Rajendra Pachauri abruptly resigned as head of the UN’s IPCC amidst ongoing claims that he sexually harassed a number of women.
Pachauri was at the center of the “Glaciergate” scandal when it was learned that the IPCC had exaggerated the melting of Himalayan glaciers, relying on warming campaign propaganda rather than science for its conclusion.
Pachauri’s lack of scientific credentials was often questioned. His background is in railroads, not climate science, which effectively underlined the double standards in the climate debate.
Many of CFACT’s readers will remember this exchange when CFACT’s Josh Nadal asked Pachauri about the then fifteen year “pause” in global warming. Pachauri denied the facts, but later recanted: