Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century.
Note that it’s actually some are advancing rather than shrinking, not as the headline makes out, all.
And the amusment comes, not from whatever change this might make to climate science. I, as you know, don’t regard myself as competent to comment upon the details of something I know so little about.
No, the amusement comes from this:
Dr Pachauri, head of the Nobel prize-winning UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has remained silent on the matter since he was forced to admit his report’s claim that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 was an error and had not been sourced from a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It came from a World Wildlife Fund report.
He angered India’s environment minister and the country’s leading glaciologist when he attacked those who questioned his claim as purveyors of “voodoo science”.
The environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had cited research indicating some Himalayan glaciers were advancing in the face of the UN’s claim.
It’s always nice to see an international bureaucrat with egg on his face.