Quotes from The Sunday Times, January 24, 2010
According to reports, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Meaning - EU taxpayers have been funding research into a bogus scientific claim about melting glaciers.
The Sunday Times had one week earlier highlighted flaws in the IPCC's 2007 report on impacts of global warming. The IPCC had said climate change would melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035. Most glaciologists considered that ludicrous. After being confronted, the IPCC retracted the claim and corrected its report.
However, The Sunday Times then discovered the same bogus claim had been cited in grant applications for TERI. One of the grants, announced earlier just before the Glacier scandal broke, resulted in a £310,000 grant from Carnegie.
"Rajendra Pachauri's Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion's share of a £2.5m EU grant funded by European taxpayers."
The grant application states: "The Himalaya glaciers, vital to more than a dozen major rivers that sustain hundreds of millions of people in South Asia, are melting and receding at a dangerous rate. One authoritative study reported that most of the glaciers in the region "will vanish within forty years as a result of global warming, resulting in widespread water shortages,..."
Oh my gosh, most of us lowly people have no idea how these people in power around the world are scamming us. Just keep on working, lowly peons. Our masters need more bling.
And yet, so many point the finger at the US as the cause of all that ails. Never mind what tyrants, dictators, and Somalian gang leaders are doing. The US and Britain, the ones that try to run to help everyone, are blamed. And never mind that the UN isn't run by Americans, but by many of the said dictators and various ranking swindlers. Take - oh, Pachauri for example.
In India questions are also being asked about Pachauri's links with GloriOil, a Houston, Texas-based oil technology company that specialises in recovering extra oil from declining oil fields . Pachauri is listed as a founder and scientific advisor.
Critics say it is odd for a man committed to decarbonising energy supplies to be linked to an oil company. I think it's odd, too.