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The European Unions climate change policy is at the point of collapse, the carbon floor price has crashed through the floor to an all time low of €2.63 a metric ton, after MEPs voted against “backloading” the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
The EU ETS has been in crisis for years, there was a huge €5bn VAT fraud, then the computer systems were hacked and down for weeks, the price of carbon globally has been in free fall and backloading was the last ditch attempt to save the ETS.
Backloading is essentially withholding from sale 900 million carbon permits in an attempt to drive up the price of carbon which continues to fall due to the economic problems and decline in manufacturing in the EU.
Commissar Connie described backloading as “no brainer”, ignoring the obvious irony of such a statement, Hedegaard had put her all her political clout behind backloading, the rejection by the EU Parliament is a decisive blow to Hedegaard and the Green Agenda she relentlessly pushes. Read the rest of this entry
Different day, same tired old Green propaganda being pushed relentlessly by another unelected European Official, this time EU Commission President Jose Manual Barroso.
Barroso like other EU and Liberal Socialist politicians is still locked into the Green bubble, inconvenient truths like no warming for 16 years, the repetitive failure of UNFCCC cop meetings, the death of the one and only climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, the lack of a successor to Kyoto, the lack of populist support for bold climate measures are all ignored as the Green elite repeat their meaningless sound bites of Green drivel.
On this occasion the climate robot had a USB memory stick inserted with the sound bites: 2°C Warming, Green economy, Green jobs, emissions cut, 40%, control the weather (constrain warming) preloaded and then suitably prefixed with approved Greenspeak: Read the rest of this entry
It has as they say, all been downhill for the warming alarmists since the catastrophic failure of the COP15 UN climate circus meeting at Copenhagen in 2009, the last meeting, COP18 in Doha, held in November was the biggest failure to date.
The Kyoto Protocol expired at the end of December 2012, when COP18 ended not one major emitter had singed up for any new form of Kyoto, and the few countries that did underwent a rapid mind change within days.
As 2013 began Russia announced that it will never sign up to a new Kyoto treaty, the same goes for Canada who left the original Kyoto Protocol, the US, Brazil, China and India have yet to publicly adopt the same position as Russian and Canada, but their actions amount to the same.
The truth that the great man made climate change scam is mostly over is proving unpalatable to the Greens, the observed empirical evidence is so far removed from the Green Armageddon narrative, it is little wonder that the scam has come apart, yet for some they continue to marshal the Green doom sayings from years ago about rising temperatures, rising sea levels and ice free polar regions as absolute truths that the world must act on. Read the rest of this entry
2012 was going to be a good year for unelected EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard, January 1st saw the imposition of the EU’s Green tax on flying, in June Rio+20 held the promise of reigniting the climate superstition and fear of 20 years earlier and Hedegaard was pushing all out for the complete de-industrialisation of Europe with a bigger 30% emissions cutting target.
In June Rio+20 failed to achieve anything, despite the prolific use of the sustainable development meme, 20 years of failed environmental Armageddon events and Green politically correct science saw the much hyped Earth Summit fail.
In response Comrade Connie along with the sheep of the tabloid warming alarmist movement embraced event attribution, despite the very climate scientists and organisations so often quoted by the Greens, warning against attributing weather events to Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Now as a global trade war with the bankrupt European Union vs the rest of the world has loomed large, the Green rollback in europe gathers pace as the EU suspends its Green flying tax for 12 months: Read the rest of this entry
EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard is looking increasingly isolated from the other EU Commissars about Carbon Targets and the de-industrialisation of Europe, for Hedegaard it is business as usual while she ignores the economic realities of Green stupidity.
The first signs of the EU distancing itself from Green Climate stupidity happened at the UN pre COP18 meeting in Bangkok last month, where Hedegaard was pushing for a 30% cut in EU CO2 emissions, while EU officials described even a 25% cut as fancilful thinking.
The next set back for Hedegaard came again in September when the US conclusively said no to the EU Green flying tax, Hedegaards response was to jump on the Global Warming Extreme Weather event attribution band wagon, at the very time when the warming alarmist journal Nature concluded that climate science was too immature to link extreme weather with Anthropogenic Global Warming.
The good news is, it gets worse for Comrade Connie’s Green Agenda Read the rest of this entry
The EU’s unelected Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard is at it again, pushing fear stories of extreme weather events, naturally caused by Anthropogenic Global Warming of course.
This is the Green silly season, the run up to a UN COP meeting which always sees a massive increase of Green doom and gloom predictions, historically none of which have ever come true thus far.
Hedegaard it is worth remembering was responsible for hosting and preparing COP
Climategate 15 before being appointed EU Climate Commissar, so she is hardly impartial when it comes to pushing the Global Agrarian Society.
In warming alarmist reality, Global Warming is the cause for just about everything that has ever happened or will ever happen, event attribution to give it’s name and it is a very popular tool in promoting the political science of Climate Change.
Event Attribution makes even IPCC lead authors despair, IPCC Lead Author Myles Allen had this to say about Al Gore and event attribution: Read the rest of this entry
This has to be the first setback for unelected EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard, not satisfied with the 20% emissions cut that is already driving manufacturing business out of the European Zone, Hedegaard has been pushing hard to completely de-industrialise Europe with a 30% emissions cut.
When British Climate Change secretary Chris Huhne was forced to resign from the Government to face criminal charges for Perverting the Course of Justice, Hedegaard lost a valuable ally, since then the dire economic situation in the Euorzone and the epic failure of Green Energy in Germany have damped the enthusiasm to commit economic suicide.