"IPCC Chairman Dismisses Climate Report Spoiler Campaign"

"Rajendra K Pachauri says 'rational people' will be convinced by the science of the forthcoming blockbuster climate report."

"The chairman of the United Nations' climate panel has dismissed a contrarian spoiler campaign targeting next week's blockbuster report, saying 'rational people' will be convinced by the science.

In his first public comments on the organised effort to discredit the major climate change report ahead of its release on 27 September, Rajendra K Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said he was confident the high standards of the science in the report would make the case for climate action.

'There will be enough information provided so that rational people across the globe will see that action is needed on climate change,' Pachauri told a conference call."

Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the Guardian September 19, 2013.


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Source: Guardian, 09/20/2013