Comments on: In the fight against climate change, carbon capture is crucial http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/16/in-the-fight-against-climate-change-carbon-capture-is-crucial/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pete Ridley http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/16/in-the-fight-against-climate-change-carbon-capture-is-crucial/comment-page-1/#comment-7918 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:46:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3731#comment-7918 There is a ground swell of popular rejection of the Australian Government’s attempts to impose a “Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme” (CPRS) which will seriously weaken the Australian economy. The UN’s Copenhagen Climate Change Conference fast approaches and UN politicians are become more and more concerned that no worthwhile agreement will be reached. It is reported (Note 1) that QUOTE: World leaders must intervene to rescue flagging climate talks by brokering in person a deal to combat global warming in Copenhagen in December, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday. UNQUOTE. It is claimed by The Australian newspaper (Note 2) that QUOTE: Denmark has proposed Australia play a leadership role at the conference, acting as a “friend of the chair” for the purposes of negotiating agreement at the meeting. UNQUOTE. Panic is setting in and is being reported on around the globe.

On the other hand it is satisfying to see that the developing economies are not prepared to fall in line with the politicians of the UN and EU. The Australian also comments (Note 3) that QUOTE: Fast-developing nations such as China and India will strongly resist being bound by internationally agreed targets and will not allow the solidarity of the G77 negotiating bloc of developing nations to be broken. UNQUOTE. Turkey’s Zaman reports (Note 4) QUOTE: Other nations including India, China, Brazil and Mexico have agreed to draw up national programs to slow the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, but have so far resisted making those limits binding and subject to international monitoring in a treaty. Worries over the US and China have led to mounting pessimism that a deal can be struck in Copenhagen without major policy changes. “The prospects that states will actually agree to anything in Copenhagen are starting to look worse and worse,” Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN scientific panel studying climate change, wrote in a Friday post on the Newsweek Web site. UNQUOTE.

In other words, the developing nations, who are preparing to grow their economies significantly and will fuel this growth through the use of fossil fuels, will not agree any commitments on the emissions of carbon dioxide. They know that there is no need for them and that global climates will not be affected by them. This is wonderful news for those of us who recognise the UN’s climate change propaganda for what it really is, a scare-mongering campaign having two major objectives, redistribution of wealth and global government. It has nothing to do with trying to control global climates.

Australian politicians are wising up to the damage that any emissions restrictions will have on their economy, as exemplified in a presentation by Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi (Note 5). Have a listen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79s9y94s0 wg&feature=player_embedded. Also take a look at this historical summary of climate change scares since 1895 (Note 6) and at this article on the already reducing rate of change in levels of atmospheric CO2 (Note 7). You may learn something.

NOTES:
1) see http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/200910 19/brown-urges-leaders-to-broker-climate -deal-in-person.htm
2) see http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/sto ry/0,25197,26266711-601,00.html
3) see http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/sto ry/0,25197,26196377-11949,00.html
4) see http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/news-1 90406-britain-leaders-must-broker-climat e-deal-in-person.html
5) see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79s9y94s0 wg&feature=player_embedded
6) see http://butnowyouknow.wordpress.com/those -who-fail-to-learn-from-history/climate- change-timeline/
7) see http://yelnick.typepad.com/politick/2009  /06/co2-in-the-atmosphere-is-decreasing -how-will-the-global-warming-crowd-expla in-that.html

Best regards, Pete Ridley, Human-made global climate change agnostic.

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