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.

Comments

17 Responses to “AP Retraction of the Week: That Photo of the Melting North Pole Wasn’t Exactly Taken at the North Pole”

  1. SignPainterGuy on August 12th, 2013 2:20 pm

    Summer-time temperatures warm enough to cause ice to melt, even in Arctic regions; AlBore inconsolable !

    The AP reported this. I can`t believe they enjoyed it. I wonder if owners and editors are on suicide watch !?

    Not surprising: AGW believers would lie about "inconvenient truths".

    Surprising: They retracted the story !

    More Surprising: AGW supporting agencies / groups have published several stories in the last few months countering the GoreBull Warming evidence !

  2. jeffythequick on August 12th, 2013 4:15 pm

    Here's the game:

    1. Newspaper Headline: WOOT WOOT WOOT!!! THE EARTH IS ON FIRE, AND WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! WOOT WOOT WOOT!
    2. (at press conference) Press: What is your take on the earth on fire?
    3. Gore: We need to take action now!
    4. Staffer, two days later: ummm, sir, the earth isn't on fire, and everything is normal.
    5. Editor: Print a retraction in next Saturday's Paper on page E56
    6. Press: What do you think of the retraction?
    7. Gore: Corporate interests made them retract that true story.

  3. SignPainterGuy on August 12th, 2013 6:21 pm

    Gore: We know that the Earth is warming and human activity is causing it. We just haven`t figured out a way to prove it that is presentable to the public.

  4. backwoodsconsr on August 12th, 2013 6:44 pm

    If we threw some of that water on Nancy Pelosi, would she melt?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKfvJiS35I8

  5. Truesoldier__ on August 12th, 2013 10:33 pm

    Notice how so many of these reality deniers only want to focus on the Artic and ignore the Antarctic? Guess they don't want people to realize the ice is growing at South Pole (and not just cause it is winter there now).
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/022213-6

  6. rosa on August 13th, 2013 10:39 am

    "The warming alarmists refer to non-Gorebots as “climate deniers,” so maybe we should start calling them “longitude/latitude deniers.” "

    Bahahahahhah!

    Climate deniers = objective reality aherents
    Gorebots = propaganda slaves

  7. SignPainterGuy on August 13th, 2013 10:58 am

    Spot on !

  8. SignPainterGuy on August 13th, 2013 11:09 am

    Paul Harvey talked about that years ago. He mentioned that while ice may be disappearing in the north, look to the south; it`s growing. Even in the north, one area sees less ice while another sees more.

    Something I noticed is the climate researchers are in the Arctic in summer, when it`s warmer for them. Can`t blame them for wanting to be more comfortable and in less danger of freezing to death and having equipment failures, but they need to be honest with themselves as well as us. Summer means ice melt !

    There`s a huge ice shelf off the coast of Antarctica, towards South America, that varies in width by 100 miles. Shippers and researchers have to make huge adjustments according to that width. It isn`t a recent phenomena either. It has been happening as long as people have been there and all indications are that it has done so for as long as ice has been forming there.

  9. Guest on August 13th, 2013 11:38 am

    Had a chance to spend some quality time on the Arctic icepack thanks to the Navy; damned cold up there, even in the "summer". I want the folks who scream the loudest about this stuff to have actually set foot there, so they know how full of crap they are!

  10. doriangrey1 on August 13th, 2013 12:42 pm
  11. SignPainterGuy on August 14th, 2013 1:20 pm

    Data manipulation continues. Climate scientists make claims the data does not support. Nothing new.

    While those sciency type folks claim the Arctic ice is melting at alarming rates, it seems the Arctic is experiencing one of the shortest summers on record. And while they claim diminishing ice up north, Antarctic ice reached a new record high ; http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/what-global-w

    They call us climate change deniers; I call them climate data truth deniers, or more simply, LIARS !

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    The summer months. Few are obviously doing sum they can to earn that tragic forecast enters to be impending to fulfillment, still if it usurps using photos taken hundreds of miles from where they’re alleged to contain been taken.

  14. Aaliyah on February 25th, 2014 4:33 pm

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  15. www.chillyessays.com on November 4th, 2014 7:00 pm

    Thanks for the information about the melting situation of the north pole. Many people are still not aware of the actual situation and if you have a better picture of it, this will help the people to know what's happening there. many people have their own views but a great analyst can make a fair discussion on it.

  16. Absolute Derma on November 9th, 2014 7:54 am

    The caption inaccurately stated that “the shallow metlwater lake is occuring due to an unusually warm period.

  17. Stave123 on December 23rd, 2014 9:51 am

    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. http://www.listofwonders.com/

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