Global Warming As Plagiarism

So ninme found a report that the whole melting of the Himalayan glaciers thing (the IPCC reported they'd be gone by 2035) is based on....well, read for yourself:
In the past few days the scientists behind the warning have admitted that it was based on a news story in the New Scientist, a popular science journal, published eight years before the IPCC’s 2007 report.It has also emerged that the New Scientist report was itself based on a short telephone interview with Syed Hasnain, a little-known Indian scientist then based at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.Hasnain has since admitted that the claim was “speculation” and was not supported by any formal research.
It appears one guy made it up and everyone else plagiarized him. This is unbelievable. 
When finally published, the IPCC report did give its source as the WWF study but went further, suggesting the likelihood of the glaciers melting was "very high". The IPCC defines this as having a probability of greater than 90%.
The report read: "Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster than in any other part of the world and, if the present rate continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high if the Earth keeps warming at the current rate." 
glaciologists find such figures inherently ludicrous, pointing out that most Himalayan glaciers are hundreds of feet thick and could not melt fast enough to vanish by 2035 unless there was a huge global temperature rise.
So... scientists find this ludicrous, but the UN is committed to it. Yet another reason to dissolve the UN, our international force for fiscal scams, sex-slavery,  the cult of the condom and sheer made-up nonsense.

Update: ninme's got a Haiti round-up, which includes coverage of the UN evacuating its medical team --literally had them walk away from people gasping for breath-- while CNN's Sanjay Gupta tried to pick up the slack. From one of her links:
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who led relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said the evacuation of the clinic’s medical staff was unforgivable.“Search and rescue must trump security,” HonorĂ© said. “I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life. They need to man up and get back in there.”HonorĂ© drew parallels between the tragedy in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in Port-au-Prince. But even in the chaos of Katrina, he said, he had never seen medical staff walk away.“I find this astonishing these doctors left,” he said. “People are scared of the poor.”
That's the UN, my friends.