We haven't flogged
To wit, a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claimed that the entire Himalayan glacier would melt by circa 2035--just 25 years from now. On the heels of the East Anglia-based ClimateGate scandal, we recently discovered that this report--whose conclusions are patently ridiculous if you think about it--was based on questionable data. Who knew?
Now the UN official in charge is in full coverup/damage control mode:
The Indian head of the UN climate change panel defended his position yesterday even as further errors were identified in the panel's assessment of Himalayan glaciers.It's interesting that where the UN is concerned, the kinds of catastrophic errors that would get you or me fired within seconds should never be cause for an in competent bureaucrat's head to roll. In this case, Pachauri is responding to the discovery of even more errors in the UN
Dr Rajendra Pachauri dismissed calls for him to resign over the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change’s retraction of a prediction that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035.
“I know a lot of climate sceptics are after my blood, but I’m in no mood to oblige them,” he told The Times in an interview. “It was a collective failure by a number of people,” he said. “I need to consider what action to take, but that will take several weeks. It’s best to think with a cool head, rather than shoot from the hip.”That's it! Those rotten "climate sceptics!" There's the problem. Next thing we'll discover is that Bush did it. You can just hear Pachauri's wheels grinding. "Hmm. If I can just stall long enough, this whole thing will blow away."
Read the rest of this absurdly bad attempt at defending the indefensible by following the link above.