Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Yipes: UN climate hoax chief talks openly about a [bad-weather-preventing] "centralized transformation" that is "going to make the life of everyone on the planet very different"

Global warming talks progress is 'slow but steady' – UN climate chief | Environment |
[Christiana Figueres] It is the most inspiring job in the world because what we are doing here is we are inspiring government, private sector, and civil society to [make] the biggest transformation that they have ever undertaken. The Industrial Revolution was also a transformation, but it wasn't a guided transformation from a centralized policy perspective. This is a centralized transformation that is taking place because governments have decided that they need to listen to science. So it's a very, very different transformation and one that is going to make the life of everyone on the planet very different.


ekco-geek said...

Yeah, death is very different from life....

.... but if its centralised I guess that makes a whole world of difference.

Lionell Griffith said...

The larger the organization, the more top down centralized command and control systems fail to deliver either the promised or the desired. Except for very small organizations, by the time the top level controllers get the information they need to make good decisions, it is totally obsolete.

Obsolete information will cause ANY decision the controllers make to be wrong no matter how brilliant, honest, honorable, and well intended they are. The harder they try, the worse things will become. The wrong decisions will pile on top of wrong decisions until the system totally collapses.

This is the BEST you can expect. Imagine then the outcome of the ordinary governmental functionary who just wants to survive the day being in control. Then imagine the UN doing it.

Anymoose said...

One more reason to dump the whole U.N. mish-mash.

Anonymous said...

With the perceived need to curb CO2, the logic of a unified planetary policy is obvious. If the current non-warming continues for another 2 years, or even declines, then the impetus for any sort of unified policy on fossil fuels falls away.

Within the perceived need and logic of action, however, she makes false claims. There is no great technological "gap" developing re green technologies that the US will miss out on because a) they could buy into it once the bleeding edge has passed by, and 2) the developing green technologies are both ineffective and uneconomic. Wind farms and solar: no reason you'd WANT to jump on board. And without China and India, which she fails to mention, Europe and the America really aren't going to do any good even if they crippled their economies trying.

We already have international agreements like Maritime law, but those are for shared resources. We still don't see air as a shared resource. Only when China and India see the personal value in cleaning up their air pollution will they be in a position to act on CO2 emissions, anyway. And that is a long way off.

CF has a government job. We all know how those are. Important is some ways, and good for keeping contacts open. Results other than talking and making powerpoint presentations are not important. Government jobs like hers are about process, not action or results.

The UNFCC is about optics, creating dialogue. They haven't got the hard reasons for most governments to jump when they want. Initially the IPCC wasn't even invited to COP18, presumably because there will be a distraction as the science behind the IPCC, which is behind the existence of the UNFCC, has an odour right now.

Perhaps they can change the target of the UNFCC to that of combatting air pollution worldwide. I'd buy into that at a global, centralized level.

John Marshall said...

Looks like a return of the communist doctrine to me and communism failed in spectacular fashion 30 odd years ago. Not a good idea form a very poor organization which should have been disbanded years ago as being unfit for purpose.

Scarface said...

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." (Winston Churchill)

So true. And the UN will prove it once again. God help us all.

Anonymous said...

Be aware of promesses about "better life" wen they come from the empowered ones... It generaly enpowers them even more at the cost of ignorance, ileteracy and poverty.