Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Your credibility is impeccable"

"Your credibility is impeccable ... Let's hope you fight back and win and clear your name in all this widespread attack from one side against you." (via Liberty New Central, who has one or two things to say about the interviewer, Prannoy Roy.) An more detailed analysis is here - with apt, if unfavourable, comparisons with the BBC.

Meanwhile, Geoffrey Lean resumes his "one-sided attack" in The Daily Telegraph, stating:
It is time for the embattled Rajendra Pachauri to resign as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), He is steadfastly refusing to go, but his position is becoming more and more untenable by the day, and the official climate science body will continue to leach credibility while he remains in charge.
Charles Clover takes a similar line in The Sunday Times:
If we are to have the best possible predictions about climate change, urgent decisions need to be taken. The agreeable but gaffe-prone Pachauri should accept it would be wise to walk now, so some heavy-hitters can step in and prevent a disastrous slide in the IPCC's credibility. The sooner, the better.
This, of course, is just the "powerful vested interests" speaking ... or is a case of rats, ship, sinking ...