Paris Agreement Architect Still Haunting the MSM

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, at the COP17 in Durban, South Africa, author UNClimateChange, source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Failed Paris Agreement architect Christiana Figueres is back, pushing a new book and telling everyone what they are doing wrong.

World’s top climate negotiator condemns Australian response to climate change

MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2020 6:00AM

The leader of the Paris Climate Agreement talks says she is “deeply pained” by the attitude of the Australian Government to climate change in the wake of this summer’s unprecedented bushfires.

Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres became the United Nations’ top climate negotiator in 2010 and was at the helm for the historic Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.

Her task was to bring the leaders of 195 countries together to negotiate a binding agreement to stop the world warming beyond 2 degrees celsius – no easy task after the disastrous failure of the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit.

In an interview with Hack‘s Avani Dias about her new book, she hit out at the Australian Government’s response to the bushfire disaster.

“I am deeply pained by the attitude of the current Australian Government, that still after the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet, the bushfires in Australia, that this government is still denying climate change and denying the fact that there is a lot that Australia can and should be doing,” Figueres said.

Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/world-top-climate-negotiator-condemns-australian-response-bushfi/11989658

Christiana, I’m sure my fellow Australians, at least those who remember who you are, will be deeply saddened to hear about your disappointment with our climate progress.

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Don P
February 24, 2020 2:10 pm

“Worst disaster ever to hit the planet”? How about the Toba volcanic eruption – or if you don’t believe the catastrophe theory, how about the Laki volcanic eruption? Not to mention the Chicxulub asteroid strike . . .and these were just off the top of my head.

stinkerp
Reply to  Don P
February 25, 2020 12:00 am

Or socialism and communism. Over a 100 million people were killed or starved to death from communism.

Or malaria. How many hundreds of millions have died from malaria?

AIDS, influenza, poverty, political oppression, genocide, and war have all caused the suffering and death of untold millions. Global warming…er…”climate change”? Not so much. In fact, not at all. It’s difficult to imagine how a minuscule 1° C temperature increase over a hundred years could cause someone’s death.

Bill Powers
Reply to  stinkerp
February 25, 2020 8:21 am

It is even more difficult to imagine how the same minuscule increase could generate the level of hysteria that the Global Alarmists have created.

We have to thank, in large part, the Propaganda Ministry the alarmists laughing refer to as the News Media.

To your last point stinkerp allow me to site one simple example to illustrate their magical thinking:

A 70 year old man, who is 120 pounds overweight and troubled with heart disease, having survived his 2nd heart attack grabbed a shovel and began clearing his sidewalk in the wake of Snowmageddon.

His neighbors found him face down in the snow and the media reported out that he died because of Anthropogenic Climate Change. Snowmageddon killed him. Brush off our palms, add him to the death toll and head to press.

A few years latter the press will site their statistics pointing out how many people have died already from climate change.

Citizen Smith
Reply to  Don P
February 26, 2020 9:50 am

Dinosaurs disagree.

Bryan A
February 24, 2020 2:11 pm

Christiana, I’m sure my fellow Australians, at least those who remember who you are, will be deeply saddened to hear about your disappointment with our climate progress.

…There, I’m over it

clivehoskin
Reply to  Bryan A
February 24, 2020 3:52 pm

A high UN official has admitted the real reason for the climate hysteria: to transform the world economy, redistributing income from rich nations to poorer ones. Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), warned that the fight against climate change is a process and that the sought-after transformation of the world economy will not be decided at one conference or in one agreement.

Christiana-Figueres At a press conference in Brussels, Figueres stated:

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history.”

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.

Straight from the horses mouth to our ears.The truth about”Global Warming”.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  clivehoskin
February 24, 2020 5:58 pm

“Straight from the horses mouth to our ears.The truth about”Global Warming”.”

I think that sums it up nicely, clive.

You have shown the true intentions of Christiana Figueres. She is using climate change fearmongering as a vehicle to destroy free enterprise and the Western way of life.

4 Eyes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 25, 2020 2:58 am

She is using climate change to make a profit selling books. And if she is their top negotiator then they have a problem

Lancifer
Reply to  clivehoskin
February 24, 2020 7:53 pm

I think it might be from the other end of the horse.

RockyRoad
February 24, 2020 2:16 pm

Why is she criticizing Australia??

Why no mention of China??

Seems her ire is against democracies, not totalitarian governments!

How odd!

I wonder who is paying her bills and giving her kickbacks!

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  RockyRoad
February 24, 2020 2:24 pm

China are already communist. They don’t need re-education.

Greg
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
February 24, 2020 3:02 pm

talking of communist China, I love Christina’s violet version of the Mao suit. 😉

Latitude
Reply to  RockyRoad
February 24, 2020 5:40 pm

China is a dead end…no money in it….and China will tell them all to pound sand
..they are all in a catch 22
China is causing almost all of it…and they can’t blame China

LdB
Reply to  RockyRoad
February 25, 2020 7:25 am

Who cares what she says she is a paid puppet … she says what she is told to say .

February 24, 2020 2:16 pm

Paris Agreement failed architect Christiana Figueres, gone but sadly not forgotten.

Zig Zag Wanderer
February 24, 2020 2:18 pm

the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet, the bushfires in Australia

Wow! Just wow!

So, because once in a while latte-drinking classes get inconvenienced by the annual bushfire season, this is the worst disaster to ever hit the planet?

Earthquakes
Tsunamis
Famines

All natural events, obviously not as bad as our annual bushfires.

WW I
WW II
The Holodomor
The Holocaust

All man-made events, obviously not as bad as our annual bushfires.

Makes perfect socialist sense! Tax me immediately to fix the problem!

MarkH
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
February 25, 2020 12:08 am

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the Permian-Triassic extinction event might have been a bit more catastrophic than the fires in Australia this summer.

Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2020 2:18 pm

“the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet”???? I think not. With that perspective- it shows how incompetent she was.

peter jones
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2020 3:16 pm

But of course Christina Figueres is not now nor ever has been about reality, and accurate scientific assessments, she is a bureaucrat paid to lie and deceive, and promote by propaganda a political outcome favorable to the U.N’s long tern agenda.

It should surprise no one that she lies freely and often and never suffers adverse consequences as a result.

In this case the only aspect of the climate debate that may have a bearing on the fires, is the increased fuel load caused by a generally beneficial increase in CO2 resulting in increased plant growth.

Both Labour and Liberal governments in all the states seem (for i suspect globalist reasons) to have deliberately neglected to do the quantity of hazard reduction burns required, and in NSW seemed to have gone out of their way to cripple the already weak NPWS hazard reduction program by removal of large amounts of frontline staff.

This is a strong indication that both major parties are having their strings pulled by globalists behind the scenes.

Pete

Komrade Kuma
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2020 3:22 pm

“the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet, the bushfires in Australia”

Is it Earth she is talking about and in which universe?

What a complete and utter nut job, an ill informed, pig ignorant motor mouth. Yes the fires were very, very savage and up there with the worst but compounded massively by the simple fact that our population is at its maximum ever as is our infrastructure and the neumbers of people living in vulnerable areas. Add to that the negligent lack of fuel load management by state governments which is what most Australians clearly understand is the key issue and this buffoon’s empty headed grandstanding can be seen for the self important huffing and puffing it is.

Rick C PE
Reply to  Komrade Kuma
February 24, 2020 4:29 pm

Not even close to worst disasters just since 2000. How about the India Ocean tsunami in 2004 (~250,000 dead) and the 2011 tsunami in Japan (18,000+ casualties). Haiti earthquake, Katrina, Christchurch earthquake. Plenty of disasters to go around. The one thing they all have in common — no link to AGW except in the fevered imaginations of climate alarmists.

Mr.
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2020 4:07 pm

I can’t find where the ABC radio show host or presenter or journalist responded to Figueres as follows –

“worst disaster that has ever hit the planet, Ms Figueres? So which previous planetary disaster did this fires event bump off the top of the disasters list to make this one # 1?”

Instead we got from the ABC –
“crickets”

iain russell
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2020 4:21 pm

What colour is the sky on her planet?

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2020 7:42 pm

“the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet”
Well since the Amazon fires a few weeks earlier…./s

Curious George
February 24, 2020 2:20 pm

Christiana Figueres is a small fish. The UN is the real problem.

Komrade Kuma
Reply to  Curious George
February 24, 2020 3:24 pm

So is a piranha. Small yes but selfish in a vicious and carnivorous way.

ResourceGuy
February 24, 2020 2:23 pm

The Wicked Witch of the West.

Zig Zag Wanderer
February 24, 2020 2:23 pm

And, of course, there are no comments enabled for this article. God forbid that we, you know, the taxpayers actually funding the Australian Biased Comunists, actually get to reply to their outright propaganda.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
February 25, 2020 4:36 am

yeah they disabled comments unless you go to faceache pages and even then?
i dunno if any would get through
I dont do the toxic antisocial site

Jeff Mitchell
February 24, 2020 2:26 pm

I think a picture of Dolores Umbrage would have gone really well with the headline.

The Expulsive
February 24, 2020 2:38 pm

The UN and its ilk are the major problem for the world today, on everything. They screwed up the virus awareness, don’t know that the bush-fires aren’t the “worst disaster that has ever hit the planet” (surely she is aware of the volcanic eruptions in what is now Indonesia, isn’t she?), criticised Canada without even getting the facts right…the list goes on, but still that gormless Justin wants to be on the security council and must “charm” dictators, despots, crony-capitalists, etc. to get there while the country languishes from his neglect.

leo
Reply to  The Expulsive
February 24, 2020 2:58 pm

bad as that fire was, it was not close to the worse fire Australia ever had- – -talk about an over-kill comment- –

n.n
February 24, 2020 2:39 pm

The climate “progress” has been positive, commensurate to climate climate. She just disagrees with how “monotonic change” is qualified.

pouncer
February 24, 2020 2:40 pm

No no no, the problem is not that nations withdrew from or failed to meet obligations of the Paris Agreement.

It’s that nations never joined or failed to meet the obligations of the Kyoto Accords!

Check your White Euro-privileges, Secretary Figueres.

Chris Hanley
February 24, 2020 2:45 pm

“… I am deeply pained by the attitude of the current Australian Government, that still after the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet, the bushfires in Australia …”.
‘Never let a crisis go to waste’ (variously attributed).
The recent fires in Australia were not “the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet”, what about the 1931 floods in China that took the lives of up to 4,000,000 when the atmospheric CO2 concentration was only ~ 305 ppm?
And she in not “deeply pained”; people of her ilk exploit for political advantage every harmful newsworthy weather or climate-related event that comes along — they are loathsome.

Martin Howard Keith Brumby
February 24, 2020 3:00 pm

I’ve often wondered what role Figueres and the UNFCCC played in ousting Tony Abbott’s premiership.

Just a bit of string pulling, or maybe more than that?

It is clear that this unsavoury Marxist is every inch the anti-democrat.

Pete
Reply to  Martin Howard Keith Brumby
February 25, 2020 8:59 pm

Tony Abbot was Prime Minister. Not a Premier. Our States have Premiers. Other than that, yes, it would be very interesting to know if there was anything going in back then. I never trusted Malcolm Turnbull. My first experience with him was when he was Environment minister in John Howard’s cabinet. He should have joined the Labor party or possibly the greens.

February 24, 2020 3:04 pm

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance” George Bernard Shaw

commieBob
February 24, 2020 3:04 pm

Her agenda isn’t secret. She’s out to replace capitalism. That’s what she says.

She has as much as admitted that CAGW is just a ruse to impose global Marxism. Maurice Strong would be proud of her. link

This is not a conspiracy theory. The guilty have openly admitted what they are up to.

4 Eyes
Reply to  commieBob
February 25, 2020 3:11 am

“The guilty have openly admitted what they are up to”. And only a couple of pollies in all of Oz seem to realize that Figures and Edenhofer ever said these things. Now she is gone from UN the impact of drawing attention to these openly admitted aims is low and considered irrelevant. All Oz pollies have just moved on to other pressing climate issues as dictated by the MSM because MSM drive the debate, not the silly pollies

February 24, 2020 3:06 pm

How many people were killed in the recent Australian fires? What is the situation now? Sounds like a rather run of the mill disaster.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
February 25, 2020 4:42 am

33 or so?
amazingly LOW death rate
the bilion animals included lizards etc and was a guesstimate from the 70s done for wwf or somesuch group
in nsw which might have higher per acre populations then anyway might have been a “good year”
extrapolated from a 1 acre guesstime to the entire burned areas
bloody ridiculous!

most of the burnt lands got rain and are rgenerating madly already, some are busy flooding
all normal

the ABnormal is the nutters moaning and blaming co2

February 24, 2020 3:25 pm

“I am deeply pained by the attitude of the current Australian Government, that still after the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet, the bushfires in Australia, that this government is still denying climate change and denying the fact that there is a lot that Australia can and should be doing”

And I, madam, am deeply pained by holier than thou morons in high places who imagine that natural disasters are some kind of a message from God to take climate action; and that submission of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions constitute some kund of binding Agreement to cut emissions and that submission of such intentions by nonAnnex countries that have no emission reduction obligations under the UN’s own UNFCCC are meaningful emission reduction estimates particularly so when the text of those INDCs are mostly a laundry list of how much money they will need to do any of it.

Gary
February 24, 2020 3:37 pm

Oh please ! Take 10 minutes to google the History of Australian Bushfires and read the introduction to the Royal Commission on the 1939 fires in Victoria. Keep in mind the population back then, lack of infrastucture and less vulnerable housing at the time. This may dampen the shrillness,, The stupid, it burns literally.

Grand Lunar
February 24, 2020 3:40 pm

It may help her cause if she wasn’t dressed like Doctor Evil.

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Grand Lunar
February 24, 2020 4:15 pm

And … didn’t look like him !
😉

gringojay
Reply to  Grand Lunar
February 24, 2020 4:22 pm

Yeah, I don’t always let myself be harangued. But when I do then I prefer a Swedish teenager doing it.

Gary Pearse
February 24, 2020 3:40 pm

Pretty hard for Christina to be outraged about climate. She was one of the first to admit the real behind the scenes marxbrothers show that climate was all about.

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” 

Herbert
February 24, 2020 3:56 pm

None of the 73 countries who have adopted a target of net zero emissions by 2050 has any roadmap to achieving such a target.
Further none of these countries have any conception of the scale of the task needed to achieve such a goal.
See Roger Pielke in Forbes, September 30, 2019, “Net Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 2050 requires a new Nuclear Power plant every day”.
The ‘Target’ is totally delusional and pure theatre by its proponents.

PaulH
February 24, 2020 4:26 pm

On a book-signing tour, is she? I wonder if she will be spending all of her book’s royalties on carbon offsets. I doubt she travels the world in birch-bark canoes.

Ubique
February 24, 2020 4:42 pm

Get over it, parasite. The bushfires were nothing that hasn’t been seen many times before in recorded Australian history. If we’re talking natural disasters, go no further than the 1931 Yangtze River flood which killed 3.7 million people, but Figueres would be entirely ignorant of that.

Mike Dubrasich
February 24, 2020 4:52 pm

How is this “the first time”? Didn’t Comintern (founded in 1919) attempt to “change the economic development model”? What about Karl and Fred back in 1848?

Chrissy is forgetting about Joe Steel, Lenin, Mousy Dung, Polled Pot, Ho Ho Ho, Fidel, Enver, Che, Leon, etc etc?

Let’s give some credit where credit is due. Does Chrissy really think she’s the first? Hasn’t she seen all the statues? What an egotist! Or a moron …

btw, how is Red China’s economic development model doing vis her CAGW goals? Why are they her model Green economy? Will Red Bernie do any better? How and why?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
February 24, 2020 8:41 pm

Inquiring minds really don’t want to know how deranged the Left is.
It’s like looking into that deep pit of insanity and trying to stay sane yourself.
Circles of Hell thing.
A dangerous game for the rational.

TomRude
February 24, 2020 5:24 pm

These people are interchangeable… and always rebound with new posh positions.

GregK
February 24, 2020 5:30 pm

“I am deeply pained by the attitude of the current Australian Government, that still after the worst disaster that has ever hit the planet, the bushfires in Australia, “…

The meteorite impact in 65 million BC was a bit of a doozy by all acounts as was the end of Permian extinction.

Joel O'Bryan
February 24, 2020 7:06 pm

For the climate deranged like Ms Figueres, it’s all feeling and emotions.
That and a paycheck. Her high flying lifestyle and a fat UN paycheck depends on successfully pimping the climate hustle. Bringing home the bacon, year after year.
Nothing more.

Just like some folks here in the US are race hustlers and peddle race grievances to their personal wealth, Ms Figueres does so on the international stage with the climate hustle. We also have our domestic climate hustlers like McKibben, and Al Gore, who occasionally ventures abroad too. Also playing the rentseeking game via a university-based climate hustle are pseudo-science hustlers like Mann, Hayhoe, and Overpeck.

At the end of the day, the Climate Scam is nothing about actual climate, and everything about money and power.

HotScot
February 25, 2020 12:16 am

I’m a bitch I’m a bitch
Oh the bitch is back
Stone cold sober as a matter of fact
I can bitch I can bitch
‘Cause I’m better than you
It’s the way that I move
The things that I do
Oh-oh-oh

Elton John

Michael in Dublin
February 25, 2020 6:52 am

Eight years ago I followed remarks Christiana Figueres made on a subject I am well familiar with and they were hogwash. For precisely this reason and her pushing UN narratives totally discredited her in my opinion.

George Lawson
February 26, 2020 12:31 am

If she feels that the Australian bushfires is the worst man-made disaster ever to hit the planet then where does she feel that the man made disasters of the first and second world wars fit into her muddles thinking?

Luigi
March 1, 2020 1:14 am

The leader of the Paris Climate Agreement talks says she is “deeply pained” by the attitude of the Australian Government to climate change in the wake of this summer’s unprecedented bushfires.
This is the way Multinationals put pressure into Governments from top down the dirty job is done by the NGO from bottom to top…this is INSANE!

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