Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Climate Change Conference - Plenty Of Hot Air

It's a pity that Moncton wasn't chosen to host the conference on climate change. It would have been funny to see the participants getting trapped in their hotels, unable to reach their gathering place last Tuesday, when most of the city's businesses and transportation were shut down by a snow storm. Let alone - watching them getting around when it's -10 outside and the winter is expected to be the coldest in 15 years.

But the "warm-mongers" chose to have their gathering in the warmest place for that time of the year. Their agenda is extending Kyoto protocols beyond 2012. Not that it would help to make the air cleaner (let alone - cooler), but some guys will obviously make a good money from it.
The Kyoto agenda is not principally about affecting climate change. Even if we accept all its proponents' figures, we would succeed in reducing the projected temperature rise by just 0.3F over the next century (at a cost of an almost unbelievable £3 trillion).
Converting pounds and Fahrenheit to dollars and celsius - that's 0.16C at the cost of $6,000,000,000,000. Any buyers?

No wonder that not only scientists, but even journalists that may be skeptical about this whole global warming hysteria were purged from the conference. After all, the science has been settled on Kyoto, hasn't it?
A group based in Chicago, the Heartland Institute, says the conference has refused accreditation or any kind of space for any scientists who don't parrot the official line on global warming. Not only that, but journalists who might be expected not to tow that line have also been refused press credentials for the event.
Stephen Harper and John Baird deserve recognition and respect for their courage to stand up to the warm-mongers and for their efforts to work out a workable agreement (similar to the Montreal protocol) that would propose real actions against deforestation and air pollution, rather than placing undue burden on Canada, while leaving out the major pollutants such as US, India and China.

Stephane Dion, who had made plenty of promises on Kyoto, but ended up achieving nothing, disagrees. Apparently, the commie-Dion thinks himself an acting Prime Minister, so he came to Bali to sabotage Harper's efforts to secure a fair deal for Canada. He wants Canada to "lead by example", believing that if Canada accepts unachievable targets, that will somehow convince the US and other major pollutants to follow suit. And if they don't?
Supporting another Kyoto type deal does nothing to deal with pollution which we can, and must, deal with. It makes our elected government subordinate to an unelected world government. Should we agree to a plan which allows unequal responsibility for 'global warming' action, we are damaging our own economic prospects while allowing other countries to develop their economy.
Mr. Dion seems to want any deal, good or bad for Canadians, just to say we've reached agreement.
Meanwhile radical earth-worshipers keep going nuts over greenhouse gases. One of them is proposing a $5000 tax on babies to "offset" baby's carbon footprint. Another claims that bagpipes are bad for the environment. Not sure if they truly believe that babies playing bagpipes are also to be blamed for the warming on Mars, let alone - Neptune. But somehow many of those who lecture us about environmental consciousness are reluctant to lead by example. Maybe that's what they should start with, before demanding that Canada drives itself into another Great Depression in a desperate attempt to reduce global emissions by a fraction of a percent.

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