Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Ban Ki-moon, outgoing UN Secretary General, has declared that the climate debate is over.
… “The debate over climate phenomenon is over scientifically and environmentally,” said Ban, adding that the influence of climate change deniers or skeptics has waned.
“It is affecting our day-to-day life,” Ban said, at a new conference ahead of a G20 summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. …
Meanwhile, back in the real world, President Obama is in my opinion misleading the Chinese government into thinking his “ratification” of the Paris treaty means something. President Obama cannot bind the USA to the commitments of the Paris treaty without ratification by a hostile US senate. Such ratification is very unlikely, because the US senate is currently controlled by climate skeptics.
Climate subsidies are being reduced worldwide, as even the greenest governments give up on hopeless renewables.
Climate consistently scores at the bottom of people’s priorities, compared to issues like the economy and the treat of global terrorism, even when the UN conducts the poll.
The only question in my opinion is whether Ban Ki-moon will be forgotten, or whether he will be remembered as the UN Secretary General who presided over the demise of the climate movement.