I will not go, says climate chief

The chairman of the UN’s climate science body said he would not resign in the wake of a row about a mistake on glaciers that appeared in a key report.

Rajendra Pachauri told BBC News: “I am not going to stand down, I am going to stand up.”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admitted that it had made a mistake in asserting that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035.

Critics say the mistake has damaged the scientific credibility of the IPCC.

“I was re-elected by acclamation, essentially – I imagine – because everyone was satisfied with my performance on the fourth assessment report,” Dr Pachauri said.

“I am now charged with producing the fifth assessment report, which I will do faithfully and to the best of my abilities.”…(Source)

Sit down, Raj.

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