COP 19: Climate carnival of comedy

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As COP 19 participants continued haggling over the meaning of “consensus” and which pockets were the best ones to pick for the Gaia Foundation“Green Climate Fund,” 150 or so officials delegates and representatives from NGO’s and media crammed into a side event sponsored by the always entertaining Gaia Foundation.

Based in UK and named in honor of the personified goddess of the Earth, the Gaia devotees put forth a panel of “experts” denouncing everything from meat consumption and private land ownership to “agribusiness” and, of course, any fuel dug out of the earth.

With an ominous clock about to strike midnight and the motto “Time to Act” hovering between Powerpoint presentations, the chief Gaia priestess, er, spokeswomen, lamented that “there’s been slow progress, to put it mildly” on climate negotiations. She then cheerfully opined that while many fear they’ll be “cold, hungry and miserable” if we cut greenhouse emissions, life can actually be more abundant, cheerful, and an Edenic state of bliss if only we assiduously implement the various steps of the Green utopia.

The first presenter waxed poetic about how “transition towns” need to be developed because we will soon be running out of oil, COP 19 time for climate justicefood prices will skyrocket, and therefore towns need to be become self-sufficient with their food and other resources, and stop pursuing “mal-development.” She also attacked so-called carbon trading, saying that “money is a perverse incentive” and noting that if one flies to a COP meeting in Poland, he or she has already “spent the carbon” and “unless it remains in the soil” where the carbon credit is purchased, then the carbon savings wasn’t permanent, and someone needs to be responsible for that carbon double dipping.

The Global Forest Coalition was up next and recommended reducing levels of “production and consumption” across the board: For agricultural commodities, mining, infrastructure, and agricultural commodities. How we provide needed goods and services for the world’s people was not addressed, but hey, why get caught up on details. One detail not overlooked, however, was making sure to recommend that funding be channeled into the “most effective and equitable places” to achieve these goals (a.k.a. the Green groups spouting these notions).

Genetically modified crops did not escape attack during the presentations, with the presenter noting that out-of-control global warming is going to increase drought in Africa, increase floods in Bangladesh, increase typhoons in the Philippines, and that the local seeds in the pockets of village grandmothers hold the key to “seed diversity” that will save the world from radically changing and unpredictable climate. COP 19 eco dinosaur

Saving the best for last were the energy prophets of doom. The first frightfully warned that due to climate feedbacks and tipping points, we face the “unraveling of the climate system within 10 years” and that if we lose the rainforest due to biomass demand, we will lose the planet’s rainfall cycle and throw Earth into famines of Biblical proportions. The second declared that mankind’s rapid transition from “muscle and firewood” to dreaded fossil fuels must be followed by a decline “as steep as we went up,” and that when it comes to fossil fuels, the prime objective must be to “keep it in the ground.”

Just another day inside the UN’s climate carnival of comedy.

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  • jameshrust

    Has anyone ever added up the amount of U. S. tax dollars are used to send NGO attendees to these annual cocktail parties? I am guessing $10 million annual.

    • USACITIZEN97

      ALL THEY ARE LOOKING FOR IS MORE POWER FOR THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE. THEY REALLY WANT A COUPLE BILLION PEOPLE TO DIE TO HELP CUT DOWN ON CARBON DIOXIDE…..:::::::….. CARBON DIOXIDE IS WHAT MAKES THE TREES, GRASS,AND THE OTHER PLANTS TO GROW AND IN TURN GIVE US OXYGEN SO WE CAN LIVE…::::::… THEIR ,SO CALLED,GREEN HOUSE OR GLOBAL WARMING IS A TOTAL FARSE WITH NO SCIENCE TO BACK IT UP

  • RobertBluesky

    The problem is that they really believe that they are saving the world. They actually believe they have a righteous cause and that they are sacrificing their lives for this cause while everybody else is just out for their greedy little selves by having real jobs that pay money so they can feed their families and raise their children. They’re above that messy hard labor. They’re self righteous spoiled little children and should not be given any food to eat until they start working for it.

    • geo brecke

      There’s the Pipers, and the Rats…
      The most useful rats do the work to bait the trap. CFACT could have some great fun, Hone a set of basic questions to ask the useful rats. Where does rain come from? Where does the sun go at night? I think their answers would frighten all but the sleeping and the already dead.

  • Steve Cook

    the problem is that these crazies are winning.

  • Well Done

    The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft built to attack tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with limited air defenses.

  • Hillbilly

    Poland and Australia have already opened their eyes to the “global warming” lies being shoved down our throats and reaching into our pockets. We need politicians who know the difference and speak for we the people.

  • Danj

    PolPot and the Khemer Rouge spring to mind

  • Larry Mellette

    I read yesterday where the ban on CFCs was the reason for no global warming. Either it is or it isn’t. Can’t have it both ways..

  • notbent

    These morons do real damage – mostly to the world’s poor people – with their cockamamie schemes. Food which is genetically modified to be drought-resistant can be a life saver in arid African nations where starvation is a serious threat to millions; DDT cheaply and easily kills mosquitoes which can carry malaria and West Nile virus. Both these mankind-benefiting inventions (genetically modified food and DDT) are what the Greenies want banned. Also higher ethane concentrations in gasoline (which the global warming extremists want) is leading to wide spread shortages of corn – a food staple particularly for the poor in Latin America. And these are just a few examples.

    Basically such rabid global warmists/climate change alarmists hate mankind in general and don’t care how many suffer and die due to their tenets being enacted.

  • clive

    I wonder how they got to COP 19?Broom sticks perhaps?