Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The "Gore Effect" in living color

The Gore Effect has started right on time with the 24 hour "Gore-a-thon" tonight.
This commentary from Anthony Whatts:
You know, sometimes coincidences are just too strange and funny to ignore. Here’s the low temperature forecast map from NOAA produced today, for overnight low temperatures during the time that Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project gets into its full swing. It starts at 8PM EST/5PM PST. Chill baby, chill:

Also Mr. Watts further explains the meaning of the Gore Effect from a Wikipedia article dedicated to the subject.
The Gore Effect is a term used with various meanings relating to Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore. In one use, the term is a humorous concept suggesting a causal relationship between unseasonable cold weather phenomena and meetings associated with global warming, with particular emphasis on events attended by Gore. The phrase has also been used to describe Gore’s impact in raising global warming as a public issue, and in other ways related to Al Gore.
The Toronto based national newspaper Globe and Mail defined the term in 2007 quoting a user’s submission to the online Urban Dictionary website as “the phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming.
A person shouldn't be able to have this much fun ... however ... it won't be much fun when the effects of freezing crops begins to sink in. This normally wouldn't happen for another month ... the freeze ... it is still summer.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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