Reminder: Polar ice cap could be completely gone by 2014!

Al Gore

Al Gore

by NW Spotlight

Former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. It was awarded jointly to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”

When he delivered his Nobel Lecture on December 10, 2007, Al Gore said “scientists reported with unprecedented distress that the North Polar ice cap is ‘falling off a cliff.’ One study estimated that it could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years. Another new study, to be presented by U.S. Navy researchers later this week, warns it could happen in as little as 7 years. Seven years from now.”

On Tuesday of this week, Forbes reported “Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average.”

NASA photo of Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent from February 2015

NASA photo of Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent from February 2015

Click here to view NASA photo of Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent from February 2015 on NASA website.

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