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Pachauri Defeats Watson in New Chapter for Global Panel

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Science  26 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5568, pp. 632
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5568.632a

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In a pitched battle that one scientist called a political "coming of age" for the field, Indian engineer and economist Rajendra Pachauri last week became the chair of the Geneva-based Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His election has sparked speculation about the fate of a 14-year-old organization that has relied on consensus to deliver three influential reports on the likely causes and impact of global warming.