This is the caliber of person we want to guide our international future? Feeling the heat from his own misfeasance and arrogance, IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri has lashed out at his critics. From the story:
Rajendra Pachauri, the besieged head of the U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change, told the Financial Times on Wednesday that he is the victim of a “carefully orchestrated” campaign to block climate change legislation. “I would say [there are] nefarious designs behind people trying to attack me with lies, falsehoods,” he told the paper, swatting away allegations that his India-based climate institute, TERI, has benefited from decisions made by the IPCC, which he also chairs. Climate change skeptics “are people who deny the link between smoking and cancer; they are people who say that asbestos is as good as talcum powder,” he said. “I hope that they apply it (asbestos) to their faces every day.”
Oh, the maturity. Oh, the hate. Pachauri is just upset that his own ineptitude helped destroy Al Gore’s “the debate about climate change is over” meme, so that the world is now less likely to allow itself to be governed by UN global warming plutocrats like him. To paraphrase Harry Truman, if you can’t stand the heat of democratic participation, Mr. Pachauri, get out of the kitchen.