Obama's Lonely Climate Summit – world leaders are staying home

Eric Worrall writes: The imminent climate summit in New York is rapidly turning into an utter embarrassment for President Obama and UN Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon, in addition to becoming a bit of a punishment round for national deputy leaders.

Aussie PM Tony Abbott today defended his decision not to hop on an earlier flight to America, so he could attend the UN climate conference in New York, because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country.


Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  have also indicated they likely won’t attend the summit.


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has indicated he will not be attending. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/stephen-harper-to-skip-un-climate-summit-183946998.html

Even Angela Merkel, President of über green Germany, will not be attending the UN climate summit. http://notrickszone.com/2014/05/26/merkel-snubs-new-york-ban-ki-moon-climate-conference-burying-the-global-climate-agreement/

Of course, things would probably have been totally different, if the summit organisers had guaranteed that attendees would definitely not have to sit through any more boring climate presentations by former Vice President Al Gore.

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September 16, 2014 5:06 am
William Astley
Reply to  richard
September 16, 2014 8:51 am

The economic crisis (i.e. a lack of jobs and a lack of money to spend on health care, education, roads, defense, and so on.) is not over. In a time of economic crisis it will be impossible for politicians to push Climate change policies which are obviously mutual assured economic destruction.
The climate change policies will and have wasted trillions of dollars on green scams which have resulted and will result in almost no significant reduce in CO2 emissions to solve a problem which is not a problem.
P.S. The public is not going to support sending billions of dollars to corrupt developing countries.
The only people who have benefited from the climate change scams are the US, UN and EU climate change bureaucracy, the green scam providers, and the climate ‘change’ scientists.
How long will the warmists keep up this charade? What is their back up plan? The planet has started to cool based on record sea ice in the Antarctic and the rapid recovery of sea in the Arctic.
There is a physical reason for the sudden high latitude cooling. Cosmic ray flux/galactic cosmic rays (CRF/GCR) (mostly high speed protons that create ions in the atmosphere which cause clouds to form and affect cloud properties is the highest ever recorded for a solar ‘maximum”. More CRF/GRC more high latitude clouds, colder planet. The planet has and will cool.

Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 10:10 am

When you tell enough lies, you get like the boy who called wolf. Nobody believes anything you say.

Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 10:37 am

Hey, that Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Anomaly graph looks a lot like a… ummm…. A HOCKEY STICK!!!

Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 12:22 pm

Part of their backup plan is to lie about temperatures by homogenizing data. May, June , August are the hottest May,June and August ever they claim, and 1/2 year data has been readjusted by a few hundredths of a degree to make it look warmer as well so NASA can proclaim 2014 the hottest year ever while the sea ice and glaciers grow.

Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 12:44 pm

Realistically the only way to reduce carbon dioxide, supposedly to reduce global warming, is to no burn fossil fuels. By staying home each “leader” is preventing many tons of CO2 from spewing into the air. If they care about GW they will stay home.

Bert Curtis
Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 1:03 pm

The best way to reduce CO2 is to grow more plants, Plants take in CO2 and give off O2. By the way O2 is what man breathem to stay alive. If we reduced CO2 to zero, all life on earth would expire.

Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 2:47 pm

Apparently the record sea ice is also caused by… global warming.

James Strom
Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 4:48 pm

Bert Curtis September 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm says
The best way to reduce CO2 is to grow more plants—–
And the best way to grow more plants is to increase CO2. This is beginning to feel like an Escher drawing.

Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 5:00 pm

A science experiment:
1. Set down your drink a safe distance from your keyboard.
2. Navigate your browser to search engine of choice.
3. Enter search term “Al Gore adductors release second chakra”
4. Click on any of the first few links returned.
5. Allow laughter to ensue.
6. Thank me for #1 above.

Reply to  William Astley
September 16, 2014 7:37 pm

“P.S. The public is not going to support sending billions of dollars to corrupt developing countries. ” – > can you even imagine the graft and corruption that the proposed 1% UN “Green Tax” will create? And the citizens of those countries will actually end up being worse off.

Reply to  richard
September 16, 2014 9:56 am

Probably snowed in – most of them.

Reply to  joecool1
September 16, 2014 12:33 pm

Maybe the other nations heard that Michelle Obama was arranging the food.

D.J. Hawkins
Reply to  joecool1
September 16, 2014 10:30 pm

Glad I followed rule 1. from iambic before I read your post!

Reply to  richard
September 16, 2014 11:00 am

William Astley,
Yes. The Antarctic is gaining lots of ice, and global ice cover is right at it’s 30-year average. Therefore, CO2 cannot be the cause of any significant [ie: measurable] “global warming”. CO2 simply does not cause any measurable global warming.
In fact, global warming stopped in the 1990’s. But the eco-lobby is still flogging that dead horse.
Over the past century and a half, the trace gas CO2 [“carbon”] has risen from 3 parts in 10,000, to only 4 parts in 10,000. That is a verified empirical observation.
Based on that small, harmless rise, President Obama proposes that we must endure skyrocketing utility bills, and drastically reduce our standard of living. All based on Obama’s scientific illiteracy.
We are burdened with a President who listens to eco-lunatics, but who disregards honest scientists.

Al D
Reply to  dbstealey
September 16, 2014 11:18 am

Let’s not forget the reason for the panic now being displayed by the Marxists. They want that global carbon tax! They realize we’re in for another brutal winter. The thickening ice caps at both poles guarantee it. They also realize their dreams of scarooing us with a carbon tax will be doomed before next spring.

Brian H
Reply to  dbstealey
September 20, 2014 12:19 pm

Wrong. He does not “listen”, he utilizes. He is not persuaded, he is deceiving. His climate concerns are irrelevant except in maintaining cover for his Global Governance agenda.

Reply to  richard
September 16, 2014 11:27 am

Kinda like Moochelles lunch program! DOA!
The gig is up on these incompetent frauds currently living in our WH!

September 16, 2014 5:13 am

Hmm. With the recent tweaks to the GISS data…
And with Gavin claiming record August temps, when they weren’t records…
…some people might think there’s some publicity-seeking going on. Some people.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
September 16, 2014 8:54 am

Not surprising, considering where he works and what their goal is…

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
September 16, 2014 7:58 pm

“Publicity seeking” is a nice way of putting it. It could qualify as fabrication. Just in time for the electioneering this fall.

Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 5:14 am

So much for saving the planet, when so much of the planet doesn’t bother to show …

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 5:30 am

Maybe it’s just too late. Maybe it’s worse than we thought.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 6:27 am

No, it can’t be too late. If it were, then there would be no need for all the paraphernalia of the climate change industry – windfarms, carbon tax, emission permits, climate models, hockey sticks, etc, etc, etc …..
But we can’t have plenty of time either, for the same reason. So, it has to be …. just about enough time to “do something”.
As chance would have it, right on cue, we have in today’s Grauniad the following article, with the headline “Climate change report by Lord Stern shows there’s still time – just”.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 8:57 am

Yeah, right. That may well be the next tactic, but it is getting harder to sell when it is getting colder every year.

Will Wheeler
Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 9:16 am

CODETECH….and maybe….just maybe….you had it wrong all the time. I know that will be a very bitter pill for many to swallow, so they will postpone it as long as possible. However, at this point, there is almost ZERO evidence to support the Global Warming (aka Climate Change) theories. Man up, admit you were fooled and join the rest of us “Deniers”…. The longer you stand over there in the Chicken Little Camp, the sillier you will look when you finally face the facts.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 9:35 am

The fat lady ain’t singing, but, she’s clearing her throat.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 9:37 am

I love sarcasm!

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 9:38 am

Maybe you are just all wrong and there is no climate change aka. “Global Warming”.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 9:43 am

It is always ALMOST too late. There is always JUST enough time to save the world. In 2009 the timeframe was 50 days, according to the Britsish Prime Minister. Today, “almost too late” is as flexible as a fisherman’s yardstick.
And it is ALWAYS worse than we thought. Just not quite bad enough to assure immediate or short-term climate disaster. It must be so. When the climate moves in the direction of what is predicted, the catastrophe-cries have a field day. Same thing when the climate DOESN’T move as they have claimed, just a blit more shrill in tone; now budgets are at stake, soemthing far more important than saving the planet.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 9:49 am

[FTA]: “…because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country.”
What a novel idea.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 10:36 am

My sincere prayer is that you are the first to DIE of climate change. Just so you can howl SE I TOLD YOU SO from the grave, at the rest of us still-alive naysayers…idiot.

Will Wheeler
Reply to  rderrick
September 16, 2014 10:41 am

Wow….really? You want people who disagree with you to die? And you think conservatives and deniers have no reason to fear a liberal take over? I guess I’m not that worried….While its true you have more politicians, it’s also true that we conservatives and deniers are the ones who also support the Second Amendment, serve in the military, hunt, fish and serve as police officers. Your take over will be short-lived.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 3:49 pm

Maybe it isn’t. Which is more likely ?

David A
Reply to  CodeTech
September 17, 2014 4:09 am

“Maybe it’s just too late. Maybe it’s worse than we thought.”

Reply to  CodeTech
September 17, 2014 6:56 pm

That’s it! Best line tonight!

Reply to  CodeTech
September 18, 2014 1:18 am

So rderrick wishes (sincerely) that you are the first to die from Gerbil Worming.
Headline reads, ” Warmist admits no one has ever died as a result of AGW – contradicts ‘extreme weather’ pseudoscience.”

Reply to  Andrew
September 18, 2014 9:28 am

Gerbil Worming? LOL – I like that!

Will Wheeler
Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 9:03 am

Leon…you assume the planet was actually at risk! Now that ACTUAL temperature readings have replaced temperature MODELS, we are finding that, in fact, the earth isn’t warming as warned. The polar ice caps have returned to normal levels (the antarctic ice cap has reached a record coverage area). The US has experienced more record cold temperatures than at any time in the last 50 years. I am genuinely sorry if you bought into all of Al Gore’s Chicken Little nonsense. You know how to tell when a politician is lying….it happens every time he or she speaks!

Reply to  Will Wheeler
September 16, 2014 9:32 am

Careful now…

Reply to  Will Wheeler
September 16, 2014 11:32 am

Will Wheeler I think you mis quoted the lying thing. It goes like this, you know when they are lying, their lips are moving. Just educating otherwise right on.

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 9:18 am

LMAO, U funny

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 9:25 am

That’s because global warming has been a hoax from the beginning!

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 9:38 am

“saving the planet” from WHAT? the planet will go on doing what is has been doing, and will do, whether mankind exists or has self-anhialated. The question is not whether the climate is changing. It is, whether it is anthropogenic. And the answer is , yes is is in localized areas such as Bejing – and NO it isn’t, across 99% of the land/sea area and volume of this planet.
Hence, there is nothing to talk about in NY summits. The “global warming” scam is over. The data does not support. The “scientists” are really politicians, who cooked the books, in order to create a crisis they could use to institute more taxes and revenue sources.
What is clear though, is that this green pagan religion is causing our economy to crash and keep on crashing, globally. Maybe, just maybe, THAT is the real reason the other leaders will not participate. Maybe they want to put their people back to work, unlike Obama, who continually establishes “new normals” of underemployment, small business failures, and smaller middle class.

Reply to  George Soroes
September 16, 2014 10:52 am

agenda 21

Reply to  George Soroes
September 16, 2014 4:02 pm

EVERYONE is TIRED zzzzzz of hearing his B U L L S H I T !!!

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 9:59 am

That cant predict accurately a hurricane season but these frauds are going to tell you the weather in 50-100 years… laughable…lets not confuse the data with facts..

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 10:28 am

To leon. keep on drinkin your LEMONAIDS!!!!

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 11:33 am

Get a life and pay attention to the radical brainwashed idiot with a vest full of C4 strapped to his chest knocking on your front door! Its like worrying about your great grandchilds college eduction funding while your hair is on fire!

Reply to  Bruno
September 16, 2014 12:15 pm

Love that analogy!

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 1:01 pm

If they could only just throw more money, at a fake problem and make it all better.

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 18, 2014 12:02 pm

Imagine being a “Planet Saver”.
What a great [feeling]. To be SO superior and righteous. The best of the do-gooders. WOW! What a feeling.
[Or should that have been more properly spelled “failing” ? 8<) .mod]

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
September 18, 2014 12:04 pm

To just pick up litter or recycle, fooey! I’m a Planet Saver. Captain Planet’s the name.

September 16, 2014 5:16 am

the 24 hr. climate scare is today..might be worth the watch

Reply to  David
September 16, 2014 7:47 am

No doubt there will be thousands of bots watching for a few seconds at a time.

Will Wheeler
Reply to  David
September 16, 2014 9:09 am

David…. Leonardo DiCaprio’s ability to generate Twitter hits does not amount to truth. Atmospheric carbon accounts 0.038% of our atmosphere. The sun’s core burns at 25 million degrees Fahrenheit. Which do you suppose has the greater ability to change our temperature? Politicians will fabricate a crisis where none exists if they think it will grant them greater influence over your life, your family and your choices. Most people don’t think that way, and as a result, can’t believe that anyone else would think that way.

Reply to  Will Wheeler
September 16, 2014 9:31 am

Well said WW!

Reply to  Will Wheeler
September 16, 2014 10:47 am

Yes CO2 is Global Science’s Homeopathy.

September 16, 2014 5:20 am

The same thing is happening with the US’ effort to confront ISIS. Because of insane political posturing, the US has told the enemy what it won’t do and no other country is willing to do more even though it is expected of them!
Talk about leading from behind.
It’s becoming an embarrassment–our president is more willing to battle a non-existent climate foe than to properly confront a growing, head-lopping terrorist army.

Reply to  RockyRoad
September 16, 2014 6:04 am

Obama reserves all his energy for his true enemies, the Tea Party.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  MarkW
September 16, 2014 7:08 am

No, his TRUE enemy is the 9th green at Rolling Hills Golf Club. The Tea Party is a straw man he hauls out when he wants to look tough. He can rhetorically beat them up without having to worry about getting his head cut off. I am willing to bet the MSM will still try to paint this summit as a great success and feature the handful of McKibben protesters as a huge crowd.

Reply to  MarkW
September 16, 2014 8:09 am

Exactly, It is rather pathetic to have a President who has squandered so much time suppressing his fellow Americans. He emblodens our enemies abroad and misrepresents his fellow Americans at home. And his take on science is infantile and reactionary.

Reply to  MarkW
September 16, 2014 9:19 am

and his 9 iron

Mike Troch
Reply to  MarkW
September 16, 2014 9:22 am

It’s going to be a lonely last 2 1/2 yrs.

Reply to  MarkW
September 16, 2014 10:54 am

I thought it was for golfing!

Steve Keohane
Reply to  RockyRoad
September 16, 2014 6:06 am

Is ‘leading from behind’ the same as leading with one’s ass?

Reply to  Steve Keohane
September 16, 2014 6:52 am

Well, we certainly are doing that.

Holdon McGroin
Reply to  Steve Keohane
September 16, 2014 8:52 am

No, it’s the same as leading out of one’s ass.

Little dud
Reply to  Steve Keohane
September 16, 2014 9:03 am

Leading from behind is like getting [cut it out!] in the front

Reply to  Steve Keohane
September 16, 2014 9:06 am

In our case, we are being led BY a behind. A horse’s behind.

Reply to  Steve Keohane
September 16, 2014 9:10 am

No, it means the ass is leading.

D. Johnson
Reply to  Steve Keohane
September 16, 2014 9:10 am

Well, we are certainly leading with our biggest ass.

Reply to  RockyRoad
September 16, 2014 6:29 am

Global warming doesn’t shoot at you or bomb your planes/cities. Fighting global warming is just one feel-good event after another.

Reply to  spetzer86
September 16, 2014 9:06 am

Yes, we are going to save the climate by unplugging our AC adapters when not in use. Meanwhile China and India are putting literally hundreds of coal-fired plants online in the next few years, negating anything we are being taxed or hassled into doing to ‘save the planet’.

Reply to  spetzer86
September 16, 2014 9:48 am

The next Icelandic volcano to blow will likely spew out more “greenhouse gases” than all of mankind has for all time. Pinatubo (Phillippines, 1990-something) did exactly that in a year’s time.

Reply to  RockyRoad
September 16, 2014 7:21 am

Obama was always an embarrassment.
Why anyone thought this guy could lead the world’s largest economy, military and political power when his only claim to fame is reading other peoples words off a tel-prompter is beyond me.
Global Warming is the least of the world’s problems. What happens when the US goes off the world stage is the issue. Limp dick Europeans going to pick up the slack? Not a chance.
Interesting times ahead.

Reply to  RockyRoad
September 16, 2014 8:52 am

What do you mean becoming an embarrassment. It has been for almost six years or had you not noticed.

Reply to  RockyRoad
September 16, 2014 9:29 am

Well put RR!

Reply to  RockyRoad
September 16, 2014 10:58 am

Off topic a bit, but now Obama is sending more American troops to ‘fight ebola in Africa’ than he is sending to fight ISIS.
When did our military become a giant disease control institution?

George Patton
Reply to  SWOhio
September 16, 2014 4:16 pm

Swohio, thank you. WTF are we sending troop to Africa to fight Ebola for!!??? This guy was friends with Bill Ares. Based just upon that, how in the F K did anyone in this country vote for him. That blows me away. China is getting stronger and we are getting weaker. Yes, he’s right on one thing- it’s f’en time for change. He’s a pussy and not fit for the job and neither Is his cabinet. Hey America wake the F up!!! We need a f’en tough F in office. The world is a bad place with very bad people and the one with the biggest stick wins. When are we going to get it! When!!!!!!!!!

Doug and/or Dinsdale Piranha
Reply to  RockyRoad
September 16, 2014 2:17 pm

No, he’s an atheist. You can see the clenched teeth any time he is forced to talk about religious matters or put in a click-bait “God” reference into one of his teleprompter-reading events.

Reply to  Doug and/or Dinsdale Piranha
September 16, 2014 3:46 pm

Hopefully this is Disdale. I’ve seen grown men rips their heads off, rather than speak to Doug.

David A
Reply to  RockyRoad
September 17, 2014 4:11 am

May he be as successful in his climate conference, as he was in securing the Olympics.

September 16, 2014 5:24 am

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-16/eu-climate-chief-surprised-by-australia27s-un-summit-snub/5745908 says in part:

Climate Summit: European Union surprised Tony Abbott will not attend high level climate talks
Mr Abbott will not be attending, despite the fact that he is due to attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York the next day.
EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard said it came as a surprise.
“It is, of course, I think, a pity that not everyone is going,” she said.
“At least 125 heads of state have sent a strong signal to the rest of the world that … climate change is important, and they know they have a role to play and a responsibility to take in order for the world to address climate change.
“I do not know what the reasons would be behind it, but, of course, the world will interpret who is showing up and who will not be showing up.

Reply to  Ric Werme
September 16, 2014 5:31 am

Let me hazard a guess… those who have something to gain from “climate panic” are lined up in droves. Those who see their countries are going to be stuck with the bills are calling ahead to cancel…
Does that sound about right?

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 5:59 am


Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 6:09 am

On the nose. I see even Zimbabwe is asking for $10bn to save herself from climate change.

Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 8:11 am

“I see even Zimbabwe is asking for $10bn to save herself from climate change.”
Gee, do you think that might bias the temperature statistics it sends in?

Reply to  rogerknights
September 16, 2014 9:39 am

Well they have some seriously big brains working on capturing that cash . . .

Will Wheeler
Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 9:12 am

Zimbabwe needs $10b??? Oh my word….can you imagine how many corrupt dictators and bureaucrats will line their pockets with that money. The folks in Zimbabwe have to be laughing their asses off….all the way to the buffet line. How much longer are we going to tolerate this clown?

Barbara Skolaut
Reply to  CodeTech
September 16, 2014 9:37 am


Reply to  CodeTech
September 17, 2014 12:45 am

Keitho, I actually left a comment on that Zimbabwe article – it went right into moderation. To my surprise, it was then approved and appears!

Reply to  CodeTech
September 17, 2014 1:24 am

“an old lady to support a prince” . . good one CodeTech.
It really is a problem across Africa where these little green monsters and their NGO’s are able to apply their social engineering fantasies on unsuspecting, trusting, people. You see it everywhere, Jatropha crops for bio-fuel are one instance. They just fail in every way but the “expats” get paid big bucks anyway while the locals just get poorer and poorer because they are denied access to cheap, reliable and ubiquitous energy and modern technology that works.
I have long been of the opinion that the best way to save the environment is to hook up every village to a decent electricity supply. That would be the very best use of aid money and it would stop trees being felled for cooking fuel, allow people to get educated and read even when the sun goes down, and fuel economic growth and thus reduce poverty.
Here in the Western Cape everybody gets the first 50 kwh each month for free and that has transformed many lives.

Reply to  Ric Werme
September 16, 2014 8:26 am

Well, talking tough is all she can do now. She has already been fired and her “Climate Secretariat” closes down on Nov. 1. EU has bigger problems than 0.01 degrees of warming.

Reply to  tty
September 16, 2014 9:45 am

On one hand, the idea of her sorry kleptocrat backside making contact with the outside of a slammed door makes me smile more than a little.
On the other, I have the feeling she’ll land in some other well-funded sinecure soon enough.

Reply to  tty
September 16, 2014 10:59 am

There is no worming at all not even your 0.01, does not exists, all the numbers are made up and phony, there is no global worming, never was never will.
The sun controls earth climate and since the sun is a variable star, the earth temperatures will fluctuate with the sun intensity increasing or decreasing.
And that is what I call settled science, not want politicians or other idiots tell you.

Reply to  Ric Werme
September 17, 2014 1:01 am

Those with their hand out will be in first.

Reply to  Ric Werme
September 17, 2014 3:40 am

s’ok, the tuuvalu mob can whine loudly enough for two or three nations.
TA has also knocked discussions on “climate change” OFF the agenda at the g20 later in the year as well:-)
so, while hes done some goofy stunts like following bummers mil and snoop agenda etc hes not all bad.

Andy Oz
Reply to  Ric Werme
September 18, 2014 2:40 am

Tony Abbott spent the week:
1) visiting Arnhem Land to meet the local Aboriginal people and find out directly how to help them. This group with the lowest life span, highest incarceration rate and greatest degree of poverty.
2) ensuring a bunch of wannabe terrorists in Sydney got arrested before they could cause terror
3) attend parliament which is his prime role as Prime Minister.
Meeting the UN, Al Gore et al, and a bunch of wackadoo communists to discuss climate mythology in New York comes a distant 12,456 on the list of things Tony Abbott could have done.
Kevin Rudd and Juliar Gillard would have been in New York, which is why they and their Green mates were sacked last year.

Joe Public
September 16, 2014 5:31 am

Good to see the majority of leaders are minimising their carbon footprint, instead of being hypocritical.

Jim still looking for a cheap Timeshare in Miami before its washed away by Climate Change.
September 16, 2014 5:50 am

All those world leaders not jetting over to New York ,think of all that nasty unnecessary CO2 they saved.


Now if POTUS would STFU, we could really make a dent in carbon dioxide emissions. Problem solved, the world is saved!

September 16, 2014 5:58 am

So what should President Obama do? He was expecting essentially a summit conference of the major energy consumers of the world, and all he gets are second and third level stand-ins. I guess he’ll have to meet with the leaders of the impacted countries and promise lotsa US aid. (Perhaps he can offer the Maldives an air traffic control system when they have to evacuate. At least they’ll have plenty of airports!)
He won’t be able to play his Copenhagen get-out-of-town-card – No blizzards in September and the hurricane season has flopped again.
It’s lonely at the top.

Reply to  Ric Werme
September 16, 2014 9:04 am

Maybe my small town can send a high school student from the ‘Young Democrats’ club to fill a seat.

Reply to  Ric Werme
September 16, 2014 9:16 am

The funny thing is, Obama doesn’t know the Maldives from the Malvinas.

Reply to  Kate Forney
September 16, 2014 10:31 am

Of course he does, it’s the 57the state

Jeff L
September 16, 2014 6:02 am

From Ric Werme’s ABC post above :
“I do not know what the reasons would be behind it, but, of course, the world will interpret who is showing up and who will not be showing up.”
The interpretation is obvious to any thinking person – this is not the crisis it was trumped up as being, as few leaders can be bothered to show up at all.

Reply to  Jeff L
September 16, 2014 9:50 am

We have those like the Chinese and the Indians who were in on the creation of the Kyoto scam and, now that it’s no longer profitable for them, are quite happy to step away.
We have the sanely-run regions of the Anglosphere who finally have leaders willing to stand up for sanity.
And we have the Germans who can’t bring themselves to acknowledge they’ve been scammed but who at least have decided they won’t turn their pockets out for the Wabenzi.
This summit will consist of those industrial states whose leadership still believes in unicorns, and all the third-world kleptocrats running around with their hands out.

September 16, 2014 6:17 am

In the story of the ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf!” the boy discovers he has raised false alarms so many times that nobody listens to him any more. “Nobody believes a liar…even when he is telling the truth!”

Reply to  tadchem
September 16, 2014 6:30 am

Well, at least Obama doesn’t have that last part to worry about…

Reply to  spetzer86
September 16, 2014 8:11 am


Reply to  tadchem
September 16, 2014 11:41 am

But the wolf did not just eat him.
Just a pedantic comment.
Nothing to see here Move along PLEASE.

jeff 5778
September 16, 2014 6:39 am

Obama is fresh out of friends.

Reply to  jeff 5778
September 16, 2014 7:33 am

That implies he had some to start with? The hopey-changey crowd perhaps?

Steve P
Reply to  Eric Sincere
September 16, 2014 9:13 am

Many politicians are staying home, but let’s not forget about this lot, as the build-up for “The People’s Climate March” reaches a hysterical crescendo, witness this article from Truthout:
Like a Dull Knife: The People’s Climate “Farce”
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:25 By Quincy Saul, Truthout | Op-Ed

The climate justice movement has an expiration date. If the tipping points in the earth system are passed, and the feedback loops begin their vicious cycle, human attempts at mitigation will be futile,
In other words, we have roughly four months to work for climate justice. The world is literally at stake; all life on earth is at risk. Never has there been a more urgent or comprehensive mandate.
We are going to join the rest of the human race. For 200 years too long, citizens of the United States have been parasites and predators on the rest of the world. To prevent climate catastrophe, we are going to leave our imperial hubris behind, and join with the revolutionary ecosocialist uprisings that are sweeping the global South.

Where does Obama get his support? Please review organizations participating in PCM:
(small trimmed representative sampling of some of more than 1000 participating organizations:)
350 Santa Cruz
350 Vermont
9/11 Environmental Action
Abhinav Bharat Foundation
Action for the Common Good
Action NC
Ahimsa House
Aikido in the Schools
Al-Khoei Foundation
Alaska Wilderness League
Albanian Islamic Cultural Center
Albany County Central Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO)
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
ALIGN: Alliance for a Greater New York
All-African People’s Revolutionary Party
American Jewish world service
American Library Association – Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)
American Outdoor Products
Amnesty International USA
Amnesty International USA
Anshe Emet
Anti-Oppression Forum Anarchist Collective
Antioch College
Appalachian Mountain Club
Appalachian Voices
Arab-American Family Support Center
Arctic Voices
Arise for Social Justice
As You Sow Foundation
Awakening Truth
BadAss Teachers Association
Baha’is of Libertyville Township
Bangladesh Buddhist Vikara of NY
Bangladesh Circle
Bangladesh Environment Network
Bank Information Center
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Barnard Columbia Divest for Climate Justice
Black Rose NYC
Blauvelt Dominican Sisters Social Justice Committee
Blue-Green Alliance
Blue Wave NJ
B’nai Jeshurun
Bold Nebraska
Bowdoin Climate Action
Brave New Flims
Brick by Brick
Bridge the Gulf
Brid’s Closet
Brookdale Community College’s Environmental Club
Brooklyn CARP
Brooklyn Food Coalition
Brooklyn Zen Center
Brotherhood Synagogue
Buddhist Association of the United States
Buddhist Collaborative for Climate Action
Buddhist Global Relief
Buddhist Global Relief
Buddhist Missionary Society
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Capitalism Nature Socialism
Carbon Tax Center
Carbon Xprint
Care About Climate
CARE International
Caretakers of God’s Creation (a ministry of the United Methodist Church)
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Carroll Gardens Association
Catalyst Ecovillage
Catholic Worker Movement
Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
Catskill Mountainkeeper
CB West High School environmental club
Center and Library for the Bible for Social Justice
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Community Change
Center for Working Families
Central Baptist Church, Wayne, PA
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.
Central Queens YM &YWHA
Centre for 21st Century Issues
Centre for Social Justice and Climatters
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Chhaya Community Development Corporation
Chief Yellowbird – Wallulapum Tribe
Child and Green Foundation
Child and Green Foundation
Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation
Clean Air
Clean Ocean Action
Clean Water Action
Climate 911
Climate Action Coalition of New Paltz
Climate Action Now
Climate Activists Bangladesh
Climate Change 911
Climate Ground Zero
Climate Healers
Climate Justice Alliance
Climate, Mind, and Behavior Program of the Garrison Institute
Climate Parents
Climate Relief Fund
Climate Solutions
Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA
Collectively Free
College Democrats of Massachusetts
College Green Magazine
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
COMFORT ZONE documentary
Coming Clean
Comite Dialogo Ambiental, Inc.
Committee Against Plutonium Economics
Committee of Interns and Residents-SEIU
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Common Dreams
Communications Workers of America
Communications Workers of America, District 1
Communications Workers of America, Local 1180
Communist Party USA

Reply to  Steve P
September 16, 2014 9:48 am

Well they all seem pretty mainstream and normal. We should be OK with them looking out for us.
Bwahahahahahahahahahaha . .

Reply to  Eric Sincere
September 16, 2014 9:56 am

Great list. I just printed that to PDF so that I can check it for anyone who ever asks me or any organization I’m part of for anything.

Reply to  Eric Sincere
September 16, 2014 1:23 pm

Over 1000 organizations – that’ll be 1000 organizations that will have egg on their face.
This is the beauty of AGW. This is probably the first time that the rats are running to get on the sinking ship.

Reply to  jeff 5778
September 16, 2014 8:59 am

….O’Bummer is out of fresh ideas and courage too.

Reply to  Dan
September 16, 2014 9:46 am

Steve P. Such good news in that quote. In four months the CAGW crisis will be over. If any effort is futile will “they” shut up for good?

September 16, 2014 6:59 am

How much you wanna bet Obama doubles down on our ‘Biblical’ obligation to help the Mohammedanism countries?

Reply to  VicV
September 16, 2014 10:04 am

Please don’t use the “Mohammedan” type phrases. They view people who worship Christ as Christian but Muslims don’t worship Mohammed, they worship god and revere Mohammed as a prophet (along with Christ). Just in case you weren’t aware.

Reply to  TRM
September 16, 2014 10:42 am

You mean, in case we care.

Steve Johnson
Reply to  TRM
September 16, 2014 10:55 am

Personally, I don’t care. The minority of them revere the slaughter of innocents as a path to Paradise while the majority simply close their eyes and pretend the violence perpetrated in the name of their chosen religion doesn’t exist at all. Neither is acceptable in a civilized society.

September 16, 2014 7:03 am

I guess New York isn’t an exotic enough location to discuses catastrophic climate change for most of the world leaders. Not enough caviar?

September 16, 2014 7:06 am

The calculating psychology of the thing intrigues me. I’m pretty sure Abbott is leaning heavily towards scepticism, both about the cause and the proposed solutions. And he is no shrinking violet, and he doesn’t have to face the electorate for a while. But he still feels the need to go along with the warmist flow to a significant extent. Leaving aside the very smooth and intelligent but largely unprincipled Obama and Cameron, I figure there are a number of other leaders thinking like Abbott, but going with the tide all the same.
Why is this? I think they all – like half the world – feel an oppressive moral obligation not to oppose the general will in the face of a substantial (if largely imagined) threat. A sort of group-think has developed among the great and the good – and not for the first time! – and breaking ranks will take great moral and political courage. We’re going to need a Churchill to get us out of this and, just as in 1940, we are only going to turn to him when the enemy battalions (energy crises, draconian regulation and taxation, and great impoverishment) are at the very door. And where is he? Is he yet amongst us?

Reply to  mothcatcher
September 16, 2014 8:13 am

Tell us more about the Koch brothers conspiracy to kill Earth.

Reply to  mothcatcher
September 16, 2014 9:00 am

Ah! There it is! The inevitable Kock brothers ploy! Those guys are like Dr. Evil to the loony left.

Reply to  mothcatcher
September 16, 2014 9:16 am

Peter, I must know what it’s like for a man who can only “feel,” like a 12 year-old girl who thinks she knows everything, instead of think like a man? That must be hell, for every year, Christmas comes without Santa visiting you. You lose a tooth, put it under your pillow, but no shiny quarter is in its place in the morning. And lastly, no basketful of Easter cheer can you find on Easter morn. Grow up Peter. The Earth’s climate has been changing since day one of the planet, and there’s been no “warming” since 1996. Global Warming is as big a fantasy as Obama being your “messiah.”

Will Wheeler
Reply to  mothcatcher
September 16, 2014 9:30 am

Mothcatcher…. I nominate YOU!! Now, never, never, never give up! The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. And now for my favorite Churchill quote…Miss, in the morning I will be sober, but you will still be ugly!

Reply to  Will Wheeler
September 16, 2014 5:00 pm

My favourite WC quote too!

Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter)
Reply to  mothcatcher
September 16, 2014 4:14 pm

Go sniff some nitrous oxide, petey.

September 16, 2014 7:32 am

Believe, believe ,believe.
Take all the belief you want, it still won’t make it true.
Some genuine science, that supports this CAGW conjecture is long overdue.
By the way, those Athabasca Oilsands are the largest known natural oilspill on this planet, do you have a problem with Canadians cleaning that mess up?
And what is “Dirty Coal”? What percentage dirt does it take to meet this description?
Of the previous warming, what part was Anthropogenic?
Of course when the UN holds their Climate Cult Club meeting and no one attends, it sure makes getting that all important “Concensus” easy.
Zero agrees with self, we have a consensus folks.

Reply to  john robertson
September 16, 2014 7:56 am

Of the previous warming, what part was unwelcome?
I don’t know about you, but I like a planet when it is between glaciations.

Reply to  john robertson
September 16, 2014 11:51 am

Don’t forget code pink

September 16, 2014 7:33 am

It’s all about fundraising brownie points with activist money bundlers anyway.

September 16, 2014 7:35 am

The little “o” hits another bum note…

September 16, 2014 7:37 am

“Aussie PM Tony Abbott today defended his decision”…”because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country”. Not so much defending his decision as flipping the bird. He could have gone one step further and said he couldn’t come because he was washing his hair.

Andy Oz
Reply to  TinyCO2
September 18, 2014 2:54 am

He has so little hair, they would have seen through that excuse.
Funny how his original “Climate Change is Crap” comment was quite prescient.
Aussie Greens are going into full order meltdown over the Wind Farm funding cuts and carbon tax repeals.
Poor irrelevant lace blouses.

Owen in GA
September 16, 2014 7:39 am

I am hoping for a “unprecedented” early blizzard in New York, maybe even some “Gore-effect” enhanced snowing. (I don’t think the forecasts are cooperating though)

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Owen in GA
September 16, 2014 10:19 am

Not quite, but the long range forecast for NYC is for a cold front the day before, leaving high temp near 69 F and a low 54 F. Sunny skies, but a cold NNW wind a’blowing. I want to see all the global warming protesters bundled up in sweaters and scarves. 😉

September 16, 2014 7:45 am

I think this is not good for the consensus.
But, how long did they expect to be riding a dead horse?

Rod Everson
September 16, 2014 7:47 am

I recall the day when President Bush finally stated that he recognized global warming was a problem that must be addressed. It was a sad day that indicated it would take a long time to restore sanity to policy making, but perhaps this shunning by world leaders marks an important turn?

Reply to  Rod Everson
September 16, 2014 8:04 am

Paris 2015 will be held on schedule. There are junkets to fill and pockets to be picked.

Reply to  Stephen Rasey
September 16, 2014 8:14 am

We actually do not know that Paris will happen at all.
As 2009 demonstrated, the climate obsessed are not infallible in suppressing truth.

Reply to  Stephen Rasey
September 16, 2014 3:33 pm

hunter, of course we know.
There is far too much money at stake in PR, cockumentaries, News-from-the-future, travel, salaries. If there isn’t going to be a Paris 2015, thousands of people in NGOs will have nothing to do!
It has a momentum of its own. Secretary Kerry will not give up on this. It is at the top of his “Bucket List”. When someone else (taxpayers) is on the hook to fill the bucket, the bucket will get filled.

Reply to  Rod Everson
September 16, 2014 8:21 am

Yes he recognized the problem, he just lacked the energy to tackle such stupidity head on.
After all according to the Progresssives and our media, George is stupid.
Now they get to wear the stain of Mr 57 States and the wisdom of the sycophants as every thing the Left has tried blows up.Voting “present” sure makes a great leader .
Global Warming is a problem, as political poison that we all are paying the price of.

Reply to  john robertson
September 16, 2014 9:01 am

No, climate is natural and the atmosphere just isn’t nearly as sensitive to co2 as the alarmists claim. It isn’t particulate pollution, and only an imbecile doesn’t know that.

Steve Johnson
Reply to  john robertson
September 16, 2014 11:05 am

Climate has been changing since Year One and will continue to change regardless of the inept flailing of the Left. Mankind has neither the power or the wisdom to affect climate and honestly, why would we want to? Climate change is beneficial. It contributes to the tremendous bio-diversity we see around us and is a driving force in Darwin’s theory of the survival of the fittest. A static climate would only serve to create stagnation within the ecosystem and eventually the death of most species presently alive, with no adaptations coming down the pike to replace them. These “Global Warming” acolytes are nothing more than ill informed ideologues in it for their own self enrichment or because of the brainwashing being conducted by the compromised media and the corrupt governments that dictate the news to them.

Reply to  Rod Everson
September 16, 2014 9:21 am

I remember that day, but no one ever accused Bush of being a thinking man’s conservative either. He was so embattled, I supposed, that he felt the need to throw the shrill hysterics on the Left a bone? Who knows, but as far as I recall, he didn’t get us into a “treaty” that will cost we taxpayers $ trillions in taxes, lost jobs, energy costs, and stagnant productivity, while “developing countries” get to expand their economies. That’s the realm of the ‘Rats.

September 16, 2014 7:58 am

My take is that its in large part for show now. Some diehards still think a global binding authority with a military and ability to tax and make law is possible currently, the sane realize it just wont happen… yet anyway. I expect after the 2015 conference we will start to see people acknowledging the vast holes in the mythology. I expect the real diehards to finally make the full break from reality at that point and go into hilarious directions.

Reply to  Randy
September 16, 2014 9:01 am

The entire ‘global warming’ / ‘man-caused climate change’ issue is for one reason only – to justify someone the ability to tax and regulate and pass laws to ‘protect the planet’. Look at a video or photo of the enormous solar flares that shoot out towards the Earth from the Sun and tell me anything we do makes much difference…

September 16, 2014 8:09 am

They can’t even be arsed to come out and defend themselves anymore!

September 16, 2014 8:09 am

Without an expectation of some kind of financial benefit, even fewer countries would be showing up.

Parma John
September 16, 2014 8:10 am

Praise be to god! It looks like world leaders have been embarrassed into leading again.

The other Ren
September 16, 2014 8:11 am

I’ve heard it’s going to be an Internet GoToMeeting affair. Save all that jet fuel being burned and such. These people are getting more responsible … so I’ve been told.

September 16, 2014 8:12 am

That koolaid must be really tasty. Do tell us all about it.

September 16, 2014 8:17 am

September 16, 2014 at 6:04 am
Obama reserves all his energy for his true enemies, the Tea Party.
As a local radio host here in the Boston area is fond of saying, Obama is “Chamberlain abroad, and Caesar at home”.
He is, was and always will be, completely manufactured by the media. That is also why they will never criticize him.

September 16, 2014 8:29 am

Winter has come here early in New York, so it is not a very good place to come and visit this time of year. Must be global warming causing the cold weather!

Reply to  James
September 16, 2014 8:59 am

That’s a riot! Every time something happens it is due to ‘global warming.’ Cold winter? Global warming! More hurricanes? Global warming! Fewer hurricanes? Global warming! Phony “evidence”? Global warming.

September 16, 2014 8:35 am

Why would world leaders want to share the stage with Obama when his own fellow Democrats don’t want to be seen with him in an election year?

September 16, 2014 8:36 am

I mean who wants to go to a party whose hosts are falling out of fashion.
Climate drama is so yesterday, darling.

Reply to  Alx
September 16, 2014 11:02 am

Climate Drama Queen! 😀

September 16, 2014 8:39 am

What ever happened to all of the alarmist trolls on here. Gracey stands out as the lone voice in the wilderness.
Say goodnight Gracey. LOL.

September 16, 2014 8:39 am

Chances are BO with attend and take the moment to push the AGW agenda foreword. He stepped in it with his last State of the Union address and this opportunity will be to big to pass up. As long as the cameras and media focuses on him being there it doesn’t matter who isn’t there. The media who are in support of this AGW don’t worry about truth or elections they only care about influence anymore and BO being there will drive foreword the agenda.

more soylent green!
Reply to  Shano
September 16, 2014 8:53 am

With Obama, he just forgets what he previously said and did when it suits him. He was in favor is rescinding the Congressional authority passed after 9/11 to fight al Qaeda. Now he says that same authority allows him to start a war against ISIS and he don’t need no stinkin’ Congressional authorization.
We’ve always been at war with Eastasia

September 16, 2014 8:44 am

Despite a four star buffet table and well stocked bar???

September 16, 2014 8:48 am

“The imminent climate summit in New York is rapidly turning into an utter embarrassment for President Obama and UN Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon”
Can’t wait to see Josh’s cartoon on this failed Barry-Banki Caper.

September 16, 2014 8:55 am

With the thickest ice cover on record in the South Pole and the thickest heads on record in Washington, I think I know why no one is coming: ‘twould be a waste of time!

September 16, 2014 8:56 am

I wouldn’t want to attend that summit either. Poor Obama….all alone with no climate to change.

September 16, 2014 8:56 am

God, two more years of this ignoramus. BARF!

September 16, 2014 8:57 am

I know how those world leaders feel about Obama. The moment his ugly mug shows up on my TV screen I change the channel or shut it off because I deserve better than to listen to that liar.

R, L. Hails Sr. (P.E. ret.)
September 16, 2014 8:59 am

Citizens are beginning to comprehend climate change. It means a collapse of their standard of living, and massive government control of everything. If it is needed. If the sacrifice is needed, it will redefine life on earth. Billions will stay in poverty and many middle class people will fall into the lower class.
Burning carbon means exploiting a economical life supporting fuel, to make energy. Do without and starve. All the green energies cost too much and always will as their technical processes are inherently very poor (excluding fission.)
As people comprehend these facts of life, their “leaders” go into hiding.

John Boles
September 16, 2014 9:00 am

As their cries become more shrill and desperate, their true intent is becoming obvious, “CAPITALISM IS NOT WORKING” their banner reads. They want to dismantle capitalism, that is what they really want, well I would say it is working pretty well, and the USSR shows us what did not work. I am no right wing nut, but using environmentalism as a reason to tear down capitalism is wrong.

Reply to  John Boles
September 16, 2014 4:39 pm

That is why they are called watermelons. Green on the outside, red on the inside.

September 16, 2014 9:01 am

No wonder, the facts are very simple:
CO2 is a “trace gas” in air, insignificant by definition. It absorbs 1/7th as much IR, heat energy, from sunlight as water vapor which has 188 times as many molecules capturing 1200 times as much heat making 99.9% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.1% of it. For this we should destroy our economy?
The Medieval Warming from 800 AD to 1300 AD that Micheal Mann erased to make his “hockey stick” was several degrees warmer than anything “global warmers” fear. It was the longest recorded time, 500 years, of peace with great abundance for all.
The Vostock Ice Core data analysis show CO2 increases follow temperature increases by 800 years 19 times in 450,000 years. That makes temperature change cause and CO2 change effect; not the other way around. This alone refutes the anthropogenic global warming concept.
Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.
Most scientists and science educators work for tax supported institutions eager to help government raise more money for them. And, they love being seen as “saving the planet.”
Google “Two Minute Conservative,” and you will be applauded when you speak truth at your next dinner party, barbecue or church picnic.

Reply to  adrianvance
September 16, 2014 9:06 am

Two Words: Research Grants
Climatology as a science is a joke. If anything, we should stop giving federal grants to schools that teach climatology. We’ve been fooled too many times by these idiots… ozone holes, RJ12/45, solar flares, etc. etc. I’m done.

Jean Parisot
September 16, 2014 9:02 am

I wonder if that welcher Branson shows up

September 16, 2014 9:02 am

Lord, please deliver us from the most moronic President this country has ever known. Amen.

September 16, 2014 9:04 am

Do the math, if you can. Hard for the climate shrews to do maybe, but the percentage of the atmosphere that is co2 is less than .0004%. For you dumbass democrats, that is WAY less than 1%.

Reply to  rho1953
September 16, 2014 9:22 am

Your point is correct, but the percentage is actually 0.04%. Let us be utterly accurate.

Alberta Slim
Reply to  rho1953
September 16, 2014 10:00 am

I think you mean 0.04% CO2, which is 0.0004 of the atmosphere.
Man made CO2 = 3% and fossil fuel burning is about half of that.
Therefore Man-made CO2 is about 0.000006 of the atmosphere.
Who, in their right mind, would believe that this small amount of CO2 from burning fossil fuels can cause ice ages; global warming; catastophic sea level rise, etc., etc., etc., ……….

Reply to  Alberta Slim
September 16, 2014 11:23 am

CO2 is Climate Science Homeopathy.

Mario Lento
Reply to  rho1953
September 18, 2014 5:14 pm

That’s .04%. Just sayin’

September 16, 2014 9:04 am

What’s scary is that there’s an entire generation of young people who were raised believing in the truth of this sham and that their duty as a citizen of Earth is to live more and more like a caveman. It’s like the people of my generation learning that the USSR was never real.

Reply to  Matt McGuinness
September 16, 2014 11:13 am

This is the real problem. Folks age 35 and above are old enough to remember the Scientism-media complex trying to frighten them with sciency-sounding hokum again and again (acid rain, ozone hole, freon, etc.), but younger people have been indoctrinated from pre-pre-preschool all through college that global climate warming weather chaos disruption change is The Most Importantest Thing Ever, except for maybe heterophobe marriage, and the future has a way of belonging to whomever shows up.

Reply to  troooof
September 16, 2014 1:59 pm

This is a good thing.
As nature drives home the lesson, never trust committee speak.
Todays young adults 18 and older are about to get a valuable lesson, having been shamelessly lied to by their own governments for over two decades, they now get to see through those lies.
Trust me I am from the Government.
Here to help you,into poverty and servitude.
Should make for smarter citizens in the future, but will be hell on the current establishment figureheads as the get grumpy.
Especially as we allowed these same bureaucrats to mortgage the futures of all these young people, ensuring them a handicap as they try to find their own ways.
Sorry kiddies, here is the bill, for stuff you will never see, like welfare, healthcare and pensions.
CAGW is just icing on this **** sandwich.

September 16, 2014 9:06 am

When will President Obama step into reality to understand that when everyday people wake up.. CLIMATE change is the last thing on their mind, They are worried about keeping a roof over their head and putting food on the table.
Its just mind boggling how out of touch many politicians are.

September 16, 2014 9:08 am

With more ice in the Antarctic then ever previously recorded in human history these moonbats are having a real hard time trying to dissuade people into into not believing their lying eyes. Sorry fraudsters and ‘warmist cult’ members the party is OVER!

September 16, 2014 9:10 am

Most real “leaders” know this Global Warming is a trough of horse SH lT and the fact that Barack Obama is well known to be a pathological liar is enough to keep sensible people away from him.

Charles Manson
Reply to  Andrew Martinson
September 16, 2014 9:37 am

its freezing cold in June and August , summers getting shorter every year

Reply to  Charles Manson
September 16, 2014 12:29 pm

The same people who would mock Christians for their beliefs mock others for not believing in this phoney, disproven global warming.

September 16, 2014 9:10 am

No carbon tax fear speeches this day.

September 16, 2014 9:11 am

anything more embarassing, pathetic than an image of obama at podium pontificatingabout him reversing the oceans rise to an empty room. I’d argue no, there isn’t

September 16, 2014 9:13 am

because it hasnt shown its face in 20 years. man caused global warming or climate change is a hoax. the sheep stay sheep, the rest of us are well aware. kudos to those not attending.

September 16, 2014 9:15 am

And since global warming and climate change are both hoaxes based on absolutely zero science, I applaud these leaders for doing what Obama should be doing -Running the GD country instead of wasting time and money on this BS.

Mario Lento
Reply to  Paul Roth
September 18, 2014 5:19 pm

Nooooooooooo…. Don’t let Obama run the country anymore. Please let him play golf… we’re better off that way. 🙂

September 16, 2014 9:17 am

With major increase of ice in both Antartica and the Artic, the decrease in the ozone hole, and with the common knowledge that carbon dioxide is needed for plant growth and is not a pollutant, the global elitists who have been pushing the climate change scam do not have a leg to stand on. Their policies are degrading everyone’s economies and lowering the world’s standard of living, especially in the western countries. The third world countries and the communist countries are not participating in this economic suicide. I wonder if the Ohio state University discovery that coal energy can be extracted without burning, has been stopped by Obama and his minions. Climate Change enthusiasts have stopped major improvements in energy productions for the sake of their radical false beliefs. It is almost like a religious cult with that bunch.

September 16, 2014 9:18 am

Man-made Global Warming is a false alarm, and so is President Obama.

DD More
September 16, 2014 9:19 am

But they will miss Leo’s film.

In the runup to the Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, Leonardo DiCaprio is releasing a series of films about the “climate crisis.”
The first is “Carbon,” which tells us the world is threatened by a “carbon monster.” Coal, oil, natural gas and other carbon-based forms of energy are causing dangerous climate change and must be turned off as soon as possible, DiCaprio says.
But he has identified the wrong monster. It is the climate scare itself that is the real threat to civilization.
DiCaprio is an actor, not a scientist; it’s no real surprise that his film is sensationalistic and error-riddled. Other climate-change fantasists, who do have a scientific background, have far less excuse.


Reply to  DD More
September 16, 2014 9:50 am

Some people will say anything if you pay them enough. *cough*

Reply to  DD More
September 17, 2014 1:21 am

The only way to defeat a carbon monster is to burn it,

Reply to  DD More
September 17, 2014 8:29 am

What is it with climate change alarmists and goatees?
Is DiCaprio hoping to play Michael Mann in some movie?

Reply to  DD More
September 18, 2014 12:20 pm

I’m a Carbon Monste, I’m a Carbon Monster, I also am a Carbon Monster. Think Spartucus.

Ben Dover
September 16, 2014 9:21 am

If nobody shows up does that mean that Obama and Mon Key Moon get to do whatever they want?

Daniel Petry
September 16, 2014 9:21 am

So these national leaders are not going to worship at the alter of the new religion global warming? How dare they – especially when the Dear Leader “the Bamster” is calling. Heretics! I think it is high time for a pogrom.

Reply to  Daniel Petry
September 16, 2014 9:57 am

The democratic party is a religion. Some of them have 2 religions, one for when the vote, another for when they die!

September 16, 2014 9:22 am

Good for Abbott and the others to see that the house is burning down and noes not the time to fix the television.

September 16, 2014 9:22 am

The hoax is unraveling! Hahaha…ad infinitum!

September 16, 2014 9:22 am

Climate change. Just another of Barack’s distractions that create confusion. His real agenga is 1) disinformation, 2) disorientation, 3) demoralization 4)destablization, 5) goverenment-created “crisis”, 6) government “solution” to the crisis, 7) normalization to the new tyranny. He has the following going on now: 1) ISIS, 2) ebola crisis–sending soldiers, 3) climate change, 4) shutting down lead mines to drive up cost of ammunition for citizens, 5) XL pipeline prohibition, and many others.

September 16, 2014 9:23 am

I’m sure he’ll attract a few Dead Heads and leftover Apple Conference members ! America’s biggest Joke since Carter. Dumbo the incompetent !

September 16, 2014 9:25 am

staying home is a way to battle climate change instead of emitting loads of carbon into the air via all of their private jets and entourages, the leaders are making a green political statement and keeping their jets grounded.
nah, i’m only joking. lol. the truth is no one can stand obama.

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Reply to  caligula
September 16, 2014 11:19 am

The word is that, between the Kool menthols and the greazy cheezburgers, Barry’s breath smells like an outhouse in August. Even Barry’s beard, The First Middle Linebacker, said her nickname for him is “stinky.”

Will Wheeler
September 16, 2014 9:26 am

Peter…I hate that you have been snookered….but you HAVE. Wake up, leave Camp Chicken Little, and come hang with the fellow Deniers. We may not be pretty….we may not tell each other how very smart we are….but we happen to be correct.

Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter)
Reply to  Will Wheeler
September 16, 2014 4:13 pm

Petey is still a quite happy guy, dontchaknow. After all he did do a study on laughing gas…..

September 16, 2014 9:27 am

Why didn’t they show up? Probably because they know that man-made global climate change is a pseudo-religion and a political effort to garner money for those who profit from their fear mongering.
I do like Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s reason he didn’t attend, “because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country.”
Would it be that our own president would make such a sensible comment? No, that’s not possible, like the bumper sticker, his personal mantra is, “I’d rather be playing golf.”

more soylent green!
September 16, 2014 9:27 am

Obama is political poison. If I were a politician, I’d stay away.

Jim Anderson
September 16, 2014 9:31 am

Doesn’t Obama have a more important golf game somewhere? He could go to Africa and embrace Ebola patients to show his incredible leadership skills that he has been hiding for six years. Anything is better than another event to destroy capitalism with Obama waving the flag. His other programs are working just fine.

Barry bin Inhalin
September 16, 2014 9:31 am

2 funny. The Boy Wonder has none of the grown-ups showing to his pajama party.

September 16, 2014 9:31 am

This will allow Obama to listen to himself babble about how wonderful he thinks he is.

Charles Manson
September 16, 2014 9:34 am

what could be more exciting than a two hour grandstand ultimatum from Al Gore followed by Bill Gates 1 hour lectern sermon followed by three hours of grave warnings from Elton John and a cameo concert by a depressed looking Paul McCartney.

Jean Meeus
September 16, 2014 9:34 am

No, rho1953, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is 0.04%, not 0.0004%.

September 16, 2014 9:35 am

Just goes to show that most world leaders aren’t as stupid as obummer is!

September 16, 2014 9:37 am

Most of the people who look at the global temp data understand that there was a big drop in the 1970s, a rebound up (mostly rebound from the drop) in the late 1980s and 90s, a peak in 1998, and flatfish declining temps since then. Normal cyclicity. And they understand that a lot of people stand to make a lot of money and power hyping the false concept of anthropogenic global warming. World leaders have used the concept when useful politically but none of them are going to waste their own time attending to this farce. And given the fact that everyone paying attention understands by now what an inept lightweight Obama is, nobody will feel compelled to come to support him.

Sojourner Truth
September 16, 2014 9:38 am

Lol! The article fails to mention that all attendees will get three free rounds of golf in the Hamptons with the president.

September 16, 2014 9:39 am

Nice to see the smart leaders of the world abandon the myth of global warming. Maybe it was the record ice caps or perhaps the 215 months with no warming recorded that was the last straw.
Dummies like Obama are still all in though, cowtowing to the every whim of his puppet master Tom Steyer. Our president is an international embarrassment.

September 16, 2014 9:40 am

ROFLMAO. There is no climate change this is a hoax. The bunch of scientist who pushed this now are claiming they changed numbers to get the outcome they wanted.

September 16, 2014 9:42 am

Poor happy ending Al. Far too many people have have caught onto their scam.Only the “Believers” whose unwavering faith in their pseudo-science are still on board.

September 16, 2014 9:44 am

Why do I feel this is going to be Obummer’s Waterloo? With Comedy Daves’s backing I’m sure he won’t commit to more than he can deliver – not.

Voite Loud
September 16, 2014 9:44 am
September 16, 2014 9:45 am

Record cold temps. across the US and Europe last year – predictions said otherwise
Record few hurricanes – predictions said otherwise
Record ice coverage in the arctic – predictions said otherwise
Record ice coverage and thickness in the Antarctic – predictions said otherwise
Record early snowfall in six states this year – predictions said otherwise
Lengthy multi-year ‘Pause’ in temp. increases – prediction NEVER even saw it coming

September 16, 2014 9:48 am

Maybe it’s too cold outside to travel to a Global Warming summit.

September 16, 2014 9:53 am

Outstanding! We won! Global warming has been defeated, climate change has been brought to it’s knees. Now for those pesky asteroids threatening out immediate survival.

September 16, 2014 9:54 am

I won’t be attending either, and neither will my wife.

September 16, 2014 9:58 am

As usual. The only ones Obama has left in his corner are those with their hands out.

September 16, 2014 9:58 am

The rest of the world’s leaders have a brain.

September 16, 2014 9:58 am

I am 66 years old. A mere microsecond of time in relation to the age of the earth. The earth has gone through countless weather pattern changes over the eons of time. That is not say we humans and other animals have not had a slight influence but nature is not controllable. We will need to adapt to changes. As well it seems to me I have already heard about the ozone layer repairing itself and the polar ice cap rethickening.

Blake Davis
September 16, 2014 9:59 am

How long do you think this can go on before the public finally wakes up to the hoax?
With every new study showing that global warming is a myth you would think the scammers would toss in the towel.

September 16, 2014 9:59 am

Did you all forget that the whole hoax of Global warning and Global change has started with Acid rains on the East COAST? But there was no evidence to acid rain” causing any damage and even HS school kids disproved it with litmus test. Dan came Al Bore the stupid who never had any science class in his life. It was “smart lie” bcause everyday people and politicians (same brain level as Al G) don’t have knowledge of detecting this lie.

September 16, 2014 10:03 am

The HOAX is dying! Oh and .04% of CO2 is historically LOW:
“Compared to former geologic times, our present atmosphere, like the Late Carboniferous atmosphere, is CO2- impoverished! In the last 600 million years of Earth’s history only the Carboniferous Period and our present age, the Quaternary Period, have witnessed CO2 levels less than 400 ppm.”

Reply to  Tom
September 16, 2014 10:15 am

Climate change is REAL. It has been happening since the earth was born. However, global warming is a scam by which the globalists hope to control the world population.

Reply to  looneytoonsindville
September 16, 2014 11:30 am

Yep, been changing since day one, will continue to change no matter how much money scammers steal from us.

September 16, 2014 10:10 am

Is the President a fool or just a pathological liar? How in the world can this man, with a straight face, come out in support for the corrupt stance named global warming, climate change or whatever it wants to be called this week.

Rick O'Shea
September 16, 2014 10:12 am

Stolen from Larry the Cable Guy, when Al Gore takes a viagra pill he grows 6 inches taller.

Andy Oz
Reply to  Rick O'Shea
September 18, 2014 2:58 am

The masseuse would say between 2-3 inches.

September 16, 2014 10:13 am

Scratch a leftwing environmentalist and you’ll always find a leftwing socialist totalitarian.

September 16, 2014 10:14 am

Nobody worth their salt wants their name associated with a bad joke or a scam such as global warming. I would stay home too!

September 16, 2014 10:14 am

Nice. The rest of the world is finally figuring a few things out. Number one…Global Warming is a hoax. Number two…hitching your cart to Barack Obama is beyond disastrous. Number three…the UN is a useless sham that spends (mostly American) money and rewards evil.

Kenneth Simmons
September 16, 2014 10:15 am

I would suggest to anyone else with a gram of sense to also not attend this “Scammit”!

September 16, 2014 10:20 am


September 16, 2014 10:23 am

Which sensible world leader would attend any conference called by Obama?

Snarling Dolphin
September 16, 2014 10:24 am

Uh oh. Tantrum time…

Man Bearpig
September 16, 2014 10:25 am

Perhaps they realised that this is “King Canute with no clothes”

September 16, 2014 10:26 am

More people are laughing at this idiot

Reply to  Richard
September 16, 2014 12:30 pm

They have always laughed at him, they are just doing it openly now. Would you, if you were a world leader, stand idly by and watch your nation crumble because you wanted to placate obama’s commie/marxist agenda, along with that totally moronic imbecile running the most worthless. useless united nations? They are both losers, and have cost the world economies trillions of dollars. At some point the real world leaders will have to admit that marxism/communism is a losing ideology now that it has bankrupt the whole world.

September 16, 2014 10:26 am

The general consensus is, Emperor Puppethead is an idiot and his agenda is as dead as glowbull worming. Own the fail Obots.

September 16, 2014 10:26 am

I hear they are serving 24 oz. sodas at the conference….but you have to pay the breathing tax in New York first…you can get a CO2 credit if you show your climate summit ticket stub, though….

James Scott
September 16, 2014 10:38 am

Several years ago this was a great science website, with intelligent technical commentary. Now it’s just full of political and clueless jerks. WUWT?
[this story got linked by the Drudge Report, so there are all sorts of non-science people reading it, see the story about the new society for some science http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/16/a-new-professional-society-for-meteorology-and-climatology-is-announced/ -mod]

Reply to  James Scott
September 16, 2014 1:44 pm

It almost seems that someone who uses drudgereport as a headline aggregator, or filter, if you will is not entitled to have an opinion on subjects dealing with science in your opinion. One wonders if you would aloow them to vote, however if I may, while I am not involved in science of global warming as I am not a climatologist one needs to realize that that subject is being debated in a political arena, not a sientific one.
I have worked at, for over thorty years, and retired from The Los Alamos National Laboratory and while my fields were engineering and health physics I know enough, even as a drudge user, to have a valid opinion on the subject.
It is clear that global, warming as caused by human activity is a sham and has always been one.
It is purely a political construct to allow a small group of elitists to control the activities of the many, who they feel are entirely inferior to themselves. Power and money, money and power, it always comes down to that and that, my friend is a shame and a sham.
Rich in New Mexico.

September 16, 2014 10:38 am

Doesn’t B. Hussein Obola have a country to run???! Ohh yeah, he hates this country and leads from behind on EVERYTHING.

September 16, 2014 10:41 am

@Eric – I do not know if anyone has noted this yet, but Moon’s name is Ban, not Bank,
And love it! They were afraid that if Algore was there, there would be an early freeze in NY! 😆

Reply to  philjourdan
September 16, 2014 12:36 pm

God does have a sense of humor, ask algoracle and his gorons. Whenever they are going to show the polar bear movie, God has it snow in that vicinity, even if it is 122degree in Phoenix, algore comes to town and the snow covers the cactus. UHhh al, maybe God is trying to tell you something, you idiot.

September 16, 2014 10:43 am

“Sorry, Barry, but we have real problems to deal with. Please contact your Hollywood friends if you want to push this evolving fiction.”

Leon Brozyna
September 16, 2014 10:46 am

Part II
So much for saving the planet, when so much of the planet doesn’t bother to show …
Maybe they’ve got more important things to attend to … like life.
Desperate times call for desperate measures … the UN will have Leonardo DiCaprio to speak on the climate … that’s the ticket … have an actor speak … I’m sure he’s got the skill set needed … truth not needed … might be more entertaining than that failed divinity student/failed hack politician A. Gore.

September 16, 2014 10:53 am

China and India out.
This thing truly is a goner!

Reply to  Rob
September 16, 2014 11:03 am

When a president is a certified liar, there is no credibility or respect for him from anybody on earth.
Only the countries that will benefits with money will show up.

September 16, 2014 10:53 am

Mr Obama has just left the stage and the light’s just went out. Obama is now useless to the Democrat’s and the World. To many ” I want this, I did this, I am this”.

Reply to  Carl Mertz
September 16, 2014 11:16 am

A narcissist never admits fault to anything, they tell a lie and believe in it as it was already the truth and that is how he lost all of the credibility in the world.

Mark Sontag
September 16, 2014 10:55 am

guys, guys, this wasn’t meant to harm anyone. a simple joke..we were spoofing Gore but he jumped on his G6 before we could tell him it was a joke. come on guys…..

September 16, 2014 10:58 am

Facts are hard to deny. Obama doesn’t know that.

September 16, 2014 10:59 am

The first paragraph unintentionally says it all – UN Secretary General ‘Bank’ Ki-Moon.
You can take that to the bank. 🙂

Hale bop
September 16, 2014 10:59 am

Ya. It’s a fraud. Ok?? It’s war against the rest of us.

September 16, 2014 11:01 am

The windfarms are shredding birds — including Bald Eagles — by the thousands and the solar collector in California is cooking to death 28 birds per hour, every day. The birds fly though the hot solar collector rays and their feathers burn off enough in seconds that they fall out of the sky to the ground, and die.
All subsidized by our own tax money to make scammers rich.