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January 19, 2010


This scandal is snowballing.

Doug Hoffman at 'The Resilient Earth' has a nice precis of the crumbling science under the AGW facade.

Skunks, the lot of 'em.

See how outraged Roger Pielke, Jr. is, too.

Charlie (Colorado)

Jeez, this is being a really annoying day. There's this story, which I'm working on now; there's a new book out on Climategate, which we're running on PJTV and will have a review on shortly, there's the haiti stuff, and there's the Pachauri cash for climate story, which is going to be big.

Anyway, I'm not going to drop all the good stuff in the dress rehearsal, but this is important: there had been a lot of other cases — Pielke Jr has written about them — where the results that showed up in the IPCC reports weren't as well supported as they claimed, but they required reading the technical papers to understand. This one now is clear to anyone — the "peer reviewed science" reduced to a hidden reference to a telephone conversation reported in a secondary source publication.

Jack is Back!

Orville Schell call your office.


Hmmmm ....

At this rate I'll never get to surf in Nepal.

Old Lurker

...and my future ocean front land won't be.

Captain Hate

I thought this was a "where's Hillary" thread.

PARIS - A top scientist said Monday he had warned in 2006 that a prediction of catastrophic loss of Himalayan glaciers, published months later by the UN's Nobel-winning climate panel, was badly wrong.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report said in 2007 it was "very likely" that the glaciers, which supply water to more than a billion people across Asia, would vanish by 2035 if global warming trends continued.

"This number is not just a little bit wrong, but far out of any order of magnitude," said Georg Kaser, an expert in tropical glaciology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.

"It is so wrong that it is not even worth discussing," he told AFP in an interview.

Texas Skeptic

TERI - that's one of Pachauri's (IPCC Chairman's) front organizations. The guy has more conflicts of interest than your typical Obama czar.



It's a darn good thing that this science is "settled"


That's the Andrew Revkin who emailed James Hansen on my 33rd birthday, "i never, til today, visited http://www.surfacestations.org and found it quite amazing. if our stations are that shoddy, what's it like in Mongolia?"

I'm pretty sure I had visited surfacestations.org before that, and I don't have the putative responsibility of being the guy in charge of disseminating information about science to the readership of the Paper of Record.


You missed other hypocritical statements in the last two parapraphs. First: "There is mounting proof that accelerating glacial melt is occurring, although the specifics are poorly defined, in part because these glaciers are remote and poorly studied."

You got that? There's mouning proof of glacial melt but we really don't understand much about how it works.

And then there is: “Studies indicate that by 2030 another 30 percent will disappear; by 2050, 40 percent; and by the end of the century 70 percent.” He added: “Actually we don’t know much about process and impacts of the disappearance. That’s why we need an international effort.”

So there's a 70% chance they'll disappear although they don't actually know much about the process.

Yeah, that sounds like settled science to me.


I believe you can find the missing glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere behind the third rock on the left.

They may be hiding under the Met Office or University of East Anglia, so check there and get back to me. I'm sure they'll turn up somewhere.


All of this "settled science" really gives one the "warm and fuzzies" ...

Maj. Eaton: We have top men working on it now.
Indiana: Who?
Maj. Eaton: Top... men.
Clearily these "top men" knew that this part of the IPCC report was bogus, but the "band played on" ...

To think that the EPA finding declaring CO2 hazardous is based on this stuff.

"The flawed estimate raises more questions about the panel’s vetting procedures than it does about the melting of Himalayan glaciers, which most scientists believe is a major problem."

Fake but accurate again. Kind of like saying Dan Rather's TANG memo was "flawed." How about "completely made up and fraudulent"?

Barry Dauphin

And now for a real shocker, the "scientists" at Real Climate minimize the significance of the nonmelting glaciers with the "I'm not perfect" Tiger Woods defense.


Hmmm, the folks who compile and adjust the data say.

The cumulative effect of all adjustments is approximately a one-half degree Fahrenheit warming in the annual time series over a 50-year period from the 1940's until the last decade of the century.

I've got your global warming right here.


It's even worse that you report.

Not only did the IPCC publish this fiction as fact, they claimed that those who questioned it were "supporting...unsubstantiated research."

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