IPCC Uses Student Dissertation For Masters Degree As Proof of Climate Change

An article in the UK Telegraph states that the UN IPCC used a students Master Degree level dissertation and anecdotal evidence from a popular climbers magazine as proof that there is reduced ice in the Andes, Alps and in Africa due to AGW:

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.

I wonder what the IPCC was planning to use as evidence in the 5th assessment report? Probably graphs made by little Johnnie in 4th grade art class.

For the rest of the article see:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7111525/UN-climate-change-panel-based-claims-on-student-dissertation-and-magazine-article.html

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