Friday, April 23, 2010

Another challenge, IPCC?

Okay, maybe one report may not impact that much, they say. But the sloppy methods (how many are there?) have caused the hysteria that's driving people and governments into action that will be even more devastating than what climate change can do to us. So thick.

Scientists in Bangladesh posed a fresh challenge to the UN's top climate change panel Thursday, saying its doomsday forecasts for the country in the body's landmark 2007 report were overblown.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), already under fire for errors in the 2007 report, had said a one-metre (three-foot) rise in sea levels would flood 17 percent of Bangladesh and create 20 million refugees by 2050.

The claim helped create a widespread consensus that the low-lying country was on the "front line" of climate change, but a new study argues the IPCC ignored the role sediment plays in countering sea level rises.

On another note (from PlanetGore): How Russia Celebrates Lenin's Birthday

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