Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t James Delingpole – Disgraced former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Rajendra Pachauri has struck back at accusations he has been , with claims that he was set up by his opponents.
According to The Guardian;
Faced with prison, ruin and disgrace when his case comes before the Delhi courts next month, Pachauri has resigned from the IPCC and stepped back from Teri, the huge energy research institute that he founded and which has taken solar lighting to hundreds of millions of Indians. Meanwhile, his many enemies are revelling in his discomfort, his health has suffered and he has been subject to death threats and demonstrations by women’s groups.
His accuser, who cannot be named, is a science graduate. She says he besieged her with offensive messages, emails and texts in the 16 months she spent working with him. In February 2015, she gave police a cache of several thousand electronic messages as evidence.
She says she rejected Pachauri’s “carnal and perverted” advances. “On many occasions, Dr Pachauri forcibly grabbed my body, hugged me, held my hands, kissed me and touched my body in an inappropriate manner,” she told police.
Until now, Pachauri has said nothing about the case beyond denying all the charges, and claiming that his emails and computers had been hacked or misused. Now, however, in a series of emails with the Observer and in one meeting in London, he claims that his accuser was acting for money, and was probably set up to trap him by persons unknown.
He claims that she had access to all his five email accounts, and to his electronic files which included personal correspondence and many poems that he had written over the years.
“What is disturbing [is] that right from the first day over a period of about 16 months she was creating and assembling an archive of messages, which to anyone would seem very unusual. As far as I know, the emails, text messages etc that she collected were personal, semi-personal and only in a few cases official,” he says.
He claims it would have been easy for someone to have assumed his identity and sent messages seemingly from him to her, without his knowledge.
In my opinion Pachauri’s defence is implausible. Quite apart from the confused nature of Pachauri’s claim, in which he appears to suggest he was entrapped and hacked at the same time (so which perverted messages were sent by Pachauri, as part of the “entrapment” process, and which messages were sent by hackers?), it simply seems implausible that the alleged victim received perverted sexual messages over a period of 16 months, without mentioning it to someone.
If you received suggestive, perverted messages from a friend or colleague, messages which seemed completely out of character, surely the first thing you would do is tell your friend or colleague that something was wrong. At the very least you would ask them to stop, or if it seemed utterly implausible that they were sending such messages, you would tell them their account had been hacked.
If your polite request to stop making lewd suggestions was rebuffed, and you were worried about your job and reputation, then the obvious next step would be to collect evidence that you were the victim of sexual harassment – especially if the perpetrator was an authority figure. So in my view there is nothing odd about the fact that the alleged victim has a large record of messages received from Pachauri, which she submitted to the police, when her alleged situation finally became unbearable.
This is not the first time Climate Alarmists have attempted to deflect criticism of their conduct with wild conspiracy theories. Perhaps conspiracist ideation is what climate alarmists do, when they are caught with their pants down, metaphorically or otherwise, when there is no reasonable defence for their actions.
If you have any lingering doubts about who the victim in this case is, consider the credibility destroying gaffs Pachauri has made over the years, such as his ridiculous melting Himalayan glacier claim. Pachauri was far more valuable to skeptics as the bungling Chairman of the IPCC, than he will be as a forgotten nobody. His entertaining IPCC clown show will be missed.