Category Archives: Durban Climate Conference

Post COP 17 – The Road to Nowhere

Guest post by Professor Will Alexander  Roadmaps The key word used during the COP 17 discussions was ‘roadmap’ used by the European Union delegation. The following is a map of my travels through southern Africa. My two principal destinations at … Continue reading

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Email from UNFCCC: “we won’t let Canada out of the Kyoto Convention responsibilities”

People send me stuff… UPDATE: See below for another interpretation Remember how this was phrased? “sign it, it’s just voluntary!” Recall Rio 1992 “Earth Summit” where the meme was “hey, it’s voluntary!…with a negotiating schedule attached”. Apparently, like a Roach … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – what Durban is really about

WUWT commenter Cal65 from Hawaii burns away all of the irrelevancy of posturing and pronouncements and gets to the core truth of what the Durban climate deal is really all about. He writes: The UN plan will shift wealth from … Continue reading

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The Durban COPx ‘til we meet again, historically

By Christopher Horner The annual “historic agreement” to meet again later — wait, sorry, that’s “to save the planet” — has been agreed, to the also-annual teary-eyed hugging and standing ovations by EU delegates, at “COP-17”, the negotiations to replace … Continue reading

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The True Failure of Durban

Guest post by Dennis Ray Wingo First I want to say thanks to Anthony for providing this forum for the discussion of climate in a different sense, that is to focus on Durban and what this conference means from the … Continue reading

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Last minute Durban deal reached – extends life of Kyoto protocol

Kyoto has become a zombie, coming to life after being dead… Excerpts from Yahoo News (AP) — A U.N. climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement Sunday on a complex and far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the … Continue reading

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Latest extortion attempt from Durban COP17: $1.6 Trillion

Gosh. Who knew that a massive tax could solve all imagined climate problems? David L. Hagen writes: 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 … Continue reading

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The tweet end view of Durban

 Some Twitter reports from Durban Twitter / @john_vidal: how many countries will he … how many countries will head home so they dont have to be seen rejecting #cop17 Durban deaL? Twitter / @JonathanWootlif: I just saw EU #cop17 #clim … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Climate FAIL from A to Z presented at Durban

This might be a bit overzealous per Morano’s unique writing style, but compared to some of the stuff we’ve seen from warmists, pretty mild. Lots of useful links and notes – Anthony By Marc Morano  –  Climate Depot Below is the Introduction to … Continue reading

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The flying Monck

Lord Monckton parachutes into Durban At first I thought this was a joke. Then I see Monck flying through the air via live cam during freefall, grinning no less. Marc Morano gives the introduction. Video:

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WWF and Oxfam pushing for a shipping tax at Durban COP17 – since when do NGO’s get to write tax laws?

People send me stuff. This one had an IP address originating in Durban today, but it lists as a proxy server, so the person may/may not be there. From WUWT Tips and Notes: I am writing from the COP17 negotiations … Continue reading

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Monckton on sensitivity training at Durban

It. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen. From Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Durban, South Africa It. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen. This is the ghastly secret that almost all the delegates here in Durban are desperate to conceal. Paper after paper, result after result, … Continue reading

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IPCC Brand Science™ – extrapolating 10 himalayan glaciers to speak for 54,000 – meanwhile Himalayagate 2 is evolving over the Stern Report

10/54,000 = .0185 % That’s an impressively small sample size. Apparently Pachauri’s zeal to get back the Himalayagate claim of melting by 2035 outweighs any rational attempts at science. In any other discipline, a sample size this small would be … Continue reading

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Penn State to lecture on “climate ethics”

I got this late, but this must be the most clueless thing I’ve ever seen, especially coming on the heels of the biggest ethics scandal ever in the history of Penn State. Maybe clueless doesn’t even describe it. I’m at … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – occupy Durban

You know it had to happen. What better place could there be for the great unwashed to protest? Gotta love the dead green tree growing out of the Earth. Here’s their message: ============================================================== #OccupyCop17: Climate Justice General Assembly Governments of … Continue reading

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Just in time for Durban: US backs off on UN Green Climate Fund

Thanks perhaps in part to Climategate 2, it is looking less like success and more like FAIL at Durban. The US has backed off and now refuses to agree to structure and funding of the United Nations Framework Convention on … Continue reading

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GMU on climate scientists: we are the 97%

More Durban PR ramp-up, this time from GMU, recycling old news and old claims. Widespread Public Misperception about Scientific Agreement on Global Warming Undermines Climate Policy Support FAIRFAX, Va.-People who believe there is a lot of disagreement among scientists about … Continue reading

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Durban climate conference DOA before it gets started

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser, The GWPF Europe’s Durban Plan Kaput Europe’s attempt to formulate a ‘coalition of the willing’ seems doomed. The BASIC countries – China, India, South Africa and Brazil — have already taken a position that any … Continue reading

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Erratic, extreme, press release puts Princeton climate science in a new light

Must be Durban season. From Princeton University here’s a highly charged press release lapped up by some MSM professional worriers today that uses words like “erratic and extreme” to describe that it’s getting rainier in some places, a whole third … Continue reading

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UEA: shake-shake-shake up your Carbon at Durban

From the University of East Anglia  some news that a Major shake-up of carbon markets is called for. To that I ask: what carbon market? Seems they are pretty much DOA now. Research from the University of East Anglia calls … Continue reading

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China’s climate ca$h blackmail

Who says you can get rid of entitlements? WUWT covered this issue over HFC-23 production previously in The biggest environmental scandal in history. It seems it is about to get bigger. China just decided to blackmail the brilliant minds soon to … Continue reading

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The Durban ramp-up continues – Climate refugee problem now equated to brain surgery

From the University of Florida , it’s worse than we thought. Moving people around requires brain surgeon like skills, I kid you not. Then there’s that mighty big if:  “If global temperatures increase by only a few of degrees by … Continue reading

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The Durban ramp-up begins – now the Earth only warms by hemispheres, and not simultaneously – until now

From Lund University, a new way to blame modern man.  Look for more nuttiness like this as the Durban climate conference approaches. Read the conclusion of the paper below, which is a long winded treatise of speculation. New study shows … Continue reading

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