UN Warming Chief -- Warming Causes Wildfires, Even if Science Disagrees
October 23, 2013 9:31 AM
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Droughts are also accused of being the work of evil old global warming
a decade of flat temperatures and missed predictions
by global warming's
, Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC), is still ringing the alarm bell for all who care to listen. While she lacks the evidence to prove it, in a recent interview she expressed that she was "sure" warming was to blame for
a laundry list of recent natural disasters
, including, but not limited to wildfires
I. UN Chief Believes Warming is to Sure Warming Causes Wildfires
with Christiane Amanpour of Time Warner Inc.'s (
news agency, Ms. Figueres also expressed indignation at the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Abbot has referred to more extreme global warming predictions as "total crap" and pushed to repeal Australia's carbon tax, having disbanded the nation's climate change board in September.
Australia has recently
suffered from raging wildfires
, and Ms. Figueres was quick to seize on this point,
We are really already paying the price of carbon. We are paying the price with wildfires, we are paying the price with droughts.
She admitted, though:
The World Meteorological Organization has not established a direct link between this wildfire and climate change – yet. But what is absolutely clear is the science is telling us that there are increasing heat waves in Asia, Europe, and Australia; that there these will continue; that they will continue in their intensity and in their frequency.
A wildfire rages in Australia. [Image Source: EPA]
It's worth noting that Mr. Figueres
holds no degree in climate science
(nor do most UN officials tasked with setting warming policy), having achieved a Master's Degree in social anthropology. While this career politician may be unversed in climatology from a technical standpoint, she's not afraid of making bold and emotional claims.
II. Climate Chief was "Born Impatient"
-- this time with
BBC News --
Ms. Figueres appeared to admit that she lacks the patience to wait for a thorough scientific study on the impact and extent of warming before taking action. She is quoted as saying:
I am always frustrated by the pace of the negotiations, I was born impatient. We are moving way, way too slowly, but we are moving in the right direction and that's what gives me courage and hope.
I'm committed to climate change because of future generations, it is not about us, right? We're out of here. I just feel that it is so completely unfair and immoral what we are doing to future generations, we are condemning them before they are even born.
We have a choice about it, that's the point, we have a choice. If it were inevitable then so be it, but we have a choice to change the future we are going to give our children.
Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC executive secretary [Image Source: Getty Images]
Ms. Figueres -- who assumed her post at the UN in 2010 is currently working on drafting a global climate treaty, as per the decision reached at a 2011 summit in
Durban, South Africa. The treaty could look to implement carbon taxes, or other wealth redistribution measures supposedly aimed at "fighting warming", but it will have a tough road ahead, if temperatures remain flat over the next decade.
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RE: Trash Article
10/23/2013 12:16:50 PM
Yes, it's good that there are skeptics in science, but it's true that the "scientific" methods used by skeptics aren't very scientific. Using falsified data and other non-scientific tools isn't doing any favors to making skeptic's objectives widely accepted.
RE: Trash Article
10/23/2013 5:13:26 PM
You mean... like the falsified data from the PRO-warming crowd?
See, this is what bugs sane people about this whole global warming debate.
The PRO-warming crowd lies and fails to prove their case.
--They act like it's proven
--They belittle and harass those who disagree
--They want the world to jump to conclusions and base policy on those conclusions
There are people on the ANTI-warming side who are a bit nuts too, but I haven't heard of any falsified data. I've heard more rhetoric and talk than anything.
Then there is the rest of us who simply want people to actual prove something before the whole tax payer base is required to shell out a lot of money to fund it.
I.E. Stop lying, stop trying to take my money, stop trying to guilt me into believing your way, stop trying to use politics to force everyone else into this global warming religion.
I think it's humorous that the same people who use faith to buy into global warming are quick to bash more traditional religions. But then... I guess that's human nature.
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