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According to UN bureaucrats, climate change is a planetary emergency and time is running out. So when US senators voted unanimously (95-0) back in 1997 against the Kyoto Protocol why didn't the UN abandon the idea of a global emissions treaty and pursue a Plan B?
There is now a small army of experts, activists, and bureaucrats whose economic lives depend on there being a climate crisis. Without such a crisis their jobs, their travel to exotic places, and their moments in the media spotlight would all disappear.
A person who "played no role whatsoever" in an IPCC chapter nevertheless signed a statement that claimed otherwise.
Activists, politicians, and journalists love to play the 'science says' game when talking about global warming. But scientific facts are one thing. How best to respond to those facts is a completely different discussion - in which we all deserve a voice.
As a young woman I embraced feminism because I had no desire to be bossed around by men. These days it's greens who want to regulate my behaviour.
If much of the world were to snap out of it and realize that global warming has been over-hyped, large companies in wealthy and influential sectors of the economy would lose hundreds of billions.
According to scientists who've helped write its reports, the IPCC is not a scientific body first and foremost. Rather, its primary purpose is to lay the necessary groundwork so that an international climate change treaty can be negotiated.
Andrew Revkin has identified a mistake in a UN climate negotiations document. This same "small error" has also appeared in the headlines of two UN press releases.
First, UN researchers conduct a climate change survey. Second, they release a report that fails to provide even an overview of the results, never mind detailed evidence of the assertions being made. Next the report gets cited as though it were gospel by Canada's Library of Parliament.
Koko Warner is a UN employee whose research has been funded and brazenly promoted by the UN in order to advance the UN's climate change agenda. Now she is an IPCC lead author.