Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bali ‘high’

You have to give global warming fanatics some credit; they know where to have a meeting to draw a big crowd; what could be better than the lovely island of Bali to attract nuts from around the world, especially from places where global warming has not yet reached.

Government bureaucrats from 190 countries will lay the ground work for ‘Kyoto Two’ while sunning themselves on the beaches as they gathered on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Al Gore joined them and likely displayed and shared with them the Nobel ‘Peace’ Prize they helped him receive. When the vacation meeting is completed, the U.N. hopes that the representatives will have launched a two-year negotiation for an international agreement that will succeed the present Kyoto Protocol.

The left wing of the UN (which is most of its membership) has achieved enormous success in hijacking ‘scientific research’ and in promoting and giving access to non- elected "representatives" of many radical organizations who have forced industry representatives to follow them. These NGOs have also had great success in pushing their alarmist message through a sympathetic news media and their success has influenced numerous politicians around the world and, sadly, in the United States, to embrace the religion of environmental alarmism.

The goal of the meeting is to get agreement to cut CO2 and other "greenhouse gas" emissions, blamed for climate change, by between 25 and 40 percent from a 1990-level starting-point, by 2020. Of course, no one really knows what the “level of emissions” at the “starting point” was but if enough funding is provided to ‘researchers’, they will surely come up with a suitable number. Incidentally, this target is far more ambitious than the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which required 36 developed countries to cut emissions by an average of five percent below 1990 levels for the period 2008-2012.

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared the 2007 Nobel peace prize with Gore, says that much deeper cuts are needed in the post-2012 period to combat problems which it attributes to climate change, including rising sea-levels, droughts and melting Arctic ice. Curiously, no one mentioned that Artic ice is refreezing this year at a rate greater than in past years.

The U.N. intends to produce a "roadmap" for negotiating a Kyoto Two deal. We all know how successful other ‘road maps’ have been, just look at the middle east for an example. The U.S. asks what will be expected of countries like China and India who were exempted under Kyoto from mandatory targets despite being major CO2 emitters; but since the real purpose is to ‘take the United States down to the level of less successful countries’, there will be no answer to this question. China reportedly will soon pass the U.S. as the largest producer of CO2 and says as a newly industrialized country it should not be held responsible for the results of longstanding emissions caused by developed countries.

Increasing numbers of real scientists are publicly challenging the view that there is consensus on the causes and effects of climate change but Al Gore and other leading figures in the global warming alarmist movement are adamant that the science is settled (after all, there is a ‘consensus’), and that the threat is potentially catastrophic.

Gore said "It is a question of the survival of our civilization. The engines of our great global civilization are now pouring 70 million tons of global warming pollution into [the atmosphere] every single day." Gore further said during a recent press appearance, “It is having the consequences long predicted by the scientific community." Gore praised what he called the rise of "the world's first people power-movement" on climate change and added, "It is my great hope that the meeting in Bali will result in a strong mandate empowering the world to move forward quickly to a meaningful treaty”.

Not to be out shown, chairman of the co-Nobel Prize winner with Al Gore, IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri, also expressed optimism on a global agreement. "There is an enormous understanding of the scientific facts when it comes to climate change," he said. "The time for doubting the science is over. What we need now is action."

However, like voices in the wilderness, scientists with actual evidence that global warming fanatics are wrong continue to be ignored by those with a political agenda whose goal is not to save the planet from premature destruction but to hasten America’s demise.

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