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January 7, 2014 By

On The Coldest Day In America In 20 Years, Here Are Al Gore’s Stupidest Global Warming Quotes

America could actually use some global warming right about now.  It is being projected that low temperatures across the Midwest could be 30 to 50 degrees below average on Monday morning.  On Sunday, fans that attempted to tailgate before the playoff game between the 49ers and the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin were discovering that their beers were actually turning to icebefore they could drink them.  That is cold.  But things are going to get really chilly when nightfall arrives.  In fact, it is being projected that much of the nation will experience wind chill temperatures of more than 40 degrees below zero, and wind chill temperatures of more than 50 degrees below zero are expected in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota.  The weather is expected to be so cold that the governor of Minnesota has actually decided to close public schools statewide on Monday.  The last time that happened was back in 1997.  The reason why the governor of Minnesota did this is because when temperatures get this low they can literally be life threatening.  When wind chill temperatures get down to about 50 below zero, if your skin is exposed you can literally develop frostbite in about five minutes.  This is being called the coldest day in America in 20 years, and these cold temperatures have many Americans wondering what ever happened to all of that “global warming” that Al Gore and other “climate scientists” have been warning us about for so many years.

If the planet really is getting significantly warmer, our winters should not be like this.  Back in the year 2000, one prominent “climate scientist” boldly declared that future generations of children “just aren’t going to know what snow is.

Oh really?

The truth is that you don’t have to be a “climate scientist” to understand what is happening to the weather.  All you need is a little common sense.

Back in September, I warned that this was going to be “an extremely bitterly cold winter“.  I wrote another article that warned about how cold this winter would be in early December.

Right now we are witnessing cold temperatures that we have not seen in decades.  The following is the way that one meteorologist put it…

“If you’re under 40 (years old), you’ve not seen this stuff before.”

Another meteorologist wanted people to understand just how dangerous this kind of cold weather can be…

“A person not properly dressed could die easily in those conditions.”

To get an idea of just how cold it is up in Minnesota today, just check out the following anecdote that was reported by the BBC

Firemen tackling a blaze in Minneapolis, where temperatures have been below -20C, saw the spray from their hoses turn to ice as it hit the building.

And it is even colder up in Canada.  Things are so cold up in Ontario that “frost quakes” have become very common…

While America collectively freaks out over their impending ‘polar vortex’, Canada is changing the game when it comes to cold weather phenomenon as reports of ‘frost quakes’ emerge from around Toronto and Ontario.

Indeed, as temperatures drop overnight to around -4f around the city hundreds of people are being startled by hearing large booms – causing them to think their homes are being broken into or gunshots are being fired.

In fact, they are merely hearing the after-effects of the frost quakes – or cryoseism – which are more commonly found on a glacier in the polar regions.

So are we really experiencing “global warming”?

Of course not.

If anything, things are actually getting colder.

What the United States and Canada are experiencing right now is making global warming alarmists such as Al Gore look quite foolish.  The following are 10 of Al Gore’s stupidest global warming quotes…

#1 In 2008, Al Gore boldly declared to a German audience that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.” (Needless to say, that did not happen.  In fact, the ice cap in the Arctic actually got larger this year.)

#2 “CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally. … Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past.” (Actually, without carbon dioxide life on earth would not exist.)

#3 “The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, ‘Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it’s not a problem.’ If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action.” (It sounds like what Al Gore really needs is more cowbell.)

#4 During a speech at NYU Law School in 2006, Al Gore made the following statement: “Many scientists are now warning that we are moving closer to several “tipping points” that could — within as little as 10 years — make it impossible for us to avoid irretrievable damage to the planet’s habitability for human civilization.”

#5 “Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.”

#6 “The interior of the earth is extremely hot – several million degrees.” (It actually peaks out at about 11,000 degrees.)

#7 “There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.”

#8 “It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.”

#9 “The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake.”

#10 “We ought to approach this challenge [of global warming] with a sense of profound joy and gratitude: that we are the generation about which, a thousand years from now, philharmonic orchestras and poets and singers will celebrate by saying, they were the ones that found it within themselves to solve this crisis and lay the basis for a bright and optimistic human future.”

As time goes by, the scientific evidence continues to mount.  It is becoming painfully evident that the theory of man-made global warming simply is not true.  The following is from a recent New American article

Well, 2013 is almost over, and contrary to the alarmist “predictions” by Gore and what critics refer to as his “doomsday cult,” the latest satellite data show that Arctic ice cover has actually expanded 50 percent over 2012 levels. In fact, during October, sea-ice levels grew at the fastest pace since records began in 1979. Experts predict the expansion to continue in the years to come, leaving global-warming alarmists scrambling fiendishly for explanations to save face — and to revive the rapidly melting climate hysteria.

In September, meanwhile, data also showed that sea ice levels in Antarctica had expanded to record levels for the second year in a row. Of course, by now, virtually everyone who has been following news about “global warming” — now more often referred to as “climate change” owing to public-relations concerns — also knows that global temperatures have not risen for some 17 years. The spectacular lack of warming demolished all 73 of the “climate models” used by the United Nations to push its controversial theories.

Sadly, most of the governments of the planet still consider “man-made global warming” to be one of the greatest threats facing us, and the U.S. government is leading the charge.  In fact, the U.S. government has been giving other nations billions of dollars to help them cope with “climate change”…

American taxpayers spent $7.45 billion to help developing countries cope with climate change in fiscal years 2010 through 2012, according to a federal government report submitted to the United Nations on a subject that Secretary of State John Kerry described as “a truly life-and-death challenge.”

And it appears that Barack Obama plans to make the fight against global warming a major point of emphasis for the rest of his time in office…

When President Obama leaves office three years from now, the major policy story of his second term — barring some kind of unforeseen invasion — is likely to be climate change. I made this argument at feature length last year, and the evidence continues to mount. Coral Davenport reports today about Secretary of State John Kerry’s “systematic, top-down push to create an agencywide focus on global warming.”

Considering the host of other major problems that this country is facing, it truly is ironic that the federal government is spending so much time and energy fighting a problem that doesn’t even exist.

Speaking of ironic, a team of “climate change scientists” that had recently gone down to the Antarctic to study “global warming” had to be rescued by helicopter when their ship got stranded in the ice…

A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change.

The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to do with the expedition.

In fact, rather than point out the mission was to find evidence of climate change, the networks often referred to the stranded people as “passengers,” “trackers” and even “tourists,” without a word about climate change or global warming.

Yes, the climate of the earth is changing. Throughout history it has always been changing. Most of that change is due to fluctuations in the gigantic ball of fire that our planet is revolving around.

But the idea that carbon dioxide is going to “destroy the planet” is ludicrous.  Without carbon dioxide we would all die.

And the notion that “man-made global warming” is the “greatest threat” that humanity is facing is absolutely laughable.

Sadly, nothing seems to dissuade the true believers.  Not even days like today.

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William Johnson

Albert Gore, Jr. was taught from the time he was in diapers that his destiny was to be president of the United States. His father got very rich from his dealings in the Senate, big tobacco and big oil. He left poor little numbskull Albert with an overactive ego and a lot of money. When he was unsuccessful at stealing the 2000 election, he went off and sulked for a while. When he burst back into the limelight, he was greeted as the global warming savior of the World. He had no facts just an overbaked theory. Now we are paying for the liberals glomming onto that as a way to gain power. The Carbon Dioxide exchange service which allowed a company to pay other people for their rights to pollute was little ole Al's baby. Many fools gave him money to fly around and lecture us on how to live.
The Earth and the Sun don't listen go that garbage though. When are Americans going to wake up and smell the dollars flying out the window?

January 13, 2014 at 11:45 pm

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Neil Martin

Can anyone help? A friend needs Maxair
(pirbuterol acetate) for asthma. Maxair is
being pulled b/c it uses CFC's for propulsion.

It is chilling to see the global warming crowd
leave asthma suffers out in the cold.

Thanks.

PS Albuterol's side effects makes it a non-option in this case.

January 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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LooeyNoorey

/ Just spied this on the exciting net! /

Gore's Global Warming Secret

You'll never guess what initially inspired Al Gore's "temperature" mania – the one that's raised our tempers.
Well, Gore is from Tennessee where you can hear Bible belt preachers warning about "Hell fire" in the next life.
And Gore, concerned about this life, is surrounded by those who also know about the prediction in Revelation (chapter 16) of the coming time when a change in the sun will result in humans being "scorched with great heat"!
It wouldn't be convenient if folks were to discover that Gore, a liberal, was influenced by the handbook closely associated with Christian fundamentalists!
If Tennessee fundy preachers could look at the same predictions-packed apocalyptic book and stretch forward in time some future events, Gore could surely do the same thing and stretch forward the "great heat" and turn it into cold cash.
All of us are well aware of the incredible influence that the Gore-orrhea plague has had on the whole world including the White House!
But Gore's overlooked another Bible verse which says that "there is nothing hid that shall not be revealed."
The real "inconvenient truth" is that the SS Al Gore is now stuck in ice – and what we need is a Gorebreaker!

January 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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@BradNova

Number 5 is spot on!

“Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.”

January 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

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Thought Criminal

I wouldn't bother. These people approach science and facts with a religious perspective…ie…if one thing is wrong, the entire thing is wrong…just like how fundamentalists see the bible. They have no idea how science works, and no willingness to learn.

January 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

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methylamine

Ah–who are "these people"? Many here are strong Tea Party or libertarian.

Interestingly, a recent study shows Tea Party adherents actually have a BETTER understanding of science than liberals– http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/tea-party-s

And libertarians? Pretty intellectual crowd. It's harder to spell than "Liberal", thereby excluding most of those drooling dimbulbs.

January 12, 2014 at 11:05 pm

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Thought Criminal

Libertarian and Tea Party are pretty mutually exclusive crowds. I have met several libertarians who denounce the tea party as a fascist group. Since the libertarians are not organized, this kind of thing occurs.

(referring to the article) 2000 people is a pretty small group. I bet if he surveyed a larger number, he'd have different results.

January 12, 2014 at 11:22 pm

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methylamine

"Tea Party" and "libertarian" are both very large camps, not perfectly aligned internally or with each other.

But their core politics are closely aligned, and the original and still un-hijacked Tea Party is very much libertarian.

Don't confuse "Beltwaytarians"–like many Reason magazine adherents–with real working libertarians. They're as similar as the Trotskyite neocons and Reagan conservatives.

There's an interesting meme you're promulgating–perhaps not consciously–but it's there. It just showed up in a Financial Times article as well.

It's the supposed enmity between libertarian and Tea Party–and it doesn't exist.

But it's a nice attempt at divide-and-conquer, the establishment's old go-to strategy.

January 13, 2014 at 1:15 am

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William Johnson

The TEA party people you are referring to are just ordinary working or retired Americans who are sick and tired of being taxed out of existence to pay for some politicians pet projects.
I am a proud member of the Taxed Enough Already crowd. BTW, most of the TEA party people have been around the block a time or two and don't like anyone trying to blow smoke and shine mirrors in their eyes. We don't like any pipsqueak pissing on our leg and telling us it's raining. The last is a quote from Judge Judy.

January 14, 2014 at 12:04 am

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ccblogging

I was driving to work yesterday and I saw a dog frozen to a fire hydrant. Man it's cold, where's that warm weather that Al promised us? We all know that Al invented the internet and Barry can make the oceans rise and fall. Where are they when you need them? Al, Al, hey Al, Barry, Barry, calling B+ Barry, hello, hello, hello? Brrrrrrrrr.

January 8, 2014 at 6:07 am

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Thought Criminal

You see there is a reason it's called "Climate Change" It hasn't been called Global Warming since the 1980s. Only dolts refer to it as global warming. The problem is that the climate is changing. A snow storm in Egypt doesn't mean Global Warming isn't real…it means the climate is changing.

there is a difference between climate and weather.

Moving to new energy sources is not a war on energy, its an evolution of technology, and the evolution of technology needs to occur sooner or later because burning dead plants and animals (Fossil fuels) can not sustain human civilization much longer. We'll be a dead civilization…all because you people were comfortable and thought we shouldn't do anything better because it would hurt existing industries.

I cant wait for you guys to instigate another civil war, split the country again, and live in your own nation where businesses are allowed to pollute the air, the water, and the soil. Within 10 years, you'll be screaming for aid from America for food, and clean water.

January 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm

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George Henry

I taught World Geography for many years and the textbooks printed in 2004 still used the term global warming. I don't think anyone was even talking about global warming in the '80s since many magazines in the late '70s were printing articles about global cooling and if something was not done we could be facing an ice age. One other point, the earth's climate has always, and always will, go through changes.

January 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm

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@BradNova

The fact is that around 1970 there were 6 times as many scientists predicting a warming rather than a cooling planet. Today, with 30+years more data to analyse, we've reached a clear scientific consensus: 97% of working climate scientists agree with the view that human beings are causing global warming.

January 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm

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RL wallace

All I can say is you're slow minded!! you try to come off smart but you are not!!!!!!!!!! Global Warming has already been proven to be a fraud, and this country has enough fossil fuel to last well over a hundred years alone. Every time we fined a large reservoir of oil the government puts the label of "National Park" on it and then you can't drill it, so don't throw that liberal BS out there because I know better, so if anyone needs to wake up it's people like YOU!!

January 8, 2014 at 11:41 am

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@BradNova

100 years is not a very long time.

Can you share any of this "proof" that global warming has been proven to be a fraud? It is just not true.

January 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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Thought Criminal

A century is not a long time. Which would you prefer? Living on dead plants and animals for 100 years, have it run out and then scramble to find a new energy source…or have a new energy source ready to go and start moving onto it long before the oil runs out? I hope you pick the second option.

Also, I need to see proof that Climate Change has been proven false. I can present evidence otherwise, from people who are experts in their field. What do you have? Oil CEOs saying "Yea, its a fraud."

January 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm

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methylamine

You falsely conflate denying anthropogenic global warming, with Luddism against new energy technology.
You're implying one who denies AGW automatically rejects new technology.

It's a false association. And a sneaky debate tactic.

January 13, 2014 at 1:24 am

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methylamine

Hold on…so, you say it isn't global warming, it's "climate change"–which itself is hilarious because it's not falsifiable. Unless the climate stays exactly the same you "win", because voila the climate changed.

But then you imply it's CO2 that's at fault–by decrying carbon-based fuels–but CO2 is responsible for global warming from the greenhouse effect…at least if you're an IPCC acolyte.

THEN you imply it's anthropogenic–because it's our fault, us intransigent carbon-fuel burners.

Lastly you accuse people of being Luddites and against new forms of energy.

That, friend, is a giant morass of contradictions and assumptions!

I'll give a few facts…which are sadly lacking in your post:
Earth's land mass generates 60 gigatons of carbon as carbon dioxide per year.
Earth's ocean mass generates 90 gigatons of carbon as carbon dioxide per year.
Earth's humans generate 5 gigatons of carbon as carbon dioxide per year.

So we make 5/155…or roughly 5 percent of all carbon dioxide.

And from that you say WE'RE responsible for global warming?? C'mon. Pull my other leg!

January 12, 2014 at 10:53 pm

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methylamine

Oops…darn typos, I meant to type "3" as in:

so we make 5/155…or roughly 3 percent of all carbon dioxide.

Nothing like ruining a perfectly good rant with a typo!

January 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

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Thought Criminal

Where are you getting these figures? Koch industries? If we are not directly responsible, our activities are not helping any.

Climate Change denying is alot like living in a large house, and you choose one room to poo in the corner. You continue to use that room till it is too nasty to go into, so you ignore it and change rooms.

You justify it by saying since wild animals have moved in because of the odor, it'd not exactly your fault because there are more animals than you and they use the same room, and here you are refusing to build a bathroom because it's too inconvenient to mess with what you are used to. So you continue to poo in different rooms, till the house is unlivable and the state condemns the house.

January 12, 2014 at 11:29 pm

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methylamine

Lovely analogies but sorely lacking in facts.

Yet you attempt to smear me with an association to Koch industries–both fallacious, and disingenuous.

Through all that you present no facts to counter my argument.

I say again: the Earth through natural processes–decay, bacterial respiration, etc–produces 150 gigatons of carbon as CO2 per year–while humans make only 5.

Believing we're altering the climate is as delusional as a flea climbing the leg of an elephant with dreams of intercourse. Or, more apropos, pissing in the ocean and waiting for it to rise.

Global Warming and Climate Change are the new sun religions; shamans and priests of old would time solar eclipses and fool the masses into believing the Snake God would swallow the Sun God unless they sacrificed their children.

January 13, 2014 at 1:21 am

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Thought Criminal

The Dahli Llama did say "If you believe you are too small to make a difference, try being in a room with a single mosquito" or something to that effect. Basically meaning, size does not matter.

Bacteria was able to take the proto-Earth Atmosphere and make it breathable for modern life. If you think humans can't have an effect, you are sorely mistaken.

Ok, lets say we go ahead with my idea of putting money to advance human technology for cleaner fuels, and moving us away from fossil fuels as the primary source of energy…and then it turns out it was all bogus. Where is the harm? We are no longer dependent on a fuel source that is very finite, and America can be energy independent. Where is the problem with that?

January 13, 2014 at 5:53 am

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methylamine

Perhaps we're converging on agreement, at least in this sphere–we both want better energy technologies, no question.

I'm 100% in favor of, say, fusion research. Fission has been a horrible mistake; at least, in the manner we've pursued it. No doubt it was corrupted from day one by its close ties to military nuclear needs. If it weren't for the insatiable need for fissionable material for nukes, we'd have gone to thorium-cycle reactors decades ago.

Yeah. New energy technologies would be great; I'm all for it.

But they must not be coerced by government–always a losing proposition. Let them survive on their own in the market.

Ah, but the counter-proposal to that is–"the big bad oil companies will suppress new technology!" Well guess what army they use to do that? Yep, government. In a natural free market monopolies fail, just as entropy increases without an energy input.

January 13, 2014 at 10:15 am

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Thought Criminal

Atomic energy is the future either Fission and Fusion. I would prefer fusion as it's only byproduct is Helium (in the case of Hydrogen fusion), which we could bottle and sell. Fission is safe, just gotta deal with the toxic waste. Dropping the barrels into the sun would be effective but it is expensive, as it would cost $1000 for every pound to get it into space and then the cost of fuel to burn into a solar impact trajectory. (Note that most of all atomic disasters have been caused by unregulated and unchecked reactors degrading overtime.)

It would be cool to find a use for atomic waste.

January 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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William Johnson

We already have many uses for Nuclear Power Plant waste. One of the most effective is large high radiation food processing plants. Most foods especially meats can be preserved almost indefinitely without refrigeration. The process is simple. Seal the food in non porous bags then irradiate it with a minimum of 10,000 rads of gamma radiation. That is enough to kill even bacteria and virae. The irradiated food can be stored for years sitting on the shelf.
Another is used today. It's radiation treatment for cancer.
Another is non destructive testing of manufactured items like pipelines, tanks and equipment.
All we have to do Is get the government off our backs.

January 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm

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