19 Dec '11, 11pm

Dot Earth Blog: Climate Panel Needs to Follow its Own Advice: The chairman of an an international climate panel

Climate Panel Needs to Follow its Own Advice By ANDREW C. REVKIN Jeff Chiu/Associated Press California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, speaks as Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, left, and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, listen during a panel at the Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on Dec. 15. I believe it’s time for Rajendra K. Pachauri to take a new approach to discussing climate change or leave the chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after nearly a decade in that position . There is an unavoidable and counterproductive blurriness to the line between his personal advocacy for climate action — which is his right as an individual — and his stature as the leader of the panel, which was establis...

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