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Old 12-15-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Al Gore Admits His Melting Ice Cap Predictions Were Bogus

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Copenhagen climate summit: Al Gore condemned over Arctic ice melting prediction

Speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, Mr Gore said new computer modelling suggests there is a 75 per cent chance of the entire polar ice cap melting during the summertime by 2014.

However, he faced embarrassment last night after Dr Wieslav Maslowski, the climatologist whose work the prediction was based on, refuted his claims.

Dr Maslowski, of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, told The Times: “It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at.

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

The blunder follows the controversy over hacked emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, which sceptics claim suggest scientists manipulated data to strengthen their argument that global warming is man-made



Dr Maslowki said that his latest results give a six-year projection for the melting of 80 per cent of the ice, but he said he expects some ice to remain beyond 2020.

He added: “I was very explicit that we were talking about near-ice-free conditions and not completely ice-free conditions in the northern ocean.”

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

Mr Gore’s speech also provoked criticism from leading members of the climate science community, who described the projection as “aggressive”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/cop...rediction.html

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What a farce.


Meanwhile, China says, screw you guys, we're going home.

Shouldn't we be happy China gets lower pollution standards now that they make all our stuff?

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Old 12-15-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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You mean that despite the previous two ice ages coming and going in the previous 4 billion years we aren't to blame for the "irreversible damage" over just the last 100 years????

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Follow the money, it's all about the money.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:16 PM   #4
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Good thing for us the world is gonna end on December 21, 2012, huh?
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Good thing for us the world is gonna end on December 21, 2012, huh?
lol.

Why wasn't Gore held responsible for the Y2K panic? Ya know, since he invented the internet and all.
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More unintended consequences

Energy efficient traffic lights can't melt snow

MILWAUKEE – Cities around the country that have installed energy-efficient traffic lights are discovering a hazardous downside: The bulbs don't burn hot enough to melt snow and can become crusted over in a storm — a problem blamed for dozens of accidents and at least one death.

"I've never had to put up with this in the past," said Duane Kassens, a driver from West Bend who got into a fender-bender recently because he couldn't see the lights. "The police officer told me the new lights weren't melting the snow. How is that safe?"

Many communities have switched to LED bulbs in their traffic lights because they use 90 percent less energy than the old incandescent variety, last far longer and save money. Their great advantage is also their drawback: They do not waste energy by producing heat.

Authorities in several states are testing possible solutions, including installing weather shields, adding heating elements like those used in airport runway lights, or coating the lights with water-repellent substances.

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Journalists Freeze Waiting To Get Into Global Warming Conference

A group of journalists stood for many hours in near-freezing temperatures Monday waiting to get into the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen.

With U.N. security letting in only those cleared last week, hundreds of accredited delegates, journalists and NGO representatives were left to stand for hours in near-freezing temperatures before being let through. "It was crazy," AP's Seth Borenstein said. "You couldn't leave the line. You couldn't go to the bathroom, you couldn't eat. Then snowflakes started falling. One woman even said, 'if lightning strikes me, would they take me out of line?'"

People started handing out food -- one gave out tangerines, another croissants. A man screamed "I don't need food. I need socks! I'm freezing my ass off out here." At one point, a U.N. official announced the wait would be longer, prompting the crowd to boo and chant "Let Us In!" [...]

Seth himself stepped into the line at 7:55 a.m. and was through at 3:15 p.m., but only after another AP reporter, John Heilprin, "saved my bacon" by persuading a U.N. security guard to go out and fetch him. "John was afraid to go out himself in case they wouldn't let him back in ... the first thing I did when I saw him was give him a big hug. I have never been so grateful to be indoors." Seth's neighbors in line? "Oh they're still out there."

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You mean that despite the previous two ice ages coming and going in the previous 4 billion years we aren't to blame for the "irreversible damage" over just the last 100 years????

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Only if it is the V6 that burns peanut oil and mouse farts.
Nuh uh! Al Gore said.
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Gore is a tool. He wont talk to anyone that challenges his theory. Global Warming is a hoax so they renamed it Climate Change. Humans are not responsible for this in any way and we are gonna kill industry in this country because of this crap. How come Russia and China dont seem worried about it? They know is a hoax. Also did yall hear where CO2 is now considered a dangerous gas that adds to climate change. We breath co2 and turn it into oxygen. Proof this crap is a joke
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