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2010-05-14 10:50:00

The head of the United Nation's climate change panel defended its case against an academic council charged with reviewing its research methods after a string of challenges to its findings. Rajendra Pachauri, a chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said there was an error made when warning that the Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.  However, he said there was some value to the findings. "Alright, there was this error, but there is a whole lot of valid...

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2010-01-31 06:50:00

The Times Online reported that the chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was indeed informed that claims made before the Copenhagen summit about melting Himalayan glaciers were false. Rajendra Pachauri said that when he found out the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, he waited for months before correcting it.  He also failed to announce the false claims despite several leading glaciologists...

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2010-01-19 14:55:01

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said Tuesday that countries could reach a binding agreement on climate change in Mexico City this year after failing to do so in Copenhagen. "I think we have a very short period of time in which the world has to get its act together. And if that happens, then certainly Mexico could produce a binding agreement," Rajendra Pachauri told a news conference at the third World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. "It's a daunting, but...

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2010-01-18 13:45:00

A UN report that said climate change would melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after new evidence that the claim was simply speculation, AFP reported. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in 2007 that glaciers in the Himalayas were receding faster than in any other part of the world and could "disappear altogether by 2035 if not sooner". However, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported over the weekend that the 2035 claim was taken...

2009-11-18 06:00:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Pachauri to Play a Key Role in Plenary Discussions at the World Future Energy Summit Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a keynote speaker at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, has made a public call for governments across the world to stimulate research and development in innovation and technology - critical components for the dissemination of low-carbon energy...

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2009-08-25 14:35:00

The UN's top climate scientist says he supports ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with AFP, Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that his position does not allow him to make recommendations. "But as a human being I am fully supportive of that goal. What is happening, and what is likely to happen, convinces me that the world must be really ambitious and very determined at moving toward a 350 target," he...

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2008-10-07 14:05:00

The head of the U.N. Climate Panel said on Tuesday that evidence is mounting day by day that mankind is to blame for climate change, and the financial crisis is a temporary setback in the hunt for solutions. The downturn could dominate for 2-3 months before politicians return to focus on fixing long-term problems like global warming, said Rajendra Pachauri, whose panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. vice president Al Gore. "The evidence...is getting stronger by the day. We...

2007-11-26 18:40:58

NEW DELHI -- A U.N. climate change conference in Indonesia may produce a roadmap for countries to reduce their global-warming emissions after the Kyoto protocol expires in 2012, a scientist said Monday. World leaders will start negotiations next month on the resort island of Bali for a replacement to the Kyoto protocol, which requires 35 industrial nations to cut their global-warming emissions 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2012, when the accord expires. "What may happen in Bali is a likely...

2006-03-06 09:30:38

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Evidence that humans are to blame for global warming is rising but governments are doing too little to counter the threat, the head of the United Nations climate panel said on Monday. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), also said that costs of braking climate change in coming decades might be less than forecast in the IPCC's last report in 2001. "If one looks at just the...

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2006-03-06 09:30:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- Evidence that humans are to blame for global warming is rising but governments are doing too little to counter the threat, the head of the United Nations climate panel said on Monday. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), also said that costs of braking climate change in coming decades might be less than forecast in the IPCC's last report in 2001. "If one looks at just the scientific evidence...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.