Skip to comments.Key players, Gore, are giving up: they canít control the climate
Posted on 06/16/2013 2:12:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
IIn history studies of the Great Global Warming Scare, people will ask, is this the bargaining stage or the start of acceptance?
Adapting to _ not just fighting _ climate change is taking the heat out of global warming talk
Seth Borenstein for The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) Efforts to curb global warming have quietly shifted as greenhouse gases inexorably rise.
The conversation is no longer solely about how to save the planet by cutting carbon emissions. Its becoming more about how to save ourselves from the warming planets wild weather. Newsdaily
On the five stages of grief, this is partly acceptance, but mostly its bargaining. Fans of Man-Made Global Warming are realizing they cant have Deity Status where they manage global financial markets and play God with the weather. Instead they hope they can still play hero, and direct less financially lucrative projects. They just want to hold back the tides, that sort of stuff.
It was Mayor Michael Bloombergs announcement last week of an ambitious plan to stave off New York Citys rising seas with flood gates, levees and more that brought this transition into full focus.
After years of losing the fight against rising global emissions of heat-trapping gases, governments around the world are emphasizing what a U.N. Foundation scientific report calls managing the unavoidable. Newsdaily
So we finally get the first hints of acceptance on the big economic aims this is the first recognition from key players that reducing emissions, setting up markets and global deals might not work. Dont underestimate how important this is, its a big step because this was where the money always was the $176b carbon market, and the $257b renewables investment market. The mitigation barrell is large because it carries the renewables like wind and solar too. Its global. Building levees is not.
Adaption is very much a second-best option. It was never the main aim at all. Al Gore didnt want us to go there. He saw it as a cop out. Now he says I was wrong Adapting is just as important as mitigation.
In his 1992 book Earth in the Balance, Gore compared talk of adapting to climate change to laziness that would distract from necessary efforts.
But in his 2013 book The Future, Gore writes bluntly: I was wrong. He talks about how coping with rising seas and temperatures is just as important as trying to prevent global warming by cutting emissions.
This article coincidentally wins the prize for the silliest justification for a big money program I have ever seen. Mayor Bloomberg says we should spend $20b on any old problem: real, unreal, imaginary, ludicrous. Whatever.
Whether you believe climate change is real or not is beside the point, New Yorks Bloomberg said in announcing his $20 billion adaptation plans. The bottom line is: We cant run the risk.
The risk of what exactly? One day our sun will turn into a red giant and incinerate the planet. Whether you believe it is real or not, is beside the point. We need that solar deflection shield. (Spend now, spend later, give me your money.) The Bloomberg line neutralizes every excuse. Why count? The numbers the time the degrees the cost, its all beside the point.
So this news article is the ra-ra small-shift-coming nothing to see here marketing view. Borenstein hopes we wont notice their disguised admission that 225,000 windmills wont make a jot of difference. It doesnt admit that all the costly emission schemes were wasted money. It is still in denial about the science (still at stage one). Where is the evidence?
This approach is just trying to save face and salvage something from the ruins. But the global ambitions have come crashing back to Earth. Adapting is a local thing.
Now officials are merging efforts by emergency managers to prepare for natural disasters with those of officials focused on climate change. That greatly lessens the political debate about human-caused global warming, said University of Colorado science and disaster policy professor Roger Pielke Jr.
It also makes the issue more local than national or international.
If you keep the discussion focused on impacts I think its pretty easy to get people from all political persuasions, said Pielke, who often has clashed with environmentalists over global warming. Its insurance. The good news is that we know insurance is going to pay off again.
No Roger, bless you, but we dont know the insurance will pay off. The climate models are broken, and we might as well spit green peas, blindfolded, at a map to figure out where the floods and droughts will occur. How does a sea-wall pay off if the sea keeps rising at next-to-nothing each year?
The insurance argument is the cop-out of those who dont do the sums.
Now the word is resiliency:
Describing these measures as resiliency and changing the way people talk about it make it more palatable than calling it climate change, said Hadi Dowlatabadi, a University of British Columbia climate scientist.
Its called a no-regrets strategy, Dowlatabadi said. Its all branding.
All that, experts say, is essentially taking some of the heat out of the global warming debate. Newsdaily
In other words, the climate change brand is toxic. They admit they are losing the war against emissions. Basically, skeptics are winning.
Read it all at Newsdaily.
So they're moving from the "global warming" hoax to the "extreme weather" hoax.
Hoaxers gotta do what hoaxers gotta do.
It was never about controlling the climate. It was about controlling people and getting rich trading in carbon credits.
New Headline - “Key Players, Gore, giving up because the data suggest diminishing returns on their scam”
They give up. Does this mean we win, so now we get to control the climate?
Thinking people can change the climate = arrogance
Here in California, we’ve had an extreme lack of weather for the last 25 years or so.
No summers at all, and very little winter.
In all serious I said a long time ago(not on FR) to friends of mine that Al had a nervous breakdown sometime after the 2000 election and in an attempt to deal, or not deal with it, he latched on to ‘’global warming’’. He nearly lost his son in a car accident in ‘89 and then Tipper left him. The guy went around the bend. Maybe he’s finally coming out of it.
gotta do what hoaxers
A hoax is generally a harmless prank; this is anything but harmless.
But they’ve never grasped showing how living like a third world country and paying these minions would improve anything. While we sit and freeze or melt these bastards get rich beyond imaginations. Hard sell...
Well,...we need a BIG study to Explain that....
Yeah, he latched on global warming to the tune of, what? $300 mill, made in a dozen years, about the same amount that it took Mick Jagger, for one, to accumulate in 45 years of hard work.
Bill Clinton is green with envy!
It’s moved from a global financial scam to PREVENT “climate change”, to a global financial scam to deal with the consequences of “climate change”.
Either way, the global power elite and their bankers and government minons get hundreds of billions to administer and line their pockets with.
Scam scam scam.
Al Gore already has the answer. Have a rich father, make a lot more money playing political games, build a big house in California with air conditioning and all the trimmings, and keep on loading up the bank account by giving speeches at megabucks a pop and toadying up to left wing billionaires, Communist dictators, and Arab Sheikhs.
Oh, and stroke the left wing press and Hollywood with whatever they want to hear.
exactly, carbon credits. And now, the game will be getting rich on mitigation projects, like Bloombergs 20 billion project for NYC.
And sell off an inherited oil company,, and grow tobacco,,, fly bizjets and drive SUVs everywhere. (as he gives us his assaholic lectures on how we are evil if we burn fuel.)
No, don't tell me. Let me take a wild guess ...
It involves huge sums of money.
How'd I do?
Gore giving up? The guy made over $100 million on this man made global warming hoax. Nice gig if you can get it...
Wake up Californians. While you have been sleeping, “climate change” has altered your whole state government. State agencies now have new missions and new relationships with each other. Regional government has been instituted under transportation, integrated regional water, and COG’s for sustainable communities.
They have almost eliminated local elected government through unelected regional councils and managed to assert control over private property for reallocation under public trust, social equity, “environmental water,” sustainable communities, biodiversity corridors etc.
Next on the agenda are standardized General Plan elements dictated by the state agencies for all counties. Then there will be the “public goods charges” where users of privately owned resources will pay a tax for the harm they inflict on the environment, the impact on public “ecosystem services” caused by economic exploitation and the value added tax. You think you own property? Not in CA. You think they have bled the turnip and regulated businesses to death? You ain’t seen nothing yet.
Yep. The former Veep bastard made his millions and is laughing all the way to the bank and back again.
That's it! Watch Gore et al go into construction to cash in on the climate-change-mitigation-boom.
Maybe, in a billion years or so, we will be able to control the sun. Until then, why bother.
Paging Mr. Stone..... Paging Mr. Stone...... Your masseuse is ready in Room 3!!!!!
Ding, ding, ding we have a thread winnah!
They lost their funding.
They have made their millions off of the hoax and now they are backing off to enjoy the fruits of their labor!
After Hurricane Katrina we were told that Global Warming was causing us to experience more and more extreme hurricanes. The problem was it didn’t happen. Instead we have had a remarkably long period of no extreme hurricanes hitting the US coast.
Now whenever we have even a mild hurricane hit we are told it is Armageddon.
Weather happens. We have always had droughts and floods and we always will.
I’m sure that he will find another cross to bear and Progressive lunatics to support him .... sort of like lawyers, if there isn’t anything to litigate, they’ll create something.
A little harder to defend when we should be under 50 feet of water with beaches in the Smokie Mountains.
Lately climate change is uncertain. The weather forecast is not much effect. This become our responsibility because we live in one earth. Carbon emission is an important cause. Another cause of climate change should also be considered.
It should be noted for the record: nearly everywhere Pope Al Gore, Church of Global Warming (aka Climate Change) goes, record subzero cold and blizzards follow. Why is that? I thought we were all going to be cooked by now.
His reaction? Stick it to the people who rejected him for President by scamming them with AGW (and making OBSCENE money in the process.)
Yeah. And what was up with the beard thing?
Um, I don’t understand. Maybe you could expand on your thoughts and share with all of us?
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