Wednesday, 25 February 2015

In the news?

The Australian has a story today about the head of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) who's resigned following sexual harassment charges.

Not surprisingly, I can find no mention of this event on the ABC. The Age reprinted a brief article from the Washington Post.

Climate chief quits over suit

Environment Editor
RAJANDRA Pachauri has stood down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and been admitted to hospital as details of his ­alleged sexual harassment of a junior employee were tended to a Delhi court.
Dr Pachauri is embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment from a 29-year-old research analyst at the The Energy and Resources Institute he heads.
A Delhi court says Dr Pachauri cannot be arrested until ­tomorrow, but the woman at the centre of the allegations has started recording her statement in camera.
According to Indian media, the lawyer for the alleged victim said the instances of sexual harassment “were so many that she will resume recording her statement tomorrow also”.
Lawyers for Dr Pachauri describe the complaint as “false, baseless and motivated”.
The IPCC last night said it had appointed vice-chairman ­Ismail El Gizouli to act in Dr Pachauri’s place.

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