An Inconvenient Climate

Fifteen years ago today, Al Gore released his sci-fi flick.

It won the Academy Award for best documentary and was produced by Laurie David.

The movie won Al Gore the Nobel Prize.

Al Gore – Facts –

The movie was released after the warmest January on record in the US.

The centerpiece of his movie was this graph showing atmospheric CO2 and temperature over the past 650,000 years. He believed the graph showed that cyclical 50PPM changes in atmospheric CO2 produced 10F swings in temperature.

What the graph actually showed is that warmer ocean water outgasses CO2, and colder water absorbs CO2. Gore had been confused about this since at least 1990.

12 Aug 1990, Page 102 – The Indianapolis Star at

When he became VP in 1993, he cut off funding to scientists like Dr. Bill Gray, who didn’t share Gore’s misinterpretation of the relationship.

The movie’s producer Laurie David at some point realized that temperature leads and CO2 follows, so in her school textbook she tampered with the graph to reverse the data and make it look like CO2 led temperature.

And at Sundance Film Festival in 2006, he said that we only had until 2016 to save the planet from global warming.

2006: Al Gore Does Sundance – CBS News

He actually gave the earth a sixteen year reprieve beyond the original UN forecast.

Mercury News: Search Results

And AOC has since extended the date another fourteen years until the year 2030.

Ocasio-Cortez says the world will end in 12 years. She is absolutely right. – The Washington Post

Gore also predicted that the Arctic would be ice-free by the year 2014.

Gore: Polar ice cap may disappear by summer 2014

But there has been no change in Arctic sea ice extent since then.

Had Gore looked further back in the geologic record, he would have known that there is no large-scale relationship between CO2 and temperature.

Global temperature and atmospheric CO2 over geological time (600 mya)…. | Download Scientific Diagram

And under Gore’s model of climate sensitivity (10F/50PPM CO2,) temperatures should heave been more than 1,000 degrees warmer during the Cambrian Era, when CO2 levels were 7,000 PPM.

When life exploded | Science News for Students

There have been dozens of “climate agreements” since Gore became VP – and none of them have accomplished anything.

Global Monitoring Laboratory – Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

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11 Responses to An Inconvenient Climate

  1. dm says:

    Great follow up to the recent post about misleading MannMade trends. First, you show a fundamental flaw in their “data”. Then, you show their poor forecast record.

    Presumably, a pending post will illustrate the cause & effect relationship between the data flaw and bad forecasts. Modelers used to refer to the relationship as GIGO (garbage in / garbage out).

    That can be followed by an endless series of posts about how alarmist “solutions” since the pending ice age did hurt or would have hurt Gaia & people. They will be devastating given Tony’s exceptional ability to make and support a point.

    Finally, all the above can be compiled into a book titled “Inconvenient Climate Truths: How Reality Has Repeatedly Made Alarmists Look Foolish”.

  2. arn says:

    It is about politics(Al Gore),
    and hollywood(oscars)

    It’s an agenda shitshow that has nothing to do with science
    but everything with indoctrination,fear and systematical exclusion of those who do not follow the agenda and expose the lies.

    A show presented by millionaires(politicians,celebrities) with ferraris and front beach properties who work for billionaires with private jets and private islands
    trying to tell the rest that you should own nothing.

    Global Warming is hitting italy very hard.
    For todays giro d’italia cycling race they predicted some heavy snowfalls :)

  3. Richard says:

    to think Al got the Nobel Prize over a nurse who smuggled 2500 babies out of Hitlers death camps – so sad
    Revelle, who died in 1991, started the remarkable series of measurements of atmospheric CO2 during the Intergovernmental Geophysical Year in 1957. As a visiting professor at Harvard University, he taught a freshman course attended by then-student Al Gore. In his frightening best-seller, Earth in the Balance, Gore claims Revelle as his mentor.
    If you know the book, you may be interested in what mentor/scientist Revelle said about global warming. It will make you less frightened.
    OMNI interview
    In March 1984–15 years ago, mind you–Omni magazine published an extensive interview with Revelle.

    POOR little Rich girl- Al got it wrong Revelle never taught him CO2 was the cause- he was probably to drunk to remember

  4. Jake Sinclair says:

    Oh and about those rising sea levels
    The world-famous Italian city of Venice, known across the globe for its canals, has now seen its beloved canals dried up for the 2nd time in three years. A low tide and the scarcity of rain drove down water levels in the Venetian canals to historic lows. Multiple scenes of traditional Venetian boats known as Gondolas being stranded in the beds of the muddy canals were on display. The water levels in the Venetian canals fell down to about 19 inches below sea level, with the expectation to drop even lower.

  5. Looking at the graph of Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time I do not see any indications of ice ages. Is the graph just not detailed enough or am I missing something?

    • Taphonomic says:

      Not detailed enough. If you look closely, the black bar at the far right is labeled Quaternary. That’s the last 2-3 million years and comprises the ice ages.

  6. G W Smith says:

    Excellent post, Tony! Nail the issue right through the heart! But these brain dead lefties keep coming back like zombies.

  7. Conrad Ziefle says:

    If I were John Doe citizen I would make Al Gore solve a simple algebra problem before I accepted his precise forecast (to the year) of irreversible global damage from CO2. Or you could check his college science and math course scores. They are posted right there along side Obama’s. However you know they both were top students in folksy jive talk; all sociopaths are.

  8. gregole says:

    And Biden has picked up where Gore left off. The undead return.

  9. Rosco says:

    For a couple of days your web site couldn’t be accessed from Australia – nothing sinister I hope.

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