First Day At The Climate Conference

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This has to be a short post as it’s 1 a.m. and I’m beat. The conference today ended at 9.30 and then I met up with some other German bloggers at the bar for a couple of drinks and good discussion.

The first day went very well with a slate of very interesting speakers. I feel it’s beginning to crumble, and I’m getting signals that some media outlets are beginning to shift gears. It only takes one domino to fall to get the rest of it going. The recent FOCUS feature was a sign.

None of the mainstream media outlets bothered to show up. But that’s okay becuase I scanned the headlines of all the big German newspapers while at the train station this morning, and they had nothing about Cancun! Summary: climate has lost its signficance – completely.

I’d say there were around 150 people attending today, with a good number of young faces, and so I was surprised by the turnout. Many of the talks today were about the cosmic radiation.cloud correlation. Scientists Henrik Borchert:

The German Weather Service has to start looking at their own data.”

One highlight was a live video feed of Lord Monckton and Roy Spencer from Cancun, who gave us a progress report there and we were able to ask questions directly.

I wanted to post a photo but I have to convert the photo and it’s too late. I’ll post more tomorrow.

 

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17 responses to “First Day At The Climate Conference”

  1. Ike

    Thanks Pierre! I wish you interesting discussions and have fun the next two days.

    In regards to “climate has lost its signficance – completely”, I found this bit at NYT online:

    Diplomats Head to Sunny Cancun, but U.S. Lawmakers Stay Home
    http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/12/01/01climatewire-diplomats-head-to-sunny-cancun-but-us-lawmak-61841.html

    Quote:
    “Cancun? For what?” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked warily yesterday when questioned about his plans. Informed that the spring break hot spot was actually the site of an international effort to cut carbon emissions, Coburn was dismissive.

    “No. I don’t usually go to anything. That’s a good enough reason,” he said. “We got bigger problems than climate right now. It’s called finance, how we get out of the hole we’re in.”

    🙂

  2. DirkH

    Now if only it lost its funding next.

  3. R. de Haan

    It’s already losing it’s funding from the banks, other measures to cut funding are undertaken by the GOP, the climate exchange in Chicago has been closed, Japan has refused to further support any extension of the Kyoto protocol (which is the bases for a lot of funding and renewable energy targets), in short the Climate Change Doctrine is in a free fall collapse.

    Unfortunately the Global Governance Agenda continues.

    Still a lot of work ahead but we’re making progress.

  4. Nonoy Oplas

    Nice updates, Pierre. Will be following your updates.

  5. R. de Haan

    Not with this kind of information finding the public eye Pierre:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/246026?CMP=twt_gu

    And there is more where this came from.

  6. DirkH

    Today, in the paper edition of the Braunschweiger Zeitung, there was a verbatim printout from the WMO press release pronouncing 2010 to be warmest year ever on par with 1998 or something like that; with the exception of Europe and North America, it said – now ironically, it’s always the places that are supposed to foot the bill for the AGW circus that are not warming, and the most populated places.

    So the German public is still fed uncommented propaganda directly from the AGW printing presses. No public debate or skeptical voices in the media. No discussion about the validity of the measurements or the adjustments.

    And there is not even a voice in Germany that wonders WHY there is no debate; at the same time Germans are SOOO smug about their mighty technological prowess. I get a very disconcerting feeling when i see the contrast between the fights that rage in the English speaking part of the world and the one-opinion-block silence in Germany.

  7. Bernd Felsche

    Hope you enjoyed that beer.

    It’s about to get more expensive as the biofuel-fraud bites.
    http://www.thelocal.de/national/20101203-31575.html

    “There are several factors contributing to the current shortage of malting grains, but German brewers are placing much of the blame on biofuel crops. These government-subsidized acres are increasingly crowding out conventional grains such as barley, a key ingredient for making malt and, ultimately, Germany’s world-famous beer.”

    The government’s getting between the Germans and their beer.

  8. DirkH

    Some fun. Internal frictions in our class warrior party Die Linke. The party leaders got better hotel acommodation than the grunts during a congress in France.

    http://www.thelocal.de/politics/20101204-31599.html

    Time to have a party cleansing, Mr. Lafontaine.

  9. R. de Haan

    DirkH
    4. Dezember 2010 at 16:43 | Permalink | Reply
    Today, in the paper edition of the Braunschweiger Zeitung, there was a verbatim printout from the WMO press release pronouncing 2010 to be warmest year ever on par with 1998 or something like that; with the exception of Europe and North America, it said – now ironically, it’s always the places that are supposed to foot the bill for the AGW circus that are not warming, and the most populated places.

    So the German public is still fed uncommented propaganda directly from the AGW printing presses. No public debate or skeptical voices in the media. No discussion about the validity of the measurements or the adjustments.

    Don’t worry about it.
    Let the people see from themselves what a winter during the warmest year ever looks like.

    It’s only an insignificant statistical value. And the “warming” they are so full about is not worth the fuzz anyhow.

    There is a moment in time where the public becomes absolutely immune for all the climate BS allowing the entire subject to drift away.

    Let’s see how the fresh wind in Congress blows and how the collapse of Kyoto effects the European climate ambitions.

    We now have 150 people attending the Skeptic Climate Conference in Berlin.

    Watch that number grow exponentially in the coming years.

    Nature is on our side.

  10. R. de Haan

    What I really want to say is this.

    The higher they scale up global temperatures, the harder the fall is going to be.

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