Al Gore Calls Naturally Occurring Iceberg A ‘Jarring Reminder’ Of The ‘Climate Crisis’

Former Vice President Al Gore says the newly-formed Larsen C iceberg is “a jarring reminder of why we must solve the climate crisis,” although scientists say the ice sheet breakup was driven by natural processes.

Gore, on the other hand, stuck to his playbook of tying nearly every weather or ice event to man-made global warming.

A Delaware-sized iceberg broke away from the Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf sometime between Monday and Wednesday. Scientists tracking the ice rift said they were “not aware of any link to human-induced climate change” in the Larsen C ice shelf’s breakup.

Scientists expect the Larsen ice sheet to continue to grow in the future. MIDAS project researchers did say the calving left “the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula changed forever” and new ice added to the sheet could be “potentially less stable than it was prior to the rift.”

“Although the remaining ice shelf will continue naturally to regrow, Swansea researchers have previously shown that the new configuration is potentially less stable than it was prior to the rift,” according to the MIDAS project.

Gore also incorrectly stated the whole Larsen C ice shelf had broken away. In reality, the iceberg breaking off only reduced the size of the ice sheet by about 12 percent, according to the MIDAS project.

The iceberg that broke away was more than 2,200 square miles — about the size of Delaware. That’s only a fraction of the Larsen C ice shelf’s 17,100-square-mile total area.

MIDAS scientists started monitoring a crack in the Larsen C ice shelf in 2014. The crack grew rapidly in the past year, finally breaking away sometime in the past three days. It’s not expected to immediately add to global sea level rise.

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    Sonnyhill

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    Weird Al was 12% right, he’s on a roll.
    How many people wrongly believe that this chunk of ice will cause the sea to rise?
    How many people understand that Antarctica is one giant glacier, and that the Larsen c shelf will eventually replace the ice berg it just calved?

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      rakooi

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      Antarctica is called the desert continent…much is very cold and dry…it is NOT one GIANT GLACIER….there are many.
      The Larsen C ice shelf may not be replaced.
      ..that will depend on the combination of things that caused this rupture in the first place….
      Volcanoes warming the water beneath,
      the strong warm current from the north largely caused by global warming,
      the enormous water lakes and rivers under the various glaciers
      ….and ALSO the GREENING of part of the continent by moss/lichens etc…which will absorb some solar energy and warn the solid earth.

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        Sonnyhill

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        Glaciers are created when snowfall exceeds snow melt over long periods of time. Good luck predicting Antarctica precipitation years into the future. I’m suspicious of anyone who tries to in exchange for remuneration.

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        Steve

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        Antarctica also has a few volcanoes under it
        heat + snow = melt
        Basic physics……

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    G

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    Asking Al Gore to explain climate and ice bergs is like asking the Cleveland Browns to explain how to win a Super Bowl. The fact that leftstream reporters still genuflect to this fraudulent buffoon with a track record worse than a dart throwing chimpanzee speaks volumes.

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      rakooi

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      1st. THIS is a right wing author who sought out the comment from GORE….who is NO SCIENTIST and WHO HAS NEVER BEEN A SCIENTIST.

      2nd. OF the 70-80 concerns Gore expressed in “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH”….only 9 were considered inaccurate by a British Judge who allowed the SHOW to be viewed by school Children…..
      He ruled that the vast majority of the Film was consistent with Current Scientific Knowledge.
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      which makes YOU, the fraudulent buffoon !

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        Sonnyhill

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        Rakooi, knock it off with the name calling, goof.
        Let’s see now….Bill Nye is not a scientist. Al Gore isn’t one either. So wtf are they and what is their agenda? If you answer my question honestly, then we’ll know your role, too.

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        Steve

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        RAKOOI –

        First – you need to get your facts straight – There is no scientific proof, zero, of man made climate change. None. Nada. Zip.

        Second, the IPCC is a political body – the final version of the IPCC reports are created behind closed doors by political operatives, not the scientists who wrote the original material.

        Third – none of the IPCC models have proven to be correct, which makes the IPCC a huge failure.

        Forth – I’d like you to take every dollar you have, and find a betting agency and put a bet of 2m sea level rise in the next 20 years. When you have, come back and post the betting slip image here for everyone to see, and we’ll see how committed to “the cause” you really are…..

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Al Gore is a con man and snake oil salesman and paranoid as well all his books and his fake documentry(A Inconvent Truth) proves he is. How abiut showing a Hurricane coming from Gores Mouth

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      rakooi

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      WHAT DO YOU THINK, folks ?
      …..WILL ALWAYS-SPURNING PLOVER ever grow up and stop name calling !
      Neither do I, he is intellectually outclassed and knows it ! !
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      THERE are issues that should be discussed.
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      1. GORE is NO SCIENTIST and WHO HAS NEVER BEEN A SCIENTIST.
      2nd. OF the 70-80 concerns Gore expressed in “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH”….only 9 were considered inaccurate by a British Judge who allowed the SHOW to be viewed by school Children…..
      He ruled that the vast majority of the Film was consistent with Current Scientific Knowledge.

      “Climate change: How do we know?
      This graph,
      based on the comparison of atmospheric samples
      contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements,
      provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased
      since the Industrial Revolution.
      (Source: [[LINK||http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/icecore/||NOAA]])

      https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-HNjoaXkAM4EqU.jpg
      http://www.durangobill.com/GwdLiars/GWDNOAAstopped1975.jpg
      http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/04/seven-things-to-know-about-climate-change
      **
      The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history.
      Just in the last 650,000 years there have been
      seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat,
      with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago
      marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of
      human civilization. Most of these climate changes
      are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change
      the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

      Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal.
      - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

      The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of
      it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a
      rate that is unprecedented in the past 2,000 years.1

      Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological
      advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture,
      collecting many different types of information about our
      planet and its climate on a global scale. This body of data,
      collected over many years, reveals the signals of a changing climate.

      The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was
      demonstrated in the mid-19th century.2 Their ability to affect the
      transfer of infrared energy through the atmosphere is the scientific
      basis of many instruments flown by NASA. There is no question that
      increased levels of greenhouse gases must cause the Earth to warm in response.

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        Sonnyhill

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        Al Gore is a high profile loser. Yet he is extremely wealthy. Does he redistribute his wealth? Oh yes indeed! He buys carbon offsets with his it. Doesn’t reduce his environmental footprint one bit. Does he fly in a commercial airliner like mere mortals? Rich hypocrites don’t ride the bus. Make’s no difference to his emissions whether he owns a jet or rents one ,same amount of fuel spent accumulating money , disciples and photo op’s.

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    G

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    Al Gore has established himself as the Pope Leo X of the climate change religion.

    He and his political counterparts have replaced scientific methodology with a religious belief system.

    He enriches himself selling indulgences (carbon credits) to those foolish enough to believe his promises.

    He surrounds himself with sycophants (including the leftstream media) who are convinced of his ultimate infallibility.

    He carries on as his Cardinals conduct the Inquisition – seeking to punish those who do not toe the line of the religion’s orthodoxy.

    The comparisons go on and on…

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      Sonnyhill

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      Gore must have a huge hate-on for Trump.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Here in Siskiyou County California we have a pair of glacers in our area called the CARABOU GLACERS and im sure they have been around a long long time and will still be here thees also some of Mt Shasta maybe Rakooi should get of their backside and look around whats beyond their Urban,Suburban setting

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    Hugh

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    Hey raktool if you ever come to NZ please look me up I’d love to have a face to face meeting with you and teach you some manners.

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