The London Times reports that John Sauven, the head of Greenpeace UK is demanding that Rajendra Pachauri resign as chairman of the IPCC.
As the director of Greenpeace UK puts it: “The IPCC needs to regain credibility. Is that going to happen with Pachauri [as chairman]? I don’t think so. We need someone held in high regard who has extremely good judgment and is seen by the global public as someone on their side.”Read the whole thing. I’ve been hammered by environmentalists for saying exactly what John Sauven now says; I’m not holding my breath while waiting for the apologies.Meanwhile, in the face of an increasing cascade of inconvenient truths, Al Gore remains silent.Even the leadership of Greenpeace UK understands that low scientific standards and reckless disregard for the truth are destroying the credibility of the global warming community, and John Sauven has the courage and integrity to speak up about it. Al Gore, who shared the Nobel Prize with Rajendra Pachauri and the increasingly discredited IPCC, has a special responsibility to environmentalists and others in the United States to clearly state that bad science and poor judgment have no place in the leadership of the movement to stop climate change.Mr. Gore, it’s past time to speak up.