India will fight attempts to unseat Pachauri: Ramesh
New Delhi: The government had full confidence in Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief RK Pachauri and would fight "any attempt to unseat him", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday.
"We are backing the IPCC chairman and will fight any attempt to unseat him," Ramesh said in the Rajya Sabha during question hour.
At the same time, Ramesh admitted that the IPCC`s fourth assessment report suggesting Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035 was based on poorly substantiated estimates of recession.
"In drafting the paragraph on melting of glaciers, the clear and well established standards of evidence, required by the IPCC procedures, were not applied properly. India`s objections to the report were upheld and we were vindicated," he said.
The IPCC has been facing flak since January when it was found that it had included an alarmist statement about the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers in its benchmark 2007 report.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- India successfully test launches first ever indigenous space shuttle
- PM Modi to meet top Iranian leaders today
- Pakistan denounces US drone strike on Taliban chief Mullah Mansoor
- BJP's Roopa Ganguly attacked by Trinamool workers near Kolkata
- PM Modi in Tehran: India, Iran sign historic pact on Chabahar port
- Nothing wrong in chanting 'Om'; opposition to Yoga uncalled for: Salma Ansari
- Islamic State urges Ramadan attacks in US, Europe in new audio broadcast
- Meet the graduates! Aryan Khan and Navya Naveli Nanda celebrate freedom like stars—View pics
- Watch: 'Smart' walking stick that can help Parkinson's sufferers regain rhythm!
- Shocking: DFO owns luxurious swimming pool as Sukma craves for water