Shellenberger began by highlighting his background, telling the Committee: “I am an energy analyst and environmentalist dedicated to the goals of universal prosperity, peace, and environmental protection. Between 2003 and 2009 I advocated for a large federal investment in renewables, many of which were made as part of the 2009 stimulus. And since 2013 I have advocated for the continued operation of nuclear plants around the world and thus helped prevent emissions from increasing the equivalent of adding 24 million cars to the road.”
“I also care about getting the facts and science right. I believe that scientists, journalists, and advocates have an obligation to represent climate science accurately, even if doing so reduces the saliency of our concerns,” Shellenberger continued. “No credible scientific body has claimed climate change threatens the collapse of civilization much less the extinction of the human species. And yet some activists, scientists, and journalists make such apocalyptic assertions, which I believe contribute to rising levels of anxiety, including among adolescents, and worsening political polarization.”
After decades of building their power, now climate activists rule the news. They are bombarding the US public with exaggerations, misinformation, and even fabrications on a scale beyond review, let alone rebuttal. But a few people pluck examples from the news stream and debunk them, reminding any who are listening that it is raining propaganda.
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.”