Monday, February 8, 2010

The ever spinning wheel of Dr. Pachauri

Dr.Pachauri's affairs remind me of that wonderful song The Windmills of Your Mind-

Round, like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel.
Never ending or beginning,
On an ever spinning wheel

The Sunday Telegraph-
The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri), of which Dr Rajendra Pachauri is the director-general, has given corporate awards to companies such as Pepsi and Honda, as well as Indian businesses.

Those same companies have given financial backing to Teri through grants or paid-for consultancy work.

According to Teri’s own website, Dr Pachauri and his wife are on the jury panel for the 2010 awards. Dr Pachauri has been on the jury panel for the awards in previous years.

The disclosure will lead to further questions over possible conflict of interest against Dr Pachauri, whose position as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is already under threat over errors in its reports.

The good doctor is also a serial denier-

Dr Pachauri has repeatedly denied any conflict of interest between his work for the IPCC and his work for Teri.

Read the whole thing.

And that song-

Video -"The Windmills of Your Mind" from the film The Thomas Crown Affair(1968)