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January 28, 2010

Glacier scientist: I knew data hadn’t been verified

Himalayan glacier.

I apologize for yet another global warming post, but they’re coming fast and furious now.  We were told the glaciers were melting, but the only thing melting is the sham perpetrated on us by the IPCC.  More eco-hoaxism below.

The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research. In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dr Lal, the co-ordinating lead author of the report’s chapter on Asia, said: ‘It related to several countries in this region and their water sources. We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action.

Last Friday, the WWF website posted a humiliating statement recognising the claim as ‘unsound’, and saying it ‘regrets any confusion caused’.Dr Lal said: ‘We knew the WWF report with the 2035 date was “grey literature” [material not published in a peer-reviewed journal]. But it was never picked up by any of the authors in our working group, nor by any of the more than 500 external reviewers, by the governments to which it was sent, or by the final IPCC review editors.’  In fact, the 2035 melting date seems to have been plucked from thin air.

One of the problems bedevilling Himalayan glacier research is a lack of reliable data. But an authoritative report published last November by the Indian government said: ‘Himalayan glaciers have not in any way exhibited, especially in recent years, an abnormal annual retreat.’  When this report was issued, Raj Pachauri, the IPCC chairman, denounced it as ‘voodoo science’.

Last week, Professor Georg Kaser, a glacier expert from Austria, who was lead author of a different chapter in the IPCC report, said when he became aware of the 2035 claim a few months before the report was published, he wrote to Dr Lal, urging him to withdraw it as patently untrue.  Dr Lal claimed he never received this letter. ‘He didn’t contact me or any of the other authors of the chapter,’ he said.

The damage to the IPCC’s reputation, already tarnished by last year’s ‘Warmergate’ leaked email scandal, is likely to be considerable.  Benny Peiser, the GWPF’s director, said the affair suggested the IPCC review process was ‘skewed by a bias towards alarmist assessments’.


And the U.S. media still refuses to cover this.  Yet President Obama pledged that if he was elected President he would restore science to its rightful place because, as we were told ad nauseaum, science had been hijacked by Bush’s wingers and theocrats.  So CCHQ challenges President Obama to make due on his promise: to call out the unscientific U.N. IPCC bureaucracy and restore science to its rightful place–back with the scientists, and out of the hands of politicians, bureaucrats, NGOs and green activists.


  1. Glaciergate–A relatively tame Hitler parody video

    “As chief operating officer for the cabal of Billionaires who control the global warming scam, Hitler quickly realizes the long range implications of “Glaciergate”.”

    Glaciergate: Hitler’s Last Straw

    http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=1b-6U5MwyDM

    Comment by MrXYZ — January 28, 2010 @ 17:43

  2. What! You don’t believe in global warming? Then you’re against Obama. You racists are easy to spot.

    Comment by greyrooster — January 28, 2010 @ 19:21

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