Monday, December 21, 2009

Climategate: ‘It’s all lies!’ lies Pachauri (again)

James Delingpole
London Telegraph
Monday, Dec 21st, 2009

Surely not even an organisation as a corrupt and dishonest as the IPCC can afford to keep Dr Rajendra Pachauri on as its chairman after the weekend’s damning revelations by Christopher Booker and Richard North?

But Pachauri – with all the chutzpah we have come to expect of our favourite jetsetting, millionaire, troll-impersonating railway engineer - is not going down without a fight. Just as he did after Climategate, Pachauri has produced his classic ‘nothing to see here’ ‘Big Brother knows best’ defence.

In an interview with the Times of India he says:

‘‘These are a pack of lies from people who are getting desperate. They want to go after the guy whose voice is being heard. I haven’t pocketed a single penny from my association with companies and institutes. All honoraria that I get goes to TERI and to its Light a Billion Lives campaign for reaching solar power to people without electricity. All my dealings are totally above board.’’

Richard North, however, is not convinced. There is, he suggests, a very good reason why those “honoraria” are funneled through TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute; formerly Tata Energy Resources Institute), the mysterious company he heads but which doesn’t publish its annual accounts, let alone his salary.

Full article here