Uh-oh. Al Gore’s north pole predictions go south

by editor on December 17, 2009

pinocchio1It’s been a bad couple weeks for Al Gore and it just got worse. A whole lot worse.

The global warming house of cards is falling down, but Gore decided to double down by making some frightening short term predictions about global warming. Bad move for the Goracle.

Here’s how the Times UK reports Al’s embarrassing story:

Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.

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. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”

Mr Gore’s office later admitted that the 75 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowksi as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.

So poor Al got caught in two different lies. First he made up a scary quote and got nailed by the scientist he was supposedly quoting. Then he tried to cover his butt by claiming that the information came to him in “a conversation” several years ago, forgetting that he said in his Copenhagen speech that these were “fresh” numbers.

So let’s sum up all the details of the story to this point:

Gore is a liar.

That’s it. That’s the whole summation. What more do you need?

Source; Times UK

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

BigPhil December 17, 2009 at 3:56 am

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Scientists returning from North Pole last week have reported that the new surface ice is twice as thick as expected, more proof the goracle is wrong.

Chuck December 17, 2009 at 7:14 am

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This from the man that invented the internet and was the inspiration for Love Story. Once a liar, always a liar.

Dave December 17, 2009 at 7:55 am

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BUt hey – this will NEVER be reported in the MSM. BTW I was listening to Howard Stern yesterday (I HAD NO CHICE). HS is a liberal POS. He was arguing that global warming is all true ant that climategate etc is an invention of FOX news. HS has millions of listeners who think he is a normal stright shooting guy. Guess what the person I was with (who had this crap playing) said to me after his idol Howard made his declaration.

We are loosing this war.

KimmyQueen December 17, 2009 at 9:43 am

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I think it has been reported in the media. I did see it on Fox News. This is not news… One has to think about providence… Good thing that Edwards guy did not become Vice President with Kerry nor President now because you saw what happened and the same goes for Gore…

Thallus December 17, 2009 at 2:28 pm

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From Algor’s perspective, he should be enjoying a nice, humid, fairly constant 98.6 degrees — higher if he happens to have a fever.

danybhoy December 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm

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I hope that Al Gore’s investments go south. I would love to see this a-hole go broke because the bottom falls out of his carbon trading scam.

James December 18, 2009 at 7:00 am

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I’d love to see that too, but sadly, since governments the world over have an agenda that is helped along by the Goracle’s scheme, they are just going to keep passing legislation that will make him richer and richer. When a man like Al Gore can lie so blatantly and so often and not get called on it by anyone other than Fox News, it’s already a losing battle.

KimmyQueen December 20, 2009 at 7:51 am

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He has investments with Google (I believe) and other companies that have nothing to very little to do with the “climate crisis”, so even if the other things do go belly up, he will still have money coming in. So the man relies on capitalism after all by diversifying his investments which was any good capitalist person would do.

Rick December 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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Al Gore is turning into the old Jon Lovitz character, Tommy Flinagan, The Pathological Liar. Pretty soon he’s going to go around saying he once dated Morgan Fairchild, yeah.