View Full Version : Dr Pachauri -- Man without a planet.

Abdul Alhazred
5th February 2010, 08:21 AM
India forms new climate change body (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7157590/India-forms-new-climate-change-body.html)
Telegraph (UK)

The Indian government has established its own body to monitor the effects of global warming because it “cannot rely” on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the group headed by its own Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr R.K Pachauri.

The move is a significant snub to both the IPCC and Dr Pachauri as he battles to defend his reputation following the revelation that his most recent climate change report included false claims that most of the Himalayan glaciers would melt away by 2035. Scientists believe it could take more than 300 years for the glaciers to disappear.


In India the false claims have heightened tensions between Dr Pachauri and the government, which had earlier questioned his glacial melting claims. In Autumn, its environment minister Mr Jairam Ramesh said while glacial melting in the Himalayas was a real concern, there was evidence that some were actually advancing despite global warming.

Dr Pachauri had dismissed challenges like these as based on “voodoo science”, but last night Mr Ramesh effectively marginalized the IPC chairman even further.


Emphasis added. Bravo Mr Ramesh. Marginalize the bums. :cool:

5th February 2010, 11:31 AM
Doesn't matter. Global warming^H^H^Hclimate change is such settled science that we don't even need to be scientifically accurate about it!

Abdul Alhazred
5th February 2010, 12:13 PM
Doomed. :)