December 08, 2009

Marcellus Was Right

Something is rotten in the state of Demark:

The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN's role in all future climate change negotiations.

The document is also being interpreted by developing countries as setting unequal limits on per capita carbon emissions for developed and developing countries in 2050; meaning that people in rich countries would be permitted to emit nearly twice as much under the proposals.

The so-called Danish text, a secret draft agreement worked on by a group of individuals known as "the circle of commitment" but understood to include the UK, US and Denmark has only been shown to a handful of countries since it was finalised this week.

The agreement, leaked to the Guardian, is a departure from the Kyoto protocol's principle that rich nations, which have emitted the bulk of the CO2, should take on firm and binding commitments to reduce greenhouse gases, while poorer nations were not compelled to act. The draft hands effective control of climate change finance to the World Bank; would abandon the Kyoto protocol the only legally binding treaty that the world has on emissions reductions; and would make any money to help poor countries adapt to climate change dependent on them taking a range of actions.

What the leak to the Guardian reveals is that the Obama administration, the Brown government, and unknown co-conspirators know that the Climategate emails and other revelations have severely damaged the credibility of the cause of anthropogenic climate change. They are now fearful that they would fail to ram through the radical changes that they originally desired, and are instead focused on building a coalition of rich nations to adopt a still-radical but less-aggressive agreement that quite frankly guts the support that developing nations that thought they stood to gain from "Hopenhagen," while significantly undercutting their influence at the same time.

But the so-called "Danish text" is far more damning than even the Guardian lets on.

It conclusively shows that the nations involved in preparing that document don't actually believe that anthropogenic global warming is a threat. If they did, they wouldn't secretly be preparing a document that does less than what their so-called "settled science" says is the absolutely minimum necessary to avoid a global catastrophe.

They're charlatans, and this document is the smoking gun that unmasked anthropogenic climate change as a cynically-motivated bid for power, and nothing more.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 8, 2009 02:02 PM

"...would make any money to help poor countries adapt to climate change dependent on them taking a range of actions." As opposed to the current procedure of just direct-depositing the funds into El Presidente's Swiss bank account? No wonder they're outraged!

Posted by: RNB at December 8, 2009 02:57 PM

Great analysis. The AGW empire is crumbling.

Posted by: RightKlik at December 8, 2009 03:02 PM

Al Gore (Global Saviour and Time Traveler) ...

What were seeing is a set of changes worldwide that just make this discussion> over 10-year-old e-mails kind of silly.

last e-mail:
Date: Thu Nov 12 10:18:54 2009

Don't misunderstand Als point .. you see Al Gore lives in the future .. sometime around 2019.

Hey, with Al Gore living 10 years into the future, even if Global Warming is ever proven true, we have another 10 years before the window closes.

Posted by: Neo at December 9, 2009 08:18 AM