Skip to comments.Gore pleads for rapid action to halt ice melt
Posted on 04/28/2009 11:16:36 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Nobel prize climate champion and former US vice president Al Gore called Tuesday for rapid action to prevent the potentially irreversible melting of the planet's ice, just months before a UN climate summit.
Speaking at the first conference devoted to melting ice, held in the Norwegian town of Tromsoe ahead of the UN meeting in Copenhagen in December, Gore warned that the situation was worse than the worst-case scenarios presented by experts a few years ago.
"This conference is a global wake-up call," Gore said, adding: "The scientific evidence for action in Copenhagen in December is continuing to build up week by week."
He explained why the melting ice posed such a threat to the planet.
"Ice is important through the ecological system of the Earth for many reasons, but one of them has to do with its reflexivity," he said.
Ice reflects 90 percent of the sun's radiation back into the atmosphere. If the ice were to melt, the dark water would not reflect the heat but instead absorb it, thereby accentuating the effect of global warming.
"As it disappears we have to keep in mind that it can come back only if we act fairly quickly," said Gore, who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
He explained that "if we keep turning the temperature of the Earth up, then the heat will go to lower depths of the Arctic Ocean and it will be impossible for the ice to come back."
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I plead for rapid action to shut Algore up!
I think Gore is under the influence of a delusion, is he insane?
I know, how about not flying the President’s VC-25 around lower Manhattan for photo ops?
What satellite photos is he looking at?
I’m doing something: I’m going out to start my SUV and lawn mower.
Of course he is. He has to, it's imperitive that he gets action now, any action.
He knows that the ice stopped melting years ago and without action he can't claim credit for it.
Is he still around?
Maybe we should all leave our refrigerators open and let the cold air out.
I got your rapid action right here, pal!
I think Al’s ice is melting from his pouring to much Jack Daniels on it.
Yes. He is delusional. Seriously.
Unless he is consciously lying (and I don’t believe he is).
What a dipshit! He must be a former US Senator!
“Irreversible”? Baloney. The ice has melted before, and re-frozen. It will do so again - no matter what Al Gore does or doesn’t do.
Gore, why don’t you take your polluting jet and fly your ass up there with your Coleman Cooler—put the ice in there, and save us all...
To quote The Princes Bride -- I do not think that means what you think it means.
Hey Al, if you put your ice in water rather than scotch it melts slower.
For me a snow plow would be more appropriate. It is snowing now, it snowed all night last night and is forcast to snow till late tommorow. Where is algore when we need him. His hot air would really be nice to melt some of the snow. Ten miles East of Helena, Mt.
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