Embarrassing

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Al Gore was wrong

Embarrassing

Now then, we have a celebration of sorts.  The 10th of December was the 13th anniversary of Al Gore picking up his esteemed Nobel Prize for his work on highlighting the onset of climate change and his famous science fiction film. In his acceptance speech he assured his audience that CO2 was warming the planet and there would be no more summer ice in the Arctic within seven years.. That would have been 2014.

In fact, there's actually more ice in the Arctic now than when he made his speech in 2007!

The Independent (newspaper) 23 November 2021, Matt Mathers: 18 cargo ships trapped in Arctic ice due to early freeze. Embarrassing eh?

 


Submitted: December 14, 2021

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helmu

Well, this winter has been oddly cold. I can't remember the last time I saw snow in November. A couple of weeks ago there was a huge amount of snow fall in Northern Europe and it has been pretty cold until this week so of course it's icy up there. As of 2007, it was one of the warmest winters of my life. I have no idea what he based that no ice in 2014 on, but it's thankfully not true yet.

Wed, December 15th, 2021 7:11pm

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Hey Helmu, good to see you're back. Hope the year has been kind to you. They've announced a record high temperature in the Arctic Circle 2020, 1929 one Dr Stefansson wrote that because of all day sunshine in the Arctic summer, warm temperatures can rival the equator and 100 degrees F isn't unusual. This record wasn't near that. He also explaine there are areas in the US where temperatures become colder than in the Arctic. Usianguke

Wed, December 15th, 2021 11:29am

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