Industrial Countries May Talk A Lot About Climate Protection, But They Sure Are Paying Less Than Ever For It

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The German left-wing online TAZ here has a report bemoaning how industrial countries are all shirking their responsibilities when it comes to helping the poor countries develop sustainable societies.

Sorry – no money for climate protection.

If there is a sure sign of just how serious countries really are when it comes to the “grave problems of climate change”, then look no further than money. If climate change was an imminent catastrophe, you wouldn’t know it from the money that countries are pledging. In fact, you’d think they’ve stopped taking it seriously.

The TAZ writes:

And today, 20 years later? Never has there been a UN climate conference where so little is being said about money, even though it is so urgently necessary,’ wonders Jens Martens, development expert of the international non-governmental organisation Global Policy Forum. The industrial countries wish to avoid costly promises and the South has given in to resignation.”

There are two reasons for that: 1) Many industrial countries are teetering on the brink of financial disaster, and 2) the same countries (e.g. Japan, China, Russia, Canada, USA) are beginning to wake up to the FACT that man-made climate catastrophe is a hoax.

At the 2010 Cancun Conference, industrial countries pledged $100 billion for so-called green climate funds. However, according to the TAZ, only about 10 billion have been paid.

With the financial markets in Europe and North America in worsening disarray, expect the supply of money for climate projects to get even more scarce. It’s back to 1992: “It’s the economy, stupid!” Climate change is just a hoax.

 

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7 responses to “Industrial Countries May Talk A Lot About Climate Protection, But They Sure Are Paying Less Than Ever For It”

  1. DirkH

    Look. The taz also reports about a book detailing connections between WWF and industry; WWF has sued against the book, and Amazon doesn’t sell it anymore.

    http://www.taz.de/WWF-kritisches-Buch/!94573/

    Fun thing is, the leftist readers vote in an online poll overwhelmingly critical of the WWF. Probably just a Marxist reflex, but nice to see that the WWF loses approval even amongst the leftists.

  2. DirkH

    Inexplicable burst of cosmic rays in the year 775 AD discovered. Article describes some other anomalies as well.
    http://www.wissenschaft.de/wissenschaft/news/315603.html

  3. DirkH

    In an article about geosciences, Spiegel describes how meteorologists have erred in their forecast of frost and record cold for the past few days in Germany (temperatures stayed above 5 deg C); mentioning supercomputers and that that is still insufficient for reliable forecasts. Nice work Spiegel, but of course the necessary conclusion that climate forecasts to the year 2100 are totally ridiculous is missing from the Spiegel article, as that would endanger the warmist narrative that they still plan to use for future alarmist articles.

    http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/geoforschung-erdbeben-verraet-angeblich-das-datum-von-jesu-kreuzigung-a-836513-2.html

    So, we know they are SMART enough to understand the problem, and that it is DISHONESTY, not STUPIDITY, that is behind their ongoing climate alarmism.

  4. mwhite

    This is where the money is going

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-04/german-monopolies-agency-sees-energy-cost-tsunami-faz-says.html

    “The head of Germany’s Monopolies Commission, Justus Haucap, said he fears a “cost-tsunami” for electricity customers as Germany switches to wind and solar power, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing Haucap.

    It is not “unrealistic” that prices may increase to more than 5 eurocents per kilowatt-hour, Haucap said, according to a preview of an article that will be published tomorrow.”

    1. DirkH

      “It is not “unrealistic” that prices may increase to more than 5 eurocents per kilowatt-hour, Haucap said, according to a preview of an article that will be published tomorrow. ”

      An added explanation for our non-Germans:
      Prices are already at 23.5 Eurocents/kWh or 30 US cents; the cross-subsidy component for the solar + wind scam is what is expected to go from currently 3.6 to over 5 Eurocents. German electricity prices are the second highest in the world after Denmark.

      1. Bernd Felsche

        Here’s that increase:
        http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-s-nuclear-phase-out-brings-unexpected-costs-to-consumers-a-837007.html

        Merkel et al have failed to check that their policies are sustainable in the real economy. Forcing people to pay €150,000 million for grid duplication necessary to harvest unreliable wind power, on top of price increases to subsidise “renewable” wealth sinks is likely to encourage manufacturers to move their production out of the country, to where electricity is cheaper and more reliable.

        More factory closures. More job losses. More people unable to heat and light their homes with safe electricity. The health of people is at risk if they cannot cook; to refrigerate their food, to heat and to light their homes.

        Are they to be the collateral damage of the government’s blind stumbling to a renewable energy catastrope?

        There’s a line in Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy:
        “Nobody was really poor, at least, nobody worth talking about.”

        Merkel can afford to rent, heat and light a swish apartment just a stone’s throw away from her official residence in her leaky Waschmaschine (Kanzleramt) – which is also heated and illuminated for her benefit out of the pockets of taxpayers. Meanwhile, half a million Germans can’t afford to pay their electricity bills which have been inflated out of reach by Merkel’s policies and businesses are closing down because the cost and reliability of energy in Germany have made them uncompetitive and unprofitable.

        Merkel: Ver(s)teuern bis zum Wohlstand.

        1. DirkH

          After propagandizing AGW scare scenarios for years, the Spiegel now criticizes the high energy cost. Leftist tactic. Create a problem, then complain about it. Der Spiegel, like George Soros, thrives on the creation and exploitation of problems they themselves help create.

          They are a destabilizing force (and very likely work for a foreign power).

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