional markets exist in California and nine states in the Northeast.

Gore said the recession, cheap shale gas and a failure of policy makers in the U.S. Senate combined to slow efforts to tackle climate change since 2008. The declining cost of renewable energy and increasing price of coal are spurring interest in reversing that.

“The cost-down curves for solar and wind has now pushed the price of renewable electricity to parity with the grid average price in many countries,” Gore said. “Within fewer than 7 years, 85 percent of the globe’s population will live in areas where renewable electricity is as cheap or cheaper than other sources.”

Solar photovoltaic panel prices are now less than half of their cost three years ago, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of energy for onshore wind turbines over the lifetime of a power plant is about $83 a megawatt-hour, compared with $78 for coal.

Coal

“That growth in production and deployment is going to accelerate as the price continues to go  down,” Gore said. On the other hand, “the prospects for new coal-fired generating plants in the U.S. have dwindled to nearly zero,” he said.

The former vice president plans a 24-hour broadcast starting Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Los Angeles to highlight the price humans are paying around the world because of carbon pollution. The show, entitled 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon, will be streamed on his climaterealityproject.org website.

“Our political system is broken. The influence of big money, not least from some of the biggest carbon polluters has resulted in the hacking of democracy,” Gore said. “But empowered by the Internet, many citizens and citizens group promoting the public interest are finding ways to be more persuasive.”

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Got some news for you, Fraudacle. WE can use your “invention” to show the world that YOU are more full of shit than a Christmas Goose.

Too bad you didn’t bother to avail yourself of THESE facts BEFORE opening your lie chute once more. THIS tells a MUCH different tale: Courtesy of Climate Depot:

New Study: ’2013 ranks as one of the least extreme U.S. weather years ever’– Many bad weather events at ‘historically low levels’

‘Whether you’re talking about tornadoes, wildfires, extreme heat or hurricanes, the good news is that weather-related disasters in the US are all way down this year compared to recent years and, in some cases, down to historically low levels.’

Tornadoes: ‘lowest total in several decades’

Number of wildfires: ‘On pace to be the lowest it has been in the past ten years’

Extreme Heat: The number of 100 degree days may ‘turn out to be the lowest in about 100 years of records’

Hurricanes: ‘We are currently in the longest period (8 years) since the Civil War Era without a major hurricane strike in the US (i.e., category 3, 4 or 5)’ ( last major hurricane to strike the US was Hurricane Wilma in 2005)

By: Climate Depot October 18, 2013 12:25 PM

Prof. Roger Pielke Jr.: ‘Interesting from @TheSIWeather 2013 ranks as one of the least extreme US weather years ever’

According to the latest analysis of data by the The SI Organization, Inc.

18 OCT/13 FRI

11:50 AM | 2013 – a year with minimal extreme weather events in the US

There have been many forecasts in the news in recent years predicting more and more extreme weather-related events in the US, but for 2013 that prediction has been way off the mark. Whether you’re talking about tornadoes, wildfires, extreme heat or hurricanes, the good news is that weather-related disasters in the US are all way down this year compared to recent years and, in some cases, down to historically low levels.

To begin with, the number of tornadoes in the US this year is on pace to be the lowest total since 2000 and it may turn out to be the lowest total in several decades. The table below lists the number of tornadoes in the US for this year (through 10/17) and also for each year going back to 2000. (Source: NOAA, http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/online/monthly/newm.html)

Year         # of Tornadoes 2013                    771 2012                   1119 2011                   1894 2010                   1543 2009                   1305 2008                   1685 2007                   1102 2006                   1117 2005                   1262 2004                   1820 2003                   1374 2002                    938 2001                   1219 2000                   1072

Second, the number of wildfires across the US so far this year is on pace to be the lowest it has been in the past ten years and the acreage involved is at the second lowest level in that same time period (table below). (Source: National Interagency Fire Center; http://www.nifc.gov/)

2013            Fires: 40,306           Acres: 4,152,390 2012            Fires: 67,774           Acres: 9,326,238 2011            Fires: 74,126           Acres: 8,711,367 2010            Fires: 62,471           Acres: 3,233,461 2009            Fires: 78,792           Acres: 5,921,786 2008            Fires: 80,094           Acres: 5,254,109 2007            Fires: 85,822           Acres: 9,321,326 2006            Fires: 96,358           Acres: 9,871,939 2005            Fires: 66,552           Acres: 8,686,753 2004            Fires: 63,608           Acres: 8,097,880 *2013 data through 10/16

In addition to wildfires, extreme heat is also way down across the US this year. In fact, the number of 100 degree days across the country during 2013 is not only down for this year, but it is perhaps going to turn out to be the lowest in about 100 years of records.

100_deg_days (Source: NOAA, USHCN reporting stations; through August)

The five summers with the highest number of 100 degree days across the US are as follows: 1936, 1934, 1954, 1980 and 1930. In addition to the vast reduction in 100 degree days across the US this year, the number of high temperature records (ie hi max and hi min records) is way down compared to a year ago with 22,965 records this year as compared with 56,885 at this same time last year. (Source: NOAA, http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records/; through 10/17).

Finally, as far as hurricanes are concerned, there have been only two hurricanes so far this season in the Atlantic Basin (Humberto and Ingrid) and they were both short-lived and weak category 1 storms. Also, the first forming hurricane this year occurred at the second latest date going back to the mid 1940’s when hurricane hunters began to fly. Overall, the tropical season in the Atlantic Basin has been generally characterized by short-lived and weak systems.

In addition, this suppressed tropical activity has not been confined to just the Atlantic Ocean. The eastern Pacific Ocean has had no major hurricanes this season meaning there has been no major hurricane in either the Atlantic or eastern Pacific which only occurred one other year in recorded history – 1968. This is actually quite extraordinary since the two basins are generally out of phase with each other i.e. when one is inactive the other is active.

One of the best ways to measure “total seasonal activity” in the tropics is through an index called the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) which is a metric that accounts for both intensity and duration of named tropical storms. Indeed, the ACE for this tropical season so far in the Atlantic Basin is only 29% percent of normal (through 10/17) when compared to the climatological average from 1981-2010 and it is the 7th lowest since 1950. Elsewhere, the ACE across the northern hemisphere is only 58% of normal and global ACE is 62% of normal. (Source: Dr. Ryan Maue at Weather Bell Analytics; http://models.weatherbell.com/tropical.php)

Finally, another interesting stat with respect to hurricanes has to do with the fact that we are currently in the longest period since the Civil War Era without a major hurricane strike in the US (i.e., category 3, 4 or 5). The last major hurricane to strike the US was Hurricane Wilma during late October of that record-breaking year of 2005 – let’s hope this historic stretch continues. By the way, just as a point of comparison, in 1954 the US was hit by 3 major hurricanes in less than 10 weeks.

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Yepper, Al, those pesky FACTS. Damn them anyway, eh, Fraudster Boy?

Although I’m sure YOU would just lie further and say those were not facts by REAL scientists, just “deniers”.

The ONLY thing that needs denying is YOU. Why don’t you go give THESE guys a visit, and SOON.

Take some Rolaids with you. I’m sure, after eating you, they would NEED them. Too much of a  gasbag for the poor things.

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Clyde

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16 Responses to The Fraudacle Speaketh Againeth.

  1. Kathy says:

    If we put a price on denial, Gore would have to go to the head of the line. For years upon years now, he’s been in denial of the facts. But then if he listened to the scientists that disprove him, his precious gravy train would go away.

  2. It is so sad, when an intelligent, educated SOB turns to the “Dark Side”, and abuses the crap out of a God-Given high IQ.

    • BrianR says:

      “High IQ”?????

      What, exactly, do you base that assumption on?

      He’s an educated idiot.

      • Hot Air, Mountain Scenery, and one helluva long leash, Brian~!
        And more than a ton of hopeful prayer. After all, it DOES take a “decent” IQ to get into Harvard College and Harvard University,,, I Think.

      • Garnet92 says:

        Actually, he would be considered “superior” or “very superior” according to a study that estimated the IQs of Bush, Kerry, and Gore. Bush’s IQ was 125-130, Kerrys a little lower, and Gore’s was a little higher (low 130’s). This article is a very interesting read – here’s a link:

        http://www.vdare.com/articles/this-just-in-kerrys-iq-likely-lower-than-bushs

        This is the article that I’ve mentioned before that analyzed SATs, college tests, and military tests to arrive at their conclusions.

        Regardless of his IQ, Gore is, like Brian said, an educated idiot. and one who has found his calling – as a modern-day snake oil salesman.

    • Clyde says:

      He MAY have education, GF, but he sure as hell is NOT intelligent. And, given that a LOT of those going into politics and government ARE Ivy-League-educated, and we see what a DISASTER that has become, I hardly believe that intelligence is needed to go there. If one is connected by blood to an alum, that is about all they need to get there. Doesn’t matter if said connection was as dumb as sand.

  3. bullright says:

    Great fact-packed post. Sad, he wouldn’t make food for more than a day for a couple polars.

  4. myfoxmystere says:

    You know, I’d feel sorry for the polar bears, for he’d be like syrup of IPICAC once they bite into his carcass. Gore’s carcass would be a delicacy to Hildebeast Clinton’s dung beetles.

  5. Buck says:

    No, Brian, he ain’t an “Educated Idiot”. He just thinks we are all morons. Just like Pelosi thinks we are all morons. Just like Hillary thinks we are all morons. Or John McCain or John Edwards or Barak Obama.
    Why? Is it a prerequisite to becoming a politician to believe you are so much smarter than the rest of the teeming masses? That they are all sub-par I.Q. dimwits? Or do they just believe they are just so much smarter than the average bear???

    • Clyde says:

      Well, Buck, when the assholes DO win an election, especially shitstains like McCain, Grahamnesty, et al, I can see where they might think that. As in: “gee, Lindsey, we fooled them dumb conservatives AGAIN”.