IPCC chief benefits financially from his own rulings

Only at the UN.

What business does Dr Rajendra Pachauri, a guy with a PHD in economics and no scientific training on climate have in heading up the UN's powerful Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?

C'mon...this is the UN we're talking about here. Besides, he is an expert on one aspect of climate change; getting rich off trading carbon credits.

Christopher Booker and Richard North writing in the UK Telegraph:

Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as "the world's top climate scientist"), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.

What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC's policy recommendations.
These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading' and ‘sustainable technologies', which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.

Today, in addition to his role as chairman of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri occupies more than a score of such posts, acting as director or adviser to many of the bodies which play a leading role in what has become known as the international ‘climate industry'.

It is remarkable how only very recently has the staggering scale of Dr Pachauri's links to so many of these concerns come to light, inevitably raising questions as to how the world's leading ‘climate official' can also be personally involved in so many organisations which stand to benefit from the IPCC's recommendations.

Remarkable? Not hardly. And this is a guy who has taken climate skeptics to task for being tools of the fossil fuel industry?

In a sane world, this guy wouldn't have even gotten a smell of heading up the IPCC. But the UN is not a sane place, nor is it a moral institution. It is as corrupt a body that exists on this planet, making some third world governments seem clean by comparison.

Who is going to call for this gentleman's ouster? Not anyone that the UN will listen to.


Only at the UN.

What business does Dr Rajendra Pachauri, a guy with a PHD in economics and no scientific training on climate have in heading up the UN's powerful Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?

C'mon...this is the UN we're talking about here. Besides, he is an expert on one aspect of climate change; getting rich off trading carbon credits.

Christopher Booker and Richard North writing in the UK Telegraph:

Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as "the world's top climate scientist"), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.

What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC's policy recommendations.

These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading' and ‘sustainable technologies', which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.

Today, in addition to his role as chairman of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri occupies more than a score of such posts, acting as director or adviser to many of the bodies which play a leading role in what has become known as the international ‘climate industry'.

It is remarkable how only very recently has the staggering scale of Dr Pachauri's links to so many of these concerns come to light, inevitably raising questions as to how the world's leading ‘climate official' can also be personally involved in so many organisations which stand to benefit from the IPCC's recommendations.

Remarkable? Not hardly. And this is a guy who has taken climate skeptics to task for being tools of the fossil fuel industry?

In a sane world, this guy wouldn't have even gotten a smell of heading up the IPCC. But the UN is not a sane place, nor is it a moral institution. It is as corrupt a body that exists on this planet, making some third world governments seem clean by comparison.

Who is going to call for this gentleman's ouster? Not anyone that the UN will listen to.