However, glaciologists find such figures inherently ludicrous, pointing out that most Himalayan glaciers are hundreds of feet thick and could not melt fast enough to vanish by 2035 unless there was a huge global temperature rise. The maximum rate of decline in thickness seen in glaciers at the moment is 2-3 feet a year and most are far lower.
Ludicrous it may have been, but then AGW zealots promulgate ludicrous claims by the bucketload and still they are believed. The story goes on:
Some scientists have questioned how the IPCC could have allowed such a mistake into print.
Sigh. The IPCC’s entire AGW theory rests upon such ‘mistakes’. This revelation follows hard on the heels of the scandal at East Anglia University’s Climatic Research Unit, which was revealed to have been manipulating temperature data which was part of the IPCC’s core ‘research’, and freezing out scientists who challenged these falsehoods; previous revelations of the manipulation of tree ring proxy temperature data; previous to that, the revelation that the ‘hockey stick’ graph upon which the IPPCC relied and which apparently showed global temperatures suddenly shooting upwards in the industrial age was based on , er, totally flawed mathematics and the omission of several centuries of global temperature history; not to mention a number of scientists used by the IPCC as expert reviewers who have blown the whistle on research which the IPCC has distorted or suppressed. Read more.