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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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KEYWORDS: agw; algore; climategate; envirofascism; globalwarminghoax; hoax
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To: American Quilter

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??????


101 posted on 12/14/2009 11:19:35 AM PST by geege
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To: maggief

They must have invited Gore for comic relief. Doesn’t he ever tire of sounding like a fool?


102 posted on 12/14/2009 11:26:21 AM PST by Spok
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To: maggief

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?


103 posted on 12/14/2009 11:26:58 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: maggief

Algore keeps yelling fire in this crowded theater. He needs to be in jail.


104 posted on 12/14/2009 11:28:01 AM PST by pallis
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To: maggief

Al’s days of freedom are drawing to a close. Al, get your lawyers and get ready to testify under oath.


105 posted on 12/14/2009 11:32:09 AM PST by JPG (Al Gore, the several million degree man.)
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To: maggief

106 posted on 12/14/2009 11:36:52 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: wbill

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...


107 posted on 12/14/2009 11:40:29 AM PST by OldGuard1
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To: maggief

108 posted on 12/14/2009 11:42:03 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: lonestar
Does Algore have a brain tumor?

No, Algore has a tumor brain.

109 posted on 12/14/2009 11:43:34 AM PST by TigersEye (Sarah Palin 2010 - We Can't Afford To Wait)
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To: maggief

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.


110 posted on 12/14/2009 11:44:33 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: Williams
I have a National Parks guide to Grand Teton National Park, written in the 80’s before they started this GW nonsense. The guide says the glaciers have been receding since at least the mid 1800’s and eventually will be gone by natural processes.

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/

111 posted on 12/14/2009 11:44:58 AM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... ("Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: maggief

Don’t believe a single word from that liar Algore.


112 posted on 12/14/2009 11:58:06 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: maggief

I thought the headline was a joke from the Onion or something. Note to Al-Goracle: Melting ice turns into liquid.....water!


113 posted on 12/14/2009 12:05:44 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: OldGuard1
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.

Add a small dam. Problem solved plus hydroelectric power.

114 posted on 12/14/2009 12:30:10 PM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: OldGuard1
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, 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.

115 posted on 12/14/2009 12:31:02 PM PST by Red Boots
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To: Williams

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.


116 posted on 12/14/2009 12:45:58 PM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: wbill

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.


117 posted on 12/14/2009 12:47:59 PM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: palmer
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.

Add a small dam. Problem solved plus hydroelectric power.


Oh no! You can't do that. Building a dam might lower the population of the endangered dwarf albino southern striped mud trout or something of that nature.
118 posted on 12/14/2009 12:52:10 PM PST by OldGuard1
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To: maggief

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?


119 posted on 12/14/2009 12:55:50 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Brett66

Gore sees $$$$, stands to a billionaire.


120 posted on 12/14/2009 12:57:39 PM PST by maggief
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To: JPG

Al’s days of freedom are drawing to a close. Al, get your lawyers and get ready to testify under oath.”

We can jest about the ridiculousness of his comments all we want, and those emails really slowed things down.... but dollar to donuts we’ll be paying through the nose for so-called global warming long before anything, if anything, ever happens to Al Gore. Years of GW being the only message allowed to be heard has left the public wary of doing nothing about what they’ve been led to believe might happen.


121 posted on 12/14/2009 1:27:41 PM PST by Kimberly GG (Join Me In BOYCOTTING all ObamaTV!! (Change the channel or do so and then turn tv off!!))
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To: maggief; Darnright; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; livius; DollyCali; FrPR; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

122 posted on 12/14/2009 1:32:17 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: unkus
Hey Algore: As you said, the center of the earth is

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

LOL. It took over 30 replies on another Owl gore thread for that to be posted the other day. You got it in at #3.

123 posted on 12/14/2009 2:47:46 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thanks Arrowhead1952.


124 posted on 12/14/2009 3:01:35 PM PST by unkus
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To: dblshot
Yes you are correct and I've seen this on science shows for kids. It's amazing that more people aren't aware of this.
125 posted on 12/14/2009 5:00:56 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: dblshot

Sorry, I meant to say that Gore could have added that.


126 posted on 12/14/2009 9:15:50 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: dblshot

Interesting, It’s almost like a divine engineer is ordering creation.


127 posted on 12/15/2009 7:57:02 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: DannyTN

And I meant to say steal, not steel.


128 posted on 12/15/2009 7:57:39 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

Always has!


129 posted on 12/15/2009 8:02:08 AM PST by dblshot
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