On one side of this tropical strip, UN delegates, media, and observers shuttle between luxurious hotels, posh restaurants, a white sandy beach with turquoise water, and a modern convention center where they spend their time bemoaning man-made climate change and planning the energy future for the rest of the globe. One the other side of the Cancun "Hotel Zoneria," just 10 or 15 kilometers from downtown, live countless numbers of Mexican families without electricity, running water, or any of the other modern conveniences we in the developed world take for granted everyday.
Berlin – December 3 & 4, 2010 International Conference on Energy and Climate: Parallel to the UN Climate summit in Cancún we want to invite you to our 3rd International Climate conference. One year after the Climategate scandal, leading international scientists will present new findings in the fields of climate science and energy. In many cases these findings are contrary to the claims made by the IPCC. During two days we will cover topics from the science of climate change to the socio-political and economic impact of current climate and energy policies. Due to the current changes in Europe’s energy policy, [...]
by Einar Du Rietz …or maybe don’t. As fun as you can have, in the company of all sorts of people, there is something depressing over these climate conferences. Delegates looking serious while spending other people’s money on down-right dangerous schemes, young people, who ought to be either in school, or out partying, or protesting the real injustices in this world, standing outside telling the lunch-eaters to spend more. Often financed by government. The police working overtime, and those fringe groups who travel around the world just in order to pick a fight with the former. A sort of holiday, I [...]
by Einar Du Rietz, Bonn The game is not over yet, but the climate talks in Bonn are. For the time being. Another session is already scheduled for August, and it might very well be that the free-lunchers will squeeze yet another in, during the buildup of expectations before Cancun. After the enormous debacle before, during and after Copenhagen, it seems unlikely that the general public hysteria could be regenerated. You can’t fool all the people all the time, but remember that you can still fool some. […]
by Einar Du Rietz, Bonn I feel old sometimes. I’m not, according to my doctor, but I’m at least not “Youth”, as defined by the United Nations to be between the age of 15 and 24 (for the first three years in there, you also have the privilege of being “child” at the same time). Couldn’t care less. The UNFCCC however, cares a lot, and that’s where I start to care. […]
Discord, blame and profiteering at UN Bonn climate conference as UN scrambles to get climate treaty back on track; calls for developed nations to repay 'climate debt' and an 'international court of climate and environmental justice' to prosecute developed world. Full Update at CFACT.org. Press briefing tomorrow June 10, 10:30, room Haydn at Hotel Maritim Bonn. Read our press release at CFACT.tv.
CFACT is reporting from the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany. Our display addresses issues of alternative energy and juxtaposes wind turbines with the famed Moai, the carved heads of Easter Island, stating that civilization can't run for long on superstition or subsidies. On Saturday and Sunday CFACT met with scientists and policy experts credentialed as members of our delegation in the nearby town of Hennef during a meeting organized by the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE). CFACT is providing publications to every delegation, meeting delegates, briefing the press, raising questions and providing hard information. Our press [...]
ROGER HELMER, MEP Rather to my surprise, I bumped into Mother Earth at the Heartland Climate Conference in Chicago (May 17th). There she was, large as life, in her green gown with a wreath of ivy in her hair (when I first saw the green gown I feared she might be a Warmist saboteur who had slipped past Security, but my worries were unfounded). And she was selling (or strictly speaking, giving out) Carbon Indulgences (that’s the white rectangle in the photograph). Fascinated, I read the text: “This indulgence serves as a remittance of all carbon sins. You are forgiven for [...]
by Einar Du Rietz, Bonn Last day of the climate conference in Bonn, a most interesting city that we unfortunately never had the time to study more closely, due to the – as usual – busy program. Bonn, the city of Beethoven and a symbol both for peaceful German recovery after WWII and the European university traditions. Today, all but remnants of the hastily build government administration are gone, together with the embassies, though the sometimes magnificent residences still remain along the Rhine. How lovely then to stumble across an invitation to come back! The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, sponsored by [...]
Bonn, Germany They are at it again, as Lord Monckton puts it. Well, so is CFACT. Strategically positioned in the middle of the action at the new UNFCCC climate talks in Bonn. It certainly is more quiet than in Copenhagen. Officially, it’s a preparatory, informal meeting, before Mexico. Unofficially, it’s a matter of gathering strength after the Copenhagen fiasco. […]
What’s the difference between the climate jamboree and the Titanic? At least the latter had an orchestra. Numerous groups are eager to grab the headlines in Copenhagen; the smaller you are, the more original the initiatives. But dressing up as a polar bear is a tiresome business. Better try for direct appeal to bleeding hearts in the north for a rescue operation in the south. Dialectics always work: rich or poor, it’s nice to have money. Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Maldives and the Cook Islands will all disappear soon, say shortly after Christmas according to delegates. (Hence probably today’s pledge by the [...]
As Noël Coward put it in a song, “Why do the wrong people travel?” It should not come as a surprise, yet the cheerful way in which some groups exploit international events to hijack the agenda is quite astounding (just imagine for a second free-market groups doing the same thing, and the reaction that would ensue). In today’s Metro (Danish only), a German activist involved in the network Climate Justice Action is disarmingly frank about his presence at the conference : “[The conference] does not mean anything. The UN cannot solve the world’s climate problems as it thinks that the solutions [...]
If you follow CFACT you probably have seen Lord Christopher Monckton's speech the Second International Climate Conference in Berlin. If not, you can see it here, or over at CFACT.TV. But there's more juice from that day. A Lifestyle and Ideology supplier called Greenpeace sent its members to protest against the conference. Some Greenpeace activists held banners that slandered the attendees, “stupid”, “Nuclear lobby”, and the weather was cold. But Christopher Monckton and Craig Rucker of CFACT braved the Elements to meet the challenge. See them in action in the two Videos embedded below. And if you haven't already, sign All Pain [...]
CFACT.EU reports from the climate summit in Copenhagen The party, and the - doubtless - costly chaos is on in Copenhagen. During Tuesday and Wednesday, CFACT co-sponsored a well attended seminar on Climate Sense, featuring knowledgeable and often eloquent speakers, including Professor S Fred Singer and world leading oceanographer Professor Nils-Axel Mörner. Both print and TV media often filled up most of the premises, taking the chance to do both general coverage and on on one interviews. And engage in discussions that sometimes got heated, but always entertaining. "Mankind is in danger", said CFACT Executive Director Craig Rucker. "Never before in my lifetime [...]