But that is unimaginative malfeasance. As it turns out, he's also your man for a (ahem) spicier sort of eye-opener:
Just when you think that this whole Global Warming Thermageddon thing can't get stranger, reality doubles down.
As the UN's climate change chief, Dr Rajendra Pachauri has spent his career writing only the driest of academic articles. But the latest offering from the chairman of the UN’s climate change panel is an altogether racier tome.
Some might even suggest Dr Pachauri’s first novel is frankly smutty.
Return to Almora, published in Dr Pachauri’s native India earlier this month, tells the story of Sanjay Nath, an academic in his 60s reminiscing on his "spiritual journey" through India, Peru and the US.
On the way he encounters, among others, Shirley MacLaine, the actress, who appears as a character in the book. While relations between Sanjay and MacLaine remain platonic, he enjoys sex – a lot of sex – with a lot of women.
And people who think things are getting warmer think that I'm the kook?
Obligatory snark: I guess if they can make up all the warming, they can make up lots of situations where Climatologists get to have sex, too.
Via The Dog Ate My Data, where Charles brings his own snark:
No doubt there will be many budding climatologists enrolling in Obfuscation 101 to get in on the hot action before it is too late.Heh.
UPDATE 31 January 2010 13:05: Steve McIntyre also brings the snark. That'll leave a mark:
In breaking news, Vivid Entertainment has bought the film rights to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. They plan to give new meaning to the terms Working Group 1, Working Group 2 and Working Group 3. They promise to give “peer review” an entirely new interpretation.Heh. He said "peer review" ...