Of course it is only because he thinks that the latter day Mahavishnu is undermining the credibility ofthe IPCC.
Mr Yeo told BBC News: "Dr Pachauri has become a liability - he is now causing more harm than good. Climate science needs a guarantee of utmost reliability, and Dr Pachauri can no longer guarantee that. It would be as well if he stepped aside."
Professor Hulme said: "Whatever merit his leadership of IPCC has had in the past, Dr Pachauri is unfortunately now associated with controversy and error in the IPCC AR4."
The thing is though, once one goes, it becomes possible to turf out more. It is a first serious crack in the vast Aswan dam built against common sense.