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“Coal-aholics”: Poland Wages War on Efforts to Save the Climate
Der Spiegel ^
| Joel Stonington
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 ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechangehoax; coal; globalwarminghoax; poland
Meanwhile, the rest of the continent is increasing coal usage. Talk about leftist hypocrisy.
posted on 12/23/2012 3:49:28 PM PST
Der Spiegel is Germany's equivalent to TIME magazine. Not to be taken as authoritative on much, if anything, without external corroboration. They know, and Europe knows, that the heyday of green weenies sucking up zillions for crackpot "alternative energy" schemes is almost over.
“...Save the climate.” ROTFL! These guys are funny. We gonna save dat climate!
posted on 12/23/2012 4:06:31 PM PST
(U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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.
posted on 12/23/2012 4:08:39 PM PST
by Gay State Conservative
(When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
This is ridiculous. There has been no warming since 1996 (trend is flat; only seasonal ups and downs). Moreover, there is new evidence that what warming there was was due to the sun, not CO2.
posted on 12/23/2012 4:09:34 PM PST
( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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.
posted on 12/23/2012 4:21:39 PM PST
Time to purchase a coal burning stove and burn some coal so I can share in that addiction. And coal is cheaper than wood.
posted on 12/23/2012 4:30:47 PM PST
by Jack Hydrazine
(It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
The Poles are very serious about this, even considering terrorism. They recently tested some recruits by instructing them to blow up some empty cars for practice, planning for the conference. But the candidates all came back with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on their lips from hot tailpipes.
posted on 12/23/2012 4:46:21 PM PST
(America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
Poland not obeying Germany.
Carry on. ;)
posted on 12/23/2012 5:12:40 PM PST
Żeby Polska była Polską. (Let Poland Be Poland)
posted on 12/23/2012 5:14:37 PM PST
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