So, you thought the Climategate scandal with the cooked global temperature data was something? Well, take a look at how the U.N. came to the scaremongering conclusion that the Himalayan glaciers were melting!
UN climate change expert: there could be more errors in report"Poorly substantiated?" Oh really? The entire report is filled with the same kind of intellectually dishonest crap! Basically, if some alarmist tells the U.N. that such and such might happen because of man's carbon emissions they treat it as gospel and put it in the report because who knows? It might be true!
By Jeremy Page
January 23, 2010
The Indian head of the UN climate change panel defended his position yesterday even as further errors were identified in the panel's assessment of Himalayan glaciers.
Dr Rajendra Pachauri dismissed calls for him to resign over the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change’s retraction of a prediction that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035.
But he admitted that there may have been other errors in the same section of the report, and said that he was considering whether to take action against those responsible.
The IPCC’s 2007 report, which won it the Nobel Peace Prize, said that the probability of Himalayan glaciers “disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high”.
But it emerged last week that the forecast was based not on a consensus among climate change experts, but on a media interview with a single Indian glaciologist in 1999.
The IPCC admitted on Thursday that the prediction was “poorly substantiated” in the latest of a series of blows to the panel’s credibility.
And only last November, this Rajendra Pachauri character was pointing the finger at the skeptics claiming THEIR science was "unsubstantiated."
A Glacier MeltdownThe Journal goes on to list a number of the other wild claims made by alarmists over the years, all of which have been debunked and yet the alarmists never seem to be held accountable for their actions which would cost the world $trillions which might go towards solving real problems like world poverty, hunger, disease, literacy...
The Himalayas and climate science.
Wall Street Journal
JANUARY 23, 2010
Last November, U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri delivered a blistering rebuke to India's environment minister for casting doubt on the notion that global warming was causing the rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers.
"We have a very clear idea of what is happening," the chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told the Guardian newspaper. "I don't know why the minister is supporting this unsubstantiated research. It is an extremely arrogant statement."
Then again, when it comes to unsubstantiated research it's hard to beat the IPCC, whose 2007 report insisted that the glaciers—which feed the rivers that in turn feed much of South Asia—were very likely to nearly disappear by the year 2035. "The receding and thinning of Himalayan glaciers," it wrote in its supposedly definitive report, "can be attributed primarily to the [sic] global warming due to increase in anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases."
It turns out that this widely publicized prediction was taken from a 2005 report from the World Wildlife Fund, which based it on a comment by Indian glacier expert Syed Hasnain from 1999. Mr. Hasnian now says he was "misquoted." Even more interesting is that the IPCC was warned in 2006 by leading glaciologist Georg Kaser that the 2035 forecast was baseless. "This number is not just a little bit wrong, but far out of any order of magnitude," Mr. Kaser told the Agence France-Presse. "It is so wrong that it is not even worth discussing."
It boggles the mind to think that ANYONE still listens to the Warmers and their alarmist nonsense. Still more frightening to see that world leaders take this crap seriously!