Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"On the third day of Copenhagen,
the GreenFrauds gave to me . . . "

What are they doing on day three? One of the best websites I've found for solid information about climate issues is the Heritage Foundation website. The Heritage Foundation is launching a video series to cover all the details and aspects of the climate summit. They will address all the angles (climate, energy, national security, sovereignty, trade, and more) and provide thinking people with everything they need to know about Copenhagen. This next video is Derek Scissors, Heritage Research Fellow in Asia Economic Policy in the Asian Studies Center, discussing China’s role at Copenhagen. Read his paper, "10 Things About China and Climate Change," here.

Below is a video of Derek Scissors talking about the real culprit in the issue of CO2 emissions, China and their use of coal.

Don't miss today's Wall Street Journal opinion piece, "The Copenhagen Concoction": For months, the U.N. climate change summit that began Monday in Copenhagen has been billed as the world's last best hope to match the scientific consensus on global warming with a policy consensus. But now it turns out there is little of either, and Copenhagen looks like it will go down as one of the more remarkable cases of political hubris in recent memory. . . . By now, the idea that global warming represents the gravest threat to humanity has become totemic in much of the world, a belief invested with religious fervor and barely susceptible to rational discussion, let alone debate. Yet it remains telling how quickly a sense of reality has reasserted its cold grip in light of the choices Copenhagen now brings starkly into view.

Here's a transcript of a video report from Pajamas TV about the overall feel of the conference in Copenhagen. The interviewer is Bill Whittle, commentator from PJTV; the interviewee is Bruce Bawer, author of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within.

Whittle: What of all the things you've seen is the most interesting thing so far?

Bawer: What is amazing is how this city has been totally transformed into something that resembles Pyongyang, North Korea. As you walk through the downtown area, you're just surrounded with big banners and signs and displays, all of which are designed, just like the big placards in North Korea, to remind the masses what they're supposed to be considering holy. And in this case what is holy is the thesis of man-made global warming. It's all over the place, it's extraordinary.

Whittle: So Bruce, that's not just something that's being discussed by the attendees. You're saying there's an entire sort of public push--and this is the orthodoxy and by God this is what we're going to be talking about here.

Bawer: Well yes, that surprised me, because it's not just the conference itself; the whole city has kind of been turned into a World's Fair or Disneyland of climate political correctness. It's all over the place. There's big banners proclaiming that for the next week or two, this isn't Copenhagen, it's "Hopenhagen."

Whittle: Bruce, let me ask you a question. Just before we started rolling, you mentioned that you had been to a seminar where you actually got a chance to talk to real scientists about the actual science, and something not quite so much about the politics. Is that true, did I understand that correctly.

Bawer: Well, it's actually extraordinary, I didn't even know this thing was happening until a day or two ago. In this little auditorium, in this tucked away part of Copenhagen, there were some of the best climate scientists in the world actually talking about climate and how it works, bringing some complexity to the ridiculous simplicities that have overtaken this issue.

Whittle: Earlier you were saying there's an awful lot of anti-Americanism, anti-Western, anti-capitalism. Give us a brief thumbnail of the emotional vibe. We'll get into the details of the science reporting in future segments. But just emotionally, as an American in Copenhagen, what is the overall vibe that you get from the people attending the conference?

Bawer: I dropped into one of the venues where some of the events are taking place. All you had to do was stand a few feet inside the doorway and look at the list of the events for the day, and have a very good idea of the mentality that was operating there. There was stuff about "America and Capitalism," and gender this and gender that and women's this and women's that, and all these things that have nothing to do with the science of climate; things connecting global warming to all kinds of political agendas that have nothing to do with science. When you walked outside of this one place where I was at today, there was a table set up by "Socialist Workers Group"--whatever it was called-- with a big red banner over their table handing out their Communist literature. It was a political and cultish love-fest.

Whittle: Well there is a huge difference, obviously, between capitalistic patriarchy carbon and women's socialist carbon.

Bawer: Yeah, that seemed to be the idea.

Whittle: We'll be looking at that in the future too. Bruce, we'll be checking back with you tomorrow. -end-

I googled "Copenhagen Conference Day 3" to try to get a different perspective on the conference, but I didn't find too much. This comes from, written by Dr. Sam Gardner. I don't know what his particular take on warmism is, but here's a paragraph from his article, calling the conference center "organized chaos":

It's hard to convey the peculiar atmosphere of the place. In building devoid of atmosphere by design (or so it would appear) thousands of people have created an energy that rolls around the building. Cavernous halls are filled with cafes, plenary rooms, camera crews, side rooms, computer banks, exhibition stands, delegate offices, media centres, more cafes, NGO campaign stunts, teleconference suites and far more. Everywhere folk are huddled round laptops or sat in circles having some impromptu strategy meeting, or running from one event to another or craning to get into a packed fringe event to see the latest scientific projections of climate impacts on, for example, water availability in the United States.

Obama is due to show up in Copenhagen on Friday after he picks up his Oslo Prize on Thursday.** Our thin-skinned little bee-yatch president who is so allergic to criticism better grow a thicker skin before he gets there, since it doesn't sound like he's going to be unanimously greeted as their Green Saviour. The NYT is reporting this: “We have to ask him, when he provided trillions of dollars to save Wall Street, are the children of the world not deserving help to save their lives?” said Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, a diplomat from Sudan, speaking to reporters Tuesday night on behalf of a group of more than 130 countries. And this: “We need to ask him, when he takes his Nobel Prize, what is his justification?” he added. Good question.

**No, I have the scheduling of that absolutely wrong. Although it's not being emphasized anywhere that I can find, Obama isn't combining his trips to Norway and Denmark. He will pick up his Oslo prize on Thursday, and then he and Lady Michelle will fly back to Washington on Friday. His appearance in Copenhagen will be the following week. The hubris of this assclown is simply amazing. His first (and only) term in office is going to cost this country, in travel alone, more than all the former POTUS's combined.

And today in Copenhagen? Frankly, according to their own website, not a whole hell of a lot of substance seems to be going on today in Copenhagen. I did find this: Today is your chance to ask critical questions and get the facts right! Join an interesting debate with talks from six scientists who will present the conclusions and recommendations from the International Scientific Congress ’Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions’.

Yep, I bet there will be a lot of hard-hitting "critical questions" at that "debate," where they will meet to get the facts "right!". Whatever.

Here's a U.S. export for the Copenhagen Climate Conference that will be a breath of fresh air for these weasily, politically correct Euros. Fox News is reporting that the ranking Republican on the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., will be attending the conference to inform world leaders that despite any promises made by President Obama, no new laws will be passed in the United States until the "scientific fascism" ends. I like this guy. He did a good job with Obama's Science Czar John Holdren when he testified in front of Sensenbrenner's committee a week or so ago.

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