PUT BLIX ON THE CASE! Back in March, Hans Blix was quoted as saying–without a shred of irony, five minutes before the war in Iraq broke out, “I’m more worried about global warming than I am of any major military conflict.”
Today, a British scientist is quoted by AFP as saying:
Human induced global climate change is a weapon of mass destruction at least as dangerous as nuclear, chemical or biological arms, a leading British climate scientist warned.
John Houghton, a former key member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said Monday that the impacts of global warming are such that “I have no hesitation in describing it as a weapon of mass destruction.”
He said the United States, in an “epic” abandonment of leadership, was largely responsible for the threat.
“Like terrorism, this weapon knows no boundaries,” Houghton said. “It can strike anywhere, in any form — a heatwave in one place, a drought or a flood or a storm surge in another”
C’mon Hans–disarm those pesky storm surges!