Aug 30, 2010

Dyslexic Number Oops

So they flipped the numbers - a bit. Oops. What damage could false or incorrect numbers possibly caused?

"It is not plausible that Himalayan glaciers are disappearing completely within the next few decades " ~Michael Zemp, World Glacier Monitoring Service

The extrapolar glaciation of the Earth will be decaying at rapid, catastrophic rates - its total area will shrink from 500,000 to 100,000 square kilometres by the year 2350," Mr Kotlyakov's report said. Mr Cogley says it is astonishing that none of the 10 authors of the 2007 IPCC report could spot the error and "misread 2350 as 2035."

Look - I don't want to be a denier here, but, come on guys - 10 authors let this one past. I agree that humans are changing their little space ship Earth -- and not in a fun 'I'd like to hang out here' kind of way. But, if we're going to make plausible arguments to try to not to wreck it, let's double check the work, okay?

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