Skip to comments.“Coal-aholics”: Poland Wages War on Efforts to Save the Climate
Posted on 12/23/2012 3:49:20 PM PST by Olog-hai
Poland is addicted to coal. That is the message the country has been sending both domestically and internationally as Warsaw prepares to host the global climate summit next year. In Europe, the Poles are isolated in their fight for looser emissions reduction goals and against fixes to the EUs cap-and-trade system.
The apparent pressure on environmental groups, while concerning, does not seem inconsistent with Warsaws approach to issues relating to climate change. On Monday, coal-dependent Poland continued its virtually solitary opposition to a widely-supportedand badly neededshort-term fix for Europes carbon-trading system, the continents flagship policy in the fight against global warming. Such obstreperousness, however, has not led to Polands being internationally ostracized. On the contrary, even as the country helped block Europes ability to present a unified front at the recent climate change conference in Doha, Poland was chosen to host the next conference in 2013.
It is a decision which seems destined to make next years conference, aimed at fashioning a global pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, just as unsuccessful as in years past.
(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...
“...Save the climate.” ROTFL! These guys are funny. We gonna save dat climate!
It’s been my understanding for years that coal is a very important part of Poland’s economy.Recent polls in Britain suggest that the Brits are just about fed up with the EU and it’s said that a national referendum on membership will soon occur.Perhaps Poland should consider *their* position in the EU.
Indeed. The only “warming” that one will find in the data is a total of one degree Celsius allegedly averaged over the entire globe over more than a century, using instruments of varying sensitivities and radically different means of calibration. As my quantitative analysis professor told me, “All measurements are wrong” . . . and even in the case where you are lucky to be accurate, one degree of “average” warming over such a long period means diddly-squat.
Time to purchase a coal burning stove and burn some coal so I can share in that addiction. And coal is cheaper than wood.
Carry on. ;)
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