Prepare yourselves for IPCC Mark 2


Oh noes, another IPCC

ACM has reported previously that the UN is beginning to realise that climate change isn’t going to deliver the global government it so craves, so it is now casting around for another cause through which to regulate, tax and generally meddle in peoples lives. And the answer is: biodiversity! And they have taken the first step by approving the new UN body to look into it:

Representatives from close to 90 countries gathering in Busan, Korea, this week, have approved the formation of a new organization to monitor the ecological state of the planet and its natural resources. Dubbed the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) [it has its own web site already], the new entity will likely meet for the first time in 2011 and operate much like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

In essence, that means the IPBES will specialize in “peer review of peer review”, says Nick Nuttall, a spokesman for the United Nations Environment Programme, which has so far hosted the IPBES birth process. Its organizers hope that its reports and statements will be accepted as authoritative and unbiased summaries of the state of the science. Like the IPCC, it will not recommend particular courses of action. “We will not and must not be policy prescriptive”, emphasized Robert Watson, chief scientific advisor to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and a vice-chair of the Busan meeting. “That is critical, or it will kill the process.”

“Authoritative and unbiased”? You mean like the IPCC’s authoritative and unbiased climate propaganda? Don’t make me laugh. And as for not being policy prescriptive, the UN is running the entire global emissions reduction programme – how is that not policy prescriptive?

It’s déjà vu, all over again.

Read it here (h/t Climate Realists).

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