Anyone remember, back in 2008, when noted liar and fearmonger Al Gore predicted that the polar ice caps would be gone within five years? Or how about before that, in 2006, when he said that within a decade the world would have reached “a point of no return?” Well, looks like those scare tactics were finally shown for what they were, nothing but leftist lies, and Gore and his liberal cronies are left with more than just a little egg on their face because of it.
“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 said back in 2008, attempting to frighten the American people into giving up fossil fuels and abandoning other key industries. As it turns out, however, that ice cap is still there, and the promised rising sea levels, which was supposed to submerge the coastline of this country beneath the ocean, has yet to happen.
The chart below, which was made by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), shows that, year after year, the amount of polar ice on the planet has followed virtually the same pattern, being thickest in the beginning of the year, reaching a low between September and October, and then bouncing back by December. With little deviation, this has been the same routine since 2002, four years before Gore’s flawed predictions.
So much for that “true planetary emergency” that we were all supposed to be experiencing right about now eh? So next time you hear someone blathering on about the end of the world and the melting ice caps, show them that graph, and remind them that Al Gore predicted that by now the ice caps would be long gone, but somehow, perhaps miraculously, they are still intact.
And in case you wanted a second chart here is one that is a bit more recent, published by the Danish Meteorological Institute, to give a little more weight to your argument.