Al Gore Blames Massive Snow Storms on “the warming”

Giant snow storm hits third of United States

Kevin Roth
The Weather Channel
Feb. 2, 2011

Another day, another major winter storm plows through the region with snow, ice and rain today. All snow is expected in Upstate New York and northern New England with accumulations of 8 to 18 inches. When combined with the snow that fell Monday some areas in central New York and central New England could have two day totals of 2 feet or more.

Sleet and freezing rain bring very icy conditions to central and northern Pennsylvania, the Southern Tier of New York State, northern New Jersey and parts of southern New England away from the coast. Total ice accumulations of 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch on trees and power lines could cause some power outages in those areas.

Rain and mixed precipitation in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and western Maryland early in the day changes over to snow and snow showers this afternoon. Parts of western Pennsylvania could pick up 1 to 4 inches of snow by early evening.

High temperatures range from the 10s in northern New York and northern New England to the upper 60s in southeastern Virginia.

Snow will be stubborn to end from northeastern Illinois through northern Indiana, southern Michigan and northern Ohio today. The heaviest snow should end during the morning, but lighter snow lingers through the afternoon in many locations.

In northwestern Indiana and northeastern Ohio the snow from the storm transitions to lake-effect snow showers this afternoon and evening.

Additional snow accumulations today should be 2 to 6 inches in those areas, but there will be locations near the Great Lakes that pick up 6 to 10 inches.

The remainder of the region should be dry with bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills. High temperatures should hold in the 0s and 10s in the Plains and only reach the 10s and 20s in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Wind chills in the Plains will be 20 to 60 degrees below zero this morning and 0 to 20 degrees below zero this afternoon.

Showers and thundershowers from the big storm exit the Southeast coast this morning. However, they continue throughout the day in central Florida producing heavy downpours, gusty winds and localized flooding.

Some light snow showers or flurries are possible in western Texas as another system drops out of the southern Rocky Mountains. Any accumulations should be an inch or less.

That system brings the next wintry threat to the South Thursday night and Friday. As it moves to the western Gulf of Mexico an area of low pressure forms and produces rain and snow across eastern Texas, western Louisiana, southern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, and western Tennessee. Accumulating snow is possible from eastern Texas through western Tennessee.

Very cold air remains in place over the southern Plains, Texas, the lower Mississippi Valley and the Tennessee Valley. High temperatures in those areas only reach the 10s to middle 40s this afternoon.

It will be much warmer along the Southeast coast and Florida with high temperatures there in the middle 60s to lower 80s.

Snow continues to fly throughout New Mexico today as an upper level disturbance rolls through. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are forecast in the valleys with 3 to 8 inches possible in the mountains. A few snow showers are possible in adjacent areas of southern Colorado and eastern Arizona. Accumulations in those areas should be an inch or less.

Strong winds continue in the Southwest and Southern California thanks to the giant area of high pressure in the northern Rockies. The pressure difference between that high and an area of lower pressure off Baja California causes the strong winds. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts over 40 mph are possible in southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, eastern California and western Arizona.

In Southern California the Santa Ana produces sustained winds of 20 to 40 mph and gusts over 60 mph in and around the passes and canyons in the mountains north and east of Los Angeles and San Diego today. The strong winds continue there tonight before diminishing a bit Thursday.

Very cold air continues to grip the Rocky Mountain States from Idaho and Wyoming south to New Mexico. High temperatures in those states should range from near 0 to the lower to middle 20s.

Milder air moves into Montana today with afternoon readings mostly in the 20s and 30s, although a few spots in the northeast and southwest corners could hold in the 10s.

Elsewhere high temperatures should be mostly in the 50s and 60s along the California coast and in the 40s and 50s over the remainder of the area.

Al Gore blames major storms on Global Warming

In a short statement on his page called Al’s Journal, Gore makes reference to a question posed by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and writes that man-made global warming is responsible for the massive storms the United States has experienced so far this winter.

Last week on his show Bill O’Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” and then said he had a call into me. I appreciate the question.

As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:

“In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.”

“A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.”

Gore hasn’t probably read the multiple documents, reports and studies that debunk his theory of man-made global warming and this supposed anthropogenic warming affects climate.  Just in case Gore happens to trip and fall on this article, I recommend he reads the following:

Magnitude and Range of Climate Changes

Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered

1000+ Scientists Dissent over Anthropogenic Warming

Climate change study had ‘significant errors’

White House, British Petroleum Oil Spill Cover-Up

Wayne Madsen Report

WMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),BPand Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign — more than John McCain or Hillary Clinton–, are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP’s liability for damage caused by what can be called a “mega-disaster.”

Obama and his senior White House staff, as well as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, are working with BP’s chief executive officer Tony Hayward on legislation that would raise the cap on liability for damage claims from those affected by the oil disaster from $75 million to $10 billion. However, WMR’s federal and Gulf state sources are reporting the disaster has the real potential cost of at least $1 trillion. Critics of the deal being worked out between Obama and Hayward point out that $10 billion is a mere drop in the bucket for a trillion dollar disaster but also note that BP, if its assets were nationalized, could fetch almost a trillion dollars for compensation purposes. There is talk in some government circles, including FEMA, of the need to nationalize BP in order to compensate those who will ultimately be affected by the worst oil disaster in the history of the world.

Plans by BP to sink a 4-story containment dome over the oil gushing from a gaping chasm one kilometer below the surface of the Gulf, where the oil rigDeepwater Horizon exploded and killed 11 workers on April 20, and reports that one of the leaks has been contained is pure public relations disinformation designed to avoid panic and demands for greater action by the Obama administration, according to FEMA and Corps of Engineers sources. Sources within these agencies say the White House has been resisting releasing any “damaging information” about the oil disaster. They add that if the ocean oil geyser is not stopped within 90 days, there will be irreversible damage to the marine eco-systems of the Gulf of Mexico, north Atlantic Ocean, and beyond. At best, some Corps of Engineers experts say it could take two years to cement the chasm on the floor of the Gulf.

Only after the magnitude of the disaster became evident did Obama order Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to declare the oil disaster a “national security issue.” Although the Coast Guard and FEMA are part of her department, Napolitano’s actual reasoning for invoking national security was to block media coverage of the immensity of the disaster that is unfolding for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean and their coastlines.

From the Corps of Engineers, FEMA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Coast Guard, and Gulf state environmental protection agencies, the message is the same: “we’ve never dealt with anything like this before.”

The Obama administration also conspired with BP to fudge the extent of the oil leak, according to our federal and state sources. After the oil rig exploded and sank, the government stated that 42,000 gallons per day was gushing from the seabed chasm.  Five days later, the federal government upped the leakage to 210,000 gallons a day.

However, WMR has been informed that submersibles that are  monitoring the escaping oil from the Gulf seabed are viewing television pictures of what is a “volcanic-like” eruption of oil. Moreover, when the Army Corps of Engineers first attempted to obtain NASA imagery of the Gulf oil slick — which is larger than that being reported by the media — it was turned down. However, National Geographic managed to obtain the satellite imagery shots of the extent of the disaster and posted them on their web site.

There is other satellite imagery being withheld by the Obama administration that shows what lies under the gaping chasm spewing oil at an ever-alarming rate is a cavern estimated to be around the size of Mount Everest. This information has been given an almost national security-level classification to keep it from the public, according to our sources.

The Corps and Engineers and FEMA are quietly critical of the lack of support for quick action after the oil disaster by the Obama White House and the US Coast Guard. Only recently, has the Coast Guard understood the magnitude of the disaster, dispatching nearly 70 vessels to the affected area. WMR has also learned that inspections of off-shore rigs’ shut-off valves by the Minerals Management Service during the Bush administration were merely rubber-stamp operations, resulting from criminal collusion between Halliburton and the Interior Department’s service, and that the potential for similar disasters exists with the other 30,000 off-shore rigs that use the same shut-off valves.

The impact of the disaster became known to the Corps of Engineers and FEMA even before the White House began to take the magnitude of the impending catastrophe seriously. The first casualty of the disaster is the seafood industy, with not just fishermen, oystermen, crabbers, and shrimpers losing their jobs, but all those involved in the restaurant industry, from truckers to waitresses, facing lay-offs.

The invasion of crude oil into estuaries like the oyster-rich Apalachicola Bay in Florida spell disaster for the seafood industry. However, the biggest threat is to Florida’s Everglades, which federal and state experts fear will be turned into a “dead zone” if the oil continues to gush forth from the Gulf chasm. There are also expectations that the oil slick will be caught up in the Gulf stream off the eastern seaboard of the United States, fouling beaches and estuaries like theChesapeake Bay, and ultimately target the rich fishing grounds of the Grand Banks off Newfoundland.

WMR has also learned that 36 urban areas on the Gulf of Mexico are expecting to be confronted with a major disaster from the oil volcano in the next few days. Although protective water surface boons are being laid to protect such sensitive areas as Alabama’s Dauphin Island, the mouth of the Mississippi River, and Florida’s Apalachicola Bay, Florida, there is only 16 miles of boons available for the protection of 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline in the state of Florida.

Emergency preparations in dealing with the expanding oil menace are now being made for cities and towns from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Houston, New Orleans, Gulfport, Mobile, Pensacola, Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, Sarasota-Bradenton, Naples, and Key West. Some 36 FEMA-funded contracts between cities, towns, and counties and emergency workers are due to be invoked within days, if not hours, according to WMR’s FEMA sources.

There are plans to evacuate people with respiratory problems, especially those among the retired senior population along the west coast of Florida, before officials begin burning surface oil as it begins to near the coastline.

There is another major threat looming for inland towns and cities. With hurricane season in effect, there is a potential for ocean oil to be picked up by hurricane-driven rains and dropped into fresh water lakes and rivers, far from the ocean, thus adding to the pollution of water supplies and eco-systems.