2009 hurricane season and Al Gore’s credibility expire simultaneously

by editor on December 3, 2009

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An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s Academy Award-winning science fiction movie, attempted to scare the bejeebers out of you by claiming that global warming would inevitably lead to increased frequency and intensity of hurricanes.

Sadly, Gore’s credibility peaked in 2005 and so did hurricanes.

As Bloomberg reported on December 1:

Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Fewest Named Storms in 12 Years

The Atlantic hurricane season ended today after producing the fewest named storms in 12 years. It was the first time in three years that no hurricane struck the U.S. mainland.

The story continued:

The calmer season was expected and reflected the development of a mid-year eastern Pacific warming pattern called El Nino, said Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, in Camp Springs, Maryland.

Unfortunately, the Insurance Journal reported a different reality: In its December (2008) forecast, the Colorado State University team predicted 14 named storms. That included seven hurricanes and three big ass major hurricanes.

Ahhh, but alas. It was not to be.

In reality, the 2009 season that ended as December began saw storms that barely qualified as storms. It featured storms that formed and dissipated so quickly that it’s almost surprising they were even noticed. We even had a couple oddball storms that formed far north of the typical hurricane track. It was the first time in several years in which no hurricanes hit the United States. And we even had a late hurricane that barely qualified as one. To sum it all up, 2009 was one of the quietest hurricane seasons in decades.

And so we simultaneously bid a fond adieu to the 2009 hurricane season and to Albert Gore’s tattered credibility.

We know there will be another hurricane season in 2010, but the return of Gore’s credibility is far less certain.

Source: Bloomberg, Insurance Journal

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Clarkloon December 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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Put Al Gore on the ice at Bemidji State and they’ll show him a hockey stick.

KimmyQueen December 3, 2009 at 4:55 pm

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This reminds me of something in the Bible and I am paraphrasing where it says that G-d will make man’s ideas to be stupid. That is to say that what man (especially one like Al Gore) considers gospel G-d will take the opportunity to turn it around and make it look stupid.

I feel something like that happened here.

Al Gore and Co tried to create a religion out of Climate Change/Global Warming. So nature and a Higher Power is turning it around.

mike R December 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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Does this mean he will give back his Oscar and his Nobel Prize? A inconvenient truth has come out of this Climategate scandal and it is this, Liberals Live a Life of Lies. In order to advance their cause, their crusade, or whatever ill conceived endeavor, they must first and at every corner, lie to advance it. What burns me the most is that they used our children to advance this crap and the won’t loose a nights sleep over it.

Brian Hill December 5, 2009 at 8:00 pm

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I am sick of fake environmentalism. Al Gore is a polluter and is gonna hurt the poor. He generates billions and that comes from dead trees so Al Gore doesn’t care about the environment, his green movement only cares about generating greens, aka dollar bills.

KimmyQueen December 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm

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Al Gore can keep is Nobel and Oscar. I just want him to shut the heck up. I KNOW he will never admit it, but at least for him to dissappear.

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

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you guys are so lame–ever hear of el nino? it caused more hurricanes in the pacific ocean while reducing their number in the atlantic during the 2009 season. maybe you should learn more about ocean/atmosphere dynamics before blowing off what you clearly don’t understand!!!! and just to give you an additional preview –el nino also causes the jet stream to dip–which is why the south is having such a cold winter!!!!!!!!!! ya bunch of uneducated dumbos!! TRY READING SOMETHING CREDIBLE EVERY NOW AND THEN OR TAKE AN OCEANOGRAPHY CLASS!!!!

Editor January 11, 2010 at 9:44 am

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Fascinating. Thank you for clearing that up. We bow to your superior intellect and education.

Administrator January 11, 2010 at 10:23 am

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Given your name, you must be amazed by Al Gore.

Al Gore after Katrina:

“What changed in the United States with Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences.”

“For a long time, the scientists have been telling us global warming increases the temperature of the top layer in the ocean, and that causes the average hurricane to become a lot stronger. So, the fact that the ocean temperatures did go up because of global warming, because of man-made global warming, starting around in the seventies and then we had a string of unusually strong hurricanes outside the boundaries of this multi-decadal cycle that is a real factor; there are scientists who point that out, and they’re right, but we’re exceeding those boundaries now.”

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 10:46 am

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ola mr administrator–just what part of al gore’s statement are you referring to? sea surface temps ARE rising and warmer temps = stronger hurricanes. as to the cause??? i’m still in debate–but the fact remains—the ice IS melting in the high latitudes. not much you can argue with on that one!!! and besides–whether co2/methane/cfc’s or whatever greenhouse gas we pump into the atmosphere and whether it does or does not cause global warming–do ya really wanna be breathing that stuff? not too good for the future of our species!!! and by the looks of our actions—WE ARE ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS—RIGHT?? :-( poo poo

Administrator January 11, 2010 at 11:29 am

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First of all, it’s Hola, not Ola.

Obviously you need some education: Spend 90 minutes with this for starters. Then go read some articles over at climategate.com and other great sites like WattsUpWithThat.com and learn a few things.

You also might enjoy this shorter video:

neo bonbon January 11, 2010 at 11:48 am

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there isn’t 1 person here who would “really wanna be breathing that stuff”. But that is not the point here. The issue here, is how this has been orchestrated. And what the response has been from the “blame yourselves first” crowd. There has been far too much govt. funding of scientist who were not out to disprove anything. On the contrary, the warmer their data got, the more they were funded. Because even if the data was fudged, hey, “whether it does or does not cause global warming”, can’t argue with a cleaner planet, right? And Al’s solution is to enrich the coffers of other countries and drive us toward his vision of the future? You make it obvious that that appeals to you. After all he did invent the internet. is that why you’re here?

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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you say hola–i say ola–tomato tomoto–whatever—and now your seriously going to try pulling me into an argument with you over the ifs/if nots of global warming? You know what they say—those that argue are simply looking to be convinced! Based on your silly hurricane article I’d say you don’t know crap about global warming so why would I waste my time? Hey– just out of curiosity–do you even know what is meant by the Global Warming Potential and how it works?—(I’d kind of like to further gauge what you really know about this stuff—and don’t rush off to look it up on the net—be honest!!) –and as your anti- global warming guru said in the video–’science is a rigorous process of inquiry’–and it is!!!
and as far as his statement…’there is no problem with the climate’…well i guess that depends on who you are and where you live. the globe is warming–for whatever reason–and that will certainly have an impact on everything from food sources to species number/diversity and at the very worse–to ocean circulation patterns. the last time ocean circulation patterns were disrupted it was believed to have caused a major extinction event–in the permian period. this is not a scare tactic–this is science.
you guys really ought to try and open your minds. listening to this one guy just isn’t the way to go! he’s making money off this too you know! just al gore in reverse! There’s always gonna be somebody out there that will say what you want to hear if you pay him enough! and can’t you try moving beyond this al gore stuff? seriously–you guys act like a bunch of cows regurgitating your cud! maybe you could provide me some some REAL unbiased PROVEN info –unless maybe you are more caught up in the activity of being ‘right’. it’s sites like yours that perpetuate ignorance in this world!!

Administrator January 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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Silly boy. Even the global warmers now know that the earth has been cooling for the last nine years. And every scientist in the world now knows that Phil Jones and Michael Mann and the rest of the East Anglia crowd actually tried to wipe the Medieval Warm Period (when it was hotter than it was last century, without SUV’s) from our collective memories. Catch up will ya. You’re so last year.

Let me make is real simple for you: on any argument of a theory, whichever side says the “science is settled” are con men. Any real scientist never believes the science is settled.

Adios. We be done, amigo.

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

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‘Any real scientist never believes the science is settled.’ my point exactly!!!! the investigation continues!!!! and i’m a she scientist not a he–silly boy. astalavista baby–or however you spell it.

neo bonbon January 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

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I am amazed at your stupidity. “REAL unbiased PROVEN info” DOES NOT EXIST DUE TO THE CORRUPTION OF THE SCIENCE!!! But you are more than willing to sign your farm over to al gore and friends. What does that say about you? Does it get any dumber? You keep screaming ‘the science, the science’, but the fact is that your science has run into a major credibility problem. So shut your progressive government loving hole for a minute and let the TRUTH reveal itself. We aren’t in Cuba or China, yet. So for now, we can and will still opine about the ‘Peoples” science. thank you tho, for the small taste of the ‘Peoples” propaganda. I hope that works out for you.

edit: I take back the China bit, even they’re amazed by the stupidity.
You want to really effect change in pollution policy, fine. But don’t make it a transfer of wealth issue and keep the climate debate honest. Not the ‘We are so smart, the science, the science’ vs. ‘the stupid stupid idiot moron muppet’. Without honestey, this is what happens.

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm

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you brought up al gore you igmo. i was simply responding to a silly article that someone wrote that incorrectly connected the down-sized hurricane season to the ‘non-existing’ global warming…when it had nothing to do with global warming. you can rant and rave if you want but the simple truth is–you guys have shown your ignorance thru this article—you do a disservice to your readers by perpetuating these stupid inaccuracies–unless that is your goal! and by the way–i’m not a screamer ;-)

Administrator January 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm

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I can’t believe I’m back again, but you so dense. Listen up: the article was intended to mock Al Gore. Why? Because Al Gore wouldn’t shut up about how global warming was causing the increase in both the number and the ferocity of hurricanes, and that we could expect more of this. Hell, he even photoshopped extra hurricanes on his recent worst-seller’s book cover that just came out.

So, think hard about this: Al Gore is stupid enough to claim global warming is causing more hurricane activity. Then, hurricane activity nearly dies. So we write an article mocking his alarmism.

Get it? If you cannot get it, there is no hope.

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm

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your mocking looses its credibility when you base it on unfounded info. i.e., the hurricane season had nothing to do with global warming and therefore nothing that al was promoting…and what you guys don’t seem to get is–i’ve never once stated i was a fan of al gore—you in your frenzy simply assumed it!!! AT LEAST GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU PROMOTE AN IDEA IN ONE OF YOUR ARTICLES!! what you have done–by writing this innacurate article–is no less crap than what some of the politicians promote. -WHICH MAKES YOU NO BETTER THAN THEM!!!!!!!

neo bonbon January 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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no but you’re a big time name caller. its how you like to make your arguments seem, plausible? I hope your bus breaks down on the way to the Organic Market and you freeze your progressive al gore loving ass off.

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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neo–a final question for you…you stated that “REAL unbiased PROVEN info” DOES NOT EXIST DUE TO THE CORRUPTION OF THE SCIENCE!!!
so tell me how you know the science is corrupt? i’ll make it real easy for you–multiple choice….
a. you’ve recently conducted your very own extensive research that proves this.
b. you’ve read numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals that all state this
or
c. you’re simply repeating what you’ve heard someone else say.

hmmmm–which is it???

neo bonbon January 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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a. I have only been a denier due to the politics of the matter. does warming exist? does cooling exist? maybe, but politics as we see them with this issue are highly suspect.

b. peer review is under serious suspicion. aka. climtegate.

c. I think for myself, and see an agenda that makes politicizing temperatures a means to a progressive end.

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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if you think peer review is suspicious than i can see you’ve never submitted a scientific article to a journal or presented you scientific data at a major conference—they are absolutely brutal!!!
and–i see no evidence that you think for yourself or you would have already questioned the hurricane article…was it true/should i look this stuff up on other sites to see if this guy knows what he’s talking about? obviously you didn’t or you wouldn’t be here with me on this very cold florida winter’s night obsessively writing to me!

neo bonbon January 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm

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peer review would only be ‘absolutely brutal’ if you, say, got funding from global warming alarmist organization, and you found that the world has actually been cooling!

the western hemisphere has been cooling, didn’t Russia just confirm this? whatever, the point is, the science is NOT settled, and therefore there is absolutely no reason to give more money to governments and their special interests and progressive agenda. sorry, al. you tried.

wake up. you’ve been had. its a hoax. Every planet in our solar system sees variations in temps.

amazedbystupidity January 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm

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–the science is not settled–i think i’ve already said that–so why then do you continue to argue AGAINST something that hasn’t been settled yet?? i tire of this site and i have real work to do–signing off……

neo bonbon January 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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praise baby jesus! I am not fighting AGAINST science. I’m fighting AGAINST the need for certain factions in our govt.s to use global warming as a ruse to gain money, power and control. This faction, just so happens, to be of the Progressive persuasion. surprise, surprise.

Denier March 3, 2010 at 7:44 am

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wow, you people are just bat sh*t insane with your head in the sand paranoia. get a grip

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