Pachendra says using unverified data is ok. The whole thing gets more ridiculous by the day. So using rumour and innuendo is part of the ipcc scientific method.
This weekend I will be attending A Climate Realist conference in Chicago. You can watch some of the sessions live here at PJTV. Follow this important conference with some excellent speakers including Prof Lindzen, Prof McKitrick and others from around the world.
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been under fire since a report from the charity the WWF was used to make claims about reductions in ice on mountains.
In particular it included the erroneous claim that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035. It was said to be 300 years out and led to accusations that the organisation was cherry-picking evidence to justify its claims.
In a hearing at the InterAcademy Council, an organisation of the world's science academies which is conducting an independent review of the processes and procedures of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri described the inclusion of the glacier claim as "human failure" which should not have happened.
But the IPCC's chairman said there was a need to use information which was not from peer-reviewed scientific journals, because in some places that was the only research that had been done.