Ex-IPCC head Pachauri charged with sex assaults


Danger… to women, that is

Danger… to women, that is

Here at ACM we always thought Rajendra Pachauri was a wrong-un, especially with his bizarre and creepy penchant for writing steamy novels.

Looks like he moved from writing about it to doing it, whether the lady in question wanted it or not.

Indian police said Tuesday they had charged the former head of the UN climate change panel Rajendra Pachauri with sexual harassment, following a complaint by an ex-colleague at an environmental think-tank.

Police brought the charges against Pachauri in a Delhi trial court, more than a year after a female employee in her late twenties filed a complaint accusing him of sending inappropriate texts and emails.

“We have filed the charge sheet today and the court will decide when to begin the hearing,” investigating officer Virender Dalal told AFP.

Police have charged Pachauri, 75, with four counts including sexual assault, harassment and criminal intimidation, according to the complainant’s lawyer.

“Police have filed the nearly 1,400-page charge sheet in the trial court,” lawyer Prashant Mendiratta told AFP.

“We will need time to examine the entire document but it states that they have found prima facie evidence,” he added.

Not surprised, given it runs to a staggering 1,400 pages. That’s IPCC AR5 territory, but no doubt this particular read would be vastly more entertaining!

He’ll have plenty of time to write more steamy sex scenes in prison.

Kevin and Leo: two climate clowns


Climate clown

Climate clown

Sad Aussie has-been Kevin Rudd must be angling for an invitation to hang with DiCaprio at his mansion, sycophantically praising Leo’s idiotic and juvenile climate rant at the Oscars ceremony.

Latika at the Sydney Morning Herald can’t get enough of it, natch.

Kevin Rudd has described Leonardo DiCaprio as the “real deal on climate change” and praised the actor for using his first Oscar acceptance speech to urge global action on climate change.

The former prime minister washed-up old has-been sent his congratulations to DiCaprio, who finally won his first Academy Award more than 20 years after first being nominated, early on Tuesday morning Australian time, and told Fairfax Media the actor was genuine on the issue.

“Congrats Leo DiCaprio on Oscars win. About time,” the former Labor leader said. “Inspiring speech calling for global co-operation on climate change,” he said.

I will leave it to the eloquent Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter to provide the appropriate comment to Rudd:

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Oscars: Leo gives the speech from two decades ago


Lecturing the little people

Lecturing the little people

It’s taken so long for Leo to win an Oscar, he turned up with a speech about climate change that was twenty years out of date.

When he finally got the nod from the Academy, he trotted out the predictably tedious climate alarmism that might have been stirring or relevant a decade or so ago, but which is almost quaint by today’s standards, when even Michael Mann’s flaccid stick acknowledges the existence of The Pause.

‘Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world…climate change is real,’ said DiCaprio. ‘It is happening right now.

It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.’

‘Let us not take our planet for granted,’ he concluded. ‘I do not take tonight for granted.’ (source)

Yawn. The irony is that for almost all the period he has been twiddling his thumbs waiting for his little statuette, there has been essentially no global warming.

Leo then went off in his petrol-fuelled motorcade to fly home in his kerosine-powered private jet.

Shock! Mann’s stick droops…


Alarmists' droop?

Alarmists’ droop?

Mann’s membrum virile is a little more flaccid than it was a decade ago – well, it happens to the best of us.

This detumescence has occurred following the publication of a paper which acknowledges the existence of ‘The Pause’ and essentially confirms what the realists have been saying for some time:

It has been claimed that the early-2000s global warming slowdown or hiatus, characterized by a reduced rate of global surface warming, has been overstated, lacks sound scientific basis, or is unsupported by observations. The evidence presented here contradicts these claims.

No doubt the paper will go on to say that the sneaky old heat is hiding in the deep oceans where nobody can find it, and that when it decides it has had enough and breaks cover, it will be Far Worse Than We Thought™.

In the mean time, the stick is looking decidedly limp.

The list of authors reads like a litany of alarmism: Matthew England, Ben Santer, Michael E Mann…

I don’t for a moment believe that this is any genuine change of position – probably just setting us all up for the final coup de grace where, as a dramatic last exhortation to save the planet, Mann self-conflagrates himself whilst standing on an iceberg, and slowly melts himself into a hole.

CSIRO boss issues apology for ‘religion’ jibe


Forced to apologise…

Forced to apologise…

The Climate Inquisitors got their way and forced an apology – an update on this story from yesterday.

But it is a pyrrhic victory, since it is the zealotry that infects the alarmist cause. [Read more…]

CSIRO boss: warming alarmism ‘more like religion than science’


Even the CSIRO boss is a 'denier' to the zealots…

Even the CSIRO boss is a ‘denier’ to the zealots…

Finally worked it out, then, have we?

Here are some ACM articles from years past on the subject:

Even the CSIRO boss is surprised at the vehemence of the disciples of the Church of Alarmism. [Read more…]

Forget chickens, now it’s ‘bored dogs’


Yawn, another ridiculous global warming story.

Yawn, another ridiculous global warming story.

Add it to the list. No really. I checked the date. It isn’t April 1st.

The effect of climate change on chickens is just so… yesterday.

You have to ask the question: if these scientists were actually trying to damage the global warming cause, would they be doing anything different?

Probably not much… it’s beyond parody. [Read more…]

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