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Climate Science Leader Rajendra Pachauri Confronts the Critics

Science  29 Jan 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5965, pp. 510-511
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5965.510

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Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, a 69-year-old industrial engineer and director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, has headed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002. He has recently come under attack in the U.K. press for his lucrative stints as an adviser to companies including the Toyota Motor Corp. and Deutsche Bank—earnings that he insists go to TERI. Earlier this week, Pachauri defended IPCC's work and shot back at critics who want to see him ousted as panel chair.