A merchant in Venice: Pachauri’s “vision” for AR5

In July 2009, Venice was the venue at which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held a “scoping meeting” for the 5th Assessment Report (AR5), due to be published sometime in 2014. IPCC Chair, Rajendra “Hell no, I won’t go” Pachauri, is reknowned for writing purple prose – and for his penchant for putting…