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Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up

The Times, 15 December 2009
Publié le : 15 décembre 2009
 Hannah Devlin, Ben Webster and Philippe Naughton 

"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."

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