Be Thankful That COP26 Has Ended

Reposted from The MANHATTAN CONTRIAN

Francis Menton

If you have been following the news at all for the past several weeks, you know that the latest gigantic UN “climate” conference, going by the name COP (Conference of Parties) 26, has been taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Mercifully, it ended yesterday, Saturday, November 13. All of those hundreds of private jets have now flown home.

Every time one of these UN confabs takes place, you have to hold your breath fearing that some tremendously damaging result will emerge. But, reviewing the final outcome of this latest conference, my comment is that we climate realists have gotten about the best result we could have hoped for. If you read some mainstream news sources, you may well get exactly the opposite impression. So let me give my reasoning.

At this point, there are basically two paths that the world might take in the movement toward so-called “decarbonization” of the energy system:

  • Path 1 is the path of strict world socialism. Of course, this is the preferred path of climate activists and UN bureaucrats. In this scenario, the entire world is forced, through binding international agreements, into an energy straightjacket, mandating reduction and then elimination of the use of fossil fuels within two or three decades at most.
  • Path 2 is what happens when there are no compacts with material binding worldwide energy restrictions. On this path, everybody talks a good game about decarbonization but, lacking meaningful binding agreements, most of the countries, with most of the population, continue to pursue whatever energy system is most reliable and cost effective. In practice that almost inevitably means fossil fuels for most to all applications. Meanwhile, a small number of wealthy, small-population jurisdictions that somehow become obsessed with the perceived virtue of eliminating fossil fuels — likely examples being Germany, California, New York, the UK, and perhaps South Australia (aggregating about 2-3% of world population) — will push the limits of decarbonization and intermittent renewable energy sources. They will then be the guinea pigs for the rest of the world to find out whether a decarbonized energy system can be made to work, and at what cost.

The end of the COP26 conference has shown that we are not on Path 1, and are unlikely to go there.

The key difference between the two scenarios is what happens in the nearly inevitable circumstance where the new “decarbonized” energy system fails to work cost-effectively or reliably, leading to enormously increased prices, shortages, and/or frequent blackouts. On Path 1, when that happens, the world’s people get forced into universal energy poverty with no obvious way to escape, and the bureaucrats and left wing press undoubtedly find some way to blame oil companies or some other capitalist bogeymen for the disaster. On Path 2, the 97-98% of the world that has not committed energy suicide can sit back and observe while the guinea pigs self-destruct. Eventually, the people in the guinea pig jurisdictions will catch on that they are being forced to pay a multiple of a reasonable price, and for energy that does not work very well, and they will replace their politicians.

How long will it take for these suckers to catch on? It could take a long time. Note that California and Germany, with self-inflicted energy prices well above those of surrounding jurisdictions, continue to double down and vote for more of same. But then, they are very wealthy jurisdictions, and it is their own problem.

And by the way, if the guinea pigs succeed in decarbonizing at little to no cost in either money or reliability, I will be the first to congratulate them. But they won’t succeed.

So let’s take a look at the outcome of COP26, and consider where this is going. Here is the document put out by the UN on Saturday, November 13, that appears to be the final agreement of the conference. It is titled the Glasgow Climate Pact, although it also states that it is still a draft, calls itself a “Proposal by the President,” and as yet bears no signatures on behalf of any country.

Go to the New York Times yesterday, and you will find them spinning like a whirling dervish trying to characterize this as some kind of a major breakthrough:

With the bang of a gavel, diplomats from nearly 200 countries on Saturday struck a major agreement aimed at intensifying efforts to fight climate change. . . . [T]he agreement established a clear consensus that all nations need to do much more, immediately, to prevent a catastrophic rise in global temperatures. It outlined specific steps the world should take, from slashing global carbon dioxide emissions nearly in half by 2030 to curbing methane, another potent greenhouse gas. And it sets up new rules to hold countries accountable for the progress they make — or fail to make.

For even wilder spinning, try this at New Scientist:

Nearly 200 countries have made an unprecedented and historic pledge at the COP26 climate summit to speed up the end of fossil fuel subsidies and reduce the use of coal. . . . Crucially, despite almost a fortnight’s negotiations that ran more than 24 hours late, the 196 countries meeting in Glasgow committed to issuing stronger 2030 climate plans next year in a bid to avert dangerous global warming.

Well, that’s the spin. If you go to the document itself, you won’t find anything that can be fairly called an “agreement,” let alone an “unprecedented and historic pledge.” The document consists of some 97 numbered paragraphs, each of which begins with an italicized verb that states what the “Conference of Parties” is doing here. The verbs run a wide gamut from “recognizes,” to “welcomes,” to “expresses,” to “recalls,” to “stresses,” to “notes,” to “emphasizes,” to “urges,” and on and on and on. But you won’t find “agrees,” or “commits,” or “pledges,” or anything comparable to those concepts anywhere in this document.

Wasn’t the idea that the parties were supposed, every five years after the Paris agreement (2015), to come back with new and more restrictive pledges to reduce their carbon emissions? OK, last year the thing got postponed. But here we are back together, and where are the new pledges? Basically, they put the whole thing off again to next year:

26. Emphasizes the urgent need for Parties to increase their efforts to collectively reduce emissions through accelerated action and implementation of domestic mitigation measures in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 2, of the Paris Agreement; . . .

29. Recalls Article 3 and Article 4, paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 11, of the Paris Agreement and requests Parties to revisit and strengthen the 2030 targets in their nationally determined contributions as necessary to align with the Paris Agreement temperature goal by the end of 2022, taking into account different national circumstances. . . .

The parties were also “requested” to “strengthen” their 2030 targets this year, but it appears that they did not do so. Is there any reason to think that they will do so next year, or any other year?

And how about the hundred billion dollars per year that the developed countries were supposed, under the Paris agreement, to be handing over to the third world kleptocrats? Here are paragraphs 44 and 46:

44. Notes with deep regret that the goal of developed country Parties to mobilize jointly USD 100 billion per year by 2020 in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation has not yet been met. . . .

46. Urges developed country Parties to fully deliver on the USD 100 billion goal urgently and through to 2025 and emphasizes the importance of transparency in the implementation of their pledges. . . .

It looks like even the Europeans are not stupid enough to fall for this one — although Biden is stupid enough. But Biden can’t do it on his own. And good luck to India, with its request for a trillion a year just for itself.

Clearly, the refusal of the developing countries (which include China and India, with about 35% of world population between just the two of them) to agree to energy suicide is keeping us off Path 1. I don’t see anything about that changing any time soon. Certainly not before 2030, by which time those two countries, and plenty of others with large populations (Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria) will have swamped any fantasies about world emissions reductions by building swarms of new coal plants.

Read the full article here.

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Duane
November 16, 2021 6:10 pm

“We thought good thoughts, therefore we did good!”

How’s that for a strong, really strong commitment to keep talking and having good thoughts?

Unicorns forever!

observa
Reply to  Duane
November 17, 2021 2:12 am

Seems Greta had impure thoughts with the blah blah blah so she was locked out of the goodness. Anymore impure thoughts like that and she’ll be disappeared for good.

IanE
Reply to  observa
November 17, 2021 7:41 am

Now that IS a happy thought!

Joel
November 16, 2021 6:10 pm

Does anybody have an estimate for the costs incurred by the conference?

H.R.
Reply to  Joel
November 16, 2021 8:18 pm

Let’s all check our wallets…….**

Oh dear…. mine’s way down. It was a really expensive wing-ding this year.



** What? You think the money came out of their wallets?

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David Guy-Johnson
Reply to  Joel
November 16, 2021 10:51 pm

I’ve seen figures from 20 to 100 million pounds quoted as the cost to the UK taxpayer

Bill Toland
Reply to  David Guy-Johnson
November 17, 2021 12:47 am

Just the cost of policing COP26 was over £200 million. This estimate comes from the BBC so it must be true.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-51149272

Graemethecat
Reply to  Bill Toland
November 17, 2021 2:44 am

Fortunately, some of that £200 million will have been recycled back into the Scottish economy in the form of expensive meals in top restaurants, taxi fares, call-girls etc. so it’s not all wasted.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Graemethecat
November 17, 2021 2:54 am

Nobody has even tried to calculate the cost of disruption to honest people in Glasgow. I stayed out of Glasgow city centre for the entire duration of COP26 because it was filled with loonies from all over the world and numerous roads were closed.

Reply to  David Guy-Johnson
November 17, 2021 12:43 pm

Did Biden leave his 85 vehicle parade in Scotland for the Queen?

Well, he left a lot more in Afghanistan, you’d think he’d treat allies better.

Sara
Reply to  Joel
November 17, 2021 7:29 am

I still have $22.00 left in my pocket wallet, so they didn’t get anything from me.

November 16, 2021 6:14 pm

“They will then be the guinea pigs for the rest of the world to find out whether a decarbonized energy system can be made to work, and at what cost.”

They can be guinea pigs and get away with it because they have the rest of the world’s agricultural output and manufactured goods to fall back on. 30% of Cal’s electricity already comes from surrounding states. Germany couldn’t survive now without French nuclear power generated electricity and Russia’s natural gas.

As for food, Cal is already squeezing out its agricultural sector via water restrictions. Mexico and Arizona are currently picking up the slack as growers leave California. Germany is now a net food importer, it can no longer feed itself. They will soon be Russian satellite state when Putin decides to really put the screws to them on energy.

Basically it’s all funs and games until the food shortages start in the First World. Supply chain snafus on manufactured goods are here already. Food is next. Then the People will notice they’ve been scammed by the Marxists, but it may be too late to get out without lots of shooting.

bill Johnston
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 16, 2021 7:01 pm

What was that quote about “voting yourselves into socialism but shooting your way out”?

MarkW
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 16, 2021 8:32 pm

Meat and various processed foods have been going into and out of shortage for months. It’s already begun, and it’s already spreading.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
November 17, 2021 3:11 am

Don’t worry, Joe Biden has everything under control. Just ask him.

David Guy-Johnson
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 16, 2021 10:52 pm

Germany never could feed itself

spock
Reply to  David Guy-Johnson
November 19, 2021 2:44 am

Thats why they got rid of “useless eaters” under Hitler.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 17, 2021 3:10 am

“Then the People will notice they’ve been scammed by the Marxists, but it may be too late”

I saw a pertinent quote yesterday:

“for us [Marxists], man himself is mutually of no value.”

Karl Marx, 1844

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 17, 2021 4:36 am

“30% of Cal’s electricity already comes from surrounding states.”

Here in Massachusetts, a net-zero state, with plans to import hydro power from Canada- but, the people of Maine voted against a new grid line passing through their state. Apparently the only way to get to net-zero, and not even then, is to destroy hundreds of thousands of acres of forest to install solar “farms”. Meanwhile, this state encourages legal and illegal immigrants from all over the planet to come here- so there is a huge housing shortage- so more land will have to be sacrificed for more urban sprawl. This once beautiful state is going to get very ugly very soon.

yirgach
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2021 6:50 am

Yes – and Vermont is also headed in the same direction – getting clobbered by plague refugees from large urban areas who cart their ugly lifestyles and attitudes along as well as diseased illiterate third world illegals getting all the freebies they need.
At least the terrain and the weather tends to weed out the most insufferable but the old ways are quickly dying out.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  yirgach
November 17, 2021 7:01 am

I’ve seen stories about entire mountain tops in VT now covered with wind turbines.

November 16, 2021 6:33 pm

The objective is to destroy western capitalism, not to convince China of reducing its emissions. A “lackluster” agreement will do no harm to the effort of socialist regimes in Europe and America to destroy their countries. The war on climate change, with all its sacrifices, will only be exploited in Orwellian style rethorics. And every failure, will be reason for further restrictions. You really think to get out of obstruction by elections? That’s not how it works..

eo
November 16, 2021 6:39 pm

But COP27, COP28, … are coming with the same drama. No agreement is reached within the time frame of the COP, the delegates have to reduce weight and must work overtime to loss the weight gain from all the drinks and food in the last two weeks— then finally an agreement to continue meeting.

markl
November 16, 2021 6:57 pm

Like AGW the COPs are built on consensus with nothing to back them up. Even the liberal news I’ve seen are beginning to see the folly in everyone getting in a big room, nodding agreement, then going about business as usual. They’re even starting to question China’s absence from a meaningful NDC. The wheels aren’t falling off the wagon yet but the shine is definitely gone.

ResourceGuy
November 16, 2021 7:04 pm

Is democracy doomed by these claimed emergency conditions?

MarkW
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 16, 2021 8:34 pm

That’s definitely the direction the elite are going for.’
If the Democrats manage to push through their so called voting reforms, all chance of fair elections in the US will be gone.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
November 17, 2021 3:21 am

There will be pushback.

I see where yesterday a Texas Democrat and member of the House of Representatives has decided to switch his party affiliation to Republican citing the debacle Biden has created at the Texas border with his failure to stop the invasion of Texas and the United States by illegal aliens.

I guess that reduces the Democrat majority in the House to just two votes.

We may be electing Speaker of the House Trump *before* the 2022 elections, because there may be other Texas Democrats that will do the same thing if 40,000 illegal aliens show up on the Texas border in the near future. And they are heading this way.

We just need a couple of more switches and the Republicans will have the majority in the House, and then the Republicans will get to choose the Speaker of the House, and set the agenda.

Let the investigations of the criminal, radical Democrats begin!

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 17, 2021 4:43 am

hmmmm… maybe Trump could run for Senator in FL??? Yuh, I know, crazy idea- but why not?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2021 3:04 pm

Trump needs to be either Speaker of the House, or president in order to get the nation back on track.

A lone U.S. Senator doesn’t have that kind of political power. Unless he gets in a position like Manchin.

BobM
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 17, 2021 6:59 pm

If you’re talking about Texas State Rep. Ryan Guillen, he is not a Congressman in the US House of Representatives. He’s a member of the Texas House of Representatives. While it is notable, it has no effect on the balance of power at the federal level.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 17, 2021 12:18 am

The Leftists Elites, the Champagne Socialists (UK), who seek merely to preserve the status quo of their post WW2 era rise, see democracy as a tool, a weapon, to be used to regain power, & like so many in the past, will then seek to slowly dismantle democracy once the power has been achieved, the New World Order will begin, with self-appointed bureaucrats dictating the rules & laws we must all obey, just as the EU is ruled. It isn’t a conspiracy because conspiracies are done behind closed doors, this is being carried out right under our noses & in full view for all to see!!! COP 26, like all the other taxpayer funded jamborees, keep failing & always will just as long as the “developing” countries refuse to allow the poor suckers funding their “development”, to know where their money is being spent & on what!!! It’s just “GIVE US YOUR MONEY, NOW!!!” The whole system is as corrupt as corrupt can be, most of us can see it, some don’t want to see it but that is their loss!!! Anyway, I am going to continue to enjoy the Holocene Inter-Glacial while I still can, but still worrying about the new Little Ice-Age waiting in the wings!!! The screaming & shouting & stamping of eco-bunny feet about global warming err sorry Climate Change, is because the ring-leaders know full well that they must achieve their goals asap before the climate changes for real, & their crystal balls start misting up, because they cannot tax & rule over Nature, only Human beings, a minor infestation on a minor planet in a minor star system centred on a minor star, in a spiral arm of a minor galaxy!!! Groan over!!! HAGD everyone (except Griff)!!!

philincalifornia
November 16, 2021 7:18 pm

What will they do with all the Greta statues now she’s quite rightly told them to “shove the climate crisis up their arse”? The best part of Flop26 for me.

How about “you can shove a Greta statue up your arse”?

MarkW
Reply to  philincalifornia
November 16, 2021 8:35 pm

Greta is still all in on the imaginary climate crisis. It’s inflated confabs that she is fed up with.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  MarkW
November 17, 2021 12:24 am

All in indeed, and on track to make the world’s children as dense and poorly educated as she is. Keep those Friday school strikes going!

Alan the Brit
Reply to  philincalifornia
November 17, 2021 12:20 am

Personally I have no desire to get that close to the Poison Dwarf!!! I officially appoint Griff to be the Chief Statue Shover up Arses, it’s the kind of thing he’d warm to!!! 😉

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 17, 2021 4:46 am

she still has the face of a 3 year old

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2021 1:09 pm

3 year old children are supposed to be cute. It’s part of Nature’s child protection scheme.

When Greta puts on her angry face… brrrrr.

Chris Hanley
November 16, 2021 7:54 pm

If ‘Path 1’ were attempted it would precipitate mass truly popular revolutions as the recent reactions to Covid restrictions have shown.
The jurisdictions mentioned claiming to be ‘decarbonizing’ have been kidding themselves and others.
For electricity generation they all still rely on some form of base-load thermal energy and/or hydro and import electricity from adjoining states/countries to make up the shortfall in supply when ‘unreliables’ are idle due to lack of wind or sun.
For total primary energy renewables supplied only 16.8% of Germany’s consumption in the first half of 2021, most coming from natural gas (30.6%) oil (28.6%) hard and brown coal (16.6%) and Nuclear (6%); of the renewables wind and solar were only 3.4% and 1.9%.

John the Econ
November 16, 2021 8:34 pm

Perhaps a year of rising inflation, electricity and fuel bills will cure more citizens of tolerance of this agenda.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  John the Econ
November 17, 2021 4:47 am

but only if they draw the connection, which so far, it seems they haven’t- Biden’s energy czar blamed it all on OPEC, then she laughed hysterically

John the Econ
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2021 7:35 am

So far this year, we’ve got energy in all forms getting more expensive, emptying store shelves, non-“transitory” inflation, a embassy overrun, and ABBA is back on tour. Add in the return of leisure suits, the 55mph speed limit and shag carpeting, and it’s just like 1979 again.

Reply to  John the Econ
November 17, 2021 1:21 pm
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Venezuela…
  • Everywhere you go
  • Take a look in the five-and-ten
  • Looking dull and empty
  • No candy canes or silver lanes anywhere.
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Venezuela…
  • Electricity lacking in every store and home
  • But the ugliest sight to see are land covering still wind turbines and farmland covered in solar arrays
  • Where holly used to grow
  • outside the house you can not heat anymore.
LdB
November 16, 2021 9:14 pm

The biggest losers from COP24 was the UK and a few other democracies who felt the need to do more cuts. Probably the second biggest losers were 3rd world countries who lined up thinking they might get some free reparation cash … I think they are starting to realize the cash is never going to turn up.

For most countries it was all pretty much a non event.

Reply to  LdB
November 16, 2021 11:46 pm

Or even 26.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
November 17, 2021 2:18 am

Or even 27, and 28 and…

Patrick MJD
November 16, 2021 10:03 pm

Biden alone flew in a fleet of 80+ vehicles for his time at COP26. So much for emissions reductions and saving the planet.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Patrick MJD
November 17, 2021 4:49 am

presumably to minimize anyone knowing which one he’s in, as a target

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2021 1:25 pm

They could have used two pedal cars for that.

Mactoul
November 16, 2021 10:04 pm

I don’t share the optimism. Concession that India made that coal has to be phased-down portends bad.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mactoul
November 17, 2021 3:31 am

I wouldn’t worry about it. India’s leadership seems to have a realistic view of the situation. “Phase-down” can mean anything. That’s why that guy was crying at the end of COP26.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 17, 2021 4:06 pm

India’s not in a bad position – they have big reserves of oil and gas and if they can access a secure supply of imported oil and gas on top of that, they might be set to reduce coal. They won’t compromise on energy though, no matter how much Alok Sharma (born in India) blubs.

Alexy Scherbakoff
November 16, 2021 10:34 pm

I’m looking forward to COP27 in Egypt where the muslim brotherhood and others of that ilk hunt tourists who stray from the beaten path.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
November 17, 2021 1:32 pm

You mean where they are especially fond of inebriated Westerners/Easterners spending their days and nights searching for prostitutes? Overeating non-Halal foods and forgetting to belch properly?

PCman999
November 16, 2021 10:51 pm

I’m surprised that eco-nazis in the media go along with this farce. Don’t they care about the environment? This latest COP-out is the modern equivalent of waving a piece of paper and claiming “Peace in our time!!”

Surprisingly, Greta is the only honest one on the looney side of the political spectrum.

M Courtney
Reply to  PCman999
November 17, 2021 12:39 am

She’s young and so stupid.
She actually thinks that Climate Change is a serious problem.
The grown-ups don’t (or they would do something about it) but they all know where to find the gravy.
Young women with a media presence get the gravy anyway.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2021 3:45 am

“She actually thinks that Climate Change is a serious problem.”

Yes, she does, and she has a lot of company, unfortunately.

All because those who create the computer-generated global temperature profiles have deliberately distorted the truth with their claims of Unprecedented warming.

Not one shred of evidence backs up the claim that humans living on the Earth are experiencing unprecedented warming. Specifically, nothing backs up the Hockey Stick Lie. The creators refuse to prove their case by withholding their data, preventing third parties from duplicating their work, or showing their work is not based on facts.

These liars are responsible for Greta’s angst. She knows them personally. They lie to her face and disrupt her whole life because she believes their lies.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  PCman999
November 17, 2021 3:37 am

John Kerry says it will go better at COP27. That will give John more time to get everyone’s mind right on the subject.

November 16, 2021 11:44 pm

FLOP26 hasn’t ended for the BBC which is still putting out propaganda, with lies from King and other chosen climate “experts”.

Climate change: What did the scientists make of COP26? – BBC News

COP26: The truth behind the new climate change denial – BBC News

Vincent Causey
November 17, 2021 12:14 am

The idea behind the spin, I guess, is to convince the populations of the developed world there really is a reason to push on with these energy suicide policies.

M Courtney
November 17, 2021 12:39 am

And good luck to India, with its request for a trillion a year just for itself.

I’m sure that, if we try hard, we can talk them down to taking a tenth of that.

Richard Page
Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2021 4:10 pm

I’m not convinced. I think that move was India pricing itself out of the market to make it far more difficult to get anything passed at future copfests.

observa
November 17, 2021 2:02 am

You’ll all be pleased to know that the problem of halting the 1.5deg C warming by whenever we can manage it has now been solved so we can all roll over and go back to sleep-

recent University of NSW research commissioned by the federal government found that Sydney’s ambient temperatures could be reduced by up to 2.4C if we ditched dark roofing across the city.
Dark roofs to be banned in NSW, planning minister says (msn.com)

Well after you paint your dark roof a light colour of course. Not all at once as we don’t want 0.9 degrees of cooling so there’ll be a phased roster system until we hit net zero warming.

Richard Page
Reply to  observa
November 17, 2021 4:16 pm

That’s a bit of an issue there – if dark roofs are a problem, what will they do about the roads? Are they going to replant all dark leaved plants with lighter leaved ones? Where will it end? A ban on dark coloured cars and hats?

HotScot
November 17, 2021 2:13 am

I read an announcement that the EU was going to designate Natural Gas and Nuclear as green fuels.

What happened to that?

John Bell
November 17, 2021 5:26 am

WHAT in the heck did they *DO* for two weeks? Nothing got done, thank goodness!

November 17, 2021 6:06 am

Easy now. Who you calling a guinea pig?
Signed a disgruntled realist from New York

mkelly
November 17, 2021 6:14 am

Post says:”…we climate realists…”

What is a climate realist? I think climate is real.

The two options listed are both horrible. Both impoverish people. Cause people to die for various reasons and end up not doing anything to change climate.

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David Strom
November 17, 2021 6:52 am

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.”

… nor any meeting of politicians and government bureaucrats.

Alba
November 17, 2021 7:12 am

Everything in the article is spot on. Just a quibble with this:
“Eventually, the people in the guinea pig jurisdictions will catch on that they are being forced to pay a multiple of a reasonable price, and for energy that does not work very well, and they will replace their politicians.”
What is more likely is that the politicians will sense the way the wind is blowing and, all of a sudden, start back-tracking on all the things they have said are so necessary.

IanE
Reply to  Alba
November 17, 2021 7:43 am

And anyone still alive will wonder if anything will change within their miserable existence before their end!

Richard Page
Reply to  Alba
November 17, 2021 4:22 pm

And what if the politicians of the other parties are just as rabid in their ecolunacy? The UK political scene needs a sea change – it needs a credible threat to their power base before anything will start to move away from this stupidity.

Sara
November 17, 2021 7:28 am

… – all nations need to do much more, immediately, to prevent a catastrophic rise in global temperatures. – article.

I’ve said this before and I will continue to say it: if all those attendees, including those in their train wobbling along behind them, were required to wear rebreathing equipment (or maybe just get their mouths sewn shut), the level of CO2 in the atmosphere will (not would) very likely drop exponentially, measurably, and possibly semi-permanently.

Just my view on the subject, especially since the article indicates that there was nothing in the language of the “agreement” to indicate that any nation is obligated to follow those ridiculous demands.

Rob_Dawg
November 17, 2021 9:48 am

> “[R]eviewing the final outcome of this latest conference, my comment is that we climate realists have gotten about the best result we could have hoped for.”

I remain deeply suspicious that “Carbon Taxes” will be enacted in post-production.

spock
November 19, 2021 2:34 am

Its a relief that they just talk, make pledges and sign phony proclamations – which is all that parasitic politicians are good for. Just keep up with the circle jerk and leave us good folks alone.

Oh, is there a photo of the hundreds of jets parked at the airport in Glasgow? It would be great to see that!

November 20, 2021 8:49 am

You forgot to mention Norway as one of the Suckers . .

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