IPCC now in Bizarroland: Pachauri releases "smutty" romance novel

Just when you think things can’t get any more bizarre with the IPCC, having just learned that the IPPC 2007 report used magazine articles for references, head of the IPCC, Dr. Rajenda Pachauri, provides comedy gold. According to the UK Telegraph, he’s just released what they describe as a “smutty” romance novel, Return to Almora laced with steamy sex, lots of sex. Oh, and Shirley MacLaine.

Here’s the good doctor, grinning like a Cheshire cat at his book launch in India on January 10th.

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The Telegraph’s Robert Mendick and Amrit Dhillon in Delhi write:

As the UN’s climate change chief, Dr Rajendra Pachauri has spent his career writing only the driest of academic articles. But the latest offering from the chairman of the UN’s climate change panel is an altogether racier tome.

Some might even suggest Dr Pachauri’s first novel is frankly smutty.


(First time I’ve had to do that on WUWT)

Return to Almora, published in Dr Pachauri’s native India earlier this month, tells the story of Sanjay Nath, an academic in his 60s reminiscing on his “spiritual journey” through India, Peru and the US.

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On the way he encounters, among others, Shirley MacLaine, the actress, who appears as a character in the book. While relations between Sanjay and MacLaine remain platonic, he enjoys sex – a lot of sex – with a lot of women.

In breathless prose that risks making Dr Pachauri, who will be 70 this year, a laughing stock among the serious, high-minded scientists and world leaders with whom he mixes, he details sexual encounter after sexual encounter.

The book, which makes reference to the Kama Sutra, starts promisingly enough as it tells the story of a climate expert with a lament for the denuded mountain slopes of Nainital, in northern India, where deforestation by the timber mafia and politicians has “endangered the fragile ecosystem”.

But talk of “denuding” is a clue of what is to come.

By page 16, Sanjay is ready for his first liaison with May in a hotel room in Nainital. “She then led him into the bedroom,” writes Dr Pachauri.

“She removed her gown, slipped off her nightie and slid under the quilt on his bed… Sanjay put his arms around her and kissed her, first with quick caresses and then the kisses becoming longer and more passionate.

“May slipped his clothes off one by one, removing her lips from his for no more than a second or two.

“Afterwards she held him close. ‘Sandy, I’ve learned something for the first time today. You are absolutely superb after meditation. Why don’t we make love every time immediately after you have meditated?’.”

More follows, including Sanjay and friends queuing to have sexual encounters with Sajni, an impoverished but willing local: “Sanjay saw a shapely dark-skinned girl lying on Vinay’s bed. He was overcome by a lust that he had never known before … He removed his clothes and began to feel Sajni’s body, caressing her voluptuous breasts.”

Take a cold shower, and read the rest of the steamy  (possibly a water vapor feedback loop) novel at the Telegraph here

Note to the U.N. – Time to kick Pachy to the curb, he’s not just toast now, he’s carbonized.

In other news, The Love Guru has this relevant quote from a hockey team member: “there’s no connection between hockey and my love life”

UPDATE: Steve McIntyre quips:

In breaking news, Vivid Entertainment has bought the film rights to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. They plan to give new meaning to the terms Working Group 1, Working Group 2 and Working Group 3. They promise to give “peer review” an entirely new interpretation.

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Sad Science

Well no wonder he doesn’t have time to check the IPCC reports!

Sad Science

Controversial climate change boss(Pachuri) uses car AND driver to travel one mile to office… (but he says YOU should use public transport)

Was the book peer reviewed before publication?

So gross.

David Ball

No surprise here. Fiction is what he does best.

R Shearer

Anything for a buck?

cold hot

Is there a Nobel Prize for smutty literature?
[REPLY – The Nobel Piece Prize. ~ Evan]


Another blow…
YESTERDAY, a former chief at NASA, Dr John S. Theon, slammed the computer models used to determine future climate claiming they are not scientific in part because the modellers have “resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists”.

Baa Humbug

OOhhh behave Anthony, that’s old news. Theres even a video clip of this here

David Ball

I’ll leave the one about warming globes alone, …8^D


OT but Tips section seems to be chockablock.
How FOI requests are dealt with in Australia.
“Not easily deterred, Denniss fired in another request asking for documents prepared to help inform Wong and her advisers of the details, merits, limitations and criticisms of the ETS. The response: : he may be able to get what he wants if he hands over $256,586.98, although, catch-22, if he proceeds with his request, the department may decide it involves an unreasonable diversion of resources.”

Reed Coray

Now we know why he was too busy to listen to scientists telling him the Himalaya glaciers wouldn’t be gone by 2035–he was writing a romance novel that would raise the temperatures of the inhabitants of that part of the world.

cold hot

Hmm will this novel be used in the next IPCC reports???

Keith Minto

Note to the U.N. – Time to kick Pachy to the curb, he’s not just toast now, he’s carbonised
If not fully oxidised,there is always the possibility for redemption as biochar!

D. Patterson

Sad Science (18:02:28) :
Well no wonder he doesn’t have time to check the IPCC reports!

It doesn’t take very much time if you use a ghostwriter to write the work for you.


Do bodice-rippers cause global warming? All that hearty expulsion of CO2 must have an effect, don’t you see. ;->

Methow Ken

Just when you thing it CANNOT go any further over the edge. . .
Pachauri and the IPCC: The gifts that keep on giving. . .

L Gardy LaRoche


old construction worker

Ric Werme (18:05:21) :
‘Was the book peer reviewed before publication?’
Naw. I bet he had a ghost writer write the novel and just added his name.


With thoughts like that occupying his mind, he may genuinely feel it is very warm wherever he travels.

R Shearer

And I thought he could only do science fiction.

Tom Judd

Doesn’t sex produce heavy breathing and therefore accelerated respiration and thus enhanced CO2 output from us human beings? Moreover, doesn’t sex increase perspiration, this adding additional water vapor to the atmosphere? And doesn’t sex produce, well, additional human beings with their own carbon footprint? Does Pachauri wanna destroy this planet? Stop him now.

Baa Humbug

Just so you don’t believe me here is another version of R K P’s movie

Ron de Haan

I think it’s inevitable.
Gore writes books,
Hanson writes books,
Pachauri simply could not stay behind.
Besides that, his book writing suits his image.
“He’s a dirty old man”

After watching a few Indian music videos, nothing would surprise me.
And this:

Return to Almora, published in Dr Pachauri’s native India earlier this month, tells the story of Sanjay Nath, an academic in his 60s reminiscing on his “spiritual journey” through India, Peru and the US.

Pretty obvious that he envisions himself as the lead character. Pretty sad really.


Why don’t we make love every time immediately after you have meditated?
HAhah, I nearly fell off my chair reading that!


After going through the latest IPCC WG1 report, I am definitely looking forward to read Dr Pachauri’s latest work since the gentleman appears to be a good fiction writer.

James F. Evans

Sad Science (18:03:51) wrote: “Controversial climate change boss(Pachuri) uses car AND driver to travel one mile to office… (but he says YOU should use public transport)”
Very common among the high and mighty who push public transit for others, but not for themselves.
It’s called hypocrisy.


Wow – strong comments…
“What these two authorities, Drs Theon and Armstrong, are independently and explicitly stating is that the computer models underpinning the work of many scientific institutions concerned with global warming, including Australia’s CSIRO, are fundamentally flawed.”

Reply: You do realize that article is a year old? ~ ctm

Voluptuous is not a word that I would have thought of using in my Ocean Heat Content, Sea Surface Temperature, and ENSO posts–until now. I like voluptuous. It would bring new meaning to the 1997/98 El Nino, to the 60-year cycle of the AMO. Oh, the potential uses for voluptuous is astounding. Thanks, Dr. P.


So he has finally done something worthwhile!


Pachouri and Jon Edwards should consider double-dating.


L Gardy LaRoche (18:17:31) :
That number seems too high. May have been exaggerated. Steve McIntyre should audit.

John Goetz

I’m sorry, but that picture leading into the article is nothing short of disturbing.
Nevertheless, he will probably follow his Peace Prize win with a Literature Prize.
You go, Rajendra !!

Henry chance

This makes sense why all the hoes flooded Copenhagen. It is not about Choo choo stroking his ego.
Pachauri is rapidly sliding into the gutter and hey
This brings even “more credibility to the IPCC”.


I knew “Cheshire Cat” and, believe me, he’s no “Cheshire Cat”.


And don’t the ladies want to see him on the cover without a shirt!

Keith Minto

L Gardy LaRoche (18:17:31) :

What Standard Tremulous Deviation did you use ? ( I was frightened to use STD !)

Andy Scrase

Somewhat OT, but still on the subject of books, I logged into Amazon.com to get the warning:
You copy of “The Hockey Stick Illusion..” in your cart, was $12.50, is now $71″
I just about fell off my chair laughing at the sweet irony.
Maybe we really are at a tipping point…..

Sheesh, all writers know you publish that trash under pseudonyms.. like escorting, it pays well but you don’t want it on your permanent record


Loved that man in The Love Guru…

Henry chance

Tiger Woods has changed his name to Cheetah Woods.
What can we have for Rajendra Pauchauri’s new name???
Contest time to name the new Rock star Pachauri?


That “ding!” you just heard was the timer hitting 15 minutes on this clown’s (in)famy.

Baa Humbug

Oh please stop this is killing me Haha haha Here is RKP’s signature song, I’m sure it’s in the book somewhere
If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says
15 miles to the… Love Shack! Love Shack yeah
I’m headin’ down the East Anglia highway,
lookin’ for the love getaway
Heading for the love getaway, love getaway,
I got me a car, it’s as big as a whale
and we’re headin’ on down
To the Love Shack
I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your science grant money

Baa Humbug

Re: Henry chance (Jan 30 19:05),
Henry it’s got to be THE LOVE GURU PACHAURU


I think everyone is missing the point. Its not about the content of the book. The reason politicians publish books these days is because it’s the best way for supporters to line the pockets of the politician without breaking any laws. Interest groups can buy large quantities of the books (which they then toss in the trash). The interest group then tells the politician – “you know, we bought 100,000 copies of your book to distribute to poor children.” Presto, instant influence. Pachauri might even have simply bought a manuscript from some struggling author and put his name to it. He might not even know (or care) what’s in the book. Its just another scheme to sell influence.
Oh, and by the way, I thought he said he was really busy with IPCC stuff, so busy in fact that he couldn’t be bothered with mundane tasks like fixing errors in AR4. But I guess he found some time to “write” his book.

Layne Blanchard

I think he should stay with the IPCC, and maybe include excerpts of his book in AR5.

“Sandy, I’ve learned something for the first time today. You are absolutely superb after meditation.”
Pfftt….hahaha. Oh man, after I wipe coffee off my screen…oh forget it..bwhahaha.
On a more serious note, I thought India was a slightly more moral nation? I know Bollywood can be a bit racey, but I can’t imagine most ordinary Indians looking favorably on Pachauris latest work of fiction?


Wow indeed. I just sent that very sentence to the two Liberal women senators who plan to cross the floor and vote for Rudd’s ridiculous ETS next week.
Before Troeth crossed the floor last time she said, “Droughts are longer. Rainfall has dropped. In short I believe there is global warming. We need to take steps to remedy this.” And Boyce said, “I’d like to say to them [party members in her state] I’m acting in good faith.”
Sad, ain’t it.