If you are a skeptic, you have been or will be accused of being in the pocket of some energy company. Often it is a blanket accusation. The mainstream media often report these accusations without any investigation of the truth of the charge. So, one has to wonder why the US media does not report the worldwide business interests of Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the Chairman of the UN’s IPCC . Can you conceive of anyone that would have more influence on the science or political direction of the IPCC’s Report on Climate Change than the Chairman. It would seem that the media would see this a major input for those trying to decide what to believe.
We need to give a hat tip to UK Telegraph because they have been trying to inform the people in the UK about Pachauri. They have had some success in getting attention in other parts of the world:
“But nowhere did it provoke a greater storm than in India, where Dr Pachauri is director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri), based in New Delhi, the country’s most influential private body involved in climate-change issues and renewable energy. In addition, as we reported, Dr Pachauri also holds more than a score of positions with banks, universities and other institutions that benefit from the vast worldwide industry now based on measures to halt climate change.”
To get more detail regarding his business interests, the following are sources. The initial report in the Telegraph can be read here. Follow-up in the Telegraph can be read here.
The EU Referendum has additional coverage that will interest you. Read here, here, here and here.