ET please call WWF

About a year ago (well circa Sept. 26, 2010 to be precise), there were several reports in the media that the United Nations was to appoint a “space ambassador to greet alien visitors”. One such report appeared in the U.K. Telegraph:

Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact.

Aliens who landed on earth and asked: “Take me to your leader” would be directed to Mrs Othman.

She will set out the details of her proposed new role at a Royal Society conference in Buckinghamshire next week.

The 58-year-old is expected to tell delegates that the proposal has been prompted by the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other starts, which is thought to make the discovery of extraterrestrial life more probable than ever before.

Mrs Othman is currently head of the UN’s little known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa). [emphasis added -hro]

This remarkable prospect is one of the few that has had not been linked to the greatest threat to the future of the planet, aka “climate change”. Or so I thought.

In a post today, Donna Laframboise relates the mind-boggling manipulations of Big Green’s (and Prince Charles’) favourite “charity”: the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aka the World Wildlife Fund for Nature. Unlike many non-profit (charitable) organizations the WWF does not appear to be struggling in the competition for funding to provide services and support to those most in need.

Donna’s focus is on the WWF’s “Climate Witness Program” – and I would highly recommend reading her entire post (and following the links she includes) if you haven’t already done so.

One of the links I followed was to the “Climate Witness Interview Form” that “Climate Witness” wannabes are required to complete before their “testimony” can be “peer-reviewed” by a “scientific expert” – who may or may not have been recruited by the WWF from the exalted ranks of “experts”, or at least those so designated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

After scrolling through and randomly selecting a number of these “Ciimate Witness” stories, I must say that I was very impressed with the level of comprehension of the English language they must have acquired in order to “complete” the “Interview” (considering that English is highly unlikely to have been first language of most “witnesses”). Even though I have a reasonably good command of the English language, I must confess that even I probably would have been stumped by their

3. Consequences of Changes: Human Health […]
Leptospirosis
Schistomes/B ilharzia [and]
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

But this simply pales in comparison to “Interview” item “4. Impacts to Industry Sectors […] U. Activities of extraterrestrial organizations and bodies“. I kid you not. Here it is in full digital context:

Forget about calling home ET, just call WWF

Is it beyond the realm of possibility that WWF – an organization not without considerable influence in the United Nations’ panoply of environentally activist organizations, task groups, panels etc. – might have checked a few boxes (on various interviewees’ behalf) in order to provide some “confidential data” which would “support” the need for the appointment of an “ambassador to greet alien visiors” – and that even the UN found the WWF/Climate Change/ET connection to be a non-starter? Nah … must just be coincidence!

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