Source: 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…)