On December 13 and 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 to 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. 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 summer of 2022 saw impressive ice thickness/extent across the Arctic region.
According to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), at its lowest point (mid-Sept) Arctic sea ice volume held at around 6,500km3. This is well within the normal range, and also comfortably above 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Eight years on from Al’s doomsday date, summer ice is not only still with us, but growing.
Moreover, Greenland is gaining mass at a record-breaking rate this season (in books dating back to 1981):
Instead of graciously admitting defeat, however, the AGW Party continues to simply extend its ‘countdown to catastrophe’, and the climate-alarmists, activist-scientists and lapdog-of-an-MSM continue to turn a blind eye to their ruse.
In 2018 they gave us another 12 years before ‘climate breakdown’:
And now that that deadline is looking a little ambitious, we have a new prophesy, or rather, prophesies — there seems to be a fresh countdown added each week by some corrupted, non-profit entity which has resulted in a ‘confusion of clocks’:
The latest IPCC report gives 2025 as a hard deadline to get emissions under control; Concordia University’s Climate Clock (it’s actual name) suggests we have at least 10 years to stay within 1.5C of warming; while the Carbon Clock at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change still has a quarter of a century left to run.
Needless to say, these deadlines –along with all those that came and went before it– are unscientific, agenda-driving drivel.
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 even attempt to tell us anything with any certainty based on those models is the joke.
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 catastrophically warming world also means more record snow and more record cold, not less as was previously prophesied.
But reality is fast catching up with these politicized bodies, and real world observations are soon to become insurmountable: The Sun is shutting down (relatively); cloud cover is increasing; as is volcanic activity; all four magnetic fields could be going out of phase; and La Niñas are becoming the dominant ENSO pattern — the upshot of all this will be undeniable global cooling.