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Ed Driscoll

Yet Another Final Countdown Expires

December 14th, 2013 - 3:12 pm


Jim Hoft notes it was on yesterday’s date in 2008 that “Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”

The YouTube clip of the Goracle’s prediction that Jim linked to in 2008 appears to have gone down the memory hole, but poking around the Interwebs, I found this, which looks to be from the same event:

In any case, as Jim notes, Gore’s been forecasting this moment since 2007, and his post yesterday included a clip of Gore making an identical prophesy in 2009.

Kate of Canada’s Small Dead Animals blog apologizes to Cairo for having to bear the brunt of the Al Gore Effect yesterday:

Big Oil-funded Al Jazeera should have known this would happen to the Middle East when they hopped into the same tent with Gore last year.

And ad this to the latest example of yet another not-so-final countdown passing without incident.

Update (12/16/13): Welcome to readers clicking in from:

And the post that started it all at Jim Hoft’s long-running Gateway Pundit blog.

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Gore's comment will simply go down the memory hole before the ice freezes the top over. He could go out next week and give the exact same speech as he did in 2008, and odds are the normal big media outlets would simply treat it as if it's brand new, and would never mention his failed alarmist rhetoric from the recent past.
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