IPCC's Pachauri swarmed by reporters – refuses to step down

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Pachauri refuses to step down

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March 16 – Chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), R K Pachauri, said he would not resign for making claims that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by the year 2035, which he termed as “one mistake”.

Some climate researchers have criticized the IPCC in recent days for over-stating the speed of shrinking of Himalayan glaciers, whose seasonal thaw helps to supply water to many nations including India and China.

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94 thoughts on “IPCC's Pachauri swarmed by reporters – refuses to step down

  1. He’s another Gordon Brown – hopelessly inadequate, but refuses to go. Eventually they’ll both be pushed, hopefully, but no doubt both will depart with coffers full of money, and slide into sinecures guaranteeing further undeserved wealth. Slimebags.

  2. According to the latest damage assessment reports Pachauri does an excellent job to discredit himself, the UN IPCC, their reports and their conferences. There is no reason to expect that to change if he will resign.
    So if you ask me he is doing us a great favor to stay.
    Anyhow for the moment I couldn’t think of a more damaging replacement with the potential to top his talents, except for Al Gore!

  3. Hang in there Patches. Don’t you go anywhere. You’re doing an awesome job with AGW.
    Just not in the way you think you are.

  4. The fact is that Pachauri cannot account for the lack of melt in the Himalaya, and it’s a travesty that he can’t.

  5. Where are the real journalists who would point out the 45% of the “peer reviews in report4” come from Green activists with no science to support wild claims?

  6. Grammar boo-boo. “Here’s the details of the story” should read “Here ARE the details of the story:” Hey, grammar is about the only thing I am qualified to comment on around here, with all these science smarties. 🙂

  7. Vincent (11:37:10) :
    Interesting. Pachauri is Indian, and is being questioned by other Indians in English.
    English is the *a-hem* lingua franca of the subcontinent. Hindi is the official language, but the laws and judicial proceedings are written in English, because there are a scad of non-Hindi speakers in India.
    Just across the border, Pakistan has two official languages, Urdu and English — and more Paks speak English than Urdu.
    In the interest of full disclosure, I also speak more English than Urdu.

  8. Vincent (11:37:10) :
    Interesting. Pachauri is Indian, and is being questioned by other Indians in English.

    India has a bazillion different languages and dialects. English is the lingua Franca.

  9. Vincent (11:37:10) :
    “Interesting. Pachauri is Indian, and is being questioned by other Indians in English.”
    There are over 500 languages/dialects spoken in India. The one little slip-up the British made was to supply a unifying language. See what happened?

  10. My birdfeeder is sure active. I have a new bird, the Pachauri. It doesn’t eat any seed from the feeder. It sits on top of the feeder, squawks, and steals food from the other birds feeding. Hummmm, where is my shotgun?

  11. Hope he stays well beyond his stale date. He’s the 2nd best salesman alive for the skeptics (after Al, of course).

  12. Although India bought the AGW scam hook, line, and sinker, the press and the people there, as negligent as they have been in the past in asking questions– *hate* a fraud.
    Shine the light, NDTV!

  13. Well, Reuters (international news agency) is owned by the Rothschilds (an international banking dynasty).
    International banking dynasties were behind the foundation of the UN.
    The UN is Pachauri’s employer.
    So, IMHO, they’re either:
    a) turning the heat up on him to force him to resign (for whatever reason), or
    b) Letting the rest of us know that they ain’t letting this whole ‘controversy’ get in the way of their agenda.
    But I have no real way of knowing: only time will tell.

  14. Vincent (11:37:10)
    India has over 400 languages ( plus thousands of dialects ) the only way that Indians can communicate with each other ( thanks to the British ) is in English.
    I once had a street beggar in Delhi, tell me that the longest English word that he new was ‘iambicpentameter ‘ he quoted Shakespeare for his penny’s.

  15. “Anyhow for the moment I couldn’t think of a more damaging replacement with the potential to top his talents, except for Al Gore!”
    Dude you missed your true calling in life. George Carlin has nothing on you! 😉

  16. Notice also that Reuters is careful to say that the only criticism against Patchauri and the IPCC involve the “one mistake” of the glaciers.
    It’s dishonest of them not to mention that the entire report and methods are being brought into serious question, but at least the story is getting coverage. Somewhere.

  17. Sorry, Patches, you don’t get to call it “one mistake”, since you knew about it, made no effort to correct it, and presented it as the truth at Copenhagen. That’s called lying. Funny thing about liars. They can not tell just one lie. It becomes their modus operandi.

  18. You tell ’em Patchy! Don’t let the haters get to you!
    You are showing the world that climate science is all about 70 year old guys with bad comb overs writing cheap romance novels about sleeping with underage teenagers and filling the world’s newspapers with unsubstantiated fear mongering every day for decades in order to drum up business for your otherwise pointless and parasitic corporate activities.
    If that’s not science… nay, humanity… at its best, I don’t know what is.

  19. Vincent – India is an immense sub-continent, land of many faiths, languages and ethnic groups. While Hindi is the official language, many Indians have Bengali, Punjabi, Assamese, etc., as their mother tongue. As the British ruled the entirety of India for many years, and established the Indian civil service, English has become accepted as the the lingua franca of India.

  20. Oily Patchouli must go!
    From Wiki;
    “Patchouli oil has also been used as a hair conditioner for dreadlocks. One study suggests patchouli oil may serve as an all-purpose insect repellent.”

  21. The longer Pachauri stays, the more it hurts the IPCC. Having the UN/IPCC take charge of this climate evaluation was a huge mistake. Most of the countries in the UN love cap and trade because it transfers wealth from the 1st world countries to the 3rd world countries. If Pachauri totally discredits the IPCC, it may provide the impetus to finally replace the IPCC. The IPCC has helped politicize climate science. Anything that hastens the end of the UN/IPCC role in climate science is a step in the right direction.

  22. Kitefreak (12:28:17) : Just don’t say that aloud! The sleeping gammas may awake. They are convinced they are making the world a better place to live…

  23. So, Tricky RK Pachauri insists “I am not a crook!”
    The similarities between Climategate and Watergate get more entertaining by the day. Watergate started slowly too…
    But I agree with many others here that the longer he stays, the more rotten it looks, so let’s hope this living symbol of corruption stays on and makes even more voodoo science rants.
    Poor India though. Ghandi used to be their most famous celebrity. Now they’ve got this weasel instead.

  24. He looks like a Qliphah:
    Qliphoth, kliffoth or klippot (singular: qliphah) refer to the representation of evil forces in the mystical teachings of Judaism (such as in the Kabbalah.)

  25. Jack Maloney see:
    Official Language – Constitutional/Statutory Provisions

    Article 343(1) of the Constitution provides that Hindi in Devanagari script shall be the Official Language of the Union. Article 343(2) also provided for continuing the use of English in official work of the Union for a period of 15 years (i.e., up to 25 January 1965) from the date of commencement of the Constitution. Article 343(3) empowered the parliament to provide by law for continued use of English for official purposes even after 25 January 1965. Accordingly, section 3(2) of the Official Languages Act, 1963 (amended in 1967) provides for continuing the use of English in official work even after 25 January 1965. The Act also lays down that both Hindi and English shall compulsorily be used for certain specified purposes such as Resolutions, General Orders, Rules, Notifications, Administrative and other Reports, Press Communiqués; Administrative and other Reports and Official Papers to be laid before a House or the Houses of Parliament; Contracts, Agreements, Licences, Permits, Tender Notices and Forms of Tender, etc.

    Note that India has no “national” language. People have immolated themselves in protest etc.

  26. vincent,
    as most people don’t know, thought i would state these common facts, that all indians KNOW, but may not ACKNOWLEDGE.
    1: India is the largest English Speaking country in the world. Funny and varied accents aside, over 325 million indians can carry on a conversation in english
    2: English is the common language spoken in the country. No other language has the geographical reach that english has, within India
    3: English is the reason, why indians can provide the services to the world that they do provide today.
    4: you cannot get ANY PROFESSIONAL degree in any other language.

  27. DLH,
    that is the standard stuff that indian govt puts out. In reality, 3-4 states WILL NOT accept Hindi laws and orders from the central government. They operate ONLY ON THE ENGLISH VERSION. There will always be the “official language” on paper, But English will continue to grow. Even as the “need for a national language” is pushed, more and more children are talking to their parents in english. you can see where the country is heading. My children speak to me in English.
    Pachauri has some support, because indians think they should support their guy. But, in the indian officialdom, he is useful only to flog the UN, but there is no respect or love for this crook.

  28. White Queen: “Can you do addition? What’s one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?”
    Alice: “I don’t know. I lost count.”
    Pachauri: “I know. One.”

  29. If he goes it would be an admission that there is something wrong with the IPCC and it should reform its ways and be more honest.
    If he stays he will continue to be hounded and helps keep “glaciergate”, “voodoo science” and “Climategate” right up there on the blogs and some news outlets. He also gives us an easy target.
    I don’t care what he does: heads we win, tails they lose, just like AGW. :o)

  30. He is guy telling us about the evils of modern living and the need to find alternative fuels while:
    In 2005, he [Pachauri – head of UN IPCC] set up GloriOil, a Texas firm specialising in technology which allows the last remaining reserves to be extracted from oilfields otherwise at the end of their useful life.
    http://www.glorioil.com/technology.htm
    Also he is well vested in carbon credits to make him money both ways he turns.

  31. Pachauri & Schneider heading Down Under. Twould be nice to see some placards outside the event:
    2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
    29 June – 1 July Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia
    Keynote speakers include: Dr R.K. Pachauri (Chair, IPCC), Professor Stephen Schneider (Stanford University), Neil Adger (Tyndall Centre, UK),Martin Parry (Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group II for the Fourth Assessment), Mark Stafford Smith (CSIRO) etc
    http://www.nccarf.edu.au/conference2010
    lots of IPCC trickery described by Dr. Gray, read all:
    9 March: SUPPORT FOR CALL FOR REVIEW OF UN IPCC
    Dr Vincent Gray, a member of the UN IPCC Expert Reviewers Panel since its inception, has written to Professor David Henderson, to support the latter’s call for a review of the IPCC and its procedures
    Resistance to all efforts to try and discuss or rectify these problems has convinced me that normal scientific procedures are not only rejected by the IPCC, but that this practice is endemic, and was part of the organisation from the very beginning. I therefore consider that the IPCC is fundamentally corrupt. The only “reform” I could envisage, would be its abolition…
    Sooner or later all of us will come to realise that this organisation, and the thinking behind it, is phony. Unfortunately severe economic damage is likely to be done by its influence before that happens.
    http://nzclimatescience.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=155&Itemid=1

  32. It’s not the mistake it’s the conflicts of interest that needs to be investigated.
    http://www.terina.org/
    TERI is associated with the Indian conglomerate Tata steel and car makers that have recently benefited from ETS that cost British jobs.

  33. Come now colleagues, we have all had a laugh at the poor man’s expense. Now for another.
    The Caitlin expedition is off and running. This time:
    “Scientists and explorers will brave polar bears, thin ice and frostbite within the next fortnight as they embark on an Arctic expedition to examine the impact of an acidifying ocean on the region’s animals and plants.”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/25/catlin-arctic-survey-ocean-acidification
    No doubt WUWT will follow their progress closely.

  34. [snip]
    Only the IPCC Panel can elect a new Chair of the IPCC. The IPCC Panel is composed of representatives appointed by governments and organizations. If the US and UK make clear that they want a new Chair of the IPCC, China will probably block it just to show it can.

  35. There are hundreds of languages in India. In the republic each state has at least 3 official languages, Hindu, English and the dominant state language eg Bengali in Bengal State. Hindi for historical reasons is unacceptable to many in some states English is commonly used for nationwide communication. Also higher education in India is mostly in English so for reporters to question the Patch in English is unremarkable.

  36. Choo choo isn’t going anyplace on his own.
    The only sensible course of action is to disband IPCC, and encourage the UN to focus on humanitarian aid.
    Think how much money was wasted on sending climate clunkers to places like Bali.
    Think of the HORRIFIC job the UN did to help anybody in the South Indian Ocean after the tsunami or in Haiti.
    Ever hear the klunky Choo choo say anything the least bit edifying or humane or uplifting? Never.

  37. Patchi is a dead-man walking, as is the CAGW scam.
    I’m trying to spot what the next ploy will be from those who want the world to be governed by an unelected elite?
    The Ice Age cometh anyone???

  38. I see there are some in this thread who think the British gifted India with English. Carry on with your pre-judices. Have fun. I wonder how much of the Pachauri bashing is anti-third world hatred and nothing else beyond.
    Pachauri is a symptom of the corruption that the global warming movement engenders – he is not the cause of anything. His resignation wont change anything. His continued presence actually greatly weakens the AGW movement. Pachauri shot his own foot with his defence of the IPCC report without checking background, before Copenhagen. He would have done that however strong the expose be at that point. Anybody in his position would have done the same.
    Pachauri picked up the corrupt ways of the revolving door between policy-making and business from his UK/EU and US friends – there is no doubt about that. Call out Dick Cheney and Al Gore first is what I say.
    Someone’s else egging NDTV on in another post. He doesn’t perhaps know Prannoy Roy’s obsequious friendship with Pachauri. Or the Greenathon fundraising campaigns.
    India perhaps knowingly has done enough to keep the AGW carbon credit/emissions trading juggernaut at bay, as much as it has made money off it. Its inflexible position has held up negotiations from Rio in ’92 onwards. Jairam Ramesh the environment minister is responsible for bringing down Pachauri from his high perch. Pachauri continues onward only possibly because he has Farooq Abdullah (and perhaps thus the Indian PM) in his ever-shrinking corner. Jairam Ramesh called Hillary Clinton’s bluff at Copenhagen (Google it). The Indian PM’s dressing-down of Yvo de Boer at New Delhi can be considered eventually to have led to his resignation. The Americans haven’t been twiddling their thumbs either – twice they have tried to sneak in the word ‘scrutiny’ into the Copenhagen Accord – a useless document in itself – only to be shot down by the Indian contingent.

  39. Pachauri plays his role adequately.
    Sooner or later it had to come to this. Now the exaggeration spewing from the alarmists is spewing from the skeptics. Monckton claims biofuels double food prices and cause worldwide food riots. Sure. Movement to paint Mann as a “criminal” are written with the same hand that have Hansen criminalizing coal barons. And now we have the shocking story of an Argentine couple who signed “an apparent suicide pact over fears of global warming.”
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1254619/Baby-girl-survives-shot-chest-parents-global-warming-suicide-pact.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0gw4V50ru
    Virtual rubbish all around. Alarmist and skeptic are the fodder of not-so-clever deceptionists writing here and now!

  40. Suitable replacements for “Patches”:
    1. Al Gore
    2. Phil Jones
    3. Michael Mann
    Oh, you want the IPCC to survive? Then the most suitable candidate:
    Steve McIntyre!

  41. He’s still around?
    Has he decided to use up the 15 minutes of fame alloted each of the 2500 to 4000 full-fledged scientists of AR4 (soon to be re-released as the Fourth Assessment Report-Corrected Edition)?

  42. Hey I don’t like his modus operandi either, but we did state, didn’t we, that personal insults only muddy the issues and create a crass tribalism.
    Pachauri may be many things, but calling him slime or a creep makes skeptics look petty, don’t we have a better approach.
    Since when has name calling assisted a debate, in a positive and scientific direction? (OK fair do’s – they started it with the ‘D’ word, and the papers ran with it, shame on them, lets not join them eh?)

  43. Bryn (14:43:35) :
    The Caitlin expedition is off and running. This time:
    “Scientists and explorers will brave polar bears, thin ice and frostbite within the next fortnight …….”
    ———————————————————-
    I thought all the polar bears were dead? And shouldn’t that be rotten ice?

  44. Vincent (11:37:10) :
    Interesting. Pachauri is Indian, and is being questioned by other Indians in English.
    Vincent, English is one of India’s official languages. There are several (7?) hundred languages in India, some still without a script. The two offical languages nationwide are Hindi and English (note no Urdu) and the states also have local official languages.

  45. Michael Reed (12:00:05) :
    Grammar boo-boo. . .

    Careful! More nit-picking and Anthony might go off on another vacation, and we can’t have that! 😉
    /Mr Lynn

  46. Vincent (11:37:10) :
    English is pretty common in India. A leftover of the colonial days with Britain.

  47. nigguraths (15:30:27) :
    The British Empire had a benevolent effect upon the world, as the Roman one did a couple of thousand years earlier. Like it or not.

  48. Quoting:
    “1: India is the largest English Speaking country in the world. Funny and varied accents aside, over 325 million indians can carry on a conversation in english
    2: English is the common language spoken in the country. No other language has the geographical reach that english has, within India
    3: English is the reason, why indians can provide the services to the world that they do provide today.
    4: you cannot get ANY PROFESSIONAL degree in any other language.”
    Commenting:
    You know, it would not be so common for folks to imagine that English is not the Official Language of India, had not India declared Hindi TO BE THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE, back in the fifties.
    Don’t bother to take offense for the opposite of what you already took offense for a half century ago. Get a life, people!

  49. Ref – Nigguraths (15:30:27) :

    “Pachauri is a symptom of the corruption that the global warming movement engenders – he is not the cause of anything. His resignation wont change anything. His continued presence actually greatly weakens the AGW movement. Pachauri shot his own foot with his defence of the IPCC report without checking background, before Copenhagen. He would have done that however strong the expose be at that point. Anybody in his position would have done the same..”
    ________________________
    Fully agree. Pachauri is only one of many thousands who rule our world via the ‘United Nations’ mega-bureaucracy. He is benign as long as he is paid and left alone to ‘make a little on the side’. If you threaten him his coworkers and the full weight of UNWOWI (United Nations Workers of the World International) will descend upon you and make you wish you’d been born in Antarctica and had never left.
    The only problem with the United Nations is the Secretariat and the General Assembly. Scrap these two minor institutions and it might not be so bad. Think about it.

  50. Robert of Ottawa:
    “The British Empire had a benevolent effect upon the world, as the Roman one did a couple of thousand years earlier. Like it or not.”
    Maybe that is why the Americans chased off the English-speaking British as quickly as they could. Couldn’t take all the benevolence I guess. 🙂
    The fires of colonialism still burns bright in the hearts of the West – can there be any doubt about that? I don’t think so. I am incidentally reminded of the benevolence the British showered on its citizens at Jallianwala Bagh.
    West Houston:
    Hindi is not the sole official language of India – I would ask you to read up a bit on the Tamil/Dravidian rationalist movement as to why what you say did not happen in the fifties.
    Regards

  51. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
    All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
    Couldn’t put Humpty together again!
    (Even with the help of the UN!)

  52. Expat in France (11:38:33) :
    He’s another Gordon Brown – hopelessly inadequate, but refuses to go.
    ——————————
    Sorry to hear that, you have my sympathy.
    I also hear the other parties in the UK *ALL* agree on CO2 being the true cause of AGW. This is remarkable that one or more opposition parties don’t play the game politicians usually do and take an opposite stance for the votes. A terrible situation indeed.

  53. Pachauri will remain at the head of the IPCC UNTIL the independant report is released. Then he’ll go in my opinion. No point in replacing him now and then having to deal with another firestorm from the independant report with another new head who will then have to defend himself all ove again.

  54. “Two more bricks fall out of the IPCC wall”.
    I hope it is true. But here in Belgium we see nothing of that. Almost every day any newspaper contains some pro-alarmist news about CO2 emission, climate “change”, etc., with no single sceptical comment.

  55. Let him alone. Brits planned to parachute sniper to Germany to take Hitler out, but later decided it is more helpful for Allies to let him amateurishly command the Third Reich.

  56. As a longtime francophobe and anglophile I object to English being characterized as the “lingua franca” of India. Such an insult!

  57. He claims he made only one mistake? Oh come on! He has made many as we all know it. So does he. He’s telling untruths. Come to think of it has anything he said been correct?

  58. Michael Reed (04:15:12) :
    As a longtime francophobe and anglophile I object to English being characterized as the “lingua franca” of India. Such an insult!
    Then I’d better not mention the official languages of Pondicherry are Tamil, English, and French.
    Oooops…

  59. LightRain (22:49:49) :
    I also hear the other parties in the UK *ALL* agree on CO2 being the true cause of AGW. This is remarkable that one or more opposition parties don’t play the game politicians usually do and take an opposite stance for the votes. A terrible situation indeed.
    UK Independence Party (UKIP)
    Libertarian, non-racist party seeking Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.
    http://www.ukip.org/
    A bit disorganized at the moment, but will go from strength to strength.

  60. Bruce Cobb (12:39:59) :
    Sorry, Patches, you don’t get to call it “one mistake”, since you knew about it, made no effort to correct it, and presented it as the truth at Copenhagen. That’s called lying.

    Worse yet, one of the co-authors of that section has admitted that he knew the Himalayan claim was unsubstantiated when it was published, but left it in anyway to influence policymakers. Therefore, it was not a “mistake” at all; it was intentional. The fact that it is still being called a “mistake” by the media is a small victory for the alarmists.

  61. “Pachauri shot his own foot with his defence of the IPCC report without checking background”
    Not really, it was higher up and more to the centreline!

  62. _Jim (19:49:38) :
    Kitefreak (12:28:17) :
    Well, Reuters (international news agency) is owned by the Rothschilds (an international banking dynasty).
    Nope; don’t think so …
    Please, become better educated: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuters
    and: COMPANY HISTORY
    ——————————–
    Thanks Jim. Didn’t realise Wikipedia was such a great source of unbiased information on contentious issues.
    Sorted now though. Fully educated.
    Thanks again. without you, I would have been totally lost.

  63. There’s a new novel just out by Ian McEwan (author of Atonement), called Solar. It satirizes the juggernaut that is the global warming industry. There’s a womanizing professor in there who is on gazillions of committees and has all sorts of conflict-of-interest issues, and is really more interested in profit for himself than any real or fictive global warming. Might remind readers slightly of Dr Pachauri.

  64. I think R.K. Pachaur must go away gently,if he is not willing to resign, & seat in the Chair with permanet glue thatn world body must kick him out of IPCC immediately. He is an Indian and behave like a dirty man.
    Before kicking him out from IPCC,his wealth and coffer should be taken away.
    He is much clever man of India & corrupt too.He installed his family business house,TERI (The Energy Research Institute) in Bomaby and had business link with another TERI (Tata Energy Research Institute) he as cunnig fox do,added “The” in his won company instead of “Tata”
    He himself look like a terrorist and he terrorising IPCC

  65. Dr. Pachauri, a railway engineer by education, claimed that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by the year 2035. This may be considered as a big mistake. However, compared with the wrong physical methods on which all IPCC reports and a lot of climatology-linked papers are based, Pachauri’s claim is a small sin only. The scandal is that a person like Dr. Pachauri who has no competence in physical and/or statistical climatology became Chairman of the IPCC. This is the main indication to me that the IPCC is a political instrument of the United Nations, rather than a scientific panel.
    Generally, we have to recognize that climate science has been burdened by
    several wrong physical concepts for decades. Here are various examples:
    (1) The Revelle-Suess equation widely considered as the opening shot in the anthropogenic global warming “theory” is rather inappropriate. Revelle and Suess published it in the Swedish journal Tellus in 1957.
    (2) The planetary radiative balance equation for the earth in the absence of its atmosphere is based on inappropriate physical considerations. It was published by Möller in Applied Optics in 1964 without any scientific justification of the assumptions on which this planetary radiation balance equation is based. This equation serves to calculate the global uniform temperature of T_e = 255 K using a planetary albedo of 0.3 and a planetary emissivity of 1. The difference between the globally averaged near-surface temperature of = 288 K and T_e is used to quantify the so-called atmospheric greenhouse effect by – T_e = 33 K . The value of the planetary albedo, however, is based on satellite measurements, i.e., it also contains the effect of backward scattering by molecules, cloud and aerosol particles which do not exist in the case of a missing atmosphere. In his book entitled Climatic Change Budyko (1977) already mentioned that in the absence of an atmosphere the planetary albedo cannot be equal to the actual value of 0.33 (today 0.30). He assumed that prior to the origin of the atmosphere, the Earth’s albedo was lower and probably differed
    very little from the moon’s albedo, which is equal to 0.07 (today 0.12 ). If
    we assume the latter we will obtain 270 K for the moon and, hence, for the Earth. Reducing, in addition, the planetary emissivity by 5 percent ( 0.95 ) leads to 273 K . Results provided by remote sensing techniques at 2.77 cm wavelength, however, indicate that the average moon disk temperature is of about 213 K (Monstein, 2001). Thus, this concept of a planetary radiative balance in the absence of an atmosphere is physically inappropriate. The main assumptions are not fulfilled and the result obtained for the Moon is much higher than the observed value.
    (3) In 1987 Ramanathan et al (Rev. Geophysics) argued:
    “The incoming solar radiation, the reflected solar radiation, and the outgoing long-wave radiation at the top of the atmosphere have been determined by satellite radiation budget measurements, and the values inferred from these measurements are shown in Figure 2. The surface-atmosphere system emits to space roughly 236 W/m^2 , which balances the absorbed solar radiation. The emitted radiation is mostly contained in wavelengths longer than 4 micron , and hence it is referred to as long-wave, infrared (IR), or terrestrial radiation.
    At a surface temperature of 288 K the long-wave emission by the surface is about 390 W/m^2, whereas the outgoing long-wave radiation at the top of the atmosphere is only 236 W/m^2 (see Figure 2). Thus the intervening atmosphere causes a significant reduction in the long-wave emission to space. This reduction in the long-wave emission to space is referred to as the greenhouse effect.”
    This is clearly a misinterpretation of the global energy budget. All so-called global energy balance schemes like that of Kiehl and Trenberth (1997) and Trenberth et al. (2009) that can be found in the literature documents that the solar radiation absorbed be the Earth’s skin is partitioned into the fluxes of sensible (H) and latent heat (E) and a so-called infrared net radiation (DIR). These flux terms are heating the atmosphere from below. Also solar radiation is directly heating the atmosphere by absorption. The sum of the solar radiation absorbed by the Earth’s skin and the atmosphere is equal to the outgoing infrared radiation at the top of the atmosphere. Note that even an Earth’s surface temperature of 255 K and a fictive radiative temperature of the atmosphere of 255 K would provide DIR = 63 W/m^2 (see Trenberth et al., 2009) if the Earth is considered as a black body and an emissivity of the atmosphere of about 0.74 is assumed. This means that the Earth’s surface temperature cannot be linked to DIR which is a part of the energy flux budget at the Earth’s surface. Consequently, there is no space for an atmospheric greenhouse effect that would cause an increase of the Earth’s surface temperature.
    (4) The so-called climate feedback equation, published by Schneider and Mass (1975) is inappropriate from a physical point of view (see Kramm and Dlugi, 2009, http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.2286). Nevertheless, this equation serves to calculate the Increase of the Earth’s surface temperature on the basis of the so-called net global anthropogenic radiative forcing (see the IPCC reports). This equation was used by many climate researchers like Manabe, Hansen, Dickinson, Ramanathan, and Schlesinger.
    (5) The globally averaged near-surface temperature of about = 288 K has no physical meaning. Mann’s hockey stick-like temperature curve and the possible manipulation of data linked to the ClimateGate only serves to establish a measure of global climate change. Unfortunately, there is no global climate. This is a contradiction in terms.
    (6) Climate predictions (or climate projections) have nothing to do with science because there are no observational data that allow to evaluate these predictions in the (broader) sense of a scientific verification. As shown by Kramm and Dlugi (2009), the uncertainty inherent in geophysical processes prevents to perform climate projections with a sufficient degree of accuracy.
    (7) Obviously there is a misinterpretation of climate change. Climate change is not related to a slight variation of temperature or precipitation as claimed by climate researchers. Climate change can only be identified on the basis of two non-overlapping climate periods. This might be the case when a region has been changed from a subtropical climate to a tropical climate or vice
    versa.
    (8) The so-called global warming potential used in several IPCC reports has no physical meaning. The governing equations are the conservation equation of internal energy, and the transfer equation for radiative intensities. In both equations neither a global net anthropogenic radiative forcing nor global warming potential occurs. Even though these quantities are senseless, they are used by the IPCC, i.e., in the sense of policy-making.

  66. Anu (14:47:56) :
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    Reminding Readers that Dr. Pachauri sort of looks like Peter Sellers playing Indian actor Hrundi V. Bakshi is certainly more important than a video clip showing how elected officials disregard public opinion.
    Public opinion has effectiveness only when [snip]

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