It’s a dog-bites-man story, granted, but today in Copenhagen Al Gore was caught in yet another lie.
From the Times of London:
There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday.
The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely 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 climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.
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 per cent 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 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowski as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.
It’s not remarkable that Gore was caught lying. This happens virtually every time the man speaks publicly. It happened just a few days ago when he told Slate Magazine that all the Climategate e-mails are at least 10 years old and last month when he went on Conan O’Brian and told this whopper:
Apparently Gore isn’t even familiar with facts sixth-graders can easily understand (Earth’s core temperature is roughly 8,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is why we’re a planet and not a star) – or he just doesn’t care. After all, no one is allowed to confront this birdbrained, bloated, boorish bloviating buffoon to his face without being dragged away by his handlers; for example…
Of course, it’s not just self-promoting filmmakers and creepy anti-globalists who have taken a whack at Gore…
There are lots more examples of Gore’s ridiculous bleatings – going all the way back to his claim to have invented the internet or that the internal combustion engine is the most dangerous invention in the history of mankind. He’s a gasbag and a clown and he has lost whatever credibility he once had.
But the question is, how much longer will this charlatan be given a forum to spew his lies? How much more must the public endure out of his piehole before the media elites finally concede his mendacity and grudgingly drag him off the stage? Isn’t it long past time that this man be ignored?