Durban: what the media are not telling you

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Durban, South Africa

DURBAN, South Africa — “No high hopes for Durban.” “Binding treaty unlikely.” “No deal this year.” Thus ran the headlines. The profiteering UN bureaucrats here think otherwise. Their plans to establish a world government paid for by the West on the pretext of dealing with the non-problem of “global warming” are now well in hand. As usual, the mainstream media have simply not reported what is in the draft text which the 194 states parties to the UN framework convention on climate change are being asked to approve.

Behind the scenes, throughout the year since Cancun, the now-permanent bureaucrats who have made highly-profitable careers out of what they lovingly call “the process” have been beavering away at what is now a 138-page document. Its catchy title is “Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action Under the Convention — Update of the amalgamation of draft texts in preparation of [one imagines they mean ‘for’] a comprehensive and balanced outcome to be presented to the Conference of the Parties for adoption at its seventeenth session: note by the Chair.” In plain English, these are the conclusions the bureaucracy wants.

The contents of this document, turgidly drafted with all the UN’s skill at what the former head of its documentation center used to call “transparent impenetrability”, are not just off the wall – they are lunatic.

Main points:

  • Ø A new International Climate Court will have the power to compel Western nations to pay ever-larger sums to third-world countries in the name of making reparation for supposed “climate debt”. The Court will have no power over third-world countries. Here and throughout the draft, the West is the sole target. “The process” is now irredeemably anti-Western.
  • Ø “Rights of Mother Earth”: The draft, which seems to have been written by feeble-minded green activists and environmental extremists, talks of “The recognition and defence of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony between humanity and nature”. Also, “there will be no commodification [whatever that may be: it is not in the dictionary and does not deserve to be] of the functions of nature, therefore no carbon market will be developed with that purpose”.
  • Ø “Right to survive”: The draft childishly asserts that “The rights of some Parties to survive are threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change, including sea level rise.” At 2 inches per century, according to eight years’ data from the Envisat satellite? Oh, come off it! The Jason 2 satellite, the new kid on the block, shows that sea-level has actually dropped over the past three years.

 

  • Ø War and the maintenance of defence forces and equipment are to cease – just like that – because they contribute to climate change. There are other reasons why war ought to cease, but the draft does not mention them.
  • Ø A new global temperature target will aim, Canute-like, to limit “global warming” to as little as 1 C° above pre-industrial levels. Since temperature is already 3 C° above those levels, what is in effect being proposed is a 2 C° cut in today’s temperatures. This would take us halfway back towards the last Ice Age, and would kill hundreds of millions. Colder is far more dangerous than warmer.
  • Ø The new CO2 emissions target, for Western countries only, will be a reduction of up to 50% in emissions over the next eight years and of “more than 100%” [these words actually appear in the text] by 2050. So, no motor cars, no coal-fired or gas-fired power stations, no aircraft, no trains. Back to the Stone Age, but without even the right to light a carbon-emitting fire in your caves. Windmills, solar panels and other “renewables” are the only alternatives suggested in the draft. There is no mention of the immediate and rapid expansion of nuclear power worldwide to prevent near-total economic destruction.
  • Ø The new CO2 concentration target could be as low as 300 ppmv CO2 equivalent (i.e., including all other greenhouse gases as well as CO2 itself). That is a cut of almost half compared with the 560 ppmv CO2 equivalent today. It implies just 210 ppmv of CO2 itself, with 90 ppmv CO2 equivalent from other greenhouse gases. But at 210 ppmv, plants and trees begin to die. CO2 is plant food. They need a lot more of it than 210 ppmv.
  • Ø The peak-greenhouse-gas target year – for the West only – will be this year. We will be obliged to cut our emissions from now on, regardless of the effect on our economies (and the lack of effect on the climate).
  • Ø The West will pay for everything, because of its “historical responsibility” for causing “global warming”. Third-world countries will not be obliged to pay anything. But it is the UN, not the third-world countries, that will get the money from the West, taking nearly all of it for itself as usual. There is no provision anywhere in the draft for the UN to publish accounts of how it has spent the $100 billion a year the draft demands that the West should stump up from now on.

 

The real lunacy comes in the small print – all of it in 8-point type, near-illegibly printed on grubby, recycled paper. Every fashionable leftist idiocy is catered for.

Talking of which, note in passing that Rajendra Pachauri, the railroad engineer who, in the topsy-turvy looking-glass world of international climate insanity is the “science” chairman of the UN’s climate panel, has admitted that no one has been talking about climate science at the climate conference here in Durban. Not really surprising, given no real warming for getting on for two decades, no recent sea-level rise, no new record Arctic ice-melt, fewer hurricanes than at almost any time in 30 years, no Pacific atolls disappearing beneath the waves.

Here – and, as always, you heard it here first, for the mainstream media have conspired to keep secret the Madness of King Rajendra and his entire coterie of governmental and bureaucratic lunatics worldwide – is what the dribbling, twitching thrones and dominions, principalities and powers of the world will be asked to agree to.

“International Climate Court of Justice”: This kangaroo court is to be established by next year “to guarantee the compliance of Annex I Parties with all the provisions of this decision, which are essential elements in the obtaining of the global goal”. Note that, here as elsewhere, the bias is only against the nations of the West. However badly the third-world countries behave, they cannot be brought before the new court. Though none of what the draft calls the “modalities” of the proposed marsupial dicastery are set out in detail, one can imagine that the intention is to oblige Western nations to pay up however much the world government run by the Convention secretariat feels like demanding, just as the unelected tyrants of the EU demand – and get – ever-larger cash payments from the ever-shrinking economies and ever-poorer tribute-payers of their dismal empire.

The temperature target: At Copenhagen and Cancun, the states parties to the Convention arrogated to themselves the power – previously safe in the hands of Divine Providence – to alter the weather in such a way as to prevent global mean surface temperature from rising by more than 2 C° above the “pre-industrial” level. They did not even say what they meant by “pre-industrial”. From 1695-1745 temperatures in central England, quite a good proxy for global temperatures, rose by 2.2 C°, with about another 0.8 C° since then, making 3 C° in all. The previous temperature target, therefore, was already absurd. Yet the new, improved, madder target is to keep global temperatures either “1 C°” or “well below 1.5 C°” above “pre-industrial levels” – i.e., well below half of the temperature increase that has already occurred since the pre-industrial era. The twittering states parties are committing themselves, in effect, to reducing today’s global temperatures by getting on for 2 C°. This is madness. Throughout pre-history, the governing class – Druids or Pharaohs or Mayans or Incas – thought they could replace their Creator and command the weather. They couldn’t. No more can we. But try telling that to the strait-jacketed ninnies of today’s governing “elite”. Speech after speech at the plenary sessions of the Durban conference has drivelled on about how We Are The People Who At This Historic Juncture Are Willing And Able To Undertake The Noble Purpose Of Saving The Planet From Thermageddon and Saving You From Yourselves [entirely at your prodigious expense, natch].

The emissions-reduction targets: The new target proposed by the staring-eyed global-village idiots will be a reduction of 50-85% of global greenhouse-gas emissions from 1990 levels (i.e. by 65-100% of today’s levels) by 2050, with emissions falling still further thereafter. The West should cut its emissions by 30-50% from 1990 levels (i.e. by 40-65% of today’s levels) in just eight years, and by more than 95% (i.e. more than 100%) by 2050. Alternatively (for there are many alternatives in the text, indicating that agreement among the inmates in the Durban asylum is a long way off), the West must cut its emissions “more than 50%” in just five years, and “more than 100%” by 2050. The words “more than 100%” actually appear in the draft. The Third World, however, need cut its emissions only by 15-30% over the next eight years, provided – of course – that the West fully reimburses it for the cost.

The greenhouse-gas reduction target: Greenhouse-gas concentrations in the atmosphere “should stabilize well below 300-450 ppm CO2 equivalent”. This target, like the temperature target, is plain daft. CO2 concentration is currently at 392 ppmv, and the IPCC increases this by 43% to allow for other greenhouse gases. Accordingly, today’s CO2-equivalent concentration of greenhouse gases is 560 ppmv, and the current lunacy is to cut this perhaps by very nearly half, reducing the CO2 component to just 210 ppmv, at which point trees and plants become starved of CO2, which is their food, and start to die.

The greenhouse-gas peak targets: Global greenhouse gas emissions, say the mentally-challenged Durban droolers, should peak in not more than eight years’ time, and perhaps as soon as two years’ time. Western greenhouse-gas emissions should peak immediately (or perhaps by next year, or maybe the year after that) and must decline thereafter. The greenhouse-gas emissions peak in third-world countries will be later than that of the West, and – no surprises here – will depend on the West to pay the cost of it.

“Historical responsibility”: The nations of the West (for which the UN’s code is “Annex I parties”) are from now on required to beat their breasts (or at least their strait-jackets) and acknowledge their “historical responsibility” for increasing CO2 emissions and giving us warmer weather. The draft says: “Acknowledging that the largest share of the historical global emissions of greenhouse gases originated in Annex I Parties and that, owing to this historical responsibility in terms of their contribution to the average global temperature increase, Annex I Parties must take the lead in combating climate change and the adverse effects thereof.” This new concept of “historical responsibility” – suspiciously akin to the “war-guilt” of post-1918 Germany, declared by the imprudent governments of the world at the Versailles conference, which was no small cause of World War II – further underscores the rapidly-growing anti-Western bias in the UN and in the Convention’s secretariat.

Who pays? Oh, you guessed it before I told you. The West pays. The third world (UN code: “non-Annex-I parties”) thinks it will collect, so it will always vote for the UN’s insane proposals. But the UN’s bureaucrats will actually get all or nearly all the money, and will decide how to allocate what minuscule fraction they have not already spent on themselves. As a senior UN diplomat told me last year, “The UN exists for only one purpose: to get more money. That, and that alone, is the reason why it takes such an interest in climate change.” The draft says: “Developed-country Parties shall provide developing-country Parties with new and additional finance, inter alia through a percentage of the gross domestic product of developed-country Parties.” And, of course, “The extent of participation by non-Annex-I parties in the global effort to deal with climate change is directly dependent on the level of support provided by developed-country Parties.”

The get-out clause: One or two Western countries – Canada and Japan, for instance – have begun to come off the Kool-Aid. They have worked out what scientifically-baseless nonsense the climate scam is and have said they are not really playing any more. To try to keep these and the growing number of nations who want out of “the process” bankrolling the ever-more-lavish UN, an ingenious escape clause has been crafted: “The scale of financial flows to non-Annex-I parties shall be based on the assessments of their needs to deal with climate change.” Since climate is not going to change measurably as a result of Man’s emissions, any honest assessment of the needs of third-world countries “to deal with climate change” is that they don’t need any money at all for this purpose and shouldn’t get a single red cent. The UN is now the biggest obstacle to the eradication of poverty worldwide, because its pampered functionaries divert so much cash to themselves, to an ever-expanding alphabet-soup of bureaucracies, and then to heroically lunatic projects like “global warming” control. Time to abolish it.

World government: The Copenhagen Treaty draft establishing a world “government” with unlimited powers of taxation and intervention in the affairs of states parties to the UN Framework Convention fortunately failed. Yet at the Cancun climate conference the following year 1000 new bureaucracies were established to form the nucleus of a world government, with central control in the hands of the Convention’s secretariat and tentacles in every region and nation. The draft “agrees that common principles, modalities and procedures as well as the coordinating and oversight functions of the UNFCCC are needed” – in short, global centralization of political, economic and environmental power in the manicured hands of the Convention’s near-invisible but all-powerful secretariat. No provision is made for the democratic election of key members of the all-powerful secretariat – in effect, a world government – by the peoples of our planet.

Reporting to the world government: From 2013/14, the world government will oblige Western nations to prepare reports and submit them to it every two years. The format of these reports is specified in obsessive detail over several pages of the draft. The reports will describe the extent of their compliance with the mitigation targets imposed by the various treaties and agreements. The West will be obliged to to continue reporting “greenhouse-gas emission inventories”, for which “common reporting formats and methodologies for the calculation of emission, established at the international level, are essential”. Separately, Western nations will now be required to provide information on the financial support they have pledged to assist third-world countries in mitigating greenhouse-gas emissions and adapting to “the adverse effects of climate change”. The world government also expects to receive reports from Western nations on their financial contributions to the Global Environment Facility, the Least Developed Countries’ Trust Fund, the Special Climate Change Fund, the Adaptation Fund, the Green Climate Fund and the Trust Fund for Supplementary Activities”. Western nations must also provide information on the steps taken to promote technology development and transfer to third-world countries, and on how they have provided “capacity-building support” to third-world countries, and on numerous other matters. The inexorable increase in compulsory reporting was one of the mechanisms by which the unelected Kommissars of the anti-democratic European Union acquired absolute power over the member states. EU advisors have been helping the UN to learn how to use similar techniques to centralize global power just as anti-democratically in its own hands.

Review of Western nations’ conduct: Once the multitude of mechanisms for Western nations’ compulsory reporting to the world government are in place, the information gathered by it will be used as the basis of a continuous review of every aspect of their compliance with the various agreements and concords, whether legally-binding or not. Teams of five to eight members of the Convention’s secretariat will scrutinize each Western nation’s conduct, and will have the power to ask questions and to require additional information, as well as to make recommendations that will gradually become binding. The world government will then prepare a record of the review for each Western nation, including reports of various aspects of the review, an assessment of that nation’s compliance, questions and answers, conclusions and recommendations (eventually instructions) to that nation, and a “facilitative process” (UN code for a mechanism to compel the nation to do as it is told by people whom no one has elected).

Finance: One of the 1000 bureaucracies established at Cancun is the Standing Committee on Finance, which the draft says will have the power of “mobilizing financial resources” through flows of public and private finance, “mobilizing additional funding”, and requiring and verifying the reporting of finance provided to third-world Parties by the Western nations through a new Financial Support Registry. Finance for third-world countries is to be scaled up “significantly”, and Western countries will be obliged to provide “a clear work-plan on their pledged assessed contributions” from 2012-2020 “for approval by the Conference of the Parties”. Taxpayers will be compelled to provide the major source of funding through public expenditure.

Green Climate Fund: Western nations are urged to “commit to the initial capitalization of the Green Climate Fund without delay”, to include “the full running costs” and “the funding required for the formation and operating costs of the board and secretariat of the Green Climate Fund”. Here, as always, the UN bureaucrats want their own pay, perks, pensions and organizational structure guaranteed before any money goes to third-world countries.

Worldwide cap-and-trade: The draft establishes a “new market-based approach/mechanism … to promote the reduction or avoidance of greenhouse-gas emissions” – once again for Western countries only. Also, “Ambitious, legally-binding emission reduction targets for developed-country Parties … are essential to drive a global carbon market”. What this means, in the plain English that is almost entirely absent from the 138-page draft, is worldwide compulsory cap-and-trade, centrally imposed and regulated, imposed on Western countries only.

Patent rights: Under the guise of action to prevent “global warming” that is not happening at anything like the predicted rate, coded references to the extinction of patent rights in third-world countries are creeping into the text. For instance, “identification and removal of all barriers that prevent effective technology development and transfer to developing-country Parties”; and “the removal of all obstacles, including intellectual property rights and patents on climate-related technologies to ensure the transfer of technology to developing countries”. As an inventor with patents to my name, I can predict what effect any such provision will have. It will prevent the establishment and development of patent offices in continents such as Africa, which – thus far – has contributed remarkably little to the world’s inventions, not least because the structure for protecting and encouraging inventors is rickety or non-existent.

Shipping and aviation fuels were previously excluded from the scope of the Convention and are now to be included. International shipping and aviation are described as “a source of financial resources for climate change actions”. More money for UN bureaucrats.

The new bureaucracies: As though the 1000 bureaucracies created at Cancun were not enough, another bureaucracy is to be created “to oversee, monitor and ensure overall implementation of capacity-building activities consistent with the provisions of the Convention”. There will also be a new “International Climate Court of Justice” (see above). A “Financial Support Registry” is also to be set up.

The new special-interest group: Meet the “Parties that are alternative-energy-disadvantaged”. No wind, no sun, no renewables – so, handouts from the West, please.

The new buzzwords: Welcome to the notion of “equitable access to global atmospheric space”; “Mother Earth” [I kid you not: it’s in the draft]; “climate-resilient infrastructure” and “paradigm shift towards building a low-carbon society”. These buzzwords are in addition to pre-existing buzzwords such as “climate justice” and “climate debt” – the latter being the notion that because the West has emitted more carbon dioxide than the rest it owes the Third World lots of money.

“Rights of Mother Earth”: The draft burbles insanely about “The recognition and defence of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony between humanity and nature, and that there will be no commodification [whatever that may be] of the functions of nature, therefore no carbon market will be developed with that purpose”.

“Right to survive”: “The rights of some Parties to survive are threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change, including sea level rise.” At 2 inches per century? Oh, come off it! The Jason 2 satellite shows that sea-level has dropped over the past three years.

The science is at last to be reviewed in a manner that appears independent of the discredited IPCC. However, no details of the method of review are provided, and other parts of the schizophrenic draft say we must defer to the science put forward not by the peer-reviewed learned journals but by a political body whose reports are not peer-reviewed in the usual sense.

Legally-binding treaty: According to the draft, the aim is to create a “legally-binding instrument/outcome”. This is UN code for an international Treaty. The US will sign no such treaty. Nor will Canada, Japan, France, India and many other countries. On the basis of drafts as in-your-face idiotic as this, no legally-binding climate treaty will ever be signed: which is just as well, because no such treaty is necessary.

War and the maintenance of defence forces and equipment are to cease because they contribute to climate change. Just like that. The UN draft text asserts: “Stopping wars, defending lives and ceasing destructive activities will protect the climate system; conflict-related activities emit significant greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere.” A wave of the UN’s magic wand and peace will reign throughout the Earth, the sun will shine (but not too much) the rain will fall (just where and when needed), and non-gender-specific motherhood and non-commodificated apple pie will be available to all. Ouroborindra, ba-ba hee! It does not seem to have occurred to the Druids of the UN that they have near-totally failed to prevent wars on Earth – the original purpose for which it was founded. Yet now, in their gibbering, spastic arrogance, they think to command the weather. Canute, thou shouldst be living at this hour!

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245 thoughts on “Durban: what the media are not telling you

  1. Looks like the capitulation is happening. They are acknowledging that nothing they want will truly happen so they have no reason to inhibit their wish list of global suicide to reduce the “surplus population”.

  2. “Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad.” Any Western nation who signs this must be mad, so they would be out to destroy themselves.

  3. Any President that agrees to any of this will not only violate the Constitution, but will destroy his party for 50 years.

  4. Since the Illustration, the western world gave itself freedom and individual rights as the base for progress. Now these climate alarmists want to destroy all we achieved, entering in a kind of global governance through the back door. Nobody voted them. They were not chosen by we the people. However they want to rule the world. To take us back to the Middle Age. To convert us in peasants. These climate alarmists and the eco-wackos and the civil servants that make a luxury living of this swindle are totalitarians. Excuse me, I feel like vomiting.

  5. Commodification: a) a circumstance where cooperative modification results in an unrecognisable product; b) the process by which documents produced in a) are disposed of; c) Google “mud falcon”, except that these people are not climbing the rocks, they are jumping off the cliff.

    It ceased being about science two COP’s ago, now it’s in-your-face backroom totalitarianism.

  6. This is outrageous! Why ANY western nation would even be in the same room talking with these criminals is beyond me. And thanks to WUWT and Lord Monckton for getting this desperately needed knowledge publicly available to the rest of us.

    I am shocked at the naked ambition of the UN at their deliberate attack on western democracy, at the UN’s attack on Freedom, and the UN’s subversive attempts at world domination and even worse – NOT ONE WESTERN NEWS SOURCE EVEN ATTEMPTED TO INFORM THEIR OWN PUBLIC! And not one single western government source attempted to inform their voting public of the enormous stakes at this conference. That alone can be considered traitorous and all should place on trial for subversion.

    Moreover, the UN should be disbanded immediately. And western nations should never pay a cent to that den of corruption ever again.

  7. Thanks for this post Lord Monckton. Very scary stuff..

    The ONLY thing Mother Earth needs is an IIAJ; an International Insane Asylum Jurisdiction in which to put all these nincompoops. With a physical design like a cockroach trap …no exit.

  8. This is exactly why U.S. citizens (those who have a clue) treasure the Second Amendment. In the end, you possess only those rights you can defend.

  9. No western politician would sign such a document. Or is that “could” instead of “would”?

  10. And to think that most of these guys would happily sign up.
    And “commodification [whatever that may be] of the functions of nature, therefore no carbon market will be developed with that purpose”.
    This may mean that if you get sick they will just let nature take its corse no treatment will be given??.

  11. The most hilarious one of all has GOT to be cancelling war. They have SUCH an excellent track record at that.

    Strangely, what is slowly defeating the warmist agenda is the two worst things that can befall the human race. The climate appears to be returning to a cooling phase, which may well cost us dearly in human lives, and the world economy teaters on the edge of collapse, forcing nations that have been living on credit to cut their spending down to the basics. These are the reasons that nothing being negotiated in Durban will ever come to fruition. Sadly, it is not science, facts, logic and reason that doom Durban to failure, but rampant borrowing and impending crop failure.

    Sad is it not that we have progressed so far technologically that the only thing we have left to fear is nightmares of our own making?

    The UN has never served the purpose it was intended for, and does far more harm than good. It isn’t just the Durban climate BS that needs to get ash canned, its the whole UN itself. 50% funding comes from the US I was told once. If so, one country could kill it off with a pen stroke.

  12. Thank you Lord Monckton for your hard work and incite.

    Call me crazy but I am starting to think these warmist are sociopaths.
    Many WUWT Readers have made reference to Orwell s 1984 – Here is further evidence in black and white of the socialist hordes storming the walls. These people are criminals paid for by hard working taxpayers worldwide. It;s time for brain scans of all politicians, bureaucrats and NGO;s you will find they exhibit the same low frontal brain activity that criminals murderers, and unreasoned people. History is filled with these delusioned individuals that have caused pain and suffering to millions of people with their unreasoned and frightening ideology’s. We are in another make or break period for freedom loving people the world.
    See:
    Tormented Souls, Diseased Brains
    A Case for the Frontal Brain
    Since sociopathic individuals have marked alterations in their relation to other human beings, it is only natural that we should first seek whether the part of their brains responsible for this has some significant abnormality.

    All social primates have highly developed frontal brains, and human beings have the largest one of all. Self-control, planning, judgment, the balance of individual versus social needs, and many other essential functions underlying effective social intercourse are mediated by the frontal structures of the brain.

    http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n07/doencas/disease_i.htm

    See High Self-Perception, Low Brain Activity.

    http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/01/07/high-self-perception-low-brain-activity/10606.html

  13. The UN is just a huge distraction in the real world of international diplomacy. Abolishing the UN would improve international diplomacy enormously.

  14. This is all that is beening said at http://hot-topic.co.nz/durban-final-hours/#comments

    “New text out today, but it was greeted with a veritable storm of protest from the Small Island States, the EU and the Least Developed Countries – a combined grouping of more than 120 countries, with more coming on board to oppose.

    Why? The text proposes no further action until after 2020 – and that, to the most vulnerable, is like a death warrant. Ministers were locked in a room for several hours, took a break and about to go back into the meeting. They’re expected to carry on way into the night and through tomorrow. China, India and the US are increasingly isolated as their block and delay tactics exposed”.
    by cindy.

  15. Have the members of the UN climate bureaucrats in Durban fallen down the rabbit hole to Alice’s Wonderland where insanity prevails? The US ought to stop funding the UN so this nonsense will stop.

  16. This is his best yet. All should study and ponder the implications of Durban.

    Why does carbon dioxide have no effect? Let’s look at the quantum thermodynamics involved.

    There are two fundamental errors in the standard explanation of the GH effect.

    (1) The application of blackbody radiation calculations (giving that 255 deg.K) should apply to the whole Earth system, including the atmosphere. As even the models show, there is quite a lot of radiation emanating from the atmosphere. The surface is merely an internal interface, rather like the floor of the ocean. You cannot just measure radiation at TOA and then say what the surface temperature is or ought to be. The 255 deg.K is a weighted mean of surface and atmosphere and is found at a level in the troposphere which is well above the surface. The temperature plot swivels around this mean and results in warmer temperatures at the surface and of course cooler at TOA. There has to be a declining temperature in the troposphere because warm air takes time to rise by convection. It does not need carbon dioxide to bring this about.

    (2) Oxygen and nitrogen molecules acquire thermal energy partly by absorbing some incident radiation, but mostly by collision with a warmer surface. As they rise by convection they will mix with cooler air containing some cooler GHG molecules to which they can transfer thermal energy by collision processes. Oxygen and nitrogen cannot cool themselves by radiating IR at atmospheric temperatures. Only GHG molecules can do so. Hence the GHG molecules (while some of them are temporarily in unexcited states) will collect energy from several O2 and N2 molecules until they are sufficiently energised to radiate it out of the atmosphere, some to space, some to Earth. Thus carbon dioxide can also have a cooling effect (as it removes thermal energy from oxygen and nitrogen) which could very well neutralise its warming effect. The latter is far less than has been calculated anyway, because of the reasons in (1) above.

  17. War,
    The submarines may announce our determination, the launches from the prairies will end the fight.

  18. An interesting piece of work. It might be wise for the UN bureaucrats to refresh themselves on American history.

    They might want to recall the words of the Reverend Jonathan Mayhew from a sermon in 1750, “No Taxation Without Representation.” Or listen to the words of Mercy Otis Warren’s brother, James Otis, who said that, “taxation without representation is tyranny.” They were speaking of direct representation. At best, all we have is indirect representation to the various UN bodies, selected by who knows whom in DC.

    Truly, a sad state of affairs.

  19. I am afraid to say that this is the type of spin (is that too mild a word?) that Aussies have to put up with for possibly another 2 years from one who is still well and truly in the Cuckoo’s Nest or in some delusional trance:

  20. Nice article.
    Interestingly the only other place I have ever seen the word ‘modalities’ used in Nigerian scam emails.
    How appropriate.

  21. Very relevant :
    Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation
    January 17, 1961
    (Extract from the Educational-Research Complex)

    Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

    In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government. Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields.

    In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

    The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.

    Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

  22. Every fashionable leftist idiocy is catered for.

    That’s about the size of it. Oh, and a portion of the posting gets repeated at the end for some reason. Our Congress is in no mood to agree to such a thing unless Obama figures out a way to bind us to it without Congressional approval, it’s dead on arrival in the US.

  23. Call me crazy but I am starting to think these warmist are sociopaths.

    The political left in general is. It appeals to people who have serious issues with self-loathing and you see that projected in their policies and rhetoric. I am “bad”, my country is bad, my race is bad, my culture is bad, my lifestyle is bad. I don’t deserve happiness. Everything bad in the world is my fault, I make the world a worse place. I get tired of having someone else’s guilt and self loathing shoved down my throat sometimes.

  24. “The March of Folly”. continues.

    As to JD Smith’s question as to what we can do about this….the answer is, we need do NOTHING, aide from continuing the good work here at WUWT and other “denialist” [hah!] sites. Any President, any Congress that would entertain surrendering American sovereignty to these Gaia-worshipping morons would be tossed out of office, impeached, tarred and feathered and/or strung up on lampposts.

    Clinton understood that when Al Gore symbolically signed the Kyoto Protocol — BOTH knew it would never get gain Senate ratification. As WUWT readers know, the Senate had already signaled its opposition by a 95- 0 vote.

    With Barbara Boxer still delusional, it might get one or two Senate votes today. But not more. And it’s the Senate, not the White House, that has the power here. No Senate ratification? The proposed scheme has no force of law in the US.

  25. JDSmith – Toronto says:
    December 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    This is not only insane but totalitarian.

    What can we do?
    ==================================================
    Well, arming yourself would be a prudent start, just in case…… then go straight to scorn and ridicule of these lunatics And, other than that, just continue what you’re doing. Contribute the the skeptical discussion and support the others that do the same. With Providence’s aid, we’ve turned the corner and are winning. Not just on the blogs, but in the science, and most importantly, we’re winning over the public. As Monckton points out, nothing is happening in our climate. Its all been rather (sorry I can’t help it) anticlimactic</b for several years now. :-)

    It is rather astonishing that people like that exist, and they are a great threat to the human experience. They have thwarted humanity’s progress for some time now. Their misanthropy is palpable. They are scumbags and should be treated as such.

    I do agree with one part of their demands. I believe an international tribunal should be established. (Outside U.N. control) It should assess the damage these people have done. Count the lives they have cost, and then execute swift Justice.

  26. Our local weekly paper, out yesterday, carried the main headline:”Climate talk detractors land on Toti beach”. (‘Toti’ is quickspeak for Amanzimtoti, the actual beach onto which Lord Moncton and his team parachuted.) There is also a short editorial on the subject in their paper, ending with this of the sceptics: “Are we not to at least hear ther argument before we disregard it?” It all sounds rather much like: “You will be given a fair trial before we hang you”.
    This requires a Letter to the Editor, which I shall soon be writing. In connection with this, I have placed a pdf of Lord Moncton’s above article onto my Website, and will invite readers of our local rag to download this from: http://www.alder.co.za/monc.pdf

  27. it is amazing…’People running around with signs saying ‘the world is coming to an end’ are considered the sane ones by the MSM

  28. I propose the establishment of the International Oxygen Thieves Court to counter their proposal.

    However, can someone please hide Chris BuffHuhne’s pen as he may have heard we just saved some cash by not continuing to prop up the Euro.

  29. The really ironic thing is that China is going to realize America’s nuclear energy dream and we aren’t. They have scores of plants planned. They have a plan for a fuel cycle using fast neutron reactors to reprocess and re-use spent fuel. That was our original plan until Jimmy Carter killed it. Reagan attempted to revive it but Clinton killed it again. China is going to have a massive nuclear electrification effort giving it a secure source of energy that is not vulnerable to external supply issues. We aren’t.

    The American Dream (or at least one of those dreams) is alive and well and living in China.

  30. If only poor old Pol Pot had thought of this scam, perhaps history wouldn’t have treated him so badly!

  31. Is this really what the folks at RealClimate et al want? A totalitarian one world government?

    Is this what Phil Jones wants? All the climategate players? They want this?

    Seriously, is it?

  32. Yes we all, along with Christopher, think that this stuff is wrong. Completely mad and anti everything we believe is right. That will not stop them.

    With cold eyes they observe us and experience no empathy as they proceed with their inhumane plans of power accumulation.

    The UN is a monster, staffed by mini monsters, that seeks to extend it’s rule over all of us. The cash flow from this scheme will be huge and with big money comes big ambition. The USA should, in my opinion, withdraw all of it’s funding from the UN process as a preparatory step to complete withdrawal. As was pointed out it has been unable to prevent wars, it’s primary reason for being and in every other endeavor it has been corrupt and ineffectual.

    In the absence of overall political control the UN apparatchiks continue to expand their reach. The secretary general answers to no one and his appointment is always a political botch followed by no oversight for his period in office. The “shareholders” have no say in the operations of the UN, have you ever seen any employee get done for corruption?

    Smash the UN by turning off it’s money supply now because once it gets an income stream that doesn’t need to come from America it will be game over. America really needs to step up now in the interests of mankind.

  33. Thank you, Christopher Monckton.
    I don’t know, how you have patience and energy to go through all this muck.

    The UN is not only an anti-Semitic, anti-American, and anti-Western bureaucracy, it is becoming a flat-out anti-human mob. Hopefully, it would take one decisive, real US president to put an end to this lunacy. If not — well, it’s revolution then. So much the worse for bureaucrats.

  34. Omg, the inmates are running the asylum.

    Keep fighting the good fight, Lord Monckton, and let the world know what these eco-freaks are up to. Thanks again for yet another sneak preview in their plans and goals. We will overcome!

  35. Does this mean that Obama will be signing on the dotted line of this global-take-over-by-the-UN proposed contract? Will the US president hand over the key of American freedom to Mr. Ban ki Moon/Pachauri?
    Ditto the leaders of the free world.

  36. Thumper says: I started to giggle partway down the page and didn’t stop until I finished. This is really to good to be true. This is so over the top it speaks for it self and the people who wrote it. Lets hound the MSM to publish the report and Invite comment. The writers at Durban have been wearing trenchcoats all these years. They just Flashed the western public, showed us what they really are, and folks including most liberals will be appalled. No liberal I Know is willing to give up anything significant or be inconvienced to “save the earth.” Folks, I think this is a piece of really good news. They have Exposed THEMSELVES and that’s the important part.

  37. Hey! They left the Good Lord alone and escorted the Greenpeace leader out of the conference. Great result!

    Even Black over at the BBC is running up the white flag with his “This was never about getting an agreement but about setting a roadway to an agreement”. Makes me wonder what they were doing in Copenhagen, Mexico etc!

    In other words, “We ain’t got a snowballs chance in hell whilst China, India, Canada (Bless you!) will not play ball”!

    Meanwhile, the BBC TV news keeps the bias going!

  38. Nostradamus-TV
    December 25, 2058
    At their summit, the G3 countries (Liberia, Ghana and Mauritius) have decided to cancel the debts of the EU.

    /sarc?

  39. What, no talking-in-tongues little parasite trolls around to “labor” in defense of the cream of Climate Science’s psychoderanged crop of Big Parasite Supremists? Maybe they’ve gone on strike for more of their “fair share” of the booty that has been imperialistically ripped off the backs of us evil capitalist producers and anyone else with anything? Nah, probably it’s just a brilliant strategic silence. And they’re no doubt too occupied by the multiple orgiastic fantasies presented above by Lord Monckton anyway to even worry about whether he is a “Lord” or not. So far.

  40. No wonder they are being low key. They don’t want us to see this coming until it has already hit us.

  41. Anna Lemma says:
    December 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    “The March of Folly”. continues.
    As to JD Smith’s question as to what we can do about this….the answer is, we need do NOTHING, aide from continuing the good work here at WUWT and other “denialist” [hah!] sites.”

    We are the quire. Everyone has a local newspaper which sooner or later prints a neutral to pro CAGW article. Using links point out the false lies and misrepresentations common to all such articles, really we all need to do what we can to communicate more, Until the world nations adopt a sane approach to inexpensive energy, our economy (the worlds) has no chance. These people, if they got their way, even in their attempt, are creating the seeds of war.

    Liberal statist have specalized in dividing people, in making minorities feel like they are owed, now they are trying to do the same thing to nations.

  42. “The recognition and defence of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony between humanity and nature”.
    EGADS! What uttter dreck! That bitch Mother Nature has been trying two kill me since I was 9 years old! By freezing, overheating, bacterial and fungal attacks, fang, claw, horn, brute force, poison oak, poison ivy, food poisoning, tornado, lighting, cancer, and fogged glasses in the middle of a challenging rapids, she has most determinedly tried to repeatedly do me in! When does this ‘harmony’ crap start? Never! That’s why they call it ‘survival of the fittest’…..

  43. Thank you, Lord Monckton, for confirming pretty much everything I’d worked out for myself. I have no intrinsic problem with the concept of ‘globalisation’ – who wouldn’t want a world in which we sink our various national and international differences and try just appreciating one anothers’ cultures without needing to slaughter one another? The prospect of what these psychopaths are proposing under the same name, on the other hand, which amounts to neither more nor less than worldwide fascism, should send a chill down the spine of anyone who becomes aware of it.

    For an overview of ‘the cause’, download a copy of Agenda 21 from the UN website – there’s no need to go to any weirdie ‘conspiracy sites’ – and just read it. This crust of unelected, self-serving parasites want nothing less than complete power for themselves and complete obedience from the 1-in-14 of us who are permitted to survive. The depopulation agenda is emphatically not the invention of conspiracy nuts, it is explicitly stated by the self-appointed UN.

    It becomes increasingly urgent for us all, in all countries, to find every possible way of fighting this corruption. For sure the UN must go, as must the EU and every other body which presumes to tell any national government what to do – the World Bank, the IMF, all of them. Within our individual countries, we need to purge from public influence every “quango”, every “lobbyist” and “adviser”, every “think-tank”, so that our governments actually have to represent the interests of the people they govern. All government should be carried out in the open so that anyone who’s interested can see, and everyone can discuss and influence, what is being said or done by whom. No more secret cabals meeting in ‘unofficial’ conclaves, or Rothschild mansions, or anywhere else. A revolutionary concept maybe, but only the creatures feeding off the rest of us now could find it objectionable.

    I was a little sorry to see this very website finding it necessary to boot commenter ‘Stop Common Purpose’ for excessive self-promotion – Common Purpose are a major ‘globalist’ cancer in the UK and they must, indeed, be stopped – but fear not, there’s another fifth column to match in your own country, just like them.

    As usual, the ancient Greeks had a word for it – let us pass over the fact that it is implementation of ideas also going back to them which is causing the present situation. (Read Plato’s Republic lately?) What we need, urgently, is aristocracy – which, by the way, means rule by the best in society, not by Lord this, that or the other, or somebody whose many times great-grandaddy helped some king wallop the peasants. What we are heading for, if it is not stopped in its tracks, is universal kakistocracy. Yep. The very opposite.

    Douglas Adams was right on target when he wrote, in “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”, “it is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.” There’s the problem. Let’s get fixing it.

  44. “commodification [whatever that may be] of the functions of nature, therefore no carbon market will be developed with that purpose”.

    vs.

    “Worldwide cap-and-trade: The draft establishes a “new market-based approach/mechanism … to promote the reduction or avoidance of greenhouse-gas emissions”

    I know I’m not at the intellectual level needed to comprehend this (thank goodness) but how can the world both establish and forbid a carbon market? Of course, if any organization can do this it’s the U.N.

  45. Alex the skeptic says:
    December 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Does this mean that Obama will be signing on the dotted line of this global-take-over-by-the-UN proposed contract? Will the US president hand over the key of American freedom to Mr. Ban ki Moon/Pachauri?
    Ditto the leaders of the free world.
    ===================================================
    Not a chance. Election is less than a year away.

  46. At least the UN has now come out and stated what their policies are. They have now been outed and there is no going back.
    Their best resolution is that that everyone must stop spending on defence and stop fighting wars and give the money that they save to the UN so they can fund the climate change fight. That should make the UN fabulously rich and powerful. Its a brilliant get rich quick scheme which surely must have had some Nigerian input.
    I’ve got a better idea, close the UN and give the money saved back to those who have been stumping up for this useless organisation.

  47. Don’t take this lightly. Christopher’s right. It is no joke.
    Someone is bound to declare war on these environmentalist crazies.
    They are aiming to kill, but not themselves, oh no. They have UN ‘live’ tickets.
    They are aiming at your country, your family, your children, love ones and friends.
    This cancer has grown for decades and few can see it, few let themselves care.
    The time has come to remove it.

    But be so PC and so quiet now [imn]
    Write your representatives, place strategic votes
    and be sure to warn people who never visit here at wuwt.

  48. I first read about this Islander Extortion Ploy in Crichton’s 2004 novel ‘State of Fear’ and have been watching it unfold since then. Amazing how well Crichton told this story back then. And now here we are.

  49. Lunacy! Total! When the West stops producing, all the money they handed over will be spent in China. I suppose it’s now their turn to rule the world. All I can say is good luck to all the peoples who signed up to that document. (world wars for food and land permitting)

    JPeden says:
    December 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    So Far. . . . . indeed! There will be repercusions.

  50. The alarmists’ fantasy paradigm amplified verges on madness. Billions of tax payer dollars are requested to fund a world bureaucracy to transfer trillions of tax payer dollars to corrupt third world companies and governments. A carbon monitoring bureau, a biofuel world trading corporation, a carbon off set world trading bureau, and so on.

    A single example of this madness is the massive AWG driven program to convert food to biofuels. The problem with biofuels is the amount of transportation energy required would require roughly six times the total amount of the current agricultural land to produce. Biofuel production requires significant fossil energy inputs. Agricultural production itself produces significant greenhouse gases. The biofuel concept is part of a fairytale. We live in the real world not in a fairytale.

    Skepticism and scientific analysis is the foundation of the development of practical environmental policy.

    http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/bioenergy/NewsReleases/Biodiesel%20Energy%20Balance_v2a.pdf

    Vast amounts of agricultural land are being diverted from crops for human consumption to biofuel The immediate consequence of this is a dramatic increase in the cost of basic food such as a 140% increase in the price of corn. Due to limited amounts of agricultural land vast regions of virgin forest are being cut down for biofuel production. The problems associate with this practice will become acute as all major Western governments have mandate a percentage of biofuel.

    Analysis of the total energy input to produce ethanol from corn show that 29% more fossil fuel input energy is require to produce one energy unit of ethanol. If the fuel input to harvest the corn, to produce the fertilizer, and to boil the water off to distill ethanol/water from 8% ethanol to 99.5% ethanol (three distillation processes) to produce 99.5% ethanol for use in an automobile, produces more green house gas than is produced than the production consumption of conventional gasoline. The cost of corn based ethanol is more than five times the production cost of gasoline, excluding taxes and subsides. Rather than subsiding the production of corn based ethanol the same money can be used to preserve and increase rainforest. The loss of rainforest is the largest cause of the increase in CO2.

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1725975,00.html

    The Clean Energy Scam
    The U.S. quintupled its production of ethanol–ethyl alcohol, a fuel distilled from plant matter–in the past decade, and Washington has just mandated another fivefold increase in renewable fuels over the next decade. Europe has similarly aggressive biofuel mandates and subsidies, and Brazil’s filling stations no longer even offer plain gasoline. Worldwide investment in biofuels rose from $5 billion in 1995 to $38 billion in 2005 and is expected to top $100 billion by 2010, thanks to investors like Richard Branson and George Soros, GE and BP, Ford and Shell, Cargill and the Carlyle Group.

    But several new studies show the biofuel boom is doing exactly the opposite of what its proponents intended: it’s dramatically accelerating global warming, imperiling the planet in the name of saving it. Corn ethanol, always environmentally suspect, turns out to be environmentally disastrous. Even cellulosic ethanol made from switchgrass, which has been promoted by eco-activists and eco-investors as well as by President Bush as the fuel of the future, looks less green than oil-derived gasoline.

    Meanwhile, by diverting grain and oilseed crops from dinner plates to fuel tanks, biofuels are jacking up world food prices and endangering the hungry. The grain it takes to fill an SUV tank with ethanol could feed a person for a year. Harvests are being plucked to fuel our cars instead of ourselves. The U.N.’s World Food Program says it needs $500 million in additional funding and supplies, calling the rising costs for food nothing less than a global emergency. Soaring corn prices have sparked tortilla riots in Mexico City, and skyrocketing flour prices have destabilized Pakistan, which wasn’t exactly tranquil when flour was affordable.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-04-14/biofuel-production-a-crime-against-humanity/2403402

    Biofuels ‘crime against humanity’
    Massive production of biofuels is “a crime against humanity” because of its impact on global food prices, a UN official has told German radio. “Producing biofuels today is a crime against humanity,” UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food Jean Ziegler told Bayerischer Runfunk radio. Many observers have warned that using arable land to produce crops for biofuels has reduced surfaces available to grow food. Mr Ziegler called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to change its policies on agricultural subsidies and to stop supporting only programs aimed at debt reduction. He says agriculture should also be subsidised in regions where it ensures the survival of local populations. Meanwhile, in response to a call by the IMF and World Bank over the weekend to a food crisis that is stoking violence and political instability, German Foreign Minister Peer Steinbrueck gave his tacit backing.

    Palm oil to diesel.

    http://news.yahoo.com/prime-indonesian-jungle-cleared-palm-oil-065556710.html

    Prime Indonesian jungle to be cleared for palm oil

    Their former hero recently gave a palm oil company a permit to develop land in one of the few places on earth where orangutans, tigers and bears still can be found living side-by-side — violating Indonesia’s new moratorium on concessions in primary forests and peatlands.

  51. The Green leftists in the EU bureaucracy want to give China a “carte blanche” (or noir) / free pass to pollute to their hearts content, additionally subsidized by Western tax money.
    Chinese capitalism = good, Western capitalism = bad.
    The self hate of these people!

  52. The good lord has brought me the best news for a long time. That all of these demands have been written in clear simple language, and not hidden away in some appendix, shows that the lunatics are out for all to see.
    Sadly, I expect there is one person who will sign up to this sick joke, and that would be me, courtesy of my Australian prime-minister!

  53. The long battle between parliamentary democracy and the forces of fascism continues. And the centralists and the faceless bureaucrats of the U.N, ( stands for UNelected,) who dare to call themselves ‘Liberal,’ push their ad hoc working groups and turgidly worded policies to dupe and control nations. ‘Ad hoc’ and ‘clandestine’ are the favoured modus operandi.

  54. It is, unfortunately a fact, that third world countries who would most benefit from this unbelievable nonsense now are a majority in the UN and enthusiastically support any proposal to hand over western cash.
    The UN, long ago ceased to have any useful function. Time to close it down as was the League of Nations, its predecessor. Western nations just stopped paying their dues It would soon collapse.

  55. This is about as laughable as the Kellogg-Briand treaty in the late 20s or early 30s. So I don’t put a whole lot of stock in it, because I don’t think it will do as much as some fear here. I’m actually hoping when Gingrich gets elected that not only does he appoint Bolton as Secretary of State, but also that he tells the UN this nonsense “world government” stuff they are proposing must cease immediately, or the US will stop funding the UN altogether, and kick them out of New York.

  56. Mac the Knife says:
    December 9, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    “That bitch Mother Nature has been trying [to] kill me since I was 9 years old!”

    Too true, Mac. It’s either religion or Stockholm Syndrome, but a lot of people have some very weird and delusional ideas about that termagant’s beneficence.

  57. “No taxation without representation.” The fact is, when the bill gets too high and the product isn’t wanted, compliance goes away. Our tax dollars are a powerful tool. We can fork it over, or not. We recognize the consequences for non-compliance, which is illegal. Do we recognize the consequences if we are compliant?

  58. Naturally the BBC is reporting this draft in it’s usual balanced fashion:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16124670

    “Agreement on new measures to combat global warming appears within reach at the UN climate talks in South Africa.

    Draft documents issued overnight appear to address the concerns of all parties.”

    Other than any parties such as we taxpayers who think this is completely bonkers.

  59. Barring mention of our Kenyan Keynesian (who should not be discussed in this forum without the words “felony” and “forgery” and “fraud” used in the same sentence), the only candidates entering the U.S. presidential election process who is a committed and repeatedly self-admitted skeptic anent the anthropogenic global warming scam is, of course, Dr. Ron Paul.

    The MSM-anointed “frontrunner” on the Republican Party side is Mitt “the Massachusetts Medical Marxist” Romney, while the current flavor-of-the-week in the polls is Newt “Spine? I don’ need no steenking spine!” Gingrich, both of whom are warmistas to the bottoms of their flabby little hearts.

    Anybody else out there understand how and why that “unelectable” old obstetrician is actually the only genuinely electable candidate in the Red Faction race?

    Moreover, with Dr. Paul sitting behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office starting in 2013 instead of either our Mombasa Messiah or any of the nominally Republican clowns lurching around from Iowa to New Hampshire, the Durban Diddle dies the death.

    Instantly, completely, and irrevocably.

  60. If anybody scoffs at the goals of these “climate totalitarians”? Just examine the agreement Europe has reached to surrender sovereignty to the European parliament.

    It wont take long for these loonies to realise they may be able to exploit the European bureaucracy to achieve their ends.

  61. Senator Christine Milne was on aussie abc radio today bemoaning the fact we aussies who have such a world leading TAX on C02 about to ruin whats left of our industry, should be at the top of the line to sign our lives away to the UN…what can i say?
    they DO walk amongst us, some (too many) actually manage to get into positions where they can cause REAL Damage.

  62. I wonder what real climate scientists think, now they can clearly see what their work is being used for?

  63. Thank you for posting this.

    I started reading reading it but if the proposal under consideration is as you have outlined under the main points it is so stupid that I found myself unable to read further. How could any sentient person be so stupid? Is this the level of inteligence possessed by our political elite? Do they really consider that if Joe Public were informed as to the contents of this ‘draft agreement’ they would wish our politcal leaders to bind us to it? Simply put has the world gone completely mad?

    THis would be even worse that the present economic problems presently being experienced by the West. We are very lucky that the West is experiencing these severe economic problems luckily coinciding with what now appers to be a prolonged cooling period. It is only these combined factors which will save us from this madness.

    PS. If Chris Hume is ever charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice (or some such similar charge), he will be able to rely upon insanity as a defence. He need only show a jury that he was promoting such a draft agreement and fully supported and agreed to its provisions, and I am in no doubt that 12 good men and women would have no hesittaion in finding him insane.

    God help us from our political elite,

    PPS “commodification [whatever that may be: it is not in the dictionary and does not deserve to be]” Does this expression derive from comity?

  64. “Surely no western country will sign up to this lunacy!”
    Watch Huhne, Britain’s Minister, grasp his moment in the limelight.

  65. None of this will ever happen – they trotted out the same crap at Copehnhagen, but the West never signed up.

    And even if they did sign up, the West is de facto, bankrupt.

    And even if they borrowed more money (from who – the Chinese?) it would be impossible to acheive without destroying their economies entirely.

    They might as well be mandating that the West build a Star Ship with Warp Drive capability by 2050. Really, it’s as daft as that.

  66. I don’t wish to cast doubt on what Lord M, has said here, but what is coming out of the reports from Durman with the MSM looks quite different. Of course the MSM is so biased that they cannot be trusted, especially on this matter, but still, the mismatch must be saying something that we are missing.

  67. This is so crazy that it is hard to believe that these people are on the level… except… from the first time I heard about the Green Party, I have always believed that they were Communists in disguise. This whole agenda of alleged Globull Warming, the attempt to bring all Western Governments under the control of the UN reeks of Communism. It is very much like 1984 being put into practice.

    In the year 1984 the MSM was full of how Orwell’s novel had not come to fruition. Yet, they are the ones who have foolishly missed all of the warning signs that are in that novel. They failed to comprehend the message.

    The watermelons love to try and bamboozle with their special “knowledge”, yet they fail on some of the basics in science that most of us who are non-scientists understand. Things like photosynthesis are totally ignored by them. Instead they talk in riddles about greenhouse gases as they proclaim the air that we breathe is dangerous. They also fail to understand the importance of history. It is their failure with regard to history that is slowly doing them in.

    It seems to me that we Aussies are in a worse position because we do not seem to have the protections to stop the madmen that form our illegitimate government from signing on the dotted line of any agreement that gets passed at Durban. The truth is that the fools who went to Durban are so far up themselves that they will commit Australia to something which will be our destruction in the future. We have a political system that has not protected us from the minority party watermelons, and since they have managed a power sharing arrangement they are making the most of their opportunities, despite the fact that a majority of Australians do not agree with their Marxist ideology.

    Why on earth should we have to give money to nations that have been wasting their resources over the past several decades? Why should we support countries where the dictators are keeping all of their money whilst the community remains impoverished? Let the rulers of those nations sort it out, and leave us out of the equation.

  68. “Their plans to establish a world government paid for by the West”
    It’s this sort of barking right wing conspiracy nonsense that undermines Moncktons valid points on climate science and politics.

  69. “commodification [whatever that may be] of the functions of nature”

    I suspect that they regard the world as their commode.

  70. What we are seeing here is “government health care” for the planet. When a government takes over health care and your doctor bills become matters of the national budget, the government begins to create regulations that reduce their expenditure. Basically they begin to control nearly every aspect of your life. No latex balloons at parties because a child might be allergic, have a reaction, and that will cost the government money. You can’t use a ladder to paint your house because you might fall off and cost the government money so you must have a scaffold built that meets regulations. Oh, and those playground toys are right out, they must be passed with those that meet regulations so there is no possible way a kid could get hurt and cost the government money.

    Now we have climate change which is basically planetary health care. Here we create the notion that carbon is a poison of some sort when it is actually food. We can’t do things that increase carbon production in the atmosphere because if you do, that is going to cost you. So now they pass regulations that say what sort of light bulbs you may use.

    What this is about is a centrally managed economy on a global scale. We need to get rid of these people. And I agree, it is time for severe ridicule for the discredited IPCC, the discredited CRU, and the discredited GISS.

    This is about creating fear and then using that fear to manage things.

    What is the WORST that could happen? The worst that could happen would be a return of climate to that which we saw in the Pliocene. Yes, there would be some sea level rise. Probably a lot of it. But once past that we would see milder climate, better growing conditions, increased food production, greater biodiversity, a reversion of polar bears back to brown bears, forests reaching the Arctic Ocean, and likely an explosion of new species and increased ocean life. We might see us extracted from this ice age we have been in since the late Pliocene climate transition. Adaptation would be quite easy: just keep living as we are now. We would not require any special adaptation techniques, we are already quite well adapted to that climate regime. It is cold that requires adaptation and if we could forestall a glacial period, we are all so much the better off for it.

  71. “Global Warming” and a return to Pliocene conditions would mean a greening of the Sahara, and reduction of deserts globally, likely the refilling of Lake Lahontan and Lake Bonneville and a greening of the Great Basin. It would mean Greenland would be productive, Canada much more so than it is today, Same with Scandinavia and much of Siberia. Mongolia would bloom, the Gobi would green. I don’t think it would be all that bad of a place to live.

  72. Keith W. says:
    December 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    “Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad.” Any Western nation who signs this must be mad, so they would be out to destroy themselves.

    The UK Representative Huhne – is almost certainly itching to sign such a document. He has already ‘given’ £1 Billion of UK money to ‘poorer nations fighting climate change’. The US delegation almost certainly has an unelected Czar or someone from the EPA who is just as keen to sign away the US rights. Protecting the Constitution has not bothered anyone in the US federal government or agencies for several years – it is a constraint on their ‘power’. You have to remember that an International Treaty takes precedence over all US laws. Does anyone have 100% certainty that the current Administration would not sign away the US independence?

  73. Commoditization (also called commodification) occurs as a goods or services market loses differentiation across its supply base, often by the diffusion of the intellectual capital necessary to acquire or produce it efficiently. As such, goods that formerly carried premium margins for market participants have become commodities, such as generic pharmaceuticals and silicon chips.

  74. “crosspatch says:
    December 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Every fashionable leftist idiocy is catered for.

    That’s about the size of it. Oh, and a portion of the posting gets repeated at the end for some reason. Our Congress is in no mood to agree to such a thing unless Obama figures out a way to bind us to it without Congressional approval, it’s dead on arrival in the US.”

    I disagre with this, it’s not their Apple tablet/clean motorbike that’s bad, it’s your creaky PC, scooter that is. And especially the unwashed lumpen masses’ flatscreen TV that is.

    The motorbike/scooter thing is a real incident. I’m thinking of getting a scooter because public transport in my city has become so expensive and unreliable (I need it for my job, I spend often 3 hours a day travelling round my city for my job), and dicussing this with a friend who rides a motorbike, he went off onto the fact that scooters pollute and all scooters should be electric. I kid you not. My motorbike = good. Your scooter =bad.

    But I cleaned his pipe regarding wind power killing all those birds and bats lol.

  75. The U.N.! A wonderful example of a totally useless waste of time. Lets look at an example seeing as they have banned war! I know my post is not strictly Climate Warming related but I hope Anthony will allow my thoughts on the U.N.

    I will use for an example Cyprus as it concerns where I live. The U.N. arrived in Cyprus in the 60’s to keep apart the Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Forget the cause of the grief. The U.N. were supposed to prevent fighting and arrive at a peaceful conclusion. They stayed around, soaking up the sun until the mainland Turkish invaded the island in 1973. The U.N. declared the invasion illegal and told Turkey to withdraw. Result? The island is divided and the Turkish stuck two fingers up at the U.N. who still ride round in nice cars soaking up the sun! 50 years of waste and no solution and the Turkish maintain thousands of troops on the North side of the divide!

    Now we have a two pronged attack on a sovereign government. The U.N. IPCC with its undemocratic attempt to enforce eco lunatic rules/laws and the EEC doing the same thing by forcing those ruddy windmills on the Cypriot government, under the threat of fines should they not be installed. This island is not known for being windy but some huge gas finds offshore give me hope that they will soon stick two fingers up to both the E.U. and the U.N.!

    Add to the above U.N. peacekeepers in Rwanda who were ordered to stand by as Hutu slaughtered some 800,000 Tutsi. Bosnia, the U.N. declared safe areas for Muslims but did nothing to secure them, letting the Serbs slaughter thousands in Srebrenica. Remember Annan’s comical negotiations with Saddam Hussein. In 1998, Annan undertook shuttle diplomacy to Baghdad, reached a deal with Saddam to continue weapons inspections, and declared him “a man I can do business with” and we are expected the to be allowed to become a world government? Insane!

    I often wonder why the people of the USA continue to allow this morally bankrupt organisation to base itself on their land when they are so anti USA!

  76. To close this circus down, next years conference is not, I repeat not, in the Maldives, but Ulan Bartor in February (minus 40 C )

  77. Mac the Knife says: “The recognition and defence of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony between humanity and nature”.
    EGADS! What uttter dreck! That bitch Mother Nature has been trying too kill me since I was 9 years old!

    Totally brilliant comment, Mac!

  78. …not just off the wall – they are lunatic.

    Which is why foaming at the mouth warmist and UK’s Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, will quite possibly elbow people out of the way to sign up for it.

    Not that anyone will notice of course. The UK media is currently fixated on oh so brave Cameron playing fantasy Europolitics and vetoing a fantasy treaty so he can look good at home in the hope that people will finally begin to believe he really is the heir to Margaret Thatcher (yeah, right) rather than the devil’s spawn of Edward Heath.

    We live in interesting incredulous times.

  79. BargHumer says:
    December 10, 2011 at 1:51 am
    I don’t wish to cast doubt on what Lord M, has said here, but what is coming out of the reports from Durman with the MSM looks quite different. Of course the MSM is so biased that they cannot be trusted, especially on this matter, but still, the mismatch must be saying something that we are missing.

    Directly on the UNFCCC website you can download and read the document for your self.

    http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2011/awglca14/eng/crp38.pdf

  80. My initial gut reaction was this is so ridiculous, so insane, that it has zero chance of even partially taking root. Being an aficianado of history, I then got the sinking feeling that this is precisely the kind of thing that takes hold.

    Dictators throughout history have shown countless times it only takes one individual, with a small clutch of supporters, to dominate the world win some way with lunacy either directly or indirectly. The masses don’t have to agree with this: only a few key individuals.

  81. BargHumer says:
    “I don’t wish to cast doubt on what Lord M, has said here, but what is coming out of the reports from Durman with the MSM looks quite different. Of course the MSM is so biased that they cannot be trusted, especially on this matter, but still, the mismatch must be saying something that we are missing.”
    What we are missing is a MSM with integrity. Lord Monckton provided a link:

    http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2011/awglca14/eng/crp38.pdf

    and just to be sure it’s legit, if you just put: http://unfccc.int into the address bar, you’ll land at the UNFCCC main page, so that is indeed a UNFCCC document.
    The document itself has two dates:
    In the header: “7 December 2011″
    And the title:
    “Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action
    under the Convention
    Fourteenth session, part four
    Durban, 29 November 2011 – *” [Note the asterisk]
    “Update of the amalgamation of draft texts in preparation of a
    comprehensive and balanced outcome to be presented to the
    Conference of the Parties for adoption at its seventeenth
    session”
    [Asterisk below]
    “* The fourth part of the session will be held in conjunction with the seventeenth session of the
    Conference of the Parties. The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention will present the results of its work to the COP for consideration as per decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 143. The closing date of the session of the AWG-LCA will be determined in Durban.”

    So, what we’re looking at is indeed as Lord Monckton presented the 12/7/11 update of a 11/29/11 DRAFT document of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action.

  82. Pete H,

    Thanks for that fine account of history. I remember when the Turks had enough of the Greek generals and simply went in and took half of Cyprus. The UN as usual was impotent. But they’re getting less impotent because of the $billions we shovel into their anti-American, anti-West pockets every year.

    There is no plausible reason to fund the UN. Every country is fully capable of making agreements and treaties with other countries without UN interference. The UN has morphed into a vile self-serving kleptocracy that dreams of heading a one world government. What is frightening is that some people actually believe that would be a good thing! In reality, it would be a global-scale EU; an unaccountable, opaque, self-appointed bureaucracy issuing endless regulations, and we citizens would have no vote in the process. A truly terrifying prospect.

  83. Hey, Chris, as we say in Australia, why don’t you tell us what you really think! ; )

    Of course, these are ambit claims, and no-one involved seriously believes that they will be delivered. But, the scope of ambit claims tells us something about what might be delivered. For example, the option ‘nothing’ is not on the table.

    1500 journalists, and yet the coverage has been minimal, and certainly not as comprehensive as one blog post by C. Monckton. Their editors must be unaware that their industry is facing extinction. Apart from rah rah stuff about how the planet is being saved, or boo hoo stuff about how the planet is being stuffed, I haven’t seen one decent article about what is happening in the MSM. If there have been any, I would appreciate links.

    I particularly love the references to reducing CO2 emissions by more than 100%. What a hoot! If anyone can provide references about that Alice in Wonderland concept, I would be grateful.

  84. I started reading the full PDF last night, thinking it might have the effect of making me sleepy. I was so disturbed by the lunacy, I ended up not sleeping until 3:30 EST. My government (Canada) has thus far taken some pretty bold steps at calling out this stupidity and trust that Minister Kent resists this wholeheartedly.

  85. http://climate-change-theory.com says:
    December 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    “(2) Oxygen and nitrogen molecules acquire thermal energy partly by absorbing some incident radiation, but mostly by collision with a warmer surface. As they rise by convection they will mix with cooler air containing some cooler GHG molecules to which they can transfer thermal energy by collision processes. Oxygen and nitrogen cannot cool themselves by radiating IR at atmospheric temperatures. Only GHG molecules can do so. Hence the GHG molecules (while some of them are temporarily in unexcited states) will collect energy from several O2 and N2 molecules until they are sufficiently energised to radiate it out of the atmosphere, some to space, some to Earth. Thus carbon dioxide can also have a cooling effect (as it removes thermal energy from oxygen and nitrogen) which could very well neutralise its warming effect.”

    Absorption and emission of IR by GHG molecules should exactly cancel out according to Kirchhoff’s Law, as long as the gas is in local thermal equilibrium. Thus, CO2 is an IR redistributor, not a net absorber or net emitter, and the term “heat-trapping gases” often used by IPCC scientists is political propaganda. (Before any warmist protests that only journalists use the term, don’t try, there’s ample proof that prominent climate “scientists” spout it like there’s no tomorrow)

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/08/05/co2-heats-the-atmosphere-a-counter-view/

  86. Hmmmm, seems to me that these totalitarian minded traitors to democracy and humanity (and betrayers of everything honest and decent) should be given a reason to fear flying back to their home countries after their public funded jaunt to party town Durban. They need to know that they will be met with noisy sign waving megaphone weilding protesters. Signs that declare the returnees to be traitors, etc. Make sure the media are there for it all, too.

    If only they could be refused entry back into their respective countries, eh ?

  87. “War and the maintenance of defence forces and equipment are to cease because they contribute to climate change.”

    The AK-47 has become the world’s most prolific and effective combat weapon, a device so cheap and simple that it can be bought in many countries for less than the cost of a live chicken. Depicted on the flag and currency of several countries, waved by guerrillas and rebels everywhere, the AK is responsible for about a quarter-million deaths every year. It is the firearm of choice for at least 50 legitimate standing armies and countless fighting forces from Africa and the Middle East to Central America and Los Angeles. It has become a cultural icon, its signature form — that banana-shaped magazine — defining in our consciousness the contours of a deadly weapon.
    Number built approximately 75 million AK-47; 100 million AK-type rifles

    Countries that produce and use the AK47 (past and present):
    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Namibia, East Germany, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya [Anti-Gaddafi forces], Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Mongolia, Mozambique, North Korea, Palestinian Authority, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  88. Should point out that the U.S. is the largest financial contributor to the UN and that Durban also has enacted a Green Climate Fund that hopes to raise $100 billion by 2020 – mostly from the rich Americans.

  89. Why are you folks so certain that the US won’t sign on to this? Look at what the Obama administration is doing to the US energy infrastructure and use without such a treaty. Those bozo’s would gladly sign on to something like this.

  90. “Is this really what the folks at RealClimate et al want? A totalitarian one world government? Is this what Phil Jones wants? All the climategate players? They want this? Seriously, is it?”

    So long as they get to be the high priests of the totalitarian government, yes, I think it is. It’s good to be the king. It’s even better to be the Pope.

  91. “Why are you folks so certain that the US won’t sign on to this? Look at what the Obama administration is doing to the US energy infrastructure and use without such a treaty. Those bozo’s would gladly sign on to something like this.”

    Oh, Obama might sign the paper, but according to the US constitution no treaty is valid until the Senate ratifies it by a 2/3 majority. You see how hard it is to get the Senate to get to a 2/3 majority on less critical issues? It will never happen… the American people value our independance too much currently. Even some leftists in the Senate that might LIKE to do it wouldn’t vote for it due to a desire to keep their jobs, since it would be at odds with the desires of their constituancy. This could only happen if the bulk of the American public actually thought it was a good idea, hence all of the PR… “science is settled” BS.

    http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Treaties.htm

  92. From Tom Nelson’s page: Apparently someone named fiona harvey, Twitters that a ‘fake’ document is being circulated, to try and sabotage the talks. I have to wonder if this is what she is referring to.

    Twitter seems to be popular at that meeting. I guess it attracts a lot of Twits. (apologies to those Decent people who ue it).

  93. Fools rush in. What happens if they go ahead and temperatures start to drop dramatically and crops fail. Shouldn’t they have back up plans in case by some chance, altough unbelievable as it seems to them, THEY ARE WRONG!

  94. @ DR says:
    December 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Is this really what the folks at RealClimate et al want? A totalitarian one world government?

    Is this what Phil Jones wants? All the climategate players? They want this?

    Seriously, is it?
    ======================================================

    Short answer? YES!

    Don’t waste your time trying to figure out why. Just be prepared to stop them.

  95. It is quite amazing that the fanatic AGW believers do not have a basic understanding of the facts concerning this issues. The madness of converting food to biofuels is one example. A second example is leveling the stupidity playing field.

    Western Countries must compete with so called developing countries China and India for jobs. As most are aware hundreds of thousands of jobs have moved to Asia. The “green” subsides and green boondoggles are only applied to Western Countries. The carbon trading, carbon offsets, carbon taxes, carbon sequestration, conversion of food to biofuel, will not substantially reduce the growth of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it will destroy any possibility of economic growth. Western governments do not have surplus funds to send on boondoggles.

    The Chinese have worked out the cost of the green boondoggle programs. They will not accept legal binding agreements to follow Western Countries as we march off a cliff to economic ruin.

    The following is the current estimated carbon dioxide emission by country and by geographic region in percentage of total world emissions. Also included below is the percentage change (comparing 2008 to 2010) of carbon dioxide emission for the country in question and the geographic region.

    The largest emitter of carbon dioxide is China. China currently emits 25% of the world total, 50% more than the US. China’s carbon dioxide emissions are projected to significantly increase in the future, as China is putting one new large coal fired power plant into service every week. The yearly growth of electrical production in China is sufficient to power five cities the size of New York.

    Attached below is an article and a link to a presentation by Richard Muller that presents the projected yearly increase in carbon dioxide emissions for the world based on the current observed changes in carbon dioxide emissions and theoretical changes in emissions based on last year’s Copenhagen meeting.

    Source of data used to produce the table below.

    http://cdiac.ornl.gov/ftp/trends/co2_emis/Preliminary_CO2_emissions_2010.xlsx

    Projected emissions based on the Copenhagen proposed agreement.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703514404574588673072577680.html

    2008 to 2010
    % Change___% of Total World
    -3.2% 16.4% US
    -4.7% 1.5% Canada
    -2.0% 1.4% Mexico
    -3.2% 19.3%Total North America

    2008 to 2010
    % Change___% of Total World
    -1.3% 0.6% Argentina
    6.7% 1.3% Brazil
    -6.4% 0.2% Chile
    11.3% 0.2% Colombia

    9.1% 0.1% Ecuador
    13.3% 0.1% Peru
    0.2% 0.1% Trinidad and Tobago
    3.2% 0.5% Venezuela
    -2.1% 0.5% Other S. & Cent. America
    3.1% 3.6% Total S. & Cent. America

    2008 to 2010
    % Change___% of Total World
    -6.5% 0.2% Austria
    -14.8% 0.1% Azerbaijan
    -6.4% 0.2% Belarus
    -2.8% 0.3% Belgium & Luxembourg
    -18.2% 0.1% Bulgaria
    -6.4% 0.3% Czech Republic
    -4.9% 0.1% Denmark
    12.1% 0.2% Finland
    -3.8% 1.1% France
    -3.1% 2.3% Germany
    -6.8% 0.3% Greece
    -8.6% 0.1% Hungary
    -6.3% 0.1% Republic of Ireland
    -8.3% 1.2% Italy
    1.3% 0.7% Kazakhstan
    -8.1% 0.0% Lithuania
    4.0% 0.5% Netherlands
    1.4% 0.2% Norway
    -1.9% 0.9% Poland
    -1.4% 0.2% Portugal
    -17.2% 0.2% Romania
    -1.2% 5.0% Russian Federation
    -16.0% 0.1% Slovakia
    -16.6% 0.8% Spain
    -2.1% 0.1% Sweden
    -3.4% 0.1% Switzerland
    4.0% 0.9% Turkey
    8.6% 0.2% Turkmenistan
    -13.5% 0.8% Ukraine
    -5.7% 1.5% United Kingdom
    -5.2% 0.4% Uzbekistan
    -6.7% 0.6% Other Europe & Eurasia
    -4.2% 20.0% Total Europe & Eurasia

    2008 to 2010
    % Change___% of Total World
    6.7% 1.7% Iran
    -2.3% 0.2% Israel
    9.6% 0.3% Kuwait
    9.4% 0.2% Qatar
    13.9% 1.5% Saudi Arabia
    3.9% 0.5% United Arab Emirates
    11.6% 1.0% Other Middle East
    9.1% 5.4% Total Middle East

    7.3% 0.4% Algeria
    10.9% 0.7% Egypt
    3.7% 1.3% South Africa
    1.8% 1.2% Other Africa
    4.7% 3.6% Total Africa

    2008 to 2010
    % Change___% of Total World
    -8.4% 1.1% Australia
    8.0% 0.1% Bangladesh
    17.2% 24.6% China
    0.4% 0.1% China Hong Kong SAR
    18.8% 6.2% India
    17.4% 1.4% Indonesia
    -5.8% 3.4% Japan
    -4.2% 0.6% Malaysia
    -11.8% 0.1% New Zealand
    2.5% 0.5% Pakistan
    8.1% 0.3% Philippines
    10.8% 0.1% Singapore
    10.6% 1.7% South Korea
    2.4% 0.8% Taiwan
    4.7% 0.9% Thailand
    25.9% 0.5% Vietnam
    -2.1% 0.4% Other Asia Pacific
    12.7% 42.8%Total Asia Pacific

    2008 to 2010
    % Change___% of Total World
    4.4% 94.6% sum of above
    4.5% 100.0%TOTAL WORLD

  96. Lord Monckton said:
    ” A new global temperature target will aim, Canute-like, to limit “global warming” to as little as 1 C° above pre-industrial levels. Since temperature is already 3 C° above those levels, what is in effect being proposed is a 2 C° cut in today’s temperatures. This would take us halfway back towards the last Ice Age, and would kill hundreds of millions. Colder is far more dangerous than warmer.”
    ———-
    We are not 3C above pre-industrial levels. Even if you want to really cherry-pick the data and take the lowest of the proxy data at the very bottom of the LIA to the warmest recent year we might have had a 1.5C increase, but this would be at the very most and with extreme cherry-picking of the data. The consensus is that we are about 0.8C above average pre-industrial global temperature levels.

  97. First of all, thank you Christopher for an excellent report from the scene. No-one could have done a better job, and few would have parachuted in (literally). Our UK brothers have a national treasure in you and of that fact I am jealous! Right about now cowardly trolls would normally be showing up to snipe at you from afar. Some would also go on about skeptics and ‘conspiracy theories’ even though these always originate from the kook left (Oswald, 9/11, etc). Fewer will be heard from though because the fruits of their actions cheering the AGW madness is becoming clearer.

    The UN bureaucrats have gone all in now, this is Agenda 21. What they were missing earlier on was a mechanism to fold it into, and they found one – Climatology. It is brilliant really. Perhaps they are whistling past the graveyard though, and are going ‘all in’ as a last desperate act. That point of view has some merit. However, even here in the USA, a land that contains free people that are quite naturally repulsed by outside interference, we have to remain vigilant. The way these things get done (think Communist 5 or 10 year plans) is in the long term.

    The UN must be thought of as an enemy with a 50 or even a 100 year plan. It drafts a treaty containing sordid ideas as we see in Monckton’s report, then they get 90% of the countries to sign on (with no opt-out). Then they go to work. They browbeat the remaining countries over the course of several decades and wear them down. They wait. Eventually they get a fellow traveler in a position of ‘power’, drum up some phony opinion polls and presto – it is achieved.

    In the USA many of us wish for the conflict that some people fear. Keywords: Freedom, Independence, National Sovereignty, 2nd Amendment, ‘whites of their eyes’. We feel it is inevitable. The thought process is that it would be better now (while we’re alive to help out) rather than leave it to our grandchildren. I guess you could say that more than a few people here hope President Dumbo tries something this brazen. Or we could postpone it, kick the can down the road. I’m not sure that is a good idea.

    Even though there is rotten cabal actually going through the motions in Durban, the real blame for their actions (quasi-democratic totalitarian global government) belongs to each of us that ever helped to elect a brain-dead progressive to any office including dog catcher. Green, Liberal, Progressive, Socialist (whatever colloquial derivation suits you), none should ever be elected and placed into a position of power, ever. Regardless of how many sad stories they tell, or how much they bribe you (with your own damn money!). They have no national or even ethnic loyalty, and certainly no loyalty to freedom and independence. They have a common God – and his name is government. To elect these traitors anywhere is to seal your own doom, even if it takes them a long time. Vote out every socialist that you can. period. That is the only logical thing to do.

    A previous commenter mentioned Kellogg-Briand Pact. This is a good parallel, pie-in-the-sky post-WWI lunacy that many of us learned about direct from our parents and grandparents. The US Army and Navy outfitted with wooden rifles and military advancement stalled (frozen) for over a decade which made for total unpreparedness for WWII. It actually happened, even after a bloody WWI and even after the USA said *no* to the League of Nations. It is a fine example of what a group of crackpots can achieve even with the wind at their face. We must be eternally vigilant and we must also be pro-active.

    US out of the UN.
    UN out of the US.

    Other folks feel free to insert their country in there as well.

  98. “UN Calls For Eco-fascist World Government At Durban Summit ” !!!

    Drudge headline with over 30 million hits per day !

    “Bureaucrats at the UN Climate Summit in Durban have outlined plans for the most draconian, harebrained and madcap climate change treaty ever produced, under which the west would be mandated to respect “the rights of Mother Earth” by paying a “climate debt” which would act as a slush fund for bankrolling an all-powerful world government……….”.

    What the MSM suppresses, Drudge picks up!

    http://www.drudgereport.com/

    .

  99. It’s a pity Lord Monckton doesn’t give page and para references for his various ‘plain english’ summaries. On a quick skim through the 138-page document I can find very little of what he describes (e.g. references to ending war and the rights of ‘Mother Earth’). Have I overlooked them in my quick skim (which is entirely possible)? Or are they in a different document (maybe the ‘small print’ he refers to?)

  100. Bob says:
    December 10, 2011 at 5:09 am
    “Why are you folks so certain that the US won’t sign on to this? Look at what the Obama administration is doing to the US energy infrastructure and use without such a treaty. Those bozo’s would gladly sign on to something like this.”

    Obama would surely do it, as his hopes for a 2nd term are null anyhow, but the Senate members (I guess they would have to ratify it; some yankee correct me if I’m wrong) probably want to stay in DC for a while longer.

  101. This is of course the same UN that is ending war and poverty and is protecting the peoples of Rwanda, Somalia, Chad etc. And what a fine job being done there, eh? I’m sure the people of Ethiopia are eating well today because of major help from the UN.
    If history is the teacher it is for sure these people were never students.

  102. Stephen Skinnner says:
    December 10, 2011 at 4:52 am
    “The AK-47 has become the world’s most prolific and effective combat weapon, a device so cheap and simple that it can be bought in many countries for less than the cost of a live chicken.”

    The power of Open Source. (pre-GPL; the Soviets gave away the blueprints for the machinery for free; setting the precedent for Richard Stallmann.)

  103. Thanks Christopher,

    Wow! How you must have suffered to gather this information, it must have been nauseating.
    I feel like I need a shower after reading it.

    It is such a hateful document they want signed, like a global suicide pact.
    Which governments could sign this?
    Even greed should have a limit!

  104. Much of what these Durban dirtbags are proposing will actually happen in the next Ice Age–you know–drastic decreases in CO2; Earth’s inability to feed 90% of the current population; the elimination of country boundaries and the migration of total populations. Maybe they’re simply preparing to take full credit for the next Ice Age when it comes along, and perhaps, channeling Harold Camping in predictive ability, they’re hell-bent on forcing its early arrival.

    “Oh, look–plants are starving and global genocide is afoot; national governments are failing–their economies are so weak they can’t fight wars or protect their citizens; we know who you are and we know where you (once) lived. It isn’t OUR fault; a new Ice Age is the only explanation; the science is settled; pay up or die!”

  105. I thought this item from the draft was funny as hell. “Right to survive
    77. The rights of some Parties to survive are threatened by the adverse impacts of
    climate change, including sea level rise.”

    There is no such thing as a “Right to Survive”, either individually or collectively. There is a right to TRY to survive, but Sorry Charlie, no guarantee’s. Ask any rabbit being chased by a wolf.

  106. For people who don’t believe the US will go along with this just google Clinton and the UN gun ban and see what our Sec of State will support. As someone said before–NUTS!

  107. “This is exactly why U.S. citizens (those who have a clue) treasure the Second Amendment. In the end, you possess only those rights you can defend.”

    At the end of the day you are right.

  108. A fake negotiating text was sent to delegates.
    However, Monckton’s post addresses an actual earlier Durban negotiating text GE.11-71432 of 7 December 2011 # GE.11-71432. It is in Official Times Roman (not Ariel), the linked draft is for Dec. 7th, not Friday 10 December.

    The Economic Times affirms Monckton’s summary:
    “World must cut CO2 by at least 50% by 2050, says UN draft” AGENCIES Dec 12, 2009, 02.02am IST

    COPENHAGEN: Nations around the world must reduce greenhouse-gas emissions at least 50% by mid-century under a draft proposal being debated by 192 countries in Copenhagen.

    The plan says nations should collectively reduce the heat-trapping pollution that many scientists say could lead to catastrophic climate change between 50% and 95% from 1990 levels. The draft leaves long-term financing, or how much rich nations should pay poor ones to deal with global warming, to be dealt with later. . . .
    The draft from the UN working group that includes the US says industrialised countries as a group must reduce their combined gas discharges by 75% to more than 95% during the 60-year period. . . .
    Developed nations also would be required to take on legally binding, economy-wide greenhouse-gas reduction goals “with a view” to cutting collective emissions at least 25% to 45% from 1990 levels by 2020.
    The document, set for more reviews and final consideration on December 18, requires nations and their polluting industries to limit the planet’s temperature rise to between 1.5 degrees Celsius and 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial times to “avoid dangerous climate change”.

  109. crosspatch says:
    December 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Call me crazy but I am starting to think these warmist are sociopaths.

    The political left in general is. It appeals to people who have serious issues with self-loathing and you see that projected in their policies and rhetoric.

    I think it’s very easy for us in the west to be self loathing, provided that: the lights, heat, phones, computers, TVs etc. come on when we hit the power switch, the groceries are available at the store when we go to them, our roads are cleared of snow when it snows, someone fixes the water main break when the streets flood, fuel is available for our vehicles when we need travel, etc. What it’s going to take to turn things around is for people to start living WITHOUT all of the conveniences, comforts, and even essentials they are used to, and realizing that they are a direct result of the radial “green” agendas (CAGW-ism) of the progressive leftists in this world.

    By the way, WHERE ARE THE TROLLS when it comes to discussing these issues? WHERE ARE THEY? HELLO?? Oh yeah, they’re off consuming petroleum products and wantonly using power from non-green sources to support their lifestyles (can’t do without the laptop, ipad, and smartphone, you know!). In other words, they are doing what they do best – being true hypocrites on the radical climate issues they supposedly care so deeply about!

  110. Don’t you mean “the International Klepto Court”? It seems their only reason to exist is to use force to take money from ‘the West’, meaning the US. This is getting like a bad rerun of those inane historical TV movies with self appointed kings and queens running around raping and pillaging.

    It’s time for the West to pull out of the UN and send them packing. Perhaps they could move their new HQ to Zimbabwe.

  111. On BBC world news, Dec 10 at ~1500 GMT, Richard Black reported, “…a fake draft document has been released.” Is this it?

    If not, the one submitted is pretty scary.

  112. I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with a lunatic’s right to exist, and to amuse him- or herself with twiddling in notebooks full of baroque incomprehensible notations of their lunacy, as long as they’re quiet and pay for their own notebooks.

    There is no longer any reason to fund the United Nations, to pay any attention whatsoever to their lunatic drivel, or to give any credence to any pronouncement, proposal, or suggestion.

    If the funding dries up, the lunatics will go back to an equally-publicly provided park bench to draw their little diagrams and think up grand councils of dominion, and anyone who wants to donate a notebook to be filled with crabbed lunacy can do so if they are so moved.

    Enough! Cut off their funds!

    Thank you Lord Monckton, and thank you for that lovely video of you literally flying in to Durban! Give them HELL.

  113. Durban will be a failure much the same as the current attempts to save the Euro. Both will have long-term repercussions.

  114. “there will be no commodification [whatever that may be: it is not in the dictionary and does not deserve to be]”

    commodification

    com·mod·i·fy (k-md-f)
    tr.v. com·mod·i·fied, com·mod·i·fy·ing, com·mod·i·fies
    To turn into or treat as a commodity; make commercial: “Such music . . . commodifies the worst sorts of . . . stereotypes” (Michiko Kakutani).

    com·modi·fia·ble adj.
    com·modi·fi·cation (-f-kshn) n.

    thefreedictionary is your friend.

  115. The UNFCC has posted a later draft # FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/CRP.39 9 December 2011 #GE.11-71576 at:

    http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2011/awglca14/eng/crp39.pdf

    The UN is not bashful over the funds it demands nor on how they MUST be spent:

    47. The provision of the amount of funds to be made available annually to developing country Parties, which shall be equivalent to the budget that developed countries spend on defence, security, and warfare. Fifty percent of that amount shall be for adaptation, 20 percent for mitigation, 15 per cent for technology development and transfer and 15 percent for forest-related actions in developing country Parties;

    Herein is central planning at its best.

    PS David – on searching – try Adobe’s search tool (accessible by hovering the mouse over the bottom of your screen) the draft document.
    See page 16 sections 77-81 for Rights to Survive #77, An International Climate Court of Justice, #78,79; Warfare #80-81.

  116. This is insane!!!! The Western Countries are being enslaved by this agreement.

    I get the funny feeling that if this is pushed in the US, the US News Media will either look the other way OR carefully leave out the parts about the massive payments, the mindless rules, and loss of freedom.

  117. It’s like the local school board, when their referendum doesn’t pass, they just keep proposing it every year until it does, usually in an off year election (like this one) when nobody is paying attention.

  118. “a comprehensive and balanced outcome” – “comprehensive” = all, total, complete, everything; in the US, “balanced” = ‘raise taxes.’ “”a comprehensive and balanced outcome” = we own everything; 100% (or more) tax on all income, all property, all sales, all activity, all existence

    “commodification [whatever that may be:” – v. commodify: to make suitable for a commode; to digest and excrete as bodily waste. syn: fecalize, enshitificate, dookify, enturdulate

    “War and the maintenance of defence forces and equipment are to cease – just like that – because they contribute to climate change.”

    Cool, man! How’d they get al qaida and the taliban to sign on?! I didn’t even know there were al qaida & taliban delegations to Durban!

    “This would take us halfway back towards the last Ice Age, and would kill hundreds of millions. Colder is far more dangerous than warmer.”

    Economy-killing taxes, or a people-killing economy? Probably all the same to a planet-saving greeny.

    “So, no motor cars, no coal-fired or gas-fired power stations, no aircraft, no trains.”

    Not a single luxury? Like Robinson Crusoe? That’s primitive as can be!

    “Back to the Stone Age, but without even the right to light a carbon-emitting fire in your caves.”

    Britain will be up first. After the first winter spent shivering in the dark because the planet has got so warm, are you going to say, “thank you sir, may I have another,” go hat-in-hand and wallet open to Emperor Vladimir asking for BTUs, or will you build a few proper powerplants and get off the green crazytrain?

    “…just 210 ppmv of CO2 itself, with 90 ppmv CO2 equivalent from other greenhouse gases. But at 210 ppmv, plants and trees begin to die. CO2 is plant food.”

    Not to worry. With the wonderful technological advances of our age, some otherwise intelligent young person will invent a way to scrub ALL the evil CO2 from the air, thus ending the problem of human-caused emissions FOREVER.

    “The West will pay for everything, because of its “historical responsibility””

    I am historically responsible for excessive consumption of world grain reserves in liquid form, and excessive emissions of CO2 at one end, and methane out the other. I will write a check to Gaia and pay for everything. You folks are off the hook.

    ““International Climate Court of Justice”: “…one can imagine that the intention is to oblige Western nations to pay up”

    Don’t kid yerself that this is just a big-bucks version of a local speed-trap traffic court. An all-powerful kangaroo court accountable only to itself is free to define “climate justice” any way it wants to. And that will include re-education of confused skeptics, and execution of us climate criminals.

    “The new buzzwords: Welcome to the notion of “equitable access to global atmospheric space”

    Sounds like they want taxpayer-funded free air travel.

    “The new special-interest group: Meet the “Parties that are alternative-energy-disadvantaged”. No wind, no sun, no renewables – so, handouts from the West, please.”

    Ha ha ha! Brilliant! We subsidize Saudi Arabia, because they don’t have enough energy!

    “The US will sign no such treaty. Nor will Canada, Japan, France, India and many other countries.”

    THIS is why I’m getting on the Kwazy Kwimate Gwavy Twain. I could just as easily go into, say, video game design, or “Twilight” screenwriting, but this Kwazy Kwap is even more fun, and just about as realistic.

  119. Bob says:
    December 10, 2011 at 5:09 am
    Why are you folks so certain that the US won’t sign on to this? Look at what the Obama administration is doing to the US energy infrastructure and use without such a treaty. Those bozo’s would gladly sign on to something like this.
    ——————
    Bob, I believe Al Gore already signed it and Obama would sigh it but in the US the Senate holds the pen and the House of Representatives holds the purse. Obama’s opinion of the necessity to support CAGW makes no difference as far as a legally binding agreement.

  120. The UN is demanding control over $1.6 trillion per year to control climate. See Section 47 in
    draft # FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/CRP.39 9 December 2011 #GE.11-71576 at: http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2011/awglca14/eng/crp39.pdf
    See Reuters: Worldwide military spending edged up in 2010 to a record $1.6 trillion, a leading think-tank said on Monday. Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s military expenditure database. http://www.sipri.org/research/armaments/milex/research/armaments/milex/milex_database

    Peace is a worthy mission, which the Messiah will bring about when he returns.

    2 In the last days
    the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established
    as the highest of the mountains;
    it will be exalted above the hills,
    and all nations will stream to it.

    3 Many peoples will come and say,
    “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
    to the temple of the God of Jacob.
    He will teach us his ways,
    so that we may walk in his paths.”
    The law will go out from Zion,
    the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    4 He will judge between the nations
    and will settle disputes for many peoples.
    They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.
    Nation will not take up sword against nation,
    nor will they train for war anymore.

    Isaiah 2:2-4 NIV
    For art, see: Swords to Ploughshares around the world
    Swords to ploughshares
    UN Swords to Ploughshares

    Until then, the immediate urgent task is to provide alternative fuels while caring for the poor. Conventional climate mitigation comes in dead last in benefit/cost.

  121. Nick de Cusa says:December 10, 2011 at 2:44 am

    A colleague of the IPCC’s Van Ypersele at UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) has had it and has decided to go public :
    http://www.contrepoints.org/2011/12/10/59762-echec-du-sommet-climatique-de-durban-interview-exclusive-du-chimiste-istvan-marko/comment-page-1#comment-64000

    Here is a translation that supports what is being brought to light here. Thank you, Christopher Monckton. And congratulations on your safe touch-down in Durban.

  122. oops, here’s the translation:

    LeBoss
    December 10th, 2011 – 9 h 14 min

    Main points of the official final Report of DURBAN* to make sign by the present 190 countries (Translated according to **):

    A new International Court of Climate. The Court will have power to force the western nations to pay sums always bigger to the countries of Third World in the name of the repairing of « climatic debts » assumed. The Court will have no power on the Third World countries. Here and everywhere in plan, Occident is the only target. Process ” is consequently anti-western irremediably.

    « Mother’s rights Earth up »: The plan, which seems to have been written by weak green activists of mind and the extremist environmentalists, speaks about « recognition and defence of the rights of the Earth Mother to assure harmony between the humanity and nature ». Besides, « there will be no co-marchandisation of (commodification, in English) [this term is not in the dictionary and does not deserve being there] functions of nature, therefore no market of carbon will be developed in this purpose ».

    . » Straight to survive »: Plan maintains naively that « rights, for certain Parties, to survive is threatened by the negative impacts of climatic Change, including the elevation of the level of the sea ». With 5 cm by century, according to data over eight years of the satellite Envisat?

    Oh, that it is wrong! The satellite Jason 2, the youngest child, shows that the elevation of the level of seas indeed went down in the course of last three years.

    War and assertion of force of defence and its equipment have to cease – just just like that – because they contribute to climatic change. There are other reasons why war must cease, but plan does not mention them.

    A new target of worldwide temperature will have as objective, to restrict « total warming » for as not much as 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Since the temperature is already of 3°C above these levels, what is offered in effect a reduction of 2°C is today’s temperatures. It would be to make us go back halfway last glacial age, and kill hundreds of million persons. More cold is much more dangerous than more heat.

    The new target of programs of CO2, for the western countries only, will be a discount of up to 50 % of programs in the course of next eight years and « more than 100 % » [these words indeed appear in the text] in 2050. Therefore, no cars with motor, no power stations in coal or in gas, no plane, no train. Return at the age of stone, but without even right to light a fire issuing some carbon in our caves. Aeolian, solar panels and other “renewable energy sources” are the only alternatives offered in plan. There is no mention of the immediate and quick extension of nuclear power worldwide to prevent the almost complete destruction of economy.

    The new target of concentration in CO2 could be as low as 300 ppmv of equivalent CO2 (that is, including all other gases with effect as well as CO2 itself) .C’ a discount of about half in comparison with the equivalent 560 is ppmv of CO2 today. It implicates simply 210ppmv of CO2 in himself, with 90 ppmv equivalent CO2 of gas with greenhouse effect. But in 210 ppmv, plants and trees begin dying. CO2 is the food of plants. They need of much more than of 210 ppmv.

    The target year of crest of gases with greenhouse effect – for Occident only – will be this actual year. We shall be obliged to reduce our programs from now, independently of effect on our savings (and the absence of effect on climate).

    Occident is going to pay for everything, owing to its « historical responsibility » to have caused planetary warming “. The Countries of Third World will not be made to pay whatever it is. But it is United Nations, and not Third World countries, that are going to recover the silver of Occident, by taking everything almost for themselves as usual. There is no disposition anywhere in plan for the UNO, to publish count on manner it is going to spend 100 billion dollars per year, plan demands that Occident must “foot the bill ” from now.

    *http: // unfccc.int / resource / docs / 2011 / awglca14 / eng / crp38.pdf

    ** http: // wattsupwiththat.com / 2011 / 12 / 09 / durban-what-the-media-are-not-telling-you/

    Here is what “lashed” greens of the UNO (UNFCCC) have pondu*.
    After reading you will think probably as me, that “lashed” word is too weak.

  123. “This is exactly why U.S. citizens (those who have a clue) treasure the Second Amendment. In the end, you possess only those rights you can defend.”

    Which is why the UN is determined to limit acess and ownership of firearms, supported by many members of the current administration in the U.S.

    Indeed, all this is crazy. Totally insame. Fifty years ago, talking about trillion dollar deficits would have gotten the same response. Most folks had never heard the word “trillion” at all. Today’s madness could well be tomorrow’s policy.

    This is not about climate. It is about control. That battle will never end.

  124. R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Durban will be a failure much the same as the current attempts to save the Euro. Both will have long-term repercussions.

    And I for one will cheer their “failure”. In my estimation, these “repercussions” will all be for the better–Europe will have proven (once again!) that socialism doesn’t work; the earth will continue to warm without a “Climate Court” that forces every Western government to pay a pirate’s treasure to the UN. The industrialized West has provided abundant plant fertilizer in the form of CO2 for all nations (even the “pirates”)–producing a veritable “greening” of the earth! These scoundrels should be paying the West for climate benefits, not holding them up through the criminal UN.

    But R. Gates, I’m calling you out on this–you have hooked your wagon to a failed hypothesis that has been hijacked by evil forces that would likely eliminate you and your family were their proscriptions ever adopted, but the sad thing is that you don’t see it for what it is.

    You keep yammering on and on about “repercussions” and fail to see the big picture or realize the gravity of the situation.

    From what institute of higher learning did you graduate that left you so brainwashed and clueless?

    PS> Don’t you find it interesting that the people that say the earth is warming to an unprecedented degree are also the ones who plan on using that lie as justification to deny the West their wealth and standard of living, while ALSO denying these same benefits to the rabble nations that support this chicanery? Talk about brainwashed, clueless, useful tools…

  125. Communism has transparently not yet failed.
    It has ceased to be transparent, having submerged itself in green and environmental projects, until it could become visible having captured the hierarchy of the main players.
    This lunacy is only the part we know about.

  126. @ David L. Hagen says:
    December 10, 2011 at 8:18 am

    The reality is that those who beat their swords into plowshares inevitably end up being enslaved by those who do not. The two (swords and plowshares) are not mutually exclusive, btw; as my ancestors, who were among those who founded this country in the 1600’s, would attest to. I don’t know of a single farmer who does not have at least one gun in addition to his farm equipment. Most have several.

  127. David L Hagen: thanks for the references. You are quite right. Much of the outrageous stuff is in a few pages I must have skipped. (In my defence, most of the text is extremely dull). References to Mother Earth are mainly on page 15.

  128. Extremely important post. The first detailed report I’ve seen of the proposals and I check a few skeptic sites daily. Of course, there is no science – only poltics, money and coercive power at Durban. Once the “science” is settled, it is revealed as mindless totalitarian activism.
    Since the MSM would never go to this negative detail, it belongs on every other information source remotely concerning limited government and or taking a critical look at the UN or international law.

  129. Christopher:

    I hope you are reading this and you are enjoying your time in Durban. You seem to have had fun getting there.

    Thankyou for another fine summary of a draft Treaty. You are a master at distilling bureaucratic gobbledygook into plain English, and your above article again displays that mastery.

    As you say, the proposals in the draft Treaty are insane. I write to say I think there is no reason why the proposals should not be daft because their advocates know nothing will come of them. I explain this opinion as follows.

    I said before the Copenhagen Conference that it would be the death knell of the AGW issue. And so it proved to be. That Conference was a total failure. From then on any advances towards the political objectives of AGW-advocates were doomed to failure. (The issue is a ‘headless chicken’ running around as though alive but already dead).

    At Durban we now see the bureaucrats, idiots and others who have been on the AGW ‘gravy train’ continuing to ride the ‘train’. Their activities are – and they know their activities are – pointless, so they can rant about whatever insane nonsense tickles their prejudiced desires in the knowledge that their rants will affect nothing.

    If they still thought they had any chance of obtaining their desires then they would stealthily progress ‘one-small-step-at-a-time’ until they had obtained so much unnoticed that the rest would be easy to get. But since Copenhagen they have known they have negligible chance of getting anything they want. So they now feel free to present the daft ‘wish list’ that is the draft Treaty being considered in Durban and to enjoy pretending that their wishes may be fulfilled.

    Anyway, that is my view.

    All the best

    Richard

  130. Rocky Road said: (to R. Gates)

    “You keep yammering on and on about “repercussions” and fail to see the big picture or realize the gravity of the situation.”

    ———-
    You sound like some kind of alarmist. Please do tell, what situation or what “big picture” is so grave?

  131. mrsean2k says:
    December 10, 2011 at 6:08 am
    Hmmm.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/10/durban-climate-talks-false-text?newsfeed=true

    Are we sure Lord M. isn’t responding to this?
    @BargHumer’s caution might be well founded.

    Yes, we’re sure and it wouldn’t matter anyway, the parts we’re disturbed by were WORSE in the real as apposed to the fake. If you read the article you linked: [Emphasis mine]
    In particular, the text said work on a new climate agreement should start in the first half of 2012, when in fact the countries named want the new phase to begin immediately, and it said a new legal instrument should be adopted with effect from 2020, whereas the EU wants a text saying “no later than 2020″.

    It also leaves out any new interpretation of the “common but differentiated responsibilities” (the principle by which developing countries were not expected to undertake legally binding cuts in carbon emissions), and gives a wrong date for reassessing the ambition of emissions-cutting commitments.

    If the text was a forgery, it was a poor one: it was headed with the wrong date (Friday 10 December, instead of Saturday 10 December) and was printed in the wrong typeface (Arial, instead of Times New Roman) for an official document.

    He linked 12/07/11 DRAFT and the issues he brought to our attention aren’t in dispute in the fake vs. real draft situation.

    OT:
    Stephen Skinnner says:
    “the AK is responsible for about a quarter-million deaths every year”

    So, the person pulling the trigger has nothing to do with it?

  132. R. Gates;
    You sound like some kind of alarmist. Please do tell, what situation or what “big picture” is so grave?>>>

    Nice totaly out of context retort R. Gates. Let’s run with the totaly out of context thing and see how well it works.

    So…. what you are saying is that there is no grave problem in the big picture. I completely agree. Durban is a complete waste of time and money because the big picture clearly shows that there is no problem, grave or otherwise. Thankyou for pointing that out, and welcome to the world of reality.

  133. Julliar Gillard will sign. I’ll put money on that.
    She may even be over there shinning boots at this very minute.

  134. “Ø A new global temperature target will aim, Canute-like, to limit “global warming” to as little as 1 C° above pre-industrial levels. Since temperature is already 3 C° above those levels, what is in effect being proposed is a 2 C° cut in today’s temperatures.”

    However what if this were with respect to the MWP instead of the LIA? Then we would have a ways to go. On the other hand, if we went by the hockey stick, it would appear that it does not make much difference. Is GISS allowed to make adjustments to the hockey stick?

    “R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 6:24 am
    The consensus is that we are about 0.8C above average pre-industrial global temperature levels.”

    Why can they not be more precise? Exactly how much further can we go from the Hadcrut3 1998 mark for example? It is 0.19 higher than the 2011 average so far.

  135. Shakespeare, as ever, in ‘The Tempest’, had the right quote for Durban:

    “Hell is empty and all the devils are here”

  136. R. Gates;

    Uhm… you say we’re only up 0.8 degrees since the LIA? OK, over half of that was before CO2 started to increase in 1920. If we assume the same trend since the LIA has continued since 1920, that leaves about… 0.05 degrees to blame on CO2.

    Nice catch! Thanks for pointing that out!

  137. Bart and Roger,
    I too have written ‘two’ when I meant ‘to’. Were I assaulted with friendly weapons by a ballerina, I’d have to passionately ask “Et tu, Tutu?”

    MtK

  138. >>Druids or Pharaohs or Mayans or Incas – thought they could
    >>replace their Creator and command the weather.

    Careful, Monk – remember, we don’t do god in the UK.

    This might go down well in the Bible-bashing belt of the US, but too much of this and we will set Cromwell onto you again. He gave you a good thrashing for all that transubstantiation nonsense the last time…..

    .

  139. davidmhoffer says:
    December 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

    That’s probably about the size of it. Any contribution by humans is likely lost in the noise of natural variation. This is nothing more than the creation of a new industry to extract cash from people. What is the combined salary of everyone present at Durban for just this month? I am guessing this “process” is generating a rather nice income stream for quite a large number of people when you then factor in the thousands of NGOs around the world. This industry is probably one of the larger ones on the planet. Now add all the various consultants that are collecting “green” spending from the various governments and now you see why we are having economic troubles. This “process” is siphoning off hundreds of billions of dollars out of the economy for something that produces absolutely nothing. All it produces is ink on paper, rhetoric, and great belches of CO2 out of meeting halls.

    “The Process” is corruption on an international scale.

  140. >>DR says: December 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    >>Is this really what the folks at RealClimate et al want? A totalitarian one
    >>world government? Is this what Phil Jones wants? All the climategate players?
    >>They want this? Seriously, is it?

    Yup. The notion is rampant in UK higher education, with many of our academics positively hating Western society and its many successes.

    This is also what Tony Blair wanted. This is why he opened the flood gates to uncontrolled immigration (without asking anyone) – to mix up the cultures, prevent organised opposition, reduce the bonds of nationality, and sow the seeds of ‘divide and rule’. A divided population can never organise itself or defend itself.

    To create a One World Government you need to destroy nations and the cultural bonds that create nations, and the simplest way to do that is uncontrolled migration. Check out the Blair government and their close links to Marxists, Fabians, One Worlders and Common Purpose.

    http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2009/07/the-defence-secretary-and-the-international-marxist-group/comments/page/2/

    .

  141. R. Gates;
    You sound like some kind of alarmist. Please do tell, what situation or what “big picture” is so grave?>>>

    The political picture is grave. Every decade we seem to slide further down the slope away from liberty and into the awaiting clutches of the global totalitarian nanny state. Unlike traditional religions, the “green religion” isn’t recognized by many as a threat to liberty even if “established” by the government. (i.e.: “Mother Earth” is a religious term not a scientific one, to encode that would be to establish a religion, clearly unconstitutional in the USA.)

    The climatic picture is grave. The balance of the evidence (strat cooling, ocean heat content, global average temperature, sea level, ice extent, etc.) suggests that the “modern warm period” is peaking. Global warming is a walk in the park compared to global cooling. Hopefully, technology will manage to keep up and if we can keep the fossil fuel haters out of policy perhaps we can keep energy prices low enough such that we don’t have any major famines or increase cold related deaths.

    The scientific picture is gravest of all. The loss in credibility of nearly every scientific body over the next few years due to “CAGW” activism may not be easily overcome. Centuries of gains in trust among the common man squandered in a few short decades, it’s really sad.

  142. Considering the high crime rate in Durban the UN has picked an appropriate location for their plans to redistribute hard earned wealth while blaming those they wish to bilk.

  143. For years, one of Science Fiction’s most enduring themes has been the survival of humanity in a post apocalyptic world; many causes have been put forth for this apocalypse, from mutated plagues, global thermonuclear exchanges, asteroids, alien invasions and even temporal anomalies. Never, in the fertile imagination of science fiction authors did they ever imagine a holocaust by legislation!!!

  144. .This sort of rubbish suits the Australian “Greens”, whom, unfortunately, hold the balance of power. One other item on their agenda is the reintroduction of death duties. Very few Australian voters are aware of this.

  145. JohnM says:
    December 10, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Communism has transparently not yet failed.
    It has ceased to be transparent, having submerged itself in green and environmental projects, until it could become visible having captured the hierarchy of the main players.
    This lunacy is only the part we know about.
    Actually, this a form of socialism, not true communism; Statist Socialism, known by a variety of names, but most widely by the term ‘National Socialism’. as Hitler said”Tell a lie, and make it big enough, no matter how unbelievable…” or something to that effect.

  146. dtbronzich says:
    “Never, in the fertile imagination of science fiction authors did they ever imagine a holocaust by legislation!!!”

    Star Wars II, Galactic Senate grants “emergency powers” to Chancellor.
    Star Wars III, Galactic Senate cheers the institution of Galactic Emperor.

    The real Holocaust started with ideology legislation:

    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005681

  147. dtbronzich says:
    December 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I’d say that it failed, given that it collapses or destroys the economy of any country that embraces it’s tenets. It’s retreat into academia and the related realms of enviro-socialism speaks only to the appeal of idiocy to those locked away in Ivory Towers.

  148. R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Rocky Road said: (to R. Gates)

    “You keep yammering on and on about “repercussions” and fail to see the big picture or realize the gravity of the situation.”

    ———-
    You sound like some kind of alarmist. Please do tell, what situation or what “big picture” is so grave?

    With this response, R., I’m now convinced you don’t know how to read; you don’t know how to comprehend; and your memory is shot–it was you who brougth up the “repercussions” in the first place.

    I’d recommending checking out the response sequence to this thread, R., but I’m pretty sure you couldn’t do that, either.

    (Why do I waste my time?…..)

  149. davidmhoffer says:
    December 10, 2011 at 11:16 am
    R. Gates;

    Uhm… you say we’re only up 0.8 degrees since the LIA? OK, over half of that was before CO2 started to increase in 1920. If we assume the same trend since the LIA has continued since 1920, that leaves about… 0.05 degrees to blame on CO2.

    Nice catch! Thanks for pointing that out!
    ———
    CO2 started increasing in 1920? Ah, you must be back to writing your fictional account of climate history! For those who want the science and the truth:

    We see that CO2 levels were wavering around 280-285 ppm during the centuries prior to the LIA, bottomed out around 278ppm during the LIA, and then have been rising ever since the start of the Industrial Revolution around 1750 or so. You have to extrapolate the end of the linked graph as obviously levels are now way off this chart.

  150. Sickening!

    Two themes keep coming to mind:

    1. Have you noticed how, in so many spheres of modern life, we keep having to pay more for less? One rather mundane example is how you used to be able to get a widely-available cough syrup (I shouldn’t mention names, should I?) that recommended a dose of 1 tablespoon. Now you can’t find it. The company now only sells a so-called “natural” product and recommends a dose of 2 tablespoons. It just seems like a way to make consumers use it up faster – in other words, pay more for less. I see no reason why a given amount of a cough suppressant ingredient should no longer available in a 1 tablespoon dose, but only in a 2 tablespoon dose.

    Another example is biofuel. To make biofuel, you just have to use up so-called “fossil fuel” more quickly!

    i’m old enough to remember getting by with less – that is, doing more with less.

    2. Have you noticed how many OUTRAGEOUSLY BAD IDEAS are being proposed by persons in power? i keep wondering if they’re just trying to distract everyone with the worst they can think of, so they can then come back with something a little less overreaching – as if they really knew they could only reach the lesser goal, but not if they proposed it first.

    Both these phenomena seem to be strategies of marketing.

    I fail to see how the UN’s proposal of milking the developed countries of so much of their GDP will leave those countries in the so-called “developed” status for very long. After only a year or so of that treatment, won’t the developed countries drop to “undeveloped” status?

    If they succeed in reducing the level of electrical service in the developed countries, perhaps even to the point where people can’t afford to continue paying their utility bills, and therefore will be unable to continue charging their phones and using their TVs and computers, then how will Big Brother (the elites at the UN) be able to continue monitoring the “proles”? It’s not SUSTAINABLE, is it?

    One more thing – about the crises in the financial sector – if enough if the world’s currencies were destroyed, would someone propose using some form of non-money as the medium of exchange? Is that what carbon exchanges are supposed to be? It makes me think of the old movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, where Mr. Potter (the evil banker) offered the customers of the Bailey Savings & Loan a fraction of the value of their deposits in the S&L while they were afraid they could not get their money from the S&L that Potter underhandedly deprived of a large deposit? Or would it go the other way? You would be offered more than 100% of the value of your local currency if you chose to hold your assets in carbon credits instead? It’s a marketing angle again. If you can dupe people into giving up what has been working but appears to be in crisis, and take something that only helps the sellers of the substitute, who benefits?

    These scams are getting OLD!

  151. obviously it doesn’t matter what goes into abeyance – in this case science – for the pursuit of “The Cause”.

    Even if “The Cause” protagonists said that the reasoning was entirely spurious at some future date, it wouldn’t matter, as “The Cause” would have been put into effect.

    What is bizarre is that a fanciful notion – co2 charlatanism/fiction – was used to realize this “New World Order”.

  152. Rocky Road said: (to R. Gates)
    “You keep yammering on and on about “repercussions” and fail to see the big picture or realize the gravity of the situation.”

    ———-
    R. Gates: You sound like some kind of alarmist. Please do tell, what situation or what “big picture” is so grave?

    Rocky: With this response, R., I’m now convinced you don’t know how to read; you don’t know how to comprehend; and your memory is shot–it was you who brougth up the “repercussions” in the first place I’d recommending checking out the response sequence to this thread…

    ——–
    Did you not say that I failed to see the “gravity of the situation?”

    So, I ask you again Rocky– what situation and what is so grave about it?

  153. .
    John West says:
    December 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    The political picture is grave.

    The climatic picture is grave.

    The scientific picture is gravest of all.

    ——–
    Thanks for being so straight with your answer. Obviously your reading comp skills are a bit more advanced than others.

    To your first point I agree, but add the caveat that it is no more so than at all times in history. Political chaos is the the rule, not the exception.

    To your second point- I don’t believe that a significant cooling for the globe is close. By significant I mean on the order of the LIA. Rather, warming over the next few decades and centuries is probably more the likely trend. I am not convinced this is a grave situation.

    To your last point– scientific knowledge is exploding faster than ever. So many new and amazing discoveries are being made every day. How wise we will be in using this knowledge is of greater concern to me than the trust and credibility of scientists by the public, as that is more a function of the way the short- term political winds are blowing. Technology is proof of science’s basic truth ( at least all that the common person on the street needs). The world now worships technology and the truth that makes it possible is science.

  154. Awestruck says: December 10, 2011 at 12:00 am
    marsupial dicastery”. Magnificent.

    Eh, what did I miss? egad, “kangaroo court”. And “dicastery” (Wikipedia) refers to “the Departments of the Roman Curia” whereof the premier Department is “The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” aka Inquisition.

    Definitely a useful new phrase.

  155. R. Gates;
    CO2 started increasing in 1920? Ah, you must be back to writing your fictional account of climate history! For those who want the science and the truth:>>>

    Coming from you, that’s a compliment. Nice try, once again. The Law Dome ice core data has a resolution of somewhere between 30 and 60 years, rendering that plot nearly meaningless. Further, the IPCC reports constantly and continually refer to 1920 as the year in which significant rises in CO2 concentration can first be accurately measured, and they cite 278 ppm (multiple times) as the value in 1920, and they further cite 280 (multiple times) as the accepted “background” level of CO2 in the atmosphere, attribbuting everything over and above that amount to human activity.

    Furthermore, human emissions of CO2 from 1750 to 1920 were pretty much insignificant compared to post 1920 emissions. Widespread use of fuel derived from OIL is what drove our emissions higher, and use of oil was nearly zero prior to 1920. The widespread use of fuel from OIL in everything from railways to automobiles to farm machinery to aircraft is all post 1920. Given that human emissions of CO2 were negligible pre-1920, if one were to accept your Law Dome results, one would have to ask:

    What drove the increase in CO2 from 1750 to 1920 since human activity can only account for a few ppm and your referenced results show many times that? Why does the IPCC cite 278 ppm in 1920 when the Law Dome shows over 300? But here is the real doozy:

    If the Law Dome results are accurate, what they show is that TEMPERATURE drove a DROP in CO2 in the LIA and that TEMPERATURE drives CO2 levels, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!

    I know you hate all caps because you’ve complained before that I’m yelling at you.

    WELL YES I AM!! YOUR OWN DATA SAYS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU CLAIM YET YOU KEEP SPOUTING IT! HOW DOES ONE GET THROUGH TO YOU WITHOUT YELLING?

  156. R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    ===========
    “………Obviously your reading comp skills are a bit more advanced than others.”

    Yes,
    R. Gates your writing skills are notable, but, are you sure you want to go there.

  157. Davidmhoffer,

    It is both necessary and convenient for those, like yourself, who would wish to re-write both history and science to dismiss certain data. I understand that. But to feel the need to raise your voice while doing so would seem to indicate a certain psychological state that adds a much lessened weight to your already dubious pronouncements.

  158. R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    Davidmhoffer,
    It is both necessary and convenient for those, like yourself, who would wish to re-write both history and science to dismiss certain data. I understand that. But to feel the need to raise your voice while doing so would seem to indicate a certain psychological state that adds a much lessened weight to your already dubious pronouncements.>>>

    Ad hominem attack while completely ignoring the facts raised in my response. Can’t deal with the heat, then vacate the kitchen. That’s all you got? I used too many caps so I must be psychotic? My statements are dubious because I used caps to emphasize them? PUHLEEEEEEZE!

    BTW, you welched on your bet with me. Since you’ve made a rather nasty accusation against me about my psychological state, let’s recount the circumstances of our bet and see if perhaps one of us has a psychological problem known as “denial”:

    1. I said I would wager that if Al Gore’s on air experiment were repeated at illustrated, it wouldd not produce the results as illustrated.
    2. You immediately accepted the wager, and asked “how much?”
    3. You suggested that the globes be removed from the jars as they were superflous. As I have asked you many times, and you have failed to respond, how could the experiment have possibly succeeded if there was nothing in the jars to convert SW to LW? How can you claim any expertise in the amtter when you completely blew this fundamental piece of the equation that all of AGW is founded upon? How also did you expect the experiment to work when the energy source was an IT heat lamp, not a SW source?
    4. Anthony repeated the experiment, and I was proven right.
    5. You attempted to assert that all that Anthony’s demonstration of the actual experiment showed was that Anchor Hawking glass absorbs IR.

    For you to call me down for “re-writing history” is, frankly, a bit rich and a lot sad. I’ve debated you enough times to suggest that you know full well that you are twisting the facts at every turn to support a false hypothesis.

  159. R. Gates;

    while we’re at it, you haven’t responded in the thread by Joe D’aleo to my points about your lack of understanding of radiative physics and how ridiculous it is for you to be lecturing Joe D’Aleo on a topic in which you clearly have zero expertise. If you’d admit to being over your head on this stuff instead of pretending to knowledge and expertise that you do not have I WOULDN’T HAVE TO YELL AT YOU TO GET YOUR ATTENTION.

  160. Thank you for the heads up, Christopher. The MSM coverage in Australia has been (deviously) devoid of any real analysis of what is actually being put on the table.

  161. R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    ——–
    Did you not say that I failed to see the “gravity of the situation?”

    So, I ask you again Rocky– what situation and what is so grave about it?

    I’m glad you responded, R., ’cause here’s the “gravity of the situation”:

    From what you post here at WUWT it is easy to see you are of the CAGW camp–you believe mankind is doing terrible things to the climate because of increases in CO2 with catastrophic impact. Yet this argument is patently false–you blatantly take information out of context and I post as evidence the recent rebuttals of davidmhoffer above who, to any thinking reader, has basically skewered you with his rapier-like logic, although that doesn’t seem to penetrate.

    You are commenting on a thread that explains in vivid detail what the COP/UN people want to do with the world’s economy and yet you make no reference to it at all–you’re stuck on CO2. I get the strong feeling you are in complete support of this effort to bring down the West, which is this “grave situation” of which I speak.

    I can’t imagine anyone cheerleading for such an assault on the West, but if you’ve swallowed the swill from one of our “enlightened” universities that the West is evil; that civilized man is evil because he’s screwed up the environment; that advanced man must make reparations for harnesing carbon-based sources of energy, then it all points to this–you have become a self-loathing human.

    And it’s obvious that you’re all up in arms about something over which we have little or no control, which is the climate. Dr. Hansen believes we’re apparently past some “tipping point” and the UN lies about climate sensitivity so they can foist their control on an unsuspecting globe, but through it all you’re stuck on stupid–you don’t see this grave step by the COP/UN as a problem at all; nay, you’re cheerleading it on. You think it will be the solution.

    And in that you are completely mistaken. I laugh at your extreme concern over a non-issue, which is man’s impact on the climate; yet I am amazed that someone supposedly of your intelligence doesn’t see the danger in what they propose at Durban. Apparently your education has filled you with a lot of information but never taught you to think.

    Good luck with COP/UN. You’re just the foolish, useful tool they’re looking for. However, I have a completely opposite view of their efforts and yours.

    But keep posting–lots of people read this site and they can see which is the better option when the two are compared side by side.

  162. World government? I don’t know what you’re so afraid of. We can’t even run OUR government (US). The EU is about to disintegrate. Arab gov’ts are falling left and right. The Chinese government is perpetually terrified that the Chinese peasants will revolt. Even Putin is having a spot of bother. Anyone who is really actually truly afraid that the UN can hold down a world government is utterly deluded.

  163. “World government? I don’t know what you’re so afraid of. We can’t even run OUR government (US).”

    The Soviet Union collapsed because it was based on an insane dream. But it murdered tens of millions and destroyed the lives of hundreds of millions before it did so.

  164. RockyRoad says:
    December 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    “I can’t imagine anyone cheerleading for such an assault on the West, but if you’ve swallowed the swill from one of our “enlightened” universities that the West is evil; that civilized man is evil because he’s screwed up the environment; that advanced man must make reparations for harnesing carbon-based sources of energy, then it all points to this–you have become a self-loathing human.”

    Oh, I can!!!!! Leftists around the world would rejoice in the destruction of the West, especially the collapse of the United States.

  165. Mac the Knife. I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve posted your superb comment on my Facebook page. Classic stuff!

  166. Jbar: It’s been a historical trend; some idiot/s deciding they are better able to rule the world than anyone else and proceed to destroy/kill/maim lots of people proving that they can’t.

  167. R. Gates says: [bold mine]
    “To your second point- I don’t believe that a significant cooling for the globe is close. By significant I mean on the order of the LIA. Rather, warming over the next few decades and centuries is probably more the likely trend. I am not convinced this is a grave situation.”

    Skeptic! …….. LOL, just kidding. I hope you’re right and we have another 200 years of warming. (After a couple decades of flatlining just to throw the CAGW train of it’s tracks.)


    To your last point– scientific knowledge is exploding faster than ever. So many new and amazing discoveries are being made every day. How wise we will be in using this knowledge is of greater concern to me than the trust and credibility of scientists by the public, as that is more a function of the way the short- term political winds are blowing. Technology is proof of science’s basic truth ( at least all that the common person on the street needs). The world now worships technology and the truth that makes it possible is science.

    I see your point and must concede that, yes, technology will be accepted by the general public with or without understanding the basic underlying principles, but, my credibility is important to me and scientist activism is soiling it by association. I think you may have missed the connection between the trust in science by the general public and the short-trerm political winds. Without the support of the general public legistlative action is nearly impossible. I also miss the NASA I used to know and trust as well as many other agencies and organizations, not to mention being able to simply watch a program on the discovery channel without being told half-truths, zohneristic factoids, and Gaia sermons about how we’re raping the planet or some other such nonesense.

  168. Rocky Road said: (to R. Gates)

    “From what you post here at WUWT it is easy to see you are of the CAGW camp…”

    ——
    Really? Please give just one example of a catastrophic post I’ve made, that clearly shows the C in CAGW. Because one believes in AGW does not automatically make them a believer in looming catastrophe.

  169. R. Gates;
    Really? Please give just one example of a catastrophic post I’ve made, that clearly shows the C in CAGW>>>

    Putting aside for the moment that you couch almost everything you say in vague terms so you can spin it any way you want later, and putting aside that you were a defender to the hilt of Al Gore’s alarmist preaching until his on air experiment was shown to be a hoax and you lost your bet with me that is wasn’t, from this thread:

    R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 7:51 am
    Durban will be a failure much the same as the current attempts to save the Euro. Both will have long-term repercussions.

  170. John West says:
    December 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm Stars Wars re: Galactic Senate
    The Senate’s bill led to a dictatorship and war, but not what I was referring to as an apocalypse. Unfortunately, in my haste, I failed to post the relative paragraph references which I meant to refer to, thereby making my post rather….scattered, for which I can only pray your indulgence.
    The relevant paragraph was that beginning:” International Climate Court of Justice” and ending with “ever-poorer tribute-payers of their dismal empire.” By apocalypse I meant abandoned cities, unburied corpses, desolate infertile landscapes, and unhealthy radiation counts (not counting Star Wars alien planet environments) .

  171. davidmhoffer says: December 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    “…you were a defender to the hilt of Al Gore’s alarmist preaching until his on air experiment was shown to be a hoax and you lost your bet with me that is wasn’t, from this thread”

    This simple experiment (repeatable) seems to show the CO2 effect is real:

    http://tinyurl.com/7xmd6e2

    No plastic globes though!

  172. “Madness of King Rajendra and his entire coterie”. They look mad but they are not mad. I call it “Global Warming Cult”. They have priests/charlatans threatening doomsday and uneducated and gullable masses to fleece. Al Gore is their High Priest.

  173. Wow to be honest i thought is it possible they are even proposing me sign this piece of garbage.
    This is the biggest joke i have ever seen. If we sign that we have signed our death warrant i will be glad to head up up the overthrow of the government i can tell you with 100 percent certainty we will be throwing the fools out on there back sides. There will never be a Democrat in the white house in the next 100 years. I am livid that we even went to this kangaroo event to discuss the the systematic redistribution of wealth and destruction of happiness in western nations. As Maxine Waters put it they can go straight to hell. What a bunch of crack pots, this is just going to keep revisiting us in one for or another till we have taken every piece one at a time. Our founding fathers are rolling in there graves. The statue of Washington is probably crying right about now. I know any of us Americans that actually read the news are horrified, angry and to the point of boiling over. We have to get the UN the hell out of here and fast Canada got smart.

  174. jjthoms;
    This simple experiment (repeatable) seems to show the CO2 effect is real:

    http://tinyurl.com/7xmd6e2

    No plastic globes though!>>>

    My issue with R. Gates and Al Gore’s experiment had nothing to do with whether or not the CO2 effect is real. Of course, it is. The point of my dispute with R. Gates is that he defended Al Gore’s alarmism to the hilt, but wants us to believe he is not an alarmist. In addition, he purports to understand the radiative physics involved. If that were the case, he would never have agreed to take the bet with me for the simple reason that Al Gore’s experiment as illustrated could not possibly produce the results that were illustrated. Had R. Gates understood the physics involved, he would have known the reproduction was doomed to failure in the first place. The he compounded his error by suggesting the globes could be taken out of the jars, which is ludicrous given that the ONLY way the experimet could have worked was with something in the jar (a globe being good enough, but nothing? forget it!)

    Then he had the audacity to lecture Joe D’Aleo about radiative physics, and now claims he doesn’t support the C in CAGW. Well he certainly supported Al Gores version of CAGW right up until he looked completely foolish for defending Al Gores’s faked experiment, after which, suddenly, he started aying he was “distancing” himself from Al Gore.

    One can only surmise that had Anthony not caught the fact the experiment was faked, R. Gates would still be singing Al Gore’s praises.

  175. davidmhoffer says:
    December 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    R. Gates;
    Really? Please give just one example of a catastrophic post I’ve made, that clearly shows the C in CAGW>>>

    Putting aside for the moment that you couch almost everything you say in vague terms so you can spin it any way you want later, and putting aside that you were a defender to the hilt of Al Gore’s alarmist preaching until his on air experiment was shown to be a hoax and you lost your bet with me that is wasn’t, from this thread:

    R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 7:51 am
    Durban will be a failure much the same as the current attempts to save the Euro. Both will have long-term repercussions.
    ———
    There is absolutely nothing alarmist in this at all– intended or otherwise. Both of these are political and economic policy decisions by major world powers that will be have repercussions for many years. Repercussions can be negative, positive, or neutral. Had I used some adjective like “dire” etc. then you could call me alarmist with complete justification. As it stands, you’ve gone once into your world of fiction to create something that just isn’t there.

  176. I have seen with my own eyes how science is cooked in the Soviet Union and here in America. I also know a lot about a history of science. I tend to agree with the “Climate change” supporters that real scientific discussion ended long ago. When you can call the opponents “enemies of the people” and sent them to Gulag there is no need for scientific discussion. When in America you can call them “like Holocaust deniers” and deny them grants and tenure, discussion ended. Try to get PhD if your results contradict your professor and his granting agency.

  177. What we really need is an all out war – a flat out, existence threatening war, like WW2. That will cut the air time for these drivelling fools and all their equally drivelling Lefty chums. (Sarc – maybe)

  178. The fricking data is bad, nobody in there right mind would certify it. Last i checked you had better calibrate on a regular basis, sorry from space checking the temp on a cloud not possible with with the accuracy you are proposing to rape the industrial nations on. Then throw in some adjustments wtf is this crap because one satellite was not functioning.

  179. Does the UN have jurisdiction over the nation states which fund it?

    What if a few new governments come in and say: ‘I no longer respect the authority of the UN’?

    That’s the inelectable conclusion I would reach if I stood for office. So long as a US President agreed with me.

    Will the Indian Secret Service have me bumped off if I do??

    Answers on a post card to all TNCs who will relocate carbon emitting plants out of Europe and America.

    There is no difference between emitting carbon in England or in China.

    One does start to wonder if green idiots will become the 21st century Jews……..

  180. We’ve survived doomsday so often and will so furtheron.
    It was predicted by Jehova Witnesses, foreseen by Madam Blavatsky and Nostradamus, blamed on comet Kohoutek, feared to be in year 2000, calculated by the mayans and prophesized in the Bible. Yes, doomsday will come sometimes in the end very far in the future but not now and not 2012 and not by climate change of 2°C.
    Now these religious zealots are taking the “sword” to finally “kill” us if we don’t want to be saved? This world seems to become an ugly place to live in.

  181. >>Jbar says: December 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    >>World government? I don’t know what you’re so afraid of.

    The liberal dreamers have fantasies about the One World Government being based on their liberal world view and their liberal reasoning. But what happens if the One World Leader is actually Pol Pot, Stalin, Mugabe, Rutaganda, or Hitler? Power corrupts and this most powerful of positions can corrupt utterly.

    And then we have the problem of this One World Leader favouring his tribe, clan or nation. Do we really want a One World Leader like Gaddafi or Saddam, who only ever favoured their own clan and trod upon everyone else? A One World Leader is a very dangerous position, that will inevitably lead to a One World Tyrant.

    >>John West says: December 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    >>Star Wars II, Galactic Senate grants “emergency powers” to Chancellor.
    >>Star Wars III, Galactic Senate cheers the institution of Galactic Emperor.

    This storyline was based upon the rise of Julius Caesar to the position of all-powerful Emperor. And while Julius and Octavian were not so bad as a ‘One World’ leaders, would you really want to live under a One World Caligula or Nero??

    .

  182. All of this is well and good and necessary for CFACT to do. But while CFACT was at Durban mocking CoP, prime minister Lisa Jackson at the U.S. EPA has already issued two PSD permits for CO2 with teeth. One sets BACT for power generation as NGCC. The other sets BACT as CCS. The Queen of Hearts is just a hairbreadth away from declaring CCS as BACT for any new or modified coal-fired power plant. That will result in either the last coal plant in the U.S., or our electricity rates will “necessarily skyrocket” to the point that coal electricity will be as costly as solar (i.e., a doubling).

    While CFACT is winning in the battle of court of public opinion, they are losing the war to this country’s statist bureaucracy. If CFACT does not recognize this then all their efforts are for naught.

    It is time for Sen. Inhofe to put his patriotism on the line and once for all lead an effort to reform the CAA that EPA has so brazenly perverted with a so-called “Endangerment Finding” that could not withstand the light of day if it were revisited today. Congress will have to nullify the Tailoring Rule that the Executive Branch crafted to usurp Congress’ authority.

    The whole of the problem’s solution for the U.S. lies with Congress.

    Now THAT is a scary thought.

  183. The UN can write an agreement that anthropomorphizes the planet, and the President can sign it, but Congress can’t ratify it. Says so right here:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”

  184. “there will be no commodification [whatever that may be: it is not in the dictionary and does not deserve to be]

    It’s in the Oxford English Dictionary: Volume III, p 563 centre column.

    “The action of turning something into, or treating something as, a (mere) commodity; commercialization of an activity that is not by nature commercial.”

    An example of this would seem to be taxing the air we breathe…

  185. I have not enjoyed such a comic opera for a long time, but I gather the promoters and sponsors paid a lot more than necessary to get this huge cast of clowns together for our entertainment.

  186. “This world seems to become an ugly place to live in.”

    And there is no good reason for it. I propose we find the source funding for the UN and cut it off completly. Along with donations to the WWF, the Sierra club and any other organization so closely related to the FCCC or its creature the IPCC.

  187. In the first half of the 19th Century good and honest people derided and ridiculed two German dudes, one Karl Marx and the other Friedrich Engels for their crazy ideas. Fifty years later, Lenin put into practice Marx’s teachings and after a centrury of worldwide suffering socialism and communism claimed about 100 million victims.

    The story is repeating itself. For the last twenty or so years good and honest people derided and ridiculed a bunch of eco-zealots, not taking too seriously their plans for world control and domination. We cannot afford any risk, however remote, to allow these eco-zealots to continue with their plans, which from this article and the referenced documents, are at quite an advanced stage. For evil to triumph, all it takes is for good and honest people to do nothing.

  188. David says:
    December 10, 2011 at 6:55 am

    It’s a pity Lord Monckton doesn’t give page and para references for his various ‘plain english’ summaries. On a quick skim through the 138-page document I can find very little of what he describes (e.g. references to ending war and the rights of ‘Mother Earth’). Have I overlooked them in my quick skim (which is entirely possible)? Or are they in a different document (maybe the ‘small print’ he refers to?)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Page number 15

    Rights of mother earth
    74. Ensure respect for the intrinsic laws of nature.
    75. The recognition and defence of the rights of Mother Earth to ensure harmony
    between humanity and nature, and that their will be no commodification of the functions of
    nature, therefore no carbon market will be developed with that purpose.
    …………………………………….

  189. R. Gates says:
    December 10, 2011 at 7:51 am
    Durban will be a failure much the same as the current attempts to save the Euro. Both will have long-term repercussions.
    ———
    There is absolutely nothing alarmist in this at all– intended or otherwise. Both of these are political and economic policy decisions by major world powers that will be have repercussions for many years. Repercussions can be negative, positive, or neutral. Had I used some adjective like “dire” etc. then you could call me alarmist with complete justification. As it stands, you’ve gone once into your world of fiction to create something that just isn’t there.>>>>

    OK, so spell it out R. Gates. You said that there would be long-term repercussions.

    Let’s work through the logic, shall we? If you were of the opinion that the repercussions were insignificant, there would be no point commenting at all. It would be pretty silly to imply that there were repercussions, but that they were insignificant, would it not? Is it possible to read your vague remark and come to the conclusion that you meant anything BUT that there would be SIGNIFICANT repercussions?

    So, now let’s go onto your opinion as to the repercussions, which you deemed significant enough to comment on, are, in your opinion, positive or negative. If one were of the opinion that the repercussions were a net posistive, one would tend to use words like “this is a positive outcome” or “this is the best thing that could happen”. Who would couch positive results in a vague statement about “long term repercussions”? You have an excellent grasp of the written word, is that how you would couch a positive outcome? As a “long term repercussion”?

    I need not even point out the many quotes from your comments on this blog that illustrate your over all position. But the notion that you said there would be long term repercussions and now wish to claim that you neither meant nor implied they would be negative just doesn’t make sense.

    But I’ll tell you what, let’s give you the benefit of the doubt. How about you be explicit. Did you mean that the repercussions would be significant? Or not? Did you mean they would be negative? Or not?

    Simple questions that ought to have simple answers.

  190. R. Gates;
    Durban will be a failure much the same as the current attempts to save the Euro. Both will have long-term repercussions.>>>

    Ooops, I almost forgot the most important point. If, as you claim, ( and I quote:)

    “Repercussions can be negative, positive, or neutral. Had I used some adjective like “dire” etc. then you could call me alarmist with complete justification.”

    …are we to assume that you mean that the attempts to save the Euro, and the repercussions of failure, are ALSO neither negative,positive, or neutral? The truth is the situation that the EU finds itself in is both dire, and negative. You cannot claim that you did not intend to imply the same of the failure in Durban. If you did, you’d be claiming that the EU does not have a significant and dire problem on their hands. Your intent sir, was clear.

  191. Thanks to Lord Monckton for exposing these despots willing to enslave the world in a desperate grab for wealth redistribution (poor to the rich). Democracy is not on their agenda, totalitarianism is their ultimate goal. It seems many will not wake up to this great scam until their monthly bills exceed their income.

  192. JDSmith – Toronto says:
    December 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    This is not only insane but totalitarian.

    What can we do?

    =============================

    You have to light the torches (in a diplomatic way, of course). But these brutes (because they are brutes) don’t respond to anything less than appropriately applied force.

    Peace, liberty, love, and gold,

    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  193. It disappoints me greatly that otherwise intelligent members of the human race believe anything that fraud Monckton says. You all get so worked up into rabid hysterics by him and other unscrupulous ‘commentators’ you think there is a conspiracy everywhere you look. Yet the real conspiracy is against the science and is promoted by vested interests. All your capacity for rational thought has been thrown out the window. It is very sad. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

  194. Comments here are just unbelievably narrow minded.

    An example country x notices fish stocks reaching survivable critical levels.
    Country x forces its fisherment to put away their factory ships
    Country y sees this as an oportunity to increase its fish yeilds with this dwindling reserve.
    Result = no fish = every one unhappy
    What should have happened
    Countries a to zzz agree to reduce catches to a sustainable level
    Result = fish = every happy-ish (smaller catches)

    The same is true with GLOBAL environment.

    If Countries X+Y+Z create 60% of pollution but then Countries A, B, C, D, E, F, suddenly up their levels to those of X, Y, Z then the earth sinks into the mire.

    IF X, Y, Z say they will reduce their pollution levels but no one else agrees then the earth sinks into the mire but more slowly.

    A world wide agreement is required.

    Is this global government – I do not thinks so.
    Is this Communism by the back door. – I do not think so.

    IT IS SIMPLY INTELLIGENCE at work

    Who will organise this mass intelligence? USA, Russia, China, Zambia? All would have agendas to push.

    To attack a global problem needs a global agency – suggest one!

  195. Steve Phillips says:
    December 11, 2011 at 11:19 pm
    It disappoints me greatly that otherwise intelligent members of the human race believe anything that fraud Monckton says>>>

    Oddly, when I cross reference what Monckton says with other sources, he is invariably correct. It disappoints me greatly that otherwise intelligent members of the human race would make such an accusation without a single shred of evidence to show itz veracity.

  196. JJThoms;
    IT IS SIMPLY INTELLIGENCE at work
    Who will organise this mass intelligence? USA, Russia, China, Zambia? All would have agendas to push.
    To attack a global problem needs a global agency – suggest one!>>>

    You mean like the human rights commission that they set up, which promptly started villifying every western country for the tiniest of infractions while completely ignoring the worst human rights abuses on the planet in places like Iran, Syria, Darfur, China and North Korea? Or do you mean like the global agency set up to trade oil for food with Iraq and promptly lined their own pockets with the proceeds while looking the other way one whether or not the money was actually spent on food? Or do you mean like the UN peace keeping forces that stood idley by while a million people in Rwanda were slaughtered? Actually, standing idley by is probably a bit of improvement as they usually high tail out of the region entirely at the first sign that the peace they are there to keep is in jeapourdy.

    Here’s the problem with your suggestion. History shows that the UN has made matters worse, not better, in almost every problem they have tackled. You might want to ask why.

    Power corrupts.

    A central global authority organized by the UN must bow to the will of itz international members, the majority of which have names like Zambia, Venezuala, Zimbabwe, Chad, Syria, North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia….

    The west spent many decades and many lives shedding the shackles of tyranny. You seem to be eager to welcome those shackles back. You’ve failed to learn history’s lessons, and you want to condemn the rest of us to repeating history with you.

  197. I know conspiracy theories are unpopular unless they tend to reinforce existing prejudices, but there have always been people on this earth intent on forging an unholy alliance between politics and religion, and all the various factions pushing this wheelbarrow seem quite amenable to that end. With all that history teaches us of the dangers of such an arrangement, it is both startlingly ironic and suicidally stupid that we are collectively allowing such a confluence to dominate us again – this time over the whole earth, for real, and not merely as a matter of hyperbole or big-noting.

    Monckton is quite right to refer to the “druids” here: this really is a return to the Dark Ages in more ways than one.

  198. Legally-binding treaty: According to the draft, the aim is to create a “legally-binding instrument/outcome”. This is UN code for an international Treaty. The US will sign no such treaty. Nor will Canada, Japan, France, India and many other countries. On the basis of drafts as in-your-face idiotic as this, no legally-binding climate treaty will ever be signed: which is just as well, because no such treaty is necessary.

    Unfortunately Lord Monckton has more faith in the honesty and integrity of politicians than I have. I think politicans are only faithful to those who pay for them and that is NOT the general populous.

    The facts are:

    1. This is NOT in the national Media.

    2. The USA has NOT nullified the World Trade Treaty despite an ever deepening fifteen year loss of trade

    3. Instead Congress passed a law that make our farmers, our very source of sustenance subject to international rule.

    4. Congress voted FOR the Bank bailout and the moneys taken FROM American Tax Payers were handed over to Banks world wide.

    5. The World Bank is up to it’s eyeballs in the global warming scam.

    Financial entanglements. ~ Secret $7.77 Trillion Bailout:

    …It dwarfed the Treasury Department’s better-known $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. Add up guarantees and lending limits, and the Fed had committed $7.77 trillion as of March 2009 to rescuing the financial system, more than half the value of everything produced in the U.S. that year.

    “TARP at least had some strings attached,” says Brad Miller, a North Carolina Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, referring to the program’s executive-pay ceiling. “With the Fed programs, there was nothing.” …

    Where the loans actually went:

    …..One of the things we would like to address is the “Shadow Lenders.” As you know the Fed gave support to hundreds of banks and other corporations and then would not divulge what they had done. One of the sneaky things they did was to use $140 billion, or 20% of the Fed’s Commercial Paper Funding Facility, $28 billion, to secretly fund domestic and foreign corporations. Banks around the world benefited. How they did it was via vehicles known as conduits. This contributed significantly to asset bubbles in residential and commercial real estate prior to the financial crisis, which began three years ago, by obscuring risks. Spokesmen for theses facilitators, banks, won’t say whether their firms borrowed money from conduits that tapped the commercial paper facility. These people are real beauties. Some transactions allowed companies to remove assets from their balance sheets and reduce capital requirements. These vehicles get quite large and were secretly hidden from regulators and Congress. This criminal enterprise functioned from September 2008 through January 2010.

    The total loaned from this facility by the Fed was $738 billion. The Fed says they did not know what the conduits were doing with the money. If you believe that I have a bridge you might be interested in. These conduits were similar to SIVs, or Special Investment Vehicles, where assets, usually their losers, were held off balance sheets. In pulling this slight of hand they did not need to hold capital against these assets. Thus, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland, etc. served as a vertical faucet for loans that very few knew about. As you can see, just about anyone who wanted or needed funds got them and the fed often didn’t even know where the funds went.

    Both Europe, the UK and the US are on life support…..

    The established parties in every country represent the financial interests and on the edges we see the parties of protest. If an establishment politician steps out of line their money is cut off and they are isolated. No new direction is allowed. Wages must be lowered; the cost of business must fall, as well as corporate taxation. All the gains from higher productivity and lower wages must fatten the bottom line to increase salaries and options for the leadership. They cannot have constituents getting anything whether it is in Europe, the UK or the US. The elitists want all the wealth and world government to go along with it. The bureaucrats and the technocrats make the decisions and pass their orders on to the countries leadership.

    http://theinternationalforecaster.com/International_Forecaster_Weekly/Bank_Bailout_A_Boondoggle_of_Billions

    The Central banks WANT a world government (and control of ALL the wealth), that is why they collapsed the economy of the West in the first place. They do not have to worry about the third world countries because the World Bank OWNS those countries already. (World Bank Structural Adjustment Policies: http://www.whirledbank.org/development/sap.html)

    I am not sure what carrot is being waved in front of China, but with Maurice Strong in residence, Al Gore giving talks to Chinese Business and JP morgan’s continued presence I am sure there is one and that it goes all the way back to Al Gore and Clinton selling out the USA in 1995.

    …J.P. Morgan commenced operations in China in 1921 with the opening of an office in Shanghai. Today, J.P. Morgan in China offers its clients a wide range of services across investment banking, risk management, commodities, cash management, trade finance, loans, foreign exchange and derivatives, asset management, futures brokerage and private equity. The firm serves Chinese and international corporates, financial institutions and government agencies through its network of offices…. http://www.jpmorganchina.com.cn/home_en.asp

    http://www.issues2000.org/Al_Gore_China.htm

    http://www.21tradenet.com/news_2011-7-27/214543.htm

    http://www.hysta.org/ac2007/speakers.php

  199. Gail Combs says:
    December 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I agree completely. In addition, World government will need uniform wages around the world. Someone putting on lug nuts in China will get paid the same as someone in America. The easiest way… lower U.S., raise China.

    They feel that everyone will get along [no war]:
    a) if the financial inequities are removed.
    b) if religion is made not threatening -> no Hell only Heaven.
    c) if world government can remove anyone they feel is a threat to world peace.
    d) if world government can distribute food and resources to all equally.

    To bring this about, I feel that they are planning WW3 [World War three]. This will cause reduction in world population on a massive scale. What will be left will then come under “World Government” control. This is to prevent WW4, but will actually lead to WW4.

    By the way, we can see the “rest of the world” [non-developed] loving climate change as a reason to enact a transfer of monies directly to them.

    What is interesting is the government using CO2 as a reason, under the “police state power” of the EPA, to slow or prevent U.S. growth. They won’t even let a pipeline be built!!

  200. I think this is the major deal that was glossed over:

    ….The Durban agreement…sets up the bodies that will collect, govern and distribute tens of billions of dollars to poor countries suffering the effects of climate change….

    EXACTLY what does that mean???

    Back to Lord Monckton’s earlier post.

    Ø The West will pay for everything, because of its “historical responsibility” for causing “global warming”…. There is no provision anywhere in the draft for the UN to publish accounts of how it has spent the $100 billion a year the draft demands that the West should stump up from now on.

    The real lunacy comes in the small print…..

    The West pays…. But the UN’s bureaucrats will actually get all or nearly all the money, and will decide how to allocate what minuscule fraction they have not already spent on themselves. As a senior UN diplomat told me last year, “The UN exists for only one purpose: to get more money. That, and that alone, is the reason why it takes such an interest in climate change.”

    World government: The Copenhagen Treaty draft establishing a world “government” with unlimited powers of taxation and intervention in the affairs of states parties to the UN Framework Convention fortunately failed. Yet at the Cancun climate conference the following year 1000 new bureaucracies were established to form the nucleus of a world government, with central control in the hands of the Convention’s secretariat and tentacles in every region and nation. The draft “agrees that common principles, modalities and procedures as well as the coordinating and oversight functions of the UNFCCC are needed” – in short, global centralization of political, economic and environmental power in the manicured hands of the Convention’s near-invisible but all-powerful secretariat. No provision is made for the democratic election of key members of the all-powerful secretariat – in effect, a world government – by the peoples of our planet.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/12/09/durban-what-the-media-are-not-telling-you/

    The real lunacy comes in the small print…..

    Since the UN never believed in Climate Change/Globull Warming in the first place, it is the FINE PRINT that sets up the bodies that will collect, govern and distribute…

    That is the real I gotcha. The United Nations gains the holy grail, the ability to TAX directly. This is a major step in changing the UN into a WORLD GOVERNMENT.

    Read this for an explanation of the real targets for the United Nations
    From Carroll Quigley to the UN Millennium Summit: http://www.lewrockwell.com/yates/yates14.html

  201. davidmhoffer says: December 12, 2011 at 5:53 am
    The west spent many decades and many lives shedding the shackles of tyranny. You seem to be eager to welcome those shackles back. You’ve failed to learn history’s lessons, and you want to condemn the rest of us to repeating history with you.
    ==================
    You failed miserably to say how you will tackle global problems like e.g. Fishing, Pollution, nuclear proliferation.

    The west did a good job with tyranising many states in the world. It still has its goes at others today. Sometimes it is simply revisiting problems it created!

  202. JJThoms;
    You failed miserably to say how you will tackle global problems like e.g. Fishing, Pollution, nuclear proliferation.>>>

    I made no attempt top address those problems, so how could I fail?

    I demonstrated that YOUR solution to those problems is impractical at best, and insane at worst. The percentage chance of achieving “at best” being near zero. Stop apologizing for our successes while promoting the grossest failures of humankind as “solutions”. Pleeze. The only outcome your “solutions” have ever had in world history is death and history books written in the blood of man’s inhumanity to man.

    I shall defend to the death your right to speak as you wish, and so also shall I defend to the death the imposition of your totalitarian utopia upon freedom’s tree, which, as has been said, must be watered with the blood of tyrants. You propose tyranny sir, and I say no.

  203. Thank you Lord Monckton. The lessons of history are crystal clear, except to the delusional mind….

    Now that the UN’s “Manifesto” is out in the open this might be a good time to look in the history books for analogues to the consequences of giving delusional minds a free reign at control of the world.

    Best,

    J.

  204. This book is now so relevant to what is happening that it should be compulsory reading for everyone:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Watermelons-Green-Movements-Colors-ebook/dp/B005BE0S02 .

    That is the UK Kindle version. It seems that what may be a hardback version will be published in Feb 2012. Google for yourselves.

    This is far from a mere CAGW bashing treatise: it goes far further to reveal the true purpose of the green agenda, its’ forebears, its’ (UN lead) future (if they get their way) and en route Delingpole shows us the origin of the “sustainability” mantra.

    It is a MUST read.

  205. davidmhoffer says:
    December 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I urge you to correct the wee typo, below. You omitted the word “against”, which I have inserted in square braces:

    I shall defend to the death your right to speak as you wish, and so also shall I defend to the death [against] the imposition of your totalitarian utopia upon freedom’s tree, which, as has been said, must be watered with the blood of tyrants. You propose tyranny sir, and I say no.

    With that adjustment, Hear! Hear!

  206. Is there any point in worrying about any of this nonsense?

    After all, they don’t have any means of enforcing their absurd ideas.

    They are roughly on the level of the eight-year-old who says “When I am Prime Minister I will give myself a billion pounds a week pocket money”.

    Pointing and laughing seems about the right response.

  207. Isn’t ‘Climate change’ merely one out of a multiude of delusionary games played by a knit web of influential and greedy, but frightned people in key positions around the world in science, banking, finance, business and politics including the Socialist International, Freemasonry and the UN, who along with Marx, Lenin and Stalin adopted the Dialectic formula of deception developed by the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel?

  208. Sorry to spoil your fun everybody, but if you actually take the time to look at the document in question, you will notice that this is nothing like a decision, a proposal from “UN bureaucrats” or anything like that. It is a compilation of all proposals made by all countries, many of them contradictory and most of them nowhere near any meaningful support from other countries. So for example, the proposal from Bolivia to have a new “International Climate Court” is included in the document because Bolivia as a member of the UN has a right to propose whatever they like, but this does not mean that a single country supports them, nor that anybody employed in the UN system has any sympathy for their idea. This is probably a bit too realistic and far removed from outright conspiracy for it to be taken seriously in this forum, but it is nonetheless fact.

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