On November 7, over 10,000 delegates descended on Marrakesh, Morocco, for COP-22 and to celebrate the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Since the Agreement lacks any enforcement mechanism and is primarily about reporting accomplishments, COP-22 is mainly an annual ritual for climate advocates to travel to beautiful cities, stay in five-star hotels, and talk to each other about how they must save the planet. Their celebration was jolted on November 9 when Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Rather than a celebration, this meeting is more like a memorial service.
President-elect Trump has made it clear that he has no intention of honoring the agreement and has serious doubts about the impending climate change apocalypse. Although there are formal mechanisms for withdrawing from the Agreement, he can simply send a letter to Congress advising that his Administration will not participate in the Agreement’s requirements or participate in its meetings. That is a start but it is not sufficient to rectify the problems that are imbedded in the bureaucracy. The President and Congress need to use the federal budget and appointments process to move the bureaucratic bias to neutral.
In 2002, the Bush Administration managed the climate science program through the Department of Commerce. The goal was to focus on science issues that were being ignored by the climate establishment that was pouring out self-fulfilling prophecies. Unfortunately, the Commerce program was captured by the bureaucracy and used to support research proving that greenhouse emissions were the problem and suppression of fossil fuel use was the answer. The Obama Administration manages the global change research program through a subcommittee that is part of the Executive Office of the President. Since 2009, climate science programs have increased from $2 billion annually to over $2.6 billion, and total climate change expenditures have increased to over $21 billion, according to the mandated report to Congress on federal climate expenditures. Most of these funds go to support for new energy technologies and energy tax provisions, better knows as subsidies.…
November 15, 2016 – Sheila continues reporting from COP22 in Morocco this time showing you all of the vehicles dignitaries have left idling outside the convention centre.
November 16, 2016 – Sheila provides a snapshot of the crazy traffic (and smog) in front of the complex housing the COP22 event in Marrakech.
November 16, 2016 – Sheila speaks with world-travelling, anti-fossil fuel protesters at UN climate conference, forcing them to confront their climate change hypocrisy.
November 16, 2016 – Sheila was at the UN climate change conference in Marrakech when Climate Depot’s Marc Morano was hauled off by security!
November 16, 2016 – The official reason for the denial of Rebel’s accreditation to cover COP22 was the claim that we were “advocacy journalists”. Watch as Sheila confirms the presence of several other “advocacy” journalists, albeit ones with a more “helpful” point of view.
November 16, 2016 – Marc Morano of Climate Depot was shut down at the UN Marrakech climate change conference for shredding the Paris Agreement, to celebrate Trump’s election
November 16, 2016 – Are sceptics being expelled from the UN climate change conference in Marrakech? Sheila speaks to Marc Morano, who was manhandled by armed UN security guards
November 17, 2016 – Marc Morano of Climate Depot provides an update of the changing mood at this UN climate conference as the reality of a Trump Presidency sets in among delegates.
November 17, 2016 – Sheila reports on John Kerry’s anticlimactic appearance on the fourth day of the UN Climate change conference in Marrakech.
November 17, 2016 – Sheila tried to speak with Chief Kevin Hart of Manitoba, but his handlers refused to allow him to speak with The Rebel!…
Sec. Kerry to UN climate summit: ‘I’m not a Cassandra’ – Climate Depot Response: Oh Yes You Are! Kerry makes false climate statements
MARRAKECH, Morocco — Full Sec. Kerry Remarks http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/11/264366.htm
John Kerry – Secretary of State – Marrakech, Morocco – November 16, 2016
Sampling of False Kerry Climate Claims:
Kerry claim to UN: “The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is a sword of Damocles hanging over our entire way of life”
Kerry: ‘The East Antarctic Ice Sheet three miles deep. And if all that ice were somehow able to melt away completely because we are irresponsible about climate change…’
Reality Check: NASA Study: ‘Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise’ – ‘Mass Gains of Antarctic – Ice Sheet Greater than Losses’
Kerry: If Antarctica melts, ‘in the coming centuries, sea level would rise somewhere over 100 to 200 feet.’
Reality Check: Former NASA Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer in 2016: “Sea level rise, which was occurring long before humans could be blamed, has not accelerated and still amounts to only 1 inch every 10 years.
Kerry: Recently “average of 22.5M people have been displaced by extreme weather events annually. We never saw that in the 20th Century
Reality Check: “Extreme weather is either on no trend or declining trends! 25 New Papers Confirm A Remarkably Stable Modern Climate: Fewer Intense Storms, Hurricanes, Droughts, Floods, Fires…
Kerry: “Storms that used to happen once every 500 yrs are becoming relatively normal”
Reality Check: PROF. ROGER PIELKE JR: TESTIMONY ON THE CURRENT STATE OF WEATHER EXTREMES: ‘It is
misleading, and just plain incorrect, to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally’
Kerry: “The reason both [wind and solar] will continue is that the marketplace will dictate that, not the government”
Reality Check: Then why the hell do we need a UN treaty to centrally plan our energy supplies and economies if the marketplace will dictate?
Marrakech: ‘In the end, there is nothing left but spin’ & the ‘momentum that $28 billion dollars a week can buy’
Here’s the washup on the end of yet another UN COP junket. Marrakech, struck by panic, ends with a whimper, did anyone notice?
“My only worry is the money.”
Way back in that other era before the US election, delegates to the latest two-week-Olympic-junket with 200 nations in Morocco knew things could go badly. On November 4, Reuters said there was “…widespread unease”. But it wasn’t about the climate, it was “about finance …”
One delegate accidentally summed it up:
“My only worry is the money,” said Tosi Mpanu Mpanu of Democratic Republic of Congo, who heads a group of the 48 least developed nations. “It’s worrying when you know that Trump is a climate change sceptic,” he told Reuters.
Who cares about the weather, eh? The rest of the article is about the type of cash cows at stake.
Then the unthinkable happened: Trump. The panic began. Things were thrown into “disarray”. Everything was “imperiled”:
People were walking around looking pretty shellshocked,” says Dr Bill Hare, perched on a chair in the cavernous media tent at the United Nations climate talks in Morocco. “If you hugged an American there was a good chance they’d burst into tears.”
– An emotional ride, The Guardian.
Michael Kile documents some of the derailing of this gravy train:
“A third of the people here are walking around like zombies, like the walking dead, not sure what to do,” said UC Berkeley Professor Daniel Kammen, speaking from Morocco. Many believe the honeymoon is over.
In the end, there is nothing but spin, and all the momentum that $28 billion dollars a week can buy:
The Green scare machine rolls on. But it has taken a hit like no other. The Trump effect can’t be underestimated.
‘This year’s inaction brings us one step closer to a future with a climate that is incompatible with dignified life’
Indignity, here we come.
In most media articles Paris is described as a “success”. Yet as far as the wind and oceans are concerned, the outcome in Marrakech is no different. Practically nothing.…
United Nations delegates agreed to put off writing any rules for the recently ratified Paris climate agreement to 2018 after President-elect Donald Trump, who’s opposed the agreement, won a surprising election victory.
UN delegates came away with little more than a pledge to reconvene by December 2018 to write rules for the global warming agreement despite extending their two-week summit in Marrakech, Morocco an extra day.
News outlets are reporting nearly 200 countries reaffirmed their pledges to fully implement the Paris deal, which aims to somehow keep projected global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
But Trump’s surprise election victory shocked UN diplomats, and put the future of the Paris agreement in jeopardy. Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris deal on the campaign trail, and Republican lawmakers have vowed to make sure it’s never implemented.
‘Breakthrough’ At Midnight: UN Climate Talks Agree To Delay Paris Rules Until 2018 (As Expected)
Nearly 200 nations agreed around midnight on Friday to work out the rules for a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change within two years in a new sign of international support for a pact opposed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. At the end of two-week talks on global warming in Marrakesh, which were extended an extra day, many nations appealed to Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, to reconsider his threat to tear up the Paris Agreement for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Showing determination to keep the Paris Agreement on track, the conference agreed to work out a rule book at the latest by December 2018. A rule book is needed because the Paris Agreement left many details vague, such as how countries will report and monitor their national pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Two years may sounds like a long time, but it took four to work out detailed rules for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Agreement’s predecessor, which obliged only developed countries to cut their emissions. Paris requires commitments by all. The final text also urged rich nations to keep building towards a goal of providing $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020. Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar told a news conference that Marrakesh had been the start of turning promises made in Paris into action. “We will continue on the path,” he said, urging Trump to join other nations in acting to limit emissions. Full story see also: 10.000 Fly In For Doomed UN Climate Talks The Times, 5 November: [….] The two-week meeting, which begins in the Moroccan city on Monday, was declared as the “conference of action”, where 195 countries were supposed to reveal how they will fulfil pledges made a year ago to cut their emissions. Instead, they are likely to agree to suspend talks until 2018…
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MARRAKECH, Morocco — A team of international scientists crashed the UN climate summit in Marrakech and welcomed the election of Donald Trump as a way to bring positive reforms to climate science. The three scientists from Paraguay, Norway and Sweden, were granted a presentation by the UN to present the skeptical climate change view and they praised Trump for rejecting the UN “global warming” claims. The three scientists were also hopeful that Trump’s presidency will help end the politicized UN climate agenda.
Agro-Biologist Dr. Albrecht Glatzle of Paraguay was especially encouraged by the election of the climate skeptic Trump to the presidency.
“I have very much hope that his election will be the initialization of a turnaround in science relating to climate change,” Glatzle, the Director científico de INTTAS inParaguay, told Climate Depot at the UN summit.
Glatzle advice for Trump is simple: “Go straight ahead with your plans to this end the politicized climate agenda and bring the science back again to its place.”
“If someone like Trump is prepared to cut off the endless climate change funding promoting fear, I am very in favor it,” Glatzle said.
“I hope Trump withdraws the United States from the UN climate agreement. The UN climate treaty is based on an illusion,” he explained.
“You cannot adjust the climate just by turning the CO2 button. It’s an illusion to believe the UN can adjust the climate to a desired temperature,” he added.
Glatzle warned that money has corrupted climate science and the agenda.
“Even in my country of Paraguay, ministers see a lot of money from climate agenda. They are prepared to accept the UN climate claims because they will get money,” he explained.
“Actually the UN is promoting distorted science. There are plenty of scientists — I know quite a number around the world — that do support a contrary position to what the UN claims,” Glatzle added.
Prominent Swedish Geologist Dr. Nils Axel Morner is very encouraged by Trump’s presidential victory.
“Trump is a clever guy. And he has picked up on the fact that something is basically very wrong with the media and the UN’s global warming claims,” Morner, who headed the Department of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics at Stockholm University, told Climate Depot following his scientific presentation at the UN on November 17.
Morner is hopeful that Trump can free climate science of from only the UN “consensus” view.…
Morocco: U.N. Climate Delegates Suffer ‘5 Stages of Grief’ Over Trump Election
Watch: Morano at UN climate summit: ‘This is a conference in denial’ over Trump – ‘Climate industrial complex’ feeling uneasy