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U.N. Climate Change Expert Cites More Errors in Report

Another blow is dealt to the credibility of the science community.

The head of a panel of United Nations climate scientists said Saturday he would not resign despite a recent admission that a panel report warning Himalayan glaciers could be gone by 2035 was hundreds of years off.

The claim, made in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s voluminous, Nobel-winning report, came in a paragraph with several errors. Data indicates the ice could melt by 2350. The assertion went virtually unnoticed until The Sunday Times said the projection seemed to be based on a news report.

The scientists are investigating how the forecast got into the report and apologized Thursday for the mistakes, adding that they were not intentional. But the errors have opened the door for attacks from climate change skeptics.

But Rajendra Pachauri, who heads the panel, said no action would be taken against the authors of the report and he would not resign.

“I have no intention of resigning from my position,” Pachauri said on Saturday, adding the errors were unintentional and not significant in comparison to the entire report. The mistakes also do not negate the fact that worldwide, glaciers are melting faster than ever, he said.

He added that such mistakes must be avoided because effective climate change policy depends on good, credible science. He said he is now working on the fifth IPCC assessment report dealing with sea level rise and ice sheets, oceans, clouds and carbon accounting. The report is expected by 2014.

On Sunday, the environment ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China are scheduled to meet in the Indian capital New Delhi to discuss how they will fight global warming. The four nations, which brokered a political accord with President Obama at last month’s climate summit in Copenhagen, will play a key role in shaping a legally binding climate deal that the U.N. hopes will be completed by the end of 2010 in Mexico.

Pachauri said it was “a practical necessity” to postpone a Jan. 31 deadline set by the Copenhagen accord for developing countries to present their nonbinding carbon-curbing actions, and for rich nations to submit economy-wide emissions targets for 2020.

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Written by Ben

January 23, 2010 at 11:42 am

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  1. About damn time you came back…..

    And about time this scam was exposed for what it is.

    Elric66

    January 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm

  2. If your logic is correct then why are you not equally upset with all the errors in predicting our financial situation? It was the RIGHT that removed all the regulation that caused the fiscal crisis.

    You would also fire every major league player who dropped a fly ball.

    Because we are human there will always be mistakes and errors – that is why we constantly test and re-evaluate. That is a proper and effective way to evaluate information.

    Instead, you look at one small bit in isolation and try to disprove everything. You people need to wake up before you you realize that you have destroyed the land your children will live on, the food they will eat. This is not about being a conservative or religious. Even the POPE has stated publicly that global warming is real.

    therantingman

    February 5, 2010 at 6:31 am

  3. RE:It was the RIGHT that removed all the regulation that caused the fiscal crisis.

    Great accusation. But, you’re wrong… it was the LEFT .. the LOONEY LEFT.

    It began in 1977 under President Carter when he signed The Community Reinvestment Act (or CRA, Pub.L. 95-128, title VIII, 91 Stat. 1147, 12 U.S.C. § 2901 et seq.)

    Another left-wing president played a role, too. In 1995 Clinton loosened housing rules by rewriting the Community Reinvestment Act, which put added pressure on banks to lend in low-income neighborhoods.

    These Democrat presidents certainly played a role in creating a permissive lending environment. Clinton also signed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which exempted credit-default swaps from regulation.

    Clinton admitted that his Administration could have done more to “set in motion some more formal regulation of the derivatives market,” but he vehemently denied that the repeal of Glass-Steagall or his Administration’s housing policies helped spur the financial crisis. Of course he would. Barney Frank denied his role in the GSE meltdown as well, the arrogant bastard.

    If you can stomach it, you can read history here.
    https://rightamerican.wordpress.com/gse-meltdown-time-line/

    Ben

    February 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

  4. Im sure ranting man will have no response to those facts.

    Elric66

    February 6, 2010 at 7:36 am

  5. That’s the running theme of liberals; no truth, just emotion while painting the GOP as “The Party of No”. Well, they’re right about that; “No to the left’s bullshit” “No to the left’s idiotic policies” “No to the left’s socialism”.

    While the left wailed over Bush’s executive orders, they say nothing of the Dem’s closed door sessions excluding the views of the other half of the country. That represents the left’s view of democracy a.k.a. “The Party of ‘No, you can’t Participate’ ”

    Then the left cried fowl over the Bush deficits, which pale in comparison to what Obama has rung up in his first year in office. In that first year, Obama has piled up a deficit which is 4 times that of what Bush racked up in 8 years… the last 3 of which Dems controlled Congress.

    The left should stick to their own principles. But they can’t because they don’t know how to process truth.

    Ben

    February 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  6. Ben,

    The left have no principles.

    Elric66

    February 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm

  7. Elric, aren’t you being a bit hard on our liberal Americans? What about their belief that to have a rich and fulfilling life, government must be involved from cradle to grave? We know that liberals harbor a disdain for capitalism and free enterprise. We see this when Obama decides to spend billions in a so-called stimulus bill believing it would be the remedy for economic recovery. It’s flawed thinking of course, but that’s one of their principles i.e. more government involvement. It’s in opposition to a conservative solution which would be no direct government involvement in the form of tax cuts for working Americans and business. Flush with a fresh wave of cash, the consumer and business would fuel the economy with that money instead of government doing it, which, as we have seen, only creates bigger government which gives us a larger tax burden required to sustain it. So you see, Elric, they have principles. It’s unfortunate for the country that they’re “giving it” to America. Hmm, their principles remind me that FDR tried the same thing Obama is doing now, obviously unable to learn from history. Economists have studied FDR’s economic solution for recovery from the Great Depression and have determined his policies actually prolonged the agony for 7 years. So, yea, they have principles. They’re fugged up, but they have them.

    Ben

    February 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm

  8. Hey Ben – I have been out of circulation a while – good to see you are still at it. I need someone to argue with…

    🙂

    — hippieprof

    hippieprof

    February 7, 2010 at 12:44 pm

  9. Hey prof-

    I figured since school started you would be busy. Before we start arguing, tell me, what size strings do you use on your Strat? Wait.. are you a bass player?

    Ben

    February 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm

  10. Ben – yeah – I mostly play bass and when I play guitar I don’t play a strat. I tend to use relatively light strings – .09s or so.

    — hp

    hippieprof

    February 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  11. Ben,

    You somewhat have a point. A poll was done awhile back. It asked people what do they look for in a candidate. The conservatives said they pick someone that reflects their values. Liberals said they pick someone who can win. So they do have screwed up principles but in the end, they dont really believe in them. When push comes to shove, their only principle really is winning, principles be damned.

    Elric66

    February 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

  12. Ohh and I see Prof Bong is back with race baiting and calling the tea partier sexually derogatory terms. Some things never change.

    Elric66

    February 8, 2010 at 11:08 am

  13. Ohh and I see Prof Bong is back with race baiting and calling the tea partier sexually derogatory terms. Some things never change.

    Oh – things change Elric. There is actually substantive conversation going on now at Rutherford’s now that you aren’t spamming it anymore.

    — hp

    hippieprof

    February 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm

  14. If thats what you call “substantive”. Its just a shame that pussy banned me. Would be fun watching him rant as the regressives implode under the “leadership” of al-Thuggy.

    Also good to see another marxist POS kicked the bucket today. Kennedy has a playmate in Hell now.

    Elric66

    February 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm

  15. Hi Ben, I replied to you on “Hippie Professors” Blog, I very much agree that Obama IS a racist; His 18 year Pastor is. His wife is an OBVIOUS racist.

    Races are different as well, and Poor Hippie is under some assumption that ‘we are all the same’ which is just ridiculous.

    Anyway, Shalom, God Bless. Glad to see another right wing blogger 😀
    I added ya 😀

    themadjewess

    February 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm

  16. TMJ – I guess I am just chasing you from blog to blog these days….

    I very much agree that Obama IS a racist; His 18 year Pastor is. His wife is an OBVIOUS racist.

    So – other than a very dubious guilt-by-association argument concerning his membership in Wright’s church, what actual evidence do you have that Obama is in fact a racist – other than Glen Beck said it?

    — hp

    hippieprof

    February 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

  17. So – other than a very dubious guilt-by-association argument concerning his membership in Wright’s church, what actual evidence do you have that Obama is in fact a racist – other than Glen Beck said it?

    First of all, MY show got banned 3 years ago for ‘exposing to much of Obama and his background’, I have been following our ILLEGAL President a lot longer than Beck, who is behind the times.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=59230

    Obamas Pastor is his MENTOR. Obama went to a BLACK LIBERATION CHURCH- Look up James Cone.

    “You know, she was a TYPICAL WHITE PERSON” On his grandmother, who was white.
    So, just wtf does ‘TYPICAL’ Mean?

    “I ceased to advertise my mothers race, at the age of 12 or 13 when I began to suspect myself that, by doing so, I was ingratiating myself to WHITES.”
    -Obama…
    ————-
    Gee… I thought there was ‘no color’ Whats up with the “WHITES?”
    ————-
    “I found SOLACE, in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race”
    ————-
    HUH? Really? WOW! So we are all DIFFERENT races…OK Obama..
    ————-
    “There was something about him that made me wary, a little to sure of himself, maybe. And WHITE. ” -Obama

    themadjewess

    February 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

  18. themadjewess

    February 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

  19. Also, Hippy, Remember the old quote, “Live and let Live”
    you should excercise this more often, people cannot change the way they were brought up, if it is ethical and moral. they dont teach these things in the schools in 20 years or more, Remember this quote when seeking to CHANGE the way people are;

    When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. Then they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. Then they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, I did not speak out; I was not a Jew. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.

    themadjewess

    February 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

  20. Themadjewess…..

    Really – is that the best you have as evidence that Obama is a racist? You mean there aren’t any “I woke up each morning thirsting for whitey blood….” quotes out there? No real unambiguous hate speech?

    I have read his book. It comes off to me as a story of a kid struggling to deal with his multiracial heritage. It doesn’t come off as racist at all.

    — hp

    hippieprof

    February 15, 2010 at 1:31 am

  21. Please, is that the best you got? Na Na Na Na Na Na.
    He IS a racist.
    I can tell you FLAT OUT that my family changed their vote and voted for some obscure 3rd party. Why?
    They said “I AM NOT A TYPICAL WHITE PERSON”

    BTW: I am a JEW, we work non-stop on researching racism and hatred, I know racism and hate when I see it, it is directed at ‘evil’ whitey now. And Obama helped that happen even worse.

    themadjewess

    February 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

  22. I ceased to advertise my mothers race, at the age of 12 or 13 when I began to suspect myself that, by doing so, I was ingratiating myself to WHITES.”
    -Obama…
    ————-
    Gee… I thought there was ‘no color’ Whats up with the “WHITES?”
    ————-
    “I found SOLACE, in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race”
    ————-
    HUH? Really? WOW! So we are all DIFFERENT races…OK Obama..
    ————-
    “There was something about him that made me wary, a little to sure of himself, maybe. And WHITE. ” -Obama

    HATE AND RACIST SPEECH. You are partial, because you are madly in love with the moonbat Messiah.
    Really Hippy, it is what it is.
    IF GWB said these things about black people, just what would have happened to him, spin Doctor?

    themadjewess

    February 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

  23. BTW: When MY people came out in the beginning to help blacks in 1963, we got MURDERED for it, Once again we are up to task to have to help defend the people that are the VICTIMS of RACE HATE:
    WHITE PEOPLE.

    themadjewess

    February 15, 2010 at 10:17 am

  24. Themadjewess – seriously – is that the best you have? A couple of quotes about things he thought about as a kid? Quotes that are not even particularly damning?

    You gotta give me something a bit more than that. Just screaming, over and over, that Obama is a racist doesn’t cut it.

    — hp

    hippieprof

    February 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  25. Well, now you are in the same position as Steve, when you say that you dont believe Obama is an illegal alien.
    Now you know how we feel 🙂

    themadjewess

    February 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  26. But, tell me, What would have happened to Scott Brown had he said the same comments, Hippy, tell me what would have happened.

    I use caps lox, b/c I like to

    themadjewess

    February 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm

  27. HP-

    “people who could not even spell the word ‘vote’, or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name is Barack Hussein Obama.”

    THIS is all you have to make your case that Tancredo is a racist? … a comment about education?? Try as you might to turn this into a racial slur, at the end of your efforts, all you have is very weak case crying for solid evidence.

    Contrast this with 20 years of affiliation with Rev. Wright – then denying that he was in the congregation while his mentor spewed his bigotry for Obama and the other attendees.

    What would YOU do if you heard that from your religious leader? Would you sit and listen in approval or – being true to your principles on racism – would you get up in disgust and leave? Which is it HP? Your answer paints you either as a racist yourself or at the losing end of this discussion.

    Ben

    February 15, 2010 at 6:12 pm

  28. Ben said…. THIS is all you have to make your case that Tancredo is a racist?

    Don’t change the subject. You can talk about Tancredo in the thread on my blog if you like. This conversation is about whether Obama is a racist.

    You got nothin’

    Guilt by association is an exceptionally weak argument. You seem to assume that you agree with everything you hear from the pulpit. You ask: What would YOU do if you heard that from your religious leader?

    Well…. I have been Catholic all my life – born and raised with 12 years of Catholic education. Over my lifetime the church has become increasingly conservative to the point that I share few of its views. I have sat in church and heard the outrageous claim that abortion doctors are the moral equivalent of 911 terrorists. My daughter has been told that homosexuals and axe murderers are the same in the eyes of god. My kids have heard that single woman get cancer as punishment for choosing career over making babies. I will of course be going to hell for the sin of using birth control. I could go on….. and on….

    Have I left the church? No. I tolerate it. It is part of my culture. I have friends and family in the church. Until recently my kids went to school there. I have enjoyed singing in the choir.

    By your logic I must subscribe to all of these beliefs. Believe me, I don’t.

    — hp

    hippieprof

    February 15, 2010 at 10:07 pm

  29. The race baiter is still ranting about race?

    Elric66

    February 16, 2010 at 10:17 pm

  30. Ben, I know Obama is a racist. He made a lot of white people feel pretty badly.
    Tancredo is not a racist, he wants the borders closed.

    themadjewess

    February 17, 2010 at 10:08 am

  31. The madjewess said……

    Ben, I know Obama is a racist. He made a lot of white people feel pretty badly.

    Oh I do hope tongue was planted firmly in cheek there…. I like that definition, though. Anyone who makes you feel badly is a racist.

    I am going to the dentist this afternoon – he is going to make me feel badly. Must bea racist….

    😉

    — hp

    hippieprof

    February 17, 2010 at 10:57 am

  32. Anyone who makes you feel badly is a racist.

    No, I said that he made WHITE people feel very badly b/c his out of control race filled comments.
    I am a Portugee Jew, I AM THE minority.

    themadjewess

    February 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

  33. Themadjewess,

    Arguing with a mindless drone is pointless. You are wasting your time. The moron probably still believes in global warming. Just a suggestion.

    Elric66

    February 17, 2010 at 11:45 am

  34. Elric said….

    Arguing with a mindless drone is pointless. You are wasting your time.

    Elric,

    My strategy has been (and will continue to be) to ignore you. However, this I could not resist.

    Read what you wrote. You will then know why I (and most others) choose to ignore you.

    — hippieprof

    hippieprof

    February 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm

  35. “My strategy has been (and will continue to be) to ignore you”

    LOL Wow what a strategy.

    “Read what you wrote.”

    Always do

    “You will then know why I (and most others) choose to ignore you.”

    You ignore me because like most drones, you cant debate me because I dont put up with your moronic strawman arguments.

    BTW You enjoying the wheels coming off the the global warming scam jackass?

    Elric66

    February 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm


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