Rajendra Pachauri

Are we there yet?

For 25 years we have had politicians, “scientists” and other vested interests all telling us that unless we do something, usually pay more taxes, then the planet is doomed.

Daily Caller lists all the deadlines to DO something to save the planet or else.

1. 2015 is the ?last effective opportunity? to stop catastrophic warming
World leaders meeting at the Vatican last week issued a statement saying that 2015 was the ?last effective opportunity to negotiate arrangements that keep human-induced warming below 2-degrees [Celsius].?

Pope Francis wants to weigh in on global warming, and is expected to issue an encyclical saying basically the same thing. Francis will likely reiterate that 2015 is the last chance to stop massive warming.

But what he should really say is that the U.N. conference this year is the ?last? chance to cut a deal to stem global warming? since last year when the U.N. said basically the same thing about 2014?s climate summit.

2. France?s foreign minister said we only have ?500 days? to stop ?climate chaos?
When Laurent Fabius met with Secretary of State John Kerry on May 13, 2014 to talk about world issues he said ?we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos.?

Ironically at the time of Fabius? comments, the U.N. had scheduled a climate summit to meet in Paris in December 2015 ? some 565 days after his remarks. Looks like the U.N. is 65 days too late to save the world.

3. President Barack Obama is the last chance to stop global warming
When Obama made the campaign promise to ?slow the rise of the oceans? some environmentalists may have taken him quite literally.

In 2012, the United Nations Foundation President Tim Wirth told Climatewire that Obama?s second term was ?the last window of opportunity? to impose policies to restrict fossil fuel use. Wirth said it?s ?the last chance we have to get anything approaching 2 degrees Centigrade,? adding that if ?we don?t do it now, we are committing the world to a drastically different place.?

Even before that, then-National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center head James Hansen warned in 2009 that Obama only ?has four years to save Earth.? I wonder what they now think about their predictions? ? Read more »

IPCC goes into meltdown after Pauchari resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

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The warmists are in panic mode as their leader appears to be in serious trouble.

The head of the UN climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.

In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Mr Pachauri said he was unable to provide strong leadership. ? ? Read more »

Mark Steyn on the Ship of Fools

Mark Steyn comments on the hapless Ship of Fools in his latest column.

Yes, yes, just to get the obligatory ?of courses? out of the way up front: of course ?weather? is not the same as ?climate?; and of course the thickest iciest ice on record could well be evidence of ?global warming?, just as 40-and-sunny and a 35-below blizzard and 12 degrees and partly cloudy with occasional showers are all apparently manifestations of ?climate change?; and of course the global warm-mongers are entirely sincere in their belief that the massive carbon footprint of their rescue operation can be offset by the planting of wall-to-wall trees the length and breadth of Australia, Britain, America and continental Europe.

But still: you?d have to have a heart as cold and unmovable as Commonwealth Bay ice not to be howling with laughter at the exquisite symbolic perfection of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition ?stuck in our own experiment?, as they put it. I confess I was hoping it might all drag on a bit longer and the cultists of the ecopalypse would find themselves drawing straws as to which of their number would be first on the roasting spit. On Douglas Mawson?s original voyage, he and his surviving comrade wound up having to eat their dogs. I?m not sure there were any on this expedition, so they?d probably have to make do with the?Guardian?reporters. Forced to wait a year to be rescued, Sir Douglas later recalled, ?Several of my toes commenced to blacken and fester near the tips.? Now there?s a man who?s serious about reducing his footprint.

But alas, eating one?s shipmates and watching one?s extremities drop off one by one is not a part of today?s high-end eco-doom tourism. Instead, the ice-locked warmists uploaded chipper selfies to YouTube, as well as a self-composed New Year singalong of such hearty un-self-awareness that it enraged even such party-line climate alarmists as Andrew Revkin, the plonkingly earnest enviro-blogger of the?New York Times. A mere six weeks ago, pumping out the usual boosterism, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that, had Captain Scott picked his team as carefully as Professor Chris Turney, he would have survived. Sadly, we?ll never know ? although I?ll bet Captain Oates would have been doing his ?I am going out. I may be some time? line about eight bars into that New Year number. ? Read more »

The mumbo jumbo of climate change

The Telegraph has a great article from Nigel Lawson dissing the “science” of climate change:

The IPCC?s call to phase out fossil fuels is economic nonsense and ‘morally outrageous? for the developing world.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which published on Friday the first instalment of its latest report, is a deeply discredited organisation. Presenting itself as the voice of science on this important issue, it is a politically motivated pressure group that brings the good name of science into disrepute.

Its previous report, in 2007, was so grotesquely flawed that the leading scientific body in the United States, the InterAcademy Council, decided that an investigation was warranted. The IAC duly reported in 2010, and concluded that there were ?significant shortcomings in each major step of [the] IPCC?s assessment process?, and that ?significant improvements? were needed. It also chastised the IPCC for claiming to have ?high confidence in some statements for which there is little evidence?.

Since then, little seems to have changed, and the latest report is flawed like its predecessor.? Read more »

Chart of the Day – Proof of global warming

Christopher Booker looks at the mounting evidence that global warming is real.

Read this and wonder why seemingly intelligent people like David Farrar make silly statements like:

My position on climate change is that greenhouse gas emissions beyond doubt cause warming. There is a legitimate debate about how much warming will occur, as we do not know for sure how the rest of the very complex climatic system will respond.

And about that warming that David says is beyond doubt?

In convincing the world that we must make such a dramatic response to man-made climate change, nothing has been more persuasive than those graphs that purport to show global temperature soaring to dangerous levels.

That iconic ?hockey stick? graph, showing temperatures recently shooting up into the stratosphere, may now have been discredited. But just as important have been all those graphs showing how temperatures have changed in recent decades. These have the effect of greatly exaggerating those changes, by narrowly focusing just on what are called temperature ?anomalies?, showing how they have risen and fallen round their average level in the past 30-odd years.

What the graphs do not show is the actual level of global temperature, as it is measured above freezing point. In other words, they leave out by far the greater part of the total picture. So the respected Canadian environmental writer, Lawrence Solomon, recently had the bright idea of publishing in his Financial Post newspaper column a graph showing the temperature changes of the past 15 years in proper perspective, using figures from the most prestigious of all official temperature records, compiled by the UK Met Office and its Hadley Centre.? Read more »

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