Climatewire: The chilly reception may actually help Banks walk his tightrope between offering partnership in Bonn and avoiding the wrath of climate skeptics in the Trump administration. Marc Morano, who argues against mainstream climate science on ClimateDepot.com, said Banks' forum was a public relations victory for Team Trump.
"If the greenest members of the Trump administration get shouted down and shut down by climate activists for discussing nuclear and coal, the public will perceive the activists as way-out idealists devoid of reality," he predicted.
The US climate negotiator holding the top UN position there is an Obama hack named Andrew Rakestraw. Rakestraw is an official co-facilitator in the Bonn COP talks, the only US delegate to hold such a high position