The claim helped create a widespread consensus that the low-lying country was on the “front line” of climate change, but a new study argues the IPCC ignored the role sediment plays in countering sea level rises.
..IPCC’s prediction did not take into account the one billion tonnes of sediment carried by Himalayan rivers into Bangladesh every year, which are crucial in countering rises in sea levels, the study funded by the Asian Development Bank said.
“Sediments have been shaping Bangladesh’s coast for thousands of years,” said Maminul Haque Sarker, director of the Dhaka-based Center for Environment and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), who led research for the study.
Let me take the IPCC’s side for a second, how can someone expect scientists to know that rivers pouring into a larger border of water will deposit sediment. After all, not many people have heard of the Mississippi Delta, or the Nile Delta. Just because the Ganges delta, which crosses India and Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world, why would people expect the IPCC scientists to take it into account.
Previous “studies on the effects of climate change in Bangladesh, including those quoted by the IPCC, did not consider the role of sediment in the growth and adjustment process of the country?s coast and rivers to the sea level rise,” he told AFP.
Even if sea levels rise a maximum one metre in line with the IPCC’s 2007 predictions, the new study indicates most of Bangladesh’s coastline will remain intact, said Sarker.
“Based on the findings of the study, it appears that most of Bangladesh?s coastline, notably the Meghna estuary, which is one of the largest in the world, would rise at the same pace as the sea level growth,” he said.
The Bangladesh mistake joins the multitude of other mistakes made by the IPCC during the past few months, including:
- Its prediction of the melting of the Himalayan glacier was wrong
- The publication of inaccurate data on the potential of wave power to produce electricity around the world.
- Basing some of its Claims on information in press releases and newsletters not scientific study, or making statements based on student dissertations, two of which were unpublished. Other claims were based on reports produced by environmental pressure groups like the WWF (for example the panel based claims about disappearing mountain ice on anecdotal evidence in a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine).
- IPCC’s panel had wrongly reported more than half of the Netherlands was below sea level because it had failed to check information supplied by a Dutch government agency.
And don’t forget the screw ups about the snow on other mountain tops, the mis-used report about the shrinking rain forests or the bogus claim that global warming could cut rain-fed north African crop production by up to 50% by 2020.
On top of all that is the Hockey Stick, the centerpiece of the IPCC’s claim, which has had some many holes put into it source data, it can be sold as Swiss Cheese.
The Global warming Moonbats claim that the climate change detractors are taking just one or two mistakes and using it to trash their theory. If there were merely one or two mistakes they would be correct. The truth is their climate change research has so many mistakes in it, I wouldn’t believe their weather forecast for tomorrow. Why should anybody trust their predictions for the world climate for years to come?