Facts? Who needs facts when fear and hysteria are much more newsworthy? Facts mean very little to Al Gore. He only hopes you don’t find out what a habitual liar he is. Yesterday in Copenhagen he was at it again, spewing more hot air about the melting global ice caps. Too bad he was lying.
There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was hit by an inconvenient one yesterday.
The former vice president, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” became entangled in a new climate change row.
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, Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr. [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 percent 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 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.” ….
Gore’s staff said he was using some figure Maslowski mentioned in casual conversation several years ago. Perhaps Maslowski was talking about what would happen if Gore doesn’t stop talking.
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