Claim: France Terror Attacks Improved Chances of a Climate Deal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall


Environmental activists have suggested the brutal terror attack in Paris has improved the chances of getting a climate deal at the COP 21 meeting.

… Craig Bennett, chief executive of Friends of the Earth in the UK, hoped that countries would be more willing to come to a deal, but that he feared this pressure might lead to a weaker accord.

They will want to give Hollande a deal at the end of the day. But the deal may not be as good as it might have been. Countries turning up in Paris will be reluctant for Paris to be seen as a failure, but we have a deal on the table that is not enough – we would have liked to see a stronger deal, and maybe we are less likely to get that now.”

Nick Mabey, chief executive at the environmental lobby group E3G, said the terrorist attacks would “not have a huge impact on the outcome, but they will have a huge impact on the tone”.

Previous rounds of negotiations from the Copenhagen conference in 2009 – when the talks dissolved into chaos and public recrimination – have been marked by emotional outpourings, threats and public displays unusual in other forms of diplomacy. This year, such shows would be less welcome, said Nick Mabey, chief executive at the environmental lobby group E3G. “The tone will be more serious, and less festive. Activists will have to find more creative ways to show the world the impact of climate change. There will be less grandstanding, and more focus.”

He said the attacks on France would give Hollande more “moral authority”, and that delegates would feel a greater duty to show “the ability of people to cooperate and bring peace and work together. That is the core message, and it’s really important that this message gets through.” …

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November 23, 2015 3:40 am

Moral authority to allow kooks, shysters and parasites to take advantage of the real tragedy and profit from a faux crisis.

Reply to  hunter
November 23, 2015 7:12 am

Completely agree, and Friends of the Earth are top of the pile when it comes to shysters.

Reply to  hunter
November 23, 2015 10:14 am

“The tone will be more serious, and less festive.” Festive? Since when is saving the planet a festive affair? How could it be any more serious than it would have been, when all those trumped-up careers and $billions are at stake?

Reply to  brians356
November 23, 2015 10:38 am

Of all people, they are the ones claiming that AGW is the MOST serious threat to the future of the earth; so yeah, why haven’t they been comporting themselves more seriously in the past? Methinks a few of them, deep down, know better, but the gravy is too good to forego.

Bill Parsons
Reply to  brians356
November 23, 2015 11:17 am

Diversion of capital resources to renewables may deprive the world’s collective GNP of close to a trillion dollars annually by 2030. Given the COP-21 participants’ tone deafness to how that plays out among the world’s poor, we can hope they “party hardy” and that the press is on hand to capture the moment.
Warmists have already set up the bizarre claim that world terrorism and the unprecedented stream of migrants to Europe are being caused by climate change, drought, etc. They do have certain elements in common: climatists and terrorists both exploit a pseudo-religion of end-times for all it’s worth, and both are able to extort money and support from their constituents.

george e. smith
Reply to  hunter
November 23, 2015 10:54 am

I would say it is the exact opposite.
The Paris atrocities demonstrate that Climate change or global warming are by far the least of our concerns for the future.

Reply to  george e. smith
November 23, 2015 12:59 pm

Hollande was counting on COP-out 21 to boost his seriously flagging image ( 16% approoal rating in recent polls ) . He now has a much better PR football to play with.
130 dead on the streets of Paris is a far more convincing need for action than hypothetical risks in 90 years time.

“They will want to give Hollande a deal at the end of the day.”

Jeez, in what world are these idiots living? No government is going to want to be more “ambitious” ( aka stupid ) in ruining their country, out of sympathy for the French tragedy last week.
Hollande got the biggest PR opportunity possible last week and no longer needs COP-out 21. I expect that a lot of delegates may decide it would be more politically correct not the burn all the extra kerosene by attending after all.

george e. smith
Reply to  george e. smith
November 23, 2015 2:17 pm

Supposably, the French Air Force has bombed the heck out of some ISIS headquarters some where in Syria.
Now the US according to Obama, has been blasting ISIS sites in Syria now for months, in his concerted effort to stop them in their tracks.
It is left as an exercise for the reader to explain howcum that ISIS headquarters was still standing for the French to bomb, if Obama, has been hitting ISIS with everything he’s got.
Well we know for sure that he is using everything he’s got, but that is not the same as saying what the US military has got.
Evidently Obama has been bringing Syrian refugees into the USA now for at least two years, but without anyone in the Congress being aware of it. Out of the several thousands that he has brought in sight unseen, apparently something like 51 or 52 of them have been Christians. No not 51%; just 51 individuals out of many thousands brought in.
And Obama told an audience of Christians to “get off your high horse.”
He’s still smarting from what the Crusaders supposedly did 1100 years ago to interrupt the beheading spree of Obama’s ancestors.
And he’s holding modern Christians accountable for that ??
I know a (very) few Christians; and none of them would fit Obama’s view.
So we already have thousands of potential jihadists, in the USA, and the Congress didn’t even know it was happening.

Reply to  hunter
November 23, 2015 11:59 am
Reply to  hunter
November 23, 2015 1:45 pm

You sum up my feelings pretty much. I would also ask “how desperate are they”? Seriously, if that is the straws they are grasping at then they must fear they are heading for an epic fail.

Mario Lento
Reply to  hunter
November 23, 2015 9:50 pm

To noaaprogrammer on November 23, 2015 at 10:38 am
I agree __ but I would also add: One cannot expect the type of people who believe in CAGW charter and who then go there to demonstrate, to be anything but out of control and without focus.

Rob Dawg
November 23, 2015 3:44 am

The massive curtailment of individual liberties in the name of safety for the world’s elite as they attend Climax Paris will give the world a glimpse of what the future holds if we let the warmists win.

November 23, 2015 3:45 am

If there was any moral authority in play, the climate change game would be exposed as a sham allowing more focus on immediate and severe global concerns, like terrorism, genocidal maniacs in parts of Africa, sluggish economies, increasing levels of poverty, to name a few.

Reply to  Alx
November 23, 2015 10:55 am

Amen to that.
The D-list terrorists are those who want to take the world hostage with their CAGW scheme. They don’t outright blow you up or cut off your head, they just take your money and destroy the quality of your life or place their jackboot on the throat of third world countries and prevent them from prospering. These are the same people who told them you don’t need DDT here, have a mosquito net.

November 23, 2015 3:49 am

It is likely that compared to the past the tone this time while be more down-beat , but no matter what comes out something’s have been clear for a long time.
Some will claim its ‘not enough ‘ and we are still doomed’ Some will claim a great victory ‘
In reality some will find the hand-outs they are looking for are no closer , while some may make grand sounding promises which in practice are nothing of the short .
This may however be the high water mark of ‘the cause’ as long has reality fails to deliver the heat the CAGW faithful told us time and again an increase inn CO” would incur , the political will slip away. Even now this is a virtual ‘none-issue’ amongst the voters while those countries who do not have ‘voters’ have either their hands-out or their hands behind their backs , with the fingers crossed , has they make promises to reduced their CO2.
So what is left , a few Europa countries that sign up to half-mad ideas but only ever half follow the and others that have stated their going to do nothing at all. Much wasted time and money and sadly a real damage to ‘science ‘ through their playing the three wise monkeys over the poor practice and worst behaviour of those working in climate ‘science’ are likely to be the only real result of the whole thing .
Although it is good dream , Mann and friends are highly unlikely to ever do some prison time , at best we can hope the end up like a pub-bore forgotten and uncared about as they weep into their pints about how they had it all.

Bloke down the pub
November 23, 2015 3:56 am

Any treaty that ends up being signed by the attendees who’ve managed to stay awake the longest, will automatically be a pile of rubbish, no matter what the good intentions were.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
November 23, 2015 11:13 am

I doubt there will be a treaty. A memorandum of understanding where they would all really like to do something is more likely. Much like last time.

November 23, 2015 4:04 am

The deal will be the same deal it was always going to be.
Nothing substantive (as the US Senate isn’t negotiating).
But lots of little deals as China spreads it’s influence across Africa and S America.
This will be greeted as a resounding success.
But somehow we’ll still need another conference to save the world.

Scottish Sceptic
Reply to  MCourtney
November 23, 2015 4:06 am

There’s a rule with these shams – the more people you send, the more they will herald it a “success” – because it is only by suggesting they are a success that they all get this free holiday next year.

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  MCourtney
November 23, 2015 5:06 am

I heard 40,000 all expenses paid vacationers.

Scottish Sceptic
November 23, 2015 4:04 am

There will be sympathy for France, but that will be offset by the reality of world terrorism which concerns far more voters than whether the daffs come up a bit earlier.

Reply to  Scottish Sceptic
November 23, 2015 6:36 am

No kidding. As well, their newsreels post conference will be much like that Katy Parry song about flip flopping since their default position is “AGW causes every extreme or normal or just plain everything on the weather spectrum.

Reply to  Scottish Sceptic
November 23, 2015 9:13 am

Subject No. 1 (away from the cameras) it’s not going to be climate change, it is going to be security. Majority of voters are in the big crowded cities, they don’t give a ‘grenadier pomegranate’ for the catastrophic global warming, but they do care about their safety.

November 23, 2015 4:20 am

Alberta to Impose Carbon Tax (just in time for Paris)
The Canadian province of Alberta, home to the country’s controversial tar sands, said it will impose an economy-wide tax on carbon emissions in 2017. The provincial government estimated the plan, including a pledge to phase out pollution from coal-fired electricity generation by 2030 and a limit on emissions from the province’s oil sands industry, would generate C$3bn ($2.25bn) in annual revenue.
Premier Rachel Notley said Alberta is doing the right thing for the future.

Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 4:25 am

Time to bring back ” Kings and Queens and Guillotines “

Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 4:40 am

What is most astonishing is…ALL of Canada has been repeatedly under a mile of glacial ice for the last 1.5 million years with only brief melting!

G. Karst
Reply to  emsnews
November 23, 2015 7:19 am

Yes, the coldest populated area of the world is worried about a slight warming and rejects the benefits that flow from such. That is the power of propaganda and deception. Go figure. GK

Ian W
Reply to  emsnews
November 24, 2015 1:01 am

Yes, the coldest populated area of the world is worried about a slight warming and rejects the benefits that flow from such. That is the power of propaganda and deception. Go figure. GK

You make the mistake of thinking any of these politicians North and South of the border have some concern about warming from climate change. None of them do. But they can see the power and money from regulating and taxing ‘carbon’ emissions. As we are now seeing, politicians and their banker/billionaire friends are going to do and say anything to get that regulation and taxation in place. They are ably assisted by useful gullibles who may indeed think that they are saving the world after all the politicians have been playing a long game on this one and there are young ‘millennial’ voters whose entire education has been built on the horrors of global warming (even though there has been none in their entire lives). It is the only area of education that has remained relatively consistent.

Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 5:03 am

Pity I don’t run all the coal fired power stations up that way.
I would be tempted to tell the politicians, “Fine you want emission cuts, I am shutting down all my plants, effective immediately.”
Then watch the chaos unfold.

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 5:05 am

It’s doing the right thing to create even more unemployment. But then, her team are mostly Toronto socialist parachuted in. The energy minister wants to shut the oil Sands don.

Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 7:25 am

The Leftist lunacy begins.
They plan to ad 7 cents/litre to gas when they already pay 35 cents/litre in taxes. This should bump a gallon of gas to over $4 in oil rich Alberta.
They plan to ad $500/year in carbon taxes to every Alberta family, while their economy is deep in recession. Only the Left could think this is a good idea.
They also plan to use the money to subsidize those in lower income brackets. If they are just going to give it back in subsidies, what is the point?
And all of these measures will supposedly fix the weather. Lol!
And with their new dillettente Prime Minister, Canada has truly lost its way.

Reply to  Klem
November 23, 2015 8:20 am

“If they are just going to give it back in subsidies, what is the point?” The point is to shift incentives, not to raise revenue.

Reply to  seaice
November 23, 2015 10:29 am

seaice sez:
The point is to shift incentives, not to raise revenue.
No, my naive young friend. The point is to raise revenue.

Reply to  Klem
November 23, 2015 8:33 am

Wrong seaice, the plan is to handle the cash flow,syphoning off a large percentage, then congratulating themselves as to how much they have “helped the poor”…
…Who they created.

Reply to  Klem
November 23, 2015 8:39 am

rather … to shift loyalties.

Reply to  Klem
November 23, 2015 9:08 am

The point is to shift incentives, not to raise revenue.”
Yes, the incentive being if you work less the government gives you more money.

Reply to  Klem
November 23, 2015 9:11 am

“The point is to shift incentives, not to raise revenue.”
The GST was revenue neutral in the beginning too, remember?

Reply to  Klem
November 23, 2015 10:39 am

Govt takes from everybody, and gives to the politically favored, who can be counted on to support the govt at all costs.

Scott M
Reply to  Klem
November 23, 2015 12:00 pm

The positive is that it is a tax and not cap and trade. With taxes the money goes to the Province and they MAY, just may use it for something useful. If it is Cap and Trade it ends up in Swiss bank accounts.

Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 10:14 am

Right thing for the future
Why not the right thing for NOW

Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 10:35 am

Did you forget us taxpayers with Notley’s lunacy? Albertans will face a 4.7 cents per litre tax at the gas pump in 2017 and a 7.1 cents per litre tax at the gas pump starting in 2018.
Natural gas will be hit with a hike because of the tax “along with small changes in the price of electricity.”
The tab for the average household has been calculated to be about $320 in 2017 and $478 to $500 in 2018.
By 2030, the yearly tab is predicted to be in the neighbourhood of $900.

Scott M
Reply to  albertalad
November 23, 2015 12:02 pm

Hopefully you will be able to reduce your transfer payments to Quebec, although with a Quebecer in charge who has his fathers legacy to continue, I wouldbt be hopeful.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 11:17 am

And don’t stand near the exits as the businesses pack up and leave taking their money and jobs with them. After all, they have given them time to plan a move out. I think it really needs the complete collapse of one of these states to so how stupid they are.

Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 12:13 pm

Calgary Herald, Nov.22, 2015
‘Alberta launches $ 3-billion climate change strategy with carbon tax’
Scroll down to:
Tim McMillan: “positioning the province as a leader among oil-producing jurisdictions on the carbon front and linking the climate issue to improving market access-finding new markets for Alberta oil.”
Related article on the side-bar:
‘Motley’s most powerful policy ever’
A plan to get land-locked Alberta oil to markets which have been blocked by environmental groups and foundation money.
Note who the players are that are mentioned in both of these articles.
And Albertans will have to pay for this along with the rest of Canada.

Reply to  Barbara
November 23, 2015 2:30 pm

Suncor and TransAlta have renewable energy projects that could be used as carbon off-sets. And TransAlta is also in the Yieldco business.
Enbridge is the renewable energy business too.

Reply to  Barbara
November 23, 2015 3:07 pm

Wikipedia: N.Murray Edwards
Canadian billionaire in the oil business.

Reply to  Barbara
November 23, 2015 5:09 pm

Cleantech Canada, Jan.5, 2015
‘TransCanada acquires 8th solar plant in Ontario from Canadian Solar’
Solar projects could also be used for carbon off-sets.
TransCanada – Keystone

Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 1:57 pm

The NDP (socialist gov of Alberta) will be gone in 4 years time. This is just political Baloney Sandwich (BS 🙂 IMHO. Were it not for a self entitled, corrupt conservative party being in power and at the trough for decades then splitting the vote with the other right wing party the NDP wouldn’t have gotten in. The PC is fading (3rd place in the most recent election) and getting more irrelevant each day. The Wild Rose Party will take enough of their votes to win next time out.
First there will be no more oil sands dev until prices go back up to $80 and stay there. The only reason it is still profitable (slightly) is that the Canadian gov devalued their dollar by ~30%.
Second all the new plants coming online are natural gas because coal can’t compete with it. So phasing out what is already being phased out is nonsense.
Third the joke of a CO2 tax will not seem funny to Albertans as the la-nina hits next year and we enter a colder phase of climate for the next several years.
Fourth the oil and gas industry is the life blood of the province. It is being hammered by low prices with layoffs happening weekly in the O&G plus secondary support industries and third level (ie EVERYTHING ELSE). The only carbon emissions will be all the people moving back to the other provinces where they came from. Sad but true. When things go bad in Alberta they don’t just slow down, they go into reverse.

Reply to  TRM
November 23, 2015 2:36 pm

The Canadian government didn’t devalue the dollar as it is a floating currency on the world market just as the U.S. dollar is.

Reply to  TRM
November 23, 2015 7:34 pm

Barbara: Yes it is floating but as the US dollar was getting stronger and causing our dollar to drop the Canadian government’s Bank Of Canada (central bank) cut interest rates further weakening it. Six of one or half dozen of the other doesn’t matter much. The dollar has been devalued.

Wayne Delbeke
Reply to  Sasha
November 23, 2015 3:03 pm

Yes Sasha, she is doing the right thing for the future. She is making sure she never gets reelected. 3.5 more years.

November 23, 2015 4:21 am

As liberals like to say ” Never let a good crisis go to waste “….there is no death they will not exploit !!

November 23, 2015 4:36 am

Guardian still pretending NGOs like Friends of the Earth are driving the CAGW narrative.
meanwhile, the world’s MSM is running with this elitist nonsense from Prince Charlie.
Sky News, which has been a long-time member of Charlie’s Corporate Leaders Group, got the ball rolling:
22 Nov: UK Telegraph: Luke Heighton: Prince Charles: Climate change failure is a factor behind Syrian crisis
The Prince said it’s a “classic case of not dealing with the problem”
Prince Charles has suggested the cause of conflict in Syria is climate change, in a wide-ranging interview.
Drought and competition for increasingly scarce resources caused by manmade activities also played a role in the refugee crisis which has seen thousands of people leave the Middle East and cross Europe in recent months, the Prince of Wales said.
The remarks were made in an interview with ***Sky News recorded before the latest wave of terror attacks in Paris, which will be broadcast on Monday…
Asked by Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills if there was a direct link between climate change, conflict and terrorism, the heir to the throne replied:
“It’s only in the last few years that the Pentagon have actually started to pay attention to this. I mean it has a huge impact on what is happening”…
The Prince is expected to deliver a keynote speech at the United Nations climate change conference or COP21 in Paris next week. ..
During the 30-minute interview His Royal Highness said failure to urgently address issues such as a rise in global temperatures meant the world was heading towards “catastrophes and chaos”…
(Special Report ‘Climate Crisis: Prince Charles Speaks Out’ will air on Sky News at 8pm on Monday 23rd November)
13 Nov: WeMeanBusiness: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group calls on G20 Leaders to fulfil their six-year-old pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies
CAMBRIDGE/BRUSSELS, 13 NOVEMBER 2015 — The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) is calling on G20 leaders, on the eve of their annual meeting beginning in Antalya, Turkey, on Sunday, to send a decisive signal to business, investors and governments by agreeing to accelerate the elimination of perverse fossil fuel subsidies…
Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies would not only substantially contribute to the much-needed greenhouse gas emissions reductions that are required to hold global surface temperature rise below 2 degrees. It would also benefit the wider economy…
About the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
CLG members are: 3M, Acciona, Anglian Water Group, BT, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Doosan, DSM, EDF Energy, Ferrovial, GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow, Iberdrola, Interface, Jaguar Land Rover, Kingfisher, Lloyds Banking Group, Philips, Skanska, ***SKY, Tesco, Thames Water, Unilever, United Technologies.
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides the secretariat to the CLG but is not a member.

Reply to  pat
November 23, 2015 7:51 am

The UK should press to have the Royal Buffoon sent over to Syria to help solve the problem. Get him out of the way once and for all.

Reply to  pat
November 23, 2015 12:50 pm

A prime example of why no position in politics or business should be allowed on the basis of heredity. Prince Charles has been an embarrassment to the Royal Family and citizens of England, and it seems he will not be deterred in his “mission”.

Richard Barraclough
Reply to  GTL
November 23, 2015 2:31 pm

I watched part of the interview. To her credit, the Sky News interviewer managed to keep a straight face when he said quite unequivocally that a drought in Syria was the reason that a bunch of murderous psycopaths were killing unarmed civilians around the world.
Perhaps they’d never had a drought in that part of the desert before, but I can remember the great drought of 1976 in England, and it didn’t have the same effect on the local population. Thank goodness for the British stiff upper lip.
But it’s not too late. Get your organic vegeatables planted, turn down the central heating, mothball the car, and pretty soon they’ll be hanging up their suicide vests and dancing round the Maypole.
As you say, it’s a scary thought that this is our future King.

Richard Barraclough
Reply to  GTL
November 23, 2015 2:36 pm

Mods – if you can correct my typo/spelling, I’d appreciate it. I’m not used to typing “psychopath”. Thanks

November 23, 2015 4:47 am

Some may have come to the conclusion that this scam is the deliberate diversion from the catastrophe brewing in the global banking system. How many future generations must all this debt ( no doubt completely under-reported) be allicated to? Or is the number approaching infinity? I am all for saving the world from bureaucracy and failed socialism , but not from the debt created by central banks and fractional reserve fraud. The awful consequence of this AGW global climate fraud is that real science will be forever tarnished.

Reply to  fixingthings
November 23, 2015 1:56 pm

What catastrophe brewing in the global banking system?
Have a look at the following graph, it fills me with confidence.

November 23, 2015 4:51 am

It would seem that George Orwells novel 1984 was very true like he had travelled to the future. The new elite it would appear are using it as a guidance manual. Newspeak is now common and many minions follow, all hail big brother. I am now nearing the end of my life but if I was young I would rebel, much like the hero of the story. It is now up to the youth, it is their future that is at stake, slavery of a new form or freedom, it is their choice.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  wayne Job
November 23, 2015 5:02 am

But the youth have been brainwashed since they were old enough to listen. Government always knows what is best, government is benevolent, government will take care of you as long as you let them, etc, etc, etc.

Reply to  wayne Job
November 23, 2015 8:46 am

This has been going on for quite a while. Massive government indebtedness is termed ‘investment in the future.’ Hard work, inventiveness and intelligent money management resulting in wealth is termed ‘luck in the lottery of life.’ Income redistribution is justified by the assumption that the wealthy got that way at the expense of the poor. Socialism, communism and any form of collectivism (killed hundreds of millions) have been renamed fairness and social justice. The indolent, grifters, addicts, criminally irresponsible and petty criminals are deemed ‘victims’ for whom community organizers (nice name for socialist/communist agitators) demand social justice. The victims are handsomely recompensed for their victimhood. Bad things get renamed in a way that makes them sound OK, e.g. retarded becomes challenged, fat becomes husky, ugly becomes great personality etc. Unfortunately fat, dumb and ugly people have yet to be compensated for their condition. Meanwhile innocuous things that politically powerful interest groups come to loathe get redefined, e.g. guns, second hand smoke and CO2 become insatiable killers that must be stopped. They’ve become the best hobgoblins politicians have ever had with which to alarm the populace:
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken 1880-1956

November 23, 2015 4:57 am

OTOH, they might strike the same deal as at the last 20 meetings; a promise to reach a deal at the next meeting, COP 22.
It’s like 40 pirates surrounding a pile of treasure attempting to divvy it up. Some will stab the next guy in the back to increase their own share of the treasure. The cooks and cabin boys will argue for an equal share but get shouted down and told they will get a lesser share… next time. Finally, the pirate captain will decide that, since there is no agreement, they will all go ashore and bury the treasure and work out the details after the next raid. Whereupon, the captain’s trusted lieutenants shoot all the others after the treasure is buried and the captain then shoots the lieutenants.
The problem with these meetings is a large number of the attending countries are looking to be the captain and so take all the loot. The trouble is that they all recognize that all of the other erstwhile captains are pursuing the same strategy; be the only one to get the loot. The potential lieutenants know the end game and will not sign on.
So, another meeting must be scheduled to once again attempt to divvy up the loot.
Aargh… matey!

Mike the Morlock
Reply to  H.R.
November 23, 2015 5:23 am

Actually just like Pirates

P.S. Oh and I myself never heard the full version before looking it up

Robert of Ottawa
November 23, 2015 4:59 am

I don’t who inserted the environmental NGOs into the political process, giving them power over democratic electorates.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Robert of Ottawa
November 23, 2015 7:49 am

Obama turned control of the EPA over to NRDC. No joke. He did.

Reply to  Robert of Ottawa
November 23, 2015 8:39 am

No? Who funds these Nasty Government Agencies?
By using NGO’s our bureaucrats are able to spend taxpayer money on political activism, bypassing every check ,balance and ethics demanded of the public device.
Given most of the prominent Non-Government Organizations are all fully funded by government grant or charitable status, one does not have to look far to see who they serve.
Just another tool of the Kleptocracy.

November 23, 2015 5:00 am

the big climate cash hand over ain’t gonna happen. It will boil down to how much money is left in bottom of the western pot, I suggest the extra burden of “ISIL”, “ISIS”, “Daesh”, al shabab. and the mass refugee exodus ect… leaves a dramatic cash shortage. Or as my grandfather use to say “we ain’t got 2 pots to piss in” – we is broke !! – A HOLE IN BOTH POCKETS DONT KEEP LOOSE CHANGE TO LONG!!! the world’s economies is down to nickels, dimes and penny’s already. Goodluck you warmers. you will come back with nothing but rhetoric and a funny taste in you mouth from too much Co2 exhalation and copious amounts of pork and caviar intake !!!!!!!

Robert of Ottawa
November 23, 2015 5:00 am

Well, provincial and federal governments, mostly left, are jumping over themselves with carbon taxes, etc. to start in a couple of years and be fully implemented in the diwstant future – 2030.

michael hart
November 23, 2015 5:04 am

” Bennett, chief executive of Friends of the Earth in the UK…

I really did stop reading at that point. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I read no further part of this article, but still commented. I would be more embarrassed to admit that I had wasted time reading more FoE.

November 23, 2015 5:12 am

“Craig Bennett, chief executive of Friends of the Earth in the UK, hoped that countries would be more willing to come to a deal, but that he feared this pressure might lead to a weaker accord.”
Yep that’s a warmy having a bob each way as usual. They’re getting cunning in their old age by saying nothing so they can’t be nailed for any firm prediction, but knowing they’ll get a headline from the compliant media anyway.

November 23, 2015 5:19 am

In the short few weeks between the Paris attacks and the conference opening, more money will allocated for global military and police anti-terrorism efforts than the wildest dreams of the climate mooches at the conference. None of those investments will be green or sustainable and no one will suggest they should be. When you are up to your ass in alligators, it’s easy to forget that your initial objective was to clear the swamp.
The MSM jibber-jabber leading up to the conference has had its oxygen sucked up by the attacks. The propaganda-mill announcements from NOAA et al, are weirdly out of context since most people have forgotten that there even is a climate conference. Like the old Jewish warning: Worry now -details to follow.

November 23, 2015 5:21 am

Cop21 will look silly proclaiming to save the world with a state of emergency in place.
Similar to Prince Charles proclaiming we must all pay more, having never paid for anything his whole life.

Peter Miller
November 23, 2015 5:21 am

The only difference I can see this making is recruiting more armed bodyguards for our supposed political elite and the ‘need’ for more armour plated limousines.
I expect this was also cause the huge influx of hookers to charge extra, as danger money.
Whatever the outcome of the Paris-ites’ meeting, there are unlikely to be any beneficiaries other than the Climate Cult faithful. Of course, western nations could be dumb enough to agree to reparations, then the Third World’s motley assortment of ineptocrats, kleptocrats and assorted dictators will be very pleased, including their Swiss bank managers.
Reparations worked out well back in 1919 – makes sense we should be punished for losing a war as well, the war on stupidity, the stupid have won! Sarc off/

Reply to  Peter Miller
November 23, 2015 6:03 am

” Paris-ites ” …. I love it !!

The other Phil
Reply to  Marcus
November 23, 2015 11:11 am


November 23, 2015 5:54 am

Top down benefits up. That’s the ticket.

Mike the Morlock
November 23, 2015 5:57 am

I’m still wondering how many will actually show up for the conference considering “news” items such as this.
“Belgian police have made 16 arrests in anti-terror raids, but suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large, the authorities have said.”
“Discretion is the better part of valor”.
If anything it will be interesting.

November 23, 2015 6:11 am

moral authorithies – this clown !!! ?

November 23, 2015 6:14 am

If the world is incapable of initiating concerted and coordinated immediate action against barbaric terrorists, what on earth makes anyone think that a climate deal will be forthcoming.
A lot of carefully worded positive hot air is a far more likely as an outcome, with any “commitments” promptly and quietly dropped.

November 23, 2015 6:19 am

Surprise, surprise, Pwince UpChuck blames global warming for Syria. Apparently this is not the first time either. The one upside to this is that if he suffered the same fate as Charles I of Britain, the head would contain nothing and so he might survive.

Tom Judd
November 23, 2015 6:20 am

130 people have just been murdered and these zealots are only concerned about how it’ll affect their juvenile dreams of world dominion.

November 23, 2015 6:34 am

good lord….

November 23, 2015 7:01 am

In all likelihood the triumphant press release, pronouncing the huge success of the Paris conference, has already been written. A few adjustments may be made at the close of the conference, but in the “climate change” alarmist world, press releases have always been more important than reality. I was tickled by the idea of sponsoring a little competition to see who among WUWT readers could come up with the best 600-word PR, ahead of the conference, which would most closely mimic what is distributed at the close. My grandchildren said I had better things to do; they’re right!

November 23, 2015 7:08 am

I doubt the terror attacks will have a positive effect upon conference outcomes. It is hard to get people to commit to a perceived danger that may or may not happen at some time in the future, when there is a very real and present danger that is happening before us in the here and now.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Jbird
November 23, 2015 8:00 am

While Hollande will get the sympathy vote from the world, remember Russia also lost over 200 of its civilians to the ISIS aircraft bomb over the Sinai. And Russia doesn’t really support the lunacy of Carbon emission caps in the face of its need to produce and sell oil and gas to the world because India and China effectively have no carbon caps. Without real near-term caps on China, everyone elses willingness to cap/cut emissions are lost in India’s and China’s huge emission growth uncertainties.
What the Paris attacks and the Russian civilian aircraft bombing does do is make further mockery of the claim that “Climate Change” is the worldbiggest threat. No one buys its any more.

Ralph Kramden
November 23, 2015 7:17 am

Other countries have told President Obama point blank, “don’t show up empty handed, we’re tired of your promises”. The US congress has said the UN Green Climate Fund will receive no money from the United States. I would say this puts a pretty big damper on the chances of a climate change deal.

Alan Robertson
Reply to  Ralph Kramden
November 23, 2015 9:16 am

Past is prologue, so it will come as no surprise when Obama produces a COP21 agreement which would obligate the US to vast amounts of spending, as well as new measures which suppress the US citizenry and economy. Obama will use a tangled web of legal maneuverings, as he tries to sidestep both Congress and the Constitution, in order to reach his COP21 goal.

November 23, 2015 7:18 am

In reality COP21 is of so minor concern to most governments that it would not surprise me if the whole show was canceled because of the perceived danger to such major get-together of heads of governments. That would be the biggest fizzer imaginable – and what a laugh.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  AndyE
November 23, 2015 7:40 am

Except for the concern of the 150 countries that stand to get the big handout. They’ll agree. Thank God it isn’t a democratic vote!

November 23, 2015 7:54 am

Fortunately no ordinary people read The Guardian

Gerry, England
Reply to  David Johnson
November 23, 2015 11:19 am

Neither does anybody else much if their falling circulation and losses are anything to go by.

November 23, 2015 8:00 am

Ralph Kramden, you are correct.They will, however, “announce” a deal has been struck.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Monroe
November 23, 2015 8:46 am

But the Senate Republicans sent a letter to Obama warning him to be honest with other nation’s in the agreement provide US dollar billions can only happen if he gets Congress to agree to any deal. And since he has said he will not submit any agreement to Congress, via Senate ratification, there will be no US dollars forthcoming for the climate scam aid fund.

Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
November 23, 2015 10:47 am

Sorry Joel, after downloading the TPP PDF and searching for Climate/CO2/Environment related things, seems to me Obama gets to enforce any Agreement made in Paris as well as ALL CO2 related EPA regulations on every state in the nation or the US will be potentially sending BILLIONS in fines/damages if a 2/3 vote of a 3 person Climate panel decides the US is NOT strictly enforcing ALL of its agreed too CO2 promises. So if TPP passes, Obama has his funding mechanism. In addition, the language in the TPP also says the panel has the power to VETO any changes to our EPA laws simply by declaring it gives us an unfair trading advantage. So if TPP passes, good luck with NOT funding this nonsense.

Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
November 23, 2015 2:23 pm

Well, then that panel should already be demanding fines since Congress refused to fund the previous promises of Billions of dollars.
The House of Representatives are where all funds are allocated from. If they will not approve budget, it does not get paid.
So Kerry and whoever shows up in gay Paree and promises more money he can not provide? What poor fool would believe him?
Or even believe that Obama’s fantasy pen will override Congress and force the United States into a CAGW deal?
Obama may think he has the time to pull it off with his one year in office, but that action will receive an immediate lawsuit and most likely an injunction. Soon followed by impeachment proceedings for directly defying the Constitution and his Oath of Office.

Mike the Morlock
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
November 23, 2015 2:29 pm

Sorry Congress would have to vote the penalty funds and since the US senate did not sign on the dotted line any agreement is not worth the paper it is written on. The Europeans well remember the League of Nations.

Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
November 23, 2015 2:30 pm

What is this tpp paper trail you are referring to?
The stuff Obama brought back before was refused by Congress; explicitly, the Senate refused to consider any climate treaty or UN treaty.
Without the Senate voting for an international treaty, there is no treaty! Some odd committee demanding funds may just be an act of aggression.

Eugene WR Gallun
November 23, 2015 8:31 am

Excuse me while i turn my head and barf — Eugene WR Gallun

Mark from the Midwest
Reply to  Eugene WR Gallun
November 23, 2015 8:49 am

You are excused and also commended for such a viscerally violent reaction to all this crap

G. Karst
Reply to  Eugene WR Gallun
November 23, 2015 11:49 am

Take 1 tbsp of powdered activated carbon in a glass of orange juice. It will settle your stomach and absorb bio toxins. Carbon is the very meaning of “organic” and it can heal. GK

November 23, 2015 9:05 am

Moral authority from a weapon provider to Al Nusra 2012 dixit Fabius… Yeah right.

November 23, 2015 9:27 am

So is the the environmental activists’s corollary: By causing an international climate deal, the Paris terrorists saved the world at the very last opportunity?

November 23, 2015 9:38 am

“Activists will have to find more CREATIVE ways to show the world the impact of climate change.”
‘Nuff said.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Duncan
November 23, 2015 11:20 am

A new way of lying perhaps?

Coeur de Lion
November 23, 2015 9:54 am

Note that the weather forecast for the Conference in Paris is max 7 degs min 2 degs most days. Chilly, but no snow yet. Tchah

Mike the Morlock
Reply to  Coeur de Lion
November 23, 2015 3:08 pm

The center of North America just got buried as did northern China. Europe will probably catch it in a week to ten days.
Like last year everyone gets a turn.

November 23, 2015 10:06 am

So Greenpeace, Sierra Club and the UN ARE funding ISIS.
Guess to Ban Ki Moon, 130 dead are just, “giblets and gravy” in a days work.

November 23, 2015 10:46 am

I don’t doubt the greens are correct on this one. Western guilt over everything these days is the single thing that drives the far left and their climate fanatics.

November 23, 2015 11:05 am

Right out of the leftist Book of Rahm:

Dave Wendt
November 23, 2015 11:17 am

Slightly OT, but very much related…
CO2 Emissions from the U.S. Electrical Power Sector, 1993 to 2015 (est.)
Thanks to shale gas, CO2 emissions from electricity generation will be lowest this year since 1994.
Given that U.S. Gasoline sales have been hovering between a half to a third of their historic levels
it seems entirely clear that we have already done nearly as much as the rest of the planet put together to reduce CO2 emissions and as a consequence should feel no need to be ponying up money we would need to borrow (aka divert from more productive uses) to enrich kleptocrats in third world pestholes, enviro NGOs, and UN bureaucrats.

Dave Wendt
November 23, 2015 11:21 am
John Whitman
November 23, 2015 11:25 am

H.R. on November 23, 2015 at 4:57 am
OTOH, they might strike the same deal as at the last 20 meetings; a promise to reach a deal at the next meeting, COP 22.

Commenter ‘H.R.’ has given a likely outcome of COP21. I think that is what will happen at COP21 in Paris this December. There will be no deal, but they will resolve to endeavor to persevere to get a climate change deal sometime in the future. With a grave promise to do whatever it takes to get a deal next year or the year after or the year after that or . . . .

November 23, 2015 11:31 am

The article reads like a petulant child demanding everyone pay attention to them.
“.Nevermind those dead guys, their grieving families.. I am more important”.
Fools and bandits all, of the Cult of Calamitous Climate.
Of course what should we expect?
There is no low to which these people will not sink, whatever ethical lapse we imagine,lying, manufacturing evidence, abuse like the10-10 Video or Suzuki’s “Send me money or Santa gets it , Kiddies”, these Alarmed Ones will sink lower.
Kleptocracy is the logical result of modern Liberalism,a progressive disease.
Living large on the backs of others efforts,believing their superiority is proven by their success at being elite parasites.
Me thinks the cost of our government now massively exceeds the financial rewards of civilization.
Tribalism is resurgent.
The UN IPCC is a poster child for bureaucrats run amuck.
Openly advertising their distain for all conventions,laws and standards upon which our civilization is built.
And now bragging about their superiority over mere (now dead) french citizens, the meeting must go on or the terrorists have won.
I keep wondering which terrorists?
The Ones who worship the Desert Pedophile or the Ones who worship their Doomed Environmental Anthropological Delusion?

Jaakko Kateenkorva
November 23, 2015 1:26 pm

Everything is possible in planet GIGO.
In the meanwhile on Earth, in Paris and Brussels to be more exact, respectable international events have been cancelled recently.

November 23, 2015 1:42 pm

Craig Bennett says; “Countries turning up in Paris will be reluctant for Paris to be seen as a failure …”
I say; No Countries will “turn up” in Paris, only some obedient representatives of the most powerful people in each Country . . Just like what turns up at the UN. The very notion that such gatherings are a coming together of the people of the world is to me utterly naive, and otherwise intelligent people ought to wise up, I say, and stop imitating this blatantly deceptive way of speaking.

November 23, 2015 1:45 pm

The terrorists, or someone posing as terrorists, will attack the conference. The terrorists will all be killed and have backgrounds that are difficult to trace. There will be some casualties among the attendees, but nobody important. Maybe someone like Al Gore, who is a terrible crusader but would make an excellent martyr!
Suddenly, the Paris leeches will be transformed into victims, receiving a great outpouring of sympathy from the global population. More importantly, action on ‘climate change’ will be seen as something that the terrorists are trying to stop, making it all the more important to oppose the terrorists by passing a sweeping climate agreement.
Those wishing to destroy the West will never be able to do it by force of arms, and they know that. The could, however, destroy us by getting us to commit energy and economic suicide through manipulation of our fears.
If I was an Islamic terrorist, I would attack the Paris Climate Conference. And if I was a climate change nut, I would let them, or even do it pretending to be them. Otherwise…they (both groups) have little chance of getting what they want.

November 23, 2015 2:46 pm

“…He said the attacks on France would give Hollande more “moral authority”…”

Oh!? Just how many late nights were spent trying to figure out this spin?
The attacks just demonstrated a huge weak area in Paris. The POTUS is not likely to visit Paris under such conditions, even if he doubles his secret squirrel service detachment.
Send Kerry, definitely. Will Kerry stay in Paris, maybe, maybe not.
I have a strong suspicion that most high ranking officials will find one reason or another to stay home. Merkel will likely be there and Hollande, maybe Prince Charles, after that the honor roll is cloudy.
Where I was working back in the late 1980s was scheduled for a certain bigwig who was known for terrorizing high ranking executives with actual business questions, in public and on film.
Those of us who knew the answers to many of the actual workroom floor questions spent many hours coaching our bosses, trying to bring them along.
A week before the big review and suddenly most of the bosses found travel plans that would take them away on business for the review days and we second stringers were delegated to attend.
Somehow, the bigwig found out, or guessed accurately and two days before the big review our bosses found their travel plans and vacations cancelled. Scheduled sick leave for anything less than open heart surgery was also out.
We second stringers thought we could finally get back to work. The night before the review and not only were we second stringers put back in attending so were many third stringers. Our not too stupid bosses thought they could confuse the bigwig by crowds.
The review was just as awful for our bosses as they feared. I strongly suspect this climate conference will be viewed just as unfavorably as is possible by many egomaniacs who also tend to be paranoid.
There will be many attendees, but very few empowered to commit whole countries to deep debts.
May it be snowy for all of December in Paris!

November 23, 2015 2:57 pm

Give the illusion that the hard working comrades are doing this for the good of the world. Much like the democratic elections in N. Korea with one name on the ballot. I hope they all ride their bicycles to this conference. What am I thinking! It’s a communist meeting and the party members are only doing what the party requires and if that means private jets and limos then who’s to argue.
Anybody notice the discrepancy between the people they show allegedly suffering from climate change and the lifestyles of the people who attend these confrences? Here. Here’s a solar powered light for you. Reminds me of a rhyme. To light you to your bed.

November 23, 2015 5:35 pm

We’ll give you all our wind turbines in exchange for all your fossil fuels. That’s the only kind of deal I’d like to see take place in Paris.

Reply to  Louis
November 23, 2015 6:00 pm

(And we’ll throw in the siantists who arrived at a consensus regarding the wisdom of switching to wind turbines, for nuthin’ ; )

David Cage
November 24, 2015 1:29 am

I would happily swap every wind turbine for even one policeman let alone the equivalent cost. Terrorism is a real here and now proven threat that does not need the figures to be “adjusted” to prove it.

November 25, 2015 9:52 am

It’s well established that controlled application of anxiety is quite effective for herding sheep and other cattle.
Among humans it also has the effect of dulling the mind – as demonstrated by statements such as the introductory phrase above. A properly functioning mind would not spew out such sillyness, being cognizant of the fact that the words “brutal” , “terror” and “attack” convey absolutely no information, and serve only to push the reader’s emotional buttons.
The simple, unadorned fact is that there were multiple homicides, enacted simultaneously in several Paris locations. Attribution is provided entirely by government sources, with no evidence of due diligence of the mass media to verify the evidence, much less to question the plausibility of the apparent failures of the intelligence community. The accused perpetrators, just as in the earlier Charlie Hebdo homicides, are all, quite regrettably, from an intelligence point of view, dead or missing.
The rather tardily reported claim of authorship by “ISIS” is also unverifiable, leaving the true skeptic with nothing but his own deductive processes to determine who organized this incident and why.
It’s disheartening to see such gullibility and lemming-like behaviour in this forum.

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