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IPCC Chief’s Reasoned Response To Critics

We almost missed this telling tidbit, from the UK’s Financial Times:

Interview transcript: Rajendra Pachauri

February 3, 2010

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, gave an interview to Amy Kazmin in New Delhi on February 3. Here is an edited transcript of the interview

FT: In recent weeks, many articles in the British media have questioned aspects of the IPCC reports and criticised your conduct personally as the chairman. Do you think there is an organised effort to demolish your reputation and the reputation of the IPCC?

RP: It doesn’t take a genius to arrive at the conclusion that apparently this is carefully orchestrated. These things are certainly not happening at random. The one unfortunate thing that has happened is the mistake that the IPCC made on the glaciers. We have acknowledged that; we have put that on our web site.

But there is absolutely nothing [else] but I would say [there are] nefarious designs behind people trying to attack me with lies, falsehoods [alleging] that I have business interests. I have clarified that in very precise terms. Once I did that, they shifted their focus on [to] my institute, which, may I say – with all humility but some degree of pride – is an institution that the world now looks up to and admires. We function under the laws of this country. We are looked up to by everybody in every section of society, including the highest levels of government not only over here, but in other parts of the world.

What they are indulging in is skulduggery of the worst kind. I’m reasonably sure that very soon people will realise the truth and they would also question the credentials of some of the people who are behind them.

I don’t want to get down to a personal level, but all you need to do is look at their backgrounds. 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.

There is clearly a very obvious intent behind this whole thing. I’m certainly not going to be affected by it. I’m totally in the clear. I have absolutely nothing but indifference to what these people are doing.

FT: Who exactly is the “they” that you are pointing to, and what do you think is the purpose of this campaign?

RP: They are people who deny the existence of the human influence on the earth’s climate. You can look at the names of the authors of these articles that have appeared in the Sunday Telegraph. These are the persons I’m referring to…

The interview goes on and on. And Mr. Pachauri just gets more and more paranoid and hate-filled.

But he’s a cool calm well-reasoned objective scientist, just like the rest of the Warmers.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 8th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “IPCC Chief’s Reasoned Response To Critics”

  1. GL0120 says:

    Typical, rather than attempt to support the unsupportable, attack your critics.

  2. proreason says:

    Looks like he has become accustomed to living like a king.

    A snake is most dangerous when protecting the nest.

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    It’s that darn Right-Wing-Conspiracy again!
    How dare those ignorant conservative haters insist on proper peer review and access to the raw data!
    Who cares if we cherry-pick or use anecdotal information to back up our preconceptions.

    After all; we are “Progressives” and we care about our mother Earth and all of her creatures (except humans).

  4. Fuzzlenutter says:

    This troglodyte is one of the scummiest of the world’s scumbags. I can’t believe that it could be even more ugly on the inside than it is on the outside but after this interview, there you go…

  5. Mithrandir says:

    So, they can’t admit that their own data was cooked, and that people who thought that global warming was just a political attempt to grab power over people’s money and lives — were all nutty conspiracy theorists? Now look at them! They were caught, the conspiracy theorists were RIGHT, but now they explain it all away, as if it was a conspiracy theory to ruin them, ignore global warming, and reject their cooked data….

    If Hollywood was to cast a man to play Satan here on Earth, this guy so creepy, wrinkled and weird looking, he would win the job without having to pick up the script!

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