content top

On the back of COP15...

The commonly unknowns of COP15 A little known and published aspect of the COP15 agreement is the talks of a new world government. run by a UN subsidiary. If it sounds scary, it probably does so, because it is. A new world government? Page 18 in the [UN Framework for COP15 agreement]: “38. The scheme for the new institutional arrangement under the Convention will be based on three basic pillars: government; facilitative mechanism; and financial mechanism, and the basic organization of which will include the following: (a) The government will be ruled by the COP with the support of a...

Emissions rights in a breath...

”The politicians in Copenhagen have the power to shape history’s judgment on this generation. The transformation will be costly, but the shift to a low-carbon society holds out the prospect of more opportunity than sacrifice. Climate change affects everyone, and must be solved by everyone.” Opportunities for whom, one might ask. Everyone? “Many of us, particularly in the developed world, will have to change our lifestyles. We will have to pay more for our energy, and use less of it. The transformation will be costly. The flow of capital tells its own story.” So, who’s...

1%, 2%, 5%, why not 50%?...

Africa is about to turn up the heat on the climate conference by demanding that the developed nations sets aside 5% of their GDP and gives it to them, to compensate them for the effects of global warming. Some countries gives 1% of their GDP in contributions to develop and aid underdeveloped countries, the UN draft suggested a 2% levy on developed nations GDP, and now, Africa demands 5%. What is it with Africa? Despite the money already spent, they have not taken the chance to stand up, and their “leaders” has taken “care of ” the subsidies given, and very little has...

Some quotes from the climate people...

Having read around a bit, I found some quotes that got me to think about what they were actually saying, who the people and groups behind the quotes are, and how they relate to what is going on at COP15. “The data doesn’t matter. We’re not basing our recommendations on the data. We’re basing them on the climate models.” – Prof. Chris Folland, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research So, if the data doesn’t matter, and you don’t base your recommendations on what can be found in the data, but models of chaotic systems that obviously don’t...

What is really the issue on cop15...

Its no question about it. I am a person that have a lot of doubts about the so called AGW. But the real issue here is not about the climate. Whether we have a warming or cooling or if the researchers showing a warming has cheated or not. That is clearly not the real issue. The real and very controversial issue is if it is carbon dioxide – CO2 – that is causing it.  Why do I say that? Simple. The documents that many countries are supposed to sign in Copenhagen has 3 major parts. 1. Reduce emission of CO2. 2. Introduce a trading mechanism for treading emission permits. 3. Make UN...

Copenhagens carbon footprint...

Now, we have already discussed the effect of CO2, so based on this, it doesn’t really have any real impact, but let us just have a look at things, AS IF it were to have an impact as claimed by the climate scientists. The U.N. estimates the 12-day conference will create 40,584 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, roughly as it has been claimed, to be the same amount as the carbon emissions of Morocco in 2006. There you have it – the same emissions as a small nation in Western Sahara with some 33 million in population, to accommodate 16.500 delegates, journalists and activists during...

The self-fulfilling prophet...

You don’t have to be right to get right. But this is far to often what debating is about. To get right. Myself, I prefer dialogue. Not necessarily to reach consensus, but to encourage logical arguments, reflection and constructive social change. It’s alright to have different opinions. But to be able to trust an outcome of a discussion, at least we have to agree on basic facts. What we can see today, in opinions of climate change, is that we don’t agree on those basic facts – the collection of original temperature data – which practically makes any scientific...

Al Gore pulls out of COP15...

This is not so much about hard science facts, but what is happening around the COP15 meeting. More than 3000 people had booked tickets at $1200 (DKK 5999) each to Al Gores event, but now, Al Gore has decided to pull out of the COP15 meeting. The event hosted by Berlingske Tidende newspaper group, says that the lecture on Thursday was cancelled by Al Gore, because of  “unforeseen changes in his schedule”. Unconfirmed rumors has it that he has pulled out in light of the recent climategate events that stems from the leaked emails from the CRU, and him not wanting to answer any...