IPCC Sinks Lower (Climategate Update)

by Jason Stotts

The Telegraph is reporting that the IPCC report is even worse than has come to light in various ways since Climategate began.  In their piece “New Errors in IPCC Climate Change Report” they list the following new errors in the report that have come to light:

The publication of inaccurate data on the potential of wave power to produce electricity around the world, which was wrongly attributed to the website of a commercial wave-energy company.

Claims based on information in press releases and newsletters.

New examples of statements based on student dissertations, two of which were unpublished.

More claims which were based on reports produced by environmental pressure groups.

It goes on to point out that this new problems come on the heels of other Climategate issues:

Last month, the panel was forced to issue a humiliating retraction after it emerged statements about the melting of Himalayan glaciers were inaccurate.

Last weekend, this paper revealed that the panel had based claims about disappearing mountain ice on anecdotal evidence in a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.

The entire article is worth taking a look at and I applaud the Telegraph for their coverage of Climategate when many US news agencies won’t touch it.

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