UN climate chief moans about lack of emission ambition before global summit

Posted: August 3, 2021 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Emissions
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COP26_2021‘Climate chief’ – really?
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A few months before the COP26 global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the United Nations climate chief has called on the international community to make more ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says Phys.org.

Patricia Espinosa said on Saturday that significantly more countries had submitted their plans for emissions reduction by Friday’s deadline than had been submitted six months earlier.

However, only 58% of the countries have met the cut-off deadline, and proposals were often not ambitious enough.

So far, the joint efforts have fallen far short of the requirements of science, she said.

Experts agree that much more needs to be done worldwide by 2030 if global temperatures are to remain well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as agreed by almost 200 countries in Paris in 2015.

The earth has already heated up by around 1.2 degrees compared to pre-industrial times. [Talkshop comment: Earth has experienced warm periods many times in its history].

The COP26 in Glasgow in November is considered an important milestone.

To reach the target, emissions would have to be cut by 45% by the end of this decade compared to 2010 levels, Espinosa said.

Full article here.
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From The GWPF: As global divisions harden, hope is waning for a UN climate deal in Glasgow

As hopes of a successful COP26 recede, Boris Johnson and the UK government are hoping for some kind of lame compromise agreement that would allow ministers to claim that at least ‘something’ has come out of the UN climate summit.

Comments
  1. saighdear says:

    Huh, can you blame the idiot? to make the point, anyone seen any windmills produce much electricity this past month or more ? ANYONE in their right minds wouldn’t be building anymore windmills to join the fleet of idle mills……. and as for sol pans? days are already noticeably shorter so already a downhill trend in power production. As for solar heating, cloudiness and windchill this summer has REDUCED our heating benefit.waas surprised to hear from someone ( distant neighbour) who was chucking out his steel radiators for Cast Iron ones to be heated from a Multifuel STOVE. …. and we’re to be going ALL electric shortly? Nowthat’s telling!

  2. Gamecock says:

    ‘However, only 58% of the countries have met the cut-off deadline, and proposals were often not ambitious enough.’

    Whah. Nobody said being UN climate chief would be easy.

  3. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Pre industrial times? MWP?

  4. Gamecock says:

    Indeed, Chaswarnertoo.

    ‘Experts agree that much more needs to be done worldwide by 2030 if global temperatures are to remain well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels’

    In pre-industrial times, we didn’t have many weather stations. Vast parts of continents (Asia, Antarctica, Africa, South America and Australia) had none AT ALL. Plus, 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. There were very few weather stations on the seas and lakes.

    My point is, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE TEMPERATURE WAS IN PRE-INDUSTRIAL TIMES. We haven’t a clue. Just scientific wildass guesses. The goal is absolutely fake. Obviously fake.

    ‘As agreed by almost 200 countries in Paris in 2015.’

    They were just goofing you.

  5. Coeur de Lion says:

    The Paris Agreement has/was always failed/going to fail.

  6. oldbrew says:

    The CET dataset goes back to 1659. Very few urban heat islands in those days.
    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/

    Note – these are the anomalies relative to the 1961-1990 average…

  7. Graeme No.3 says:

    The HADCRUT series starts in 1855, supposedly the beginning of the Industrial Age.
    !855, 1856 and 1857 the temperature of the WHOLE of the southern hemisphere comes from a single thermometer in (what is now) Indonesia. From 1858 two further thermometers (one in Sydney and another in Melbourne) were added.
    There is some doubt if these were in Stevenson screens, but so what? There have been changes to the type of screens since and the type of thermometers, and even the location.

  8. oldbrew says:

    The rate of sea level rise is fairly consistent in the satellite record, about 3.4mm. per year.
    https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/

    100mm. is about 4 inches.

  9. oldbrew says:

    ‘A CLIMATE change negotiator has said the COP26 summit cannot happen in full and in person due to Covid.

    Christina Figueres said it is unlikely 25,000 people could go as planned — but insisted world leaders must be there.’

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15773374/cop26-summit-too-big-to-happen-in-person/
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    Not due to the supposedly nasty ’emissions’ then.

  10. It doesn't add up... says:

    I can find no listing of ambitions by (or even of) those countries who submitted them. They must be extraordinarily weak.

  11. tom0mason says:

    “UN climate chief moans about lack of emission ambition before global summit”

    And may it always be so!

  12. Gamecock says:

    “UN climate chief moans about lack of emission ambition before global summit”

    Maybe the tens of thousands of reps are just going for fun. Ms Espinosa is taking this way too seriously.

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