In yet another stinging rebuke to the United Nations IPCC committee, claims made in a phone interview with an Indian scientist that made up a conclusion about Himalayan glacial melt out of whole cloth, with no data, or even study, showed up in the IPCC report as a principal prediction of the dangers of Climate Change.
The interviewee admitted this week that he had no specialty in glaciation, had no evidence to support his claim (that a Himalayan glacier would melt entirely by 2035), had not done any research on the subject, and had merely stated a hypothetical in a phone interview that somehow found its way into the IPCC report.
In fact, Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chairman, has previously characterized criticism of this baseless speculation as "voodoo science".
It is a shame that scientists in search of grant money can so thoroughly corrupt science. Politics and science are rotten bedfellows.