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COP18 – The Depression Phase

The early signs before the visa applicant counter vanished from the COP18 website were that hardly anyone was going, this has proved to be case.

The early signs before the visa applicant counter vanished from the COP18 website were that hardly anyone was going, this has proved to be case.

COP18 in Doha could well be the penultimate UN Climate Circus in its present form.

The COP18 website had at one time a counter for the number of visa applications to attend the COP, then with just 20 days until the start of COP18 the counter suddenly vanished from the website.

Even before COP18 started the atmosphere was poisoned for the environmentalists because the COP18 President is pro Shale Gas, from the outset the conference has taken place in an atmosphere of mistrust, loathing and paranoia.

Then in a bizarre turn of events that not even the fertile mind of Hunter S Thompson could have conceived, just about everything that could be done to derail the conference has been done, Fear and Loathing in Doha really is the best description.

The Great Anthropogenic Global Warming scam is going through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance: Read the rest of this entry

COP18 Money, Money In A Warming Alarmist’s World

COP18 Doha 5 days to the end of the conference and no sign of any guilt money from the west or any chance of deal on economic suicide.

COP18 Doha 5 days to the end of the conference and no sign of any guilt money from the west or any chance of deal on economic suicide.

There is always a danger that when repeating your own propaganda and lies, you brainwash yourself into believing your own lies.

Take for example the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), AOSIS is a coterie of 43 Island nations all cynically repeating the we must prevent a 2°C temperature rise, claiming that their islands are sinking beneath the non rising sea levels, and in the case of the Maldives planning a new airport to be in service long after the islands were allegedly going to disappear.

As COP18 grinds inexorably towards failure, the people attending refuse to acknowledge that there has been no warming for 16 years, a period longer than the warming period that underpins the whole Anthropogenic Global Warming boondoggle. Read the rest of this entry

COP18 Fear And Loathing In Doha

COP18 Host Qatar wants to scrap the work done so far and get a set of key ministers to draft new negotiating texts, negating all the work done since the conference started.

COP18 Host Qatar wants to scrap the work done so far and get a set of key ministers to draft new negotiating texts, negating all the work done since the conference started.

This years UN Climate Circus meeting in Doha, COP18 is a very strange beast, there is distrust of the COP18 President, the host nations stance on Anthropogenic Global Warming, Kyoto and the Long term Cooperative Action (LCA) are coming to an end with no successors likely to emerge, the Green NGOs have found out that they are now largely peripheral to the whole process and the USA has said they will not commit economic suicide by signing up to a climate deal.

On November 26th the COP18 climate negotiators started work on agreeing the texts for the Ministers who fly in on December 3rd to hammer some sort of agreement out of, against this background of mutual distrust,  the host nation Qatar wants to trash all the work done by the negotiators and produce new texts with selected ministers, behind closed doors.

Rewind to 2009 and COP15 Copenhagen, the then hosts Denmark did exactly what the Qataris propose and COP15 ended with arguments, no agreement and bitter disappointment for the outcome of Hopenhagen.

Only at COP18 against a background of distrust, loathing and division could the host nation use the very same tactic that helped to ensure that COP15 was a massive failure: Read the rest of this entry

COP18 Day 2 The Elephant In The Room Is Shale Gas

COP18 President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah’s statement that Shale Gas was good for the world is hanging over COP18 causing tension, mistrust and suspicion.

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