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Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up (UK Press Catches Gore in a Fib)
TimesOnline.com (UK) ^ | 12/14/09 | Hannah Devlin, Ben Webster, Philippe Naughton

Posted on 12/14/2009 4:55:18 PM PST by Reaganesque

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.”

“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....

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; algoreithms; algorisms; alogorisms; chickenlittle; climategate; gore; goreasms; gorebull; gorebullwarming; gorefibs; gorelies; ice; icecaps; maslowski; melting; pole; warming
Truth can be so inconvenient, can't it? LOL!
1 posted on 12/14/2009 4:55:20 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

I want that Academy Award reversed!


2 posted on 12/14/2009 4:57:23 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Reaganesque

OH, NOOO!
Al!
Is Santa going to survive?


3 posted on 12/14/2009 4:58:40 PM PST by right way right
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To: Reaganesque
The old saying says...”how do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving”. Gore and the UK climate scientists have proved that also applies to global warming scientists.
4 posted on 12/14/2009 4:59:36 PM PST by highlander_UW (To anger a conservative tell him a lie. To anger a liberal tell him the truth.)
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To: Boardwalk

Along with “the Earth’s center is several million degrees”


5 posted on 12/14/2009 4:59:44 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: Boardwalk

Along with “the Earth’s center is several million degrees”


6 posted on 12/14/2009 4:59:49 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: Reaganesque

If there is one thing Algore knows, it’s that he can lie, get caught, and libtards will keep believing him. He is a scumbag of habit.


7 posted on 12/14/2009 5:00:00 PM PST by pallis
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To: Reaganesque
And this is a bad thing to be able to traverse the norther sea?
8 posted on 12/14/2009 5:01:07 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: guitarplayer1953

ping for later


9 posted on 12/14/2009 5:02:42 PM PST by Shimmer1 (Deja moo: The feeling you've heard this bull before)
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To: Reaganesque; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
 



Beam Me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 12/14/2009 5:03:28 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: Reaganesque

He says this data is ‘fresh’ but then admits that he was told this several years ago? LOL! Gore is a joke!!


11 posted on 12/14/2009 5:03:38 PM PST by imskylark
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To: Reaganesque

His own reference called “BS”.

Epic Fail.


12 posted on 12/14/2009 5:04:56 PM PST by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost.)
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To: Reaganesque
Looks like Gore might have lied again about the lie:

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.

Dr Maslowki.... “It's unclear to me how this figure was arrived at, based on the information I provided to Al Gore's office.”

Hey Al, I'm sure the Dr. would remember a conversation with you. Did you actually talk with him ? or just extrapolate horse crap from some document ?
13 posted on 12/14/2009 5:05:02 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: highlander_UW
Gore and the UK climate scientists have proved that also applies to global warming scientists.

IMHO use of the term "scientists" for the fabricators of a hoax is akin to a high school biology prank. These so called "scientists" don't deserve the credentials they claim to possess. Authentic scientists would welcome contrary data and both sides of the argument would present their findings. There is no such room for disagreement with the "scientists" who fudge their figures, toss longstanding data in the trash and ponder among themselves how to deal (not pleasantly) with skeptics.

14 posted on 12/14/2009 5:06:03 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: pallis
which even makes it more amazing that 1) the scientist even said anything in response and 2) that actually made it past the censors.

Hopefully real scientists are starting to see that ethics and the scientific method are what they got into the business for in the first place and will prevail, eventually.

For those lacking such a moral compass - maybe they noticed the water on the promonade deck and have started scrambling like the rats they are off the ship...

15 posted on 12/14/2009 5:06:12 PM PST by !1776!
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To: right way right

Is Santa going to survive?
____________________________________________

YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

But he will be bringing your presents on his surf board...

Do you have a manmade lagoon in your back yard ????

No ???

Too Bad....

:)


16 posted on 12/14/2009 5:07:07 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Reaganesque

When will the global warmists begin vetting their figures in earnest?


17 posted on 12/14/2009 5:07:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: CIDKauf
Along with “the Earth’s center is several million degrees”<<

That one amazes me!!!

The Lame stream Media Never once questioned it.

But yet...Are u smarter then a 5th Grader TV show has that down pat!

18 posted on 12/14/2009 5:07:58 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Reaganesque

The concept of AGW is, pardon the expression, sorta like a flea trying to rape an elephant.

This whole mess would be hilarious except for the attempt to extract big dollars from the US, which means from us poor taxpayers.


19 posted on 12/14/2009 5:21:51 PM PST by Ole Okie (McCain cost Sarah the election.)
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To: CIDKauf; M-cubed

He also said we have a drill bit that WON’T melt at that level of heat.


20 posted on 12/14/2009 5:23:30 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: right way right

NOW THERE’S A HEADLINE.

AL GORE PREDICTS SANTA WILL HAVE TO CLOSE HIS WORKSHOP DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING!!!

AL GORE THE HOAXER AS THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS


21 posted on 12/14/2009 5:26:22 PM PST by seawolf101
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To: Reaganesque
listen... warming, cooling, it was 50/50. so i took a shot!!!

Ohh WOE is me... whys everybody pickin on me???

22 posted on 12/14/2009 6:05:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: CIDKauf
Along with “the Earth’s center is several million degrees”

I bet he got that from his Theology School Teachers who told him he was going to hell and it was millions of degrees there.

23 posted on 12/14/2009 7:17:24 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Reaganesque

Ha! I just heard this story reported on Detroit radio WJR! Another Gore lie!


24 posted on 12/15/2009 5:10:51 AM PST by sand lake bar (Obama: Take away my 1st Amendment and you'll force me to use the 2nd.)
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