Category Archives: Copenhagen Climate Conference

Bombshell from the Snowden Docs: The U.S. Spied on Negotiators at 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit via the NSA

From the “don’t trust but verify” department comes the revelation that the Obama administration went into COP15 negotiation with spy help. WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United … Continue reading

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USA CO2 emissions fall 7.7%

From vancouverobserver.com. Every year the International Energy Agency (IEA) calculates humanity’s CO2 pollution from burning fossil fuels. And once again, the overall story line is one of ever-increasing emissions: “Global carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel combustion reached a record high of … Continue reading

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Worldwide CO2 emissions and the futility of any action in the West

Guest post by Ed Hoskins Prof Richard Muller in a presentation made last October [1] made the dilemma facing the warmists abundantly clear: The developing world is ‘not joining-in with CO2 emission reductions nor does it have any intention of … Continue reading

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Demented thinking: Copenhagen didn’t work – but taxes will

This is from a press release embargoed until 00:01 today (it says). I don’t know why, there’s nothing new here, because Nordhaus said the same thing well over a year ago in this Guardian article where he says “taxation is … Continue reading

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U.N. Climate Chief Resigns

From the New York Times By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — Yvo de Boer, the stolid Dutch bureaucrat who led the international climate change negotiations over four tumultuous years, is resigning his post as of July 1, the United Nations … Continue reading

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U.N. abandons Copenhagen deadline – countries not signing on – spokesman says the deadline has gone “soft”

The COP15 balloon appears to have lost all it’s air. Nobody’s signing up. Excerpts from reports in the Guardian and the Financial Times From the Guardian Copenhagen deal falters as just 20 countries of 192 sign up to declare their … Continue reading

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Climate change: proposed personal briefing

A letter sent from: The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley 1 January 2010 His Excellency Mr. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Australia. Prime Minister, Climate change: proposed personal briefing Your speech on 6 November 2009 to the Lowy Institute, in … Continue reading

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Ultimate irony: Snowstorm squelches “screaming” climate change protest

And yet…it was claimed to be a “success”. Note to organizers: the media is laughing at you. Snowstorm squelches climate change protest By Judy Fahys, The Salt Lake Tribune Updated: 12/30/2009 06:36:58 PM MST A downtown [Salt Lake City] protest of … Continue reading

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Obama returns from the Copenhagen global warming conference

The photo below originally appeared in the NYT showing Air Force One returning from Copenhagen. It of course, screams for a caption. I’m sure our readers can provide one. Here’s the original caption and story from the NYT.

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Guardian Headline – Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure

When the Guardian, that champion of everything “green” says it, you know it was a failure. Excerpt: The UN climate summit reached a weak outline of a global agreement last night in Copenhagen, falling far short of what Britain and … Continue reading

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Obama takes on skeptics in speech, tries to rally climate crusaders

President Barack Obama spoke on the last day of climate talks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The President called on all major economies to put forward decisive national actions that will reduce their emissions and … Continue reading

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Obama trying to save Copenhagen Summit – what comes afterwards?

And here’s the stagecraft coming. Here’s how the rest of it might go down. By William M. Briggs Source: courtesy of Pajamas Media First, some good news. A lefty organization sent me an indignant press release stating that the Danish … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Sydney Morning Herald reports 11th hour Copenhagen deal forged

Just in time for Obama to announce it, and it only cost the USA 100 billion dollars. Thanks Hillary. UPDATE: Statistician William Briggs points out in an email to me that he mentioned in an essay here that Lord Monckton … Continue reading

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Lord Monckton barred from Copenhagen conference – pushed to the ground by security

This was the scene yesterday in Copenhagen. As you can see the scene is rather agitated with lots of police action, including use of billy clubs. As of this writing, no pictures or video is available of Lord Monckton’s account … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Hollyweird meets Copenhagen

There’s been so many to choose from this week, it has been hard to pick one. Until now.  (h/t to Kate at SDA) Stephen Taylor of Canada writes on his blog: I received this from a friend yesterday. It was … Continue reading

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Anti-climactic irony – Copenhagen Climate Conference finale hit with snow and cold

From the “weather is not climate” department, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Hey, where is everybody? In related news, global warming protesters are gathering in large numbers…

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Lord Monckton reports on Pachauri’s eye opening Copenhagen presentation

From The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley in Copenhagen In the Grand Ceremonial Hall of the University of Copenhagen, a splendid Nordic classical space overlooking the Church of our Lady in the heart of the old city, rows of repellent, blue … Continue reading

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China declares Copenhagen Climate Conference hopeless

From ABC/Reuters China has told participants in the UN climate change talks that it sees no possibility of reaching an operational accord this week, an official involved in the Copenhagen talks says. The official, who asked not to be identified … Continue reading

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Turnabout is fair play – Greenpeace gets a dose of their own medicine

Greenpeace, who prides themselves on civil disobedience and bannering smokestacks and U.S. national monument Mt. Rushmore gets a banner or two on the Rainbow Warrior. It is dubbed now the “Propaganda Warrior” and the “Ship of Lies”. Surely Greenpeace would … Continue reading

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Copenhagen highlights the latest evidence of global torture

No, we aren’t talking about the journalists made to stand outside in the cold for 7 hours without a bathroom break. Though that could be considered U.N. caused torture. Something’s Rotten in Denmark … and East Anglia, Asheville, and New … Continue reading

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AP’s Seth Borenstein left out in the cold at Copenhagen for 7 hours thanks to U.N. incompetence

I try to remind people that the U.N. has not succeeded at much of anything during its history. Mostly it just makes pronouncements and consumes cash. When it comes to doing any real work, they fall down on the job, … Continue reading

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Breaking: Copenhagen climate summit negotiations ‘suspended’

From the BBC, apparently Copenhagen is falling apart: By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News website, Copenhagen Excerpts: The African delegation is unhappy over moves by the Danish government Negotiations at the UN climate summit have been suspended after developing … Continue reading

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Henrik Svensmark collapses at Copenhagen

This is tragic, and hard to watch. [NOTE: I've moved the video below the "read more" line, don't go there if you don't want to watch. I've put up his picture here instead. -A] Good news- I found this Danish … Continue reading

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Video from the Copenhagen Climate Vortex

It’s getting ugly over there, from protesters being arrested by the hundreds, to journalists having their microphones being shut off when asking “inconvenient questions, protesters denying free speech when skeptic Lord Monckton holds a press conference, to hunger strike wizened … Continue reading

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Citizens buying advertising against climate change politics

This is rather unique, and it shows the conviction that some individuals have. I’ve often thought that a full page ad in the NYT might get some action, but I really think volume is the answer now on an individual … Continue reading

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More Leaks – Copenhagen in disarray

Leaking, again? These aren’t the CRUTape documents, but secret docs from “the Circle of Commitment”  describing the way some manipulators wanted Copenhagen’s agreement to pan out. See it here This quote (from the Guardian article) sums it up pretty well: … Continue reading

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

It will be remembered as the day the greens bombed Copenhagen with limousines. Picture updated at 12:30PM – Anthony From the Telegraph, the tale of elitist excess begins: On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen’s biggest … Continue reading

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Send a greeting to Copenhagen Conference

Russ Steele writes: During the UN Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15), the Danish government invites the entire world to send their greetings to the conference. Greetings are submitted through http://www.greetings.cop15.dk and are composed of 150 characters of text. Here is … Continue reading

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Gropenhagen: Prostitutes Offer Free Climate Summit Sex

You just can’t make this stuff up. The Hookers Union fights back. MORE NEWS FROM COPENHAGEN – – Prostitutes Offer Free Climate Summit Sex Copenhagen Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards to city hotels warning summit guests not to patronize Danish … Continue reading

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Gore cancels on Copenhagen lecture – leaves ticketholders in a lurch

It seems the uncertainty about Copenhagen is growing. When Al baby pulls the plug, you know it’s hosed. From Berlingske: Al Gore cancels lecture during COP15 Former U.S. vice president has canceled his event, more than 3,000 Danes have purchased … Continue reading

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NASA’s James Hansen: Copenhagen should fail

From the Guardian: Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientist Excerpts: ‘We don’t have a leader who is able to grasp [the issue] and say what is really needed. Instead we are trying to continue business as usual,’ … Continue reading

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Goklany on Copenhagen and climate change health risks

This essay was sent to me just about the time “climategate” broke. I regret the delay in publishing it but it is still relevant to the upcoming Copenhagen conference. – Anthony Mr. Ban Ki-moon, get your priorities straight, and quit … Continue reading

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China, India, Brazil, South Africa plan joint walkout if pressured at Copenhagen

From the Times of India – a “put up or shut up” moment – “we’ll go along if you pay us”. Excerpts below: BEIJING: In an unprecedented move, India on Saturday joined China and two other developing countries to prepare … Continue reading

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