RUSH: From the UK Times. Now, I have yet to see this story in any American State-Controlled Media. I’ve yet to see it in any American media. It is by ‘Hannah Devlin, Ben Webster, and Philippe Naughton in Copenhagen — where, by the way… Let’s see. I think record snowfall or some kind of snowing is expected this week in Copenhagen. These people can’t even arrange a conference. The Heritage Foundation has a hilarious story today about how these people at Copenhagen can’t even run their conference. People with passes are not being allowed in. People are walking out. There are boycotts. All kinds of stuff. Here’s the UK Times story: There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday. The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely,’ Unlikely? Oh well. Nevermind, ‘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’ or Cop-en-hag-gen as Governor Schwarzenegger says ‘climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.’ This is what he said. We have a sound bite of it from his remarks yesterday at Copenhagen.
ALGORE: There is a 75% chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.
RUSH: That, it turns out, is just an abject, bold-faced lie. ‘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 percent 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 percent figure was one used by Dr. Maslowksi as a ‘ballpark figure’ several years ago in a conversation with Mr. Gore. … Perhaps Mr. Gore had felt the need to gild the lily to buttress resolve. But his speech was roundly criticized by members of the climate science community.
”This is an exaggeration that opens the science up to criticism from skeptics,’ Professor Jim Overland, a leading oceanographer at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. ‘You really don’t need to exaggerate the changes in the Arctic.’ Others said that, even if quoted correctly, Dr. Maslowski’s six-year projection for near-ice-free conditions is at the extreme end of the scale. Most climate scientists agree that a 20- to 30-year timescale is more likely for the near-disappearance of sea ice,’ and they’re full of it, too. ”Maslowski’s work is very well respected, but he’s a bit out on a limb,’ said Professor Peter Wadhams, a specialist in ocean physics at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Maslowki’ whose work Gore quoted incorrectly ‘works at the US Naval Postgraduate School in California, said that his latest results give a six-year projection for the melting of 80 percent of the ice, but he said he expects some ice to remain beyond 2020.
‘He added: ‘I was very explicit that we were talking about near-ice-free conditions and not completely ice-free conditions in the northern ocean. I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this,’ he said. ‘It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at, based on the information I provided to Al Gore’s office.’ Richard Lindzen, a climate scientist at the Massachusets [sic] Institute of Technology who does not believe that global warming is largely caused by man, said: ‘He’s just extrapolated from 2007, when there was a big retreat, and got zero.” So he just makes it up. Now, this ought to make everybody question every other assertion that Algore has made. There’s an AP version of the story: ‘New computer modeling suggests the Arctic Ocean may be nearly ice-free in the summertime as early as 2014, Al Gore said Monday … One US government scientist Monday questioned the new prediction as too severe, but other researchers previously have projected a quicker end than 2030 to the Arctic summer ice cap.’ And at the end of this AP story:
‘On the other hand, a leading NASA ice scientist, Jay Zwally, said last year that the Arctic could be essentially ice-free within ‘5 to less than 10 years.’ Meanwhile, what’s happening to Greenland’s titanic ice sheet ‘has really surprised us,’ said [Dorthe Dahl] Jensen of the University of Copenhagen. She cited one huge glacier in west Greenland, at Jakobshavn, that in recent years has doubled its rate of dumping ice into the sea,’ blah, blah, blah, blah. ‘Jensen said the biggest ice sheets — Greenland and West Antarctica — were already contributing 1 millimeter (.04 inch) a year to those rising sea levels. She said this could double within the next decade. ‘With global warming, we have woken giants,’ she said.’ So you see, despite — despite even their own alarmist headline — according to AP, Gore slip was just a slip of the tongue! The AP is covering for him; the UK Times is roasting him. He made it up. He’s lying. He was embarrassed. AP, ‘Ehhhh, no, no, no, no! It was just a slip of the tongue. Besides, a lot of scientists agree with Gore’s original statement anyway. One anyway did, he’s a ‘leading’ NASA ice scientist. But note that now suddenly the thickness of the ice is different, if you read all of this. Isn’t that convenient, too? The thickness? And we know that’s not true, we know that that’s been debunked. So even if satellite photographs show that there is actually more ice in the Antarctic and Greenland — which is what they actually show — there really is less because it’s not as thick, they say. Which is not science. It’s simply creative science. Here’s Algore, citing the same lie during Senate testimony in January of this year: A 75% chance the entire polar ice cap in the North Pole gone in the summertime.
ALGORE: Professor Wieslav Maslowski at the Naval postgraduate school in Monterey has calculated that there is an 80% chance that the entire north polar ice cap will be completely and totally gone in summer months in less than five years.
RUSH: So I think this is sort of pathological. He gets this stuff in his head. He believes that it’s true because he believes it, runs around and reports it, does movies about it embarrassing himself — scaring children, advancing lies, perpetuating a hoax — and then gets caught at it at the very conference that is slated to persuade even more people of man-made global warming! And this is one of the leading players with his Oscar that he’s got. I know they never ask for Oscars back, but if I were Hollywood, I’d be embarrassed. I’d want it back. They gave their highest award to a documentary that is chock-full of lies, Photoshopped pictures and everything else. That’s who the left is: The Universe of Lies. Liberals, leftists must lie to advance their agenda. Honestly announcing it would kill their agenda before an audience of voters who are simple, average Americans.