I do agree with Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, if I was him I wouldn't resign either... after all, its a job and most probably with a good pay so why should someone resign because of simple mistakes.
"He dismissed the mistake as human error"
Of course we all would be saying the same... beside some might not know but all the wars in this World start with human error(s).
After all the alarmism we can confirm that glaciers are indeed melting and UK got weeks of polar winder, also due to "human error" for not accurately knowing the future of the weather in weeks of advance.
For those that do some guess work inventing the future such what IPCC seem doing...
"...nor would it undermine confidence in climate science as a whole..."
Indeed it wouldn't undermine the confidence in climate science as a whole...
IPCC alone has done good job discrediting the new science which is based on less factual values but more on empiric observations and fixes. IPCC has been an excellent mass communicator discrediting them selfs, by simply shooting their own foot a couple times.
That Czar (not russian) should be calling Merlin back from Arthur's land because he would probably have guess better what the future will be.
The entire glacier topic was meant to support the unproved "man-made" theory that IPCC dearly advocates. Now if isn't that relevant by a simple "human error" then what is relevant... melting of course...
Glaciars are melting - we don’t need to be climate scientists to see that… even a 5 year old kid can see that on the telly
But what about the theory that is man-made causing that melting where are the links and proofs... well all were probably lost by "human errors" during guess work as well.
IPCC needs a reform from top to bottom and passed to the history as complete failure.