The UN’s climate chief said on Friday she will step down in July, at the end of a six-year term, and praised governments for reaching a 195-nation deal in Paris in December to shift the world economy from fossil fuels to cleaner energies.
Christiana Figueres, a 59-year-old Costa Rican, said she would not accept any extension of her term as head of the Bonn-based UN Climate Change Secretariat after what she called the historic Paris Agreement.
Bloomberg News: The political divide in the U.S. Congress has slowed efforts to pass climate legislation and is ‘very detrimental’ to the fight against global warming, she said.
‘China, the top emitter of greenhouse gases, is also the country that’s “doing it right” when it comes to addressing global warming, the United Nations’ chief climate official said.’ ‘China is also able to implement policies because its political system avoids some of the legislative hurdles seen in countries including the U.S., Figueres said.’
Former Harvard Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl of Czech Republic Comments on UN’s Christiana Figueres: ‘The totalitarian system rocks while democracy sucks!’ – Motl: ‘The actual goal of the climatism is to liquidate democracy, freedom, and prosperity in the world.’ – ‘Figueres’ totalitarian advertisements are indefensible by the struggle to reduce the CO2 emissions because China’s CO2 emissions were actually growing significantly more quickly than America’s emissions in recent years – and China overtook the U.S. as the world’s #1 producer of CO2 six years ago or so’ – ‘The goal of these “people” is to stop democracy, freedom, and prosperity regardless of the fate of Nature, the temperatures, or the CO2 concentrations.’
The top climate official at the United Nations has described her role in pushing nations to contain the Earth’s shifting climate as a “sacred” job.”We are truly defining the quality of life for our children,”“I fully intend my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be able to live on this planet. This job is a sacred responsibility…“Cumulatively we have already invested over a trillion dollars into renewable energies such as solar and wind but that is still far from where we need to get. We need to be investing a trillion every year,” Figueres said.
UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres laments U.S. democracy is ‘very detrimental’ in war on global warming — Lauds one-party ruled China for ‘doing it right’ on climate change
Gore-trained UN climate chief Christiana Figueres: Why can’t the US be more like China? (which only increased its CO2 emissions by 171% since the year 2000)
Christiana Figueres: ‘Meanwhile warmer beaches are affecting hatching patterns of marine turtles: cool beaches produce predominantly male hatchlings while warm beaches produce mostly females. So scientists are seeing the feminizing of the of marine turtle populations which will have an impact of reproduction and possibly the survival of several species already stressed by loss of habitats and entanglement in fishing nets.’