Thursday, January 28, 2010

ClimateGate & GlacierGate: is the House of Cards tumbling down?

- Andrew Weaver, described as one of Canada's leading climate scientists and mastermind of one of the most sophisticated climate modelling systems on the planet, is calling for replacement of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) leadership and institutional reform.
- Um yeah, Andrew - you might want to tidy up your own claims: "When Climategate broke as a story last November, Mr. Weaver dismissed it as unimportant and appeared in the media with a cockamamie story about how his offices had also been broken into and that the fossil-fuel industry might be responsible for both Climategate and his office break-in".
- Now, GlacierGate, "In the 2007 IPCC report that Mr. Weaver said revealed climate change to be a barrage of intergalactic ballistic missiles, it turns out one of those missiles -- a predicted melting of the Himalayan ice fields by 2035 -- was a fraud".- this gem: Details of the breach emerged the day after John Beddington, the Chief Scientific Adviser, warned that there was an urgent need for more honesty about the uncertainty of some predictions.
- "...admissions from scientists that the rate of glacial melt in the Himalayas had been grossly exaggerated".

Stolen emails revealing corruption in peer review process, cockamamie stories of office break-ins, overstated claims on glacial melt in Himalayas...

Build a house of cards on sorta, kinda, maybe science, and it starts swaying, swaying... ooops!
It starts tumbling down.

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