Dr. Rajendra Pachauri
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With even California’s Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer admitting cap-and-trade legislation may be a decade away, 2010 is shaping up to be the year in which the global-warming hoax died, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.
“Climategate revelations that prominent global alarmists have manipulated climate data prove global warming was an ideological agenda masquerading as a scientific theory,” Corsi wrote.
The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, “expressed regret” in having to admit on the IPCC website that its 2007 warning that the Himalayan glaciers were “very likely” to melt by 2035 had no basis in fact.
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian head of the IPCC, dismissed calls for him to resign over the retraction of the Himalayan glacier prediction, but the damage was still done, Corsi explained.
“I know a lot of climate skeptics are after my blood, but I’m in no mood to oblige them,” the beleaguered Pachauri told the Times in London. “It was a collective failure by a number of people. I need to consider what action to take, but that will take several weeks. It’s best to think with a cool head, rather than shoot from the hip.”
Graham Cogley, the Canadian scientist who exposed the IPCC glacier error, warned that Pachauri now was the one on thin ice.
“People who want to undermine the science on climate change will be crawling over the report looking for another mistake like this and if they do find another one it will be curtains for Pachauri,” said Fred Pearce, a British environmental journalist who has reported extensively on Gogley’s refutation of the Himalayan glacier prediction. “The way he [Pachauri] has handled this glacier issue means he’s now a sitting duck if anything else turns up.”
In 2007, when he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for leading the global-warming charge, it would have been hard to predict how fast Pachauri would fall.
Now, global media describe Pachauri with the tag of being a “controversial former railroad engineer” and a “lobbyist,” rather than as “the world’s leading climate scientist.”
“What is also abundantly clear is that Pachauri has used his U.N. position to become wealthy by advancing climate-change hysteria,” Corsi noted.
Investigative reporters Christopher Booker and Richard North have documented that since being elected to the IPCC chairmanship five years earlier, Pachauri has been appointed to more than 20 positions, including directorships and advisory roles to major banks and investment firms.
“Dr. Pachauri insists that the millions of dollars he receives for these posts are all paid to his Delhi-based institute and not to him personally,” Booker and North wrote in London’s Telegraph. “But during the same period he also presided over a massive expansion of TERI’s empire.”
“Whether Pachauri survives in his U.N. position is doubtful,” Corsi wrote. “What is certain is that global-warming hysteria has been scaled back, perhaps permanently.”
Red Alert has predicted for months that the Obama administration would fail to pass cap-and-trade legislation this year.
Corsi said, “Now there can now be absolutely no doubt about that prediction coming true.”
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In his 25-year financial services career, Corsi has been a noted financial services speaker and writer, publishing three books and numerous articles in professional financial services journals and magazines.
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