Counter Programming to Al Gore


I have been invited to be part of the counter programming on Watts Up With That’s 24 hour broadcast that will be starting tomorrow night.

Here is the summary of the event from the Watts website.

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Counter programming to Al Gore’s ‘Dirty Weather Report’ will be on WUWT-TV Live starting Wednesday Nov. 14 at 8PM EST

Posted on November 13, 2012 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/13/2012

WUWT-TV to debut on November 14th to counter Al Gore’s “Dirty Weather Telethon” on November 14th and 15th starting at 8PM EST (5PM PST)

Al Gore is forming another 24 hour media event on November 14th, focusing on “dirty energy=dirty weather”, which you can read about here.

WUWT Editor Anthony Watts says:

It is yet another example of what has been called “Tabloid Climatology” trying to use the once forbidden “weather is not climate” meme. Now almost any weather event seems to be used as “proof” of a global warming influence where just a few years ago the idea was laughed at by climate activists.

Journalists should take note that the largest and most prestigious scientific journal in the world, Nature, has come down squarely against the kind of claims Mr. Gore is making in his previews saying:


Better models are needed before exceptional events can be reliably linked to global warming.

Source:  http://www.nature.com/news/extreme-weather-1.11428

Mr. Gore’s program is yet another transparent politically based attempt to link climate and weather, and to make people fearful of common weather events that we’ve seen all throughout history. WUWT hosted a 24 hour counter event last year, thanks to the talents of our contributing cartoonist, Josh.  You can review that here.

Last year, during his “24 Hours of Climate Reality”, Mr. Gore created a video called “Climate 101” in which he purported to show a laboratory experiment showing the warming effects of CO2. Unfortunately it was discovered that Mr. Gore fabricated the experimental results using video post production techniques. You can read about it and see the evidence here:

Video analysis and scene replication suggests that Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project fabricated their Climate 101 video “Simple Experiment”

and

Replicating Al Gore’s Climate 101 video experiment shows that his “high school physics” could never work as advertised

Due to Mr. Gore broadcasting fabricated and impossible to replicate science experiments, and then failing to correct the video even when glaringly obvious falsifications were pointed out, and partly due to WUWT’s founder Anthony Watts recent interview (and backlash) on PBS Newshour, a donor has stepped forward and offered to equip WUWT for professional Live TV over the Internet and has purchased a complete web enabled TV studio setup for use this year, seen here.

It includes two cameras, live video over net input, and live graphics/slideshow input.

It has been tested and has succeeded a 24 hour live web broadcast burn in period. When in production, the WUWT-TV web channel will have all of the elements of a professional TV production. While it won’t match the well-funded technical quality of Mr. Gore’s CurrentTV operations, it will offer a wide variety of viewpoints to counter the claims that “weather is now climate” that Mr. Gore is making.

During the live event Wednesday and Thursday, WUWT-TV will be able to conduct live video interviews via Skype online video, plus will feature simultaneous PowerPoint presentations run in high quality HD to go with the live interview, while the guest narrates. These can be full screen or split screen depending on the setting.

Guest presentations will be pre-loaded into the live on-air system, and to facilitate remote control, WUWT has engineered a remote ‘web clicker’ that allows guest presenters to control their presentation from their end, using a web page with a forward and back button on it.

WUWT-TV has invited a number of individuals to give presentations. A list follows.

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:

Andrew Montford (Author of The Hockey Stick Illusion)
Richard Lindzen (Alfred P. Sloan professor of Meteorology, MIT)
Marc Morano (Climate Depot)
John Coleman  (Founder of the Weather Channel, now at KUSI-TV)
Chris Horner (Senior Fellow, Center for Energy and Environment, CEI)
Steve McIntyre (editor of ClimateAudit.org)
Dr. Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
Dr. Roy Spencer (co author of UAH global temperature dataset)
Joe D’Aleo (Certified Consulting Meteorologist, WeatherBell)
Joe Bastardi  (Lead forecaster, Weatherbell)
Senator Jim Inhofe (retiring from Senate EPW )
Bob Tisdale (author of Who Turned on The Heat?)
Dr. Ryan Maue (meteorologist, Tropical storm specialist, Weatherbell)
Burt Rutan, (Engineer and Aviation Pioneer)
Dr. Sebastian Lüning  (co-author of Die kalte Sonne)
Harold Ambler (Author of Don’t Sell Your Coat)
Donna Laframboise (Author of The Delinquent Teenager)
Pat Michaels (former State climatologist of Virgina, fellow of the Cato institute)
Pete Garcia (Producer of the movie The Boy Who Cried Warming)
Christopher Monckton (SPPI)
Dr. Timothy Ball (climate scientist, commentator)
John Kehr (Author of the book, The Inconvenient Skeptic)
Dr. David Evans (Author of The Skeptics Case)
Dr. David Stockwell (Climate Modeller)
Mike Smith (Certified Consulting Meteorologist)
Steve Mosher and Tom Fuller (authors, The CRUtape Letters)
Kenji (member – Union of Concerned Scientists)

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For Questions – Contact WUWT-TV staff here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/about-wuwt/contact-2/

A schedule for speakers will be posted on WUWT the day of the event, along with important updates. Check www.wattsupwiththat.com for details.

Posted in General and Skeptic by inconvenientskeptic on November 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm.

4 comments

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  1. I am glad you are involved in this.

  2. This thing reared its ugly head at Obama’s acceptance speech when he mentioned a ‘warming world’. Now global warming and carbon taxes are back on the table, after total silence for about a year.

    When will this torture end?

  3. You seem to have cut off our discussion on the previous note.

    Despite your insult, I would like to keep trying. You clearly are not a dope, and I suspect you are indeed a good engineer. But, I do doubt you are a Shechtman-like genius.

    And Shechtman did not do it alone. He published hundreds of papers, fought the battle against his peers, and in 10 years (84-94) had essentially won the day.

    Let’s say for point of argument you have something new to say and are serious about your ideas. In that case, test them out, even on the scientist you think most likely to agree with you – even in a second tier journal. Don’t waste waste your time and your skills.

  4. inconvenientskeptic Dec 1st 2012

    Al,

    You made an interesting assumption that I cut off the conversation. All articles “expire” after 21 days or so because otherwise I have hundreds of spam messages to filter through. Sadly I have become quite adept at going through them, but it still takes time which is always scarce.

    I bring up Shechtman primarily because he was ridiculed as a quasi-scientist by all the prominent scientists of the day because of what he proposed. Scientists are not in my experience very open minded to ideas that run counter to their mindset.

    Since my career is not dependent on this topic, I am in no rush. I studied the issue to clarify it for myself. My model explains everything from snowball Earth recovery to the modern glacial/interglacial cycle. When it is obvious to everyone that the CO2 forcing model is wrong, I will have an explanation that actually fits the data.

    Since I work in the private sector I have long since learned when to pick my battles. My time is extremely limited and the time investment to try to get into a journal is not something I have right now. Getting a PhD is just as much about learning the journal lingo as it is doing research. I really don’t ever want to know that particular lingo.

    So I will be patient and in the end AGW will be proven incorrect and then people will be open to rational explanations and then I will be found to be pretty close to the mark. When a climate scientist decides to work with me on a paper, then it will be time for that since they will know the proper lingo.

    The PETM is the one thing I don’t have a handle on. That one is interesting just because nothing seems to fit.

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