Posts Tagged ‘IPCC wealth transfer’

UN Climate Fanatics

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

ambler - global economySource:  No Frakking Consensus

by Donna Laframboise

A fanatic, said Winston Churchill, is someone “who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” That’s an apt description of senior United Nations personnel.

Last week, I listened as Ban Ki-moon, the head of the UN, addressed a room full of other UN personnel in Warsaw, Poland. His remarks followed those of Achim Steiner, who’s in charge of the United Nations Environment Programme, and Michel Jarraud, who leads the World Meteorological Association.

Those two organizations happen to be the parents of a third UN body – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Ban Ki-moon mentioned it in his speech. Indeed, he went so far as to assure the assembled crowd that while the UN had been “very much troubled by science skeptics” just “a couple of years ago,” the recent release of the new IPCC report had put an end to all that.

There is now, he said, “much more clarity.” It “is a scientific finding” that climate change is humanity’s fault. (more…)

US promotes climate aid to skeptical Congress

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Source:  US promotes climate aid to skeptical Congress

by  Shaun Tandon

“WASHINGTON — The US administration said that assistance to poor countries worst hit by climate change was crucial to US credibility as it struggled to convince a skeptical Congress.

Wealthy economies — namely the United States, Japan and European Union — have promised billions of dollars to poor countries in what has become a key component of a future global treaty on climate change.

Chief US climate negotiator Todd Stern on Wednesday told Congress that such investment was “in our national interest” and quoted a World Bank study saying that every dollar spent on disaster preparedness saved $7 in disaster response. (more…)