BHP Exec leaves Paris COP21 due to “wanted” posters

BHP Billiton Logo, public domain, source Wikimedia

BHP Billiton Logo, public domain, source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

BHP climate executive Fiona Wild has left Paris, after her face appeared on series of “Wanted” posters. BHP denies that Ms Wild left because of concerns about personal security, though the Financial Times claims that she was upset by the personal nature of the campaign.

According to the Financial Times;

The BHP Billiton executive in charge of climate change has cut short her stay at the United Nations climate talks in Paris after her face appeared on “wanted” posters plastered by environmental activists outside upmarket hotels in the French capital.

Fiona Wild, who is BHP’s vice president of environment and climate change, was one of seven people to appear in a campaign organised by green activist group Avaaz on Sunday night. Their photos appeared on more than 1000 wanted posters that described them as “climate criminals”. Avaaz volunteers also handed out leaflets featuring the head shots to commuters at metro train stations near the conference.

“These lobbyists have come to Paris to sabotage a global deal for ambitious climate action, despite over 3.6 million citizens around the world calling for 100 per cent clean energy,” Avaaz’s acting executive director, Emma Ruby-Sachs, said in a statement. “Ministers must listen to their people, not polluters, and refuse meetings with climate criminals who want to derail a deal the whole world wants.”

It is understood Ms Wild was upset by the personal nature of the campaign – which was reported around the world in publications such as The New York Times and Huffington Post – and elected to leave the summit before its scheduled conclusion on Friday afternoon. Ms Wild had hoped to stay for the full two weeks of the conference. A BHP Billiton source denied speculation Ms Wild had cut short her stay because of security concerns.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/news/policy/climate/un-climate-conference-2015-bhp-climate-change-chief-leaves-paris-after-activist-campaign-20151210-glk8md

As someone who witnessed a major terror attack in London, I understand Ms Wild’s alleged upset at being personally targeted by a hate campaign.

I’m not suggesting the Avaaz activist group responsible for the poster campaign actually meant any physical harm to Ms Wild. But their campaign in my opinion is utterly irresponsible. Given the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate issue, repeated claims this is the last chance to save the world, and given that real terrorists have in the past added their support to green claims, would anyone really be surprised, if some hothead or fanatic decided to take matters one step further?

Belief in imminent catastrophe, regardless of whether that belief is well founded, is a moral slippery slope. History is full of good people who were seduced into doing evil, because they thought they were serving the greater good. If a good person truly believes the world is on the brink of total destruction, what atrocity, what crime couldn’t be justified in their mind, to prevent such a horror?

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95 thoughts on “BHP Exec leaves Paris COP21 due to “wanted” posters

    • Quite possibly the first true climate refugee. All that bluster from the mujahideen UN about “climate refugees” is just so much Bravo Sierra, Doncha know?!

    • If we are going through all this hoopla, just to placate 3.5 million people; who probably are 99.99% non scientists to begin with; then it is time for the UN to pass into history like the league of Nations before them.

      The US should eject these parasite leeches from Manhattan and send them packing. And good riddance.

      • No – until 2001 when it merged with Billiton plc, it was the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited. It is the world’s largest diversified mining company with reserves of iron ore, copper, coal and petroleum, among others.

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      Brake Horsepower

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      Bureau for Historic Preservation
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      Below Head of Passes (nautical miles)
      Banque de Données Hydrobiologiques et Piscicoles (French)
      Binboy Home Page

      Sorry, I hate acronyms – that’s probably why I lost my last job (also that I was anti “green”) and why I didn’t advance on schedule in the Navy…

  1. It is bizarre that leftists are hyper sensitive to aggression to the degree that they invent “micro” aggression that cannot be sensed, while they eagerly assault anyone who holds diverse views as if their lives are worthless.

    • And no more bizarre than their ‘concern’ for some animals, and their blindnesses to the abominable Crimes Against Humanity in China’s torture-then-murder organ pillaging from the defenceless innocent.

    • The really bizarre thing is that if you follow the link to the full story, it turns out that Fiona Wild DOESN’T hold diverse views. She (and for that matter, BHP) fully accept the official climate change religion! She was there to *support* the official COP line, not to challenge it. For Avaaz to target her, of all people, makes no sense at all. Please do not adjust your sets, the fault is in reality.

      • No wonder this upset her. Maybe now her and BHP Billytown will actually look at the facts realizing now that the Warmistas can’t even get something as simple as the most basic propaganda correct.

    • ‘Noble Cause Corruption’.

      When I was a Midshipman at the US Naval Academy (during the Viet Nam War) my roommate’s sister was a member of the Weather Underground. She signed all of her letters to him (she spent a good deal of time trying to convert him to her views) ‘the revolution is coming. She was outraged whenever the ‘government’ would use force against her ‘fellow revolutionaries’ (like the ones that were robbing banks and blowing up induction centers). She honestly believed that they were fully justified in using force even though the acts they committed were ‘bad’ because ‘they were right’ and ‘if it helps them to stop an even bigger wrong that they were justified is using force and committing bad acts’.

      It won’t be long now I think before someone on the lunatic fringe of the green movement makes the same rationalization. By putting these folks on ‘wanted’ posters and labeling them ‘criminals’ they hasten the process.

      • Earth First comes to mind as one group doing just what you surmise, dccowboy. I’m sure there are others but I can’t recall them just now – ‘old-timers disease’ ya know.

      • I have an affinity for diesel vehicles, esp trucks.
        This is the first year that I have experienced sneers from onlookers.
        Not good.
        I checked for conflicting variables like my fly being open but that was secure.

    • Larry, tolerance is something reserved for fellow congregants of this Church of the New Leftist Movement and when they feel threatened they circle the wagons into safe zones on college campuses. Then they strike out at any who don’t bow a knee to kiss the ring. They have elevated Micro-Aggression (not to mention hypocrisy) to an art form. We will soon be performing compare/contrast exercises to jihadists.

  2. ” Avaaz’s acting executive director, Emma Ruby-Sachs, said in a statement. “Ministers must listen to their people, not polluters, and refuse meetings with climate criminals who want to derail a deal the whole world wants.”

    What a joke this Emma Ruby-Sachs is. Listen to 3.5 million people she says. The Indian prime minister is litening to over a billion people who need energy in the form of coal. Dear little Emma is just a spoilt little brat.

    • Sorry, but I’ve reached a point where it’s time to fight these spoiled, indoctrinated A$$hole watermelons with their own tactics. I wonder about the publishing of names, addresses and day jobs (I know that part is a stretch) of all the members of Avaaz along with all other personally identifying information that can be dredged up (e.g. phone numbers, email addresses, SSNs, etc). All without breaking the law, of course.

      okay, my tantrum is over.

    • What a joke this Emma Ruby-Sachs is. Listen to 3.5 million people she says. The Indian prime minister is listening to over a billion people who need energy in the form of coal. Dear little Emma is just a spoilt little brat.
      *********************************************************************************
      No doubt with aspiration to become a “big spoilt little brat”.

      SteveT

    • Consider that the world has 7.3 billion people and only 3.5 million care. That is, I believe, .05% of the planet. It would seem the leaders ARE listening to their people.

  3. The Financial Times reported,

    “It is understood Ms Wild was upset by the personal nature of the campaign – which was reported around the world in publications such as The New York Times and Huffington Post – and elected to leave the summit before its scheduled conclusion on Friday afternoon. Ms Wild had hoped to stay for the full two weeks of the conference. A BHP Billiton source denied speculation Ms Wild had cut short her stay because of security concerns.”

    They didn’t report that Fiona Wild said she was leaving because of the wanted poster of her. Her company said she didn’t leave because of the poster.

    This looks like spin on spin based on spin. Say no to assisting the spinning.

    John

    • @John: “Her company said she didn’t leave because of the poster.” No they didn’t. They said she didn’t leave because of “SECURITY CONCERNS”. It is entirely possible that she was deeply upset by the poster but not afraid for her life. I wish she had felt able to stay, because next time, those sons of bitches will say “Look! It worked last time!” And I say this as someone who was on the Avaaz mailing list until this dirty campaign. I suppose they still counted me as one of their 3.5 million. I wonder how many of the 3.5 million *actually* supported anything Avaaz did about COP21?

      • Richard A. O’Keefe on December 10, 2015 at 8:12 pm

        – – – – – – –

        Richard A. O’Keefe,

        Without specific statements directly from Wild herself, then it is all just speculative spin about her leaving early because of the wanted posters of her.

        John

      • The article reads “It is understood Ms Wild was upset by the personal nature of the campaign” – to me, that reads to me that the posters were at least a factor in her decision to leave, not necessarily due to security concerns, but, as stated, due to the ‘personal nature of the campaign’

  4. Ruby-Sachs has just completed her first novel, The Water Man’s Daughter, which outlines what it’s like to be an activist.
    The “water man” named in the novel’s title is a Canadian executive in an international company who is murdered while on a business trip.
    I’m sure she will have been quite aware of what catastrophe these ‘wanted’ posters could bring.

  5. 11 Dec: ClimateChangeNews: Ed King/Megan Darby: Thursday’s draft Paris agreement aims for ‘well below 2C’ warming
    Version presented by French presidency on Thursday evening well received, but some issues remain unresolved going into final day of COP21…
    The new version of a deal would commit 195 countries to slash net carbon emissions to zero in the second half of this century, involving radical cuts in fossil fuel use and a significant rise in deployment of clean energy and carbon capture technologies…
    ***Tony de Brum, foreign minister of the Marshall Islands and champion of a tight temperature goal, said: “With this, I would be able to go home and tell my people that our chance for survival is not lost.”… Significant hurdles in the legally binding part of an agreement remain.
    The tricky issue of loss and damage – support to address irreversible impacts of climate change – “is still not resolved,” said Michael Jacobs, an advisor to the New Climate Economy group…
    This draft deal “denies the world justice,” said Adriano Campolina, ActionAid chief executive: “By including a clause for no future claim of compensation and liability, the US has ensured people suffering from the disastrous impacts of climate change will never be able to seek the justice owed to them.”…
    http://www.climatechangenews.com/2015/12/10/thursdays-draft-paris-agreement-aims-for-well-below-2c-warming/

    ***7 Dec: Radio New Zealand: Prominent Marshall Islands foreign minister loses seat
    Mr de Brum is one of the world’s most vocal advocates for global action to mitigate against climate change, conveying the plight of the low-lying Marshall Islands around the world.
    He is currently at the international climate negotiations in Paris and was last week featured on the front page of The New York Times.
    Our correspondent, Giff Johnson, says Mr de Brum’s advocacy abroad may have contributed to his downfall at home.
    ***”Ebeye, which is a very overcrowded, challenging community hasn’t seen much change overall in many, many years. The foreign minister is doing what a foreign minister does. You know, he goes overseas and beats the drum on climate change, but I think what Ebeye and Kwajalein voters are saying is that they want some action on the local front.”…

    ***Oct 2015: HuffPo: Peter Mellgard: Uncertain Over Paris Climate Talks, Marshall Islanders Prepare For The Worst
    Even before the age of climate change, the atolls that make up the Marshall Islands were a dangerous place to build a nation. Carl Storlazzi of the U.S. Geologic Survey explained their particular sensitivity. The base of an atoll island is an ancient volcano millions of years old. Once upon a time, these in the Marshalls rose high out of the ocean, something like the limestone pillars you can see in parts of China or Thailand. Due to the Pacific plate’s subsidence, they slowly sank below sea level, and coral colonized their slopes…
    *Many, perhaps most, are manmade. Poor urban planning is immediately evident in Majuro and some of the other islands;
    *** Ebeye, hundreds of miles to the northwest, has long been called the SLUM OF THE PACIFIC (LINKS TO ORLANDO SENTINEL PIECE ON EBEYE). Pollution is unchecked. Garbage is dumped on coral reefs. Raw sewage is poured directly into the ocean just off Majuro. Materials like sand and gravel for coastline fortification are collected from sensitive locations with ineffective oversight…
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/marshall-islands-climate-change_565f5337e4b079b2818cf643?section=australia

    • Be careful of letting Pat onto a comment thread:
      He just bombs it with links to articles that are nothing to do with the subject at hand. It completely derails a conversation.
      He does it repeatedly over at Jo Nova and I find it to be a complete pain in the a$$.

      Pat, you have good intentions, but please send this stuff to Tips n Notes

  6. Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    The vicious campaign of naming and shaming and acts of violence toward anyone who is not sympathetic to the climate orthodoxy is a dangerous pattern of totalitarianism and intolerance that is the go-to strategy of climate radicals when debate is no longer part of their armoury, as the science in support of so-called “climate catastrophe” weakens by the day.

    The ‘wanted’ posters, coupled with the violence seen in the streets of Paris, on the opening of the UN’s latest climate boondoggle, is further proof that Left-wing ideology remains the natural home of the barbarian thug.

    The violence and vicious hatred of the modern Leftist (Climate activist) exposes the sham behind such preachers of peace, tolerance and “climate justice”.

    Bertrand Russell is right :
    “Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.”

    A frightening thought is that these Leftist ‘ideologues’ are of the very same tribe that we are to entrust with global energy policy, and the trillions of dollars that goes with it.

    • Bertrand Russell was right on the motivations of many of the idealists. But I would point out that even men who are trying to do good with the best of intentions often do evil. The road to hell is paved with good intentions after all.

      Some smart person came up with the term ‘Ironic Evil’ which means ‘the evil good men do even as they are trying to do good.’

      • The evil lies in the sanctimonious, western indulgent elites who deny 1.3 billion people the opportunity of any electricity. And the same evil lies in the people who deny cheap, reliable electricity to pull the many-billions-more out of crippling abject poverty.

        ‘They’ fear population explosion, if cheap, reliable energy (coal) is afforded to the impoverished. However denying the poorest of cheap, reliable energy, in fact exacerbates population growth, because the ‘bread-winning’ male must be bred to aid survival.

        The UN should look at the negative birth rates of the wealthiest nations in the world as evidence of declining birth rates linked to prosperity.

        See this post for the reason why “global warming” is used to starve the world of energy in an attempt to stymie population growth.

        https://climatism.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/in-searching-for-a-new-enemy-to-unite-us-we-came-up-with-the-threat-of-global-warming/

  7. It’s so typical liberal/environmentalist for them to attack the person because they know they cannot win with the facts. Having no facts must really bother them,but they feel righteous because for them, the ends justify the means, even if they have to lie to the public to get what they want. If you have to lie to get what you want, it is probably also true that you should not have that which you want.

    • Young adults like Ms Emma have been taught that only they possess the proper moral code that should guide the world. They are the demi god children of their parents. It’s an epidemic of hubris at many of the major high dollar private universities.

      Birken bags for only the select few.

  8. I see now that Michael Moore has launched a facebook hate campaign against Donald Trump, in unrelated news. I guess because it is very Avaaz-ish in nature, “Now children, This is how we hate softly.”

  9. “Fiona Wild, who is BHP’s vice president of environment and climate change …”.
    ===========================
    Troubled shareholders like me think they should drop their ‘climate change’ preoccupation and concentrate cleaning up the mess caused by their Brazil dam failure on Nov 5, both literally and figuratively, and ‘stick to their knitting’.
    http://charting.nasdaq.com/ext/charts.dll?2-1-14-0-0-512-03NA000000bhp-&SF:4|5-WD=484-HT=270-

  10. “I’m not suggesting the Avaaz activist group responsible for the poster campaign actually meant any physical harm to Ms Wild. But their campaign in my opinion is utterly irresponsible. Given the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate issue, repeated claims this is the last chance to save the world, and given that real terrorists have in the past added their support to green claims, would anyone really be surprised, if some hothead or fanatic decided to take matters one step further?”

    This argument is very similar to the recent Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado. Most people who are “pro-life” do not support the killing of anyone. But the doomsday rhetoric that passes for debate these days leaves open the possibility for crazies to go too far.

  11. Ironically, Ms Wild sounds like a true believer:

    “The focus for us is to develop a road map for our investments that enables us to accelerate the development of carbon-capture and storage and other large-scale technologies that could reduce global emissions.”

    “…we have to try to grapple with is how do you provide access to energy and limit climate change given the ongoing role of fossil fuels”

    It would be poetic if these ratbags changed her mind.

    • Grandiose, self-serving, hubristic boilerplate babbling. It’s very common in this toxic Time of the Narcissists and Attention-Providers Enablers Who Empower Them.

  12. One more:

    “Wild said simply BHP knows the evidence is clear, warming is unequivocal, the human influence undoubted.”

  13. 10 Dec: NYT: Sewell Chan/Melissa Eddy: Republicans Make Presence Felt at Climate Talks by Ignoring Them.
    No Republican attended a meeting of 400 mayors in Paris last Friday, convened by Michael R. Bloomberg…
    Of the candidates seeking the party’s nomination for president, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Donald J. Trump reject the scientific consensus that human activities are warming the planet…
    The Republicans’ unyielding approach has even sympathizers shaking their heads.
    “Paris could provide a chance for the Republican Party to get on the right side of history,” said Andy Karsner, who was an assistant secretary of energy under President George W. Bush.
    At the International New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference in Paris on Wednesday, Mr. Karsner, now an adviser to Google X, Google’s research and development arm, urged climate-change skeptics to leave the realm of the ideological and view the promotion of renewable energy in economic terms…
    Secretary of State John Kerry took a similar tack in a speech here on Wednesday.
    “For a moment — and a moment only — let’s give the climate deniers the benefit of the doubt,” he said. Even if the overwhelming scientific consensus is wrong, he asked rhetorically, “what is the worst that could happen” by shifting away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy?
    “Well, we absolutely would create millions of new jobs,” he said. “We would boost our economies, and for some countries where they’ve slowed down, they need that boost. They need the capital that would flow into energy investment. We would see a healthier population, healthier children.”
    He added, almost as a side note, there would be “a huge contribution to global security.”…
    Surveys have shown that in no other country is climate-change denial as prevalent as it is in the United States…
    Several progressive companies, like Ben & Jerry’s, Michelin, Nissan-Renault and Unilever, have taken part in the Paris climate meetings or related events, and Mr. Kerry has praised Bank of America, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs for their climate-related financing commitments.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/world/europe/republicans-make-presence-felt-at-climate-talks-by-ignoring-them.html

  14. “despite over 3.6 million citizens around the world calling for 100 per cent clean energy”
    I may be wrong, but simplistically, I make that around 0.000000051% of the global population

      • Climatism on December 11, 2015 at 6:34 am

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        Climatism,

        That is a clear point to emphasize. Electricity means ease of info access and allows easement from chores for time to do some reasoning.

        John

      • ‘Ease of electricity’ affords those who have it the luxury to stand on the moral pulpit of sanctimony and decry humanity as the evil of their own self.
        i.e self loathing, or misanthropy, is easy when you are wealthy and healthy enough to decree it……thanx to reliable, affordable carbon-based electricity.

        Cough cough splutter.

  15. In the 1970-1990 era in Australia, it was normal conduct for corporations, especially mining companies, to directly fund the research of universities, CSIRO etc. There was an interface group AMIRA for Australian Mining Industry Research Association. I represented my employer for several projects, typically ones where a number of competitor companies combined to purchase expensive, shared instrumentation together with scientific staff to run it and really specialise. One example was a CSIRO contract on the use of Lead isotopes as an aid to mineral exploration. One big, shared mass spectrometer was better than one each, with staff.
    The system worked extremely well. Then, we started to hear that changes were afoot, that there was a shortage of staff to do this type of funded consulting as many staff had been diverted to look at endangered frog populations and the like, the state of the Great Barrier Reef and similar light projects. We never did understand the source of this shift to green pastures and eventually the system of industry funding fell apart because of the redirection of effort from ‘profit’ motivation to ‘environmentally sustainable’ drivers, without examination of the value of having them side by side instead of competing as if they were on different planets.
    Now, having seen some really bad failures of science participating in this lightweight green stuff, it is about time to pull the rug from the present dominance of government funding and go back steadily to corporate funding.
    I would hazard a guess that said Fiona Wild from BHP was at Paris with this type of thought at the back of her mind, By mining industry standards, so much of this green science is woeful in quality, yet poised to be tremendously destructive. However BHP-Billiton is about the largest (non oil) mining company in the western world. Its executives will have diverse opinions. I have no insight any more into its policies. I do hope that they rediscover the benefits of industry funding of science research, while throwing overboard this silly, juvenile nonsense that research sponsored by corporations is tainted.
    When I follow leads like the one above to http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/about/ I feel sorry, very sorry, that this type of sleaze talk has filtered into the world of action, action to provide resources that the people of the world demand, unhindered by the nth degree of role playing and plotting that has enmeshed the poor fragile authors of it. Not bright enough to get productive jobs, they try to excel at destruction of the progress of better people like resource providers.

  16. These lobbyists have come to Paris to sabotage a global deal for ambitious climate action, despite over 3.6 million citizens around the world calling for 100 per cent clean energy

    The US and World Population Clock (United States Census Bureau) shows that the Earth’s population stands just short of 7.3 billion.
    http://www.census.gov/popclock/

  17. What kind of rhetoric will be next — comparisons between climate science and the Jonestown massacre?

    • Well, similar groups already have ‘commercials’ showing children being blown up by their teachers for having ‘heretical’ views on ‘Climate Change’. I think comparisons to Jonestown would be rather mild

  18. Eric Worrall says, “But their campaign in my opinion is utterly irresponsible. Given the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate issue, repeated claims this is the last chance to save the world…..”
    But little words can carry huge significance. He says ‘is’ but if you actually read the article he links to it says ‘may’. Quite a difference. The significance of the ‘may’ is that it allows them to come back lots of times in the future and have lots more enjoyable stays at luxury hotels. It’s interesting that Avaaz has put these posters outside luxury hotels, isn’t it.

  19. That rationalization – ‘that small bad deeds are justified in defense of a greater good’ (I use ‘bad’ rather than ‘evil’ because ‘evil’ is a religious term) has been used to justify a lot of really bad deeds (blowing up abortion clinics for example).

    I do not understand why these folks think that putting out ‘wanted’ posters which could end up inciting the less stable amongst us to commit a violent act is a good idea in a city that recently suffered a horrific violent act that used, at its core, the same rationale.

  20. For two weeks now, we’ve heard a great deal of silly babble, nonsense, and parody on this blog. This crapfest is ending tonight–how about a report of what WAS, and WAS NOT, actually DONE? That’s really the bottom line. Less titillation, more substance please!

    • I don’t understand what they think that they have done.
      You can always read the draft agreement.
      It says things like this:
      “Each Party shall regularly prepare, communicate [and maintain] [successive] ### 4 and [shall][should][other] [take appropriate domestic measures] [have in place][identify and] [pursue] [implement] [[domestic laws], [nationally determined] policies or other measures] [designed to] [implement][achieve][carry out][that support the implementation of] its ###]”
      I assume that “###” means “crap”.
      See what you make of it:
      http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2015/cop21/eng/da01.pdf

  21. “History is full of good people who were seduced into doing evil, because they thought they were serving the greater good. If a good person truly believes the world is on the brink of total destruction, what atrocity, what crime couldn’t be justified in their mind, to prevent such a horror?”

    It’s always the good men who do the most harm in the world—Henry Adams

    (aka pokerguy)

  22. Given the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate issue, repeated claims this is the last chance to save the world, and given that real terrorists have in the past added their support to green claims, would anyone really be surprised, if some hothead or fanatic decided to take matters one step further?

    Frankly, to me the bigger surprise is that it hasn’t already happened. What I fear is that when it does (I think it’s inevitable), the support will go to the fanatic.

  23. “These lobbyists have come to Paris to sabotage a global deal for ambitious climate action, despite over 3.6 million citizens around the world calling for 100 per cent clean energy,” Avaaz’s acting executive director, Emma Ruby-Sachs, said in a statement. “Ministers must listen to their people, not polluters, and refuse meetings with climate criminals who want to derail a deal the WHOLE WORLD wants.”

    So given that roughly 0.06 percent (3.6 million citizens) is now 100% of the “whole world”? I guess we’ve overshot the Avaaz clean energy goal, using their math? Emma Ruby-Sachs is brilliant!

  24. Fiona Wild, who is BHP’s vice president of environment and climate change, was one of seven people to appear in a campaign organised by green activist group Avaaz on Sunday night. Their photos appeared on more than 1000 wanted posters that described them as “climate criminals”.

    I hope people are getting to understand the true nature of the coming “New World Order”. It takes us back to the ways of the old world of the USSR. It’s as though the activists who protested to bring down the Berlin Wall, had nothing then to do, so they hijacked green environmental groups where they then found a new lease of life to their activism … climate change!

  25. The Greenie slime are ramping up their hateful, anti-human, pro-world government. Make no mistake; these “wanted” posters, although still part of free speech are acts of terrorism. They are designed to instill fear in the skeptic/climate realist community.

  26. Had any of those seven been assaulted, AVAAZ’s reputation as a peaceful advocate for progress would be shattered, and legal problems might have followed. Remarkably bad judgement by AVAAZ.

  27. Evidently Paris has no regulation of posters on public streets. odd since regulating signs and posters is common.

  28. “I’m not suggesting the Avaaz activist group responsible for the poster campaign actually meant any physical harm to Ms Wild.”

    You’re being much kinder than you should be.

  29. I’m not suggesting the Avaaz activist group responsible for the poster campaign actually meant any physical harm to Ms Wild.
    =
    What else? This is prelude to mob lynching, no more no less.

  30. BHP and in fact all the big companies stupidly play lip service to AGW activists. Big business has to grow some balls and call out this activism . They are so naive to think that it’s about climate change; it’s actually about anti capitalism and BHP is the poster child for a society built on capitalism. We have National Bank and others saying that they will sell all coal stocks. They all have lost their collective minds. More corporate players need to follow Maurice Newman’s ( ex Stock Exchange Head) and call out the alarmist crap for what it is. They need to pressure governments. Ultimately the main employer in Australia should be these large companies and in a green society we’ll all be looking to work for the government who won’t be able to pay us because there is no tax to collect from these large companies. When one looks at great Communist societies this creates the sort of way the greens will take us.

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