If you never read a newspaper or did one single minutes worth of research on the internet then you may, just “may” believe the crap that John Kerry is spouting all over the World about Climate Change, Global Warming and apocalyptic scenarios that at one time were never questioned.
BUT that’s all changed. Climategate 1, 11 and 111 have basically ripped the carpet of lies out from under the disgraced IPCC run by Rajendra Pachauri yet John Kerry and obviously Barack Obama hasn’t bothered to admit they are flogging a dead horse here when it comes to spouting garbage about Global Warming and the necessity of a Carbon Tax to save the world from spontaneous combustion.
I assume living in a Green bubble like these guys do doesn’t allow any reality to shine inside so we can accept the fact that no amount of reason will ever come into the discussion.
Too bad the PEOPLE know better now……….for Kerry and company!
A US official recently called Rajendra Pachauri’s leadership of the world’s most important climate body ‘extraordinary.’ But ‘inadequate’ and ‘inexcusable’ are more appropriate.
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A few weeks ago, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, delivered a speech in India in which he publicly praised the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
“I was just able to meet with my friend, Dr. Pachauri, Nobel Laureate,” he said, “and we thank him for his extraordinary work.”
Let us leave aside the fact that Pachauri is not a Nobel laureate. (He merely accepted the IPCC’s one-half share of the 2007 Peace Prize on behalf of that organization.)
The larger issue is that, according to the US government, Pachauri has done a great job. An extraordinary job, even. So let us review some salient facts.
1. The 2007 IPCC report mistakenly said that Himalayan glaciers were in danger of disappearing by 2035.
When various parties tried to tell the IPCC this was ludicrous, Pachauri called those people names and disparaged their intelligence. He said they were practicing “voodoo science” and “schoolboy science.”
Eventually, however, the IPCC admitted its glacier claim was wrong.
2. Pachauri has publicly ‘joked‘ that his critics (aka climate skeptics) should be given a one-way ticket to outer space. He has alleged that they are part of a “carefully orchestrated” campaign, and that they believe “asbestos is as good as talcum powder – and I hope they put it on their faces every day.”
Are these remarks worthy of the leader of an eminent international body?
3. Pachauri says it’s “gratifying that [an] independent review found our work solid and robust.”
But the 2010 report to which he refers actually identified “significant shortcomings in each major step of [the] IPCC’s assessment process.” It said “significant improvements” were necessary – and criticized the IPCC for claiming to have “high confidence” in many statements for which there is actually “little evidence.”
The authors of the independent review did not use the ‘robust’ in that report. Neither did they use the word ‘solid.’
4. The independent review said an IPCC chairman should serve no more than one term, since a two-term, 12-year appointment, was “too long for a field as dynamic and contested as climate change.”
Pachauri, who was then two years into his second term, refused to take the hint. Rather than helping the scandal-ridden IPCC press the reset button, he clung to his post.
6. When criticized by the media, Pachauri has a track record of responding unprofessionally.
He has spoken of the “scurrilous writings by some journalists,” the “mal-intent of those who are behind the falsehoods” and “ill-founded criticism.” In his view, the IPCC has been “belittled” by “misleading” and “irresponsible” reporting.
7. The independent review said the IPCC was too insular and could benefit from “a greater variety of perspectives.” It recommended the establishment of a new, Executive Committee that would include “three independent members,” particularly individuals “from outside of the climate community.”
Pachauri’s IPCC has, indeed, established such a committee, but it includes no outsiders. Instead, IPCC employees fill those three slots.