Monday, February 9, 2015

Al Gore is a dick. And he's a dick who's wrong and knows fuck all about anything.

There, I said it. This is something I've been sitting on for a while, but in light of recent developments, I thought I should share it:
The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’
Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.
But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.
When they started, the climate alarmists said that if we didn't do "something" soon, in 100 years the Earth would warm more than 3 degrees. Nobody fucking cared, because we'll all be dead in 100 years and nobody could see a problem. After all, that happens every spring, and nobody seems to mind. So they tried to shorten the time frame. Assholes like Al Gore started claiming that weather was more extreme and there were more tornadoes and hurricanes right now because of global warming. But the numbers didn't back them up -- there aren't more tornadoes or hurricanes, or other extreme weather events, and in fact we are in a low period for tornadoes and hurricanes. So assholes like Al Gore started claiming about seven years ago that the Arctic ice cap would be gone during summer by this year if we didn't do "something."

Yeah, well, suck it. The "something" always involves the United Nations or some other world government body governing how much fossil fuel energy we use, or how much this, or how much that. The solution is always the same -- the UN or some new world body governing what developed nations do, restricting their use of energy or other natural resources. No matter what the "problem" is, the answer is always a worldwide scheme to regulate things. Weird, huh?

Well, assholes like Al Gore are assholes, and they''re wrong:
The most widely used measurements of Arctic ice extent are the daily satellite readings issued by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, which is co-funded by Nasa. These reveal that – while the long-term trend still shows a decline – last Monday, August 25, the area of the Arctic Ocean with at least 15 per cent ice cover was 5.62 million square kilometres.
This was the highest level recorded on that date since 2006 (see graph, right), and represents an increase of 1.71 million square kilometres over the past two years – an impressive 43 per cent.
Other figures from the Danish Meteorological Institute suggest that the growth has been even more dramatic. Using a different measure, the area with at least 30 per cent ice cover, these reveal a 63 per cent rise – from 2.7 million to 4.4 million square kilometres.
The Arctic ice cap, which was shrinking during the summer due to a number of factors unrelated to temperature, including winds and currents, is now growing, due to a number of factors unrelated to temperature. We only have reliable numbers on the extent of Arctic sea ice beginning in 1979 -- the start of the satellite era of observation -- and so it is really not possible to discuss genuine long-term trends. Suffice to say that assholes like Al Gore, who are profiting tremendously from their climate alarmism, are wrong. And assholes.

Notice all the weasel words this fuck uses to qualify his prediction: "some of the models suggest," "75 percent chance," etc. He refuses to actually predict what he's predicting. The dickwad doesn't actually believe what he's saying. If he did, he'd be going full-bore for nuclear power, which has no carbon dioxide emissions at all and could provide all of our electricity needs. Funny how he's not doing that, isn't it?

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