Carbon billionaire digs a deeper hole in ClimateGate denial stakes
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Having been forced to cancel his speech at the Copenhagen summit, carbon billionaire Al Gore found the time to leave the comfort of his 20 bedroom power-guzzling mansion to address the Climategate scandal, before letting loose another deluge of lies and spin in defense of his collapsing global warming fraud.
Gore claims that the ClimateGate emails have been taken out of context and that , “The most recent one is more than 10 years old.”
As Andrew Bolt documents, Gore repeated the claim that the emails were over 10 years old no less than three times.
“In fact, as Watts Up With That shows, one Climategate email was from just two months ago. The most recent was sent on November 12 – just a month ago. The emails which have Tom Wigley seeming (to me) to choke on the deceit are all from this year. Phil Jonesâ€™ infamous email urging other Climategate scientists to delete emails is from last year.”
“How closely did Gore read these emails? Did he actually read any at all? Was he lying or just terribly mistaken? What else has he got wrong?”
“Al Gore apparently has no command of the most basic details of anything related to Earth and climate,” writes Anthony Watts. “His last idiotic gaff in the media was that the temperature of the Earth 2 kilometers or so down was millions of degrees! Apparently, Slate editors who look equally like dufuses for printing this dreck didnâ€™t notice his latest one either. Maybe all those trips around the world in the private jet have damaged his ability to tell the time and date? Too many trip across the International Dateline perhaps?”
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In an interview with CNN today, Gore repeated the lie that the ClimateGate emails were all over ten years old, as well as running another one of his pimp games on the subject of the north pole ice cap.
“The north polar ice-cap is melting before our very eyes. It’s been the size of the continental United States for most of the last three million years and now suddenly 40 percent of it is gone and the rest of it is expected to disappear within five, 10, 15 years,” said Gore.
Of course, Gore’s fearmongering holds about as much credibility as that similarly spewed by climate alarmists last year, when they brazenly predicted that the north pole would be ice-free for the first time in history later that summer.
In reality, between summer 2007 and summer 2008, arctic ice at the North Pole grew by a staggering 30 percent, an area the size of Germany.
According to collated data from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Illinois, Arctic ice extent was at least 30 per cent greater on August 11, 2008 than it was on the August 12, 2007. This was a conservative estimate based on the map projection.
An April 2009 north pole expedition by 20 scientists from the U.S., Canada, Italy, and Germany found that polar sea ice was 100% thicker than expected.
“Under normal conditions, the ice is formed within two years and ends up being slightly above 2 meters of thickness. “Here, the thickness was as high as four meters,” said the spokesperson for the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven. According to the scientists, this conclusion seems to contradict the warming of the ocean water.”
As Scottish scientists confirmed in 2005, the melting and growing of sea ice at the north pole is a natural cycle and has nothing whatsoever to do with cows farting or indeed Al Gore flying around on his private jet or riding in his gas-guzzling limousine.
“After researching the log-books of Arctic explorers spanning the past 300 years, scientists believe that the outer edge of sea ice may expand and contract over regular periods of 60 to 80 years. This change corresponds roughly with known cyclical changes in atmospheric temperature. The finding opens the possibility that the recent worrying changes in Arctic sea ice are simply the result of standard cyclical movements, and not a harbinger of major climate change,” reported the Scotsman.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm