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No apology from IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri for glacier fallacy - The Guardian

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said it would be hypocritical to apologise for the false claim that Himalayan glaciers could melt away by 2035, because he was not personally responsible for that part of the report.
.. He said reports of further errors in the IPCC report linked to grey literature were spurious and the result of a "factory" of people "only there to create pinpricks and get attention".
...His salary from the research institute that employs him is fixed in the range of 190,000 rupees (£2,600) a month, he said, while he receives only travel expenses for chairing the IPCC.

The average monthly income for an Indian is Rs 3,116 (£42).


Mahatama Gandhi's philosophy of simplicity and equality is extremely relevant in the present context of the dangerous impact of global warming, noted climate change expert R K Pachauri has said.
The chairman of United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel peace prize in 2007, pointed out that Gandhi has influenced many by his philosophy of simplicity and equality.
In this reference, he noted that when asked recently with whom he would love to have dinner, US President Barack Obama had said "Gandhiji of course." Obama is reported to have added that he knew that the meal -- as well as the attire for the evening -- would be "so simple," Pachauri said.
Referring to Gandhiji's simple lifestyle, Pachauri said "flawed models of development" encourages migration from rural areas to the cities.
Recalling Gandhiji's prophetic words that "the earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs but not every man's greed," Pachauri deplored the belief that only one pattern of development was good.

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not personally responsible

So Dr Pachauri will not be keeping the plaudits and nobel pize he recieved, then? And he'll be sending back all those salary cheques so he can live in Gandhi-like poverty, will he?

For a man who's scared of appearing hypocritical, the good doctor isn't doing a very good job, is he?

"For a man who's scared of appearing hypocritical, the good doctor isn't doing a very good job, is he?"

@Remittance Man - For a man who's supposed to be leading the world's premier climate change body, the good doctor isn't doing a very good job either!!

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