H/T Drudge, who links to Czech physicist Luboš Motl’s blog.
Dear Members of the Harvard Community,
Although today’s weather will hardly remind us of the serious problem that is global warming, today’s event – the Harvard Sustainability Celebration, with a keynote address by former Vice President Al Gore – will go on, as scheduled, …
Starting at 3 p.m., we will be serving hot cider and soup to keep everyone warm; please dress for our changeable New England weather. …
The Sustainability Celebration Committee
Thursday morning’s temp was the lowest recorded on Oct 23rd in the last 125 years.Quoth Mr Motl:
[The Harvard College Democrats] are kind of obliged to be happy about the keynote speaker, Mr Al Gore, who is famous for his big house, jet, and the so-called Gore effect. Dictionaries explain the term as
The phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming. Hence, the Gore Effect.
It seems to be working again: see Weather Underground (no, it is not the leftist militant group that may have inspired Barack Obama: the name of the weather service is just a good joke).
Which raises an interesting point: maybe Senator Obama has been operating under mistaken impression that his buddy Bill Ayers was a meteorologist…