I'm quite sure that the IAC report would have been much 'lighter' on matters of conflicts of interest and time limits to executive roles had it not been for Richard North's persistent research into Rajendra Pachauri and his miriad fingers/pies/stitch-ups.
These days it's taken for granted that Pachy has earned his place as the rightful spiritual successor to the Maharishi and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh but - to the best of my knowledge - it was Dr North who first put him under the spotlight.
In the end a bit of sitting duck who never stood much of a chance - I imagine that October will see him out in a firm but "thanks for all his hard work and commitment" way - but neverthless we should be grateful for an excellent (and thoroughly enjoyable) disection.
I second that.
Of course it's global warming ... everything is caused by global warming ... that goes without saying.
Excuse me, but no, that was yesterday, Richard.
I think we have here the makings of a new leftard version (another
leftard version) of their Doctrine of Original Sin
Gaia and the Solar System are gonna kick Whitie West's arse for being racist plunderers and despoilers of the planet and restore justice for the benefit of all the 'exploited' backward peoples, cultures and religions of the shithole turdworld.
Apparently we're holding back their development.
Oh yeah? What development would they have ever had but for the European Renaissance/Enlightenment (RE) and the ensuing introduction of science* and industrialisation to the world? Holding back their
* Roughly from Copernicus onwards (with special mention to Archimedes and his Principle). Hero's steam turbine, and similar, were engineering/technology**. The Romans were engineers but not scientists. And making and recording astronomical observations, for example, isn't science, and neither is mathematics, though it's necessary for science. There was no science before the RE, despite what the multiculti propagandists want to tell you. Similarly, the explosion in mathematics was purely a Western phenomenon — there was bugger all worth talking about going on between the time of the ancient Greeks and the RE. The turdworld added nothing.
** Technology has always existed, I guess from the first stone axe or whatnot. Science's hand in its development is a very recent thing (the last 200 years at most, and probably the last 150 years is still an overestimate).
I hope I haven't offended anyone.