Glaciergate, that lying little sister to Climategate, finally walked into the light of truth and fessed up this week, unlike her more sinister and petulant big brother, as reported in Wednesday’s UK ‘Guardian’
The bad parent of this farce, the United Nations, should be congratulated on its first step to admitting it has failed to properly supervise the infant science of climate change. As I’ve repeatedly stated, no scientist has yet studied for a university degree in climatology. The UN stubbornly refuses to admit to the worst of its failings: recklessly putting all its trust in this immature field of scientific discovery. Pointedly, careless parents often pick bad babysitters and that’s what the UN did when it put its trust in Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and this is where top-level investigations must focus next:
Under Pachuari’s guidance climate scientists were given free reign to lie, cheat and cut corners and get away with such misbehaviour for years. The Australian, in it’s latest article,’Heeding the political lessons of Glaciergate’ rightly suggests that the IPCC, like any responsible governmental body, should have constantly questioned and monitored more diligently this young field of science.
So it comes as no surprise that the IPCC, to maintain the faintest shred of credibility, backed down over one of the most absurd of it’s claim that some Himalayan glaciers would probably disappear by 2035.
As The Australian reports:
“The IPCC’s statement yesterday that the “clear and well-established standards of evidence” had not been properly applied to the claim, is an attempt to put the best possible spin on a blunder that has reverberated around the world since it was revealed last weekend. In fact Glaciergate, in large part, is about an extraordinary reliance on a third-hand source – a news story published in New Scientist almost a decade before it was included in the IPCC’s fourth assessment report of 2007. It doesn’t get much more humiliating than that for a body that has positioned itself as the global scientific authority on climate change.”
Although the Glaciergate admission is welcome it does not go far enough. The UN is fudging just like its miscreant scientists, in not fully admitting that the sloppiness and handling of climate change data in Climategate is far more egregious. Like any poor parent it sees it’s children through rose coloured spectacles and has yet to address the misdeeds of such crooked researchers as Penn State’s Michael Mann and the University of East Anglia’s Phil Jones.
But as the family of nations turns away from signing up to needless cap and trade laws ever more of the global neighborhood are looking forward to the day when the UN finally distances itself from every bad sheep. Not least on that list is the small clique of corrupt climatologists encouraged by Dr. Pachauri and ‘kissing cousin,’ Al Gore to be so cavalier with the truth.
Former U.S vice president, Gore once famously said: “I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it [anthropogenic global warming] is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are.”
In other words, Al says lie! It’s no wonder petulance and deceit grows when fed by such sinister role models. The UN encouraged its brats by over-indulging and spoiling them with lavish government grants so that the delinquency spread to corrupt the most impressionable and idealistic in society with hype and propaganda.