AP Retraction of the Week: That Photo of the Melting North Pole Wasn’t Exactly Taken at the North Pole

In late July, the Associated Press ran a photo which purportedly showed tremendous melting at the North Pole. Naturally, the global warming alarmists, including Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project,” ran with it:

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The supposed before and after at the North Pole:

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Now that the story has made its way around the world, the AP has retracted the “North Pole lake” photo:

Editors, photo editors, and photo librarians – please eliminate AP photo NY109 that was sent on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The caption inaccurately stated that “the shallow metlwater lake is occuring due to an unusually warm period.” In fact, the water accumulates in this way every summer.

Not only that, but…

In addition, the images do not necessarily show conditions at the North Pole, because the weather buoy carrying the camera used by the North Pole Environmental Observatory has drifted hundreds of miles from its original position, which was a few dozen miles from the North Pole.

The picture wasn’t taken anywhere near the North Pole.

In 2009, Al Gore said there’s a chance that in as little as five years the North Pole could be ice free in the summer months. Some are obviously doing all they can to make that dire prediction appears to be coming to fruition, even if it takes using photos taken hundreds of miles from where they’re alleged to have been taken. The warming alarmists refer to non-Gorebots as “climate deniers,” so maybe we should start calling them “longitude/latitude deniers.”

The AP previously fessed up to doing a little gaffe repair job for President Obama.