Sunday, January 24, 2010

Himalayan Glacier Update

They're still there.

Now, in an update to the previous story about the IPCC's false and unscientific claim that all the glaciers in the Himalayan Mountains would melt away by 2035, we have verification from the IPCC report's author that the claim was included for political reasons . . . Dr. Murari Lal told the U.K.'s Daily Mail that he was well aware of the fact that the claim "did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research."  Nonetheless, Lal admitted, "we thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action."  (Link to story here.)

In other words, the IPCC is willing to say anything - true or not, verified or not - to support their political agenda.

Shocker, eh.  It is almost as shocking as the breakup of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.  Hollywood marriages are usually so solid.

Here's something just as shocking . . . the chairman of the IPCC, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri's Energy and Resources Institute used the "bogus" claims about melting Himalayan glaciers to win grants worth more than a million dollars.  (Link to story here.)

So is the IPCC falsely pushing its "global warming" agenda for political purposes - or personal economic gain?  Or, like most liberals worldwide, do they see those two things as one in the same?

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