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However, the Telegraph reports today that Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and who is considered the top climate scientist in the world, has a wide portfolio of business interests that rely on AGW hysteria:
No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007.
Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.
What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.
These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading’ and ‘sustainable technologies’, which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.
Today, in addition to his role as chairman of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri occupies more than a score of such posts, acting as director or adviser to many of the bodies which play a leading role in what has become known as the international ‘climate industry’.
It is remarkable how only very recently has the staggering scale of Dr Pachauri’s links to so many of these concerns come to light, inevitably raising questions as to how the world’s leading ‘climate official’ can also be personally involved in so many organisations which stand to benefit from the IPCC’s recommendations.
The Telegraph goes into excruciating detail in uncovering Pachauri’s monetary interests in maintaining AGW hysteria. The extensive reach that Pachauri has created calls into question both his credentials and his motives. Why did the UN pick a former railway engineer with no background in climate science to lead its effort on AGW? Clearly, Pachauri was selected for his influence rather than his scientific expertise.

Climategate spins on!

Greg,

This is a serious question. Are you on the payroll or recieve any monetary benefit from an organization or company against climate change? Are you being compensated for your posting? Have you signed a non-disclosure agreement?

Greg,

This is a serious reply to Lisa.

Having read your blog since inception
I believe you have higher standards than
Lisa wishes to imply!

Lisa. Did you ever attend one of the Al Gore
religious experiences?

One more fact Lisa.
Climate has changed from hot
to cold to hot many times.

Nick and others,

No I am serious. I never attended a rally and I would not financially benefit from policies trying to change climate change. I will believe Greg if he says so, I just find curious the timing of the "break in" of the so called "Climate Gate". I think as readers we all have a right to know what is influencing someone whether it be money or just ideology.

Todd.

Dont believe your lying ears when you
hear that record one day global warming
disrupted all air and ground transport
in the nation's capital! The surface rail
system was closed due to record global
warming on the tracks. The underground was
not disrupted by the warming system.

I wish Greg and I had made one percent of
the money Pachauri’s Carbon Choo-Choo has
collected from various sources.

I KNOW THIS WILL NOT ELICIT ANY CHANGE
for you, BUT THE PACHAURI
CHOO CHOO IS OFF OF THE RAILS!

There are some interesting developments in British press about the IPCC and Pachauri, both on the extraordinary financial conflicts of interest in the IPCC process.

In the UK Telegraph, Richard North of the EU Referendum and Christopher Booker strongly suggest IPCC boss Rajendra Pachauri has earned what they claim are vast sums of money from his connection to the trade in carbon credits. North writes:

In addition to his paid post as Director-General of TERI, Pachauri has taken on over twenty additional posts since becoming chairman of the IPCC – another of his paid posts.

From the Telegraph:

What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.

These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading’ and ‘sustainable technologies’, which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.

Pachauri’s really not happy about this, and has blasted the article in The Indian Express and The Times of India.

I think Pachauri’s train might be off the rails though, since he’s claiming:

The accusations, published in the The Sunday Telegraph, were coming from the same group of people who had tried unsuccessfully to discredit the IPCC and the “irrefutable science” on climate change by hacking personal emails of some scientists a few weeks ago, Pachauri said.

Gosh, accusing journalists now of being the Climatgate hackers? Desperate are we?


Todd,

Are you telling Lisa this is not true?

"One more fact Lisa.
Climate has changed from hot
to cold to hot many times."

Lisa,

You may not know of the tv series Dragnet
produced during the 1950's.

Jack Webb as Sergent Friday had this as
a standard statement when asking for information.
"JUST THE FACTS"

As a long time reader of the blog I
do not question Greg's interest in Fact.

Global warming in Europe.

Eurostar suspends services again leaving thousands stranded As Eurostar passenger services are suspended for a third day, customers stuck at St Pancras International rail terminal voice their frustration.

It may seem to be strange, but aircraft take off when it is one hundred and ten.

Aircraft also use oil!

Todd,

The
guardian.co.uk Travel STATES

"Eurostar suspends services again leaving thousands stranded"
Jon Dennis and Mustafa Khalili
guardian.co.uk, Monday 21 December 2009

mourning joe is a liberal.
He likes carbon crap and taxes.

"Climate does not equal weather"

Fraud does equal hot!

Todd,

I have no bias about record global
warming in Washington DC Saturday.

Are you telling me the weather channel and all of the networks are right wing shills for big oil and Sarah Palin?

Anyone who has a profound distaste
for the Arizona Republic can't be all bad.

I read papers from Fairbanks to San Diego.

I found the Rag to be urbane junk. Started
reading the New Times and the Auto Trader.

Lisa,

Todd will say this is bad, but take a look.

http://wattsupwiththat.com

Greg, good work covering the Climate-email-thingy (must….resist….. –gate). Keep going. There’s more.

The summary failure of the press to cover this issue is both disheartening, because they should have been (but are wholly unqualified to do so), and encouraging, because once again actual people with actual experience doing “journalism” trumps the poseur press. This pretty much kills any credibility the MSM had left.

From the “weather is not climate” department here’s interesting news from the National Operational Hyrdologic Remote Sensing Center. While certainly not unprecedented or unusual, it is interesting.

December 21, 2009

Area Covered By Snow: 51.7%
Area Covered Last Month: 8.0%

Just FYI - the 'todd' writing above is not myself who normally posts on here.

Lisa,

Upon reflection I must question your
motivation in your quest for the truth
when you drop into the blog from the
wilderness and imply Greg might not be
as pure as the driven snow when he chose
to discuss climgate.

See above. The UN railroad engineer has oil interests!

Might your abode be in Tempe or similar?

SEVERE WEATHER IN EUROPE.

Big freeze kills at least 80 across Europe

The death toll from winter storms across Europe rose to at least 80 on Monday as transport chaos spread amid mounting anger over the three-day failure of Eurostar high-speed trains. With tens of thousands stranded by the cancellation of London-to-Paris trains and hundreds of flights across the continent, new accidents and mass power cuts added to the big freeze tumult.

I blog all the time, though have not on Greg's recently. Look everyone, I will shut up once Greg answers one way or another. There is really no right or wrong answer. Sierra Clubbers' have paid shill also. It does not make their viewpoint any less valid.

Lisa,

See what may be the second greatest
record global warming at the Minneapolis
airport this week.

Since Greg is a lawyer I assume he
would state he has no obligation to
satisfy your petulant question.

The Archives if you choose to read them
will reflect that Greg had no Ox to GORE
untill the Climgate E-mails.

There is much in The Archives for several
years about the decline and failure of
Main Street media.

Most resitdents in the late great state
of bankrupt Arizona do not know about
the Central Valley of Kalifornia suffering
forty percent unemployeeeement and the
destruction of four hundred thousand acres
of farmland after water from the bay area
delta was shut off to save a stinking
smelt that is not native to Kalifornia.

Twenty five years ago freaks stated Kalifornia would fall into the sea and
Flagstaff would be beachfront nirvana.

The Eco Freaks have done enough damage
to families trying to care for their
children.

Lisa.

Intude somewhere else like the HUFFINGTON
PRO!

Rednecks doesent spell good.

Greg,
I wish you would get off of the failure of
the printed media so you could spend
more time on climgate.

Lisa,

Will you represent me at my bank robber trial?

"There is really no right or wrong answer."

A JURY SHOULD LIKE THAT.


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