And strip them of the Nobel Peace prize while they are about it. Make a start on the rehabilitation of that crappy bauble.
Environment and Climate ministers meeting in closed session in Bali last night insisted that an independent review should be carried out following the publicising of mistakes in its last report, and a row surrounding Dr Pachauri’s robust response to his critics. If his management is found to be at fault his position could become untenable.
Participants in the unprecedented meeting – held at the annual assembly of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Governing Council in Bali – were sworn to secrecy over the decision and it is only expected to be announced after its detaled scope and composition have been worked out by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organisation, the two UN agencies that oversee the IPCC’s work.
The ministers – led by Hillary Benn, the Environment Secretary,and his counterparts from Germany,. Norway, Algeria and Antigua and Barbuda – refused to allow Dr Pachauri to decide who would carry out the review, insisting it must be completely and demonstrably independent of the IPCC.
Pachauri wanted to choose who should investigate his agency? Really? Why am I not surprised?
The mind boggles at the very thought.
Regardless, the UN is still in charge of the investigation. Given the dishonesty, deceit and corruption seen so far anyone out there trust this to be anything but a whitewash?
Will heads roll? Or will the good Doctor and railway man be the only token casualty?