Don’t expect objective analysis from the World Bank’s coming World Development Report on Climate Change and Development due in 2010. The report will be co-authored by Gore’s former climate advisor Rosina Bierbaum, professor and dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan.
While the press bird dogs any think tank that has pocketed even a dime of Exxon-Mobil money, Bierbaum’s appointment is evidence that Green activists are at the wheel of much of climate-policy machinery.
A career activist, Bierbaum was Gore’s right hand at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy serving as senior scientific adviser on the Goracle’s radical agenda to transform environmental research. Further, she has led four U.S. delegations to the IPCC. Hosting Gore at the U of M in 2005, Dean Bierbaum introduced him to students as an “environmental visionary. Where there is no vision, people perish.”
The World Bank’s Development Report focuses on a different topic each year and aims both to consolidate existing knowledge on a particular aspect of development and to steer development policy. Katherine Sierra, VP of Sustainable Development at the World Bank, welcomed the Gore’s disciple’s leadership as she shapes “the World Bank’s development policies on the critical issue of climate change and development, while also informing many decision-makers worldwide.”
Bierbaum is one of many Gore allies who bias global warming “research.” Bierbaum’s colleague at the U of M, Henry Pollack, is the university’s leading climatologist. He is also a Gore drone, serving as a member of Gore’s Climate Project which trains volunteers so they can proselytize the message of Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth.
The list goes on: Media darling Hansen of NASA is a close Gore advisor, the IPCC is stacked with green politicians with self-serving agendas, etc. Beware the authoritative climate-policy document: It may be Gore in sheep’s clothing.