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…

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…

The defining challenge of our time: aka mediocrity forever?

One of the not particularly “inspiring” virtual conglomerates purporting “excellence” — and/or facsimiles thereof — is The Conversation. With a virtual presence in Australia, Africa and the U.S., their motto is “Academic rigor, journalistic flair”. Some time ago (i.e. prior to the original Australian site’s virtual expansion), I had signed up for their E-mail notifications.…

Through the eye of the needle

One of the things that continues to astound me about the ever-growing maze of arms, elbows. hands, fingers etc. of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – which, as I have previously noted, is the unchartered “child” of ECOSOC – is that regardless of what might be going on in the world, neither hell nor…

The windmills of my mind

There are some days, as I peruse the net, when it occurs to me that others must have been trans-versing the windmills of my mind! Yesterday – on the heels of the Pope’s pronouncements – just happened to be one of those days. As I’ve been assiduously assessing the current validity of snippets I’ve gathered…