Barbara Yaffe: Canada would rather adapt to climate change than lead on cutting greenhouse gases
Economy clearly top of mind in Ottawa as it ‘balances’ climate and job growth concernsUNFCCC boss Christiana Figueres’ dreams spell a nightmarish future for Earth’s citizens | Watts Up With That?
This week, as United Nations luminaries gather in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the self-described “daughter of a revolutionary,” has presented her goals. The most important is a massive transfer of wealth – $100 billion a year – from soon-to-be formerly rich Europeans and Americans to UN bureaucrats who claim to represent the world’s “developing” nations and Earth’s poorest citizens.Arctic lost record snow and ice last year as data shows changing climate | Environment | guardian.co.uk
This astonishing concept is beyond surreal. It contends that the world already has enough wealth; that the developing world cannot or ought not generate any new wealth, certainly not from hydrocarbons, but rather should be content with receiving transfer payments monitored by the UN bureaucracy; and that the industrialized world should be put in an economic straitjacket, and yet charged $1 trillion per decade for climate change reparations and mitigation – on the premise that its carbon dioxide emissions have supplanted the many natural forces that caused extensive and repeated climate changes for eons.
The gloomiest scientists say that summer sea ice could be entirely gone within the decadeTwitter / RogerPielkeJr: There were 40% more intense ...
There were 40% more intense hurricane landfalls 1950-1969 in NATL+WPAC as compared to 1970-2012 (ann avg)
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