EU Referendum has a very, very important post here about the Climategate scandal:
Our friendly part-time chairman of the IPCC, Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, is quite a remarkable man. As well as his onerous post with the UN's IPCC, it seems he has a considerable number of other interests.
Dr Pachauri's main day job is, of course, Director-General of The Energy Research Institute (TERI) - which he has held since April 2001, having become its Director and head in 1981 when it was the Tata Energy Research Institute.
Intriguingly, for such an upstanding public servant though, he is also a strategic advisor to the private equity investment firm Pegasus Capital Advisors LP, which he became in February of this year. However, this is by no means Dr Pachauri's only foray into the world of finance. In December 2007, be became a member of the Senior Advisory Board of Siderian ventures based in San Francisco.
The post then goes on and on (and on) detailing all the roles that this selfless UN bureaucrat fills, with some highlights being:
- member of the Board of the Nordic bank Glitnir, which launched the The Sustainable Future Fund, Iceland, a new savings account "designed to help the environment."
- Chairman of the Indochina Sustainable Infrastructure Fund
- Board of the Credit Suisse Research Institute, Zurich
- member of the Advisory Group for the Rockefeller Foundation, USA
- member of the Board of the International Risk Governance Council in Geneva
- Chairman and Member of the Advisory Group at Asian Development Bank
- member of the Policy Advisory Panel for the French national railway system, SNCF
- President of the Asian Energy Institute
- previous directorship with and current post as "scientific advisor" to GloriOil Limited
Investing in oil exploration, it was observed at the time, makes it possible to drill oil more efficiently, and produce greenhouse emissions in even greater amounts, and stands in contradiction to the firm's stated public mission. No one mentioned Dr Pachauri's founding role in the company – or that he was currently chairman of the IPCC.
- Director of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan.
- Member of the External Advisory Board of Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc. This exchange is North America's only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide, brokering carbon credits worldwide
- member of FEOP (Far East Oil Price) Advisory Board, managed by the Oil Trade Associates, Singapore
- Member of the International Advisory Board of Toyota Motors
- Member of the Climate Change Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG
- Chairman of the International Association for Energy Economics from 1989 to 1990
- Independent Director of NTPC Ltd (National Thermal Power Corp), from 30 January 2006 to January 2009
- non-official Part-time Director of NTPC Ltd, from August 2002 to August 2005
- Director of the Indian Oil Corporation until 28 August 2003
- Director of Gail India Ltd, India's largest natural gas transportation company, from August 2003 to 26 October 2004
- Member of National Environmental Council, Government of India under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of India
- member of the lobbying organisations: the International Solar Energy Society, the World Resources Institute and the World Energy Council
- member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India since July 2001 and also serves as Member of the Oil Industry Restructuring Group, for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India
So, the next time the chairman of the the IPCC stands up and defends the science, just bear in mind how much he personally stands to lose if the science doesn't actually stack up. And when someone says that all the deniers are in the pocket of big oil, well, it's pretty clear to me that all the warmists are in the pocket of "big alternative energy".
PS Did I mention that this fucker has a Nobel Prize as well? Looks like having an igNobel Prize is a higher award.