Climate science not undermined by Himalayan glacier prediction

Q. The Himalayan glaciers are not melting at the predicted rate, according to stories in the media. Is this true, and does this mean the climate scientists are wrong about climate change?

A. Three years ago climate scientists predicted that the Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035. As reported in the press, this prediction is likely to be incorrect. However, this does not mean that climate scientists are wrong about global warming or the causes of global warming.

The prediction about the Himalayas was included in a report published by an organisation called the IPCC. The report included many other conclusions about climate change and none have been challenged, as all are based on proven scientific evidence.

The IPCC was set up by the United Nations, and it remains the most authoritative and comprehensive assessment process for information about climate-change science. Its conclusions have been agreed by every country in the world.

However, the debate about the Himalayan glacier prediction shows us that even robust processes are not immune to mistakes. So, the IPCC has committed to reviewing its processes .

The fact remains that the Earth is getting warmer, this can only be explained by taking human activities into account, and this warming is already having an impact in many parts of the world.

The overwhelming majority of leading climate scientists agree on the fundamentals – that climate change is happening and has recently been caused by increased greenhouse gases from human activities. The prediction about Himalayan glaciers does not undermine this evidence.

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