One of the world’s leading authorities on climate change has dismissed the contents of controversial e-mails leaked from the University of East Anglia as nothing more than friends and colleagues “letting off steam.”
“Well, I can tell you, privately when I talk to my friends, I use language much worse than that. This was purely private communications between friends, between, colleagues, they were letting off steam. I think we should see it as nothing more than that,” Rajendra Pachauri, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told CNN.Well, I guess Climategate is settled, just like the science of global wa–er climate change. That’s a relief.
I can’t help but hope Mr. Pachauri comes to regret making such a ridiculous statement.