That some of the science was politicized BS is the true shame, because what it boils down to is this:
Sure, perhaps some of the models about global warming might not be utterly accurate or at least there is a healthy debate about them. That's fine.
Even the most hard-headed Republican....okay, ALL SAVE the most hard-headed Republican ought to acknowledge that the amount of emissions we are outputting now is unique in human history and as a result will likely have some
deleterious effect on the planet. Period. We are expelling sh|t-tons (that's a technical term of art) of CO2, methane vapor, nitrous oxide, and ozone into the air...Arguing about whether one specific consequence or another is likely to occur is speculative at best and only serves to sidetrack the conversation that we really should be having. We don't have a separate planet to eff up for political gain, so I'd say we probably need to come together on this one, y'all.
It is time now
to actually fix our past mistakes, and clean up the way we do business.
Originally Posted by shelshor
Then there's the source(s) of the Himalayan glaciers melting by 2035 MUST-READ: UN IPCC claim of Himalayan glaciers melting revealed to be a hoax
[01/17/2010 • 10:00 PM
MUST-READ: UN IPCC claim of Himalayan glaciers melting revealed to be a hoaxStory from the UK Times. (H/T ECM)
A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.
Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world’s glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035.
In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC’s 2007 report.
It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.
Hasnain has since admitted that the claim was “speculation” and was not supported by any formal research.
There was no research
backing a pronouncement of melting glaciers in the Himalayas. No research
. And yet this was pronounced as dogma by the Holy Church of the United Nations. Because they believe what they want to believe, and their whole agenda is to hide the decline in order to get more research grants and greater control over businesses and individuals. This is the politicization of science. Science guided by big government research grants and academic peer pressure.