Russia vetoes UN resolution highlighting climate change as security threat

Posted: December 14, 2021 by oldbrew in climate, government, Politics
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A session of the UN General Assembly


A setback for climate obsessives in thrall to climate modellers. India also voted no, and China abstained.
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Russia on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have classified climate change as a threat to international peace and security, reports Yahoo News.

The vote crushed a longtime effort to make global warming a more prominent issue within the U.N. body, according to The Associated Press.

Some 113 of the U.N.’s 193 member countries supported the resolution, including 12 of the 15 members of the council, the AP reported.

The resolution had said that climate issues could present “a key risk to global peace, security and stability.”

The proposal was led by Ireland and Niger and called for “incorporating information on the security implications of climate change” into plans regarding conflicts, peacekeeping efforts and political decisions in addition to making climate-related security risks “a central component” in preventing conflict.

“It’s long overdue,” Irish Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason said, per the AP.

But Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia called the plan a “ticking time bomb.”

He added that the proposal would turn “a scientific and economic issue into a politicized question” and take attention away from “genuine” conflicts, according to the AP.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia complained that Monday’s proposed resolution would…give the council a pretext to intervene in virtually any country on the planet.

    “This approach would be a ticking time bomb,” he said.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-10305329/Russia-vetoes-UN-resolution-linking-climate-change-security.html

  2. […] Russia vetoes UN resolution highlighting climate change as security threat […]

  3. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Putin saves the West from its own idiocy.

  4. ilma630 says:

    It’s a strange day when we are thankful for Putin, but then again, the Russian climate model was the one that didn’t assume CO2 drives temperature and so was actually much much closer to observation.

  5. He added that the proposal would turn “a scientific and economic issue into a politicized question” and take attention away from “genuine” conflicts, according to the AP.

    The issue started out as politicized, there has never been any science involved with the climate change issue. This is only one of many weapons they are using to destroy the western countries.

    China abstained because they are not going to destroy China with green energy in China, but they are getting very rich and powerful supplying the western countries. They build multiple coal power plants to supply the energy to mine and manufacture and transport the wind and solar to the western world, they are even invested in energy companies in the western world.

  6. Scott says:

    All this climate nonsense just increases global political tensions and employs more useless bureaucrats. Is it time to put forth a U.N. resolution to end the U.N. perhaps?

  7. oldbrew says:

    The resolution had said that climate issues could present “a key risk to global peace, security and stability.”

    It’s always ‘could’ with climate crystal ball gazers.

  8. oldbrew says:

  9. Gamecock says:

    “Hopes that the Arctic Seaway would stop being iced over in winter have been dashed by new paper by Dr Ray Bates.”

  10. Paul Vaughan says:

    “A session of the UN General Assembly”
    are any of these people elected?
    who do they represent?
    how many of them represent dictators?
    every day looks more and more like a gang of aggressive bullies (i know that wasn’t the intention when the organization was formed …or at least so I naively used to think)
    what to do about it? — no idea, but they scare me too much

    better rightly said than left silent

  11. Stephen Richards says:

    Paul Vaughan says:
    December 15, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    They were a roll over of the League of Nations. I remember visiting Geneva and their main hall in the 50s. The League failed. I’m sure they learned from that and have now entrenched themselves in the world with shadow agencies for every national ministry.

  12. oldbrew says:

    Russia vetoes UN resolution highlighting climate change as security threat

    Obviously we now see Russia, or Putin at least, is preoccupied with other supposed security threats.

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ukraine-russia-crisis-volodymyr-zelensky-201206276.html

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