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Contrary to your assertion, Singer's affiliations and perspectives are given quite clearly in the author footer: "The writer, an atmospheric physicist, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, and former director of the US Weather Satellite Service, is the organizer of NIPCC (Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change) and coauthor of its reports "Nature, not human activity, rules the climate" [2008] and "Climate Change Reconsidered" [2009]. "

Pachauri is YOUR guy and was not appointed by anyone in the US

Yes, he is a sleazy guy isn't he?

vanderleun -- Please re-read the sentence in question. It discusses only Singer's quote itself, not the bio-note that people may or may not read.