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A third media story describes a Pachauri-authored racy novel involving an amorous older gent and heaving bosoms that was released in
But the weekend's most significant development is this: two British newspapers are now calling for Pachauri's resignation. The Sunday London Times says: "Dr Pachauri...presided over the use of dodgy science in [IPCC] reports and ignored legitimate criticism of that science. He should go."
The Sunday Telegraph, meanwhile, declares: "We need facts, not spin, in the climate debate." It continues:
In its zeal to persuade the world of the catastrophic consequences of man-made global warming, the IPCC has lost both its objectivity and the trust of the public. That is one of the main reasons why we, along with our sister newspaper The Daily Telegraph, believe that Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC's chairman, should step down. [bold added]
This is huge. The mainstream media's coverage of climate issues has been steadfastly pro-IPCC and far-too-friendly toward Pachauri. At last, the wheel is turning - in the