John Vidal writes in The Guardian :
If Rajendra Pachauri goes, who on Earth would want to be IPCC chair?
No future chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change can ever feel safe if Dr Pachauri is driven out
He has a point. Ken Lay was thrown out of Enron for getting a few numbers mixed up in their reports. We expect that CEOs be competent and produce accurate reports, or we fire them. It isn’t too much to expect the same from Government. Or perhaps it is ………
If a chair must go every time the sceptics and the press attack, then every IPCC chairman will be mercilessly hounded on a personal and political level. Hunting the chair will become a destructive sport not unlike vilifying football managers, guaranteed to destroy continuity, undermine trust, and encourage uncontroversial science. Ousting the IPCC chairman mid-term again would be the ultimate victory for scepticism of the wildest kind.
It must be those darn hound dog sceptics who made Pachauri screw up.
2035, 2350, what difference does a few centuries make when you are trying to continue milking the public coffers for your world class boondoggle. If you do get caught, the key thing is to dig in and blame the messenger.