UN IPCC global warming alarmism based on student essay and magazine article

A source for the United Nations IPCC report on global warming

Story here in the UK Telegraph. (H/T Watts Up With That via ECM)

Excerpt:

The United Nations’ expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world’s mountain tops on a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.

[…]In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master’s degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

Global warming alarmism is the official policy of Barack Obama and the Democrat party. And this is what global warming is based on.

A report that the UN IPCC Chairman lied about Himalayan glaciers

From the London Times. (H/T Neil Simpson, Watts Up With That via ECM)

Excerpt:

Dr Pachauri, who played a leading role at the summit, corrected the error last week after coming under media pressure. He told The Times on January 22 that he had only known about the error for a few days. He said: “I became aware of this when it was reported in the media about ten days ago. Before that, it was really not made known. Nobody brought it to my attention. There were statements, but we never looked at this 2035 number.”

Asked whether he had deliberately kept silent about the error to avoid embarrassment at Copenhagen, he said: “That’s ridiculous. It never came to my attention before the Copenhagen summit. It wasn’t in the public sphere.”

However, a prominent science journalist said that he had asked Dr Pachauri about the 2035 error last November. Pallava Bagla, who writes for Science journal, said he had asked Dr Pachauri about the error. He said that Dr Pachauri had replied: “I don’t have anything to add on glaciers.”

Why would scientists tell lies about the way the world really is? Science has been hijacked by ideologues of the secular left for non-scientific purposes. They see global warming as a way to help other countries catch up to the United States, to impose control on earning and spending by corporations and individuals, to enrich themselves, and to be viewed by others as being morally superior.

There are billions of dollars at stake

Check out this article from Climate Resistance. (H/T ECM)

Here’s the World Wildlife Fund:

Year Income ($US)
2003 370,245,000
2004 468,889,000
2005 499,629,000
2006 549,827,000
2007 663,193,000
TOTAL 2,551,783,000

That’s 2.5 BILLION dollars. And what about Greenpeace?

Year Income (US$) Income (Euros)
1994 137,358,000 —————-
1995 152,805,000 —————-
1996 139,895,000 —————-
1997 125,648,000 —————-
1998 —————- 110,833,000
1999 —————- 126,023,000
2000 —————- 143,646,000
2001 —————- 157,730,000
2005 —————- 173,464,000
2006 —————- 171,367,000
2007 —————- 204,982,000
2008 —————- 196,620,000
TOTAL 555,706,000 1,284,665,000

To put these crudely into the same terms, we make that $2,373,506,970 ($2.37 billion) at today’s euro to US dollar exchange rate.

And the UN’s IPCC cites non-scientific claims from the World Wildlife Fund.

It happened with Darwinism, too

In the case of evolution, I think the motivation there is to remove morality from the public square. So, scientists are enlisted by the secular left to push a theory that will marginalize traditional morality, which is rationally grounded in Judeo-Christian monotheism. They wanted things like pre-marital sex, not chastity, and evolution was the means that they used to attack theism and objective morality, and so to normalize things like pre-marital sex. But is evolution true? That’s the question that never gets debated.

If questions do get asked, careers start to end. They want to do this, and they don’t care what’s true. It’s the Catholic Church and Galileo all over again, only this time it’s the secular left that refuses to look through the telescope.

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2 thoughts on “UN IPCC global warming alarmism based on student essay and magazine article”

  1. I have always been pretty much on the fence in this whole debate, but as a mountaineer myself I can’t let this statement from the UK Telegraph article go unchallenged:

    “There is no way current climbers and mountain guides can give anecdotal evidence back to the 1900s, so what they claim is complete nonsense.”

    I beg to differ. I grew up in South Africa, where the Mountain Club has annual journals going back to the late 1800s, when the club was founded. My parents had the full set, and they contain detailed route descriptions of classic rock climbs of the era. The various alpine clubs of Europe have records going even further back. The second half of the 19th century was the so-called “golden age” of alpine mountaineering. Of course we have detailed records going back to 1900 and even further – I’ve read some of them.

    We can argue about what’s causing it, and of course I get the point that it’s not peer reviwed research and all that, but don’t discount what climbers are telling you here. We don’t give a damn what non-climbers think is happening, but climbers share this sort of information with each other mainly for safety reasons. It is a fact that the books that provide concise route descriptions for the Alps have had to be revised many times over the past decade due to changing conditions. When it’s ice you are climbing, and the ice is disappearing, you’re going to notice it.

    I’m doing an alpinism course in September, and the school in Switzerland that I’m going to has this as part of the course structure:

    Safe technique on glacier approaches is another important part of this course, as glaciers are changing rapidly with global warming and generally becoming more challenging to negotiate safely, being steeper, icier and more crevassed. Judgement of prevailing conditions is more crucial than ever as guidebooks and maps struggle to keep pace with the changing mountain environment, and adapting technique to cope with this situation is now a vital part of safe alpinism.

    And no, the price of the course hasn’t suddenly gone up as a result. These are people with no hidden agendas or ulterior motives, telling it like it is.

    Make of it what you will.

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