Saturday, March 03, 2007

The other UN report

There has been recent coverage of another U.N.-related report on climate change released on Feb 27th.

Unlike the IPCC Working Group I report, which covers only the science, this report goes in to policy details on how to avoid further climate change and adapt to what has already happened.

The report is not really by the U.N. but instead by a U.N. booster organization funded by Ted Turner called the UN Foundation. Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, also authored the report. It was however requested by the U.N.

AP article by Charles Hanely in the Wash Post does a good job summarizing the report and contains no false balance quotes. He does use the negative word "heavy" to describe the carbon taxes proposed. Heavy compared to what?

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