Categories: Foreign

Trump-nominated UN agency chief says climate change a real threat

The head of a major UN agency, who was nominated to the post by the Trump administration, said on Tuesday that he believes climate change to be a global threat.

David Beasley, a former Republican Governor of South Carolina, was appointed executive director of the World Food Programme in March 2017.
He spoke at the launch of a UN report that announced a rise to 821 million in the number of hungry people in the world, and listed climate change as a key factor behind the increase.

“Climate impact is real: 22 to 23 million people alone were impacted and forcibly displaced because of changing climate,” Beasley said in a news conference in Rome.
When asked to reconcile those comments with his political allegiance, Beasley said nobody could dispute that climate change is happening, but it is debatable whether it is man-made.

“The climate is impacting people all over the world, you cannot stick your head in the sand as regards to this. What’s causing it, that’s a different discussion,” he said.

“As a former U.S. Republican, I don’t know of hardly any Republicans or Democrats […] who disagree that climate is changing,” he added.

U.S. President, Donald Trump, has pulled of the Paris climate agreement, and in 2012, years before entering politics, he dismissed climate change as a “hoax” created by the Chinese to harm U.S. manufacturing.

Beasley deplored global indifference to rising hunger rates, suggesting that perhaps this was because “everybody is obsessed with Trump news, Brexit or whatever the case may be.’’
“Every five seconds, a child is dying from starvation, while there’s 300 trillion dollars’ worth of wealth in the world today. That’s unacceptable, it is inexcusable,” he charged.

Trump-nominated UN agency chief says climate change a real threat was last modified: September 11th, 2018 by Francis Belux
Francis Belux

Share
Published by
Francis Belux
Tags: climatetrumpun

Recent Posts

Osun Elections: INEC Official arrested for Trying to Tear Results (PHOTO)

Information reaching the PoliticsNGR newsdesk on Sunday morning reveals that an INEC official has allegedly been arrested for attempting to…

10 mins ago

Osun Election Results: Davido fires warning to INEC over Rigging (PHOTO)

Music Star, Davido has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC over any plan to alter the results of the…

16 mins ago

Osun Elections: What I will do if Results are Rigged – Adeleke explodes

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the Saturday’s election, Ademola Adeleke, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission,…

28 mins ago

Osun Elections: PDP’s Adeleke is Early lead over APC’s Oyetola (DETAILS)

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, is leading the candidate of the…

32 mins ago

Osun Elections: Panic as PDP Supporters storm INEC office over Results (PHOTOS)

Following the governorship election which held yesterday in Osun state, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have gathered at…

36 mins ago

Osinbajo one of best vice presidents Nigeria ever had – Imo monarch

The Chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, Eze Samuel Ohiri, on Saturday described the Vice President,…

7 hours ago