Jan 19, 2010

More Global Warming Claims Melting Away...

Timesonline - http://lighthousepatriotjournal.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/proof-of-global-warming.jpgIn yet another stinging rebuke to the United Nations IPCC committee, claims made in a phone interview with an Indian scientist that made up a conclusion about Himalayan glacial melt out of whole cloth, with no data, or even study, showed up in the IPCC report as a principal prediction of the dangers of Climate Change.  HTML clipboard

The interviewee admitted this week that he had no specialty in glaciation, had no evidence to support his claim (that a Himalayan glacier would melt entirely by 2035), had not done any research on the subject, and had merely stated a hypothetical in a phone interview that somehow found its way into the IPCC report.

In fact, Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chairman, has previously characterized criticism of this baseless speculation as "voodoo science". 

It is a shame that scientists in search of grant money can so thoroughly corrupt science. 
Politics and science are rotten bedfellows.
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