Search This Blog

Monday, January 18, 2010

World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

The Global Warming scam is starting to unravel faster. From the (UK) TimesOnline:

A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it. ...

It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

Hasnain has since admitted that the claim was "speculation" and was not supported by any formal research. If confirmed it would be one of the most serious failures yet seen in climate research....

The report read: "Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster than in any other part of the world and, if the present rate continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high if the Earth keeps warming at the current rate."

However, glaciologists find such figures inherently ludicrous, pointing out that most Himalayan glaciers are hundreds of feet thick and could not melt fast enough to vanish by 2035 unless there was a huge global temperature rise. The maximum rate of decline in thickness seen in glaciers at the moment is 2-3 feet a year and most are far lower.

Read the whole thing.

1 comment:

thisishabitforming said...

Government, from the small town local level to the national level, is so on the hook for political correctness I wonder how long it will take for them to admit that we are not on the precipice of climate disaster and stop coating everything with the color green.

Some of the smartest people I know are so sure the CO2 will kill the planet, they do not want to hear any argument, no matter how rational, that they may be wrong.

They are proud of their hybrid bucket trucks and tell you how much they will save the utility without once mentioning that the inflated cost of these vehicles wipes out any economic gain for the community. But we sure feel good about buying them and putting them on the front page of the paper which never even mentioned East Anglia.