February 18, 2010

Run Away! UN Climate Change Chief Bails for Private Sector

At least he seems to be able to see the writing on the wall:

Yvo de Boer, the United Nation's top climate official, announced Thursday that he would step down from his post in July to work in the private sector on environmental sustainability.

De Boer has overseen international climate talks for nearly four years, laboring without success to produce a legally binding pact to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

His departure comes amidst uncertainty as to whether the 193 member nations of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change can produce a final treaty in Mexico in December.

"Working with my colleagues . . . in support of the climate change negotiations has been a tremendous experience", De Boer said in a statement. " . . . But I believe the time is ripe for me to take on a new challenge."

The "new challenge" is apparently to retain his credibility and ability to make money on "green" causes... which seems to be the primary driver behind many anthropogenic climate change fantasists.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 18, 2010 09:47 AM

Looks like he chose to exercise the "Democrat" option - the modern version of 'taking the Boeing'

Get the hell off the train before the wreck.

Posted by: Wind Rider at February 18, 2010 11:01 AM

"in Mexico in December."

Haven't these people learned not to hold meetings during the winter months yet?

Admittedly they're stacking the odds by going to Mexico.

Posted by: SSG Jeff (USAR) at February 18, 2010 11:34 AM

Mexico city can be kinda cold in the winter.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 18, 2010 01:47 PM