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Bank staffer confirms Daboub tried to make climate change disappear. In today's Herald Tribune, Robert Watson, highly respected chief scientist at the Bank, is reported to have said in an interview that Wolfowitz-appointee managing director Juan José Daboub "literally tried to eliminate the words 'climate change' everywhere in a policy paper" but that the words were put back.

Watson added that he was "absolutely convinced" that Wolfowitz had no role in the efforts.

On top of revelations that Daboub single-handedly tried to erase any mention of family planning from Bank health work, this will surely bring into question his judgement and suitability for such a powerful post.

Jeff Powell ~ April 24, 2007

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