Skip to comments.Billion people's water at risk from melting ice: Gore
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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Glen Beck played what he said about “acid seas and Neptune’s bones melting” this am.....sounded like a 60’s acid love-in trip...I never heard anything so funny....OMG people believe him??????
They must have invited Gore for comic relief. Doesn’t he ever tire of sounding like a fool?
Wait a second here. Didn’t we read recently that the government wanted to expand its definition of waterways to include virtually everything including a puddle in my backyard?
If the Federal government governs water and if water needs to be regulated because of global warming and if we are a party to a global warming government, then are the dots connected so that our water is controlled by global entities?
Algore keeps yelling fire in this crowded theater. He needs to be in jail.
Al’s days of freedom are drawing to a close. Al, get your lawyers and get ready to testify under oath.
The concept is that melting alpine glaciers don’t change the total amount of water in the rivers, but when it flows - rivers without lasting glacial feeds in many places have much lower summer/fall flows and heavier spring melt flows than those that are fed by permanent glaciers.
Of course, the whole “problem” is premised on “global warming” being real, so...
No, Algore has a tumor brain.
Wasn’t there a story about a ship who’s backers bought into the retreating sea ice scam and got it stuck in the ice trying to find the Northwest Passage.
A few years ago, I drove the Icefields Parkway. This is a highway from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in Alberta (and as an aside, the most beautiful drive in North America). Approximately half way along this drive, one passes the Columbia Icefields - there are a number of glaciers here but the one that is featured with a visitors' centre and snow cats that will drive you up the mountain is the 4 mile long Athabasca glacier. The glacier is receding and there are markers at various points that show where it was located in years past. While I was there, I got into a discussion with some folks there and they were bemoaning the effects of 'glowbull warmongering' and how the ice recession demonstrated this so clearly. Shortly thereafter, we were in the visitor's centre where they show pictures from years gone by.... I quickly pointed out to these folks that the movement of ice up the mountain was essentially consistent and had been since the first recorded visit to the area in (and going on memory here) approximately 1850. Glowbull warmongering? I doubt it unless you want to believe that GW has been happening virtually consistently since at least 1850.... http://www.explorerockies.com/columbia-icefield/
Don’t believe a single word from that liar Algore.
I thought the headline was a joke from the Onion or something. Note to Al-Goracle: Melting ice turns into liquid.....water!
Add a small dam. Problem solved plus hydroelectric power.
Of course, if this did occur, and it had a big impact on water supply, they could always build a couple of dams to catch and store spring runoff for later use. It'd be a a lot cheaper than trying to adjust CO2 levels inthe atmosphere, but hey... it's the government. It doesn't have to work.
Well, those of us who live inland have a constitutional right to waterfront property. You could look it up.
It’s in the same section that guarantees government the right to mandate health care under the penalty of prison.
You’d think that his obscene personal fortune would allow him to finally find a college program that he could successfully complete and become just a little bit educated.
It looks like some areas in North America have grown smaller, but large areas in the northern asian continent have covered up in ice.
Does AlGore just see the North American continent?
Gore sees $$$$, stands to a billionaire.
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