UN climate experts meet in Kenya despite chief's absence

February 23, 2015
Wind turbines in the Ngong hills near Nairobi, where climate scients are meeting

Climate scientists went ahead with a scheduled meeting in Kenya despite the absence of the chief of the UN's top climate science body who faces sexual harassment allegations.

Experts gathering in Nairobi on Monday said the absence of Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), would not affect this week's meeting.

"We've all been involved in the discussions and we are well-prepared to manage the meeting," IPCC secretary Renate Christ told AFP.

IPCC vice-chair Dr Ismail El Gizouli will preside over the four-day conference in Pachauri's place, with meetings running from Tuesday until Friday.

Pachauri, 74, withdrew from the meeting after a 29-year-old female researcher from his New Delhi-based think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) accused him of addressing inappropriate messages to her.

Pachauri, a leading voice on the dangers of , has denied any wrongdoing, saying his emails and mobile phone were hacked.

The allegations come at a crucial time as Pachauri tries to set the table for a key climate change summit in Paris in December where world leaders are expected to broker a global treaty on tackling global warming.

However, officials insisted that Pachauri's absence would not derail preparations, saying much of the work had already been completed.

Some websites sceptical of climate change gleefully greeted the news of Pachauri's legal troubles and there are fears the allegations might be used by critics in an attempt to discredit his work at the IPCC.

Pachauri, who has chaired the IPCC since 2002, is due to stand down in October. His replacement has not yet been chosen.

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Shootist
3 / 5 (2) Feb 23, 2015
Whenever bureaucrats gather it can only mean they want more of what is yours.

Fuck 'em.
JamesG
5 / 5 (1) Feb 23, 2015
UN and experts. A dichotomy of terms.
Bill589
1 / 5 (3) Feb 24, 2015
Blizzards in Hawaii. A foot of snow in Jerusalem. Record cold around the world and polar ice caps growing.

And yet the government/corporations, and the university 'scientists' they pay, say it's because of 'Global Warming'.

Not long ago, DC and their corporate cronies wanted more money and power to 'save us' from the next ice-age.
Different lie. Same liars.
Captain Stumpy
5 / 5 (1) Feb 24, 2015
i wonder if this is the climate conference that realitycheck thinks he is going to be presenting at to save us all?
I am trying to get my solutions into 'presentation' shape in time for the next major International Climate Change Conference sometime this year. Sorry to all those left hanging a few months more for my ToE publication, but this GW solutions project has now become too urgent for me to leave it on the backburner any longer in all good conscience. Hang in there, guys! In both cases. The Reality-cavalry is coming to the rescue, whether you like it or not, or believe it or not
http://phys.org/n...html#jCp

we should definitely watch out for that conference, everyone
because he is going to save the day and make history, right rc?

i am sure they will overlook the fact that he has no other publications to his name and absolutely no scientific acumen once they hear him present!

GO EARTHLINGS!
Captain Stumpy
5 / 5 (1) Feb 24, 2015
Blizzards in Hawaii. A foot of snow in Jerusalem. Record cold around the world and polar ice caps growing
@Bill589
1- you are confusing weather with climate
2- the warming will affect the global weather, and it was predicted: http://marine.rut..._pub.pdf
3- there is even an update to the data in the study above supporting it even further: http://iopscience...4005.pdf

don't confuse your politics with Science
and your conspiracy theory isshowing: http://www.ploson...tion=PDF

if you stick to the science you are far more likely to see reality for what it is

but your posts suggest religion, politics, conspiracy, blogs from extremists and all that,
perhaps you need a change of perspective ?
antigoracle
1 / 5 (1) Feb 25, 2015
Pachauri, 74, withdrew from the meeting after a 29-year-old female researcher from his New Delhi-based think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) accused him of addressing inappropriate messages to her.

Shouldn't that headline read - UN climate parasites....
Maggnus
5 / 5 (2) Feb 27, 2015
Blizzards in Hawaii. A foot of snow in Jerusalem. Record cold around the world and polar ice caps growing.

And yet the government/corporations, and the university 'scientists' they pay, say it's because of 'Global Warming'.

Not long ago, DC and their corporate cronies wanted more money and power to 'save us' from the next ice-age.
Different lie. Same liars.

Interesting one! "There no global warming because it's winter/cold/snowing", then "There is no global warming because CONSPIRACY" then "There is no global warming because science once said we might be cooling". A trifecta!!
Maggnus
5 / 5 (2) Feb 27, 2015
Whenever bureaucrats gather it can only mean they want more of what is yours.

Fuck 'em.


From the "There's no global warming because CONSPIRACY" crowd.

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