April 13th, 1992. Even OPEC is talkin’ bout the environment

Mind you, in 1992 EVERYONE was talking about the “environment”.  The Rio Earth summit was set to take place in June, and although the threat of American non-attendance had kept timetables and targets off the agenda/out of the draft text, you can never be too careful about these things.  Clearly any actual action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions could be catastrophic for any Organisation of countries that were into exporting petroleum.  Like um, OPEC.

Proceedings of the OPEC Seminar on the Environment, Vienna, April 13-15, 1992

And guess who was there – Lindzen, R.: 1992, The Origin of Alleged Scientific Consensus.

Also on this day
2012 Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown (a bit of a hero) announces his resignation
2014 The 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC gives CCS a shout out. #desperatetechnooptimism

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