Dr Hasnain wrote the wildly alarmist unfounded report that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035. This report was included in the 2007 IPCC Assesment report.
HIMALAYAN glaciers are back on the frontline of climate change controversy, with new research showing the world's greatest snowcapped peaks lost no ice at all over the past 10 years.
Claims the Himalayan ice peaks would disappear by 2035 instead of 2350 cast doubt over the credibility of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2009 report. Now even the 2350 estimate of disappearing ice is open to question.
Research published in the scientific journal Nature showed satellite measurements of the ice peaks from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan have come to an unexpected conclusion.
While lower-altitude glaciers were melting over the past eight years, enough snow was being added to the peaks to compensate.
The research published in Nature was designed to show the contribution of melting glaciers to rising sea levels.
The IPCC Chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, previously 'described as "voodoo science" an official report by the country's leading glaciologist, Dr Vijay Raina, which dismissed Dr Hasnain's claims as baseless.'
Christopher Booker, a year ago revealed, a 'dramatic twist.'
What has now come to light, however, is that the scientist from whom this claim originated, Dr Syed Hasnain, has for the past two years been working as a senior employee of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Delhi-based company of which Dr Pachauri is director-general. Furthermore, the claim – now disowned by Dr Pachauri as chairman of the IPCC – has helped TERI to win a substantial share of a $500,000 grant from one of America's leading charities, along with a share in a three million euro research study funded by the EU.