To go along with my earlier post about the overestimation of “global warming”, looks like someone else was wrong, too. GUESS WHO ?
From CNSNews.com. How ANYONE takes this dolt seriously is beyond me.
Wrong: Al Gore Predicted Arctic Summer Ice Could Disappear In 2013
September 13, 2013 – 12:05 PM by Barbara Hollingsworth
In his Dec. 10, 2007 “Earth has a fever” speech, Gore referred to a prediction by U.S. climate scientist Wieslaw Maslowski that the Arctic’s summer ice could “completely disappear” by 2013 due to global warming caused by carbon emissions.
Gore said that on Sept. 21, 2007, “scientists reported with unprecedented alarm that the North Polar icecap is, in their words, ‘falling off a cliff.’ One study estimated that it could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years. Another new study to be presented by U.S. Navy researchers later this week warns that it could happen in as little as seven years, seven years from now.”
Maslowski told members of the American Geophysical Union in 2007 that the Arctic’s summer ice could completely disappear within the decade. “If anything,” he said, “our projection of 2013 for the removal of ice in summer… is already too conservative.”
The former vice president also warned that rising temperatures were “a planetary emergency and a threat to the survival of our civilization.”
However, instead of completely melting away, the polar icecap is at now at its highest level for this time of year since 2006.
Satellite photos of the Arctic taken by NASA in August 2012 and August 2013 show a 60 percent increase in the polar ice sheet, more than half the size of Europe, despite “realistic” predictions by climate scientists six years ago that the North Pole would be completely melted by now.
Instead of shrinking, the NASA photographs clearly show that the Arctic ice sheet is much larger than it was at the same time last year. The thick layer of summer ice, which currently stretches from Canada to Russia, is preventing ships from using the North-West Passage.
A Dec. 12, 2007 BBC article quoted Professor Maslowski and his team of climate researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. explaining how they used “a high-resolution regional [computer] model for the Arctic Ocean and sea ice forced with realistic atmospheric data” to make their predictions.
“This way, we get much more realistic forcing, from above by the atmosphere and from the bottom by the ocean,” he said.
NASA spokesman Steve Cole told CNSNews.com that the space agency is in charge of monitoring polar ice “as part of our Earth sciences” mandate. “We have a number of different satellites orbiting the Earth and observing the ice sheets and a lot of other things around the clock, and we are funded to collect that data.”
WRONG again. You would think the Fraudacle would keep his cake chute shut, as often as he’s been PROVEN wrong about climate change.
The photos NASA took of the GROWING ice sheet over the Arctic, ( wonder whose head will roll for THIS eff-up) along with previous stories about how the Northwest Passage has been frozen over ALREADY, WEEKS ahead of schedule, tell me all I need to know. Not to mention the salient fact of ZERO increase in the mean global temperature since 1998, it is obvious to anyone with WORKING brain cells we are simply NOT on the edge of catastrophe, as these fools would have you believe.
The Fraudacle, and the rest of the idiotic crowd that wants to curtail OUR way of life, THEY damn sure won’t curtail THEIRS, whenever these assholes open their lying yaps, need to be shouted down, much the same as they tried to shout down, and SHAME all those who did not agree with THEM.
Anyone asks you why you are skeptical about the fraud of man-made global warming, climate change, or whatever the hell they want to call it, just point out THESE facts, and tell them to look at HOW the leftist fraud promoters like Gore, DiCaprio, Crow, Mooreon, et al, “conserve”. THEY do NOT. Jets, mansions, limos, you name it. And, THEY aren’t about to give up THEIR lives of luxury for ANYTHING.
Hat Tip to Hardnox.