The IPCC's beleaguered climate report faces the prospect of still more errors, as Dutch authorities point out factual inaccuracies about the Netherlands.
Dutch environment ministry spokesman Trimo Vallaart has asked the U.N.'s climate change panel to rethink its assertion that more than half of the Netherlands is below seal level. Dutch authorities explain that, in fact, only 26 percent of the country is below sea level.
According to an AFP story, IPCC experts calculated that 55 percent of the Netherlands was below sea level by adding the area below sea level -- 26 percent -- to the area threatened by river flooding -- 29 percent -- Vallaart said. "They should have been clearer," Vallaart pointed out, adding that the Dutch office for environmental planning, an IPCC partner, had the exact figures.
He noted that correcting the error had been "on the agenda several times" but had never actually happened.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
There is money in the "miscalculations". There is no man made global warming. Oh, the climate warmed which is why New York isn't under a glacier, but it wasn't man made. We don't need UHC. The term health care reform is just a misnomer that means control them at all cost. We don't need bigger government. It is all about control, money and power. It is a progressive initiative and we almost fell for it hook-line-and sinker.
Answer by jesse123456 at 6:18 PM on Feb. 8, 2010
Makes you wonder how many gross exaggerations and outright lies are still left to be exposed.....
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:42 PM on Feb. 8, 2010
This situation can and probably should be applied to nearly every situation where money can be made, that is a happy thought, eh? To think that the whole world is possibly balancing on a gargantuan ponzi scheme, brought about by some greedy bureaucrat like Gore, etc...
Answer by agentwanda at 3:54 PM on Feb. 8, 2010
Answer by waldorfmom at 3:54 PM on Feb. 8, 2010
Hey now~!!!! You evil Conservatives. Why do you have to keep bashing the progressive movement like this. Stop it with the facts and articles and that PROOF. ::sniff sniff...whine whine:: (insert sarcasm here)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:10 PM on Feb. 8, 2010