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U.S. Being Snookered into Another Kyoto?

The Pacific Islands Forum, at the EU’s behest, takes up climate alarmism, and the U.S. signs on.

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Nils-Axel Morner and Tom Harris

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September 14, 2013 - 12:00 am
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Last week, while most media were focused on Syria and the G-20 summit in Russia, another significant step was taken towards the UN’s long-standing goal of enveloping the world in a Kyoto Protocol-like climate change agreement.

From September 3-5, the 44th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) — the region’s major political and economic policy institution — was held in Majuro, in the Marshall Islands. The PIF has 16 member states: 14 Pacific Islands countries, plus Australia and New Zealand. Before the meeting, European Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard declared that the Pacific region could count on Europe’s money if the Pacific helped the European Union’s efforts to bring about “an ambitious future climate regime to be finalized in 2015.”

Even in Europe, which has largely succumbed to environmental extremism, it is becoming increasingly difficult to convince people that humanity controls the climate of planet Earth. How are governments supposed to persuade the public to allow continued vast spending to stop global warming when temperatures have been stable for at least 15 years? How do they sell the notion that sea level is rising dangerously when anyone with an internet connection can see that it has been stable or only slightly rising over the past decades?

Clearly, Europe needs support in their promotion of another Kyoto, and they are willing to pay for it. The EU and its member states are already the second largest donor in the Pacific region, after Australia. Since the EU and the PIF adopted a Joint Declaration on Climate Change in 2008, hundreds of millions of euros have been transferred to Pacific Islands developing states.

These states benefit enormously from the EU’s Global Climate Change Alliance initiative; not surprisingly, the PIF gave Hedegaard exactly what she wanted. They focused this year’s forum on climate change, titling the event “Marshalling the Pacific Response to the Climate Challenge.” As host nation, the Marshall Islands aimed to create the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership, “intended to give a new momentum to the region’s fight against climate change,” the European Commission asserted in a pre-forum press release. “The Pacific leaders have identified climate change as the single greatest threat to the region. Low-lying Pacific islands are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise caused by climate change.”

The PIF opened with high-level speeches following the script desired by the EC. The out-going chair, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna, asserted:

There is no doubt — particularly among our low-lying countries — of the severity of the threat of the impacts of Climate Change and the extreme vulnerability of the Small Islands Developing States of our Region.

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Tuiloma Neroni Slade proclaimed (here and here):

Climate change is a real and most serious threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific. … Climate change will remain … unquestionably a priority of the highest concern for SIS [Small Island States] countries.

While the body of the final Forum Communiqué said little about climate change and sea level, the leaders agreed to an Annex to the main document that included the text of the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership. They introduced it as follows:

The Declaration is intended to highlight the Leaders’ strong political commitment to be the region of Climate Leaders, and is an effort to spark a new wave of climate leadership that accelerates the reduction and phasing down of greenhouse gas pollution worldwide.

Aside from their mistaken use of the phrase “greenhouse gas pollution” — the main greenhouse gas is water vapor and the one of most concern to alarmists is carbon dioxide, neither of which is pollution — the Majuro Declaration is written in a different style than the generally sensible Forum Communiqué. In particular, the declaration — almost certainly constructed by Commissioner Hedegaard herself before the meeting began — is replete with the climate propaganda we often hear from the EC and the UN.

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Warmists like to point out extreme weather anomalies as "proof" of anthropogenic global warming.

Driving them batty (for Al Gore, that's a very short distance) that there has been a veritable dearth of Caribbean hurricanes this hurricane season.
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I'm left wondering how these loons will twist things if Europe begins to feel the grip of a new ice age. It's a 50-50 tossup whether the globe will begin warming or cooling once this flat-line situation we find ourselves in currently passes. And for the record I'd like to know how these geniuses managed to miss this flat-line we are currently wallowing in.

The UK has had some very cold and snowy weather the past few winters.

http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=winter-history

How does that square with the climate change narrative? Not to worry however - these morons will come up with some excuse in an attempt to part us with our money if/when we're all standing azzhole deep in snow in spring and fall.

And if you really think the money will somehow manage to find its way to any of those Pacific Islands you too are a moron.

I have no way of knowing what the weather will be in 2-5-20 or more years down the road any more than these so-called climate experts - but I'm guessing it'll have more to do with whatever 'Ole Sol' is doing more than any human activity.
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if stupid had a pic in the dictionary, it would be a dead heat between the w.h. and the u.n. how did so many clueless, incompetent morons get into so many positions of power?

just this past couple of months we have the artic ice increasing +60 %. earliest artic winter on record? cold weather records being broken (and not fully reported in the u.s., as one would expect) left and right, worldwide. they are in a hurry to spend this tax $$ before the l.i.v.'s wake up and realize the fire is out, and so is the $$, not that our wanna-be-king-kenyan cares. this is all about more handout$ to more halfwits. continue destruction of u.s. - that is all.

if you can't independently prove and accurately predict the causes of global climate change, like anything else, you don't have a handle on it. guess our peace prize winner will come out w/ a scientific/engineering degree he forgot to mention, just any time now. that sounds real scientific, telling everybody working in an area that the science is what she says it is. probably just another affirmative action queen showing how she got where she is. loser.

this type evil is corrupting everything it touches, just as predicted 5 + years ago. I seem to be able to predict the future much better than the obama-clones. of course, my generation has already seen the multiple fail of marxism/communism/socialism and the wretched poverty and soul killing devastation left in its wake. it is only able to survive when it attaches itself (like a leech) to capitalism and uses those resources until it strangles its host slowly to death. that's where we are now.
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Don't these people know the true cause of Global Warming? From what I've heard it's bovine flatulence. All we have to do is eat more beef and we'll be fine.
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The political fraud--not innocent belief, but fraud--rides on the back of a just-as-frightening general scientific incompetence (and more fraud), that allowed the idea of human-caused "global warming" (now called "climate change", simply because the globe is not warming) to have risen to the level of general acceptance among scientists, instead of being smacked down by scientists with the basic skills needed in their profession, common sense, and honesty. The entire system--both academic science and politics--is broken, and all of our institutions suborned by the criminally incompetent and the politically criminal.
45 weeks ago
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Under this idiotic administration I could sell Obummer the Brooklyn Bridge once I called it a Victory Mosque.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Warmists like to point out extreme weather anomalies as "proof" of anthropogenic global warming.

Driving them batty (for Al Gore, that's a very short distance) that there has been a veritable dearth of Caribbean hurricanes this hurricane season.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
I'm left wondering how these loons will twist things if Europe begins to feel the grip of a new ice age. It's a 50-50 tossup whether the globe will begin warming or cooling once this flat-line situation we find ourselves in currently passes. And for the record I'd like to know how these geniuses managed to miss this flat-line we are currently wallowing in.

The UK has had some very cold and snowy weather the past few winters.

http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=winter-history

How does that square with the climate change narrative? Not to worry however - these morons will come up with some excuse in an attempt to part us with our money if/when we're all standing azzhole deep in snow in spring and fall.

And if you really think the money will somehow manage to find its way to any of those Pacific Islands you too are a moron.

I have no way of knowing what the weather will be in 2-5-20 or more years down the road any more than these so-called climate experts - but I'm guessing it'll have more to do with whatever 'Ole Sol' is doing more than any human activity.
45 weeks ago
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