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Billion people's water at risk from melting ice: Gore
AFP ^ | December 14, 2009

Posted on 12/14/2009 10:30:34 AM PST by maggief

COPENHAGEN — Climate guru Al Gore warned UN climate talks Monday that record melting of Polar and Himalayan ice could deprive deprive more than a billion people's access to clean water.

Adding to an avalanche of bad scientific news over the last two years, the former US vice president cited new research showing that the Arctic ice cap may have shrunk to record-low levels last year.

"2008 had a smaller minimum, probably, than 2007," Gore said at the release of a report he co-sponsored with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store, called Melting Snow and Ice: A call for Action.

"These figures are fresh, I just got them yesterday," Gore said, alluding to work led by Wieslaw Maslowski of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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1 posted on 12/14/2009 10:30:34 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

If the ice doesn’t melt, they won’t have any water Al.


2 posted on 12/14/2009 10:31:40 AM PST by dblshot
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To: maggief

Hey Algore: As you said, the center of the earth is

millions of degrees—what do you expect, you total idiot.


3 posted on 12/14/2009 10:33:05 AM PST by unkus
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To: maggief

There’s a butterfly net with Al’s name on it.


4 posted on 12/14/2009 10:33:09 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: maggief
The crap this guy says gets whackier by the day.
5 posted on 12/14/2009 10:33:39 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: maggief

6 posted on 12/14/2009 10:33:46 AM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: maggief

What an embarrassment to thinking people around the world. Could someone please put Algore on an ice flow an see if he melts?


7 posted on 12/14/2009 10:34:20 AM PST by yoe ( Fight organized crime: Re-elect no one...)
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To: maggief
"These figures are fresh ...
These figures are bullsh*t ...
8 posted on 12/14/2009 10:34:21 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dblshot

I’ll steel a line from the FR Darwinists: You’re the type of wacko that makes conservatives look bad. I’m serious, that line get’s thrown around a bunch by those guys.

Anyway, do people take Algore serious anymore?


9 posted on 12/14/2009 10:34:31 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: maggief
Billion people's water at risk from melting ice: Gore

Ah yes, melting ice. Also known as "water."

10 posted on 12/14/2009 10:34:58 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: maggief

IDIOT.


11 posted on 12/14/2009 10:35:21 AM PST by American Quilter (USC Trojans--Fight On!)
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To: maggief

what has melting polar ice to do with the water supply of a billion people??? Ok it´s not good because it raises the tide of the Ocean so for example the dutch may get wet feet in future ;-) but this has nothing to do with the general fresh water supply.


12 posted on 12/14/2009 10:35:45 AM PST by darkside321
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To: maggief
"These figures are fresh, I just got them yesterday,"

More like they were made up yesterday and have no connection to actual data or true scientific research.

13 posted on 12/14/2009 10:36:08 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: dblshot

Nothing like hyperbole to make your point. Why not add that “If the ice caps melt, then advanced civilazations from galaxies far away won’t be able to land their spacecraft.”


14 posted on 12/14/2009 10:36:25 AM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: American Quilter

WE ARE DOOOOOOOOMED !


15 posted on 12/14/2009 10:37:27 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: maggief

???? What the heck is he talking about?

Do those poor countries go to the poles for ice cubes?


16 posted on 12/14/2009 10:37:43 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: maggief
What is the correct size of the ice caps?? They've been changing since they came into existence. Sometimes, there is no correct answer.

Mother Nature doesn't respect our opinion....otherwise we would have had 5 more Katrina's by now.

17 posted on 12/14/2009 10:37:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

Does Algore have a brain tumor?


18 posted on 12/14/2009 10:37:57 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: American Quilter

IDIOT.
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That, and he is a second-rate scam artist that can survive because of the number of morons, dolts and fools that still exist on the face of this planet. To say nothing of the other scammers in academia, industry and the government that want some of the action too....($$$)


19 posted on 12/14/2009 10:38:06 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: maggief

Uh, earth to AG: Figure four billion persons will starve to death during the next ice age. Also figure that ice age is the “normal” climate of the planet.

What are you doing about that, Al; hmmm?


20 posted on 12/14/2009 10:38:11 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: maggief

“Let ‘em drink beer.”


21 posted on 12/14/2009 10:38:14 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: maggief
"These figures are fresh, I just got them yesterday," Gore said

Printed in crayon on the back of a brown grocery bag.

22 posted on 12/14/2009 10:39:16 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: maggief
"These figures are fresh, I just got them yesterday," Gore said

Printed in crayon on the back of a brown grocery bag.

23 posted on 12/14/2009 10:39:20 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: maggief

24 posted on 12/14/2009 10:39:22 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
"These figures are fresh, I just got them yesterday," Gore said

Printed in crayon on the back of a brown grocery bag.

25 posted on 12/14/2009 10:39:22 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: maggief
"These figures are fresh, I just got them yesterday,"

That's not all that is fresh that you are throwng around and spreading all over the place.

Besides, we've heard all about climate figures and where they derive over the last few weeks. Jig's up Gore, stick a sock in it.

You and your ilk are the antithesis of everything that America stands for and represents.


WHY AMERICA HAS PROSPERED AND IS FREE

26 posted on 12/14/2009 10:39:32 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: maggief

“... a global sea level rise of about a metre by year’s end,....”

That’s what the article says. A 3 foot rise in sea levels in the next few weeks, displacing 100 million people!

These articles are such BS.

Gore talks about the seasonal melting of arctic sea ice, which people do NOT drink but then he says 1 billion people rely on melting ice and they will have no water!

IF the seasonal melt is so drastic and reverses the region from reflecting 85% of sun to absorbing 85%, then why are we getting cooler and not drastically hotter?

Finally, I love Gore’s statement that 2008 “probably” saw less ice than 2007. And the shifting of the measure from the extent of the sea ice to a supposedly lesser volume.

I guess 100 foot thick ice magically reflects more light than 80 foot thick ice.


27 posted on 12/14/2009 10:39:37 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

fyi


28 posted on 12/14/2009 10:40:05 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: hsalaw

Ya gotta work on that stuttering!!


29 posted on 12/14/2009 10:40:23 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief
Billion people's water at risk from melting ice: Gore

Of course! The 3-million-degree earth's core will evaporate all the water!

30 posted on 12/14/2009 10:40:59 AM PST by Lancey Howard (fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist)
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To: demshateGod

The melting of the Himalyan glaciers in question feed the rivers providing water to millions in otherwise arid areas. If this stops they don’t get water. If it accereated too much they would flood. But that has not happened.


31 posted on 12/14/2009 10:41:42 AM PST by dblshot
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To: maggief

Chicken Little ... who listens to him any more?


32 posted on 12/14/2009 10:41:44 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: maggief

CENSORED

Option one, tar, feathers and a rail
Option two, an ice flow with him on it.


33 posted on 12/14/2009 10:42:05 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: maggief

Ice is three dimensional...Two dimensionaal numbers are inadequate.


34 posted on 12/14/2009 10:42:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

Ah, hell, not another record cold snap during the conference!

35 posted on 12/14/2009 10:42:24 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: maggief

Purification plants ftw?


36 posted on 12/14/2009 10:42:46 AM PST by cranked
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To: Sacajaweau

The stuttering occurs every time he pulls a preposterous number out of you know where


37 posted on 12/14/2009 10:42:48 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: maggief

Most con men run and hide after their scam is revealed, this one wants to milk it for every last drop. I guess there are still fools out there who need to be separated from their money.


38 posted on 12/14/2009 10:42:50 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: maggief


I could have had a G8!
39 posted on 12/14/2009 10:42:53 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: demshateGod
"I’ll steel a line from the FR Darwinists: You’re the type of wacko that makes conservatives look bad. I’m serious, that line get’s thrown around a bunch by those guys."

They throw that line around, yet the majority of conservatives reject evolution. Even only 50% of the democrats embrace evolution.

40 posted on 12/14/2009 10:43:14 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Jeff Head

Yes, AL...and the core of the earth is “MILLIONS OF DEGREES.”


41 posted on 12/14/2009 10:43:21 AM PST by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: maggief

It occurred to me I have defenses against this stuff because I used to listen to Long John Nebel and his guests on the radio.

Coast to Coast should do it for you in more recent times.

People can spin very convincing BS, they do it all the time. Especially in the areas of science and science fiction.


42 posted on 12/14/2009 10:44:19 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: maggief
"These figures are fresh, I just got fabricated them yesterday,"

....there, fixed it.

43 posted on 12/14/2009 10:44:31 AM PST by wbill
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To: maggief
Well, no wonder Algore thinks the earth is warming. He looks like he's having hot flashes.


44 posted on 12/14/2009 10:44:35 AM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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45 posted on 12/14/2009 10:44:46 AM PST by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: maggief

For the love of Pete....someone PLEASE shut this moron up!!


46 posted on 12/14/2009 10:45:10 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: maggief

Doesn’t melting ice create clean water?

SnakeDoc


47 posted on 12/14/2009 10:45:10 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: darkside321

Actually the salinity of seawater would be lowered by melting ice caps meaning the water would evaporate at a lower temp creating more rain. This would create, OMG, a greener planet.


48 posted on 12/14/2009 10:45:24 AM PST by dblshot
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49 posted on 12/14/2009 10:45:54 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: maggief
Al Gore needs to be institutionalized!
50 posted on 12/14/2009 10:45:59 AM PST by kcvl
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