UN official: I’d say the world is finally ready for a global climate treaty

posted at 11:31 am on January 22, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Ugh. Yet another eco-globalist heading to a collectivist international conference and attempting to foist a one-size-fits-all environmentalist rulebook upon the masses:

The UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says his top hopes for 2013 are to reach a new agreement on climate change and to urgently end the increasingly deadly and divisive war in Syria. …

Ban laid out this ambitious wishlist in an interview before heading to the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, saying he plans to take “the uncommon opportunity” of being with 2,500 government, business and civil society leaders in the Swiss ski resort to exchange frank views on these issues. …

“Climate change is fast happening – much, much faster than one would have expected,” he said. “Climate and ecosystems are under growing strain.” …

“I will do my best to mobilise the political will and resources so that the member states can agree to a new legally binding global agreement on climate change,” Ban said. …

If globalists and environmentalists and whomever are really setting about to find ways to get the world to reduce its carbon emissions and general pollution, they certainly have a funny way of showing it. The United Nations and their moral relativist, prosperity- and individualist-hating ilk have tried umpteen times to forge some kind of global climate agreement, but anyone can see that the idea loses more and more efficacy every time. It’s tough to convince any power player to quixotically sign on to ideas that will demonstrably diminish their economic growth, especially when prosperity is the key to producing the types of innovations, efficiencies, technologies, and getting-more-from-less ideas that really have a chance in perpetuating “cleaner” habits. And why environmentalists insist on shooting themselves in the foot with their dead-set opposition to further natural gas development — a huge factor in the United States’ lately-reduced carbon emissions — is beyond me.

Normally, I would instantly dismiss this kind of thing — dude, it’s not gonna’ happen. President Obama has been reluctant to give much lip service to global climate treaty ideas in the past couple years of his presidency — but, this has me a little nervous. Of course, a global climate treaty would need the consent of Congress, but…

President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.

“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” Mr. Obama said on Monday at the start of eight sentences on the subject, more than he devoted to any other specific area. “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.”

The central place he gave to the subject seemed to answer the question of whether he considered it a realistic second-term priority. He devoted scant attention to it in the campaign and has delivered a mixed message about its importance since the election.


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May the world have it.

Bmore on January 22, 2013 at 11:36 AM

The UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says his top hopes for 2013 are to reach a new agreement on climate change …

I wholeheartedly concur. Let’s have a new agreement that man-caused climate change is a bunch of hooey.

KS Rex on January 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Hansen. NASA. New ice age coming.

Mr. Arrogant on January 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

This is dear leader we’re talking about of course he’d be for it….hopefully the senate would not ratify such a travesty but who knows

cmsinaz on January 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

UN official: I’d say the world is finally ready for a global climate treaty

Translation – “We better get this shidt set in concrete before everyone finds out its a bald faced lie”.

44Magnum on January 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

UN official: I’d say the world is finally ready America has been broken enough for a global climate treaty

Flange on January 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

These guys need to have more meetings. Is there anything worse than the messengers giving up just before the start of a new initiative?

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM

A UN climate change directive would make Obamacare look simple, cheap, worthwhile and easy to implement by comparison.

And good luck doing it from your new headquarters in Belgium….

tomg51 on January 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM

International theft by lies and fraud.

Use truth, facts and courage.

http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

I’m sure China and India will agree to stop industrializing and return any of their citizens who have managed to crawl their way out poverty back to the dung heap of history before capitalism.

gwelf on January 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

The global communists and the american communists are not going to get 67 votes in the Senate to ratify what ever climate change hoax treaty the UN comes up with… In fact it would be great if the parasite class President Obama wastes more of his political capital on the hoax of climate change as he has been wasting it on guns control…

mnjg on January 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Let’s have a new agreement that man-caused climate change is a bunch of hooey.

But, by golly it’s a fabulous reason for limiting the consumption of energy and seizing and redistributing the wealth of certain nations…..just to be fair.

hawkeye54 on January 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

We just HAVE to do SOMETHING!

Logus on January 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

“I will do my best to mobilise the political will and resources so that the member states can agree to a new legally binding global agreement on climate change,” destroying the economies of the free world Ban said.

Baxter Greene on January 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Time to throw these useless SOBs out of our country and stop giving them any $.

gsherin on January 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Canada will be out at Tim’s for a coffee that day.

can_con on January 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

These people are desperate to get our money to fund their world government and world welfare.

There is zero evidence of man made global warming … zero, and they know it.

darwin on January 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

These guys need to have more meetings. Is there anything worse than the messengers giving up just before the start of a new initiative?

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM

They have shifted their messanging and tactics, they now speak of local climate change laws that would be just as draconian as any global plan, and use “sustainability” as the code word to justify it all.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

The global communists and the american communists are not going to get 67 votes in the Senate to ratify what ever climate change hoax treaty the UN comes up with… In fact it would be great if the parasite class President Obama wastes more of his political capital on the hoax of climate change as he has been wasting it on guns control…

mnjg on January 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Obama will deem the treaty signed. All it takes is a two-thirds majority a filibuster-proof majority a simple majority an executive order.

Archivarix on January 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

And what do China and India say? —

“Good idea, as long as it doesn’t affect us”?

farsighted on January 22, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Who’s going to be brave and tell these people that the normal state of the planet’s climate prior to the last ice age was such that mammoths were eating lush grasses in a much much warmer Siberia?

When it gets too hot for mammoths to graze comfortably in Siberia THEN we have a problem. Until then we are supposed to be warming up. The earth always has after a glacial cycle.

HotAirian on January 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM

The global communists and the american communists are not going to get 67 votes in the Senate to ratify what ever climate change hoax treaty the UN comes up with… In fact it would be great if the parasite class President Obama wastes more of his political capital on the hoax of climate change as he has been wasting it on guns control…

mnjg on January 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Good point, let him spend the next four years trying to do things that won’t happen and turn the American public against him and his policies. He’ll lose at least 5 Senate seats in ’14 with these policy inititives and split the Democratic Party ahead of ’16.

Tater Salad on January 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

The climate does change…4 times during the year.

Isn’t God great?

kingsjester on January 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

And why environmentalists insist on shooting themselves in the foot with their dead-set opposition to further natural gas development — a huge factor in the United States’ lately-reduced carbon emissions — is beyond me.

Silly question. Obviously the primary goal is not just a reduction in carbon emissions. It’s about control and “spreading the wealth.” Duh

Zetterson on January 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

The republicans have got to hold the House in 2014 or it is Katy bar the door for this kind of radicalism.

AZfederalist on January 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM

o/t

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Resist We Much on January 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

UN official: I’d say the world is finally ready for a global climate treaty

Charles Ponzi agrees.

Al Gore set to reap billions.

Bernie Madoff wishes he had gone green instead of merely bilking old ladies and retirees.

coldwarrior on January 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Climate change.

Bmore on January 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM

o/t

Sean Agnew ‏@seanagnew

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Resist We Much on January 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Good news.

visions on January 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Additional proof of climate change.

Bmore on January 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I am thinking they are crazy and there will be massive civil disobedience here if the govt starts killing the ability of Americans to chase lifestyle.

Want to bet UN?

harlekwin15 on January 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

I was watching a lady meteorologist on Fox one morning and she kept describing the cold as very “January” and “winter like” weather, to the point that it was funny. I personally could live with some global warming and the extension of the growing season and am a bit surprised the stop world hunger folks don’t see it.

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Resist We Much on January 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

This should be fun to watch.

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM

The UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says his top hopes for 2013 are to reach a new agreement on climate change…

Really? Why should we? You idiots put up the IPCC study that was ridiculed with errors. Yes, Al “I’ll sell out to Big Oil every time!” Gore and Rajendra K. Pachauri won the Nobel Sleaze Prize, but why should we listen to anything that the UN and its discredited, IPCC, have to say.

For those unaware, this was Dr Pachauri’s second job – as an author of envirosmutty, bodice-ripping, shagfestapalooza, GaianPu$$yGalore books:

From page 16 of “Return to Almora” written by Dr Rajenda Pachauri while he was the head of the IPPC, whose disastrous 2007 report became a laughingstock:

“She then led him into the bedroom,” writes Dr Pachauri.

“She removed her gown, slipped off her nightie and slid under the quilt on his bed… Sanjay put his arms around her and kissed her, first with quick caresses and then the kisses becoming longer and more passionate.

“May slipped his clothes off one by one, removing her lips from his for no more than a second or two.

“Afterwards she held him close. ‘Sandy, I’ve learned something for the first time today. You are absolutely superb after meditation. Why don’t we make love every time immediately after you have meditated?’.”

More follows, including Sanjay and friends queuing to have sexual encounters with Sajni, an impoverished but willing local: “Sanjay saw a shapely dark-skinned girl lying on Vinay’s bed. He was overcome by a lust that he had never known before … He removed his clothes and began to feel Sajni’s body, caressing her voluptuous breasts.”

Sadly for Sanjay, writes Dr Pachauri, “the excitement got the better of him, before he could even get started”.

While teaching meditation to women in the US, Sanjay can once more barely contain his ardour. Again, breasts – usually heaving or else voluptuous – are thrust to the fore.

“He enjoyed the sensation of gently pushing Susan’s shoulders back a few inches, an action that served to lift her breasts even higher,” writes Dr Pachauri. “He was excited by the sight of her heaving breasts, as she breathed in and out deeply.”

A friend of Susan is taken to a motel by Sanjay but only after he has fondled her breasts – “which he just could not let go of” – inadvertently sounding the car horn at the same time.

Other passages in the novel involve group sex and more risqué sexual practices.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Yeah, I’m gonna take him seriously! Not!

I wonder if Dr Pachauri could release Al Gore’s second chakra? Hmmmm……

And, People Wonder Why We Laugh At Gaian Cultists

M2RB: Babes in Toyland (Explicit language warning)

Resist We Much on January 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

The UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says his top hopes for 2013 are to reach a new agreement on climate change and to urgently end the increasingly deadly and divisive war in Syria. …

Setting up the awesome, crunchy Double-fail.

trigon on January 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Generating (appropriately) more calls to kick the UN out of NY.

Let them play patty-cake in Europe.

TerryW on January 22, 2013 at 12:20 PM

From page 16 of “Return to Almora” written by Dr Rajenda Pachauri while he was the head of the IPPC, whose disastrous 2007 report became a laughingstock: …

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Actually, no, he didn’t. Al Gore won the prize that year, and so did the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, but no individual won the award on behalf of the panel. The panel won it as an institution. If any individual other than Al Gore claims to have won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, they are either mistaken or lying.

When the Nobel Peace Prize committee wants to give an award to an organization and to an individual leader of the organization, they do so — like Kofi Annan and the United Nations, or Mohamed El Baradei and IAEA.

But they sometimes give an award to an organization only — like they did in 2012, when the European Union won, but no individual associated with the EU shared the prize.

J.S.K. on January 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Additional proof of climate change.

Bmore on January 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

It’s a forecast you moron. I mean, they’re predicting it’s going to warm up in March and April. Good God! We’re doomed!

Until those pinheads can produce an accurate 5 day forecast, they need to forget about long range predictions.

BacaDog on January 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Additional proof of climate change.

Bmore on January 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

It’s a forecast you moron. I mean, they’re predicting it’s going to warm up in March and April. Good God! We’re doomed!

Until those pinheads can produce an accurate 5 day forecast, they need to forget about long range predictions.

BacaDog on January 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Did you happen to notice that link is showing the current arctic deep freeze across the US? I think you might have missed Bmore’s (sarc) point – at least that’s what I think he means.

dentarthurdent on January 22, 2013 at 12:50 PM

The UN cares nothing about climate. It wants the U.S. to vote itself subject to arbitrary UN taxation and to begin paying those taxes immediately.

ROCnPhilly on January 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM

The lemmings never give up. Besides, it gives them an excuse for another all-expense paid vacation to an exotic location.

Here’s a thought. Have the next ‘climate meeting’ in Detroit.

GarandFan on January 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Voodoo environmentalism.

petefrt on January 22, 2013 at 1:21 PM

“Global warming”, like most UN and internationalist plots, is all about:

1) Fleecing the US and developed countries of as much cash as possible
2) Keeping the 3rd world backwards and helpless
3) Using 1) and 2) to usurp as much power as they can, aggrandize their own organization, and fill their Swiss bank accounts with money.

Ending war, preventing starvation, protecting the helpless, and saving the environment don’t even make the list for these people, they’re just the slogans they spout to achieve the above.

Socratease on January 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Who keeps pushing Ban to trot out this agw treaty/tax thingy? There’s got to be some global cabal behind this just salivating over all that new control and dough.

Kissmygrits on January 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

“This is going nowhere,” -Buck Fan (R-Pennsyltucky)

Akzed on January 22, 2013 at 1:49 PM