Quote of the week: former IPCC head Pachauri's emails could be a whole new potboiler novel

From the hot climate made him do it department comes this report from Donna LaFramboise on the “hacker generated” emails allegedly not from former IPCC head Rajenda Pachauri. You might need a bath after you read some of these.

I sense a sequel to his smutty romance novel “Return to Almora” perhaps penned from prison?Donna LaFramboise has been following the Pachauri/IPCC loose cannon fo years and writes:

An online Indian news source has published a collection of electronic messages allegedly sent by Pachauri to this unnamed 29-year-old woman. They now form part of a police document known as a First Information Report (FIR). The online version of these messages is difficult to read, so I’ve cut-and-pasted the text, added some formatting, and produced a 23-page PDF available here.

Pachauri, the recently resigned chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has PR flaks and a legal team. What is his version of events? Here’s a quote from a Reuters news story:

[Pachauri’s] lawyers have said his computer and mobile phone were hacked and that vested interests were maligning him because of his outspoken stand on global warming.

Shadowy, nefarious interests are out to get him, so they hacked his electronic devices to make him look bad. Nice try, but few people who examine firsthand the text messages and e-mails Pachauri says are fake are likely to believe that.

…Pachauri is apparently the kind of boss who not only expresses opinions about whether his subordinates should go to the gym, he’s the sort who tells female employees:

I am yours for life…and will always be yours, even when someone else enters your life.

And you have hurt me so often by being inconsistently cold on so many occasions. Not letting me touch you, even though I have always treated your body with reverence and as sacred. Perhaps, you regard a physical relationship as a matter of expediency and convenience. Well I don’t, and certainly not with your body which I worship, as you should have found out by not. Even when I “grabbed you body” I had my left hand over your right breast. Did I make even the slightest attempt to hold it in my hand or fondle you there? [typos in original, p. 6, line 180+]

He’s a prize, all right. In a few lines, he criticizes her for trying to fend him off, implies that she must be a slut since she objects to his ‘reverent’ embrace, and argues that he’s virtuous because he didn’t take as many liberties as he might have.

As the Shub Niggurath blog observed yesterday, this sordid saga took a vicious turn in December 2014. Not wanting to sit beside him on a plane one more time, this young woman attempted to sit on her own in economy class. Pachauri allegedly responded with an e-mail that reads in part:

you should reflect on the massive insult you heaped on me by indicating that I was so toxic that you would prefer not to sit next to me on the plane. If that be the case there is no room for any interaction between us…To me that act of yours represented the ultimate in haughtiness, arrogance and insulting behaviour. If you had any human sensitivity you would have realised what you have done, and possibly apologised.

You are welcome to remain a paid guest of TERI. I really would not burden you with any work in future. [p.20, line 754+]

I’ve read all of these electronic messages twice. They tell the story of a young woman who, following months of valiant struggle, perseverance, and vast patience effectively loses her job because she won’t let her boss grope her.

At the end of the police document, the complainant sums up her overall experience:

Whenever I had to travel with Dr. Pachauri for work, he would use the opportunity to constantly say vulgar and demeaning things to me. Whenever I sat next to him on the flight, he would try to hold my hand and tell me how much he loved me. If I ever spoke to any other male colleague, he would remark that I was going to sleep with him. I made repeated requests and pleas to Dr. Pachauri to stop this behaviour towards me. I have categorically told him not to touch me in appropriately or to hold me or kiss me, but Dr. Pachauri did not stop…

I feel broken and scarred in body and mind due to Dr. Pachauri’s behavior and actions…I get frequent panic attacks due to the constant harassment and being made to feel like an object of vulgar desire from this man, who is old enough to be my grandfather…

Till date I was extremely scared of going and reporting the behaviour of Dr. Pachauri, as he is the head of the organization for which I work and I did not know who I could turn to for help. I have tried to ignore and brush aside a lot of offensive behaviour from Dr. Pachauri as I was very scared of losing my reputation and employment if I complained to anyone…I request you to register my complaint against Dr. Pachauri and bring him to justice. [pp. 20-21, line 785+]

Donna adds:

“…anyone who goes to the trouble of looking directly at this collection of electronic messages will find it difficult to believe that this matter has anything to do with villainous hackers trying to smear a climate warrior.”

Read the whole thing here: http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2015/03/02/pachauris-sofa/

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March 2, 2015 12:06 pm

It seems notables promoting the AGW hypothesis should avoid committing their private thoughts to email.

Evan Jones
Reply to  bh2
March 2, 2015 4:47 pm

If I had inappropriate private thoughts like those, I like to think I would not express them at all, much less put them in an email.

Normal new
Reply to  bh2
March 2, 2015 5:54 pm

Hahaha, clearly email isn’t working for theese people.. Thanks for the laugh.

Reply to  bh2
March 3, 2015 1:40 pm

It seems notables promoting the AGW hypothesis should avoid committing their private thoughts to email.
+ shedloads.
Especially if using a private email on gubb’mint warmin’ business – or vice versa, too, it seems.

Joel O’Bryan
March 2, 2015 12:14 pm

Patchy and Al Gore are birds of a feather in more ways than one.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
March 2, 2015 12:21 pm

2006: Al Gore (“The crazed sex-poodle”, according to the massage therapist)
– Accused of Sexual Assault: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20396495,00.html
2007 – Together with Nobel Peace Prize Awards.

Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
March 2, 2015 2:49 pm

Is it just me or do the smiles in this photo say a lot? Gore has a repugnant smile of self-satisfied smugness saying to himself, “Sure I can’t win the presidency but I can win the Noble prize, so bite me”. Patchy that of someone saying to himself, “Wow even an idiot like me can win a Noble Prize.”

Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
March 6, 2015 4:01 pm

Pachy and Poochie? Tonight’s forecast:
There will be Pachy fog, followed by a slow-moving train of scandals,
punctuated by clouds of revelations and thunderous judgement…..
Well, if it’s a religion to him…..

March 2, 2015 12:15 pm

I wouldn’t think even all AGW supporters have evil thoughts.

Reply to  Tim
March 2, 2015 1:34 pm

Unlikely indeed and incredibly outstanding news for their potential victims.
The fact, nonetheless, is that Pachauri is a monster that fed on the grief he caused to those he thought he could take advantage of. In other words, he is a textbook abuser which implies many additional vile character traits such as, for example, cowardice and sadism. His emails make this plain and clear.
The power grab that warm-mongers have enjoyed during more than decade is likely to have produced other monsters like Pachauri. Again, it is unlike that there are many. However, those that are still on the loose must be stopped without delay.
It is necessary for those warm-mongers with a conscience to break ranks and denounce the behavior of Pachauri from the rooftops of every one of their outlets and with the force of the billions of dollars they have amassed for propaganda purposes so that these monsters are incarcerated and their victims are freed from torture. There is no alternative course of action on this matter. Speak up or be complicit.

Reply to  Brute
March 3, 2015 4:21 am

“he is a textbook abuser which implies many additional vile character traits such as, for example, . . . ”
Egotism. That’s been apparent all along.

March 2, 2015 12:21 pm

there must be dozens of serial pervert hackers with unlimited free time and intimate knowledge of Pachauri’s travels, seating arrangements…
Naw. Probably just the one.

Reply to  papiertigre
March 2, 2015 1:37 pm

Your concern for Pachauri and your disregard for the victims of abuse is noted.

Reply to  Brute
March 2, 2015 8:20 pm

Climb off the high horse. Pachauri claims his account was hacked by climate skeptics. When I point out the scope of that lie, you come off and attack me?
There must be dozens of readers that can look deep inside a two sentence comment and pick out dark and nefarious intents and motives hidden from the view of mere mortals.
FU – < see what you can make of that one.

Reply to  Brute
March 3, 2015 4:17 am

He was being facetious.

Reply to  Brute
March 3, 2015 5:26 am

Now that I don’t feel put upon.
The saying “Stress is the confusion caused when ones mind overrides the body’s natural desire to beat the living crap out of someone that desperately needs it.” applies to this lady.
My feeling toward her is gratitude for her restraint. Being that Pachauri is an old man, and she is in the prime of her youth the senario could have been a painful advanced class in manners delivered upside the old man’s head.
Given his age he might have been sent to hospital, then the media would have made him out a victim.
Al Gore would have sent him flowers. “Crazy woman attacks IPCC chairman” headlines.
That would have allowed his quiet unexplained reasonable replacement “for health reasons” and we would be none the wiser.
So thank you young lady. Thank you for your 18 month forbearance.

Reply to  papiertigre
March 2, 2015 2:53 pm

I know, it must be only one, like probably the NSA.

Reply to  papiertigre
March 3, 2015 2:35 am

On the ‘hacking’ by nasty right wing nuts I note that the lady responded to the hacker in the following text.

“Please, you are not to grab me and/or kiss me,” the complainant told Pachauri in one angry text.

It looks like Pachauri’s hands and lips were hacked! I further note that he did not read any of the SMS or emails the lady sent to his ‘hacked’ account for OVER 1 YEAR. Or he did read them and thought nothing of the accusations from such a junior. Surely Pachauri has access to computer and mobile phone support. Running such a large organisation and traveling extensively around the world by plane he must use email? No?
His story stinks, because that is what it is, a story. Read the texts between the victim and the ‘hacker’. ;-P
Here is what another Indian lady thought of the Pachauri.

Pune Mirror | Feb 28, 2015
R K Pachauri: Dr Lecherous
By Shobhaa De,
I was away in Lahore, attending the scintillating Lahore Literature Festival, when the Pachauri scandal broke in India. Was I shocked/surprised ? Naah. The one time I had shared a stage with the Nobel Laureate (during a TERI initiative) I had got a distinctly dirty vibe from the man. Most women — young girls, too — have an in-built instinct when it comes to men like Pauchari. Such men don’t have to do anything… touch you, for example… just the body language plus the expression in their eyes give away their character. I was repulsed by Pachauri and found him pompous, vain and power /publicity-hungry…..
What an irony! A much-feted environmental scientist lost it all for not being able to keep it in his pants. The climate change this man needs is inside his own head and heart…..

Paul Westhaver
March 2, 2015 12:25 pm

It is impossible to coordinate a planetary scam without communication. Michael Mann was coordinating his tricks with the temperature record by way of email with HADCRU. I think Pachauri’s email will be a treasure trove of schemes, slanders, and other bad stuff.
Let us read them all.
Let us see what reporters and journalists were getting their marching orders from the IPCC head. Then let us drive the reporters out of business. I am laying a bet that Seth Borenstein was directly coordinating his reports to AP based on inside information from Pachauri’s office. I’d love to see that CC’d list.
I don’t care about partisans. I do care about scientific integrity and unbiased journalism. My beef is that journalists are compromised and scientists cooked the books and they both lied about it.
His email will be made public by virtue of discovery. (that is, if the plaintiff’s attorney is awake)

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  Paul Westhaver
March 2, 2015 1:51 pm

I don’t know Indian law, but this is a criminal complaint, which means a government prosecutor will subpoena Pachauri’s emails, not the complainant’s attorney (of course there may be a civil action filed as well). The complainant already has all the emails, texts, voice-mails, etc., sent to her and I guess they have been made public by virtue of filing the complaint.
What is likely to come out is there are other recipients of harassing communications who have not come forward on their own and the prosecutor will no doubt contact them to see if they are willing to join the complaint. If so, then those emails would be disclosed, either at the time of signing a complaint or later at trial.
)As an aside, it is an interesting legal question is whether the Indian courts can subpoena emails sent from Pachauri’s IPCC account(s)).
What will not be disclosed is the content of other emails not related this criminal investigation. In other words, don’t expect to read emails detailing Pachauri’s participation in pushing junk research or suppressing scientific debate.
Unless of course Pacuauri has done something to piss off the North Koreans.

Paul Westhaver
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
March 2, 2015 2:15 pm

Right…. Right… they essentially follow British Common Law. Good Point. I forgot that this wasn’t a civil suit. My bad. I got all excited and irrational…. Maybe there will be a civil suit? I oddly find myself rooting for the North Koreans. What is wrong with me? Must be the vapors.

Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
March 2, 2015 4:26 pm

Dont forget that the Indian system is Corrupt beyond anything we might imagine, so the chances of this charlatan being brought down in public are slim indeed 🙂

Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
March 2, 2015 5:28 pm

Indian system is Corrupt
I work with quite a few Indians and they are all very excited by the new government that recently swept to power on a promise to stamp out corruption. Reportedly one of their first steps was to set up a “tips” line to report corrupt officials. Packy may simply be the first of many.

Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
March 3, 2015 6:53 am

The cellphone has become the new equalizer in India. Video a corrupt official.
India’s Anti-Corruption Party Deals Huge Blow To Modi’s Government
Kejriwal impressed people with tough action against police officers and officials caught accepting bribes. He encouraged people to carry out sting operations and film officials accepting bribes.

March 2, 2015 12:43 pm

“[Pachauri’s] lawyers have said his computer and mobile phone were hacked and that vested interests were maligning him because of his outspoken stand on global warming.”
This isn’t even close to being plausible. There’s no way the message exchange could happen for that long without Pachauri noticing messages he wasn’t sending. If somebody hacked into your email and sent lurid messages to another person and that person asked you to stop it, would that not make you wonder? Over 16 months.
It’s beyond belief of the reasonable man so we can add serial liar to Pachauri’s character as well. And to think a man like this was in charge of an international organization so (apparently) important. I wonder if they can retract Nobel Prizes?

Reply to  mpcraig
March 2, 2015 2:52 pm

“…vested interests were maligning him because of his outspoken stand on global warming
Projection much? That sounds oddly similar to something else that’s going on at the moment…

Reply to  mpcraig
March 2, 2015 5:29 pm

we can add serial liar
that is a mandatory requirement to head the IPCC.

March 2, 2015 12:50 pm

Sorry, I can’t/won’t read anything written by Dr. P

Leo Smith
March 2, 2015 12:54 pm

97% of all people who get awarded medals and honours turn out to be unpleasant pervs.

Reply to  Leo Smith
March 2, 2015 2:52 pm

There is a 97% consensus that 97% of environmentalists who make a killing off of gullible followers do demonstrate many of the qualities associated with “crazed sex-poodles”.

March 2, 2015 12:55 pm

I read as much of the emails and letters until my corneas crawled off my eyeballs in disgust.

Max Roberts
March 2, 2015 12:57 pm

There are certain jobs that. amongst the great gullible general public, that seem to confer the instant and unquestionable status of sainthood. All charity workers seem to receive this, and all UN workers. I find the gullibility concerning the UN particularly mystifying, considering that most countries of the world are run by thoroughly nasty vicious dictators. For example, off the top of my head, do they really believe that Roberts Mugabe has a special pool of saints that he nominates for various tinpot UN functions when required.
So, how much more of this is happening behind the scenes?

Reply to  Max Roberts
March 2, 2015 2:10 pm

More than expected, less than suspected.
Too much, nonetheless, as the amount that is acceptable is exactly zero.

Reply to  Max Roberts
March 2, 2015 3:17 pm

Don’t forget that UN workers typically don’t pay taxes (or they do, and are later reimbursed).

Ken Langford
March 2, 2015 12:59 pm

Didn’t a certain US politician make the same claim when his deviant behavior became known?

Reply to  Ken Langford
March 2, 2015 1:11 pm

Are you referring to BJ?

Ken Langford
Reply to  old44
March 2, 2015 3:13 pm

No, I was referring to Anthony Weiner

Jonas N
Reply to  old44
March 2, 2015 4:26 pm

BJ – is that short for Bill(iam) Jefferson?

Reply to  Ken Langford
March 3, 2015 2:33 am

Google Craig Thomson

David Jones
March 2, 2015 1:21 pm

I,m concerned has anyone confirmed if she is in the pay of big oil..??

Reply to  David Jones
March 2, 2015 2:14 pm

Your attempt to further assault a victim of abuse is noted.

Normal new
Reply to  Brute
March 2, 2015 6:01 pm

enought with you notes, their annoying.

Reply to  Brute
March 2, 2015 7:36 pm

Your annoyance is insignificant and inconsequential in general and, in this specific case, amounts to further support of the monsters that torture others to obtain sexual gratification.
Revise your priorities.

Reply to  Brute
March 2, 2015 7:57 pm


Reply to  Brute
March 3, 2015 4:28 am

He was being facetious!

March 2, 2015 1:42 pm

Count me as a supporter of you and this site. But we should take the high road. Do not attack the man, attack the science. I

George Lawson
Reply to  Fraizer
March 2, 2015 2:07 pm


Reply to  Fraizer
March 2, 2015 2:09 pm

Um, it appears virtually all roads are higher than the one Pachauri is on.

Reply to  Fraizer
March 2, 2015 2:18 pm

I disagree. The victims of this monster deserve our respect, concern, and solidarity. There is no other “high road”.

Reply to  Fraizer
March 2, 2015 2:41 pm

Yes like Christian say, “Hate the sin, but not the sinner”. They don’t mention much about non-repentant sinners, which the bible is pretty clear on. Those are all going to hell with an express ticket.
Patchy is certainly not repentant about sexual-harassment nor about the ham-fisted, dishonest way he has handled climate concerns through the IPCC. Due to his transgressions he has been sentenced to blogging hell in the form of a hell a lot of pissed off women, scientists, engineers and others who have suffered due to his hand.
Not sure of the Biblical hell, but am pretty certain Patchy deserves a certain piece of hell on earth.

Jake J
Reply to  Fraizer
March 2, 2015 3:39 pm

Couldn’t agree more. This article should not be here, period.

Reply to  Jake J
March 2, 2015 7:41 pm

Your attempts to divert attention from this flagrant violation of human rights is the kind of behavior that makes possible monsters like Pachauri to commit these vile acts.

Jake J
Reply to  Jake J
March 3, 2015 11:51 am

I’m guilty of plenty of sins and mistakes, but not what you’ve alleged.

Mr Green Genes
Reply to  Fraizer
March 3, 2015 12:32 am

When (if) he does science, he’ll get attacked for it. Why shouldn’t he be attacked for groping and sexual harassment when he’s doing that (allegedly ;-)?

George Lawson
Reply to  Mr Green Genes
March 4, 2015 9:21 am

Attacking the science is one thing, attacking the person for alleged misdeeds is another.

March 2, 2015 1:42 pm

The CGW bin of apples?

Reply to  Alf
March 2, 2015 2:17 pm

Well, except instead of one bad apple we search the bin for one good one.

more soylent green!
March 2, 2015 2:00 pm

Pachauri comes from a culture that does not traditionally respect women or believes in equality of the sexes. Should we really judge him by our standards?

Tom Crozier
Reply to  more soylent green!
March 2, 2015 2:53 pm

In a way, not. Not until he stepped into our culture.

Peter Miller
March 2, 2015 2:04 pm

Where is Nick Stokes when we need him?
Patchy is Nick’s hero, someone to be admired and praised, we need Nick’s balanced input on this.
He, like he always does, will give us the level headed, official,climatespeak point of view.

Reply to  Peter Miller
March 2, 2015 2:15 pm

Yes disappointed that he didn’t make the first comment, putting these remarks in their correct context.

March 2, 2015 2:05 pm

I will have to say from the E-mails that he is quite the ‘love’ poet. I see his obsession referred to as “Mari Jaan”, I wonder if it is because he identifies with this ‘Meri Jaan’ rejectee:

Reply to  BFL
March 2, 2015 2:20 pm

Perhaps someone was smoking too much “Mari Jaan a”?

david smith
March 2, 2015 2:16 pm

In amongst all the really creepy twaddle from Patchy, I noticed in the transcript that the lady says:
“I don’t judge you from the kind of stuff I get to hear”
What kind of stuff did she get to hear about him? Enquiring minds want to know. From the context it seems she’s heard some bad stuff about Dr P. Let’s hope we found out.

March 2, 2015 2:17 pm

Yes, he’s a creep. Now can we get back to science again please?

Evan Jones
Reply to  wickedwenchfan
March 2, 2015 4:54 pm


Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  wickedwenchfan
March 2, 2015 7:36 pm

Not on this thread. It’s all about exposing the creep Socialist, who uses his position to pressure young women under him into sexual favors…oh was this thread on Bill Clinton?? Al Gore? Anthony Weiner? Or John Edwards??? Or IPCC Chairman Pachauri??

Bunker Hill Jim
March 2, 2015 2:20 pm

It’s a 2 way street with “greenies” and a weenie … Just ask Ex. Gov. Kitzhaber of Oregon …

Jake J
Reply to  Bunker Hill Jim
March 2, 2015 3:44 pm

I live in the Pacific NW and am watching the Kitzhaber situation quite closely. His relationship to the grifter “first lady,” Cylvia Hayes, is relevant because she had a role in state government. The details of Pachauri’s sex life, whatever they might be, don’t belong here.

Reply to  Jake J
March 2, 2015 5:41 pm

Nobody gives two hoots about Packy’s sex life.
We are talking about the manipulative and abusive approach demonstrated in the emails and texts, apparently over many months, trying to use a position of authority to gain sexual favors by making the victim feel guilty for not reciprocating, because it talks directly to character and trust-worthiness, and perhaps quite a bit more. And then to top it off, the claim of a hacker to try and excuse the behavior.

Reply to  Jake J
March 3, 2015 2:42 am

It is illustrative of the morality of the people pushing the AGW lies. A fish rots by its head.

March 2, 2015 2:30 pm

Donna Laframboise and Joanne Nova are two true journalists doing the lion’s share of actual, old-school reporting in the arena of “climate science” from the politics/motivation side of things.
They both deserve our support, congratulations, enthusiasm, and respect for the tough, detailed work they do. Gail Combs does amazing work as well, though mostly as a commenter.
That’s not to diminish the work by Watts, Tisdale, Goddard/Heller, McIntyre-McKitrick, Monckton, Ball, Montford, Gosselin, and many others on the “facts and analysis” side.
Nor Josh on the “wicked humor” side.
Buy their books, comment on their blogs, drop some money in the tip jars. This is the people’s Counter-Revolution against the pseudo-science of Anthropogenic Catastrophic Climate Change/
Global Warming, or whatever they are shilling it as today.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  GeologyJim
March 2, 2015 7:42 pm

Well said Jim.

March 2, 2015 2:32 pm

Wow this is a tough one.
Which is more offensive, self-aggrandizing, and harassing, Pachauri emails or Michael Mann press releases?
Hmmm thats a tough one, but I’ll have to give Pachauri the nod for sexually harassing women in the workplace.
Note they both do get a runner-up award for ill-concealed, ill-gotten personal gain in climate politics and science.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Alx
March 2, 2015 7:44 pm

Pachauri brings dishonor to the IPCC.
Mann brings dishonor to science, climate science in particular.
Take your pick which is worse. Both are diseased. The severity depends on where one sits.

Robert of Ottawa
March 2, 2015 2:33 pm

For those who think this posting doesn’t belong here, remember that the train engineer is a public figure, living off public funds, and is subject to all the same rules for public figures.

Hot under the collar
March 2, 2015 3:09 pm

When this story broke, I thought it was a shame that he wasn’t going due to ‘climate change’, then he hoisted himself with his own hubris in his resignation letter, what was it he said?
“Climate change is my religion and my dharma”.
As ‘dharma’ also has religious connotations and no direct English translation I would suggest that in this context “dogma” may be appropriate.
How embarrassing for warmists, he has confirmed in his resignation letter what sceptics have been saying all along that they belong to some sort of climate change religious order.
Perhaps it is a requirement in the job description for head of the IPCC to be a dogmatic member of some sort of ‘climate change’ religion.

March 2, 2015 3:14 pm

Time for an unlikely spike in the number of car accidents of witnesses.

Reply to  DirkH
March 3, 2015 6:45 am
Gunga Din
March 2, 2015 3:20 pm
Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Gunga Din
March 2, 2015 7:47 pm

A definite lady’s man… right up there with Ted Bundy.

Jake J
March 2, 2015 3:37 pm

I don’t like the IPCC. I think the AGW hypothesis is false. I vigorously object to the propaganda campaigns that have pushed AGW. That said, this article is a low point for Watts Up. I think you are making a serious mistake by running it. I wish you would reconsider.

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Jake J
March 2, 2015 4:05 pm

Not a mistake .Know your enemy…And the result of remaing silent is to let EVIL triumph over good. If exposing evil bothers you ….too bad.

Jake J
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
March 2, 2015 6:49 pm

They’re not my “enemy.” They are people with whom I strongly disagree.

Martin A
Reply to  Jake J
March 4, 2015 5:05 am

I have noticed from experience that people, like organisations, are consistent. For example, if a person is consistenly truthful in one set of circumstances, it’s likely that they’ll be truthful in a different set of circumstances.
So the details of the goings on that reveal the nature of the person who has led the IPCC are highly relevant to people who read WUWT.

March 2, 2015 3:38 pm

Just read one of the emails to my wife (who has no bone in the climate debate), explaining it was written to an employee. She said immediately that Patchy should be neutered. She did not use those terms.

March 2, 2015 3:50 pm

After the R2P BS was given as the excuse for the US and the UK to attack Libya and the mess we have made of our FP Just be thankful Gore only received a concelation prize. What a sad pxs. But a rich pxs thx to his pedaling CAGW

March 2, 2015 4:04 pm

Who cares. Its all just an extension of the Holy Roman Empire- the Pontiff has agents you know.

March 2, 2015 4:05 pm


March 2, 2015 4:09 pm

I tend to agree with Jake J comments. This isn’t a story about climate change or IPCC. It is a story about a pathetic perv inappropriately sexually harassing a subordinate. It is a story that should be told and be widely spread in the press – but not with any effect on the climate change discussion but solely on inexcusable actions in what should have been a working relationship. The fact the guy appears to be a perv has no bearing on the science or politics of climate change. I also think the CAGW alarmism perpetrated by the IPCC, greens, and media is terribly wrong which WUWT is correctly challenging. But this isn’t a climate story.

Reply to  PJ
March 2, 2015 4:44 pm

PJ says
“…But this isn’t a climate story.”
If it’s not a climate story, it must be…a weather story!
The other lot are going on about how Willie Soon’s objectivity must be impaired by oily money, so maybe it’s fair to observe that Pachy’s critical faculties are represented by his adolescent infatuation for a woman 45 years his junior, his grotesquely immature linguistic imagery, his vindictive petulance… and then the unlawful stuff.

Jonas N
Reply to  PJ
March 2, 2015 4:52 pm

I think it should be emphatically pointed out that the (now former) head of the IPCC claimed that his email, phone, communication etc had been hacked by criminals who were out to malign him. That, according to him, it was they who wrote all these mails/messages to that poor woman during ~1½ years …
Because if true, that would indeed be explosive news. And it it weren’t true, then that fact would be almost as explosive and newsworthy. And I don’t mean the contents of these mails/messages, but the magnitude of the bold faced lies he was serving the world and hoping that we, or only his supporters, would fall for.

Reply to  Jonas N
March 2, 2015 5:19 pm

Good point.

Reply to  Jonas N
March 2, 2015 5:30 pm

Those who are trying to deconstruct western economies and societiessave the planet always get the benefit of the doubt, the megaphone and railcars of money.

Reply to  Jonas N
March 2, 2015 5:48 pm

that really is the issue. lie to save yourself, lie to enrich yourself. if you will do one you will surely do the other. it is all about character and integrity.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Jonas N
March 2, 2015 7:50 pm

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”
Most memorable lie of the 20th Century.

Reply to  PJ
March 2, 2015 5:15 pm

PJ, of course it is a story about the IPCC.
It is a story about a leadership culture which has held itself above all accountability. Infallible, never making errors and all who oppose it have been branded as heretics, and many have lost their careers.
This lack of accountability leads to arrogance without bound. Do not cut these clowns any slack. Remember – Capone was eventually done for tax evasion.

Julian Williams in Wales
Reply to  PJ
March 2, 2015 7:09 pm

This story is actually more about power than sex. This is not sex in the warm meaning of the word, it is power abuse by a man who appears drunk on his power. That such a man was been left at the top of the IPCC says a lot about the people around him, they should have recognised that he had serious personality problems that would degrade the work of the organisation he was in charge of. Because of what he was doing this lady, and probably others who had to work with Pachauri, would have been unable to work efficiently for the IPCC.
The public do get very angry about these sorts of incidents, in Britain we have had Jimmy Saville at the BBC and Stoke Mandeville Hospital in France they have had Strauss-Khan at the IMF. The question always is why were these people not controlled by the people around them? Why were people looking away whilst this was going on?

David Colee
March 2, 2015 4:10 pm

I like this quote better…..So, Mr. DeGaetano, the Director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University gave us a brilliant scientific reason for the recird cold in the Northeast this winter. “We can’t point to anything specific,” DeGaetano said. ” It’s just the way the jet stream bulged and set up. It’s random, like a deal of cards. Sometimes you get a Royal Flush, sometimes you get nothing.” You darn well bet if the Northeast had record warmth this winter, he’d be blamming it all on global warming. Sorry, to be p.c., climate change. Oh yea, p.c…..that’s like believing you can pick up a turd by the clean end!

March 2, 2015 4:20 pm

Here, I’m dusting off my halo (it took an hour to find) … now adjusting the headstrap … fine-tuning the reception … and okay, ready for sermon mode …
Does this article belong here?
My first reaction is that despite how bad his actions appear (and how unflattering his photos are), and with no attempt to diminish the complaints of the woman, we would all pray to be deemed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
My second reaction is the same as many others’. Ignore the man; stick to the science (or lack thereof).
From these two perspectives, this and similar articles do not belong on WUWT.
The IPCC is not a scientific but a political-scientific body. And it exerts tremendous influence. If there is corruption of any form at the tippy top, then that calls into question the credibility of the entire body and its output. Political science is about driving agendas through — and the ends justify the means. Anything goes. Logic (and avoiding logical fallacies) do not apply.
From this perspective, this and similar articles do belong on WUWT.
Fish rot from the head down.

March 2, 2015 4:27 pm

As an addendum to my prior comment, this story about the perv would make me exceptionally cautious about the honesty of anything the man has said on any subject, including the subject of climate change. From the notes provided, it is clear that any person capable of such communication is delusional, and there is no reason that such delusions would only extent to a single topic of sexually harassing subordinates.

Jake J
Reply to  PJ
March 2, 2015 6:55 pm

I agree to a point, but this and other articles lately go far beyond impugning his integrity. This is its own form of ad hominem attack, even if the material is factual. This is the first time I’ve seriously questioned how Watts Up is operated. I might agree or disagree with comments, but I’ve always regarded the material being commented on as valuable, (mostly) rigorous, and always relevant. Not this.
Mr. Watts, as it concerns this line of attack, I think you’ve made a serious error in judgment. I am embarrassed for you, and strongly wish you would think carefully about what you’re doing.

Mark and two Cats
March 2, 2015 4:32 pm

[Pachauri’s] smutty romance novel “Return to Almora”
Rearrange the letters of Almora and it spells… Amoral
Close, but “immoral” woulda been spot-on 😉

Martin A
Reply to  Mark and two Cats
March 4, 2015 5:13 am

The snatches I read of Return to Almora appeared, to me, as the fantasies of a dirty old tosser. Truth will out.

Bill Illis
March 2, 2015 4:48 pm

I we supposed to BELIEVE people who act like this ??
Obviously, they will do anything it takes to push what they want.
Does that translate to ALL climate scientists ??
From what I’ve seen, they are all lack integrity (as in 99.9% is missing) just like this episode reveals.

Reply to  Bill Illis
March 2, 2015 5:12 pm

Integrity doesn’t pay for the kid’s college education.

March 2, 2015 5:19 pm

Not surprising some people are advocating sticking to the science and saying such a post is improper for WUWT. This reminds me of the old lawyer’s adage. “When the facts are on your side, pound the facts. When the law is on your side, pound the law. When neither is on your side, pound the table.” These people are saying “pound the science”. Interesting, the Willie Soon witch hunt has been going on for a while now, and I have not seen anyone critical of him say “stick to the science”. It is all about the man, in this case.
It is true, this is not a climate story. But it IS an IPCC story, and so is fair game.

Jake J
Reply to  TonyL
March 2, 2015 6:59 pm

I, for one, have said EXACTLY that — stick to the science — on the NYT’s comment section. I think their recent attack on him was despicable, and highlights the sad and worrisome decline of a once-great newspaper. Unlike too many people on both sides of various issues, I apply a single standard to everyone and everything. It’s the essence of integrity and independence, or so I think.

Reply to  Jake J
March 3, 2015 6:38 am

the corruption of science is all about the science.

March 2, 2015 5:40 pm

So, like I posted on a prior thread. Find a publisher who will front a tell all book by this guy.
Title: My Life Inside the Climate Fraud Operations
Say $25.00 a copy U.S.
He gets say $5.00 for each. He and his atty’s will need the money.
It will sell 20 million or more copies.
He has the facts, the dates the names, he has the ability to back it up with data.
It would be the last nail in the coffin of the worlds biggest most evil lies.
Just do it.

March 2, 2015 5:45 pm

So, like I posted prior. He has all the info, he will need lots of money for his life style and his atty’s.
Find a publishing company to publish his tell all book.
Title: My Life Inside the Climate Change Fraud
It will sell millions of copies world wide.
Say $25.00 per copy U.S.
He gets $5.00 per copy sold.
Once he starts to publish the rest of the fraud types will know the jig is up and all of them will rush to say me too, and tell their story and try to get a get out of jail card too.
It would drive the final nail in the worlds largest most evil lie.
Just do it.

March 2, 2015 5:46 pm

oops sorry,,, on a compter in my pickup on the way to town to get supplies for more snow here Wed. night.

March 2, 2015 5:48 pm

There has to be an association of people around this man who know him and what his behavior is like. Why would such a person be allowed to remain in a position of power and influence? Was it because they knew his character and it served their purpose well? I think so, and this tells us much about the methods we have observed to sustain the global warming machine and for that reason alone this a story that needs to be told and this is one place to tell it. It is intriguing that many of the characters in the warming crowd have strange personality quirks. Gore and Mann come to mind too quickly. There are others.

Reply to  groundhunter
March 2, 2015 5:54 pm

Why would such a person be allowed to remain in a position of power and influence?
same reason you need to kill someone first before the mafia will let you join. because they will only trust you when they have a hold over you.
of course people knew. people in power. because this knowledge gave them control. you don’t get the job unless you are already in someones pocket. that person picks up the tab, pays the bribes, makes the deals to get you elected. From then on, when they say jump, you ask “how high”.

March 2, 2015 5:54 pm

Before any reports of sex harassment claims hit India’s media, I did not consider Pachauri intellectually rational and did not think he had professional integrity in his leadership. I thought, in other words, that he was the typical IPCC insider.
The sex harassment claims against him, if confirmed in court or by corroborated independent investigations would make me loathe him.
No pity in any case for Pachauri.

March 2, 2015 6:41 pm

Pachauri: 97% of climate scientists agree that all women love me!

March 2, 2015 6:44 pm

Given how brazen he is in this despicable behavior it is extremely unlikely that this behavior is limited to one or two women, and extremely unlikely that it has not been a very long-standing pattern. Let’s hope that the investigation is thorough and relentless, and that other victims are willing to go on record.

Pamela Gray
March 2, 2015 7:06 pm

What is astounding is the courage of this woman to bring this into the glaring light of open knowledge, knowing the potential for backlash against whistle blowers in the global warming community, let alone the backlash against women in India who call foul. She decided to row against the current big time. I want to know who this woman is and how she got into the organizations and businesses related to Pachy. His hand is (was) in many cookie jars. That he put his hand on the wrong cookie jar and she fought back is a credit to this woman’s bravery and may very well lead to interesting discoveries. My hat is off to her. Amazing.

Bob Boder
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Reply to  Pamela Gray
March 3, 2015 4:43 am

Maybe the new government in India gave the complainant hope that she’d get justice if she came forward. If she’d done so earlier, the police might have ignored her, or the press would not have covered her tale, or Patchy’s bigshot friends would have aided his coverup and purported to believe in his hacking claims.

Reply to  rogerknights
March 3, 2015 6:32 am

policeman is a much coveted job in India because it is the road to wealth.

Joe Chang
March 2, 2015 7:46 pm

It should be possible to do a word distribution count comparison between the complaint text and patchy’s book. I am inclined to think that some complete phrases might be repeated. Just sticking to science.

March 2, 2015 8:07 pm

After reading the 23 page PDF of the emails, I have to take a different stance. Despite all of the many reasons to dislike Pachauri, I think he was truly in love. The full-on limerance, head-over-heels, painfully obsessive kind. Cupid’s arrows spare no one they target, and life and literature are replete with tales of happy endings and misfortunes including broken marriages and shattered careers. And woe unto those who whose love is unrequited. Their desperation reminds me of Dante’s inscription over the Gates of Hell “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

Reply to  Robert_G
March 2, 2015 9:09 pm

That’s not love, it is infatuation. Love requires putting the needs of someone else above your own. Clearly he cared only about what he could get out of any relationship.

Reply to  Mark
March 3, 2015 6:25 am

more like obsession.

Reply to  Mark
March 3, 2015 8:44 am

There was also more than one woman. It has been reported that what happened to this woman has happened to many, although so far only two have come forward.
On top of that, any relationship that has one partner feeding on the guilt of the other is manipulative and unhealthy.

Reply to  Mark
March 3, 2015 8:46 am

I should say, “feeding on guilt instigated in the other”.

Claude Harvey
March 2, 2015 8:22 pm

I believe Dr. Pachauri has a good shot with a pleading of “temporary insanity induced by global warming”. His brain (and possibly other organs) overheated through no fault of his own. When compared with the monumental list being accepted as “bad things caused by global warming”, no stretch of credibility would be required to accept such a legal pleading and let the good Doctor get back to important poetic work.

John F. Hultquist
March 2, 2015 8:55 pm
Anything is possible
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
March 2, 2015 10:42 pm
March 2, 2015 8:59 pm

For those complaining that this isn’t a climate story, sorry, but Patchy’s own layers have MADE is a climate story (bold mine):
[Pachauri’s] lawyers have said his computer and mobile phone were hacked and that vested interests were maligning him because of his outspoken stand on global warming.
Oddly, this incriminates him further in my mind. If someone were going to the trouble of breaking into his computer and phone in order to discredit him because of his stand on global warming, wouldn’t it have made a lot more sense to plant email like, oh, I don’t know, messages saying he knows the science is bunk?

Reply to  davidmhoffer
March 2, 2015 9:01 pm

Well who knew. Patchy’s lawyers come in layers.

March 2, 2015 9:19 pm

Reblogged this on gottadobetterthanthis and commented:

While it is important to remember being a bad person doesn’t automatically make one wrong, this man has already asserted that he is a religious zealot with regard to environmentalism and global warming alarmism. This is a man who has demonstrated he has a very warped and immoral sense of dharma. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma

March 2, 2015 10:01 pm

Wether his personal mobile phone and/or PC (Or whatever) were hacked, the mail/text servers will have a copy so can easily be verified which the Police investigation, if not “knobbled”, can get access to.

March 2, 2015 11:01 pm

“Return to Amoral” by Dr Strangelove.
Wow these hackers are serious creative writers. They did not just pop in to make lurid or vulgar suggestion to stitch up Dr.P, they made up a whole character profile and turned it into a serialized novel.
He’s going to have to pay some serious baksheesh to police, prosecutors and judge to get off this one.
Probably safer to rely on his voodoo heart condition to keep him out of jail.

March 2, 2015 11:42 pm

Really: what Pachauri writes to people in private is none of your business and if any of you try to claim you have any superior morality becoming like the worst tabloid gossipmongers you need to tell your husbands and wives about your desperate states of mind.
I’m sure lots of you are so staid and boring that you only have sex in silence with the lights out in the bedroom, but hundreds of millions of people are more interesting than that.
I couldn’t give a damn if Pachauri has a lucid tongue where ‘bedroom romance’ is concerned: it is not a crime, it is not a perversion and it is nothing to be ashamed of.
You are the ones to be ashamed of yourselves in trying to make out that normality is to be a monastic prude 99% of the time whilst miraculously transporting your wife to the dark blue yonder the 1% of the time that you reveal your true colours……….
As for hacking people’s private accounts, if you don’t think that MI6, CIA, NSA etc etc haven’t read every one of all your emails you are so off with the fairies as to be in need of protection for your own safety. They hack with impunity, reduce the concept of privacy to an historical artefact and yet make out that no-one should be alllowed to do the same to them in return.
If Pachauri has been molesting people, then he’ll get his just desserts in court.
But if he just wrote some steamy novel, then really: you guys had better open your own lives to full public scrutiny, and by that, courtesy of this article, that must include a detailed historical record of all your sexual tastes, acts and partners.
Fancy that????

Claude Harvey
Reply to  rtj1211
March 3, 2015 12:43 am

rtj1211’s insightful remarks have opened my prudish and hypocritical eyes. As a result, I’m now prepared to publicly “reveal my true colors”. I wear women’s under-drawers and fancy a nanny-goat. I write her steamy goat-poems, but she finds me disgusting. I’ve grown a goatee similar to Pachauri’s, so I know it isn’t my looks that offend. Maybe it’s the silk panties? Could my goat-goddess be a prude?
There! I feel “normal” already. I do believe I feel another poem coming on.

Reply to  Claude Harvey
March 3, 2015 8:52 am

LOL. Hey, Claude, you could write a book! 🙂

Reply to  rtj1211
March 3, 2015 3:10 am

rtj, I think you’ll find that much of what he was engaged in IS a crime, a perversion and something to be very ashamed of. He was blatently sexually harassing this woman, if the texts and emails are genuine and there’s no reason to think otherwise, especially as this is not the only woman to come forward. They guy abused his position of authority and high authority at that. Women are particularly vulnerable in countries like India and those who want to sweep this under the carpet are just following in the footsteps of generations of people who thought it was ok to treat women like second class citizens. Even in the West it’s hard for people (including men) to prove they’ve been bullied by their employers. Texts and messages like this are proof of how secure he felt in his abuse. For every text there would be hours of similar, verbal assaults that would come down to her word against his and be almost useless in court. If nothing else, spare some thought for the torment of the victim and that he’d probably got away with his behaviour if he hadn’t added the final insult of effectively sacking her.

Reply to  rtj1211
March 3, 2015 6:23 am

reading the emails there is a section in which packy threatens to fast until the girl shows him affection. I didn’t bother to read further as this has nothing to do with with love. it is abusive manipulation.
sex is supposed to be consensual. if you threaten to harm yourself unless the other person gives you what you want, this isn’t consent.

Reply to  ferdberple
March 3, 2015 9:00 am

Exactly right. Pachauri is a manipulator. I’ve met exactly this sort – they just don’t stop and it’s always the other person’s “fault”. That he’s further lying about it and claiming to have been hacked points to him knowing his actions are wrong. If he actually thought he loved the woman, a normal response would be, “But I love her,” not “It wasn’t me! I was hacked!”

March 2, 2015 11:43 pm

It will be interesting to see whether he is dumb enough to repeat thus BS under oath. He could find himself up for perjury as well.
“As God is my witness, I did not send any emails to that woman. ”
He has shown he has no morals, is willing to abuse his position of power, lies instead of admitting error. [allegedly]
He has been head of IPCC for 12y.
But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.
No connection ! This is not a climate story. He was surely an honest broker, quick to admit errors in IPCC reports and not at all inclined to abuse the power and influence of that position.
All those piling on here are just bad-mouthed dee-niers, out to kick the poor guy when he’s down: in a spot of trouble because of some scurrilous, disgruntled employee.
Why, they’re no better than the rascals who hacked his email, computer and telephone. Obviously in the pay of Big ( oil / gas / coal / carbon ) , well Big Something.

March 3, 2015 12:41 am

This really is horrible as well as demonstrating an abandonment of duty. Just look at some of these words!
line 46-47 “…licence / To let me love her with intensity unlimited and totally unchecked”
line 130-131 ” here I am sitting and chairing an IPCC meeting and surreptitiously sending you messages”
line 174 ” I give very little of myself to several others” (in its context this is at very least emotional attention if not more)
line 367-369 ” But is a little show of tenderness so difficult for you? At the end of a long day is it so alien to your nature to sit on the sofa next to me and hold my hand, and possibly even give me a hug?”
line 490-491 ” Some day you will realise what you have lost.”
line 561 “I am very very sorry, and I mean it. I promise you this will never happen again…” (but it did)
line 623-624 “I dreamt last night that I did the preliminaries of making love to you, but woke up at
624 the critical moment”
line 670 ” I will genuinely stop plaguing your exustence [sic]” (but he didn’t)
line 727-728 “And I promise you I will never bother you again” (but he did)
It reminds me of the child sex abuse cases that are coming to light in UK. People who abused their position to exploit children while constantly heaping blame on the victims. That’s what this feels like to me. I hope the truth will come out and appropriate actions taken. I pity this poor victim.

George Lawson
Reply to  Peter Ward
March 4, 2015 9:00 am

I would worry about the safety of the lady in question even in this country, but in India it would be easier to see her out of the way!!!

March 3, 2015 1:03 am

I couldn’t leave poor old Rajendra without a little song to cheer him up a bit.

Hot under the collar
March 3, 2015 1:20 am

Disgusting man, going by the emails, but is there more to this story?
Have previous allegations been covered-up and victims been ignored and sacrificed to protect green interests and the AGW mantra? Going by this apology from Greenpeace, the answer is yes!

March 3, 2015 2:43 am

So the guy left a whole saga of inappropiate electronic mail in the hand of the abusee? Either the guy is nuts, things like this are the norm in India or there’s something dodgy about all this, apart from the obvious of course.
Him leaving is nothing but a boon to the AGW agenda. I fully expect more character assassination against Al Gore in the future as well.

Reply to  Wu
March 3, 2015 4:27 am

He’d got away with outragious behaviour over climate, why not think he couldn’t do the same over this? After all he’s a much loved green icon with a nobel peace prize. People have gone unpunished for rapes and murder against women in the past, cultural mentalities that lead to that don’t vanish over night. It doesn’t excuse him but he probably thought he was a bit of a catch and he wasn’t doing anything wrong, just forcefully ‘wooing’ her the way women secretly want men to. /sarc.

Reply to  Wu
March 3, 2015 5:26 am

“So the guy left a whole saga of inappropiate electronic mail in the hand of the abusee? ”
Yes – apparently. Prisons are full of people who left evidence of their crimes, aren’t they?

Reply to  Sleepalot
March 5, 2015 8:22 am

Sleep – However one would expect higher functioning from the head of a worldwide scientific/propaganda organisation…
TinyCO2 – Oh I completely agree that someone as delusional as the author of the email would not think anything of leaving such evidence, and the situation in India of relevance would make it easier for such a person to carry on in his delusional state. Convenience of it all is distracting though.

March 3, 2015 2:52 am

I only have a word to describe this: Repulsive. Probably because my english vocabulary is too limited.

Dave VanArsdale
March 3, 2015 2:57 am

Pachauri is a liar and a disgrace to men everywhere. He needs a punch in the nose from the young woman’s Dad. So Ladies, here is how it works. When any man puts his hands upon your person without your consent, grab him with both hands, shift your weight into him as your knee smashes upwards into his groin. Hope that helps. I did need a shower after reading the details.

March 3, 2015 4:32 am

Getting back to the realms of reality, there’s absolutely nothing funny about sexual harassment for its victims. It’s a deeply distressing experience and should be recognised and condemned for what it is – predatory sexual behaviour which should be prosecuted with the same rigour as any other crime against the person.

March 3, 2015 5:04 am

Like Donna, I find it hard to credit that these are not genuine. They tell a very convincing tale of a woman trying to balance keeping her career, genuine repulsion for the attentions of an ugly old man and even some sympathy for a respected elder. For every sentence in text, you can guarantee that there would be hours of similar unwanted attention.
The techniques used in the emails are similar to those recommended by pick up coaches like Julien Blanc who was recently banned from speaking the UK and sent home early from Australia because they’re unacceptable in a modern society. Those techniques rely on emotional bullying and exertion of power until the victim caves in to the abuser.
Yes, we should try to avoid schadenfreude at the IPCC’s expense, even though they have had several opportunities and recommendations to ditch the guy for legitimate reasons in respect to climate and credibility. However, this kind of abuse should be of concern to everyone, not just sceptics. In this case the bullying was sexual but bullying is bullying. Too often we see the consensus side use their position of power to silence the other side.
Around the World, a series of high profile people (ok men) have fallen from their lofty perches because their underlying behaviour was horrifying. Investigation reveals that those around them knew that those men were behaving badly, even if they didn’t realise the full magnitude. They could have been stopped far sooner if those people had not turned a blind eye because they felt the men involved were too important to good causes to be subject to normal rules of behaviour. The Catholic Church, charities, the BBC and even the IMF have harboured monsters because of a ‘greater’ good, and those abusers have only been stopped once the public found out and kicked up a fuss.
It may not be science to highlight bad behaviour but it is important that we don’t ignore it because of some higher moral imperative and that includes sticking to science instead of what some feel is gossip.

March 3, 2015 6:13 am

Gorp, Schwarzenaggle, now Packy. all victims of global warming. caught with their pants down trying to cool their junk.

March 3, 2015 6:56 am

One word for that:

Leo Norekens
March 3, 2015 8:33 am

“…I have too many flaws in my thinking and I have a distorted personality.”
Give that man a Nobel Prize !

Bill Murphy
March 3, 2015 10:09 am

Shadowy, nefarious interests are out to get him, so they hacked his electronic devices to make him look bad.


The White House can’t explain an 18 ½-minute gap in one of the subpoenaed tapes. Chief of Staff Alexander Haig says one theory is that “some sinister force” erased the segment.

Well, it worked So Well for Haig and Nixon, of course they would say that… [/sarc]
What’s that smell? Sniff… Smells like… desperation… and corruption. Sigh! Another day, another *gate.

March 3, 2015 5:52 pm

Could the alleged perv behavior be as a result of climate change ? Isn’t everything else?
How did this guy last this long ? Someone has pictures on someone and I doubt it will be under wraps for long .

March 3, 2015 10:41 pm

Ah Ha.. The IPCC and the EPA have nothing better to do than be involved in some HOT action.

David Cage
March 3, 2015 11:15 pm

Do you seriously believe that he is the only one like it. It is endemic as an attitude in that field. They were careless enough to let a backup file with personal as well as climate data get into the public domain but by accusing the recipients of hacking intimidated them into not keeping it.

March 4, 2015 12:19 am

Perhaps it’s simply a cultural norm in India? The BBC website has a horrific story about the Delhi rapes:
Selected quotes: “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back”, “She was beggar girl. Her life was of no value”, “In our culture, there is no place for a woman”, “If my daughter or sister engaged in pre-marital activities and disgraced herself… I would put petrol on her and set her alight”.
So perhaps he was just behaving in-character for a normal Indian man? I don’t want to believe it, but…

March 4, 2015 9:40 pm

Mud sticks. Didn’t he write a dreadful smutty novel. As far as the Indian ideas on female morality that is not general, The caste system is still working, the educated classes do arrange marriages sometimes. Anyway, so he was hacked, they have to prove it. And we all know how easy that is.

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