Re: [asa] FYI: Gore´s 9 errors

From: Carol or John Burgeson <burgytwo@juno.com>
Date: Sat Oct 13 2007 - 10:48:40 EDT

What
 were the nine errors? The post only includes three of them. The three
cited seem to be Gore getting a little ahead of the science, but not
much.

Burgy

>>The nine errors stated by the judge included:
 
# Mr Gore's assertion that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be
# caused by melting of ice in either West Antarctica or Greenland "in
# the near future". The judge said this was "distinctly alarmist" and
# it was common ground that if Greenland's ice melted it would release
# this amount of water - "but only after, and over, millennia".
 
# Mr Gore's assertion that the disappearance of snow on Mount
# Kilimanjaro in East Africa was expressly attributable to global
# warming - the court heard the scientific consensus was that it cannot
# be established the snow recession is mainly attributable to
# human-induced climate change.
 
# Mr Gore's reference to a new scientific study showing that, for the
# first time, polar bears had actually drowned "swimming long distances
# - up to 60 miles - to find the ice". The judge said: "The only
# scientific study that either side before me can find is one which
# indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned
# because of a storm.">>

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