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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?

6 Comments

  1. JohnRS says:

    Given that every single trougher in the room in Bali (why there? Oh, yes, silly me) gets paid only as long as the Mann-Made Global Warming scam is maintained I’ll make a wild prediction and say that any inquiry will make absolutely sod-all difference.

    When the report is published and they’ve all congratulated each other we’ll still be able to see their little pink curly tails wiggling as they fill their bloated bellies with our taxes. If they get rid of the loathsome, corrupt and deceitful porno-author Pachauri they’ll only replace him with another piglet who will be indistinguishably corrupt and deceitful – but might be a better porno-author.

  2. NickM says:

    Cats,
    They will only rehabilitate the Nobel Peace Prize when they buy Yasser’s off eBay. You know Hamas also stole his toilet? They stole his toilet! I have done low and shameful things but stealing Arafat’s crapper is beneath even me.

  3. RAB says:

    I want to bitch slap this bloke everytime I read him. The wooly minded twat makes me even more angry than Monbiot.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthcomment/geoffrey-lean/7325711/Greening-economies-may-be-the-best-way-to-save-them.html

    And yes what is it with Bali ? do they have the franchise for Climate conferences or something? If these bastards were really serious about their supposed carbon footprints, they would either hold the bloody troughing session closer to home, or video conference it.

  4. Is nobody else puzzled why the Independent Police Complaints Commission has strayed so far beyond its original remit? Like the World Wrestling Foundation, in fact.

  5. NickM says:

    Ah video-conferencing! Well of course. But without raising the obvious about the whole fucking thing being a beanie – why do they never do these gigs in Middleborough – it would be cheap because it’s shite? But in Kyoto, Jo’burg, Bali, Copenhagen… Of course, there is no substitute for face to face and there isn’t. A bit rich mind coming from the sort of twats who tell me I shouldn’t go on holiday, sign a no-flying pact and “experience the world virtually”.

    Nick: This summer we shall go on an online tour of Turkey’s great classical sites.

    Mrs Nick: And this autumn you will go on a very real tour of Manchester’s divorce courts.

    What I’m sayin’ is… you got enough bandwidth you can discuss fine and all. That works but that also think ultimate evil (is your journey really necessary?) tourism is baaaad!!!

  6. Lacey Cook says:

    i always love to do videoconferencing because it is quite convenient`”`

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