The main irony of climate alarmism is this.
1. Top climate activists and UN officials paint very scary, very alarming scenario 100 years away,
2. People and climate activists from developing countries demand more climate money, hundreds of $ billions per year of money (ie, more alarmism, more climate extortion),
3. Officials from rich countries, their economies already saddled in heavy public debts, resist the huge climate money blackmail,
4. More disappointment, even anger, with deadlocks.
This is repeated yearly in all the past Conference of Parties (COP) meetings by member-governments of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC).
Take this story for instance last December 04, 2015:
“PARIS, France - Angry developing nations warned Thursday that increasingly tense UN talks aimed at averting catastrophic climate change would fail unless a bitter feud over hundreds of billions of dollars was resolved.
Negotiators from 195 nations are haggling in Paris over a planned universal accord to slash greenhouse-gas emissions that trap the Sun's heat, warming Earth's surface and oceans and disrupting its delicate climate system.”
Some stories at the end of the COP 21 meeting, December 11, 2015:
"Britain and other rich countries face demands for $3.5 trillion (£2.3 trillion) in payments to developing nations to secure a deal in Paris to curb global warming. Developing countries have added a clause to the latest draft of the text under which they would be paid the “full costs” of meeting plans to cut emissions." http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/article4637269.ece
"The night saw an ugly brawl as US Secretary Of State John Kerry threatened that developed countries would walk out of the agreement if they were asked to commit to differentiation or financial obligations. “You can take the US out of this. Take the developed world out of this. Remember, the Earth has a problem. What will you do with the problem on your own?” he told ministers from other countries during a closed-door negotiation on the second revised draft of the Paris agreement."
ISSUES THAT HAVE DELAYED AGREEMENT
Should developed countries have a legal obligation to pay for climate change
Should developing countries, that do not have historical responsibility for emissions, also contribute to the fund
Should burden-sharing be based on current economic capabilities or a combination of historical emissions and current economic capabilities
Should the actions of developing countries be linked to the provision of finance and technology or should they be treated at par with developed countries going forward
Should there be a periodic review of delivery of finance and technology by developed world or not
Should the long-term goal be to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degree by the turn of the century or should it be somewhere between 1.5 degree and 2 degrees
Should poor and vulnerable countries continue to hold the right to file for damages against permanent loss caused to them because of climate change.
"Reacting to second version of the draft, Adriano Campolina, ActionAid Chief Executive, said, "In the closing hours of the Paris talks we have been presented with a draft deal that denies the world justice.
"By including a clause for no future claim of compensation and liability, the US has ensured people suffering from the disastrous impacts of climate change will never be able to seek the justice owed to them." http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.../50136956.cms...
So here are some of the ironies and hypocrisy of climate alarmism movement.
Irony/hypocrisy 1: more alarmism, more extortion for climate money, more anger and disappointent.
Irony/hypocrisy 2: more hatred of fossil fuel, more use of fossil fuel with thousands of airplane flights to reach Paris from tens of thousands of climate negotiators + hangers on.
Irony/hypocrisy 3: many planet saviours hate nuclear power, then they go to France, enjoy uninterrupted electricity while France is the #1 nuke-dependent country in the planet. In 2013, 76% of its total electricity output came from nuke.
Greenpeace irony/hypocrisy very clear. They oppose nuke power, declaring, "End the nuclear age" http://www.greenpeace.org/internati.../en/campaigns/nuclear/
And they are in France, the #1 nuke-dependent country in the planet. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th nuke-dependent countries are Ukraine, Sweden, S. Korea and the US, 2012 data.
Source: International Energy Agency (IEA), 2014 Key World Energy Statistics.
The planet is fine, it does not need self-proclaimed "planet saviours" and just undergoing the old and tested climate cycle of warming-cooling-warming-cooling, endlessly, with or without humans and their SUVs.
The planet's inhabitants though need to be spared and saved from those climate charlatans whose goal in spreading climate alarmism is more government, more global ecological and energy central planning. Alarmism now simply digs its own contradictions and problems.
Climate Tricks 42, SDGs and Jeffrey Sachs, oil and warming planet, August 05, 2015
Climate tricks 43, Interview at Sonshine Radio, DZAR 1026, August 08, 2015
Climate Tricks 44, Scary predictions in 2009, August 11, 2015
Climate Tricks 45, On "vanishing" snow and "Godzilla" El Nino, November 13, 2015
BWorld 29, Paris COP's emission cut targets vs. energy needs, December 06, 2015
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