Friday, January 22, 2010
Changing the climate
Pace The Daily Mail this morning, Dr R K Pachauri now seems to have acquired the permanent tag of "controversial", which hangs over him like the proverbial albatross. The description of "lobbyist" can't help either.
Another tag now firmly lodged is "former railway engineer", as in The Daily Express, which carries somewhat less of a cachet than "world's leading climate scientist".
Meanwhile, we are awaiting the outcome of the press conference Pachauri promised reporters yesterday. Despite the time difference, there are no reports as yet, which makes one wonder whether the promise was yet another bit of Pachauri bluster.
Either way, the "climate" is definitely changing, and it isn't the one Pachauri is making money out of.