President Joe Biden. By David Lienemann - White House (V011013DL-0556), Public Domain, Link

Biden Raising Expectations: Announces a Two Day Virtual Global Climate Conference

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

My question – how many world leaders will actually stare at a VR screen for the entire two days, vs providing a fake feed of sitting by their computer paying attention?

President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate

MARCH 26, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

Today, President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23.  The virtual Leaders Summit will be live streamed for public viewing.

President Biden took action his first day in office to return the United States to the Paris Agreement.  Days later, on January 27, he announced that he would soon convene a leaders summit to galvanize efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis.

The Leaders Summit on Climate will underscore the urgency – and the economic benefits – of stronger climate action.  It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow.

In recent years, scientists have underscored the need to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.  A key goal of both the Leaders Summit and COP26 will be to catalyze efforts that keep that 1.5-degree goal within reach.  The Summit will also highlight examples of how enhanced climate ambition will create good paying jobs, advance innovative technologies, and help vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts.

By the time of the Summit, the United States will announce an ambitious 2030 emissions target as its new Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.  In his invitation, the President urged leaders to use the Summit as an opportunity to outline how their countries also will contribute to stronger climate ambition.

The Summit will reconvene the U.S.-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which brings together 17 countries responsible for approximately 80 percent of global emissions and global GDP.  The President also invited the heads of other countries that are demonstrating strong climate leadership, are especially vulnerable to climate impacts, or are charting innovative pathways to a net-zero economy.  A small number of business and civil society leaders will also participate in the Summit.

Key themes of the Summit will include:

  • Galvanizing efforts by the world’s major economies to reduce emissions during this critical decade to keep a limit to warming of 1.5 degree Celsius within reach.
  • Mobilizing public and private sector finance to drive the net-zero transition and to help vulnerable countries cope with climate impacts. 
  • The economic benefits of climate action, with a strong emphasis on job creation, and the importance of ensuring all communities and workers benefit from the transition to a new clean energy economy.
  • Spurring transformational technologies that can help reduce emissions and adapt to climate change, while also creating enormous new economic opportunities and building the industries of the future.
  • Showcasing subnational and non-state actors that are committed to green recovery and an equitable vision for limiting warming to 1.5 degree Celsius, and are working closely with national governments to advance ambition and resilience.
  • Discussing opportunities to strengthen capacity to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of climate change, address the global security challenges posed by climate change and the impact on readiness, and address the role of nature-based solutions in achieving net zero by 2050 goals. 

Further details on the Summit agenda, additional participants, media access, and public viewing will be provided in the coming weeks.

The President invited the following leaders to participate in the Summit:

  • Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda
  • President Alberto Fernandez, Argentina 
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia    
  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh
  • Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Bhutan
  • President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil    
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada          
  • President Sebastián Piñera, Chile 
  • President Xi Jinping, People’s Republic of China    
  • President Iván Duque Márquez, Colombia    
  • President Félix Tshisekedi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Denmark 
  • President Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission
  • President Charles Michel, European Council
  • President Emmanuel Macron, France        
  • President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon        
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India    
  • President Joko Widodo, Indonesia      
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel
  • Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Italy    
  • Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Jamaica
  • Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Japan  
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya      
  • President David Kabua, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico  
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand
  • President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria        
  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norway 
  • President Andrzej Duda, Poland  
  • President Moon Jae-in, Republic of Korea     
  • President Vladimir Putin, The Russian Federation  
  • King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore
  • President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa 
  • Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Spain
  • President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey
  • President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson, United Kingdom
  • President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Vietnam    

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/26/president-biden-invites-40-world-leaders-to-leaders-summit-on-climate/

Biden is not wrong – this virtual climate conference could lead to some serious technology advances.

Nations will be judged on their ability to produce fake feed video software which convincingly mimics sincerity.

4.9 7 votes
Article Rating
101 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
philincalifornia
March 29, 2021 10:05 am

Will it be on the Comedy Channel ??

Curious George
Reply to  philincalifornia
March 29, 2021 11:27 am

The timing is all wrong. It should be April 1st.

Scissor
Reply to  philincalifornia
March 29, 2021 12:58 pm

There’s an appropriate syndicated show, “Cheaters.”

george1st:)
Reply to  philincalifornia
March 29, 2021 5:44 pm

Perhaps Sesame Street , cgi can hide the strings .

Michael in Dublin
March 29, 2021 10:20 am

A virtual conference led by a virtual president offering the world virtual(ly) nothing.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
March 29, 2021 10:33 am

SDRs from the IMF are not nothing.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  ResourceGuy
March 29, 2021 11:07 am

If one looks at the dismal track record of the IMF say in Africa alone, it would be much wiser for countries to stay away from the IMF and aid agencies but rather encourage their people to develop their human ingenuity and use their abundant natural resources.

However, when Muslim terrorists are allowed to sabotage the new oil/gas development in a country like Mozambique – which promises to help lift many out of poverty – no Biden climate conference will put food on their tables. I doubt he has the faintest idea of what is going on there.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
March 30, 2021 6:09 am

I doubt Dementia Joe was have a clue where Mozambique was given how he struggles to know where he is.

markl
March 29, 2021 10:22 am

“..how many world leaders will actually stare at a VR screen for the entire two days, vs providing a fake feed of sitting by their computer paying attention?” None. This is just another virtue signaling event that once completed will be forgotten until the next one. The Western/industrialized countries that participate will be shamed by the the countries expecting climate reparations even though combined they emit more CO2.

starzmom
Reply to  markl
March 29, 2021 11:43 am

I doubt even Biden will sit and stare at his screen. If he is physically present he will be asleep.
As for the others, I would hope they have better more productive things to do.

Last edited 24 days ago by starzmom
Gerry, England
Reply to  starzmom
March 30, 2021 6:10 am

From a UK point of view, keeping our lying oaf of a Prime Minister occupied for 2 days would reduce the time he has to do something stupid that impacts us.

PaulH
Reply to  markl
March 29, 2021 1:07 pm

Well, now, I’m sure almost everyone on this illustrious list will appear. Each will present a (likely pre-recorded) speech pretending to be very, very concerned yet very hopeful that they’ll accomplish Great Things. Then each will hand this very serious matter to a capable underling, one who will have the onerous yet well-paying task of staring at the screen while nodding earnestly at the camera.

John Bell
March 29, 2021 10:27 am

“to galvanize efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis” nice vague language. What does it mean? Take away fossil fuels from the little people but not yourselves? Virtue signalling.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  John Bell
March 30, 2021 4:13 am

galvanise hey?
well Id not be averse to seeing them cop a current through em for a bit of a wake the f up

ResourceGuy
March 29, 2021 10:32 am

All of them are about to be rewarded in hundreds of millions of dollars via IMF SDRs from American taxpayers. Don’t be late to the meeting–they’re taking attendance.

Mr.
Reply to  ResourceGuy
March 29, 2021 2:04 pm

Got it in one RG.

When all these “leaders” got their invitations, they only message they saw was –
“FREE MONEY”

George Daddis
March 29, 2021 10:32 am

What mis-information is required to convince a world leader, and specifically Joe Biden, that replacing fossil fuels with “Green Energy” will create “good paying jobs?!?

The only way one could deceptively argue that that is a “true” statement is if:

  • you could point to two “good paying” jobs (like Climate Czar) and then proudly announce that you are therefore literally correct.
  • one ignores that you are eliminating jobs in the fossil fuel industry that are significantly better paying
  • you are economically illiterate and think that creating many more jobs in a “green” economy to provide the same energy as one powered by fossil fuels is a good thing. (A claim often heard from GND proponents!)
ResourceGuy
Reply to  George Daddis
March 29, 2021 10:42 am

They are going to point to labor-intensive and high cost per watt rooftop solar installers and their lobbyists plus UAW EV jobs reclassified from ICE production lines for the jobs generated. They will also employee a lot of climate PR consultants in the process.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  George Daddis
March 29, 2021 12:06 pm

I think there is a misunderstanding with the “loss of jobs”. These “green” technologies require a massive investment of energy to build them. In the case of solar PV it exceeds (by quite a bit) the energy that will be captured from the sun during its working life.

There is zero possibility that a PV panel building industry including mining and cell materials like pure silicon and silver will ever be energy-financed by existing PV panels. In other words, they cannot generate enough electricity to replace themselves. So, where will that energy come from? It has to be generated to create the hardware of the “green new deal”.

If one suggests that wind energy will power the production of PV panels, that’s a laugh too! Seventy-five per cent of the wind energy from each wind turbine is needed to manufacture a replacement, if one considers the mining and transport and workers, schools, civil infrastructure and health care that has to be paid for to keep a community of wind workers alive and well.

So we have negative-net-energy PV, 25% net-yield wind power, and pointlessly small geothermal sources.

So all the hydro power, nuclear, coal and natural gas generating capacity will remain and, if they want to do things quickly, be expanded significantly.

The jobs in the current generating stations will remain, and vast sums spent creating mining, refining and manufacturing jobs that consume all that energy.

As the globe cools during the next ten years the output from the renewables will decline early and maintenance timing will have to be advanced. It is the definition of a boondoggle.

Neo
Reply to  George Daddis
March 29, 2021 12:35 pm

replacing fossil fuels with “Green Energy” will create “good paying jobs in DC

Notanacademic
Reply to  Neo
March 29, 2021 1:13 pm

And China.

DipChip
Reply to  Notanacademic
March 29, 2021 2:03 pm

To sell to the fools in the rest of the world.

Carlo, Monte
March 29, 2021 10:32 am

What an idiot.

Editor
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
March 29, 2021 11:34 am

Excellent summary, Carlo, Monte.

Regards,
Bob

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
March 29, 2021 12:49 pm

Now that you’ve pointed out the elephant in the room, what do you really think?

philincalifornia
Reply to  Rory Forbes
March 29, 2021 2:01 pm

I’ll tell you what I think. I think that it’s very ironic that people who are woke vote (allegedly) for a person that’s pretty much asleep.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  philincalifornia
March 29, 2021 2:08 pm

They still haven’t emerged from the brain fog induced by 4 years of raging TDS.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 29, 2021 2:52 pm

The strange thing is, I’ve met numerous people with near terminal TDS who have no idea what Trump did do … not a clue.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  philincalifornia
March 29, 2021 2:56 pm

I’m convinced most people dad no clue how far gone O’Biden is. He as never very bright and he had to withdraw from a run at president before … for plagiarism. The guy is a moral wasteland.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Rory Forbes
March 29, 2021 6:06 pm

The opening line in his vaunted “press conference” was plagiarized.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Rory Forbes
March 29, 2021 6:05 pm

He’ll need his chart of faces and names.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
March 29, 2021 6:45 pm

Do you think it’ll help? The guy is degenerating rapidly.

Bubba Cow
March 29, 2021 10:37 am

committed to green recovery”

I think we are already doing that –
https://sealevel.info/ScientificAmerican_1920-11-27_CO2_fertilization.html

more CO2 !

March 29, 2021 10:40 am

JOEY INTENDS TO DAMAGE AMERICA MORE IN 100 DAYS THAN ANY OTHER PREZ…WANTS TO ZUCK AMERICA UP

Spetzer86
March 29, 2021 10:42 am

I still want to know how a single individual, Old JB, could sign the entire USA up for what appears to be an international treaty. Where’s the Senate vote?

H.R.
Reply to  Spetzer86
March 29, 2021 1:18 pm

Badges Senators? We don’t need no steeenkin’ badges Senators.”

Last edited 24 days ago by H.R.
Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Spetzer86
March 29, 2021 2:12 pm

The US is being run by a commie politburo-style Central Committee right now. They just trot Ole Joe out to sign something in the Oval Office and read a prepared statement, and then hurry-up to hide him away before he starts talking on his own and blows open the gas-lighting.

The White House Democrat Central Committee is probably Chaired by Obama, and other members include Kamala, Nancy, Chucky, John Kerry (who represents the billionaire class), and a few others representing various special interest groups like Union labor and environmental NGOs.

Last edited 24 days ago by joelobryan
Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 29, 2021 6:08 pm

Why is it that communists always have to inflict their vacuous ideas on other people?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
March 29, 2021 10:59 pm

Astute observers have made the argument this is a natural evolution of political systems. Democracies like ancient Greece evolving ultimately to centralized dictatorships (Caesars, Monarchs) over many centuriues to a final collapse and then it starts all over again.

Andrew Burnette
March 29, 2021 10:45 am

Are these the same leaders who quarantined the healthy to avoid 2M+ dead from COVID in the USA?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Andrew Burnette
March 29, 2021 12:52 pm

to avoid 2M+ dead from COVID in the USA?

Correction …

to avoid 2M+ dead from WITH COVID in the USA?

Gawd only knows how many have died FROM this mystery disease.

DonM
March 29, 2021 10:48 am

“My question – how many world leaders will actually stare at a VR screen for the entire two days, vs providing a fake feed of sitting by their computer paying attention?”

The same number that GO to a “climate conference” and spend zero time relaxing at the pool, bar, beach, or massage parlor.

(Will Lurch participate by flying to somewhere warm, on his private jet, and then log in to the summit?)

(Will Biden ‘participate’ at all … or will he just be scripted?)

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  DonM
March 29, 2021 11:35 am

My bet is Dementia Joe will read a short script at the start, then won’t be seen until near the end when he will thank everyone for participating. During most of the actual conference he will be in his PJ’s watching “Murder She Wrote” reruns.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
March 30, 2021 12:12 am

While slurping his favorite cherry jello and asking his Depends nurse to change him.

Anon
March 29, 2021 10:49 am

This is like deciding that humanity’s most pressing problem is the need to ELIMINATE THE WHEEL. Then funding a multi-billion dollar contest to come up with “wheel alternatives” and marveling at the ingenuity of the gadgets, followed by mass producing those gadgets.

Meanwhile, back in the real world… (sigh)

Last edited 24 days ago by Anon
H.R.
Reply to  Anon
March 29, 2021 1:26 pm

I recommend the Triangular Wheel®, Anon.

It is far superior to the square wheel because, for every rotation, it eliminates one bump. It gives a much smoother ride.
😜

JCM
March 29, 2021 11:28 am

There are no economic benefits to climate action, this is a lie and a major communications error on the part of governments. Most people see through this lie. Economic benefits only come from free markets by increased efficiency of production and pricing. Governments implement policy to reduce social or environmental harm (regulation), or to increase access to free markets (economy/efficiency/savings). That’s about it. Prescribing energy technologies that are less efficient and more costly must have net negative economic consequences compared to freer markets. There is no way around that truth. If the intent of climate policy is to reduce harm they should stick to that talking point, and they must be clear that there will be costs and tradeoffs to meet their goal. These tradeoffs may include fewer resources for actual environmental improvement programs, fewer resources for social welfare programs, and fewer resources for defense/defence spending, etc. Additionally, they tend to pull on heartstrings by telling us to think of the grandchildren – well, the grandkids are here and all we have to show is massive debt. They can thank us later.

Last edited 24 days ago by JCM
Mumbles McGuirck
March 29, 2021 11:29 am

My question – how many world leaders will actually stare at a VR screen for the entire two days, vs providing a fake feed of sitting by their computer paying attention?

You can bet even money the host will, or they will have to tape his eyelids open. I can’t imagine Dementia Joe will be an active host, interacting with other leaders throughout the proceedings. He will do a brief kick-off speech then not be seen until near the end.

John F Hultquist
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
March 29, 2021 12:36 pm

John Kerry and a few others rotating in and out with big face masks, with voice manipulators to show interest, and mannequins in the background with movements via small motors.
Only the smallest and poorest countries will not be able to establish such a charade.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  John F Hultquist
March 29, 2021 1:24 pm

HOW DARE YOU! John Kerry doesn’t need a ‘big face’ mask. He’s already got a BIG FACE. /sarc

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  John F Hultquist
March 29, 2021 2:17 pm

Disney’s amusement park animatronics are getting pretty slick. Disney going “woke” will probably get them the contract to animate a gaffe-free Ole Joe as well.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
March 29, 2021 11:49 am

I have the perfect solution for online events, apparently invented by a primary school girl.

1. Take a selfie of you looking at the screen, mouth agape and a hopeful look on you face.

2. Load that selfie as your background photo, and turn off the camera.

3. Edit your on-screen name to “Loading…”

Go and do whatever it is that is more important.

Steve Z
March 29, 2021 11:49 am

“…the importance of ensuring all communities and workers benefit from the transition to a new clean energy economy.”

This should make for an interesting discussion, since most workers and “communities” would be harmed by the transition away from fossil fuels. But the “little people” are not invited to such conferences, so the movers and shakers don’t care what they think. Just ride your bike to work and shut up.

Climate believer
March 29, 2021 11:57 am
  • Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Bhutan

… aren’t they already carbon negative?

Bhutan is basically Middle Earth™

Rick C
March 29, 2021 12:16 pm

What a great opportunity for foreign leaders to either virtue signal or demonstrate their distain for Biden. I’m sure several will have a hard time choosing. Snubbing Biden could become a spectator sport. But I predict none of the invitees who do participate will do more than make a politically correct statement before turning their feed over to some PR functionary.

OK S.
March 29, 2021 12:19 pm

Is this a real person, or is it a Claymation?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  OK S.
March 29, 2021 12:36 pm

probably closer to a Disney storyland animatronic.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 29, 2021 1:26 pm

I understand that at Disney’s Hall of Presidents the Joe Biden figure has no animatronics. It just sits there with a blank look.

Joao Martins
March 29, 2021 12:20 pm

On the White House announcemente, it is called “The virtual Leaders Summit”, a really fascinating name! A summit of virtual leaders, NOT a virtual summit of leaders!

What a club!

“Nations will be judged on their ability to produce fake feed video software which convincingly mimics sincerity.” No need, the leaders are all virtual…

Joel O'Bryan
March 29, 2021 12:28 pm

This COVID thing has been a blessing for Biden. He can stay hidden behind a teleprompter to read from and use his prepared notes to talk from in these virtual video venues. Really he’s just an animatronic puppet now, like you see at a DisneyWorld ride.

You can bet Kamala is going to “attend” these things as well. When she pulls the trigger on the 25Amendment/Section 4 and sends Ole’ Joe out to pasture, she’ll need the continuity of knowing what was said and when to Ole Joe. A constitutional crisis will then play out as Congress has to decide then who is the President when the Vice becomes Acting President.

It is just a matter of time though, as sure as the sun rises everyday, that some crisis will come along and Joe Biden will be expected to stand in front of live cameras and talk and answer questions without the aid of prepared speech or notes. Then the whole world will see how cognitively incompetent Joe is and realize everything that is being done in his name is being actually being decided by a Politburo Central Committee and then they trot Ole Joe out to Oval office to sign something and release a prepared WH Press release in his name. You can bet none of Joe’s cognitive problems are lost on Moscow, Beijing, or Tehran. And they also know that only the US President can give authorization to the SecDef to engage in combat operations. Kamala as VP has no role in the National Command Authority, that is vested to the President to the SecDef then to the JCS. We could be really screwed and our adversaries know that.

Last edited 24 days ago by joelobryan
Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 29, 2021 1:33 pm

Won’t happen. The Dems aren’t gonna wait very long. Within months from now, they will Section 4 ol’ Joe with his approval. Kamala will be sworn quicker than greased lightning before anyone can object. The only question is how will they appoint a new VP. They can’t afford to wait for a crisis or a Republican Congressional majority in 2022. They’ll pull the trigger before July 4th. Jeanne Dixon has spoken. 😉

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
March 29, 2021 1:50 pm

Depends on if Dementia Joe fights back and tells Congress he is able to serve. If he does resist being removed, we’ll have a full blown constitutional crisis. If he simply accepts the VicePres’s actions and then he resigns, yes then Kamala will go from Acting President to being sworn in as President without any delay.

But right now, no one knows if the NCA powers vested to President applies to an “Acting President” as depicted in the 25th Amendment. If SecDef Austin is on-board with Joe’s removal, then they probably can throw Ole Joe under bus pretty easily even if he resists because Nancy and Chucky will go right along with the preplanned removal of dementia-ridden Biden.

My guess on the VP is Senator Amy Klobuchar. That was the deal they probably brokered last March 2020 to get her to drop out of the Primary race so Old joe could overtake Bernie Sanders. Bernie taking the nomination was the threat they had to deal with, and Klobuchar and Buttigieg dropped out. Buttigieg was likely promised the Transportation Secretary cabinet-level job he now has.

Klobuchar will become Vice President, and Minnesota Governor is a Democrat who’ll appoint a Democrat to fill her vacant seat, so no problem there for Dems.

Last edited 24 days ago by joelobryan
DonM
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
March 29, 2021 8:15 pm

They are gonna wait until after the 2022 mids so as to continuing with fooling some of the people all of the time.

They are crossing their fingers wrt the mid-terms.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 29, 2021 6:10 pm

“What am I signing?

Joseph Zorzin
March 29, 2021 12:28 pm

Here’s an item worth reading: “The electrical engineers collide with the climate politicians”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-electrical-engineers-collide-with-the-climate-politicians/ar-BB1f5K01

ResourceGuy
March 29, 2021 12:28 pm

Note the doubling down on failed solar CSP by DOE spending plans. They don’t get it and they will keep at it until they retire. Call it the new fusion energy funding formula. Nuts!

Sunrise brief: DOE sets a goal to cut solar costs by 60% in 10 years – pv magazine USA (pv-magazine-usa.com)

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  ResourceGuy
March 29, 2021 12:42 pm

With all the Green crap hidden in the COVID spending bills passed and signed in law 2 weeks ago, we can be certain there are dozens of 2009 Solyndra-like tax money scandals happening right now.

Neo
March 29, 2021 12:33 pm

I’ll give credit for making the conference virtual.
As a matter of fact, all climate conferences should be virtual.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Neo
March 29, 2021 12:43 pm

Climate change is virtual as well. It only exists in computer model simulations.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Neo
March 29, 2021 2:47 pm

As a matter of fact, all climate conferences should be virtual.

Indeed yes … virtually nonexistent.

Alex
March 29, 2021 12:38 pm

Today, President Biden invited 40 world leaders…”

Do they know about the “invitation”?


Rory Forbes
Reply to  Alex
March 29, 2021 1:01 pm

Do they know about the “invitation”?

The real point is; does he? Hell, Biden can’t even remember the names of his own cabinet. His secretary of defense is … “that guy who runs it.”

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Rory Forbes
March 29, 2021 1:37 pm

He’s somewhere between Stage 3 and Stage 4.
The Seven Stages Of Dementia

CD in Wisconsin
March 29, 2021 12:44 pm

“…..[H]e announced that he would soon convene a leaders summit to galvanize efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis…”

Major economies? Are all the countries on the list supposed to be “major economies”?

Antigua and Barbuda? Bhutan? The Congo? Gabon? Jamaica? Marshall Islands?

I am at a loss trying to understand what is going on in the minds of alarmists.

PaulH
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
March 29, 2021 6:08 pm

Most if not all of these “major economies” are broke.

David Wojick
March 29, 2021 12:47 pm

I am fascinated by the constant repetition of this nonsensical statement: “the need to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change”.

Under AGW, limiting warming to say 4 degrees would still stave off the worst impacts, as would 5 degrees, because there are worse impacts beyond that. At the opposite end, 1.5 degrees is a foolish attempt to stave off virtually ALL impacts. In fact the IPCC 1.5 degrees report quantified the (according to AGW) difference between 1.5 and 2.0 degrees and they were small. The “worst impacts” only occur with tremendous warming.

Clearly the endless journalists who use this nonsensical locution know little about the English language, or AGW.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  David Wojick
March 29, 2021 1:00 pm

It’s is the Climate religion equivalent of saying the Apostles’ Creed followed by a dozen Hail Marys. It shows the proper reverence to the Climate Religion and the believed sins of CO2 emissions from fossil fuels.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  David Wojick
March 29, 2021 2:09 pm

Fundamentally nonsensical, without foundation assuming a simple chain of cause and effect on a chaotic system.

Peta of Newark
March 29, 2021 1:34 pm

I’ve found the “Good Paying Jobs

We did knew/know where they were/are already, t’was just a matter of seeing it in writing.

Quote:””One joiner told me he had witnessed an installer carry out work worth £3,000 at most, then deliver an invoice for £5,000″”
scheme to insulate houses axed
Countless times I’ve seen on the little UK renewable energy forum I watch, contributors have complained about insulation installs, solar panels and heat pumps that have gone wrong just a few years after installation. An endless stream.
Yes, the Government forced the installers to provide warranties but what use are they when the installers have quite simply vanished

Doncha feel sorry for the poor (haha not) installers, did they actually ‘die laughing’ on their way to the bank
Or the next piece of (from the linked article) ‘Staggering ineptitude’##
Not when it comes to creating a nation of selfish cheats and crooks

## Sums up all UK Governments we’ve seen since Mrs Thatcher

Last edited 24 days ago by Peta of Newark
Mickey Reno
March 29, 2021 1:38 pm

Day 1, Hour 1 Minute 1: Biden: C’mon man, you KNOW the thing.

Day 1 Hour 1 Minute 2 thru close: 40 world leaders scratching their heads, wondering if they DO know the thing, asking if they can talk with Kamala Harris instead.

Joel O'Bryan
March 29, 2021 1:42 pm

Someone needs to tell the woke, diversity crazy Biden-Harris White House they left off two important leaders:

  • T’Challa, king of Wakanda, aka Black Panther.
  •  King Jaffe Joffer of Zamunda
Gordon A. Dressler
March 29, 2021 1:46 pm

From the above-quoted March 26 PR out of the White House:
“In recent years, scientists have underscored the need to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.”
   
Now, notice how differently (more accurately, but less alarmingly) this statement would read when properly corrected by the two simple words that I added in bold:
“In recent years, relatively few scientists have underscored the need to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.”

March 29, 2021 2:04 pm

What if nobody comes. Just dementia Joe, Kerry, and a bunch of climate lackeys. Glad this will be available to watch; notches up the embarassment factor. Kind of like the southern US border.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Rud Istvan
March 29, 2021 2:20 pm

I think we can be quite certain those in line for UN Climate Aid money will be there, hands out.
But curiously, the WH left off the Vatican and the Pope. It is its own country within Italy.

Last edited 24 days ago by joelobryan
DipChip
March 29, 2021 2:18 pm

There is insufficient energy to supply the means to produce green energy. In the 19th and early 20th century farmers required 40% of their production to feed their sources of energy, draft animals. That was when much of the world operated on green energy. Before the 18th century the world operated on pure green energy. Today’s world can not be maintained without fossil fuel unless some type of nuclear energy is provided.

March 29, 2021 2:48 pm

Excellent precedent. All future climapaloozas should now be virtual too. It’d save huge amounts of jet fuel.

Trying to Play Nice
March 29, 2021 3:39 pm

The Three Stooges picture is with the wrong article. It should be with this one.

Gunga Din
March 29, 2021 4:39 pm

Since CAGW is a virtual problem brought on by Man’s virtual reality climate models, why not host a virtual solution?
I’ve often found that rebooting or unplugging and then plugging my computer back in resolves a host of virtual problems.
(Clears out the crap.)

ScienceABC123
March 29, 2021 6:02 pm

I’m still waiting for that “national debate on global warming” that was promised years ago…

old engineer
March 29, 2021 6:16 pm

Having read most of the comments, I have one question that has not been asked. In what time zone will this conference be held? There will have to be a chairman or moderator of some kind. What time zone will he or she be in?

Let’s say the conference emanates from Washington D.C. Typical conference hours are: 9am to noon, a two hour break for lunch, then more conference from 2pm to 5pm.
It may be daytime in D.C., but it’s the middle of the night in Japan, Korea and Australia.

So, yes, it will be recorded speeches, and lots of CG.

Last edited 23 days ago by old engineer
Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  old engineer
March 29, 2021 7:19 pm

It can’t be past Dementia Joe’s bedtime of 7pm EDT or before his Depend cleaning at 8am.

Nashville
March 29, 2021 7:27 pm

Will be interesting to see the count of people watching this.
they have set themselves up for a total disaster.

Mr.
Reply to  Nashville
March 29, 2021 7:55 pm

C’mon man.
This is a gathering of climate carpetbaggers.
You think they don’t know how to fudge numbers?

Damon
March 29, 2021 9:38 pm

If you’re having a big party, you normally announce who is going to be present. Not who you have invited.

Craig from Oz
March 29, 2021 10:06 pm

So which nation gets forced to log on at 2am?

Farce.

Redge
March 29, 2021 11:48 pm

Joe was already doing this back in the 80s:




Doonman
March 30, 2021 1:05 am

Climate Action on parade. Joe is not gonna sit around and not save the world. Of course, Joe is promising to change the weather, because climate is weather averaged over time. If you’re going to change the climate, then you have to change the weather first. Cause and effect.

So think about this. Joe Biden is the first President of the United States ever that claims he will control the weather.

Peter K
March 30, 2021 2:42 am

What no aeroplane rides, 5 star sleep overs along with free booze and dining out. I am sure that idea will go down like a lead balloon.

ozspeaksup
March 30, 2021 4:11 am

hilarious
and the time zone issues alone?
bidets bedtime means he would miss an awful lot of it

Last edited 23 days ago by ozspeaksup
ozspeaksup
March 30, 2021 4:20 am

with some luck a nice hacker somewhere will have some real fun with their links n feeds etc

Diane Rienstra
March 30, 2021 8:46 am

Starting another “war”. Read Toffler’s predictions.

%d bloggers like this: