Reblogged and translated with permission Nov. 28, 2018 © Belgotopia
Original French text here: https://belgotopia.com/2018/11/21/katowice-cop-24-prochaine-etape-touristico-climatique/
COP 24 , the annual high-mass climate event, will be held in Katowice, Poland in December. As every year, it will bring together tens of thousands of participants, most of whom are transported, housed and fed at taxpayers’ expense. (1)
All those interested in climate issues will be present , from politicians of all stripes seeking new humanitarian motives to raise taxes with impunity, since it is to save the planet; scientific circles always in the hunt for subsidies as long as their studies are in conformity with the climatically correct; the financiers and industrialists supporting the lucrative renewable renewable business, a constellation of NGOs engaged in eco-responsible citizen actions; and, of course, the powerful ideological-environmentalist lobbies on the unconditional alignment of all to their own goals.
As every year, I get out this barely cleaned ticket (dust off my ticket) according to the new COP 24 …
The goal each time affirmed is to impose imperative restrictive norms to the States which would still doubt the existence of a climatic thermostat, with the help of which the man would regulate at will the global temperature. All this is supported by more and more apocalyptic media interventions as we approach this date. In fact, almost every day, we are bathed in catastrophic climatic or environmental events that are immediately cataloged as consequences of global warming. This year we had the California fires, and any flood just days before the opening of the conference would be welcome.
Because it will be, no doubt, our new last chance to “save the planet” . (2)
The “emerging” countries, meanwhile, are impatient to see the annual sum of $ 100 billion promised to them at the Copenhagen conference. A commitment that they intend to remind us imperiously on this occasion.
All this world prefers to hide a fact now established: global warming has slowed considerably, if not capped since 1998, while human emissions of CO2 would cease, it is said, to increase, denying all climate models that have not not foreseen this embarrassing phenomenon, among other realities equally disconcerting and also passed under silence elsewhere.
In the note below, Viv Forbes is concerned that Australia alone has sent a team of 114 people – including his prime minister – to the Copenhagen Conference. What can be said then of the Belgians, whose delegation in Copenhagen counted 120 people, in Cancun, 108 participants, the other conferences to match. A sumptuous “Magical Climatic Tour”!
The Rio +20 conference in 2012 alone gathered 50,000 participants, including more than a hundred heads of state. In Marrakech for COP 22 in 2016, 30,000 participants were expected. At COP 23 in Bonn, there were plethoric African delegations; Côte d’Ivoire alone had 492 participants.
In recent years in the world, millions of people have died in armed conflicts, others in famines or lack of clean water, and even in our countries citizens are dying of cold because they can not afford to heat up or even shelter, while millions of people are parceled in refugee camps, or have taken the dangerous path of a Europe which counts down to tenths of degrees which it threatens the very existence of its populations.
Nobody died because of global warming . An overall warming of 0.4 to 0.7 ° C depending on the sources -seven tenths of a degree- throughout the twentieth century, remember.
So where are the priorities, and is it wise that taxpayers continue to directly or indirectly fund the annual stays of our (ir)responsible leaders in more tourist than scientific stays, so that they make a presence in cyclical conclaves which also lead to so many failures? It would also be fun to calculate the “ecological footprint” of these gigantic conventions designed to reboost climate catastrophism.
Here are the significant parts of the ticket published by Viv Forbes in 2014 in the WUWT site of Anthony Watts (3) (home translation)
Jo Moreau .
Twenty-two years ago, a group of green activists calling themselves “The Earth Summit” gathered in Rio and invented a way to visit the world at the expense of taxpayers: to initiate endless conferences on alarms threatening the environment.
(…) But they discovered the juiciest vein of veins with their creation called “Global Warming”, and its sub-branches “Climate Change” and “Extreme Weather Phenomena”.
These “noble causes” have generated a profusion of steering committees, reference committees, political committees, scientific subgroups, working committees, evaluators and leading agencies, and have generated meetings with 20,000 participants from around the world. countries in places such as Rio, Berlin, Geneva, Kyoto, Buenos Aires, Bonn, The Hague, Marrakech, New Delhi, Milan, Montreal, Nairobi, Bali, Poznan, Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban, Qatar, Doha, Warsaw, Stockholm , Lima, Abu Dhabi and New York.
The Climate Conferences circuit has become a real boon for airlines, hotels and fine restaurants, even more so than the Olympics or the G20.
Taxpayers around the world have spent the last 21 years spending money that would have been much better spent on flood control infrastructure, drinking water supply for drought-endemic populations, and pollution control. .
Saltbush Club – Australia
- (1) http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/25/cut-the-costly-climate-chatter/
- (2) http://www.cop24.katowice.eu/
- (3) https://belgotopia.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/la-conference-de-paris-2015-on-the-climate-arrive-trop-tard/
See as well :
After all, climate change is a MORAL issue…that’s why they fly everywhere!