• Many Western Nations Have Distorted IPCC Reports: Jairam

    • Date: 15/03/10

    Cautioning against “environmental propaganda” Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh told journalists here on Saturday that the West was using the science of climate change for political gains. Mr. Ramesh was on a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), where he met heads and faculty of all the seven […]

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  • IPCC Likely To Backtrack On Claim That Global Warming Will Destroy Rainforests

    • Date: 15/03/10

    But, a study of the region in 2005 when rainfall was at its lowest in living memory has contradicted the figures. Earlier this year, the IPCC came under fire for exaggerating the rate at which glaciers in the Himalayas were melting by 300 years. The claims, made in the same 2007 report, were found to […]

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  • IPCC Claims On Rainforests Were Wrong, Study Suggests

    • Date: 13/03/10

    The findings appear to disprove claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that up to 40% of the Amazon rainforest could react drastically to even a small reduction in rainfall and could see the trees replaced by tropical grassland. The IPCC has already faced intense criticism for using a report by environmental lobby […]

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  • New Study Debunks Myths About Amazon Rain Forests

    • Date: 12/03/10

    A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The comprehensive study published in the current issue of the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters […]

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    • Date: 10/03/10

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  • UN To Review IPCC Errors

    • Date: 10/03/10

    The United Nations is to announce an independent review of errors made by its climate change advisory body in an attempt to restore its credibility. A team of the world’s leading scientists will investigate the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and ask why its supposedly rigorous procedures failed to detect at least three serious […]

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  • Climate Treaty Hopes Quashed

    • Date: 09/03/10

    Connie Hedegaard, the Danish minister who masterminded the summit of world leaders on global warming last year and is now the European commissioner for climate change, told the Financial Times that negotiations were not progressing fast enough for a treaty to be signed soon. She also gave a warning that pushing too hard for a […]

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  • The Great Peer-Review Fairy Tale

    • Date: 07/03/10

    regarding the previous IPCC report. Among his startling findings: only 62 percent (less than two-thirds) of the sources cited by the IPCC back in 2001 were peer-reviewed. The full citation for that study looks like this: MIT, 2004: Coordinated policy measures for reducing the fuel consumption of the U.S. light-duty vehicle fleet. Bandivadekar, A.P. and […]

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