View Full Version : Amazongate: new evidence of the IPCC's failures

01-31-2010, 03:14 PM
The IPCC is beginning to melt as global tempers rise.

It is now six weeks since I launched an investigation, with my colleague Richard North, into the affairs of Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the hugely influential body which for 20 years has been the central driver of worldwide alarm about global warming.

Since then the story has grown almost daily, leading to worldwide calls for Dr Pachauri's resignation. But increasingly this has also widened out to question the authority of the IPCC itself. Contrary to the tendentious claim that its reports represent a "consensus of the world's top 2,500 climate scientists" (most of its contributors are not climate experts at all), it has now emerged, for instance, that one of the more widely quoted scare stories from its 2007 report was drawn from the work of a British "green activist" who occasionally writes as a freelance for The Guardian and The Independent.

Last week I reported on "Glaciergate", the scandal which has forced the IPCC's top officials, led by Dr Pachauri, to disown a claim originating from an Indian glaciologist, Dr Syed Husnain, that the Himalayan glaciers could vanish by 2035. What has made this reckless claim in the IPCC's 2007 report even more embarrassing was the fact that Dr Husnain, as we revealed, was then employed by Dr Pachauri's own Delhi-based Energy and Resources Institute (Teri). His baseless scaremongering about the Himalayas helped to win Teri a share in two lucrative research contracts, one funded by the EU.

This shit gets better on a daily basis. More at the linky (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/7113582/Amazongate-new-evidence-of-the-IPCCs-failures.html)

02-01-2010, 08:17 AM
Help!!! I'm melting...:D

02-01-2010, 09:02 AM
Help!!! I'm melting...:D

That's the Wicked Witch of the West or Anakin Skywalker, pre-life suit years.

02-01-2010, 11:39 AM
I think the Wilbur computer program has been unplugged! He has been mysteriously absent lately.

02-02-2010, 04:03 PM
I think the Wilbur computer program has been unplugged! He has been mysteriously absent lately.

He probably froze to death.