Quote of the week: Pachauri on Planes

Posted: June 10, 2013 by tallbloke in Accountability, alarmism, government, Legal, Politics, propaganda, Robber Barons

Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) doesn’t think efforts implemented by the European Union (EU) to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in European airspace should apply to Indian jet airliners:


This from the Indian business standard website via Tom Nelson:

Under the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), the EU has threatened to fine Air India and Jet Airways (India) for not sharing their emission data. The two Indian airlines were staring at a fine of  30,000 Euro (Rs 22.60 lakh on Sunday) after the ETS.ETS, which came into effect in 2012, requires airlines to report emission data on an annual basis for flights within and to/from Europe and purchase credits in case the emission exceeds capped limits.

“We are taking up the issue first with the UNFCC, followed by ICAO rather than the other way round,” said V Rajagopalan, secretary in the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).

Asked whether the ministry was in favour of domestic aviation emission norms for airlines, Rajagopalan said, “There are a lot of discussions going on. It’s too early to say anything.” Natarajan had even termed the EU step as a deal-breaker as far as global efforts for climate changes were concerned. However, experts are not in favour of any domestic actions.

“For a country like India, airlines’ emission is negligible. Our focus should be more on implementing a national action plan on climate change,”

said R K Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

The aviation ministry has also been up in arms against the move, stating the EU was overstepping its jurisdiction. An official said India and other countries were against the unilateral measures by the EU.

Read the whole article here

The UNFCC takes it’s climate advice from the UN IPCC, and the head of that taxpayer funded outfit is of course, Rajendra Pachauri…

  1. India, China, Europe, and Northern Africa darken the pollution map from NASA, but the USA is the one always victimized.

    I blogged on just how bad the real polluters are.



  2. Airlines can save a bit of fuel in EU airspace: As they cross into it from intercontinental flights, they can shut down their engines and get a tow to the airport from the unicorns grazing on the clouds.

    You know it makes sense.

  3. Brian H says:

    its climate advice

    The fines seem negligible. Is it just the principle of the thing?

  4. Doug Proctor says:


    Your particulate map shows almost entirely desert areas, not industrial pollution. The German industrial area of the Ruhr shows up, as does industrial America, but the real “polluters” are the winds of northern Africa.

    Don’t confuse anti-oppressor, post-colonial, second-world-playing-lifestyle-catchup for anti-white racism: that is corrrelation, not causation. “We” are both white and the ones who built a modern world through exploitation of the hotter, resource-rich world – who happened to be of other skin colours. European wars and the attitude of both German and Russian to the Slavs, as one example, show that you do not have to be differently coloured to be violently abused: the question for abuse is who has what and who has the ability and willingness to take by force. As your blog mentioned, the slave trade was organized as a Black (and Arab) business long before whites (post-Roman) got involved (after all, those older white didn’t have to: they had peasants under their thumbs).

    But Pachauri’s position is most interesting, if not surprising. He operates at several levels without problem. Private businessman using his contacts, international representative taking the IPCC where money and power want it to go, fearless Indian national. Hypocrisy is only an intellectual concern; he lives as “they” are pleased for him to live. Nothing he does hurts anyone with power, position or financial assets to protect. He is a gold and gem-encrusted Swiss Army Knife in their utility belt.

    HOWEVER, if Pauchauri can say that the small emittors, such as Indian airlines, are unimportant and do not deserve dealing with (because of the “cost” vs benefit, I suppose), we should celebrate his words: for example, the Keystone XL pipeline, i.e. the Canadian oilsands, would then have an IPCC-recognized reason to be similarly exempt from meddling. Using his logic, we could make an Indian-airline equivalency table for CO2 emissions, and whatever emits the same as or less than the airline is something we could count on Pauchauri, if not the IPCC to support doing nothing about.


  5. tallbloke says:

    Good points Doug. Pachauri amuses me. No doubt he instructed the reporter that he was to be identified as the head of TERI and not the head of IPCC in relation to this article.