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January 25, 2010

Incentivized, Politicized Junk Science At the U.N.

IPCC: Don't believe your lying eyes.

You often hear from the global warmists how climate skeptics have been paid off by the “big oil” and “evil corprashuns.”  A skeptic’s motives are always questioned as based on greed.  That’s par for the course in any “debate” about global warming.  You, on the other hand may never question a warmist’s motives.  And what you don’t often hear is that money flowing from government and private foundations towards global warming scientists dwarfs into insignificance anything the climate skeptics are receiving.  It doesn’t even come close.


The chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Rajendra Pachauri’s Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion’s share of a £2.5m EU grant funded by European taxpayers.

It means that EU taxpayers are funding research into a scientific claim about glaciers that any ice researcher should immediately recognise as bogus. The revelation comes just a week after The Sunday Times highlighted serious scientific flaws in the IPCC’s 2007 benchmark report on the likely impacts of global warming.

The IPCC had warned that climate change was likely to melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 – an idea considered ludicrous by most glaciologists. Last week a humbled IPCC retracted that claim and corrected its report.

Since then, however, The Sunday Times has discovered that the same bogus claim has been cited in grant applications for TERI.  One of them, announced earlier this month just before the scandal broke, resulted in a £310,000 grant from Carnegie.

More politicized and incentivized junk science, here.

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