Don’t cry, IPCC. You’re “only human”

by editor on January 28, 2010

IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri is only human

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) has gone into full damage control mode after it was revealed that the Himalayan glaciers will not, in fact, be melting by 2035 and that the IPCC knew its prediction that they would was a complete fabrication.

Calls for the resignation of IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri have been made. But Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, the IPCC’s Vice Chairman is looking for some sympathy instead, falling back on  the frequently-used excuse that their mistakes were “only human.”

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The UK Telegraph reports:

“Aren’t mistakes human? Even the IPCC is a human institution and I do not know of any human institution that does not make mistakes, so of course it is a regrettable incident that we published that wrong description of the Himalayan glacier,” van Ypersele said.”We are trying to do our best, we are going to reinforce the review procedures so the probability in the next report of such incidents happening is even lower. But to guarantee a zero fault product is probably not possible for any human enterprise,” he said.

Of course, it’s understandable, Mr. van Ypersele. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s just appreciated that you’re trying your best on these life-changing issues. You get an “A” for effort, buddy. But just so you don’t feel like you’re alone in this situation, rest assured that some other prominent people also made the news recently for being human:

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According to, Tiger Woods said, “I’m human, and I’m not perfect.”

And according to, girlfriend-beating singer Chris Brown said, “I’m human and I make mistakes.”

Jean-Pascal, we know it’s a tough time for humans right now. But remember, you’re in good company.

We hope this news has turned your frown upside down.

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So… after decades of behaving like a priest to the Earth and thus believing themselves to be above everyone else as they just KNEW that things will happen at a certain time, they are now only human and thus not deserving of any criticism for the lies and the fabrication of their “studies”.



Don’t cry for me, Bolivia, your five weather stations really are important to me…

Pat from Michigan

The part of this whole thing that makes me crazy is the fact that despite being wrong, they insist that ‘everything else’ is right. Good article