Doha Fails Utterly – Only 37 Countries Agree To Extend Old Kyoto Treaty! “Lots Of Declarations Of Intent”

The German media report that only a totally lame climate treaty compromise was reached in Doha: Kyoto I will be extended until 2020.

Sun sets on Doha. Minimal compromise reached. Source: www.cop18.qa

For those calling for rapid reductions in CO2 emissions, the result in Doha can only be described as an utter disaster. The Doha agreement will do absolutely nothing to curb CO2 growth, let alone cut net CO2 emissions.

One reason is that few countries are left taking part. Online FOCUS magazine reports only a few countries have signed on to extending Kyoto I, which FOCUS calls a “minimal compromise”. Only 37 of 194 countries signed on. That means the treaty is internationally non-binding.

The only thing that is certain is that there are going to be many more climate junkets in the future, wasting more taxpayer money.

The left wing TAZ reports that these 37 countries are “responsible for about 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. And it still remains open how high the planned reductions will be.” Those that signed on to make reductions couldn’t even tell us how much.

The conservative FAZ  reports on financial assistance to developing countries: “…there were lots of declarations of intent – and voluntary commitments from a few European countries.” But nothing binding here either.

The green activist Die Zeit also comments on aid to developing countries, writing: “there were only vague promises in the agreement. Indeed it says that ‘beginning in 2020 at least 100 billion dollars a year will flow from public, private and other sources’. But there is no agreement on where the money will come from or how much will be made available in the years leading up to 2020.” Here, too, lots of empty promises.

Finally Spiegel writes that USA has never signed the treaty and that Canada has dropped out. Spiegel didn’t even bother putting the news of the Doha result on its online front page.

If you’re among those who are very serious about curbing CO2, then this agreement can be considered only one thing: PATHETIC!

But if you think the whole CO2 issue is nothing but a huge scam, then you can breath out yet another sigh of relief. Saved again from another dumb treaty. Better yet, it is becoming increasingly clear that most of the planet no longer takes the issue seriously – a mindset that will only increase as time goes by.

Other reactions:

Friends of the Earth on BBC: “It’s an empty deal.”

Klimaretter.de: “We are on the path to a 4°C world…Doha is a flop. [...] International diplomacy still has not recovered from the disaster of the Copenhagen Summit 2009. [...] It’s like the self-delusion of an alcoholic who says: Next week I’m going to quit drinking. But then every week he means next week.”

 

21 responses to “Doha Fails Utterly – Only 37 Countries Agree To Extend Old Kyoto Treaty! “Lots Of Declarations Of Intent””

  1. thebiggreenlie

    These “green idiots” need somewhere each year to go on a holiday and exchange stupidity with equally idiotic partners! Also it gives the ENGO’s another reason to fund raise for the next 12 months!
    Nobody should believe for one second that these COP meetings have anything to do with anything remotely close to a “legitimate” cause!
    It’s always has been and always will be about $$$$$$$$!
    That’s why it’s labelled the “Great Green Scam”!

    1. Philip Deveney

      I hope you know that the website I found this article on was climatedepot.com, which is funded by, among other big carbon producers, Chevron and Exxon Mobil. I want you all to ask yourselves something. Is there motive for abject denial of facts in this case in favor of maintaining the most profitable industries in the world? On the other hand, what is the motive for the rest of us who accept manmade climate change as real? Think about it. I await your response.

    2. Philip Deveney

      also… I would love for manmade climate change to be false. It would be awesome. I could continue to drive wherever I want, and could use all the modern conveniences I wanted without consequence. I would love it. I do not believe that wind power or solar will solve the problem either. It is only through a dramatic reduction in energy consumption that any change can truly take place. So for me, there is no motive. I encourage you to look up the funders of most of these climate change denial sites. You will get a consistent picture of funding from the Koch Brothers, Exxon, Chevron, Automobile Industry giants etc… If we are wrong and we change our policies, then we create a green industry and nothing bad happens, but on the other hand, if the climate change denial folks are wrong, water bound countries and coastal territories will be inundated with water and a massive refugee crisis will ensue. Think about it.
      [Go tell it the 167 countries (86.1% of the world's countries)- who obviously don't believe a damn thing you are madly raving about. I'm sure that if you present all that convincing data of yours, you'll sway them to your side. -PG BTW: all those 20,000 delegates had no problems paying companies like Chevron for all that jet fuel they consumed to get to Doha in the first place.]

      1. DirkH

        “You will get a consistent picture of funding from the Koch Brothers, Exxon, Chevron, Automobile Industry giants ”

        Evidence, Philip. If that’s so easy to find why can’t you come up with a link.

        “also… I would love for manmade climate change to be false. It would be awesome.”

        Cities have an average day-night temperature swing of 20 deg F.
        You say that a warming of 0.6 deg C over the last century while we were coming out of the Little Ice Age is catastrophic? Tall statement.

        You say that it will continue or accelerate? Show your evidence.

        The scientists in which you trust have nothing to show for.

  2. Nonoy Oplas

    The appropriate term perhaps, is climate extortion, and taxpayers in many rich countries like the US refuse further extortion to “save the planet”, that is why the green activists and climate thugs in poorer countries are angry.

  3. Ric Werme

    ‘beginning in 2020 at least 100 billion dollars a year will flow from public, private and other sources’. But there is no agreement on where the money will come from or how much will be made available in the years leading up to 2020.” Here, too, lots of empty promises.

    2020!? Will anyone remember? Will that agreement still be intact? They have eight more chances to modify it. Didn’t last year’s agreement say something like that? Perhaps it had the billions but not the timing

    I assume some of the Parties pointed out that the Maldives will be under the ocean in 2020. OTOH, if it isn’t, is there a need for the money? Hey – that’s the escape clause – don’t start the money flow until the Maldives is abandoned. :-)

    1. DirkH

      “2020!? Will anyone remember? Will that agreement still be intact? ”

      You forgot the most important one.

      Will there still be a Dollar?

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  7. Edward.

    Stop Press!!####Empty heads sign piece of toilet paper = non binding totally useless deal ### stop press!!!

    ……..and promise with all their hearts – to keep the global circus and gobfest alive.

    Yes indeedy!!

    So – it’ll mean more 5 starred hotels, whores and ‘scores’ galore for the NGO’s, feeble headed delegates and screeching poor islanders [where has my island gone??] and hangers on – somewhere, whatever, wherever…….next year.

    And the taxpayers of Europe and the USofA will pay! [I mean what's not to like man?]

    Meanwhile, CO2 goes up [good] and the Temperatures go down [bad]…………………………………………………………………….. and wasn’t that what is was all about?

  8. Tom

    37? make that 11, the EUSSR is essentially one country.

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  11. Don

    The one unassailable fact is that whatever you believe as far as climate change there is realistically nothing the U.S. or even all the developed countries can do in their practices to slow, let alone stabilize/reverse total CO2 emissions increases. China, India and others will far surpass us in emissions and developed countries in general are building coal-fired plants at a record pace. We are not only expected to cut our emissions but to subsidize the entire undeveloped world in just slowing their increase or paying reparations for climate change damages.

    As for the person suggesting a “dramatic reduction in energy consumption,” how about we pick what you reduce? From now on you can neither purchase nor use anything that is imported in whole or part from overseas or by long distance truck, only by train. You cannot use any product that emits CO2 or any other ozone depleting gas at any stage in its production. You can only use recycled wood products. You will have to stop using wireless comunication, whether cell phone or computer, so that the energy-hog microwave towers can all be torn down.

    You will need to stop exercising, and all pets need to be euthanized, to cut down on excess CO2 produced by humans and animals. May not bother you but meat and dairy product have to go – too much co2 and methane.

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  14. Martin

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    H A R R P is our Gov. Program And 16 other countries screw with their enemies’ weather.

    Global warming was invented for huge taxation of all wold citizens starting with carbon taxes, example UK stock market carbon Companies’ purchases coming to US soon. Sheep, you all are suckers for over 30 weather years of worldwide ….. You research the rest if and only if you have the common sense to be open minded otherwise you are a MARK!

    5000 pages of proof about HARRP plus History channel’s “Weather Wars” explains all

    1. DirkH

      They don’t need H A A R P to invent global warming. A little bit of tampering with historical weather data sufficed; helped by the death of most of the soviet weather stations after the fall of the USSR – eliminating thousands of cold trending measurements. Just in time for Hansen’s prophecies.

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