Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Why the long face Al ?

...true to the green left principles of overstatement, fear, disinformation and lies, Al Gore blundered badly in Copenhagen. This from the UK Times online...

...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.” However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast.
“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. Mr Gore is not the only titan of the world stage finding Copenhagen to be a tricky deal. World leaders — with Gordon Brown arriving tonight in the vanguard — are facing the humiliating prospect of having little of substance to sign on Friday, when they are supposed to be clinching an historic deal
...more here...

...and BTW, here's a 1959 picture of the USS Skate, the first submarine to surface at the obviously ice free North Pole...remember that Al ? More, here...

5 comments:

PM of NZ said...

I notice that Te News tonight spouted that gospel according to Al, but failed to provide any hint that the message had been shot down.

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Ayrdale said...

PM, I noticed that too. What does it say about TVNZ and its agenda ? Laziness, bias and inaccuracy, and they like to boast about their Qantas media award. Slack untrustworthy bastards the lot of them. At least Granny Herald carried the story this morning.

Ron Russell said...

"Friendly Al the Greenies Pal" again has a case of "foot-in-mouth". For Al, the "inconvenient truth" is quickly becoming the "convenient lie".

Ayrdale said...

...he's not looking very comfortable these days is he ?