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Nut Case Leads U.N. IPCC

November 30th, 2009

The chairman of the U.N. IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is Rajendra Pachauri, an Indian guru shaman scientist. But holy cow, whatever he is, he’s a nut case.

(Like Al Gore and Our Sun God, Pachuari is a Nobel Prize (2007) recipient. Picture above)

First, he says that whatever the fudging, lying, hiding, and mugging it took to assemble the IPCC climate change reports, they are completely reliable. Then, based on this sacred reliability he proposes some changes in worldwide behavior to be incorporated into the upcoming Copenhagen climate summit, under the contention that “our lifestyles are unsustainable.”

Pachuari advocates:

1) Metering energy consumption (including lighting, heating, air conditioning, etc.) of hotel guests, then charging them extra for their usage.

2) Increasing taxation on air travel because “…people were still making the ‘irrational’ choice to fly. Taxation should be used to discourage them.”

3) “..advocating, in an interview with the Observer, that people should eat less meat because of the levels of carbon emissions associated with rearing livestock.” (cattle farts)

4) Saying “…car use would have to be ‘curbed’: ‘I think we can certainly use pricing to regulate the use of private vehicles.'”

In other words, make the successful Western countries more like the less successful Asian countries. And that is exactly what the upcoming Copenhagen conference is designed to accomplish.

Our bowing Obama is on his way to that conference to join France’s Sarkozy and Britain’s Gordon Brown, who propose that the developed world pledge at least $10 billion per year (in reparations for past industrialization) to be distributed to the less successful third world countries. Guess where they think that money should come from?

Read the proposed treaty yourself.

What we have here is a case of the crazy leading the blind.

One Response to “Nut Case Leads U.N. IPCC”

  1. comment number 1 by: bkalafut

    It’s always odd when manufacture of Portland cement and transoceanic shipping don’t make these lists.

    I usually write is sort of thing off as “non-Americans are very different than the rest of us and there are reasons e.g. that they don’t often win Nobel Prizes in economics.” My Indian friends tell me what they’re taught over there in schools about capitalism and the like, and it looks positively primitive–as bad as the French. That this guy advocates silly austerity as the response moreover has no bearing on what the U.S. policy will be.

    I’m coming to think that people who are unfamiliar with the mainstream mitigation policies have no business being in positions of leadership such as this one.

    What’s so hard about “Emissions of CO2 and methane must be decreased. However people decrease them is fine with me–who am I to say what industries can best make the cuts? We need to transform this from a question of morality to a question of economics.”?

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