CO2 is not carbon

07/07/2014
In a speech on July 17, 2008, former US Vice-President Al Gore challenged the nation "to commit to producing 100% of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years." He said this goal "is achievable and affordable." Today, variable-output renewables are a small percent of our electric energy, and they have little near term hope of becoming a significant factor. Later, on Dec. 13, 2008, Gore stated in a speech in Germany, "The entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years." A check with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) indicates that the north polar ice cap for May of 2014 averaged 12.78 million sq k...
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