Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Railroad engineer and IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri poses as a climate scientist again; also, did you know that he lives in Golf Links, New Delhi, where the "cheapest houses sell for millions of US dollars"?

AM - Australian heatwave part of 'unmistakeable' global warming trend: IPCC chair 15/01/2013
SARAH CLARKE: Are you as a climate scientist concerned about where we are at in this point in time and what the future could look like?

RAJENDRA PACHAURI: Yes I am concerned no doubt but I also have a high opinion of human wisdom that I think at some stage we will bring about change.
Rajendra K. Pachauri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was educated at La Martiniere College in Lucknow[4] and at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Jamalpur, Bihar. He belongs to the Special Class Railway Apprentices, 1958 Batch, an elite scheme which heralded the beginning of mechanical engineering education in India.[5] He began his career with the Indian Railways at the Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi. Pachauri was awarded an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1972, as well as a joint Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Economics in 1974.[6] He lives in Golf Links, New Delhi.
Golf Links, New Delhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Golf Links is a neighbourhood in New Delhi, India. It is very close to Khan Market, the most expensive market in India. It is one of the most expensive properties to buy in India, where the cheapest houses sell for millions of US dollars.[citation needed] It is considered one of the richest neighborhoods in India[where?], and the name is inspired by the Delhi Golf Course nearby. It is also very close to a similar neighbourhood called Jorbagh, and is a very low-key locale. It has only 210 independent houses. In 2008, a select few properties were sold, for an average price of $8 Million, resulting in the valuation to reach ₹ 4 lakh/sq. yard, the highest ever amount paid.

In 2010-11, some properties were sold at an average price of $12 Million to certain ultra-wealthy families. These valuations have dramatically raised the profile of the locality and each household is worth at least US$ 15-25 Million.

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