Britain may scrap international climate funding 

Posted: December 14, 2016 by oldbrew in climate, government, ideology, Politics
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Has it finally occurred to UK leaders that pouring money down the ‘climate drain’, without even knowing how it was spent, may not be a useful way to spend limited funds?

Britain’s chancellor has given the first hint that the promise to protect the international aid budget could be scrapped after the next election, reports The Times.

Philip Hammond confirmed that all protected areas of spending would be re-examined before the Conservative manifesto is produced before the 2020 election.

Despite David Cameron’s decision to commit in law to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on aid, Mr Hammond pointedly suggested that there were no exclusions from the review.

His suggestion came after The Times reported yesterday that Britain had given £274 million in foreign aid to the Strategic Climate Fund, a controversial climate change organisation, without knowing where the money goes. Mr Hammond was speaking at a hearing of the Treasury select committee yesterday where he was facing questions on the aid commitment from Chris Philp, Tory MP for Croydon South.

Source: Britain May Scrap International Climate Funding | The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

  1. oldbrew says:

    Climate change: Speaking truth to power
    BY DOUG DOMENECH – 12/13/16

    ‘Last week there was an event in the nation’s capital where a merry band of warriors gathered to bring a dose of sanity to the too often hyperbolic discussion of climate change. While the discussion was thoroughly reasonable, the media had a hard time digesting it. Why? Because this contingent dared to counter decades of fake news often reported on climate and energy.’

    ‘Speaking truth to power, these experts had a common message in response to the age-old questions: Is climate change real? Yes, it has happened in the past and will happen in the future. Is man making an impact on the climate? Perhaps but in very small ways. But the overarching consensus remains the climate change we are experiencing is by no means catastrophic.’

    Where are the benefits from throwing vast sums of money at this minor issue?

    ‘Climate Scare Over: Top Experts Expose Scam at Freedom Confab’

  2. tom0mason says:

    The USA have ‘drain the swamp’ from Donald Trump, will the UK have a ‘flush the bog’ candidate for the up-coming elections?

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  4. dscott says:

    Gas flowing from North Sea bright spot

    “A gas field in the British waters of the North Sea started production, which at its peak, should account for 5 percent of the nation’s total, Centrica said.

    Centrica owns slightly less than half of the Cygnus field, which is operated by a British subsidiary of French energy company ENGIE. Centrica said gas is now flowing from the field into the British transmission system”

  5. JohnM says:

    “All protected areas of spending” will mainly be the NHS, at over £100 billion per year. International aid is small-fry. The 0.7% punches way above its amount internationally. Don’t expect climate change costs to be reduced either…too many international agreements. Nope, the NHS and schools will be hit. International aid won’t.

  6. oldbrew says:

    NTZ: Current Solar Cycle Weakest In 2 Centuries! And Grant Foster’s “Far-Fetched” Model Claims

    ‘Over the past 8 years of the current cycle, activity has been only 56% of the mean.’