Former IPCC chairman R K Pachauri passes away at 79

14 Février, 2020, 05:12 | Auteur: Therese Cote

RK Pachauri, 79, founder director of New Delhi-based think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) and former chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), passed away on Thursday. He was put on life support on Tuesday and underwent an open heart surgery at the hospital, PTI quoted sources as having said. He died at his residence with his wife, daughter and son on his side.

He had underwent an open heart surgery at Escorts Heart Institute after suffering a stroke in Mexico in July a year ago, said a source, adding that he was critical.

"His courageous leadership allowed climate change to be recognised world over as the most pressing issue confronting the world and launched a new era of worldwide deliberations and actions", his family told PTI.

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) expressed grief over the passing away of its founding director. He was the chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change when it shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007. It said, "It is with huge sadness that we announce the passing away of Dr RK Pachauri, the Founder Director of TERI". "The entire TERI family stands with the family of Dr Pachauri in this hour of grief", it said in a release issued soon after his death was reported.

Chris Brown Debuts Face Tattoo of an Air Jordan Sneaker!
The new tattoo is right underneath another one of Chris' face tattoos, which is the logo for his Black Pyramid clothing brand. Chris Brown has many tattoos - from his mother Joyce's name to his daughter Royalty's face, Breezy's body is covered in ink.

Rocket attack hits north Iraq base hosting United States troops, say security sources
A rocket hit a base in northern Iraq that hosts US forces on Thursday but caused no casualties, Iraqi security sources said. The troops had prior warning and none were killed, but more than 100 have since been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury.

Airbus shows loss for 2019 following bribery settlement
The Toulouse-based manufacturer reported a net loss of €1.36 billion ($1.49 billion) for the 2019 fiscal year. Airbus SE released its fourth-quarter and 2019 results on Thursday morning.

An otherwise sterling career at TERI, many other leading organisations and corporations, came to an abrupt end after 2015 when Pachauri was accused of sexually harassing a woman colleague.

Mathur, who became the head of TERI after Pachauri in 2015, said, "Where Terry is today is due to the untiring efforts of Doctor Pachauri".

"Dr Pachauri's contribution to global sustainable development is unparalleled", said TERI Chairman Nitin Desai. A Delhi district court had filed molestation charges against Pachauri in October 2018, though Pachauri denied the charges leveled against him. An FIR was registered against Pachauri on February 13, 2015 and he was granted anticipatory bail in the case on March 21, 2015.

Significantly, the nation's main environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was born on 20 August 1940 in Nainital.

Conseillé:

  • DHHR Confirms: W.Va. Child Died Of The Flu

    DHHR Confirms: W.Va. Child Died Of The Flu

    That victim was under 10 years old. "I get it yearly, and it's because I work in the health field, so they require us to have it". The CDC recommends getting a flu shot if you have not already, and just taking everyday precautions such as washing your hands.
    UAE- Italian group mulls offer for NMC

    UAE- Italian group mulls offer for NMC

    The declaration sent shares in UAE stationed NMC up to 10% lower before they recovered some losses to trade down 1% at 914 pence. The stock fell back 14pc to 797p on Tuesday morning after KKR said it was not interested - erasing much of this gain.
    Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    The NBA All-Star weekend's events, which take place at United Center and Wintrust Arena this weekend, will be broadcast on TNT . Saturday will feature Queen Latifah performing Stevie Wonder's " Love's in Need of Love Today ." with youth from Chicago.
  • New arena to be built in Henderson for Golden Knights' AHL team

    New arena to be built in Henderson for Golden Knights' AHL team

    All Golden Knights fans are able to place a $50 per seat season ticket deposit by visiting http://vgk.io/ahl-vegas. The incident happened in the middle of the first period of Tuesday's game between the Wild and Golden Knights.
    Victor Olaiya dies at 89

    Victor Olaiya dies at 89

    The news was reported by Bimbo Esho who is the managing Director for evergreen music company limited via her Facebook page. A gifted trumpeter, Olaiya rose to global fame in the 1950s and 1960s through his blend of gripping highlife sound.
    NASA looking for astronauts to expand its crewed space missions

    NASA looking for astronauts to expand its crewed space missions

    For the first time, astronaut applicants will also have to take an online assessment that may take up to two hours to complete. NASA has announced its graduate degree in engineering, physics, computer science, biology and mathematics as a prerequisite.
  • Kobe Bryant's 'Dear Basketball' Short Film Hinted At His Promise Beyond Basketball

    Kobe Bryant's 'Dear Basketball' Short Film Hinted At His Promise Beyond Basketball

    Though he was renowned for his basketball talent, Kobe Bryant was also an Oscar-winning filmmaker. He took home an Oscar in 2018 for Best Animated Short.
    Japan’s Health Minister confirms its first coronavirus death

    Japan’s Health Minister confirms its first coronavirus death

    So far, 218 people on board have tested positive for the newly named COVID-19, along with one quarantine officer. Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori repeated on Thursday that the Games would go ahead as planned.
    Hyundai and Kia seal platform deal with new EV firm

    Hyundai and Kia seal platform deal with new EV firm

    A subscription model that puts an end to ownership, providing a hassle- and commitment free auto experience in modern cities. Canoo said it will provide engineering services for the development of the electrical platform .
  • The Batman: First Look at Robert Pattinson in Batsuit

    The Batman: First Look at Robert Pattinson in Batsuit

    I'm excited to have him as my partner in crime and to be there to support each other, because it's intense. In other news, I'm searching job listings for wardrobe assistant jobs in LA.
    Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova Reportedly Welcome Baby No. 3

    Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova Reportedly Welcome Baby No. 3

    The news was reportedly revealed by Enrique's brother Julio Iglesias Jr . while making an appearance on a Chilean radio station. My brother now has three children. "He is super happy, with the baby and his music".

    Coronavirus in San Diego: 2 patients remain hospitalized, 1 person under observation

    Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), said at a news conference. The newest case is the 14th confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the United States and the eighth case in California.


Populaire

Tiger Roll Top Weight For Aintree Grand National
He is subsequently coming down 2lb and carries the identical weight as Suny Bay did when he was second in the 1998 Grand National. No other horse has carried that rating since then, many clouds won 11st 9lb, but it did not have such a high rating.

Queen's grandson and his wife to divorce
The divorce of the queen's first grandchild follows a tumultuous few months for the royal family , particularly the monarch. They'd reached the conclusion that this was the ideal plan of motion for his or her two children and ongoing friendship.

U.S. confirms 14th case of coronavirus with patient in San Diego
The only confirmed evacuee cases were at Miramar, where about 200 people are being held under quarantine until all are cleared. Organizers of the world's biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China.

Harry and Meghan set to expose royals in online interview series
They are going to earn fortunes, whether through speeches of ambassador work - these are £1billion handshakes. A Buckingham Palace spokesman told The Mirror , "We do not comment on the Duke or Duchess' private schedule".

Tesla Raises $2 Billion: Did Elon Musk Lie to Investors?
Tesla reported US$1.33 billion of expenditures for all of a year ago , well below its initial plan for as much as US$2.5 billion. He noted that diluting the company's shares to pay down its debut "doesn't sound like a wise move", according to Reuters .

Jameis Winston Undergoes LASIK Surgery For Nearsightedness
The Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback has reportedly underwent LASIK surgery to fix his vision, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Spike in Coronavirus Due to Reclassification of Suspected Cases
Before his experience in Shanghai, Ying served as the president of the provincial high court in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. A worker with sanitizing equipment disinfects an office following an outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, Wednesday.

College Linebacker Power Slams Cop During Arrest
Harris appeared in 11 games for Auburn as a reserve a year ago , making three tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Harris signed with the Auburn Tigers out of high school but transferred to Eastern Kentucky just this month.

CHINA Hubei, with new diagnostic criteria,death toll from the virus rises
Chinese officials said the method is only being used in Hubei, though it was expected to be gradually extended to other regions. The online newspaper VN Express cited a senior official of Vinh Phuc province as reporting an increase in cases in Son Loi.

2nd case of new coronavirus confirmed among China evacuees
The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed this on Wednesday and said it is looking into the possible 'performance issues. He or she will remain so until the Maine CDC receives the patient's test results from the CDC's headquarters in Atlanta .