Source: No Frakking Consensus
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.
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. (more…)