Shoot from the lip Pachauri strikes again

Yesterday, I had written about Christiana Figueres, the rather high-handed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and her perception (for want of a better word) that: governments have decided that they need to listen to science. I had also noted, in passing, that there seems to be very little…

Missing pixels on the UNFCCC transformational big picture

Earlier this year I had questioned the United Nations’ “accomplishments”: Any wars prevented? Nope. Any genuine progress on advancing human rights in countries in which they are conspicuously absent? Nope. I could go on, but it seems to me that the only “successes” one could conceivably attribute to the UN is the remarkable facility of…

Of coffee beans and CBC climate hypochondriacs

Canada’s “national” broadcaster, the CBC continues to practice its longstanding habit of controlling the climate message. There’s an article (with no byline, so it was probably churned from a press release) in their “Technology & Science” section, dated today, which begins: Coffee beans in danger of extinction Climate change could kill off prized Arabica plants…