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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

IPCC chief resigns under police investigate investigation

Economist Rajendra Pachauri resigned as head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the wake of a criminal investigation by police in India of an accusation that he sexually harassed a 29-year-old researcher. I wrote about the allegation on Monday.

"Lawyers for the woman say the harassment included unwanted emails as well as text and phone messages. Mr. Pachauri has denied the allegations," the BBC reported

Under Pachauri, the IPCC bureaucracy won a Nobel Peace Prize for its 2007 report, which later proved to have false conclusions, including a well-publicized prediction that the Himalayans would be ice-free by 2035.

From the BBC:
On Monday, the 74-year-old had pulled out of a high-level IPCC meeting in Kenya starting on Tuesday, because of "issues demanding his attention in India", an IPCC spokesman said.
In his letter to the UN secretary general, Mr Pachauri said his inability to travel to Kenya showed that he might not be able to provide the "strong leadership and dedication" needed by the panel.
"I have therefore taken the decision to step down from my position as chair of the IPCC some months before completion of my term," he wrote.
The BBC's "environmental analyst" immediately defended the conjecture of global warming in the news story:
Dr Pachauri’s resignation is a shock - but it is unlikely to create lasting damage to the IPCC as he was due to retire, and potential replacements are already throwing hats in the ring.
Good luck to them: the IPCC chair is one of the most gruelling and controversial jobs on the international stage.
The chair has to spend much of his life in mid-air, flitting between capitals, whilst suffering relentless attacks from campaigners challenging climate science.
Grueling? Really? By the way, skeptics always challenge theories. That is how science works. Einstein was skeptical of the Big Bang Theory when it first came out, He had doubters initially of his Theory of Relativity.

ORIGINAL POST FROM MONDAY: Economist Rajendra Pachauri, who has headed the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for 13 years, faces a criminal complaint of sexually harassing a 29-year-old researcher.

The investigation by Indian police is so serious, Rajendra Pachauri dropped out of a conference in Kenya over the weekend.

If true, he can always claim carbon dioxide causes horniness in 74-year-old men.
From the Independent:
The world’s top climate change official has protested his innocence after being accused of sexual harassment by a 29-year-old researcher at his organization.
The female employee lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police accusing Rajendra Pachauri, a 74-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, of repeated inappropriate behavior, both physically and through emails, texts and WhatsApp messages.
Dr Pachauri, the chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – which plans to broker a global treaty to tackle global warming in December – vigorously denies all allegations. It is understood that the researcher works at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) think-tank in New Delhi, where Dr Pachauri is director-general.
The respected academic said he had been a victim of hacking, claiming his email, mobile phone and WhatsApp messages have been hacked and that cyber criminals have used his computer without authorization to commit criminal activities.
Hacked, eh?

Anthony Weiner said the same thing.

From the Independent: “Dr Pachauri has also been ridiculed in the past for a steamy novel, Return to Amora, telling the story of Sanjay Nath, an academic in his 60s reminiscing on journeys through India, Peru and the US.”

Does this disprove global warming?

Of course not. The string of lies in its 2007 Nobel-winning report and Climategate already did that. he is merely an old fool hanging on to a 6-figure salary and 6-figure expense account.



  1. Trying to be Bill Clinton, I guess. With much less success.

    1. He needed to concentrate on abortion rights, then he gets the free pass.