Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pachauri loves climate skeptics

Four months ago, Rajendra Pachauri became our skin care & beauty adviser.

In an interview for the Financial Times, he has famously described the climate skeptics and he recommended us a talcum powder:
They are people who deny the link between smoking and cancer; they are people who say that asbestos is as good as talcum powder – I hope that they apply it to their faces every day – and people who say that the only way to deal with HIV/AIDS is to screen the population on a regular basis and isolate those who are infected.
However, the InterAcademy Council's (IAC) review of the IPCC is underway. They must have told the atrocious man the self-evident fact that his job is no longer sustainable. All of us hope that such an inevitable cosmetic change won't be the only result of the IAC's investigation.

However, Mr Pachauri loves the power of the job and he will do everything to keep it. So he had to change his accent and today, he wrote something incredible for the BBC:
BBC: Restating the IPCC's reason for being (Pachauri's own viewpoint)

BBC: Climate panel chief welcomes climate debate (Richard Black's story)
The very beginning of Pachauri's text is unprecedented:
I would like to start by saying that I am not deaf to those who do not agree with the scientific consensus on man-made climate change.
He also wrote that they, the AGW fundamentalists, must "remind [themselves] that the evolution of knowledge thrives on debate." Well, the evolution of knowledge surely does but the IPCC does not. ;-)

Instead, the IPCC thrives on intimidation, corruption, and brutal enforcement of pre-determined dogmas.

There exist vague hints that the ongoing IAC session in Montreal may not be a complete farce. The four witnesses are:
Robert Watson: an ex-chief of the IPCC
Christopher Field: its current WG boss for impacts
Hans von Storch: a boss in Germany
John Christy: a boss in Alabama
Of course, von Storch is a centrist character who has described the hockey stick graph as a methodological rubbish and who has criticized some of the IPCC wrongdoing. John Christy is a key person behind the UAH satellite measurements and may be classified as a climate skeptic.

So the composition of the witnesses may imply that the hearings won't be completely meaningless. But the witnesses don't actually guarantee that the IAC review itself will be meaningful.

1 comment:

  1. Bishop Hill reports that "Ross McKitrick has emailed to say that he has now been invited to submit to the Interacademies Council inquiry into the IPCC."
    [The result of BH's suggestion that his readers comment to the IAC about this exclusion.]