Skip to comments.Truth, Lies, and The Paris Accord
Posted on 06/02/2017 11:49:25 AM PDT by jfd1776
In 2015, one of the endless subsets of the United Nations specifically, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC gathered to write a retreat from modernity based on the junk science known as man-made global warming, or, more recently, since the discovery of the undeniably fabricated hockey stick model that originally justified the idea, man-made global climate change.
Representatives of 195 countries yes, thats almost every country on earth signed onto the agreement, commonly known as The Paris Accord. In many cases, one representatives signature was enough, and in others, the signature is meaningless without ratification by the countrys legislature, politburo, or other ruling parties. For example, President Obamas approval was enough to count the USA in the 195, but since our Senate would never ratify such an outrageous treaty (one prays, anyway), we are not counted among the ratifying parties.
Were not alone; only 148 of the 195 signatories have actually ratified it. That still sounds significant, of course, but its worth remembering because the press and their puppets in the Democratic Party (or is it the other way around?) give the impression that we would stand alone before the world if we refused to ratify it. In fact, with the USAs withdrawal, the USA just joins a full quarter of the earths countries that had a representative sign onto the thing in the excitement of the meeting, but were blessed with legislatures that thought through the matter, and quietly denied or postponed the fool notion.
The Paris Accord
The accord was championed by the Left for its aggressive attack on the production of greenhouse gases, demanding that countries replace existing forms of energy production with green energy sources, such as solar and wind power.
The fact that solar and wind, which certainly have their place, are incredibly inefficient, and therefore incredibly costlier, than existing sources, didnt bother the negotiators, for two primary reasons:
First, if governments subsidize the utilities with tax dollars, particularly some other country's tax dollars (guess whose?), people might not notice their massive increase in energy cost, and Second, the USA is the only donor country that was seriously expected to honor the commitment. Nobody honestly believed that other signers, like China or India, were ever going to abandon the energy that keeps their economies growing. The USA would suffer honorably, and that would be sufficient for them.
The agreement is designed to have a huge financial commitment by all member nations, including a commitment to $100 billion per year globally in specific funding called climate finance, much of which would be direct transfer payments from the USA and other developed nations to the LDDCs the least developed developing countries of the world.
It is based on the idea that of all the things nations have to worry about defense against invasion, unemployment, epidemics, crime waves, terrorism, etc. everyone on earth should recognize that climate change is the issue that outranks all others.
There is really only one way to have a prayer of convincing a country under assault by Boko Haram or ISIS, or by Ebola or Malaria, or by mass unemployment or the threat of war, to adopt such a program: if you see the biggest, most successful economies on earth doing it first.
The Paris Accord was really designed to be all about peer pressure; if the United States, the most dynamic economy on earth, was a believer, then that would be good enough reason for all the other developed economies, and all those third world LDDCs too, to fall in line.
When President Trump, on behalf of the United States, announced our withdrawal from this suicidal do-it-yourself bankruptcy engine, that brought down the whole house of cards. The world leaders who support the thing must now denounce Mr. Trump and his country, as derisively as possible, in order to keep everyone else in line. Just as the USA would have been a leader if we had ratified, they must now fear that the USA will be a leader in fleeing the foolish thing.
Make no mistake: the opponents of Paris are right. Because of the incredible cost of this agreement, a nations leaders must make a clear and absolute choice: either support this climate change theory and cause severe economic constriction at home, or work toward the prosperity of ones countrymen by dumping the agreement.
The only moral choice for an honorable national leader is to support his own nations economy, and walk away from The Paris Accord. The fact that 148 nations failed to make that choice appears to be quite an indictment, but remember, in many of their cases, they dont really have to give anything up.
For much of the third world, signing the Paris Accord was tantamount to signing up for welfare benefits; if you qualify, if its free, if you have no moral compunction about collecting such charity, why not do it?
Climate Change Truths and Lies
Among the primary lies in this whole debate is the Lefts claim that the right is denying science. In fact, its the Right thats using the scientific method looking for evidence, studying it carefully, dismissing evidence thats been proven to be fabricated, making rational judgments based on unassailable facts.
The concept of manmade climate change was based on the famous hockey stick climate model which was proven to be utterly fabricated, years ago. The evidence that it wasnt errant, but intentional, is found in chains of emails that the entire world has seen. The entire theory is based on a lie, on falsified research that was born of twin desires for grant money and the political goal of stronger government.
Even their own statistics now claim that there has been no average warming for the past twenty years; their whole claim of a rising global average temperature is based on the period before they dreamed up the whole idea. Since the publication of Al Gores famous work of science fiction in the early 90s Earth in the Balance even their own calculations show nothing to worry about, in the specific area of terrifying rising average temperatures.
But even so, this does not mean that there arent climate-related challenges. There are true climate-related dangers in the world, as there have always been.
The Lefts other primary lie is that they are the only ones who care about climate-related risks, the only ones who care about the people, towns, and even countries that may suffer if the horrors they fear come to pass.
Again, the Lefts position is simply, utterly wrong.
The Left does one thing, and only one: upon deciding that they fear worse weather and possibly rising seas, which would threaten people in low-lying coastal towns, people near rivers, people in hurricane, earthquake, or tornado paths the Left literally decided to strive to change the weather; to stop the tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, and rising seas from ever happening in the first place.
There is no proof anywhere that anything they propose changing our sources of energy, raising taxes to an even more confiscatory level, paying for new palaces for third world dictators under the guise of providing their countries with new green power plants, etc. will make any difference at all to the earths climate. Its a theory, utterly unproven, and likely unprovable. Its a desperate prayer by people who have chosen to put all their eggs in one untested basket.
By contrast, the Rights position is both more realistic on science and more compassionate toward the people.
The Right recognizes that there have always been hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and tornadoes, so our economies need to be able to deal with these tragedies.
The Right wants our people to be prosperous, so that if towns and bridges are knocked down, they can rebuild if ports are flooded, they can be restored if peoples livelihoods are washed out, they have new opportunities so they can get a fresh start.
What the Right recognizes but the Left either does not, or will not is that the cure for the dangers of a changing climate is not some stubborn effort to imagine that we mortals can change the weather at all. No, the cure is to have a vigorous economy that can withstand any shock a private sector and a public sector too that can afford to bounce back from the worst disasters.
The Right believes in taking advantage of all the opportunities of capitalism and modern technology to feed the hungry, to heat the cold, to air-condition the hot, and to house the homeless.
The Right advocates a growth economy, harnessing energy yes, ALL kinds of energy to create enough industry, and therefore enough prosperity, that we can afford to react to anything that Mother Nature chooses to throw at us.
By contrast, what does the Left do, in its hubris and delusion, dreaming that it can bring climate stability to a planet that has had ice ages and heat spells, glaciers and earthquakes, hurricanes and floods, virtually since the dawn of time?
The Left dismisses all the opportunities provided by technology and economic advancement, even intentionally suppresses them, in a vain hope that fewer cars and fewer furnaces, greater poverty and a literal retreat into the past, might keep the icebergs in the polar regions and keep storms from turning into hurricanes as they have always done.
The Left is literally using windmills to tilt at windmills.
Copyright 2017 John F. Di Leo
John F. Di Leo is a Chicagoland-based Customs broker, actor, and writer. His columns are regularly found in Illinois Review.
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You know that treaty we never signed? Trump says that situation isn’t going to change.
but what about those wind turbine technicians they will be out of jobs?
They can move to Holland and get jobs there.
Plenty of windmills in Holland.
And it’s cheaper to go out for lunch there anyway; you can go Dutch...
Wind turbine repair tech is the fastest growing field because the giant bird vegomatics are so darn unreliable!
“There is really only one way to have a prayer of convincing a country under assault by Boko Haram or ISIS, or by Ebola or Malaria, or by mass unemployment or the threat of war, to adopt such a program: if you see the biggest, most successful economies on earth doing it first.”
More importantly there’s money for them for signing it - all the despots of the armpits of the world will get rich with this scheme. They’d be fools to not sign on.
Since were talking about wind turbine engineers, I have a question. From one engineer to another....
On a recent trip between Chicago and Indianapolis, on a very windy day, I noted that the Wind Farm between Renselear and Lafayette was complete shut down. Sustained winds at probably 20 MPG with gust likely at 30-40. It was a tough drive in a pick up truck. I was anxious to see windmills generating MEGA-GOBS of energy as I approached the area on I-65. I was disappointed to find that EVERY windmill/turbine for as far as the eye could see in every direction was STOPPED, not turning.
I supposed it was because the wind was blowing too hard (it is the only nonsensical explanation that seemed plausible). Can anyone smarter than I explain for sure why none of the wind farm turbines were spinning.
(I’ll listen to the answer off the air)
The Democrats are so upset?
Submit the Paris whatever it is to the Senate for ratification.
EXCELLENT! Thanks for posting.
Great research as usual.
How does a conservative like you, survive in Chicago?
How many Wind Farm and Solar Farms are there in Germany and France?
Ha! We take that same drive from KY to see the grandkids in Chicago. A couple of weeks ago we noticed the same thing. Strong winds and none turning. Well, there were two turning.
I don’t understand why they can’t just feather the props in high wind to keep their normal speed up. I’m with you. I’d like to know why they have to be shut down completely.
I can’t answer it for your specific location, but here’s what happened near me:
And I don’t think this byline is even from April 1...
I think the US should only give grant money for scientists who find ways to reduce CO2. If the are not working on a solution they don’t get the grant
I don’t know exactly when it happened, but, at some point in the past our president became a dictator/King and our Congress became a place for those with connections to go get rich or stay rich or increase their riches.
I think someone already said it. LARGE wind turbines work best in steady wind that does not change direction. If it's gusty, or the winds constantly change direction, the entire structure of the wind turbine is at risk.
So it’s the direction of the wind not being constant. I did not know that.
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