The BIG shoe-drop in Paris

12/5/2015 Please note update below – hro Well, it’s that time again, folks! Yet another annual Convention of the Party-goers – aka the grandiosely named United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) … This time in what was once justifiably known as The City of Light, aka Paris, France. For the record, I recall…

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)…

Maurice Strong redux via “innovative bridge” at Rio

Remember the “invitation” that you and I did not receive to participate in the “Rio+20 Dialogues”? Well, it seems that Maurice Strong was invited. Strong, who has been keeping a rather low profile in recent years, has tentacles a history which includes the United Nations (UN)’s disgraceful Oil for Food scandal. And let us not…