Tuesday, August 21, 2007

From the Inner City Press (How do they do it?): "On Global Warming, UN's Ban Ki-moon Still Has Far to Travel..."

On a Cablevision "public interest" show, Bronx Borough President Carrion said he aims to become a Met fan in 2009, for now he's just trying to "create a conversation with New York." ICP Bronx Reporter

UNITED NATIONS, August 14 -- "There is one way from here to Khartoum, and it's to take a plane." So said the spokesperson for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when asked Tuesday by Inner City Press if Mr. Ban limits his air travel or engages in any carbon offsetting by investing in renewable energy and conservation projects.

Unlike even the UN General Assembly president, who last month invested in greening projects in Kenya in order to offset the carbon emissions of UN headquarters and of travel for her global warming debate, Mr. Ban apparently has not yet seen or acted on the connection between air travel and global warming. "Those are two separate issues," his spokesperson said, while also promising to ask Mr. Ban for his views....

By Mathew Russell Lee for the Inner City Press