Morano on UN: ‘The UN is first and foremost political, and they have bastardized science to achieve a political end’
Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and former staff member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, described the climate change conference as “another summit that kicks the can down the road.”
“The UN is first and foremost political, and they have bastardized science to achieve a political end,” Morano said.
Nonbinding Treaty ‘Farce’
Unlike the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, in which industrial countries entered into a binding treaty to reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions by a collective 5.5 percent between 2008 and 2012, the Lima Accord is not binding in any way.
Each country is expected to put forth a plan by March 31, detailing the domestic policies it will enact to achieve reducing carbon dioxide emissions. These plans are known within the UN as “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” and will be the basis for a sweeping new deal to be signed in Paris in December 2015.
Any countries that fail to submit their plans on time are expected to submit them by June. However, there are no punishments, sanctions, or legal recourse to be taken if a nation fails to submit a plan. Instead, the entire deal relies on global peer pressure and condemnation.
“A nonbinding agreement that relies on ‘peer pressure’ isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Absolutely nothing. Current leaders cannot make promises or pledges that deal with many decades in the future and expect any of the pledges to become reality. The whole process in its current incarnation is a farce,” Morano said.
Concern for Developing Nations
Morano predicts countries will put forth plans that fit their own economies and domestic policies, instead of following parameters handed down by the richest nations. Although plans are supposed to be suited to fit each individual country’s abilities, Morano questions whether developing countries should follow through by restricting their use of the most reliable forms of energy—oil, gas, and coal.
“The developing nations are not set up to reduce [use of] lifesaving oil, gas, and coal. People in the developing world need carbon-based energy. It has been one of the greatest liberators of mankind in the history of our planet. It brought us long life expectancy and low infant mortality,” he said. “For fears of manmade climate change to limit the poverty-stricken nations’ development is immoral. We should be here to praise carbon based energy.”…
Watch: Morano on Fox News on Pope Francis & Climate: ‘On every metric from polar bears on down, the global warming narrative has weakened’
Pope Francis turning attention to climate change – Marc Morano on Fox News Dec. 30, 2014
Marc Morano: ‘The Pope has picked a contentious scientific issue which — now going on almost two decades of no global warming, sea ice recovering, sea level rise actually decelerating, On every metric from polar bears on down, the global warming narrative has weakened. And to now have the Pope jump no that bandwagon would sow confusion among Catholics.’
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Paper: ‘Pope Francis Errs In Linking Church To Corrupt Green Movement’ – Vatican ‘has been infiltrated by followers of a radical green movement’
We would remind Francis that the greatest acts of barbarism and the most villainous violations of basic human rights in history — slavery, the Holocaust, China’s one-child policy, Stalinism, Pol Pot’s killing fields, Mao’s starvation of millions, and on and on —have been perpetrated by the statists.’
‘Almost all the leading anti-climate-change initiatives endorsed by the Green Movement — cap and trade, carbon taxes, regulations against using abundant fossil fuels — are merely regressive taxes that hurt the poor the most.’
Paper: Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger ‘deniers’ and US churches – ‘The pope will publish a rare encyclical on climate change and human ecology. Urging all Catholics to take action on moral and scientific grounds, the document will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests, who will distribute it to parishioners.’
The interests of the rich and poor countries just don’t converge on this issue. The poor nations are not going to forego using cheap fossil fuels to energize their economic growth unless the rich states agree to fork over huge sums to them annually. And the rich countries aren’t about to give hundreds of billions to corrupt governments in the developing world, particularly when many of the latter are declining to make any commitments until they see the money—and are refusing to let anyone monitor and assess whatever commitments they do make.
So there will be a big flop in Paris this time next year. And then the climate-crisis circus will roll urgently on to still more venues in the years after that.…
Once the world starts setting hard limits on emissions, all the business plans of all the oil majors in the world become obsolete, wishful thinking and the global economy starts adjusting to a low-carbon future in earnest. From that day forward fossil fuels go into permanent retreat. So expect to see a frenzied last-ditch defence of the fossil fuel economy, with climate science under greater attack than ever before. With trillions of dollars at stake, don’t expect a clean fight. …
Greenpeace Nazca Lines Selfiegate
Greg Laden, of the Soldiers of the Climate Consensus Brigade, is calling for the ‘end of Greenpeace’. This is his reaction to Greenpeace stomping around the Nazca lines taking pictures, leaving boot-prints and chicken scratches on the ground for posterity to endure. The key to the mystery of Greg Laden’s reaction is that Greg Laden trained as an anthropologist. In his […]
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