Check out these remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Incheon (Republic of Korea), Tuesday, August 11th:
If we fail to act, climate change will intensify droughts, floods and other natural disasters.
Water shortages will affect hundreds of millions of people. Malnutrition will engulf large parts of the developing world. Tensions will worsen. Social unrest – even violence – could follow.
The damage to national economies will be enormous. The human suffering will be incalculable.
We have the power to change course. But we must do it now.
As we move toward Copenhagen in December, we must “Seal a Deal” on climate change that secures our common future. I’m glad that the Chairman of the forum and many other speakers have used my campaign slogan “Seal the Deal” in Copenhagen. I won’t charge them loyalty. Please use this “Seal the Deal” as widely as possible, as much as you can. We must seal the deal in Copenhagen for the future of humanity.
We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.
He has no idea how right he is in broad terms, probably even with the timing. We do have the power to change course. We must do it now.
Sadly though, he draws his conclusions based on all the wrong reasons and pushes for all the wrong solutions. A ‘truth’ built on a lie (anthropogenic, catastrophic global warming) is still… a lie. Even if the edifice of politicized science, faulty reasoning, mixed motives and outright hysteria is so high and elaborate that one can no longer see the foundation built in a swamp. Even if (as a colleague put it to me) the ends seem (on the surface) to justify the means (and the road to h*ll is paved…)
The only way out of the impending death and chaos he senses is to acknowledge the one true God who formed this earth and everything else and the Son he sent down to save us from our depravity.
Yes, global warming is coming — much sooner and far hotter, I believe, than Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon can possibly imagine. Scoff now if you like. Just don’t go shaking your fist at CO2 emissions when it all goes down and tell us believers with a straight face that we’re the ones believing in vaporous myths.
More on Mr. Moon and the shifting sands of climate change here.
UPDATE I: Seems Mr. Moon (aka, ‘Ban’) — both interesting names — isn’t all that well liked or respected by much of anybody. (It’s hard to offend Putin, Kim Jong Il, OBH, the Kennedys and the anti-global-warming crowd all at the same time.)
UPDATE II: Adding more weight to the strong delusion theory (see comment thread) is fresh news of Congressional representatives doing what ought to be against their self-interest, i.e., in positioning themselves for re-election. Not to be confused with the already-reported news of the same irrational phenomenon.