See UPDATE below the read more line.
Looks like Pachy is having a crisis of confidence in his home country. Is anyone surprised?
Excerpts from the Telegraph:
India has threatened to pull out of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and set up its on climate change body because it “cannot rely” on the group headed by its own Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr R K Pachauri.
The Indian government’s move is a 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.
The body and its chairman have faced growing criticism ever since as questions have been raised on the credibility of their work and the rigour with which climate change claims are assessed.
More at the Telegraph
Concern was raised about the original title, which was verbatim from the Telegraph’s headline.
Telegraph: India to ‘pull out of IPCC’
Some said that the Telegraph got the story wrong. I wrote in reply:
<blockquote>Well if the Telegraph will change their title, I’ll gladly follow.</blockquote>
This seems to have happened. Now if you go to:
It redirects to
Now it is a different headline, and there is nothing about “pulling out”. So it seems this was a mistake on The Telegraph’s part. Thanks to Zeke and others who commented on it. Had it been my headline, I’d have changed it immediately once such issues were raised with support to back it up. But It was the Telegraph’s headline, and it was my expectation they would either follow up with more support for why they said this, or change it if it was wrong. It took them longer than expected, but they’ve now changed it without conceding an error.
Since this thread also went way off topic into discussion on aids, I’ve closed comments – Anthony