First the leaked emails, now this:
The UN’s top climate change body has issued an unprecedented apology over its flawed prediction that Himalayan glaciers were likely to disappear by 2035.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said yesterday that the prediction in its landmark 2007 report was “poorly substantiated” and resulted from a lapse in standards. “In drafting the paragraph in question the clear and well-established standards of evidence, required by the IPCC procedures, were not applied properly,” the panel said. “The chair, vice-chair and co-chairs of the IPCC regret the poor application of IPCC procedures in this instance.”
I am not advocating climate-change denial here. But how can we know what to think and what changes to make when the so-called people in charge are so sloppy and/or dishonest?
Every incident like this just feeds the "ain't nothing happening" folks, industry sponsors and all.