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February 01, 2010

Super Awesome Climate Scientists Caught Using Non-Scientific Reports. Again

First the Himalayan glaciers, then the rain-forests and now mountain top ice.

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master's degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

The revelations, uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph, have raised fresh questions about the quality of the information contained in the report, which was published in 2007.

Oh sure, we're enjoying a good laugh and maybe there were a few corners cut in the effort to save Gaia but let's be cereal, the science is settled and anthropogenic ManBearPig is real. Remember, pointing out the unscientific nature of this stuff just proves that you are, um, anti-science. Or something. Now shut up and pay more for everything.


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