UN IPCC climate head Rajendra Pachauri resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

From the “the hornier they are the harder they fall” department: The head of the United Nations climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Pachauri and his “smutty” romance novel

The BBC reports as of 12 noon GMT today:

The head of the United Nations climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations.

A spokesman for Mr Pachauri told the IPCC that he had resigned from his position with immediate effect.

Indian police are investigating a complaint from a 29-year-old woman working in Mr Pachauri’s office in Delhi.

Mr Pachauri has denied the allegations.

Lawyers for the woman say the harassment included unwanted emails as well as text and phone messages.

On Monday, the 74-year-old had pulled out of a high-level IPCC meeting in Kenya because of “issues demanding his attention in India”, as an IPCC spokesman put it.

The IPCC has since confirmed that the meeting will instead be chaired by its vice-president Ismail El Gizouli.

Mr Pachauri had chaired the IPCC since 2002. In 2007 he collected the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the organisation for its work in the scientific assessment of the risks and causes of climate change.

We all knew it was simply a matter of time.

h/t to WUWT readers John V. Wright and Harold Ambler

Related stories:

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IPCC’s Pachauri’s “voodoo science” claim comes full circle

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

New Scientist’s Fred Pearce calls for Pachauri to resign

IPCC now in Bizarroland: Pachauri releases “smutty” romance novel

 

 

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211 thoughts on “UN IPCC climate head Rajendra Pachauri resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

    • This did NOT make the front page news at the New York Times.

      Unlike the hit piece on Dr. Soon, this was buried in the back pages!

      • That was, in fact, the objective of the Soon piece, to divert attention from Pachauri’s scandal.

        And, btw, let us please keep in mind that these are “big players” swimming in money and living up the high life. There is a chance Pachauri has been stabbed in the back in some form of coup d’etat. I myself prefer this option because it means no women (two, so far) would have been assaulted by the creep.

      • Whatever we may think of him from afar as a somewhat comical and arrogant character let us remember that this is all alleged and he is innocent until proven guilty.

        Tonyb

      • Well, Tonyb, considering the people he associates with, he will remain innocent after proven guilty.

        And if things work out as they have with FOIA requests, he might yet go on a world tour to brag about his repugnant actions while lecturing other perverts on how to get away with it.

      • Let’s see if his Anthony Weiner defence holds up. Ten years or more of perverted text message advances directed at women young enough to be his grandchildren.
        Advances at married women. Offers of pool memberships.
        I’m assuming there will be a trail of women who succumbed to his predation, who were then shamed into silence.
        But those receipts for pool parties… hee hee heh.
        No, he ain’t getting away.

        I urge his other victims to swallow their tears, confess to their significant others, then ram this creep into the dirt where he belongs.

      • Indeed. Just imagine the “green” pressure on those women at this very moment. They will try to force them to drop the charges and, failing that, at least the will put the fear of god into the minds of other victims that are considering speaking up.

        It’s repugnant.

        To our resident trolls, could you please engage so we get to find out the instructions you’ve been handed from the “experts” and others that tell you what to think and do because they claim “to know better than you”?

      • As such, you know that the NYT is in the bag for the redistributionist/alarmist money seekers.
        But….you already knew that didn’t you?….:-)

    • I enjoy a little schadenfreude, but is it really fair to photoshop the guys picture to make him look like a Halloween decoration?

    • This guy looks like the mad monk Rasputin.
      Would you trust you future energy policy to someone like this?
      I’m sure Al Gore will find a place for him in his organization.

  1. We can only wonder for now what strange hobbies the new acting chair Ismail El Gizouli has. Mind you, it will be difficult to top Pachauri’s sideline of writing soft pornographic fiction.

  2. Don’t know why but it’s a little anti-climactic (forgive the pun) I personally wanted him to resign over the really poorly presented science and the political advocacy rather than this…. but hey ho… I guess I’ll take what I can get

  3. Excellent news, perhaps we can have a replacement who recognises that the climate changes naturally and that the ‘Built Environment’ and a high population must be addressed too.

    • We don’t know he’s guilty of sexual misconduct. He is only under investigation.

      We do know he leads a rubbish pseudo-science club.
      And he hasn’t got what he deserves for that.

      • He should have resigned years ago when the infiltration of his organisation by non-scientific green groups was revealed. He should have resigned years ago for all sorts of other reasons related to the work and workings of his organisation. The irony now is that he has resigned for a reason that has no direct bearing on the output of the IPCC, no direct bearing on the science or even on the politics. But then, the people who are scientific, who do care about climate science, and who have tried to question the ridiculously high levels of confidence in the IPCC reports and the ridiculously expensive “solutions” to problems that occur only in computer models and not in the real world, these peope have been subjected to relentless and merciless personal attacks and in some cases have had their careers destroyed. I do care if some women have been harmed by this man, and I do care whether justice is properly done for them, but other than that I just don’t care what happens to Mr Pachauri now. He’s gone. Good riddance. Now there are a few dozen more IPCC green activists, shonky scientists, dumb journalists and grasping politicians whose poisonous activities have been damaging too many people for too long, who need to be removed too.

  4. If he is convicted does that mean we have a sex offender as a Nobel Peace Prize recipient?
    [“sexual harassment” and “sex offender” are two different categories of crimes, Pachauri is only accused with the former -mod]

  5. Now if only more people would figure out that the IPCC has been doing to the world what Pachauri has been doing to his intern.

  6. SCHADENFREUDE

    This action was anticipated by the NYT, which is why they threw up the “Soon” smoke and mirrors funding canard. Don’t look over here at Pachauris resignation, or the new peer reviewed attacked on the climate models, rather look over there at the Smithsonian fake story.

    This is why WUWT MUST carry these so-called salacious stories about the Climate Parasites.

    What a pack of despicable people in the IPCC and at the NYT.

    .

    • I thought it was the fossil fuel industry that threw up the Pachauri scandal to hide the Soon story? Infiltrating female agents (“honey traps”) and all that? Anyway, who can keep his hands in their proper place with all this moral-destroying co2 in the air?

      But seriously, nothing has been proved, we will have to wait until a trial. And in any case, Mr. Voodo was due for retirement in a few months time.

    • Since the NYT is seriously into investigating oil money then maybe it should look at the various fossil fuel funded climate change and green bodies. There are more HERE too.

      As for Pachaur’s Teri taking oil money it’s just a thing of the past (while Pachauri was head of the IPCC). It’s worse than we thought!

      Delhi Sustainable Development Summit
      [Founded by Teri under Dr. Rajendra Pachauri chairman of the IPCC]
      2011: Star Partner – Rockefeller Foundation
      2007: Partners – BP
      2006: Co-Associates – NTPC [coal and gas power generation] | Function Hosts – BP
      2005: Associate – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, India | Co-Associate Shell

      • Going back to 2010, Big Oil in the form of BP, sponsored his book promotion and lots more:
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/7177323/Questions-over-awards-given-by-worlds-top-climate-scientist.html

        “It has also emerged that Teri’s biggest single sponsor, BP India, which has provided £6million, paid for dinner and drinks at an event publicising Dr Pachauri’s debut novel. A BP spokesman said it was entirely legitimate to fund the dinner, the company having enjoyed a “long association with Dr Pachauri”.

      • Pachauri has had a long standing relationship with the oil industry. According to his Teri profile he has served on the:
        • Board of Directors of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (2006 to 2009)
        • Board of Directors of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (1999 to 2003)
        • Strategic Planning Group on Restructuring Oil Industry, (‘R’ Group), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (1994-1996),

        In 2005, while head of the IPCC, Pachauri founded the now defunct residual oil extraction technology company called GloriOil (Now known as Glori Energy – Pachauri is no longer linked to the company).

      • Teri used to be called tata energy research institute because it was initially funded by the big indian conglomerate tata. Tata is also a major player in the indian energy sector. I dont have an idea as to how tata evolved into “the”. Maybe readers could tell us.

      • AGW/Climate change politics is all about controlling and taxing the use of oil, thereby controlling the catt…I mean humans. If it was about science, IPCC would have been dumped a long ago.

    • Interesting to note Pach’s story of hacked computer sending e-mails and Dr Soon’s hacked computer sending out Twitter feeds. Cause & Effect? Enquiring Minds want to know.

      • Pachauri is telling porky pies about his hacked email account. The woman said this has been going on since 2013. If someone wanted to give Patchy trouble why didn’t they just leak his emails – a bit like Climategate. How do you hack handwriting? Yeah, I know there are experts but a hacker expert too!! LOL.

  7. I have to say folks that submitting a story to my favourite blog and seeing it make the lead is just one of the best feelings there is. Thanks to Anthony and the mods and all the contributors for all the good work you do here. There is a little army of (well-read) supporters who quietly applaud your efforts every day from afar (in this case, the UK). And yes, Phil, at 5.07am – no loss whatsoever.

  8. This is entertaining news, but as I have indicated elsewhere, I am so looking forward to the Bollywood blockbuster –

    “Two if by Gravy Train”
    *Staring Rajendra Pachauri*
    ”Their passion would melt the Himalayan Glaciers”

  9. Mr Pachauri has denied the allegations.

    Not only a sleazeball, but a denier too! Quick, tattoo something on his forehead,
    the mark of the yeast, inform the Grauniard, there is a denier on the loose,
    or maybe it’s just another version of Elvis has left the building?

    • 7Kiwi… This is a very important observation. Thanks!

      Pachauri says ” For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than my mission, it is my religion.”

      It is one thing for religious people to engage in science like Mendel, Copernicus and Newton etc. It is quite another for a so-called scientist to make his science a religion. This has been my central argument with the AGW wack-jobs for the past 10 years. They are religious adherents, corrupting the idea of science to promote their wealth-sharing eco-religion. Now he admits it!

      What a-holes!

    • Well spotted:
      This has got to be publicised, Head of IPCC declares Global Warming / Climate Change to be a religion.

  10. If anyone thinks this is some sort of “victory for our side”, think again. The man has been successfully played; the ball is still firmly in the alarmist’s hands.

    Of course a new chair of the IPCC will be needed. The organization will select the right person, and nothing will have changed.

    Think about it: suppose the manufacturer of salty snacks needs a new CEO. The organization is going to select someone who believes in the current business, not some health food nut. The IPCC needs a new chair; they’re hardly likely to select Steve McIntyre because the cultures don’t fit. Instead, they’ll go to someone with the necessary skills for running an organization and has the appropriate cultural fit for the organization.

    I’m not shedding any tears for Pachauri. If a person writes soft porn novels and there is the allegation of sexual harassment… well, you become what you think about. But as visible as he is, he is only a bit player.

    • Indeed , like any UN body its primer task is to ensure its own survival , so any replacement will be of the very same type to ‘ensure the IPCC keeps meeting its objectives ‘

    • You are right of course, but on the other hand Mr. P and IPCC loses the blaze of glory which I’m sure the media had in store for his planned resignation soon to come. Notwithstanding he has not been a prime asset of the alarmists lately, but he could still be useful for a final publicity stunt.

  11. I am not sorry that the Pachauri train derailed. I’m sorry for the victim. And I’m angry because a man with such a somehow bent character could have been placed into office.
    And I will apologize if the allegations turn out to be completely false.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the alarmistas start placing rumors that the lady might have been paid by some opposing, sceptic force or even the Koch bros. and it was a honeypot.

    • My thought exactly :-) I do hope they will make these claims, and that the ensuing court case ends with a conviction.

      But this story has some ingredients of an old-fashioned spy-tale, honeytraps and all, maybe Mr. Gleick will come forward to take on the task? No lack of imagination there, and for the juicier stuff, who better qualified than the defendant?

    • There is damning pysical evidence in the form of retained emails, including the victim insisting on cease and desist. Pauchuri did not deny they existed. He claimed he was hacked and they were not from him. That is when two other past victims stepped forward with sworn accounts now reported by India Times. From there, it was 24 hous to his resignation. The ongoing police investigation is criminal, not civil, law.

      • Pachauri’s explanation of fabricated emails and texts, etc., of course, also explains the UAE FOIA emails. They’re all fabrications. All of them.

        Phil Jones never wrote that he used Mike’s nature trick or would downwardly revise the peer-review system, Mike Mann never wrote that he’d contact others about deleting emails, Kevin Trenberth never wrote about explanatory travesties. The whole gemisch was a cynical fabrication, including Harry ReadMe.

        That explains everything. Evil denier fabricators funded by big oil, besmirching the pure-as-the-driven-snow, want-only-what’s-best-for-humanity, laboring-in-altruistic-poverty climate researchers.

  12. IPCC business as usual. On the other hand MSM will love it. Lots of talk on blogs whether the man is the organisation. I think it’s funny. Looking forward to how it pans out.

  13. Mark Styen has a spot-on (and humorous) wirte-up:

    “Fake Nobel Laureate Facing Sex Arrest for Wandering Hockey Stick”
    http://www.steynonline.com/6826/fake-nobel-laureate-facing-sex-arrest-for

    From the article:
    “Now, on the whole, I’m not one to go in for guilt by association: The fact that Michael E Mann’s boss at the IPCC is facing sex charges for harassing women is no more relevant than the fact that Michael E Mann’s boss at Penn State – Graham Spanier, the guy who hired him – is under indictment for obstruction of justice, failure to report child abuse, and child endangerment.
    But guilt by association is the entire modus operandi of Mann’s Big Climate enforcers. They clobbered poor old Lennart Bengtsson, one of the most respected men in his field, simply for having the temerity to associate with Nigel Lawson. They’re currently taking the tire-iron to Willie Soon for taking money from fossil-fuel corporations. You mean, like the head of the IPCC took money from a fossil-fuel corp for the sex-book launch that emboldened him to try out his character’s best lines on real-life gals? Or is that kind of fossil-fuel money okay?”

    • From the Steyn article above:

      “But you can understand why a guy who’s spent the entire 21st century insisting cooling is evidence of warming might well conclude that, when it comes to the IPCC office party, no means yes”

      LOL.

    • I find that Mark Steyn is very often spot-on and almost always humorous. He is also an increasingly lonely champion for freedom of speech, whether discussing climate research or administration policy (any administration; take your puke pick).

      He is definitely the point man in standing up to the climate gang, most notably the thin-skinned and litigious Michael Mann. You can support him by buying books, coffee mugs, or gift certificates at The Steyn Store . You may enjoy a good feeling, and if you buy one of his books you should get a good laugh or two to go with it.

      I have come to believe it is very important for the future of the climate debate to keep Steyn in the battle.

      • “I have come to believe it is very important for the future of the climate debate to keep Steyn in the battle.”

        I agree 100%. I bought both of his books as a show of support.

    • Sorry gentlemen, that is an Ice Hockey Stick not the kind of field hockey they play in India. That stick is curved and bent.

  14. Would have been interested if he had stepped down because of science fraud. Correlation between a-hole and fraudulent scientist does not equal causation though. An Inconvenient truth I know.

  15. Since everything they’ve ever done has been an orchestrated pack of lies, I’m assuming this is business as usual. He’s stepping down without having to admit to the world what a scientific fraud this whole exercise was. I can see why he would exit via the open back door, so to speak. What world class slimeball is next up?

  16. Climate change causes increased creepy behavior, with overtones of molestation. Raj is a victim of skyrocketing CO2.

    • Don’t forget about the “increased risk of middle aged male suicide” we read about a few days back…

  17. This whole story is about as distasteful as you can get. Yes it had to be revealed and all that. But the stain it leaves on science and those who wish to practice it honorably and without bias must now scrub this putrid stench off, indeed if that can be done.

    Ugh

    • Pamela Gray
      Actually it is not a bad thing. It may effect the IPCC but not science. Pachauri will be linked with the IPCC. The man is not the organisation but the MSM will not separate it. Those sharks will attack him and the IPCC at the same time. Probably a win for sceptics and God knows we need something on our side to battle the MSM bs..

      • The MSM will separate Mr. P from the IPCC, but it willl be more difficult for them in the future to smear sceptics with “guilt by association”. The MSM will report the case and put the lid on it (Guardian does not allow any comments on their article).

  18. I applaud (or should I say clap) Pachauri’s resignation.

    It seems that it’s not only temp data that the IPCC fiddles with…

  19. The man is an idiot and deserves everything he gets.
    I am 65 years old and have been teaching in a chinese university for 10 years. I have had numerous offers from young girls ( I am handsome) and didn’t go there. Am I a saint? No. I am just not an idiot. Universities in China don’t care if students have relationships with students, as long as there is no ‘drama’ about it. The laws have changed recently but no-one really cares about it that much. I am still not interested even though the girls are very cute. Too much trouble and too many possible problems.
    I could possibly understand if he was 24 or 34. I would still think he’s an idiot. But, [snip] he is 74. He has to be suffering some mental disorder with his bs conversations.
    He should go away and have a wank or organise some prostitute or something. I am sure there are many lovely Indian girls out there who would be happy to satisfy him (for ever).
    Maybe he wants what he can’t get. I suggest he joins the rest of the human race and gets over it. Wanker

    • I guess Pachauri can always blame global warming for his touchy, feely ways on young, innocent women who were just trying to make a living.

  20. What is reallly surprising is that the BBC reported because they have not said a word about this since it began (the scandal) last week. If fact no major US or British paper has covered this (MSM I Mean) which shows their complicity in the AGW scam clearly.

    • Guardian does, they have realized it is no good to silence the case, it would be the opposite of damage control. It is better for them to write about it (in a very quiet way, not as if they would have done if a sceptic had been accused of this) and hope it will blow over. No doubt a sensible tactic.

    • Guilty as charged or guilty of arrant stupidity, which is the same thing. Several years of contact with her and the only ‘hacking’ was his conversations with her. No other conversations in the world that he had were ‘hacked’. Give me a break

    • Do not say all. We don’t know he did it. And some of us have said so.

      But we do know that this is embarrassing for an organisation that claims moral authority for its SPMs.

      Also the observation that he confesses Climate Change as is his religion is important. As well as blasphemous.
      He should avoid Saudi Arabia.

    • I also have no opinion to express on his guilt regarding the accusations. I am entirely ignorant of the prevailing Indian law, so I can’t even comment on the process. My only comment is that in terms of IPCC policy and practices, the resignation and replacement of Pachauri will make no difference.

      The lack of transparency, political selection of principal authors, copious citation of activist “grey” literature, and claims of diplomatic immunity to FOIA requests will all continue as before.

      If you like your Global Warming Alarmism, you can keep it.

      • … and if you don’t like your Global Warming Alarmism, well you can still keep it.

    • No one can be sure until there is a verdict. But consider all the media blaze he was in for when he would be leaving the IPCC, all the glamour and praise from politicians and greenies. I doubt he would refrain frmo all this if he was in a position to easily defend himself against the accusations.

  21. Who is accused (that, we know) ot what, precisely? When, where, with whom, by whom? The principles of press agencies should apply. The journalists -and some other persons- are a bit shy at telling us what it’s all about.

    • You haven’t done much reading on the internet (Indian newspapers). There is enough information to draw your own conclusion. Unless, of course, you don’t want to believe it. I read what I read from many sources and draw my own conclusions

  22. Indeed good news. But we know this idiot and sometimes it is better the devil you know than the one you don’t. i.e. who will replace him? Maybe Bankeymoonie. ☺

    No matter, this still taints the IPCC and adds doubt to its credibility.

  23. Mr Pachauri has denied the allegations.

    Lawyers for the woman say the harassment included unwanted emails as well as text and phone messages.

    Pachauri had claimed someone hacked into his online account[s]. If a handwritten note was part of the harassment then he would have had to wriggle out of that.

    On the 18th February 2015 it was reported

    The complainant, who works as a research analyst at the New Delhi-based energy think tank, has cited unwanted physical advances besides being the recipient of SMS and WhatsApp messages, emails and a handwritten note with dates and time that began soon after she joined TERI in September 2013.
    https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/teri-director-general-rk-pachauri-faces-harassment-charges-by-29-year-old-female-employee-the-economic-times.pdf

  24. I just flashed on something….

    During the discovery process of the sexual harrasement investigation, all of Pachauri’s computer hard drives and e-mail accounts will be confiscated….

    Wouldn’t it be poetic justice if Pachauri’s sexcapades inadvertently led to the discovery of scientific corruption at the IPCC?

    • He is probably not privy to the lies. He is just a CEO of an organisation and doesn’t really have a clue about anything(my experience of many CEOs). He just wants to use his position to ‘stick his end’ into a junior staffer. Good luck if you can get away with it. Oops! Didn’t work that time.

  25. I would much rather he’d resigned amid allegations of institutional corruption and scientific fraud.

    • I may have to reassess my thinking. You mean most women don’t throw themselves on the ground, wet and expecting sexual exstacy with a 74 year old man? I think I will kill myself.

  26. Small potatoes, Bill Clinton is still the gold standard against which all other horn dogs are measured.

  27. The most Pachauri will get is a slap on the wrist or some fine. He didn’t actually do anything apart from the occasional touching. Probably some annoying perv that didn’t accept ‘no’. It was true love from his part. The reason the girl was resistant was because he chose the wrong words and wrong time to communicate with her. Not his fault. The stupid bitch should have known he truly loved her and cared for her. He showed much patience by doing this over an extended period of time. Stop picking on a man in love.

    • It is alleged that there was some kind of ‘forcibly kissing’. I suppose it’s touching by another name.

      A previous article in that newspaper reported that her statement alleges a persistent pattern of groping and physical force on the part of Pachauri:

      On many occasions, against my wishes and despite knowing that I am totally against any such behaviour/act, Dr Pachauri has grabbed my body by hugging me, holding my hands, forcibly kissing me and touching my body inappropriately.

      http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2015/02/19/police-ponder-assault-stalking-charges-against-ipccs-pachauri/

      Maybe our man Pachy got real life and fictional all mixed up. He thinks the IPCC reports belong in the non-fiction section of your local library.

  28. Appears to have been quite a hacking job. The question is why now? Why has this been covered up for so long, only to break now as the world races towards a legally binding agreement?

    She wrote in a letter to lawyer Vrinda Grover how she and other women who have worked in Teri “have in different points of time and capacities either been through similar harassment through his hands or known someone who did”.

    Grover said that this was not the only victim who had reached out to her after a 29-year old employee of Teri filed an FIR with the Delhi police on February 18, accusing Pachauri of sexual harassment.

    “I know of at least three such cases, and the pattern is the same in every case,” Grover said.
    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150222/jsp/frontpage/story_4864.jsp

  29. Sad to see him go. I mean, who better than a railroad engineer to drive a gravy train? On the plus side Geico is getting another caveman.

  30. I think his resignation letter should be described as “Take the money and run”. Sexual harassment is only one aspect of the malfeasance perpetrated by this fraud. His and Al gores climb to wealth was built on the back of AGW. Why these obvious conflicts of interest is of no concern is mind boggling.

    So I get a few scientists to claim the road salt used in winter could cause the zippity frog harm. I petition the government for relief for the zippity frog, greens come to the rescue of the zippity frog and oh by the way I have a company that has developed a product that may counteract the effect of road salt on zippity frogs. I make a bundle, even though it was never really clear if any zippity frogs were in danger and everyone is happy except the taxpayer who would rather have money spent on safe non-icy roads rather than perhaps averting possible ambiguous harm to zippity frogs.

    Replace road salt with CO2, the zippity frog with climate and you get the idea.

    They should also follow the money with Patchy.

  31. I hope he fights all charges to the bitter end, shouting, screaming, and denying. I hope he uses every dirty trick in the book, to avoid coming clean. That kind of spectacle would truly reflect and expose the tactics of alarmist warmers. We should all encourage him to resist with all his might. GK

    • It’s hard to sound convincing when you make a statement of fact that is blatantly not true. Who will believe him? The IPCC clearly states that it reads and references GRAY LITERATURE. This is a long established fact. Now read this from Pachauri.

      Global Climate Change Commission – February 11, 2008
      Room 3 McKimmon Center – North Carolina State University

      Dr. Pachuari:
      “Welcome members of the legislative commission on global climate change……..

      I want to emphasize that the IPCC by itself doesn’t do any research, it mobilizes the best experts and scientists from all over the world and we carry our an assessment of climate change based on peer-reviewed literature, so everything that we look at and take into account in our assessments has to carry credibility of peer-reviewed publications, we don’t settle for anything less than that. So essentially it is the work of the scientific community drawn from all over the world that provides us with the material for our assessment……”
      PDF [58KB]

      The reality.

      IPCC insiders answering a 2010 InterAcademy Council questionnaire:

      …there are vast amounts of information and data that are not published in scientific papers…and without which the assessments of the IPCC would not be possible. [p. 241]

      For a number of areas of IPCC work non-peer reviewed literature is absolutely essential, because the peer reviewed literature does not cover enough relevant information. [p. 257]

      Some chapters rely heavily on gray literature while ignoring peer-reviewed literature on the same matter (e.g., Ch 7 WG2). [p. 543]

      The pressure from [developing countries] to use publications in [developing countries] and/or grey literature is high and effective. [p.555]

      My [2007 Working Group 3] chapter depended heavily on non-peer reviewed literature and I have yet to hear a complaint about its quality. [p. 52]
      =======

      678 PAGES – PDF (3.2MB)
      http://reviewipcc.interacademycouncil.net/Comments.pdf
      http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2011/11/22/pachauris-rhetoric-vs-reality/

  32. I would hope that something comes up about Ban Ki Moon. Probably won’t happen. He looks like the kind of guy that doesn’t know what hand to use when going to the toilet.

  33. Trouble Ahead … Lady in Red
    Take my advice … you’d be better off dead.
    Switchman’s sleeping … train hundred and two is
    On the wrong track and headed for you. (y)

  34. In the spirit of “alarmist” scientists’ practice, the facts are sure to have been exaggerated for the desired impact in the press release. The reality will be somewhat muted I’m sure.

  35. Moderator ==> You may delete this comment once dealt with: My replies to comments at “Greenpeace enlists “ don’t seem to be making it up on the site this morning. Can you check this out? Thanks – kh

    [Nothing in Spam Folder at this time. .mod]

  36. IF he was dumb enough to engage in sexual harassment in emails, one wonders what else he was dumb enough to communicate in emails.

    Does India have FOIA or equivalent?

  37. Actually, i can’t see this as a downer for Pachauri. This is more of a timely escape. He has gotten out before the whole global warming fraud could blow up in his face. He will now only be cursed in memory instead of being a poster boy. (Notice that he didn’t fight to maintain his position. These accusations are actually something of a godsend to him.)

    Or to use another metaphor — his stocks have been rising for years and selling now he took a slight haircut on his profits but has gotten out before the coming crash.

    We are going to be seeing less and less of the big “political” names as they find ways to disappear into the background. They know the jig is up and are slow-walking for cover. (Al Gore has been fading into the background — has anyone noticed?)

    So who is going to take the fall? Any of the “scientists” of climate who do not retire quickly or if they are too young, who do not begin to recant. The young ones are going to have to walk it all back if they want academic careers in the future. The ones to walk it back first will be the ones furthest from the explosion and safest from the fallout. And the explosion is coming.

    Even one or two of the really big names of global warming science could save themselves — if they made a sudden renunciation — while flaying their former colleagues. But that will only work for the first one or two. And they need to toss red meat to keep the hounds off themselves. So who will be first? It’s a real prisoner’s
    dilemma.

    .
    Eugene WR Gallun

  38. Frankly the resignation of Pachauri from the IPCC will change absolutely nothing. In fact it may be a deliberate ploy to distract attention from other events. Even if it isn’t the deranged AGW fanatics are not going to stop. For them the cause is everything.

    • I read that the Telegraph apologized to the Tata group. From you link in that PDF:

      “At the time, Dr Pachauri demanded an apology and hinted at legal action if none were forthcoming. I am not aware of any such response, so it was somewhat of a surprise when an apology did appear this month in the Telegraph, not to Dr Pachauri, but to the Tata group, who felt they were maligned by comments in the Pachauri article.”

  39. Climate scientists, bureaucrats, and politicians, are being cursed from Texas to Maine.
    They deserve worse, than they will get, but will get, more than they are expecting.
    They should all get together and have a circular firing squad.

  40. Ha! Haha!! Hahahahahahahaha!!! Yet another proud moment for the warmists. Lawyers say, “the harassment included unwanted emails as well as text and phone messages.” Should have been a class action suit.

  41. I imagine the Washington Post and NY Times headlines will read:

    BREAKING NEWS – Global warming increases sexual harassment.

  42. So will Al Gore airbrush him out of the team photos?

    Betcha betcha.

    Pachauri should have stuck with masseuses. That pleasure only gets you divorced.

    • Yea, and not only that – how about the Nobel Prize? Does Mann finally get his piece of the pie?

      Good thing Gore & Pachauri weren’t caught getting “relief” at the same massage parlor…

  43. Great opportunity for Obummer to resign the POTUS possition and become the IPCC Chairman. As far as I’m concerned he already sounds like the IPCC chairman with all of the climate crapola that he voices.

  44. well I think I have gathered that the man made climate change is a lie promulgated by people who know it to be a lie.
    Is that the assertion ?

    • The assertion is that Pachauri is a perv.
      Now he has to avoid the fathers, brothers, husbands, and boyfriends, of the women that worked for him. If he fails to do this, he may understand, for once, that there are “tipping points” in the “real world”.

  45. The whole science is based on harassing, bullying and threatening the careers of other scientists into towing the line on global warming. It is not much different than what the former head of the IPCC did.

    They have all lost their moral compass.

  46. For the sake of holding onto any residual credibility left in the IPCC after the Copenhagen failure in December 2009, GW crusaders should have insisted Pachauri leave the IPCC in December 2009. That he hung on for a little over 5 more years was a boon to skeptics and a liability to CAGW consensus worshippers.

    So, who is on the short list to permanently replace Pachauri?

    My thoughts on considerations for replacing Pachauri:

    a) If there is no formal AR6 (as in one produced on the same schedule and in similar format as FAR, SAR, AR3, AR4, AR5) then the profile of the next IPCC leader will be almost zero. So, that means even Lewandowsky puppeteer John Cook could be just as inept as Pachauri was.

    b) If the IPCC charter remains to produce more full scale ARs, then Pachauri’s replacement cannot be a hard scientist, it is too late for that to work. His replacement will be a senior bureaucrat from some innocuous backwater organization.

    c) China as the home country of the next IPCC leader would have many cunning and intriguingly layered aspects.

    d) Brian Williams (temporarily suspended NBC news anchor) could be almost as good a fabulist for the IPCC as Pachauri was.

    e) Pick a new IPCC leader who wants to relocate the IPCC HQ to a base on the dark side of the moon where they cannot directly see the Earth . . . you know the old adage ‘out of site, out of mind’.

    Have fun, it is the comedy of comedies, the IPCC.

    John

  47. Hard to say, false allegations do occur. In ON about 9.0 % of sexual abuse allegations are false. The OPP officer coordinating such matters is a barracuda against false claims, as she believes they really hurt many of the valid claims (the 91 %).

    Revenge is a typical motive. (Some people get whacko – in the disgusting case of the McMartin school in California the first claimant was psychologically troubled, her allegations were bizarre so should have been investigated immediately.)

    A case in court in Vancouver BC accusing a former school teacher, since then a prominent official in sports, found that two of the claimants were enrolled in schools hundreds of miles away at the time of the alleged offenses. The third dropped her claim after evidence was revealed to her. Theoretically possible I suppose that they got time confused, less likely place, but I have not seen details.

    So while I’d like to see the IPCC jerk bounced firmly and disgraced, it is early to predict the outcome. (Since the whole climate alarmist scheme is unravelling anyway he’d be wise to duck out, but as a True Believer he may soldier on. Of course, if the court system in India is as slow as it is here it’ll take years to decide his guilt or innocence.)

    • Clarifying: disgraced for valid cause.

      I read he has been accused of many ethical errors, and now several women have come forward to support the claimant’s accusation of inappropriate behaviour to females.

      (In the case of the jerk air personality of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation there seems to be fire beneath the smoke, but he gets his day in court eventually, meanwhile is out of the job.)

      Pachauri’s resignation would seem to remove him from the IPCC for good, especially if his lawyer’s claim of serious health problems is not exaggeration. (Hard to tell from single words like “coronary”.)

  48. Let’s keep an eye on how the court proceedings pan out. We may learn interesting things that we haven’t been privy to yet.

  49. Rolf Harris was stripped of his Australian “honours” after sexual harrasment charges were proven (He’s in gaol now). Will Rajendra Pachauri have his Nobel peace prize and other awards and honours stripped too if proven to be guilty (And hopfully sent to gaol)? Not been reported in Australian MSM, but I do feel there is some distraction going on with Willi Soon (So far not reported in Australia) and Abbott (I feel he is about to lose the leadership of the LNP and the postion of PM sadly) under attack in the media.

  50. Defenders of the climate faith are now claiming that the personal indiscretions of Dr. Pachauri are irrelevant to the matter of climate change. While strictly speaking this may be true, his behavior is nonetheless very relevant to the credibility of the IPCC. Those who put ethics aside in seeking to gratify their personal desires are unlikely to restrict such behavior to only one narrow area of activity and are not comfortable with those who adhere to a higher standard of ethics. In positions of leadership they tend to surround themselves with others of similar ilk and are prone to preside over corrupt administrations. Pachauri’s resignation only serves to confirm the already well founded suspicion of dubious integrity associated with the IPCC. One wonders how much more blatant the IPCC corruption must become before sovereign nations begin to themselves find the integrity to disassociate from it.

  51. PATCHING THE QUILT

    Old Patchy’s gone and I for one
    Will not be shedding any tears,
    He can now play with trains all day
    Have his mores reviewed by peers;
    No more reign ‘oer the gravy train
    That’s pulled out of Delhi station,
    The young girls there will say a prayer
    Of thanks for his resignation.

    So drink a toast or call it Prost!
    A small win for proper science,
    The Orsted in the Hydra head
    Will mean logic’s misappliance;
    Bet your house ‘gainst a torn blouse
    That yet another snake will rise,
    Pen a paean to Goddess Gaean
    And corrupt right up to their eyes.

    Scams come home to the Dome of Rome
    Where it started the Agenda,
    This Pope’s on board with one accord
    Global Warming’s new Defender;
    Who ‘they’ can hatch to follow Patch
    Wont matter to us Realists,
    They’ll find a clone to match Capone
    Climate scientists are surrealists.

    Patrick Healy

  52. I was wondering whether he’s using this as a way to get out before the brown stuff hits the fan. But then I read this piece of news on the BBC and guess he must see this as a chance to get in on something where the money looks like continuing to roll. He’s probably better qualified than he was for the IPCC.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-31635901

  53. Pachauri being brought low not because of his junk science but because of his sexual peccadilloes is like Al Capone being caught for tax evasion.

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