UN secretary general: The climate change 'debate on science' and politics is 'over'

It's a good thing that U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-moon is on his way out.  Given his many failures, including the civil war in Syria and enabling North Korea and Iran to become nuclear-capable, his exit can't come too soon.

Ban gave a wide ranging interview to the Washington Times where he claimed that the Paris Climate Accord was his biggest achievement and that the scientific and political debate about the reality of global warming is "over."

“The debate on science and the debate on politics as far as climate change is concerned is over,” Mr. Ban told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview. “Still, the Republican Party, they are not convinced.

“There should be no political consideration on this,” he said. “There should be no room for politics to get involved.”

Mr. Ban, who has been secretary-general for a decade and is nearing the end of his tenure, made the comments in a wide-ranging interview on topics including Syria’s civil war and the mounting threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea.

The South Korean native at one point stressed that North Korea’s potential use of nuclear weapons now represents a graver danger to humanity and the international order than any other single conflict raging around the world.

“We are talking about nuclear bombs,” he said. “Whatever we see, a conflict in Syria or South Sudan or Central African Republic or elsewhere, they do not have any nuclear weapons. North Korea has nuclear weapons, and they’ve tested [them] five times successfully.

“They have [also] launched short- and midrange ballistic missiles,” Mr. Ban said. “So, it seems that they are in the process of making smaller, lighter, longer-range ballistic missiles where they can have this nuclear warhead on top.

“They publicly, have openly said that their target is to strike the United States with much lighter, longer-range ballistic missiles,” he said. “This is quite worrying, a very worrying situation.”

But the secretary-general stressed that the window remains open for a diplomatic solution with Pyongyang.

This would certainly comes as a surprise to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who has some weird ideas about a "diplomatic solution" to the question of North Korean nukes.  In essence, he has declared unequivocally that his country has the unyielding right to manufacture nuclear weapons and has threatened to use them against any nation that tries to stop him.

Very diplomatic, eh?

As for his "science is settled" statement about climate change, a good example of why this is an idiotic notion can be found in the work of Albert Einstein and his theories on relativity.  Years after relativity was considered "settled science," physicists discoverd errors made by Einstein that altered our perception of the universe.  Scientific theories are constantly being changed as a result of new data.

But the global warming hysterics reject any information that does not fit their tidy little theories on climate and brand anyone who disagrees with them a "denier" or worse.  I leave it to future histrorians to decide which side is "anti-science."

You have to think that just about anyone would make a better secretary general than Ban, whose terms in office have proven to be a disaster for the world.

It's a good thing that U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-moon is on his way out.  Given his many failures, including the civil war in Syria and enabling North Korea and Iran to become nuclear-capable, his exit can't come too soon.

Ban gave a wide ranging interview to the Washington Times where he claimed that the Paris Climate Accord was his biggest achievement and that the scientific and political debate about the reality of global warming is "over."

“The debate on science and the debate on politics as far as climate change is concerned is over,” Mr. Ban told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview. “Still, the Republican Party, they are not convinced.

“There should be no political consideration on this,” he said. “There should be no room for politics to get involved.”

Mr. Ban, who has been secretary-general for a decade and is nearing the end of his tenure, made the comments in a wide-ranging interview on topics including Syria’s civil war and the mounting threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea.

The South Korean native at one point stressed that North Korea’s potential use of nuclear weapons now represents a graver danger to humanity and the international order than any other single conflict raging around the world.

“We are talking about nuclear bombs,” he said. “Whatever we see, a conflict in Syria or South Sudan or Central African Republic or elsewhere, they do not have any nuclear weapons. North Korea has nuclear weapons, and they’ve tested [them] five times successfully.

“They have [also] launched short- and midrange ballistic missiles,” Mr. Ban said. “So, it seems that they are in the process of making smaller, lighter, longer-range ballistic missiles where they can have this nuclear warhead on top.

“They publicly, have openly said that their target is to strike the United States with much lighter, longer-range ballistic missiles,” he said. “This is quite worrying, a very worrying situation.”

But the secretary-general stressed that the window remains open for a diplomatic solution with Pyongyang.

This would certainly comes as a surprise to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who has some weird ideas about a "diplomatic solution" to the question of North Korean nukes.  In essence, he has declared unequivocally that his country has the unyielding right to manufacture nuclear weapons and has threatened to use them against any nation that tries to stop him.

Very diplomatic, eh?

As for his "science is settled" statement about climate change, a good example of why this is an idiotic notion can be found in the work of Albert Einstein and his theories on relativity.  Years after relativity was considered "settled science," physicists discoverd errors made by Einstein that altered our perception of the universe.  Scientific theories are constantly being changed as a result of new data.

But the global warming hysterics reject any information that does not fit their tidy little theories on climate and brand anyone who disagrees with them a "denier" or worse.  I leave it to future histrorians to decide which side is "anti-science."

You have to think that just about anyone would make a better secretary general than Ban, whose terms in office have proven to be a disaster for the world.