Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up
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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"Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2009. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/inconvenient-truth-for-al-gore-as-his-north-pole-sums-don-t-add-up