IPCC's Pachauri found guilty by Internal Complaints Committee

pachuri-mugNote: this isn’t the High Court legal law case that has been decided, as that remains, but his own company’s internal investigation.

New Delhi: An internal committee of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) found its director general RK Pachauri guilty in a sexual harassment case.

Reportedly, the three-member panel of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) found that Pachauri made repeated attempts at establishing a personal bond with the young woman colleague, which caused her “harassment”.

The panel also noted that when the woman resisted, Pachauri retaliated by ‘taking away her work’.

TERI committee recommended disciplinary action against the accused.

Last week, the Delhi High Court refused to cancel immediately the anticipatory bail granted by a trial court to Pachauri.

The matter has been posted for July 16 after the counsel for Pachauri sought more time to file response to the application move by the 29-year-old woman, who has alleged that “free and fair investigation” cannot be carried out if Pachauri is “allowed to roam around freely.”

The complainant had moved the High Court seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to Pachauri by the trial court in the case. The complainant’s counsel alleged before the court that Pachauri was “dictating what needs to be said to witnesses” in the case.

He claimed there was “overwhelming evidence” against Pachauri that he misused the bail conditions. A criminal case on charges of sexual harassment, stalking and criminal intimidation was registered against Pachauri on February 18 by the police.

Full story at http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150528/nation-current-affairs/article/teris-internal-panel-finds-rk-pachauri-guilty-sexual

h/t to Josh

Now let’s see if people of his flock like William Connolley have the courage to allow this on Patchy’s Wikipedia page

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R. Shearer
May 30, 2015 7:49 am

The MSM will bury this story just as it has all of the UN scandals of any nature.

Reply to  R. Shearer
May 30, 2015 6:10 pm

I am beginning to wonder if Anthony reads his Tips & notes. From 6 days ago:
Dennis Kuzara May 24, 2015 at 8:45 pm
Ex IPCC Chairman Rajendra K. Pachauri has been indicted for sexual harassment
Former IPCC Chairman Rajendra K. Pachauri has been indicted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for “misuse of his position and violation of the organisation’s policy on sexual harassment,” according to a May 22 report from the Economic Times of India.

May 30, 2015 7:59 am

Friends in high places and plenty of money can be a big advantage.

john schieldge
May 30, 2015 8:07 am

Remember how the MSM went after Willie Soon, an engineer posing as a climatologist? Pachauri’s background is in business and railway engineering. No story here of course.

Reply to  john schieldge
May 30, 2015 8:38 am

Excuse me, john, as one who has done original research for an advanced degree, I am at odds with your characterization that Dr. Soon is “an engineer posing as a scientist.” Posing? Please…..

van loon
Reply to  oeman50
May 30, 2015 9:01 am

I think that Soon deserves better: He is an astrophysicist with wide solar and climate experience.

Reply to  oeman50
May 30, 2015 9:02 am

Sorry, john. I misquoted you, substituting “scientist” for “climatologist.” Mea culpa. But my comment about “posing” still stands.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  john schieldge
May 30, 2015 10:37 am

Dr. Soon is an astrophysicist but john schieldge, if you think engineering training isn’t up to dealing with climate science, then what might you be?.

Reply to  john schieldge
May 30, 2015 10:57 am

I think you are all missing john schieldge’s point. He is saying that the MSN went after Dr Soon by falsely painting him as an “engineer posing as a climatologist”. Yet Pachauri, who actually is a train engineer posing as a climatgologist, gets a pass.

Reply to  mpaul
May 30, 2015 2:25 pm

Thank you mpaul, perhaps John could have written “Willie Soon, who is characterized by his detractors as an engineer posing as a climatologist” to avoid friendly fire. I’ve been bitten by “assumed thought conveyance” before many times.

Paul Schnurr
May 30, 2015 8:16 am

Wiki appears to have everything leading up to this outcome so I expect it will appear.

May 30, 2015 8:18 am

This story will not get buried as long as Donna Laframboise is on the case. Check out her blog at No Frakking Consensus for a history of this predator.

Joe Crawford
May 30, 2015 8:27 am

I thought Connolley was reined in as far as wiki was concerned. Did someone let him back off his leash recently?

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Joe Crawford
May 30, 2015 10:16 pm

His Administrator privileges were removed because he had used them to his own advantage in content disputes. He still edits, which means that he may jump in and remove anyone else’s edits to a climate page that he watches.

Joe Crawford
May 30, 2015 8:30 am

I thought Connelley had been reined in by the wiki. did someone let him back off his leash recently?

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Joe Crawford
May 30, 2015 11:02 am

I’m always encouraged that I am on the right side of an issue when the trolls even square off to support one of their own no matter what horrible stuff he has been up to. He had a chance to resign when the IPCC’s management and processes were excoriated by the InterAcademy Council, a collection of the world’s science academies. They advised that the IPCC needs a major overhaul in 2010:
I also noted that none of my search engines would give me this link when I tried (Yahoo, Google, etc.). I added DuckDuckGo and got rid of the others and instantly found what I was looking for. Can you believe that progressives have gone so far as to censor my searches if they don’t have favorable things to say about the IPCC!

Reply to  Gary Pearse
May 30, 2015 11:30 am

Go DuckDuckGo! I’ve noticed ‘selective’ searches that seem to have this bias. Also searching YouTube.

Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Reply to  Gary Pearse
May 30, 2015 2:54 pm

I use Ixquick.
Very private. Searches all the big site like the cursed Google (spit) Bing, Jeeves, etc., etc.. Doesn’t track your IP, and no cookies. I’ve been very satisfied with it. Gi there, and just click on the page to read their privacy policies.

Etoain Shrdlu
May 30, 2015 10:53 am

BTW the average B.S. degree engineer has had more training in subjects relevant to climate studies such as heat exchange, fluid flow, mass transfer and thermodynamics than the average PHD scientist.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Etoain Shrdlu
May 30, 2015 11:09 am

I’m impressed that people are surrounded by the work of engineers almost every where they look and with virtually everything they use and still under appreciate the field. I’ve countered the oxymoron rocket scientist on many occasions ” It ain’t rocket science because their is no such thing as rocket science – it’s rocket engineering” – but I can understand why scientists would steal this label. We must be quiet modest fellows in the main, although perhaps I’m not when I run into some of the stuff I see.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
May 30, 2015 11:45 am

Henry Petroski talks about this in ‘The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems’. Highly recommended.

Ben of Houston
Reply to  Etoain Shrdlu
May 30, 2015 7:51 pm

To tell the truth, I think my undergraduate in Chemical Engineering make me far more qualified than a lot of the doctoral climate modelers. I look at their data and am reminded of my Reactors professor on the impossibility of modeling a floating bed reactor: “you don’t want an engineer, you need a magician”. A lot of the claims of accuracy from such rough approximations of quite frankly guessed inputs are mindblowing. I wouldn’t even attempt a lot of this modelling because I know it cannot be done to a degree that is meaningful.
The difference seems to be that Engineers are actually imbued with understanding of the limitations of our craft, while pure sciences try to push the boundless “I can do anything” thinking. It’s the same with meteorologists and practicing doctors. They actually have to live to what they can and CANNOT do. Researchers don’t have that feedback.

Reply to  Ben of Houston
May 31, 2015 12:54 pm

I agree.
This is true in many [nearly all?] disciplines.
In shipping, you have the seafarer [Master, Mate, Engineer]; and then you have the Naval Architect.
The latter knows little about the sea, and so of the limitations of the craft they design.

Reply to  Etoain Shrdlu
May 31, 2015 3:33 pm

I agree with your list but would throw in controls theory, statistics and applied mathematics as well. At least my Bachelor of Science engineering degree seemed to have.

Reply to  Boulder Skeptic
June 3, 2015 6:26 pm

Statistics is right up there, too. Remember, it was statisticians who debunked Mann’s Hockey Stick misrepresentation.

May 30, 2015 10:54 am

This is not simply an issue of sexual misconduct. By his proclamations of innocence, Pachauri has been been found to be a liar. This goes to the very heart of issues facing climate science — whether the institution is trustworthy.
The science, we are told. is far too complex for anyone other than a handful of elite climatologist to understand and therefore we must simply trust them. Yet time and time again, climate science, as an institution, has reveled itself to be untrustworthy. Consider the climategate conspirators and the equally dishonest climategate review panels; Peter Gleick and Stephen Lewandowski; members of the Administration of the UAE, the University of Western Australia, and the Penn State University; and now the Chairman of the IPCC — all have been accused of engaging in dishonest and unethical conduct. The institution is corrupt to its very core and, much like FIFA, no one seems able or willing to fix it
Given the pattern of conduct, it would be foolish for anyone to trust the institution of climate science. Even “trust but verify” would be the the wrong standard given this history. The only proper standard that should be applied is to be skeptical of everything they say and demand independent replication.

Billy Liar
Reply to  mpaul
May 30, 2015 12:22 pm

Calling the FBI …

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Billy Liar
May 30, 2015 10:19 pm

Pointless, these days.

Reply to  Billy Liar
May 31, 2015 1:00 pm

Well, outside footie [Soccer] – where the FBI seem to have hit on a mother-lode of venal behaviour.
The sainted Blatter received his pittance through a verifiable salary [from a root related to salt] – plus well-deserved bonuses, all contractually greed.
Whether his bonuses are based on others’ bribes is, I am sure, going to be made clear, so doubters will quail and resile.
PS – on spell-check, I am allowed the option – for the Bl*tt3r phoneme – to ‘Ignore’. Hurrah!
If only . . . . . .

Reply to  Billy Liar
May 31, 2015 1:01 pm

‘contractually agreed’ – not ‘greed’.
Although . . .

May 30, 2015 11:10 am

“The panel also noted that when the woman resisted, Pachauri retaliated by ‘taking away her work’”
The parallels with the rest of the IPCC is quite mark. Climate “scientists” behaved badly and made sure no one got work if they disagreed with them, even now.

Reply to  confusedphoton
May 30, 2015 2:53 pm

Another example of absolute power corrupting absolutely. It’s all around us nowadays…

May 30, 2015 11:51 am

Pachauri who?
Or perhaps that should be ‘Pachauri what?’

May 30, 2015 11:58 am

Rather sad that a site that wants to convince the world it is about the science, continually lowers itself to the gossip that surrounds the topic.

Tom J
Reply to  simon
May 30, 2015 12:52 pm

You mustn’t be so critical of the UN IPCC.

Reply to  simon
May 30, 2015 1:34 pm

This site also wants, correctly, to convince the world that IGPOCC, and the CACA Cult generally, is untrustworthy.

Reply to  simon
May 30, 2015 7:18 pm

this sadness you speak of; is it a snivelling sort of sadness or a soul-searing sorrow that shatters the serenity of the sanctimonious stalwarts of the scary scenario society.
I do hope it’s the latter!

Reply to  mebbe
May 30, 2015 8:21 pm

Sad that a website that has some good articles, that actually make some valid points, has these devalued by printing this low life gossip stuff. Who cares whether he is guilty of this crime or not? Leave that to whoever investigates it. This issue has nothing to do with the science. He is not a scientist, he was the chair of the IPCC. He no longer is… He resigned.

Reply to  mebbe
May 30, 2015 10:21 pm

A big fan of WUWT are you?
“…has some good articles…” you say. Are you sure you don’t peek at the pictures?
It’s sad you’re sad, of course, but it’s really sad that you’re sad that we’re talking about Pachauri.
We really should never have heard of the man, since he’s not a scientist “doing science”, and that’s all we should ever talk about.

Reply to  mebbe
May 30, 2015 11:20 pm

happy to play in the muck are you? Be my guest… but don’t tell me you give a toss about the science. If you did you wouldn’t defend this rubbish.

Reply to  simon
May 30, 2015 7:56 pm

1: This is not a research website. It does not have to limit itself to dry topics on circulation models.
2: We cannot convince people of the issues on science alone. They have been told endlessly that “the science is settled”. What we must first do is explain that the consensus is a fundamentally political issue. Understanding this means talking about it.
3: This is a criminal case involving the head of the IPCC. It’s hardly an expose on Paris Hilton’s dog. Given India’s notable devaluation of women and deference to power, without press coverage, he will get away with this.

Tom J
May 30, 2015 12:13 pm

He once was head of the IPCC
Now he’s headed to face the ICC

May 30, 2015 12:39 pm

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
Harry Shearer
I sometimes hate philosophy (and it doesn’t help that I needed to look up the correct spelling of the word ).

Paul Westhaver
May 30, 2015 12:46 pm

Who is next? Moon?
Let’s start getting info.

May 30, 2015 12:57 pm

The BBC seem to have an altogether different take on this story:
[In his letter to the UN secretary general, Mr Pachauri said his inability to travel to Kenya showed that he might not be able to provide the “strong leadership and dedication” needed by the panel.
“I have therefore taken the decision to step down from my position as chair of the IPCC some months before completion of my term,” he wrote.
Dr Pachauri’s resignation is a shock – but it is unlikely to create lasting damage to the IPCC as he was due to retire, and potential replacements are already throwing hats in the ring.
Good luck to them: the IPCC chair is one of the most gruelling and controversial jobs on the international stage.
The chair has to spend much of his life in mid-air, flitting between capitals, whilst suffering relentless attacks from campaigners challenging climate science.] source Roger Harridan, BBC.
I think that this is entirely plausible. (sarc.)
After all, we all know that inability to travel to Kenya would prevent a person from harassing the women of Kenya. And we all know that these days a person needs to spend most of their life on long haul flights around the world to play various games of cricket and dine in posh restaurants etc. (sarc. again)
Since the BBC are committed to Pachauri Harrasment Denialism and therefore unwilling to contemplate that the worst scenario may play out in the long-term, I have naturally gravitated to the other end of the spectrum of nonsense in order to provide myself with much needed balance.
This article seems to be asking the suitably alarmist questions:

Reply to  indefatigablefrog
May 30, 2015 1:50 pm

I wasn’t able to access that link using my Safari browser. Instead, it worked when I went to Moreno’s site at the link below and clicked on his link to the Quadrant site.

May 30, 2015 2:04 pm

Poor old Rajendra Pachauri has been in trouble recently. Hope this makes him feel better.

John Robertson
May 30, 2015 2:19 pm

According to Wikipedia today:
On 28 May 2015, Pachauri was found guilty of sexual harassment by an internal disciplinary committee of the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).[46].
I wonder if he is going to get in trouble with Foundation Chirac as the allegations are getting serious? Also Foundation Chirac has him down as sharing the Nobel Prize with Al Gore, when as I understood it the IPCC as an organization won the award, not Mr. Pachauri himself. He did give the Nobel Lecture that year though…

Peter Miller
May 30, 2015 3:22 pm

FIFA and the IPCC, the integrity of their leaderships is pretty much the same.
Large bureaucratic organisations handling huge amounts of money always seem to end up the same way, utterly corrupt and totally contemptuous of those that fund them.

Reply to  Peter Miller
May 31, 2015 3:54 pm

For me, the corrupt behavior of these multi-national organizations comes down to the following…
When selecting leaders who come from intensely corrupt cultures built on bribes, collusion, kickbacks, racketeering, etc. as a normal way of doing business at all levels; what else should we expect the result to be?

May 30, 2015 4:04 pm

Frankly, very few I meet living in the greater St. louis region have heard of either Soon or Pachauri or any of the other intricacies in the whole “climate change thing”. They are disinterested for the most part and don’t perceive the political implications of the green movement. The media has made it sound friendly so they don’t look any deeper. “The government will work it out” is a popular dismissal by those who’d rather not think much about a loss of liberty. Many people are overwhelmed by the magnitude of propaganda they’ve been chronically subjected to and cannot accept any alternative science which finds them “not guilty” of human excess. They are programmed for patriotism to a cause which “might save the world from climate change” and assume they know all the facts necessary (via the MSM) to support their “correctness”. As someone just admonished me recently, “You must not be reading National Geographic if you’re a denier!”

Reply to  Dawtgtomis
May 30, 2015 4:25 pm

sorry .mods, it was a direct quote. with a smirk on his face!

May 30, 2015 4:07 pm

Well, he only took the UN Climate job because they told him he would be studying models…

May 30, 2015 4:30 pm

From tipping point to tupping point
From climatic to climactic
From steamy to seamy.
From gilty to guilty.
(gilty = rich)

George Devries Klein, PhD, PG, FGSA
May 30, 2015 4:54 pm

Couldn’t happen to a more appropriate individual

Reply to  George Devries Klein, PhD, PG, FGSA
May 30, 2015 5:11 pm


Reply to  jones
May 30, 2015 5:56 pm


Mike Jowsey
May 30, 2015 11:56 pm

Two facts seem to emerge: 1. He has been found guilty of employment protocol transgressions by the internal TERI inquiry; 2. He is charged on four counts under the Penal Code which have imprisonment remedies. (Those four are sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and criminal intimidation/threats.)
The ramifications of these 2 facts to the skeptical community are that we were right about the corruption inherent in this leader. Therefore, his motives regards power, authority, socialism, defending Gaia, and changing life as we know it are all polluted by arrogance, stupidity, lust and fantasy. The man has soiled himself in public, at one of the highest political levels on the planet. He deserves neither sympathy nor mercy. His inept and inappropriate actions are laid bare in his personal life, and by implication his public life (against which skeptics’ previous protestations have been numerous).

Reply to  Mike Jowsey
May 31, 2015 4:11 pm

This reminds me a bit of Al Capone–grossly corrupt and guilty of violating many laws, but imprisoned on a tax evasion charge. Oh, yes, I’m totally speculating on the “guilty of violating many laws” relative to Pachauri.
I will however, do my best in this particular case of sexual harassment, to let the course of events play out since there are plenty of legal proceedings to go and it seems my US standard of “innocent until proven guilty” should apply even here. After all, there are a reasonable number of sexual harassment charges that are totally fabricated. This was the result of an internal investigation and likely carries some weight but I have no idea as to the honesty and motives of TERI. I’ll wait, rather than rush to judgement on this.

Reply to  Boulder Skeptic
May 31, 2015 4:36 pm

And by the way…
I was in no way trying to suggest by my comments above that real sexual harassment is in any way not a serious offense. This may turn out to be a case of real sexual harassment. I’m just waiting until the final verdict on the charges.

May 31, 2015 3:09 am

‘Now let’s see if people of his flock like William Connolley have the courage to allow this on’
You mean the insignificant and minor employee of the UN , has his Wiki papge will no doubt claim he was !
“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.”
― George Orwell, 1984
Its a good book and for some a warning , but for others a training manual on how to , and Connolley comes very much into that second group.

May 31, 2015 8:31 am

You all misunderstand. This is just a “pause” in Pachauri’s decent behavior.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  JP
June 1, 2015 4:51 am

So… In the minds of the Greens; Pachauri’s decent behavior continues unabated. This “pause” is not even really happening, you’re just making that up. Look at this graph I just made. See, his decent behavior is super-exponential.

Nik Marshall-Blank
June 1, 2015 8:40 am

He clearly perceives what is right and proper to be subjective. Does this extend to other fields too?

Denis Ables
June 3, 2015 1:11 pm

Keep it in perspective by looking at the cosmologists. Halton Arp has identified some 40 quasars as having proper motion (i.e., close enough to measure their relative change in positon). Yet the mainstream cosmologists hang on to their red shift belief, and continue to push their bogus theory (and its ancillary but necessary bogus subtheories), in related issues such as dark matter, dark energy, expanding space, multi dimension reality, ….. etc.
It’s yet another story for the next round of that book “The Madness of Crowds…”:

June 4, 2015 1:42 pm

What happened to the rug? Last photo I saw he had a rug.

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