Copenhagen Climate Summit: 'most important paper in the world' is a glorified UN press release

From the UK Telegraph

un-press-releaseBy Gerald Warner — When your attempt at recreating the Congress of Vienna with a third-rate cast of extras turns into a shambles, when the data with which you have tried to terrify the world is daily exposed as ever more phoney, when the blatant greed and self-interest of the participants has become obvious to all beholders, when those pesky polar bears just keep increasing and multiplying – what do you do?

No contest: stop issuing three rainforests of press releases every day, change the heading to James Bond-style “Do not distribute” and “leak” a single copy, in the knowledge that human nature is programmed to interest itself in anything it imagines it is not supposed to see, whereas it would bin the same document unread if it were distributed openly.

After that, get some unbiased, neutral observer, such as the executive director of Greenpeace, to say: “This is the single most important piece of paper in the world today.” Unfortunately, the response of all intelligent people will be to fall about laughing; but it was worth a try – everybody loves a tryer – and the climate alarmists are no longer in a position to pick and choose their tactics.

But boy! Was this crass, or what? The apocalyptic document revealing that even if the Western leaders hand over all the climate Danegeld demanded of them, appropriately at the venue of Copenhagen, the earth will still fry on a 3C temperature rise is the latest transparent scare tactic to extort more cash from taxpayers. The danger of this ploy, of course, is that people might say “If we are going to be chargrilled anyway, what is the point of handing over billions – better to get some serious conspicuous consumption in before the ski slopes turn into saunas.”

This “single most important piece of paper in the world” comes, presumably, from an authoritative and totally neutral source? Yes, of course. It’s from the – er – UN Framework Committee on Climate Change that is – er – running the Danegeld Summit. Some people might be small-minded enough to suggest this paper has as much authority as a “leaked” document from Number 10 revealing that life would be hell under the Tories.

This week has been truly historic. It has marked the beginning of the landslide that is collapsing the whole AGW imposture. The pseudo-science of global warming is a global laughing stock and Copenhagen is a farce. In the warmist camp the Main Man is a railway engineer with huge investments in the carbon industry. That says it all. The world’s boiler being heroically damped down by the Fat Controller. Al Gore, occupant of the only private house that can be seen from space, so huge is its energy consumption, wanted to charge punters $1,200 to be photographed with him at Copenhagen. There is a man who is really worried about the planet’s future.

If there were not $45trillion of Western citizens’ money at stake, this would be the funniest moment in world history. What a bunch of buffoons. Not since Neville Chamberlain tugged a Claridge’s luncheon bill from his pocket and flourished it on the steps of the aircraft that brought him back from Munich has a worthless scrap of paper been so audaciously hyped. There was one good moment at Copenhagen, though: some seriously professional truncheon work by Danish Plod on the smellies. Otherwise, this event is strictly for Hans Christian Andersen

22 Responses to Copenhagen Climate Summit: 'most important paper in the world' is a glorified UN press release

  1. Neil F. AGWD/BSD December 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    I did’nt get some of the references, obviously written for the Brittish, but I am happy to see this kind of story. I am feeling like this is all going to come to an end soon.
    For one that has been a denier from nearly the beginning, I am happy to see that what I have believed has been gaining traction.
    But I don’t think our work is done. It won’t be done until it is universally accepted that climate change is a completely natural occurance, and that Man’s actions have very little to nothing to do with it. There are still a great many people to convince.

  2. paul wenum December 20, 2009 at 12:56 am #

    All things take time.

  3. paul wenum December 20, 2009 at 1:19 am #

    Now, Cap N Trade is in our sights. Let’s focus.

  4. Lone Wolf December 20, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    We have been vindicated!!

  5. Marty Koekemoer December 20, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    It really surprises me how people have forgotten. Or just don’t want to admit it. That CO2 was, is, and will always be, twice the molecular weight of the major components of our atmosphere, N2 and O2.

    Once upon a time, when vehicle emissions only rose about 600 feet and no higher, which were collectively called “haze”, we could stand and watch them and factory smoke dissipate very quickly in the clear blue sky, and the text books confirmed that gases dispersed. Now, vehicle emissions apparently reach 25 – 50 miles up into the upper atmosphere to form a greenhouse “cover”. The fact that no one has seen or photographed this phenomenon seems to be immaterial.

    . In Al Gore’s film they show factories emitting smoke (CO2) from their chimneys and show how it rises. The reason it rises is that it is much warmer than the ambient atmosphere, but rapidly cools and becomes heavier than the rest of the atmosphere and returns towards the earth’s surface. If carbon dioxide were not heavier than air then soda-acid fire extinguishers would not work. To put out a fire, you allow the sulfuric acid in the fire extinguisher to mix with the sodium bicarbonate which produces CO2. The CO2 smothers the flame by depriving the flame of oxygen. If CO2 were not heavier than the surrounding atmosphere, the extinguisher would have no effect on the fire.

    Mike Morrissette points to a horse pulling a cart up a hill. To someone who never experienced this sight before, it could be misconstrued easily to form the opinion that the cart is pushing the horse up the hill. Perhaps this fact is also true with CO2 increases and temperature rises. Temperature increases due to natural cycles can increase the activity of bacteria of decay. When bacteria decompose organic matter CO2 is one of the products. Bacteria have been around for millions of years. They do their decomposition work the best in a warmer environment. If this were not the case, we wouldn’t need refrigerators. The warmer it gets, the more active bacteria become, and the more CO2 that is released.

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  6. Rob N. Hood December 20, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    Marty- what’s your point exactly?

    Anyway, you deniers basically won. I feel vindicated in many ways. Do you all still want to belive in the all powerful Obama and his Socialist or Communist agenda? I have a feeling you will- even though this is the second time he got trounced, first Chicago and now this.

    Are you even a bit abashed about the hysteria that was just recently ALL over this site? Will you re-think your beliefs even a little bit due to this obvious crash and burn for Obama? I would think any rational person would re-think some things. You don’t have to admit it publicly- so I hope you do.

  7. paul wenum December 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    There was never hysteria, just simply fact. Live with it “denier.”

  8. Rob N. Hood December 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    No hysteria? Are you kidding me? Maybe not from you so much (well there was a little from you). But for sure from others!!!! You just can’t admit anything that doesn’t fit into your fantasy of reality. It’s amazing.

    I can live with this, another victory of the Right, I have for the last 30 years of Right-wing victories. Congratulation. It’s the next generation and the ones after that that I feel sorry for. Oh well, this place/reality is pretty harsh and hopefully I will be able to up-grade the next time around. As you for you people- I think you’ll have to come back, so you can help reap what you sow, so to speak.

    Oh, and didn’t I tell you Obama (and Gore/Soros) didn’t have the kind of power you feared? Give credit where it’s due for once… (Won’t hold my breath).

  9. paul wenum December 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    There will be truthful battles won and lost. That is the real world. Take care.

  10. Rob N. Hood December 21, 2009 at 8:12 am #

    Truth and virtue rarely win the day, unfortunately. The deck is stacked against it. Fear and disinformation often wins, you’d think I’d be used to it by now.

  11. paul wenum December 21, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    Rob, “truth” will always prevail as well as virtue. Will it be easy? No. Will it be shortly? Doubt it. Will it Prevail? Always has, and always will. Keep your chin u8p. As to “decks stacked.” You have heard of “Falling cards?” They do. The games go on. Keep inspecting and always have an open mind my friend. As President Obama did, you, Neil and I should have a beer! Later.

  12. Rob N. Hood December 22, 2009 at 9:20 am #

    I wish it were that easy. It may occur as you say, but I fear it will be a real (bloody) revolution of some kind (which I probably would be happy to join), and/or a real (another Great Depression) crash of the system (Libertarian Capitalism) and much personal suffering. In both cases I am also convinced a significant number of the top eilite will sit out in comfort and relative safety some remote place, and wait for the time to begin building their privatized advantaged world again. Almost makes a person want the numbing comfort of religion…

  13. paul wenum December 22, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    Thursday services are at 5:30 pm. That’s were I will be with family. Of course, nowadays, that’s not “Politically Correct.”

  14. paul wenum December 22, 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    Neil, turn your computer on. “Merry Christmas!!!”

  15. Rob N. Hood December 23, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    No, Paul, it’s still very politically correct. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Peace- on earth.

  16. paul wenum December 24, 2009 at 12:02 am #

    “Merry Christmas” to Neil and you as well. Let there be “peace on Earth,” for a change.

    • Rob N. Hood January 5, 2010 at 10:46 am #

      Is it mere chance then our government unilaterally wars against four Muslim nations, with more coming? Did not Dubya represent a fearful, uninformed majority that trusts its western God to approve belligerence against infidels? As Noam Chomsky observes, “Three quarters of the American population literally believe in religious miracles. The numbers who believe in the devil, in resurrection, in God doing this and that — it’s astonishing. These numbers aren’t duplicated anywhere else in the industrial world.”

      Does God Love War?

      What links ideological crusaders like W and Dick Cheney with Islamic extremists is not hard to fathom: both urge a state of permanent, endless war against perceived, dangerous infidels. Is this tragic dance not what Aldous Huxley rejected, “At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols”?

      No doubt religion brings many joy and solace, discipline, and insight into human nature, as prophets set forth evolved goals for forgiveness and compassion. Though master texts routinely disavow brutality, real-world pragmatists like Dick Nixon knew otherwise, “In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.”

  17. Paul Wenum January 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    You are correct on religous wars being “bloody”, however, World war II was not a religious war unless you were Hitler that hated jews. Let’s not go there. All I know is war is always necessary to protect you, your family, all you believe in and your country if that is the last resort. Nobody, unless you are derranged, likes war. Ask any veteran that has returned, be it World War I, II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf war I, et al. War is hell my friend.

  18. Rob N. Hood January 10, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    It was Nixon that apparently said that, not me. Although I agree with him on that. Things are so far to the right now that even Nixon would appear Liberal if he was here and in politics. Although he would have gone even further Right along with all the other ditto-heads. He was a fascist after all. Either that or clinically paranoid. Perhaps he was both.

    There is and has been no good war. Defending ourselves? Only time I can see is after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Otherwise that’s a joke, dontcha know? A political ploy to keep the military industrial complex going, and all the money in the hands of ths elite and their lapdogs? The evil behind that should take your breath away, it does mine.

  19. paul wenum January 17, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    How would you defend yourself without the military? Can you? Our military defends you and me my friend.

  20. Rob N. Hood January 17, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    Easily, with a smaller military than we have now. I’m not saying we don’t need a military. Why do you insist on be overly dramatic and irrational in your responses? It illustrates a big problem with how humans solve or don’t solve big problems. You are not helpful.

  21. paul wenum January 23, 2010 at 5:53 am #

    If I were your neighbor I would be very helpful if you were attacked. Trust me on that and the military hopefully would be behind us to protect our families for which is why we have a military my friend. If not, I can at least protect myself as well as my neighbors in time of strife due to the Second Amendment. Hope it never happens. Finally, they also protect us abroad. I see them in Germany and other countries. Are we loved? Possibly not, however, whenever there is a problem in the world such as Haiti as well as other untold countries, we always seem to be the first one’s there. Wonder why? It’s the American way. I hope it always continues to be that way. Unfortunately, I assume I’m too Old School? Enough said.

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