Delegates leave vexed, frustrated after United Nations climate meeting finally “limps” to a close

posted at 7:01 pm on November 23, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

I’m seeing some headlines that are perhaps trying to put the virtual nothingburger that was the latest iteration of the United Nation’s annual two-week climate-change conference into a more fortuitous light, focusing on the accomplishment of “first steps” toward that ever-mythical Global Climate Treaty and “compromise breaking the deadlock” that dominated the meeting during its closing week. The biggest, most grandiose point of this international exercise in top-down bureaucracy was indeed to help lay some groundwork for the big treaty that the world’s globalist progressives are desperately hoping they can piece together and all cooperatively sign in Paris come 2015, but I think Reuters, if incidentally, most aptly captures the spirit of how the get-together finally broke up: “UN talks limp toward global 2015 climate deal.” Yep, that sounds about right.

Almost 200 countries on Saturday kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at a meeting widely criticised as lacking urgency.

Governments agreed that a new deal in 2015 would consist of a patchwork of national offers to curb emissions, and would blur a 20-year-old distinction between the obligations of rich and poor nations. …

Still, many said Warsaw had fallen short of what was needed. …

“The actions that have been agreed are simply inadequate when compared with the scale and urgency of the risks that the world faces from rising levels of greenhouse gases, said Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics. …

“In the old system you had this firewall between commitments and actions, now there is one word for all,” European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said. “There are many ways to Paris that would be more beautiful and faster.”

I.e., the stalemate that resulted from the less developed countries demanding that more prosperous assume much greater legal and financial responsibility in helping them build green energy infrastructures and cope with natural disasters was kinda’-sorta’ broken when the countries finally agreed to make “contributions” that will grant everyone much more leeway in what they choose to offer and add up to a patchwork of various national emissions-curbing efforts:

That kind of brinksmanship is typical of the so far unsuccessful diplomatic effort to reduce the heat-trapping carbon emissions that scientists say are warming the planet.

In Warsaw, negotiators were supposed to lay the foundation for a 2015 climate deal in Paris that countries have agreed should apply to them all. But negotiators struggled to agree on texts on emissions targets and climate aid for developing countries as talks continued past their scheduled end Friday. …

“There is absolutely nothing to write home about at the moment,” Fiji delegate Sai Navoti said, speaking on behalf of developing countries.

Wait… yet another much-vaunted United Nations climate conference turned out to be a practically irrelevant dud? How very odd.


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Lolz, too funny…

OmahaConservative on November 23, 2013 at 7:14 PM

“There is absolutely nothing to write home about at the moment

There never was anything to write home about in the first place. But a bunch of unscrupulous academics — and one very greedy, unscrupulous former Vice-President — thought they could get rich and famous at the same time….if they faked enough data to have something to write home about.

EastofEden on November 23, 2013 at 7:16 PM

“The actions that have been agreed are simply inadequate when compared with the scale and urgency of the risks that the world faces from rising levels of greenhouse gases, said Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics. …

This is proof that it has noting to do with climate but everything to do with the redistribution of ealth.

Rio Linda Refugee on November 23, 2013 at 7:18 PM

wealth too

Rio Linda Refugee on November 23, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Wouldn’t carbon emissions worldwide be drastically reduced if they stopped holding these useless climate change meetings?

NOMOBO on November 23, 2013 at 7:20 PM

reduce the heat-trapping carbon emissions that scientists say are warming the planet.

It’s like Simon says, but with science!

Horse-hockey-stick ‘mann’ still hidin’ the decline…

Marcola on November 23, 2013 at 7:23 PM

What, no big bucks for third world kleptocrat pigs this go round?

VorDaj on November 23, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Keep the scam alive!

VorDaj on November 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Will the scam of the century die a nice death?

I hope so!!

Scrumpy on November 23, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Hah Hah! (pointing) – Nelson Muntz

22044 on November 23, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Developing countries want to FORCE rich countries to bail them out if they’re hit by natural disasters

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512324/Developing-countries-want-FORCE-rich-countries-bail-theyre-hit-natural-disasters.html

POUND SAND!

Murphy9 on November 23, 2013 at 7:36 PM

So the global warming chick in the picture was wearing a ski jacket?

Well, OK.

NoPain on November 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Delegates leave vexed, frustrated after United Nations climate meeting finally “limps” to a close

…it’s freezing out!…I have “limps” ….for them!….right here! -> / / / / / /
…oh wait!…those are a little stiff…and hanging to the right!

KOOLAID2 on November 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I got the impression from the news that it all fell apart because the ‘poor nations’ wanted more bucks from the ‘rich nations’ and I guess the Climate Cultist couldn’t deliver.

Sad hun?

Well, that’s the bad thing about socialism, eventually you run out of other people’s money.

Axion on November 23, 2013 at 7:45 PM

I’m elated. I’ve been visiting family here and this conference has driven the cost of prawns, caviar, campaign, good quality chocolates, premium vodka and Cuban cigars through the roof. I can’t wait until they leave town so I can buy some delicacies for by family’s Christmas at a realistic price.

Mason on November 23, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I’m concerned about all the noxious gases the delegates emitted, verbally and otherwise.

whatcat on November 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Is the heat in the UN turned off?

Dongemaharu on November 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM

KOOLAID2 on November 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM

o_0!!

Oh My!!

LOL!!

Scrumpy on November 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Limp? Frustrated? Wherever the UN holds conferences there follows some of the finest prostitutes money can buy, but these guys can’t even hold up their part of the bargain. Was there a shortage of pills?

trubble on November 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Cry me a river all you damn enviro-socialists.

slickwillie2001 on November 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM

So the global warming chick in the picture was wearing a ski jacket?

Well, OK.

NoPain on November 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

That’s a chick?

Coulda fooled me.

Solaratov on November 23, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Here’s at thought. Take all those conference people, put them in a room and feed them all some ‘green-house gases’.

GarandFan on November 23, 2013 at 8:14 PM

So glad this as others have, fallen flat, more and more people do not believe in this scam…

Hoorah!! I say!!

Scrumpy on November 23, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Wouldn’t carbon emissions worldwide be drastically reduced if they stopped holding these useless climate change meetings?
NOMOBO on November 23, 2013 at 7:20 PM

And as I alluded, the methane they issue isn’t helping, either.

whatcat on November 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Poor reds.

CWchangedhisNicagain on November 23, 2013 at 8:20 PM

whatcat on November 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Tax methane time innit, eh, yeah!!

Scrumpy on November 23, 2013 at 8:21 PM

“The actions that have been agreed are simply inadequate when compared with the scale and urgency of the risks that the world faces from rising levels of greenhouse gases, said Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics. …

Anyone else see the problem here?

a5minmajor on November 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Prevaricating loons.

pat on November 23, 2013 at 8:43 PM

That’s a chick?

Coulda fooled me.

Solaratov on November 23, 2013 at 8:09 PM

…the limp lefty… is squeezing her own boob!

KOOLAID2 on November 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Is the heat in the UN turned off?

Dongemaharu on November 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM

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. . . : )

listens2glenn on November 23, 2013 at 8:52 PM

…the limp lefty… is squeezing her own boob!

KOOLAID2 on November 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Aww, ma-a-a-n.

;)

Solaratov on November 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Ok, check this out and then let’s discuss the downside of global warming.

Oldnuke on November 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

The Australian delegation at least had a blast.

Fizzmaister on November 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Switching to our times, one might well get the impression that in the decades-long war of Greenpeace, WWF and their countless NGO brethren for control of the public opinion about the so-called global warming threat allegedly caused by human CO2 emissions, such a turning point has been reached. The UN meeting in Warsaw (Poland), where further measures to curb these emissions should have been laid on keel, has seen a number of leading countries bluntly refusing to continue supporting the scam while many others stayed on the sidelines, paying lip-service to the noble cause of saving the climate and the planet while abstaining from any sizeable commitments. Maybe historians wanting to highlight the real dimensions of the blow dealt to the CO2 alarmists might coin the word Warsawgrad later on. Having failed to reach any substantial accord on the main question, the focus of the event has instead shifted to financial aspects, with third world countries trying to extort as many billions as possible from developed nations under the pretense that they should be held liable for each and any natural disaster happening on their territory.

J_Crater on November 23, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I know why it was a bust. Not enough delegates passed gas.

Woody

woodcdi on November 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Catch them all on their way out the door and lock ‘em up.

Bunch of crooks.

JEM on November 23, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I heard they wanted $200 billion, the wealthy nations offered $200, and the two sides failed to agree on a compromise.

They should have accepted the $200 and declared victory.

J Baustian on November 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

That’s a chick?

Coulda fooled me.

Solaratov on November 23, 2013 at 8:09 PM

…the limp lefty… is squeezing her own boob!

KOOLAID2 on November 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Oh Puhlease. If the erection last for more than 4 hours, they put you in the room with and uber left chick

WryTrvllr on November 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

with an

WryTrvllr on November 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Good grief, will this know-nothings/con-men never give up?

Midas on November 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM

What do I have to do to be called a sick Bast@rd around here?

WryTrvllr on November 24, 2013 at 12:07 AM

wrong thread

WryTrvllr on November 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Only the Left could make the weather a political issue and power grab.

Grunt on November 24, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Governments agreed that a new deal in 2015 would consist of a patchwork of national offers to curb emissions, and would blur a 20-year-old distinction between the obligations of rich and poor nations. …

Still, many said Warsaw had fallen short of what was needed. …

Is this the new Warsaw Pact? Hope it does less harm than the last one!

“In the old system you had this firewall between commitments and actions, now there is one word for all,” European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said. “There are many ways to Paris that would be more beautiful and faster.”

Just take the Orient Express into Gare de l’Est. It runs on electricity from nuclear power plants, which don’t emit CO2, but bury their wastes in Germany.

Steve Z on November 24, 2013 at 12:45 AM

I like the word “vexed“, Erika. Thanks for using it in the headline.

jaime on November 24, 2013 at 1:02 AM

It could have closed better. There was the planned maypole dance with the envirolobbyists in the outer ring, the delegates inside in another ring, then there were supposed to be rings of Fairies, Unicorns with dead baby seals and Polar Bears in the middle. Each ring was supposed to dance in opposing directions while they chanted a hymn authored by non other than Yoko Ono.

But the Fairies and the Unicorns got drunk and ran off into the Hundred Acre Wood together; Since baby seal hunting was outlawed in the 1970s there has been a real shortage of dead baby seals. The ones that were available said via their lawyers that they they were contracted to Christmas.

That left only the envirolobbyists, the delegates and Yoko Ono.

But the rings were supposed to dance in opposing directions and the envirolobbyists and the delegates both insisted that they could only go left.

That left Yoko. But she never showed. Reportedly she was seen sneaking into a restaurant in Tokyo which is known to serve whale blubber.

In other words, a normal operation managed by the United Nations

schmuck281 on November 24, 2013 at 1:30 AM

m seeing some headlines that are perhaps trying to put the virtual nothingburger that was the latest iteration of the United Nation’s annual two-week climate-change conference into a more fortuitous light, focusing on the accomplishment of “first steps” toward that ever-mythical Global Climate Treaty

Same thin could have been said about PBHO ‘ S presser about Iran nukes

LtGenRob on November 24, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Watermelons

LtGenRob on November 24, 2013 at 1:40 AM

(Green on the outside, red in the middle).

LtGenRob on November 24, 2013 at 1:41 AM

I’m a volunteer firefighter/EMT ( and Ph.D. real scientist). Recently I responded to an emergency call where a woman was having cardiac-related issues. We advised her to go to the emergency room in the ambulance. Her reply, “I don’t want to go in the ambulance; my Prius gets better gas mileage”. That’s how goofy average people are getting after years and years of pseudoscience and climate change being crammed down their throats.

CriticalFocus on November 24, 2013 at 2:43 AM

CriticalFocus on November 24, 2013 at 2:43 AM

Tell her the defibrillator only works on sunny days if the solar cells are aligned right.

Clean the gene pool.

WryTrvllr on November 24, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Let’s just forgive their parking tickets and call it quits.

virgo on November 24, 2013 at 3:31 AM

We must stop the climate from ever changing again!

Pour more money on it, stat!

profitsbeard on November 24, 2013 at 3:36 AM

Climate change? What the UN and the whole world better start worrying about is Fukushima Daiichi, a real extinction level event. 2 maybe 3 huge molten cores meandering through the Earth. This is something to really worry about.

Old eagle on November 24, 2013 at 4:12 AM

You’re absolutely right, Axion, it’s all about money. The less developed nations want more than the developed nations are willing/able to donate to the cause. There’s still a lot of people in our country that totally believe in the hoax and would be willing to have our country sign anything to save the planet. In the meantime we just had a week of single digit temps. Kinda early for that but look at all the snow.

Kissmygrits on November 24, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Does Fiji need life boats?

Drill and Fill on November 24, 2013 at 9:33 AM

B/c leftist people of the “wealthy” nations decided to go down the road of “guilt trip” and tell the lesser developed nations that the wealthy nations had taken their _______________ (fill in the blank), the wealthy nations should drop their drive, creativity, growth and GIVE to the lesser developed nations.

It is a fact. that the wealthy nations developed governmental structures (now being dismantled by the phony, lefty caring people) that allowed creativity, risk, fail and try again, attitudes to flourish. Until very recently, the reason people migrated from lesser developed nations to wealthy ones was to try to make their lives better.

Now, far too many from lesser developed think they should be able to just “take” from the wealthy. And, instead of standing up for standards that resulted in success, the lefty guilt mongers are now blaming the very people who know how to succeed for the failures of others. (Obamacare).

I hope we have SOMEONE who can lead us out of this mess. We go, the world erupts in chaos. It’s really that simple.

MN J on November 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Really – too bad, so sad. They have no clue the damage they would do. TOo bad, school systems have gotten so weak that these “do-gooders” simply don’t know how wrong they are.

MN J on November 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

check out this video they cooked up to hide their decline

http://www.whattsupwiththat.com

They hired on of their own paid gofers to put out a scam on the truth of the failure…

APACHEWHOKNOWS on November 24, 2013 at 10:45 AM

oops

http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

APACHEWHOKNOWS on November 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM

ps

video produced by “SnoBall Films” from Norway, a bunch of wackobirds

APACHEWHOKNOWS on November 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I used to think the Prius was the biggest “I’m a fag” tattoo anyone could get.

But, seriously, anything that keeps $$$ from ending up in a Saudi’s pocket is a healthy thing. Unless, of course, you thought 9/11 was loads of fun.

thejackal on November 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

But it wasn’t a total loss. The Eco-Socialists had some really great meals and accommodations at our expense.

Axion on November 25, 2013 at 9:01 AM