Monday, August 16, 2010

The public continues to cool on the hoax

The public is fast losing interest in the chicken little bleating. even the politicians are backing away from destroying the economy for dubious reasons. Climate realism is becoming the rule!

Terence Corcoran — The climate climate: cool and getting colder

Terence Corcoran August 13, 2010 – 9:02 pm

From Washington to Cancun to British Columbia, the climate issue is heading for the deep freeze

And now for the climate weather: It may be hot outside, but the political environment for climate science is in a deep freeze. In Washington, plans for a national carbon-trading system are colder than the ice in the mint juleps at the Round Robin Bar. The economy comes first in the U.S. Senate, where a new climate bill ran into a brick wall, putting an end to environmentalists’ hopes for a national cap-and-trade system any time in the next few years. “We fell victim to much broader politics that were beyond our control,” said a leading green activist.

In Bonn last weekend, climate politics got so cold that negotiators working on a new global climate treaty to replace the soon-to-expire Kyoto Protocol walked away from the talks, saying that the policy direction was going backward rather than forward. As part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Control, the Bonn talks were aiming at recovering from last year’s Cop-out in Copenhagen. “These negotiations have if anything gone backwards,” said Connie Hedegaard, the EU’s climate action commissioner. The world is still divided over — among other issues — carbon-emission reduction targets, without which any convention would be useless. Another attempt to regroup will take place in China in October in preparation for a grand Meeting of the Parties in Cancun, Mexico, in December.

Forecast for sunny Cancun in December: Pack a parka.


Powell lucas said...

Correct! The public has realized that the whole climate change scheme is a sham. It's not that they don't know that the climate is changing, it's just that they believe this a natural phenomenon that has nothing to do with human activities. The public is smart enough to also realize that transferring huge sums of money will do nothing remake the climate to our liking.

Unfortunately, our politicians have witnessed the fraudulent accumulation of wealth by the corrupt cap and traders and they want a piece of the action. As usual, where there is a buck to be made, the public's viewpoint is ignored; witness the B.C. government's response to the public outcry against the HST. Our nannies always know what's best for us.

Anonymous said...

you have to wonder about treaties that set back emissions to 1990 or 1980 levels; if they really wanted to "fix" things wouldn't they have to set the emissions back to 1840's levels?

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