Money for nothing.
The UN Climate Change conference is wrapped up yesterday.
After two weeks of world leaders opining mindlessly, protesters heckling speakers, and participants enjoying lavish French cuisine, bureaucrats agreed to squander billions of dollars to solve a non-existent problem.
In a landmark move, 195 nations agreed Saturday evening to adopt an historic pact to halt global warming that for the first time asks all countries to reduce or rein in their greenhouse gas emissions.
…In the “Paris agreement,” countries commit to keeping average global temperatures from rising another degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) between now and 2100, a key demand of poor countries ravaged by rising sea levels and other effects of climate change.
They are also committed to limiting the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100.
Yet, this landmark pact has no mechanism to punish countries that don’t or can’t contribute toward that goal.
The smart set who crafted this accord seem to have used same template as the catastrophic Iranian Nuclear Deal.
As an added bonus, there is a one-year “opt out” clause for participants. Climate expert Anthony Watts actually read the deal, and has located a key passage:
1. At any time after three years from the date on which this Agreement has entered into force for a Party, that Party may withdraw from this Agreement by giving written notification to the Depositary.
2. Any such withdrawal shall take effect upon expiry of one year from the date of receipt by the Depositary of the notification of withdrawal, or on such later date as may be specified in the notification of withdrawal.
3. Any Party that withdraws from the Convention shall be considered as also having withdrawn from this Agreement.
The chance of 0% participation at the end of the year? 105%!
The accord is so preposterous that even the “
godfather of climate science”, former NASA scientist James Hansen is ripping the deal apart before the ink is dry:
“It’s a fraud really, a fake,” he says, rubbing his head. “It’s just bullshit for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.”
…[A]ccording to Hansen, the international jamboree is pointless unless greenhouse gas emissions aren’t taxed across the board. He argues that only this will force down emissions quickly enough to avoid the worst ravages of climate change.
But that would get in the way of the real purpose of the pact: Wealth redistribution.
QUESTION: What will poor countries do with the $800B the US has pledged to them to fight “climate change”? ANSWER: Enrich their leaders.
— FredZeppelin (@FredZeppelin12) December 12, 2015
However, other UN officials have entirely different set of concerns. The United Nations building in Geneva was shut-down over a potential threat:
Heavily armed guards watched over the United Nations building in Geneva and a security scare briefly shut down the international airport Friday, signs of heightened security amid a terror alert and a hunt for suspects.
The alert level remained unchanged, Swiss authorities said, but various events planned over the weekend will go on.
The U.S. Embassy warned Americans to “maintain a high level of vigilance.”
The Swiss alert came after a tip from U.S. intelligence officials, who told their Swiss counterparts that they had intercepted communications among extremists discussing the idea of attacking Geneva, as well as Chicago and Toronto, a source close to the investigation told CNN.
Closer to home, our law enforcement agencies has been searching for two Afghan nationals who were training at a Georgia Air Force and were reported missing last week:
Several federal law enforcement agencies are searching for Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah, unnamed Air Force officials told Channel 2 Action News. The officials said the two men were a part of a 23-man group learning to fly and maintain an A-29 fighter plane at Moody Air Force Base outside Valdosta.
Americans would rest a lot easier if our bureaucrats were more worried about the national security climate.
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