I give up. When wasn’t the IPCC a political activist?
Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that the experience of the Rio+20 summit proves that the political will to take action on climate change isn’t there – and argues that a new form of activism is the only answer.
The world’s leading climate scientist (sic) says governments’ reluctance to tackle the causes of climate change means they should be bypassed in favour of global ‘people power’.
Climate change was marginalised at the Rio+20 talks, in an apparent attempt by the hosts Brazil to make coming to a final agreement as straightforward as possible – mindful of how controversial the topic has become.