Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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As the UN's climate negotiator, the former Dutch civil servant was widely credited with raising the profile of climate change issues.
But suspicion and distrust between developing and industrial countries kept them from reaching a binding accord at the UN's climate change summit in Copenhagen in December, the article continues.
Meanwhile, a different UN climate body - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - has come under fire in recent months for insisting that Himalayan glaciers are melting, while referencing research that had not been peer-reviewed.
The head of the IPCC, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, has rejected calls for his resignation.
And an inquiry is now underway to consider whether the e-mail exchanges
between researchers at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the
University of East Anglia, UK, show an attempt to manipulate or suppress
data "at odds" with scientific practice.
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