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Climate Change panel chief says 'not invited to COP18'
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will not be attending the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8) in Doha, chairman Dr Rajendra K Pachauri has said.

"For the first time in the 18 years of COP, the IPCC will not be attending, because we have not been invited," he told Gulf Times in Doha.

COP18 is to be held from November 26 to December 7.

The IPCC, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, former vice president of the US and environmental activist, is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. Currently 195 countries are members.

Dr Pachauri first hinted about his 'anticipated absence' at COP18, while speaking at the opening session of the International Conference on Food Security in Dry Lands (FSDL) on Wednesday at Qatar University.

Later, he told Gulf Times he did not know why the IPCC has not been invited to COP18, something that has happened never before.

"I don't know what it is. The executive secretary of the climate change secretariat has to decide. I have attended every COP and the chairman of the IPCC addresses the COP in the opening session," he explained.
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The IPCC was established by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organisation in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.
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#4  OK! didn't know. Thank you.
Posted by: Dale   2012-11-20 13:01  

#3  Mt Rainier. Then Canada, and Eurasia snow amounts are up.
Dale: please embed links as I've done here. Just pasting in a very long link breaks our formatting. Thx. AoS.
Posted by: Dale   2012-11-20 07:47  

#2  Nice and warm(Doha). England is looking at 100 year spell of cold this winter. 50 year storm hit China. Mt Rainer by Wednesday will have 16 feet of snow.
Posted by: Dale   2012-11-20 07:43  

#1  Maybe it is the stench of corruption wafting ever so gently from the IPCC corpus, dear Doctor Pachauri. Oh, and from you as well. Or perhaps the other pigs at the trough have their limits (which would surprise me). Or both.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike   2012-11-20 04:58