The IPCC’s “new ethic”


For all of the talk of “science” surrounding the U.N. climate reports, a strong current of green morality runs just beneath the surface.


In a stern sermon announcing last weekend’s fourth (and final) IPCC report, U.N. Environmental Program chief Achim Steiner proselytized to individuals as well as governments: “What we need is a new ethic in which every person changes lifestyle, attitude, and behavior.”


Then Mr. Steiner retuned to his usual lifestyle by — according to journalists at the scene – taking a carbon-burning auto to the airport and flying a giant, jet fuel-gulping (one-gallon per second) airliner back to New York headquarters.


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