NZ Herald: Scientist defends climate report despite slip-ups

Vaimoana Tapaleao of the NZ Herald reports that, despite recent errors, there is still strong support amongst scientists for the most recent IPCC document.

Climate scientist Jim Salinger has said that he still supports the conclusions of the report, and that one or two small errors did not negate the entire document.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“He said he still agreed with the paper, because evidence he had gathered and experienced people he had interviewed – including the late Sir Edmund Hillary – showed that much of the world’s ice was now gone.

“He said he had been among those involved in the chapter on Australia and New Zealand ice – the findings of which also seemed to back the overall statements in the report.

“”We’re down to about half of what we had in the 1900s – we’ve lost quite a bit [of ice] since we’ve been doing the ice and snow monitoring, when I was at Niwa, in the last 30 years.””