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Debunking Monckton – Part Two: Correlations and Himalayan Glaciers; Quotes and Misquotes

We continue from our post last Friday featuring a video series from Potholer54 (a.k.a. Peter Sinclair). The videos take on Lord Christopher Monckton’s own unique brand of climate science misrepresentation. Like we said on Friday, don’t take our word or Potholer’s word for it. One interesting point from another video we recently featured came from climate scientist Andrew Dessler when…

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Pressure mounts for IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri to resign

Pressure Mounts for IPCC Chairman Pachauri to Resign

Since the release of a report by the InterAcademy Council (IAC) recommending fundamental reforms for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the call for IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri to resign have gained momentum of late, especially in the UK according to recent reports. Dr. Pachauri has become a liability – he is now causing more harm than good,” said Tim…

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UN to Commission Independent Panel to Review IPCC

In the wake of revelations that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) allowed faulty data into its 2007 Fourth Assessment Report about the rate of melt for the Himalayan Glaciers, the United Nations has announced it will commission an independent panel to review the IPCC’s operations and recommend any needed changes. One of the key areas for review is…

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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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Glacier Melting at Twice the Rate of Previous Decades

The World Glacier Monitoring Service in Zurich Switzerland reported recently that in 2007 glaciers worldwide have thinned by an average of 29 inches (74 centimeters), an indication that glaciers are now melting twice as fast as they were in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The new data continues the global trend in accelerated ice loss over the past few decades”, notes…

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