UN Secretary General: “This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels, before they destroy our planet”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

In 2019 WUWT celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 1989 10 years to save the world UN climate emergency declaration. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is showing real determination to keep this proud tradition alive, by escalating the emergency to a “code red”.

Landmark United Nations report finds the world is running out of time to slow down climate change, humans ‘unequivocally’ to blame

Nina Chestney and Andrea Januta

Published: 09/08/2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a ‘code red for humanity’.

The report released on Monday warns the world is dangerously close to runaway warming – and that humans are “unequivocally” to blame.

Already, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades if not centuries, the scientists conclude.

The UN chief urged an immediate end to coal energy and other high-polluting fossil fuels.

“The alarm bells are deafening,” Guterres said in a statement. “This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels, before they destroy our planet.”

Read more: https://7news.com.au/weather/climate-change/code-red-for-humanityguterres-c-3637453

The 1989 climate emergency promised entire nations would be engulfed by rising seas by the year 2000.

U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked
PETER JAMES SPIELMANN June 30, 1989

UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. 

Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. 

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control

As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday. 

Coastal regions will be inundated; one-sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a fourth of its 90 million people. A fifth of Egypt’s arable land in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply, according to a joint UNEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study. 

″Ecological refugees will become a major concern, and what’s worse is you may find that people can move to drier ground, but the soils and the natural resources may not support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?″ he said. 

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0 (PDF backup)

Interestingly it looks like the AP digital copy of the 1989 warning has been damaged, the title is missing when I view it. Possibly someone tried to delete it, and hit the wrong button.

I have to say Guteres has been a little selfish with his use of language, and left a real head scratcher for the organisers of the next COP conference. I mean, how do you top a “code red”?

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Tom Halla
August 9, 2021 10:03 am

Yeah, and all those countries like The Maldives located on coral atolls are growing, not sinking.

Duane
Reply to  Tom Halla
August 9, 2021 11:02 am

Like shooting fish in a barrel.

If rising sea levels and a warming kill off coral reefs, then the planet would have wiped out ALL of the coral reefs many thousands of years ago. And yet, they persist!

Geoff Sherrington
Reply to  Duane
August 9, 2021 5:05 pm

The Great Barrier Reef had its water temperature measured in a scientific survey in 1871. Today,, the sea temperatures are the same. No change.. So much for red code threats. How much science do you need? See Dr Bill Johnston’s blog named bomwatch. Geoff S

Greg
August 9, 2021 10:06 am

1989: A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

The cooling only stopped in 1975. They were making outrageous claims like that on the basis of just 15 “trends”?

Just proves it was lies from the very start.

So far we haven’t lost the first atol.

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E. Hansen
Reply to  Greg
August 10, 2021 5:37 am

In some ways it’s worse than that, the ‘pre-industrial’ period they use as a baseline was during one of the coldest periods in the last millenium. The little ice age really only stopped around 1850, and the temperature was returning to the current interglacial during our modern period. We are still within the holocene ice age, and well within normal parameters for our planetary environment. Many of the glaciers melting today in Europe were seen as a catastrophic (or even diabolical) event when they grew to the current extents during that little ice age, to the point of exorcisms to try to stop them. Humans, however, enjoy the ‘catastrophe’ and ‘original sin’ ideas far too much. ‘Saving the world’ is equally attractive to those who want power. And ‘how dare you question’? Adding all that together is far too akin to a modern cult.

MarkW
Reply to  E. Hansen
August 10, 2021 11:57 am

It was actually the coldest period on the planet since the end of the last glacial period.

Thomas Gasloli
August 9, 2021 10:06 am

The UN: the same people who stood silently by while China spread a deadly virus around the world. They are all scoundrels.

Sunny
August 9, 2021 10:07 am

I have come to the conclusion that the IPCC, UN are pure cancer… I was watching Australian sky news, they give a “climate” report, today they stated with proof, that brazil had snow, new zealand has seen massive snow fall, Europe as well. After reading that “the world will end in 11 years” John jerry owning 2 homes, 12 cars and 2 Diesel powered yachts & Obama “the seas are rising” owing two mansions at sea level, I have realized the massive lies and con of the climate tax con artists.. Not forgetting greta being their lead scientist 😐

Bill Powers
Reply to  Sunny
August 9, 2021 10:12 am

How DARE you!

Reply to  Sunny
August 9, 2021 10:16 am

Ditto. Unfortunately, much of the population believes the opposite — thanks to propaganda — and Greta. While they (the Left) tell us that we must suffer in order to save the planet, they instead wine and dine … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtBT3M-RIZ0

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Sunny
August 9, 2021 1:27 pm

‘lead’ as in the base metal?

ScienceABC123
Reply to  Sunny
August 9, 2021 6:01 pm

It’s long past time for the United Nations to go the way of the League of Nations.

Chris Nisbet
Reply to  Sunny
August 9, 2021 6:24 pm

NZ had widespread power cuts last night due to high demand brought on by the _cold_ weather. It seems that our power grid maxed out.
Global warming, my arse.
Oh, and the dear leader wants to shut down our coal-fired power station and have us drive about in EVs. That sort of talk should be criminalised because it’s going to result in deaths.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
August 9, 2021 7:07 pm

The “Dear leader” is operating purely on an appeal to emotions … completely devoid of basic logic. Nothing rational will come from the New Zealand PM. Nobody who believes that socialism is a rational alternative to proper government is of sound mind.

Reply to  Sunny
August 9, 2021 8:31 pm

Earth started a new cooling period circa 2020, as we predicted in 2002.
Big fail for the phony global warming alarmists.
Bundle up!

ANTARCTIC BLAST DELIVERS FREEZING LOWS, RARE SNOWS, AND POWER OUTAGES ACROSS NEW ZEALAND
August 9, 2021 Cap Allon
More than 20,000 households are understood to be without power after high winds brought down lines and freezing weather saw usage surge beyond generation capacity.

YESTERDAY, DURING THE HEIGHT OF SUMMER, GREENLAND GAINED ENOUGH MASS TO BURY CENTRAL PARK UNDER 2,200+ FEET OF ICE
August 9, 2021 Cap Allon
…if you want proof of mainstream media obfuscation and agenda-driving drivel, you need look no further than their reporting of the Greenland ice sheet.

Excerpt from my paper
CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19, AND THE GREAT RESET  Update 1d 
“Rode and Fischbeck, professor of Social & Decision Sciences and Engineering & Public Policy, collected 79 predictions of climate-caused apocalypse going back to the first Earth Day in 1970. With the passage of time, many of these forecasts have since expired; the dates have come and gone uneventfully. In fact, 48 (61%) of the predictions have already expired as of the end of 2020.”
 
Climate doomsters have a perfect NEGATIVE predictive track record – every very-scary climate prediction, of the ~80 they have made since 1970, has FAILED TO HAPPEN.
 
Fully 48 of these predictions expired at the end of 2020. Never happened! Never will!
What are the odds at 50:50 per prediction?
3.6*10^-15 = 0.0000000000000036
That is one in 281 Trillion!
 
There is a powerful logic that says no rational person or group could be this wrong, this utterly obtuse, for this long; they followed a corrupt agenda, and they lied again and again.
 
The ability to predict is the best objective means of assessing scientific competence, and the global warming alarmists have NO predictive track record – they have been 100% wrong about everything and nobody should believe these fraudsters – about anything!

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george1st:)
Reply to  Sunny
August 9, 2021 9:02 pm

Greta appealed to the schoolies with a new cause for them to get behind and an excuse for a day off school .
Never mind the non-understanding of facts , Greta was seized upon by the hierarchy to promote their cause and brainwash the future voters and ‘leaders’ of the first world .

Jon Steward
August 9, 2021 10:13 am

Code reds ok. Code red + is worse. Ask Boris about traffic light systems!

Richard Page
Reply to  Jon Steward
August 9, 2021 12:09 pm

I thought code brown was a more immediate danger than code red?

Martin C
Reply to  Jon Steward
August 9, 2021 1:04 pm

To answer ” . .how do yo top a Code Red . .?

. . well, how about ” Double Secret Probation CODE RED . .” 🙂

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Jon Steward
August 9, 2021 3:13 pm

Lawyer to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “Did you order a code red?”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT I DID!”

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Tom in Florida
August 10, 2021 8:25 am

Was wondering when somebody would make that connection. 😀

Bob Meyer
Reply to  Jon Steward
August 9, 2021 4:09 pm

After Code Red comes Code Plaid

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Bob Meyer
August 9, 2021 7:12 pm

After code red comes code ‘red in the face’.

John Endicott
Reply to  Bob Meyer
August 10, 2021 6:52 am
Paul Penrose
Reply to  Bob Meyer
August 10, 2021 9:25 am

Darn, you beat me to it. Oh well.

starzmom
Reply to  Jon Steward
August 10, 2021 5:23 am

I vote for code fuchsia. After that, I don’t know.

Rhys Jaggar
August 9, 2021 10:13 am

The UN has no legal basis for being a ‘world government’. It is supposed to be a place where people prevent wars happening through diplomacy. It has zero mandate to govern anyone.

When did this bunch of nominees think they were elected politicians?

Joao Martins
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar
August 9, 2021 12:14 pm

Yes, Rhys, THAT is the point!

And there is a globalist mood out there proposing that countries surrender parts of their sovereignity to bureaucrats of the multitude of tentacles of the monster. (E.g.: their move to try to make Amazonia a world resource and thus taking it from Brazil, thanks to Bolsonaro for the clear and definitive “No!”; or, respecting COVID-19, the proposal to give to the WHO the power to dictate public health rules over and above the constitutions of the countries).

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Joao Martins
August 9, 2021 2:13 pm

What they don’t understand is that a Global Government won’t be anything like the one in Star Trek films. Rather it will be a lot more like the Empire in Star Wars, corrupt and despotic.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
August 9, 2021 4:10 pm

It might be somewhat akin to that planet in Star Trek where it was mandated that they all had to go through a suicide ritual at age 40.

The UN is collaborating with China to sneak that one in – except for them of course.

John Endicott
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 7:00 am

I think you are confusing the star trek episode “A taste of Armageddon” where they visit a planet whose inhabitants have been at war with a neighboring planet for over 500 years. They can find no damage nor evidence of destruction but soon learn that their war is essentially a war game, where each planet attacks the other in a computer simulation with the tabulated victims voluntarily surrendering themselves for execution after the fact. With the movie Logan’s Run where you go through a suicide ritual (call “carousel”) at age 30, aka “last day” (or be hunted down and killed by the Sandmen if you choose to run away from your “last day”).

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philincalifornia
Reply to  John Endicott
August 10, 2021 10:14 am

No, I was only confused (actually poor-memoried) by the age. It was 60 not 40:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_a_Life_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)

I think Deanna Troi’s annoying mother went off and did it with him. Kinda like going into a hospital in the UK.

John Endicott
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 10:48 am

Aahhh, I was thinking original Trek and completely forgot about that episode of TNG (I’ve probably not watched that particular episode since it first aired)

ronk
Reply to  John Endicott
August 11, 2021 5:16 am

correct , wrong series, it was a Star Trek Next genereation episode, had david ogden siders in it but the age was 62 when they had to die

Peggy
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
August 9, 2021 5:40 pm

Been saying for years that the elites have been yearning for that great worldwide emergency that would unite everyone and finally create that Star Trek utopian future. If they have to lie, cheat, engineer and force it, no matter. They know what is best.

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Joe
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar
August 9, 2021 12:49 pm

Agree, but they will take as much power as we give them.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Joe
August 10, 2021 2:11 am

Will they?

Or will they usurp whatever power they need?

saveenergy
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar
August 9, 2021 5:26 pm

“It is supposed to be a place where people prevent wars happening through diplomacy”

UK not done very well at that either !!

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  saveenergy
August 9, 2021 7:45 pm

G’Day saveenergy,

“…where people prevent wars…”

It was 12 ,maybe 15, years ago: “The UN – 146 wars and counting”.

Editor
August 9, 2021 10:14 am

This has been an entertaining thread to read so far. Probably be better when it fills up. I’ll be back.

Regards,
Bob

Fraizer
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
August 9, 2021 11:12 am

It will be fun when Griff gets here to explain that it is all 100% true and that we all died in 2000.

MarkW
Reply to  Fraizer
August 9, 2021 2:41 pm

Or ingraham shows up to tell that there is no problem because we ran out of oil years ago.

saveenergy
Reply to  Fraizer
August 9, 2021 5:28 pm

“we all died in 2000.”

we did … just came back to haunt griff.

John
August 9, 2021 10:18 am

Are they going to bomb coal and natural gas plants around the world to save the planet if countries i.e. China and India don’t shut down theirs?

Pauleta
Reply to  John
August 9, 2021 10:35 am

Tactical nukes, helps with the atomic winter too.

Ron Long
Reply to  John
August 9, 2021 10:35 am

China owns these UN fools. There won’t be any China consequences, and the Biden Crime Family will insure it. What a mess.

Dementia or Alzheimers
Reply to  Ron Long
August 9, 2021 1:05 pm

Hey,
Stop with the Ad Hominem attacks on people with Disabilities!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Dementia or Alzheimers
August 9, 2021 1:40 pm

We have to attack people who are trying to ruin our lives, whether they have disabilities, like Biden, or not.

Rusty
Reply to  John
August 9, 2021 4:49 pm

Amount of power produced by coal currently with figures for plants under construction and planned for the future.

Operating: 1,790,642 MW
Building: 199,572 MW
Planned: 297,829 MW

Coal isn’t to end any time soon let alone natural gas.

BillS
Reply to  Rusty
August 10, 2021 2:08 am

The Chinese and India are the two most populous countries on the planet. They both have first rate scientists, incredibly bright people in their countries looking hard at global warming. The top 25% of each countries population ranked by intelligence equals the entire population of the US. Their wish to die 10 years into the future is no greater than ours.

Yet, they don’t buy it. If China and India are not buying it, why should we? Nothing that the rest of us do will make any difference without China and India going along.

Why is the behavior of China and India not seen as a scientific refutation of man made CO2 driven climate change? If the “settled science” of Climate Change has not convinced China and India, why are the rest of us going along?

Editor
August 9, 2021 10:18 am

The U.N.

United Nonsense

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Sunsettommy
August 9, 2021 10:23 am

Usurper of Nations

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  Sunsettommy
August 9, 2021 12:12 pm

Unmitigated Nonsense.

Troy Hilbert
Reply to  Sunsettommy
August 10, 2021 3:13 am

Unhinged Nitwits

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Troy Hilbert
August 10, 2021 8:49 am

LOL. I got an e-mail from my sister about what might happen if YouTube, Twitter and Facebook were to merge. It would become “You Twit Face.” 😀

garboard
August 9, 2021 10:20 am

ok since there is no doubt world wide carbon dioxide emissions will continue to rise , lets jump on this , get another 10 year or whatever prediction and blow it up ; so at least in five or even ten years we can point to the fact we haven’t gone over any climate cliffs and then deflate all the apocalyptic predictions . unfortunately I realize that all it takes is one storm for the alarmists to declare the apocalypse , but nevertheless it would be nice to see them at least once have to eat their words

Robert Hanson
Reply to  garboard
August 9, 2021 11:28 am

That has happened 4 or 5 times already. All they do is add 10 years, and repeat the same failed predictions.

garboard
Reply to  Robert Hanson
August 9, 2021 4:42 pm

we should repeat them over and over again til the media is forced to acknowledge them . pick a few of the worst most indisputable predictions and keep hammering away at them . I think there are a lot of people who might be receptive . and it could be fun to see the true believers get hysterical

Gregory Woods
Reply to  garboard
August 10, 2021 3:50 am

I did exactly that on The Hill and guess what? Hysterical

HotScot
Reply to  JohnC
August 9, 2021 12:54 pm

This is the calculation. It’s basic Arithmetic, nothing fancy, no hidden agenda, just something you can do by taking your socks and shoes off.

Atmospheric CO2 levels in 1850 (beginning of the Industrial Revolution): ~280ppm (parts per million atmospheric content).

Atmospheric CO2 level in 2021: ~410ppm.
410ppm minus 280ppm = 130ppm
÷ 171 years (2021 minus 1850) = 0.76ppm of which man is responsible for ~3% = ~0.02ppm.

That’s every human on the planet and every industrial process adds ~0.02ppm CO2 to the atmosphere per year on average.

At that rate mankind’s CO2 contribution to the atmosphere would take more than 20,000 years to double the CO2 content in the atmosphere which, the IPCC states, would cause ~2°C of temperature rise. That’s ~0.0001°C increase per year for 20,000 years.

One hundred (100) generations of humanity from now (assuming ~ 25 years per generation) would experience warming of ~0.25°C more than we have today.

The Manua Loa CO2 observatory (and others) can identify and illustrate Natures seasonal variations of atmospheric CO2, but does not distinguish between natural and man made atmospheric CO2. Hardly surprising really, despite mankind’s CO2 emissions being completely independent of seasonal variation. It should reveal itself as a straight line, but is so inconsequential, this ‘vital component’ of Global Warming is not illustrated.

The global fall in output of man made CO2 over the last 16 months of the Covid-19 pandemic, estimated at ~14% (14% of ~0.02ppm CO2 = 0.0028ppm) does not register anywhere on the Manua Loa data.

Why am I not surprised?!

Lonald
Reply to  HotScot
August 9, 2021 1:15 pm

I’ve seen this reasoning before. Where does the bulk of the CO2 increase originate?

Thanks!

HotScot
Reply to  Lonald
August 9, 2021 1:34 pm

Entirely natural.

How many active volcanoes are their in the deep oceans? No one knows.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  HotScot
August 9, 2021 1:53 pm

Just found a whole load more under west Antarctica.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Lonald
August 9, 2021 1:52 pm

Ocean outgassing as the top layers warm in the sun. Why would anyone want a Little Ice Age?

Fraizer
Reply to  Lonald
August 9, 2021 1:56 pm

The oceans outgassing

MarkW
Reply to  Fraizer
August 9, 2021 2:49 pm

For the oceans to outgas, they would have to be warming up.
How much outgassing would a few hundredths of a degree cause?

Richard M
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 8:10 pm

It’s only the mixed layer that matters and it has warmed a little more. In addition, the salinity is increasing which means less CO2 can be absorbed. And, with microplastics it gets even worse.

Does all this make any enough difference? Doubt it, but I’m far from an expert.

saveenergy
Reply to  HotScot
August 10, 2021 1:06 am

“That’s every human on the planet and every industrial process adds ~0.02ppm CO2 to the atmosphere per year on average.”

Not quite so … To be pedantic –
That’s every human on the planet and every industrial process *collectively* adds *a total of* ~0.02ppm CO2 to the atmosphere per year on average.

Big difference to 0.02ppm added by each individual & process.

MarkW
Reply to  saveenergy
August 10, 2021 12:12 pm

On the other hand you could consider the industrial processes as acting on behalf of individuals.
It’s individuals who consume the output of the industrial processes, and without the individuals, there would be no industrial processes in the first place.

Observer
Reply to  HotScot
August 10, 2021 3:33 am

You’ve messed up your sums. Yes, humans only contribute 3% to *gross* CO2 emissions, but the yearly increases are seen (by most scientists) to be from humans burning fossil fuels. Do you don’t take 3% of the yearly 0.76 ppm increase to calculate humanity’s contribution; 0.76ppm/year *is* humanity’s contribution.

And using that average to calculate future emissions is bogus, because we haven’t been burning fossil fuels at a constant rate since we started 171 years ago, have we?

Not that it matters. But the fact that you got 10 upvotes suggests people around here are a lot dumber than I thought.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Observer
August 10, 2021 9:30 am

the yearly increases are seen (by most scientists) to be from humans burning fossil fuels

Which is not empirically shown, unless you accept the scientific incompetence of comparing poor proxies (ice core air bubbles assumed to be a “closed system,” which they are not) to modern atmospheric measurements, and also extrapolate this into the fictitious notion of “balance” from which any variation “must” be down to fossil fuel use (when the only thing being measured – and even then only indirectly, is the fossil fuel use). And unless you also accept that you can substitute “estimates” for “measurements” and pretend that it constitutes “science” that should form the basis for “policy.”

We’re NOT measuring all the “sources” (estimated to be 97% of them)
We’re NOT measuring the “sinks” (100% of them)

Yet you think it can be scientifically determined that one contribution of 3% (estimated) that is measured controls what the whole “system” is doing.

Maybe “people around here” are not dumb enough to “believe” that.

AGW is Not Science
August 9, 2021 10:29 am

I’d like to assign the UN Secretary General his own personal “Climate Nazi” who will ensure he “walks the walk” by stripping him of any and all things fossil fuel derived. Strip him naked, evict him from any and all residences that have central heating, electricity, or are built with materials otherwise harvested, transported or assembled with the use of fossil fuels, take his cell phones, tablets, laptops or other computers, remove access to all motor vehicles, boats, trains, planes or other transport not made of wood harvested and cut with stone tools, just for starters.

Live like it’s the stone age or don’t preach it to the rest of it, you piece of excrement!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
August 9, 2021 1:47 pm

Yes, the UN Secretary General and his organization should set a good example for the rest of us by giving up their use of fossil fuels right now. Show us how it’s done.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 9, 2021 2:11 pm

Just like Obama’s bash where they ignored masking mandates etc.

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 2:50 pm

According to one young reporterette, it’s alright, because the people at Obama’s birthday bash were “sophisticated”.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 4:03 pm

Of course. The enlightened elite.

Pauleta
August 9, 2021 10:33 am

I am all for stopping oil and coal extractions for a couple of months, turn off all natural gas plants at the same time and rely just on what we can get from solar and wind.

Make this worldwide, two months during NH winter and two months during SH winter and let’s see how it is.

At the same time, let’s make the UN’s fleet and flights all electric (if there are no electric planes, just wait until they are available).

M Courtney
Reply to  Pauleta
August 9, 2021 12:49 pm

We had a pretty good try last year.
All flights stopped. Lockdowns everywhere.
And the impact on atmospheric CO2 was not observable. Nothing.
So to make the change required we know we have to do 2020 on steroids, year after year, forever.
COP26 needs to admit that.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  M Courtney
August 9, 2021 2:33 pm

Not quite…
Quote:”we have to do 2020 on steroids, year after year,”

No
All ‘we’ have to do is to stop ploughing, cultivating (fields), paddy fielding, Rounding Upping and tillage in general.

Because THAT is where the CO2 is coming from and why the lockdown did nothing for Mauna Loa.

Just for a single year,
In fact and considering the dire stocks of what passes for ‘food’ currently laid in around The World, anything more than 73 days would ‘do the trick’

No need to worry about ‘forever’
Forever is for romantics and other folks who count dancing angels and dream about clouds. Just like Climate and Planet Earth, Forever will look after itself.

Besides and obviously, there’ll be next to nobody around to measure it.

Thus hardly surprising that nobody wants to know – it’s way way way too far & away tooooooo scary.
(“Scary” is maybe not the right word but its in the right direction)

See the problem now, exactly who are The Deniers?

Answer my own question = “Pretty well everybody.”
We know that because ‘Things have never been better’ and are constantly reminded of same.
Just look at the shape of Gutterres – HE defines what is wrong without opening his mouth or saying a word.

Obesity is symptomatic of malnourishment and starvation

We all wanna wake our ideas up pretty damn pronto.
That particular monster is gonna get us anyway – from right under our feet as it has done for EVERY previous attempt us humans have made at Settled Civilisation.
It’s got 75% of most Westerners already = the pre and actual diabetics.

Climageddon is coming but NOT from up in the sky.

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Paul Johnson
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 9, 2021 2:52 pm

If you insist on passing yourself off as an American, Peta of Newark, learn to spell plowing like an American.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Paul Johnson
August 9, 2021 4:22 pm

Fuggedaboud huh Paulie! Peta is from a little English town named after our city in North Joisey.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Paul Johnson
August 9, 2021 5:03 pm

There’s a Newark in England. It’s probably what the Newarks in NJ and elsewhere in the US are named after.

Rich Davis
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 9, 2021 5:14 pm

Nonsense. Who would name a city after a backwater in little England? 😜

John Endicott
Reply to  Rich Davis
August 10, 2021 7:27 am

More importantly, who would name themselves after a backwater in little England? 😉

Rich Davis
Reply to  John Endicott
August 10, 2021 6:47 pm

Possibly you’ve never had the “pleasure” of visiting Newark, New Jersey. A rotten egg by any other name might smell a bit sweeter.

John Endicott
Reply to  Rich Davis
August 11, 2021 2:58 am

Can’t say I’ve ever had the “pleasure”. But then I try to avoid the “pleasure” of all cities as (at least from my experience of them in the US) they mostly all suffer many of the same “rotten” problems, just to different degrees.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Rich Davis
August 10, 2021 10:19 am

Probably random, although there may be other factors surrounding why there’s a New York, but no New Heckmondwike.

Klem
Reply to  Pauleta
August 9, 2021 1:05 pm

The only problem with your plan is the 1000’s of people who would die because of it. However I like the idea of making UN officials live their lives by solar and wind power. I’d like to see UN HQ in NY with no lights on, and watch UN officials eating insects instead of the 3 Michelin star gourmet dinners they have now. That would be highly entertaining.

C’mon UN officials, show us the way!

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Klem
August 9, 2021 1:38 pm

I understand that there is some prime real estate available in Burkina Faso…

Gordon
Reply to  Pauleta
August 9, 2021 5:33 pm

Let’s cut off all Fossil Fuel and Power to the UN in yearly steps over the next 5 year and tell them to install their own renewable power production to run UN facilities and transport. Add no funds to their budget, instead reduce their budget since renewables are “cheaper”.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Pauleta
August 10, 2021 9:34 am

Nah, we need not wait for electric planes. Given them a regular plane with a robot crew, and once it’s up around 30,000 feet, the stewardess-bot can pleasantly announce, “Ladies and gentlemen, since the UN is against fossil fuel use, we ill now cut the fuel supply to the engines. Enjoy your flight.”

markl
August 9, 2021 10:39 am

The UN is nothing more than the League of Nations redone in stealth mode after it was banned. A quango built on lies and deception. Look at what it has grown to and how it varies from its’ original charter. Just how many wars is it responsible for preventing? It has a larger budget than some nations. It maintains its’ power through intimidation, deception, propaganda, playing countries off one another, and fear. Fear of not belonging to the world accepted so called definitive court. It’s a long play by the Marxists.

Reply to  markl
August 9, 2021 3:39 pm

Either the UN should identify the CCP as the major “culprit” by far…Enemy No. 1 …..or shut up The CCP is not only leading in CO2 – it is cutting down forest in places like Bolivia. Here is a prediction – the CCP will completely ignore the IPCC. And another thing….hundreds of CCP ships are anchored in waters of the Philippines and dump raw sewage to the extent that algae blooms are taking place……CCP is No. 1 Worldwide Polluter.

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Shoki Kaneda
August 9, 2021 10:40 am

I blame UN and their ilk for anything bad that occurs.

Richard Page
Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
August 9, 2021 12:19 pm

Now, now. The UN have been relatively good at picking up the pieces and sorting messes out after the s#¥t has hit the fan – where it has completely got out of hand and f€£%ed up completely is where it has tried to act on predictions ahead of the game. Strip it right back to the bare bones – a forum to sort out international disputes and organise disaster relief – and defund everything else. Whatever power they believe they have has obviously gone to their heads.

MarkW
Reply to  Richard Page
August 9, 2021 2:51 pm

Except in those places where UN peacekeepers became a worse threat than the warlords they replaced.

LdB
Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
August 9, 2021 4:16 pm

They are also exceptionally good at spending all countries who contribute cash on stupid wasteful causes and building a bureaucratic empire of over paid useless employees … what else would they do if the UN was closed.

August 9, 2021 10:41 am

Obsessions can be healed. Give it a try 😀

Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 9, 2021 2:05 pm

You are totally blinkered, and you horizon is limited as an teaspoon.

CD in Wisconsin
August 9, 2021 11:00 am

The only death knell that should be sounded is for the IPCC itself….and maybe for the WMO as well. And a death knell to the corruption of science.

Whatever happened to that U.S. federal law that requires the United States to withdraw from any U.N. organization that admits the Palestinians as members? The WMO admitted the Palestinians as member some years ago, didn’t they?

I may be incorrect, but I seem to recall that the law dates back to the Clinton-Gore administration.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 9, 2021 12:08 pm

I believe that the IPCC has done so, as well.

Duane
August 9, 2021 11:00 am

Code Red Cubed!

And we really, really, really mean it this time!!!!

With lots and lots and more lots of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Larson
Reply to  Duane
August 9, 2021 3:21 pm

Code Infra-Red . . The shoe fits, after all . .

Paul Johnson
August 9, 2021 11:01 am

The U.N. is seeking to make human extinction a self-fulfilling prophesy.

fretslider
August 9, 2021 11:11 am

“God has raised up a prophet in Greta
Thunberg in a way that no one could predict,” – former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams

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Pop Piasa
Reply to  fretslider
August 9, 2021 11:54 am

“The world’s gone crazy
and it seems to get worse every day,
So come on back Jesus
and pick up John Wayne on the way!”
-Willie Nelson

fretslider
Reply to  Pop Piasa
August 9, 2021 12:25 pm

Claiming a manufactured personality as a prophet is beyond bizarre

mkelly
Reply to  fretslider
August 9, 2021 1:45 pm

Willie Nelson and John Wayne are not manufactured. John may have past but Willie signs on. As for the other guy you have no way of knowing if he was manufactured or not, but there is at least one book out that says he wasn’t.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  fretslider
August 9, 2021 2:01 pm

Pardon my glibness, fretslider.
Ridiculous sells well these days, bizarre is just old hat. If computer models can tell the future, why not some parentally abused child who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome? It just shows how organized religion has been assimilated into the scientology of mankind having wrested control of this planet’s future away from God.

fretslider
Reply to  Pop Piasa
August 9, 2021 2:22 pm

Models? They’re junk

There is no god

MarkW
Reply to  fretslider
August 9, 2021 2:53 pm

Prove it.

Rich Davis
Reply to  fretslider
August 9, 2021 4:42 pm

Are you sure that wasn’t Rowan Atkinson, Archbishop Bean?

Dave Fair
Reply to  fretslider
August 9, 2021 6:17 pm

Greta.

MarkW
Reply to  fretslider
August 9, 2021 2:52 pm

Most mainline churches stopped being Christian years ago. Especially their leadership.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 4:06 pm

Just down the street from here is a woke UCC building that pushes all things rainbow and BLM.

BillS
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 2:35 am

The new revised revision of the revised Apostle’s creed: (Rowan Atkinson)

https://youtu.be/IUQcCvX2MKk

BrianB
Reply to  fretslider
August 9, 2021 7:05 pm

That might actually have been a pretty funny joke if Rowan Atkinson had said it.
As it is, it’s just a kinda sad one.

Tom Halla
August 9, 2021 11:12 am

Perhaps the companies mistrust Biden and the greens? Actually getting the full use of the lease with warmunists in power will be difficult.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Halla
August 9, 2021 3:40 pm

Wow, talk about coming out of left field.

Paul Penrose
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 9:29 am

What do you expect for someone that lives in the outfield?

Paul Johnson
August 9, 2021 11:17 am

Individual wells, fields, plays and basins die but Peak Oil is not imminent. The North Sea is essentially played out and the GOM will likely follow in a couple of decades. The dominant strategy has shifted from primary production in ever more exotic locations to enhanced recovery in more accessible locations. Fracking (and refracking) may lead back offshore, but not for some time.

Kstills
Reply to  Paul Johnson
August 9, 2021 12:55 pm

There are trillions of barrels of oil laying around in oil sands, tight oil formations and heavy oil deposits. More expensive, but peak oil is 100s of years in the future.

Kstills
Reply to  Kstills
August 10, 2021 4:45 am

https://www.oilsandsmagazine.com/news/2015/12/26/how-much-for-that-heavy-oil

Well, refineries in the US are actually making bank on heavier API oils, at least according to this article. There’s billions of barrels of surface oil (bitumen) in tar sands in Utah, and trillions underground. Since there are significant markets for all types of refined products, all of which can be refined from heavy crude oil, I doubt that peak oil will be a problem in our lifetimes.

Richard Brimage
Reply to  Paul Johnson
August 9, 2021 1:30 pm

Mark, are you claiming that the oil companies are faking their P90 reserve numbers? According to the reported numbers the US reserves are the highest in the historical records.

Richard Brimage
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 2:15 pm

That is an extraordinary claim to make. Investors use the P90 data to determine the value to assign to a company for its reserves. The P90 reserves are supposed to be economically producible. You are saying that the companies are vastly overstating their proven reserves. That means there are legal implications to the company executives. If you are correct I would not want to be in their shoes.

Richard Brimage
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 3:38 pm

Mark I am sorry to upset you but I haven’t done any math just pointed out the publicly reported data. You seem to be disputing the integrity of the data the oil companies are reporting. You need to be attacking the companies and informing the investment community if you can prove the dishonesty.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 6:03 pm

Dude, seriously, Wikipedia?

MarkW
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 3:42 pm

It really is amazing how deluded you are.

saveenergy
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 5:45 pm

“I want to point out this is a example of how dumb this board is.”

Thank you Mark, without your erudite help, superior intellect, plus technical & mathematical prowess; we’d never have known how dumb we all are, you have pointed the way to the promised land.

Now you’ve achieved your mission … why dont you sod off & anoy someone else with your stupid ill-informed coments.

Richard Brimage
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 2:22 pm

No production grew until 2020. Proved reserves also grew.

Richard Brimage
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 3:41 pm

The data is available at eia.gov in both tabular and chart form.

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MarkW
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 3:44 pm

Actually he did read, the problem for you is he reads a lot more than you.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 7:19 am

No only does he read more than Mark ingraham does, more importantly he comprehends more (way, way, more) than Mark ingraham does

mal
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 9, 2021 2:47 pm

Funny try to tell that to the people in the oil basin I am now sitting in. There are three shale formation below me and at this time only one is being tapped. That worthless shale put this state into number two in production in the US. Also the largest reserve in the gulf remain untapped and out of reach due to politics not technology ditto for most of the shale reserves in the US.

MarkW
Reply to  mal
August 9, 2021 3:43 pm

It really is sad the way you pull nonsequitur after nonsequitur out of your nether regions.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 4:00 pm

Oh my, the irony meter just melted.

You owe me a new one.

MarkW
Reply to  mal
August 9, 2021 3:44 pm

Is there any nonsense you won’t believe?

Rich Davis
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 4:04 pm

Barley (sic) any, I reckon.

Reply to  mal
August 9, 2021 5:41 pm

Gulf of Mexico proved reserves are growing.

Gulf of Mexico production is growing.

The reserves to production ratio is 8 years, it has averaged 8 years since 1981. Proved reserves represents the volume of oil that can be produced from existing wells (>90% confidence), with existing technology and economic conditions.

Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 1:53 am

Clearly someone who’s been a petroleum geologist for 40 years, working the Gulf of Mexico since 1988 wouldn’t “get any of that.”

MarkW
Reply to  mal
August 9, 2021 7:52 pm

A friend of mine opened a restaurant in our town.
He’s been very successful and has made a lot of money.
However the standard of living for our town hasn’t changed.
Therefor his restaurant wasn’t successful.

MarkW
Reply to  Paul Johnson
August 9, 2021 2:44 pm

Your post is pure buzzwords

Now that thar is funny.

Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 3:13 am

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MarkW
Reply to  Paul Johnson
August 9, 2021 3:41 pm

You got any evidence that food supply is falling in the 3rd world?

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 5:51 pm

Unsourced tables from unreliable web sites.
Since they agree with the voices in your head, that’s good enough.

Art
August 9, 2021 11:18 am

Just the latest in an ongoing series of last chances. Stay tuned for the next last chance.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Art
August 9, 2021 11:58 am

Sort of like some of those “going out of business” sales…

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Art
August 9, 2021 1:42 pm

It’s getting pretty crowded at The Last Chance Saloon

John Endicott
Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 10, 2021 7:34 am

It’s your last chance of boozing,
Where there’s no-one to mind.
It’s your last chance of losing
And the first place you’ll find.
It’s your last chance of earning
Your gunfighters fee.
The pay is in dollars,
But the bullets are free.
It’s your last chance of cussing
At a gunfighters doom.
It’s your last chance of nothing
It’s the Last Chance Saloon.

— from the Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon

Andrew Wilkins
August 9, 2021 11:18 am

“This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels,”
Guterres is going to stop the world from making anything out of plastic then, I take it.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 9, 2021 6:20 pm

Did Guterres consult with the ChiComs?

ResourceGuy
August 9, 2021 11:18 am

Israel knows a thing or two about dealing (coping) with the UN. Its survival depends on it in large part.

And the UN for its part knows diplomacy with large members getting their way on territorial grabs and vote buying of client states.

Jordan
August 9, 2021 11:19 am

Colour me unimpressed. It want Code Flashing Yellow And Red With Sirens And Claxons.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Jordan
August 9, 2021 4:54 pm

That’s next week I think.
Say, griff, could you check the script for next week and let us know? That’s a good man.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Rich Davis
August 9, 2021 5:18 pm

Actually no claxons for about another month.

Jordan
Reply to  Rich Davis
August 10, 2021 2:31 pm

Another month? Is that before or after the tipping point? I’m kinda losing track these days.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Jordan
August 10, 2021 6:54 pm

Well that brings us into September and then we need a month or so of claxons before the great event. Surely there will also be some bombs bursting in air by the last week. By that point our trolls will be on brink of collapse what with the continuous stress of trying to come up with new nonsense to hype hysterically. I do hope poor griff will be up to it.

Michael in Dublin
August 9, 2021 11:30 am

Does anyone have a link to the original document where Maurice Strong, UN Environment Programme Director declared in 1972 that the world just had 10 years to avoid a catastrophe.

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Reply to  Michael in Dublin
August 9, 2021 2:16 pm

All links I had Error 404

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 9, 2021 3:31 pm

Winston has been busy….

Ronald Stein
August 9, 2021 11:32 am

Only healthy and wealthy countries like the USA, Germany, Australia, and the UK can subsidize electricity from breezes and sunshine, and intermittent electricity at best. The 80 percent of the 8 billion on earth living on less than 10 dollars a day cannot subsidize themselves out of a paper bag.

Those poorer countries must rely on affordable and abundant coal for reliable electricity, while residents in the healthy and wealthier countries pay dearly for those subsidies with some of the highest cost for electricity in the world.

Simply put, in these healthy and wealthy countries, every person, animal, or anything that causes emissions to harmfully rise could vanish off the face of the earth; or even die off, and global emissions will still explode in the coming years and decades ahead over the population and economic growth of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, and Africa.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Ronald Stein
August 10, 2021 9:43 am

Simply put, in these healthy and wealthy countries, every person, animal, or anything that causes emissions to harmfully rise could vanish off the face of the earth; or even die off, and global emissions will still explode in the coming years and decades ahead over the population and economic growth of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, and Africa.

Fixed it for you. There is nothing harmful about CO2 emissions.

Walter Horsting
August 9, 2021 11:46 am

Funny while China on a coal Spree: https://e360.yale.edu/features/despite-pledges-to-cut-emissions-china-goes-on-a-coal-spree Lets look at the data and see who is being taken for a sucker:
Here are the number of Coal fired power stations in various countries with the 2nd numbers signifying planned and population size in brackets:

… 4 / …….0….UK…………… .(66,600,000)
….19 / …..60….Philippines … (108,100,000)
….56 / …..93….Turkey ………..(82,000,000)
….58 / …..26….South Korea ….(51,710,000)
….79 / …..24….South Africa … (58,560,000)
….90 / …..45….Japan ………..(126,300,000)
  241 / ……4….US ……………(328,200,000)
…468 / ….27….EU ……………(446,000,000)
…589 / ..446…India ………  (1,366,000,000)
2,363 / 1171…China ……..   (1,398,000,000)
 
China called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks criticizing developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same.

Sara
August 9, 2021 11:59 am

Someone please tell me why these people insist that a warm, user-friendly planet is a threat of any kind when we have fossils going back a VERY LONG WAY – like gazillions of years – that say the precise opposite.

Okay, not gazilions, but considering that the oldest evidence of life (fossils!!) were found 40-some years ago in Australia, and they date back 3.5 BILLION years, that alone is more than enough evidence that a warm, user-friendly planet like Earth is better than a frozen iceball like Pluto, anyone of Saturn’s moons or Jupiter’s satellites, etc., etc., etc.

https://www.businessinsider.com/billion-year-old-fossils-australia-oldest-ever-found-2019-9

I am mystified by this imbecilic and ridiculous need to stick to a fabricated load of cow pies.

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Richard Page
Reply to  Sara
August 9, 2021 12:45 pm

I have a nasty feeling that lessons of the past have NOT been learned – or misapplied. The ideas of the 17thc and 18thc became racism as some thinkers tried to find ways to explain why they had advanced technology and others didn’t – we know how this ended – in eugenics and the holocaust. Current thinking appears to have turned it on its head but still kept the outmoded and racist views espoused in Victorian and pre-victorian colonialism; the idea of the noble savage being more in touch with the living planet and the more technologically advanced you are the more remote the connection to the planet. This is the new cultural racism – a reversal of the Victorian racism where native tribal people are seen as the more enlightened or culturally advanced whilst at the bottom end of the scale, the more affluent, technologically developed European or North American societies are despised as being the least ‘aware’ or relevant. We in the technological societies are supposed to feel an appropriate level of guilt and loss for turning our backs on mother nature and embracing science and technology rather than the obviously far superior tribal wisdom. It’s racism learning a new trick and it’s likely to end just as badly as before.

saveenergy
Reply to  Richard Page
August 10, 2021 1:22 am

“I have a nasty feeling that lessons of the past have NOT been learned”

Lessons are rarely learned … we just do the same things & hope for a different outcome.

Thats where religion comes in handy, we can absolve our-self’s of any responsibility, as it’s dog moving in mysterious ways.

Joao Martins
August 9, 2021 12:04 pm

Ashamed because that creature UN boss is a national of my country.

Give or take one or two years, he studied at the same high school as I (known as one of the strictest and best of Lisbon at that time); because he has an engeneering degree from a university known by the excellence of its programs of studies of that time.

He traded his intelligence and knowledge by what is needed in a political career.

mal
Reply to  Joao Martins
August 9, 2021 2:58 pm

“He traded his intelligence and knowledge by what is needed in a political career.” Are you certain he had any intelligence to begin with? The world is full of people with excellent memories, and they test well but intelligence is not a prerequisite to getting good grades or doing well in school. Intelligence is what need in business but not politics. After spending a life time watching politics my guess is intelligence is a hindrance not a help and good memory is a definite aid. After all who not impressed by someone who can remember you spouse and children’s names.

MarkW
Reply to  mal
August 9, 2021 3:51 pm

Whether memory alone is enough to get good grades depends a lot on which field you are studying.
History, possibly. Good teachers will also ask you to explain and contrast in your answers.
Math, much less so. Memory will help you memorize the various formula, but knowing which formula to use, when takes intelligence. Solving a problem you have never seen before also takes intelligence.
The same goes with most of the physical sciences.

Joao Martins
Reply to  mal
August 10, 2021 2:15 am

“Are you certain he had any intelligence to begin with?”

Yes. I know the man and I have followed his career closely enough. If you are with him you can understand that he is wise, cultivated and knowledgeable in his private life, and completely dumb and superstitious in his public (political) persona.

leitmotif
August 9, 2021 12:17 pm

I mean, how do you top a “code red”?”

Code redder then code redderer.

That should take us to 2035.

Ted
Reply to  leitmotif
August 9, 2021 1:10 pm

Threat Level Midnight

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Ted
August 9, 2021 2:49 pm

That one is property of the Union Of Consarn Scientologists.

Richard Page
Reply to  leitmotif
August 9, 2021 2:00 pm

Depends who’s in charge of getting the different coloured light bulbs for the alarm panel! (Need a Red Dwarf meme here really).

John Bell
August 9, 2021 12:20 pm

Next year it will be DOUBLE CODE RED then TRIPLE CODE RED and then they will ramp up the scare a bit more, just to get more money money money…

John Bell
August 9, 2021 12:30 pm

All the “renewable” energy is only possible with fossil fuels, ALL renewables stand on the shoulders of fossil fuels, they must be made to realize.

ResourceGuy
August 9, 2021 12:39 pm

Ah yes, the UN and its priorities….

———————–
WSJ

Niger was once identified by the World Health Organization as one of the countries most vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak.
This vast West African nation—home to one of the world’s highest birth and poverty rates—was once identified by the World Health Organization as one of the most vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak on a continent that the United Nations predicted would kill millions. Over a year later, many other countries across Africa are in the grip of the pandemic’s third wave, with new variants sending infections to record levels. 
But while Niger is struggling with a host of economic and security challenges, it is among a small group of nations on the southern edge of the Sahara that so far has mostly escaped the coronavirus scourge. The reasons—which appear to include a hot and dry climate, sparsely populated and poorly connected settlements and the world’s youngest population—have made Niger a crucial case study for virologists studying the evolution of Covid-19, experts say.

Covid-19 is just the latest plague to arrive in a region beset by crises: An Islamist insurgency has killed over 8,000 and displaced one million, global warming is depleting precious agricultural resources and many locals die prematurely from other infectious diseases.

In March, jihadists killed 137 villagers in Niger’s southwest, the deadliest by suspected jihadists in the country’s history. In June, the terrorists also massacred 160 in neighboring Burkina Faso—as many as recorded Covid-19 deaths in the country during the entire pandemic.

MarkW
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 9, 2021 3:53 pm

In many poor countries, most of those who die, for whatever reason in remote villages don’t get reported.

Dave Fair
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 9, 2021 6:28 pm

Global warming has increased agricultural resources. It is murderous Islamists that disrupt agriculture.

ResourceGuy
August 9, 2021 12:41 pm

I hope all of the oil producing members of the UN are paying attention or was there a memo advising them ahead of time to tune out on this.

Robert of Texas
August 9, 2021 12:44 pm

How about sounding a death knell for the IPCC which has NEVER been able to produce a SINGLE accurate prediction?

Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 12:49 pm

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………..

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 1:29 pm

Yet here you are…..

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 2:45 pm

So you are saying you are irrelevant?
You have finally said something I can agree with.

TonyG
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 9:39 am

Mark I. has managed to disrupt WUWT in a week more than all the regular trolls put together over the past year.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 1:34 pm

Why don’t you find some other site to vent your whining?

Richard Page
Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 9, 2021 1:51 pm

I’m willing to bet that you were banned more for being a boring repetitive troll than for your (lack of) content.

Fraizer
Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 9, 2021 1:54 pm

Let’s hope that applies here soon.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Fraizer
August 9, 2021 2:08 pm

Yes, well the best thing to do with a known troll is to completely ignore it. Unless they are a pet troll like griff of course.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 9, 2021 2:00 pm

Oh, you poor little baby.

Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 9, 2021 2:07 pm

Great if it will happen here too. You deserve it.

MarkW
Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 9, 2021 2:46 pm

Funny that.
Violate the rules over and over again, then convince yourself that the only reason why you are banned is because other people are too stupid to understand how brilliant you are.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 8:48 pm

Aperfect subjec for a Dunning Kruger award for hubris.

Lrp
Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 9, 2021 8:10 pm

Why would they ban you for?

John Endicott
Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 10, 2021 7:21 am

No surprised that you are banned elsewhere as it seems you are working hard to get yourself banned here as well.

MarkW
Reply to  John Endicott
August 10, 2021 12:08 pm

He seems to take being banned as a badge of honor. Proof that he is right.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 1:43 pm

I think you have the right attitude, Carlo.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 9, 2021 2:01 pm

Wha? Huh? Did someone say something?

I fell asleep.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 1:44 pm

Irrelevant for your purposes.

Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 2:06 pm

Are you the board ? Then you are right.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 10, 2021 9:12 am

It’s you that is irrelevant.

Kstills
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 10, 2021 10:46 am

This board provides tremendous insights into the topics posted on this website. One of the few boards where I read the responses to the posted articles with as much interest as the articles that are provided. Very educated responses a lot of the time.

August 9, 2021 12:50 pm

The UN sayz — “THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE! If you do not listen to us, we will have no choice but to tell you yet again this is your last chance in two years.”

ADAV
August 9, 2021 1:00 pm

I wonder… If the temperatures turn colder in a not very distant future… will we have squandered the best climatical period on this hysteria?

This is the best paper on (not) CO2 I have come across through many years of reading climate-science; https://vixra.org/pdf/1811.0498v2.pdf

Pop Piasa
Reply to  ADAV
August 9, 2021 3:28 pm

Thanks for the link.

HotScot
August 9, 2021 1:01 pm

A futile attempt to make COP 26 relevant. The Chinese and Indians have already kicked it into touch along with ~80 other countries that are demanding their cut of hundreds of billions promised them but not delivered, so they are not playing ball either.

Political theatrics typical of the run up to these worthless events.

It’s nothing more than maintaining jobs for the boys as every single one of these events have made not one iota of difference on rising CO2 levels, nor will they ever.

Willem Post
August 9, 2021 1:04 pm

Great news!

The world will end in 15 to 20 years?
What happened to the AOC 12-year estimate of 3 years ago?
In any case, that will all happen after my 100th birthday.

The world got along fine with 1 billion people in 1800
Why not set THAT as a goal by 2050.

All the OTHER goals are BS
China, India, Russia, etc., will provide lip service for decades

FOSSIL FUELS LUBRICATE MODERN CIVILIZATION
There are no viable substitutes

On the outer Barcoo
August 9, 2021 1:06 pm

If governments can shut down and trash their national economies, they can also take immediate action to address the use of fossil fuels by lowering the maximum road speed limits by say 20 mph (~30 kph). A precedent was set during the OPEC crisis in the 1970’s. A presidential ukase or fiat should do the trick.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  On the outer Barcoo
August 10, 2021 11:11 am

All that would do is raise speed differentials and cause more accidents, injuries and deaths, all in the pursuit of a non-solution to an imaginary “problem.” And press the police into service as “revenue collectors.”

No thanks.

ronk
Reply to  On the outer Barcoo
August 11, 2021 5:36 am

one of the transportation bills in the 90’s if I remember correctly, the ability of the feds to restrict the speed limits.

Vuk
August 9, 2021 1:08 pm

I’ve been waiting all day to hear what Greta has to say, I presume she is about on page 3713 by now, only 236 to go, so she’ll be saying something soon.

Ted
August 9, 2021 1:17 pm

“high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades if not centuries, the scientists conclude”

This statement may hint at a better approach for getting people to recognize they are being lied to. People think the source of IPCC reports (and the IPCC itself) is scientists. In reality, every word of the reports is subject to editing by the voting members, who are not required to be scientists; but are required to say humans are causing dangerous climate change if they want to keep getting sent to conferences at five star resorts.

Is there a list of the actual members of the IPCC for this cycle, and any overview of their scientific backgrounds?

Tom Abbott
August 9, 2021 1:26 pm

From the article: “The UN chief urged an immediate end to coal energy and other high-polluting fossil fuels.”

That’s not going to happen.

So what is the UN going to do in that case?

According to them, the world is screwed. So we are screwed and there is no turning back because China and India and a lot of other nations are not going to give up on building new coal-fired powerplants. They just won’t, and everyone knows it. So what’s the point of this speech?

The IPCC might as well disband. They have run out of options. They are incapable of reducing the use of fossil fuels.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 9, 2021 2:07 pm

Yet they have the ear of countless politicians and media idiots who will echo every word verbatim. This is what I don’t understand.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 4:15 pm

There appear to be a lot of sheep out there, Carlo.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 10, 2021 11:18 am

Yes but as the sheep run into the meat grinder in plain view of all, at some point one would hope the rest will turn tail and abandon the idea that “following” those who are leading into mass suicide is a good thing.

Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 1:30 pm

Mind the @$$-door interface on your way out.

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 2:56 pm

The futherer behind you get, the less sense you make.

August 9, 2021 1:54 pm

If you think we are at peak oil, then why worry about CO2 emissions. Apparently there’s only enough left to increase the temperature by the same 1C or so since the start of the Industrial Revolution that just happened to coincide with the end of the LIA. Or, was it the end of the LIA that enabled mankind to start the IR?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 9, 2021 2:02 pm

Maybe you should be sending emails to Anthony Watts.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 2:10 pm

Is this a threat or a delusion?

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 2:48 pm

With whose money, daddy’s?

LdB
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 4:13 pm

And we thought Griff was the worst delusional troll

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 9, 2021 8:53 pm

What amazes me most is; with your self avowed brilliance and purported great wealth, why don’t you have the world’s most viewed blog on self aggrandizement? Why is it you’re still just a pest who has been universally banned?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 10, 2021 12:28 pm

Eons ago back in college, there was a guy in the dorm where I was living who went around making sure everyone knew that he was the guy who had invented the CT scanner. Knowing this was impossible, everyone just kind of looked at him and blinked, there was nothing to say.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 10, 2021 12:43 pm

That sort of self aggrandizement is typical of failing kids in their late teens when the grownups aren’t giving them the credit they yearn for and feel they deserve. Martyrdom also figures strongly in their world view.

John Endicott
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
August 10, 2021 7:23 am

I’m sure you could, except monopoly(tm) money isn’t real currency.

MarkW
Reply to  co2isnotevil
August 9, 2021 3:46 pm

Fascinating how the troll actually believes he knows better than everyone else, what we need to be talking about.
And he’s gonna nag, and nag, and nag until we all agree that he is the smartest person ever born.

saveenergy
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 12:49 am

True:
So lets all agree that he is the smartest person ever born.
& then ignore ALL his future comments.

Because WE dumb-wits (including me) are engaging him, he’s taken up ~25% of this thread with trash.
DON’T FEED THE TROLL

Reply to  saveenergy
August 10, 2021 5:49 am

How do you club the troll on the head, if you don’t lure it out by feeding it? 🙂

John Endicott
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 7:25 am

Indeed. Not to mention it’s fun to point and laugh at the trolls (which only feed them, but the laughs are worth it).

MarkW
Reply to  John Endicott
August 10, 2021 12:10 pm

If we can’t torment the trolls, who are we going to torment?

Bruce Cobb
August 9, 2021 2:03 pm

“…death knell for coal and fossil fuels”Wait – coal isn’t a fossil fuel? Who knew?

H.R.
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
August 9, 2021 6:05 pm

Nice catch, Bruce. Not only are they just flapping their gums, but carelessly so.

alacran
August 9, 2021 2:30 pm

Then why is the global temperature 0,4°C lower today than in 1998?
Ok, I’m kidding, but the IPCC doesn’t do that with its climate emergency, right?
In reverse of Heinlein’s quote:
“You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity.”
one must probably state:
“Since, with so many scientists, stupidity cannot be the cause, it has to be villainy!”

MarkW
August 9, 2021 2:34 pm

Gotta amp up the lies, because the world just isn’t listening to us.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 4:19 pm

Yes, the new lie is that they have conclusive evidence that humans are causing the Earth’s climate to change for the worse.

They don’t have any more evidence now than they did at the last COP, they have just turned up the rhetoric.

The biggest scientific hoax in human history. Played for Big Bucks (dollars).

MarkW
August 9, 2021 2:35 pm

The 1989 climate emergency promised entire nations would be engulfed by rising seas by the year 2000.

According to some, that would just be a minor math error, otherwise they would have been completely correct.
Either that, or it only applied to Great Britain.

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MarkW
August 9, 2021 2:37 pm

I mean, how do you top a “code red”?

Code reder than red?
Code infra-red?

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Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 2:56 pm

There are shades and intensities of “red”.

Next will be a threat scale based on the “intensity” of the red.

I’m betting

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
August 9, 2021 4:08 pm

Code microwave.

H.R.
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
August 9, 2021 6:13 pm

“50 Shades of Red.”

I can’t wait for the book to come out. Oughta leave sales of “50 Shades of Gray” in the dust.
😜

Dave Fair
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
August 9, 2021 6:36 pm

Bring in the fashionistas!

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 6:35 pm

Ultra-red. That is when your balls turn blue.

MarkW
August 9, 2021 2:56 pm

It really is amazing how much time you spend on a site that is pointless.
Does that prove that you too are pointless?

freshenergy
August 9, 2021 2:58 pm

Is is just me, or has the level of discourse gone down over the last year?

Michael in Dublin
August 9, 2021 2:59 pm

Does he want to destroy Africa and have them all flee to Europe and the US?

Art
August 9, 2021 3:17 pm

Actually this report must sound the death knell for the U.N.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Art
August 9, 2021 4:23 pm

One can hope.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Art
August 10, 2021 11:22 am

Certainly for the International Propaganda on Climate Control.

Peter Morris
August 9, 2021 3:43 pm

You want me on that wall.

You NEED me on that wall.

August 9, 2021 3:46 pm

how do you top a “code red”?
=========
Code double secret red.

leowaj
August 9, 2021 3:48 pm

Imagine the world is a school playground. The UN is the kid standing in the middle of the merry-go-round screaming loudly. While China is helping spin said merry-go-round. Meanwhile the other kids are busy not giving two &^%#s about it. That kid, that’s all he does. He just spins and screams. Best leave him to himself.

MarkW
August 9, 2021 3:58 pm

Looks like your knowledge of modern drilling techniques are even less than your knowledge of pretty much everything else.
With directional drilling, they can drill a dozen wells from a single platform and as a result make the platforms dozens of miles apart.
Beyond that, when a field does dry up, the wells are capped and the equipment is removed.
Beyond that, those wells are in rural areas, which according to you, no should want to live in anyway.

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MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 9, 2021 5:57 pm

If one doesn’t believe oil has already peaked, therefore one believes that oil is infinite?
Is that really the line you want to stand on?

August 9, 2021 4:13 pm
AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
August 10, 2021 11:36 am

Yes, much more predictable than the actual climate.

My favorite line was “[These] can be predicted even more reliably than elections in the former Soviet Union.”

garboard
August 9, 2021 4:48 pm

interesting watching NPR tonite beating the catastrophe drum crying how we have to cut back our emissions ( which we have been doing anyway ) without so much as a mention of china and India , who produce more than half the worlds” emissions , even existing . maybe no one told them

Gunga Din
August 9, 2021 4:54 pm

The only “death knell” the UN has been trying to sound since shortly after it’s inception is the death of any form of induvial freedom and prosperity. (Except for the leaders.)

garboard
August 9, 2021 5:10 pm

we’ve gone from global warming to climate change to climate crisis , climate disruption , existential crisis and now we’ve gone off the charts with code red . they’re gonna need a new PR firm to come up with the next lollapalooza

Tom
August 9, 2021 5:11 pm

Don’t forget about the IPCC prediction of the Himalayan glaciers melting by 2035, another lie.

saveenergy
August 9, 2021 5:22 pm

I note you correctly show the ‘Flat Earth Society’ logo as the header.

Gordon A. Dressler
August 9, 2021 5:25 pm

At the end of the article, Eric asks: “I mean, how do you top a ‘code red?”

Well, in a hospital setting, a “code red” means development of a fire somewhere in the building. However, a “code blue” in a hospital means sudden development of critical status of a patient, often associated with a patient going into cardiac arrest, choking or inability to breathe, or experiencing any other critical medical emergency (e.g., adverse drug reaction).

I guess it depends on your perspective, but I can see cases where “code blue” easily tops “code red”.

Kenji
August 9, 2021 5:28 pm

What a blessing that Jao Xiden-Heiress is welcoming Millions of eco-Refugees through the non-existent Southern US Border. A blessing to add Millions more First Worlders who were formerly Third Worlders. That will relieve the burden on the planet, wont it?

Xiden-Heiress cares.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Kenji
August 10, 2021 6:52 am

I wonder what diseases these people are bringing in besides the Wuhan virus? They are coming from all over the world, where there are all sorts of nasty diseases that we don’t want in the U.S. like Ebola.

I don’t think the Xiden-Hairbrain administration is checking for all these things. They just give them a pamphlet and a bus or airplane ticket and that’s the last we hear of them. Until they show up in the hospital or on a wanted poster.

A priority for Republicans in the next election should be to make sure Illegal Aliens do not vote in American elections. Biden is bringing in all these Illegal Aliens in hopes they will vote for Democrats and keep them in power. Republicans need to thwart this unAmerican plan. A plan meant to undermine the freedoms of all of us, not just those on the Right. One Party/Elite rule only benefits the Elites. The “Little People” of all political parties and all nationalities, are just Peons to them, once they get total control.

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Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 10, 2021 12:38 pm

The truth is, they don’t need them to actually vote because they can vote for them electronically. All they need is names in the voter rolls.

Peggy
August 9, 2021 5:35 pm

Why does anyone still believe these people. We really mean it this time!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Peggy
August 10, 2021 7:00 am

Good question. The IPCC has been wrong in every prediction they have made and have been doing it for decades.

Like the old saying goes: Lie to me once, shame on you. Lie to me twice, shame on me.

Ian Coleman
August 9, 2021 6:22 pm

The most dangerous assumption here is that there are effective, economically sustainable substitutes for coal and fossil fuels. There are not. Wind turbines? Solar cells? It is a simple matter to demonstrate that these cannot succeed as practical generators of scale electric power

Anybody who thinks they can must be made to calculate the cost of electrifying one hamlet of 2000 people anywhere in the world with wind and solar. They would have to count the cost of the land, the cost of the wind turbines and solar cells and the cost of natural gas generators to smooth out the fluctuations in generating capacity. What would this cost? At least a hundred million dollars, for the benefit of 2000 people.

All the solutions to the problem of burning of fossil fuels are based on the odd premise that economics doesn’t exist, and that costs don’t matter. Suppose, in the service of mitigating carbon dioxide emissions, we decided to ban cell phones. Well, what politician could sell that to his constituents? Meanwhile, politicians are speaking of banning personal automobiles for anyone who can’t afford an electric vehicle. That’s easy to say now, but very few people are going to go along with it in 2030, when the manufacture and sale of ICE cars will be banned.

Let’s abolish ocean travel in ships powered by fossil fuels. We have a proven technology that worked for centuries: Sailing ships. Yeah. Yeah, that’ll work.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Ian Coleman
August 10, 2021 11:44 am

The most dangerous assumption here is that there are effective, economically sustainable substitutes for coal and fossil fuels. There are not. Wind turbines? Solar cells? It is a simple matter to demonstrate that these cannot succeed as practical generators of scale electric power

The true irony is that wind and solar are 100% dependent on fossil fuels for their very existence (that is, for material procurement, transport, refinement, transport, assembly, transport, erection, maintenance and repairs, demolition, transport and disposal.

So “end fossil fuels” also effectively means “end wind and solar ‘power’.” (using the term “power” loosely there)

Of course, they’d never say THAT, since it would alert the sheep to the coming slaughter.

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JoeG
August 9, 2021 7:01 pm

The UN has put us on Double Secret Probation!

Doonman
August 9, 2021 7:24 pm

It’s good that UNICEF stopped all the starvation of children in the world. It now gives them the time to reduce plant food around the world so they can save them from starving all over again.

Joel Snider
August 9, 2021 8:01 pm

Considering what progressives have already done to the world, just in the last year, I’m beginning to think the entire argument has become moot.

observa
August 9, 2021 10:02 pm

You can see the problem writ large for the unreliables fans in NZ at present-
New Zealand Regions Suffer Power Blackouts as Temperatures Drop – MarketWatch
and of course hydro suffers the same fate as wind and solar being weather dependant-

“New Zealand faced a shortfall in power generation, and surging wholesale power prices, in the first half of the year due to a fall in gas production and dry weather depleting hydro lakes that provide more than half the country’s electricity.”

But if you want to appreciate the agony for the enthusiastic watermelons and policymaking not to mention that of the electricity regulator then look no further than the chequered history of the very large Huntly Power Station- Huntly Power Station – Wikipedia

Wishful thinking gets regularly mugged by reality.

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Mike
August 9, 2021 11:32 pm

 “This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels, before they destroy our planet.”

Coal use is going, and will continue to go……up..

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