UN Apology for Himalayan Glacier Melt Error Largely Ignored
Last Sunday, NewsBusters reported that the United Nations might be about to retract a claim its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made back in 2007 concerning Himalayan glaciers being completely gone by 2035 as a result of global warming.
On Wednesday, the IPCC issued a statement concerning the matter:
It has, however, recently come to our attention that a paragraph in the 938-page Working Group II contribution to the underlying assessment refers to poorly substantiated estimates of rate of recession and date for the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers. In drafting the paragraph in question, the clear and well-established standards of evidence, required by the IPCC procedures, were not applied properly.
Despite the seriousness of this apology and its implications for the veracity of the entire manmade global warming myth, the announcement was completely ignored by America's major television news outlets EXCEPT Fox News (partial transcript of January 20's "Special Report" below the fold):
BRET BAIER, HOST: United Nations climate scientist today admitted a warning including in the 2007 report that global warming will melt the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 was not actually based on science.
A statement by the panel read, quote, "In drafting the paragraph in question the clear and well-established standards of evidence required by the intergovernmental panel on climate change, procedures were not applied properly."
That 2007 Nobel winning report claimed to include the latest and most detailed research into the impact of global warming and is supposed to be the basis for government policy. Some are seeing the revelation a little differently. A headline linked on the "Huffington Post" Web site read, "Himalayan glacier goof-up more fake ammo for the climate denial industry."
According to LexisNexis, not one other national television news outlet covered this announcement.
Of course, this isn't at all surprising.
Why should they feel the need to tell Americans that one of the key tenets of global warming hysteria has now been tossed out by the group at the heart of spreading the hysteria?
They certainly don't want to do anything that would discredit their beloved IPCC OR Nobel Laureate Al Gore who referred to Himalayan glacier melts in his schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth."
But the television newsers aren't the only ones complicit in hiding this information from the public.
The New York Times on Thursday gave this story four sentences on page A8 of its New York edition.
That's better than the Washington Post and USA Today, for according to LexisNexis, they didn't report it at all.