Guardian: Tyrants and War Criminals Demand Climate Action

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

The Guardian is worried that if Donald Trump is elected as US President, he will reject demands for climate action which are supported by tyrants, war criminals and genocidal maniacs.

Donald Trump would be world’s only national leader to reject climate science

Sierra Club report finds science of climate change accepted by leaders of every country recognized by US – including Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong-un.

Donald Trump would be the only national leader in the world to dismiss the science of climate change should he become president, putting him out of step even with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea.

The potential isolation of the US on climate change has been laid bare by a new Sierra Club report which found universal acceptance of climate science among the leaders of the 195 countries recognized by the US state department.

Close US allies such as Britain, Israel, Canada and France all have heads of government who have voiced their understanding that the world is warming primarily due to human activities.

Even totalitarian or undemocratic leaders accept mainstream climate science, with Assad calling for nations to “respond more effectively” to the issue and Kim supporting a tree-planting initiative to mitigate greenhouse gases. The Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, has labelled climate change a “major global challenge”.

By contrast, Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has called global warming “bullshit” and a “hoax” that was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing noncompetitive”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/12/donald-trump-climate-change-science-sierra-club

The following is a link to the Sierra Club Report.

http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2016/07/report-trump-would-be-only-world-leader-deny-climate-science

Who could fail to be moved by the Guardian and the Sierra Club’s effort, to gather such a list of climate action endorsements from the world’s bad guys.

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Another reason to vote for Trump, besides the fact he is not Hillary Clinton.

Unfortunately, the main reason to vote for Hillary is that she is no Donald Trump.
This is where a two-party democracy has taken us. Rather than a good candidate to vote for, we have two awful candidates to vote against.

Greg Woods

Gary Johnson, Libertarian

Trump is at least promising to do mostly the right thing on multiple issues. Hillary is promising to do the worng thing mostly, and her only redeeming virtue is that she is so dishonest that most of her promises are bogus.

Latitude

Hillary is promising to….probably lie about everything
We’ve lost the ability to recognize white trash.

Your system of primaries puts the blame for, as you call it, the awful candidates to vote against, squarely on you the people. There is no one to blame but the people.
Most countries, the parties decide who you can vote for. How horrible would that be?

NW sage

‘two awful candidates’? correct, but MUCH better than the alternative.

papiertigre

Democrats never had a choice. The garden variety living next door with their seiu yard sign, that moron didn’t get a choice.
Superdelegates make sure of that. Bernie was just pantomime. The system is rigged.

JohnKnight

“Jeff in Calgary,
“Your system of primaries puts the blame for, as you call it, the awful candidates to vote against, squarely on you the people. There is no one to blame but the people.”
Since we all know the politicians and mass media always tell us the truth, I can hardly argue with your pin pointing of the real problem . . mere logical deduction, really ; )

Samuel C Cogar

@ Jeff in Calgary

Most countries, the parties decide who you can vote for. How horrible would that be?

Jeff, that’s the way it was in the US for the past 40+ years …… but Donald Trump put a stop to that noise when he announced his 2016 run for POTUS.
That is why both the Democrat and Republican long-time “establishments” are highly pissed and irate about Trump winning the Primary ….. and are scared to death that he will win the General election.

Tom O

For Jeff in Calgary – I’m curious. So just WHAT is wrong with the people choosing their candidate? I’ve always been of the opinion that “parties” choose what’s best for the party, not for the country and surely not for the people. Canada is a perfect example.

Ed Zuiderwijk

A choice of two is no choice at all. It’s like having to choose between a blonde and a brunette when what you really want is the girl with read hair.

Ed Zuiderwijk

sorry. red hair, obviously.

Tom in Florida

I read that and knew you meant red not read.

jorgekafkazar

Germany in the early 30’s had 34 political parties. The result, with a little help extorted from von Hindenburg, was the big A.H. becoming Chancellor. The latter subsequently whittled down the number of parties to one. More choices does not automatically result in a better outcome.

Steve R

Its like having to choose between Stalin and Hitler

JohnWho

If Hillary wins, we (the US) will probably mostly continue along the “Obama path” with Congress continuing to watch passively. On the other hand, if Trump wins there is a greater chance Congress will stand up and reign in the President.
Something worth considering, IMHO.

Latitude

so what you’re saying is that Hillary will play their game…both democrat and republican…same dog, different collar….and we will have a do nothing Congress like we’ve had for the past 8 years
…and Trump won’t let them get away with it..and call them on it
I firmly believe we’ve been had…other wise why would both parties be for the candidate that’s status quo, the Clintons
…and firmly against the candidate that won’t play ball with them
You realize, both parties are against Trump…that should tell you all you need to know

H.R.

Well put, Latitude.

Latitude

:)….I’m voting for the one the liars, crooks, and thieves don’t want me to vote for

Geoff Sherrington

Please “rein in” not
“reign in”.
As in steering horses with leather straps, nought to do with Queens.
Geoff

MarkW

On the other hand, Parliament did reign in the monarch.

ShrNfr

Mr. Trump was not on my short list to be president a while back, but he is increasingly the only sane person in the room.

The sanest ticket is the Libertarian governors . Make the Dems the 3rd party .

“Are you in?”
https://youtu.be/kQv_6GXVbDw

Gunga Din

Bill Clinton was elected twice thanks to Ross Perot. In both elections most of the voters wanted somebody else.
You want a President Hillery? Vote third party.
(We we need for all Federal elections is a runoff election election between the top two vote getters if neither has over 50% of the vote. Then a third party vote wouldn’t be a wasted vote.)

unfortunately, neither of the “libertarian” governors are in fact libertarians–too bad there isn’t a Ron Paul libertarian around now.

JohnKnight

Gunga Din,
It seems to me you are, unfortunately, essentially correct in this;
“You want a President Hillery? Vote third party.”
(I would add; or Mr.s Sanders or Biden, should Ms. Clinton for any reason cease to be a relevant choice . . )
One of the first real jokes I can remember hearing, involved a four engine plane losing engines one at a time, and the pilot coming on the intercom after each noisome malfunction, saying not to worry, the plane was made to fly safely with less than four . . then three, then even two, though the delay in getting to the destination kept going up and up each time . .
After the third announcement, a “blond” passenger (I’m a blond, in the summer anyway ; ) turns to her fellow passenger and says; *Two more hours! This is getting ridiculous . . if that last engine goes out, we’ll be up here all day!*
Corruption is like that plane, it seems to me . . and we won’t really have an infinite number of opportunities to “overcome” what to my mind is now a one engine affair.

If some of you want Gary Johnson as president ( which would give the vote to Clinton) Why not promote him as a VP ? Just asking , I have no faith in the US election process.

Brian H

asybot;
There is no vote for VP. Tags along with the P.

MarkW

That’s a mighty lose definition of “sane”.

Compared to ?
I think the LP will take far more votes from the Dems than from Trump . There do exist Dem voters who are disgusted with the blatantly criminal dishonesty and the profoundly stupid anti-freedom anti-prosperity eKoStatism who need an escape and don’t mind so much if Hillary loses .

nc

Do a search, Hillary Clinton career criminal. Draw your own conclusions?

Joel Snider

I ain’t gonna lie – Donald Trump scares the hell out of me. But we’re getting into ‘Hail Mary’ territory on several fronts, and I could see where he could be effective.
He does, however, have a larger wall of institutional opposition set against him that has no parallel in recent memory – not just getting in elected, but aligned against him if he manages to get into office.
But what the hell – I say swing for the fence.

Ian W

The institutional opposition is what makes Mr Trump attractive. The oligarchy is panicking that they may have their trough removed and that panics their hangers on in equal measure.

I’m with Ian on this one. I’ve figured I’d vote Libertarian for the first time ever since I couldn’t stand either of the choices presented. But the unending character assassination attacks being aimed at Trump are getting me to rethink that.

Joel Snider

Agreed. All the right people seem to hate him.

SMC

Ted Nugent said this about Trump back in March (I think). I’ve come to the opinion that I pretty much agree…
Obama is against Trump
The Media is against Trump
The establishment Democrats are against Trump
The establishment Republicans are against Trump
The Pope is against Trump
The UN is against Trump
The EU is against Trump
China is against Trump
Mexico is against Trump
Soros is against Trump
Black Lives Matter is against Trump
MoveOn. Org is against Trump
Koch Bro’s are against Trump
Hateful, racist, violent Liberals are against Trump
Bonus points:
Cher says she will leave the country
Mylie Cyrus says she will leave the country
Whoopi says she will leave the country
Rosie says she will leave the country
Al Sharpton says he will leave the country
Gov. Brown says California will build a wall
Sounds like the kinda president the US needs!
PS. I tried to post this once before and I think something sent it into moderation. So, if it shows up twice, well, sorry about that.

Latitude

But the unending character assassination attacks being aimed at Trump are getting me to rethink that.
…the wrong people are telling me to not vote for Trump

SMC

The Democrat establishment hates Trump. The Republican establishment hates Trump. The Media establishment hates Trump. Sounds like one heck of an endorsement to me.

That is why I have a feeling he will win. Kind of like Brexit, the polls underestimate the dissatisfaction the people have.

Latitude

conservatives don’t poll…they hang up

Samuel C Cogar

SMC, the next time you post that list of Anti-Trump’ers …… be sure to include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s name to the “Bonus points” list.

SMC

The Democrat establishment hates Trump. The Republican establishment hates Trump. The Media establishment hates Trump. That sounds like one heck of an endorsement to me.
Ted Nugent said this back in March (I think):
Obama is against Trump
The Media is against Trump
The establishment Democrats are against Trump
The establishment Republicans are against Trump
The Pope is against Trump
The UN is against Trump
The EU is against Trump
China is against Trump
Mexico is against Trump
Soros is against Trump
Black Lives Matter is against Trump
MoveOn. Org is against Trump
Koch Bro’s are against Trump
Hateful, racist, violent Liberals are against Trump
Bonus points:
Cher says she will leave the country
Mylie Cyrus says she will leave the country
Whoopi says she will leave the country
Rosie says she will leave the country
Al Sharpton says he will leave the country
Gov. Brown says California will build a wall
Sounds like the kinda president the US needs!

papiertigre
papiertigre

You see that eagle’s wing, it was chopped off by a wind turbine.
A victim of the global warming mafia, rescued by Trump.

TA

Yeah, it’s time to roll the dice.

tony mcleod

More like spin the barrel and pull the trigger.

Of course tyrants and war criminals want climate action since they will not be harmed, but we will.

TA

The tyrants and war criminals think they can make some money off the CAGW hoax.

AllyKat

Ding ding ding! We have a winner.
Two things the Sierra Club, et al, should consider: 1) things butchering despots say are not always true and only result in action if the action will hurt people, and 2) when there is a claim that “everyone” believes or thinks something, said claim is usually untrue.
Regardless, listen to your mother. If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?

John Robertson

So the wisdom of the activists is 50 tyrants ,dictators and socialist thugs agree with us…so we must be right.
Yup the Sierra Club is onto something here.
The fantastic fabric and beautiful weave of their fabulous “whole cloth” has clouded their senses.
These dangerous parasites definitely hold the interests of humanity higher than their own enrichment and self agrandization.
This is of course reflected in the loving ways they treat the people under their control…
Of course such humanitarians are hero’s of the Sierra Club and those who fund them.

MarkW

Most climate activists are jealous of the tyrants and dictators.

svbeachhouse

Perfect!…:-)

Geoff Sherrington

Please “heros” not “hero’s” even if your program serves it up wrong.

DMA

Seems they haven’t heard of Vaclav Klaus, or Tony Abbott

Maybe Theresa May too. Too soon to tell.

Mark from the Midwest

I tried to do a little homework on May’s position, and she supports “reasonable action.” Sounds like the kind of dodge that will allow here to backtrack on EU policies. And just wait to see if Le Pen grabs the reigns in France, not a dyed-in-the-wool skeptic, but she doesn’t believe that humans are the primary cause.

Mark there is a new post on this over at CliSkep. Statements going back to 2008, recent votes, and new pronouncement on energy policy all seem to be skeptical and pragmatic. Hopeful.

Patrick MJD

You place Abbott in the same category and Mugabe? Really? Clearly you have no clue what Mugabe did to Zimbabwe nor what you are talking about.

Tony Abbott is one of the few national leaders to have spoken out against CAGW. That puts him on the opposite side of the line to Robert Mugabe. Not the same side.
But this article is IMHO not useful, because no-one can control who will emerge from the woodwork to support a public position.

Patrick MJD

I read the post “DMA July 13, 2016 at 8:52 am
Seems they haven’t heard of Vaclav Klaus, or Tony Abbott”
as placing Abbott in the same category as “Tyrants and War Criminals Demand Climate Action” such as Mugabe. I have never heard of Abbott forcing people off productive farmland in favour of his bullyboy mobs who knew nothing about farming. Mugabe destroyed Zimbabwe (He would never risk going back there). I am confident the same cannot be said about Abbott and Australia.

Bryan A

I’m sure that both Hitler and Stalin would have supported action because it necessitates the adoption of the more fascist style socialist and communist ideals and leads to totalitarianism

I read it as the opposite. Tony Abbott was very clear on climate science,as SkepticalScience.com explains:
As a climate denier, Tony Abbott is most famous for his statement that climate science is “absolute crap”. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg – he actually has a long history of denying climate change science. Skeptical Science have been steadily extending our database of climate myth quotes beyond just U.S. politicians and here is what we have so far from Tony Abbott.” [Lots more very positive info on Tony Abbott].
http://tinyurl.com/bhpvxn8
Vaclav Klaus was in the same camp. “The Competitive Enterprise Institute is proud to announce a provocative new book on environmental policy, Blue Planet in Green Shackles by Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic. President Klaus makes the case that policies being proposed to address global warming are not justified by current science and are, in fact, a dangerous threat to freedom and prosperity around the world[..]”. https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Green-Shackles-Vaclav-Klaus/dp/B001A3W3BK

Patrick MJD

“Mike Jonas July 13, 2016 at 10:58 am
Tony Abbott was very clear on climate science,as SkepticalScience.com explains:”
Yes. His quote often and repeatedly reproduced, incorrectly, by the likes of the kids at SkS.
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s2808321.htm
TONY ABBOTT: And I think what you’ll find, if you go back to the comments, is that it was the so called settled science of climate change, that I thought was to be described in language that I wouldn’t use on a family program.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/politics/the-town-that-turned-up-the-temperature/story-e6frgczf-1225809567009
He said it was the SETTLED SCIENCE of CLIMATE CHANGE that was CRAP.

Don’t forget Milos Zeman. How do these people get away with bald faced lies?

Bryan A

They control the Lame-stream Media

Look out climate…..you never ever want to be noticed (much less labeled a “challenge”) by Robert Mugabe.

MarkW

I’m trying to remember the name of the left wing columnist who a few years ago wrote about how he was jealous regarding the communist dictators in China and their freedom of action.
They could just decide what the right course was and take it. They didn’t have to worry about nay-sayers and critics.

That was Naomi Klein, and secondarily Christina Fiqueres.

PiperPaul

Justin Trudeau?

I’m prety sure it was Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times admiring the PRC

JB Say

Yeah, Freidman was one for sure. He bemoaned the fact that we weren’t like China, where govt. could “get things done” without being impeded by that nasty little hindrance the will of the people.

AllyKat

It is so nice when you can beat up pregnant women until they miscarry, and no one can stop you. You can save Gaia from those evil surplus people! /sarc
It amazes me how many people seem to think that abusing the citizens of one’s country is acceptable or even desirable. How sick in the head does one need to be in order to wish such evil on his fellow man?
Oh, but the death penalty is really bad. Killing innocent people is good, but executing a murderer or rapist (using pain-free methods) is the worst thing EVAH. Leftist “logic”.

Sierra Club’s name and shame Trump gambit will work about as well as the one in the Paris Accord.

Donald Trump would be world’s only national leader to rejectaccept climate science

Good pick-up.

MarkW

Technically we don’t who the new leader of Britain is yet.
The new leader may not be another Kool-Aid drinker.

John Peter

Theresa May within the hour. She is more of a realist than David Cameron. If the lights go out next winter just watch her in action.

PiperPaul

Is she related to James or Brian?

PiperPaul- as long as she isn’t related to Elizabeth.

Patrick MJD

May *is* a kool-aid drinker. However, Cameron has just left May a steaming pile to deal with, walked off whistling like the idiot he is. So climate change will be her least priority thanks to Brexit.

Patrick MJD –
British Prime Minister Theresa May just appointed Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. and she appointed a separate Secretary of State for exiting the European Union – David Davis. Now that should be interesting.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36789972

Patrick MJD

In a statement, she is keen to implement and focus on “social justice” issues. That includes climate change.

F. Ross

Close US allies such as Britain, Israel, Canada and France all have heads of government who have voiced their understanding that the world is warming primarily due to human activities.

Well, gee, have any of those heads of state ever been known to be wrong? I can think of at least one in the U.S. who, though thought by many to be infallible, has been wrong – and on more than one subject.

John Peter

Some of these leaders in the so-called “developing countries” are eying a portion of the Paris $100 billion per annum from us “developed countries” so no wonder they embrace CAGW. As long as GOP can maintain control of the Senate they can replace all the “Karl types” in the US Government (starting with NOAA and GISS) and replace them with real scientists and engineers. In NOAA they could start with some of Crutz’s Karl paper whistle blowers. Once the GISS and NOAA global surface temperature records have been sanitized from homogenization then maybe our new UK PM might be inclined to deal with The MET Office and CRU. We are moving into a La Nina and this is an ideal time for some straight action starting in January next year (I hope).

commieBob

How about the leaders, such as Angela Merkel, who claim to believe in CAGW while at the same time building more coal plants.

Ed Zuiderwijk

In the 1970-ties when the German “Gruenen”, the greens, were in the ascendent there was a scandal because it turned out that some of those candidates had a rather nasty war record, one of them even had been a high shot in the waffen SS.
The naive suggested that these people had seen the light and were now mending their ways, doing so by saving the world from itself. The more astute, however, realised that they had simply recognised the green movement for what it was: a totalitarian ideology in which they felt perfectly at home.

simple-touriste

“The more astute, however, realised that they had simply recognised the green movement for what it was: a totalitarian ideology in which they felt perfectly at home.”
Or maybe they just stayed home:

The purpose of exploring Nazi environmentalism is not just to upset the greens. If environmentalism were a curious but peripheral aspect of National Socialism, it would be of no real historical interest. Environmentalists could be forgiven for saying, Ah well, it just goes to show, there’s a little bit of good in the worst of us. But environmentalist ideology was not an accidental, optional-extra to National Socialism. As we shall see, green ideas were at the core of Nazi thinking. The German Volk and Nazi movements marched beneath the banners of ‘Nature’ and the ‘organic’. However, what follows here is not simply a potted history of Nazi environmentalism. It is, at the same time, a brief history of early environmentalism writ large. As will become clear, it is not so easy to draw a line between two types of green thinking.

http://www.martindurkin.com/blogs/nazi-greens-inconvenient-history

The Guardian is our friend since it alienates so many people. Anyway, with last year’s losses climbing to 85M Sterling, it won’t be around for too much longer.
https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/know-your-enemy-the-establishment-journalist/
Pointman

Goldrider

The Guardian is now nothing but a leftist propaganda dumpster fire that churns out doom and gloom in much the way Stephen King churns out books. File it under “entertainment,” not “news.”

SMC

File it under “entertainment,” not “news.”
That’s accurate for most ‘news’ organizations.

tony mcleod

Speaking of churning out flat-earth, partisan propaganda – none worse than Faux News and it’s puppet master Rupert.

o2bnaz2

That would make Trump sort of a modern day Galileo. Next they’ll be demanding he get locked up for it…

Bruce Cobb

The more and louder the clueless, democracy-hating climateers howl about Trump, the better he looks.

FJ Shepherd

You just can’t make this stuff up:
‘Even totalitarian or undemocratic leaders accept mainstream climate science, with Assad calling for nations to “respond more effectively” to the issue and Kim supporting a tree-planting initiative to mitigate greenhouse gases. The Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, has labelled climate change a “major global challenge”’

We friends of Syria are really getting tired of hearing this stupid term “Assad regime” and that this real and fully qualified eye doctor is a tyrant. He has been elected twice in the last four years, as his country has been under siege by terrorists illegally operating within its borders. There is an overwhelming body of forensic evidence that the whole proxy army invasion of Syria was planned long before 2011, mainly by the US, assisted by the UK, NATO and the Gulf States and this is also the case for Iraq and Libya. The George Soros-funded White Helmets, Human Rights Watch and other so called human right supporters, western governments, and their media and most of all by pseudo-leftists who bang on about how anti-imperialists and anti-war they are yet seem to have thrown their weight behind this western-sponsored coup. They lie about chemical weapons being used by the Syrian Army, when it is instead the terrorists who do these atrocities and also blame the Russians. Why these are the same people that we rail against in WUWT and indeed at one stage they said the war on Syria was brought on by climate change. What terrible propaganda.
All of the above mentioned are hell bent on the idea that what they refer to as the “Assad regime”, is this evil totalitarian oppressive dictatorship in which Assad is this big bad monster who has killed hundreds of thousands of people, drops barrel bombs on civilians, uses chemical weapons, starves people, tortures people and imprisons people and so are adamant that he has to go. We friends of Syria, Professor Tim Anderson of Sydney University, journalists like Eva Bartlet and Vanessa Beeley, have proven this constantly over the last 5 years, to the extent that the BBC has lied about the war, just as it lied about global warming.
When in reality, what the BBC, the ABC here in Australia, the MSNM are referring to is the legitimate government of Syria, which is the ruling Ba’ath party headed by president Bashar al-Assad, elected by the people and has the full support of the majority of Syrian people. This support is with the aim to defeat the hordes of western and gulf sponsored Wahhabi terrorists and other foreign mercenaries, who have been wreaking havoc in Syria for the last five years – ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Front and others Syrians also hope that they will rebuild Syria. After so much damage has been inflicted with large swaths of infrastructure, towns, cities, historical and religious sites been damaged or destroyed as a result of the war brought on by the so-called Syrian opposition.
As most Syrians believe that the only way for the war to end, for all terrorists to be defeated and for Syria to return to being a stable independent nation is for Bashar al-Assad to remain in power.

excellent–just another part in the plan to eliminate Shia secular (tolerant) governments that somehow threaten our good friends in SaudiArabia.

TA

Bashar? Is that you?

Bruce Cobb

Other noted Warmunists are: Ted Kaczynski, Osama bin Laden, Charles Manson, Fidel Castro, and James J. Lee.
Says a lot about the Warmunist credo.

TA

I had no idea Charles Manson was alarmed by CO2. Now we know what scares mass murderers.

“Donald Trump would be world’s only national leader to reject climate science.”
He may well be the world’s only national leader. Here in Australia we’re moving toward the trans-national model, like nearly everybody is doing. (Maybe we can get a cute PM like Trudeau!)
Soon we’ll just get the unions to nominate a Labor PM (restricting field to male union organisers, female teachers and any-gender lawyers, all of whom must be Marxists firmly committed to joining the Goldman Sachs board post politics) and Goldman Sachs to nominate a Liberal PM (restricting field to Goldman Sachs staff, past, present or guaranteed future).
Oh, and our Governor-General G-G to be someone trans (that word again!) who looks fab in military uniform. (Goldman Sachs background preferred.)
Of course, if trannie-nationalism should have a giant fail due to Italian debt or the Turco-German Empire going to war with the Russian one…we can just blame Trump!

Steve Case

Yes, Trump isn’t Mrs. Clinton and he doesn’t think CO2 is a problem. He seems to know how to get things done, and it looks like he doesn’t reject capitalism. I think he would be loyal to American interests. Other than that I haven’t a clue why any one would ever consider voting for him.

Bruce Cobb

Sarcasm noted, but there is a lot to not like about Trump, such as his penchant for foot-in-mouth disease. Still, that’s our only choice.

Latitude

such as his penchant for foot-in-mouth disease.,,,as told by the liberal media
Anytime anyone speaks out and stands up to them…they frame it as a mistake.
Using their own rule…Obama said something different every time he was in front of a different audience…no matter what you believed you would hear him say it….and he’s the world’s greatest orator

MarkW

He appears to be eager to ignite a new trade war with just about everybody.

Latitude

..and it’s about time

Bruce Cobb

“such as his penchant for foot-in-mouth disease.,,,as told by the liberal media”
No. As anyone with brains can see. He shoots his mouth off first, then maybe thinks later. Maybe. I will still vote for him though.

Latitude

and it looks like he doesn’t reject capitalism
The rest are trying their best to move us to socialism….
..and deny that they need capitalism to support their socialism
It’s all about control.

Yes, even in Israel this BS has plagued the agenda.
We have a huge 2 bn. Dollars solar plant being built when it is already clear it will be a colossal waste of tax payer’s money.
I do hope somebody pulls the breaks before it is too late.

janus100

At least you have almost 3,000hrs of insolation there, not like here in Ontario Canada, where we have mere 1,200hrs of sun each year…

janus100

Sorry it is approximately 2,500 insolation hours per year. Still 2x more that here in Ontario and 3x more that in Germany.

Geoff Sherrington

Please, “brakes” not “breaks”.

Oldseadog

” …. the world is warming ….. ”
Data to prove this please.

MarkW

In January, there was snow on the ground. Now, not so much.

Bryan A

in the early 1700’s the Thames River would freeze over, now not so much. Oh It does freeze from time to time but not so thick as then.
Since the nadir of temps during the LIA it has Definitely Warmed.

Bryan A

Considering though that the British Isles span from 50N to 60N it is a naturally colder climate

Bryan A
Here is food for thought. Climate is NOT global, it is local.
Hudson Bay is still roughly 50% ice covered today. The southern edge of the ice is about 2.5 degrees SOUTH of Fort McMurray where we have had unseasonably hot and an immense wild fire (allegedly human caused) that most of the world heard about requiring the evacuation of the whole town of 80,000 plus.
If the British Isles were in Hudson Bay, they would be nearly half covered by ice at the moment.
Scroll down this link to Canadian Ice map:
https://polarbearscience.com/2016/07/11/tracking-polar-bears-in-the-beaufort-sea-all-bears-on-the-ice-in-june/
Not a fair comparison due to the difference between sea ice and land but still food for thought.
Makes me wonder what the thousand “guests” on the Crystal Serenity Cruise through the Arctic this August/September escorted by a British Ice Breaker would think if they knew they were crapping on the Arctic:

Crystal Cruises said it would take special precautions to protect the environment. Both vessels would be burning cleaner, low-sulphur fuel and all rubbish would be taken away. Waste water would not be dumped within 12 miles of the shore.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/17/british-research-ship-in-northwest-passage-cruise-voyage-row/

whiten

Totally amazing.
I have it hard to think and believe that this really is about Trump……..he is not even a President yet,
But these dictators are already there and fully functioning.
I think this is more about a way to introduce these new cheerleaders and new shiny and sparkly celebrities in total support of the AGW “crusade”
Lew and company may consider this as a very effective psychological trick assisting and supporting the “crusade”.
But actually is only an action that shows the psychological problems that the “crusade” leaders are suffering due to exasperation and desperation under the circumstances.
These dictators would have been there ready and steady at any moment in past to support the “crusade” if allowed, simply due to their basic need of having a chance to sustain their regimes by been offered to dip their fingers in the AGW gravy,,,,,,, but you see the exasperation and desperation was not yet thick enough to contemplate such as situation.
Now that has being contemplated!
Now the AGWers are going to build an image of a global alliance supporting their “crusade” where the dictators are no villains anymore but the main cheerleaders and the most shiny celebrity “jewels” of the AGW movement.
Regardless if that actually means a direct support offered to these dictators and their regimes in exchange for their support to the AGW “crusade”.
In these terms AGW actually is a crusade, a modern time crusade……..
I for once will not be surprised at all if this keeps getting to grow and take a full form,,,,,,,very expectable under the conditions.
My “bet” is that North Korea will get to be the number one and the most shiny “jewel” in the “crown” of such an alliance…..
Sorry to all those who may find this disturbing…………..
cheers

Andrew

From memory Russia knows the truth as well, although is happy to take the money if people are handing it out. Certainly, Russia has a remarkably tiny wind “industry” – Wikipedia can’t find even 100MW of installed capacity which means it’s generating about 20MW a year.

lgp

Kim supporting a tree-planting initiative to mitigate greenhouse gases. No, he’s planting trees ’cause they’ve denuded the hillsides.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/nature/inside-north-koreas-environmental-collapse/
even PBS says so!

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7

Joseph P Kennedy is quoted as saying that he knew in 1929 that Wall Street was overly optimistic and a crash was on its way when he started to get stock tips from his shoeshine boy. We should know we’re getting BS when we get climate science from Robert Mugabe.
In recent years the title of worst government on the planet has passed back and forth between N. Korea and Zimbabwe. The main difference is the current Kim inherited most of the mess from his father, who in turn inherited most of his mess from his father, whereas Robert Mugabe has presided over the total ruination of Zimbabwe from the start.
I’ve always thought that Al Gore promoting global warming was enough reason to doubt it, but toss in Robert Mugabe as a believer and it’s a slam dunk certain path to ruin if you follow his advice.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7

PS. I can understand why the Guardian mentions Kim approvingly here; he would line up all the climate deniers, make them dig graves, then open fire with trench mortars. Don’t mention this or Sheldon Whitehouse might get ideas.

whiten

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
July 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm
Not only that Alan, to Kim all his people, the North Koreans are his “children” and he is their father who cares a lot about his “children” future…:)
He thinks a lot about it, the safe and better future for his children.
He must join the combat against climate change….even if it takes to blow some heads off, literally, as that not a problem at all for the guy.
All that in the name of the “better” future of his “children”…….
Can you spot the odd similarity there?! 🙂
cheers

SMC

I think Venezuela and Maduro rate highly on the worst government on the planet scale, too.

Latitude

Close US allies such as Britain, Israel, Canada and France all have heads of government who have voiced their understanding….
I’m sure leaving Germany out was just and oversight…not
Germany Votes To Abandon Most Green Energy Subsidies
Germany’s legislature voted Friday to sharply cut back on subsidies and other financial incentives supporting green energy due to the strain wind and solar power placed on the country’s electricity grid.
Germany’s wind and solar power systems have provided too much power at unpredictable times, which damaged the power grid and made the system vulnerable to blackouts. Grid operators paid companies $548 million to shutter turbines to fix the problem,
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/10/germany-votes-to-abandon-most-green-energy-subsidies/#ixzz4EJzUNci1

simple-touriste

France is going to build an airport (the “Ayrautport”, built to please local politician Jean-Marc Ayrault and former prime sinister) under a “PPP” (partenariat public privé) scheme, which means the State doesn’t borrow money (to avoid having explicit debt) but will pay a rent to a private operator with has the debt (a silly and costly accounting trick, obviously). The State will have all the financial risk and the private operator will get all the benefits.
The 2 runways airport will be build in Notre-Dame-des-Landes and the environmentalists are extremely opposed to the project (for the protection for a triton, apparently). The region already has two underused airports and the project only makes sense if the new airport becomes a hub, assuming a very significant increase of air travel.
The prime sinister is pushing the project.
So who says France is anti-carbon? This is just word plays.

Patrick MJD

So, France will copy Spain and build an airport that won’t be used. I thought London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted (Even Biggin Hill) handled most traffic. Frankfurt was a contender to the London hub.

That article reads more like an Onion story than a real news story.

James Francisco

“Even totalitarian or undemocratic leaders accept mainstream climate science, with Assad calling for nations to “respond more effectively” to the issue and Kim supporting a tree-planting initiative to mitigate greenhouse gases. The Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, has labell ed climate change a “major global challenge”.”
Well duh. If I was the supreme leader and could help my enemy destroy their economy and thus their ability to maintain a strong military by planting a few trees, I would wonder why my subordinates didn’t think of it sooner. Heads would roll!

Crustacean

How typical of the Sierra Club, contriving to bring the U.S. in line with nations where it’s a crime to disagree with the government…

Hot under the collar

Someone needs to take the Guardian to task for not being very inclusive. I mean why didn’t they include Genghis Khan, Hitler and Pol Pot as fine examples of consensus leaders?

simple-touriste

Silly, they don’t even mention Adolf and his environmental program. This is history.
History won’t remember the words of Mugabe on climate.

Bill Parsons

No room among the colorful cast of characters above for a picture of Nicolas Maduro?
http://www.ibtimes.com/venezuelan-leader-blames-el-nino-global-warming-nations-energy-crisis-2349921

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. Samson, pull down this Dagon Temple. TRUMP the snowflakes. TRUMP the establishment. TRUMP 2016

willhaas

The reality is that the climate change we have been experiencing and Mankind does not have the power to change it. There is no real evidence that CO2 has any effect on climate. So there is no known action that Mankind can take that will have any effect on climate change.

u.k(us)

Whether Trump or Clinton, they do understand we employ them, and not the other way around, correct ?

Latitude

One things for sure…Obama never has
…and Clinton is campaigning to run on his policies

No. The public servants revolt against their public masters has been very quiet. They have arrogated rights as powers, the right to deadly force to go home at the end of their shift at immense cost to the public good.

higley7

So, Donald Trump would be the only world leader to do the correct thing. No trace gas at any concentration in the atmosphere can detectably warm the climate.
Earth’s climate is NOT under our control!

tony mcleod

Not anymore. The genie is well and truly out of the bottle.

papiertigre

Yeah. Ever since Burt Lancaster died, nobody can quite get the hang of rainmaking.

DonM

Very prominent check bones there…. I didn’t realize Mugabe was part Cherokee.
Mebbe he is also a relative of Bitsy Warren.

TA

From the article: “Donald Trump would be world’s only national leader to reject climate science”
That’s what leaders do: They lead, they don’t follow. They get out ahead of the curve, not behind it.
I’m betting if Trump gets in Office, there will be more skeptic world leaders in the future. They just have to be shown the way, and then they can make it to the truth on their own. Trump will show them the way.

RBom

I would put Bon Ki Moon and Timothy Donald Cook as “World Dictator” want-a-bees.
On this scale Timothy Donald Cook (CEO Apple Inc.) with $300 billion dollars sitting in Chinese banks and unable to repatriate to the USA, by IRS/Treasury/State Department rules gives “beloved” Timmy-Boy the means to murder 10s of thousands of humans, some of which teased him in Alabama and elsewhere, in order to appease his penis envy.
Ha ha

Sun Spot

I find it hard to comprehend why American Republican’s chose a borderline moron like Trump when you had the option of choosing someone who has a borderline genius IQ like Ted Cruz. Can some commenter here answer why Republican’s chose stupid to loose for you (because it doesn’t take a genius to know that Trump will loose) ??

TA

Just sit back and learn just how wrong you are about Trump.
Trump has his faults, but who doesn’t? Trump has talent, the talent the U.S. and the world needs, and he is definitely not stupid.
Trump has the ability to listen and seeks out expert advice, so some of the things he might be weak on can be fixed by putting the right appointee on the job. And noone is better at picking good help, than Trump. As you will see.
OTOH, Hillary is the most corrupt person every to run for president. Once she is in Office, it will be game over for the little guy. Obama used the Federal Government against his political opponents and did a lot of damage, but he will be nothing compared to Hillary, who is ruthless, and very practiced in the art of attacking her poltical enemies using the heavy hand of government.
RICO20 suits will be standard operating procedure under Hillary.

Steve R

1. Trump was able to convince people that Cruz was someone he was not
2. Trump was able to convince people that Trump was the person that Cruz really is.

Robert from oz

Sunspot.
I don’t even live in your country but would gladly vote for him over the crook if given the chance ,as TA says just wait the winner of your election may surprise .
We have had enough of the Obamas ,Clintons,And for us Labs Libs and greens which leaves us with Hanson and you lucky guys with Trump .

papiertigre

Just because you don’t live in the US is no reason to skip your civic duty.

AllyKat

Just go talk to a Democrat, I am sure they can “work something out” so you can vote. After all, non-existent people AND dead people have managed to vote for the Democrat ticket.

Johann Wundersamer

Eric Worrall,
lorcanbonda on July 13, 2016 at 9:20 am
This is where a two-party democracy has taken us.
______________________________
A post fascist Hrvatski state was made member of the EU.
The post Stalinist Sbrsk state is blocked from EU membership by veto right of EU including recent fascist members.
______________________________
So next EU step is to pay 10bil gas bill for Ukraine to provoke Putin.
______________________________
My fault :
Neither Obama nor Schäuble/Merkel will pay the 10bil for Ukraine –
leaves white spaces / no go areas in the Balcan, heartland of Europe.
______________________________
Catholic Hrvatskis, orthodox Sbrsk, muslim Albanese and bosniaks eager to bomb Boston Marathons.
______________________________
Happy French Fußball EM was done without terrorist attacks –
All thumbs up – Hans

Johann Wundersamer

Can anyone here explain why an arch catholic Seehofer doesn’t talk with arch catholic kroatians.
And why an arch evangelic Margot Kässman doesn’t talk to arch evangelic US’.
Live goes on without you – my gods are smiling.

JohnKnight

As a Christian, I think it would be wise for non-Christians to think this through;
If a man tells you he does not consider Christ his Lord, you can rightly believe him about that, for Christ made it perfectly clear that people denying Him would result in Him denying them . . come judgment day.
If a man tells you he does consider Christ his Lord, you can’t rightly just believe him about that . . And I tell you the truth, I don’t . .

Martin A

“Donald Trump would be world’s only national leader to reject climate science”

Václav Klaus is a Czech economist and politician who served as the second President of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013.
(…)
Klaus is a strong critic of the scientific consensus that global warming is anthropogenic. He has also called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change a group of politicized scientists with one-sided opinions and one-sided assignments. He has said that some other top-level politicians do not expose their doubts about global warming being anthropogenic because “a whip of political correctness strangles their voices.”

AllyKat

Not drinking the AGW kool-aid disqualifies one from being a national leader, no matter what one’s position is.
In other words, the Czech Republic did not have a REAL president from 2003 to 2013, because real presidents think AGW is real. *rolls eyes*

A choice of two is no choice at all. It’s like having to choose between a blonde and a brunette when what you really want is the girl with read hair……………………. Is that like reading Tea Leafs?

Monroe Hunsicker

I like Trump even though he doesn’t always say the right thing.

TA

Monroe, a lot of what Trump says is distorted by the political opposition, so I hope you actually listen to Trump, rather than getting it secondhand. It might make a difference in how you look at him.
Admittedly, Trump does misspeak sometimes (mainly by not being specific enough on a subject), but none of his gaffs appear to be too serious, other than it allows his political opposition to distort his generalizations and make him look bad.
Like when his opponents were claiming Trump said ALL illegal Mexican immigrants were rapists, when Trump merely stated the truth that SOME illegal Mexican immigrants were rapists. Trump’s enemies want you to think he is after ALL Mexicans, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Trump is brand new to the game of politics, but he is learning fast, which I think is probably one of his best qualities: He seeks out expert advice and takes it. Trump got a contract one time, to rebuild New York City’s skating arena, which was falling into disrepair, and the first thing Trump did was seek out the best ice skate rink builder in the world, who he hired, and they rebuilt New York’s ice arena to be one of the best in the world. Trump doesn’t have to know everything, he just has to know who the experts are, and seek them out and listen to them. That’s what he will do.
Trump’s not perfect, but I think his heart is in the right place (I can hear the Lefties grumbling now), and I think he is entirely capable of carrying out what he says he wants to do: Make America Great Again.
Just about anyone would be better than Hillary Clinton. She scares me more than Obama does. If anyone was going to turn into a tyrant after assuming the power of the presidency, I would think it would be Hillary. Her whole history points in that direction.
Plus, Hillary gets away with her corruption, which will only encourage her to continue. I don’t know that a Republican Congress would do anything to stop her, just like they have done nothing to stop Obama.