BBC: Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last October. Scientists and many delegates in Poland were shocked as the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected to this meeting "welcoming" the report....With no consensus, under UN rules the passage of text had to be dropped.
Paul Homewood comments: The most significant sentence is: "The report, launched in Incheon in South Korea, had an immediate impact winning praise from politicians all over the world." Precisely! It was never anything other than a report cranked out to satisfy a political agenda, as every other IPCC report has been. Let’s now hope that the US, Russia, Saudi, Kuwait, and hopefully a few others back up this stance with positive to stop Katowice in its tracks. And send a message to the UN and its paid for cronies that the world is no longer falling for its shoddy science and impoverishing policies.
Delegates from the countries did something surprising – for the fearmongers. They refused to accept the word "welcome". After 2.5 of disagreements, the word "noted" was used. The latest report was only noted, not welcome. Russia, America, Saudis, and Kuwait teamed up to make this improvement.
U.S., Saudis, Russia, and Kuwait aren't random countries. They are countries with significant revenues from fossil fuels. Due to the fracking revolution, the U.S. recently overtook the Saudis and Russia's output is close to these two.
During the question and answer session of the event, The New American magazine was able to ask the panel why U.S. officials were continuing to play along with the notion that there is something dirty or “unclean” about emissions of the “gas of life” carbon dioxide — even though President Trump ridiculed the man-made global-warming hypothesis as a “hoax” to aid the Communist Chinese while successfully campaigning for election...
Climate Depot chief Marc Morano, a leading voice on the skeptical side of the climate debate, said the Trump administration appeared to be taking a page from the Bush administration on global warming. “Unfortunately they are not really challenging the science in public, even though they are rejecting the supposed solutions,” Morano told The New American after the event. “Trump's position on this issue has not yet trickled down into the bureaucracy. And with [EPA chief] Scott Pruitt forced out by the media, we still have no senior official, including Energy Secretary Rick Perry, willing to challenge these people on the so-called science they are using to justify all this.”
Hayhoe said she would work in a different industry if money were a primary concern but admitted that she does for-profit “climate-focused consulting” while she is not teaching. She is the Founder and CEO of ATMOS Research & Consulting, whose listed clients include the Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Federal Highway Administration.
Hayhoe did not immediately return a Western Wire email seeking comment.
In response, Pielke said, “It wasn’t disclosed… It just creates unnecessary vulnerabilities for the national climate assessment.”
Pielke added that he has “catalogued a whole range of issues—from relying on Tom Steyer-funded research, to elevating the most extreme case, to having a review editor who used to be John Podesta’s chief climate advisor, now to the lead scientist having these undisclosed conflicts of interest. These are all things that should have been avoided.”
In his 2018 bestseller, author Marc Morano charges that the UN IPCC is not a scientific body. The book documents the fraud. He quotes a plethora of scientists, many of whom worked at one time with the IPCC. Among them are:
1. Prof. John Brignell: “The creation of the UN IPCC was a cataclysmic event in the history of science. Here was a purely political body posing as a scientific institution.”
2. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning environmental physical chemist from Japan who has turned his back on the UN climate panel. Kiminori contends that global warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in history…. When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.”
3. Climatologist Judith Curry on the new IPCC report: “Same old, same old”. “The IPCC still has not made a strong case for this massive investment to prevent 1.5 C warming.”
Morano writes in his book: “The notion that ‘hundreds’ or ‘thousands’ of UN scientists agree does not hold up to scrutiny.”
5. The UK Guardian reported on how the sausage is made for the UN IPCC reports: “Nearly 500 people must sign off on the exact wording of the summary, including the 66 expert authors, 271 officials from 115 countries, and 57 observers.”
This is allegedly a scientific process. And yet it somehow features “government officials” having a say in each line of the report’s summary.
Governments face a choice between increasing their climate pledges or embarking on an “immoral” and “suicidal” path, UN secretary general António Guterres said on Wednesday...“To waste this opportunity would compromise our last best chance to stop runaway climate change. It would not only be immoral, it would be suicidal,” Guterres said. “This may sound like a dramatic appeal, but it is exactly this: a dramatic appeal.”
Morano: "Let's distinguish between actual pollution and carbon dioxide emissions and yes there's all kinds of technology and improvement and infrastructure development you can do to improve the results of coal burning to clean up your air and Poland is doing that.
But in terms of what Dominic just said about the history of Poland to be dominated by Germany then decades under the Soviet Union all they've done now is essentially replaced a new regulatory body that's come in and it's going to be the EU in the UN telling Poland how they can do their energy mix 79% of Poland is coal miners it's one of the most revered institutions polling shows that pulp mine workers are considered higher the highest most respected citizens in the country this is part of Polish nationalism there's nothing wrong with it.
What I would say to Poland is join President Trump join Brazil join these other countries that are taking a hard look at leaving the UN Paris pact."
Marc Morano has his office in the center of power in Washington. Photo: Alex Wroblewski
Paper: "Under President Trump, Morano has more fun than for a long time...If Morano used to be a mocker at the political margins, he is today an echo of his own president. It has made life much more fun.'
Morano: 'What worries me is people who think that you can alter and control the climate with modern witchcraft -- through regulations and carbon taxes.
In Poland, countries are performing a detailed annotation of the Paris agreement, drafting a “rule book” that will span hundreds of pages...
Despite President Trump’s pledge to withdraw, the United States remains in the Paris agreement (for now) and has sent a delegation of 44 people to Poland, largely from the State Department but also from the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department and even the White House. Many of these career government officials remain deeply engaged in hashing out details of the agreement.