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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise has been watching the climate world since 2009. What she sees isn't pretty.

The Nobel Lie That Just Won’t Die

The Guardian newspaper once again falsely declares Rajendra Pachauri a Nobel laureate. For good measure, it publishes a photo of him looking pious – while neglecting to mention the serious sexual offenses for which he is being investigated.

April 25, 2015

Indian Courts to Pachauri: No Travel For You

A man who used to joke that he lived “at 30,000 feet” is well and truly grounded. This week two courts denied the former IPCC chairman permission to leave the country.

April 23, 2015

Court Rejects Pachauri, Water Summit Still Says He’ll Be Keynote Speaker

A lawyer for Rajendra Pachauri says that preventing the former IPCC chairman from delivering a speech at a trade show in Greece will damage India’s image and harm Pachauri’s reputation.

April 20, 2015

Another Reason Pachauri’s Book May Be Disappearing

A passage in his 2010 novel makes it clear the former IPCC chairman understands that it’s wrong for an older male boss to hit on a young woman new to his organization.

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Pachauri’s Dirty Memoir: So Hot it’s Radioactive?

In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, Rajendra Pachauri’s semi-autobiographical novel is being taken out of circulation. What possessed him to publish it under his own name while still chairman of the IPCC?

March 22, 2015

Pachauri vs the Police

New Delhi police say the former IPCC chairman is violating his bail conditions by hampering their investigation and influencing witnesses.

March 21, 2015

Pachauri’s TERI: Not a Safe Place for Women

Men who try to get women into bed via premature, extravagant professions of love aren’t uncommon. But only bosses who view female employees as their personal harem try this within days of a woman joining an organization.

March 19, 2015

How Much Did Greenpeace Pay van Ypersele?

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele became an IPCC official in 2002. Two years later he got into bed with Greenpeace. Part 2 of 2.

March 17, 2015

Van Ypersele: A Terrible Choice for IPCC Chairman

The second-in-command at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wants a promotion, but has no intention of addressing critics’ concerns. Part 1 of 2.

March 16, 2015

My Interview with India’s Sify News

The Indian media is examining the wider implications of Rajendra Pachauri’s resignation while Western journalists pretend not to see the sex scandal.

March 12, 2015

An Open Letter to the Men of TERI

TERI women have summoned the courage to speak up about the nature of their workplace. Will TERI’s men step forward and do their part?

March 11, 2015

Pachauri Talks Ethics in Gender Justice Book

Invited to deliver a lecture in memory of a talented and successful feminist judge, Rajendra Pachauri didn’t think her half of humanity was worth mentioning.

March 9, 2015

Rajendra Pachauri & International Women’s Day

Why is a man accused of egregious sexual harassment still the chancellor of a university? Why is he still on a UNESCO panel when that entity says gender equality is a global priority?

March 6, 2015

Pachauri’s Sofa

Electronic messages cited in a Delhi police report tell the story of a spirited young woman who effectively lost her job because she wouldn’t let her boss grope her.

March 2, 2015

Mumbai Columnist: ‘Creepy Crawlie’ Pachauri

In his home country, the former chairman of the IPCC is being called ‘Dr. Lecherous.’ A female journalist says she was ‘repulsed’ by the vain, pompous Pachauri she once met in person.

February 28, 2015

Pachauri’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint

A court has barred the former IPCC chairman from his workplace and forbidden travel abroad without permission. A conference at Harvard University has withdrawn his guest speaker invitation.

February 26, 2015

Pachauri Admitted to Hospital

Is the former chairman of the IPCC genuinely ill – or is this a ‘strategic move’ on the part of his legal team to forestall his arrest?

February 25, 2015

Rajendra Pachauri’s Resignation Letter

The resignation letter of the IPCC chairman is a two-page love letter to himself – in which he openly admits that saving the planet is his ‘religion’. The world’s most important climate body has not been led by a dispassionate scientist.

February 24, 2015

Woman #2’s Story

Rajendra Pachauri’s TERI institute appears to be a workplace in which female employees are habitually invited to spend private time with the boss.

February 23, 2015

More Women Accuse Pachauri

Additional women are stepping forward with tales of inappropriate behaviour on the part of Rajendra Pachauri, who has chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 2002.

February 22, 2015

Chairman Pachauri’s Messy Messages

Texts and emails allegedly sent by IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri tell a disturbing tale. Months after a female subordinate objected repeatedly and strenuously to his sexual advances, the head of a UN body continued to physically and electronically stalk her.

February 21, 2015

Indian Court Rejects Pachauri Publication Ban

An Indian court has ruled against Rajendra Pachauri and in favour of press freedom. The IPCC chairman sought to prevent the media from reporting on a police investigation concerning allegations of sexual misconduct.

February 20, 2015

Police Ponder Pachauri Assault & Stalking Charges

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri is being investigated under four sections of the Indian Penal Code. Maximum prison sentences of two, three, and seven years apply.

February 19, 2015

Sex Allegations Against IPCC’s Pachauri

According to a police complaint, one of the biggest names in climate science grabbed, touched, and forcibly kissed a female subordinate in the workplace.

February 18, 2015

Pachauri Jury Gives Own Member an Award

Tasked with assessing the achievements of others, a jury that includes IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri heaps honour on one of its own.

February 8, 2015

Another Climate Change Ransom Note

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is threatening us with hellfire and damnation. But its conclusions are suspect. Rather than investigating all possible causes of climate change, it’s in the business of pointing a finger at humanity.

November 17, 2014

Experts Condemn the IPCC at US Hearing

20-year IPCC veteran Richard Tol says that entity is politicized and biased. Ecologist Daniel Botkin says there’s ‘overwhelming evidence’ it’s also wrong about species extinction risks.

May 29, 2014

3 Reasons Not to Trust the New Climate Report

The IPCC acts as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and jury. It has a long history of recruiting activist personnel, and is led by a man prone to exaggeration.

April 15, 2014

Blog of the Year Nomination

Hard-hitting IPCC journalism – some reasons to cast your vote for this blog.

March 5, 2014

IPCC Officials Keen to Remake the World

UN climate panel leaders don’t behave in a “policy-neutral, never policy-prescriptive” manner.

December 11, 2013

IPCC Author Stars in Sleazy, Fake Nobel Ad Campaign

A York University advertising campaign falsely implies that Roger Pulwarty has won a Nobel Peace Prize.

November 9, 2013

NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC

The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.

November 2, 2013

2 Arctic Circle Fake Nobel Laureates

According to the agenda of an upcoming conference, three Nobel laureates will be participating. But only one of them is genuine.

October 8, 2013

The Bad Novel and the New Climate Report

Pachauri’s 2010 work of fiction and the credibility of the IPCC’s 2013-2014 climate report are now inextricably linked.

September 29, 2013

9,000 Nobel Pretenders

The unadorned truth was door number one. Cringe-worthy exaggeration was door number two. The IPCC made the wrong call.

September 27, 2013

My ‘Wall Street Journal’ Op-Ed

There are many reasons to distrust the UN’s climate panel. Let’s start with political meddling and authors linked to green lobby groups.

September 25, 2013

The IPCC’s Political Chairman

It may not be wise to judge a book by its cover, but it’s entirely appropriate to judge an organization by its leader.

September 23, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 5)

Rather than speaking truth to power, activists have been parroting claims by the establishment that the IPCC chairman is a Nobel Prize winner.

September 22, 2013

‘Nature’ Spin Elevates Third-Tier IPCC Official to Chair

With attention focused on the IPCC’s imminent Working Group 1 report, a prestigious science journal has published a misleadingly-headlined profile of Working Group 3 co-chair, Ottmar Edenhofer.

September 21, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 4)

Multiple UN entities falsely describe the chairman of the IPCC as a Nobel prize winner.

September 19, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 3)

The day after the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway made false declarations about the head of the IPCC.

September 17, 2013

Suzanne Goldenberg: Eco Activist Disguised as a Journalist

The Guardian‘s environment correspondent couldn’t be more one-sided if she herself were on the IPCC’s payroll.

September 16, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 2)

Why has Yale University promulgated the fiction that the chairman of the IPCC is a Nobel laureate?

September 15, 2013

Rajendra Pachauri, Fake Nobel Laureate (Part 1)

Why does the New York Academy of Sciences falsely call the chairman of the IPCC a Nobel laureate?

September 14, 2013

Into the Dustbin (my new book)

My new book takes a close look at Rajendra Pachauri, the man in charge of the UN entity that will release a new climate report later this month. It’s available as a paperback, a Kindle e-book, or an instantly downloadable PDF.

September 10, 2013

What Would a Bad Job Look Like?

A US official recently called Rajendra Pachauri’s leadership of the world’s most important climate body ‘extraordinary.’ But ‘inadequate’ and ‘inexcusable’ are more appropriate.

August 5, 2013

The IPCC, UFOs & Pseudoscience

The head of the IPCC has written a novel in which the central character is infatuated with pseudoscience and in which UFO enthusiast Shirley MacLaine is presented as credible. The final installment of the Nobel Laureate Summer Reading series.

July 31, 2013

Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 4

Girl spurns boy, marries someone else, and is anally raped on her honeymoon. Girl comes crawling back to boy, begging for forgiveness, and pleading for one more chance.

July 29, 2013

Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 3

There’s nothing wrong with writing a sex-saturated novel. But IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri says this book is “all about spirituality.”

July 27, 2013

Nobel Laureate Summer Reading – Part 2

Between the ages of four and six, our hero is judged to be the smartest, gets “revenge against the whole world,” and is preferred by the girls.

July 25, 2013
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