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  • We Owe it to the Poor to Exit the Paris Climate Treaty

    05/30/2017 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 30, 2017 | Roy Spencer
    The scientific godfather of modern global warming alarmism, James Hansen, has called the Paris Climate Agreement “a fraud really, a fake …. It’s just worthless words.” What Dr. Hansen is referring to is that the agreement is so weak, that it amounts to all pain for no climate gain. So why shouldn’t the U.S. remain in the Agreement, and help make it stronger? Because the more effective it is, the more painful it will be. Right now, the Agreement is just feel-good rhetoric, giving the illusion that we are “doing something” about climate change. But even if you believe climate...
  • Lindzen responds to the MIT letter objecting to his petition to Trump to withdraw from the UNFCC.

    03/09/2017 8:53:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 9, 201 | Anthony Watts 7
    Apparently, MIT didn’t like its name being used in petition to Trump. Dr. Richard Lindzen responds to that letter.March 9, 2017President Donald Trump The White House Washington, DCDear Mr. President:On 2 March, 2017, members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) sent a public letter to the White House, contesting the Petition I circulated. The Petition, signed by over 330 scientists from around the world so far, called for governments to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Since MIT’s administration has made the climate issue a major focus for the Institute, with...
  • STICKER SHOCK! Cost of UN Climate Pact: $100 TRILLION

    02/28/2017 10:37:52 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2017 | William F. Jasper
    President Trump has pledged to cancel U.S. participation in the United Nations climate agreement signed last year by President Obama in Paris. However, various media sources are reporting that the president has backed off of this campaign commitment due to lobbying from daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who reportedly support the UN Paris Agreement. Also in the global-warming alarmist camp, apparently, is Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. There are many compelling arguments for President Trump to make good on this signature campaign promise, notwithstanding the dissidents within his family and his cabinet. Cost alone provides sufficient reason...
  • WH Science Advisor: Farmers, Construction Workers Will Die From Climate Change

    04/04/2016 1:10:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies ^ | April 4, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - White House Science Advisor John Holdren says because of the impacts of climate change, agricultural and construction workers “will basically be unable to control their body temperature and will die.” “In some parts of the world, when you look more broadly at this question, you see the likelihood that in the hottest times of the year it will be simply physiologically impossible to work outdoors,” Holdren said at a White House event on climate change Monday. “That means agriculture, that means construction, people who try to work outdoors will basically be unable to control their body temperature and...
  • Rising seas threaten to flood launch sites, NASA says

    09/07/2015 12:47:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep. 6, 2015 | Brandon Griggs
    (CNN)—NASA's rockets are astounding machines, capable of blasting into space at thousands of miles per hour and withstanding temperatures twice the melting point of steel. But they can't take off underwater. Rising sea levels caused by melting ice caps threaten to disrupt a handful of NASA launch sites along U.S. coastlines, the space agency warns. In the coming years, launch facilities at Florida's Kennedy Space Center and other places may need to be retrofitted or even moved inland, NASA says. "Every NASA center has its own set of vulnerabilities, and some are more at risk than others," NASA climatologist...
  • Climate Refugees, Not Found [U.N. wrongly predicted 50 million climate refugees by 2010]

    04/20/2011 10:04:25 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | APRIL 21, 2011
    Discredited by reality, the U.N.'s prophecies go missing. In 2005, the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) published a color-coded map under the headline "Fifty million climate refugees by 2010." The primary source for the prediction was a 2005 paper by environmental scientist Norman Myers. Six years later, this flood of refugees is nowhere to be found, global average temperatures are about where they were when the prediction was made—and the U.N. has done a vanishing act of its own, wiping the inconvenient map from its servers. The map, which can still be found elsewhere on the Web, disappeared from the program's...
  • The coming climate court; The proposed Paris agreement is another reach for global power

    03/08/2015 8:10:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/08/2015 | Chris Horner
    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently circulated an email breathlessly titled, “Governments on Track to Reaching Paris 2015 Universal Climate Agreement — Negotiating Text Officially Published.” The message triumphantly claimed that “Another key step towards a new, universal climate change agreement has just been taken as the negotiating text for the agreement was officially issued by the [UNFCCC].” This refers to the upcoming talks in Paris in December on a successor pact to the 1997 Kyoto global warming treaty.
  • U.N. climate chief admits goal of calls for regulation is worldwide redistribution of wealth

    03/06/2015 1:30:27 AM PST · by Boomer · 27 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | March 3, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    A high UN official has admitted the real reason for the climate hysteria: to transform the world economy, redistributing income between from rich nations to poorer ones. Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), warned that the fight against climate change is a process and that the sought-after transformation of the world economy will not be decided at one conference or in one agreement.
  • The climate Comintern speaks - "intentionally transform the economic development model"

    02/10/2015 4:42:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Benjamin Zycher, John G. Searle scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
    "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution." Those were the words spoken on Feb. 4 by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the auspices...
  • Yvo de Boer: Put €150 per tonne price on carbon

    12/03/2012 6:21:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 03 December 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    Urgent action is needed to boost carbon prices to €150 per tonne ($215.65/ton)—2,250% higher than current levels—if the EU is to meet its decarbonization goals by 2050, the former secretary-general of the UNFCCC has told EurActiv in an interview. “We very quickly need to see a carbon price in the order of €150 a tonne because that’s the kind of level that drives the price signals that we really need,” Yvo de Boer said on a phone line from Manila, in the Philippines. EU carbon allowances are currently trading at €6.60 per tonne ($9.49/ton), but a price of around €150...
  • Washington weighs moving climate politics beyond UNFCCC

    11/16/2012 6:27:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 16 November 2012 | Arthur Neslen
    EXCLUSIVE / The US is considering a funnel of substantive elements of the Doha Climate Summit away from the UN framework and into the Major Economies Forum (MEF), a platform of the world’s largest CO2 emitters, EurActiv has learned. Since 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has provided an umbrella for talks to curb global greenhouse gas emissions, and on 26 November, will host the COP18 Climate Summit in Qatar. But it has been confirmed to EurActiv that Washington is increasingly looking to shift policy action to the MEF, whose members account for some 85% of...
  • Climate Fund Seeks UN-Style Diplomatic Immunity

    03/25/2012 9:13:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies · 5+ views
    My FOX Phoenix ^ | 22 Mar 2012, 4:42 PM MST | George Russell
    (FOX News) - The Green Climate Fund, which is supposed to help mobilize as much as $100 billion a year to lower global greenhouse gases, is seeking a broad blanket of UN-style immunity that would shield its operations from any kind of legal process, including civil and criminal prosecution, in the countries where it operates. There is just one problem: it is not part of the United Nations.
  • Mammoth new green climate fund wants United Nations-style diplomatic immunity, even though it’

    03/22/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/22/12 | George Russell
    Full TitleMammoth new green climate fund wants United Nations-style diplomatic immunity, even though it’s not part of the UNEXCLUSIVE: The Green Climate Fund, which is supposed to help mobilize as much as $100 billion a year to lower global greenhouse gases, is seeking a broad blanket of U.N.-style immunity that would shield its operations from any kind of legal process, including civil and criminal prosecution, in the countries where it operates. There’s just one problem: it is not part of the United Nations. Whether the fund, which was formally created at a U.N. climate conference in Durban, South Africa last...
  • Green Climate Fund clears planning hurdle (Yur taxdollar$ gettin' blow'd out the keester Alert!)

    04/15/2011 7:25:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/15/11 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – A planned fund to channel hundreds of billions of dollars to poor countries exposed to climate change has overcome an early obstacle, the UN said on Friday. Members of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change have agreed on the make-up of a 40-seat transitional committee to design the Green Climate Fund (GCF), an issue that had been debated for weeks, the UNFCCC said. Established at the UNFCCC's conference in Cancun last December, the GCF aims at administering aid, potentially worth 100 billion dollars a year by 2020, to developing countries at risk from rising seas, worsening...
  • Cuckoo In Cancun

    Environmentalism: Still think those who continue to push the idea of man-made climate change are well-grounded and rational? Think again. Consider Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She opened the U.N's global warming conference last week with a prayer to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of the moon. This mythological supreme being of fertility is supposed to be good for sending rain for crops. Maybe that's the sort of blessing Figueres had in mind when, from Cancun's — no joke — Moon Palace, she called Ixchel "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving" and...
  • Costa Rican named UN climate chief (succeeds Yvo de Boer at UNFCCC)

    05/17/2010 10:41:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 220+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/10 | AFP
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has named Costa Rica's Christiana Figueres to be the organization's top official on climate change, his spokesman announced Monday. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said the 53-year-old Costa Rican, currently San Jose's climate change negotiator, would succeed Yvo de Boer of the Netherlands as the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). De Boer tendered his resignation after last year's failed Copenhagen climate change talks.
  • UN forum struggles after Copenhagen setback (Some HaPPy News for a Change..)

    04/09/2010 10:41:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 211+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/9/10 | Richard Ingham
    BONN (AFP) – Hopes of hoisting the UN process for climate change out of the mire after December's flawed Copenhagen summit suffered a setback at talks here on Friday. In their first parley since the stormy December meeting, countries in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) divided over how to plot the way forward and the mood was soured by fresh finger-pointing. "The one thing we learn from history is that we never learn from history," said Tosi Mpanu Mpanu of the Democratic Republic of Congo, representing African nations. Copenhagen damaged "the trust that is necessary for any...
  • Yvo de Boer quits UN climate change body

    02/18/2010 10:59:47 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 404+ views ^ | 18 Feb 2010 | Louise Gray
    The UN's top climate change official, Yvo de Boer, has resigned in the latest blow to the debate over global warming. Yvo de Boer was said to be exhausted after the Copehagen summit. Photo: REUTERS As Secretary General of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Mr de Boer was in charge of negotiating a new international deal to stop global temperature rise. However after four years in the post he has decided to step down to go and work for global accounting firm KPMG. The former Dutch civil servant insisted he had been planning to stand down for...
  • UN panel to mobilize climate change funding (and you thought the UN's main mission was Peace)

    02/12/2010 9:19:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 406+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/12/10 | AFP
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – UN chief Ban Ki-moon set up a high-level advisory panel Friday to mobilize funding to help developing nations battle climate change. The panel, to be led by Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Ethiopian counterpart Meles Zenawi, aimed "to mobilize the resources for climate change pledged at the recent climate change conference in Copenhagen," Ban told reporters. The group, evenly balanced between developed and developing nations, "will develop practical proposals to significantly scale up long-term (public and private) financing for mitigation and adaptation strategies in developing countries," he added. The UN boss said the group...
  • Climate: The long and winding road after Copenhagen

    01/29/2010 3:40:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 204+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/10 | Marlowe Hood
    PARIS (AFP) – After the near-train wreck of last month's Copenhagen climate summit, what lies ahead for efforts to beat back global warming? Next week may yield the first clues. Countries are being asked to say by Sunday whether they will endorse an 11th-hour deal, the "Copenhagen Accord," which saved the marathon meeting from collapse but sparked accusations of failure and betrayal. By week's end, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will have a picture of the response, its officials say. What emerges will be a litmus test of the Accord's credibility and whether a comprehensive and binding...