Monday, January 18, 2010

ZenTiger Climbing Mount Improbable

Tibet* is unlikely to be free anytime soon. Free of glaciers, that is:

THE peak UN body on climate change has been dealt another humiliating blow to its credibility after it was revealed a central claim of one of its benchmark reports - that most of the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 because of global warming - was based on a "speculative" claim by an obscure Indian scientist.

The 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming, appears to have simply adopted the untested opinions of the Indian glaciologist from a magazine article published in 1999.

Not really much I can add to this. However, it's just another rivet popping at the seams as the fallout from ClimateGate gets more and more attention. Poneke has gone through the entire ClimateGate email chain and outlined his conclusions - and it's not a good look for Climate Scientist:
Having now read all the Climategate emails, I can conclusively say they demonstrate a level of scientific chicanery of the most appalling kind that deserves the widest possible public exposure.

Related Link: Poneke and ClimateGate

Hat tip: Kiwiblog on Poneke

*The Himalayas actually stretches across Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan and divides the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

1 comment(s):

KG said...

Nice title. ;-)

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