Okay, actually just as (contrary to media treatments) a spell of hot weather doesn’t prove global warming, cold weather doesn’t disprove it. But I think that the real cause of this cold snap in the L.A./Hollywood area is that Al Gore has been shortlisted for an Oscar. Al just can’t catch a break.
GORE EFFECT – The well documented phenomenon that leads to very low, unseasonal temperatures, driving rain, hail, snow or all of the above whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global “warming”. Hence the “Gore Effect”
Example 1.Australia November 2006. Al Gore is visiting Australia 2 weeks before summer begins. News reports in The Age newspaper. “Ski resort operators gazed at the snow in amazement. Parents took children out of school and headed for the mountains. Cricketers scurried from the MCG amid bullets of hail as Melburnians traded lunchtime tales of the incredible cold.
Yesterday, Antarctic winds produced snow across Victoria at levels as low as 400 metres, just two weeks before summer.” The Gore Effect in action.
Example 2. New York USA Environment News, March 1, 2004.
“Gore chose January 15, 2004, one of the coldest days in New York City’s history, to rail against the Bush administration and global warming skeptics for their insistence that science should guide public policy, rather than the other way around. Global warming, Gore told a startled audience, is causing record cold temperatures.”