Alaska's 'Frozen Gore' Baits Climate Guru

Businessmen want Nobel winner to come for debate on issue
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2010 8:46 PM CST

(Newser) – Two Alaska businessmen have brought back an ice sculpture mocking Al Gore and his climate beliefs for a second winter—with this year’s version using a pickup truck to pump exhaust through the mouth of “Frozen Gore” as hot air. Craig Compeau and Rudy Gavora plan to trot out the sculpture until the Nobel-winner comes to Fairbanks to talk about the issue, they tell the Daily News-Miner.

“We do want to invite debate,” says Compeau, owner of an outdoors outfitter. “We don’t agree with his theories—we’re suspicious of the financial motivation behind them.” Compeau has a contest to go along with the sculpture, asking contestants to guess how long the pickup truck providing Gore’s “breath” would have to run to match the emissions of a private jet’s flight from Gore’s hometown of Nashville to Copenhagen, site of the recent climate summit.

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