Saturday, October 24, 2009

Climate change is all politics

The Philippines's President Gloria Arroyo signed yesterday the Philippine Climate Change Act of 2009 or Republic Act 9729. PDI says that the law "seeks to mainstream climate change into the formulation of government policy by setting up a National Framework Strategy and Program on Climate Change. It also creates the Climate Change Commission that will coordinate, monitor and evaluate the government's programs and actions to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change." It is reported that the law includes an initial P50 million spending money.

While everything about the law isn't made yet (I guess the famous IRR isn't fully made,a s usual), I hope that the Commission in charge get into the real business of climate and environmental concerns. Rep. Roilo Golez expressed a hope that the commission involve real climate scientists and not just politicians. This is great. But who are the real climate scientists? It seems they are those who have the alarmist streak in them. And actually play politics. And what of Al? Everyone believes this politician who fared pretty bad in his undergraduate science subjects. And how about UNFCC's Yvo de Boer, who used to be in the Netherlands national government and has a technical degree in social work? They seem to believe in him. And the IPCC? They are not all climate scientists in there.

Climate change is as political you can get. I am sorry to say.

1 comment:

Freddie G. said...

All politics ... meaning mostly rhetoric and little science.