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Obama – “China’s useful green idiot”

Posted March 28, 2015 by JR

James Delingpole:

… Republican senators Roy Blunt (Missouri) and Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma) … have just launched a challenge to the bilateral climate change “agreement” reached by President Obama with China last year …

… Under this “agreement”, the US will cut its emissions by 26 per cent by 2025 while China will increase its “non-fossil-fuel share of energy to around 20 per cent” by 2030.

… An “agreement” in diplomacy-speak is legally or politically binding.  … That is why both negotiating parties took care in the finished document never to use that word. Instead they chose the much vaguer word “announcement”…

By 2030, China will be producing more CO2 than Japan, the US and the EU combined. In this context, America’s carbon reductions emission targets can properly seen for the meaningless gesture politics they really are.  … So Senators Blunt and Inhofe are absolutely right to challenge this plan

 Happy Earth Hour!

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General

Ontario public consultations on climate change: See no realism, Hear no realism

Posted March 28, 2015 by JR

The Ontario government is conducting public consultations “to prepare a new strategy for fighting climate change”.  Tom Harris and other climate realists attended the Ottawa sessions and presented about ten minutes of testimony: Not unpredictably,…

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General

Hypocrite-in-Chief?

Posted March 22, 2015 by JR

WUWT:

Rumours are flying that the owner of a beachfront mansion in Hawaii, which was once used to film the hit TV series “Magnum PI”, is none other than President Obama – the same President who warns us that global warming, and rising sea levels, are a greater danger to the future of America than Islamic terrorism.

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What climate skeptics really think

Posted March 22, 2015 by JR

Scottish Sceptic issues A personal apology to Obama and Cameron:

 Any Democrat, Tory or any other politicians who are still extolling the virtues of  Global … will now know that they have been very mistaken: the public are no longer swallowing the
global warming lies!

What a shame you didn’t listen to us sceptics

Did it never occur to you that you were being led to attack vast constituencies of your own voters?

… This is what real sceptics, those real flesh sceptics who vote actually think:

So, sorry Obama, sorry Cameron, sorry to the hate-mongers like Kerry, sorry to the gullible idiots like Milliband. Sorry Jo Swinson my own MP. Sorry … to every politician who were so keen to jump on the bandwagon of hate directed against vast swathes or your own electorates.

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The collapsing climate paradigm

Posted March 22, 2015 by JR

Excellent guest post at WUWT by Earth Scientist, David Middleton, where he defines the current climate paradigm, details why it’s collapsing and goes on to discuss the logical fallacies underlying the so-called “consensus”:”The paradigm is collapsing p…

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Environment

Elizabeth May says global warming is saving us from a new ice age (and that’s a bad thing?!)

Posted March 17, 2015 by JR

In yesterday’s debate (at about the 28 min mark), Green Party leader Elizabeth May argued that human induced global warming is preventing our entry into a new ice age.  In other words were it not for AGW, Canada would soon be looking at being buri…

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Climate Change

We know what our problems are and we do nothing or make them worse

Posted March 17, 2015 by Ian Welsh

I’m cranky today.  A friend asked me about California’s water problems, and I said: “We’ve known for years, and we’ve done essentially nothing.”  The problem in California is agriculture.  Every Californian could stop drinking and watering their lawns tomorrow, and California still wouldn’t have enough water.  California is draining its aquifers, and wells are going […]

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Climate debate: Tim Ball vs Elizabeth May

Posted March 16, 2015 by JR

This afternoon, Victoria’s CFAX 1070 radio station hosted a live debate between Tim Ball and Green Party climate alarmist Elizabeth May.   Listen to the podcast (starting at about the 6 minute mark).[h/t: Anthony Watts]

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Mark Carney – climate loon

Posted March 15, 2015 by JR

Speaking of climate lunacy, James Delingpole isn’t too impressed with Canada’s contribution to the BoE. 

Bank of England governor talks rubbish on climate change:
Three things are clear.

1. Carney cannot speak intelligible English, only evasive, flannelly CorporateSpeak.

2. Under Carney’s leadership, the Bank of England has joined the long, long list of institutions speaking well above their pay grade on the climate change issue, which it is palpably obvious they do not understand.

3. Carney, like his greenie activist wife, has bought wholesale into the climate change scare, can barely conceal his lofty contempt for those, such as Lord Lawson, who are not “with the programme”, and thus feels under no obligation to justify his position because he’s right, damn it, all the world’s climate experts say so….

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Divestment – the UN’s latest climate enthusiasm

Posted March 15, 2015 by JR

UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaignThe UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets.  Of course the UN is backing an overtly act…

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Climate McCarthyism

Posted February 26, 2015 by JR

the hunt for the hides of a few climate skeptics began last weekend when The New York Times climate beat reporter, Justin Gillis, co-wrote an attack on Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon, a sceptical scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  …

… In the end it is the warmists who will come out of this looking like the pathetic political witch hunters they are …
When “witch hunts” are deemed legitimate in the context of popular causes, we will have fully turned science into just another arena for the exercise of power politics. The result is a big loss for both science and politics.

Peter Foster: Crushing climate thoughtcrime

The U.S. Democratic witch hunt against scientists skeptical about official climate science threatens to blow up in the faces of the Inquisitors. It lays bare the totalitarian mentality behind the radical climate agenda.

 Willis Eschenbach: Mental Midgets Try To Bite Dr. Willie Soon’s Ankles

 Faux outrage over Willie Soon’s disclosure

 

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Pipelines and Ottawa’s dropping of the ball: Gordon Gibson nails it

Posted December 5, 2014 by CuriosityCat
Gordon Gibson: The Nailer

If you are a politician, or work with any political party –federal or provincial or municipal – you should definitely read the succinct, well-written and politically significant articleby Gordon Gibson in the Globe & Mail, entitled Enough with pipelines. Refine it.

Gibson summarizes, in one short article, the crux of the national debate about our crude oil pipelines. Here’s some of the article:
There is a win-win-win response to all of this, if any national political party has the savvy to step up. The public opposition is really against pipelines to export bitumen and the response is simple: Refine the bitumen in Canada.

The politics are simple. Most Canadians think adding value in our own country to our own resources is a good thing. And it would add a lot – a lot – of jobs and taxes. Tick.

 Refining bitumen onshore eliminates the widespread worry about tankers carrying the heavy substance running aground and fouling the seas. Refined products (such as gasoline and diesel) evaporate if spilled. Tick.
Some such refining capacity already exists in Quebec (using foreign oil), a plus for Energy East. More could be built in New Brunswick. Well-developed plans exist for a 150,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Sarnia, by the Bowman Centre. Labour groups have funded a study that says a new refinery in Alberta would be economic. In B.C., David Black’s huge plan for 500,000 bpd at Kitimat is well advanced and there are two other new proposals.
The markets and the business plans are there, as are the technology and the feedstock. The remaining piece is the finance. In each case, proponents say, all that’s required is a government guarantee of some of the debt. Equity financing looks feasible.
This could be a problem-solver and a nation-builder. And no new oil is added to the planet – just a displacement of foreign oil. Earth to Ottawa.
Gibson rightly raps Stephen Harper’s government for not having a viable energy policy, lacking leadership, and generally being AWOL.
Canada’s economy is vulnerable one, and the Harper government is ill-equipped to deal with such issues, due to its self-imposed view of the minor role the federal government should play in the affairs of its citizens (remember Harper’s dangerous inaction when the 2007-2008 economic meltdown happened?)
Canada needs solid, visionary and nation-building economic leadership in the energy sphere. We are not getting this from the tired, do-nothing Harper government.

It is time for nation-builders to take over in Ottawa.

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