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It’s very disappointing that another official has been forced to back down after making a perfectly reasonable statement. It undermines trust in the whole field.”
WMO Secretary-General Denies Climate Heresy
Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
London, 13 September: The Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, has been accused of being forced into an embarrassing climb-down.
In an interview with a Finnish newspaper last week, Taalas had hit out at what he called climate ‘extremists and doomsters’, and called for a wider range of voices to be heard in the climate debate.
In a WMO statement today, Taalas appears to have backtracked from this robust position, saying he had been wrongly portrayed as “questioning the international focus on the need for robust climate action”.
However, GWPF director Benny Peiser says that this is misleading.
"Nobody said or reported such as thing. He seems to have come under pressure from activists and is simply confessing his orthodoxy on climate change."
"It’s very disappointing that another official has been forced to back down after making a perfectly reasonable statement. It undermines trust in the whole field.”
Dr Benny Peiser
Director, Global Warming Policy Forum
t: 0207 3406038
m: 07553 361718
One more week to go until we start to receive our voting papers in the mail (20th to 25th September).
Hi I’m Mo, first-time candidate running for Taupō District Council. You may have seen my profile in the Taupō & Tūrangi Weekender on Thursday. I wanted to let you know a little more about what I stand for, which is:
• Inclusivity – meeting the needs of our entire district, diverse in culture and perspective.
• Protection of our environment - restoring green spaces and waterways and promoting green initiatives.
• Ensuring future generations are not overburdened with meeting the cost of living in our beautiful district.
• Prioritisation of spending on essential services – tackling infrastructure issues before entering into other large-scale financial commitments.
• Better communication - between Council and our community.
• A more representative council - younger voice, fresh perspective, free from ties to big business.
Please get in touch if you have any questions for me. I’d love to hear from you.
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