Tag Archives: Kyoto Protocol

United Nations climate conference tells business: support us on climate change

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Business must lobby governments to fight climate change, according to the United Nations. On November 14th as part of the current Warsaw climate conference, the UN issued a new report titled, … Continue reading

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‘Free market’ carbon trading solution to climate change?

From the University of Edinburgh Free market is best way to combat climate change, study suggests The best way to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change is through the use of market forces, according to a new study. Researchers … Continue reading

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Dammed if you do, Dammed if you don’t

Yes, the headline is purposely that way. From Oregon State University: Dam construction to reduce greenhouse gases causes ecosystem disruption CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers conclude in a new report that a global push for small hydropower projects, supported by various … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Japan Kills Climate Agenda – What Kyoto?

Turns Back To Coal, Abandons Emissions Targets From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF The Japanese government is moving to speed up the environmental assessment process for new coal-fired power plants. According to Japanese media reports, the government intends to … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end

Guest post by Dr. Vincent Gray NZCLIMATE TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 308 APRIL 25th 2013 I have been neglecting you. Things have quieted down. I am 91 and it is high time I retired, like my friend Will Alexander in South … Continue reading

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USA meets Kyoto protocol goal – without ever embracing it

New EIA data shows USA inadvertently meets 1997 Kyoto protocol CO2 emission reductions without ever signing on thanks to a stagnant economy. Lowest level of CO2 emissions since 1994. In 2012, a surprising twist and without ever ratifying it, the … Continue reading

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The carbon trading money tree

If the carbon trading business seems too good to be true, maybe there’s a good reason Guest post by Kelvin Kemm The COP-18 environmental conference held in Doha has come and gone. In the wake of high expectations for a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – Kyoto Is Dead

Russia Abandons Kyoto Protocol From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Moscow won’t join the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol, which starts on January 1st 2013. Russia decided to discontinue its participation in the protocol because the world’s major … Continue reading

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The Cost in Human Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For a while, I taught a course in human-powered machinery for the Peace Corps. You know, bicycle powered generators, treadle powered pumps, that kind of thing. One of the very rough rules of thumb regarding … Continue reading

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Doha post mortem – some green activists ‘close to despair’

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF A couple of weeks ago the great global warming bandwagon coughed and spluttered to a halt in Doha, the latest stop on its never-ending world tour. The annual UN climate conference COP18 … Continue reading

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Facing a triple threat: Doha, EPA and Congress

They are putting our energy, economy, jobs, living standards, health and welfare at grave risk Guest post by Paul Driessen Climate alarmists are meeting in Doha, Qatar, to hammer out a new international treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol that … Continue reading

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Doha delegation using hurricane Sandy as a call to action

(via CFACT) The latest round of climate talks began this week in Doha, Qatar in the usual fashion – namely, with alarmist claims that the world is being imperiled by manmade global warming and it’s time for “action.” Naturally, the … Continue reading

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Science held hostage in climate debate

Garth Paltridge in the Financial review: The broad theory of man-made global warming is acceptable in the purely qualitative sense. If humans continue to fill the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, there can be little doubt that the average temperature of … Continue reading

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The carbon corruption: Iran, Sudan, and North Korea get millions in U.N. carbon credit funds

From the Washington Free Beacon by Zach Noble, how a half page of the Kyoto protocol turned into a free ride for corruption. Carbon Corruption Iran, North Korea, Sudan rack up millions by trading U.N. carbon credits The U.N. is … Continue reading

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Seven Building Blocks To Fairness and Equity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an article in the latest issue of Science magazine, called “Strengthening the UN Agencies In Order To Protect The Authors’ Paychecks” … just kidding, that would be the title if they enforced the “Truth in … Continue reading

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Kyoto – in the past for Canada

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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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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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BREAKING: Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol

CTVNews.ca Staff Date: Sun. Nov. 27 2011 10:08 PM ET Canada will announce next month that it will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, CTV News has learned.

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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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Leaked IPCC Draft: Climate Change Signals Expected To Be Relatively Small Over Coming 20-30 Years

It seems that according the early draft, CO2 induced climate change is going to take a backseat to natural variability. Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF The IPCC draft, which has found its way into my possession, contains … Continue reading

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“…the world’s only structure for curbing greenhouse gas emissions appears about to crumble”

Uh oh. From the NYT, a harbinger of failure. But then again looking at Copenhagen and Cancun, why should this meeting in Durban be any different? Nations Heading to Durban Climate Talks Remain Deeply Divided – NYTimes.com U.N. climate chief … Continue reading

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They had to burn the village to save it from global warming

From Wikipedia: One of the most famous quotes of the Vietnam War was a statement attributed to an unnamed U.S. officer by AP correspondent Peter Arnett. Writing about the provincial capital, Bến Tre, on February 7, 1968, Arnett said: “‘It … Continue reading

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Kyoto fail – CO2 emissions still going up

From the European Commission Joint Research Centre Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialized countries Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main cause of global warming – increased by 45 % between 1990 and 2010, … Continue reading

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Gorefail: The state of the global green movement is “shambolic”

Via Glen Reynolds at Instapundit comes this excellent essay by Walter Russel Mead at the American Interest. The Failure Of Al Gore: Part One. It must be as perplexing to his many admirers as it is frustrating to himself that … Continue reading

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EU Carbon Credit trading takes a dive. In Greece, they can’t hardly give EU carbon credits away

 Guest post by Ecotretas CO2 tumbling down Once upon a time, carbon trading was supposed to be the salvation for Earth’s climate problems. But as time went on, people started realizing that something was wrong. As usual, financial markets anticipated … Continue reading

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Countdown to flatline: world carbon trading market falls for first time – World Bank reports rumblings of possible failure

I wonder how long before flatlining occurs, like last year with the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX):   Even the Guardian is covering this “failure” of carbon markets. They write: The international market in carbon credits has suffered an almost total … Continue reading

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The “next big thing”: a carbon swap bank

Via Eurekalert: Carbon swap bank to beat climate change Could swapping carbon emissions rather than trading them reduce climate change? Australian researchers have suggested that nations should abandon the concept of carbon emissions trading in favor of a carbon swap … Continue reading

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Kyoto Protocol: Bad Science = Bad Policy

Guest Post by Ruth Bonnett As early as 1969, writings by Ayn Rand – philosopher and novelist – sounded the alarm bells on the environmentalist movement and the potential impact on our society: The uncontested absurdities of today are the … Continue reading

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News Bites – Real Climate Progress In Cancun

From the GWPF Green Agenda Kicked Into UN Black Hole The climate change conference in Cancún has ended with failure to set a target date for the reduction of carbon emissions. The Mexican hosts persuaded 192 out of 193 countries … Continue reading

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Cancun ends with “low hanging fruit”, but fails to renew Kyoto

Maybe the failure had more to do with the caliber of people attending…like these McKibben zombies. Heads go in the sand at 8:45 in the video:  From Politico: Negotiators from about 190 countries reached a modest set of agreements early … Continue reading

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