The Telegraph reports that the UN's IPCC pawned off another bit of frippery as scientific evidence of global warming:
The IPCC's remit is to provide an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence on climate change.
In its most recent report [published in 2007], 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.
On this level of nonsense we 're expected to hand these guys billions of our hard earned dollars to ameliorate a condition they cannot even prove exists?