Poznan climate conference chairperson Yvo de Boer praises Bush’s climate record

Posted: December 13, 2008 in environment
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de-boerYvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is the man who chaired the UN Climate Conference in Bali as well as the recent one in Poznan. In this remarkable Guardian video, George Monbiot charges him with lacking ambition for a global emissions deal, and takes him to task over expensive carbon offset schemes and his support for the US president, George Bush.  Being the UN’s leading climate bureaucrat certainly isn’t an easy job, but do you really have to go as far as saying that Bush and his administration did do a great job in Bali in regards to dealing with climate change? What does that say about de Boer’s climate change views, leave alone his concerns for the planet? And what does it say about the UN’s leadership’s position and philosophy in regards to global warming?

  1. euandus2 says:

    Even letting the debate continue, when our species may hang in the balance, says something about us. I argue that there is a certain presumptuousness surrounding our approach to how we are addressing global warming that goes well beyond simply having a short-term perspective. What if the cockroach has a more sustainable position? I recommend the following post: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/climatic-presumption-what-is-the-forecast/

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