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Great News for Science & Humanity: UN climate talks collapse in Madrid – But UN did at least agree on a ‘gender action plan’ & ‘gender-responsive climate action’

UN climate talks collapse

By Craig Rucker

COP 25 was an utter failure for the United Nations.

Despite extending the conference into double overtime making it the longest COP ever, the UN was forced to adjourn without advancing the “rule book” for the Paris Climate Accord, or agreeing on a framework for an international carbon market.

UN Secretary General (and former President of the Socialist International) António Guterres was “disappointed” and stated that “the international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation & finance to tackle the climate crisis.”

The UN did at least agree on a “gender action plan.” So there’s that.  They agreed to “strengthen the integration of gender considerations within the work of the UNFCCC constituted bodies, the secretariat of the United Nations and stakeholders towards the consistent implementation of gender-related mandates and activities.”  You can read the entire UN gender agreement at if you’re interested in more of the same. See excerpt below:

Gender action plan
1. The enhanced gender action plan sets out objectives and activities under five priority areas that aim to advance knowledge and understanding of gender-responsive climate action and its coherent mainstreaming in the implementation of the UNFCCC and the work of Parties, the secretariat, United Nations entities and all stakeholders at all levels, as well as women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in the UNFCCC process.

To sum up: The UN agreed to mention gender more often, spend more to transport women to future COPs, set aside places for women in meetings, and consider wasteful useless programs.

World ending, women hardest hit, token spending and programming — WE’RE SAVED!

The big COP breakdown was over something called “Article 6” which deals with international carbon markets.  Australia refused to give up past carbon credits and was joined by Brazil which shut the whole thing down.  Good on ya, mates!  Obrigado!

Check out Rupert Darwall’s excellent analysis on why carbon markets are a useless charade at

They also failed to increase national commitments to emissions reductions and sidestepped the issues of whether prosperous nations should reimburse poor countries for their “loss and damage” from bad weather.  This despite warming pressure groups co-opting Greta Thunberg and “the children” to chant about loss and damage in the halls.

Greta was caught in a fib when she tweeted out this picture of herself sitting on the floor of her train home with her baggage to illustrate the sacrifices she makes for her cause.  She was caught flat-footed when the German railways responded, “It would have been even nicer if you had also reported how friendly and competent you were looked after by our team at your seat in first class.”  First class is nothing new to Greta Thunberg who sailed to America on an elite racing yacht owned by the royal family of Monaco.

The big Paris issues are now held over for work by the UN subsidiary bodies in 2020 and another try at COP 26 in Scotland next year.

Protesters expressed displeasure by staging a mock hanging in front of the COP and dumping a truckload of manure.  That’ll show ’em!

COP 26 will take place immediately after next November’s U.S. elections, and immediately after President Trump’s official withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord takes effect.  Whatever the outcome, American politics should dominate COP 26 next year.  The UN finds the whole business a lot less fun without the world’s most successful economy around to leach off and is hoping a new president will bring America’s money back.

The United States is the only country to meaningfully reduce its CO2 emissions, which resulted not from intermittent wind and solar, but from natural gas from the shale energy revolution.

Countries such as China and India remain firm in exempting themselves from serious emissions reductions under the Paris Accord.  They continue to assert their rights to expand their economies, burn more coal, increase their emissions, and produce the goods that become too expensive to produce in Japan and the West.

China emits more CO2 than the U.S. and E.U. combined!  Taking the world’s number one and number three emitters out of the mix effectively renders anything the UN does under the Paris Accord meaningless in terms of altering world temperature (if climate models suddenly become accurate which they never have been).

That’s why President Trump described the Paris Climate Accord as a “terrible, one-sided” deal for America.

He was right.

For nature and people too,

Craig Rucker


Sampling of Climate Depot’s Coverage of the UN Climate summit in Madrid: 

Exclusive Video: UN’s Whopper of Hypocrisy: UN climate activists line up for Burger King at Madrid summit despite UN’s warning on dangers of eating meat – Harrison Ford confronted about flying up coast for a cheeseburger

Skeptical Climate ‘Talking Points’ 36-Page Report Released at UN Climate Summit in Madrid

Gore’s end of year money plea: ‘Vice President Gore’s limited-time offer’ – Gore wants your money ‘TO HELP ACHIEVE BOLD CLIMATE ACTION’

Watch: Morano on Canadian TV at UN Summit: Harrison Ford and other climate hypocrites at the UN climate conference

Trump Rips UN Climate Scam: Mocks ‘Global Warming’, Wind Energy, Sea Level Rise At Pennsylvania Rally – ‘Global warming – no more wind. No more life!’

Former Pres of Socialist International & Now Current UN Sec. Gen Guterres is ‘disappointed’ in climate summit – Morano responds: ‘Anytime the UN climate agenda fails, science and humanity win!’

Watch: The un-Greta teen activist: Climate skeptic teen Naomi Seibt: ‘Greta is stuck in a bubble’

Greta tweets pic sitting on floor of train as she pretends not to travel 1st class

Brazil’s Bolsonaro dismisses UN climate summit as a ‘commercial game’ – Mocks Europe for not ‘reforesting’

‘To offset our carbon emissions, a veggie lunch!’ Brazil’s environment minister mocks climate talks with meat platter photo

The UN climate talks are over for another year – was anything achieved? ‘Yielded little progress despite protests’

Greta Thunberg apologizes for ‘against the wall’ comment about skeptical politicians

Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets – UN Sec Gen Guterres ‘disappointed’ in outcome

Police drag environmental protesters from hall of Amsterdam airport – 100 activists from Greenpeace & Extinction Rebellion chant ‘climate justice’ & urge travelers to ‘take the train’

We’re saved! Even more pledges upcoming! BBC: UN Climate Summit’s Longest talks on record end with compromise deal – ‘Finally agreed to a deal that will see new, improved CO2 cutting plans on the table’ by next year

We’re saved! Even more pledges upcoming! BBC: UN Climate Summit’s Longest talks in record end with compromise deal – ‘Finally agreed to a deal that will see new, improved CO2 cutting plans on the table’ by next year

Climate activists outraged! UN climate summit ‘was a success for the fossil fuel industry, governments respond to people’s demands with weakest possible decision’

All hail Prez. Trump! UN climate change talks have stalled. Countries are blaming the US.

NYT’s Paul Krugman Slams Republicans As ‘The Party That Ruined the Planet’ – Declares GOP is ‘the world’s only major climate-denialist party’

Great news! UN fails again! Disappointed climate activists declare UN climate summit ‘a betrayal of people across the world

Warmists claim: ‘The US Is Once Again The Villain At The UN Climate Summit’ – Claim USA is trying ‘to ensure it will never have to pay for the damage climate change is doing to poorer countries’