Sad Trombone from #COP25 honcho: No one is paying attention to our lies and no one wants to pay more cash

Statement by the Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, on the Outcome of COP25

Several days have passed since the closing of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, and it is important to conduct an honest and realistic assessment of what happened so that appropriate measures can be taken by the international community in guiding the next crucial steps in the multilateral climate process next year. 

We need to be clear that the conference did not result in agreement on the guidelines for a much-needed carbon market – an essential part of the toolkit to raise ambition that can harness the potential of the private sector and generate finance for adaptation.  Developed countries have yet to fully address the calls from developing countries for enhanced support in finance, technology and capacity building, without which they cannot green their economies and build adequate resilience to climate change. High-emitting countries did not send a clear enough signal that they are ready to improve their climate strategies and ramp up ambition through the Nationally Determined Contributions they will submit next year.

At the same time, in the final decision texts, governments did express the need for more ambition by Parties and non-State actors alike, and they agreed to improve the ability of the most vulnerable to adapt to climate change.  Many decisions that emerged from the conference in Madrid at least acknowledge the role of climate finance, essential for concrete action. And decisions were taken in areas including technology, oceans and agriculture, gender and capacity building. A large group of countries, regions, cities, businesses and investors signaled their intention to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, as part of the Climate Ambition Alliance led by Chile. Also rallying under the Climate Ambition Alliance, 114 nations have meanwhile signaled their intention to submit an enhanced climate action plan next year. The caveat here is that not enough major economies have signaled that they are ready to shift the needle on climate ambition through improved plans.

Commitments from many sectors of society showed an overwhelming agreement on the only way forward: that we need to follow what science is telling us, with the sense of urgency and seriousness that this requires. What we need now is to focus our undivided attention on the next steps to further strengthen the trust in the multilateral process. As we head towards the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, we must be united and work in a true spirit of inclusive multilateralism in order to realize the promises of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

I thank the governments of Chile and Spain for their enormous efforts to organize COP25, and I thank all observer organizations, including the private sector, youth and scientists, for reminding us every day of the need to raise ambition. I look forward to working with the governments of Chile, the UK and Italy to achieve the best possible results at COP26 in Glasgow. Together, with all sectors of the economy and societies at large, we must work tirelessly to address the greatest challenge of our generation.

Source: https://unfccc.int/news/statement-by-the-executive-secretary-of-un-climate-change-patricia-espinosa-on-the-outcome-of-cop25

h/t to Dr. Willie Soon

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125 thoughts on “Sad Trombone from #COP25 honcho: No one is paying attention to our lies and no one wants to pay more cash

  1. “that we need to follow what science is telling us”

    No skeptical scientist on the planet will disagree with this, however; no alarmist scientist is willing to step up and defend what the useful idiots have been deluded into believing defines the science.

    • Together, with all sectors of the economy and societies at large, we must work tirelessly to address the greatest challenge of our generation.

      Absolutely!

      We definitely need I work tirelessly to prevent Climate Change ™ policies being enacted.

      • zig zag- you really can’t trademark unless you’ve been using it commercially for years. Copyright, especially if you use an unusual font, would be more to the point.

    • Typical Progressive technique; combine a statement with which no one disagrees, with a second thought (e.g. “urgency”) that does not appear in the “science”.

      Similar to to the distorted summaries of the Doran Zimmerman Study (“It has warmed compared to prior 1880) and then every one including Obama tacked on “it is harmful and requires urgent action”.

    • “essential part of the toolkit to … [s]harness the potential of[/s] [i]extort[/i] the private sector and generate finance for [s]adaptation[/s][i]corruption[/i]”

      FIFY

      • “essential part of the toolkit to … harness the potential of extort the private sector and generate finance for adaptationcorruption

        Second attempt, mods, just to see if it works this time.

      • Sounds to me like the main objective is the next COP meeting and the one after that,etc. What a wonderful, sightseeing, travelling, carbon footprint inducing life!

    • Yes, I’m appalled by the corruption of science. Climate alarmism and the green cult represent one of the biggest dangers to the wellfare of humanity and the planet, and sadly this has been supported by activist scientists such as Mann. And yet much of the science – e.g. the greening of Earth by enhanced CO2 – strongly supports the sceptics.
      When making absurd claims about the coming imaginary doom, they will often start with “Scientists tell us….”
      Of course, even Trenberth and Mann have spoken out against the extreme doom mongers such as Saint Greta. Unfortunately the scientists who make the most noise get the media attention. The media simply ignore the science that does not support these extreme positions.

      To summarise: “Don’t listen to the scientists. Listen to the science”.
      Chris

    • “Science is telling us” this is a fabricated non-problem.

      WTF has “gender” got to do with it? If the oceans rise that 3 mm/year, male female & intersex get wet.
      So take a step back from the water’s edge, all of you. Lots of empty land in NB, UT, IA and AZ.

      No one’s writing any more checks, and no one wants to crash their prosperous economy. The End.
      Time to wrap it up, folks, and move on to the next Universal Boogeyman–maybe space aliens. You can get a lot of terror miles out of sending up some UFO’s. Maybe the green guys are asking for ransom . . . 😉

      • It’s already like the invasion of the body snatchers where the aliens have taken over the political left (it was the easier target) so that we will destroy ourselves and the aliens can step in to save us.

  2. Yadda, yadda, yadda, there, that is an honest summary of the Cop25.
    Cop26 will be equally enthralling I am sure.
    Glasgow in the winter? Just what climate alarmists deserve.

    • Glasgow in winter is temperature wise not really cold, but the moisturized wind is going through their gray poorly insulated stone walls, with an electric heater build into the old fireplace with lamps simulating the real thing, made my 10 years experience in *Silicon Glenn* a nightmare. On top of that, you have proud Scots wearing kilt and sleeping for open windows. Apart from that, Glasgow surroundings were beautiful. I say “were” because today I assume the beauty is dotted with countless 300 feet steel structures and enormous plastic propellers.

      Silicon Glenn is a nickname for the area between Glasgow and Edinburgh, as a pang dang to Silicon Valley.

      • I say “were” because today I assume the beauty is dotted with countless 300 feet steel structures and enormous plastic propellers.

        Sad reading that. Ruining such an otherwise historically-classic landscape is, IMO, a sign of the downfall of the inhabiting culture.

        • When I used to be able to balance the enjoyment of folk music with the teeth-grinding reaction to the typically “progressive” politics of folk musicians, I saw a British a Capella band called “Artisan”.

          They made a big deal about “saving the earth”, kumbaya, group hugs, etc. We have to do SOMETHING…

          But not wind turbines on our beautiful moors, thank you.

          Typical hypocrites.

        • Well yes and no.
          You see the area around/between Glasgee and Emburgh contains probably 80% of the Scottish population.
          Consequently all the useless bird murdering windmills are located far away from our ‘leaders’ expensive dwellings, thereby desecrating Scotland’s world renounced scenery.
          “They” then build enormous pylons to take the intermittent electricity hundreds of miles to where it is needed, and the excess is sent south to the hated English.
          The problem with the big gathering in Glasgow next year is the lack of airport parking space to accommodate the 1500 private jetsetters who will attend on their tax payers pennies.
          But I am sure President Trump will put the best hotel (Trump Turnberry) in Scotland at their
          disposal.
          It is quite close to Prestwick airport another white elephant owned by the Scottish taxpayers.
          Incidentally as today is the anniversary of the day Elvis was conscripted, Prestwick is famous up here as his only British landfall as his plane was refuelled on its way to Germany.

          • The world should renounce many things, but the scenery of Scotland should remain renowned, as it deserves to be.

    • That’s what I was thinking. “No way they’ll hold this thing in Glasgow in November.” I’ve been there at that time of year. Not pleasant.

      • It should concentrate a few minds. Those who come from what are usually known as “warmer climes”, like Tuvalu and Kiribati, might experience a ‘Road to Damascus’ conversion!

        If we can organise the tail end of the last of the summer’s tropical storms to join the party …

        I still remember the reaction when the Met Office started its stupid game of naming the UK’s winter storms. One of the Highland newspapers ran the headline, “Storm Abigail now upgraded to ‘normal Hebridean weather’”.

  3. For some reason the song “Cat’s in the Cradle” comes to mind when reading this. The developing nations look at the OECD and say, “we’re gonna be like them”…and they won’t get there with windmills.

      • This is the modern version of “what’s your sign?”, isn’t it?

        I mean that literally: the overlap between True Believers in CAGW and astrology is almost 100%. Or you can add auras, chiropractic, homeopathy or any new age crap you can think of.

        Case in point: on my local FB group, there are posts for meetings concerning CAGW…followed by posts for Reiki for pets.

        Would it surprise you that the same commentators in the first posting comment, favaourably on the second as well?

    • That’s when I stopped reading. They aren’t about climate, they are about reordering society. They can go to that dark hot place.

  4. “And decisions were taken in areas including technology, oceans and agriculture, gender and capacity building”
    WTF has to do gender with global warming, climate change, climate disruption??

    • CAGW: Catastrophic Anthropogenic Gender Warping

      Odd that they promote this form of CAGW. And here we thought they had issues with anomalies, and all things not “normal”.

  5. And decisions were taken in areas including technology, oceans and agriculture, gender

    gender?

    Never underestimate the ability of activists to insert their hobby horse into a project or discussion no matter how poorly it seems to fit.

    • I used to be a climate alarmist and I was a big believer in those annual UN climate summits.

      Since then I’ve evolved, I’ve pivoted as they say. My opinion has changed, partly because of those ill fitting hobby horses.

      Today for me, the most joyous day of the last three years was the election of Trump. The 2nd most joyous day occured when he pulled the US out of the Paris Climate scam.

      Can’t wait for next November. Can’t wait.

      • I’m pleased to here that you now see the light Klem, I didn’t think it was possible to convince anyone. I’ve been blue in the face many times trying to encourage people to look at the facts and not just listen to the propaganda.

        I wish Scott Morrison would become best buddies with Donald Trump, then maybe Trump could talk some sense into Morrison.

        Feeling pretty despondent today, the fires here in NSW are really bad and although ‘I’ know that it has nothing to do with the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere there are plenty that think that’s what’s causing these fires. Our own prime minister (Morrison) even said publicly, that he agreed that the levels of CO2 were the cause. What is even more stupid is that the warmists are saying that we are experiencing these fires because Morrison hasn’t done enough to prevent them. He has only been in power for six months!

        I cannot believe the numbers of fools in the world, happy to destroy economies and ecologies around the world with wind and solar renewables because they are too lazy to do some research. They would rather believe propaganda.

        Unless Morrison himself ‘can see the light’ I don’t feel very optimistic about the future of Australia.

        • Megs,

          I share your despair.

          ScoMo has a record of preventing any minister with a rational view of climate change (there are at least two in his government!) from presenting any dissenting view in a public forum. He will sniff the wind and decide that demonizing CO2 will appease voters and cite achievement of Paris targets as evidence of his commitment. But then, even the Donald got rid of Will Happer and his commission to avoid antagonizing the alarmists. Unfortunately integrity is no competition for self-interest.

          • The thing is Paul, what Scott Morrison doesn’t get is that if the people in Australia had actually believed in climate change on a large scale then Bill Shorten would be our Prime Minister now.

            Thank god for small mercies in regards to Shorten, but Morrison referes to us as his ‘quiet Australians’ and he doesn’t understand that we have a very limited platform on which to speak out.

            Someone should give him a subscription to the Daily Telegraph. And if he can’t get it easily like we can in the regions then he should find a way to watch the Skye News Channels. In fact to get him up to speed he should be required to watch it for two hours every night for two weeks. They know exactly what mainstream Australians are thinking and they know that we are by no means quiet!

            The ABC is nothing more than a leftist propaganda machine and he will never hear anything different from them. The other TV networks and newspapers are pretty much the same as the ABC except they have advertising.

            I’ve said it before in WUWT we are not so much Morrison’s quiet Australians, more like his gagged Australians! He thinks he’s listening to the majority, he’s not, he’s listening to the ones that get the air time. I am starting to think that he’s actually another Green infiltrator. I’ve never voted informal before but if the party you vote for doesn’t fit their values it’s a wasted vote anyway.

            It’s got to the point in Australia where all major political parties are of the left.

          • Donald didn’t get rid of Will Happer. Happer left because the Donald wasn’t going to do anything about the climate scam this side of his re-election. Donald has too many “pragmatic” advisers telling him to be prudent and watch his votes. I think Donald himself would be well up for an argy-bargy with the climate enforcers.

            Check out Will Happer’s recent interview with Delingpole.

        • Megs down in the ‘unlucky country’
          Sorry for your lovely country burning.
          Just wondering, speaking of plant food, how much CO2 are you people generating with all these fires.
          What with Aus and the volcano in White (?) Island in NZ you must be adding a lot of lovely warming to this cold old world.

          • Not as silly as it sounds Patrick. Additional CO2 has contributed to global greening significantly these past few decades. Healthy forested areas are lovely to behold, the thing is the ignorant Greens were seduced into thinking it needs to stay that way, untouched that is. Fire trails through national parks were closed, the greens didn’t like them being used recreationally by the public. They stopped horse riders and trail bike riders from enjoying the bush. We’re talking relatively small areas, some of our National Parks are huge. A well used fire trail helps the firefighters at least some access to create firebreaks.

            I do wonder who the morons lighting fires deliberately are, aside from the cigarette flickers, and the careless accidents.

            The Greens are screaming that our Prime Minister didn’t do enough to prevent them, he was voted in six months ago, not that the timeframe makes any difference, it was the greens who stalled back burning and fuel reductions.

            I digress, we are contributing to the global CO2 ‘plant food’ chain big-time. Looks like our wind and solar renewables are thus far, now a waste of time and money. Oh that’s right, they have always been a waste of time and money!

            On a more serious note, these fires are bad, people have died and many homes have been lost. It’s hard to imagine how someone could do this deliberately.

            The temperature is expected to reach 44 degrees Celsius today with winds around 40 kilometers per hour or more. We have dozens of active fires in NSW alone. This is not unprecedented but it’s still bloody awful.

      • Klem says:
        The 2nd most joyous day occured when he pulled the US out of the Paris Climate scam.

        And since then, no other nation has cut CO2 more than the US.

        PS — CO2 wasn’t cut for “climate” reasons, it was cut because economics favored the newly-frac-produced natural gas via the free-market.

    • Speaking of gender, why do they NEVER address birth control for developing nations? Where is the responsibility for being able to sustain your population? As it is, they continue to add more and more people, which leads to more pollution and resources needed. It’s a sham.

        • Education and urbanisation are driving down the birth rate much faster than the UN predicts.
          We used to think education was the main driver. Now the main driver is urbanisation because apartments are small, and couples don’t need children to help milk the cows, plant rice and bring in the harvest.

      • Providing birth control has never caused birth rates to drop.
        As usual European liberals assume that poor brown women don’t know what causes pregnancy.

        The only thing that has EVER reduced birth rates has been prosperity.

        • Birth control has obviously reduced some of the unwanted pregnancies. What I have difficulty understanding is why there is still a high demand for abortion when birth control can eliminate almost all of the unwanted pregnancies.

          • What [you] have difficulty understanding is why there is still a high demand for abortion when birth control can eliminate almost all of the unwanted pregnancies –

            Understand the wannabe controller’s first need is:

            Self control.

      • WindyGirl
        Part of the problem is cultural. I had an opportunity to get to know a woman from Rwanda quite well. She was from the upper class in her society. However, she had 4 teenage children. I noticed what I would consider a tendency to spoil them, or at least not discipline them strongly. I inquired about that and what she told me was that she didn’t want to alienate them because she considered them her ‘social security.’ While she almost certainly will not need them to support her in her old age, her culture is very big on family support and big families provide lots of potential support. Anachronisms take time to go away.

    • Have a look at how many people of a ‘particular’ gender drive all this climate change and leftist BS. Feminism had it’s place in history but but now it’s lunacy. I’m allowed to say that being of that particular gender. It shames me.

      • Feminism doesn’t shame you, Megs. Only in identity politics does the behavior of groups bring onus on like-looking individuals.

        Out here in real-world-land, individual worth is everything and people get judged as individuals.

        That said, a useful insight into Feminism is provided by the question, what constructive principle does Feminism provide that is not already covered by Humanism?

        • Thanks Pat, things are getting to me today, I feel like it’s all a losing battle. I think it’s because the fires here are whipping up the hysteria amongst the warmists, no pun intended. The fools in powerful places are on the rise.

          To think that Australia used to be called the lucky country.

        • Megs, as a woman, you are part of the solution. Just read up on Judith Curry, a woman with brains, honesty and integrity.

  6. Parse this statement from Ms Espinosa:

    “…carbon market – an essential part of the toolkit to raise ambition that can harness the potential of the private sector and generate finance for adaptation.

    “essential part of the toolkit” = harvesting cash is the real goal of the UNFCCC COP process

    “to raise ambition” = our greed is good, anyone else’s greed is bad.

    “harness the potential of the private sector” = shaking down developed countries’ taxpayers for the CAF isn’t enough, so we are coming after the corporations and their profits because everything runs on energy from fossil fuels. Everything.

    “generate finance for adaptation.” = create a steady stream of cash both to fund growing the UN’s role in regulating every aspect of world trade and act as the the World’s “Cash Daddy” to dole out to 3rd World for their loyalty and participation.

  7. “…… to raise ambition that can harness the potential of the private sector and generate finance for adaptation.”

    Translation: We weren’t able to figure out how to hold the private sector hostage this time.

      • That was a list of corrupt countries. The UN is political body belonging to no particular nation. It’s definitely corrupt but not a country in and of itself, as such it doesn’t meet the criteria of that particular list.

  8. “…A large group of countries, regions, cities, businesses and investors signaled their intention to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050…”
    My readings find that during the past five (5) years somewhat of a consensus has developed that a doubling of C02 in the atmosphere will cause a temperature increase of 1.0 C + – 0.5C (negligible for at least the next 50 years). Another “somewhat of a consensus” is that wind and solar, beyond a 50% penetration is not workable without storage, that the cost of storage is prohibitive and will remain so for at least a decade or two. If the IPCC is serious about the need for action to significantly reduce CO2 they simply need to go all in on nuclear. Otherwise the appropriate response is defunding IPCC because it is a conspicuous hoax.

    c

    • To maintain reliability on grid, a good rule of thumb is market penetration of an energy source must not exceed its annual averaged capacity factor (CF).

      Onshore Wind CF is around 30%, Solar PV CF in the South is like 20%. Maybe 25% in So Arizona and SoCal.
      Thus Places like Texas can probably get to 50% since they have both wind and solar availability. But it does mean much higher electric bills for reliability to pay for all the idle backup .
      But further up north solar PV is non-viable due to snow, long winter nights etc. So no more than 30% renewable without significant cost and grid reliability problems.

    • Yah …. “somebody else to step up and do something.”

      Like what? Who has going to step up? What were they going to do? List of ideas?

      CAGW has morfited into a powerful out of control Zombie destructive, force that has taken over people’s minds and our government.

      CAGW has morfited into a super issue. So important we will spend money which we do not have on stuff that does not work, …

      The cult of CAGW have control of the media, have absolute control of the models, ( models that cannot be falsified and that are absolutely incorrect), control of most developing country political parties, have government and private funding, and so on.

      The EU and the UK have committed to be carbon neutral by 2050. The crafty Chinese are meeting with the EU to come with a phony plan that we work for China and lure the Democrats into trying to force the US to be carbon neutral by 2050.

      OK. We are in the ninth inning and we are losing…

      Just saying. It is economic suicide, absoletely purposeless, and physically impossible for any major developed country to be carbon neutral by 2050.

      “A large group of countries, regions, cities, businesses and investors signaled their intention to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, as part of the Climate Ambition Alliance led by Chile”

  9. Well, maybe they’ll do what they did on the show “Little House on the Prairie”: every time the ratings dropped, they blinded another child.

    Not that I’m calling for actually blinding children, but I’m sure they’re casting for the next even younger waif (this time you can be sure she won’t be European) to thrust into the limelight.

    Poor Greta: 16 and she’s jumped the shark already.

  10. Yes, we certainly need to be way more ambitious to reduce our 0.08% CO₂ contribution. /SARC

    My 0.08% comes from a comment I read on RT:

    P.S. The latest scientific research/publication on climate change/CO2 was July of this year (2019), independently published by Japan and Finland which showed that humans contributed 0.08%, Yes, a massive 0.08% hahaha, but factual scientific news doesnt make news. Google them!

    Does anybody here know the paper or can paste the abstract from it?

    • Not sure of your source, but basic math shows that humans only contribute .18% of all greenhouse gases.

      CO2 only makes up 3.62% of greenhouse gases, and man contributes roughly 5% of the CO2 budget.

      No matter how you look at it, man made global warming is like Bigfoot, all the credentialed experts agree that it is real.

      • Yes, one of our “genius” politicians here in Ontario, Canada positively melted down when our conservative Premier cancelled some typically dubious and useless “green energy” scams.

        Hellfire and brimstone, floods, plagues and dogs and cats living together will kill everyone in Ontario, etc. or something or other, I tuned her out long ago.

        I wish that I had the strength to explain to these hideously unqualified toenails that Ontario’s “greenhouse gas” emissions would magically go to zero in the snap of her greasy fingers and IT WOULDN’T STOP A SINGLE “CLIMATE DISASTER”.

        Seriously, they think there is something powerful about a bloody line drawn on a map or something.

      • They can easily produce some peer reviewed articles in world leading journals for Bigfoot studies.

      • Thanks for these 2 links Latitude.

        The very notion of “feedback” in a chaotic nonlinear system – of which we can correctly model only a tiny fraction – is highly questionable.

  11. b>UN Backroom Position
    We ignore the true state of knowledge about climate change, and, instead, build a completely exaggerated narrative that blows risks way out of proportion, in order to scare the hell out of people with lots of money into believing that by giving their money to us, we can save the world from complete destruction.

    UN Public Position
    We wish to engage all leaders of our time to heed clear, unambiguous warnings of impending global climate catastrophe, positively documented by the most progressive science of the day, as we point nations of great prosperity towards their clear duties to invest heavily in the future of humankind, by committing extensive resources to those most in need.

  12. ‘Also rallying under the Climate Ambition Alliance, 114 nations have meanwhile signaled their intention to submit an enhanced climate action plan next year.’

    Ahh, really? ‘Next year’?

  13. At the UN page is this irony:
    Fraud Alert
    Beware of scams implying association with the UNFCCC secretariat
    The UNFCCC secretariat has been made aware of various correspondence, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that this correspondence is issued by, or in association with the UNFCCC secretariat and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.

    • These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.

      Ha ha, classic!

      “Don’t fall for those scams, fall for our scam!”

  14. Huh, go Green for laundered, renewable, socially-innoculated green[backs]. They must think people are so green.

  15. It appears “climate ambition” is THE phrase for 2019.

    The meaning of “climate ambition” is how much money will the UN collect from developed nations to distribute to less developed nations; of course with their admin fee deducted.

    The US has signalled it has zero “climate ambition”, which leaves a huge hole in finances. It will be interesting to see if China has renewed “climate ambition” as it is the only nation with the economic power to match the USA.

    The difficulty for China is that it does not issue the global currency. Without the US, there is no global banker to underpin “climate ambition”.

    • The UN are trying to introduce their own global currency. It will be digital, and therefore fully under their control. Disastrous if the choose to implement negative interest rates, for example.

      Just one more step towards global government.

  16. Patricia Espinosa, parasite on humanity, has a salary of $200K plus all the perks attendant to her parasiteship including speech and editorial writers that feed this nonsense through her mandibles.

  17. “Developed countries have yet to fully address the calls from developing countries for enhanced support in finance, technology and capacity building, without which they cannot green their economies and build adequate resilience to climate change. ”

    This translates into:

    The world’s democracies are refusing to donate money to the tyrants of the world.

    • More accurately translated into:

      The world’s democracies are refusing to pay the extortion money to the tyrants of the world.

      It’s not a “donation” it’s a shake down.

  18. So it was another – Pay us billions or we won’t be bake to fly first class to lovely hot destinations, also we need to open our diplomatic bar later as we work so hard 😐

  19. I have enjoyed re-reading P.J O’Rourke’s “ All the trouble in the World (1994)” in which he rightly ridicules Al Gore’s then recent book “ Earth in the Balance”.
    According to the VP, “ the science of global warming will never be disproved” and “ scientists say -almost unanimously- that (the science is settled)”.
    This at a time when only a small minority of scientists thought man made warming a problem.
    “The time to Act is now!” thundered Gore.
    A quarter century later, same actor and same tired lines.

  20. WE NEED A BAKE SALE!

    This (and maybe a car wash or two…) solved all the problems in high school; I see no reason it can’t work here.

    Spending to be adjusted accordingly.

  21. No need for Cop 26, Ottawa City Council is on the job

    https://ottawa.ca/en/news/committee-approves-climate-change-master-plan

    The end of the world averted by 2040. Phew! That was a close call.
    *****************************************************************************

    Open letter to the City of Ottawa Councillors:

    Respected councillors,

    Although I am pleased the City of Ottawa has stepped up to the plate to save the planet, I wonder how much The Climate Change Master Plan has cost, and will cost. By the way, have the hidden costs of such a plan been considered? That is, by causing colder winters, will not the City’s snow and ice budget increase?

    Sincerely
    Robert of Ottawa

  22. I’m still waiting for the first ever, E-COP, utilizing ONLY electronic and video messaging, you shameless hypocrite, COP-whinging mamma. Think of the history you’d make. No air travel, no fine dining, no first class hotels, and no prostitutes, excepting of course those Climate Scientologists who are willing to apply for federal and taxpayer grants while perfectly willing to write their conclusions first, then do their experiments later. Just think of the CO2 and STD reductions! You’d be legendary. The IPCC members might just quit in droves! Win-win-win!

    • I’ve been saying for years that I could “not farm” cattle online, thereby not producing that horrid methane. Why won’t people hire me and pay me with the subsidies? I’ll even take 50% of the going rate.

  23. Basically, the UN’s climate change propaganda arm is dying a slow death and now they are beginning to realize it.

    By the way, has the US ceased all money flow to the UN yet?

  24. Found this on quora

    Why did the UN say that the world has backed itself into a treacherous corner on climate change?
    , former Research Scientist 6 Level 2 UAH Huntsville Al. (2009-2014)
    · Upvoted by , MS Environmental Science & Energy, University of Houston (1…
    Because the UN is a bunch of treacherous liars and frauds. They either have to admit they are the biggest criminals in history or they have to double down. They have chosen to double down. The lies are just getting thicker and more outrageous.

    They were counting on financing their scheme on the back of the American Taxpayer and the US just dumped them in the street with no money to spend. Now they either lie even more so that they can transfer money to the super elites or they wait patiently for the prosecutors and the handcuffs.

    To which I might add

    https://tambonthongchai.com/2019/02/25/un/

  25. What possible decision taken at Madrid on Gender could possibly have any effect on climate, warming or otherwise. Leading paragraphs of above statement

  26. “We need to be clear that the conference did not result in agreement on the guidelines for a much-needed carbon market – an essential part of the toolkit to raise ambition that can harness the potential of the private sector and generate finance for adaptation.”

    We desperately needed a carbon tax so we could soak the productive sector for more largesse but the miserable Bs weren’t buying it.

    • Yes, that is what most blackmailers understand: if a victim gives in once, a victim will give in again. That’s why they are called “easy marks”.

      Or censors: ban something once, and they’ll be back next week with another thing they want banned.

    • Indeed
      “Some reformers suggest that the UN should seek Alternative Financing (not just dues and voluntary contributions) to fund its programs. A global tax on currency or financial transactions, a carbon tax or taxes on the arms-trade might provide such revenue. But states are jealous of their taxing powers and not keen to transfer such authority to the UN.”
       https://www.globalpolicy.org/global-taxes/46027-global-taxes-for-global-priorities.html
      There is no stone unturned in their search for global funding. ” Like-minded governments and citizen groups must advance together towards the goal of global taxes. The UN has the authority and capacity to address this agenda, and so to pave the way for a just and sustainable global future.”

  27. that we need to follow what science is telling us
    And decisions were taken in areas including … gender

    Hmmmm. This was supposed to be a Climate Change Conference, correct? what exactly do they thing the climate science is telling them about gender? Because if it’s telling them anything about gender, than it’s not science they’re listening to. (hint the climate doesn’t care about gender, never has, never will).

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