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Der Spiegel: Copenhagen a Club for Losers
Hot Air ^ | 2:55 pm on December 21, 2009 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 12/22/2009 11:37:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Der Spiegel blasts the Copenhagen conference as “a Club for Losers” after it utterly failed to produce a consensus even on Barack Obama’s facesaving non-binding resolution.  They excoriate everyone from China to Obama and even the UN, but retain their most pungent shots for European diplomats who bungled both expectations and diplomacy.  And Der Speigel now says the best hope for progress won’t come from Turtle Bay, but from a process set in motion by a man whom AGW hysterics used to regard as the devil incarnate:

After days of negotiations, debate, political drama and pages of will-they or won’t-they headlines, the Copenhagen climate conference is over. And there is no conclusive agreement on any important issues. So did the situation produce any winners — or has the whole world become a club for environmental losers?

Even if the world’s leading climate scientists are only partially correct, then without a fairly ambitious climate agreement there will be dramatic consequences for our planet. And the climate conference in Copenhagen neither delivered such an agreement nor did it show any concievable way of reaching one. Countless scientific studies leave us in no doubt that the whole of humanity — and in particular future generations — will lose out. Because, at best, we can only guess the exact nature of the consequences of global warming and the extent of negative change in our natural environment.

Well, perhaps we should wait to see if the world’s leading climate scientists are “even partially correct” before using AGW as a means for a massive redistribution of wealth.  This admission alone seems rather startling from Der Spiegel.  It shows just how much damage Climategate has done to the AGW hysteric movement as a whole. 

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carbontrade; carbontradescandal; climategate; copenhagen; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 12/22/2009 11:37:22 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: steelyourfaith; SunkenCiv

fyi


2 posted on 12/22/2009 11:39:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When the zero went there, we knew it was a Loser’s Club.


3 posted on 12/22/2009 11:42:30 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Countless scientific studies leave us in no doubt that the whole of humanity — and in particular future generations — will lose out.

Based on faulty and false data.

4 posted on 12/22/2009 11:43:31 AM PST by kabar
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Exactly, Der Spiegel..., Copenhagen was going to be a Club for Losers from the get go. Luckily, it was a club for losers that imploded.


5 posted on 12/22/2009 11:48:13 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Merry Christmas to all... and to all a good night! (remember the reason for the season))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“...Even if the world’s leading climate scientists are only partially correct...”

This line stands out from everything else in the article. Thanks to all the grass-roots efforts to expose the dishonest tactics used by so many of the global warming proponents, real damage has been done to their perceived credibility, so now even the mainstream media is admitting that the leading climate scientists may be only partially correct.


6 posted on 12/22/2009 12:11:27 PM PST by Texan Tory
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Climate Change” is a simple admission of failure of the theory that CO2 was supposed to cause global warming. When that didn’t pan out the phrase “Climate Change” was adopted which says essentially, we have no working theory, but whatever happens it must be caused by mankind.


7 posted on 12/22/2009 12:49:25 PM PST by Voltage
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

8 posted on 12/22/2009 3:08:40 PM PST by steelyourfaith (This space for rent.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Cincinna; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks Ernest.


9 posted on 12/23/2009 4:54:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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