The UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was embroiled this week in more scandal after the panel’s chief Rajendra Pachauri resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.
The IPCC is still recovering from the so-called Climategate in 2009 in which leaked emails were purported to show UN subsidized climatologists cooking the books on global temperature readings in order to better support the thesis that the earth’s temperature is rising.
Enter Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) on whom the ongoing global warming scandal has had no apparent influence. Rep. Grijalva has sent official inquiries in recent weeks to seven different universities. They demand, in a sort of inquisition, that they defend why they are employing so-called ‘climate skeptics.’
These and other scientists have repeatedly used the IPCC’s own data to demonstrate at least some cause for reconsideration of the notion that climate doom is nigh, according to Rich Lowry on Politico Magazine. Grijalva and fellow Al Gorian travelers are none too pleased.
In what may be the new McCartyism, scientific facts have become inconvenient hurdles for what outgoing chief Pachauri admitted in his resignation letter is an essential push: “…the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion.”