In a 23-minute interview, filmed in the UK last month, I talk about activists and the UN’s climate process.
If the public is to be represented at climate negotiations by someone other than their own government, it has a right to elect and dismiss those representatives.
Greenpeace makes a show of rejecting government and corporate money. But it’s close pals with the WWF – which gets enormous funding from exactly those sources.
After frisking us for explosives, the UN repeatedly assures us that we’re good people.
The WWF utilized UN press conference facilities yesterday. It’s doing so again today.
Activist media events are a shockingly institutionalized part of UN climate negotiations.
If the UN were serious about a new climate treaty, it would turf the activists. They are a distraction no one needs.
Obama’s imperious behaviour at the 2009 climate summit is a key reason negotiations have failed dismally in recent years.