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.

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:

Newspaper: U.N. IPCC chair Rajenda Pachauri faces sexual harassment charges – story then disappears from website

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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February 24, 2015 5:07 am

No great loss.

Reply to  Phil
February 24, 2015 7:02 am

couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Reply to  ferdberple
February 24, 2015 8:04 am

… or a more sinister character.

Reply to  Phil
February 24, 2015 8:39 am

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!

Reply to  emsnews
February 24, 2015 8:51 am

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.

Reply to  emsnews
February 24, 2015 11:25 am

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.

Reply to  emsnews
February 24, 2015 11:49 am

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.

Reply to  emsnews
February 24, 2015 12:08 pm

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.

Reply to  emsnews
February 24, 2015 1:27 pm

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”?

Reply to  emsnews
February 24, 2015 1:38 pm

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?….:-)

Reply to  emsnews
February 24, 2015 4:21 pm

Please elaborate, Scott.

Reply to  Phil
February 24, 2015 12:11 pm

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

Reply to  rh
February 24, 2015 6:43 pm


Reply to  rh
February 24, 2015 10:14 pm
Reply to  Phil
February 24, 2015 7:08 pm

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.

February 24, 2015 5:10 am

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.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 24, 2015 5:18 am

A day in the office of the IPCC… 🙂

Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 24, 2015 8:51 am


Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 24, 2015 5:31 am

50 Shades of Green is his next novel hear.

Eugene WR Gallun
Reply to  7Kiwi (@7Kiwi)
February 24, 2015 7:21 am

haha, nice
Eugene WR Gallun

Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 24, 2015 6:42 am
Steve E
Reply to  Jimbo
February 24, 2015 7:40 am

Jimbo, I always thought it was this forum. 😉

Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 24, 2015 6:50 am

Up, up and away……………………2 women now. Let the floodgates open!

Telegraph (Calcutta, India) – 21 February 2015
‘Harasser’ who lifts staff like little girls
Rajendra Pachauri, the chief of the Nobel-winning UN climate change panel, preyed serially on women employees for at least a decade at his New Delhi-based non-profit energy organisation, senior lawyers claimed today, citing a police complaint and a testimony filed by two women.
The lawyers’ claims and interviews with two long-term employees at The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) suggest that Pachauri reigned over a culture of high-fives, hugs and other forms of physical contact that some women found loaded with sexual innuendoes….

This is going to be a long thread folks.

Reply to  Jimbo
February 24, 2015 9:06 am

A culture of “high-fives and hugs”? What a monster! But then Joe Biden behaves worse than that. I hope the “other forms of physical contact” have more substance than just high-fives and hugs or this will turn out to be some kind of joke.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 24, 2015 7:58 am

You would have thought that Pachy’s hobby’d be model railroading.

Reply to  PiperPaul
February 24, 2015 8:04 am

Appears that he would prefer railroading models.

February 24, 2015 5:11 am

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

Reply to  blunderbunny
February 24, 2015 5:51 am


Gary Pearse
Reply to  blunderbunny
February 24, 2015 8:04 am

You can probably be sure that most, maybe all, of the world domination control stars are sexual harassers, too. I wonder what other psychological traits can be surmised for this group.

February 24, 2015 5:12 am

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.

Reply to  Koba
February 24, 2015 5:23 am

Do you believe Santa claus too 🙂 There is no honest politicians. Money talks bs walks.

Reply to  Koba
February 24, 2015 5:30 am

that, my Dear Sir, is about as likely as seeing an airborne flock of even toes ungulates.

Reply to  Koba
February 24, 2015 8:50 am

Maybe Joe Biden is looking for a change…

February 24, 2015 5:14 am


M Courtney
Reply to  MattN
February 24, 2015 6:45 am

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.

Reply to  M Courtney
February 24, 2015 7:48 am

@ M Courtney –
Excellent points.

Reply to  M Courtney
February 24, 2015 1:28 pm

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.

Reply to  M Courtney
February 24, 2015 4:20 pm

We know he resigned, that says something.

Mike Bromley the Kurd
February 24, 2015 5:15 am

2014: “0.02 Shades of Gray” by “Randy” Pachauri. A self-decapitating snake.

Reply to  Mike Bromley the Kurd
February 24, 2015 5:31 am

Surely “A 97% shade of Gray”?

Reply to  Neil
February 24, 2015 5:57 am


February 24, 2015 5:15 am

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]

björn from sweden
Reply to  Sebastian
February 24, 2015 5:37 am

What about the “sex poodle”?
Two prize winning sexoffenders.
“A masseuse has accused Al Gore, the former US vice president, of sexually assaulting her at an Oregon hotel during a global warming lecture tour in 2006.”
Alber got divorced when the news broke.
He seems like apassionate lover indeed….

Reply to  björn from sweden
February 24, 2015 10:34 am

Global Warming got them all hot and bothered.

February 24, 2015 5:17 am

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.

Reply to  hunter
February 24, 2015 8:07 am

Well, technically, he has only been an enabler of the abuse of data.

Paul Westhaver
February 24, 2015 5:17 am

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.

Reply to  Paul Westhaver
February 24, 2015 5:44 am

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.

Reply to  Paul Westhaver
February 24, 2015 7:31 am

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

Reply to  Jimbo
February 24, 2015 8:54 am

Going back to 2010, Big Oil in the form of BP, sponsored his book promotion and lots more:
“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”.

Reply to  Jimbo
February 24, 2015 9:37 am

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).

Reply to  Jimbo
February 25, 2015 1:20 am

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.

Reply to  Jimbo
February 25, 2015 1:51 am

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.

DD More
Reply to  Paul Westhaver
February 24, 2015 10:59 am

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.

Reply to  DD More
February 24, 2015 11:26 am

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.

Reply to  DD More
February 24, 2015 11:28 am

“Yeah, I know there are experts but a computer hacker expert too!!”

George Tetley
February 24, 2015 5:17 am

But is he not a railway train driver ?

Reply to  George Tetley
February 24, 2015 5:23 am

No, an engineer building railways.
If he was as good at building railways as he was at running the IPCC I doubt if he would have risked driving a train on one of his creations.

Reply to  Oldseadog
February 26, 2015 4:09 pm

“Never marry a railroad man”
Mariska Veres and the Shocking Blue

Reply to  George Tetley
February 24, 2015 7:37 am

He is a railway signal man of the highest caliber.

February 24, 2015 5:18 am

Reblogged this on Aussiedlerbetreuung und Behinderten – Fragen and commented:
Glück, Auf, meine Heimat!

John V. Wright
February 24, 2015 5:23 am

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.

February 24, 2015 5:25 am

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”

Oscar Bajner
February 24, 2015 5:25 am

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?

February 24, 2015 5:28 am

Holy Watermelons, Pachauri says that climate change is his religion in his resignation statement.

Paul Westhaver
Reply to  7Kiwi (@7Kiwi)
February 24, 2015 5:38 am

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!

Reply to  7Kiwi (@7Kiwi)
February 24, 2015 10:41 am

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

February 24, 2015 5:29 am

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.

Reply to  Neil
February 24, 2015 5:46 am

Lighten up. we need as much ridicule as possible and it wasn’t created by ‘sceptics’.

Reply to  Neil
February 24, 2015 6:45 am

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 ‘

Reply to  Neil
February 24, 2015 6:48 am

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.

Reply to  Neil
February 24, 2015 7:39 am

The new chair of the IPCC should be a woman.
a woman.with passion

Jim in spring has finally sprung south london
Reply to  Robertv
February 24, 2015 8:17 am

Shes not exactly [trimmed] .
[She was harassed. Enough said. .mod]

Reply to  Robertv
February 24, 2015 8:33 am

A shrike!

Reply to  Robertv
February 24, 2015 9:39 am

I stopped as I heard “we are going to need more and more global government muscle”
Totalitarianism has no gender.

Gerald Wilhite
Reply to  Robertv
February 25, 2015 12:18 am

Like it or not, Robertv is on target. Christiana Figueres is in effect the executive director of the organization that controls the IPCC. The IPCC is clearly in failure mode. It would be irresponsible if she did not do whatever is necessary to guarantee its survival. .

February 24, 2015 5:30 am

Oh Donna!
The delinquent teenager grabs for more.
See “Pachauri Defrocked”, at http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2010/09/01/pachauri-defrocked/ (September 1, 2010).

Non Nomen
February 24, 2015 5:33 am

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.

Reply to  Non Nomen
February 24, 2015 6:56 am

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?

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Non Nomen
February 24, 2015 7:07 am

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.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Rud Istvan
February 24, 2015 9:28 am

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.

February 24, 2015 5:39 am

Go on Pachauri – burn them all down, for how they treated you. Write a total expose on the rotten core of the climate establishment! 🙂

February 24, 2015 5:41 am

The job description said he would be required to study models……

Reply to  Science Officer
February 24, 2015 6:57 am

Models have curves….

Reply to  ConTrari
February 24, 2015 8:20 am

So it’s settled – if model railroads’ tracks curve upwards too much (like, say, a hockey stick) gravy trains go off the rails worse than we thought.

February 24, 2015 5:43 am

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.

The other Phil
February 24, 2015 5:44 am

We’ve known it was a religion, not science. Thank-you Pachauri for admitting it.

February 24, 2015 5:49 am

I am surprised he hasn’t blamed gorebul warming ” made me do it”

Reply to  richard
February 24, 2015 7:33 am

Perhaps “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” is a more appropriate excuse.

Reply to  Dawtgtomis
February 24, 2015 11:56 am

So said by an ancestor of the Vice-Chancellor of University of East Anglia. Oh, the irony ….

February 24, 2015 5:53 am

Mark Styen has a spot-on (and humorous) wirte-up:
“Fake Nobel Laureate Facing Sex Arrest for Wandering Hockey Stick”
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?”

Reply to  PaulH
February 24, 2015 6:24 am

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”

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  PaulH
February 24, 2015 7:11 am

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.

Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 24, 2015 3:57 pm

“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.

M E Wood
Reply to  PaulH
February 25, 2015 2:08 pm

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

February 24, 2015 5:54 am

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.

February 24, 2015 5:58 am

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?

February 24, 2015 6:03 am

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

Reply to  Craig
February 24, 2015 7:41 am

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

February 24, 2015 6:03 am

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.

Reply to  Pamela Gray
February 24, 2015 6:41 am

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..

Reply to  Alex
February 24, 2015 7:19 am

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).

February 24, 2015 6:10 am

He just promised human induced warming.

February 24, 2015 6:12 am

I applaud (or should I say clap) Pachauri’s resignation.
It seems that it’s not only temp data that the IPCC fiddles with…

Reply to  SAMURAI
February 24, 2015 6:21 am

I hope he doesn’t have clap. That would be gilding the lily.

Reply to  SAMURAI
February 24, 2015 7:46 am

I suspect there will be attempts to adjust the tramp data as well.

February 24, 2015 6:14 am

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

Coach Springer
February 24, 2015 6:24 am

Self-center4ed, fantasy-crazed, ferret-faced creep. (Talking about his climate work.)

February 24, 2015 6:24 am

Sounds like things were heating up

Reply to  probono
February 24, 2015 8:17 am

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.

February 24, 2015 6:26 am

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.

Reply to  Eliza
February 24, 2015 7:24 am

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.

February 24, 2015 6:30 am

I love that you all think he’s guilty, without evidence. Ironic, no?

Non Nomen
Reply to  Kit Carruthers
February 24, 2015 6:37 am

Carbon dioxide is considered being guilty without evidence as well. So what?

John V. Wright
Reply to  Non Nomen
February 24, 2015 7:37 am

GET IN Non Nomen, you will do for me!

Reply to  Kit Carruthers
February 24, 2015 6:46 am

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

M Courtney
Reply to  Kit Carruthers
February 24, 2015 6:49 am

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.

Reply to  M Courtney
February 24, 2015 8:57 am

But saving the planet is so much more important than minor infractions…

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  Kit Carruthers
February 24, 2015 7:23 am

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.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 24, 2015 8:26 am

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

Reply to  Kit Carruthers
February 24, 2015 7:28 am

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.

February 24, 2015 6:36 am

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.

Reply to  François
February 24, 2015 6:51 am

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

February 24, 2015 6:37 am

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.

February 24, 2015 6:37 am

feeling hot hot hot…

Reply to  Alison
February 24, 2015 7:00 am

Stop reading his novels and seeing 50 Shades of grey.

February 24, 2015 6:40 am

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.

Reply to  Jimbo
February 24, 2015 7:30 am

Maybe the physical advances were hacked too? Hacked hands…

Reply to  Jimbo
February 24, 2015 1:28 pm

Did she ever reply to the alleged communication?

February 24, 2015 6:43 am

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?

Reply to  SAMURAI
February 24, 2015 6:56 am

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.

Reply to  SAMURAI
February 24, 2015 9:01 am

Going by my own expertise (watching the teevee), that would be inadmissible.

Tim Groves
February 24, 2015 6:43 am

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

Jimmy Haigh.
February 24, 2015 6:59 am

I’m glad I’m not a woman. I’m not sure I would have welcomed his advances.

Reply to  Jimmy Haigh.
February 24, 2015 7:13 am

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.

Ralph Kramden
February 24, 2015 7:07 am

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

Reply to  Ralph Kramden
February 24, 2015 7:10 am

And he’s a rockstar for it!

Reply to  Ralph Kramden
February 24, 2015 7:17 am

He comes up wanting. Although I will grant he had the balls to do it as the President of the USA (while in office).

Reply to  Ralph Kramden
February 24, 2015 7:33 am

Well, Bollywood or not, you just can’t beat the Americans in that game.

Chip Javert
Reply to  ConTrari
February 24, 2015 10:48 am

Well, I’m not so sure. All we know is (besides more than a few credible rape accusations) is Clinton molested at least 2 of his White House staff.
Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi and France’s Dominique Strauss-Kahn seem to be giving our guy a run for his money.

Reply to  Ralph Kramden
February 24, 2015 6:57 pm

‘Small potatoes, Bill Clinton’
Really? Funny. 🙂

February 24, 2015 7:30 am

The hockey stick got him down.

Reply to  vukcevic
February 24, 2015 7:34 am

…and Pachaurigate is a woman.

February 24, 2015 7:30 am

Patchy’s resignation letter is here…
…courtesy of Donna Laframboise:
Adios, Patchy. No novelist, other that yourself, would have bothered to invent a character like you.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
February 24, 2015 7:36 am

Sometimes reality beats fiction. Like in climate change.

February 24, 2015 7:37 am

What about the unwanted harassment of science and science process?

February 24, 2015 7:37 am

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.

Reply to  Alex
February 24, 2015 8:48 am

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.


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.

Reply to  Jimbo
February 24, 2015 1:30 pm

Is he dementing?

February 24, 2015 7:40 am

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.

Bob L
February 24, 2015 7:48 am

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.

February 24, 2015 7:51 am

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.

G. Karst
February 24, 2015 7:51 am

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

Reply to  G. Karst
February 24, 2015 9:09 am

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)

Roger L.
Reply to  Jimbo
February 24, 2015 3:20 pm

50 shades of GRAY

February 24, 2015 7:52 am

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.

February 24, 2015 8:00 am

my followers are legion because I am a god, look on my appearance and weep.

masInt branch 4 C3I in is
February 24, 2015 8:03 am

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)

February 24, 2015 8:14 am

So, a two fer/ day , James O’keefe got Al Sharpton and this guy did in himself.
More slack in the ropes let them do themselves.

February 24, 2015 8:15 am

Who cares he resigned. The IPCC will stay the same. No gain, no loss.

February 24, 2015 8:19 am

I think it’s very sad to see someone in his position brought low. (Tee hee)

Tony B
February 24, 2015 8:24 am

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.

February 24, 2015 8:30 am

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]

February 24, 2015 8:32 am

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?

Eugene WR Gallun
February 24, 2015 8:37 am

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
Eugene WR Gallun

February 24, 2015 8:45 am

Wonder if all that hidden heat has found its way into Pachauri’s underpants.

Eugene WR Gallun
Reply to  Old Grumpy
February 24, 2015 8:55 am

Old Grumpy
Actually choking with laughter.
Eugene WR Gallun

Barry Sheridan
February 24, 2015 8:53 am

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.

February 24, 2015 9:09 am

What a pity the Telegraph had to back down in 2010 and apologise to him, because of his superior legal funding:
“The Daily Telegraph, Tata and Dr Pacahuri – An Apology Too Far?”

Reply to  dennisambler
February 24, 2015 9:10 am

Missed the typo; Dr Pachauri

Reply to  dennisambler
February 24, 2015 9:16 am

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.”

Russ R.
February 24, 2015 9:10 am

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.

February 24, 2015 9:17 am

The name and shame game goes both ways.

Snarling Dolphin
February 24, 2015 9:28 am

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.

February 24, 2015 9:31 am

I imagine the Washington Post and NY Times headlines will read:
BREAKING NEWS – Global warming increases sexual harassment.

Reply to  RWturner
February 24, 2015 10:02 am

good one

February 24, 2015 9:33 am

Have been monitoring Rommulan frequencies for comment. Thus far, **crickets**.

Chip Javert
Reply to  iSchadow
February 24, 2015 10:16 am

LOL. Gonna take a while before they figure out how to blame this on CO2

Reply to  iSchadow
February 24, 2015 11:04 am


Doug Proctor
February 24, 2015 9:50 am

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.

Chip Javert
Reply to  Doug Proctor
February 24, 2015 10:20 am

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…

February 24, 2015 9:55 am

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.

Chip Javert
February 24, 2015 10:14 am

Hmmm…looks like he fiddled with more than the climate numbers.

February 24, 2015 10:22 am

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 ?

Russ R.
Reply to  zemlik
February 24, 2015 10:47 am

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”.

Bill Illis
February 24, 2015 10:54 am

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.

February 24, 2015 10:54 am

The Rasputin of the UN bows out.

Reply to  Resourceguy
February 24, 2015 11:22 am

Funny how history (and climate) repeats itself in ways not always recognized.

February 24, 2015 11:05 am

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.

Reply to  John Whitman
February 24, 2015 11:51 am

Spelling error correction to ‘John Whitman on February 24, 2015 at 11:05 am’ :
” . . . you know the old adage ‘out of site sight, out of mind’.”

February 24, 2015 11:19 am

As always Mark Steyn says it better than everyone else.

February 24, 2015 11:49 am

If you really think about it this guy and the IPCC Anthropogenic agenda is world rape.

February 24, 2015 11:58 am

The worse scandal of all is the Antropogenic Climate Change theory!

February 24, 2015 12:07 pm

Googled “Pachauri resigns” and WUWT came up third after the Guardian and BBC. That’s how little coverage it’s getting in US papers. –AGF

February 24, 2015 12:48 pm

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.)

Reply to  Keith Sketchley
February 25, 2015 11:02 am

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”.)

4 eyes
February 24, 2015 1:28 pm

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.

Steve from Rockwood
February 24, 2015 5:09 pm

Couldn’t have happened to a sexier guy…/s

February 24, 2015 7:05 pm

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.

February 24, 2015 8:58 pm

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.

February 25, 2015 12:20 am
February 25, 2015 12:41 am

I am utterly astonished that the BBC would even report this.

February 25, 2015 4:26 am

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

February 25, 2015 9:12 am

Those swollen climate chakras get pretty uncomfortable, I guess. Who knew?

Reply to  MLCross
February 26, 2015 1:43 pm

Do people get the Al Gore reference? That did not make it big in the news…

Mickey Reno
February 25, 2015 10:26 am

It was getting warm in his pants and so he projected that onto the whole world.

Malcolm Latarche
February 26, 2015 4:16 am

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.

February 26, 2015 4:19 pm

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.

Dan James
February 27, 2015 5:03 pm

Sexy Sadie, you’ll get yours yet, no matter how big you think you are

March 9, 2015 9:01 pm

Absolute power corrupts absolutely…in more ways than one. Nice gold course you own, Pachauri!

March 9, 2015 9:02 pm

correction…golf course .

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