Thursday, February 04, 2010

UPDATE: The U.N, and the Himalayan Meltdown Scandal

Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the leading climate change watchdog, had been told that predictions the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 were false before the Copenhagen summit began, it has emerged.

The claims, made in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) report on glaciers, were used to support proposals at Copenhagen for drastic cuts in global emissions.

However, it is alleged that Dr Pachauri, chairman of IPCC, took two months to correct the claim despite allegedly learning before the start of the summit that it had been refuted by several renowned glaciologists
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Now this story unfolds:

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 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.
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