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 5:03:13 PM
His point is actually well stated. Global warming is largely a religion, which can be defined by believing something that is not or cannot be proven by science.
The whole article is about this UN lady who "believes" something to be true even though science does not back her up.
How is that NOT faith?
RE: Trash Article
10/25/2013 4:55:31 AM
Scientists also believe that there was a Big Bang, that the Universe will expand forever, that there are multiple universes, that the universe expanded faster than the speed of light (Inflation), that all particles are probably strings, that black holes conserve information on their surface, that life does not require God, that an itty bitty amino acid can grow into you after 4 billion years of evolution, and ...
Welcome to Science. We have a theory for everything. Theories are not beliefs - they are our best understanding of the universe given the data we can currently access. Once you figure that out, you'll realise how utterly ridiculous you sound in playing the religion card. Unlike science, nobody can ever prove if that vagrant in sandals really did rise from the dead 2000 years ago.
Lastly, the article clearly stated the "UN lady" is not a scientist. If you think she represents science and thus validates your own dataless belief, you're seriously mistaken.
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