The “Gore Effect” has a long and storied history. What follows is a sampling of how Mother Nature enjoys mocking global warming fear promoters.
Update: For latest ‘Gore Effect’ developments see here.
Tracking ‘The Gore Effect’ – The Politico – November 25, 2008 – Excerpt: For several years now, skeptics have amusedly eyed a phenomenon known as “The Gore Effect” to half-seriously argue their case against global warming. The so-called Gore Effect happens when a global warming-related event, or appearance by the former vice president and climate change crusader, Al Gore, is marked by exceedingly cold weather or unseasonably winter weather.
Small Sampling of the “Gore Effect”:
Pelosi Snowed-Out of Global Warming Rally – March 2, 2009
Excerpt: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had to cancel an appearance Monday at a global warming rally in Washington, D.C., that was hit by a snowstorm because her flight was delayed, her office told CNSNews.com. […] A blizzard Sunday night and early Monday morning blanketed the nation’s capital with snow, causing events to be cancelled and delayed across the city.
The Gore Effect lives! As soon as Obama mentioned ‘climate change’ it started snowing on Capitol Hill – The National Weather Service conditions for Washington DC sa of 9:52 PM EST: – Light Snow – 17°F – Obama: ‘But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.’
Gore Effect Strikes Another Global Warming Rally: Global warming follies in Calgary against Keystone Pipeline: Because of a snowstorm, only 50 of 300 expected protesters show up; emergency shelters fill as homeless scramble to escape the low temperatures – ‘Originally about 300 people were slated to participate in the Calgary protest, but due to a snow storm only about 50 showed up.’
Cold snap fills homeless shelters: ‘The weekend’s cold snap stretched Calgary’s emergency shelters to capacity as the city’s homeless scrambled to escape the low temperatures and biting winds.’
Gore Effect Strikes Again: Antarctic sea ice expands to all-time record — baffling scientists