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Former UN official said climate report will shock nations into action (A year ago)

September 28, 2013
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By Paul Homewood

 

h/t Tom Nelson

 

 

Yvo De Boer

"I’m confident those scientific findings will create new political momentum" … Yvo De Boer.

 

 

 

Nearly a year ago, Yvo de Boer, the UN climate chief during the 2009 Copenhagen climate change talks, apparently knew pretty well what the next IPCC Report was going to say.

 

This was what The Age reported:

 

The next United Nations climate report will ”scare the wits out of everyone” and should provide the impetus needed for the world to finally sign an agreement to tackle global warming, the former head of the UN negotiations said.

Yvo de Boer, the UN climate chief during the 2009 Copenhagen climate change talks, said his conversations with scientists working on the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggested the findings would be shocking.

"That report is going to scare the wits out of everyone,” Mr de Boer said in the only scheduled interview of his visit to Australia. "I’m confident those scientific findings will create new political momentum.”

The IPCC’s fifth assessment report is due to be published in late 2013 and early 2014.

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/former-un-official-says-climate-report-will-shock-nations-into-action-20121106-28w5c.html

 

Many of us , of course, could have forecast the same thing six years ago.

2 Comments
  1. September 28, 2013 10:22 pm

    Someone should interview him again.

  2. Brian H permalink
    September 29, 2013 2:45 am

    Is that the same as “bore to tears”?

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