Polish Joke on IPCC: Upcoming climate conference host Poland under fire for saying Arctic ice melt could save energy

RTCC reports:

Concerns are being raised over Poland’s suitability to host UN climate talks in a month, after a government-run blog appeared to suggest melting ice in the Arctic could benefit the world.

The article, which is on the official COP19 website, hails the huge “savings of time and energy” from using a shorter sea-route across the North Pole.

“We may also build new drilling platforms and retrieve natural resources hidden below the sea bed,” the writer adds, “Chasing the pirates, terrorists and ecologists that will come to hang around”.

The short post promoted a storm of Tweets from prominent climate campaigners, asking COP19 President and Polish Environment Minister Marcin Korolec to explain the remarks.

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Here’s the Polish Joke on the official IPCC web site:

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4 thoughts on “Polish Joke on IPCC: Upcoming climate conference host Poland under fire for saying Arctic ice melt could save energy”

  1. Geoff, the collective doesn’t like to be dissed. Poland could be in real trouble for daring to think independently. I wonder if any of the EU would have the guts to call them “deniers.”

  2. Poland is a Second World country — much better off than the real struggle of the Third World, less prosperous than Western Europe or the US. Her people and her growth have been throttled for generations by their own society, by the Nazis and then by the Soviets. Her potential has been revealed since she broke the Soviet chains, although more freedom would do her even more good.
    Stifling her people to please Western watermelons would be foolish. Please, Poland, go the liberty route. It leads to the greatest standards of living and of happiness as well. There will still be a few poor and a few who are miserable, but far fewer, and more ways to help them.

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