Rajendra Pachauri: a recycled tiny fish for Japan?

In my previous post, I had noted: It struck me that rather conspicuous by their absence [at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)] was any mention (nor any video greetings, as far as I could tell) of UNEP head honcho, Achim Steiner (deliverer of word-salads par excellence, here there and everywhere)…

UNEP’s trillion-dollar questions

It’s been somewhat challenging to keep up with the soporifics emanating from the various and sundry UN gatherings of the great and the good as part of the run-up to the annual December Dance of the Dynamos (aka the UN’s Conference of the Parties, in this instance COP21) being held this year in Paris. As…

Mercury rising via UNEP Steiner’s “happy convention”

Alas, it seems that work at one or more of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)’s many-tentacled – and ever-increasing – arms is never done! Today’s topic: the “dangers” of “mercury”, and a report on this agency’s untiring efforts to get this substance … you guessed it … “banned”. Depending on your perspective (and/or dental…

Test post with new WP interface

[Please note while the content in this post is valid, it’s not necessarily related. Content is derived from drafts sitting quietly on my HD. Post will probably be deleted although I may incorporate content into future posts -hro] Seems to me that the “climate change” –>>> increased extreme weather meme is a long established (by…

UN enters US$4.5 trillion twilight zone

By way of introduction, just in case you missed it, there are at least two new kids on the new, improved, ever-growing UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) block (or maze to be more precise), The first (which I wrote about here) is called “United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme” or UNEA,…