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.

353 thoughts on “Obama's Lonely Climate Summit – world leaders are staying home

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • “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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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”.

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

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

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

      • 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.”

    • 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!

    • “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.

    • 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..

    • 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!

    • 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]

  1. 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

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

      • 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’.

      • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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?

      • 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!!!!!!!!!

    • 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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?

      • “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?

      • 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?

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

        • “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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    • 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.

  6. 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!”

      • 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
        ACTION United
        Ahimsa House
        Aikido in the Schools
        Al-Khoei Foundation
        ALADINO TV
        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
        ARCACENTRO, ong
        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

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

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

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

  8. 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?

    • 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.”

    • 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!

  9. 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.

  10. “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.

    • +1
      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.

  11. 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)

    • 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. 😉

  12. 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?

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

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

  13. 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.

    • 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…

  14. 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.

  15. MarkW
    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.

  16. 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!

    • 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.

  17. 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?

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

    • 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

  21. “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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

    • 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.

  27. 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%.

    • @rho1953…
      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., ……….

  28. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.


  37. 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.

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

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

  41. 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.”

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.”

    • 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.

  56. 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.

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

  58. 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.

    • 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.

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

  60. 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….

    • 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.

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

  62. @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! 😆

    • 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.

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

  64. 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.

    • 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.

  65. 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”.

    • 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.

  66. 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…..

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

  68. 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.

  69. How are there even any slides left in ManBearPig’s presentation. All of the claims upon which he has built his global warming…..I mean…..climate change…… argument have been thoroughly debunked. He’s worse than wrong. He’s irrelevant.

  70. That’s OK with o-blame-a. All he cares about is talking in any venue. He could care less if any one was there and God forbid – actually listening to him because in a day or so, his little helpers would be out trying to explain what he really meant by what he said in his speech.

  71. So many so called scientists admitted that they lied with their data collected and manipulated the results to show a worming trend, need I say more, only the liars believe in their own lies. The kids in schools are being brainwashed to believe in lies and that is a pattern the democrats wanted you to follow, do not believe a word that is coming from a democrat, most likely it is a lie.

    Prime Minister of Fraud , Mr. Michael Mann de-means the sumit by useing his ill gotten gains from fake data obtained with the use of U.S. tax payer money via his hideing of the decline.
    Reports of his much worse case of fear of Mark Stein obtaining his orginal fudged data has Mr. Mann in a bad case of “Climate Gate Combat Breakdown”.
    Mr. Mann will not be attending due to hin not being able to obtain tax payer paid Obama Care.
    End News Flash.
    In other news, CO2 is a plant food, eat up.

  73. Obama won’t mind orating his delicately prepared propaganda speech because he loves the sound of his voice echoing off of walls in an empty hall.

  74. Anthropogenic Climate Change is junk science. Normal people don’t take it seriously.
    Why is it that Barack Obama is always the last one to figure things out?

  75. If Obummer were only as committed to the best interests of our nation as he is to his agenda, he might have been great. Obviously that’s one he k of an -if- .As it is he will be recorded in the annals of history as one of, if not, the, worst American Presidents. We need to get the adults back in charge of the Senate and a real leader into the White House. Get out the VOTE!

  76. Reports from the “war on climate change” show that all that keeps the wind mills turning is very large amounts of tax payer money being thrown at the blades of the wind mills.

  77. Dems are trying to legislate a narrative change hurting the American people in the process! All Democrats and supporters here and abroad are trying to flood the media with hysterical climate change & global warming alarms and fabricated evidence to take the heat off Dem candidates in the November 2014 and 2016 elections due to the train wreck of Obamacare, ISIS inaction and immigration chaos! They shout, scream, cry, make outlandish claims and won’t stop till after the elections! Poor Democrats! The tsunami cometh!

  78. Wonder if this has anything to do with the growing polar ice cap and the fact the the Antarctic Ice Shelf is larger than ever recorded. At any rate it’s a missed opportunity for Obama – no “selfies” or passing out CD’s full of his speeches – not to mention that Michelle Ma Belle won’t be able to model “his” latest living room curtain dress….

  79. If national leaders are out of touch, the elitist, sociopathic, shadow government control freaks are from another planet. The media is controlled, and the master manipulators take things to a level that amounts tomgas lighting abuse on a global scale. It has come to the point that the conspiracy theories that I once laughed at make perfect sense now. I don’t doubt NATO nations are comprised of manchurian candidates anymore, the Opium Wars are alive and well except today the victims are the West. What does the guy who installed Radical Islam and Carter Part Deux have in common? The man who in a 2009 speech to his fellow elitists, Zbigniew Brzezinski said, “It Is Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million People than it is to Control Them”. He is on video and can’t deny what he said, as he has done with his other statements.
    Brzezinski was an “advisor” for Obama’s campaign, apparently not on the books. Nothing is what it seems friends.

  80. Those on the left crave power, authority and money and they will say anything, do anything lie about anything to obtain all they can of each of those. The proof of what I say is right here, in front of us in the form of the utter [absence] of global warming.
    It never was occurring, it is not now occurring nor will it ever occur, it is a myth designed to generate income and allow those on the left to lord over the rest of us.
    One must realize that those on the left are utterly convinced that they are completely superior to the normal people out here and feel quite entitled to tell us what to do, how to do it and when we may actually do what they tell us while all the while they live like kings and queens on our taxes because us little people, why we owe them on the left. Yes sir, we owe them just because they are gracious enough to put up with us and allow us to serve them.
    That is your typical leftist, your typical democrat, your ivy league elitist.
    Rich in New Mexico.

    • Rich in New Mexico
      Margaret Thatcher was not of “the left” and she started the global warming scare.
      Global warming is NOT a left vs right issue although the extreme right often tries to pretend it is.
      Attempts to divide global warming sceptics on left vs right terms act to negate opposition to the global warming scare.

      • commontater
        You ask

        OK, then let’s divide global warming skeptics into The Have vs. The Have Nots, as regards to Common Sense, shall we?

        NO! Let’s UNITE global warming skeptics in support of truth and, thus, in opposition to the global warming scare.
        I don’t like concern trolls who look for excuses to ‘divide and rule’ global warming skeptics.

  81. Uh o! Made a critical mistake. I criticized the left so inlieu of an audit by the IRS I am being moderated. Let us see if this morphs into censored!
    At this point, only the shadow knows…
    Rich in New Mexico.
    [Reply: Please, stop it. WUWT does not censor comments critical of the left or the right. Most of the time even the moderators have no idea why WordPress sidetracks a comment into the Spam folder. If it does not violate site policy, have some patience and it will show up. ~mod.]

    • Some constructive criticism if I may, if you are employing a program that seems to contain, “black box software”, in that you do not know how it works, what to expect from it and apparently have found yourself either apologizing for or simply explaining, perhaps it is time to employ a different program. In fact you all may choose one that is more understandable or even may be made more user friendly for your application.
      How often does this program select comments for review and what does this review consist of? These would be both logical and interesting places to begin an analysis of the performance of this software and allow you to figure out how it is thinking, or rather how it’s authors and users were/are thinking. That’s where it becomes interesting and fun.
      Rich in New Mexico.

  82. “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.”
    Well see, Obama doesn’t have that responsibility so he can attend the summit as long as he wants then play some golf and then do whatever.

  83. So, what they’re saying is that the only countries showing up are the ones hoping for a handout from the funding that comes from ludicrous “cap and tax” penalties on the richer countries. Finally the larger countries are figuring out that they arent interested in funding the prosperity of third world countries at the expense of their own. I guess the lessons of the EU havent totally been forgotten?

  84. Well, what are they going to talk about? Ways to cover up the highest recorded Antarctica ice on record? That’s a no go! Wait for a hot year, and then gripe about the end of the world. The timing is bad.

  85. In a related story, Santa, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny ax well as the great pumpkin, have all been asked to reduce their carbon foot luring by using Nass transportation when possible.

  86. More and more each passing day the world’s leaders realize Barry Soetoro-Obama is an empty suit. His hyperbolic “climate change” rants and vilification of all who question him as “climate deniers” has many people IGNORING the self-aggrandizing man-child POSER POS POTUS.

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.
    The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward. After those months of monitoring, researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas stayed about 5,000 feet below drinking water supplies.

    • I highly doubt it was the “first time”… fracing has been closely watched for decades all over the world.

    • The sun is by far the most influential climate driver. Next is water vapor. Air is also a significant contributor. This Axis of Evil must be destroyed, to save the planet. We must reduce the pollutants we know as air and water by at least 70%. The sun must also be stopped. Help save the earth. Eliminate sunlight, water, and air. These climate pollutants must be dealt with. The moon has a stable climate. Let’s follow the example of the moon.

  88. TomR,Worc,Ma,USA.
    September 16, 2014 at 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
    The village idiot is always the last one to leave !!

  89. As much as a screw-up as Barack Obama is, there’s still people who just love them some Obama. I know some. It’s sickening.

  90. OH NO, MR. BILL! The new developing cottage-industry enterprise scamming the world with their “the sky is falling, the sky is FALLING!” daily histrionics dramaticus spiel has done gone bust! waah waah
    Seriously, tho, at least we now know who in the world hasn’t lost their mind.

  91. Anybody who’s genuinely worried about atmospheric carbon levels needs to first understand where they originate, and then, what to do about them. Do the math at minute 11 (of 22) and understand that six thousand times one billion equals six trillion cars worth of carbon per year. Actual cars on earth only amount to 400 million. Sorry Al. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI#t=860

  92. It doesn’t matter in the US as the libs use the EPA as a job killer. The EPA is such a weapon for the left – they can shutdown just about anybody. So far, the EPA has cost us 7 million jobs under Obama’s regime and counting.

  93. Anybody remember in the 1970’s scientists were warning of a coming catastrophic ice age?? The science wasn’t “settled” then, just like it is not “settled” now either. Just wondering if the cooling trend continues when they will switch to cooling alarmism. Just live people, and stop trying to control something that can’t be controlled!!

  94. Perhaps these leaders have realized that the planet has not warmed for 17 years and the computer climate models were flawed. Good for them. Perhaps the community organizer will come around some day. Or not.

  95. I can see why Obaloney wants to attend a conference like this – why not dance in the land of make-believe, to lend the appearance you actually care about something as opposed to face the hard issues of the day.

  96. Angela is busy assuring Germany won’t freeze by building more coal and lignite power plants, while their PV and windmill energy program crashes and burns.

  97. in 2000, 47% of American voters voted for a guy who claimed he invented the internet, and who also said we’d all be knee-deep in ice water today.
    In 2008 53% of American voters voted for a guy who claimed that all wars would end, the deficit would be cut in half, and you could keep your health plan (period) and transparent, post-partisan government had arrived.
    In 2012 despite all those whoppers being disproved, he was re-elected.
    So why in the world does anyone espousing (the mythological) AGW feel they need to offer proof?

  98. It’s hardly surprising that world leaders are giving Obama’s conference a swerve.
    It must be deeply embarrassing for them to see Obama use the White House twitter account to vacuously repeat the 97% mantra, and declare CO2 an enemy of the state.
    How long before he announces his battle with an axis of evil?

  99. al gore flunked out of college 2 or 3 times. he got d’s and f’s in science. this is their high priest of global warming, who declared the debate over before it even began. he is a charlatan and a snake oil salesman. a hundred and fifty years ago, he’d be run out of town on a rail, after having been tarred and feathered.

  100. I don’t know about Merkel. Germany is a paradox, taking its nuclear plants offline and reverting to coal–lignite in some cases–while still in theory committed to reductions in carbon emissions. In the meantime it’s apparent that the country is shipping jobs abroad as a consequence of weaknesses of the green economy. Merkel’s probably hoping not to be associated with any more “man-caused disasters”.

  101. The climate is changing. Climate has never been static. The question is if humans are significant drivers of climate change. There is no evidence to show that humans influence climate change. Giving Al Gore or any of the other liberal dufuses billions of dollars won’t benefit anyone besides the liberal dufuses. Even if humans were causing climate to change, giving billions to corrupt Democrats won’t fix anything. You really think Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, even with trillions of dollars at their disposal, would be able to make the climate better, whatever that means? I say tax the hell out of Obama voters and let Barney Frank and Al Gore spend it on the Climate. What a joke.

    • “The question is if humans are significant drivers of climate change.”
      No Sir, the question is if additional CO2 is catastrophic for the world. The observations strongly say no, it is beneficial.

  102. The sun is by far the most influential climate driver. Next is water vapor. Air is also a significant contributor. This Axis of Evil must be destroyed, to save the planet. We must reduce the pollutants we know as air and water by at least 70%. The sun must also be stopped. Help save the earth. Eliminate sunlight, water, and air. These climate pollutants must be dealt with. The moon has a stable climate. Let’s follow the example of the moon.

  103. My, oh my! How times change.
    As well as the prime minister at the time Kevin Rudd attending the 11 day Copenhagen bun feast in December 2009 to solve “the greatest moral challenge of our time”, amongst the 114 strong Australian contingent there was Kevin Rudd’s official photographer, the South Australian Premier Mike Rann, an “ambassador for climate change”, a “special envoy for climate change”, a “transport liaison officer”, an “accommodation liaison officer” and a “passport/baggage liaison officer”.
    Mr Rudd explained that the scores of other staffers were needed in Denmark because the summit will produce a “highly complex text” which will demand intensive scrutiny.
    The carbon footprint for the 114 personnel traveling business class to Denmark and back was estimated to equal 1817 tonnes of emissions, equivalent to the annual output of 2500 people in Malawi – one of the countries supposedly to be at greatest risk from global warming.
    (Source Sun Herald newspaper)
    In New York on Sept 23 this year with millions of more tonnes of CO2 having flowed over the bridge into the atmosphere, Australia will be represented at the one day conference by the lovely foreign minister Julie Bishop.
    Rumour has it however that she is somewhat of a Leonardo de Caprio fan who I believe will be attending and I was wondering if she has visions of standing in front of the UN flagpole with Leonardo in a Kate Winslet type pose during the lunch break?.
    But seriously, I do have a word of encouragement for organisers of the summit – if you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere.

    • Would have been a problem in Obama’s uni days when his nickname was reputed to have been “bathhouse Barry” -he would not have been paid. It would be all fine and dandy if nobody turned up. Apathy can work both ways. For the Left, apathy to them means running out of diapers to soil while chucking kiddie tantrums. Boo-hoo.

  104. I would love to be Australia’s representative at the “bummit.” I would absolutely love to be able to make a speech to say what a load of excrement the whole catastrophic anthropogenic global warming/ climate change/ extreme weather/ sustainable development or whatever the buzzword of the day is. Realistically, a skeptic Prime Minister should attend and speak out on the fraud. Obama would probably wet his nappy over it.

  105. andydaines September 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm
    Obama organised an orgy but nobody came
    That would be a Tantric orgy.

  106. Thoughtless me, we do have an elected MP in Australia who is eminently qualified to attend the climate wankfest. Dennis Jensen(WA) has real scientific credentials – probably knows more than all the UN BS artists put together. The one IPCC lead author we met face to face recently eventually turned his back on me-thoroughly beaten by a “rank amateur”- could not and would not answer questions. Pity we did not get this on tape. Perhaps Lord Monckton can repeat his famous chutzpah or come up with another tactic. We will have to make him an honorary Jew for his magnificent stunt in Durban.

  107. There is no need for Harper, or anyone to address “AGW” because without the “C” in front of it, then it is net beneficial. So Peter, is the “C” there or not.
    China is doing this to push domestic production. Modern scrubbers do an excellent job of reducing particulates.
    Indonesia produces more “dirty” coal then Australia.
    From your article…”Australian coal has got a lot higher energy values, which means you need to burn less tonnes of it and it produces less emissions…”

  108. At least 150 companies prep for carbon prices
    Carbon Disclosure launches carbon emissions report ahead of UN summit
    Carbon Disclosure today launched its first report on global carbon pricing.
    The report, that gathered environmental information from companies worldwide on behalf of investors, found that 150 companies incorporate an internal carbon price, including banking group Goldman Sachs and oil firm ExxonMobil. The prices range from $46-$80 per tonne.

  109. Obama is doing the right thing – turning up will convince China and India he (and the US) are serious about climate negotiations and is prepared to take the lead. He might even get more climate kudos with the Chinese and Indians by turning up when their leaders do not than he would if they were there. This one is just preliminary horse trading – the real dog and pony show is Paris towards the end of next year.

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