Father Earth, Algore, is in Copenhagen valiantly trying to convince the world that unless the United Nations immediately institutes a massive redistribution of wealth from rich countries to poor countries, the earth is in imminent danger of catastrophic ‘weather’ events. In his speech yesterday, Gore stated that the latest research has shown that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in, gasp, 5 years.
“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.”
Not only that, Gore extrapolated that billions of people would be denied access to clean water due to these melting glaciers. Not to mention the poor polar bears who would be forced to eat their young.
The only problem is, Gore’s statements are demonstrable false, as Dr. Maslowski quickly made clear.
“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.”
Oops. Al Gore’s office quietly conceded that the 75% figure was a “ballpark figure” Dr. Maslowski mentioned years ago in a casual conversation with Al Gore.
As usual, the mainstream media in the United States conveniently ignored Gore’s latest blooper, as they have ignored endless ‘misstatements’ that are being reported as settled science.
The media, and much of the country, have adopted the leftist talking points without question. After all, who wants to be labeled a denier or worse. Al Gore has compared anyone who disagrees with his unfounded premise of global warming to people stupid enough to question gravity. Faith has replaced reason, giving the left carte blanch to ignore the growing evidence indicating years of climate data have been fudged and manipulated.
Gore’s statement that “these figures are fresh” appears to go beyond the realm of ‘misstatement’ into an outright lie. But don’t expect our media to report this deliberate falsehood. They have adopted the “fake but accurate” template introduced by Dan Rather and adopted by the left.
And if you don’t agree, well, you’re just too stupid to be taken seriously. And besides, haven’t you heard? Experts agree that the debate is over. The ‘consensus’ has decreed the science is settled. The case is closed. Lets all just move-on.