Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gore caught exaggerating. Again

The polar cap will be ice-free in 5 years. How do we know? Al Gore says so. One more piece of evidence that the End is Near. Uh, not so fast, says the London Times:

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.

Read the rest here.

We would fill the bunker back in and go ahead and eat all the canned food we've stored up, but we're going to just keep it all because we know Gore will come up with other reasons to be certain the End is Near.

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