If you haven’t heard about this already, it goes basically as follows: a journalist chats to a barely-known scientist on the phone one time. The barely-known scientist speculates – with no actual research whatsoever – glaciers will be gone by 2035. The journalist prints the article in a prominent science magazine. The WWF picks up on the article. The IPCC, in AR4 (aka the guide governments are using to justify taxing the living daylights out of us), references the WWF, says we’re doomed, and so pay up, suckas.
But now they’ve been busted. And so much for peer-review.
And finally the media is catching on.
By the way, it turns out some glaciers are retreating, some are growing, and some are static.
Kevin Rudd ponders that maybe his climate change tax-the-crap-out-of-us policy might be the reason why his poll numbers are headed south.
Ya think so, Kev?