The United Nations’ expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world’s mountain tops on a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.
The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming.
The IPCC’s remit is to provide an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence on climate change.
In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.
However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.
The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master’s degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.
The revelations, uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph, have raised fresh questions about the quality of the information contained in the report, which was published in 2007.
It comes after officials for the panel were forced earlier this month to retract inaccurate claims in the IPCC’s report about the melting of Himalayan glaciers.
As well as both the ClimateGate and AmazonGate revelations.
Don Surber writes:
The credibility of Church of Manmade Global Warming — which calls its priests “scientists” — is disappearinging faster than the mountain glaciers its adherents claim are melting as a penance for the sins of mankind.
“The United Nations’ expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world’s mountaintops on a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine,” Richard Gray of the London Telegraph reported.
Ah yes, the claim that the Himalayans will be ice free in 25 years is based on a few stories from sherpas.
And it was that contention that helped win Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change the Nobel Peace Prize.
Only now are IPCC officials owning up to the lies and cover-ups they have had over the years.
This revelation is only the latest in a string of discoveries that show the “science” putported by Al Gore and the Climatologists is nothing but distortions. The IPCC is a pack of bureaucrats who are using Chicken Little tactics to expand government’s control of industry.
Now if we could only just break the American media’s liplock on the Goracle’s behind to report what the British media has been writing about for months on these various scandals, all of which very seriously undermine the “credibility” of the IPCC – the “leading” group that is supposedly chock full of so-called “experts” on the issue of “man-made” global warming.
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