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Time for Glacial Retreat

India gets serious on climate change | George Monbiot |

Here's the best news I've seen all year: India is finally lumbering into action on climate change.
Though this country is likely to be hit harder than almost anywhere else by the climate crash, not least because its food production is largely dependent on meltwater from Himalayan glaciers, which are rapidly retreating....

That was George's best news of 2009, I wonder what his best of 2010 will be?

And for sheer joy let's remind ourselves, now that it has been admitted the IPCC were "careless" with its Himalayan Glacier Retreat figures, of Old Patchy in full flow last November:

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri accuses Indian environment ministry of 'arrogance' for its report claiming there is no evidence that climate change has shrunk Himalayan glaciers

Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the IPCC, told the Guardian: "We have a very clear idea of what is happening. I don't know why the minister is supporting this unsubstantiated research. It is an extremely arrogant statement. " Pachauri dismissed the report saying it was not "peer reviewed" and had few "scientific citations"...were reminiscent of "climate change deniers and school boy science".

(Unrelated fact I learnt today - there are glaciers in New Guinea and not only on Kilimanjaro in East Africa)

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"not least because its food production is largely dependent on meltwater from Himalayan glaciers, which are rapidly retreating...."

If food supply relies on glaciers melting, why is it bad that glaciers are melting?

I'm sure in a couple of minutes the great Alarmist Excuse Generator will come up with a new, even more extreme, reason why the world is about to end unless we pay more tax and submit to more control by unelected officals.

Thia should be a good year. There is scope for a weekly revelation of a new aspect of the Hoax. With any luck it will became a journalistic feeding frenzy, and kill off the global warming nonsense for good.

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