The plot thickens. Some parts of this letter are strongly worded. It is clear that there’s not much tolerance for the latest set of shenanigans from Pachauri.
Steve McIntyre writes:
Judy Curry draws attention to a letter from the Chairman of the Oversight Subcomittee of the US Science Committee to the UN Chairman asking that IPCC not be permitted to delay implementation of Conflict of Interest policy until after AR5 – press release here.
Here’s the image of the letter (link to full letter follows)
Here the link to the letter:
This amounts to a “second request” notice from the committee [second this year, with the first request in Feb 2010]. In the letter, Broun wrote that it is “imperative for the IPCC to adopt a rigorous conflict of interest policy before its 34th Session, tentatively scheduled to take place in January 2012.”
It would seem to me that this is not going to go away, and if past history is any indication, the IPCC will allow it to fester to an infection before seeking treatment.
I predict that the pus that is going to come out of it, once lanced, will be of the most smelly sorts.