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
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
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