FT.com / UK - Interview transcript: Rajendra Pachauri
Do you think there is an organised effort to demolish your reputation and the reputation of the IPCC?Worst Winter in Scotland since 1914? Worst in Ireland since 1962-63? and worst in England and Wales since 1981-82?
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 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.
Was this perhaps a top 5 coldest winter for the entire continent in the last 100 years?Fat Lady Warms Up For Global Warming; Grey Lady Not Listening - Walter Russell Mead's Blog - The American Interest
Politically, however, these revelations are explosive in the American context. Between them, the IPCC and the East Anglia Climate Research Unit have killed the chances that the US will pass climate legislation this year; if the November midterms strengthen the Republicans in Congress as now looks likely, it is hard to see carbon limits getting through the Congress before 2013.Climate scientists have long been targets for sceptics | Fred Pearce | Environment | guardian.co.uk
Prof Mike Mann of Pennsylvania State University, fresh from his battle over the hockey stick in 2001, said: "There is an orchestrated campaign against the IPCC."
And there needs to be an orchestrated campaign, just as they have orchestrated a campaign against honest, hardworking citizens for the last 20 years.
Surfs up for the great con and not a moment too soon.
If Dr. Pachauri's statement: "I have absolutely nothing but indifference to what these people are doing" isn't an admission that the IPCC has a closed mindset and is ignoring skeptical viewpoints, I don't know what is.
Why would anyone possible think badly of the alarmists favorite railway engineer, when all he did was lie about GlacierGate to get a grant for his company ? His company is non profit ... which is easy when you take out a big enough salary.
The poor fellow has needed the money of course to publish is new sex novel ! Publishing smut is very appropiate for such scammers.
Also great to see hockey stick Mann is under investigation and the CRU head has been stood down.
The alarmist scam is coming apart !
"Prof Mike Mann of Pennsylvania State University, fresh from his battle over the hockey stick in 2001, said: "There is an orchestrated campaign against the IPCC."
Yes? So? The activity of any "campaign" should be of great hope to you. The revelations should exonerate you...or not. OK, now I understand your statement.
Baghdad Bob's retarded brother.
"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."
Hahahaha. Talk about out of touch. Or delusional. Or perhaps he speaks of some world most of us are unaware of?
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