Monday, January 25, 2010

Murari Lal Glacier Scientist: Unverified Data Used for Political Pressure

The lies and deceptions pile on, as Dr. Murai Lal admits unverified data was included in the UN's IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report. No only was the date unverified, but it was included after protests from other experts in the field of glacierology.

Here are snippets from MailOnline:

Dr Lal’s admission will only add to the mounting furore over the melting glaciers assertion, which the IPCC was last week forced to withdraw because it has no scientific foundation.
The claim that Himalayan glaciers are set to disappear by 2035 rests on two 1999 magazine interviews with glaciologist Syed Hasnain, which were then recycled without any further investigation in a 2005 report by the environmental campaign group WWF.
Dr Lal said: ‘We knew the WWF report with the 2035 date was “grey literature” [material not published in a peer-reviewed journal]. But it was never picked up by any of the authors in our working group, nor by any of the more than 500 external reviewers, by the governments to which it was sent, or by the final IPCC review editors.’

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