The move was simply because a number of heads of state and government are arriving at the conference for high-level negotiations, and it made more sense for the Danish prime minister to be at the helm, the statement said.
United Nations security officials have once again prevented a journalist from asking attendees at the climate change conference in Copenhagen questions about the growing ClimateGate scandal.
This time, the person on the receiving end of the apparently forbidden queries was Nobel Laureate Al Gore.
Indeed, a climate report released by the Indian environment minister last month questioned Western models of calculating global warming statistics in a quest to end reliance on Western science. It argued that there is no evidence that climate change is causing Himalayan glaciers to melt.