Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Why are jobs being closed on Teeside?

It's our old friend, the chairman of the IPCC who, as Mr Eugenides points out, is rather more qualified in economics than in climate change:

Just on a point of basic accuracy, Rajendra Pachauri is not "the world's leading climate scientist"; in fact, he is not and never has been a scientist at all. He has postgraduate degrees in industrial engineering and economics. The only thing he's qualified to lecture me on is the fucking price of rivets.

It appears that he's doing rather well on the economics side of things particularly in carbon credits, as Christopher Booker pointed out in his column on Sunday.
What is the connection between Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian railway engineer who has been much in evidence at the Copenhagen climate conference, as chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and an Indian-owned steel company's decision to mothball its giant Teesside steel works next month, ripping the heart out of the town of Redcar by putting 1,700 people out of work?

According to the President of the European Commission, not only does absolutely nothing link him to the job closures but the suggestion that he does is defamatory.


Debate, you see, is not allowed in the European Parliament. I've told you that before.

2 comments:

scunnert said...

And so the dismantling of what is left of the UK's heavy industry begins. A nation betrayed.

My Thoughts My Country said...

There is a good article about him in the Telegraph today, sunday, have a read and see what you think.

Here is the link;

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/6847227/Questions-over-business-deals-of-UN-climate-change-guru-Dr-Rajendra-Pachauri.html