Glaciergate – It ain’t about love.
Posted by Jeff Id on January 23, 2010
The story of the IPCC exaggeration of glacier retreat in the Himalayas has been growing worse and worse for Rajendra Pachauri head of the IPCC. I’ve received some emails regarding an ongoing investigation by Jonathan Leake of the London Times. Apparently in there is financial benefit for exaggeration of climate facts after all.
To catch you up, it’s recently been discovered that;
1 – Glacier retreat was exaggerated dramatically in IPCC AR4. The very report used to document global climate change and make recommendations for policy and funding to the worlds governments. Indeed the IPCC AR4 is the premier docment on which commuhagen was based.
2 – The IPCC was apparently warned of the lack of basis for the claims prior to publication of AR4, however the warnings were rejected. – I need someone to provide a citation for this.
3 – Rajendra Pachauri initially said criticisms were without merit, but they were in fact so far out of whack he was recently forced to admit that in fact the skeptics were right—- again.
4 – Large scale projects were started according to the recommendations of the IPCC and funded by the EU for the investigation into these glaciers. These organizations substantial money to the TERI institute ALSO run by Rajendra Pachauri.
How fast are the glaciers melting?
Professor Julian Dowdeswell, director of the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University, said: “Even a small glacier such as the Dokriani glacier is up to 120 metres [394ft] thick. A big one would be several hundred metres thick and tens of kilometres long. The average is 300 metres thick so to melt one even at 5 metres a year would take 60 years. That is a lot faster than anything we are seeing now so the idea of losing it all by 2035 is unrealistically high.”
Now we find out that the IPCC “scientist” who made the claims is working in a high level position in the TERI institute!!
What has now come to light, however, is that the scientist from whom this claim originated, Dr Syed Hasnain, has for the past two years been working as a senior employee of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Delhi-based company of which Dr Pachauri is director-general. Furthermore, the claim – now disowned by Dr Pachauri as chairman of the IPCC – has helped TERI to win a substantial share of a $500,000 grant from one of America’s leading charities, along with a share in a three million euro research study funded by the EU.
Rajendra Pachauri’s Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion’s share of a £2.5m EU grant funded by European taxpayers.
It means that EU taxpayers are funding research into a scientific claim about glaciers that any ice researcher should immediately recognise as bogus. The revelation comes just a week after The Sunday Times highlighted serious scientific flaws in the IPCC’s 2007 benchmark report on the likely impacts of global warming.
The Carnegie money was specifically given to aid research into “the potential security and humanitarian impact on the region” as the glaciers began to disappear. Pachauri has since acknowledged that this threat, if it exists, will take centuries to have any serious effect.The money was initially given to the Global Centre, an Icelandic Foundation which then channelled it, with Carnegie’s involvement, to TERI.
Here is a link to the High Noon website where the grant’s are being directed and touted.
And apparently all the money of High Noon wasn’t enough to find one single HONEST ice specialist to point out that the cliams were way beyond physically impossible. The same lies were repeated to the EU commission, guess who was a keynote speaker.
This is criminal in my opinion. First the IPCC lets through a comment which has no basis in science, organizations are formed and nobody bothers to check a paper before the millions are spent? And the very same people who put the bogus comment in the IPCC report get the payout. It’s a damned lie!! A scientist specializing in glaciers who doesn’t bother to read the literature……
BULLSHIT, YOU CROOKS! THE IPCC DOESN’T NEED RESPECT, IT NEEDS PRISON BARS.
It’s false alarmism again and JUST LIKE THE TERMITES THEY ARE YOU CAN BET YOUR ASS THAT IF THERE’S ONE FOUND, THERE ARE A HELL OF A LOT OF OTHERS.