Bye Bye Lima – Roll On Paris

By Paul Homewood

h/t Joe Public

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http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2014/cop20/eng/inf02.pdf

What do the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, World Association of Girl Guides, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Maryknoll Sisters of Dominic, Women in Europe for a Common Future and the University of East Anglia have in common? They’ve all just come back from a beano in Peru!

Along, that is, with 1342 other organisations.

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The UK Government sent 36 delegates, while British universities managed 32 more. Even the Buddhists managed to send 10, including their Weather Risk Specialist, Mr Ming Peng.

Greenpeace, WWF, Christian Aid, FOE and Oxfam together despatched 148 people. Has nobody told them about duplication of effort? Are those who donate to such charities really happy to see their money lavished on nonsense like this?

Even the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (!) thought it worth sending 7 delegates. I thought they were not bothered about earthly affairs!

The list goes on. (Well I expect you guessed that already!).

Wait for it – the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation sent their Chair, yes, Bianca, along with her research assistant.

As well as sending journalists, the BBC also sent 2 staff from BBC Media Action, described as the BBC’s international development charity. (More on them later).

At a conservative estimate of £5000 per head, the cost of participating must have been in the region of £50 million. Heaven knows what the carbon footprint was.

Well, I suppose it’s better than working. See you all in Paris next year!

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December 30, 2014 11:36 am

At least, Paris has enough limousines for the delegates. In Copenhagen they had to drive up limousines from as far as Belgium to transport the delegates in a style to which they would like to get accustomed.

Gerald Machnee
Reply to  lenbilen
December 30, 2014 11:38 am

Yep, one thousand carbon spewing limos.

chorisonomatos
Reply to  Gerald Machnee
December 30, 2014 12:35 pm

No solar- and wind-powered electric limos? I’m flabbergasted.

simple-touriste
Reply to  Gerald Machnee
December 31, 2014 4:36 am

They need to discover Autolib:
“Autolib’ is an electric car sharing service which was inaugurated in Paris, France, in December 2011. It complements the city’s bike sharing scheme, Velib’, which was set up in 2007.” (WP)

Walt D.
Reply to  lenbilen
December 30, 2014 1:11 pm

Whatever happened to the stretch Prius?

Cold in Wisconsin
Reply to  Walt D.
December 30, 2014 4:25 pm

I prefer the Ford Excessive.

ConTrari
Reply to  lenbilen
December 30, 2014 5:27 pm

And accomodating ladies as well.

Sweet Old Bob
December 30, 2014 11:39 am

Well….the flockers flock togerther….and a good time was had by all….

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
December 30, 2014 11:44 am

…together.

cnxtim
December 30, 2014 11:43 am

“the Buddhists managed to send 10, including their Weather Risk Specialist, Mr Ming Peng”
There is nothing in the teachings or philosophy of Buddha that suggests or anoints anyone other than Buddha himself to be a spokesman or “representative”

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  cnxtim
December 30, 2014 12:48 pm

This is Post-Normal Buddhism, which is an adjunct of competitive yoga.

Richard S.J. Tol
December 30, 2014 11:52 am

It’s very expensive. If someone feels like updating this http://www.voxeu.org/article/global-climate-talks-if-17th-you-don-t-succeed please drop me an email.
While many dismiss Lima etc as a failure, this is not the case. The successive COPs have not succeeded in reducing emissions, but they have succeeded in creating an ever-growing climate bureaucracy.

Christopher Hanley
Reply to  Richard S.J. Tol
December 30, 2014 1:07 pm

“Parkinson’s law [a current form of the law is … a mathematical equation describing the rate at which bureaucracies expand over time] works everywhere” (Mikhail Gorbachev via Wiki).
It’s settled science.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Richard S.J. Tol
December 30, 2014 6:48 pm

I think Surfacestations.org should credential someone to monitor this shindig, someone with USHCN survey experience, who’s maybe chipped in a chart or two to a surface station survey paper. Some retired guy who knows Paris well enough to be a tour guide and can get there real cheap flying standby. And lives in Texas.

Oatley
December 30, 2014 11:53 am

Methinks they all came to gain “standing” for what they hope will be an inevitable handout.

Ian W
Reply to  Oatley
December 30, 2014 12:03 pm

Absolutely, rumors of a trough being rolled out always attracts ‘delegates’ with snouts at the ready. The standing they hope to get though is as courtiers to the ‘One World Government’ which will after all require a large international bureaucracy.

Konrad
Reply to  Ian W
December 30, 2014 3:29 pm

“If there happens to be a trough, there will be pigs.” – Pushkin

Reply to  Oatley
December 30, 2014 12:12 pm

Ta-Da! Confucious says: “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” (i.e. With their open hands extended.)

klem
December 30, 2014 11:55 am

Just think about this folks: flying first class, being carted around in limos, gourmet meals, photo-ops, young greenie groupies following you around, martinis by the pool, and a six figure income.
Nice work if you can get it.
Can you blame these people for wanting to keep this gravy train rolling?

old44
Reply to  klem
January 2, 2015 3:02 am

AGWGT
Anthropogenic Global Warming Gravy Train.

Bob Mount
December 30, 2014 11:57 am

I’m beginning to see the sense in this global climate change disaster malarkey. I could do with a freebie trip to Paris, with all my family and friends. Anyone know how I go about getting the invites?

Reply to  Bob Mount
December 30, 2014 1:45 pm

Tell people that if they don’t give up their toilets global temps will rise 2.89 deg C. Get a paper published to that effect. You will be on the train. And the train will have no flush toilets. A small price to pay.

schitzree
Reply to  M Simon
December 31, 2014 1:01 am

Whoa there, M Simon. Nobody said anything about the Climatterati giving up anything. Once you’re one of them, you’ve already built up a personal Indulgence of Carbon Credits through ‘good works’ and activism that will allow you to travel the world in opulent style. Not for them the pains of a energy limited world, their work is far to important.
/sarc (you’d think I wouldn’t need this, but THEY obviously believe every word)

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  Bob Mount
December 30, 2014 4:42 pm

Become the Mount Bob Environmental Defence Fund

ConTrari
Reply to  Bob Mount
December 30, 2014 5:36 pm

There are probably persons in the Maldives who have never even been to the City of Light! This is unacceptable!
BTW, when will the UN start its own carrier company to provide morally sustainable flights to the conferences? Maybe Airbus could build “diaper-jets” with recycled plastic bags for collecting emitted co2?

Gerry, England
Reply to  ConTrari
December 31, 2014 2:42 am

Electric aircraft is what they need. And if the battery life is too short to make it……well, that’s progress their style.

December 30, 2014 12:02 pm

according to the attendance list – Greenpeace sent TWO graffiti artists..
one not enough!? 😉
Mr. Francisco Javier Serrano
Guerra
Graffiti Artist
Greenpeace
Mr. Pablo Puron Carrillo De
Albornoz
Graffiti Artist
Greenpeace
Not to worry though, they also sent:
Mr. Sven Teske
Senior Advisor Climate and Energy
Greenpeace International
who happens to be a IPCC contributing author….
who we have heard about before:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/06/16/a-blunder-of-staggering-proportions-by-the-ipcc/
http://www.marklynas.org/2011/06/new-ipcc-error-renewables-report-conclusion-was-dictated-by-greenpeace/
http://www.marklynas.org/2011/06/questions-the-ipcc-must-now-urgently-answer/

Ian W
Reply to  Barry Woods
December 30, 2014 12:07 pm

according to the attendance list – Greenpeace sent TWO graffiti artists..
one not enough!? 😉

Have you seen how big those figures are on Nazca? They needed at least two to trample over just one figure!

Reply to  Ian W
December 31, 2014 9:43 am

I would love to have an official job as a graffiti artist, I wonder if the fact that I went to art school would be a resume enhancer or a hinderance to the likes of Greenpeace.

ConTrari
Reply to  Barry Woods
December 30, 2014 5:38 pm

Greenpeace: “To boldly go where no one has ever been allowed to go before.”

December 30, 2014 12:03 pm

Bianca has a research assistant!
I had an RA in my doctoral program, but I’m sure I didn’t make as much – although we did some actual research.
And now with NASA we’ll be able to picture the CO2 pollution from Paris.

Walt D.
Reply to  Bubba Cow
December 30, 2014 1:16 pm

We can expect a huge spike with all the uncorked champagne bottles.
Jealousy – when I was in grad school I had to exist on beer – no money for champagne.

December 30, 2014 12:06 pm

Is it my eyes or has the ENSO meter dialed down a notch?

Steve C
Reply to  Bubba Cow
December 30, 2014 12:44 pm

Your eyes are fine, BC. Maybe Bob Tisdale will tell us why later.

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Steve C
December 30, 2014 1:28 pm

Big Joe B. at Weatherbell has recently spoken about this.

Richard M
Reply to  Bubba Cow
December 30, 2014 1:32 pm

It appears the most recent blob of warmer subsurface water has surfaced and we will have some cooler water for a while. However, it’s not real cold and it is starting to look like another warm pool will be forming.

Alan Robertson
Reply to  Bubba Cow
December 30, 2014 11:11 pm

As Cpt. Picard might have said, “We are approaching the Neutral Zone”.

Joe Public
December 30, 2014 12:20 pm

The UK’s Dept of Energy & Climate Change sent 33 delegates.
It will soon be renamed the “Department for the Accumulation of Air Miles”.

DaveS
Reply to  Joe Public
December 30, 2014 12:53 pm

I wonder how much of our foreign aid budget helped pay for the 60 delegates from Tanzania.

KNR
Reply to  DaveS
December 31, 2014 8:24 am

Sadly given the much better shopping and tourist opportunities Paris offers you can bet your bottom dollar this is a number that will increase for the next one , which I would not be surprised to find is the biggest one to date given the attractions Paris has .

Reply to  DaveS
January 2, 2015 10:35 pm

I lived in Tanzania. Guess they really need money. So they had an aim. And they worked hard to get it from a possible source. Straight forward in the game. They have not invented it, but they have learned to play it. So why to blame them?

Oscar Bajner
December 30, 2014 12:22 pm

The “Global Canopy Programme” … is that some sort of umbrella organization?
Oh look, the Ethekwini municipality, (That’s Durbs by the sea for the non-saffers) has
a “Climate Protection Branch”, how nice that Durban’s finest are out protecting the climate.

Lawrence
Reply to  Oscar Bajner
December 31, 2014 12:39 am

No – I think the Global Canopy Programme provide the snacks for the pre-dinner parties… 🙂

December 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Was Minnesotans For Global Warming wasn’t on the list?

Gerry
December 30, 2014 12:46 pm

An Australian newspaper, The Age, sent a global warmest to report on the conference for its readers. As Andrew Bolt describes it in his blog –
“Marcus Priest was flown to Lima by the Clean Energy Council as the winner of its 2013 media award.
The Clean Energy Council represents 550 business involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency, which directly profit from the global warming scare. Marcus Priest reporter is a former advisor to a Gillard Labor minister and a global warming crusader.
So this is the global warming industry flying a sympathetic reporter it’s picked to report for The Age on a Lima global warming conference.
Is The Age insane?”

tango
Reply to  Gerry
December 30, 2014 1:10 pm

there all insane , I have stopped buying papers full stop

Hot under the collar
December 30, 2014 12:57 pm

I thought there was only one emperor with invisible clothes.
I was wrong.

schitzree
Reply to  Hot under the collar
December 31, 2014 1:10 am

Numbering in the ten’s of thousands by now, and still climbing. Luckily Emperors Cloths can be manufactured in unlimited number, all it takes is cash.

simple-touriste
Reply to  schitzree
December 31, 2014 4:18 am

What is the carbon footprint of the Emperors Cloths?

Alx
December 30, 2014 1:18 pm

I guess there are perks to saving the world and all that.

thinair
December 30, 2014 2:05 pm

Quote from the BBC Media Action link above. They tell us they are “distinct”.
“BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. It is legally, financially and operationally independent from the BBC, but builds on the fundamental values and editorial standards of the BBC to guide its work.
BBC Media Action grew out of earlier BBC initiatives, including a charity called “Marshall Plan of the Mind”. This was set up to encourage high standards of journalism in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 1990s.
We now sit in BBC’s World Service Group (BBC World Service, BBC World News, BBC Monitoring and BBC Media Action).
But although BBC World Service and BBC Media Action share a joint heritage and enjoy a very close relationship through broadcast partnerships that reach millions of people, our organisations are distinct.”
….Well, I guess the high standards of journalism in many of those counties (e.g., Russia. Belurus) did not develop quite as planned.

tetris
Reply to  thinair
December 30, 2014 2:18 pm

You appear to be missing the point: it’s the BBC’s standards of journalism that were lowered. Just have a look at say BBC World News.
Lowered to Stalinist levels where CAGW/CACC alarmist propaganda is concerned.

ConTrari
Reply to  thinair
December 30, 2014 5:41 pm

“BBC Media Action grew out of earlier BBC initiatives, including a charity called “Marshall Plan of the Mind”. This was set up to encourage high standards of journalism in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 1990s.”
Ah. Now we know where the MSM learned its climate change tricks.

Brent Hargreaves
Reply to  ConTrari
December 31, 2014 3:41 am

BBC Media Action has 88 employees and annual income of £55.03m. The UK Charities Commission says that it operates solely in India where ” BBC MEDIA ACTION (INDIA) LIMITED IS FOCUSING ON HEALTH AND RESILIENCE AND HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE ISSUES IN INDIA.”. http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1121665&SubsidiaryNumber=0
Of donors, the biggie is the UK government (£22.2m) but the EU chips in £2.8m and our American cousins send £3.3m (US Aid £1.3m plus £2m from the State Department). http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/about/funding
Among the employees are former nurse who is today employed as a script writer, a “Director, Policy and Learning”, “Director, USA”, “Head of Research, Nigeria”, “Head of ICT, India” who proudly writes of delivering “maternal and child health mobile phone content developed by BBC Media Action” and says that she is “exhausted – on the verge of illness”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmediaaction
I have to question why US public money is financing a UK operation to develop phone apps for India. I wonder how many wealth-producers are needed to create £55m of tax revenue, and guess at maybe 5000. In general I support the UK providing overseas aid to poor countries, but the “yield” here seems microscopic for me and my fellow 4999 taxpayers. The main beneficiaries seem to be the employees of the charity.

DirkH
Reply to  ConTrari
December 31, 2014 7:01 pm

Sounds like an MI6 front.

Dave in Canmore
December 30, 2014 2:25 pm

One would have thought these people would have found it unspeakable to hold anything other than an internet conference in lieu of flying all over the globe. The cognitive dissonance, it burns!

Gerry, England
Reply to  Dave in Canmore
December 31, 2014 2:53 am

As always, hypocrisy is one of the left’s favourite things along with having no shame when proved wrong. So it will be the standard answers – don’t do as I do, do as I say; it’s necessary to save the world; everyone is equal except that greenie warmists are more equal than others.

simple-touriste
Reply to  Dave in Canmore
December 31, 2014 4:30 am

Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister of environment (and energy, and something) of Nicolas Sarkozy, went near the North Pole to see the disappearing ice.
He then explained how efficiency, avoiding energy use, and teleconferencing were such great things.
The same clown signed the permit for fracking, as the Minister of energy, then did a campaign against fracking – when he wasn’t Minister anymore. (He later explained that he didn’t knew he was signing the permit.)
Borloo was well known for his drinking habits, and for being obviously drunk on several occasions incl. in public. He is now too sick to do politics.

simple-touriste
Reply to  simple-touriste
December 31, 2014 5:03 am

Jean-Louis Borloo: “I don’t ever drink alcohol”

Never drinking Borloo at the Parlement:
http://actualites.streaming-video-gratuit.fr/jean-louis-borloo-ivre-a-l-assemblee_iLyROoafM7eA.html (go to 1:08)
France 2 state television channel censored a video of drunk Borloo:
http://www.politique.net/2009092301-borloo-ivre.htm
Sure he doesn’t drink.

Goldie
December 30, 2014 2:44 pm
Village Idiot
Reply to  Goldie
December 31, 2014 2:27 am

Final sentence of the article: “The hot air this week will be massive, the whole proceedings eminently mockable, but it would be far too early to write off this conference as a failure.”
But failure is what Copenhagen (dubbed Hopenhagen by the PR machine) most definitely was!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/11077491/Were-saving-the-ozone-layer-but-climate-change-is-a-different-matter.html
“…which led to disaster at the climate conference in Copenhagen in 2009…..A climate summit, the first since the 2009 debacle, in New York will launch the long run-in to a key conference in Paris in December 2015, which, instead of trying to impose carbon dioxide reductions on countries, will build on what they think they can achieve. Will it learn from our success with ozone and our failure in Copenhagen?”

December 30, 2014 3:12 pm

A brief digression: Einstein died nearly 60 years ago. In London today died a lady who was ordered by her furious husband not to talk to Albert Einstein. “So consumed with jealousy he then promptly savaged Einstein’s photograph with a pair of scissors”. The lady in question was a double Oscar winner Luise Rainer, 104 young.
Happy New Year to all.

Patrick
December 30, 2014 3:19 pm

I wonder if the city of Paris will be able to afford the price of electricity to power street lights?

Dawtgtomis
Reply to  Patrick
December 30, 2014 4:31 pm

That’s OK, the conference planners rent diesel generators way in advance.

Dawtgtomis
Reply to  Dawtgtomis
December 30, 2014 4:44 pm

Alright- you caught me… /SARC

pat
December 30, 2014 3:19 pm

and before Paris…
Earth Science Conferences: 4th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change from June 16-18, 2015 at Alicante, Spain
There are almost 500 societies and 3000 universities around the world for Earth Science. Europe is providing maximum funding for earth science and related field as compared to others..
http://earthscience.conferenceseries.com/
have seen some reports that the above will be held 15-17 June…if so, then just take a quick flight to Dubai for the next one!
June 18-19, 2015: Dubai: ICCCT 2015 : XIII International Conference on Climate Change Technology
The ICCCT 2015: XIII International Conference on Climate Change Technology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Climate Change Technology…
Call for Submissions
We encourage you to contribute to and help shape the conference through paper submissions. For the technical research track, we invite high quality submissions of papers describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Climate Change Technology…
All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be published in the International Science Index and submitted to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, CiteSeerX, Google Books and Google Scholar, EBSCO, SCOPUS, ERA and ProQuest…
https://www.waset.org/conference/2015/06/dubai/ICCCT
no doubt there are more.

pat
December 30, 2014 3:28 pm

how could i leave out this one?
World Climate Ltd: World Green Economy Summit 2015
The World Green Economy Summit 2015 (WGES 2015) is the second annual summit of its series. It will follow in the steps of the inaugural World Green Economy Summit 2014 which brought together over 1,100 delegates and over 40 partners and sponsors.
By working to become a long-term development platform, WGES 2015 will assist in establishing Dubai as “The Capital of the Green Economy”. Those attending will have the opportunity to become part of an exclusive network and make an impact on media, social networks and among business, government and finance leaders…
The summit will take place April 22-23, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre – Al Maktoum Hall alongside WETEX 2015, the annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environmental exhibition which in its previous edition attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors…
PARTNERS & SPONSORS
The World Green Economy Summit 2015 will be organized in collaboration with global business, international institutions, NGOs and both international and local media organizations. The 2014 World Green Economy Summit partnered with over 20 organizations such as UNDP, OECD, State of Green, ICC, CDP, R20, FICCI and over 25 companies like Citigroup, HSBC, BMW, Veolia and TrueBlue…
MEDIA
The World Green Economy Summit 2014 welcomed over 15 major media organizations both local and international such as, Thomson Reuters, Dubai Media INC, GreenBiz Group, Cities Today, CNN and many more…
http://www.wclimate.com/wges2015/

noaaprogrammer
Reply to  pat
December 30, 2014 4:08 pm

Where will the 2016 Summit be held? … The 2017 Summit? … How far into the future do these leeches plan to spend our money? … In perpetuum, or is there a final Summit from which they fling themselves into the valley of despair?

Zeke
Reply to  pat
December 31, 2014 2:51 am

Thank you pat. Dubai is where the UTI met to discuss future regulation of all frequencies and the internet.
It was just a parking lot in 1991.
Now look at it.

Gerry, England
Reply to  pat
December 31, 2014 3:01 am

Note that one of these bunfights is having its 4th event and the other its 2nd so these things are growing. Is there a link between the amount of hot air spoken at climate change events and the lack of heating of the atmosphere? Desperate propaganda events perhaps.

EternalOptimist
December 30, 2014 3:44 pm

Next year will be a good one for the Parisian hotels, restaurants, taxi drivers, lobster supper chefs etc.
That’s fine, we all have to make a living..
But for heavens sake, if you are responsible for any world Heritage sites, or any other valuables
watch it. Greenpeace vandals are on the way

Joe Public
Reply to  EternalOptimist
December 30, 2014 4:40 pm

Let’s hope they attempt a Bungee Jump off the Eiffel Tower. With a long rope.

simple-touriste
Reply to  Joe Public
December 31, 2014 4:46 am

Death Jump – Franz Reichelt jumps off the Eiffel Tower [HD]

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  EternalOptimist
December 30, 2014 5:16 pm

That’s fine, we all have to make a living
I’m sure the local
putains will be rubbing their hands in anticipation of a week or two of good paying customers.

simple-touriste
Reply to  Robert of Ottawa
December 31, 2014 4:49 am

There is a law being prepared against the “prostitutive(?) system” “le système prostitutionnel” (whatever that means), with fines against clients.
Few people really believe the law could be effective against criminal gangs, or help prostitutes in any way, and the STRASS (Syndicat du Travail Sexuel = syndicate of sexual work) is strongly opposed to that law.

GeeJam
December 30, 2014 4:50 pm

Eureka. My wife and I reckon we’ve found the reason why the world is apparently getting warmy warmy. About 50% of the heat in our kitchen conservatory definitely goes straight up through our conservatory roof. No amount of portable oil filled electric radiators or wall mounted electric convector heaters appears to make a jot of difference to the temperature inside. So, during cold spells (like right now), everyone who owns a conservatory (and heats it) is accountable for global warming. There. Solved. Also not helped when you have to regularly open the conservatory doors to let your pet dog out into the garden.
(Sorry, it has gone midnight in the UK and the two bottles of Malmsey Madiera have gone down rather well with our dinner guests. They’ve gone home. We’re cold.)
Paris 2015 . . . . Stick domestic conservatories on your agenda.

JohnB
Reply to  GeeJam
December 30, 2014 6:04 pm

So does that mean that only some of your dinner guests made it home?
Sorry, evil mind. (And it is snowy cold up there, groceries might be hard to come by.) 😉

GeeJam
Reply to  JohnB
December 30, 2014 11:21 pm

John B, how could you? We don’t like Chianti.

Robert of Ottawa
December 30, 2014 5:07 pm

Afghanistan sent three people. Don’t they have other more urgent concerns?
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru – several people. So the Pope is being kept informed, hence his recent insensate outburst of eco-inanity, instead of Christianity http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/12/29/pope-francis-to-catholics-its-time-to-take-action-on-global-warming/
Catholic Fund for Overseas (Arrested) Development – greenshirts don’t want third world development.
Three from the Holy See

DirkH
Reply to  Robert of Ottawa
December 31, 2014 6:53 pm

“Afghanistan sent three people. Don’t they have other more urgent concerns?”
Of course. Getting on board ferries in the mediterranean as stowaways and lighting fires to keep warm.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
December 30, 2014 5:12 pm

“Women in Europe for a Common Future.” WTF???

Gerry, England
Reply to  Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
December 31, 2014 3:22 am

Funded by taxpayers as usual. Lots of cash from the EU, government departments in France, Germany and Netherlands, and receives UN cash as well. Not the biggest NGO but add all these together and it mounts up.

ggf
December 30, 2014 6:32 pm

I think we have a solution, Lobby the UN to schedule the next 3 or 4 conferences based on minimising the carbon footprint for the attendees. we would probably then end up with the conference held in a airport hotel (within walking distance of the terminal) next to some domestic hub airport in the middle of the US. Also make sure that there is no methane producing meat on the menu and that all of the produce is sourced locally to minimise the footprint. In particular ensure that there is no imported wine or spirits served.
Watch the attendance plummet and watch the enthusiasm of the green movement dissipate once the gravy train is cut out.

Reply to  ggf
December 30, 2014 8:57 pm

“Lobby the UN to schedule the next 3 or 4 conferences based on minimising the carbon footprint for the attendees…….”
Exactly. There should be a conference to figure out how to the minimize the carbon footprint of all these green and leftist organizations who keep meeting and holding conferences around the world for the purpose of figuring out how to minimize the carbon footprint of humanity. You know, first things first.
Or just forget the whole thing and have everybody stay home. /sarc

Reply to  CD (@CD153)
December 30, 2014 9:03 pm

…..IOW, a Conference of Parties to assess the carbon footprint of the Conference of Parties…..

Reply to  CD (@CD153)
December 30, 2014 9:07 pm

…or should I say a Secondary Conference of Parties to assess the carbon footprint of the Primary Conference of Parties who are assessing the carbon footprint…….oh, never mind. /sarc

Chris Thorne
December 30, 2014 7:51 pm

“‘Women in Europe for a Common Future.’ WTF???”
If you look at the history of this group, they were founded a short time after the Soviet Union fell apart, and after the USSR’s extensive covert funding to European leftist groups ceased to flow.
Thousands of people formerly on the payroll of Moscow Centre suddenly were forced to find themselves a new gig.
Absolutely classic environmentalist “watermelons”, in other words. Green on the outside, red on the inside.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
Reply to  Chris Thorne
December 31, 2014 1:05 am

Thanks Chris, I think I will suggest to them that they spell “women” “wimmin” so the rest of us get a clearer picture of who they are.

richard verney
December 31, 2014 12:22 am

The problem is that, whatever one’s view on cAGW may happen to be. it is clear that all these meetings are a complete and utter waste of time since China, at Rio in 2014, said that it was not even going to consider its position before 2020, and the latest rhetoric coming out from China is that it MAY start to curb its emissions around 2030.
Without China on board, since it is now the largest CO2 emittter, nothing can be achieved. Other developing countries such as India are also not interested in curbing emissions and wish to pursue policies that would help lift their people out of abject poverty.
Accordingly, there is no point in any meetings prior to 2020, at the very earliest. Any sensible person, whatever their views on cAGW may be, would recognise this as a fact.
Of course, by 2020, the cAGW scenario may be in complete tatters since if the ‘pause’ (and I consider that name to be as good as any since we do not know what the future will bring), all the models will be outside their 95% confidence band, and there will be an ever growing plethora of papers suggesting a climate sensitivity below 2, probably below 1.7. That will make life very difficult in 2020 for those selling the idea of drastic and immediate action. The ‘settled’ science position will become ever increasingly difficult to sell and maintain.
If one can add to that scenario, Antarctic ice at record observable highs, and a slow recovery to Arctic ice, it will be difficult to sell the need for any urgent and/or drastic action to be taken to curb CO2 emissions. This is especially so since everyone knows that these summits are a complete farce since everyone knows that China and India will take no action, before they are ready to do so, which would impede their economic development.
Quite frankly nothing is achievable in such a diverse world with each country having different prorities. For once, the selfishness of man, may be man’s best friend.

schitzree
December 31, 2014 12:41 am

What would we do without the regularly scheduled Conference of Climate Partiers?

Mervyn
December 31, 2014 1:21 am

In 2015, let us give all our support to Senator James Inhofe … our one and only hope of finally bringing a halt to the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism, which is the greatest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy, and prosperity.

Steve (Paris)
December 31, 2014 2:00 am

With such a big show coming to town it is a dead cert there will be massive transport strikes. My advice would be to stay well clear.

old construction worker
December 31, 2014 4:35 am

And the religion of “CO2 drives the climate” rolls on and on and on…….

Alba
December 31, 2014 4:58 am

Awfully glad that the International Potato Centre sent three people.

simple-touriste
December 31, 2014 5:34 am

There is no climate change on Tchouri, hence we can look for the origin of life on it, according to Ségolène Royal, Ministry of ecology, durable development and energy.

Gary Pearse
December 31, 2014 5:57 am

Paul. Don’t be too amused at the list of organizations. What percentage of the world are members or donors of these organizations? These people have been put on the world stage and they will be zealous pushers of the dogma when they get back home. Probably they will get funding for the evangelism that will follow. This is how it works. This is a deliberate plan. They realize the science idea has run into roadblocks and co-opting world organizations is their ultimate plan. Socialist elites are experts at this, having co-opted governments, universities, associations, agencies, Nobel committee …. of the scientific establishment (using cold hard cash and celebrity status of the players to lock them in) plus planned education curricula for children. They patiently lay this groundwork over many decades.
Despite the scary percentage of the doctrinally ‘educated’ population that are useful fools, thankfully, the inertia of the rest of the system eventually wears on their patience and they blow it with ideological revelations, hysteria, threats and then have to collapse back into the woodwork until a new generation is ripe for this stuff. They will soon be retreating into the woodwork. We need to create sources of more objective education and get it into the system. We need to teach logic and ethics, hard science, reclaim the social sciences. We need to teach case histories of how this social virus operates. We need to teach children to think for themselves, to question, to verify….

DirkH
Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 31, 2014 6:51 pm

In 1945 the accalimed Fabian socialist pervert Bertrand Russell suggested a pre-emptive depopulation of the USSR with nuclear weapons; so; if they have degenerated to simple parasitic slime that’s a boon for humanity.

December 31, 2014 6:13 am

Lima is far away from the University of Lapland, but never mind.

December 31, 2014 7:13 am

UN has listed 1348 interested parties with 11 185 participants in total, including observers and media.
Nearly 188 (14%) parties represent governmental organizations with 6291 participants (56%) in total. These include for example, over 100 EU public civil servants and climate experts such as the second driver of the Embassy of Finland. The good news are that normally each governmental party has a vote in these type of UN events and the others observe.

December 31, 2014 7:22 am

Thanks, Paul.
These organizations have more in common than tourism preferences; They all think they can perpetrate the AGW scam.

December 31, 2014 10:52 am

You cant miss an event with 186 parties in 12 days. (Er… I know this one is getting stale.)

rogerknights
December 31, 2014 1:28 pm

I suspect that many of the the small and off-topic organizations that attended did not do so out of any great interest in AGW themselves. I suspect they were offered an all-expenses-paid deal by various warmist foundations and other entities. Why? I suspect the warmists’ intent was to raise their consciounesses on the issue and get them to speak up on behalf of “action now.”
Doesn’t that make sense?

AB
December 31, 2014 4:50 pm

May I recommend signing on to follow Paul Homewood’s blog. His evidence based exposure of the climate fraudsters is relentless.

J.Swift
January 1, 2015 2:31 am

As Polar Bears are thriving perhaps some could be spared to make up a delegation for the Paris Gig? The menu would be Canapes for the other delegates and ‘other delegates’ for the Polar Bears.

simple-touriste
Reply to  J.Swift
January 1, 2015 4:29 am

Why not French bears?
We have some in the Pyrénées.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  J.Swift
January 1, 2015 6:18 am

Ooh, you are naughty! 😉

Neil Jordan
January 1, 2015 10:56 am

Here are some more. There is not much time between some of the events, so start carbon carbon indulgences now to offset your jet flight emissions:
The 9th Arctic Frontiers conference will be held in Tromsø, Norway, with the title: Climate and Energy, from Sunday 18 January to Friday 23 January 2015.
2015 4th International Conference on Climate Change and Humanity (ICCCH 2015) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan during January 24-25, 2015.
CLIMATE WORLD 2015 March 3-6, 2015 Expocentre Moscow (Krasnaya Presnya)
Moscow, Russian Federation
2015 Conference Registration and One-Year Membership to the Climate Change Knowledge Community UBC Robson Square Vancouver, British Columbia
10-11 April 2015
Climate Change Symposium – Adaptation and Mitigation 2015 3–5 May 2015
Chicago, United States
Climate Change Technology Conference 2015 Monday May 25th, 2015 – Wednesday May 27th, 2015 Montreal, Quebec
3rd Annual International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change, 13-16 July 2015, Athens, Greece
World Engineers Summit on Climate Change 2015 Conference 21st to 24th July 2015
Singapore
Indigenous Climate Change Conference 2015. Hello readers, in this article you can get information about Indigenous Climate Change Conference 2015.
There are many more.

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