Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yvo de Boer Resigns as Chief of IPCC

The U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer, right, has resigned to join a consultancy group as an adviser, the U.N. climate secretariat. De Boer will step down on July 1 to join KPMG.

The resignation comes after an email scandal called 'Climategate' that put IPCC science in doubt, disappointing results at the Copenhagen summit and a botched estimate on the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers. Now, climate change legislation that appeared to be a sure thing for passage through Congress just a year ago appears to be dead for the foreseeable future. The IPCC 'Climategate' situation has also put the EPA Endangerment Finding and Tailoring Rule in jeopardy. Business groups have already made formal challenges to the pending EPA ruling.

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