The Paris climate conference: into the second week

With the end of the first week of the world Climate Change summit, the torrent of papers and thousands of presentations remain overshadowed by a different form of war to that on carbon dioxide.  A small satellite conference hosted by Heartland saw a parade of actual scientists including our own Bob Carter, demonstrate the idiocy of the proceedings – not unexpectedly, the vacuous protesters outside outnumbered the attendees at this side event.

So far we have had the 150 and more speeches by world leaders and sundry princes who have jetted in for three minutes on the podium. And jetted out again. The Herald Sun’s Rita Panahi excoriated the hypocrisy shown by the rich and famous.

Third world leaders predictably called for more money to be provided from the west.

Holding the fort for Australia was Environment Minister Greg Hunt who has held half a dozen events.  These announced:

  • a program of carbon resilience to save us from the droughts and floods some predict will take place;
  • research into “Blue Carbon” which buries carbon dioxide at sea in mangroves and other fauna;
  • progress on a Western Australian solar plant costing $40 million, $36 million of which the taxpayer supplies; and
  • a soil carbon research initiative.

Julie Bishop takes over for the second week when the issues will be solemnised.

One decision made is that there will be no treaty.  Such a formal document would be the kiss of death as the US Congress has already said it will not approve contributing to the vaunted $100 billion a year fund and will oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to harass coal plants out of business.  If these measures are to be put in place, and they would not be under a Republican President, this would need to be done informally.

The Senate has now voted its opinion that human emissions are not the cause of significant climate change.

The Paris conference organisers are probably right in assessing that individual measures are a way to promote lower emissions.  After all, for the first ten years of its life the 1997 Kyoto protocol was not a formally ratified treaty and this did not stop Australian and other countries voluntarily taking abatement action. Indeed, it was only when the treaty came into force that countries not prepared to make the sacrifices they had previously agreed to actually pulled out.

For Australia, once wind and other solar requirements led to higher energy prices, demand dropped off.  Together with planning regulations that prevented landowners using their land this meant meeting the Kyoto goals was a breeze.  For the future, the commitment to a 26-28 per cent reduction in emissions will cost $4 billion a year plus in renewable subsidies and several billion a year in budgetary outlays.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s ideas on how to move, costlessly to a carbon free future have leveraged off the Turnbull innovation statement as a means to reducing emissions (thereby further demonstrating its uselessness). Oh and she has promised Australia will provide a $600,000 megaphone for Pacific region women to agitate for the cause.

The highlight was the CFACT, Marc Moreno hosted film Climate Hustle.  This is a witty, well-crafted denouement of the whole climate change scam and integrates serious analysis with take downs of scientists, media, statesmen and Prince Charles. Again climate change demonstrators were out in force.

 

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43 Responses to The Paris climate conference: into the second week

  1. Fred Lenin says:

    I am really pissed off with these religion of peace persecuted lambs ,who suffer from islamophobia ,as well as mental illness . Not one has tried to get some of these selfimportant tax eaters ? Where are uou mohamed ? Opportunity knocks ,think of the media coverage Isil would get ,and of course you would get yourv72 virgins ! Meanwhile in the religion of peace no go areas sharia law rules . The troops that coukd break them up are busy guarding u.n. ocrats at the Bull session .

  2. Diogenes says:

    Fred,
    This falls under Napoleon’s Dictum, never interrupt an enemy when he is makng a mistake

  3. Stackja says:

    Innovations

  4. egg_ says:

    Innovations

    Climate Change, Stage 2 – the BoM will be telling us it’s a heatwave when it’s snowing.

  5. "Up The Workers!" says:

    I can’t wait to hear the keynote address by Humpty Dumpty (the scientology is settled!) at the Paris Eco-Gob-Stuffing-and-Plonk-Quaffing-Contest.

    Saving the Planet one Gourmet Dish at a time!

  6. egg_ says:

    the Paris Eco-Gob-Stuffing-and-Plonk-Quaffing-Contest

    My money’s on Clive.

  7. Leo G says:

    Climate Change, Stage 2 – the BoM will be telling us it’s a heatwave when it’s snowing.

    The BoM snowing us over heatwaves is telling.

  8. Roger says:

    Oh and [Bishop] has promised Australia will provide a $600,000 megaphone for Pacific region women to agitate for the cause.

    She’s worse than Gillard, I tell you.

  9. Ant says:

    So far we have had the 150 and more speeches by world leaders and sundry princes who have jetted in for three minutes on the podium. And jetted out again.

    I have a question:

    Is there a single one of these fraudulent, racketeering, hyperbolic bastards who rake in less than USD$1 million a year and believe a single word they say about Global Warming?

    If they do believe what they’re saying they should all be thrown in prision for crimes against humanity.

  10. Ant says:

    BTW, that includes Maol, Greg and Julie. I’d gladly see my taxes devoted towards building them each a 10′ x 6′ cell.

  11. . says:

    Good luck with that price on carbon given OPEC has now informally broken up and oil heading to 30 USD/bbl.

    This would be like 14-15 USD/bbl oil in 1991.

  12. Gerard says:

    It is evident that, under the Turn-bull government Australia is being far more co=operative with the climate scammers than thought possible, given supposed policy settings. Who needs to change policy? Just do what you want.

    No wonder Ms Bishop was given a minder at the previous event.

  13. Dave of Cossack says:

    Julie Bishop takes over for the second week when the issues will be solemnised.

    Julie Bishop takes over for the second week when the issues will be sodomised.

  14. Rob MW says:

    “Good luck with that price on carbon given OPEC has now informally broken up and oil heading to 30 USD/bbl.”

    Dot – I’ve often wondered what would happen to all the people that live on the edge of sand dunes in a fossil energy free world. May be they could move to Germany, if they haven’t already, and innovate oppression and victimhood to an unprecedented percentage of GDP.

  15. Neil says:

    This is a government that lied to its Monarchist constituents – and stole an election under the guise of supporting the Anglosphere. Where has it led us? Budget confusion, lies and idiocy…left wing ideology, socialised medicine and a Bitcoin-driven industry policy!

    Watching a man like Abbott dismembered by policy-virgins whilst failed propagandists construct new funding pyres…well, its probably the start of the end of Australian conservatism as we know it. Paris is where they lurk and its Parisian fluff which will inherit it.

  16. Ant says:

    This might seem OT but, according to Obama – and I dare say Maol, and certainly most of the other leftist sludge in this country, Global Warming and Islamist fanatics murdering people go hand in hand.

    Terrorism Isn’t Scaring Americans. Obama Is.

    From Investors Business Daily, via Instapundit.

    “But Obama seems so dim, so unwilling and/or unable to grasp the international reality of terror beyond rhetoric that there’s now more fear about his military myopia. We expect arrogance from Harvard grads. But not stupidity.”

    I’m afraid stupidity is what the world’s had from this president, for 7 years, with one more torrid, hellish year left.

  17. Ant says:

    Still On Topic, however obscure normal people may see the connection:

    Roosevelt, from his address to Congress following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour:

    “I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.”

    How wrong FDR was. Americans, and indeed the free world, are not only endangered again but this time, with an ironic twist, the treachery comes from an American president – and a big-government FDR-styled Democrat to boot!

  18. Mr Rusty says:

    Oh and [Bishop] has promised Australia will provide a $600,000 megaphone for Pacific region women to agitate for the cause.

    She’s worse than Gillard, I tell you.

    Nah.
    $300,000,000 for her UN sinecure.
    $100,000,000 for her Uni Adelaide sinecure.
    Plus all the other things that we never found out about.
    Bishop doesn’t touch the Fabian Statanist when it comes to opening the purse and spreading around other people’s money.

  19. Eyrie says:

    10 x 6 is awfully generous , Ant. 6 x 2 should be adequate.

  20. "Up The Workers!" says:

    Whenever soap-phobic, vegan tree-huggers; the B.O.M. (Bureau of Mendacity); C.S.I.R.O. (Crap Science Inspired by Religious Oratory) and the world’s carpet-bagging political fraudsters all get together at a taxpayer-funded international gob-stuffing junket under the auspices of the Benighted Nations, you just KNOW that the scientology will be settled.

    Have faith all you doom-and-gloom-apocalyptic-catastrophists; because God knows you’ve go no bloody facts to rely on!

  21. egg_ says:

    The BoM snowing us over heatwaves is telling.

    Hehe.
    Those eebil Chinese hackers?

  22. . says:

    Rob

    It is the Sauds who broke OPEC. They’re got production costs well below 30 USD/bbl.

  23. . says:

    a program of carbon resilience to save us from the droughts and floods some predict will take place;
    research into “Blue Carbon” which buries carbon dioxide at sea in mangroves and other fauna;
    progress on a Western Australian solar plant costing $40 million, $36 million of which the taxpayer supplies; and
    a soil carbon research initiative.

    1. Build dams.
    2. Planktos were already doing this back in 2008 – iron seeding.
    3. Silly.
    4. NSF and holistic farmers have been doing this for decades.

    EVEN IF you assume AGW is a real problem , very little taxpayer money meed be spent, if any at all.

  24. Andrew says:

    Serious question – which is the better use of taxpayer funds:

    – al-Gore’s Slush Fund to 3rd world corruptocrats
    – Captain Agility’s programme named elsewhere

  25. gabrianga says:

    Correction: Julie Bishop takes over for the second week when the issues will be solemnised.

    Try ” Julie Bishop takes over for the second week when the issues will be “sodemised”

  26. gabrianga says:

    Send in the clowns!

    Second week has a great start with Redford , Comrade Sean Penn, Schwarzenegger, and of course, the ever loquacious pride of Ireland , Bono adding their considerable knowledge to the debate

    The three ring circus is now complete.

  27. GregJ says:

    If ever there was an example of Abbott’s unfitness to govern, it was his decision to keep Hunt in the Environment portfolio after Abbott took over from Turnbull.

    Hunt is an unremitting Warmist. We all know it, and knew it then, and yet Abbott chose to keep the pathetic bedwetter in the position to which Turnbull had put him.

    All I can now say is more fool Abbott!

  28. JohnA says:

    . #1881788, posted on December 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Rob

    It is the Sauds who broke OPEC. They’re got production costs well below 30 USD/bbl.

    Dot, I’m not sure about that – unless you have inside info, I never see the price of oil fall below the USD40-50 range.

  29. Justin says:

    As the Paris conference draws to a close and we are bombarded with alleged claims of the world being united in the desire to do something about climate change with 97% of scientists convinced of the need and 80% plus of public opinion behind the need for action remember this – just 7% of QANTAS flights are “offset” according to the most recent Annual Report. The cost to offset a flight from Melbourne to Sydney is just 72 cents or thereabouts. A high proportion of the 7% comes from corporate or government flights where the passenger flying is not responsible for the cost impost to fly “carbon neutral”. Meaning those who vote with their wallets is much less than 7%. Does this accord with the overwhelming consensus by all and sundry to do something about climate change? I think not.

  30. Rob MW says:

    “It is the Sauds who broke OPEC. They’re got production costs well below 30 USD/bbl.”

    Dot – yep I saw the news about OPEC in meltdown the other day. I was more referring to what is to happen to all the people that live in oil dependent countries, usually residing next to sand dunes, if the cocker-doodle-doo warmies get their anycock’ll-doo way for ending fossil fuel energy production.

  31. 2dogs says:

    Apparently, after the Paris COP21 fails, as it invariably will, there is a response planned in the form of a People’s Climate Strike.

    Bring it on, I say. Let’s see how little those who would support such a strike actually contribute to the economy.

  32. Kool Aid Kid says:

    @ Alan: it does your purpose no good to refer to an individual as an actual scientist in case you’ve not noticed the majority of scientists is fairly plainly of the opposite view. These are not scientists who may be diminished readily.
    The political agenda that flows from legitimate scientific concerns is another matter and in my view the bigger issue.

  33. Rob MW says:

    “@ Alan: it does your purpose no good to refer to an individual as an actual scientist ……………..”

    heee…..heee…..heeeeeee……….so a scientist is not a scientist unless the non-scientist is a collective of other non-scientist who then become (a) scientist via plurality and not by specific educational degrees, qualification and experience. FMD….talk about post-normal this type of shit is post-everyfuckingthing.

  34. . says:

    Dot, I’m not sure about that – unless you have inside info, I never see the price of oil fall below the USD40-50 range.

    It is already below that. Who on earth follows Brent instead of WTI?

  35. Yohan says:

    I just pray we can get through Paris without agreeing to anymore economy destroying measures than 26-28% reduction target.

    It’s a shame Abbott was such a cuckervative that he still tried to appease the left by having such a high target. This target was announced in 2015 when it was clear there was nothing to be gained by appeasement.

    He could have easily said 16-18% and gotten the same amount of hatred as he did with 26-28%, and the Australian economy with be tens of billions better off over the next few decades.

  36. handjive says:

    Lord Monckton said Mr Abbott’s steps would have included insisting on an audit of the science and a “sunset clause”, under which the UN climate apparatus would have been disbanded if the planet warmed less than one-sixth of a degree in 20 years.

    He said he was also worried about the recent collapse of Spain’s largest wind-farm operator, which he claimed was being kept hidden until the Paris climate summit was over.

    “[It] may yet bring down the entire European banking system with it.

    I hope it doesn’t, but on my figures, there’s a rather nasty possibility that it might,” he said.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/un-climate-conference/paris-un-climate-conference-2015-tony-abbott-was-brought-down-by-the-un-christopher-monckton-says-20151207-glhtco.html

  37. dan says:

    Check out Blair for the Facebook feed of the Australian Conservation Foundation head (hint, champagne, more champagne and other business class treats)

  38. wazsah says:

    agree Dan – you could not make up that from the ACF head honcho – – another who should resist urge to tweet –
    http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/duck_le_orange/#commentsmore

  39. Big_Nambas says:

    Still waiting for the headlines after last week in Perth.
    Perth records coldest December day in 65 years.

    Oh that’s right cold’s not news. Can’t wait for the ice to get to Sydney harbor.

  40. Dr Faustus says:

    Who on earth follows Brent instead of WTI?

    Most of the physical market outside of the US.

  41. . says:

    Oh you mean Europe.

    Which has little relevance to us.

  42. Dr Faustus says:

    Oh you mean Europe.

    Which has little relevance to us.

    And West Africa and Brazil and many of the light sweet Asian crudes – about 60% of the World’s traded oil is priced off Brent.

    Aside from the markets, the US EIA abandoned WTI as its reference crude in 2012 and adopted Brent:

    “This change was made to better reflect the price refineries pay for imported light, sweet crude oil and takes into account the divergence of WTI prices from those of globally traded benchmark crudes such as Brent,”

    No, there are a few fairly relevant players who pay close attention to Brent

  43. boof says:

    What a waste of taxpayers money,the conference was over as soon as the leaders made their speeches a rough translation of the three most important.
    The US President You can all get knotted if fracked gas stays cheaper than coal our emissions will decrease.
    The Indian President You can all get knotted we have 300,000,000 people without electricity we will use coal to fix this.
    The Chinese President you can all get knotted, we are constructing one coal fired power a week and will continue to at least 2030 and we have no plans to reduce after that.

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