Reject Paris pandemonium

A Message from James M. Taylor, Vice President of External Relations at the Heartland Institute

One of the most important battles in the history of the global warming debate will be fought this December at a United Nations climate conference in Paris. The UN is attempting to impose binding carbon dioxide restrictions on the United States and transfer billions of dollars of climate “reparations” from the United States to nations like Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela.

It’s called COP-21 – the twenty-first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Heartland Institute is working with other leading think tanks and advocacy groups to make sure our voice – the voice of sound science and economics, of energy consumers and taxpayers in America – is heard.

We need your help us stop the UN and the Obama administration from raising your taxes, increasing your energy costs, and destroying jobs – perhaps your job or those of your children. This short proposal describes our project and asks for your financial support.

Read the rest of the statement. James refers to the USA but the issue affects us all and we all to some extent will feel the force of the impositions upon western industry and commerce if this conference meets its aim. It would be a dark day for humanity.

I have donated $US100 ($NZ149) and at the time of writing the crowd-funding campaign has raised $3512. It’s rising quickly. You can help them. They don’t need much from each of us.

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“Faith and Science Initiative” from COP21, featuring James hansen

Via the “Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation ”

Note that Hansen states that energy imbalance is 0.6 W/m2, no mention of trends or theoretical forcing.

And then, onto “climate justice”…..

Oh well, it got interesting for a few seconds

Richard C (NZ)
Richard C (NZ)

>”And then, onto “climate justice”…..” Post on the “Paris pandemonium” at WUWT provides an interesting link trail in comments as to how the concept of “climate justice”, and the mob mentality of it, has its origins in Structured Design Dialogue (SDD): ‘On #COP21 and the Madness of Crowds’ – Guest essay by Charles G. Battig “It is unfortunate that Charles Mackay is no longer alive to add yet another chapter or two to his insightful book of human follies, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. First published in 1841, his book chronicles in sixteen examples of crowd psychology with some of the notable economic and social foibles of the past. The preface includes his observation that “[w]e find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds on one object, and go mad in its pursuit: that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion and run after it, til their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.” Chapter headings include The Mississippi Scheme, The South-Sea Bubble, The Tulipomania, Fortune-Telling, The Magnetisers, The Crusades, and The Witch Mania. These and the other chapters were chosen by Mackay… Read more »

Richard C (NZ)
Richard C (NZ)

Also in WUWT comments above: richard verney December 3, 2015 at 8:08 am The Daily Telegraph are today carrying a related article on the problem of not thinking, ar being allowed to think, freely and independently. This article discusses the impact of this on Universities, and education. See: A refusal to think freely is making universities increasingly irrelevant An insightful commenter (colin harrow) observed: “Today’s prevailing orthodoxies, which Orwell described as the body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question, is almost exclusively confined to the opinions and agenda of a metro-sexual, metropolitan, bien pensant liberal-left elite who have influence and power out of all proportion to their numbers. They have no democratic basis or mandate whatsoever for this agenda other than the self reinforcing opinons of their chattering class fellow liberals, and education, particularly higher education is one of their bastions. And when orthodoxy becomes dogma it so easily lends itself to authoritarianism, and that is precisely what appears to be currently happening in our universities. It is probably the greatest political oxy-moron of modern times that liberalism has created a new totalitarianism which is… Read more »

Richard C (NZ)
Richard C (NZ)

>”Obama’s vision” [ignoring the scientific madness for the moment]

For President Obama to make good on his promise to stop the oceans from rising, he needs China’s Communist Party to agree to curb its CO2 emissions at the UN’s Climate Conference in Paris. This it will never do. China’s Communist Party knows that to stay in power – its highest priority – it must maintain the economic growth rates that have raised the incomes of much of its population and kept opposition at bay. Curbing fossil fuel use, China’s leaders understand, would dampen its already faltering growth and provide an existential threat to their rule. While they may talk a good game at the UN’s Paris talks, they will make no binding commitments to reduce C02. —Patricia Adams, Financial Post, 3 December 2015

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The other short articles in the CCD COP21 roundup at the same link are worth a look too, the title of which is:

‘Funding Row ‘Threatens Paris Climate Deal’, India And China Warn’

Ah yes, “funding”.

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