WALKOUT! 132 nations led by China walk out of COP 19 over “loss and damage”

By |2013-11-20T11:03:43+00:00November 20th, 2013|Climate|5 Comments

China has led a COP 19 walkout by a bloc of 132 developing nations over the “loss and damage,” issue bringing one track of the UN climate change summit to a screeching halt.

Loss and damage refers to the concept of legal liability on the part of developed nations for natural disasters and other problems experienced by developing nations.  Extensive CFACT coverage of loss and damage here.

The hunger strike by Philippine negotiator Yeb Sano over Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda has continued through its tenth day.  Sano’s hunger strike has been the most dramatic moment of these negotiations.  Climate campaigners have seized upon the Philippines typhoon as a rationale in support of the proposed UN global warming treaty.

While we continue to encourage donations and humanitarian assistance to the Philippines and others in need (you can find ways to donate here), loss and damage is nothing more than a bogus bid by developing nations to reap a tremendous redistribution windfall.

At COP 19, CFACT has repeatedly rebutted both the loss and damage concept and the incredible non sequitor assigning blame for the typhoon which hit the Philippines to your lavish lifestyle with hard facts.

As Marc Morano of Climate Depot said at CFACT’s UN press briefing yesterday, “Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda was not the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines in recent history,” Marc said, “it was the seventh worst.
“While climate campaigners continue to attribute the typhoon to man-made global warming, there is no scientific or historical basis for that claim.  Neither pro-warming scientists, nor those who question warming accept the connection.  However, campaigners and delegates from developing nations at COP 19 are asserting the typhoon-climate link as fact.
The Guardian attributes  the walkout in part to the Australian delegation which wanted to set aside concrete moves on loss and damage until after a formal treaty in 2015.  The Australian delegation is apparently fearlessly following the national mandate they received via their recent election and are openly speaking out against the most egregious elements of the climate process.
Will China’s coalition be able to successfully pressure developed nations into agreeing that the weather in the developing world is your fault?
Read Climate Depot’s Marc Morano’s special report debunking the notion that typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda was a global warming event here.
COP 19 press conference UN video


  1. Restituto Guzman Jr. November 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    I stand with Poland “NIE”” to green demands and the comedy of climate change.

  2. Gamecock November 21, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    “132 developing nations”

    Time’s up. If they haven’t developed by now, they aren’t going to. It’s time to bury the cloak of “developing nation.”

    132 developing nations
    132 developing nations
    132 developing nations”

  3. ParmaJohn November 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Long live Australia and its life-giving coal! Long live Japan and its futuristic methane hydrates! Long live Poland and its seas of shale gas!

    The scene playing out in Warsaw is comical, and like all good lampoon it’s overflowing with irony. After all, the line of “developing countries” outside the door with their lawyers yammering for damage compensation is the only logical response to the lunatic arguments the “developed countries” have been spewing out for the last couple of decades. We have been trumpeting for years now that oxidizing carbon destroys the very planet we live on (think Avatar for a visual of the message), and that the poor souls in the “developing nations” will suffer most of the damage. So why are governments surprised when those poor folk start presenting the bill for reparations to all of us carbon converters? They are only answering our own invitation to sidle up to the trough!

    All those politicians who thought they could ride this tiger to a heroic legacy and a comfortable retirement are about to become someone’s lunch. It won’t be in the jaws of the tiger, though. It’ll be on the plates of their own electorate as they wake up to see the tiger isn’t even made of paper, but of hot air.

    Bring me more popcorn–tomorrow’s the last day of COP, the sequel.

  4. Eckenhuijsen Smit November 21, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    At 20,25 of the video:
    Eckenhuijsen Smit commented:
    The “green chicken” informing the people present, that everything the three of you
    said in the CFACT press conference was “bullshit”, is very telling about her intelligence of which she demonstrated to have NOTHING!

  5. Bemused November 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    China has a large nuclear bomb arsenal. It sells cars, aircraft and other manufactured goods to the “developed” nations by the ship load. Surely they aren’t claiming to be a “developing nation?” Like AGW, it’s all a load of crap! And Gamecock, you are spot on with your comments.

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