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January 31, 2010

The IPCC Is Teh Scientifically Awesome

Posted by The MaryHunter at January 31, 2010 7:35 AM

The world already knows that it was completely taken for a ride about the fate of the Himalayan glaciers by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Those glaciers are only headed for a meltdown by 2035 if you believe an off-the-cuff telephone interview by a little-known Indian researcher that had no basis in science to back it up.

Surprise surprise: this was apparently not the only significant piece of non-science-masquerading-as-science reported in that landmark 2007 report by the IPCC, the supposed scientific touchstone of most "serious" scientific discussion and planning by those scientific global warming/climate change scientists. Try a masters student thesis and a mountain-climbing magazine as the latest unimpeachable scientific sources for the IPCC's frontal assault on common sense.

The United Nations' expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world's mountain tops on a student's dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.
In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.
However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.
The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master's degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

The East Coast just got nailed with a serious and somewhat unexpected Global Warming Event yesterday. (It is tempting to think that Al Gore might be around.) With temperatures in the DC area staying below 22 degrees for over 36 hours and cold weather projected for a few days, the effects of this massive Gaia blast will be around for awhile. Perhaps those oh-so-trusted sciencey folks at the IPCC, who clearly are interested in objective science and do not have any agenda to promote, could help us with our little problem. Surely they could use their magnificent scientific resources to devise a scientific way to get the side streets clear before the snow starts to melt (due to global warming) later in the week. Clearly there must be more useful ways for the IPCC to justify its existence than insisting on using crappy unscientific data as the foundation of the house of cards that this crappy "settled science" of man-made global warming.

Global warming, as objectively measured by a mountain-climbing eco-moonbat. (image: Artful Playground)