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FlaGator
03-27-2010, 12:29 PM
It took the UN a long time to figure out what their role in AGW should really be.


The outspoken chairman of the U.N.’s climate change body is to adopt a neutral advisory role and has agreed to stop making statements demanding new taxes and other radical policies on cutting emissions.


In an interview with the Times of London, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, apologized for his organization’s handling of complaints about errors in its report.


He also apologized for describing as “voodoo science” an Indian Government report which challenged the IPCC’s claims about the rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers.
But Dr Pachauri, 70, rejected calls for his resignation and insisted he would remain as chairman until after publication of the IPCC’s next report in 2014.


He claimed he had the support of all the world’s governments and denied that, by remaining in post, he was undermining the IPCC’s chances of regaining credibility with the public.


“It is not correct to say there are people who don’t trust me,” he said.


He admitted it had been a mistake to give the impression, in many interviews, that he was advocating specific actions to cut emissions. Last year, he called for higher taxes on aviation and motoring, said people should eat less meat, and proposed that hotel rooms should have electricity meters to charge people extra for using air conditioning.


He said he would focus in future on presenting the science on climate change rather than advocating policies.


That makes a whole lot of sense. It was a mistake to give the impression that he was advocating for something that he was advocating for :rolleyes: Do these people actually think about what they are saying before they say it?

Story is here (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/03/27/embattled-climate-chief-apologizes-response-criticism-wont-resign/)

Rockntractor
03-27-2010, 12:33 PM
Do these people actually think about what they are saying before they say it?


Wilbur, case and point.

Sonnabend
03-27-2010, 12:35 PM
He admitted it had been a mistake to give the impression, in many interviews, that he was advocating specific actions to cut emissions. Last year, he called for higher taxes on aviation and motoring, said people should eat less meat, and proposed that hotel rooms should have electricity meters to charge people extra for using air conditioning.

How many planes has he been in? Does he own a car?..because as we all know, he himself never had any intention of practising what he preached...:rolleyes:

Rockntractor
03-27-2010, 12:40 PM
How many planes has he been in? Does he own a car?..because as we all know, he himself never had any intention of practising what he preached...:rolleyes:
You have to understand, these people deserve all of the luxuries they want to take away from the rest of us because of the sacrifices they have made to save the world.