No Oscar nomination for Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’

By |2018-01-25T21:27:50+00:00January 25th, 2018|News|14 Comments

The Academy Awards snubbed the sequel to former Vice President Al Gore’s hugely successful climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Gore’s 2017 film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” failed to pick up an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. His 2006 film about rising ocean tides and catastrophic global warming won Oscars for best documentary and best song.

The first documentary grossed $24 million domestically and generated a fiercely loyal following, but the sequel did not fare so well; it earned a paltry $3.4 million and was widely panned.

Gore, who also won a Nobel Prize in 2007, crammed the film full of politically partisan scenes, such as when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman met with him to discuss the months-long investigation into ExxonMobil’s climate research history.

He was an instrumental cog helping Schneiderman kickstart his probes, telling an audience at a press conference in March that the AG is going after companies “deceiving the American people, communicating in a fraudulent way, about the reality of the climate crisis and the dangers it poses.”

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 The sequel dropped at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah the day President Donald Trump was sworn into office, a reality that was shoehorned into the film after the president beat former candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.

The election’s results clearly effected the film’s editing, but even liberals trashed the sequel. Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson, for example, called An Inconvenient Sequel a one-dimensional film about the highs and lows of the former VP’s political career.

“The movie was obviously hastily modified after Trump’s win in November, and the film grimly forces viewers to remember that Trump has always dismissed the idea of climate change wholesale,” Wilkinson wrote in a review shortly after the film’s release.

14 Comments

  1. Brin Jenkins January 27, 2018 at 4:39 AM

    When an idea as controversial as the mis named Carbon Theory is involved it’s dishonest producing ever more imaginary tales, computer models, and films suggesting the End is nigh. There has been no investigation supporting the hypothesis of man made C02 being a driving force. These people demonstrate only the ethics of the sting operators.

      • Brin Jenkins January 28, 2018 at 4:56 AM

        This is hardly only an academic argument. Real damage has been done to our economies when no one has explained how a cause and its effect may be reversed. C02 is released by heat so how can it next be a driving cause of heating? Quite illogical really we need to see experimental data supporting it.

        Adrian Vance set up the following experiment which suggests CO2 is not a problem.

        A simple device assembled for less than three dollars, discounting the soda you consume, can end an era that has cost America more than $1 trillion! This bomb does not explode: It implodes the myth of “global warming.”

        The device sits on a south-facing window sill on a clear sunny day noon hour. It is a “2.5” liter soda bottle, rinsed clean of the sugary soda drink it contained. We added 325 milliliters of water as the volume was 2,725 milliliters and it now contains 2,400 milliliters of air so we can quantify everything about the air sample therein.

        The cap has two holes made by a quarter inch shaft Phillips screwdriver heated for 30 seconds over a candle. In one hole there is a standard laboratory thermometer with a range of -10° Celsius to +110º Celsius. The bottle has a foil collar shading the thermometer showing a 20º Celsius degrees room temperature. We will add CO2 to see what happens to the temperature of the air in the flask.

        Some scientists say the temperature will rise while others argue it will not or even fall! This device settles the “global warming” issue in the way of science: experimentally.

        Physical science shows with great precision what happens when we turn to “stoichiometry,” the quantitative relationships of the reactants as we have refined this work for over 2,000 years.

        For the trial we use small quantities of baking soda, sodium bicarbonate, and White Distilled Vinegar, 5% acetic acid, as both are pure food products. Baking soda is 100% sodium bicarbonate and White Distilled Vinegar is 5% acetic acid in water which means we can measure it very accurately.

        To determine the quantities of baking soda and vinegar for the trial we use chemical relationships based on the relative weights of the elements in the compounds in a chemical reaction to produce precise amounts of CO2. This is “stoichiometry.”

        Hydrogen, the lightest element, is defined as one atomic weight unit and has two atoms in each molecule so it has a “mole” weight of two grams and gas volume of 24,000 ml at 20 Celsius degrees. For a “mole” we use the number of atomic weight units in grams. The Mole or “Molar,” gas volume is the same for 32 grams of oxygen, O2. 28 grams of nitrogen, N2, or 44 grams of CO2, carbon dioxide. Every gas has a Molar volume of 24,000 ml at 20°C and each has the same number of molecules.

        Air is a mixture of three principle gases and eight “trace” gases, those with less than 1%. Trace gases are present, but of no consequence. CO2 is in that class with 0.04% and was officially insignificant in atmospheric physics until the Federal government wanted to tax and control it. They purchased significance for CO2 with your money: One million Dollars per year to the American Meteorological Society. That was is price. So much for integrity in science…

        Water vapor controls the atmosphere as it has about three percent presence in the lower atmosphere, under 5000 feet, where we live and have weather. It is one of the few gases absorbing infrared, IR, energy from sunlight and it is the only gas changing quantity in air as it can exist as a solid, liquid or gas in the range of temperatures on Earth. It absorbs infrared, IR, from sunlight far better than any gas in air. Nitrogen and oxygen capture so little infrared energy they are classified as “transparent” to IR.

        In the “bomb” we generate quantities of CO2 to add to the present day 400 parts per million, ppm, of CO2 using baking soda, NaHCO3, and White Distilled Vinegar, five percent acetic acid, CH3COOH, in the reaction:

        NaHCO3 + CH3COOH —> CH3COONa + H2O + CO2g

        84g 60g 82g 18g 44g

        Sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3, plus acetic acid, CH3COOH, react to make sodium acetate, water and carbon dioxide gas, 44 g of CO2 is 24,000 ml, at 20°C, but we want only a small amount.

        Today air has 0.04% CO2, 400 parts per million, ppm, that is 9.60 ml per molar volume of air by 24,000 x 0.0004 = 9.60 ml or 0.96 ml/0.1 mole for our 1/10th molar volume bottle.

        The test will be to add amounts of CO2 that “warmers” say will heat the atmosphere. Rising temperature in the bottle will confirm their claim.

        The equation shows equal numbers of moles of baking soda and acetic acid make equal numbers of moles of sodium acetate, water and carbon dioxide.

        0.96 ml of CO2 is only 0.96 ml/24,000 ml/mole = 0.00004 moles of CO2 in our “bomb” naturally.

        A leading “warmer,” Dr. Joe Romm claims by 2100 AD we will exceed 1,000 ppm of CO2 at the rate we are increasing it now and this will make Earth unlivable. Dr. Steven Hawking, famous physicist, makes a similar claim and adds we will all have to leave Earth for Mars in 200 years having destroyed our planet by increasing CO2 in the atmosphere. We do this experimentally in our test flask to see if these two celebrated Ph.D. scientists are correct in warning, “We’re all gonna die!”

        5% White Distilled Vinegar has 50 grams of acetic acid in every liter of solution which is 50g/82g/mole = 0.61 mole/liter or 0.00061 mole/milliliter which would make 0.00061mole x 24,000 ml/mole = 14.6 ml of CO2 gas if we drop it into the flask with baking soda in solution so we have something to work with as there is a very easy way to get very small, accurate measures of chemicals as used in science and medicine.

        The physics of water is such that one drop is 1/20th milliliter if it is formed with a medicine dropper, soda straw, stick or leaf. This fact has made it possible for pharmacists and physicians to dispense medicines with great accuracy easily by counting drops.

        Where White Distilled Vinegar is 5% acetic acid, CH3CHOOH, or 50 grams/liter or 0.05g/ml, or 0.0025g/drop or 0.0025g/84g/mole = 0.0000298 mole that will produce 0.0000298 x 24,000 = 0.714 ml of CO2 per drop of vinegar we add to a baking soda solution in the flask. We can put a gram, 1/2 of 1/4 tsp, in the flask water to be sure of more than enough to react with the acid completely and entirely.

        Where 0.96 ml of CO2 in our flask is 400 ppm we can see that an additional 0.714 ml of CO2 will be 0.714/0.96 x 400 = 298 ppm of CO2 to the flask for a total of 400 + 298 = 698 ppm and per Drs. Romm and Hawkings we should see the temperature in the flask rise dramatically, but if we do this on a sunny day at noon when the sun’s heating effect is peaked nothing happens!

        If you set up the “bomb” flask in a sunny, south-facing window, you will see the temperature rise until noon. It stops, then declines with the waning solar output. This is the reason we normally have a “control” flask where nothing is added so we can see the normal, unchanged behavior of the control flask, but for the “bomb” demo it is unnecessary. In any case the 10:00 AM to noon rise is normal as solar radiation travels through less air.

        Let us continue and add another drop to go to 996 ppm which is where Dr. Romm has predicted America would be unlivable in 2100 AD if we continue to add CO2 at today’s rate. Adding several drops of CO2 fail to increase the temperate in the flask! Drs. Romm and Hawking have lied to us or they are not as smart as they think or we have been told! They certainly have not done the experimental work that would reveal the truth. Or, they have they known all along and been lying to us so they could get more grants for their alarming papers, pronouncements and media appearances, plus huge cash prize awards for “…saving the planet!” (Pardon me while I vomit.)

        We say this scam has been so pernicious and evil it has even bought off many of our most august institutions including the American Meteorological Society, AMS, National Science Foundation, NSA, National Geographic and more! While the AMS is not on record, in 1988 if someone had gone to them the day after Dr. James Hansen and Albert Gore, Jr. had made their historic presentation to the Joint Congressional Committee on Science and Technology alarming them with “CO2, we’re all gonna die!” and asked the AMS about CO2, they would have said “A gas with only 0.04% presence in the atmosphere is of no consequence,” but the Obama Administration bought them off with $1 million annual stipends. Such is the integrity of Washington, DC, “The full faith and credit of the United States government.”

        Let us continue to that point and add enough White Distilled Vinegar to get to the 1% lower limit standard the AMS adhered to for 100 years. All we have to do is add 30 more drops of White Distilled Vinegar to our flask and see the temperature falls! Why should this be?

        The Le Chatelier Principle of Equilibrium for gases is no longer taught in Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics, courses because it would expose this fraud. It says, ” If a system has a change in quantity,temperature or pressure, it shifts to minimize the change.” Thus adding CO2 reduces water vapor as it is the only gas that can leave the atmosphere in our temperatures.

        Water vapor does 99.8% of all atmospheric heating and like the air we breathe there is nothing politicians can do about it, but lie. When we add CO2 we drive water vapor out. CO2 is 1/7th the absorber of IR energy from sunlight as water vapor. Water is the only compound in air that can leave the atmosphere to maintain the physical balance. When CO2 is added water vapor leaves becoming clouds or rain; the heating function is reduced and the temperature falls. That is the imploding action of our “CO2 Bomb.” It can, and hopefully will destroy the greatest scam for money and power ever played in the time of man.

        Adrian Vance

        • LTJ January 28, 2018 at 10:09 AM

          ROTFLMAO!!!

          Adam Vance is an unhinged loon. Are you actually him? (Because, having checked, he’s spamming the entire interwebs with this drivel.) Or are you merely foolish enough to fall for his vaguely scientific-sounding nonsense?

          And yes, I can tell you the very many things that are wrong with his “experiment”. Start with this: it has taken many decades to budge the thermometer by almost one degree celcius through the greenhouse effect.

          How long did Mr. Vance leave his tin-foiled bottle in the window? Did he eliminate or calibrate to take into account the effects of the atmosphere the sunlight travelled through to reach the bottle, and the contact of that atmosphere on the bottle itself? How sensitive is his thermometer? Does it measure differences of say, one – millionth of a degree?

          • Brin Jenkins January 29, 2018 at 8:32 AM

            If you are relying on computer models to illustrate the man made C02 warming continues whist we freeze you have lost any credible argument.

            • LTJ January 29, 2018 at 9:04 AM

              We’re past the need to rely only on computer modelling. Does the recent trend of the 4th hottest, 2nd hottest, hottest, and 3rd hottest years in recorded history not make you want to consider the possibility?

              And BTW, if you’re not bright enough to discuss global temperatures separately from your local weather, this conversation is going to be a waste of time for both of us.

      • Immortal600 January 28, 2018 at 9:18 AM

        skepticalscience???

        hahahahahahahahaha

        • LTJ January 28, 2018 at 10:20 AM

          Shall I congratulate you on having managed to read the URL?

          • Immortal600 January 28, 2018 at 11:50 AM

            The thing about you AGW folks is that you think you have things figured out and the rest of us are just dummies. You don’t. Your attempt at condescension is noted as well as your lack of knowledge on the subject.

            • LTJ January 28, 2018 at 12:01 PM

              Complete hypocrisy, given that you are incapable of critiquing even one of the facts in the skeptical science article, nor of addressing my own critique of the Vance “experiment”.

              • Immortal600 January 28, 2018 at 12:04 PM

                Oh yeah? Where did you refute the Vance experiment? Skeptical science is a known disinformation site hyping AGW. They and you can’t show how AGW is real. There is zero evidence to show that it is real. Assertions don’t cut it. I wonder if you can understand that?

                • LTJ January 28, 2018 at 12:08 PM

                  Love it!

                  Cracking wise on your semi-literacy was more accurate than I could have hoped.

                  And more pure hypocrisy?

                  Please, show us again.

                  • Immortal600 January 28, 2018 at 12:09 PM

                    Again, you have nothing. Figures. You are just another AGW blowhard thinking you understand something you don’t. Have a great day.

  2. MarcJ January 27, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Our Main Stream Media and our
    liberals, progressives, socialists, communists, environmentalists, “social
    sciences” professors, Democrats, and other bottom-feeders, low-lives, and scum
    of this once free and strong and proud society equate nuclear bombs with
    nuclear electricity. Hoodwinking Americans is the essential part of the
    environmentalist agenda. Environmental activist Stephen Schneider told Discover
    magazine in 1989: “We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified,
    dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. …
    Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and
    being honest.”

    In 1988, then-Sen. Timothy Wirth, D-Colo., said: “We’ve got to … try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong … we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.”

    To resume this-comedy in 3 acts performed by the US-taxpayer-paid ($25 billion per year) drones supervised by the UN socialist panel:

    1) New Ice Age panic in the 1970’s; remedy = our unilateral disarmament plus
    nationalize everything and establish a United Nations-supervised world
    socialist government “to spread the wealth around”, as proclaimed in 2009 by
    our Marxist Muslim ex-President from Kenya B. Hussein Obama; when that ice
    failed to show up the same criminals invented

    2) Global Warming scam in the 1990’s; remedy still the same. After 21 consecutive years of global COOLING as dictated by the 30-year solar cycle the same bunch of
    criminals declared

    3) Climate Change hoax; remedy – see above.

    Our former (thank God!)
    Marxist Muslim President B. Hussein Obama from Kenya bestowed $50 million of
    our money to the United Nations Climate Change fund organized by that criminal
    Paris Conference comedy. In hasty preparation for that conference the fakers
    “recalibrated” their thermometers and “modified” their computer programs
    RETROACTIVELY to “demonstrate’ further warming. Mr. Trump – PLEASE – nullify
    this waste of our money and stop that socialist conspiracy! Well – miracle: he
    has done it!

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