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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...

In the name of the earth...

“If carbon dioxide would be such a big threat to humanity, how come there is such thing as emissions trading? Who could give anyone the right to sell out the survival of mankind in the name of the earth?” Damien Fields, December 8,...

CO2 – Is it really a demon?...

We have all over the last decade been told that CO2 is the main culprit for the “Anthropogenic Global Warming” (AGW) – later dubbed “Climate Change” (CC), but is this really true? The public story is that unless we reduce our emissions of CO2, the world will drown in rising seas, the arctic caps will melt, species go extinct and we will slowly cook to death. Is AGW, or man-made global warming real? While writing this, let’s keep it to layman terms that can be easily understood, potentially sacrificing a tiny bit of accuracy for ease of understanding and...