Michelle Stirling, Communications Manager for Friends of Science Society says the popularity of the expose documentary “Climate Hustle,” on the theme of sleight-of-hand, street hustle shell games, resembles the current rush-to-ratify the Paris Agreement, as pressed for by Ban Ki-Moon, reported by UN News Centre Oct. 4, 2016. Friends of Science says taxpayers' money is committed without thoughtful debate or cost-benefit analysis of consequences. According to Stirling, the complex science of climate has been reduced to a mantra of three themes – human-caused, carbon dioxide and consensus – by anti-oil activists and carbon trading advocates.
Mann: 'The one thing that every American voter can do to try to change that is to (a) vote in the upcoming election, and (b) vote CLIMATE, not just at the top of the ticket, but all the way down. The future of this planet could quite literally lie in the balance.'
'Arguably the single most critical issue facing human civilization today— is human-caused climate change'
Washington Times Features Climate Depot: Climate Depot’s Marc Morano compared the push to quickly ratify UN agreement to the sudden release of U.S. hostages by Iran in 1981 shortly after Republican Ronald Reagan was elected president. “The international climate community is terrified of the prospect of a Trump presidency, and with good reason,” said Mr. Morano. “Trump has pledged to do a full ‘Clexit’ and pull out of the U.N.Paris Agreement, overturn the EPA executive orders on climate and defund” the U.N. expert panel that has strongly pressed the case for man-made global warming.
Mr. Morano described the EU’s action as lip service, saying that “the climate campaigners can now declare victory and herald this climatically meaningless U.N. agreement as some kind of milestone.”
“But the reality is, this treaty is about forcing the U.S. and Europe to redistribute wealth, and it’s about enriching the U.N.,” he said. “You may as well believe in witchcraft if you actually believe that the U.N. can control the Earth’s temperature and manage storminess.”
WaPo: 'Trump could destroy the UN climate agreement with a stroke of a pen, and with it any hope that the world will keep the planet’s temperature within the boundaries scientists say are safe.'
WaPo: 'U.S. foot-dragging on warming would give other nations a pretext to avoid hard actions, too. The planet would warm more; the oceans would become more acidic; corals would bleach; sea levels would rise; deadly temperature extremes would get more frequent; species would die off; landscapes would change; shipyards would swamp; climate refugees would seek shelter.'
Climate Depot Note: 'The Washington Post seems to be saing a vote for Trump is a vote for bad weather! Can Hillary control the climate?!'
"Even optimistic assumptions" show the cost will be in the "100s of trillions of dollars," he told reporters. Hansen said it is not clear if the next generation "will have the ability to take such actions." ...
He also said that the Paris climate change deal and President Obama's climate agenda are virtually toothless, with no real way of paying for the technological changes required to meet the challenges presented by global warming. Hansen said the Paris Agreement doesn't do much more than the Kyoto Protocol, United Nations' original climate conference from 20 years ago.