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.