India’s Pachauri asks court for permission to travel

pachauriRajendra Pachauri, who stood down as head of the UN climate panel in February facing investigation for alleged sexual harassment, asked an Indian court Friday for permission to travel to Greece for a water conference.

The 74-year-old was barred from leaving the country pending a police investigation after a researcher at his New Delhi research institute accused him of sexual harassment — an allegation he denies.

“He has moved the court because he wants the court s permission to travel abroad to attend a water conference in Greece,” Pachauri s lawyer Ashish Bhan told AFP.

“The matter will most likely be heard on Monday or Tuesday because of a lawyers  strike in Delhi on Friday.”

Bhan did not say when the conference was, but the website of the Global Water Summit being held in Athens on April 27-28 lists Pachauri as a speaker.

Pachauri, a leading voice on the dangers of global warming, was chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning United Nation s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) until he stood down in February.

He has also been barred during the investigation from entering the offices of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), which he heads.

The 29-year-old researcher, who has not been named, accused him of repeatedly harassing her through inappropriate emails, text and WhatsApp messages.

Pachauri has said his emails and mobile phone were hacked.


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    India could approve his request on the condition he buy a one way ticket . On the other hand why wouldn’t the planet saver
    he reduce his carbon footprint and Skype his speech ?

    How are the multiple allegations of sexual harassment going for the novelist and planet saver? Wasn’t he supposed to be charged on March 27 /15 ?

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    I say let him go, but only by bicycle and row boat.

    Do the folks in Greece really want a sex offender to be the face of their water conference?

    Why not? The alarmists here love Al Gore the groper…

    [i]”I felt like I was dancing on the edge of a razor,” she told Detective Molly Daul.

    She tried to use an acupressure technique to relax Gore and thought she may have nearly put him to sleep. She went into the bathroom to wash up and came out to pack up.

    That’s when, she says, Gore wrapped her in an “inescapable embrace” and fondled her back, buttocks and breasts as she was trying to break down her massage table.[/i]

    … and Peter Gleick the fraud…

    [i]Gleick, founder of the Pacific Institute and a well-regarded water expert, admitted and apologised for using deception to obtain internal Heartland documents last February.[/i]

    Who wants ethical leaders when you are pushing a scam? 😆

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    Gator the list gets longer every year .
    A particular favorite ,convicted criminal from none other than the bastion of planet savers EPA Senior Manager John Beale, now behind bars for multiple offences while at the EPA crafting global warming policy .

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