Greenpeace Admits Arctic Ice Exaggerations by Gregory Hilton

Now Greenpeace admits they grossly exaggerated the data regarding disappearing Arctic Ice. The outgoing leader of Greenpeace has admitted his organization’s claim that the ice will disappear by 2030 was “a mistake.” Greenpeace made the claim in a July 15 press release entitled “Urgent Action Needed As Arctic Ice Melts,” which said there will be an ice-free Arctic by 2030 because of global warming. Under questioning by BBC reporter Stephen Sackur on “Hardtalk,” Gerd Leipold, the retiring leader of Greenpeace, said the claim was wrong.
Al Gore and the UN IPCC jointly won the Nobel Prize for their work on global warming. The IPCC said sea levels could rise 3 to 8 inches over the next 100 years. In Al Gore’s movie this became 20 feet. The High Court of the United Kingdom identified 9 major exaggerations and they would not allow school children to see the movie.
The UK Labor government planed to have the Gore film shown in every secondary school, until they were stopped by the High Court. The claim that sea levels could rise by 20 ft “in the near future” was dismissed as “distinctly alarmist”. A claim that atolls in the Pacific had already been evacuated was supported by “no evidence”, while to suggest that two graphs showing carbon dioxide levels and temperatures over the last 650,000 years were an “exact fit” overstated the case.
Gore’s suggestion that the Gulf Stream, that warms up the Atlantic ocean, would shut down was contradicted by the International Panel on Climate Change’s assessment that it was “very unlikely” to happen. The drying of Lake Chad, the loss of Mount Kilimanjaro’s snows and Hurricane Katrina were all blamed by Gore on climate change but the judge said the scientific community had been unable to find evidence to prove there was a direct link.

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