Climate Science Legal Defense Fund – AGU 2013
Facing Legal Attack: Scientists Tell Their StoriesCoal industry accuses UN climate chief of 'ignoring reality' | Environment | theguardian.com
12 December 2013, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Moscone North Rooms 130-131
Join us for a brown-bag lunch with a panel of scientists who have experienced legal repercussions for their scientific work. Andy Dessler, Katherine Hayhoe, Michael Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Ben Santer, and Kevin Trenberth will all share their stories regarding legal issues and answer your questions.
[World Coal chief executive Milton Catelin on UN climate scam chief Figueres] “She comes from a perspective where the only challenge in the world today is global warming,” he said. “I think what we say is there’s more than one challenge – other things are almost as important or equally important, such as global poverty and the need to maintain economic development.”
Catelin argues the role of coal in offering a cheaper solution to national requirements cannot be ignored, deriding UN efforts to double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix as “the politics of the warm inner glow”.
“The west feels good about itself by saying we’ll give you five hours [of energy] a day but it won’t solve your poverty problem – it’ll just make us feel good that we’re doing something about it,” he added.