The U.N.-affiliated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admitted to some glaring errors on a 2007 report regarding glaciers in the Himalayas. The report says these glaciers could disappear by the year 2035. However, a Russian study says that won’t likely occur until 2350. The numbers appear to have been transposed.
This provides more fodder for skeptics to throw doubt on climate change, following on the heels of the “Climategate” emails from researchers in England who appeared to have withheld or skewed information about global warming. However, the IPCC and even Graham Cogley, the scientist who publicized the errors, said they weren’t significant compared to the rest of the report and that, regardless, glaciers are melting faster than ever.