100-year-old photo of Carbis Bay shows site of G7 climate summit looks the same as it did then

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The beautiful sandy beach at Carbis Bay near St Ives Cornwall England UK

CARBIS BAY, U.K. – A 100 year old photograph of Carbis Bay, the beach where the G7 leaders met this week and eventually posed for a photo op shows the devastating changes brought about by global warming and rising sea levels over the past century.

Overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean and the Celtic Sea, Carbis Bay is a prime location to show off the long term effects of global warming. The leaders posed on the beach together, socially distanced of course to highlight their meeting.

The leaders of the free world pledged to do better, saying, “[We will] protect our planet by supporting a green revolution that creates jobs, cuts emissions and seeks to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees. We commit to net zero no later than 2050, halving our collective emissions over the two decades to 2030, increasing and improving climate finance to 2025; and to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of our 1 land and oceans by 2030. We acknowledge our duty to safeguard the planet for future generations.”

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Shortly after that press release came out, a 1925 photo of Carbis Bay surfaced. It was an authentic photo, taken during the roaring twenties when the world was focused on real problems…like restricting your right to drink alcohol. The photo showed the long term affects of global warming over the past century.


When compared side by side…the water level appears to actually have been higher in 1925, but that could have been because of the tides, but nothing has changed for the people in Carbis Bay over the past 100 years when it comes to rising sea levels. Like many beaches over the world, things are relatively the same.

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Al Gore once predicted that the polar ice caps would be severely diminished by 2013

“In a Dec. 14, 2009, speech at the Copenhagen Climate Conference, Gore suggested the possibility of the Arctic losing some or all of its ice in the summer months within five to seven years, citing researchers associated with the Naval Postgraduate School,” according to Facebook fact-checker Politifact.

Gore doubled down on his climate change claim saying, “”The entire North polar ice cap may well be completely gone in five years.” 

It’s now 2022 and that never happened. In fact the polar ice cap at its peak in 2021 was pretty much the same as it has been over the past 40 years, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center’s NASA Earth Observatory.

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In fact, if you compare the recent photo taken, pictured above, it shows the sea level much lower than it was on that day 100 years ago.