Monday, November 26, 2012

COP18 Day 1 Paranoia, Mistrust & Failure Abound « Tory Aardvark
There is another interesting aspect to this story, Al Jazeera the satellite news channel is Qatari owned and has been running the AGW fear meme relentlessly in the run up to COP18, while the COP18 President is pushing the merits of the evil fossil fuels, a cynic could construe that the Qataris are hedging their bets by the telling the warming alarmists what they want to hear, while quietly making sure that their economic growth model driven by fossil fuels continues uninterrupted.
COP18 – Time Is Running Out So Give Us All Your Money « Tory Aardvark
Whoa scary stuff!! The 333rd consecutive month that global temperatures were above the 20th Century average, though of course Vidal will never tell you what the actual temperature values are, the temperature was 0.07F above the 20th Century average in actuality.

Still on a positive note for the warmists there is hope that when the 666 consecutive month of above 20th Century temperatures happens, the CO2 Beast will appear and devastate large sections of the planet.
Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: Inequity Among Nations in the Climate Negotiations: A Guest Post
While it may be viewed as good news that the Kyoto Protocol is moving into a new phase, only the EU countries, Australia and likely Norway and Switzerland will take part in this second commitment period, covering only some 10-12 percent of global emissions.
How is science underpinning the climate talks in Doha? | Carbon Brief
Research is starting to look into why stern warnings from the scientific community don't seem to resonate with decision makers. A recent study suggests that the collective fear of passing a dangerous threshold will only spur action if the threshold is perceived to be concrete. But as lead author Professor Scott Barrett from the University of Columbia told Carbon Brief, the evidence base on climate change does not operate on hard limits. He says:

"Science does not say that 2 degrees Celsius is any more special than, say, 2.1 degrees or 1.9 degrees...[T]here are also uncertainties in the carbon cycle, making the link between emissions and concentrations uncertain.'"

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