icon for podpress  Tim Ball Climatologist on ClimateGate [43:48m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

By “humiliating setbacks” and “fiasco”, are they referring to the IPCC scientists involved in monitoring climate data who were busted in leaked emails (not hacked) manipulating the years of climate information to make it look as if the planet’s climate is warming more than it really is? This isn’t going away anytime soon.

After a year of humiliating setbacksUnited Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and about 60 of his top lieutenants — the top brass of the entire U.N. system — spent their Labor Day weekend at a remote Austrian Alpine retreat, discussing ways to put their sprawling organization in charge of the world’s agenda.

Details concerning the two-day, closed-door sessions in the comfortable village of Alpbach were closely guarded. Nonetheless, position papers for the meeting obtained by Fox News indicate that the topics included:

  • how to restore “climate change” as a top global priority after the fiasco of last year’s Copenhagen summit.
  • how to continue to try to make global redistribution of wealth the real basis of that climate agenda, and widen the discussion further to encompass the idea of “global public goods.”
  • how to keep growing U.N. peacekeeping efforts into missions involved in the police, courts, legal systems and other aspects of strife-torn countries.