IPCC head Pachauri booted from "Global Thinkers" list

Though, he still has a chance at being on the Best Smutty Romance Novel Writers of 2010 list.

Click for more photos from his book release.

Tom Nelson writes:

What a difference a year makes: [IPCC head] Pachauri was allegedly #5 of the world’s “top” global thinkers a year ago; now, he’s not in the top 100

The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010| Foreign Policy

[Where’s Pachauri?!]

November 30, 2009: Foreign Policy’s First Annual List of the 100 Top Global Thinkers | Foreign Policy

Rajendra Pachauri

for ending the debate over whether climate change matters.

Chairman, intergovernmental panel on climate change | India

As the link between human activity and climate change becomes conventional wisdom and governments work urgently to establish a global climate treaty, Pachauri deserves no small amount of credit for creating such an extraordinary shift in public opinion.

…Any progress toward thwarting climate change this year owes a great deal to Pachauri.

Best idea of 2009: Vegetarianism as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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44 thoughts on “IPCC head Pachauri booted from "Global Thinkers" list

  1. Like I said on previous posts, things happn very slowly at that level. What the climategate has proven will take abou 5 years to unwind. Public opinion has switched , and reality is starting to sink in. Give it another year or 2. and the scam of AGW climate disruption ( whatever ) will be more in pieces than ever.
    In 5 years it will be a joke…hey…they almost got away with it.
    Ian

  2. “Best idea of 2009: Vegetarianism as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
    Nawww… best idea ever to reduce the vegetable population. Attention all carrots: watch your back or Patchy’s gonna’ GET ya!

  3. Patchi means GREEN in Tamil and chauri in Hindi is ROBBER
    Ethical hacking would bring the mythical reason why he did such a thing using Rattan Tata’s Glass-House to break the ethical codes

  4. He was allegedly booted from the list after peer reviewed research on his “Best idea of 2009: Vegetarianism as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” proved that the eating of broccoli significantly INCREASED methane gas emissions (a powerful greenhouse gas) in humans.
    When asked for comment, all’s Patchy would say was “The whole thing stinks.”

  5. Pachauri was a “thinker” only in the sense that he and his gang thought how to make the AGW claim as scary as possible. It is somehow difficult to think of a grand, global design to fool and scare the public at the global level. He achieved that goal, until about 2008. By 2009, skepticism increased, especially after the climategate.

  6. Of all the failures and windbacks in climate alarmism over the last 12 months, this one would undoubtedly hurt the most.

  7. Hey, we’re talking about a Nobel prizewinner here, at least an “acceptance speaker”.
    Bernie Madoff’s probably wondering if he could still get the Nobel Prize for Economics.

  8. What an appalling list of leftist academics and politicians! Actually ask people and not some board of some magazine or academia and you will find a very different list. I bet Anthony Watts or Christopher Monckton would appear in a list of “100 thinkers” that is actually voted by people and not by Academia or Media.
    Greatest American ever: Ronald Reagan (Conservative politician)
    Greatest German ever: Konrad Adenauer (Conservative politician)
    Greatest Frenchman ever: Charles de Gaulle (Conservative politician)
    Greatest Englishman ever: Winston Churchill (Conservative politician)
    Greatest Italian ever: Leonardo Da Vinci (Scientist and artist)
    It is the media, the academia and the political class that is leftist, not the people

  9. It should also be noted that Nicholas Stern and James Hansen have both been kicked off the list.
    Conversely Bjorn Lomberg is now on it for “for questioning whether we’re going after climate change right.”

  10. Ah yes, what a list.
    Half of them are fossilized thinkers. Bill Clinton? John Kerry? LOL. William Perry? George Shultz? [guffaw]
    If I want to see fossils, I’ll go to the Museum of Natural History.

  11. These are not “global thinkers.” They are circular thinkers. Their thinking always ends up in the same place.

  12. To Mr Watts: Please, do not publish this.
    I formerly called myself SouthAmericanGirls, you probably know that by my IP address but you banned me from your website. That hurt in an extreme way. I do not plan to come back here to comment, I just wanted to say farewell because you never allowed me to say anything, you were extremely rude and simply banned me and such behavoir harms your forum. I am trying to read other blogs but your blog is just too interesting. I never knew that I was breaking the forum rules and that I was causing disruption, sorry if I disrupted your excellent forum. This is my farewell, I swear I will never ever make a comment on your blog and will try to avoid reading your blog since the tentation to comment will ve very big and I do not want to have to fight such tentation.
    Best regards and thanks, as a citizen of the world, for demolishing through your blog an obsolete Academia that is unable to produce science.
    [Reply: All is forgiven. Just be nice, and stay on subject.]

  13. Anyone who nails their reputation to a weather (or climate) forecast deserves all they get.
    New word: polycatastrophist. A person who makes a list of everything that could go wrong in the world and assumes they all happen at the same time. Very common in the environmental movement.

  14. My favorite picture of him is the one where he and another poser, Al Gore, are “posing” for their ill-gotten and undeserved Nobel Peace Prize.
    Carpetbaggers!
    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  15. Somewhat disappointing to see Stephen Chu still on the list (at #18). At least his photo shows him in deep thought … although clearly that can’t be possible.

  16. AntiAcademia says:
    November 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    To Mr Watts: Please, do not publish this.
    I formerly called myself SouthAmericanGirls, you probably know that by my IP address but you banned me from your website. That hurt in an extreme way. I do not plan to come back here to comment, I just wanted to say farewell because you never allowed me to say anything, you were extremely rude and simply banned me and such behavoir harms your forum. I am trying to read other blogs but your blog is just too interesting. I never knew that I was breaking the forum rules and that I was causing disruption, sorry if I disrupted your excellent forum. This is my farewell, I swear I will never ever make a comment on your blog and will try to avoid reading your blog since the tentation to comment will ve very big and I do not want to have to fight such tentation.
    Best regards and thanks, as a citizen of the world, for demolishing through your blog an obsolete Academia that is unable to produce science.
    [Reply: All is forgiven. Just be nice, and stay on subject.]
    ——
    Thank you, Anthony, and welcome back, AA!
    We have a common goal, i.e. to demolish obsolete academia that is unable to produce science. However, as I’m in the snake pit (University of Illinois), it sounds a lot easier than it looks!
    Sorry, off topic….I didn’t see any Hockey Team members on the list of thinkers (Chu doesn’t count in my book), and I’m really surprised that they didn’t jam John Holdren in there as well. After all, he DID invent the phrase “Climate Disruption.” Maybe we should have a Top Skeptics page?

  17. So how did he go from #5 to nowhere in a year? Did his brain fall out?
    Or is the quality of someone’s “global thinking” determined so superficially, so faddishly that none of this matters? An editor barks: “Make a list, people like lists…even posh types who follow our tosser website. Just give ’em a list of…I dunno…top one hundred…I dunno…global something-or-other.” One hopes it’s as cynical as that. But, no, these people are more likely to be in earnest.
    Time to close down the bulk of university courses, including all which contain the word “studies”.

  18. Not saying much. Most of those people on that FP list are actually not “great thinkers.” Most of them are just kiss ass, pedigree educated thinkers within the current system that FP espouses. Pachauri is just not in the group this year because his failures would make others around him look bad, even if they are not that much different from him.

  19. mosomoso says:
    November 28, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    “So how did he go from #5 to nowhere in a year? Did his brain fall out?”
    Simple. They have been rumbled.

  20. ImranCan says:
    November 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm (Edit)
    Somewhat disappointing to see Stephen Chu still on the list (at #18). At least his photo shows him in deep thought

    Probably pondering the legislative process in the post election week. Or maybe he’s sat on the can…

  21. List of global thinkers, huh? If that’s the case what the heck is a thick as pig droppings numpty like David Cameron doing sitting at No 31?

  22. the only thing he thinks about is when the next grant comes from. What a goose, it is very sad that peoply believe in global warming one day THAY will wake up ?

  23. I just noticed that the FP Top 100 Global Thinkers List of 2010 actually has 120 persons listed, not 100. I guess that the ability to count doesn’t matter when you “think globally”. 🙂

  24. Paul Reiter has explained us in an e-mail list what is the likely reason why Pachauri was removed. While Patchy is a vegetarian, he actually eats beans. That’s too bad because in this way, he still produces potent greenhouse gases – similar ones as his co-winner of the peace Nobel prize.

  25. “Best idea of 2009: Vegetarianism as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
    Best idea of 2010: How many were there; which way were they heading? I must find them. I’m, I’m – I’m their leader!

  26. It appears to say more about “Foreign Policy”. The “list” is another example of an ineffective and corrupt press only interested in the bottom line of their bank account with no regard whatsoever to anything close to integrity and truth. “Science” and “Nature” and a gigabunch of others play the same game.
    ( O.K., PS: It also says a gigabunch about high level government employees.)

  27. He has all sorts of scientific shortcomings and it’s astonishing he was ever promoted to the important position he holds.
    But — again — the fact he wrote a novel that (gasp!) has sex in it is of no importance, certainly not as a negative factor.

  28. Best idea of 2009: Vegetarianism as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    Um, as House Chef for a family that’s had about 3/4 suddenly decide to be vegetarians, I can personally attest that any reduction of my CO2 emissions has been more than offset by “emissions” increases in that potent greenhouse gas methane…
    Me? I’m the omnivore of the group… “Low Residue” food is fed to pilots and astronauts prior to flights for a reason. BTW, I have some MRE’s labeled “Contains Beans. NOT for Pre-Flight Use”… Somehow I think the military has a better handle on this stuff…
    (MRE’s are “Meals, Ready To Eat”, the current form of combat rations of the military).
    ImranCan says:
    Somewhat disappointing to see Stephen Chu still on the list (at #18). At least his photo shows him in deep thought … although clearly that can’t be possible.

    That shows “effort in thinking” not “deep thought”… and we all know that the effort it takes is inversely proportional to the ability…

  29. It is lovely,booted out the voodoo man Rajendra Pachauri from new panel.He has made all madness talk from Ratan Tata’s glass house,TERI.The man look like a terrorist and he is some thing rotten and strange.

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