"IPCC head Rajendra Kumar Pachauri must be scared to get out of his bed in the morning. During the past few weeks, the reputation of his agency, has fallen off a cliff. There was that humiliating retraction after it emerged that statements about the melting of Himalayan glaciers were inaccurate. But that was only the start:
* Their claims about disappearing mountain ice was based on anecdotal evidence in a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.
* The IPCC’s panel had wrongly reported that more than half of the Netherlands was below sea level because it had failed to check information supplied by a Dutch government agency.
* They mis-used a report about the shrinking rain forests that had nothing to do with climate and applied it to their cause.
* The Times of London reported a bogus claim that global warming could cut rain-fed north African crop production by up to 50% by 2020.
"And through it all researchers insist the errors are minor and do not impact on the overall conclusions about climate change. If that's the case, it should not concern them that another 'minor' error has sprung up. This time it is their claims about global hurricane activity. An analysis of the IPCC's raw numbers shows that the claims that global hurricane activity has increased cannot be supported."