UN chief returns as climate talks teeter closer to collapse

Posted: December 12, 2018 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, News, Politics, predictions, propaganda
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Not everyone is welcome

The desired ‘dramatic’ reductions in fossil fuel use are not going to happen. If they were, the process would have started a long time ago, but 20+ years of climate conferences have had no noticeable effect on consumption, which only ever increases. They’re chasing their own tails on that one. Meanwhile all dire climate forecasts show little or no sign of coming true.

The United Nations secretary-general flew back to global climate talks in Poland Wednesday to appeal to countries to reach an agreement, as some observers feared the meeting might end without a deal, says Phys.org.

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opened the talks last week, telling leaders to take the threat of global warming seriously and calling it “the most important issue we face.”

But as the two-week meeting shifted from the technical to political phase, with ministers taking over negotiations, campaign groups warned of the risks of failure in Katowice.

Harjeet Singh of ActionAid International said the main holdouts were the United States, Australia and Japan, while the European Union was “a mere spectator.”

“A new leadership must step up,” said Vanessa Perez-Cirera of the environmental group WWF. “We cannot afford to lose one of the twelve years we have remaining.”

She was referring to a recent scientific report by a U.N.-backed panel that suggested average global warming can only be halted at 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) if urgent action is taken by 2030, including a dramatic reduction in use of fossil fuels.

Endorsing the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change became a crunch issue over the weekend, with the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait opposing the move.

Jean-Pascal Ypersele, a former deputy chair of the panel, said whether or not countries believe the conclusions of the report was irrelevant because the science was clear.

Continued here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    The electoral suicide conundrum…

    Germany’s environment minister, Svenja Schulze, told reporters that her country is committed to phasing out the use of coal, though the exact deadline has yet to be determined.

    But in a nod to the recent protests in France over fuel prices, Schulze warned against governments forcing through measures, saying they would lose public support “faster than you can spell climate protection, and then people pull on yellow vests.”

    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-chief-climate-teeter-closer-collapse.html
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    Good luck with that deadline. No nuclear, no coal, heavy reliance on Russian gas – what could possibly go wrong?

  2. jb says:

    “A new leadership must step up,” Its hard to get a leader if there aren’t any followers. They’re trying to herd sheep from the rear, which is always a sign of “damage” control.

    Steve Gorham had some interesting remarks in his FOS lecture in Canada (@35:00):

  3. oldbrew says:

    Across the World Climate Alarmism Is in Retreat

    By James Delingpole
    11 Dec

    From Poland to France, from Canada to the U.S, the climate alarmists are in retreat as the public begins to tire of their taxes, their constrictive regulations, their dodgy, ugly, inefficient renewable projects and their hysterical junk science scare stories. Economics is beginning to reassert itself over green propaganda.

    At the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, a pro-energy faction of oil-producing nations – led by the U.S. – has caused huge upset to the greenies by refusing to endorse the latest scaremongering report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


  4. Gamecock says:

    “We cannot afford to lose one of the twelve years we have remaining.”

    If we don’t make it, they’ll give us more time. They have been for 30 years.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Don’t do as we do, do as we say…

  6. Graeme No.3 says:

    “Harjeet Singh of ActionAid International said the main holdouts were the United States, Australia and Japan, while the European Union was “a mere spectator.”
    Weird comment. Australia met its requirements under the Kyoto agreement and is trying hard to meet the Paris scam. However a rising population, distributed widely and an electricity system that used to supply cheap reliable power using coal is a handicap, especially as wind and solar aren’t really working.
    I can only assume it is supposed to cause our Government to curl up with shame at not doing the impossible, which even our gullible politicians are starting to realise is the case.

  7. stpaulchuck says:

    hard to have “action” when the US is not bankrolling it any more. Those private jets cost a lot to operate.