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Nobel Prize winner?
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The proceeds from the concert will go to the “Light A Billion Lives campaign,” supported by Nobel Prize-winner Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the United Nation’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
It is factually incorrect to claim that Rajendra Pachauri is a Nobel Prize-winner. It is also bad journalism.
We should have worded it differently. The 2007 prize was split between Al Gore and the U.N. climate panel which Pachauri leads, so he’s not an individual Nobel Peace Prize winner like Gore.
As chairman, Pachauri collected the prize at the ceremony in Oslo and gave the speech, but the award was to his panel of about 2,500 scientists. It is more accurate to say that Pachauri heads the U.N. climate panel that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Gore. GBU Editor
Chairman of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri attends a conference organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi August 19, 2008. REUTERS/B Mathur