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.
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.
But he admitted that there may have been other errors in the same section of the report, and said that he was considering whether to take action against those responsible.
Let’s not forget, the IPCC’s 2007 report “which won it the Nobel Peace Prize” based its forecast on the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers “not on a consensus among climate change experts, but on a media interview with a single Indian glaciologist in 1999.” Wow, just wow. Media interview as scientific evidence. Seems sometimes the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) consensus is based on a series of media interviews (and slide shows).
The more people probe this and other reports alleging AGW, the more errors we’ll find that challenge their premise.
And take note of Pachauri’s reaction, it’s all about him and not letting the climate skeptics win: ““I know a lot of climate sceptics are after my blood, but I’m in no mood to oblige them”. Instead he calls it a “collective failure” (like socialism?). So, it’s all about “not obliging” the climate skeptics where scientific accuracy takes a back seat, at least to Dr. (of economics) Pachauri.