Skip to comments.Himalayan glaciers gone by 2035? IPCC mistaken.
Posted on 01/21/2010 2:14:53 PM PST by AKSurprise
First, the good news: Himalayan glaciers are not likely to disappear by 2035, as originally claimed by a widely-publicized United Nations report.
The bad news? Scientists did not challenge the spurious date for years and some now warn that, in fact, our understanding about Himalayan glaciers rests on thin data.
Over the past week, it emerged that the doomsday date found its way into a 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) not from a peer-reviewed study but from an interview published in the New Scientist 10 years ago. That article attributed the prediction to Syed Iqbal Hasnain, a noted Indian glaciologist, who denies he put forth such a date.
Dr. Hasnain said this week he saw the mistake 10 years ago but did not seek a correction because it did not appear in a scientific journal. Other Indian scientists, after debunking a similar claim about melting glaciers in response to an Indian Parliament inquiry, also did not seek out the press with the information, says Rajinder Ganjoo, director of the Institute of Himalayan Glaciology at the University of Jammu.
"Perhaps we thought it was not important at the moment or maybe that the IPCC was a big dinosaur," he says. Asked if he has felt political pressure, he declined to comment further.
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Don’t let this shake you faith in Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory.
AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.
Fake but accurate?
The guy the IPCC report was citing (through the New Scientist article) has been telling folks for years that the Himalayan glaciers ARE NOT MELTING AWAY.
It's like this ~ say you're a guy and it's halloween and they have an after hours office party and you wear a dress.
They will not forget that in 100 years!
Say "ha, ha, those glaciers will melt when Hell freezes over" and the "newsies" will add in "Hey, that's in 2035"
What the heck happened to algore since the hopenhagen flop and Climategate?