This just seems to be the perfect topic to read and enjoy as record snowfall is hitting the greater DC area. The Globe and Mail (of Canada; the US media is still hoping the storm of ClimateGate and associated UN and IPCC scandals will blow over as they accumulate by the foot) writes:
In 2007, the most comprehensive report to date on global warming, issued by the respected United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made a shocking claim: The Himalayan glaciers could melt away as soon as 2035. … But the claim was rubbish, and the world’s top glaciologists knew it. It was based not on rigorously peer-reviewed science but on an anecdotal report by the WWF itself.
i find it hilarious that the World Wildlife Fund currently has less credibility than whatever the World Wrestling Federation is calling itself these days. After all, what is in
a name an acronym? It’s already a scandal that an environmental advocacy group was cited (in many different areas) in the IPCC report, a report which was only supposed to use rigorously peer-reviewed science (and even the merit of that is questionable, given the CRU disclosures) – it is but icing on the cake when (to what should be no one’s surprise) the WWF allegations are proven to be wrong. Easily proven. The only reason we’re only finding this out now is because the people who knew weren’t talking, and the people who were supposed to fact check had no interest in doing so. But, after all of the other disclosures (and they’re still coming) ClimateGate et alia have “gotten legs”. The story has momentum, and can’t be stopped or ignored (no matter how hard people try – and boy, are they trying!)
“The global warming movement as we have known it is dead,” the brilliant analyst Walter Russell Mead says in his blog on The American Interest. It was done in by a combination of bad science and bad politics. The impetus for the Copenhagen conference was that the science makes it imperative for us to act. …
And without the ability to scare us that “we need to act now” because “the science is settled”, nobody is going to go along with a scheme designed to destroy the global economy and national sovereignty. Not gonna happen.
…many climate scientists now sense a sinking ship, and they’re bailing out. Among them is Andrew Weaver, a climatologist at the University of Victoria who acknowledges that the climate body has crossed the line into advocacy. Even Britain’s Greenpeace has called for Mr. Pachauri’s resignation. India says it will establish its own body to monitor the effects of global warming because it “cannot rely” on the IPCC. … As Mr. Mead succinctly puts it: “Skeptics up, Obama down, cap-and-trade dead.” …
Good thing, too. I have more than enough snow to shovel (I’ve already been out there today, and I can already see the snow refilling the areas we’ve cleared) without shoveling the acres of Al Gore’s BS as well.