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Pachauri named 'newsmaker of 2007' by Nature

Noted climate scientist and head of the Nobel-winning IPCC, RK Pachauri, is honoured by the British journal for his contribution to public debate on science.

world Updated: Dec 20, 2007 09:15 IST

The British weekly journal Nature on Wednesday named Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as "Newsmaker of the Year," an award reflecting an individual's contribution to public debate on science.

The IPCC was co-awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US vice president Al Gore, lauded for his campaigning on climate change.

<b1>Earlier this year, the IPCC published its Fourth Assessment Report to guide policymakers about global warming and its impacts.

"Producing that set of reports was the work of hundreds of scientists, all of whom deserve honour -- and all of whom were honoured with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10," said Nature.

"But a particular burden fell on the chair, and in that capacity Pachauri worked ceaselessly, and sometimes sleeplessly, to create compromise where necessary while refusing to dilute the key messages from the academic community he serves."