Reuters reports here from the UN conference in Korea. Here are three facts presented in order, reflecting some hard facts about the IPCC on the ground.
“Among the council recommendations [IAC] were that the chair of the IPCC, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with U.S. climate campaigner Al Gore, should serve only one six-year term.”
“India has affirmed backing for Pachauri, making it hard for others to object to one of the few high-level climate posts held by a developing nation.”
“At Monday’s session, no nations called for Pachauri to quit.”
It was an Indian government-supported white paper that led to the wide publicizing of the IPCC’s exagerrated false claims about the Himalayan glaciers. Indian studies aiming to collect authenic data have accelerated once the IPCC’s Himalayan alarmism stood exposed. But ‘national pride’ appears to have trumped scientific credibility on the IPCC stage. The abusive and derogatory comments made by the IPCC chairman and his potential conflicts which likely prevented a simple acknowledgement of errors in the Working Group II report, make no difference to the climate establishment.
It appears that international power-play trumps due process and integrity at the IPCC. Ironically, the very IPCC chairman who embodies some of its central problems criticized in the IAC report, now seeks to “reform the IPCC”. It has been several of his very actions that gave rise to the need for reform, in the first place. His response to Climategate – a “recreational detraction“, his response to the error on the Himalayan glaciers – “voodoo science“.
Even as Pachauri threw his lot with the alarmist climate establishment in deriding a national government for seeking accurate science, he is now supported by the same government because of his nationality, we are told.
In related news, following the same vein of “one alarmist claim for every part of the world” climate
Average temperatures in Korea are climbing faster than the global average, gradually making that country warm enough so the streets in Seoul could be lined with tangerine trees by 2040.