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21 Jan 10 - (Excerpts) - "The UN’s top climate change body has issued an unprecedented apology over its flawed prediction that Himalayan glaciers were likely to disappear by 2035." ("Flawed"? How about fraudulent?)
"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said yesterday that the prediction in its landmark 2007 report was “poorly substantiated” and resulted from a lapse in standards."
"Poorly substantiated?" Now about deliberate fraud? The IPCC
"The stunning admission is certain to embolden critics of the panel, already under fire over a separate scandal involving hacked e-mails last year. (As it should.)
"The 2007 report, which won the panel the Nobel Peace Prize, said that
the probability of Himalayan glaciers “disappearing by the year 2035 and
perhaps sooner is very high”.
"It emerged last week that the prediction was based not on a consensus
among climate change experts but on a media interview with a single
Indian glaciologist in 1999. That scientist, Syed Hasnain, has now told
The Times that he never made such a specific forecast in his interview
with the New Scientist magazine."
"Professor Hasnain works for The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in Delhi, which is headed by Rajendra Pachauri, head of the climate change panel.
"Despite the controversy, the IPCC said that it stood by its overall conclusions about glacier loss this century in big mountain ranges including the Himalayas. “This conclusion is robust, appropriate, and entirely consistent with the underlying science and the broader IPCC assessment,” it said. (Based on what proof?)
"The scandal threatens to undermine the panel’s credibility." (As it should.)
"Monitoring Himalayan glaciers is extremely difficult because most of them lie in some of the most inhospitable terrain in the word at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres (16,000ft).
"Most studies until now have therefore been based necessarily on a mixture of outdated and incomplete data, satellite imagery, photography, and anecdotal evidence." (And fraud.)
"Last year, however, TERI launched a project to install high-tech sensors on three glaciers which it will use as benchmarks to assess the situation across the Himalayas.
There are more than 15,000 glaciers in the Himalayas. And we're
Professor Hasnain, who is running the project, said that he would soon be presenting a report on the status of Himalayan glaciers, based on research works by Indian and international scientists published in different peer reviewed journals across the world.
Is this the same Professor Hasnain who now insists that he did not
Is this the same Professor Hasnain who "works for The Energy and
"He hopes that these studies will help to produce more incontrovertible evidence that the Himalayan glaciers are under threat.
He hopes this produce evidence that the glaciers are "under
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