Climate Depot’s Marc Morano noted that the alliance posted a similar declaration in 2017, and that both were spearheaded by OSU forestry professor William J. Ripple, but that the previous petition was signed by 15,000 “world scientists.”“Here we go again: The same organization is attempting to recycle their non-scientific commentary about a ‘climate emergency’ with a heavy dose of grad students, social workers, psychologists, veterinarians, librarians, and of course, Disney’s famous mouse character,” said Mr. Morano.
Mr. Morano described the piece as “a political activist ‘statement’ designed to lobby for ‘social and economic justice’ and ‘a sustainable and equitable future.’”“Despite the obvious agenda and flaws of this declaration, the media promoted it as expected,” he added.
Documents seen by Climate Home News describe a chaotic work environment at the secretariat, widespread staff illness and resignations and allegations that Pasça Palmer discriminated against African staff members on the basis of their race.They also show she had fallen into conflict with the bureau that represents national governments that have signed the convention. This culminated in a top Egyptian official and former executive secretary accusing her of improperly intervening in deliberations over the renewal of her contract...
The issue of prejudice was raised in two complaints, which CHN has seen, lodged by senior staff members with the OIOS in May and June this year. Both accused Pasça Palmer of trying to push them out of the secretariat. One complainant alleged Pasça-Palmer had discriminated against her because she is black. The long-standing UN employee said she observed this happening to other colleagues and listed several staff from Africa or the Caribbean who had left their jobs or been frozen out by Pasça Palmer.The complaint concluded: “I sincerely believe that Ms Pasca-Palmer [sic] is a racist. She has a negative attitude to Africans and people of African origin.”