UN Sustainability Advisor: "The next human-caused climate disasters should be named Typhoon Donald, Superstorm Ivanka, and Megaflood Jared"

Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs. By World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland – Jeffrey D. Sachs – World Economic Forum on East Asia 2011, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network has accused President Trump of being a sociopath, while at the same time directing hate speech towards President Trump’s wife daughter and son in law Jared.

Trump’s Climate-Change Sociopathy

Jeffrey Sachs

JUN 7, 2017 24

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement is not just dangerous for the world; it is also sociopathic. Without remorse, Trump is willfully inflicting harm on others. The declaration by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, that Trump believes in climate change makes matters worse, not better. Trump is knowingly and brazenly jeopardizing the planet.

Trump’s announcement was made with a bully’s bravado. A global agreement that is symmetric in all ways, across all countries of the world, is somehow a trick, he huffed, an anti-American plot. The rest of the world has been “laughing at us.”

These ravings are utterly delusional, deeply cynical, or profoundly ignorant. Probably all three. And they should be recognized as such.

Here’s more simple truth: With its large, rich, fossil-fuel-intensive economy, the US has done more than any other country to bring about the global peril of climate change, so it should accept its responsibility in helping to get us all out of danger. At a minimum, America should be eagerly cooperating with the rest of the world.

Instead, Trump’s sociopathic behavior, and the corruption and viciousness of those surrounding him, has produced utter disdain for a world nearing the brink of human-made catastrophe. The next human-caused climate disasters should be named Typhoon Donald, Superstorm Ivanka, and Megaflood Jared. The world will not forget.

Read more: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/sociopath-trump-paris-climate-agreement-by-jeffrey-d-sachs-2017-06

What a nasty anger filled rant.

I can understand a climate true believer directing criticism towards President Trump. But to include his family – what influence did Jared have over President Trump’s Paris decision? What did Jared do to be included in Professor Sachs’ nasty rant, other than to have a father in law for whom Professor Sachs cannot contain his hatred?

Update (EW) – h/t Tom Halla corrected Jared’s name

Correction (EW) – I Called Jared President Trump’s son, he is Trump’s son in law. Included President Trump’s wife in the first paragraph.

Correction (EW) – Ivanka is President Trump’s daughter

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Count to 10
June 8, 2017 5:10 pm

What is a “human caused climate disaster”?

Reply to  Count to 10
June 8, 2017 5:23 pm

Well, the UN itself is a human caused disaster.

Reply to  Joey
June 8, 2017 11:35 pm

Professor Jeffrey Sachs:

A global agreement that is symmetric in all ways, across all countries of the world…

These ravings are utterly delusional, deeply cynical, or profoundly ignorant.

Reply to  Joey
June 8, 2017 11:39 pm

Are communists actually human though? I thought slavery was an anti-human thing…

Reply to  Joey
June 9, 2017 3:35 am

He see’s the end of his slush fund. Spending Billions of other peoples money is a “blast”, beats Monopoly. And that little bit of “shrinkage”, that’s in every gov’t transaction, still ends up to be in the Million’s of mostly U.S. taxpayer $$.

Reply to  Joey
June 9, 2017 4:36 am

Sachs is also involved with the UN’s Global Pulse data push to get to the Marxian Human Development Society they call Dignity for All by 2030. https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/sustainable-development-data-by-jeffrey-d-sachs-2015-05
In addition he is the co-editor of their World Happiness Report commenced in 2012. Guess what creates happiness and well-being? That’s right, the omnipresent Human Development Society.
Busy man dedicated to quite the grasping global agenda where climate change is the excuse. Remember this week’s release of “Co-Creating the Urban Future” stated that the Paris Accords were only one leg of the three being used to implement the UN’s transformational agenda.

Rob Duncan
Reply to  Joey
June 9, 2017 5:49 am

Any academic with Sustainable Development in their title.

Reply to  Joey
June 9, 2017 7:29 am

Nothing says “sustainability” like “keeping black people in their place”:
Obama: ‘Planet Will Boil Over’ If Young Africans Are Allowed Cars, Air-Conditioning, Big Houses

john harmsworth
Reply to  Joey
June 9, 2017 1:58 pm

The IPCC is a climate cause human disaster.

Reply to  Joey
June 9, 2017 9:15 pm

These ravings are utterly delusional, deeply cynical, or profoundly ignorant.

Well, this is the idiot who helped to destroy Russia after the fall of the USSR with his privatization schemes, which contributed to hundreds of thousands of suicides of ordinary citizens left bereft and impoverished by Sachs’ policies.

Leo G
Reply to  Count to 10
June 8, 2017 5:24 pm

A nuclear winter I expect. President Trump is a critical threat to UN political aspirations.

Reply to  Leo G
June 8, 2017 5:57 pm

Nuclear winter was the Progressive faux-catastrophe du jour before Hansen hatched CACA.

Reply to  Count to 10
June 8, 2017 9:13 pm

The most likely consequence of geoengineering.
For example, dropping a nuke into a volcano.

Leo Smith
Reply to  Count to 10
June 8, 2017 10:42 pm

10,000 windmills per square mile?

Reply to  Leo Smith
June 8, 2017 11:40 pm

NO, 5 wind turbines ( not windmills ) per sqr mile would be catastrophe and that is what would be needed if they think we can convert the entire transport network to electricity derived from “renewable” sources.

Reply to  Leo Smith
June 9, 2017 2:06 am
James Schrumpf
Reply to  Count to 10
June 8, 2017 10:43 pm

Well, Vash the Stampede was called “the human typhoon.”

Reply to  Count to 10
June 9, 2017 12:48 am

It is where billions of dollars are spent in a futile attempt to change the Earths temperature, while billions of people who can’t afford food and shelter kill the last of the endangered species, and burn down “protected” forests to stay warm in winter.

Reply to  Count to 10
June 9, 2017 7:28 am

What is a “human caused climate disaster”?

ANSWER: It’s when countless trillions of dollars and countless man/woman/? hours are invested to mitigate a fantasized catastrophe, based on fundamentally flawed premises and known-but-obfuscated uncertainties, in order to achieve virtually nothing with regard to stated objectives, thereby diverting countless trillions of dollars and countless man/woman/? hours away from research that would have anticipated and thoroughly prepared for a major solar storm and a major asteroid strike that both occurred on the same day.

Reply to  Count to 10
June 9, 2017 8:02 am

Sociopathic behavior = more proection from another looney tune. Perhaps we should have kept the mental institutions open, after all.

Reply to  Cube
June 9, 2017 8:04 am

Projection, sorry

Reply to  Count to 10
June 9, 2017 10:56 am

Barack Obama’s HI beach house.

John Bell
June 8, 2017 5:13 pm

How I would love to follow Sachs around for a day and remind him not to use any fossil fuel, or the products thereof.

Leonard Lane
Reply to  John Bell
June 8, 2017 7:04 pm

Great idea. First get him to not use fossil fuel products. Then take away all his clothes with elastic, synthetic clothes, eye glasses stems, fillings in his teeth, shoes, automobile, pacemaker if he has one, any implants, food harvested ( unless he grew it himself without irrigation,fertilizers etc. Because commercially harvested foods use lots of fertilizers, tillage, planting, transportation, etc. They use lots of fossil fuels. Also domestic water supplies, classroom and on and on…

Reply to  Leonard Lane
June 8, 2017 9:01 pm

+1 Leonard! I always like to make most of your points when these eco-loons rage on about “Keep it in the ground!”. There is a lot more to the use of Petro Chemicals then just for energy.

Reply to  John Bell
June 8, 2017 7:32 pm

Something tells me he wrote his missive on a device containing plastics and other materials produced by and/or using fossil fuels…

Reply to  John Bell
June 8, 2017 9:45 pm

I think Donald Trump is the very first president who does not give a toss for politics or political stances but understands economics and finance.
Furthermore I believe he genuinely takes his duty towards the people of the United States of America seriously.
He does not need to do this at his age but he recognizes the problems the US and the world faces and unflinchingly has stepped into the breech.
What a man!

Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 8, 2017 10:06 pm

I agree completely, Roger
This ole world wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without Trump being president. I see a bright future ahead, if we can get some of the roadblocks out of the way.
Imagine if Hillary had won. We, and our future would be totally screwed.

Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 8, 2017 11:43 pm

He does not give a damn for political correctness. That’s great. However, I fear that he does not understand politics either, which is BIG problem with the job he has taken on.

Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 9, 2017 2:17 am

the objective of a politician is to be popular. The objective of businessmen is to be successful.
I suspect Trump’s disdain for popularity ratings may be to his benefit, assuming he does get America back to work.

ron long
Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 9, 2017 3:08 am

HotScot, I don’t know if America is going back to work, but I do know that my investment portfolio has gone up substantially since Donald J. Trump was elected President. When I was in Charm School for CONOCO they pointed out that a businessmans objective should be to “maximize shareholder wealth”. President Trump is attempting to apply this general principle to America, but the obstruction is unprecedented. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is an integral part of this as it was a wealth redistribution scheme based on political science.

Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 9, 2017 9:29 pm

ron long,

When I was in Charm School for CONOCO they pointed out that a businessmans objective should be to “maximize shareholder wealth”.

That means you went to this Charm School after 1980 when the idea was spawned. You might be interested in this historical info about the real purpose of granting public corporation status to businesses. It was not to maximize shareholder wealth. It was to serve the public purpose, to serve the needs of society, not shareholders. This is just one article. Writer Ken Jacobson wrote a five-part series on it, and there are fascinating podcasts as well if you wish to delve.

President Trump is attempting to apply this general principle to America, but the obstruction is unprecedented

I agree. Truly amazing. And so mean-spirited apart from being effing stupid.

Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 9, 2017 10:29 pm

Thank you for your comment.
“You might be interested in this historical info about the real purpose of granting public corporation status to businesses. ”
Although Public Companies may fulfill all the things you listed, one cannot ignore that the main, essential and lasting function of a Corporation or a Joint Stock Company is the legal option to raise a Limited Liability Company for a venture where the losses cannot exceed the funds invested by the total investment of all the share holders.
Just in case you have forgotten,
since about the early 17th century, the Joint Stock or Public Limited Liability company
has enabled capital for an enterprise to be spread among a number of investors which
not only spreads the risk, (and limits the risk), but ensures that profits are fairly divided
according to each investment.
This is not only a basis of capitalism and a very large contributor to the rising wealth in
Europe, Britain and the US but is a bulwark of our global wealth to this day.
If you look at the business page of any newspaper, you are likely to see the shares and information of current Public Joint Stock Companies listed on that page.

Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 11, 2017 12:26 am


This is not only a basis of capitalism and a very large contributor to the rising wealth in
Europe, Britain and the US but is a bulwark of our global wealth to this day.

I agree completely. However, priorities of obligations can vary within that definition and distinction. I think it was economic historian Michael Hudson who wrote a great article about the history of these captains of capitalism…I know it’s on a podcast I have buried somewhere.
I’m winging it here and drinking my brandy so unwilling to look it up, but Hudson describes how CEOs before 1980 were different. In the 30s and 40s, they were men (invariably except for the cosmetics and fashion industries) who worried how they were contributing to society, and if their employees were getting a fair deal. Henry Ford was a prime example; he made sure his employees earned enough to buy the product they were producing. Revolutionary. [I have a 1956 Republican poster that bragged how unions had upped the standard of living for 60 million working Americans, before unions became a dirty word.] After WWII, they changed to what were called “captains of industry.” People like Jack Welch of GE. And I forget the other examples.
Then the number-crunchers took over. Circa 1981. The financialization guys for whom the bottom line was the main–and in most cases, only–consideration. (The scourge of all media companies today.) Shareholders and stock prices. It also began the period of the stock buyback because the top people’s bonuses were tied to the price of the stock which they could produce with a stock buyback. The execs and top managers got the benefits, not their employees, whose wages have been dormant compared to the wealth accumulation of the top guys ever since.

Instead of reinvesting profits in their businesses, management uses stock buybacks to inflate their earnings per share so they can reap windfalls with their stock options. Rather than invest in real innovation, they choose to loot the company for their own benefit, underpay their workers, and deprive consumers of true value. Recently, buybacks even exceeded operating income, which means CEOs are pillaging reserves to pay themselves. This is pirate capitalism at its finest.


Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 16, 2017 5:16 am

Roger. Well, i’m not really convinced that Trump is good for the economy. He is not only a big government man but also a protectionist. Both of them are not very good for the economy. Trump is a big businessman which traditionally has ment crony capitalism and is the enemy of a healthy free-market capitalism. I’m not from US, but I think both Trump and Hillary are terrible candidates for presidency. Add to that the stupid blunders, lies and insults he makes which makes him seem like 15 year old rather than the president of the most important country in the world. There is a difference not being a politically correct and being an idiot.
I’m a skeptic and I think pulling out from the Paris agreement was maybe the only good thing he has done, but i’m not convinced that he is destined to be great or something. Luckily he doesn’t seem to care about ideology and is more pragmatic. So there is always hope.

Reply to  rogerthesurf
June 16, 2017 11:15 pm

Thanks for your reply.
First of all there are some irregularities in what you say so I hope you will not mind if I point them out.
1. Donald Trump is a big government man.
Donald Trump has promised to embark on a extensive implementation of tax cuts.
For your information, if there is even a significant decrease in taxation, the government shrinks. This is because 1. Fewer government employees are needed in order to spend the taxation. 2. With a fall in tax revenue, whole government department will become redundant. Trump has promised to weed out the most intrusive of these and I believe has already made some progress here.
2. Donald Trump is a protectionist.
Well maybe, but the US is a huge economy and has every imaginable resource and skill within its own borders. What you say about protectionism may be true in the world economy, but the US does not need to care about that. Everything imaginable can be manufactured or grown within the US. Remember they have a multi trillion debt. This is from looking after most of the free world including NATO. The US economy cannot sustain this indefinitely. Trump has clearly stated that he is for the American People and a certain amount of isolationism will do them good. Wont help you and me much though.
3 Lies and insults.
My gosh, he only gives out a fraction of what he receives. I do not think he is a liar by the way, but Barrack Obama has quite a number of serious lies recorded against him and the Democrats and news media did nothing. If I were you I would dismiss the news media and try to look for facts. You can do this by corroberating news with confirming facts.
4. Crony Capitalism.
Economics is my thing, and Donald Trump is the only politician I have ever heard who has stated an economic policy that is standard modern economic thinking. I think he is pretty clued up here and I have never heard a politician that risks a shrinking government just because of economic policies. See 1. above.
5. Idiocy.
You have been watching CNN and co. They and most Democrats and reporters do not even understand how a government can stimulate and economy without more spending, (and taxation). They are completely lost and are simply pushing a far left political agenda.
They even criticise and under report his middle east and european tour where he showed courage and minced no words. I listened to every speech on that tour. Did you?
I think Trump is a breath of fresh air, and the attitude of most media shows how far left the West has slipped in the last 50 years or so.
Yup he is pragmatic and let us hope that trait will eventually get the US Economy going again.
At least we agree some where.

June 8, 2017 5:15 pm

Does a fascist know he’s a fascist?

Reply to  /sisyphus
June 9, 2017 4:28 am

If a person wants more government control over their lives while wanting it for everybody else in everything they do by regulations and higher taxation, and wants that government to force everybody into compliance by the police state, while silencing any opposition to the agenda…would be along the lines of Fascism if a dictator is elected that ignores all the other mandates of the governing body and their charter like a constitution…would define a Fascist.

Reply to  johchi7
June 9, 2017 2:57 pm

Yale Climate Connections, Sept.30, 2010
Re: Mass.v. EPA, 2006
‘Mr Mass v. EPA: An interview with the Man Who Put Climate Change on America’s Map’
Interview with James Milkey
Interview includes background information about the case, the case itself, and the cap-and-trade-issue.

Reply to  johchi7
June 9, 2017 7:24 pm

Massachusetts, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency
No. 05-1120, 2006
For Petitioners Massachusetts, et al.: James Milkey
Follow the links for case information and references cited.

Reply to  johchi7
June 10, 2017 9:44 am

Mass. v. EPA, 2006, U.S. Supreme Court
Parties for the Writ of Certiorari
Petition for Writ of Certiorari includes:
New York City
Sierra Club
Union of Concerned Scientists
Environmental Defense
Friends of the Earth
Conservation Law Foundation
And others
Michael Bloomberg was mayor of New York City 2002-2013.
Use link from above FindLaw > Petition for Writ of Certiorari > Parties for the Proceeding

Reply to  johchi7
June 10, 2017 3:12 pm

United States Court Of Appeals For The District Of Columbia
Re: PJM Interconnections
Petition for review filed July 8, 2016
Sierra Club
Union of Union of Concerned Scientists
Parties also involved in (Mass. v. EPA, 2006) Supreme Court case.
Link to filing at:

Reply to  /sisyphus
June 9, 2017 10:21 am

They likely look upon themselves as saviors of their people.

Kalifornia Kook
June 8, 2017 5:17 pm

Sachs may be on to something. When we talk about mega-scams, for instance, like anthropomorphic climate change, it could be shortened to just a ‘sachs’.
“I was the victim of a sachs, like a billion other people!”

Kalifornia Kook
Reply to  Kalifornia Kook
June 8, 2017 5:18 pm

Or, “I was sached, like a billion other people!”

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Kalifornia Kook
June 9, 2017 8:29 am

This guy’s been forced to drop back and punt.

Reply to  Kalifornia Kook
June 11, 2017 7:39 am

Sachs may be on to something. When we talk about mega-scams, for instance, like anthropomorphic climate change, it could be shortened to just a ‘sachs’.
“I was the victim of a sachs…”

Funny. Accurate.

Reply to  MRW
June 11, 2017 7:41 am

Correction: ““I was the victim of a sachs…” is my comment. Not Kalifornia Kook’s.

June 8, 2017 5:18 pm

So, we now have proof that these U.N. people are not sane ? Or are they just inept liars ?

Reply to  Butch
June 8, 2017 5:47 pm

This guy is just a putz.

Reply to  paul
June 9, 2017 9:46 pm

This guy is just a putz.

And an opportunist. He doesn’t have one science credential under his belt. None. Zero. Zilch.
After destroying Russia (immediately after the fall of the USSR with his misguided and ridick ideas of privatization a la Clinton that impoverished ordinary Russian citizens in a stupendous display of imposed cruelty on ordinary folk), he found the next hot topic he could latch onto and milk. Climate change. He has about as much right to speak about the subject as my three-year-old nephew. [No wonder the Russians adore Putin.]
How he came to be head of the earth sciences thing he runs at Columbia beggars belief. He is a contemptible political hack, and I have felt this way about him since 1996.

Reply to  Butch
June 8, 2017 11:44 pm

Inept liars and sociopaths.

Rhoda R
Reply to  Greg
June 9, 2017 9:42 am

Not a putz nor an inept liar. He is part of a cabal that is attempting a coup against the entire world. Unfortunately, much of the world’s leadership is part of that cabal as well. But I agree with the sociopath part.

June 8, 2017 5:22 pm

What an idiot. Sachs should be investigated under RICO.

DeLoss McKnight
June 8, 2017 5:24 pm

If Professor Sachs doesn’t know the difference between a weather event and climate, why does he hold the positions that he does? And if he does know the difference, what a cynical and intentional misuse of his authority. Great virtue signalling to the faithful, though.

Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  DeLoss McKnight
June 9, 2017 4:33 am

HA, ……. Professor Sachs knew exactly what he was doing when he did this, to wit:
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network …… has published commentary stating that, to wit:

Trump’s sociopathic behavior, and the corruption and viciousness of those surrounding him, has produced utter disdain for a world nearing the brink of human-made catastrophe. The next human-caused climate disasters should be named Typhoon Donald, Superstorm Ivanka, and Megaflood Jared. The world will not forget.

And when a bystander quietly asked Jeffrey Sachs what his reason was for publishing such dastardly devious defaming disinformation about the President of the US, …… his reply was short, sweet and to the point …… to wit:
Listen you, ….. I get paid a couple hundred thousand a year, plus expenses and entitlements, ….. for doing a good job, ……. and by damn a “good job” is what I am doing.

June 8, 2017 5:24 pm

How about Megadiasater UN, for the United Nations, not Kim Jung Un.

Rhoda R
Reply to  Kamikazedave
June 9, 2017 9:43 am

Like, maybe the US withdrawing from the entire corrupt organization?

john harmsworth
Reply to  Rhoda R
June 9, 2017 2:23 pm

I believe the threat of that is what is needed to make the U.N. a little more focused and a lot less political. Their utter lack of economic acumen makes their Socialist stupidities very, very dangerous for the world. Especially the poor people who desperately need cheap energy for development, food production and education.

June 8, 2017 5:26 pm

Just another economist who has never studied a hard science subject.

Reply to  alfredmelbourne
June 10, 2017 3:25 am

And doesn’t understand economics either!

Glixx Zontar
June 8, 2017 5:26 pm

Then next climate disaster will be the first.

Curious George
June 8, 2017 5:28 pm

I believe in climate change. I believe in ice ages. I don’t believe we can fossilize the climate.

Janice Moore
June 8, 2017 5:29 pm
John Robertson
June 8, 2017 5:35 pm

Self projection is all these fragile fools have.
Having been cocooned in their urban habitat all their lives they have no idea that we have weather.
or the classic rule of self projection, if you be an insecure opportunist, you tend to see everyone else as yourself reflected.
Can’t cure stupid.

Reply to  John Robertson
June 8, 2017 6:35 pm

That is it in a nutshell, “…if you be an insecure opportunist, you tend to see everyone else as yourself reflected…”
I have been following the Comey action today, gleefully. Comey got up today and told us that AG Lynch ordered him to tone down the wording on the Hillary investigation. Comey said he complied against his better judgement, because he did not want to engage Lynch in a battle, the coward. The point being is that once again the false accusations made against Trump for obstruction would directly apply to former AG Lynch. The Dems have actually committed just about every accusation thrown at the Trump administration. It disgusts me to think of what they are doing to this nation and to the world at large with their Orwellian based attack against good men and women.

Reply to  goldminor
June 8, 2017 10:18 pm

“Comey got up today and told us that AG Lynch ordered him to tone down the wording on the Hillary investigation.”
The reporters at Circa News said tonight that they have evidence of more meetings between Comey and Attorney General Lynch that they are going to be making public over the next few weeks.
The Democrats have been pushing this Trump investigation for all it is worth, but there is a good chance this is all going to come back to bite them. One new investigation of Hillary is already being taken up by the congress. Many more to come. And as revelations become public, the Special Counsel may see some of these things and enter their own investigations of Hillary and the Obama administration.
The Special Counsel said today they hope to wrap this current investigation up within three months. Good luck with that! There are a lot more past Democrat illegal actions that need to be investigated.

Reply to  goldminor
June 8, 2017 11:50 pm

That sounds like much more direct perversion of the course of justice than Trump “hoping”.

Reply to  Greg
June 9, 2017 12:04 am

I listened to half of today’s hearing. One interesting question asked of Comey was “Have you ever heard of anyone ever being prosecuted for “hoping” something. That was a terrific question to which Comey had to answer “No”. The climate has indeed changed, and it only took a couple of hours. That is certainly unprecedented.

Reply to  goldminor
June 8, 2017 11:52 pm

What about the meeting between ex-pres Clinton with Lynch on the tarmac? What was that about, sharing selfies ?!

Reply to  goldminor
June 8, 2017 11:59 pm

@ TA…I just heard that regarding Lynch/Comey and more to the story. Also, some are now asking why is there even going to be a special counsel. This is really getting interesting. I agree with you that the left wingnuts are about to get sheared.
I would not be surprised either if the public starts voicing strong dismay at the level of propaganda/lies which the media have inundated the nation with for many months now. I even heard a bit by Chris Matthews who finally voiced thoughts suggesting that the entire story has holes through out. That was amazing on its own. Imagine Chris Matthews questioning his Democrat overlords.

Reply to  goldminor
June 9, 2017 3:06 am

“What about the meeting between ex-pres Clinton with Lynch on the tarmac? ”
According to Hillary they were talking about golf and grandchildren but the NSA says that they cannot release a transcript because of national security concerns.
Makes perfect sense. /sarc

Reply to  goldminor
June 9, 2017 7:04 am

Comey declared in his October statement that while Hillary had broken many laws when she set up her private e-mail server, since she didn’t mean to break the laws, he wasn’t going to prosecute her.
I think I’ll use that excuse next time I get caught running a stop sign.

Janice Moore
Reply to  goldminor
June 9, 2017 7:16 am

Lol, MarkW — And I am going to just fill out my income tax return however I want to without checking the Code (that way, I can say I had no idea that deduction wasn’t allowed). lolololol

Tom Halla
June 8, 2017 5:35 pm

A minor erratum: Jared Kushner, not Trump. Invanka Trump uses her maiden name.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Tom Halla
June 8, 2017 5:36 pm

Damn, Ivanka not Invanka

Reply to  Tom Halla
June 8, 2017 7:56 pm

I merely see that as a ‘Freudian Slip’.
And one I’d probably make as well.

Reply to  Tom Halla
June 9, 2017 9:21 am

And Ivanka is the President’s daughter, not his wife.

john harmsworth
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
June 9, 2017 2:35 pm

Who’s on first?

June 8, 2017 5:35 pm

It’s not about global warming / climate change. The claim to want to save the world has always been used as a guise by those who want to rule the world.
DICED is UN’s Environmental Constitution for the World and our own Constitution Will Be Diced
The Covenant’s 79 articles, described in great detail in 242 pages, take Sustainable Development principles described in Agenda 21 and transform them into global law, which supersedes all constitutions including the U.S. Constitution.
All signatory nations, including the U.S., would become centrally planned, socialist countries in which all decisions would be made within the framework of Sustainable Development.
In collaboration with Earth Charter and Elizabeth Haub Foundation for Environmental Policy and Law from Canada, the Covenant was issued by the International Council on Environmental Law (ICEL) in Bonn, Germany, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with offices in Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Now Pushing U.N. Agenda 2030 with Social Engineering of the Elderly
The Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2016 by 178 countries, the same nations that ratified the 1992 U.N. Agenda 21, was touted as an “incredible achievement.” According to Dr. Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center in Denmark, “the Paris Agreement will cost a fortune, but do little to reduce global warming.

A C Osborn
Reply to  Rob
June 9, 2017 5:24 am

Absolutely terrifying in it’s scope and I thought Agenda 21 and Sustainability were bad enough, thanks for the link.

Science or Fiction
Reply to  Rob
June 9, 2017 8:45 am

Scary reading.
“The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell.”
— Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General from 1953 to 1961
“The Utopian attempt to realize an ideal state, using a blueprint of society as a whole, is one which demands a strong centralized rule of a few, and which is therefore likely to lead to a dictatorship.”
― Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies
“It can’t happen here” is always wrong: a dictatorship can happen anywhere.”
― Karl Popper, Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography
“Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.”
– Bertrand Russell
United Nations is a dangerous construction.

George Daddis
June 8, 2017 5:35 pm

A global agreement that is symmetric in all ways, across all countries of the world, is somehow a trick(my underline).
OK prof Sachs, how is an agreement that allows China and India permission to continue to surpass the US in CO2 and continue increasing until 2030, while the US has to start immediately to reduce below 2005 levels symmetrical?!?

George Daddis
Reply to  George Daddis
June 8, 2017 5:38 pm

Somehow “<" formatting did not take.

Janice Moore
Reply to  George Daddis
June 8, 2017 5:44 pm

If you were trying to underline with the “<" formatting, WordPress just plain doesn't have it.

Reply to  George Daddis
June 8, 2017 8:17 pm

because each country gets to choose the size of the voluntary reductions. The USA chose to reduce its
emissions immediately, China and India chose not to. The USA has the same freedom as every other country to choose its targets.

Eugene WR Gallun
Reply to  Geronimo
June 8, 2017 8:43 pm

Geronimo —
Are you implying that O’Bummer is an idiot who made a bad deal for the US? That seems to be what you are saying.
And even worse — tell me which way the money flows — from whom to whom? Both China and India both expect to be payed while not reducing their emissions. Don’t you understand that?
Don’t reduce emissions = get payed big bucks.
Reduce emissions = pay out big bucks.
Eugene WR Gallun

Reply to  Geronimo
June 9, 2017 12:01 am

US commits to cuts emissions , China commits to increase theirs.
US pays billions per year into a climate slush fund with not legal oversight. This is given to banks in other countries so that they loan it to poor people for interest.
don’t you understand what the word “symmetry” means ? It means the same on both …. errm … sides. 🙁

Reply to  Geronimo
June 9, 2017 1:43 am

The Paris Accord is a non-binding voluntary agreement in which each country gets to chose independentantly what reductions if any they want to make. The fact that it is so flexible is why all but two countries signed up to it.
The green climate fund is competely different. But again all contributions are voluntary and no one is forcing the US to pay anything into it. Currently the US have pledged $3 billion in total. Of which they have only actually paid $500 million.
Confusing the two leads to confusion and mistakes. For instance the green climate fund cannot be used as an argument for or against leaving the Paris Accord because the two are completely seperate.

Reply to  Geronimo
June 10, 2017 3:46 am

June 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm
because each country gets to choose the size of the voluntary reductions. The USA chose to reduce its
emissions immediately, China and India chose not to. The USA has the same freedom as every other country to choose its targets.

The wording of the Paris Agreement implies that emissions targets can be changed, but only increases to the target not decreases. Obviously, this has not been tested and now the US won’t need to, having pulled out.

Reply to  George Daddis
June 9, 2017 9:25 am

The “symmetry” is that every country got to pick their own goals. The fact that the US administration in power picked different goals then the PRC or India was just free choice.
(Do I need a \sarc?)

Curious George
June 8, 2017 5:40 pm

Does the title of “Sustainable Development” really imply an IQ under 50?

June 8, 2017 5:42 pm

Why don’t they just rename Sandy as Superstorm Jeffrey Sachs? What an idiot. How did he get as far as he did in the climate world? Or any world?

Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
June 8, 2017 6:22 pm

Great idea, only leave out “super”.
How about “Sachs storm, Jeffrey danger level”?

June 8, 2017 5:44 pm

Let’s call the next war not prevented by the UN “The War of Sachs”
Let’s call the next famine not prevented by the UN “The Sachs Famine”
Let’s call the next refuge crisis not solved by the UN “The Sachs Refuge Crisis”

Janice The American Elder
Reply to  PaulH
June 8, 2017 8:23 pm

Your comment really . . . Sachs . . .

Eugene WR Gallun
Reply to  Janice The American Elder
June 8, 2017 8:48 pm

Janice The American Elder — Your comment really …Sachs — The obviousness of genius. — Eugene WR Gallun

Reply to  Janice The American Elder
June 8, 2017 10:04 pm

It’s the man who really…. Sachs. (That’s obvious genius +.)

June 8, 2017 5:44 pm

the US has done more than any other country to bring about the global peril of climate change…
reparations everywhere….

Leonard Lane
Reply to  Latitude
June 8, 2017 7:08 pm


Reply to  Latitude
June 8, 2017 10:06 pm

I suppose you haven’t see the pollution China or India, or even Russia is causing. The US is cleaning up its act; the aforementioned are still wallowing in their mire.

Reply to  Latitude
June 9, 2017 4:12 am

uh guys….that was a quote from the article

Rhoda R
Reply to  Latitude
June 9, 2017 9:51 am

Quote marks may be your friend in cases like this.

June 8, 2017 5:46 pm

Clearly over the target. The gravy train may have taken a hit. 😉

Barbara Skolaut
Reply to  canabianblog
June 8, 2017 5:59 pm


June 8, 2017 5:53 pm

Out of the UN…now!

Barbara Skolaut
June 8, 2017 5:58 pm

FOAD, Jeffrey. Loser.

June 8, 2017 5:58 pm

The utter arroganc, of these bloviating wealth redistributing, poor people killing, bureaucratic jackasses is simply amazing.

John F. Hultquist
June 8, 2017 6:00 pm

Jeffrey Sachs is one of the reasons I did not renew a subscription to Scientific American magazine.

Alan McIntire
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
June 9, 2017 10:35 am

Same here. . You beat me to the punch.

Janice Moore
June 8, 2017 6:03 pm

Nice try, Sachs, but the Democrats have some real disasters on the books. They are called:
— “Dodd-Frank”
— “Obamacare”
— “Benghazi”
— “Detroit”
and I could go on…..

June 8, 2017 6:05 pm

Here are a couple of points: The President withdrew from the Paris Agreement for economic reasons not because of the climate change issue and said he is open to re-negotiate the financial deal and re-enter into the agreement. He took no position on the climate issue.
His Daughter Ivanka and her husband Jarred, both with offices nearby in the White House are Democrats and personal friends of Al Gore and believe in his climate change frenzy. They had Gore to Trump Tower during the transition and the President-elect sat down with him for an hour. Ivanka did not attend the Rose Garden withdrawal meeting. So to place any blame them, as the writer did, is ridiculous and uninformed.
We skeptics have a huge task ahead of us to reach the President and get him to part with his daughter’s views on this issue. I am happy that three of our best campaigners from Heartland Institute including Joe Bast were invited to the Rose Garden function and that William Happer is still in the running to be the Science Advisor (none has been named as best I know) and that Scott Pruitt is doing great work for we skeptics at the EPA. For more detail see my blog.

Edith Wenzel
Reply to  John Coleman
June 8, 2017 9:14 pm

High Five to what you said. I agree.

Reply to  John Coleman
June 8, 2017 10:29 pm

“His Daughter Ivanka and her husband Jarred, both with offices nearby in the White House are Democrats and personal friends of Al Gore and believe in his climate change frenzy. They had Gore to Trump Tower during the transition and the President-elect sat down with him for an hour. Ivanka did not attend the Rose Garden withdrawal meeting. So to place any blame them, as the writer did, is ridiculous and uninformed.”
Uninformed is right. I guess the writer doesn’t ever read the New York Times or the Washington Post. If he did, then he would know that those reporters think Jared and Ivanka were pushing to stay in the Paris Accord.
The U.S. didn’t stay in. What does that say? Does it mean Jared and Ivanka don’t have as much influence in the climate game as the NYT and WP reporters think? Or does it mean that the NYT and WP are wrong and Jared and Ivanka were not pushing the Paris Accord?
After all, all it appears we really have are dubious NYT and WP reporters reporting wishful thinking since there is no public record of either Jared or Ivanka speaking out in support of AGW/CAGW and the Paris Accord. It would be interesting to know the truth of this matter.

Reply to  TA
June 9, 2017 12:11 am

+10… all good points

john harmsworth
Reply to  TA
June 9, 2017 2:57 pm

My daughter keeps the books for my businesses. She is very strong minded and stubborn. I am proud of her that she is no push over but of course, I have to deal with her when her views differ from mine. Having known her for over 30 years I understand that I have to be strong myself if I have conviction about an issue. That’s the way it is with strong people.

Reply to  John Coleman
June 9, 2017 12:09 am

Imo, that was wise of Trump to state that maybe there can be further discussion. The reason being that it will help to some extent those Republicans who will face elections in 2018 from facing to many possible irate voters, who may hold worries about the AGW story.

john harmsworth
Reply to  John Coleman
June 9, 2017 2:46 pm

His daughter seems to be a fairly typical, bright modern girl. Her mind is no doubt infested with the common eco-Socialist ideology of our universities and her peers but I would expect that she does not like being off side with her father. It would, therefore be a very good thing if she could be persuaded to take a fresh look at the whole issue and talk to some of our best informed and credentialed denizens. How might we arrange that? Pruitt should be trying to achieve that!

Gunga Din
Reply to  John Coleman
June 9, 2017 3:18 pm

For more detail see my blog.

For those who don’t know to put their cursor on a person’s name to see if it is a link,

June 8, 2017 6:05 pm

In a sentence: That’s what Tenure can do to a bag of protein. Make them invincible and better than the riff raff. /sarc. But I digress. I’m usually quite meek.

David A Smith
June 8, 2017 6:11 pm

We could call the next failed climate prediction Nothing Burger Sacks.

Robert of Texas
June 8, 2017 6:11 pm

All the public liberals seem to have become unhinged, not just this one. They seem to have forgot how to exist in a polite and thoughtful society. They seem to want to create a society full of hate and intolerance where disagreement is not allowed.
It is shameful behavior and I hope people will turn away from it.

Robert of Ottawa
June 8, 2017 6:14 pm

Professor Jeffrey Sachs is an ad hominem

June 8, 2017 6:16 pm

Jared is Trump’s son-in-law, not his son.

June 8, 2017 6:17 pm

“Without remorse, Trump is willfully inflicting harm on others.”
Where is this imaginary harm?
It’s bad enough when they prophesy that harm is imminent, but to assert ongoing harm that simply doesn’t exist takes a special kind of crazy.

Ernest Bush
Reply to  Ktm
June 9, 2017 7:18 am

He has definitely harmed individuals who were lining their pockets with tax payer money. Many will be permanently harmed.

June 8, 2017 6:18 pm

Jeffrey Sachs is a bad winner and a worse loser.
Not that we’re surprised; just another progressive elite throwing a public childish tantrum.
He does propose a decent idea though.
They might as well use known public personalities to really drive home what disasters are.
How does earthquake Jeff Sachs sound? Perhaps, refer to the next deadly tsunami as the “Sachs Tsunami”?
Or issue “containment pool jeff disaster” warnings?
On a closer note, there would be other event names like “reallyskeptical dust devil” attacked a playground; or “bby ben kiddie pool disaster”. Perhaps “vvussels bustle failure”?

June 8, 2017 6:25 pm

Sachs is not qualified to describe sociopathic behavior or diagnose it. He is outside of his field of competency.

Eugene WR Gallun
Reply to  Richmond
June 8, 2017 9:07 pm

Richmind —
He has a field of competency? In what?
It has been established that if you display high intellectual abilities in one area then you are probably competent in others.
But the reverse seems also true. Showing incompetence in one area probably means you are incompetent in all others. Have we not seen Sach’s total incompetence on display?
Eugene WR Gallun

Reply to  Richmond
June 9, 2017 1:41 am

Takes one to know one……

Edward Katz
June 8, 2017 6:26 pm

According to this logic, the 1900 Galveston hurricane, which killed between 7000 & 12,000 people, should be renamed Hurricane McKinley because Pres. William McKinley was allowing Americans to burn too much coal and wood for heating and cooking. In addition, the Tri-States tornado of 1925 which killed nearly 700 in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana and destroyed 10,000 homes and buildings should be called Tornado Coolidge because Pres. Calvin Coolidge also was allowing too much wood, coal and unleaded gasoline to be burned. Chances are good that Sachs is one of these academics that was getting generous research grants for some dead end climate studies under the Obama administration and now sees these drying up. That’s the real reason for his ranting, not the planet’s welfare.

Reply to  Edward Katz
June 8, 2017 7:27 pm

That would be Hurricane Edward VII since in 1900, England was still the leading industrial world power, and most likely carbon polluter.

Reply to  Edward Katz
June 8, 2017 7:27 pm

That would be Hurricane Edward VII since in 1900, England was still the leading industrial world power, and most likely carbon polluter.

john harmsworth
Reply to  Edward Katz
June 9, 2017 3:02 pm

What about all the people who froze to death during the Little Ice Age because not enough coal, wood and gas was burnt to maintain the world’s temperature? who are we naming that after?

Edward Katz
Reply to  Edward Katz
June 9, 2017 6:02 pm

Actually it should have been called Hurricane Victoria since she was still the British monarch in 1900 and had been since 1837.

June 8, 2017 6:30 pm

We have a bunch of academic wusses calling President Trump a sociopath. He’s actually a warrior but they wouldn’t know the difference. He’s a lot like Andrew Jackson. The academic wusses don’t like him either.

Bill Illis
June 8, 2017 6:31 pm

According to the Annual Report,
Jeffery Sachs’ daughter “Lisa” is another “Director” as in another head of this institute in addition to Jeffery Sachs’…
And his Wife is “Sonia” is the “Director, Health Sector” …
And the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Association just gave him $10 million to set up this institute. (After he was a “special Advisor to Ban Ki-Moon on something climate related).
I “hate” doing this kind of thing but everytime I just look a little deeper at this climate change science, this is what pops out.

Reply to  Bill Illis
June 8, 2017 6:41 pm

You find the same corrupt incestuousness throughout government. Just look at the National Endowment for the Humanities.
They’re all rackets, in which “Power to the People!” means “Money to Me and My Friends!”

Bill Illis
Reply to  Bill Illis
June 8, 2017 6:47 pm

And THEN Lisa Sach’s is the “Co-Chair” of the United Nations Sustainable Development Network Solutions Association thematic solutions something. ???? $10 million to her own organization ???
Call Comey in.
Oh right. Not there anymore. Does anyone think there is serious problem here that needs investigation?

Reply to  Bill Illis
June 8, 2017 8:45 pm

Yes, Bill. The industry of NGO’s and other tax dodging institutes make all of who actually work pay more taxes to support their condescending bullshit lives.

Mickey Reno
Reply to  Bill Illis
June 8, 2017 9:33 pm

The big crisis is that we have a government funding teat shortage and too many piglets.

Science or Fiction
Reply to  Bill Illis
June 9, 2017 8:51 am

Great catch – keep telling about it.

Reply to  Bill Illis
June 8, 2017 6:52 pm

You know, I “hate” to admit it, but for 10 million dollars I’m willing to state that humans are causing climate change, too.
I’ll be lying, but I’ll also be laughing all the way to the bank.

Curious George
Reply to  Bill Illis
June 8, 2017 6:52 pm

Good detective work, congratulations. The swamp, indeed.

Reply to  Bill Illis
June 8, 2017 7:43 pm

As if “rent seeking” leaches aren’t bad enough at the national level, this leach wants to suck on the international teat.

Reply to  Bill Illis
June 9, 2017 2:59 am

He is also a “climate advisor” to the Pope!

Tsk Tsk
June 8, 2017 6:32 pm

He’s still pissed off that his massive planned welfare state has been a complete disaster. Just remember that the original WMD is government.

Eugene WR Gallun
Reply to  Tsk Tsk
June 8, 2017 9:19 pm

Tsk Task —
I am stealing that. There is a poem there. — maybe cover up the theft a bit by saying — the most dangerous Weapon Of Mass Destruction is big government.
Good poet borrow. Great poets steal. Don’t expect credit.
Eugene WR Gallun

Reply to  Tsk Tsk
June 9, 2017 3:18 am

Good old politics, the biggest growth industry on the planet.
Recruiting now.

June 8, 2017 6:35 pm

Yet he didn’t tell me just how less intense typhoons would be if Paris was followed. Go figure.

June 8, 2017 6:50 pm

Did I miss the announcement that politicians can now cure a rainy day ?

June 8, 2017 7:03 pm

So you have Jeffrey Sachs, who sounds like a psychopath, calling the President a sociopath? This man has some deep-seated paranoia disorders. Is he afraid of alien invasions, too?

June 8, 2017 7:10 pm

Here’s more simple truth: With its large, rich, fossil-fuel-intensive economy, the US has done more than any other country to bring about the global peril of climate change
As a non-American, I must rise to the defense of the United States.
This is the country that pulled the world from the clutches of ultimate evil, not once but THREE TIMES. Twice against Germany and their allies, and after the second time, enabled the rebuilding of not just our allies, but of our enemies as well, turning Germany and Japan into democracies wedded to a peaceful (and prosperous!) existence with the rest of the world. The third time, the Unite States defeated the USSR, fighting them to a stand still through the cold war, and ultimately bringing about the collapse of a regime that may well have murdered three times as many people as did the Nazis, and did so without a global war.
The United States has brought about the longest period of stability and economic growth since the Roman Empire, and possibly, ever in history depending on what criteria you use to measure these things.
If the United States has done more than any other country to bring about the global peril of climate change, then I must observe that the entire free world (much of which would not be free without the United States) has gone along with the whole affair with enthusiastic zeal. For every fictitious nickle of damage that rests upon the shoulders of the United States, the world has benefited a thousand times over.
Thank you America.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  davidmhoffer
June 9, 2017 7:31 am

I’m another non American who vigorously defends this country. I can’t go to my own gov to see the things done that need to be done. They are in the bag with the тоталэтаяуаиz of elitist world govnance. I don’t even watch our broken news organs anymore.

Rhoda R
Reply to  Gary Pearse
June 9, 2017 9:58 am

Thank you both. It is nice to hear foreigners say something nice about my country instead of winging.

Pat Frank
June 8, 2017 7:20 pm

All the excess hypothermia deaths in the UK this winter due to sustainabilitized fuel poverty should be called ‘Jeffrey Sachs’ voluntary homicides.’
All the birds and bats mangled to death by sustainabilitized windmills and the birds fried to death at sustainable Tonopah should be called ‘Jeffrey Sachs’ sanctimony slaughter.’
All the tax money siphoned off benefiting eco-troughers should be called ‘Jeffrey Sachs’ sustainability stealage.’
The smooth educated face of modern evil — suffused with the inner glow of righteous intent.
I seem to be angry. Can’t imagine why.

Reply to  Pat Frank
June 11, 2017 6:48 pm

Most only manage to pave the road to hell with their good intentions. Jeffrey Sachs drives the steamroller than smooths it out.

June 8, 2017 7:22 pm

Only the best and the brightest 7-year-old spoiled brats at the UN!
Human-caused climate disaster? Whatever, punk.

charles nelson
June 8, 2017 7:24 pm

The way I see it is that Sachs is preaching to the faithful, who are in full agreement with him. But in my opinion as their language becomes more extreme and their claims of disaster more outlandish and irrational, ordinary people will be able to identify the likes of Sachs as nutty alarmists with no real credibility. Either scientific or moral.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  charles nelson
June 8, 2017 10:28 pm

Nuttiness is fine with me as long as I’m not paying for it.

June 8, 2017 7:29 pm

First of all, anyone who is so ignorant that they think that a typhoon, superstorm, or megaflood is a “climate disaster” rather than “weather” has no business commenting on anything related to weather or climate.
Going after a person’s children is reprehensible, regardless of the age of the child(ren). One might even say it is vicious. In this case, it is also nonsensical, as both Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner supposedly encouraged the president to remain in the agreement. Now they are problems?
As usual, most, if not all of Sachs’ arguments could apply to AGW advocates. It really galls me that people insist on wasting time and money on crap like the Paris Accords while ignoring actual immediate problems. Concerned about desertification? Tackle land management, since practices like overgrazing are the major culprit. Endangered species? Tackle poaching, poverty, and land use. Deforestation? Tackle poverty, land use and management, and provide affordable energy. Air pollution? Replace aging power plants and factories with more efficient ones, and tackle poverty. Access to clean water? Provide affordable energy for larger scale water projects (treatment plants, pipes, etc.) and tackle poverty. See a pattern? Poverty, poor land management, lack of affordable energy. These are three of the biggest threats to people and the environment.
Self-appointed elites are going on luxury vacations where they castigate the general public for daring to want to have affordable, reliable energy. Governments are blowing money on “renewables” that are not particularly environmentally friendly, affordable, or reliable. “Scientists” are rejecting observations that do not support their assumptions and projections, and advocating massive spending on projects that will have negligible effects on temperatures (at best) according to their rosiest projections and negatively affect people’s lives according to all projections.
Talk about willfully inflicting harm on others, corruption, disdain, and sociopathic behavior.

Reply to  AllyKat
June 9, 2017 4:01 am

Well said. Sachs, and apparently most of his family, are enriching themselves greatly with tax payer money off of the great climate fear while doing nothing to actually help people or the environment….or the climate.

J Mac
June 8, 2017 7:46 pm

Sachs can add ‘Counter Punch Pruitt’ to his list.
EPA Delays Obama Air Pollution Rule
“Pruitt stated that his decision to delay the air pollution rule relies on a stipulation in the Clean Air Act that would allow the agency to suspend rules up to a year if the agency has “insufficient information” to make compliance decisions.
EPA chief Pruitt said that the agency will undertake a review of the rule in response to Republican states and industry suing the Obama-era EPA. Pruitt himself was part of the lawsuit when he was Oklahoma’s attorney general.”

June 8, 2017 8:03 pm

“Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network”
This title is a meaningful as “Director of Columbia’s Center for Unicorn Development and of the UN Unicorn Development Solutions Network”.
Unicorns do not exist. Sustainability also does not exist. Yet, the whacky world of modern environmentalism is founded on the belief that nature, sans humans, is some kind of perfectly balanced, unchanging harmonious construct. While this assumption is completely irrational, it is widely and subtly accepted without argument or discussion. Given this faith-based environment, words like ‘sustainability’ become a form of virtue. But in the real world, the only thing that is truly sustainable is death, and one can even argue that isn’t even true.
Life, by definition, is change. If there is life, there is change happening. Even if there is no life, change is happening, but usually at a slower pass. Living worlds, like our lovely Earth, are very dynamic and always have been. The life forms that do best in this environment are the ones that are most adaptable. There is name for those life forms that fail to adapt to this dynamically changing planet. They are called ‘extinct’!
In reality, any life form that needs things to be ‘sustainable’, has a death sentence. If sustainability is what Jeffrey Sachs wants for humanity, then we should give him the titles that he truly deserves: Director of Columbia’s Center for Death Development and of the UN Death Development Solutions Network.
At least that would be honest.

June 8, 2017 8:03 pm

He should be very familiar with the legacy he is part of: Spanish Inquisition; Cromwell’s New Army; SS; KGB; etc.

Reply to  hunter
June 9, 2017 4:24 am

Nothing wrong with Cromwell’s New Army…
Cromwell is a great British historical figure.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 6:55 am

Like Churchill who was a profound supporter of eugenics and supported the “Feeble Minded Persons” act of 1912. Maybe some of your coal mining forebears would have been save by that bill (Thankfully never passed in to law)? We now have the, unelected, EU to do same. Ever wonder why most Brits want out of the EU?

Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 11:07 am

And Genghis Khan is a great Mongolian historical figure.

June 8, 2017 8:25 pm

Looks like dear Jeffery Sacks now walks on the Islamist State side of the street. Perhaps in the near future he will employ UN Billions of funds to enjoy Transformation Therapies for him to become an ethnic Muslim and in psychology an Islamic Terrorist for great Ala Akbar and death to all infidels (Caucasians).
Since when did you read a report of the killing of 1, 10, 100 or 1000 Muslims on a bus by three Atheists or three Christians or three Eastern Orthodox or three Jews?

June 8, 2017 8:43 pm

It’s full steam ahead to spread disinformation and intimidation against the US because it dared to question Climate Change. Let’s see how far this goes before they shoot themselves in the foot. The US is not the only country with a faction that doubts CAGW but it’s the only country that has stood up to the bully pulpit of CAGW.

June 8, 2017 8:46 pm

Anyone who is so stupid as to think hurricanes and typhoons are results of “climate change” is too stupid to breathe.

Stewart Pid
Reply to  hunter
June 9, 2017 9:53 am

Hopefully that means Griff is now holding his breath.

June 8, 2017 9:00 pm

How is his millennium village project going in Kenya?

June 8, 2017 9:11 pm

“directing hate speech towards President Trump’s wife and son in law Jared.” Ivanka is Trump’s daughter, not his wife. Jared is Ivanka’s husband.

June 8, 2017 9:26 pm

When was the last “human caused climate disaster”? This is a scientist?

June 8, 2017 9:40 pm

How about the “Sachs/Gore/Obama Worldwide Famine”

Peter Cummings
June 8, 2017 9:46 pm

The real problem with this righteous preaching is that large constituencies in the US completely disagree with Professor Sachs’ position, and even if they do believe that he is right, it does not rate very high on their list of priorities. There is a fundamental disconnect between what these elites think we require and what the populace wants. The US is correct to defund the UN sponsored soap boxes from which these self righteous ideologues preach until such time that a calmer, more rational conversation can be had on what to do about managing environmental threats, from whatever cause.

June 8, 2017 9:59 pm

Words of wisdom from the moron who wrote breathlessly in 2007 that the Arctic was screaming.

June 8, 2017 9:59 pm

Meanwhile up in the Arctic, “Ice-pack Leonardo” traps a number of vessels 🚢, requiring a rescue expedition:

Reply to  ptolemy2
June 9, 2017 8:23 am

Yes, but why is all that ice off Newfoundland? It didn’t freeze there…
It got exported from the central arctic during a warmer and stormy winter, or unseasonally calved off Greenland.
The fact it is there – and soon to melt – shows all is not well with the arctic sea ice

Stewart Pid
Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 9:47 am

Griff … the ice is often there and has been in many times in the past … totally normal & nothing has changed except for a bunch of mouth breathing Griffs telling scary stories to children about climate catastrophe – send money!!

Stewart Pid
Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 9:58 am

Griff read this and learn about sea ice drift … knowledge that the polar explorers had a 100 years ago …. you might actually start to make intelligent comments with a bit of education. It is actually a decently entertaining read. I gave my copy to an electrician whose grandfathers uncle was the explorer Roald Amundsen.

June 8, 2017 10:07 pm

Ivanka is President Trump’s daughter. Melania is wife.

June 8, 2017 10:08 pm
David Ball
Reply to  chaamjamal
June 9, 2017 8:38 pm

Progressives are much more entrenched than you might believe.They organize and “instruct” their “leaders” in the community and get involved at all grassroots levels. Universities that are aligned host them.
As far as I can see, those of us who believe in less government don’t stand a chance.

Gary Pearse
June 8, 2017 10:15 pm

Let’s not forget that ‘sustainability’ development departments, centres for climate excellence, climate disaster monitoring chair persons, rapid response temperature Karlization task forces, and hot spot in the deep oceans detectives have just, at the height of their careers, been told “You’re fired”. It is the US taxpayer that even bankrolls the world’s university climate science troughs, including the University of East Anglia in the UK, one of the major end of worlders in on this and the IPCC.
Jeffery is getting sacked from two jobs,so cut him some slack, eh? This whole deal is over, despite the rising to the occasion (not too strongly, of course. ) of the Gloombergs of the Champagne sloshulists.

June 8, 2017 10:34 pm

If this is the same guy who was an advisor to the Pope recently, my old Religion is in even a worse state than I imagined.
This Popes embrace of the pagan godess Gaia was /is a result of advisors like him and Soros infiltrating the Vatican.

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
June 8, 2017 10:51 pm

UN Sustainability Advisor getting public money for holding the position so happy to say something to keep his job. Unfortunately this man didn’t understand what UN says on the definition of climate change. The natural variability is part of climate change. Floods and droughts are part of climate change-natural variability. There is a need to learn the subject Climate Change, first before making cheap statements.
Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

Julia patti
June 8, 2017 10:55 pm

Jeffrey Sachs is a George Soros crony. Sachs criminally looted Russia in the 1990’s and then went on to do the same in Ukraine, sharing an office with Soros in Kiev. Soros has funnelled 10’s of millions of dollars into Sachs’ organization. Sachs is an evil scammer and this is just his latest grift which is threatened by Trump. Sachs is a diabolical narcissistic sociopath. Why else would Soros be his closest ally?

Roger Knights
June 8, 2017 10:58 pm

Here’s Sachs’s Wikipedia page:

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
Reply to  Roger Knights
June 9, 2017 1:01 am

I read the referred wikipedia — poverty and hunger are the game plane of several international agencies including World Bank. They talk and talk spend billions but nothing comes out from that. FAO another UN agency recently started discussing this issue wherein I put my thoughts also, says around 30% of the food produced is going as waste. In India this is 40-50%. This causes wastage of natural resources used to produce that much food. To minimise this waste needs good governance. UN Or any international bodies can not create a good governance. People elect them with a fond hope that they serve to improve their life which rarely the reality. Let me give a case of India: UPA government brought out a food security bill but this was not implemented by the later NDA government. So where is the role of UN in poverty and hunger except spending billions and billions of dollars on something with zero out put.
Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

Roger Knights
Reply to  Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
June 9, 2017 8:01 am

Refrigeration would probably reduce India’s food waste. Reliable electricity needed.

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
Reply to  Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
June 9, 2017 4:55 pm

Roger Knights: this is the global problem [FAO — 30%]. Waste is associated with several problems. This is not the electricity problem. It is the bad policies associated with poor governance.
Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

Ed Zuiderwijk
June 8, 2017 11:26 pm

The problem is, of course, that we can’t name the storms, floods and droughts that did not happen after Mann, Gore, Cook and others.
But look at the bright side. This kind of gesturing shows how desperate the faithful have become. They know their god is on its way out.

June 9, 2017 12:27 am

Totally unrelated and tangential news flash:
Hung parliament in Britain!
Does this mean an end to “Brexit”?
Does it mean a reversal of the trend to bury the climate change scam?
How could May blow an unlosable election? Is she really the Manchurian Candidate, and deliberately sabotaged her chances?
Suddenly, I am feeling very nervous and depressed.

Reply to  William
June 9, 2017 4:27 am

There was no trend towards Trump’s view on Paris, no change in direction on renewables and no change in the govt view on climate science before the election…
And there won’t be after.
All UK political parties in parliament accept the science of climate change and back UK being in Paris agreement, plus continuing to meet Climate Act targets on renewables/CO2 reduction.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 6:51 am

“Griff June 9, 2017 at 4:27 am
All UK political parties in parliament accept…”
There is no factual science in politics. And they accept the bread that is buttered for them…thanks to scientifically challenged people like you.

Roger Knights
Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 8:07 am

As things get financially tougher for the UK, the pressure to ease off on costly mitigation measures will reach a tipping point.

Roger Knights
Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 8:11 am

“All UK political parties in parliament accept the science of climate change . . .”
Not the Northern Irish DUP (Democratic Unionist Party). It now holds the bvalance of power.

Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 8:21 am

A correction – the new allies of the Conservatives are climate skeptic.
which will still make no difference!

Peta from Cumbria, now Newark
June 9, 2017 1:24 am

Just childish.
Or frustration? Do we hope his ‘life partner’ gets relief from the headaches she’s been getting a lot of recently?
Along the lines of- “Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my friends all have Porsches etc etc”
We all know the rest.
In a way money does make the world go round, warmists are utterly convinced of that, but in actuality its perhaps a different sort of motion. Boys are actually very simple creatures really – they could do well to realise it.
No matter, a good lawyer will sort it all (Global Warming included) For a fee of course.

June 9, 2017 1:47 am

Jeffrey Sachs wants the world to have equality.
But humans have different qualifications.
Some are able to cause disasters.
But few are so powerful that they can create weather disasters.
May Day May Day! GB is sinking.
Duck Duck Donald is creating weather.
[??? .mod]

June 9, 2017 2:18 am

Can WUWT please provide email contact addresses for warmist zealots like Sachs the bogus professor from the Universty of Suess? This will make a pile-on easier.

June 9, 2017 3:50 am

This was him being interviewed about the upcoming Paris deal at COP21
Jeffrey Sachs is a long-time associate of former IPCC chairman Pachauri and George Soros and was an advisor to Ban Ki Moon.
Soros announced an investment of $1 billion in “green” technology at a meeting on climate change sponsored by this same Project Syndicate in Copenhagen in December 2009. “He said, “I want to apply rather stringent criteria to the investments. They should be profitable but should also actually make a contribution to solving the problem.”
Soros was for some time a member of the Columbia University Earth Institute external advisory board, along with Rajendra Pachauri. He supported Sachs’ Millennium Villages Project to around $100 million
Sachs’ video address to the Party of European Socialists can be seen here:

Reply to  dennisambler
June 9, 2017 8:26 am

Dots to connect:
1) Here’s Sachs giving a speech at the Party of European Socialists:

2) George Soros was once an external advisory board member of Columbian’s Earth Institute the Sachs runs. (Rajendra K Pachauri was also on it).
3) The former UNFCCC chief, Christina Figueres, has said “that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”
(To what “model?” Dollars to doughnuts says its socialism).
It is clearly obvious that climate change is being leveraged as a means to instill a global socialist one-world utopia. It may have even been contrived for this purpose (along with the global redistribution of wealth and all other leftist goodies that come with ‘fixing’ bad weather with socialism).
Most likely he’s upset because his dream of a global socialist utopia is now threatened.

Keith J
June 9, 2017 3:56 am

The UN is wasting valuable real estate in NYC.
Our return on funding and hosting the UN has been Korea, Pol Pot, Vietnam, three major Arab-Israeli conflicts, famines run by tin pot dictators, Rwanda, UN corruption in Iraqi. ..do I need to continue?
Past performance is no indication of future failure but I wouldn’t invest any more until they start batting above 250.

June 9, 2017 4:05 am

Another correction, please. Ivanka is the daughter (married to Jared). Melania is the wife. Although I’m sure missing her was just an oversight.
But the Left is still operating true to form; at this rate they will manage to alienate their sole allies within the Trump Administration. This idiot apparently didn’t realize that Ivanka and Jared are drinkers of his brand of Kool Aid when he fired off his hate message.

June 9, 2017 4:06 am

Science vol. 356 p. 990 ’17 (9 June ’17)
The world’s first commercial plant for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air opened last week, refueling a debate about whether the technology can truly play a significant role in removing greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere. Funded in part by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and the European Union, the Climeworks AG facility near Zurich, Switzerland, is a 3-year demonstration project that is expected to capture about 900 tons of CO2 each year. The plant, which will sell the captured CO2, sits on top of a waste heat recovery facility that powers the pro- cess. Fans push air through a filter system that collects the CO2; when the filter is saturated, the CO2 is separated at temperatures above 100°C. The gas then travels through an underground pipeline to a greenhouse containing vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Meeting its goal of capturing 1% of the world’s CO2 emissions with this technology, Climeworks told E&E News, would take about 250,000 such plants. Critics of air capture technology, however, have said it would be cheaper to perfect carbon capture directly at fossil fuel plants before it enters the atmosphere. http://scim.ag/carboncapturemachine

The Original Mike M
Reply to  luysii
June 9, 2017 6:07 am

Every one should be required by law to drag along a small greenhouse on a trailer behind their car connected to the car’s exhaust pipe! We’ll put the greenhouse operators and the manufacturers of CO2 generators out of business! Think of how much less NG will be burned in greenhouses and … all the condos we can build where the greenhouses were! /sarc

June 9, 2017 4:29 am

Jeffrey Sach wants to end poverty by killing all poor people on earth by carbon tax and expensive energy, fertilizer and food. Sociopath, lunatic, mass murderer (evil laughter)

The Original Mike M
Reply to  Dr. Strangelove
June 9, 2017 7:05 am

It sounds eerily familiar to one of the reasons my veterinarian gave me for neutering my male puppy, “It will prevent testicular cancer!”

June 9, 2017 5:02 am

Leftists are truly disgusting, arrogant, illogical, irrational and immoral.
It’s now irrefutable that CAGW is the biggest and most expensive Leftist scam in human history.
The only consolation is the huge blowback against the Left which will ensue once the CAGW sc@m is officially tossed on the trash heap of history.

Reply to  SAMURAI
June 9, 2017 8:25 am

Oh no it isn’t!

Reply to  Griff
June 11, 2017 7:03 pm

Head still in the sand, Griff? Remember to come up for air from time to time.

June 9, 2017 5:08 am

Britain’s election might seem bizzare even to those in the UK, let alone people from other countries.
It has a climate angle however.
The Conservatives are now dependent on the Northern Irish DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) to have a majority in the house.
And as a green MP whined this morning on radio – the DUP are climate skeptics (he used the “d” word).
A wee sting in the tail for progressives.

Reply to  ptolemy2
June 9, 2017 8:20 am

They also have at least one creationist MP…
And this will make no difference at all to the UK stance on renewables, climate science or Paris.
We just had a day where solar and wind provided 38% of electricity in the middle of the working day and switched on 2 new offshore wind farms in the last month…

Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 9:34 am

“a day where solar and wind provided 38% of electricity in the middle of the working day ”
Whoopee, only the rest of the week to go….

john harmsworth
Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 3:51 pm

We have no idea what the U.K. will do until some kind of trade deal is worked out with the E.U. Then I wouldn’t be surprised if they turn their backs on expensive, unreliable, pretend Green energy.

Reply to  Griff
June 9, 2017 11:58 pm

I am sure the birds and whales are delighted at the prospect of new wind farms.

Reply to  Griff
June 10, 2017 4:45 am

June 9, 2017 at 8:20 am
They also have at least one creationist MP…
And this will make no difference at all to the UK stance on renewables, climate science or Paris.
We just had a day where solar and wind provided 38% of electricity in the middle of the working day and switched on 2 new offshore wind farms in the last month…

No link? So, just how many hours and minutes did this last? What would anyone depending on this do the rest of the time?
Why are we building an expensive second electricity generation system when we have to keep the original one as well ( for backup). The original system has to be kept running or on standby so will cost the same or be less efficient, and we have the enormous cost and technical difficulties of managing a distributed and unreliable second system. The final raw materials may well be “free” but the installation, management and maintenance most certainly is not. The amount of land and resources used is also not good for the environment. Definitely not sustainable after subsidies are withdrawn.

The Original Mike M
June 9, 2017 5:46 am

Climate hysteria has infected the scientific process itself and it needs to be purged from existence. Sunshine is the best disinfectant.
I got an email from AAAS CEO Rush Holt, (someone soooo interested in science that he gave up on it and became a politician for a while), telling me I need to join him to save the planet.
Why are we allowing dishonest biased people like him to be at the helm of publishers like AAAS? It got me wondering whose palms do you grease (or who do you extort, etc) to get be CEO of AAAS?

Rhoda R
Reply to  The Original Mike M
June 9, 2017 10:11 am

It may be more fundamental than that. Competent scientists, like competent doctors or businessmen or whatever, prefer to work in their field – to actually accomplish something. It’s the incompetents that go into management of things like magazines and professional organizations. A version of them who can, do and them who can’t teach.

Reply to  Rhoda R
June 11, 2017 7:12 pm

Or who get “kicked upstairs” to management to minimize the damage they can do, because it’s cheaper, easier, and/or less paperwork than firing them.

June 9, 2017 6:13 am

It is worth reading “The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty” by Nina Munk. It starts out as hagiography, and as reality slowly sets in about his various schemes in Africa (to her and the people he was ostensibly helping there) ends up as a indictment.

June 9, 2017 6:22 am

Global warming has produced fewer and milder cyclonic activity (tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons) so perhaps this era of less extreme climatic events should be labelled “The Era of Trump”. This brainless Sachs fellow can be considered a rather disgusting example of a “climate illiterate.”

Bruce Cobb
June 9, 2017 6:39 am

Jeffy Sacks put on quite an amazing performance of the liar-dance, so kudos to him on that. Seriously though, these people have worked themselves into such a lather on the Paris Affair that their own psychopathy and sociopathy shines through clearly. Their words border on treason.

Larry Vaughn
June 9, 2017 6:46 am

When YOU can’t prove your point with facts and reason the left goes into personal attacks and rants. I have observed this modus operandi all my long life. I am so over this since there are so many real ecological problems we need to address.

June 9, 2017 7:39 am

Anything with the word “sustainable” or “sustainability” in it is evil nowadays. Same w/environmentalist, diversity & others.

Joel Snider
Reply to  beng135
June 9, 2017 8:06 am

Reap what you sow. Fully earned, as far as I’m concerned.

June 9, 2017 8:00 am

Doesn’t he mean “The FIRST human-caused climate disaster”?

Joel Snider
June 9, 2017 8:04 am

If we’re talking about ‘human-caused’ disasters, they should name the next one ‘Hurricane UN’, or possibly the ‘DDT Apocalypse.’

June 9, 2017 8:09 am

I think he finally sees the end of the gravy train. if the US won’y pay, nobody gets paid, and the stop taking ‘climate action’. When the world doesn’t burn up in two years, the gig is up, they won’t be able to take credit for making ‘needed changes’, then poof, no more climate dollars.

June 9, 2017 8:24 am

Just another BrownShirt. They should remember that there is always a “night of the long knives” when they are no longer needed. They just know too much.

Reply to  Robertvd
June 9, 2017 9:47 am
Reply to  Robertvd
June 9, 2017 9:49 am

Interview with David Stockman a real sceptic.
min 15,13

K. Kilty
June 9, 2017 8:25 am

How does such a dissembling fool become a “UN” advisor of any sort?
Eric Hoffer — ‘Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.’

June 9, 2017 8:39 am

I suggest that he holds his breath until then.

June 9, 2017 8:41 am

I walked out of a Jeffrey Sachs presentation years ago. There is nothing there, nothing at all.

June 9, 2017 10:30 am

Oh, maybe it’s Professor Jeffrey Sachs who has all this evidence linking carbon dioxide to commonly occurring yet somewhat inconvenient weather events which I keep hearing so much about. It would be great if he could bung some of it in this direction because I’ve looking for ages and can’t find any no matter how hard I look. Howzabout it Prof?

June 9, 2017 10:51 am

How about „Mega Projection Jeffrey“ ?

June 9, 2017 12:45 pm

Donald who?

June 9, 2017 1:15 pm

the next? I’m still waiting for the first!

john harmsworth
June 9, 2017 3:13 pm

The Great Sachsian Starvation is imminent!!!

Gunga Din
June 9, 2017 3:25 pm

I seem to recall hearing that “Hillary” was one the names on the list of hurricanes but was dropped once Bill won the election, for understandable political reasons.
Now this guy wants to ADD names for political reasons?!

June 9, 2017 5:22 pm

A category 3 or stronger hurricane hasn’t hit the mainland USA since 2005, the longest such hurricane drought in our history. Maybe more CO2 stops hurricanes?
Trump haters are not just hateful bigots, they are also a fact-free zone.

Patrick Powers
June 10, 2017 1:00 am

A wonderful example of that breed of (pseudo) scientists who believe that only their views should be permitted, who try to suppress contrary views even in people who have taken their own decisions quite rationally and who would support some form of national or sometimes continental or even world control on the basis that ‘we know best what’s good for you’.
They are of course like the dictators of many past regimes who finally have to succumb to democracy.

June 10, 2017 5:35 am

So, while this man has an important influence or want to have that over the UN global governance policies, my question is where is the voting box where I can vote him out?

June 10, 2017 5:51 am

Sachs, extremist Professor John Schnellnhuber, founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (who said in 2009 at a climate conference in Copenhagen that if we let global warming continue, six billion of the seven billion people on earth will be killed by it – which he commented on the side might be a good thing), Naomi Oreskes and Naomi Klein were among the advisors to Pope Paul on his call for action on climate change (the encyclical Laudato SI). Other real climate experts who travelled to Rome to try and counter the marxist, radical message, were blocked by Bishop Sorondo, a fellow Argentine advisor to Pope Francis and a well known radical https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/one-man-close-to-the-pope-responsible-for-so-much-evil-in-the-vatican.

June 10, 2017 6:28 am

I didn’t realize that Columbia University has taken to hiring flat out ignorant liars like the incredibly stupid Professor Sachs. If there is one thing everyone agrees on in all this, is that global temperatures have litle to no relationship with cyclonic weather events. I also doubt that Columbia can provide a definition of “sustainable development,” much less why they believe it to be important. If the argument is that we will someday run out of a certain fuel, so what? Any equipment that uses that fuel has an “unsustainable” lifespan, so why does one think that one should use a “sustainable,” very expensive fuel in preference to the unsustainable cheap fuel? In almost every case, sustainability is an insignificant reason for preferring one thing over another.