Exactly why Dr. Peter Wittig - the German permanent representative to the UN - mentions and simultaneously disclaims "Green-Helmets closing coal mines" in a recent Huff Green article will remain his secret.

The day after the most important council of the UN discussed climate change and agreed on a minimal consensus and “requests the Secretary-General to ensure that his reporting to the Council contains such contextual information”.

Confronted with sea level rise, food crisis, famine and extreme weather events the Security Council failed to get boots on the ground.