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Al Gore ice sculpture unveiled in Fairbanks

Al Gore ice sculpture unveiled in Fairbanks as invitation to discuss global warming

FAIRBANKS — Al Gore can thank the Nobel Committee for honoring him with last winter’s Nobel Peace Prize.

He can also thank Fairbanks businessman Craig Compeau for what could be the farthest-north likeness of the former vice president: A 5-ton ice sculpture of a “shivering” Gore, created during a recent spell of bitterly cold weather in Alaska and aimed at confronting global-warming theories.

Compeau described himself as a "moderate" critic of those who "rabidly" believe that man-made emissions are contributing to a rise in global temperatures. Gore won his Nobel for raising awareness of global warming as one of the greatest challenges facing mankind.

“Be skeptical. Or not. But research it yourself,” Compeau told the roughly three dozen onlookers and reporters gathered at the corner

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Added: Jan-19-2009 
By: Hypnojive
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Tags: al gore, global warming, alaska
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States (load item map)
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