Pachauri buries Gore feud after Nobel

OSLO Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:03pm IST

Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is seen in Bangkok in this April 30, 2007 file photo.  REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is seen in Bangkok in this April 30, 2007 file photo.

Credit: Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom

Related Topics

OSLO (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. Climate Panel buried a past feud with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on Friday after the panel and Gore shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

"I feel privileged sharing it with someone as distinguished as him," Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told Norway's TV2 in New Delhi.

Pachauri was backed by President George W. Bush when he was elected in 2002 to chair the panel, which issued reports this year warning of the risks of global warming, over objections by Gore who said he would slow down the IPCC.

Gore denounced Pachauri in an article in the New York Times in 2002 as "the 'let's drag our feet' candidate" to head the IPCC known for "virulent anti-American statements" that Gore said could undermine the IPCC's authority in the United States.

Pachauri struck back a few days later in a letter criticising what he called Gore's "derogatory comments".

He said Gore had made a speech in 1991 "referring to my 'commitment', 'vision' and 'dedication'" and wrote: "Would the real Al Gore stand up? Does what he say today hold no value tomorrow?"

Gore and the panel will collect the $1.5 million prize in Oslo on Dec. 10.

FILED UNDER:

"India's Daughter" Controversy

Reuters Showcase

Countering China

Countering China

PM Modi to ramp up help for Indian Ocean nations to counter China influence  Full Article 

'India's Daughter'

'India's Daughter'

Society created Delhi gang rape convicts: Filmmaker Leslee Udwin.  Full Article | Related Story 

Kohli Censured

Kohli Censured

BCCI warns Virat Kohli against repeat of misbehaviour.  Full Article 

MUDRA Bank

MUDRA Bank

Funding the unfunded: India helps small business borrow to grow  Full Article 

PML(N)'s Hope

PML(N)'s Hope

Pakistan's ruling party looks for gains in upper house election  Full Article 

For Women's Right

For Women's Right

Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights.  Full Article 

U.S. Envoy Attacked

U.S. Envoy Attacked

Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of U.S. ambassador in South Korea  Full Article 

New Strategy

New Strategy

Ashwin mulls 'one-sided' ploy against big-hitters.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage