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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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To: darkside321
but this has nothing to do with the general fresh water supply. ...if anything, warmer temps and rising seas means more evaporation. Which means more precip. Which means more freshwater available globally.

That just my humble opinion. I'm not a professional meteorologist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

51 posted on 12/14/2009 10:46:38 AM PST by wbill
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To: maggief

Would somebody please hit this guy with a clown hammer.


52 posted on 12/14/2009 10:46:43 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: maggief

“Climate guru Al Gore “
This numbskull will never go away as long as the lamestream media refers to him as “guru”


53 posted on 12/14/2009 10:47:10 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: maggief

I swear, this guy is getting loopier by the day.


54 posted on 12/14/2009 10:48:51 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: maggief

He really did lose his mind after Bush beat him in Florida, didnt he? Remember the beard phase,,,i think he actually lost his mind.


55 posted on 12/14/2009 10:49:22 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: dblshot

possible but if i would live in the netherlands i still would be worried about too much melting ice (1/3 of the country lays below the sea level ;-)


56 posted on 12/14/2009 10:49:43 AM PST by darkside321
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To: maggief

Just wondering, when Gore finishes talking, does his voice change and he says “this ends Zeta time.”?


57 posted on 12/14/2009 10:49:48 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
The crap this guy says gets whackier by the day.

I started noticing signs of mental problems back in early 2001 after he lost the election. He was always a 51 card deck but after this time he really became nuts. You could see it in the way he spoke. You didn't need to be a professional to tell this guy was losing it.

He is totally obsessed with this whole climate issue. He cannot think straight and he was never much of a thinker to begin with. The man needs serious psychological help.
58 posted on 12/14/2009 10:50:18 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
The crap this guy says gets whackier by the day.

I started noticing signs of mental problems back in early 2001 after he lost the election. He was always a 51 card deck but after this time he really became nuts. You could see it in the way he spoke. You didn't need to be a professional to tell this guy was losing it.

He is totally obsessed with this whole climate issue. He cannot think straight and he was never much of a thinker to begin with. The man needs serious psychological help.
59 posted on 12/14/2009 10:50:39 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: DesertRhino
He really did lose his mind after Bush beat him in Florida, didnt he? Remember the beard phase,,,i think he actually lost his mind.

I think of Gore, like Salieri in "Amadeus" in the asylum.

61 posted on 12/14/2009 10:51:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Williams

1 metre by years end? Cool, that means I can buy cheap Gulf beach property just South of Sinton, Tx. just in time for a New Years beach party.


62 posted on 12/14/2009 10:52:03 AM PST by nomorelurker
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To: maggief
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.

Check again, Al. Unless your "fresh" figures have been conveniently 'vaule-added' by the CRU.


63 posted on 12/14/2009 10:52:12 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: darkside321

If the polar ice cap up north completely melts the rise in the oceans level will be zero cm. The northern ice cap is floating ice. It displaces exactly as much water to keep it floating as it would replace when it melts. To prove this fill a glass with ice and water so some ice is floating above the glasses lip. What happens when the ice melts? Meanwhile the southern ice cap is getting thicker.


64 posted on 12/14/2009 10:52:23 AM PST by dblshot
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Most con men run and hide after their scam is revealed

I'm still trying to decide if Al is:

1) A bumbling Idiot that failed out of Divinity School, used his Daddy's coattails to get what he wanted, and lost an election that very well could have been won by a Wooden Indian. OR

2) A very shrewd conman that used a failed presidential election campaign to build a sucker list of millions of constituents from which to bilk 10's of millions of dollars.

I don't think that he's both. It's an either-or type thing.

65 posted on 12/14/2009 10:52:29 AM PST by wbill
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To: maggief

I wish I had one of those advanced degrees in Science like Gore has. Oh, that’s right. He flunked out of Divinity School. Never mind.


66 posted on 12/14/2009 10:52:40 AM PST by shortstop (Marco Rubio in 2010/General Petraeus in 2012.)
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To: Jeff Head
I was just talking to my next door neighbor. She is NH born and raised and disgusted with all of this Global Warming. "Seems to come earlier every year."

She and her Husband are heading South when they retire, Both Republicans. I suggested Texas, The Hill Country, I think that Idaho might be a little cool for them.

68 posted on 12/14/2009 10:54:53 AM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

...this one wants to milk it for every last drop....

Reminds me of Enron. Crooks telling suckers to buy more Enron stock while they are shorting, right to the end to when the federal investigators stepped in. I would pay to see Algore and James Hanson frogmarched.


69 posted on 12/14/2009 10:55:20 AM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: Williams

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

Yeah,,, like at the restaurant the other day. I didnt drink my ice tea,,, and the floating ice melted, and the glass overflowed onto the table. (sarc)

Melting of floating ice doesnt raise the water level,,AlGore.


70 posted on 12/14/2009 10:55:20 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: maggief
Have another cheeseburger and we'll paint "Goodyear" on your ass and send you up.

This clown will say whatever to keep his show going.

71 posted on 12/14/2009 10:55:35 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: maggief

Drink your whiskey straight, sissy!


72 posted on 12/14/2009 10:56:12 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: darkside321

That’s why they built dykes and pump water out.


73 posted on 12/14/2009 10:56:42 AM PST by dblshot
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To: dfwgator
Gore's still trying to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. He changes personalities several times a decade. He's been a divinity student, rode with the Hell's Angels, the earnest Viet Nam vet, the Dixiecrat senator, the inside the beltway fundraiser, the melting down Presidential candidate, the professorial intellectual, and now, the flakey prophet.

He may be getting close to his last incarnation, as he gets a little nuttier each time.

74 posted on 12/14/2009 10:57:36 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: maggief


Images from here.

Created from interactive website here.
75 posted on 12/14/2009 10:58:01 AM PST by caveat emptor
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To: nomorelurker

To continue my Long John Nebel analogy, I recall lying awake listening to mim slowly lay out a claim that teh Empire State Building had been constructed with giant ball bearings in its foundation, and the building was slightly shifted during the night. First it was some national security reason, then it was to improve the radio tower’s reception. He was so good he had me maybe 45% thinking it could be true.

Then he started saying that if you went there late at night the shops on one street would have shifted to the other.

It’s very easy to make stuff up and to take facts from real sources and twist them or to echo the BS of fellow charlatans.

They do this on Coast to Coast very well. Gore is doing the same thing.


76 posted on 12/14/2009 10:58:01 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: goseminoles

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7139797.stm

Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’
12 December 2007


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrPCUWWjh0c&feature=player_embedded

December 13, 2008

Five Years. Mark it down. Al Gore spoke to a German audience this week at the opening of a dinosaur park. In this German news clip you can hear him talk about the polar ice cap disappearing in 5 ...
Five Years. Mark it down.
Al Gore spoke to a German audience this week at the opening of a dinosaur park. In this German news clip you can hear him talk about the polar ice cap disappearing in 5 YEARS!

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Warning from Gore on future - S.F. speech focuses on global warming
San Francisco Chronicle (CA) - Sunday, June 5, 2005
Author: Cecilia M. Vega, Chronicle Staff Writer

EXCERPT

In 15 years, Gore said , there will be no more glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro. As for Glacier National Park in Montana, he said, “Within 20 years, this is the park that will be formerly known as Glacier.” And the Rhone Glacier in Switzerland “is almost completely gone,” he said.

//

GORE’S ENVIRONMENTAL STAKE - WHITE HOUSE STANCE ON GLOBAL WARMING COULD SERIOUSLY AFFECT POLITICAL CLIMATE TOO
Washington Post - Tuesday, October 21, 1997
Author: Joby Warrick, Washington Post Staff Writer
Al Gore was moving fast, as though the big glacier would melt before he reached it. With reporters puffing and wheezing in his wake, he scaled five miles of nearly vertical mountain trails to touch the ice and strike a symbolic blow against global warming.

“It’s melting right before our eyes,” the vice president observed as he stood above Grinnell Glacier , the great river of ice amid the jagged peaks of Glacier National Park. Another 30 years of warming will reduce Grinnell to a dirty puddle, Gore said — and future tourists will have to settle for “the park formerly known as Glacier .”

(snip)


77 posted on 12/14/2009 10:59:01 AM PST by maggief
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To: caveat emptor

The ice cover increased, so now thay made something up about its volume.


78 posted on 12/14/2009 10:59:07 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Boiler Plate
Why not add that “If the ice caps melt, then advanced civilazations from galaxies far away won’t be able to land their spacecraft.”
Because that wouldn't be true.
79 posted on 12/14/2009 10:59:22 AM PST by dblshot
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To: maggief

Al, the jig is up.


80 posted on 12/14/2009 11:00:39 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: caveat emptor

btt


81 posted on 12/14/2009 11:00:47 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

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.


82 posted on 12/14/2009 11:01:25 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: maggief
""These figures are fresh, I just got them made up yesterday," Gore said"

There, fixed it.

The Global Warming Top Ten isn't working anymore, so algore is down to 11-20.

I guess Barbara Boxer was right about them making this "personal"...threatening drinking water for billions makes it pretty personal.

I think - if the glaciers melted - all that water would seep down into the crevasses of the earth and just be boiled away by that "millions of degrees" of heat down there...just sayin. /sarc
83 posted on 12/14/2009 11:02:16 AM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: Boiler Plate
If the ice caps melt, then advanced civilazations from galaxies far away won’t be able to land their spacecraft.

Gosh! Really? I never thought of that. That's very alarming.

84 posted on 12/14/2009 11:02:21 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: maggief

Translation of Gore’s statement: that rising water stuff is going to kill you. Give me unlimited power so I can kill you instead.


85 posted on 12/14/2009 11:02:35 AM PST by lurk
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To: Little Bill
She and her Husband are heading South when they retire, Both Republicans. I suggested Texas, The Hill Country, I think that Idaho might be a little cool for them.

But tell them to stay away from Austin, aka San Francisco of Texas.

86 posted on 12/14/2009 11:03:13 AM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: maggief

Aw, Jeez. Not my BS again!

87 posted on 12/14/2009 11:03:43 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: maggief

Is he seeing if his forehead is turning into a five head?


88 posted on 12/14/2009 11:04:07 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: maggief

The real problem with melting ice is it waters down a great margarita.


89 posted on 12/14/2009 11:04:20 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: dblshot

That’s why they built dykes and pump water out.


yeah i know that the dutch are quite capable dealing with this :-)
the comment with the wet feet was more like a joke from me to prove the stupidy of Al Gore and his “theory” about the fresh water supply for a billion people.
greetings


90 posted on 12/14/2009 11:04:20 AM PST by darkside321
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To: maggief
What is this buffoon talking about? The more unfrozen fresh water introduced into the water rotation, the more water will be evaporated out of the oceans, more cloud cover, more rain, more fresh water distributed across more lands. The rain itself will partially filter the air and cause more polluted sediment to wash into the streams to rivers and eventually to the oceans where after moving through currents would end up with the rest of the silt at the bottom of the oceans. I might not have a clue about any of this, but neither does Al Gore.
91 posted on 12/14/2009 11:04:50 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: DesertRhino
Yeah,,, like at the restaurant the other day. I didnt drink my ice tea,,, and the floating ice melted, and the glass overflowed onto the table.

LOL!

92 posted on 12/14/2009 11:07:45 AM PST by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: wbill

It could be both. Failed at a legitimte profession. But a con man at heart, used the family name to sail into congress. And now has found a good scam.

Failed at legit, succeed at dishonesty. Could easily be the same guy.


93 posted on 12/14/2009 11:10:33 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: darkside321

I expect the only people with wet feet over in Copenhagen this week are in the pool or sauna.


94 posted on 12/14/2009 11:11:49 AM PST by dblshot
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To: maggief

"Uhmmmmmmmmm...will these new made up numbers make people forget this has all been a giant hoax?"

95 posted on 12/14/2009 11:13:29 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Never, ever, ever, ever, ever....)
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To: Sacajaweau

Oops. Finger twitch.


96 posted on 12/14/2009 11:14:04 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: Carl LaFong
Would somebody please hit this guy with a clown hammer. .

. . .. O K


97 posted on 12/14/2009 11:14:19 AM PST by skeptoid
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To: caveat emptor
So, comparing the model used in 2007, projecting arctic to be ice-free in 2013, to sea ice in 2009 the Russian/US arctic "low-levels" have now refrozen.


98 posted on 12/14/2009 11:14:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: shortstop
He flunked out of Divinity School.
Probably for writing about biblical events in the first person.
99 posted on 12/14/2009 11:14:57 AM PST by dblshot
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To: dblshot
Oh wow, duh, I hadn't thought of it that way...


100 posted on 12/14/2009 11:15:40 AM PST by denfurb (proud Mama, 6 girls and 1 boy)
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