Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Al Gore's out in the cold

Al Gore is now a wintertime fixture in Fairbanks.

"An Alaska man said his 5-ton ice sculpture of 2007 Nobel Prize winner Al Gore is aimed at luring the former vice president up north for a visit.

Craig Compeau unveiled the 8 1/2-foot-tall sculpture Monday in Fairbanks as an invitation to the global warming education leader to visit the town, the Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday.

Compeau, who described himself as a "moderate" critic of global warming theories, said he is hoping the "An Inconvenient Truth" star will travel to Fairbanks to discuss his views on climate change.

The businessman said the sculpture will be taken down in March if it has not yet melted."

(image from www.frozengore.com)
The 8 1/2-foot-tall, 5-ton sculpture dominates a downtown street corner from its perch on the back of a flatbed truck.

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