Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ZenTiger Al Gore surprises scientist

Al Gore used figures he said was straight from the horses mouth, and ended up looking like the rear end of a donkey:

Al Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.

"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."

Doctor Maslowski however was no so certain about his own research: "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."

Well, in his defence, he said the scientist told him this unofficially, several years before the scientist published "the latest research", in an "off-the-record" "ballpark estimates" kind of conversation that possibly only Al Gore remembers.

Hey, casual conversations and official speeches by Al Gore aside, maybe the Arctic will be ice free in 5 years. We should have a fairly clear idea within 2 or 3 years if this looks likely, and then we will have to take these claims a lot more seriously.

Or not.

Related Link: Inconvenient Claims

2 comment(s):

Andrei said...

Well maybe Al Gore did accurately cite from a pamphlet issued by the Danish climate Center earlier this month.

Whatever it is just another embarrassment for true believers

Ron Russell said...

Friendly Al the Greenies Pal, as usual has a good case of "foot in mouth" and his "Inconvenient Truth" has become a "convenient lie".

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