Inconvenient truth for Al Gore

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

Hannah Devlin, Ben Webster, Philippe Naughton in Copenhagen

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

The former US 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 “spin” row.

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.

The embarrassing error cast another shadow over the conference after the controversy over the hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, which appeared to suggest that scientists had manipulated data to strengthen their argument that human activities were causing global warming.

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4 Responses to “Inconvenient truth for Al Gore”

  1. CountDown Says:

    Seems like the lefties like to fudge their data on climate, health care, economics, demographics (as in census), voter rolls, foreign policy and threats and the whole gamut of issues that affect the quality of life for Americans.

    Lefties are Liars, plain and simple. Isn’t that ALWAYS the way with the Pot-Kettle relationship?

  2. PATRIOT Says:

    Isnt’t funny how “lefties” are liars according to you? I will just say ONE thing…….Iraq has weapons of mass destruction and that is why we must go to war!!!!!
    Oh yea and Iran-Contra and ohhhh yeaaaaa WATERGATE!!
    Gee I guess you guys have some splaining to doooooooo!!

  3. CountDown Says:

    The fact that other pols (liars by definition- with rare exception) MAY have lied does not forgive the pathologically antiAmerican-based lies of the left.

    There are good lies, and then there are lefty lies-

  4. Wanderant Says:

    Patsy- you said three things, not just one thing. Just another leftist lie.

    If Watergate was committed today by the left, they would be elected President and get a Nobel Peace Prize. My, how times have changed.

    Iran-Contra was a justified black ops strategy to support DEMOCRACY. Not surprised you don’t get it.

    There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq- ask the three Kurds remaining after Hussein, Obie’s cuz, wiped out that “community”. Ask the Syrians who now have them.

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