The German online CO2 Handel here writes that things are looking bleaker than ever for a Kyoto successor climate treaty.
Once again German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has dumped more cold water on expectations for a climate treaty in Durban later this year. CO2 Handel writes:
‘A breakthrough for a global climate protection treaty as a successor to the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012 is unrealistic,’ said Röttgen on Friday in Capetown.”
Even worse for the junk-science-based climate rescue movement is that their numbers are shrinking rapidly and approaching fringe status. As China and USA refuse to sign a treaty, CO2 Handel writes:
After the announced departures of Japan and Canada from the Kyoto process, only the EU as well as Norway and a few other countries see themselves contractually obligated to systematically reduce CO2 emissions. Rising CO2 emissions of countries, among them the USA and China, as well as the shrinking number of countries in the Kyoto process could result in Kyoto countries being responsible for only 16% of the global CO2 emissions.”
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Have any of the signatories to the original met their commitments (without mathematical chicanery)?
Germany has – but only because 1990 is used as the baseline (i.e. get credit for the shutdown of East Germany’s rundown industry). I doubt West Germany reached its targets.
Germany as a whole even had a surplus of carbon credits and gave it to neighbouring states in exchange for political goodwill.
This is no coincidence; Kyoto was a German design:
From the article:
“Röttgen fordert, die EU-Ziele von 20 Prozent weniger Emissionen bis 2020 noch einmal zu erhöhen. Das würde Europas Technologieführerschaft auf diesem Gebiet sichern.”
“Röttgen demands to increase the EU goals of a 20% [CO2] emissions reduction til 2020. This would ensure Europe’s technological leadership in this area.”
Yeah, because Europe has no other problems /sarc. Merkel will ignore Röttgen; Greece will need much more money than planned, die Welt reports. Default is looming.
Thanks to the financial misery, we ‘ll be saved from eco-tyranny. Thanks Greece.
It’ll be iffy [not as bad as they portray it] for a while PG but better, 100% better than the Statist bloc and commissar diktatorship that we are under now.
Europe only works, if we are all in competition with and against each other – it’s our contrasting and divergent nations which make [made] us strong. A Socialist ideological bloc of EU satellite states washes out the ‘colour’ of each nations’ identity and therefore obliterates – the spice of variegation and our lifeblood – they’re turning us into a ‘tasteless mush’.
Röttgen doesn’t demonstrate an understanding of the broken window fallacy.
Technological leadership is only valid if it increases the potential for nett wealth by itself.
Imposing penalties on existing production “breaks windows”.
Low arctic sea ice leads to huge increases in plankton; study in GRL says. 2- to 6-fold increase measured in the Beaufort Sea. German article:
(The increased bioproductivity does not mean we’re not very concerned about negative consequences of AGW, assure the scientists.)
“Global climate protection treaty…”
Am I the only one stricken by the hubris and enormous ignorance of such a conceit?
Sometime in our future – 20-30 years I fervently hope less, we will look back on the delusion of Man-Made Global Warming as the grandest perversion of science in our history and one of the grandest human delusions. It is time for us humans to grow up and grow past our primitive pagan/Gaia worshiping childishness.
The mainstream media is beginning to catch on. Read this:
Kyoto II is irrelevant.
Europe, Australia, New Zealand have already surrendered to a CO2 trading system. The US is conquered state by state.
Now with the economic crises we are robbed from our civil liberties and freedom at an astonishing rate.
The Global regime that will be in power soon can do what ever they want to.