COP17 UK Government No Climate Agreement Likely Before 2020
The nailgun is busy today, as yet another nail is hammered into the coffin containing the still born COP17 Synod of the Church of Climatology.
The UN is predicting failure for COP17 this time, following on from the spectacular failures of COP16 in Cancun and COP15 Copenhagen when Climategate really did for the whole concept of Man Made Global Warming.
Now the warming alarmist coalition government of Britain is saying the world is at least 10 years away from a global economic suicide pact, which is a new departure for warming alarmism, which normally specialises is moving the dates for predicted Environmental Holocaust ever further into the future, in the vain hope that by that distant date their predictions of doom will come true or increasing the safe amount of atmospheric CO2 from 350 ppm to 450 ppm, shame no one has told 350.org that their scare is obsolete.
A new and broader climate deal is out of reach for now and instead nations need to focus on how to replace the ailing Kyoto Protocol before 2020, Britain’s minister of state for energy and climate change said on Monday.
The view is recognition that agreement on a pact that commits all major greenhouse gas polluters to curbing the growth in planet-warming emissions is slipping further away, in part because of sluggish economic growth and a mounting debt crisis.
Negotiators from nearly 200 nations meet from Nov 28 to Dec 9 in Durban, South Africa, for an annual summit on climate change. Previous talks have failed to secure a successor to Kyoto — the main global accord on tackling climate change.
Expectations for Durban are low, even as global greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, increasing the likelihood the world will miss a chance to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, the International Energy Agency says.
In the he last couple of week the little known International Energy Agency (IEA) has appeared in many left leaning liberal newspapers like the Guardian predicting Armageddon for 2017 if there is no agreement at COP17.
The IEA was formed during the 1973/4 oil crisis to:
Founded in response to the 1973/4 oil crisis, the IEA’s initial role was to help countries co-ordinate a collective response to major disruptions in oil supply through the release of emergency oil stocks to the markets.
While this continues to be a key aspect of its work, the IEA has evolved and expanded. It is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative and unbiased research, statistics, analysis and recommendations.
Today, the IEA’s four main areas of focus are:
* Energy security: Promoting diversity, efficiency and flexibility within all energy sectors
* Economic development: Ensuring the stable supply of energy to IEA member countries and promoting free markets to foster economic growth and eliminate energy poverty
* Environmental awareness: Enhancing international knowledge of options for tackling climate change
* Engagement worldwide: Working closely with non-member countries, especially major producers and consumers, to find solutions to shared energy and environmental concerns
The evolution of the IEA has been to jump on the warming alarmist bandwagon and their truths are about as real and viable as the Green lies of Greenpeace, WWF, FoE et al.
The International Energy Agency said last week mankind’s greenhouse gas emissions from burning coal, oil and gas, as well as deforestation, hit a record last year.
It said the world might not be able to limit global temperature rise to safe levels if new international climate action is not taken by 2017, given the large number of fossil fuel power plants and factories being built.
The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997 and entered into force in 2005. It subjects 37 richer countries, known as “Annex 1” countries, to legally binding targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions during its 2008-12 first commitment period.
The United States has not ratified the treaty, which aims to reduce the risk of greater extremes of weather, rising sea levels and crop failures.
The urban myth of rising sea levels regurgitated by the IEA, which gives a good indication of where these people are coming from, sea levels have been falling at the rate of 5mm per year for the last 10 years as confirmed by NASA and ESA satellite monitoring.
Posted on November 14, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Lies and tagged Champagne Environmentalists, COP17 Durban. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.