December 7th, 2009…a day that will live in hypocrisy

It will be remembered as the day the greens bombed Copenhagen with limousines.

Picture updated at 12:30PM – Anthony

From the Telegraph, the tale of elitist excess begins:

On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen’s biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the “summit to save the world”, which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200. “We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention,” she says. “But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report.”

Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. “We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”

And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? “Five,” says Ms Jorgensen. “The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don’t have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it’s very Danish.”

But wait, there’s more!

The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.

As well 15,000 delegates and officials, 5,000 journalists and 98 world leaders, the Danish capital will be blessed by the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio, Daryl Hannah, Helena Christensen, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Prince Charles. A Republican US senator, Jim Inhofe, is jetting in at the head of an anti-climate-change “Truth Squad.” The top hotels – all fully booked at £650 a night – are readying their Climate Convention menus of (no doubt sustainable) scallops, foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges.

Reads the entire story here:

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges


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253 thoughts on “December 7th, 2009…a day that will live in hypocrisy

  1. looks like SBS in Australia is beginning to cover the story more. Questions are being asked. re climategate

  2. Via Anna Raccon/ Gloria Smudd
    Nopenhagen: Hell no!
    Gropenhagen: go those free hookers
    Brokenhagen: What we all will be after this lot!
    Jokenhagen: It aint funny
    Plus others?

  3. Yep, that’s the word for it, hypocracy! I hope that they (those that have them of course – I am not sure what part of the female anatomy would equate so I won’t go there), freeze their little nuts off. I dare say that there will be plenty more where this comes from over the next few days.

    I note that over the weekend from several little snippets of news, the NOO Labour Environmental Public Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC as it is better known, has been doing its straw man task of commenting on the “stolen” emails as embarrassing, but as “experts have pointed out” the “evidence” for manmade Climate Change is “overwhelming”, 4,000 IPCC scientists around the world have apparently said so! Funny that, I thought they were all in Copenhagen? £650 per night, that is around £10,000,000 per night all in without journos, & that’s just for accommodation for starters, before the absolutely essential expenses forms show up the good-time girls (hope Bill Clinton isn’t going?), & or boys, dirty movies, etc., although admittedly many of the girls are doing their bit for the environment by offering their services free of charge, presumably to offset their carbon emissions from such activity! No wonder we need to raise masses of taxes if this is what it all costs. How long does this jamboree last? 7 days? That’s £70,000,000, add in the travelling costs, well double it (I nearly got a job at the CRU) that is £140,000,000. How much good could be done around the world with that little sum, how many childrens’s lives saved (Madonna has only so much money & spare room), anti-malarial drugs issued, AIDS prevention schemes set up, empty bellies fed, clean water pumps installed, seed crops provided, etc? Of course, none of the aforementioned will be on the agenda. Wonder what kind of Hockey Stick graph would be produced with those sort of costs?

    PS Before anyone picks up on it, I was joking about the job at the CRU, being self-employed I am by definition, unemployable! :-))

    AtB

  4. How can these people expect us to take them seriously?
    Man, it would be like my Catholic priest preaching to me the how to lead a moral and vituous life and then watch him go off to red light districts, casinos, bordello and particpate with abandon in drug dealing, extrortion, prostitition etc. while drinking a fifth of booze every day.

  5. Makes me feel bad about all that Big Oil Money I get . . . no wait . . . whatever happened to that anyway ?

  6. I really should proof read:
    How can these people expect us to take them seriously?
    Man, it would be like my Catholic priest preaching to me how to lead a moral and virtuous life and then watch him go off to red light districts, casinos, bordellos and particpate with abandon in drug dealing, extortion, prostitution etc. while drinking a fifth of booze every day.

  7. There’s $145T in wealth redistribution to celebrate! But but but, it’s all about saving the earth from the peons!…

    The Obamanation is staying away, until he is sure the whole thing doesn’t just immediately fall apart, or blow-up (figuratively [for you DHS a**holes]).

    Re: the EPA v CO2… Why don’t they [EPA] all begin living on 100% nitrogen, so as not to produce any CO2 themselves. They can come back in a year and report on their collective personal observations. To be balanced, UN/IPCC should participate also – manditory!

    As for the rest of us, we could live our lives hyper-ventillating, which would reduce the expelled CO2 PPM significantly. Bet we could get down below 10kPPM and maintain longer than the EPA can in their experiment (above).

    Come on EPA, be the leaders, you go first!::)

  8. Speaking of hypocrisy I see Google is still not auto-suggesting ClimateGate:

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=25112ee0c29cbd01&hl=en

    This was the Google employee answer:
    “Hey everyone,

    Thanks for voicing your concerns. We haven’t made any adjustments to our suggestions to limit the appearance of [ climategate ] in Google Suggest. So you know, it’s totally normal for a suggestion to take time to appear consistently in our query suggestions (it’s even normal for it to appear in some but not all cases).

    Since [ climategate ] is a growing search trend, it’s likely to start appearing more and more consistently over time. I can’t promise, though — suggestions are generated automatically, and Internet fame can be fleeting :)

    If you’re interested, below I’m linking to some Google Insights for Search data about [ climategate ].

    Thanks,
    Jem”

    Of course the problem with this explanation is the Google did auto-suggest ClimateGate earlier, but then mysteriously stopped suggesting it some days ago.

    I give the Google employee the Bulldust seal of approval… that is to say, I think his/her response is prime, Grade A, certifiable bulldust.

    Number of ClimateGate web hits in Google Oz … 32.7 million
    Number of ClimateGate news articles on Google … 6,924
    Number of times Google will auto-suggest ClimateGate … 0 (priceless!)

    Do no evil, eh? Heck the number of hits for pR0n (spelt correctly of course) is only 29 million on the Aussie Google… so Climategate is bigger than pR0n now… I know I must be dreaming.

  9. So all of those new light bulbs I bought, all of the recycling I have done, my overseas holiday I cancelled, the use of my bike for the last year instead of using my car, the reduction of the thermostat so that my house is now cold instead of warm, plus all of those little things I have done to do my bit have been blown away by the worlds leading Climatologist Leonardo DiCaprio flying to Copenhagen in his private jet.

    BTW when was the last peer reviewed paper by DiCaprio, Christensen, Tutu et al published? I cant seem to find it anywhere /sarc

  10. Any truth to the rumor that the next UN publishing venture will be tips on upscale living from UN bureaucrats, there’s a lot of oil shieks out their who’d probably be interested.

  11. But the Sydney to Hobart under sail already made port and we got the free ticket working girls booked solid. Three weeks worth of them free tickets

    If the lieing cheating conniving bastards want a work out they can try the hotel gymnasiums and some of that hot sauna and branch whipping, seeing they like larches that much.

    Bloody hypocrites should have sailed.

  12. The megamolamiacs of the world never stops to amaze us! I am certain that there will be more dirty stories about this meeting coming up to the surface now when the whole foundation of climate warming is under scrutiny.

  13. The great and the good will jet in
    To cook up the hype and the spin
    Now all of them feels
    A nice set of wheels
    Is their inalienable right, not a sin

  14. I cannot watch the news anymore after sky news featured rising sea levels in the mid pacific. pan to island. and eamon holmes chortled its a shame the sun went down

  15. Correction: I have just read over at Climaterealist that this shindig will go on for 12 days not the 7 I had thought. This makes the sums being wasted upon it even more shameful. The estimated total cost would appear to be in the order of £250,000,000! Are there any actual “books” that require balancing on this stuff? On current performance, I suspect not!

    AtB

  16. I see that I will have to increase my estimate of how much this convention will cost the world’s taxpayers. It includes travel costs, accommodation and food (and all the other expenses), salaries, pension costs, admin etc etc. My original estimate of about 20,000 people x 10 days x $5000/day = $1billion must be way too low.

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

  17. The French have ordered an extra 40?!

    Why not just get in their own in Paris and drive to Copenhagen?
    They could throw carbon credits out of the windows to the peasants en route.

  18. What about John Tavolta and his personal Boeing jet, did he already arrive?

    There were also funny stories in the recent years about german ministers. They took the train for some trips to prove how “climate-sensitive” they are, but they sent their drivers with the limo to the destination, so they didn’t need to walk from the train station to their final destination.

    With the Eco-socialism it’s the same thing like with all socialisms:
    Some are more equal!

  19. No surprises there, the usual left wing socialist crap, do as i say not as i do.
    All they care about is their status and power, the proles can go hang.

  20. The COPs whacky race has begun
    For the Bolly and hookers and fun
    The need for outrageous
    Has become quite contagious
    There’s nowt really new under t’sun

  21. Good to see the Telegraph running with this. I nearly choked on my breakfast earlier today: BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Good Morning Scotland’ news programme had a sceptic in their studio, for a discussion with Dr Richard Nixon (WWF Scotland). Sillars is not a scientist, but a formidable former politician, and he came across well. The debate was good natured, and unlike Watson verses Morano on Newsnight, Nixon remained calm. But what really struck me was that the interviewer didn’t any any point interupt Sillars. the programme can be listened to on the BBC i-player at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074hf7 for the next 7 days (UK only I think) – interview starts just after 2 hours 15 mins.

  22. Have you seen today’s cartoon in the UK ‘The Times’? Some nut shouting and no-one paying attention. ‘The Neo-Cons were behind 9-11′ – ‘Diana Was Killed By Prince Philip’ – ‘The Moon Landing Never Happened’ (Getting evermore irate) – -‘Elvis Lives!’ – (Bellowing at full volume) – ‘MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HOAX!’ – Now surrounded by press saying ‘Seriously? wow…’

  23. It’s good that those eco-socialists are showing off their profligacy. They themselves planted the seed of self-destruction and blame game in coming up with deep emission targets. The Chinese, Indians, Brazilians, Mexicans, etc. will see the futility of joining them for emission cut hypocrisy.

  24. Is it not time for a SI unit of hypocrisy. To be called a “Gore” perhaps. A “Gore” being defined as the amount of hypocracy required to rock up to a climate conference in a Gulfstream and imagine you are saving the planet. The unit could also be coupled with others eg; Gores/sq.km – NewtonGores to express the extent and force of the hypocrisy. For the first time scientists will be able to gather accurate data on the phenomenon and after the necessary adjustments, produce models which predict the future extent of runaway global hypocrisy.
    A unit of ineptness could follow. I would humbly suggest that Gordon Brown be honoured for this one.

  25. Here is a news story lying on the floor and just begging to be picked up my the worlds media. In any other context we would not have to be blogging about this on the internet.

    Had this been a convention of international bankers, arriving in fleets of private jets, driving in fleets of stretched hummer limo’s, and dinning on dolphin tongues at the most prestigious hotels on taxpayers money, then you betcha, this would have been covered.

  26. On a similar point. I few years ago, I used to play rugby on a pitch by the side of the BBC Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham. I remember that the car park was full of SUVs. Surprising, considering the sanctimonious nonsense that they’re always spouting about the environment.
    I can live with SUVs but I hate hypocracy!!

  27. “We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”

    The actions of those who have deathly fears of pollution changing the climate and destroying the future of the earth for our grandchildren.

    Jon Stewart would have fun with this.

  28. I wish we could switch off the world for the next couple of weeks. Added to all the hypocrisy covered so pointedly in the thread, the thought that we have to listen to waves of politicians and politico-scientists competing to become the greenest is profoundly depressing.

    All this macho posturing is simply an attempt to get the best headlines for individual leaders. The reality of climate change summits is that whatever the agreement, there is no mechanism in place to police the outcome. Expediency will always outweigh vote-losing legislation, so perhaps there is hope that a fews years down the line, when it becomes clear that the reality of climate change is cyclic rather than hyperbolic, that they will not have committed us, the poor paying public, to too much of a decline in our standards of living.

    And also, perhaps after the beauty contest is over, the politicians will review the fundamental science, reflect on the true complexity of the climate system, conclude that the simplistic climate models currently used are simply not up to the job of forecasting, and therefore should not be used as the basis for planning anything.

  29. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) hacked this turkey five years ago.

    “… blessed by the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio, Daryl Hannah, Helena Christensen, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Prince Charles. A Republican US senator, Jim Inhofe, is jetting in at the head of an anti-climate-change “Truth Squad.”

  30. The front page of today’s “The Independent” (UK) has the headline “CLIMATE CHANGE : THE FACTS” And refers to the included free 20 page booklet produced by the UK Met Office. I nearly suffered heart failure, such is my anger, after looking through it. They are still showing the hockey stick graph so comprehensively de-bunked by one of your contributors only yesterday. And, lo and behold, they also include a chart starting at 1850, so conveniently leaving out the MWP!!

    The articles & editorial are equally vomit inducing, and the letters page shows the same slavish devotion to the cause typical of religious movements.

    I can’t find this new booklet on the Met Office site, or I would post a link.

  31. tallbloke (02:45:47) :

    The Hypocrisy of the Hype-ocracy is nearly as bad as the spelling round here!

    [Reply: nothing could be that bad. ~dbs, mod.]

    I wish we could make the Hype’o’crats take a Harpocratic oath.

  32. after all, a stretch limo provides the perfect private rendezvous for those Copenhagen prostitutes

  33. And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? “Five,” says Ms Jorgensen.

    Who are the poor suckers that will be stuck in those hybrids?

  34. Who pays for these job dodging crusty clowns on bikes that seem to turn up all the time at eco events?
    Thats right, tax paying carbon producers (Workers).
    They had better be careful what they wish for.
    A Carbon cap strapped society can not indulge itself with welfare payments and bogus higher education degrees like sociology and Art&design.
    Also would a society without the distractions of material wealth and its aquisition become more or less tolerent of fools.
    Bring it on crusty.

  35. The top hotels – all fully booked at £650 a night

    £650 ($1063.00 US) a night hotels—oh the guilt they feel for the plight of countries suffering from carbon oppression as they walk on marble floors after getting out of limos that picked them up from their Gulfstream

  36. Great piece by my beloved Daily Telegrph which,sadly, is still sitting on the fence on this subject despite the wild popularity of its sceptic blog contributors.
    All those limos being driven to Copenhagen is going to put a downer on the company Christmas parties, not a limo to be found over much of northern Europe, how sad.

    Tall bloke made me laugh out loud with his comment about throwing carbon footprints out of their limo windows to the peasants.

  37. I’m calling the (US) Progressives “ReproBATS” and Liberals “Hippocrats”, but there seems to be no limit to this Saul Alinsky Elitist Crap – it’s global!

    Pictures of these escapades need to go global, with price tags attached!

    Oh and maybe some endangered polar bears (Phelim McCleer’s voicing of “polar bears” might be permanently wired in my brain) anyway, the polar bears might want to join the celebrations and give thanks for all the great meals, which have been flown in.

    Night.

  38. No big deal here. There are scientists and then there are the political scientists. Copenhagen is full of the latter doing their normal behaviour with free money.

  39. Soemone soon, probably from the third world , will announce a reduction of carbon output of over 100%.

    You think I am kidding? Watch these assholes with their grandstanding BS.

  40. (I posted on another thread … but well why not here too (pls Mods?)

    Dedicated to the EPA, the Politicians, Copenhagen and everyone looking forward to their share of the swag …

    He rose to his feet.

    “If,” he said tersely, “we could for a moment move on to the subject of fiscal policy …”

    “Fiscal policy!” whooped Ford Prefect, “Fiscal policy!”

    The Management Consultant gave him a look that only a lungfish could have copied.

    “Fiscal policy …” he repeated, “that is what I said.”

    “How can you have money,” demanded Ford, “if none of you actually produces anything? It doesn’t grow on trees you know.”

    “If you would allow me to continue …”

    Ford nodded dejectedly.

    “Thank you. Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich.”

    Ford stared in disbelief at the crowd who were murmuring appreciatively at this and greedily fingering the wads of leaves with which their track suits were stuffed.

    “But we have also,” continued the Management Consultant, “run into a small inflation problem on account of the high level of leaf availability, which means that, I gather, the current going rate has something like three deciduous forests buying one ship’s peanut.”

    Murmurs of alarm came from the crowd. The Management Consultant waved them down.

    “So in order to obviate this problem,” he continued, “and effectively revalue the leaf, we are about to embark on a massive defoliation campaign, and … er, burn down all the forests. I think you’ll all agree that’s a sensible move under the circumstances.”

    The crowd seemed a little uncertain about this for a second or two until someone pointed out how much this would increase the value of the leaves in their pockets whereupon they let out whoops of delight and gave the Management Consultant a standing ovation. The accountants amongst them looked forward to a profitable Autumn.

    “You’re all mad,” explained Ford Prefect.

    “You’re absolutely barmy,” he suggested.

    “You’re a bunch of raving nutters,” he opined.

  41. Forgot .. for our younger viewers ..

    Douglas Adams – “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe ” – 1980

    (and no he wasn’t a peerreviewedrealclimtescientist before you go there)

  42. Climate Convention menus….foie gras

    Isn’t foie gras about $90.00 a pound?

    Daryl Hannah will be there. She is an animal rights activist. Will she be protesting foie gras being on the menu because of how foie gras is produced? Maybe it’s better she doesn’t know it’s on the menu.

  43. Another harp reference brings us back to Rev. Anthony. ‘Hope’ by G F Watts, POTUS’s favourite painting apparently, the link explains

    http://www.ekmpowershop5.com/ekmps/shops/wattsgallery/hope-with-apologies-to-gfw—phil-disley-106-p.asp

    [sorry Mod. beyond me].

    It might be a lyre (the rest of you can riff on that one). Watts Gallery is a worthy cause and there are prints of the cartoon available. Also Harpic a popular toilet cleaner over here would bring us back to Prof. watson but that’s probably enough scatology for now.

  44. I would think that if someone agitated some religious extremists ( remember Denmark) would it not make the world a better place ?

  45. Copenhagen – København is literally translated as: Buyer’s Harbour. The word købe also means ‘bribe’ and havn can be translated as ‘haven’.

    HC Andersen would likely have seen the high irony in the IPCC choosing a town called ‘Briber’s Haven’ to sell the world the biggest scam in history.

    It’s enough to make the little mermaid blush.

  46. tallbloke (02:45:47) :

    The Hypocrisy of the Hype-ocracy is nearly as bad as the spelling round here!

    They reckon 10 out of 2 people are dyslexic so that’s my excuse.

  47. Slightly off topic I know but I just heard on BBC radio a review of the last couple of decades of the politics surrounding the issue of climate change. During the discussion an advocate of AGW came out with the line that the “Science” supporting AGW had “hardened” since 1998.
    I’m sure I’ve lived through the last 10 years and that’s a bit different to how I recall things. In 1998 I believed in Global Warming. We were approaching a very hot El – NINO year, Ice core data seemed to show that global temperature and atmospheric CO2 were in step with each other, and tree ring data and thermometer readings appeared to show that the pace of recent warming was unprecedented.
    However, since then a number of key FACTS have emerged.
    2001
    “In the 1990’s the classic Vostok ice core graph showed temperature and carbon in lock step moving at the same time. It made sense to worry that carbon dioxide did influence temperature. But by 2003 new data came in and it was clear that carbon lagged behind temperature. The link was back to front.”
    2003
    “In a stunning scientific paper just published in Energy and Environment (McIntyre and McKitrick), the infamous `Hockey Stick’ as developed by Mann, Bradley and Hughes in 1998 has been comprehensively discredited – using the same data sources and even methodology used by the Hockey Stick’s original authors.”
    2009
    “The Earth is not warming. The 28-year period of warming between 1970 and 1998 stopped dead in its tracks, and the climate has been cooling ever since.”

    I HAVE RE-CONSIDERED MY POSITION!!!

  48. Phil Jones won’t be in a jet.
    Phil Jones won’t be in a limo.
    Phil Jones will be under the bus.

  49. 3×2 (03:26:41) :
    … adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich.”

    What is the exchange rate from leaf to carbon footprint?

  50. Do not expect these of the living lie world to cast out even one lie or one liar.

    Lt. for life, liar, traitor, fake awards by his own liar hands in a combat zone John F. Kerry is still an elected leader of the Al Gore led liar corps.

    50 years from now they will still be on their knees at this lie made alter.

    Just pass them by. Their only use now is,, all mirrors need a past.

  51. tallbloke (02:56:56) :
    I wish we could make the Hype’o’crats take a Harpocratic oath.

    Place your hand over this and say: Woop….Woop…Woop..Neaaah!

  52. Very offtopic (…), but maybe interestingly enough to mention here? A debate between Bjorn Lomborg, George Monbiot, Lord Nigel Lawson, and Elisabeth May (an activist, and leader of the green party in Canada) :

    Before the debate: 61% pro, and 39% con politics to reduce CO2.
    After the debate: 53% pro, and 47% con

    Part 3/18 Lawson (opening remarks)
    Part 4/18 May (opening remarks)
    Part 5/18 Lomborg (opening remarks)
    Part 6/18 Monbiot (opening remarks)

    Part 7/18 Lawson, May
    Part 8/18 Monbiot, Lomborg, Lawson
    Part 9/18 May, Monbiot, Lawson
    Part 10/18 Lomborg, May
    Part 11/18 Monbiot, Lomborg
    Part 12/18 Lawson, Monbiot
    Part 13/18 May

    Part 14/18 Monbiot (concluding remarks)
    Part 15/18 Lomborg (concluding remarks)
    Part 16/18 May (concluding remarks)
    Part 17/18 Lawson (concluding remarks)

  53. some bloke (03:22:01) :

    Tall bloke made me laugh out loud with his comment about throwing carbon footprints out of their limo windows to the peasants.

    Eye thank ewe. :-)

    It was carbon credits, though I wouldn’t mind the opportunity to eject a few of these fatcats from their limos with a well aimed carbon footprint on their arses.

  54. Dear LORD… I’m laughing my ass off over what a farce this is! About the only thing that makes sense about all this hub-bub is Jim Inhofe jetting over. The only thing is, he’ll blend right in! :-)

    ” The hot air this week will be massive, the whole proceedings eminently mockable, but it would be far too early to write off this conference as a failure. ”

    Couldn’t agree more. I don’t know why people are saying that the treaty is dead in the water. Those might be famous last words. Me? I’ll call it dead when it’s over and I’ve no worries of paying more for my god-given right to emit carbon. It ain’t over til it’s over!

  55. Science has failed us.

    It has been clearly demonstrated that the man made global warming heat death is a hoax of mammoth proportions and yet the fraud goes on. Fudged data, screaming hysterics over things we only imagine but can not prove, perversion of the scientific publication process, and gigantic misuse of public funds all in plain view for the public to see. Yet, we have these control freak fools parading around as saviors of mankind. Unreal.

    It seems that the Theater of the Absurd is making a comeback these days.

  56. ‘Hope’ by G F Watts, POTUS’s favourite painting apparently.
    [sorry Mod. beyond me].

    Well, Orpheus and Obama *do* both begin with an “O”, and “tragedy” and “travesty” are tri-syllabic…

  57. Peter Plail (02:45:43) : “And also, perhaps after the beauty contest is over, the politicians will review the fundamental science, reflect on the true complexity of the climate system, conclude that the simplistic climate models currently used are simply not up to the job of forecasting, and therefore should not be used as the basis for planning anything.”

    The only way that would ever happen is if, in all their targeting and posturing, they somehow make their own suffering a part of the deal. But one can always hope (meaning both possibilities). Hmm…wonder just how much alcohol they’ll be serving…

  58. While the “skeptics” get their funding from Big Oil….the alarmists fund Big Oil.

    (except for AlGore, who flies exclusively in his coal-fired jet chair)

  59. Liked the headline!
    How about expanding it:
    “Yesterday, December 7, 2009 – a date which will live in hypocrisy – the World Economy and the Principles of Scientific Openness was suddently and deliberately attacked by environmental and mainstream media forces of the Empire of IPCC.”

    –Ahrvid

  60. A bit OT, but on Saturday there was a news report on radio 4 about some ‘climate’ protests.

    In the background I could hear a screeching chant of:

    ‘Two four six eight/CO2 is what we hate’.

    WUWT!!!!!!!!!????????

  61. From the BBC: “Outlining his ambitions for the summit, Mr de Boer said: “I think what we will see coming out of Copenhagen is a package of decisions that define a long-term goal.”

    More likely: “I think what we will see coming out of Copenhagen is a sack of shit that defines the peons future life style.”

  62. Stop taking everything out of context you guys!

    Gee wizz! First with the emails and now the limos.

    It’s all about the CONTEXT.

    Ban Ki Moon is gonna make it all better……by donating his liver.

  63. The BBC has kicked of its coverage of Copenhagen with the first lie.

    Ravendra Pachuri is called the IPCC’s chief climate scientst.

    Funny, I could have sworn he was a former railway engineer turned economist.

  64. “*Socialism is in fact nothing but the religion of the Stomach.”
    …-

    “Copenhagen Offers Climate Warriors $470 Menu, 24-Carat Desserts

    As eco-warriors crowd through Copenhagen urging restraint, a city famed for Michelin-starred restaurants with $470 menus and desserts covered in gold leaf may test their resolve.

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference starts today; 15,000 delegates will be dining and deal-making in the Danish capital.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aKOIEXvQP1w8

    *GUSTAVE LE BON. 1831 – 1931. HIS INFLUENCE. Socialism is in fact nothing but the religion of the Stomach. …

    http://www.fulltable.com/crowd/07.htm

  65. The hypocrite in chief called Rajendra
    Will be setting the summit’s agenda
    “First course is caviar
    To be followed by foie gras
    And then we’re all off on a bender!”

  66. And the Met Office’s representative is still telling us that the Arctic ice is still melting.

    She must have missed the Met Office report about the big melt 2 years ago being misreported as an effect of temperature and actually being attributed to wind.

    She can’t have checked the fact that the last 2 years have seen a recovery of ice levels.

    Or perhaps she is basing her calculations on the cunning plan to redefine sea ice a 30/70% ice/water as opposed to the 15/85% traditionally used, thereby reducing ice extent massively at a stroke.

    It is good to know that you can rely on professionals for the reality of climate change.

  67. NASA’s James Hansen was just interviewed on Australia’s Lateline program. The transcript will be available tomorrow. He basically downplayed the whole Climategate scandal when asked about it, saying that the data has always been available, and that if there was anything wrong with it, it would have been pointed out ages ago. Of course he conveniently failed to mention Steve McIntyre doing precisely that regarding the Hockey Stick. And he failed to mention that it is the methods used that are the chief concern. The only criticism he gave was when some scientists didn’t release the data (i.e. Phil Jones et al), but clearly this fact alone doesn’t pose any suspicions at all for Hansen.

    Hansen then went on about “tipping points” and how the 400 ppm CO2 level is getting up into “dangerous territory”. When asked about feedback loops, he gave a very poor answer, citing an example of an Antarctic ice-sheet breaking up irreversibly and also citing an example involving methane.

    He talked also about the accuracy of certain weather stations. He said that in all their analyses, they only use rural weather stations, screening out urban ones due to the heat island effect. I wonder if anyone here can confirm the accuracy of this statement?

    A lot more was discussed, but like I said, the transcript won’t be available until tomorrow.

  68. > Charles. U. Farley (03:35:10) :

    Hey Chuck, I don’t know about others, but when I scan comments, the poster’s name is an important determinant for the quality of the comment. You might want to find another alias – whenever I see your current one I just skip to the next comment.

  69. Since almost the entire agw-tribe has gathered in one place, perhaps they will chock the world and commit collective suicide, sacrifice them selves to save the world?!

  70. Baby you can drive my car:

    The Guardian have no sense of proportion now censoring out all dissent?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2009/dec/02/reader-leaders-copenhagen?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments

    My censored post below:
    “I see Comment is free if you agree is still holding up on the censorship front.
    You seem to be censoring everyone out.

    Well done boys. You can run but you can’t hide the trick or the decline.
    Climategate 30 plus million hits.

    Hey maybe you should have a theme tune for Copenhagen.

    “Baby you can drive my car”

    As I have said before there is only one thing worse than a hypocrite and thats a sanctimonious hypocrite?

  71. Climate map shows world after 4C rise in temperature

    “A map launched at the Science Museum in London has been developed using the latest peer-reviewed science from the Met Office Hadley Centre and other leading impact scientists. It shows that the land will heat up more quickly than the sea, and high latitudes, particularly the Arctic, will have larger temperature increases.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2009/oct/22/climate-change-carbon-emissions

    The latest peer reviewed science?

    You couldn’t make this up, they could?

  72. Another thing I forgot to add is that James Hansen also denied any cooling at all over the last ten years. He argued that it all depended on the “smoothing” that was used, and that 2005 was the hottest year on record. Overall he said that it had actually warmed during the last ten years.

  73. Bruce Armour (03:58:25) :

    3×2 (03:26:41) :
    … adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich.”

    What is the exchange rate from leaf to carbon footprint?

    No need – just substitute carbon certificate for “leaf” and you have the plan.

  74. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8278973.stm

    This is supposed to be a Q&A on Copenhagen. On the second screen down you will see there is a hockey-stick graph with no label on it to say what it is, but obviously intended to show the ‘proof’ of the complete nonesense they are all spouting. I saw another piece on the BBC over the weekend where they ‘debunked’ some sceptic points, one of their ‘debunkings’ said that it was incontrovertibly true that the earth was hotter now that at any time in the past several thousand years. So it looks like the poor old MWP has gone again!

  75. Ed Miliband [Environment Sec in UK] just had 40 minutes of sceptics asking questions.

    The view of callers was ‘its the Sun’, ‘why if its so important are we building another runway at Heathrow’, ‘what about the damage biofuels are reaking’, ‘what proportion of the CO2 is down to humans rather than the rest of the planet’… I asked about the MWP, but it was ignored :(

    The presenter [the excellent Simon Mayo] said that there was an overwhelming view from the texts/emails/calls that people were sceptical.

    There were no supportive callers or messages read out. As this is the BBC, you can be sure that if they could find a positive, they’d have given it airtime.

    Very interesting.

  76. Seems more and more like religion every day. Now they even have pilgrimages.

    Too bad Chaucer is long since dead, or the world could get a great poem out of this.

  77. Stacey (05:45:17) :
    “A map launched at the Science Museum in London has been developed using the latest peer-reviewed science from the Met Office Hadley Centre and other leading impact scientists.

    Am I correct in interpreting this statement as indicating a scientific map has been developed directing certain scientists the appropriate place to jump in front of limos? Can I suggest a few I would like to see make the first impact?

  78. The Guardian has penned an editorial on Copenhagen printed by 56 papers around the world. Predictable, of course, but worth debunking, which I have done here:

    http://peacelegacy.org/articles/answer-fourteen-days-seal-historys-judgment

    From my conclusion:

    There is one thing that history has certainly taught us: that the human race has the capacity to be deluded in mass by an obviously false, scary idea. We ridicule early Salem for the witch trials; we are horrified by bloody queen Mary burning heretics, we are mystified by the sudden viciousness of the French reign of terror or the Nazi idea that all the world’s troubles were caused by one single race. All of these ideas were false and the evidence that disproved them was staring everyone in the face, yet millions went along with them. What about our own mass delusion?

  79. They can all buy Carbon Credits from themselves, or Al Gore or Enron or something. Or they can just reduce our carbon ration to make up the difference.

  80. Let me start a no-vote list. These are people who go to the convention for the purpose of supporting CO2 nonsense. If they go, they lose the people’s vote for the rest of their lives. Note: I voted for Obama the last time. And I do mean “last”.

    #1. Obama

  81. Do you think that these guys use to eat caviar and drive limousines in their commoner´s life?. No, for sure.
    Evidently their masters know their weaknesses, their self indulging egos, their meaningless lives, so they give them all that in change of total servitude. Don´t you think so?.
    Their masters and patrons would not ask for real scientists and noble politicians to do it because they would not accept their gifts to betray their principles and souls.

  82. Today the NY Times has an article about Copenhagen, barely mentioning sceptics, but at least mentioning them, before going on in a science-is-settled manner.

    Of course it has the hockey stick graph as an illustration……(groan)….

  83. You are a huge chunk of rock. An asteroid – and you’ve been boldly trekking through fathomless space for millenia.

    Endlessly fatigued you may be. But your mission is nearly over. The climax will be shattering – literally.

    So do you plummet into the ocean, kill a few fish but make a big splash?

    Do you plunge into the endless Nordic forests and flatten an elk?

    But wait a moment – there’s Copenhagen!

    Go on! You gotta admit it. You’d be tempted, wouldn’t you?

  84. From Wiki:
    “Hypocrisy is the act of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy is thus a kind of lie. Hypocrisy may come from a desire to hide from others actual motives or feelings.

    Hypocrisy is not simply an inconsistency between what is advocated and what is done. Samuel Johnson made this point when he wrote about the misuse of the charge of “hypocrisy” in Rambler No. 14:

    Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for those virtues which he neglects to practice; since he may be sincerely convinced of the advantages of conquering his passions, without having yet obtained the victory, as a man may be confident of the advantages of a voyage, or a journey, without having courage or industry to undertake it, and may honestly recommend to others, those attempts which he neglects himself.[1]”

    Many of the Hokumhagen participants are simply delusional zealots, and probably suffering from cognitive dissonance big-time. They rationalize their use of planes, limos, etc. by saying “I am doing this for the good of the planet”. Further, they have the bandwagon effect (we are all in this together, and are simply doing our good deed for the planet), and the self-reinforcing groupthink.

  85. The presenter [the excellent Simon Mayo] said that there was an overwhelming view from the texts/emails/calls that people were sceptical.

    There were no supportive callers or messages read out. As this is the BBC, you can be sure that if they could find a positive, they’d have given it airtime.

    Brilliant. I missed the show but will listen to it later on iPlayer. Without Global Warming, there’d be no “Minister for Climate Change”. What we need is a Minister for Natural Variation to balance things out a little in cabinet.

  86. To Copenhagen they went,
    In their limos and jets they were sent,
    For free lunches and sex,
    On a fat false pretext,
    But the science its based on is bent.

  87. You are forgetting all the extra CO2 that will be exhaled by the huffing and puffing by the delegates taking advantage of the freebie offer of the local ladies/gentlemen.

  88. @davidgmills Actually, I was thinking it would be a golden opportunity for some modern day Erasmus to write “Gore Exclusis”. [For those who miss the point, Erasmus wrote a satire about Pope Julius showing up and trying to get into heaven.]

  89. If we appeal to an astrological explanation we could say that the change of the world which began with the fall of the berlin wall in 1989 will finish with the next end of the current saturn/uranus opposition in may 2010, where all this naive conspiracy will have a sudden and glorious “finale”.
    Suddenly everybody will be able to see them as they are: naked and their real nature exposed.
    Please remember this prognosis.

  90. Bulaman (01:12:26) :
    Plus others?

    Cops-enhagen: to enforce the police state
    Toke-enhagen: dope for the dopes
    Coke-enhagen: snow in Denmark
    Rope-enhagen: to hang the world economy
    Poke-enhagen:
    Croak-enhagen:
    Blokes-enhagen

    This is too easy; I quit after this:

    Hoax-enhagen

  91. Hypocrisy in the AGW camp was alive and well, well before Copenhagen. Al Gore has a $36,000 utility bill and he says it his right to live an excessive lifestyle. Great, but why are you telling us we have to change and potentially lose our oil industry jobs?

    Movie stars and politicians like to talk change, their non-change speaks volumes about heir actual attitudes.

  92. From today’s online New York Times:

    “Roger A. Pielke Sr., for example, a climate scientist at the University of Colorado who has been highly critical of the United Nations climate panel and who once branded many of the scientists now embroiled in the e-mail controversy part of a climate “oligarchy,” said that so many independent measures existed to show unusual human-influenced warming taking place that there was no real dispute about it. “The role of added carbon dioxide as a major contributor in climate change has been firmly established,” he said.”

    Say it ain’t so!

  93. Charles the Moderator:-)

    I wish I had written that little piece you rightly snipped about one being professional, & proud, & certain people retiring to their “study” to do the honourable thing now, instead of a couple of months ago! It was perhaps a little inappropriate then, I think it might not have been snipped this time now those wretched emails have surfaced:-)) I suspect there may literally be some service revolvers being sought by one or two people right now.

  94. Apparently the ARGO sea temperature probes have not reported any warming in the world’s oceans. I read somewhere that NOAA are no longer using the ARGO data in their sea surface temperature records because of the ARGO ‘denial’ of warming.

    Not too coincidentally, not one of the ARGO probes has recorded the holocaust either. Not a one. So there you go. Proof that warming denial is linked and proof of holocaust denial!

    Sorry people, I have been reading WAY too much mainstream media and started thinking like them for a second there!

    140 jets flying in, then flying out to other countries to park up?

    And when do they want us to start taking them seriously?

  95. As a highly irresponsible flat-earther according to Milliband and Brown, I hope the arrogant do as I say, not do as I do merchants all choke on their caviar

  96. Me thinks the gentleman doth protest too much

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-osborne/climategate-and-the-life_b_380542.html

    “Nontroversy feeds on empty, twisted brains. In this case, a general unfamiliarity with the language of scientific banter allows the “climategate” nontroversy to overwhelm the consensus on global warming. That consensus is built on literally hundreds of thousands of studies at this point; and indeed, the stolen emails contain a wealth of proof that temperatures are rising. Yet the media stovepipe magnifies, even invents, discrepancies and minimizes evidence, even as the ice melts…”

  97. vulgarmorality (04:29:53) :

    Makes perfect sense to me. They are the good shepherds, who deserve the best. We are the dim, unruly flock, who need to be restrained. No hypocrisy, just different classes of people.

    See “Climategate: The good shepherds”:

    http://vulgarmorality.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/climategate-the-good-shepherds/

    The above is my favorite article ever on this whole business, which deserves a thread of its own because of its importance in derailing the blame-the-left meme here that Pam and others like savethesharks have objected to.

    The blame falls on “the anointed” — the self-consciously “aware and concerned,” highly educated cognitive elite who resonate with one another across all sectors of society and buy into one another’s rationales, tactics, credibility, and value-priorities.

    One of their main concerns is to avoid being consigned by their fellows in this group into the ranks of the “benighted” (the crudely selfish and ignorant), which is why accusations of being tainted by Big Oil or right-wing think tanks or Fox News or IDers or flat-earthers make such powerful and commonly used weapons by the groups’ mind-guards in keeping the rank and file in line.

    IOW, in large part their motivations are partly idealistic, but also partly social and psychological, in that they want to be part of the leading edge of a high-status in-group, and also want to nourish and bask in the feeling of self-approbation that this reflected self-worth, and this perception of acting idealistically, gives them.

  98. I still say that it’s not just a failure of science (though many supposed scientists have failed). Anytime someone is interviewed and claims that local climatic conditions demonstrate AGW (without the reporter querying the logic), anytime someone claims that if 90% of nutritionists said your dinner was unsafe you wouldn’t eat it and therefore we must do all we can to save the planet, and anytime that someone claims that there is a consensus that CO2 emissions cause global warming, therefore governments must invest in ‘green’ technologies, we encounter a failure of thinking.
    Thinking, for the most part, is not taught in schools; and, considering all the bleating about UN conventions we hear these days, I call people’s attention to the Convention on the Rights of the Child which, as I understand it, actually has the force of law in many countries:
    [I apologise for the extensive quotation; please bear with me. Emphasis is mine.]

    Article 28
    1. States Parties recognize the right of the child to education … .
    3. States Parties shall promote and encourage international cooperation in matters relating to education, in particular with a view to contributing to the elimination of ignorance and illiteracy throughout the world and facilitating access to scientific and technical knowledge and modern teaching methods.

    Article 29
    1. States Parties agree that the education of the child shall be directed to:
    (a) The development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential… .
    (c) The development of respect for … his or her own cultural identity, language and values … and for civilizations different from his or her own … .

    I submit that, throughout the developed world, millions of children are being robbed of their cultural patrimony by not being taught their own literature and history, and by not being taught how to use their minds to the fullest extent. There are grounds, I reckon, for taking legal actions against national governments for breaching this convention.

  99. patrick healy,

    and i thought i had read all Hans Christian Andersens fairy tales.
    I still think old Sharespeare got it right in Hamlet – about something rotten in the state of Denmark.
    more on the side of sanity, my local paper in Dundee (Scotland – for readers across the pond) was kind enough to print my letter this morning 7th Dec.

    http://www.thecourier.co.uk (click on letters)

    At least not all of the MSM has succumbed to the MMGW tax scam.
    To their credit, the Courier is prepared to entertain debate on this vitally important subject.

  100. According to reports in the Daily Mail, (I think it was) the delegates will have released as much CO2 as a small African Nation.
    Not sure just how good an analogy this but anyway, it sounds damning.

  101. Peter Plail: You could tell from her body language that the Met Office woman was telling porkies. (Pork pies = lies, for non-cockneys)

  102. ” Vincent (02:30:53) :

    Here is a news story lying on the floor and just begging to be picked up my the worlds media. In any other context we would not have to be blogging about this on the internet.

    Had this been a convention of international bankers, arriving in fleets of private jets, driving in fleets of stretched hummer limo’s, and dinning on dolphin tongues at the most prestigious hotels on taxpayers money, then you betcha, this would have been covered.”
    ————————————-

    But, Vincent. The world’s media do ignore that event. It is called Bilderberg and the owners of the world’s mainstream media are attendees. It is still not allowed to be reported in any serious way.

  103. vulgarmorality (04:29:53)

    Interesting essay. The Warmists are not conspirators but philosopher-kings, you say—in their own minds, of course. Typical of the mindset of all elites, of course. They always know what’s best for the rest of us. How impertinent of us to question them!

    Notice that there a proposals afoot in the Obambi administration for reigning in the wild-and-wooly Internet. The Congress is sympathetic, so watch out! After all, they can’t have folks like Anthony Watts (or ‘vulgarmorality’) stirring up the hoi-poloi.

    /Mr Lynn

  104. Correction: . . .there ARE proposals afoot. . .

    (Isn’t it time for The Best Science Blog to get some Preview and Formatting tools for the Comments?)

    /Mr Lynn

  105. Limos
    1,000 diollar whores
    200 dollar bottles of wine
    Expense accounts.

    I suspect the hookers would flock toward a warming sheik driving Toyota Pious.
    Joe Romm is taking cameras. I suspect the porn shots are going to be posted on youtube.

    A lot of the wastefull spending will be done by cheats that may be investigated and fired next year. why not live high on the hog when expenses get covered??

  106. What’s the difference between a Copenhagen prostitute and an attendee to COP15?

    While both will screw you the Copenhagen prostitutes are willing to screw you for free.

  107. The AP media blitz has started. Top stories on Yahoo this a.m. were the 2000s are the hottest decade ever, more Arctic ice melted in the last 3 summers than any 3 summers in history, and Thailand’s coast is disappearing under water.

  108. Hey any Euros on the list! get a picture of the ramp at Copenhagen Airport-especially
    the executive ramp.Might be edifying to us proles….

  109. Ah but I have realised why these delegates need stretch hummers. They need a very strong limo for their prostitutes to protect them from all the polar bears falling out of the sky. What was it? One for every flight? That means at least 140 polar bears dropping on Copenhagen this next two weeks. That is 10 a day!

  110. The union of concerned carbon yeti like to party in style. Think of the footprints. Lots to study there.

  111. Climate of Uncertainty Heats Up
    Bloggers peer review a scientific ‘consensus.’
    By L. GORDON CROVITZ.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704342404574578012533089846.html#printMode

    In addition to blogs, skeptics of global warming have used “crowdsourcing” to improve on the science supposedly done by professionals. Anthony Watts is a meteorologist who was surprised by how local conditions affect the reliability of the 1,200 U.S. weather stations. Along with more than 600 volunteers, he found that almost all the stations violate the government’s standards by being too close to heating vents or surrounded by asphalt.

  112. NASA-GATE
    What’s become known as “Climategate” may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well.

    Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn’t honor his Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors.

    “I assume that what is there is highly damaging,” says Horner, who suspects, based on the public record, the same type of data fudging, manipulation and suppression that has occurred at Britain’s East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). “These guys (NASA) are quite clearly determined not to reveal their internal discussions about this.”

    They may have good reason, says Investor’s Business Daily (IBD):

    NASA was caught with its thermometers down when James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, announced that 1998 was the country’s hottest year on record, with 2006 the third hottest.
    NASA and Goddard were forced to correct the record in 2007 to show that 1934, decades before the advent of the SUV, was in fact the warmest; in fact, the new numbers showed that four of the country’s 10 warmest years were in the 1930s.

    Hansen, who began the climate scare some two decades ago, was caught fudging the numbers again in declaring October 2008 the warmest on record.
    This despite the fact that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

    Scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on that October’s readings at all; figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.
    Was Hansen, like his CRU counterpart Michael Mann, trying to “hide the decline” in temperatures, asks IBD?

    Hansen has said in the past that “heads of major fossil-fuel companies who spread disinformation about global warming should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature.” What penalties would he recommend for himself and his CRU colleagues, asks IBD?

    Source: Editorial, “NASA-Gate,” Investor’s Business Daily, December 7, 2009.

    For text:

    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=514429

    For more on Global Warming:

    http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_Category=32

  113. Benjamin (04:26:03) :
    ‘Couldn’t agree more. I don’t know why people are saying that the treaty is dead in the water. Those might be famous last words. Me? I’ll call it dead when it’s over and I’ve no worries of paying more for my god-given right to emit carbon. It ain’t over til it’s over…’

    This will not be over until we march on Washington demanding CO2 be classified a non pollutant.

    Set my Co2 free.

  114. A similar story could apply to the thousands of earth scientists who will be flying into San Francisco from all over the world next week for the annual AGU meeting. Some intrepid reporter might wonder why the AGU isn’t holding this conference electronically as an effort in climate change leadership. And how so many of these individuals rationalize a continual schedule of junket science in light of the ‘consensus’ on the damaging effects. Climate scientists, politicians, and Al Gore would probably argue that their face to face hobnobbing is too important. But when the ‘leaders’ routinely opt to exempt themselves from the restrictions they prescribe for others, carbon emissions start to look less like a moral concern, and more like Soviet-style party privelege.

  115. They don’t have the courage of their convictions. Oh no, they don’t want to dismantle industrial society, they just want people to pay carbon credits to the gatekeepers (Al Gore, George Soros) for the privilege of living in it.

  116. On a serious note – journalists appear to be picking up the occasional story line from blogs such as this – but they are missing the enormity of what bloggers have already spotted as strange/dubious/appalling.

    Perhaps a thread titled ‘For Journalists’ would be useful – we could distill some of the findings we’ve spotted so far into media friendly language.

    I’m a PR person by background and we’re not filling the media vacuum – after the initial WOW [snip] phase that caught attention, we’re not feeding the beast – unless we do, they’ll get bored and stick to the AGW diet churned out by the IPCC press office.

    Attractive cut-and-paste stories are hard to resist for non-specialist reporters.

  117. I don’t think there’s too much to come for here, from what I understand all the cars will be running on Bio-fuels made from straw, patented by some Danish company. I would advice against making too much furore about this one.

    I think there needs to be some sort of political expose on the food-price increase that will come as a DIRECT result of farmlands becoming biofuel land – unless the biofuel is a byproduct of say food production.

    I’m based in Copenhagen, and I was walking around town today. There are plenty of stands promoting the CO2 scare, but only one paltry ESA stand on the science. That science is outdated and distorted to the point where I did not find anything I couldn’t find fault with.

    If anyone has need of men on the ground during COP15 for whatever reason, let me know. I plan to do what I can myself and as a minimum show up with the truth for the dec. 12th demonstration.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

  118. Roger Knights (07:33:54) : Please do not use the word “anointed” which translated into classical green literally means CHRISTOS.

  119. A quick note.

    A friend just called to say that a debate on global warming is scheduled to be on CNN at 5 this afternoon. If it is true, I wonder how objective it will be. Has anybody else heard of this?

    Yesterday, CBC showed, yet again, Al Gore’s film for I don’t know how many times now. So much for Rex Murphy’s 4 minutes of fame.

    Business as usual at the CBC.

  120. An analogy comes to mind:

    “. . . worthless shepherds. . . who tear off the hooves . . . ” of their sheep.

  121. mayne (07:52:36) :

    You should be more worried about rising levels of [[at least snip this bit]] immigration.

    Will the moderators please remove this post.

    Thankyou.

  122. 1 journalist for every 3 delegates. No wonder the MSM tried to keep sceptics under wraps. ;-)

    “…140 extra private jets..” Now that’s what I call a ‘low’ carbon footprint. :o(

    “…the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier.” What’s wrong with public transport or sharing vehicles?

    DO AS I SAY, DON’T DO AS I DO.

    Watermelons also have to get a piece of the pumkin pie. HUMBUG!

  123. Oh dear – lying to oneself is spreading – so leaked data actually supports your position, that’s a novel interpretation :)

    “Jonathan Pershing, the Deputy U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, told a new conference in Copenhagen Monday that the emails would have no effect. “My sense is that the large volumes of data released since the story broke supports the incredibly robust science behind the research,” he said.

    “The tragedy is that scientists who have dedicated their lives to this cause are now being pilloried.”

  124. Plato Says (06:05:53) :

    “Ed Miliband [Environment Sec in UK] just had 40 minutes of sceptics asking questions.

    The view of callers was ‘its the Sun’, ‘why if its so important are we building another runway at Heathrow’, ‘what about the damage biofuels are reaking’, ‘what proportion of the CO2 is down to humans rather than the rest of the planet’… I asked about the MWP, but it was ignored :(

    The presenter [the excellent Simon Mayo] said that there was an overwhelming view from the texts/emails/calls that people were sceptical.

    There were no supportive callers or messages read out. As this is the BBC, you can be sure that if they could find a positive, they’d have given it airtime.”

    You can listen to the Simon Mayo programme at the link below. Note how pally the BBC’s climate change man, Roger Harrabin, appears to be with Yves de Boer, UN climate change chief!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00p6tl6/Simon_Mayo_07_12_2009/

  125. Making fun of the hypocrisy in Copenhagen is so cynical.

    Remember the luxury dachas of the Party elites in the old Soviet Union? You must realize that what seems like a wasteful perk was really a necessary fixture in their selfless and dedicated service to the people. It is irrelevant that their system collapsed. Theirs was a just cause. They just didn’t try hard enough.

    Being common working people and not New World Government elites, you cannot understand such complex concepts. The incredible expense and massive CO2 emissions are necessary to achieve the greater good. You must trust them to do what’s best for you.

    Shame on all of you.

  126. Buddenbrook (06:51:59)

    I was planning to add a ‘shocked, shocked…’ joke at some point but that was the most depraved thing I have seen in some time. Still, perhaps it signals the beginning of the end; that level of madness cannot be sustainable surely?

  127. tallbloke (08:56:36) :

    mayne (07:52:36) :

    You should be more worried about rising levels of [[at least snip this bit]] immigration.

    Obviously my previous good character gets my posts through on the nod.

    maybe this will attract the Mods attention.

    OI !! MODERATORS !! REMOVE THIS WANKERS OFFENSIVE RACIST POST PLEASE

  128. Of Cop15 head Climate Moron, Connie Hedegaard, said it was “the defining gathering of a generation”.
    And;

    “Let me warn you: Political will will never be stronger. This is our chance. If we miss it, it could take years before we get a new and better one.”
    And;

    “If we are going to have nine billion on this planet by the middle of the century then we better find more intelligent ways of running our world. Even sceptics must acknowledge that this is the challenge. We are working towards that and leaked emails will not derail us because we need to act and the longer we delay the more serious will be the economic consequences.”
    And;
    “There are many reasons to act, even for climate sceptics.”

    Wow. The “DEFINING” gathering of a generation, meaning, I assume the baby boom
    generation, born between 1946 and 1964, although the latter part, from 1954 is sometimes referred to “Generation Jones” (as in keeping up with the Joneses). Since she was born in ’60, she is part of the latter subset.
    As a pre-Gen Jones baby boomer, I strongly object to the idea of the Climate Circus Hokemhagen, whose only effect on humanity, if so allowed will be to cause economic hardship for many, and yes, even death among poorer populations as being our generation’s defining gathering. No, it would be far better to characterize Woodstock in that manner.

    “Even sceptics must acknowledge” there are “more intelligent ways of running the world”. Meaning, we Lefty Loonies who know better how to “run the world” take your money on the basis of a huge fraud, and you sit there and shut up about it, or else. Yes, that’s Lefty Loony “intelligence” for you.

    “There are many reasons to act, even for climate sceptics.”
    This is dumb on so many levels, even for a Climate Moron like Connie.
    Action, then becomes an end in itself. Never mind if the action is in any way intelligent, or even harmful.
    So, no, Connie, you do not get to rope climate sceptics into your idiocy. We not only don’t agree, we strongly object.

    I notice she did slip, though, and said “leaked emails”, not stolen, for AGW/CC troglodytes will strongly castigate her.

  129. “Record numbers of stretch limos and private jets are descending on Copenhagen as thousands of CO2 belching, caviar scoffing, prostitute molesting, hypocritical climate crooks prepare to orchestrate the next round of mass raping in pursuit of their much cherished world government and its handmaiden, a global tax on carbon emissions.

    In another stark reminder that these globalists couldn’t give a damn about CO2 emissions, only eviscerating economies and the middle class, their own behavior is completely at odds with how they are indignantly demanding other people live their lives.”

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/caviar-scoffing-co2-belching-prostitute-molesting-climate-crooks-convene-for-the-mass-raping.html

  130. “COPENHAGEN (AFP) – Prostitutes of a Danish sex workers association will offer their services for free to delegates of the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen, an association official told AFP over the weekend”

    So not only do they rip off the tax payer they also rip off the sex worker! Will prostitutes be subject to carbon tax? They do make their customers breathe harder – exhale more CO2…

  131. JonesII (08:36:45) :

    Roger Knights (07:33:54) : Please do not use the word “anointed” which translated into classical green literally means CHRISTOS.”

    Did you mean “classical Greek”? In English it just means dabbed with oil in a ceremony that consecrates the daubee. In other words, someone who has been elevated to a higher status than the rest of us by virtue of his holiness. That common meaning was the one used by Thomas Sowell in his 1996 book, The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy,” meaning the mindset of the haughty, dirigiste elite. Here’s a link to it on Amazon:

  132. The villian of the piece is the Copenhagen Mayor distributing postcards “Be sustainable: Don’t buy sex.”

    How dare he /they poke their nose into every bit of peoples private lives. And how do they assert that prostitution is not “sustainable”? It is the oldest profession after all and likely to last long after fossil fuels have been exhausted.

    Maybe the mayor is getting confused because he is having problems with being “sustainable” with his own sex.

  133. Roger Knights (10:22:26) : Yes I meant “greek” instead of green. However, in the new meaning you give, all these greens are “self annointed” ones, that qualifies them to use undeserved limos, to eat “never untasted before by them” caviar, and, last but not least, to make use of donated sexworkers services.
    They won´t even remember what they signed.

  134. does anyone know Phil Jones etal have or will show up at the feast? watt about micheal mann and hansen etc? anyone people watching.

  135. Left out of the calculated costs is all the dry cleaning and laundry for 12 days for 20,000 people. Also, the costs of all the new clothes so needed to shine their best. The phone calls made from cellphones needed to tweet, and the laptops they will bring to send their emails. Also the electric they will consume. All are tax deductible or tax payer provided one way or the other. So too, was left out the cost of the car rides to the airports back home to catch the planes to Copenhagen. So too is the opportunity cost lost by all the Danish not being able to mill about their capital as it is inundated with the security teams to protect such a fantabulous collection of royalist personages. Nor does the calculation seem to include the promotion costs, and the promotional material costs, or the printing costs for all the reports to be (not) read, and the handouts dropped, and the invitations to be delivered. Nor is the cost of landfill for the garbage collected. On and on one can go, deep into the abyss of government (tax payer) funding. By the time you get done, it is not merely a billion of whatever currency, it is far higher. Why not just call it Kazoodles of dollars, euros and pounds, all conveniently stuffed into the coffers of the King of Denmark so he might renovate one of his palaces.

  136. Watching UK Channel 4 news from Gropenhagen. It seems that everyone is going to limit the global thermostat to a 2 degree rise. How does that work, then? They all seem to be singing from a hymnsheet that I don’t understand. Can’t they see? Don’t they know? Even Channel 4 is hopelessly biased. And “Climategate”? Of no apparent consequence – they are sold on the IPCC, and hopelessly blinkered. They STILL think they’re going to stop “Global Warming”, so if, as it is likely, the globe is cooling, will they then bask in triumphalism in a couple of years to come when the temperature is found not to have risen, but to have fallen? We realists appear to be on a loser, whatever. Of course, when the truth eventually outs, we (and they) will be long gone, so there’ll be nobody around to say “told you so”.

  137. Milo was correct…

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, hosting the UN climate conference in Copenhagen this December, has signed a contract for liquid bio ethanol to fuel the conference’s limousines. Unlike conventional bio fuels that are made from valuable food products like corn or sugar cane, the contract is for fuel made from plant chaff – an agricultural waste product.

    Compared with regular gasoline, the so-called second generation bio fuel produced by the local company Inbicon will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 85 percent.

    http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=1637

    Such hypocrisy! Telling us we need to reduce our emissions then er, reducing their emissions ….. OK. let’s move on shall we, any unusual snow anywhere?

  138. CowPoxHaven:
    Something Rotten is Gathering in Denmark!
    Prostitutes for free. Massively expensive orgy – food, sex and global domination – for Progressives, It don’t get any better than this!

  139. For those who thought the Canadian daily Globe and Mail changed when CLIMATEGATE was mentioned, think again: they are now creating false debates, i.e. the answers and the questions are emanating from the same people Dr. Andrew Weaver a computer modeler and Thomas Homer-Dixon an economist.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/responding-to-the-skeptics/article1389545/

    Shame!
    And here is a list of world newspapers that demand green action in Copenhagen:
    The newspaper collusion:

    Economic Observer – Chine
    Southern Metropolitan – Chine
    Tuoitre – Vietnam
    Brunei Times – Brunei
    Jakarta Globe – Indonésie
    Cambodia Daily – Cambodge
    The Philippine Star – Philippines
    The Hindu Times – Inde
    The Daily Star – Bangladesh
    The News – Pakistan
    The Daily Times – Pakistan
    Gulf News – Dubaï
    An Nahar – Liban
    Gulf Times – Qatar
    Maariv – Israël
    The Star – Kenya
    The Nation – Kenya
    Daily Monitor – Ouganda
    The New Vision – Ouganda
    Zimbabwe Independent
    The New Times – Rwanda
    The Citizen – Tanzanie
    Al Shorouk – Egypte
    Botswana Guardian
    Mail & Guardian – Afrique du Sud
    Business Day – Afrique du Sud
    Cape Argus – Afrique du Sud
    The Star – Afrique du Sud
    Toronto Star – Canada
    Miami Herald
    El Nuevo Herald
    Jamaica Observer
    Brujula – Nicaragua
    Zero Hora – Brésil
    Diario Catarinense – Brésil
    HQ – Brésil
    Diaro Clain – Argentine
    Süddeutsche Zeitung – Allemagne
    Gazeta Wyborcza – Pologne
    Der Standard – Autriche
    Delo – Slovénie
    Vecer – Slovénie
    Dagbladet Information – Danemark
    Dagbladet – Norvège
    The Guardian – Royaume-Uni
    Guardian Weekly
    Le Monde – France
    Libération – France
    La Repubblica – Italie
    Corriere della Sera – Italie
    El Pais – Espagne
    El Mundo – Espagne
    De Volkstant – Pays-Bas
    Kathimerini – Grèce
    Publico – Portugal
    Hurriyet – Turquie
    Novaya Gazeta – Russie
    Irish Times – Irlande
    Le Temps – Suisse

    At least we now know what NOT to read…

  140. photon without a Higgs (03:33:45) : “Daryl Hannah will be there. She is an animal rights activist. Will she be protesting foie gras being on the menu because of how foie gras is produced? Maybe it’s better she doesn’t know it’s on the menu.”

    Actually, I think we’re on the menu.

  141. Unlike conventional bio fuels that are made from valuable food products like corn or sugar cane, the contract is for fuel made from plant chaff – an agricultural waste product.

    That agricultural chaff should be going back into the soil.
    Are we gaining on emissions at the expense of the topsoil here?
    Something for nothing, on the same level as clean hydrogen with no apparent natural source.
    Perpetual notions.

  142. @Phil Clarke & Milo

    1. I know a way that all the people attending the conference could have reduced their CO2 emissions 100% : don’t go!

    2. There’s no way that all those limos are using bio-fuels. My gut tells me that the press release on fuel made from straw almost certainly covers just a few of the cars for the top VIPs as a publicity stunt. The vast majority of the limos are being privately rented from private companies who will get their fuel where they can and according the the press release ‘The second generation bio fuel is not yet commercially available’.

    3. The fuel being consumed by the cars is *dwarfed* by the aviation gas expended.

    4. As has been discussed on this site many times before, the 85% CO2 savings on any bio-fuel is pure fantasy.

    5. Look at the pictures : this is not scientific, or even a political, debate. It is the high priests of the Church of AGW preaching to their disciples.

    ((In Internet circles the use of all caps is frowned upon as it is the equivalent of shouting – in the next paragraph you may assume that I am, in fact, shouting))

    6. I’M PAYING FOR THIS BLOODY CRAP!

  143. Expat in France (11:33:04) :Don´t be negative. The truth will prevail. There are “tipping points” you know, points of inflexion, their berlin wall will fall again.

  144. Phil Clarke (11:42:38) :

    Such hypocrisy! Telling us we need to reduce our emissions then er, reducing their emissions ….. OK. let’s move on shall we, any unusual snow anywhere?

    Bet they weren’t using the fancy fuel while the majority of these cars were on their way in from Sweden and Germany.

  145. Meanwhile here in the US, birthplace of AGW hysteria, the gods of snow, ice and cold, are laying down some serious punishment. And it may be but the beginning. Atonement may be a good start.

  146. philincalifornia (14:28:42) :

    No snow here, but right on the very edge of all-time lows.
    It was too cold to snow here (too much cold air & the moisture was south of me and landed in your back yard).
    Dec 6 2009 – 16
    Dec 7 2009 – 13.5
    Low tonight expected 12-14 degrees F.

  147. @Steve Sadlov,
    We got it. Thanks… expected -2*F tonight – the snow evaporated though.

    FOX NEWS JUST reported EPA announced CO2 is a hazard! The battle for the survival of human life on earth is official – The US Government has declared animal life to be hazardous to… animal life.

    Glenn is bashing the CowPoxHaven bound right now.

    Al Gore: “The denial movement is in it’s sunset phase and they’re putting on a spectacular display….” [Flipping azz!] The ‘Mighty Goracle’

    “Debate is over” and other Gorisms.

    New ad – Raining Polar Bears (falling on a city)
    The average weight of a polar bear = 37 AGW scientists… (sorry didn’t get the whole GB quote) GB asked if he should make an ad showing AGW scientists dropping from the sky(?) (retorical… no digital editing or animation needed :)

  148. “The Danish foreign ministry, official host of the Dec. 7-18 event, agreed to buy 3,000 liters (793 U.S. gallons) of biofuel from four Nordic companies that will produce it from plant chaff at an experimental facility, it said today at a news conference. ”

    793 gallons for over 1,200 limousines (most of which probably cannot run biofuel in the first place)? Really? I’m guessing that this is in reference to a few limos procured directly by conference. And that certain folks have interpreted the news, shall we say, irresponsibly.

  149. Well this morning, I was able to hear a direct report from Copenhagen from Lord Monckton; the third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley. He’s an extremely polished speaker; and his report was quite extensive (on KSFO radio early morning talk show).

    If you haven’t ever Googled up Lord Monckton, and read his bio; you ought to do that to see just who he is. Even just as interesting, is to also read the bios of his father the second Viscount (British Army Bigwig); and even more interesting his grandfather the first Viscount Monckton of Brenchley. He was a prominent Attorney (counsel) who shepherded the abdication of King Edward, and the ascendency of King George VI (whose real name was evidently Albert).

    Perhaps you may want to contemplate what might have happened in 1939/40 when WW-II broke out; in the event that Edward had still been on the throne. I have; and it gives me the heebie Jeebies, just thinking about it.

    Yes we have much to be thankful to Lord Monckton for, and his family.

    The final words of his talk this morning were “God bless America.”

    Yes Christopher might outdo his Grandfather’s service to mankind. Quite a contrast with the Prince of Wales.

  150. here’s what i wrote them:

    “Science first IPCC otherwise stop talking because you are emitting CO2″

    They replied that the words were not correct. What did I do wrong?

  151. Tilo Reber (06:31:51) :

    People just don’t seem to understand that the greens are more equal than the other barn animals.

    Nah, they won’t even bother to feign ‘equal’

  152. Insurance Telemarketing (12:39:05) :

    Why can’t people make an example of themselves and take their bike? Private jets? I mean really, that’s insane!

    …meanwhile they tell us serfs to ride a bike to work…

  153. philincalifornia (14:28:42) :

    Yeah, I’ll bite on that hook.

    Mt. Diablo was covered in snow all the way to the bottom. When I left Lafayette at 3:00pm this afternoon it was still there. I’ve never seen that before since I’ve been living in the SF Bay Area. I’ve seen almost that much snow on Mt. Diablo in the morning before but I’ve never seen it stay all day.

    Oh, yes, that’s right, this cold is caused by the warming we all can’t detect is still happening. What a travesty! ;-)

  154. there have been a number of assertions that Copenhagen is about setting up a “one world government” – which I took to be from the tin foil helmet wing – but having read the legal draft I am not so sure it is a completely mad suggestion

    I can cut and paste the analysis here – if it will be of interest? Or is there a better blog to address it to

  155. Roger Knights (07:33:54) :

    vulgarmorality (04:29:53) :
    Makes perfect sense to me. They are the good shepherds, who deserve the best. We are the dim, unruly flock, who need to be restrained. No hypocrisy, just different classes of people.

    See “Climategate: The good shepherds”:

    Agree with you Roger. It is not entirely out of arrogance this attitude arrives. But there is the sense of entitlement, and condescending stewardship. In this case the shepherds attempted to steward without first checking the viability of their story. And now discover that so much tampering has been required as to easily unravel.

    Perhaps the shepherds will learn to confide in their flocks more – which will then grow trust between them. Not a bad lesson.

  156. photon without a Higgs (17:46:41) :

    Yep, this could get dangerous. Many people around here have driven in the snowy Sierras with or without chains but, conversely, many haven’t.

    I lived in Alberta, Canada for two years, and I’m from the North of England, so I’m not particularly fazed by this, but if it gets much below freezing tonight, it could be serious tomorrow morning.

    I doubt that they have any gritters anywhere near here.

    Be safe.

  157. you figure these folks have huge entourages, so they probably need to have a limo or a van… dont think any world leaders would take mass transit… probably a security issue there

  158. OT iguess, but still interesting:

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/heavens-close-after-a-rainsoaked-morning-20091208-kfsv.html

    A chilly 15c in Melbourne this morning, where 24c is the average for this time of year.

    Sydney was predicted to be 35c today, 40c+ in the west where I am, but it rose to a fairly normal 28c in Sydney. It’s actually quite nice out there, I’d say about 32c.

    So much for the “catasrophic” weather on it’s way for NSW.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/catastrophic-fire-weather-moves-through-nsw-20091208-kfs0.html?autostart=1

    Real problems lost in the pro-AGW and pro_Copenhagen stories in the MSM *sigh*.

  159. AGW have all the signs of a religion.
    The opening video is probably the worst i have seen.
    But if the delegates belive in this are we not winning this important debate with facts.

    “More than 2000 delegates watched the four-minute long film ‘Please Help the World’ when COP15 opened this morning. Thousands of other delegates watched the opening on screens in meeting rooms at the Bella Center.

    “We have made a film which speaks to the heart rather than to the brain,” says the Danish director of the film Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen.

    The film shows a six-year old girl who has a nightmare about the destruction of the planet due to climate change. She wakes up and begs politicians to “please help the world”, in a touching scene on top of a skyscraper.

    “I hope that the film can affect politicians in a positive way, so that they may raise their goals a little higher, because their emotions have been touched,” says Mr. Poulsen. The film is made by Danish production company Zentropa RamBUk.”

  160. Has any one told the children that they may freeze because we are going to pay alot more to keep warm .
    And its the children of today that will suffer the most if Copenhagen is signed.

  161. I’ve just watched the opening COP15 video…and I am truely stunned. And I am pretty sure the little Afican child crying is from LiveAid back in the 80’s (But don’t quote me, I will try to check that out).

    Here’s the link…

  162. Just to confirm, yes the African baby crying in the TV program the girl is watching is from media footage during the Ethiopian famine of the early 1980’s.

    Shocking! Clearly they believe people have short memories.

  163. While I agree whole heartedly with your article, I feel the title should be changed. I see where someone had left a comment about removing ‘this dishonor to our Vets of WW2.’ The reason of course should not be dismissed and the play on words would suggest you knew what you were doing when you wrote the title. The attack on Pearl Harbor is still very painful to many Americans, especially those still living who were unfortunate enough to have to experience it first hand. I’m sure an apology or change of title would be greatly appreciated.

  164. It hit me this morning. I don’t think this is hypocrisy at all. Isn’t this just proof that those behind the climate change fear mongering don’t really believe it?

    Think about it. If these 15,000 people truly believed that carbon emissions were destroying the planet, wouldn’t they find a way to have a zero carbon footprint meeting? Maybe video conference from multiple locations.

    But they don’t. The insiders–those who know what’s really going on, have seen the really data, and know where the skeletons are buried–behave as if carbon emissions are meaningless.

    I see this as another smoking gun that we are being defrauded.

  165. @John B
    Welcome to the club!
    This is about global dominance by the elite.
    Keeping the opposition (you and I) busy is necessary to their scheme.
    Exposing the truth and the lies to a significant percentage of the population, to stiffle the evil plans, is critical. This is a race for Liberty!
    VIVA LIBERTY!

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