For the first time, Indians are experiencing an organised, systematic and vicious attack by powerful and well-funded lobbies in the developed world. These lobbies are aiming to diminish the perception of the impact of global warming and climate change on our common future, and the consequent need to change our lifestyle. Such lifestyle changes will damage the future of many industries, so there are vast resources and stakes in continuing present consumption styles.
The anti-climate change lobby has, after Copenhagen, mounted such an attack on RK Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) and chairman of UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); on the Indian organisation that he heads (Teri) and thus on the credibility of the IPCC and its reports on climate change. It started with vicious personal attacks on Pachauri’s earnings from his counselling of various organisations around the world.
When they discovered that Pachauri gave all payments made to him in connection with such work to Teri, they charged him with using his position to help fund Teri. They then found a serious mistake in the findings in the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report relating to the melting of Himalayan glaciers, and used this mistake to condemn the idea of climate change itself!
Teri is perhaps the best-managed research-consulting-action institute in the country.
It all sounds like it's being taken very seriously, but at least we hear that TERI is very well managed.
So, who performed this incisive analysis?
The author is visiting fellow, TERI
Yeah, that'll be an honest, unbiased assessment, then.
Tip of the clown wig to the Anglo-Saxon.