Skip to comments.Revealed: the racy novel written by the world's most powerful climate scientist
Posted on 01/30/2010 4:31:23 PM PST by Shermy
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 UNs climate change panel is an altogether racier tome.
Some might even suggest Dr Pachauris first novel is frankly smutty.
Return to Almora, published in Dr Pachauris 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.
In breathless prose that risks making Dr Pachauri, who will be 70 this year, a laughing stock among the serious, high-minded scientists and world leaders with whom he mixes, he details sexual encounter after sexual encounter.
...Other passages in the novel involve group sex and more risqué sexual practices.
The novel was launched amid much fanfare with Bollywood stars and wealthy industrialists in attendance, a reflection of Dr Pachauris esteemed status in the country.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In the acknowledgement of his novel, Dr Pachauri admits to writing the book while flying around the world between meetings as IPCC chairman or else in his capacity as head of a research institute in Delhi.
But with calls for him to resign over academic blunders in the reports he presides over, some critics will question whether he should have devoted more time to scrutinising the science behind the reports.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
He writes trash. Pachauri is no Mark Sanford.
Pachauri’s reports on the climate are also works of fiction.
Would you trust this guy? He looks like Rasputin.
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