Cancun, Mexico–At COP16, the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, CFACT had the opportunity to interview the chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri.

When asked about the fact that there has been no statistically significant global warming for the past 15 years, Pachauri became evasive. Even Phil Jones, a climatologist at the University of East Anglia and a prominent global warming alarmist, admitted this fact in the wake of Climategate.

A year after Climategate, however, the IPCC’s Pachauri still refuses to face reality and clings to the deeply flawed 4th Assessment Report, which has been completely discredited over the past year after it was revealed that many of its supposedly “peer-reviewed sources” were actually based on activist reports and interviews with hikers.

“This interview revealed that the IPCC chair is ignorant of some very basic facts about global warming,” said CFACT’s Executive Director, Craig Rucker. “This is particularly striking in light of all the criticism being poured on the IPCC by scientists and independent review panels for its sloppy handling of key data and vital information.”

Most tellingly, while Pachauri agreed that global carbon dioxide emissions have been increasing for the last 15 years, he was at a loss to say how much global temperatures had increased during that same time. That seems like a pretty basic piece of information for the head of the UN’s climate panel to know, but Pahauri has revealed his ignorance once again.



  • Adam Houser

    Adam Houser coordinates student leaders as National Director of CFACT's collegians program and writes on issues of climate and energy.