Patrick Moore has reported Greenpeace–the charity he co-founded in the 1970s–to the FBI for what he claims are a series of offences, including “outright breach of the RICO, wire-fraud, witness-tampering and obstruction-of-committee statutes.
Accordingly, I have decided to inform the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Greenpeace’s dishonest and disfiguring attempt at entrapment of Professor Happer, whom I know to be a first-rate scientist, colleague and friend, one of the world’s half-dozen most eminent and experienced physicists, and one who would never provide any scientific advice unless in his professional opinion that advice was correct.
The organization’s timing was clearly intended to spring the trap on Professor Happer hours before he was due to appear in front of Congress. This misconduct constitutes a serious – and on many counts criminal – interference with the democratic process that America cherishes.
I have reported Greenpeace to the FBI under 18 USC 96 (RICO statute); 18 USC 1343 (wire fraud); 18 USC 1512 (attempting to intimidate a witness due to appear at a Congressional hearing); and 18 USC 1505 (obstruction of proceedings before committees).
I shall also be asking the Bureau to investigate Greenpeace’s sources of funding. It is now an enemy of the State, an enemy of humanity and, indeed, an enemy of all species on Earth
Covestro explains that it has been a Solar Impulse project partner since 2010 and also its official technical partner. It was responsible for the design and construction of the Si2 cockpit which utilises the most advanced polyurethane and polycarbonate systems, significantly reducing the weight of the plane while ensuring ultimate protection for the pilot.
“To our employees and customers, the Solar Impulse project has become a symbol of Covestro’s innovation as well as our ability to provide a wide range of innovative solutions,” said Patrick Thomas, Covestro CEO. “We are delighted to be able to continue to support this inspirational endeavour as it embraces our corporate values of Curious, Courageous and Colourful.”
“Sustainability sits at the heart of our business strategy,” said Richard Northcote, Chief Sustainability Officer at Covestro. “This renewed commitment to Solar Impulse includes our role as one of the leading sponsors for the cross-America leg of the round the world journey, which will commence in Spring 2016. As more consumers seek energy-efficient products and governments start to implement the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in legislation, Solar Impulse will play a huge role in showing the world how the technology that exists today can contribute to achieving what many believed was impossible.”
Covestro claims that technology developed for Solar Impulse is already used in various everyday products in the automotive and refrigeration sectors. In addition, coatings used on the plane are now also being used in many other industrial sectors.
Bertrand Piccard, Initiator, Chairman and Pilot of the Solar Impulse Project, said, “Thanks to our delay in the round the world adventure, Covestro will fly with us and demonstrate its essential contribution to Solar Impulse. All our partners share our vision of a cleaner future and the ongoing involvement of Patrick and the Covestro team confirms their commitment to achieving this aim.”
Andre Borschberg, Co-founder, CEO and Pilot of the Solar Impulse Project, added, “We have valued Covestro’s technical input, commitment and innovative spirit since 2010 and are looking forward to working even more closely with them over the next three years.”
He added, “I speak from personal experience when I say the cockpit Covestro designed for Si2, provided Bertrand and I with a comfortable and ambient environment to fly and work in. We are looking forward to getting back inside it for the next leg of the journey in 2016.”
Covestro explains that it is also supporting Solar Impulse’s ‘Future is Clean’ initiative, which is gathering global support for the use of clean energy, following the ratification of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ahead of the Conference on Climate Change of the United Nations (COP21) this December.
A slightly slimmed down draft was released at COP21 on Thursday morning. With progress comes ongoing contention over climate finance and loss and damage.
At a press conference on Thursday hosted by Climate Action Network International, Kaisa Kosonan of Greenpeace said that negotiations of the current ADP session has “made progress,” especially on defining long-term climate and emissions goals.
Kosonan said that the concept of a 1.5.degree Celsius limit on global warming is gaining wider acceptance, especially after French president François Hollande mentioned it in his speech on Monday. Many leaders, particularly those of small island and other more vulnerable nations, maintain that the goal of 2-degrees Celsius rise over pre-industrial levels will burden their people with suffering and loss from the devastating impacts from climate change, for which they are largely not responsible.
Even if the climate pact endorses a 1.5-degrees Celsius limit, which is by no means certain, or even likely, many scientists say the world is already locked into 1.5 degrees, no matter what happens going forward
As hundreds of delegates descend on Paris to broker a global deal on carbon emissions, Parisians tell The Local they’re taking the chance to reflect on their city’s own environmental issues.
With diplomatic motorcades periodically interrupting traffic, and pop-up installations springing up throughout the city, the COP21 summit has quickly made its presence felt among residents.
In the aftermath of the November 13 terror attacks, however, many have wondered if climate change was still a priority for the summit’s French hosts. Even President Hollande’s special envoy on climate, Nicolas Hulot, said he was worried the attacks would put climate change on the “back-burner”.
But this isn’t a view shared by the Parisians, with many telling The Local they were thinking about environmental issues more than ever as a result of the summit. While the COP21 negotiators try to broker a global deal to limit carbon emissions, Parisians are looking at what they can do to tackle climate change at the local level.
World leaders open pivotal climate talks in Paris saying they must achieve a binding agreement to help slow global climate change.
(CNN)The introductions and formalities are over. Now, it’s crunch time to get a deal on what U.S. President Barack Obama calls an “ambitious” global climate change agreement.
Leaders of 150 nations are in the second day of the COP21 conference Tuesday. COP stands for Conference of Parties, an annual United Nations forum to try to tackle climate change on a global political level.
COP21, otherwise referred to as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, unites leaders, government officials, scientists and influential speakers from around the world to promote global action for addressing climate change. This year’s event takes place November 30 through December 11 and will include government representation from more than 190 nations. Close to 50,000 participants and international delegates are expected to attend.
Prior COP events with significant impacts upon history books include the first COP in Berlin in 1995; COP3 in Kyoto, where the Kyoto Protocol international treaty was first conceptualised; COP11, which introduced the Montreal Action Plan; COP15 in Copenhagen; and COP17 in Durban, which led to the creation of the Green Climate Fund. This year’s event is also expected to be particularly noteworthy: It is the first time in more than 20 years that such gathering convenes with the express goal to produce a legally binding, universal agreement on climate and sustainability efforts moving forward. If this year’s conference is a success, it could mean a world of change that our planet desperately needs.
Leaders in the global drive to protect and restore forests met at COP21 on Tuesday to announce further action of deforestation. The event was held in the context of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda during Paris COP21.
COP21 is right around the corner, so if you’re interested in getting the scoop straight from the professionals, CSOs, activists, policy-makers, officials and politicians making it happen (in France and beyond), we’ve put together a handy and diverse Twitter list with the 21 movers & shakers you should keep track of in the coming weeks.