Category Archives: COP18
Russia has always played a cynical game in the Climate Change scam, although a massive exporter of fossil fuels, mainly natural gas, Russia has been Green when it was politically and commercially expedient to be Green.
Take for example the sudden Greening of Russia when it comes to fracking in Eastern Europe, the reason for the opposition to Polish shale gas extraction is that the Russian energy Gazprom will see a decline in profits as countries produce their own gas much more cheaply, and Russia will lose political influence and not be able to force its political and economic will on other countries by turning off the gas, like Russia did to the Ukraine in 2009.
Russia as the Greens would say has form for signing up to emissions deals, at COP16 Russia opposed an extension of Kyoto, at COP17 one year later Russia stated it will never sign up to an extension of Kyoto.
Playing the game expertly as ever, Russia at the failed Rio+20 Earth summit in June announced a 25% emissions cut target: Read the rest of this entry
Life is full of surprises, like holding a UNFCCC COP meeting in Qatar, one of the worlds largest natural gas producers and as far as the Greens and ecomentalists are concerned, a country with an ambiguous position on Anthropogenic Global Warming.
The environmental circus in Doha is full of mistrust and suspicion of the COP18 President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah who is a supporter of the evil Shale Gas, so the choice of Poland for next Conference of the Parties (COP) 19 is quite frankly bizarre.
Poland’s position on Climate Change is most definitely not ambiguous, Poland has consistently blocked further attempts by the EU and Connie Hedegaard to implement their Green Dream: Read the rest of this entry
There is one giant fracking elephant in the COP18 room, Shale Gas, and the statement by the COP18 President earlier this month that Shale Gas was good for the world.
The first day of COP18 ended with a climate of parnoia, mistrust and suspicion, Day 2 is seeing the mistrust of the host nation continuing to grow.
The problem is that no one seems to know where the Qataris actually stand on the de-carbonisation aims of the conference, Qatar is a massive producer of natural gas, their deputy Prime Minster Al-Attiyah is an enthusiastic supporter of Shale Gas and President of COP18, but their satellite news channel Al Jazeera has been pumping out Al Gore style Climate Reality fear stories in the run up to COP18. Read the rest of this entry
The UNFCCC COP18 opened in Doha today, though the event passed with hardly a mention from most MSM outlets, the Guardian of course rallied to the cause with 2 posts, the first a diatribe of loathing about rich countries and the west, the other was pushing for something that always quickens the pulse, and sets the knees trembling of the average warming alarmist, a new Green tax, this time on emissions from ships.
COP18 is a curious beast, there is no doubt that attendance is down from previous COPs like COP15 in Copenhagen, then there was the very strange announcement from COP18 President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah earlier this month that “Shale Gas was good for the world“.
The Green NGOs like Greenpeace, WWF and FoE have already picked up on the Shale Gas statement and are crying about it, then there is the internecine fighting between various factions of the warming alarmists none of which is leading to an atmosphere of trust and goodwill for the negotiations: Read the rest of this entry
With little over a week to go until COP18 starts, there are increasing signs that the Anthropogenic Global Warming boondoggle is disintegrating at an ever increasing pace.
Attendance is down to a lower level than COP17, so slow has the take up for visas been that, the counter for visa applications was removed from the COP18 website.
Then in one of the strangest statements to ever come out of the UNFCCC, the COP18 President, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah declared that Shale Gas was good news for the world as it would provide energy security for the next 300 years, which is poles apart from the UN official meme of abandoning the use of fossil fuels.
Now the United States has suggested that the UN is not the best place to ever achieve a climate deal: Read the rest of this entry
One thing that nobody ever expected to hear from a president of a UN Climate Circus meeting is that shale gas is a good thing for the world.
Climate Religion has finally had its Martin Luther moment, sacrilege is being preached from the pulpit of the Church of Climatology.
Attendance at COP18 is likely to be even lower than last years dismal attendance for COP17, as witnessed by the removal of the visa applications counter from the COP18 website.
Al-Attiyah’s statement about shale gas is not the meme the warming alarmists expect from a UN Climate Circus Ring Master: Read the rest of this entry
This years UN Climate Circus annual meeting COP18, is being held in Doha and as usual is being billed as the last chance to save the world from CO2, until COP18 fails and then the burden of saving the world will be on COP19.
Someone in the UN still thought that the annual COP meetings were as important as they ocne were, the high water mark for COP attendance was COP15 in Copenhagen with 33000 attendees including a huge press presence and the usual posses from the Green NGOs, but with just 20 days to the start of COP18 the counter for visa applications was well below 6000, not exactly the huge take up they were expecting.
Now just the 3 days later the visa application counter has vanished from the COP18 web site: Read the rest of this entry
It has all been downhill for the warming alarmists since COP15 in Copenhagen where 33526 delegates and press attended what they called Hopenhagen, where the hope was to destroy western industrialised society and pave the way for the Green Hell of the Agrarian Dream.
Then in a flash Climategate destroyed the illusion of Anthropogenic Global Warming, despite the then socialist British Prime Minister Gordon Brown telling us there only 50 days to save the world and the current incumbent socialist US President Barack Obama saying the science is settled.
Then just as the great Green socialist hope for one world government, Barack Obama flew into Copenhagen to save the world from what was then called Global Warming, Gaia saw fit to unleash an unprecedented irony on the warmists with a massive snow storm that forced Obama to leave early citing “weather constraints in Washington”
Last years UN Climate Circus COP17 in Durban attracted just 12,500 delegates, where 7300 were from Green NGOs and journalists, COP17 like its predecessors COP16 and COP15 achieved nothing, but did provide yet another exotic location for the saviours of the planet to consume huge quantities of fossil fuel and enjoy 5 star luxury living while saving the planet.
The fall in attendees between COP15 and COP17 was around 60% in just 2 years, thus far in 2012 with just 20 days to go less than 6000 people have applied for visas to Qatar: Read the rest of this entry