Monday, January 18, 2010
Lies, dammned lies and government funded scientific studies.
Today the Mail reports that the UN report that predicted that the Himalayan glaciers would disappear within 25 years was based on hypothesis and guesswork.
Yet another reason to view any government sponsored reports with scepticism. There's an old saying "He who pays the piper calls the tune".
Here in the UK, the biggest advertiser on television is the government. The biggest campaigners are "fake charities", ie those bodies with charitable status, which receive most if not all their funding from the government, and whose sole activity is political lobbying. For a comprehensive list go to www.fakecharities.org
Anyway, here's the first few words from the Mail's article
"Claims by the world's leading climate scientists that most of the Himalayan glaciers will vanish within 25 years were last night exposed as nonsense.
The alarmist warning appeared two years ago in a highly influential report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
At the time the IPCC insisted that its report contained the latest and most detailed evidence yet of the risks of man-made climate change to the planet."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1243963/UN-science-report-stated-Himalayan-glaciers-melt-25-years-guess.html#ixzz0cvH4iIX3