Western diplomats think global warming is a security issue and should be added to the UN Security Council’s
mission creep job jar. And why wouldn’t they? The DoD’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) mentions it 18 times. (By comparison, North Korea is mentioned once in the QDR and Iran is mentioned five times.)
Oops. And sorry, not global warming per se but climate change. How completely five-minutes-ago of me. From Reuters:
Western nations clashed with Russia and developing countries Wednesday over whether climate change was a security matter meriting the attention of the Security Council, the most powerful UN body.
What did the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, have to say about this clash (not The Clash)? After all, it did result in some weak diplo-speak on climate change as ‘having possible security implications.’
“This is more than disappointing. It’s pathetic. It’s short-sighted, and frankly it’s a dereliction of duty.”
I’m thinking the lady protests too much, but other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?
Normally Russia and China can be counted on as reliable actors who are more than willing to wield the UN as a tool to weaken U.S. power. Is it possible they can see themselves being similarly weakened by such a bureaucratic UN power grab and are willing to reject it accordingly? It may be bizarre-world, but whatever works.
And as for Mr. T? He just wants his hockey stick back.