Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

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    With a second Obuma term, the Klimate Kook's coming out of his cave? @ Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

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    Winter is coming, he has to say something to keep his myth going.
     
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    Maybe he wants to buy another beachfront house...
     
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    Energy industry concerned Obama could pursue end-run on climate change rules...
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    Al Gore: Obama must ‘get moving’ on climate
    12/6/12 - Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that it’s time for President Barack Obama to “get moving” on global warming.
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    Energy industry concerned Obama could pursue end-run on climate change rules
    December 07, 2012 - The United States has joined nearly 200 countries at a United Nations climate summit in Doha, Qatar, this week with the primary goal of coming together on a treaty aimed at preventing what activists are calling dangerous climate change.
     
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    Arctic Methane Emergency Group - AMEG - Arctic Sea Ice - Methane Release - Planetary Emergency

    It’s about the Arctic sea ice, whose reflection of sunshine keeps the planet cool. Remove the sea ice, and not only does the planet start to overheat, but the whole climate is suddenly changed. The global weather systems, on whose predictability farmers rely, are dependent for their stability on there being a temperature gradient between tropics and the poles. Remove the snow and ice at one pole, and the weather systems go awry and we have “global weirding”. Furthermore, the weather systems get stuck in one place, and we get weather extremes: long spells of hot/dry weather with drought, or long spells of cold/wet weather with floods.

    This global weirding has started with a vengeance. The sea ice is rapidly disappearing. The behaviour of the polar jet stream is disrupted. Extreme weather events occur more often and with greater ferocity. And the food price index climbs and climbs.

    There is an obvious relationship between strife and food – if you starve a nation they will fight to get food. This relationship has been pinned down by an organisation called the Complex Systems Institute, CSI. They show that the food riots break out when the food price index rises above a certain critical level. An example was the Arab Spring

    Are these scientists being overly alarmist? The ones called 'alarmist' a decade ago were notably mistaken. Their 'alarmist' predictions had the present ice melt happening in 2080, not 2012. And the weather extremes we are presently experiancing were predicted for mid-century, not now.

    Let us hope they are being overly alarmist. Because if they are not, we are in for a rough ride. And, if they are wrong the side that the previous 'alarmists' have been, it's Katy Bar the Door!

     
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    Yep. Tornado season this year was near below average, so no opportunity to cry "GLOBAL WARMING!!" there. Superstorm Sandy and the drought was about it in the way of reasons to scream "PROOF OF GLOBAL WARMING!!", and even those didn't really take off.
     
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    The present drought is an excellant example of global warming excaberating a normal cycle.

    The only major link between Sandy and global warming was the 2 degree increase in the temperature of the Gulf Stream that fed Sandy energy while that storm traveled over the Gulf Stream. The rest was a very bad combination of the worse case situation coming to pass. Happens occasionaly. Oh yes, and the 1 foot rise in sea level off the New England coast was not a help.
     

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