Ban Ki-Moon: “An Existential Challenge”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has described climate change as an “existential challenge for the whole human race”.

According to a brief piece at Huffington Post, he said this at Doha.

Pointing to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy and other weather disasters this year, Ban says the “abnormal” has become the new normal as the world warms, presenting a “crisis, a threat to us all, our economies, our security and the well-being of our children.”

Comments:

  1. Climate scientists are speaking out. Where are the population scientists? Why are they not more vocal?

    The deliberate silence among population scientists with unfulfilled responsibilities to assume and duties to perform with regard to their skillful examination and careful reporting of extant research on "human population dynamics" cannot be excused by the recognition that such woefully inadequate behavior "exists in all professions". There is much too much at stake. Scientists have to stand up and consciously speak out about what is true to them, according the 'lights' and scientific knowledge they possess.

    Solzhenitsyn reported, "One word of truth overcomes the world." Could it be that for the lack of one word, one word by people in possession of truth, as their lights and science indicate 'what is', the world and life as we know it is being destroyed before our eyes? As the sages of old said, perhaps it is time, finally, now and here to "speak the truth as if you are a million voices, for your silence is killing the world."

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