Earlier, Lord Monckton had engaged in a spirited debate on the sidewalk in front of the conference hotel with about 30 Occupy protestors, and even convinced one of them to switch sides. Several other CFACT Advisors also spoke on day 2 of the three-day event, including Howard Hayden, Willie Soon, and Patrick Michaels. The CFACT "global warming beach party" booth was a major center of attention, with a camera crew from PBS Frontline shooting for over an hour total.
The other luncheon speaker, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, noted the climate skeptic movement had grown stronger since he first addressed the group three years ago. Even Spain has eliminated new renewable energy subsidies, cap and tax is dead in Congress, and the Kyoto Protocol is due to expire this year. He added that he hopes three years down the road the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be disbanded and climate change will no longer be an issue.
In the meantime I will continue to believe what I saw with my own eyes while carrying out over 500 organic farm inspections: that organic yields are closer to half what conventional and biotech yields are, which is perfectly fine because, after all, organic agriculture is all about quality, not quantity.
At best, commitments would lead to emissions 9 gigatons (9 billion tons) higher than the 44 gigatons needed in 2020 to stop
the planet warming more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) since industrialization, the project said in Bonn, where two weeks of United Nations talks end tomorrow.