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Glacier Scientist Admits to Fabricating Himalaya Scare

January 25th, 2010 No comments
Himalayan Glacier Safe

Himalayan Glacier Safe

HIMALAYAS: One more “climate scientist” has come forward and admitted faking a study in order to provide the IPCC with scare tactics used to alarm the general public. Who hasn’t heard of the Himalayas? What a great high profile target, one valuable for its shock value. Turns out it was all a sham.

First the scare tactics, from the IPCC’s 2007 report:

Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster than in any other part of the world (see Table 10.9) 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. Its total area will likely shrink from the present 500,000 to 100,000 km2 by the year 2035 (WWF, 2005). Read more…

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