Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Are the glaciers melting?

The U.N. climate change panel has acknowledged that its warning that Himalayan glaciers may melt by 2035 was not backed by sufficient scientific evidence.

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the claim in its 2007 report was made from poorly substantiated estimates of glacier recession.

The statement on Wednesday came after the Nobel-winning panel was criticized for its forecast on the Himalayan glaciers.

India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has said the projection is not based on any scientific evidence.

The panel did not give any new estimate for the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers. But it says widespread mass losses from glaciers over recent decades are expected to accelerate throughout the 21st century.

Sloppy and phony research is discrediting the entire climate science field.

Why do these "scientists" feel the need to fake their results?

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