IPCC’s Pachauri channels Al Gore

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Here is slide 1 of a recent presentation in Finland by Rajenda Pachauri, head of the IPCC. I’ve added Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth for comparison.

Pachauri_slide1_AIT

What is even more troubling is how Pachauri presents his own SREX report on severe weather:

Pachauri_Slide_SREX

Pachauri of course completely ignores this part of the IPCC SREX report:

From Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a few quotable quotes from the report (from Chapter 4):

  • “There is medium evidence and high agreement that long-term trends in normalized losses have not been attributed to natural or anthropogenic climate change”
  • “The statement about the absence of trends in impacts attributable to natural or anthropogenic climate change holds for tropical and extratropical storms and tornados”
  • “The absence of an attributable climate change signal in losses also holds for flood losses”

The report even takes care of tying up a loose end that has allowed some commentators to avoid the scientific literature:

“Some authors suggest that a (natural or anthropogenic) climate change signal can be found in the records of disaster losses (e.g., Mills, 2005; Höppe and Grimm, 2009), but their work is in the nature of reviews and commentary rather than empirical research.”

http://rogerpielkejr.blogspot.com/2012/03/handy-bullshit-button-on-disasters-and.html

h/t to Matti H. Virtanen

See Pachauri’s slideshow here: http://koliforum.fi/dr-rajendra-pachauris-presentation/

and I have it backed up here in case it disappears:

Dr-Pachauris-Bio-economy-presentation-aug12_2013 (PDF)

 

58 thoughts on “IPCC’s Pachauri channels Al Gore

  1. This sort of drivel from an insider like Pachauri surely indicates the AGW fever is starting to break even in the minds of the chief nutters themselves. One last desperate roll of the drums, one last setting up of the circus tent before the whole show gets consigned to history like Communism, Nazism and God inly knows what other loonyisms you can think of. Send in the clowns!

  2. DJ says:
    August 17, 2013 at 9:25 am

    What you expect of a railway engineer LOL

    I’m sure you didn’t mean to tick-off the entire worldwide railway engineering profession. ;)

  3. Even when they plagiarize they dont fix the errors that have been noted in the original work… too funny…

  4. omnologos says:
    August 17, 2013 at 9:43 am
    none in the audience with any knowledge of hurricanes at all?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    None in the audience with any knowledge at all.

    Fixed it for ya.

  5. Ursus Augustus says: @ August 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

    This sort of drivel from an insider like Pachauri surely indicates the AGW fever is starting to break even in the minds of the chief nutters themselves…. Send in the clowns!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    They did and Obama sent them all for sensitivity training. (Sorry couldn’t resist)

    The thought of rodeo types taking part in ‘sensitivity training’ especially if they are all in the same class? Oh, that poor instructor. I used to board a horse at a stable owned by a supplier of rodeo livestock who held training sessions…. The thought of that bunch taking sensitivity training? ROTFL

    The words ‘Fly over Country’ takes on new meaning as the disconnect between the coasts and the rest of the country widens.

  6. Ric Werme says:
    August 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I wonder if Rajenda Pachauri has taken Al Gore’s presenter training.

    =================================================

    HE has the slide show too… so he must be a graduate… (snicker)

  7. Well that was an exceptionally meaningless presentation. I’m sure it wouldn’t impress my 10 year old granddaughter. A few days ago we were sitting around minding our own business when for some reason the Weather Channel was on and presented a program which was trying to equate CO2-Venus with future Earth. It was strikingly baaad. My granddaughter immediately saw that the analogy didn’t hold – for one thing, Venus had been completely “paved over” by Volcanoes – and when I told her that the CO2 concentration on Earth had already been much higher than current, she gave a “well that ends that” kind of response. When I tried to explain to her that the apostles of CO2 catastrophe wanted to take us back to an imaginary world of peace and harmony, she immediately brought up the matter of “Unicorns and fluffy bunnies”, which I’ve never primed her with. Anyway, at least her responses were meaningful.

  8. @Latitude–That’s exactly what first opened my eyes to this fraud. Gore not even knowing which direction hurricanes in the NH spin. If he’s got that rudimentary item wrong, the rest must be drivel–and he’s shown his ignorance with an incredible array of other items. For Pachauri to repeat it is, well, blatant incompetence.

  9. Hello, ;)

    The IPCC AR5 is ready to set sail from Southampton. Queue the Band and the Ice Berg.

    Driv’n that Train
    High on cocaine
    IPSee is ready, watch yo speed
    Troubles a head
    Troubles be hind
    And you that notion
    Just crossed my mind

  10. Dear IPCC,

    Al Gore told me I was going to hell, but, am comforted in the fact that I will be too busy shaking hands with all my friends too notice the heat.

    When it finally freezes over, I will be too drunk and have a pretty woman in each arm to feel the cold.

    Yours in eternal damnation;

    John

  11. climatebeagle says:
    August 17, 2013 at 11:52 am

    So sea level rise is now extreme event?

    Four times a day we get an extreme!

    That’s 1461(+3-1) per year!

    That’s the equivalent of more than 4×10^2 Hiroshimas per parsec-fortnight* at the bottom of the ocean!

    *Yeah. I know. Just go with it.

  12. David Ball says: August 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Pertinent to the discussion;

    http://drtimball.com/2013/another-bizarre-form-of-the-science-is-settled-claim-in-the-climate-debate/

    Hear! Hear! And well worth reading. IMHO, the IPCC has put the ultimate environmental advocacy cart way ahead of any evidential horses with no qualified “drivers” in sight. The same “playbook” was used here in BC in 2008 with the hasty introduction and implementation of the BC carbon tax (and a whole host of other rules and regulations bordering on legislated lunacy).

    But back to Pachauri, the ‘voice and face’ of the IPCC, who a year ago had declared that climate change is “the 10-tonne gorilla which is in the room”. Turns out that, according to Pachauri, this “10-tonne gorilla” is merely:

    a subset […] of a bigger issue […] that the society is having an unsustainable growth

    How much worse than we thought could it get, eh?!

    But do not despair, folks! Every cloud has a silver lining. Sometime prior to an address he recently gave to an audience of 1300 potential UN-ocrats of the future at a “session” of the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) held in India, Pachauri must have had an epiphany of monumental proportions. Pachauri pronounced (in an almost larger than life poster, no less) that …

    You have the right to question science

  13. TalentKeyHole Mole ….I’ll be grateful when the whole debate is dead ……and we can get on with our lives and less taxes

  14. Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001) says:
    August 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Good find! “You have the right to question science” sounds like an Obamaism.

  15. TalentKeyHole Mole ….I’ll be grateful when the whole debate is dead ……and we can get on with our lives and less taxes
    ————
    Sure all the lib-left commie leeches will declare themselves unworthy of spending our tax dollars on their self indulgent political make work projects.. I somehow cant imagine this group of people removing themselves from the public teat any time soon.. They didnt go to university to get a real job.. University had no intention of schooling them for a real job..

    Rebranded, renamed and resold to the chagrin of our self appointed layabout planetary saviours, the educated environmentalist.

  16. @ Gail Combs,

    You ma’am are a treasure. Enough tin foil to keep things interesting but enough facts to back it up. It’s refreshing.

  17. Latitude said on August 17, 2013 at 10:56 am:

    If a hurricane is spinning backwards….does that reverse time?

    No, but it does prove the Climatic Disruption is worse than we thought!

  18. And we wondered WHY OBAMA re-branded Climate Change as now CARBON POLLUTION.. When those who are supposed to be helping you crush you with stupidity you must change the point of view to hide it..

    Standard bait and switch tactic used by unethical car dealers too..

    And now they want to impose a cap and trade scheme without congressional approval through regulation.. WE desperately need to purge the Idiocy from the department of the interior..

  19. Amazing! So the warmists are (now constantly using) the much derided tool that was blamed on who denies climate change. Blaming climate change on the weather.

    People may see Pachauri as a railway engineer which was true but if you read his bio, he is above all, a bankster.

  20. Latitude said, “If a hurricane is spinning backwards….does that reverse time?”

    No, it means you are setting upside down.

  21. “Everybody” knows you need a different AC adapter for OZ and NZ electric cords: they are both below the equator and have to generate their high voltage AC power with a cosine wave. Up north, where gravity runs the right direction half the time, we can use the much cheaper sine wave …

  22. @Bill H –
    Someone ought to remind the alarmies that they each personally emit about 1/2 ton of “carbon pollution” (as CO2) every year by breathing, and add another 1 ton or more for their families. That starts to add up to a significant fraction of the CO2 emitted, say, by driving a car for a year.

    Therefore, the alarmies could reduce emissions substantially by ceasing to breathe. If ten of them, along with their significant others, stopped breathing, that would eliminate an amount of CO2 equal to that produced by driving an average 20 MPG car 10,000 miles. Just think of the savings on emissions if all those 97 percent believers stopped breathing!
    /sarc

  23. Slide 22 of Pauchauri’s presentation refers to the New Kinds of Minds I have been consistently pointing out as the nexis among education and sustainability and the AGW hype. I have taken it back to Ehrlich’s New World New Mind book of 1989 but it also implicated in John Holdren’s overview of the League of Innovative Schools and digital learning.

    I explained it here a few weeks ago http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/digital-promise-and-21st-century-skills-as-the-long-sought-rapid-change-of-minds-for-the-future/

    Also Pachauri has been participating in the every 5 years Rockefeller Foundation funded at Bellagio, Italy Citistates conferences. Those really include all of the above plus urbanism and Agenda 21. That, including the 2007 list of attendees came up this week.

  24. RACookPE1978 says:
    August 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    “Everybody” knows you need a different AC adapter for OZ and NZ electric cords: they are both below the equator and have to generate their high voltage AC power with a cosine wave. Up north, where gravity runs the right direction half the time, we can use the much cheaper sine wave …

    You should have described why sine waves are so cheap. sin(0) is 0, so when you flip on the light switch you don’t get light right away. On the other hand, cos(0) is 1, so folks down under get full power right away.

    Umm, what does that “PE” stand for after name? :-) Probably Excellent?

  25. Ric Werme says:
    August 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    And don’t “ever” get me started on trying to explain the problems in trying to get a three phrase current translated so you can send Morse code across the Equator to either OZ or NZ ….. Getting all of those dit’s and dat’s inverted into dots and dashes ….. (Shudders.)

    Makes the Peony Express a knightmare.

  26. Meanwhile we have a new Administration official making the most outrageous comment on deniers.

    How did the Republicans in the Senate ever let her pass through the vetting process with such a closed and ignorant mind?

    Of course this is why the president picked her.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/interior-secretary-i-dont-want-any-climate-change-deniers-in-my-department/article/2534142

    “Interior Secretary: I don’t want any climate-change deniers in my department

    By SEAN HIGGINS | AUGUST 11, 2013 AT 4:30 PM

    Topics: Beltway Confidential Interior The Washington Post Climate Change

    According the the Washington Post, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell suggested no one working in…
    Buried in a lengthy Washington Post article about President Obama’s environmental policy is an illuminating anecdote about just how debatable the administration views climate change — namely, not at all:

    In an agency-wide address to employees Aug. 1, (Interior Secretary Sally) Jewell took the unusual step of suggesting that no one working for her should challenge the idea that human activity is driving recent warming. “I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior,” she said.

    The address does not appear to be posted on the department’s website, so the Washington Examiner can only go by the Post’s presumably third-hand version. Still, it raises some interesting questions: What would happen to somebody at the department who raised some skepticism regarding Jewell’s take on climate change? Would they be in danger of losing their job?

    For example, what if that person posted a news article pointing out that the global temperatures have been flat for the last two decades?

    Presumably somebody at the Interior Department knows the answers to these questions. Whether they’re willing to talk openly about them is another question.”

  27. RACookPE1978 says:
    August 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    “Everybody” knows you need a different AC adapter for OZ and NZ electric cords: they are both below the equator and have to generate their high voltage AC power with a cosine wave. Up north, where gravity runs the right direction half the time, we can use the much cheaper sine wave …
    ******
    There’s an East-West analog to this. In France, everyone knows from Inspector Clouseau movies that police van sirens sound like this: “PAAH poh PAAh poh PAAH poh PAAH…”, but what they don’t know is that in Japan the sirens sound like this: ” POH pah POH pah POH pah . .”

    (I had a French girlfriend in Japan who actually fell for this….for a few seconds. I was then pummeled with tiny Fists of Fury)

  28. Statistical idiocy. For there to be records every 1-2 years when they were every 1-2 decades or longer would require not merely a hockey stick, but a scene out of “Knowing”. Not anything like a fractional degree per year, but multiple degree per year. Meanwhile, this is the third and best weekend (or even 3 consecutive days across 4 mid-western states) for my motorcycle trips – we’ve been stuck in april-may mode with the clear mornings, cloudy noons, and afternoon thunderstorms. And it’s been COLD!. Last year I was going through western SD with triple digit temps, and they were the same digit (111). This year the “Dog Days of August” have been malamute-husky. Oh, and the UHI is still alive and well. My wifi hot-spot gives me weather, but it will say a number that is temperate while I’m freezing, e.g. the “weather station” will say 72, when it is under 65.

  29. Pachauri came to Finland last December. I honoured his visit in my blog:

    The Nobel award-winning climate researcher in Finland -why?

    Mr. Rajenda Pachauri, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, has achieved a lot in his life. The railway engineering education on the basis he has struggled to a position in which he channeled billions of euros in cash and tricked the politicians to do most goofy decisions.

    Pachauris scientist career, however, raises some questions. One of the pearls of the climate fear propaganda is the IPCC’s 2007 report claim that the Himalayan glaciers are melting by 2035. Pachauri believes that the objections were “voodoo science”. So, what is the name you could now call Pachauri when a generally accepted truth is that the Himalayan glaciers are not melting at all?

    Why would anyone exaggerate the melting of the glaciers, or otherwise provoke the terror of climate scare? Would it perhaps due to the money? How convient, the artist of original melting claim was Dr Syed Hasnain, an Indian employee of the Environmental Research TERI. It was headed by none other than Rajendra Pachauri.

    The melting of glaciers was such a serious thing that TERI was granted an additional 500 000 $ from a US charitable fund and EUR 3 million from the EU. That was granted with the help of the WWF published report in 2005.

    Pachaur opens in Joensuu the TERI office for the Northern Europe. In the entry interview Pachauri mentioned global warming is a health threat to Finnish people by increasing heatwaves, violent rain pours and fierce snow. This time, Pachauri did not mention any of the glaciers. Instead, the island states drowning in to the sea waves raised concerns – so the temperature rise and the melting of the glaciers were taken into account.

    TERI has a lot to examine. Also the Finns have somethig to consider, what all this fame will cost. In addition to the direct costs we should also find out how much money Finland has lost because of IPCC CO2-activities. The issue wold wide is the thousands of billions of euros to cash in the emissions trading for the threat such as carbon dioxide.

    The city of Joensuu has received the splendor of Nobel prize. However, it dims the fact that the Nobel Prize was awarded instead of Pachaur to the IPCC. Other equally prestigious Nobel Prize winners include Al Gore, Yasser Arafat, Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho.

    As a customer of Finnish Railways (VR), I hope however one thing: VR, never ask Pachauri to consult VR in the problems winter traffic. in resolving problems. The footprints frighten me.

    http://aamulehdenblogit.ning.com/profiles/blogs/nobelpalkittu-ilmastotutkija-rajendra-pachauri-suomessa-miksi

  30. RACookPE1978 says:
    August 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    Don’t make fun of AC/DC mate, we invented them and they are grouse.

  31. @Catcracking. Aug 17, 7:48PM:
    “Whethter they’re willing to talk about them is another question”.
    That is called the new transparency. And complete dedication to the science.

  32. The photo chosen for the slide is an interesting one. Ostensibly, Gore and Pachauri would want to show industrial smokestacks as destructive forces. But they’ve showed the smokestack emitting a beautiful spiral galaxy, in what I can only interpret as an act of stunning creation. I think the photo acts as a sort of accidental, Freudian slip, showed us an image that is metaphorically true, if not even mythological. Industrialization has been a net Good for mankind. In the short term, at least, it has allowed humans to have lives of dignity and plenty, and released them from abject poverty and suffering. We need more of this, not less, albeit we should do this as responsibly as we can, using our reason to make careful trade-offs between human benefit and environmental degradation and resource use.

  33. Why is this fraud speaking about Climate?
    As the Alarmists would say “He’s not a Climate Scientist. How can he possibly undestand the complexities of the subject?”

  34. The best thing is that the Finnish media totally ignored Pachauris presence in our county. And the public broadcasting company YLE raised a lot of hackles by running a 1/2-hour show on the 16 year pause on warming. The media the interviewed the green MP’s, greenpeace and prominent warmists to say that it’s worse than we thought (but no one really denied the unexplained pause), but the seeds of doubt have been sown. Many people now know that there is a major disconnect with the models and measurements.

  35. “John says: August 17, 2013 at 11:23 am
    Dear IPCC,

    Al Gore told me I was going to hell, but, am comforted in the fact that I will be too busy shaking hands with all my friends too notice the heat.

    When it finally freezes over, I will be too drunk and have a pretty woman in each arm to feel the cold.

    Yours in eternal damnation;

    John”

     
    John if by some unfortunate chance you find your are about to enter the infernal region, it may be wise to check out who is in charge there before entering. Given Pachauri’s and Gore’s actual contributions towards truth, commandments and the good of mankind, I expect they’ll be guests of quite some honor in Dante’s eighth and even ninth circles.
     
    It’s not too late to repent and seek science, observations, verification and the light of truth. I look forward to shaking your hand along with the hands of many other souls of science here lacking that blind faith in consensus.
     
    (of course it’s sarcasm, and I thank John for the sarcasm bandwagon I could jump on :->.)

  36. The latest (sorry I am not computer savvy enough) to put this in the right place > ” BBC ” Trees in Europe cannot absorb any more carbon” due to age, urban development , etc, etc ( I guess new landscaping lawns, farming etc., have all gotten old as well, like as in overnight?

  37. Tobias saw this:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23712464

    Now, you may all share in the BBC’s gullible alarmism. It’s pars such as the one below that make me think there is no end to the ways that are being dreamed up to pick our pockets as operating and policing such a policy would cost us all dearly.

    “One potential solution is a pan-European, legally binding agreement on forest management that would look to balance the ecological value of forests against the trees’ commercial and climate mitigation value.”

    Uh-oh.

  38. Tobias saw this:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23712464

    Now, you may all share in the BBC’s alarmism for the gullible. It’s pars such as the one below that make me think there is no end to the ways that are being dreamed up to pick our pockets as operating and policing such a policy would cost us all dearly.

    “One potential solution is a pan-European, legally binding agreement on forest management that would look to balance the ecological value of forests against the trees’ commercial and climate mitigation value.”

    Uh-oh.

  39. Help! I wanted to amend my post and delete the first try. Sorry, but I failed to find the way to do so…

  40. Pachauri has long since forfeited the right to be a Chair of anything. Say “Tata” to Railroad Bill, if you take our meaning.

  41. “Some scenarios show that a 1 in 20 year hottest day is likely to become a 1 in 2 year event…”

    Beautiful sleight of hand. Let me paraphrase; “If you tilt your head, the 1:20 change of a hottest day becomes a 1:2 chance”.

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