Notwithstanding all the duly recycled little-bit-louder-and-a-whole-lot-worse chapters and verses from the long established “climate bible” on the part of enviro-activists from the UN’s Secretary-General to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s chair, Rajendra Pachauri – along with his stable of “objective, transparent, inclusive talent” – it seems that desperate delegates in Doha are down in the dumps.
Early attempts to attribute damages caused by non-hurricane Sandy to “climate change”, didn’t quite cut the mustard when it came to firing up the negotiators. So, according to “talk in the corridors“, the latest climate change hysteria is being fuelled by the pleadings of:
the delegate from the Philippines who emotionally implored delegates to “open their eyes to the stark reality we face,” informing delegates that typhoon Bopha has regained strength and is approaching another part of the Philippines.
And on the free-speech-for-me-but-not-for-thee front, those in the corridors also noted that:
The evening stocktaking plenary saw a climate skeptic hijack a party’s microphone and request a review of climate science. His statement was greeted by loud boos from the room and many delegates were outraged afterwards, expressing hope that he will be “debadged” and banned from the COP. This strong reaction prompted one delegate to note that, “even though we have a long way to go before we’re able to say that we’ve avoided dangerous climate change, based on everyone’s reaction, we all seem to at least agree that climate change is a problem to be taken seriously.”
I’m truly sorry for the loss of life, livelihood and property sustained by the victims and families of these far from unprecedented weather events. But isn’t it time that these activists faced reality: there is no empirical evidence of any causal link whatsoever between such weather events and human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide.
And on a totally unrelated note … today, December 6, marks the third anniversary of my very first post.
So … Happy anniversary is the view from here … even if I do say so, myself;-)