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Good News from Copenhagen

posted at 11:07 am on December 8, 2009 by

al-gore

Via The Guardian:

The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN’s role in all future climate change negotiations.

Awesome.  And it gets better, with the documents purportedly pushing to:

• Force developing countries to agree to specific emission cuts and measures that were not part of the original UN agreement;

• Divide poor countries further by creating a new category of developing countries called “the most vulnerable”;

• Weaken the UN’s role in handling climate finance;

• Not allow poor countries to emit more than 1.44 tonnes of carbon per person by 2050, while allowing rich countries to emit 2.67 tonnes.

The fig leaf of global absolutism has fallen.  In the aftermath of Climategate, the conspirators at Copenhagen (those countries who drafted the secret text supposedly operate under the comical moniker of “the circle of commitment.” Dum dum duuummm!) are engaging in a spectacular double-or-nothing gambit.  As with the domestic US political scene, Obama is in the vanguard of efforts to push something, anything, through before support for self-enslavement deteriorates even further.

Though reports centering on the leaked documents contain an element of conjecture, its existence should surprise no-one: the prime motivation underlying the war on carbon emissions is unbridled megalomania, whether on the national or international stage.

There is nothing – not one human activity, from birth until death – that does not result in the release of carbon dioxide.  With this being the case, there is nothing to which such legislation could not potentially be deemed applicable, and nothing for which it could not then be used as justification.

If this appears to be verging on the hysterical, consider this: when was the last time that the political class awarded itself new powers, which were then left on the shelf?

Never is when.  County councils in the UK, for instance, have used the cover of recently enacted anti-terror laws to spy on families suspected of putting their trash out on the wrong day.  Which is totally what the legislation was intended to be used for.  Totalitarian climate change legislation would be exploited to even worse effect.

“Climate change” hyperactivity hurts those who can least afford it the most, in both the developed and developing worlds.  Should the LDCs jump ship, climate change talks will be as paralyzed as the moribund Doha development round.  Even Obama would hesitate (I hope) to conclude an agreement binding only the developed nations to self-destruction.

AllahP might just have to get the Humpbot cameo prepared…

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Hey, how bout a warning if you post a picture of the high priest of GW at the top. Almost lost my breakfast. As to the topic, how hard is it for the poor countries just to stick out their hands , keep their mouths shut and run away with our hard earned money. They’ll keep coming back when it runs out anyway.

Kissmygrits on December 8, 2009 at 11:55 AM

It’s Bush’s fault.

Fuquay Steve on December 8, 2009 at 12:10 PM

“the circle of commitment”

Sounds like Drawing Down the Moon.

Connie on December 8, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Kissmygrits – apologies for that. Perhaps this pic of the Goracle is more to your liking?

Fuquay Steve – that, and racism. With a side of good old-fashioned imperialism thrown in, just for good measure.

Connie – Heh, love it. I doubt that we’ll have to wait too long before that’s installed as Congress’ new opening ritual.

Track-A-'Crat on December 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM

But there’s EVEN MORE NEWS than that!

Late last night, I stood in line to receive my press pass to cover the negotiations. I was glad to have access to the front lines of the climate debate and the resources to report it. Imagine, then, the surprise I felt upon arriving at the press desk only to learn that my accreditation had been rescinded. The reason given: the UN had accredited too many journalists.

Incredulous, I showed the UN official, a man in his mid-20s, a copy of the email I received from the UN press office just a few weeks earlier. It contained three simple words: “Received and approved,” followed by directions for collecting my press pass. The man behind the counter glanced at the paper and told me he would be back in a few moments. He returned with a simple message: We are very sorry, but our records show that you have been denied, and we cannot provide you accreditation at this time.

Excuse me? Really? I flew almost 5,000 miles from the Pacific Northwest to Copenhagen to be denied access to an event I have spent half a year preparing for? Standing next to me was our video journalist, Blair Kelly, who took the email from his hands and told him to get his supervisor.

And of course, let us not forget THIS!

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen – or is it? For AGW fanatics this was supposed to be the climactic moment, the Machtergreifung that would initiate global government and penal taxes through which the hard-earned money of Western citizens would become a burnt holocaust to the religion of Global Warming, the few remaining heretics would be anathematised and the New World Order would commence.

But it is not working out like that. True, the thousands of parasites – politicians, safely bought scientists, civil servants, myth-compliant journalists and other free loaders have duly converged on the Danish capital. But, for the Climate Moonies, it has turned into a Barmecide feast. Even they know that something is wrong. They are frothing and foaming at the mouth more hysterically than ever – but the world is not listening.

Climategate is the elephant in the room, the skeleton at the feast. Scepticism was supposed to have been eliminated by now; instead, it has captured majority opinion. It is untrue to say that Britain is split 50-50 – though that, in itself, would be a defeat for warmists – close study of all the surveys shows that scepticism was running at closer to 60 per cent – before Climategate even broke. The script said that man-made global warming was to be regarded as an established fact, that sceptics should not even be given the courtesy of an argument.

And THIS!

And anyone ever hear of The Danish Text? READ FOR YOURSELF!

BobAnthony on December 8, 2009 at 3:48 PM

“the circle of commitment”

Sounds like Drawing Down the Moon.

Connie on December 8, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Or an old fashioned circle jerk.

dthorny on December 8, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Anyone just view the FNS update ar 5:32 when the anchor read that the world climate panel just stated that 2009 was the 5th warmest month? Anyone…..anyone?

larvcom on December 8, 2009 at 5:37 PM