Rajendra Pachauri is out as it emerged that the 74 year-old has been hit with charges of sex harassment of a 29 year-old research worker.
His decision removes from the climate debate one of the most prominent and authoritative voices calling for the reining in of greenhouse gases. Pachauri, who led the compilation of some 2,000 of the world’s top climate scientists for 13 years, worked to tighten up the credibility of the reports that guide policymakers and survived a scandal five years ago over exaggerated claims about the speed of glaciers retreating.
He's been under police investigation regarding the charges this past month, but will doubtless emerge unscathed, much as AlGore survived his "crazed sex poodle" episode here in Portland. There seems to be something associated with the high priesthood of the Religion of Mann-made Global Warming that affects their sex drives. It's a curious phenomenon.