Sunday, 20 December 2009

What is this guy up to?

Last week we heard the unfortunate news of 1700 jobs losses at the steelworks on Teeside.

I have just read this article and i am wondering what is Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, up to?

Here is a quote from the article that links him to Corus;

The original power base from which Dr Pachauri has built up his worldwide network of influence over the past decade is the Delhi-based Tata Energy Research Institute, of which he became director in 1981 and director-general in 2001. Now renamed The Energy Research Institute, TERI was set up in 1974 by India’s largest privately-owned business empire, the Tata Group, with interests ranging from steel, cars and energy to chemicals, telecommunications and insurance (and now best-known in the UK as the owner of Jaguar, Land Rover, Tetley Tea and Corus, Britain’s largest steel company).

Here is a quote about his chairmanship of the IPCC;

Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics he has no qualifications in climate science at all.

Another quote;

What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.

Now if there is a conflict of interest with his business dealings outside of the IPCC he should resign.

A quote from the article relating to the Teeside job losses;

It is one of these deals, reported in last week’s Sunday Telegraph, which is enabling Tata to transfer three million tonnes of steel production from its Corus plant in Redcar to a new plant in Orissa, thus gaining a potential £1.2 billion in ‘carbon credits’ (and putting 1,700 people on Teesside out of work).

If the 1700 job losses in Teeside is just so India (Tata) can claim Carbon credits, then there is certainly suspicion of dirty dealing and it should be investigated by our government, wishful thinking i know.

Have a read of the Article and see what you think.

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