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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
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)
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.
(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.
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.