Aiding Haiti: the UN vs Israel

Haiti is known as one of the poorest nations in the world. Indeed mother nature has not been kind to its inhabitants. Nor have the many arms of the self-glorifying, ever-expanding United Nations. The UN – and particularly its unmandated arm, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – has a long-standing “tradition” of self-aggrandizement and…

Week 1: Summary of UNFCCC’s climate carol annotations

A few days ago, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I had posted for readers’ amusement a parody of a popular Christmas melody and lyrics. And I promised to provide annotations for each day of the current annual confab of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which this year is being held in Warsaw. Now that…