U.N. Climate Chief Resigns amid Sex Scandal
Climate Change Weekly #161
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations’ influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has resigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. I say good riddance to a bad apple!
During Pachauri’s 13-year tenure as chair of IPCC, the organization won a Nobel Peace Prize and was marred by many controversies, including the Climategate scandal and exposure of its reliance on non-peer-reviewed reports from environmental lobbying groups. Under Pachauri, no claim from environmentalists was too far-fetched to be included in IPCC’s supposedly authoritative scientific reports.
Marc Morano, executive editor of website ClimateDepot, says Pachauri had become a polarizing figure and has done IPCC a favor by resigning. “The IPCC is quietly popping champagne corks today,” Morano said. “Pachauri gone can only be good news for the U.N. IPCC.”
Morano says Pachauri should have resigned sooner. “If...
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