The United Nations has a new report advocating ways for the governments of the world to spend that staggering sum over the next 40 years, “greening” the planet. Over at the Heritage Foundation’s web site, Nicolas Loris explains why this is not a good approach to improving human life on earth. If many of his points seem obvious, the next question is how to bring home those simple yet immense cost-benefit realities to the UN. That may be one of the real challenges now confronting mankind.
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By Claudia Rosett Jul 14, 2011 7:17 PM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected].com Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.