Climate Change

Why does the UN want immunity from prosecution for its Global Warming Fund?

The UN is pushing hard for agreements with nations to extend immunity from prosecution to their global warming piggy bank.

Why do they need this?

These sorts of rear guard actions lend credence tot he suspicion that there is some sort of misfeasance going on already and they are trying to head off prosecutions.

The Green Climate Fund, (GCF) a United Nations-affiliated piggy-bank  intended to finance climate change projects around the world, is determined to win sweeping U.N.-style immunities from prosecutions for its global operations–even though  the U.S., its biggest contributor, opposes the idea, and the U.N. itself says its own diplomatic immunities can’t cover the outfit.

The immunities issue could well spark even deeper opposition from Republican lawmakers in next year’s Congress to the Obama Administration’s aggressive climate change policies–which include a recent $3 billion pledge to the Fund.

“We would definitely be opposed to any extension of immunity to the Fund,” said a senior aide to Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who will chair the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works starting in January.

“What do they need protection from?” he asked. “In essence, they are doing business development projects. If you look at the way millions of people do transactions across national borders, they do it without immunity and very successfully.”

Apparently undeterred, fund officials told Fox News that they are now trying to hammer out “bilateral agreement templates” that could be laboriously negotiated with each country where it operates—a total that could eventually reach the great majority of  the U.N.’s 193 members.

The Fund has already negotiated one agreement of immunity—with its new host country, South Korea, as a condition of moving its headquarters there last year.   Read more »

Time to nail some beaver

Apparently beaver and squirrels are a contributor to global warming.

The Greens want to cull our milk herds in order to save the planet.

I wonder how they will react if we all start going after beaver and squirrels?

Arctic ground squirrels churn up and warm soil in the Tundra, releasing carbon dioxide, while methane released by beavers contributes 200 times more methane than they did 100 years ago, scientists say

Rodents such as squirrels and beavers are contributing far more to global warming than previously thought, forcing climate scientists to alter the models they use to chart how the world is warming up.

Arctic ground squirrels churn up and warm soil in the Tundra, releasing carbon dioxide, while methane released by beavers contributes 200 times more methane than they did 100 years ago, according to scientists from the American Geophysical Union.

Faeces and urine produced by rodents are speeding up the release of carbon from the permafrost, the vast store of greenhouses spanning the Arctic Circle, researchers found.

Dr Sue Natali, from the AGU, said “We know wildlife impacts vegetation, and we know vegetation impacts thaw and soil carbon.   Read more »

Ice free Arctic? Not anytime soon

Remember the claims by warmists, that the turning point had been reached, that the Arctic would be ice free by 2012?

Yeah, not happening.

While global warming seems to have set the polar north on a path to floe-free summers, the latest data from Europe’s Cryosat mission suggests it may take a while yet to reach those conditions.

The spacecraft observed 7,500 cu km of ice cover in October when the Arctic traditionally starts its post-summer freeze-up.

This was only slightly down on 2013 when 8,800 cu km were recorded.

Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume. Read more »

No sign of global warming as US shivers

Have you noticed?

It is now difficult to find an up to date graph of temperature changes around the world.

Every man and his dog were publishing them when they were rising  but nearly 20 years of a flat line the supply has dried up.

Now we get regular reports in MSM of record highs – “record high in Timbuktu for July” or similar.  Our media lap it up, all proof of the coming ‘climageddon’.

But did you see the information below?  No?  Strange.  No bias.  Just pig ignorance. Or willing subterfuge to hide record lows on the part of a complicit media.

Record setting cold and snow, not global warming, became the norm in November 2014. According to Ice Age Now: 4,856 locations in the U.S. set daily record low-high temperatures in November and another 4,121 saw record lows at least one day in November. For the month as a whole, 94 locations set a new monthly record low and 1,435 locations set an average record low-high temperature for the month as a whole. Indeed, for the year-to-date, nearly 28,000 locations saw record lows during 2014, and another 19,500, locations set record low-daily-highs.    Read more »

Aussies flip the bird at UN climate fund

Good on the Aussie government, they have flipped the bird at the UN climate fund refusing to contribute anymore to it.

Australia has refused to pay into the UN’s Green Climate Fund, designed to pay for climate change adaptations for developing nations, preferring to cut out the ‘Green blob’ middleman and finance initiatives directly. The Chinese delegation said that this was “not good news”. Speaking at the UN Climate Summit in Peru, the Australian delegates also called for commitments from all major economies including China on emissions. (h/t Jo Nova)

Speaking to Associated Press before the summit in Lima, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, said: “The Green Climate Fund is about supporting developing countries build resilience to climate change. Australia is already doing that through our aid program. From my experience, bilateral work is able to customize responses when we’re working directly with another partner country.”

So far about $10 billion a year has been pledged by rich countries, but the ambition is to go much further. Su Wei, China’s lead negotiator said: “It is not good news [about] Australia, if it is true that they refuse to provide any money to the GCF.

“It also has very important impacts in the negotiating process. It’s a trust-building process. There is still a large gap toward the 2020 targets of $100 billion a year.”

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Where is that rapidly rising sea level when you need it?

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Is it just me or does this hippy/green ‘head in the sand’ thing have a Jonestown massacre look to it?

It is certainly what they would all look like if ISIS ever took control.

Still, there has been no warming for 18 years and global sea ice extent is at long term average – It is weird that Groser is even bothering, but the US has said that whatever NZ is doing is the gold standard.

Meanwhile the hippies and luddites all have their heads buried in the sand…literally.

Hundreds of people across the country have buried their heads in the sand to protest the Government’s “inaction” on climate change.

About 60 people braved the angry skies over Wellington’s Oriental Bay beach to take part in the protest co-organised by the Coal Action Network Aotearoa, Oil Free Wellington, and climate group 350.org.   Read more »

Even Google Engineers now say Renewable Energy ‘Simply won’t work’

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Google is one of the biggest investors in renewable technology. They have poured billions into research and now their top engineers say that renewable energy is hopelessly flawed.

Eric Worrell at WUWT explains:

A research effort by Google corporation to make renewable energy viable has been a complete failure, according to the scientists who led the programme. After 4 years of effort, their conclusion is that renewable energy “simply won’t work”.

According to an interview with the engineers, published in IEEE;

“At the start of RE<C, we had shared the attitude of many stalwart environmentalists: We felt that with steady improvements to today’s renewable energy technologies, our society could stave off catastrophic climate change. We now know that to be a false hope …
Renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.”
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Obama contributes US$3b to UN climate change

natoI meant to bring this up yesterday.

Can you think of a  more devastating headline?

Keeping in mind that the USA is the country that has to shut down its own government infrastructure because it can’t afford to pay for it unless it agrees it is allowed to borrow even more.  Yet they have a cool 3 bil to give to the UN.

I’m putting $10 on Barry wanting a UN post after his stint as president. Read more »

How one global warming nutter spent $74M trying to influence the US elections and got zip for his efforts

The left wing love to demonise the Koch brothers and any one else who puts their own hands into their own pockets for something they believe in.

When their own billionaires do it that is some sort of heroic act, and when you consider that socialists generally only like to spend other peoples money you can understand why it is a small miracle when they spend their own.

Still the demonisation of right wing funders continues while tame millionaires and billionaires on the left are hailed as the new messiahs.

One such person is Tom Steyer who blew $74 million pouring money onto campaigns of those who supported action on climate change.

Though Harry Reid and his merry band of hypocritical Democrats spent the months leading up to the midterm elections ranting and raving about the evils of rich Republican donors like the Koch Brothers, the midterms single largest donor was liberal billionaire Tom Steyer who vowed to shovel money to candidates who would work to address supposed climate change.

Steyer spent $74 million on Tuesday’s elections and sifting through the Democratic carnage, it appears that Steyer has little to show for his vast expense.

Nearly $67 million was pushed to NextGen Climate Action, Steyer’s super PAC. Though Democrats have postured as if donor money was the single greatest threat to our election process, none seemed to take issue with Steyer’s role as financier of global warming alarmist candidates.

In Colorado, Steyer spent $7 million on Democrat Sen. Mark Udall who ended up losing to Republican Cory Gardner.

In Iowa, Steyer blew-through $4.6 million against Republican Joni Ernst and spent $781,327 bankrolling Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley. Ernst won the Iowa Senate seat, becoming the first female Senator from the State of Iowa.

However, beyond just simply candidates, Steyer spent copious amounts of money crusading to make climate change/global warming/global cooling/weather a high-profile issue in the midterm elections that, historically, have served as a referendum on the job performance of the president and the overall direction of the nation.

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Another positive from global warming

So warming the atmosphere heals the ozone layer holes.

I’m so confused.

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