I've beaten melting ice stories to death on this blog many times, in an attempt to illustrate that these stories are designed to invoke fear in misinformed readers.
I believe that we will begin to see more and more stories like this, as the mythology of manmade climate change is unraveled to be the scientific and political boondoggle that it is. It seems Climategate was just the beginning. Hansen's 'surreal blunder' in miscalculating temperature models to show a 'hottest ever' October a few years ago is but another example of overzealous, agenda-driven 'science' that is truly politics at its core. Global warming does not exist; it has lost its traction with the world, as the world suffers each winter under withering cold.
A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.
Two years ago the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a benchmark report that was claimed to incorporate the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming. A central claim was the world's glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could vanish by 2035.
In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC's 2007 report.
It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.