Category Archives: COP18
2012 was an unprecedented year of disaster and defeat for the Greens and warming alarmists, it was a year that on the face of it offered much hope to the watermelons, in June there was going to be the Rio+20 Earth Summit, COP18 in Doha was going to build on the progress of COP17 and the Durban Platform and the European Union was going to single-handedly enforce a flying tax on the world.
Instead it all went to hell in solar powered hand cart, as Green defeat followed Green defeat.
On January 1st 2012 the EU announced the start of its Green flying tax on all flights in and out of the EU, as global opposition to the Green tax mounted, Comrade Connie Hedegaard, the EU’s unelected Climate Commissar remained bullish and insisted that the world would bow down to her Green will.
Many nations including the US, China and India prohibited their airlines from taking part in the EU flying tax amid threats of a trade war, particularly from China. Finally in November Hedegaard and the EU backed down and suspended their Green flying tax for
forever 12 months.
The Rio+20 Earth summit held the promise of the chance to relive the glory days of warming alarmism: Read the rest of this entry
The outcome of COP18 did at least last a little bit longer than COP17, where just 1 day after COP17 finished, Canada exercised its legal right to withdraw from the Kyoto protocol stating that “Kyoto was not the way forward for Canada or the world“.
So it is no real surprise to learn that once again Kyoto is rapidly eroding what little COP18 achieved, which in essence was 37 countries agreeing to a non legally binding extension of Kyoto to run until 2020, not one major CO2 emitting country has signed up.
The scale of the Green defeat at Doha can be quantified by the fact that the 37 countries emit just 15% of the scary CO2 emissions, and the majority of the 15% (11%) comes from the EU block of nations.
The way that the new Kyoto texts were forced through by the COP18 President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah at the close of the meeting is causing problems for the outcome: Read the rest of this entry
COP18 was even by the standards of the UNFCCC, a spectacular failure, the delegates left Doha without any of the major emitters making a new pledge to cut the CO2 emissions.
There never were high expectations of COP18 producing a new binding agreement, but those attending were expecting some progress.
Instead they got absolutely nothing, and now the Green warming alarmists are in despair, no matter how loud or often they cry “Wolf”, no one listens any more: Read the rest of this entry
COP18 has ended, and like its predecessors COP15, COP16, COP17 and Rio+20, COP18 has failed to achieve very much, which was frankly the expectation of both sides of the Anthropogenic Global Warming debate, before the conference even started.
Words and phrases like lame, toothless and the much used hell in a handcart have been used to describe the outcome of COP18.
So what was achieved at COP18?
Well the Kyoto Protocol will be extended until 2020, the problem being that only 37 countries out of the 194 attending signed up for the extension.
These countries are responsible for just 15% of global CO2 emissions, the treaty is not internationally binding, so it falls far short of the benchmark of the warming alarmists, and it is yet another example of the totally pointless Green gesture politics that the European Union excels at. Read the rest of this entry
There has been no warming for 16 years, a fact that even the UK Met Office cannot spin out of existence, yet for some people wedded to a belief system or a Liberal we must be fair and it makes me feel good to be equitable mindset, we live in an ever warming world where by 2050 we will all be as crisp as toast or the remnants of humanity will be fighting for the last place on Mount Ararat as the global sea levels rise 100′s of feet.
This is the sort of behaviour we have grown to expect from the Green NGOs like Greenpeace, WWF and FoE, it is par for the course, the problem begins when there are government ministers who think like this and they then give away billions of pounds that Britain does not have, to solve a problem that does not exist.
A UNFCCC Conference always brings out the staunch believers in Climate Religion, these days a dwindling band, but make no mistake there are still some people in the process who wield power and have the ability to
spend waste tax payers money on their pet crusades: Read the rest of this entry
Legend has it that a Banshee is a fairy woman who starts to wail when someone is about die, the Banshee legend is found in many cultures from Gaelic to Norse and American folklore.
With COP18 due to finish tomorrow and no positive outcome for the warmists in sight, a coalition of Green NGOs including the usual suspects of Greenpeace, WWF, FoE and Oxfam have joined together to wail loudly about the lack of progress at COP18, when in reality their wailing is for the death of the Great Man Made Global Warming scam. Read the rest of this entry
The disintegration of the UN Climate Circus continues to pick up speed, as each passing day brings an another body blow to the dwindling band of UN warming alarmists.
From the perspective of the warmists and Green environmentalists COP18 has been a disaster, and now nations that would have benefited from the US$ 100bn Green Climate Fund have seen the Climate Fund exactly for what it is, control of their economies and lifestyles by the UN.
Yesterday UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the rich countries were responsible
for the lack of warming in the last 16 years for global warming and had to pay loads of money into the UN Climate Fund to atone for the heinous Green sin of progress.
The warmists plan went like this bleed the rich nations dry with payments to the UN Climate Fund, while at the same time crippling their industrial capability with emissions cuts, having got the so-called rich nations under control, they could then control the poorer nations by way of the UN Climate Fund. Read the rest of this entry
Russia has always played a cynical game in the Climate Change scam, although a massive exporter of fossil fuels, mainly natural gas, Russia has been Green when it was politically and commercially expedient to be Green.
Take for example the sudden Greening of Russia when it comes to fracking in Eastern Europe, the reason for the opposition to Polish shale gas extraction is that the Russian energy Gazprom will see a decline in profits as countries produce their own gas much more cheaply, and Russia will lose political influence and not be able to force its political and economic will on other countries by turning off the gas, like Russia did to the Ukraine in 2009.
Russia as the Greens would say has form for signing up to emissions deals, at COP16 Russia opposed an extension of Kyoto, at COP17 one year later Russia stated it will never sign up to an extension of Kyoto.
Playing the game expertly as ever, Russia at the failed Rio+20 Earth summit in June announced a 25% emissions cut target: Read the rest of this entry
Life is full of surprises, like holding a UNFCCC COP meeting in Qatar, one of the worlds largest natural gas producers and as far as the Greens and ecomentalists are concerned, a country with an ambiguous position on Anthropogenic Global Warming.
The environmental circus in Doha is full of mistrust and suspicion of the COP18 President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah who is a supporter of the evil Shale Gas, so the choice of Poland for next Conference of the Parties (COP) 19 is quite frankly bizarre.
Poland’s position on Climate Change is most definitely not ambiguous, Poland has consistently blocked further attempts by the EU and Connie Hedegaard to implement their Green Dream: Read the rest of this entry