Once again the IPCC finds itself in the position of having to explain that it screwed up. And as usual, the screw up skewed the evidence in the direction of global warming alarmism. In its 2007 report the UN panel claimed that the Himalayan glaciers would completely disappear by 2035. Today it is being reported in the Times of London that the IPCC is apologizing for its “flawed prediction.” According to the Times:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said yesterday that the
prediction in its landmark 2007 report was ?poorly substantiated? and
resulted from a lapse in standards. ?In drafting the paragraph in question
the clear and well-established standards of evidence, required by the IPCC
procedures, were not applied properly,? the panel said. ?The chair,
vice-chair and co-chairs of the IPCC regret the poor application of IPCC
procedures in this instance.?  

The Times goes on to note that:

…the prediction was based not on a consensus among
climate change experts but on a media interview with a single Indian
glaciologist in 1999. That scientist, Syed Hasnain, has now told The Times
that he never made such a specific forecast in his interview with the New
Scientist magazine

Over the last few months, through the release of the Climategate emails, the IPCC reports have been shown to be not only extremely biased but sloppy in their data and information gathering. The famed Hockey Stick graph has now been shown to be a fraud, with Micahel Mann, its fabricator, under investigation by his employer, Pennsylvania State University. In a report last week it was exposed that much of the climate data used to show warming over the last few decades has been doctored. And now this. The real question should not be whether global warming alarmism is a hoax, but when will the next shoe drop demonstrating that it is.