Monday, February 1, 2010

The giant footprint of the Abominable Melting Man

Q. Why is it impossible for Dr.Pachauri to hide?
A. Because he has a large (carbon) footprint.

Get the joke? Ha,ha,ha.Pachauri is the Abominable Melting Man!

More on that giant footprint:
Daily Mail has the lowdown on the Saint of Sustainable Living -otherwise also Dr.30,000 feet -
But as controversy continued to simmer last week over the bogus ‘Glaciergate’ claims in a report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – which he heads – Dr Pachauri showed no apparent inclination to cut global warming in his own back yard.

On Friday, for the one-mile journey from home to his Delhi office, Dr Pachauri could have walked, or cycled, or used the eco-friendly electric car provided for him, known in the UK as G-Wiz.

But instead, he had his personal chauffeur collect him from his £4.5million home – in a 1.8-litre Toyota Corolla.

Hours later, the chauffeur picked up Dr Pachauri from the office of the environmental charity where he is director-general – The Energy and Resources Institute – blatantly ignoring the institute’s own literature, which gives visitors tips on how to reduce pollution by using buses.
The chauffeur said Dr Pachauri’s family owned or ran a total of five cars. Dr Pachauri used three: the company Toyota, the REVA and an older ‘Ambassador-style car’ – a reference to the smoke-belching, Indian-made Hindustan Ambassador car, based on the vintage British Morris Oxford, that is a common sight at taxi ranks in Delhi.

Pachauri's unsustainable car

We have earlier seen Dr.Doom using a MUV-

Pachauri's another unsustainable car

The Golf Links area in Central Delhi where Dr Pachauri lives is named after the nearby Delhi Golf Course and is one of the most expensive residential areas in India. Every home in this gated community has its own security guard and it enjoys round-the-clock police patrols to protect its wealthy residents.

Dr Pachauri’s neighbours include a former prime minister’s son and senior Indian business leaders. Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, Britain’s richest man with an estimated £10.8billion fortune, owns a home in the same area.

Currently, homes of a similar size to Dr Pachauri’s are being advertised at prices of around £6million.

Pachauri's unsustainable house

Dr Pachauri said people should take ‘practical lifestyle steps’ including ‘use of energy-efficient transport, including public transport – and in general become conscious of our carbon footprints as individuals’.

Asked why Dr Pachauri used a chauffeur-driven car, Mr Chhibber said: ‘He does use the REVA electric car whenever he can and he encourages the staff to use the other electric cars when they drive around town. He also encourages all his staff to pool cars when we can.

‘But sometimes the REVA is not practical. It may be he has to pick up other people. There is not so much room inside.’

When Mr Chhibber (Pachauri's company’s manager for corporate communications)was asked why Dr Pachauri left the REVA in the car park on Friday, he replied: ‘I cannot comment on that.’

A shame on the Indian media -this is something they should have done long time back and could have done in just a few hours.

We at the LNC do not resent Pachauri living it off. We want everyone to live like a king. But Pachauri doesn't. As his jaani dushman(mortal enemy) Richard North puts it-

Under normal circumstances, the affairs of a wealthy man are his own business, but these are not "normal circumstances." This is the man who told us that the Western lifestyle is unsustainable and who constantly evangelizes that we must reduce our personal consumption, while building himself a multi-million portfolio on the back of the climate change industry

A curiosity -Pachauri's Toyota seems to have no numbers on it's numberplate.Has the Daily Mail erased them(more likely) or is Pachauri breaking the law(less likely)?

Update -
        added the bit about the Pachauri family's FIVE cars. Talk about an unsustainable lifestyle! They never think of a car pool, I suppose, except to impose it upon other people. And as for taking a bus - a bus is too small for a world straddling ego like the IPCC boss.