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UN IPCC Lead Author Dr. Richard Tol Mocks UN Climate Treaty Process As ‘Futile Effort’ Where Countries ‘Pretend To Reduce Emissions’

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Washington DC – UN IPCC Lead Author Dr. Richard Tol slammed the upcoming Paris climate negotiation as a “futile effort.” President Obama is determined to sign a new agreement in December in Paris and commit the U.S. to the UN’s climate agenda of emission reductions.

But UN Lead Author Tol was skeptical of the entire UN climate treaty process. Tol predicted that the UN climate summit will “ultimately proven to be a futile effort” and achieve nothing more than “sending people to Paris for no apparent reason other than to keep these people well-travelled.”

Tol, an economist and statistician, is the Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and he is ranked among the “top 50 most-cited climate scholars”. He has well over 200 publications in academic journals.

“I don’t know what will happen in Paris, and I don’t quite know what all those 50,000 people will do,” he explained. “International negotiations on binding targets and timetables have failed since 1995,” Tol said at a CATO Institute climate forum in DC today.

Tol continued:  “The discussion is now about money. How much do rich countries need to pay poor countries to pretend to reduce emissions?”

According to Tol: “Climate policy has been about rewarding allies with rents and subsides rather than emission reduction.”

“Twenty five years of climate policy has made most a little bit poorer and some a whole lot richer and it has not reduced emissions much.”

“International climate policy is shifting from a hopeless focus on binding emission targets to a more realistic pledge and review,” Tol added.

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‘If you want to believe that climate researchers are incompetent, biased and secretive, Cook’s (97%) paper is an excellent case in point.’

The paper only claims that 97 percent of the scientific literature that takes a position on climate change (most does not) supports man-made global warming hypotheses. Yet supporters have used it to claim that 97 percent of scientists support global warming theories; they do not. “In fact, about three-quarters of the papers counted as endorsements had nothing to say about the subject matter,” Tol says.

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      Can you imagine the stupidity?

      If forests are included, I wouldn’t be surprised if some nations are net consumers of CO2.

      • I agree, Klem, but the stupidity runs even deeper. The fact is, CO2 emissions are meaningless in terms of the global climate. Why? Because there is no such thing as an atmospheric greenhouse effect. It doesn’t exist, and it can’t exist. Why? The greenhouse effect theory violates the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics. The science of anthropogenic global warming/climate change is complete sophistry. First, the atmosphere is not capable of creating energy (heat); nor can it recycle energy by “back radiating” infrared radiation back to a warmer surface from which it came; nor can it pile an additional energy flux on top of the solar flux that is heating the surface. All the atmosphere can do is facilitate the transport of heat energy away from the surface — by conduction, convection, and radiation — toward the cold sink of space. Heat only flows toward cold, never the other way around, and, due to the lapse rate, cold increases with altitude. Therefore, heat flows upward, not downward. That’s why and how the earth sheds heat rather than retaining it or augmenting it.

  1. The whole basis of calculating a country’s C02 emissions is seriously flawed. Worse, there is no reconciliation of the rising atmospheric CO2 concentration with measured CO2 emitted by natural means and by human activity. That’s because there are no actual measurements available. There is no data. Si it is effectively just guesswork.

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