The two sides in the climate-change debate are seizing on the mounting drifts to bolster their arguments.
The scientist behind the bogus claim that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.
The IPCC gave the wrong date for Himalayan glacier melt, but says it does not change the picture of man-made climate change.
In the 1940s Swiss glaciers were melting at an even-faster pace than at present, according to new research. This is despite the fact that the temperatures in the 20th century were lower than in this century.
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