Polar bears may be doing fine, but the climate commissars of the United Nations are feeling the heat, as their claims of scientific ”consensus” melt under them. Now we have the first big UN climocrat to desert the cooling/warming/sinking ship. Yvo de Boer, head of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, has announced he will be resigning as of July 1, 2010.
De Boer’s departure can’t come soon enough. For almost four years, this ramped-up Dutch bureaucrat has been one of the chief purveyors of climate alarmism, carbon-emitting his way around the globe from Bonn to Bali to Copenhagen, pushing UN plans for a global “climate change regime.”
Who is this guy? If you’ve tuned in to coverage of any of those grand UN pow-wows, where potentates gather around the cracked-crab buffets and Bali beach cabanas to determine your carbon rations, de Boer has been one of the stern faces at the podium — lecturing us all on the need to avert apocalypse by re-engineering the economy of the planet as he sees fit.
No one elected de Boer to his high-level perch. He was appointed in August, 2006 as one of the parting gifts to the world of the same former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who presided as the UN’s chief administrator of the giant scam known as Oil-for-Food. De Boer is neither a scientist nor an economist. His UN bio tells us he has a “technical degree in social work for the Netherlands.” Just before Annan exalted him to climate chief of the world, de Boer held the job of — are you impressed yet? — Director of International Affairs of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment of the Netherlands. (That’s especially rich in light of de Boer’s apparent obliviousness that UN warnings about the impending deluge of Holland were, like the warnings about melting Himalayan glaciers, somewhat over-excited).