Former Vice President Al Gore’s website was crashed by Matt Drudge’s website on Tuesday afternoon. Gore’s site was down from approximately 4:30 PM ET until about 6PM ET.
The DrudgeReport.com linked to Gore’s claim that “heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they (scientists) have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming” at exactly 4:29pm ET.
Gore’s website crashed almost immediately following Drudge’s link. The irony for Gore is that he has touted his role of “creating the Internet.”
“During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet,” Gore said during a March 9, 1999 CNN interview.
It now appears the creator of the Internet’s website is not able to handle traffic from the DrudgeReport.com. [Note: Drudge has a long history of overwhelming websites with heavy readership traffic. See: Drudge, global warming shut down Senate site – Jan. 23, 2007]
Gore has been joined by many proponents of man-made global warming in now claiming that record cold and snow is either “consistent with” or caused by global warming. The problem for Gore and others who make these claims, is they are on record claiming decreasing snow and cold are caused by global warming.
See: Flashback: Top Democrats Warn Low Snow Levels Prove Global Warming (Video) – ‘Watch Democrats Jay Inslee, Barbara Boxer, Amy Klobuchar, Robert Byrd and Dianne Feinstein express deep concern and alarm during years when winters were mild and snow was light, contending that global warming was the cause.’
Even more bad news for Al Gore is the fact that his claim that heavy snows being “completely consistent” with “man-made global warming” is being ridiculed by scientists and the claims are at odds with the UN climate panel that Gore shared a 2007 Nobel Prize with.
See: Climate ‘Bible’, the IPCC in 2007 ‘told us that winters would be WARMER and LESS extreme’ — UN IPCC 2007: ‘More warm and fewer cold nights…fewer frost days…fewer cold outbreaks; fewer, shorter, less intense cold spells/cold extremes in winter’
Gore’s claim of snow being “consistent” with global warming is also at odds with is Oscar Winning 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Gore never once warned of record cold and increasing snowfalls as a consequence of man-made global warming in that film. But Gore has hyped the lack of snow as “evidence” for man-made global warming. See: Flashback 2009: ‘Gore Reports Snow and Ice Across the World Vanishing Quickly’
The evidence Gore provided in his February 1, 2011 article for his claim that “heavy snowfalls” are consistent with global warming, came from a newspaper columnist.
For more background on how man-made global warming proponents have descended into what many are calling desperation in attempting to sell their cause, please read on:
Watch Now: Flashback: Climate Depot’s Morano on Fox News Mocking ‘Climate Astrology’: ‘This is now akin to the predictions of Nostradamus or the Mayan calendar’ — Morano: ‘There is no way anyone can falsify the global warming theory now because any weather event that happens ‘proves’ their case…Man-made global warming has ceased to be a science, it is now the level of your daily horoscope’ — Gore [in 2006 film] did not warn us of extreme blizzards and record cold winters coming’
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer Mocks Gore: OMG! ANOTHER GLOBAL WARMING SNOWSTORM!! — ‘Gore has caused the spread of more pseudo-scientific incompetence on the subject of global warming than any climate scientist could possibly have ever accomplished…No serious climate researcher — including the ones I disagree with — believes global warming can cause colder weather. Unless they have become delusional as a result of some sort of mental illness’
Meteorologist Anthony Watts: ‘Apparently, Gore has never noted that climate scientists once thought snowfall would disappear. But wait, there’s more. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”. “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” Viner said.
‘Incorrect’: Climatologist Pielke Sr. Slaps Down NYT For Global Warming Blizzard Claims! — ‘The oceans have not been warming in recent years’ — ‘ALL seasonal and longer time scale model predictions have failed to skillfully predict these extreme cold events’
Climate Astrology: ‘No matter what the weather is like, it always turns out to be exactly the kind of weather we should expect if human activity were causing global temps to rise’ — ‘The natural sciences have terms for that kind of hypothesis. ‘Unfalsifiable’ is one of them. ‘Unscientific’ is another. An idea may be true, but if it is incapable of being ‘falsified’ or proven wrong, then whatever else that idea is, it certainly isn’t science.’
‘Basic Chemistry For Climate Science Mental Midgets’ — ‘Temps in US have been running far below normal. Cold air holds less water than warm air’ — ‘So if you say ‘snow cover in 49 states is due to more moisture in the air from global warming’ – then you have absolutely no idea WTF you are talking about.The air is not warm, and Sea Surface Temperatures are also running well below normal’
Declining Snow Cover Causes Record Snow Cover: ‘This winter (December-February) will almost certainly be in the top two snow cover years for the northern hemisphere. Right now it is positioned as the snowiest winter on record. As our top climate scientists explain it, the shortage of snow cover is the cause of the record snow cover.’
‘We used to call them snake oil salesmen, now we call them climate scientists’ — ‘Ten years ago climate scientists forecast warm winters and lack of snow, because we were having warm winters and a lack of snow. Now they forecast cold winters and lots of snow, because that is what is occurring’
How Do You Differentiate Between CO2 Cold And Non-CO2 Cold?’ — ‘Given the incontrovertible evidence that evil humans made the weather cold (by making the earth hot) I was wondering how you tell the difference between -20C caused by CO2 and -20C caused by a lack of CO2. Do they make a thermometer which can tell the difference?’
Climatologist Dr. Pielke Sr. dismisses warming causes cold claims: ‘They continue to miss the significance that it is the regional circulations that matter, not a global average anomaly’ — ‘Until and unless they can skillfully predict observationally documented CHANGES in the statistics (probabilities) of the different major circulation patterns, their explanations are necessarily flawed’
NYT morphing into ‘Oceania Ministry Of Information’ — NYT: ‘…cold in places like Florida actually could be a sign of warming, rather than an argument against the phenomenon’ — Rebuttal to Climate Astrology: ‘Temperatures in the Arctic are averaging -30C. They are close to normal and sea ice is close to normal. It is dark in the Arctic and almost no sunshine is being received. The cold is widespread across both hemispheres’
Maudlin Michael Oppenheimer the Propagandist on his unused sled in 2000: ‘Oppenheimer even had a tear-jerking personal angle on the ‘absence of snow’ in modern winters [email protected] — NYT quoted ‘Oppenheimer on the pathetic spectacle of the unused sled in his stairwell, symbol of a warming world: ‘I bought a sled in ’96 for my daughter,’ said Oppenheimer, a scientist at the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund. ‘It’s been sitting in the stairwell, and hasn’t been used. I used to go sledding all the time. It’s one of my most vivid and pleasant memories as a kid, hauling the sled out to Cunningham Park in Queens.’
Caught in their own warmist vomit: New York Times in 2000: ‘Sledding and snowball fights are as out-of-date as hoop-rolling’ — NYT in 2000: ‘But it does not take a scientist to size up the effects of snowless winters on the children too young to remember the record-setting blizzards of 1996. For them, the pleasures of sledding and snowball fights are as out-of-date as hoop-rolling, and the delight of a snow day off from school is unknown.’
NASA in 1999: ‘Winter in the Northern Hemisphere will continue to warm’ Warmists in 2010: ‘Global warming means colder and snowier winters in Europe and North America’ — Nostradamus Science: Warmist predict anything could potentially happen — then any climate event is conveniently ‘consistent’ with their global warming theory!
‘Climate Astrology’ Takes Hold: Japanese scientist Kanya Kusano, a Program Director and Group Leader for the Earth Simulator at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology, has publicly declared that man-made climate fear promotion is now akin to “ancient astrology.”
Mathematical physicist Dr. Frank J. Tipler, Prof. of Mathematical Physics, astrophysics, at Tulane University: “Whether the ice caps melt, or expand — whatever happens — the AGW theorists claim it confirms their theory. A perfect example of a pseudo-science like astrology. It is obvious that anthropogenic global warming is not science at all.”
Climate Depot Response to ABC News: It is much more likely that witches have caused the record cold than man-made global warming. See: Salem Witch Trials during ‘Little Ice Age’: ‘Women suspected of being witches– were often accused of changing the weather’