It’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