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Another Day, Another Embarrassment for the IPCC

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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.

Continue reading in the Telegraph.

Alliteratively speaking this has become a monotonous mountain of mendacity.

Eye-opening, last night on the Coren show — Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball exposes the "fraudulent unscientific undemocratic eugenicist darwinist atheistic leftist marxist progressive one world government conspiracy" and names a whole bunch of corrupt people involved, starting with the chief conspirator and the mastermind of the scheme — Maurice Strong! See here or all over the Youtube & Internet, google "Tim Ball on Michael Coren Show" http://blackkettle.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/michael-coren-with-dr-tim-ball-part-1/ rockyr
In today's Guardian: Climategate "exposes the real process of science, its jealousies and tribalism." Article by Fred Pearce at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/02/hacked-climate-emails-flaws-peer-review . Well worth reading. vjtorley
More mendacity on global warming, this time from China: Exclusive: Key study by East Anglia professor Phil Jones was based on suspect figures How the location of weather stations in China undermines data Strange case of moving weather posts and a scientist under siege Leaked climate change emails scientist 'hid' data flaws Will global warming exacerbate water shortages for the planet as a whole? Actually, the reverse is true. Omitted: The Bright Side of Global Warming Problems with the science of global warming, from climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer Evidence for Natural Climate Cycles in the IPCC Climate Models’ 20th Century Temperature Reconstructions A Demonstration that Global Warming Predictions are Based More On Faith than On Science Clouds Dominate CO2 as a Climate Driver Since 2000 vjtorley
See Climategate News and Links Steve McIntyre, ClimateAudit.org for numerous links. DLH

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