Wednesday, December 02, 2009

More climate change nonsense

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the U.N. construct tasked to push the calamity which will befall all of us if we don't transfer all the wealth in the world to non-wealthy countries because the earth is burning up from carbon emissions.

The head of the IPCC has been trumpeting the imminent melting of the Himalayan glaciers. In fact, if we don't do something fast, the IPCC claims that the glaciers will have melted away by 2035.
IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri reacted angrily citing the IPCC 2007 climate change reports which asserted that the (Himalayan) glaciers are receding faster than in any other part of the world and if the present rate (of melting) continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps even sooner is very high if the earth keeps warming at the current rate.
Wow! The Himalayans to melt away in just 26 years! That's amazing!

Except that this apocalyptic prediction is the result of a typo! The IPCC inserted an extra zero to read the original prediction as 2035 instead of what was actually estimated as occuring in 2350. They're off by over 300 years. Oops, a typo? Best View is dubious.

Thanks to Betsy.

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