Pachauri  at Munikata March 2014

UNEP promoting more Pachauri self-puffery?!

The decidedly disgraced former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri, of whom one can only say that he must be a very slow learner – and a man of ever-changing stories – appears to have been off gallivanting around the globe, again. In no small measure, thanks to the co-operation…

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UNEP recycling Pachauri … already?!

08/21/2015 – Please note update below. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), as I have previously noted, is an ever-expanding unchartered body under the “leadership” of head honcho, Achim Steiner. One of the UNEP’s many, many “children” is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); in this instance, IPCC parenthood is “shared” with another UN…

Pachauri in his pre -bewigged days, circa 2010 [Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri prepares for a press conference at the United Nations building in Bangkok. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images]

IPCC and Pachauri: to see or not to see, that is the question

UPDATE July 31, 2015: Please note some further developments on the “As the Pachauri world turns” front via my comment below -hro If you’ve ever watched now former (perhaps or perhaps not!) TERI head honcho and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair, Rajendra Pachauri in unscripted mode, you just know that his more articulate…

Current or former chair? Consistency is not an IPCC product! Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA3peO3Myo8

Pachauri recycling rapidly rescinded

NOTE: 07/25/2015 12:45 AM Post updated (pls. see below) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) along with its United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) parents have been silent about the long overdue resignation of Rajendra Pachauri which he submitted in February of this year, on the heels of allegations of…

Small-scale solar systems can be owned by households,  communities or businesses (Pic: Department for International Development/Flickr)

UNEP’s trillion-dollar questions

It’s been somewhat challenging to keep up with the soporifics emanating from the various and sundry UN gatherings of the great and the good as part of the run-up to the annual December Dance of the Dynamos (aka the UN’s Conference of the Parties, in this instance COP21) being held this year in Paris. As…

I would call this the charge of the blight brigade. YMMV

Of papal communications, dispensations & commemorations

As a non-Catholic, I don’t feel particularly obliged to heed any papal pronunciations – least of all those he has uttered (most ill-advisedly, IMHO) on climate change and/or its perceived twin-sin™: The equally nebulous, albeit increasingly more-encompassing, “(un)sustainable development”. YMMV, but I for one would be far more impressed with such Papal outpourings and edicts…