Despite the Paris massacre earlier this month, the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled for that city is going on as planned, despite the significant security concerns given the number of world leaders participating.

But the climate change leaders don’t want everyone to participate, and environmental justice warriors have been placed under house arrest:

Public demonstrations are banned in France under the state of emergency that was declared after the Paris terrorist attacks two week ago, in which 130 people were killed.

Green groups have described the move as “an abuse of power” but the French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the activists were suspected of planning violent protests.

“These 24 people have been placed under house arrest because they have been violent during demonstrations in the past and because they have said they would not respect the state of emergency,” he said.

They must remain in their home towns, report to the local police three times a day and abide by a nightly curfew until December 12, when the climate change conference winds up.

The conference has been tagged “COP21” which stands for the 21st annual Conference of the Parties. In a nutshell, every participating nation is suppose to come up with a scheme to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions and agree to redistribute their wealth.

I predict it’s going to be as successful at achieving its goals as the previous twenty conferences!

When Obama was in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the President’s climate change proposal the cold shoulder. At the conference, Canada’s handsome new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try and persuade Modi to join the inanity:

…India is now considered a crucial nation for the global climate change talks that officially open in Paris in Monday, especially since the U.S. and China agreed to set emissions goals last year. After China, the United States, and Europe, India is the planet’s other major source of greenhouse-gas emissions, but it argues it must keep using fossil fuels, and expanding emissions, to bring electricity and economic development to its huge population.

“I am hoping to sit down with Prime Minister Modi tomorrow evening and to further encourage him to take clear action, and also to highlight once again that Canada is committed to aiding developing countries in reaching their emissions goals.” Mr. Trudeau said Saturday at a press conference just before he left the Commonwealth summit in Malta to attend the Paris talks.

I also have a prediction to make here, as well: Modi will continue to make India his top priority, so he will completely ice out these proposals.

Meanwhile, the doubts about the human origins and relative threat of climate change continue to mount.

The British public is increasingly sceptical that human activity is to blame for climate change, a poll for Sky News suggests.

Almost one in five people believes that natural processes rather than man-made carbon dioxide emissions are causing global warming, according to the survey by Sky Data.

In a similar poll by YouGov two years ago, just one in 14 people said humans were not responsible for the problem.

Furthermore, a German professor has confirmed what many skeptics have asserted: NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies has largely invented “global warming” by altering temperature data records.

From the publicly available data, Ewert made an unbelievable discovery: Between the years 2010 and 2012 the data measured since 1881 were altered so that they showed a significant warming, especially after 1950. […] A comparison of the data from 2010 with the data of 2012 shows that NASA-GISS had altered its own datasets so that especially after WWII a clear warming appears – although it never existed.

So while the political elites of the world gather to solve a fake crisis, let’s hope they remain safe from the real one that has devastated the City of Lights.

(Featured Image: UN Climate Conference Video Collection).