Scientists Behaving Badly – Raina Demands Public Apology, IPCC’s Pachauri Remains Defiant – Nobody Wins

In the aftermath of the incident surrounding erroneous statements in part of the Fourth Assessment Report released in 2007 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claiming that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035, pressure has been mounting for IPCC chief, Dr. Rejandra Pachauri, to step down. More egregious than the claim itself was the source, a media interview…

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Good News for Himalayan Glaciers – Bad News for the IPCC

My headline oversimplifies the situation of course, but reflects the news that a statement buried deep inside the 938-page Working Group II contribution to the IPCC’s 2007 Fourth Assessment Report is both incorrect and based on a non-peer reviewed source (pdf). To wit: Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster than in any other part of the world (see Table 10.9)…

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