Junk Science And The Himalayan Glacier

Those global warming alarmists will do anything to push their hoax.

A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.

Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world’s glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035.

In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC’s 2007 report.

It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

Hasnain has since admitted that the claim was “speculation” and was not supported by any formal research. If confirmed it would be one of the most serious failures yet seen in climate research. The IPCC was set up precisely to ensure that world leaders had the best possible scientific advice on climate change. [Read the rest at The Times UK]

Best possible advice? It looks like that is not exactly what they are getting. Instead they have hidden declines, manipulated data and warnings based on phone interviews with little known scientists.

The hits just keep on coming.

Big Dog

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8 Responses to “Junk Science And The Himalayan Glacier”

  1. Adam says:

    You forgot to mention this part:

    Perhaps its one consolation is that the blunder was spotted by climate scientists who quickly made it public.

    You look at that article and say:

    Those global warming alarmists will do anything to push their hoax.

    I look at that article and say this is peer reviewed science at work. Finding flaws in research is not a big deal. It’s only a big deal when those flaws are hidden or ignored. This is like NASA correcting it’s data which many of you deniers seem to think is evidence of fraud. It’s not. This isn’t the first or the last thing that will change from one IPCC report to another. That’s why it’s science.

    The glaciers are melting because of climate change, that much is not in question. This is another thing you forgot to mention.

    • Darrel says:

      And he talks about poor sources and then appeals to The Times UK, those fellows who put out that stinking pile of lies and distortions (completely refuted by the people they quoted) last week.

      D.
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      “The past year, 2009, tied as the second warmest year in the 130 years of global instrumental temperature records, in the surface temperature analysis of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). The Southern Hemisphere set a record as the warmest year for that half of the world.”

      2009 temperatures by Jim Hansen

      See charts at the link.

    • Blake says:

      I love it when an AGW symp has to say, “OOPS!”
      Glaciers melt because that is a part of what glaciers do.
      I look forward to a longer growing season.

    • Blake says:

      They had to make it public- or else they look like bigger fools than they already are- and that is hard to do.

  2. Klem says:

    I’ll bet with a little investigation, it will be shown that this is not the only time the UN IPCC has done this.

    Why are these scientists only speaking up now? It’s been two years since the UN IPCC made these false statements. Why is it that only after Copenehagen does anyone have the backbone to say anything?

    • Darrel says:

      KLERN: Why are these scientists only speaking up now?>>

      DAR
      Just found out?

      KLERN: It’s been two years since the UN IPCC made these false statements.>>

      DAR
      What “false statements?” Be specific.

      D.

  3. Big Dog says:

    I don’t know Adam, maybe the closer scrutiny after the emails exposing the hoax these folks decided that they should fess up. They just noticed that they attributed something to a little known source.

    Darrel, the Times UK is not the source, they are reporting it.