Friday, September 27, 2013

From Benny Peiser's Global Warming Policy Foundation

BBC: Climate Sceptics Confident They Are Winning The Argument
IPCC Negotiations: Last-Minute Stockholm Talks Make Slow Progress

In the run up to a key global warming report, those sceptical of mainstream opinion on climate change claim they are “winning” the argument. They say a slowing of temperature rises in the past 15 years means the threat from climate change is exaggerated. --Matt McGrath, BBC News, 26 September 2016

“The sceptics now have a feeling of being on the winning side of the debate thanks to the pause,” said Marcel Crok, a Dutch author who accepts the idea that human activities warm the planet, but is sceptical about the scale of the effect. “You are now starting to see a normalisation of climate science. Suddenly mainstream researchers, who all agree that greenhouse gases play a huge role, start to disagree about the cause of the pause. For me this is a relief, it is finally opening up again and this is good.” --Matt McGrath, BBC News, 26 September 2016

Fraught negotiations over a landmark review of the world's knowledge ofclimate change were making slow progress on Thursday with just hours to go before the early Friday deadline. The negotiations are likely to go on all through the night, as countries and scientists wrangle over how to assess the global threat from greenhouse gas emissions. People involved with the talks privately told the Guardian that progress had been patchy and slow as delegates debate over the precise wording of the 50-plus page summary. --Fiona Harvey, The Guardian, 26 September 2013

Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world. The increasing ice is especially perplexing since the water beneath the ice has warmed, not cooled. --Jason Samenow, The Washington Post, 23 September 2013

The IPCC is meeting in Stockholm in a much-changed political climate compared with its last such gathering in 2007. Then, before the onset of the economic crisis, there was an expectation that a binding emissions-reduction deal could be reached in Copenhagen in 2009. Six years on, such optimism has long since evaporated. Economic woes have crowded climate concerns out of the public consciousness, and emissions-reduction schemes have stalled after the collapse of the Copenhagen talks. Even a dire warning from the IPCC this week will not do much to change this equation. European policy-makers may still believe in the seriousness of the problem, but they are starting to doubt the effectiveness of the solution. --Dave Keating, European Voice, 26 September 2013
My Take - I loved the line; "European policy-makers may still believe in the seriousness of the problem, but they are starting to doubt the effectiveness of the solution." That's a nice way of covering themselves.  That way they can avoid saying;
"This whole AGW scare is a load of horsepucky but I'm afraid to say so because I will be attacked in the press."
The truth of the matter is that I think they all knew none of this had anything to do with CO2 causing global warming, cooling or anything else to do with the climate.  I truly believe they all knew from very early on this was about global governance.  Jacques Chirac, then President of France, open stated thirteen years ago that the Kyoto Accords were ‘the first step in global governance’! 
Should we believe he was the only one that understood this?  Now the whole thing is backfiring on them.  Years ago I stated that the green movement was putting all their eggs in the AGW basket and this ultimately would fail and expose them for what they are; corrupt, irrational, misanthropic and morally defective.    

 

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