No action against scientists, indicates Pachauri
New Delhi: IPCC Chairman R K Pachauri today
termed as "regrettable error" the claim that Himalayan
glaciers will disappear by 2035 and indicated that there will
be no action against any scientist for the controversial
However, he said that the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) would review and strengthen its
processes in the future.
"There is a full process that is followed and attributing
responsibility on specific experts may not be desirable,
particularly since the error was more of one of judgement," he
Pachauri said that the controversy over the claim that
Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 "should not in any way
detract from the work done by hundreds of eminent scientists
carefully selected and nominated by governments."
This was stated in a `press advisory` prepared and issued
in the form of `Frequently Asked Questions` by Pachauri a day
ahead of his media interaction on the controversy generated by
The IPCC is under fire for having included in its 2007
report -- without proper peer review -- an assertion that
glaciers in the Himalayas will disappear by 2035 due to global
warming. It had retracted the statement just two days back.
Researcher Murari Lal was in-charge of editing the
chapter on glaciers in the Fourth Assessment Report of the
IPCC and had based the controversial finding on a media
interview of glaciologist S I Hasnain.
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