Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2010

Warming report riddled with errors in 1 section

January 21, 2010


— Five glaring errors were discovered in one paragraph of the world’s most authoritative report on global warming, forcing the Nobel Prize-winning panel of climate scientists who wrote it to apologize and promise to be more careful.

The errors are in a 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N.-affiliated body. All the mistakes appear in a subsection that suggests glaciers in the Himalayas could melt away by the year 2035 — hundreds of years earlier than the data actually indicates. The year 2350 apparently was transposed as 2035.

The climate panel and even the scientist who publicized the errors said they are not significant in comparison to the entire report, nor were they intentional. And they do not negate the fact that worldwide, glaciers are melting faster than ever.

But the mistakes open the door for more attacks from climate change skeptics.


toothy 5 years, 3 months ago

It seems as though there is more to the story than this short blurb from AP. And for this the UN panel won a Nobel Prize for their 2007 report? Next thing you know they will be handing out awards for things people haven't even done yet........

"It emerged last week that the prediction was based not on a consensus among climate change experts but on a media interview with a single Indian glaciologist in 1999. That scientist, Syed Hasnain, has now told The Times that he never made such a specific forecast in his interview with the New Scientist magazine".

monkeyhawk 5 years, 3 months ago

Junk science seems to be included in the progressive agenda (in order to control the stupid masses). I would not be surprised if the next battle front becomes academia, after the current progressives running the country are forced out or rendered powerless.

SettingTheRecordStraight 5 years, 3 months ago

Is Pluto a planet?

Will the Himalayan glaciers be gone in 25 years or 340 years?

Scientists are still struggling to figure these things out.

gphawk89 5 years, 3 months ago

"Nobel Prize-winning panel of climate scientists who wrote it to apologize and promise to be more careful"

"apologize" - I don't think they're sorry that it read 2035. I think they're sorry that they got caught trying to feed us incorrect information.

"careful" - Yes, they'll have to be careful to fabricate data that's a bit more believable.

""Nobel Prize-winning" - Means nothing nowadays.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 3 months ago

The artic is considered gone as we speak. No way to turn that around.

So much for Polar Bears.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 3 months ago

For a real analysis of how these bad data and projections got into the IPCC report, go here. (warning, reading and understanding it will require actual thinking.)

While this section of the report certainly needs either scrapping or major revisions, it doesn't change the fact that glaciers in the Himalayas are receding at a similar, rapid rate as most other glaciers on the planet, particularly in temperate or warmer areas.

Here's a couple of other, actually informative links.

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