India is forming its own panel on global warming, because the Indian government says it cannot rely on on the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The decision comes after a recent climate change report that included false claims headed by India's own Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. R.K. Pachauri.
"There is a fine line between climate science and climate evangelism," Pachauri said. "I am for climate science. I think people misused the IPCC report. The IPCC doesn't do the original research which is one of the weaknesses. They just take published literature and then they derive assessments, so we had goof-ups on Amazon forest, glaciers, snow peaks."
"I respect the IPCC but India is a very large country and cannot depend only on the IPCC and so we have launched the Indian Network on Comprehensive Climate Change Assessment (INCCA)," he added.
India's new panel will bring together 125 research institutions through India to work with international bodies. Together, they will monitor and compare glacial changes.