Bombshell: IPCC chairman takes money from WWF

Oh dear,  oh dear.  Donna Laframboise writes:

bombshell: the India chapter of the World Wildlife Fund was, too.

That’s right, folks. The chairman of the IPCC is cashing cheques issued by the WWF.

Full story here:

http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2013/02/04/pachauri-takes-wwf-money/

There should be no reason for anyone to trust Mr. Pachauri again, as he has been compromised by activism. He’s damaged goods now.

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Richard North will be pleased.

“I’m shocked, shocked to see that gambling is going on in this place.”

albertalad

Oh don’t be so picky, Anthony! It’s the IPCC and their love bunny the WWF. That’s called love baby! What’s a little date, and some late night awkward petting between lovers?

Henry

This reallyis the time for Pachauri to step down if the IPCC wants to retain any semblance of respectability going forward.

Mark and two Cats

It’s only fair – they must try to keep up with all that dirty money the oil companies are throwing at the sceptics. /sarc

pokerguy

“That’s right, folks. The chairman of the IPCC is cashing cheques issued by the WWF.”
I’ve been calling Pachauri a crook since the “voodoo science’ debacle, But this reads as if the chairman of the IPCC is putting checks in his personal account, which I doubt it the case.

He was damaged goods long before this revelation.

David, UK

“He’s damaged goods now.”
What do you mean: “Now?”

Tony B (another one)

I am sure the BBC will be along very soon now, to deliver in depth coverage of this…..

Lance

surely this guy has to step down….

Dave

Are you sure he didn’t get the money from the World Wrestling Federation?

I’m willing to bet it has no affect on his continuing as Chairman …

Mark Nutley

Who trusted him to begin with? “voodoo science” ring any bells?

Scarface

Intergovernmental Panel of Crony Chiselers

pat

has anyone trusted Pachauri in years?
unfortunately, AAP (Australian Associated Press) obviously still “trusts” Gore enough to contact him and allow him to interfere/inject disinformation in the coming Australian elections:
5 Feb: Sky News: Gore says direct action plan won’t work
Australians should take a careful look at the progress made to slow climate change here and around the world before the federal election, former US vice-president Al Gore says.
The prominent environmental campaigner believes Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax shows courage and vision but the coalition’s direct action plan to deal with climate change won’t work.
Speaking from Tennessee, Mr Gore said he would be watching how the 2013 federal election unfolded and what that meant for action on climate change.
‘I’m very impressed with your current prime minister,’ he told ABC TV on Monday, referring to Labor’s carbon tax.
‘She’s shown a great deal of courage and vision.’…
***He said with recent floods, fires and extreme weather, there was powerful evidence the climate crisis was having a harsh impact on Australia.
***’Mother Nature (is) now speaking very loudly and persuasively, in keeping with what the scientists predicted would unfold,’ he said…
http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=842546
5 Feb: BusinessSpectator: AAP with a staff reporter: Al Gore criticises coalition’s climate change strategy
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Gore-says-direct-action-plan-wont-work-4LH2F?OpenDocument&src=hp5

Chris B

Do as I say, not as I do.

Pathway

Why am I neither shocked or surprise. When will this headline make it to the MSM?

Mike Bromley the Canucklehead back in Kurdistan but actually in Switzerland

Has been damaged good for quite some time….ever since he was on video guffawing with Supercrite Branson about blasting deniers into space….at least…

michael hart

Not surprised. Not in the least.

stamper44

Are we surprised? No we are not !

stricq

Wasn’t he damaged good before this? How many different scandals does it take to truly take someone down that is on “The Team”, someone working for “The Cause”? Probably a lot more than this.

Taphonomic

Say it ain’t so, Raj.

Willis Eschenbach

Hilariously tragic … not a good combination.
w.

michael hart

typo. that’s “not surprised”

The post reads, “There should be no reason for anyone to trust Mr. Pachauri again.”
Was there any reason to trust him earlier? He is the IPCC charirman. In and of itself, that should be enough to initiate caution.

Latimer Alder

And on the same day as Chris Huhne (one-time UK minister for climate change) pleads guilty to perverting the course of justice and will likely go to chokey for a long while.
http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2013/2/4/huhne-pleads-guilty.html
The cynical among us might wonder if there is a single player with any integrity at all in ‘the climate establishment’. And having so wondered, conclude that it seems unlikely.

Latimer Alder

Pandagate!

DirkH

He said Any dough is good dough
So I took what I could get
Yes I took what I could get
I took the dough from the Nobel committee
And From WWF
Bubububaby From WWF
Here’s something Here’s something you’ll never gonna forget
I’m paid by WWF

FerdinandAkin

You’ve got it all wrong. The WWF was reimbursing Pachauri the beer and travel money that was due him.

oldseadog

Some of you are saying he should step down from chair of IPCC.
I don.t think so – he needs a little more slack rope yet before we take a turn and take his feet from under him; at present he could still get back up and stagger on, and we need to make sure that when he and the IPCC go down they stay down.

Carsten Arnholm

Pachauri? – unsustainable!
WWF? – stainable!

Frank K.

This should not surprise anyone. He’s just like Hansen, Gore, et al in the climate money machine…
Just remember, folks – Green Greed is Good!

ShrNfr

I am sure it was for further research on a steamy romance novel. I mean he has to preserve the “wild life”, right?

Gary

They will just trade one fig leaf for this one. Move along. Nothing to see here. /sarc

Streetcred

BMW a sponsor ? Maybe they can explain the conservation in their ‘run-flat’ tyres … that can’t be repaired. In 50,000km of travel I have had to replace 8 tyres through puncturing; tyres in good condition, 2 of which had less than 100km use.

Mike Smith

I’m sorry Donna Laframboise.
Who doesn’t Pachauri take money from?
Now that would be news!

Mike Sigman

“There should be no reason for anyone to trust Mr. Pachauri again, as he has been compromised by activism. He’s damaged goods now.” Activism seems to have no effect on Jim Hansen’s goverenment job, though.

George Steiner

“There should be no reason for anyone to trust Mr. Pachauri again, as he has been compromised by activism. He’s damaged goods now.”
Mr. Watts, you mean Pachinko was trustworthy before?

EternalOptimist

Give the guy a break. He should be allowed to cash in now, while he still has his looks.

larrygeiger

It’s the UN. No surprises.

Rhoda R

Eternal Optimist: Gag!

moqauvin

This article is nearly a reason to ‘unfollow’ WUWT. I was really expecting to read that they had given money to him directly – not that they had simply sponsored a conference he organised. You’re really scraping the barrel with this. (I wonder if you will publish this comment?).

Claude Harvey

This is new news? The guy is a money vacuum-cleaner. Ever read a description of the trappings and grounds of his “institute” in India? Besides, there’s “good money” and there’s “evil money”. The new environmental religion makes a distinction. The “evil money” comes from any for-profit organization. The “good money” comes either from taxpayers’ pockets or from any non-profit purporting to defend the environment, regardless of how money-grubbing, bloated and self-serving that organization might be.

Steve C

Think positive. If he’s keeping busy with cr@p like this, he won’t have the time to do any more novel writing.

Jud

“Return to Algora”

Rich Lambert

It takes money to fly half way around the world for a cricket match.

F. Ross

A show of hands please; anyone surprised by this “news”?

Doug Proctor

He is a prickly beast. Be interesting to see how he responds …
Gore with masseuses. Suzuki with teenagers. Italian and French politicians with professional girls …
Power, money, adulation, sex. What a great combo. Too bad truth-telling wasn’t one of the side-effects.

D.J. Hawkins

moqauvin says:
February 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm
This article is nearly a reason to ‘unfollow’ WUWT. I was really expecting to read that they had given money to him directly – not that they had simply sponsored a conference he organised. You’re really scraping the barrel with this. (I wonder if you will publish this comment?).

OK, not that I’m looking to give Pachauri any cover here, but moquauvin is correct. It’s as ludicrous as accusing Joe Bast of being in some corporation’s pocket because they sponsored one of Heartland’s ICCC’s. I do not claim this tempest in a teapot otherwise suggests Pachauri is as pure as the driven snow, but you can’t hang him on this paltry evidence. Sorry.

Mike Doner

Doug Proctor says:
February 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm
“Gore with masseuses. Suzuki with teenagers. Italian and French politicians with professional girls …”
Ahhh…. come on now. The money from the WWF was for research on his new book.
http://www.wrestlingkingdom.com/women/women_of_wrestling_good.html
Who said anything about telling the truth?