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A.P. doing yeoman’s work to cover for Al Gore

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By Doug Powers  •  October 10, 2012 10:47 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

In January and February of this year, Al Gore wrote about his trip to Antarctica, where he witnessed a man-caused ice melt due to climate change that could lead to the end of life as we know it. The first example:

After crossing the legendary Drake Passage, we came in sight of the Antarctic continent. It is a majestic, otherworldly place. The Antarctic Peninsula, which juts northward toward South America, is lined with ice-covered mountains and surrounded by abundant wildlife in the sea. But even on this continent that looks and feels pristine, a troubling process is underway because of global warming.

The ice on land is melting at a faster rate and large ice sheets are moving toward the ocean more rapidly. As a result, sea levels are rising worldwide. Most of the world’s ice is contained in Antarctica – more than 90 percent. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which lies south of the Peninsula, contains enough water to raise sea levels worldwide by more than 20 feet. Part of the ice sheet, the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, is among the many in Antarctica that are shrinking at an accelerating rate. This has direct consequences for low-lying coastal and island communities all over the world – and for their inland neighbors.
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Here in Antarctica, it’s easy to feel isolated from the rest of the world. But as I look at this exquisite continent buried deep under the ice, it’s troubling to think about what will happen as this ice melts ever more rapidly.

And a few days later:

As we began our journey, I wrote about the threats we face as Antarctica’s glaciers melt and the world’s oceans rise. Yet beyond the physical impacts that rising seas pose to coastlines, glaciers are important for many other reasons. We need them in order to preserve one of the basic necessities of life: clean drinking water.

In other words, Gore gave the impression that Antarctic ice is melting away faster than Obama’s hope for a landslide win next month.

Then some inconvenient truth came along. In September, Antarctica broke the record for the greatest amount of ice (continental as well as sea ice) ever recorded.

With that in mind, Gore need not worry because he has a friend at the Associated Press, as evidenced by this headline:

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The A.P. helps outline the man-caused climate change alarmists’ game in a nutshell: If reality doesn’t cooperate with your sales pitch, just adjust the rules on the fly and keep selling.

It’s been written that record high antarctic ice levels don’t disprove global warming, but maybe that should be first addressed to those who spread stories about melting antarctic ice to prove global warming.

It won’t be long until this Onion item becomes reality. That is, if it hasn’t already.

(h/t Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters)

**Written by Doug Powers

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