Eleven Years Ago Today Al Gore Predicted the North Pole Would Be Completely Ice Free in Five Years
By Cap Allon
On December 13 & 14, 2009, professor, prophet, and soothsayer Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap could be completely ice free within the next five to seven years.
Gore made his prediction at COP15 Copenhagen which ran from Dec 7 – Dec 18, 2009, where he repeatedly referenced “state-of-the-art” computer modeling to suggest that the north polar ice cap may lose all of its ice by 2014.
“Some of the models suggest that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during some of the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years,” Gore claimed.
“Join me in asking president Obama and the US Senate to set a deadline of 22 April for final action in the US Senate,” he said. “I do not believe we can wait till next November or December.”
The Guardian wrote on Dec 16, 2009 in an article entitled “Al Gore rallies the troops in Copenhagen“:
[Gore] kept up the pace by calling for the international community to sign up to a fully fledged climate change treaty by July 2010 – and then announcing that Mexico was prepared to host a deal-making summit.
He scolded rich countries for demanding the developing world offer evidence of emissions cuts while at the same time trying to inflate the funds they were prepared to offer poor countries to deal with climate change. And he was just as tough on activists who have embraced him as a hero, demanding they set aside their pride and their principles and embrace a deal – no matter how imperfect. He said he recognized their frustration with the glacial pace of negotiations. He agreed that cap-and-trade schemes to cut carbon emissions were an imperfect solution – Gore confessed to favoring a carbon tax – but the current efforts for a deal were the best prospect of avoiding catastrophic climate change.
And there was no trace of sympathy for opponents of action on climate change. Gore began with a brief run-through of the latest science on melting of the Arctic ice cap, evidence he said “only reckless fools would ignore.”
Well, who’s the fool now:
The year 2020 is now all-but over, Al, and DMI data reveals that at its lowest point Arctic sea ice volume this summer barely dipped below 5,000 km3, and has then by September had started growing at record-early pace.
But instead of graciously admitting defeat, the CAGW camp has merely pushed back its date of doom:
— Greenpeace PressDesk (@greenpeacepress) December 13, 2018
What most alarmist fail to realize is how incredibly complex earth’s climate system is.
The margins for error in the IPCC’s own models are truly immense. How they can tell us anything with any certainty based on those models is truly a joke and one that leaves me cynical.
The IPCC was created by the UN for the sole purpose of pushing its AGW agenda, and no real world observations, no matter how contradictory to that agenda, will get in the way.
Just look at past narrative shifts as the real world observations altered: we’re now to believe a warming world means more record snow and more record cold, not less as was previously prophesied.
But unfortunately for these political bodies, real world observations are soon to become insurmountable. The sun is shutting down (relatively) — all four magnetic fields are going out of phase (Zharkova) — and the upshot will be a dramatically cooler planet.
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.