Ex IPCC Chief Rajendra Pachauri headed for trial

An Indian court has ruled there is enough evidence for former United Nations climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to be tried on sex crime charges.

Rajendra Pachauri (picture-alliance/AP Photo/G. Osan)

Former United Nations climate chief Rajendra Pachauri will stand trial in a sexual assault and harassment case, after an employee accused him of inappropriate conduct.

Police registered the case against Pachauri after the 29-year-old female colleague accused him three years ago of sexual harassment, stalking and criminal intimidation.

The pair worked together at a New Delhi environmental think tank that he headed for more than three decades.

The alleged victim, a 29-year-old research analyst, has accused him of unwanted physical contact and sending inappropriate texts and emails.

Allegations denied

Pachauri has denied the allegations, insisting that his emails and mobile phone were hacked.

His lawyer Ashish Dixit said there was no case against him and he will fight the charges, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Earlier, an internal committee at his own think tank had found him guilty of misconduct.

Pachauri, a veteran climate change expert, took the helm of the IPCC — considered the world’s authority on climate science, in 2002.

Five years later, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on the IPCC’s behalf, which the panel shared with former US Vice President Al Gore. Pachauri was elected to a second term in 2008.

If convicted, he faces two years in jail.

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September 17, 2018 6:10 am

well…..at least he wasn’t 17…and it wasn’t almost 4 decades ago….and his accuser is not some liberal activist pink pussy hat radical
…they have so overplayed their hand

R Shearer
Reply to  Latitude
September 17, 2018 6:40 am

I wonder if he sucked on chili dogs outside the Tastee Freeze.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Latitude
September 17, 2018 9:12 am

‘they have so overplayed their hand’

You’d think – we’ll see. Never underestimate the power of hate-baiting.

Reply to  Joel Snider
September 17, 2018 9:39 am

There are a lot of Republicans who are looking for any excuse to vote against Trump.

Joel Snider
Reply to  MarkW
September 17, 2018 10:37 am

The ‘RF’ factor is higher than I’ve ever seen.

Reply to  MarkW
September 17, 2018 5:14 pm

Really? That’s great.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Simon
September 19, 2018 12:51 pm

Speaking of rats.

Rhoda R
Reply to  Joel Snider
September 17, 2018 9:43 am

Never underestimate the flexibility of spine of our GOP Congress Critters.

Reply to  Rhoda R
September 17, 2018 12:15 pm

“Jellyfish” seems an appropriate epithet for politicians as they are spineless and drift with the prevailing current all the while stinging and creating discomfort with any and all who come in contact with them.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Rocketscientist
September 17, 2018 12:37 pm

… or ‘rat’.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Rocketscientist
September 17, 2018 8:27 pm

Joel is right. Rat politicians subject us to very infective feces. That’s why a snake like Trump scares them so.

Reply to  Latitude
September 17, 2018 11:23 am

Wow, it took them three friggin years after the complaint was laid to work out that they had enough evidence to charge him?

At 78 they were probably hoping that he would die before they got round to charging him. That way they would be spared the embarrassment of knocking this “national hero” off his pedestal.

Mind you with jet black hair he really does not look his age. He must be as virile as a box viagra too.

Reply to  Latitude
September 17, 2018 11:27 am

hey mods, what’s up with moderatin this week. All my posts seem to hit the sin bin only to be fished out by some diligent moderator 12h later.

I’m guessing it’s something to do with last weeks troubles. I had this a year or two ago as well and at some stage it got fixed. I guess the fox got lots last week.

[Dunno. Maybe you misspelled “moderating” twice. Maybe your latest Fedex of the Scotch got sent to the wrong address again. (Hint, hint) .mod]

Reply to  Greg
September 18, 2018 10:10 pm

Well I could have caught the typo but the edit function seems to be down since the WP mess last week. Hopefully Anthony will be able to recover his hard work in getting the software set up as well as it was before.

I have no idea what a “Fedex of the Scotch” is , and what this is supposed to be a hint of.

I just made three posts to three different threads inside half an hour this morning. The first two got through the last one got binned. Maybe this is some kind of spam filter. Maybe consider whether it is a bit too strict.

Reply to  Greg
September 18, 2018 10:17 pm

BTW on a couple of occasions I have started by email with a capital. This is technically the same email address and hence valid since email address is not case sensitive. However, I think at one time this triggered one of the controls of posting from the same IP with “difference” email addresses.

Maybe you could force emails to lower case before comparing.

Reply to  Latitude
September 17, 2018 11:30 am

Two years ? That must be the max sentence. He will get 6mo …. suspended. If they have banged him up already it is because he has friends in all the right places in India. Indian “justice system” is as rotten as a barrel full of maggots anyway. Don’t expect him to get anything like what he deserves.

September 17, 2018 6:18 am

Ehh….the climate is changing…..

Reply to  HenryP
September 17, 2018 1:15 pm

… same as it’s done many, many times over the eons. You have a point?

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  HenryP
September 17, 2018 5:59 pm

The environment in the TERI office seems to have improved greatly since a sincere effort was made to remove toxic elements from it.

dodgy geezer
September 17, 2018 6:33 am

This really sounds like a minor issue – and Pachauri probably still has some friends willing to pull a few strings for him.

I can’t see anything major happening……

Gary Pearse
Reply to  dodgy geezer
September 17, 2018 7:02 am

The kind of friends that he had- glitterati- dissappear immediately. No this guy’s strings have been cut without hesitation – think Weinstein- same thing. He finds himself, old, disgraced, friendless, taken out like yesterday’s kitchen waste. I predict his health will fail and off he goes into a history of the sordid, another irradicable stain on a crumbling Nobel Prize that has become something to put in your attic.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Gary Pearse
September 17, 2018 7:08 am

I guess Really Sceptical and fellow apologists colleagues will be coming to his defence and digging up a conservative with similar pecadillos. Liberal entitlement and hubris are the best predictors for this kind of unbridled behavior.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
September 17, 2018 7:38 am

The “defense” will be along the lines of, “What about [Trunp, Cavanaugh, Watergate, Iran-Contra, Roy Moore, etc.]?

The day that a liberal doesn’t lead off with a red herring, straw man, non sequitur, ad hominem tu quoque, etc., will be a historic event.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  David Middleton
September 17, 2018 8:35 pm

That comment said volumes, David. Thanks.

Reply to  dodgy geezer
September 17, 2018 8:48 am

Yes, it does seem minor, especially compared to the financial and political harm directed at the developed world by the IPCC in collusion with the UNFCCC, politically biased climate scientists and environmental activists. Although, as far as I’m concerned, the damage done to the integrity of science by the IPCC under his watch, while not a crime, is far worse.

Reply to  co2isnotevil
September 17, 2018 10:16 am

“It does seem minor, especially compared to the financial and political harm directed at the developed world by the IPCC….”


So, where do we go to get our money back?

Mike Macray
September 17, 2018 6:34 am

Man overboard!
Alas there are plenty more in line to take his place at the great global warming banquet trough.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Mike Macray
September 17, 2018 8:37 pm

Don’t you mean Mann overboard?

September 17, 2018 7:29 am

It is a pity he is not being tried for his real crime: pushing the lie of catastrophic man made climate change and hence policies that are mass murder.

September 17, 2018 7:39 am

“Pachauri, a veteran climate change expert”. What? He was a railway engineer.

Reply to  P
September 17, 2018 8:28 am

Oh come on, that’s close enough.

Reply to  WXcycles
September 17, 2018 9:41 am

If you agree with us, any degree is good enough.
If you disagree with us, no degree is good enough.

Reply to  WXcycles
September 17, 2018 11:36 am

If the intent is to railroad the world into an unelected Socialist mega-government, a railway engineering degree is perfect.

Greg Woods
Reply to  P
September 17, 2018 8:35 am

Railway Engineer? Aren’t those the guys that drive the choo choo, through any weather, rain, snow or sunshine?

Roger Knights
Reply to  Greg Woods
September 17, 2018 5:15 pm

He wasn’t that type of engineer. It was a desk job.

erich ruff
Reply to  P
September 17, 2018 12:03 pm

that is why we feel like we have been ‘railroaded’ with climate change.

Joel Snider
Reply to  P
September 17, 2018 3:41 pm

‘Pachauri, a veteran climate change expert”. What? He was a railway engineer.’

That’s the press for you.

Reply to  Joel Snider
September 18, 2018 3:45 pm

His Ph.D. was in Industrial Engineering and Economics, thesis: ” A dynamic model for forecasting of electrical energy demand in a specific region located in North and South Carolina”.

Non Nomen
Reply to  P
September 18, 2018 7:29 am

He was a railway engineer.Indian railways are notorious for unreliability, train rosters aren’t worth the paper they are printed on and have an accident rate that makes riding an Indian train almost a suicide attempt. I don’t say he botched it all, but his job with the IPCC wasn’t convincing.

DJ Meredith
September 17, 2018 7:47 am

Whenever climate alarmists want to discredit a “skeptic” based on credentials, I’m reminded that their very own head of the IPCC, the supposed expert on climate change, has his PhD in industrial engineering and economics..

September 17, 2018 8:03 am

“The rise in CO2 is now the leading factor in obsessive sex-addiction and unwanted self-exposure.” – UN IPCC

Alan the Brit
September 17, 2018 8:07 am

So, the World’s leading “Climate Scientist”, with his degree in Railway/Production Engineering making him most qualified for the job, is about to be taken to court for being a sexual deviant & pervert! I wonder what that may or may not say about other manipulating, controlling, self-enriching alarmist warmistas, in the Climate Change mix????

Still, he’s managed to make his squillions out of it! Just a poor misunderstood guy I suppose! NOT!

Joel Snider
September 17, 2018 8:15 am

Well, that’s one.

Ryan S.
September 17, 2018 8:31 am

RichEngineer Pantsdowni
The climate change made him do it…

Reply to  Ryan S.
September 18, 2018 8:01 am

Everybody knows that hot processors misbehave and crash!

The email server CPU was hot and misbehaved.

Ryan S.
September 17, 2018 8:33 am

RichEngineer Pantsdowni
The climate change made him do it…

September 17, 2018 9:03 am

Donna Laframboise wrote and interesting article about Pachauri: https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2015/03/22/pachauris-dirty-memoir-so-hot-its-radioactive/

Check out what he thinks is “spirituality”.

Jaakko Kateenkorva
September 17, 2018 9:54 am
September 17, 2018 10:16 am

Did Pachauri proposition her with a red silk handkerchief…? Yuk…!


September 17, 2018 10:21 am

Will his religion sustain him in these hard times?

September 17, 2018 10:52 am

What is it with all these lefties? Why can’t they keep it in their pants?

Are they so hard-up that the only way they can get laid is to force themselves upon women?

Or do they get a power-rush from engaging in abusive behavior?

Seems to be a problem, particularly with the political left. Maybe it’s the lack of a moral center.

Read below about “Slick Willie” Clinton and Jack “Mehoff” Layton:

“MILLWEE: He [Bill Clinton] came in [to the editing room] behind me, started hunching me to the point that he had an orgasm. He’s touching, trying to touch my breasts and I’m just sitting there very stiffly, just waiting for him to leave me alone. And I’m asking him the whole time, ‘Please do not do this. Do not touch me. Do not hunch me. I do not want this.’ And he finished doing what he was doing and walked out.”

Bill reminds me of my friend’s dachshund. When I was a kid I used to visit my genius friend Peter, and he would always admonish me to put my shoes in the closet and close the door. Seems his dog had a shoe fetish, and would make wild passionate love to your footwear if you left them in sight. Gives whole new meaning to the term “wiener dog”. If I ever encounter a dog like this again. I’m going to call him “Clinton”. 🙂

Even notice how the press gives lefties a free pass when they (all too frequently) reveal themselves as sexual predators? Canadian NDP Socialist leader Jack “Mehoff” Layton was caught by the Toronto police in a raid of notorious massage parlour, famous for their “happy endings”, and was given a free pass by the police AND the press.

A close friend recently told me about his former girlfriend, a beautiful young woman who was asked by the local NDP Party brass to accompany the NDP national leader while he was in her city. This was an earlier Canadian NDP leader, previous to Mehoff. She was flattered at first, but was shocked when he became a drunken groper and aggressor in the evening. It is probable that the local brass knew of his character flaws and tried to accommodate him – but they picked the wrong girl.

John Harmsworth
September 17, 2018 1:12 pm

Most of their political; activism is a type of display, or posturing. They don’t feel capable of attracting women with their personalities or physical charm so they essentially act as if they are better than the rest of us to (hopefully) get laid.
Probably most women see [through] this surface to the disturbed and dysfunctional individual underneath and maintain a stand off position, even if they support the work the activist/perve undertakes. The activist/perve, having lured a potential target into range, can’t resist imposing himself on her. There are lots of men who lack sexual confidence and can’t seem to make first base without clumsiness or aggression. Each failure makes them less confident in an honest approach and more inclined to aggression. The latest is those who call themselves “Involuntarily Celebate”, with some using it as an excuse for violence.
Even many men who are powerful seem to have a fixation on “conquest” as opposed to natural and equal relationships. Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, JFK and Trump come to mind.

Reply to  John Harmsworth
September 17, 2018 6:29 pm

Hi John,

The following is intended to be politically incorrect – it will probably inflame some gigantic bull-dykes who teach gender studies at the local community college – I’d better watch my back.

Compared to Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, and JFK, Trump is almost celibate. As Chris Rock said: “Only two women? Wow, he must really love his wife!”

It’s clear that Clinton, Cosby and JFK were numbers men – sheer volume mattered a lot to them.

At least JFK and Trump liked beautiful women. Quality mattered to them.

One wonders about Bill Clinton. I mean really Bill, you were effing President of the United States of America! Was that the best you could do? Really Bill? Really?

Oh, she has a great personality? She made you laugh? No thanks, I don’t want a cigar. I just quit smoking. When? One minute ago.

September 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Is it my imagination, or is the #metoo movement deflating because the majority of those caught in its web are card carrying, socialist progressives?

Joel Snider
Reply to  Richard
September 17, 2018 3:43 pm

Only in the private sector – in public office it’s turned into a weaponized sexual harassment claim against Republicans.

Reply to  Joel Snider
September 17, 2018 7:52 pm

True Joel.





Brett Kavanaugh allegedly groped his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, during high school, when he was 17 and she was 15. She never reported it until 2012, some 36 years later, to her therapist, and she cannot remember key details like where it happened. She alleges she was terrified but escaped. Her therapist’s notes are materially different from her account.

Brett Kavanaugh’s mother, Judge Martha Kavanaugh, ruled against the parents of Christine Blasey Ford, the losing parties in a 1996 foreclosure case.

A large number of women who have known Mr. Kavanaugh since his youth have come forward to attest to his fine character.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a university-based psychology professor and a registered Democrat.


I can remember two traumatic occasions in my life with remarkable clarity – when JFK was assassinated in Dallas and when the 9-11 planes crashed into the two towers in NYC.

I can remember exactly where I was, in remarkable detail, 55 years after Dallas and 17 years after 9-11. Some events are sufficiently traumatic that they never leave you.

This allegation by Christine Blasey Ford reeks of dirty politics.

September 17, 2018 9:45 pm

“She never reported it until 2012, some 30 years later.”

September 18, 2018 7:53 am

The WTC falls looked so unimaginable it was unreal, like a bad movie. I just couldn’t believe it.

For years I wouldn’t even pronounce “WTC” “world trade center” or any proper name but only use vague words.

(OTOH for years I was convinced that one day a big terror attack would happen on US soil. As if it was something waiting it happen.)

Reply to  Richard
September 18, 2018 7:55 am

The #metoo story was predicated on the claim that the worst thing in Hollywood is couch casting of pretty actresses.

I don’t think it is.

Reply to  simple-touriste
September 18, 2018 3:21 pm

Google : Sir Ian McKellen DRR “Directors Rights Respected”

Serge Wright
September 17, 2018 1:15 pm

Fiddling with the models seems to be a common theme in climate science. It’s heartening to know that one model objected.

September 17, 2018 5:24 pm

This has taken so long to get to trial I assumed the old guy croaked .
Innocent till proven guilty but lots of time to write smut novels in the slammer if convicted .
Likely reality …. a hurt feelings check is in the mail or it wasn’t enough already .
If the police take this on it won’t matter how much cash she gets it .
How did a rail engineer ever get this political UN mouth piece appointment in the first place ?
Lets see his “hacked E mails with Gore and his UN bosses . Maybe Comie could leak them too.
Someone hacked his E mails … really ? … and wrote smut novels too . Amazing defence .
Sounds like he was just misunderstood . Over and over and over again .

Reply to  Amber
September 18, 2018 4:42 pm

“Someone hacked his E mails … really ?”

That would be Cozy Bear. He is too cozy with computer systems.

“… and wrote smut novels too .”

That one is Fancy Bear. He likes fancy stories.

Pamela Gray
September 17, 2018 6:48 pm

So. We now know the real source of what some have called anthropogenic global warming heat. Ewwwwww!

Reply to  Pamela Gray
September 18, 2018 5:15 pm

According to international slut expert Harvard’s Naomi “sexy, sexual woman” Oreskes:

“A common strategy employed is to gently push their shoulders back a few inches,” Oreskes noted—”an action that serves to lift their breasts even higher. Men are excited by the sight of their heaving breasts as they breathe in and out deeply.


September 18, 2018 1:59 am

So he just acted just like any other priest? Duh.

September 18, 2018 7:46 am

Whether Pachauri is a perv or not, the defense claim here is that the IPCC chief’s email could be plausibly hacked for months without anyone noticing (also personal mobile phone?).

How isn’t it an attack on the computer maintenance team?

Can you attack the competence of third parties in trial without opposition? Will some computer security specialist will be considered a party to this trial?

Jay Braun
September 18, 2018 12:11 pm

Pachauri is innocent! A just released IPCC study shows that climate change leads to inappropriate sexual behavior by men in high positions!

Reply to  Jay Braun
September 19, 2018 5:01 am

Everything leads to inappropriate sexual behaviour by men in high positions – the bastards!

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