Morano at UN Climate Summit in Morocco Day 1: Clexit, Trump & A ‘Feminist Fossil Free Future’ promoted
Marrakech, Morocco –
Climate Depot has arrived at UN climate summit in Morroco to spread Trump message of Clexit .
The UN seems to have high opinion of its abilities. Actual headline at Climate summit in Morroco: ‘World Meets in Marrakesh To Save Earth’
UN climate summit: When you meet in Morocco to talk about going carbon free– make sure you have plenty of A/C units running at max capacity
Economic message at UN climate summit in Morroco: ‘No jobs on a dead planet’ – – So empower the UN to centrally plan the world!
Say what?! A ‘Feminist Fossil Free Future’ promoted at UN climate summit in Morroco
UN hopeful the ‘Green Climate Fund’ will survive Trump
Handing out ‘Climate Hustle’ Dvds to UN delegates at Climate summit in Morroco. This gentleman is from Gambia.
Morano handing out copies of Climate Hustle to UN delegates in Morocco. This woman is from Chad.
Morano in Morocco on Trump: ‘Expect both international & domestic climate agenda to be reversed. It’s about time!’
Diplomatic or deluded? Insiders say Trump won’t ditch deal
By Jean Chemnick, E&E News reporter
Published: Monday, November 14, 2016
MARRAKECH, Morocco —
Skeptic: Expect climate reversals. ‘It’s about time!’
U.S. climate skeptics begged to differ.
“The body of evidence suggests one ought to expect that any executive action on this front from the past eight years will indeed face a sincere effort at modification or reversal,” said Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Christopher Horner, an outspoken opponent of Obama’s climate policies, in an email.
Marc Morano, who publishes the climate skeptic site ClimateDepot.com, said the president-elect was not only “the most strongly skeptical” Republican president or nominee ever but unlikely to be swayed by global pressure.
“Even going back to the 1980s, Trump’s political philosophy was a form of ‘America first’ and not very supportive of international trade or similar agreements,” he said.
Morano has attended these summits in previous years to tell participants the United States wouldn’t make good on the promises the Obama administration officials made in the negotiating rooms. He arrives in Marrakech this week for events highlighting how “Clexit,” as he’s termed the U.S. departure from international climate efforts, would play out.
“Climate skeptics are back,” Morano said in an email to E&E News. “They now control the House, Senate and … the Presidency. Expect both international and domestic climate agenda to be reversed. It’s about time!”
Trump’s transition team is mulling a strategy that includes departure from the Paris Agreement alone or from the broader U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Leaving the underlying convention means the United States would no longer be party to Paris the following year.
That would be a 180-degree shift from the current U.S. stance on climate. Indeed, Obama was credited with helping to bring last year’s deal home through persistent bilateral engagement with other countries, especially China.…
More Hottest Year Evah Nonsense From The BBC
This was, of course, the latest propaganda effort from the WMO, timed to coincide with COP22. We have seen it all before.
1) As ever, there was no mention at all of the fact that satellite data shows no such thing at all, with this year running neck and neck with 1998. (UAH, for example, have this year running at 0.007C cooler than 1998.)
2) The report repeatedly showed a sidebar claiming that global warming led to more extreme weather, something for which there is absolutely no evidence at all.
This claim is repeated, on the above online report, by Petteri Taalas, WMO secretary-general:
“Because of climate change, the occurrence and impact of extreme events has risen,” said Petteri Taalas.
“’Once in a generation’ heatwaves and flooding are becoming more regular
3) The online story continues this theme with the above grossly dishonest caption about droughts.
Again, there is no evidence that droughts are any worse this year than others, or that global warming has made them worse.
[WUWT has spotted that this picture actually dates back to 2006, and has now been replaced by the BBC!]
4) But the most laughable aspect of the story was their take on Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which in turn showed how little they understand about that agreement.
The implication was that the Americans are being jolly unfair in not doing their bit, whilst the rest of the world were going to be busy cutting emissions. For some reason, they seem reluctant to tell viewers that it is only the western world which has pledged to reduce emissions, and that globally, as even the Paris Agreement itself acknowledged, emissions would likely rise by 15% up to 2030.
Noam Chomsky: ‘The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History’ For Rejecting ‘Climate Change’
By C.J. Polychroniou
Noam Chomsky speaks in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 12, 2015.Ministerio de Cultura de la Nacion Argentina
But what exactly does Trump’s victory mean and what can one expect from this megalomaniac when he takes over the reins of power on Jan. 20, 2017? What is Trump’s political ideology, if any and is “Trumpism” a movement? Will U.S. foreign policy be any different under a Trump administration? Some years ago, public intellectual Noam Chomsky warned that the political climate in the U.S. was ripe for the rise of an authoritarian figure. Now, he shares his thoughts on the aftermath of this election, the moribund state of the U.S. political system and why Trump is a real threat to the world and the planet in general.
Q. Noam, the unthinkable has happened: In contrast to all forecasts, Donald Trump scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton, and the man that Michael Moore described as a “wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath” will be the next president of the U.S. In your view, what were the deciding factors that led American voters to produce the biggest upset in the history of U.S. politics?
A. Noam Chomsky
Before turning to this question, I think it is important to spend a few moments pondering just what happened on Nov. 8, a date that might turn out to be one of the most important in human history, depending on how we react.
The most important news of Nov. 8 was barely noted, a fact of some significance in itself.
On Nov. 8, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) delivered a report at the international conference on climate change in Morocco (COP22) which was called in order to carry forward the Paris agreement of COP21. The WMO reported that the past five years were the hottest on record. It reported rising sea levels, soon to increase as a result of the unexpectedly rapid melting of polar ice, most ominously the huge Antarctic glaciers. Already, Arctic sea ice over the past five years is 28 percent below the average of the previous 29 years, not only raising sea levels, but also reducing the cooling effect of polar ice reflection of solar rays, thereby accelerating …
Via The Rebel TV’s Ezra Levant: http://www.therebel.media/trump_has_un_marrakech_climate_delegates_terrified
Right after Donald Trump’s election, I spoke to Marc Morano of Climate Depot about the reaction from the environmental lobby.
Morano cautions that Ronald Reagan didn’t keep some of his promises to abolish government departments, so we shouldn’t rely on Trump to close down the Environmental Protection Agency.
However, he believes it would be do-able, if not easy, for Trump to undo many of Obama’s executive orders on climate.…
(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry winged his way Monday from New Zealand to the Middle East on the next leg of what may be his longest trip yet, a journey during which America’s top diplomat will account for roughly 16.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
That’s more or less the amount of CO2 – one of the key “greenhouse gases” blamed for global warming – produced by the average American in a full year, according to World Bank data.
Climate change features prominently on Kerry’s itinerary on his current trip, an eight-day haul from Washington to New Zealand to Antarctica – where he became the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit – and on to two Arab Gulf states and then Morocco before winging to Peru and then back home.
The Antarctica visit, which included a stop at the McMurdo research station on Ross Island, was focused primarily on climate change – Kerry spoke about concerns that should a huge ice sheet break up and melt sea levels could rise by 12 feet.
The trip to Morocco is also climate-focused: Kerry will attend the U.N. climate conference in Marrakesh, where is expected to deliver a speech to an audience deeply concerned about President-elect Donald Trump’s views on climate change and the new Paris climate accord.
An imprecise calculation of the route Kerry is taking on this trip indicates he will travel around 35,300 miles, which would make it the longest of Kerry’s many journeys as secretary of state.
Prior to this one, his longest trip was around 31,900 miles last fall, when he visited East and West Africa, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and then flew east to Bangladesh, India and on to China to join President Obama for a G20 summit.
“I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward.” – Barack Obama, January 14 2014
The problem with President Obama’s strategy for his political and policy legacy is that an “action” that lives by the pen can die by the pen. So it will be, apparently, with his administration’s climate and other environmental policies, which are on the way to being largely undone by Donald Trump’s administration after the property tycoon won the US election last week. US and international climate activists will try to hang on, kicking and screaming, to the various big Obama climate actions. Unfortunately, it would seem to be the case that if a president decides to undo a previous president’s executive orders, or signatures on international agreements, he can do so. So kicking and screaming may describe the limits of the effective response to Mr Trump’s undoing of President Obama’s climate agenda. –John Dizard, Financial Times, 11 November 2016
U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory. EPA employees stand to see some of the most drastic changes under the Trump administration, and they may be taking things a bit harder than other government workers. The president-elect has vowed to repeal some of the rules they’ve toiled on for the last eight years during the Obama administration, including the Clean Power Plan rule to cut power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions. –Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus, E&E News, 11 November 2016
In looking for someone to follow through on his campaign vow to dismantle one of the Obama administration’s signature climate change policies, President-elect Donald J. Trump probably could not have found a better candidate for the job than Mr. Ebell. Mr. Ebell, who revels in taking on the scientific consensus on global warming, will be Mr. Trump’s lead agent in choosing personnel and setting the direction of the federal agencies that address climate change and environmental policy more broadly. –Henry Fountain, The New York Times, 11 November 2016