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Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up

There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday.

In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”

However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast.
“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said.

Perhaps Mr Gore had felt the need to gild the lily to buttress resolve. But his speech was roundly criticised by members of the climate science community. “This is an exaggeration that opens the science up to criticism from sceptics,” Professor Jim Overland, a leading oceanographer at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.


Asked by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on Dec. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Al Gore and Liberals who believe his lies are fools... Is the earth changing? YUP.... Could some of the causes be man made? YUP... Could SOME of the causes be natural? YUP....  Which is more?  Depends on WHO you ask..  Ask the liberals who manipulate the data?  Sooooooo~WHY did liberal loons like Gore have to LIE and manipulate data to get their point across... The SCIENTIFIC DATA should speak for itself... To think they gave this man a NPP... Ohh wait, they gave Obama one too... The NPP has deviated from its orig. intent and turned into a beauty contest for liberals.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:17 AM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • More false data from Al Gore, no less?

    “This is an exaggeration that opens the science up to criticism from sceptics,”

    Is this exaggeration or a complete lie?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • The only thing that has added up is Gore's bank account and he should be made to pay back every single dollar that he and his lying cohorts robbed the entire world of ... What a bunch of deceitful JERKS!!! And the fact that Gore uses more electricity in a month, as reported in 2006, than most of us use in a year, oh yes, he is REALLY concerned about the environment....

    Answer by agentwanda at 6:52 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • IMO, it's a complete lie that he plans on profiting from.  Talk about scare tactics.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:54 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • I agree with agentwanda. Ridiculous.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Wow! I thought it was only conservatives that used scare tactics and fear least that is what I am always being accused of.....

    BTW, I like that...."an icy blast"

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:06 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Al Gore's mockumentary is full of lies and half-truths. Guess nothing has changed.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:32 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Al Gore is full of crap.  Global warming is the biggest pile of BS ever shitted on this planet. 


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • "In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous (global warming) is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis." -- Al Gore

    Yep, Al lies, and thinks it's appropiate to lie.  No one in their right mind would believe anything the man says.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Dec. 14, 2009

  • Al Gore does not even buy what he is selling. The opening from his movie is not real is it completely a digital image and from the movie The Day after And some libs thought it was Al Gore uses more electricity and other resources in a month than what I do in a year. Libs are like that they don't practice what they preach. They preach global warming then abuse the planet. They teach being charitable but Republicans give way more than they do to charity. They need to quit talking and start doing like

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 AM on Dec. 15, 2009