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Like many (thankfully), I am deeply, deeply concerned about the impending impact of climate change, a Sword of Damocles that hangs over hundreds of millions of people and thousands of species. But sometimes backing the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is a little like being a supporter of the Chicago Cubs or the Chudley Cannons. Nobel prize or not, the IPCC seems to be their own worst enemy, and determined to test our resolve.

For those of you who are not familiar with the IPCC , it is «the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.»

After a series of stolen emails (aka ‘climategate’) revealed an immaturity more suited to a prepubescent facebook crowd than a team of the world’s smartest climate scientists, the IPCC has now revealed that the Himalayan glaciers will in fact not be dissapearing by 2035, as they reported in the 2007 IPCC Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change, and what they really meant to say was that they may be gone by 2350 (whoops!). What’s worse, the transposed number was reportedly sourced from a 1999 article in New Scientist, rather than peer reviewed research.

περισσότερα: http://www.care2.com/causes/global-warming/blog/himalayan-glaciers-get-a-300-year-reprieve/

και για το ίδιο θέμα από τα ΝΕΑ 20/1/2010

http://www.tanea.gr/default.asp?pid=2&artid=4556217&ct=2

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Written by dds2

Ιανουαρίου 22, 2010 στις 9:50 μμ

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