Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wacky Global Warming News: Himalayan Glaciers

A warning that "climate change" (code for Global Warming) will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 turns out to be total crap based on scientific blunders. A couple of years ago an agency of the United Nations issued a report supposedly based on the very latest scientific research into the horrors of Global Warming. It turns out that the estimate of Himalayan glacial melt was based on an 8 year old article in a science journal that even the author admits was "speculation". Speculation? Is speculation the "settled science" Al Gore refers to, or is speculation really just a "guess: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence"?

None of this is a surprise really since the whole Chicken Little view of the climate appears to have been developed based on competition for grant money and recognition rather than actual science. Scientists of the World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown.

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