|Pachauri facing "independent" review|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Friday, 26 February 2010 11:05|
Environmental and Climate ministers met in a closed session yesterday to demand an independent review of IPCC Chairman Dr. Rajendra Pachauri's performance. They are insisting on the review after the series of recent debacles at the IPCC.
The call for the inquiry occurred at the United Nations Environmental Program's (UNEP) Governing Council in Bali, though the members were sworn to secrecy, until the scope and composition could be worked out.
While Dr. Pachauri wanted a hand in deciding who was to review his work, they have insisted it must be independent of the IPCC.
But, how independent of the IPCC can an environmental organization be?
Closed meetings and calling on friends to review your work? The lessons of Climategate has not sunk in.
There is a call for open and accountable climate science, but even during the recovery process the climate community is slamming the door in citizen's faces.
Who will review Pachauri's performance than? Perhaps, it will be another Mountaineering Magazine or another of the gray references used so liberally in the IPCC report.
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