Erroneous claims concerning melting Himalayan glaciers made in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2007 report have embarrassed the IPCC and prompted apologies from chairman Rajendra Pachauri. The Nobel-winning report stated that the glaciers could be gone by the year 2035 due to rising temperatures associated with anthropogenic global warming. The number apparently came from a WWF statement, which unintentionally misquoted an Indian scientist back in 1999. Misquotes and journalistic inaccuracy are not that strange, but the fact that the number was used in a recent, definitive scientific report and focused on as a particularly shocking number is obviously discrediting….
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