Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rex Murphy on Cancun





Here is a favorite Canadian commentator taking on the recent global warming conflab been held at Cancun.  It has collapsed to farce and we have the Japanese formally abandoning the Kyoto Accord and a rewrite been pushed that will include India and China.

That the world has gone on so totally seems to be not on the agenda.  It is clear that no one is now listening, since we are back to a cycle of nasty winters.  Silence has even fallen on the forests of the pine beetle infestation as real winter freezes them out.

It is pretty bad when no one else shows up to catch the photo op.  Perhaps Obama is a fickle politician who wishes to get reelected?  Just today (Tuesday) he came out in support of the Bush tax cuts, suggesting even he will not push the impossible.

And yes, with winter resurgent and promising to be lousy for a couple more years, claims of a linkage between CO2 and global warming are categorically disproven by sheer weight of evidence.

To be a little more clear, any curious equation produced in 1998 that assigned a value of probability to such a hypothesis of say 50%, would today be recalculated and be giving us a figure approaching .05% or by anyone’s science categorically disproving the linkage.  This is no longer something anyone can fudge around.

Yet a few are still trying until the budget runs out.


Rex Murphy: Cancun sun speeds decay of global warming charade
Rex Murphy  December 4, 2010 – 11:09 am



Cancun, Mexico: Not a bad place for a summit, eh?

This global-warming/climate-change stuff is a great racket.

Over in England right now, they’re locked in the jaws of a very early freeze-up. The roads are iced, the plows overworked, and people are angry. But there’s a precious subset of the English population that are not enduring the frigid and premature torments of a northern winter. They’re the climate-change activists, bureaucrats, politicians, puppeteers and NGOs — the class of professional alarmists who’ve been banging on about global warming for close on two decades now. This bunch has exempted itself from the rigors of English November, traded their sackcloth and ashes for sun-wear and tropical breezes.

They’re toasting their pasty, righteous, caterwauling epidermi on the golden hot sands of Cancun, Mexico, flopped out amid the bikinis and barbeques while they attempt to spell out a future of rationing and want for all the rest of us. Flown there on taxpayer or foundation money, meeting up with all their buddies from the bust that was Cophenhagen, the grim, grey priesthood of “sustainable” living are convening in one of the great sybaritic strips of the entire Western world. The monks are in the cathouse.
But hey, if you’re going to do Armageddon — do it in Cancun. The Apocalypse at the All You Can Eat Buffet. Parasailing to Armageddon.

Does not one of the great minds decoding next century’s weather see the brain-splitting contradiction of holding a conference warning of the imminent threat of global warming in a venue that mainly exists because people fly there to get warmer. That’s right, people spend money to fly to Cancun mainly because it’s warmer there, than where they live. In essence, Cancun is what the global warming crowd are, otherwise, warning us about.

Perhaps at some level of instinct they do know. Perhaps they know that this show of theirs is on its last legs, the jig is up, the great game is over. After the unsuccessful 2009 Copenhagen conference, they had to have realized that even Al Gore and all Al Gores’ grim little men would never be able to put the whole rickety, tendentious machine back together again. After Copenhagen, and especially after Climategate, even the true believers must have lost heart. Witness this year’s confabulation. Notice who’s not there?
Last year, even the Golden One, Barack Obama, swept dramatically into Denmark. It was the venue for all the A-list politicians. Prime Ministers and Presidents were everywhere. This year, the world’s leaders have stayed away. Even the press, whose Cancun presence is down considerably compared to Copenhangen, smells the decay of a cause.

Some countries have made it clear that they no longer are even pretending to play the global-warming abatement game. “Japan will not inscribe its target under the Kyoto protocol on any conditions or under any circumstances,” declared Jun Arima, deputy director-general for environmental affairs at Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Given that his was the country where the Kyoto Protocol was signed, it’s a powerful blow to the Gore-ish forces. Perhaps Japan will get one of those cute Fossil of the Day Awards that Canada so excels at collecting.

Could this be the last global warming conference? It’s possible. The environmentalists and the activists have had a tin ear and a surplus of righteousness from the beginning. But there’s something extravagantly out of key, even for them, in holding their great “Save the Planet” revival at Cancun — up to now famous for Spring Break and as a hangout for louche Hollywood types and cleavage researchers. It signals they’ve lost the will to pretend. And with Japan having walked away from the whole idea of Kyoto, it’s hard to see how they’ll work up the steam for another holiday next year.
National Post

Rex Murphy offers commentary weekly on CBC TV’s The National, and is host of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup.


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