The ignorance shown by the media regarding the Paris Agreement leads me to wonder is it incompetence of just out-right lies. The primary argument often is, quoting the editorial in the local newspaper, “By breaking ranks with nearly 200 nations, the United States joins only Syria (which is riven by civil war) and Nicaragua ….” More on this paragraph below, but first about the 200 nations. According to the Paris Agreement’s Green Climate Fund, the majority of the almost 200 nations are to be given money from this fund. As of May 2017, 41 nations have contributed or have pledged money to this fund. Reviewing the data, we find that of the 41 nations, 22 of them are in for $10 million or less, 6 are in for $100 million or less, 7 are in for $500 million or less, 1 is in for $750million or less and 5 are in for more than $1billion with the US the major player at $3 billion. Beginning 2020, the Green Climate Fund will require that the donor nations provide a total of $100 billion per year! So what has been given so far is chump change.
Well, what do the other 160 nations have to lose by not joining? Free money is what they will lose if they don’t sign up. In fact, only about 13 countries are contributing any serious money. The nearly “200 nations” is a bogus issue.
Posted in AGW, China, Climate Alarmism, Climate Models, CO2, Coal, Fracking/Shale Gas, Global Temperatures, IPCC, Paris Agreement, President Trump, United Nations
The website CO2 Coalition has a post titled “Climate Change: A summary of the Science”. It one of the best summaries I have come across lately. It is fairly long, so I could do my usual and summarize it, but there is virtually nothing in it that I would want to skip over. So, I will not deprive the reader. I will put it in, in its entirety. I hope that my posting yesterday will fill in any blanks you may have otherwise had.
News 26 Feb, 2017
Climate Change: A Summary of the Science
The climate change science is settled, but not how the climate alarmists want you to think.
Posted in AGW, chemistry, China, Climate Alarmism, Climate Models, CO2, crop yields, Environment, fossil fuels, Global Temperatures, Media Bias, Ocean Acidification, photosynthesis, Sea Level, Solar Activity, Storms/hurricanes, Sun, sun and climate, The Pause
The website EnergyMatters’ posting titled “Attributing the blame for global warming” is one of the most intriguing postings I have read lately. The posting discusses a report made by a UN group to determine who is responsible for the man-made greenhouse gases that the warmers say have damaged the Earth. The Paris Agreement, for example, blames the Developed Nations and wants them to pay reparations to the rest of the world. The posting, on the contrary, persuasively argues that the developed nations aren’t not the primary sources of greenhouse gases. Further the folly of the “Developed Nations are at fault theme” is that when projected into the future the evidence says it is even less true. For those of us that believe that nature is the primary forcing agent with regard to global climate change, who is to “blame” is not particularly our big issue, but it is for the warmers. This posting seems to point out they continue to get it wrong:
I am reblogging the “The Impending Collapse of the Global Warming Scare“. That’s the title of a posting by Francis Menton on the Manhattan Contrarian blog. His description of the state of the catastrophic man-made global warming theory and how it got to be so pervasive if not persuasive is spot on. He outlines why he thinks the new administration will take actions that will ultimately cause its collapse. I think he is right that if the funding dries up, or is finally given to skeptics too, the science will finally put the computer forecast science out of business.
There is a caution in my mind. And that is I think the really wealthy NGOs like World Wildlife Fund and wealthy people like Soros and Styer who have political reasons to want to continue the scare will put up an enormous fight to keep it alive. The scare tactics will not diminish, but with the help of the liberal media, the scare stories will reach new heights. I hope I am wrong about this.
Posted in AGW, China, Climate Alarmism, Climate Models, CO2, Environment, EPA, fossil fuels, Global Temperatures, Government Regulations, IPCC, Media Bias, President Trump, Renewable Energy
The election of Donald Trump has the environmental industry in a panic. The money and the one or two trips each year to exotic places all funded by the US and others, could be severely curtailed. The scientist, ever eager to produce study results that indicts man—the only way to get study money—, may no longer be able to afford their lifestyle if the Government slush funds dry up. And the forecasts of doom in the far-off future proudly produced by some computer, could be ignored and there goes the forecasters claim to fame.
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We need to stop the UN and their IPCC from carrying out the Paris Accord. The pact maybe unenforceable but a lot of damage will be done to the US economy and the rest of the world’s economy in its name. The Chinese are lobbying against Donald Trump—where are those voices that say the Russians should not be poking their nose into the Presidential election. Why are the Chinese lobbying? Because they say we need to reduce our CO2 emissions. This is the nation that President Obama negotiated a pact with where we reduce our emissions but the Chinese do not have to do that until 2030. During which time we will be putting the brakes on our economy while they are rapidly expanding theirs. If Trump ever had a target pact that the US has been badly out foxed, this is it. It will not be changed if, tomorrow Hilliary Clinton wins the Presidency, nor will the bad deal we got from the Paris Accord.
Oh yes, the Chinese CO2 emissions are already the largest in the world at about twice ours. When 2030 arrives the Chinese emissions should be three times those of the US.
UPDATE From Watts UP With That is a posting that elaborates my point about China and their plans for coal burning. Read this “China Announces a Massive 20% Increase in Coal – by 2020”.
Read the NBC News posting “Prospect of President Trump Casts Clouds Over COP22 Climate Conference”
It is hard to imagine that there is a more out of control unit of the Federal Government than the EPA. The EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy seems impervious to logic. It has been repeatedly pointed out to her that the Clean Power Plan (shutting down numerous coal-based electrical generation facilities) will have no measurable effect on Global temperature. She does not disagree with the statement. But she says there isn’t any reason to measure it anyway. Then she shifts her defense saying that the important things is that the EPA is showing domestic leadership and that it will lead the US population to buy into the Paris agreement. No concern over loss of employment or the effect on the economy.
Two YouTube videos of McCarthy’s testimony before Congress have Congressman McKinley of WVA and Senator Daines of Montana relate the loss of jobs and the impact on the economy resulting from the Clean Power Plan are shown below:
I can cut the Administrator some slack because she is just doing what President Obama said he was going to do. And that was to kill the coal industry. However, she took the job to carry out Obama’s plan so it is hard to have much sympathy for her.
And especially when the EPA blew-out a shut in mine in Colorado and and caused a release of millions of gallons of water loaded with heavy metals in to a river that supplies water for the people downstream of the release. What did McCarthy do about the EPA people that caused that? Were they fired? Were they fined? No they were not. What do you think might have happen to a private company if they would have been responsible for the blowout?