Posts Tagged ‘contract and converge’

The IPCC: Going Where No Scientist Should Go

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Source: No Frakking Consensus

The next IPCC report will include a chapter that discusses gender inequality, marginalized populations, and traditional knowledge. So much for providing “rigorous…scientific information.”

The upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report will contain a chapter titled Human Security. According to an official outline, this will examine the following topics:

  • Social and economic activities, including employment
  • Education
  • Inequalities, gender, and marginalized populations
  • Culture, values, and society
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Local communities
  • Local and traditional knowledge
  • Migration and population displacement
  • Conflict
  • Community resilience
  • [see page 4 here]

We’re told that the IPCC is a scientific organization and that its job is to “provide rigorous and balanced scientific information to decision makers.” But what can science possibly tell us about Culture, values and society? Or about Local communities? Why is the IPCC going anywhere near subjects such as these? (more…)

UN & EU: Rich and Unaccountable — “A Vast Enterprise of Looting”

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Source: SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

This is a very topical issue, as the UN seeks to pull even more money from the West for its “Contraction and Divergence” programs, via the Green Fund agreed at Copenhagen, restated at Cancun and again at the December UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Durban.

UN sits on billions in cash, won’t say where it goes

As the UN seeks ever more funding from all of us, to fund so called “Development” and to “Fight Climate Change in Poor Countries”, (such as Brazil, China and India), it turns out that they are sitting on huge hoards of cash and resist attempts by auditors to find out what happens to the money.

This report is by Wendy Wright in the January 5th 2011 edition of Spero News:

“A confidential audit of UNICEF and UNFPA found “gross” failures in transparency and surprisingly billions of dollars of unspent cash. Both agencies refused to disclose information on staff costs and travel. The auditor found that donors have “little knowledge regarding the ultimate destiny” of funds. (more…)

US promotes climate aid to skeptical Congress

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Source:  US promotes climate aid to skeptical Congress

by  Shaun Tandon

“WASHINGTON — The US administration said that assistance to poor countries worst hit by climate change was crucial to US credibility as it struggled to convince a skeptical Congress.

Wealthy economies — namely the United States, Japan and European Union — have promised billions of dollars to poor countries in what has become a key component of a future global treaty on climate change.

Chief US climate negotiator Todd Stern on Wednesday told Congress that such investment was “in our national interest” and quoted a World Bank study saying that every dollar spent on disaster preparedness saved $7 in disaster response. (more…)

Coal Production — The UN’s “Contract and Converge” Game Playing Out Again

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Source:  SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

Contract and Converge is the UN agenda for wealth redistribution, which requires the West to cut back on our use of hydrocarbon energy and allows developing nations to expand theirs so that they can catch us up.

Brazil Company invests 2 billion USD to develop Mozambique vast coal reserves

The world’s largest iron-ore producer, Brazil’s Vale will double investments in Mozambique to 4 billion US dollars in the next four years, said Chief Executive Officer Roger Agnelli, on Monday.

The Rio de Janeiro-based company invested 2 billion USD since it acquired the Moatize coal mine in 2004, said Agnelli in Tete province, 2,000 kilometres north of the capital Maputo.

Vale started operations at the 1.7 billion USD Moatize this weekend and is expected to produce 11 million metric tons of metallurgic and thermal coal a year once fully operational, the company said. Moatize employs 7,500 workers and its coal will be transported along a 600-kilometer railway line to the port of Beira in central Mozambique.

Vale plans to set up a coal-to-liquid plant in Mozambique, Agnelli said, declining to give more details. The southern African country’s government supports the plan to produce fuels from coal, said Mineral Resources Minister Esperanca Bias. (more…)

Climate Change Skeptics are Stooges for Big Oil

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

By Dennis Ambler

This excellent article by Art Horn in the Energy Tribune, takes the lid off the massive amounts of money being spent by government on “climate change”, at a time of severe financial constraints.

“As a meteorologist and climate change (what happened to global warming?) investigator, I constantly hear the charge that we who do not kneel at the altar of Al Gore are simply hired hacks for “Big Oil.” We are clueless stooges who will say anything for money. This old and tired argument is used over and over again by people who don’t do any research to back up that claim, they simply “know it’s true” because they read it in the New York Times or Newsweek or saw it on some television program. I wonder how many of those making this charge drive a car, use plastics, fly on planes or use virtually any product that we in our hydrocarbon based society enjoy? I’d bet all of them. (more…)

White House Science Czar Says He Would Use ‘Free Market’ to ‘De-Develop the United States’

Friday, January 7th, 2011
Source:  CNSNews

In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”

By Nicholas Ballasy

President Barack Obama confers with his top science and technology adviser, John P. Holdren. (White House photo)

(CNSNews.com) – In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”

In his role as President Barack Obama’s top science and technology adviser, Holdren deals with issues ranging from global warming to health care.

“A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich in the “recommendations” concluding their 1973 book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions. (more…)

EPA tries to take control of energy in Texas

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Source:  SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

I thought this was a timely article by Tim Ball and there is also the one he references by Willie Soon and Paul Driessen: “Driessen and Soon‘s article in New Year’s day CanadaFreePress about Texas and the EPA.

Ghost Of Kyoto: Government Control By Any Means by Dr Tim Ball  Canada Free Press

“Driessen and Soon‘s article in New Year’s day CanadaFreePress (CFP) identifies the growing conflict as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tries to take control of energy in Texas.

EPA is manipulating a completely unnecessary and scientifically unjustified control of energy and must be stopped. Fortunately, the Texas case is currently stayed by a court order, but EPA history is to do anything to achieve their goal.

There can’t be enough articles about what EPA is doing because it is a serious threat to freedom and CFP is about freedom. (more…)

Climate Change CO2 Corruption Caravan Continues At Cancun, Commercially: You Must Pay For Your Sins

Monday, December 20th, 2010

by Dennis Ambler

The Cancun Climate Conference and most national policies confirm equalization of wealth as the real objective. Everything is based on falsified evidence and completely unnecessary. If a private citizen practiced such deception it would constitute fraud. Despite evidence of manipulated data, corrupted science, false claims, and failed predictions the nonsense continues.

Climate Change CO2 Corruption Caravan Continues At Cancun, Commercially: You Must Pay For Your Sins

Tim Ball on the money again…. (more…)

The abdication of the West

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

From The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

Cancun, Mexico

I usually add some gentle humor to these reports. Not today. Read this and weep. Notwithstanding the carefully-orchestrated propaganda to the effect that nothing much will be decided at the UN climate conference here in Cancun, the decisions to be made here this week signal nothing less than the abdication of the West. The governing class in what was once proudly known as the Free World is silently, casually letting go of liberty, prosperity, and even democracy itself. No one in the mainstream media will tell you this, not so much because they do not see as because they do not bl**dy care.

The 33-page Note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/CRP.2) by the Chairman of the “Ad-Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Co-operative Action under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”, entitled Possible elements of the outcome, reveals all. Or, rather, it reveals nothing, unless one understands what the complex, obscure jargon means. All UNFCCC documents at the Cancun conference, specifically including Possible elements of the outcome, are drafted with what is called “transparent impenetrability”. The intention is that the documents should not be understood, but that later we shall be told they were in the public domain all the time, so what are we complaining about?

Since the Chairman’s note is very long, I shall summarize the main points: (more…)

Global Warming summit begins with prayer to Mayan goddess Ixchel — and Call for 20 years of rationing

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Source: Examiner

If you think there is no religious aspect to the environmental movement, think again.

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and a native of Costa Rica, opened the summit with an invokation to the ancient Mayan jaguar goddess Ixchel, saying that Ixchel was:

“the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you — because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools.”

According to Figueres, Ixchel is also a Mayan moon goddess. (more…)

‘Biodiversity’: the new Big Lie

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Source: UK Telegraph

by James Delingpole

And so it begins. With all the shamelessness of a Goldman Sachser trading in his middle-aged wife for a hot, pouting twentysomething called Ivanka, the green movement is ditching “Climate Change”. The newer, younger, sexier model’s name? Biodiversity.

When I say shameless, I’m talking so amoral it makes the Whore of Babylon look like Mother Theresa; so flagrant it makes Al Gore’s, ahem, alleged drunken “Love poodle” assault on the Portland Masseuse look like an especially delicate passage from Andreas Capellanus’s The Art of Courtly Love.

Consider this summary of the UN’s two-week Convention On Biodiversity, launched on Monday:

Delegates from nearly 200 countries are being asked to agree to new 2020 targets after governments largely failed to meet a 2010 target of achieving a significant reduction in biological diversity losses, a goal set at the last biodiversity conference in 2002. And one of the same issues that led to failure the first time around could jeopardize this meeting: money.

Developing nations say more funding is needed from developed countries to share the effort in saving nature. Much of the world’s remaining biological diversity is in developing nations such as Brazil, Indonesia and in central Africa.

Do you see what’s going on here? (more…)

Wealth Transfer to China — Cotton

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Source: WSJ

By ADAM CANCRYN and CAROLYN CUI

Cotton prices touched their highest level since Reconstruction on Friday, as a string of bad harvests and demand from China spark worries of a global shortfall.

d-straight day while a big jump in Google shares lead technology stocks and the Nasdaq higher. Plus, cotton hit a 140-year high. Mike Reid wraps up all of the day’s market action.

The sudden surge in prices—cotton has risen up to 56% in three months—has alarmed manufacturers and retailers, who worry they may be forced to pass on higher costs to recession-weary consumers.

The December cotton contract hit $1.1980 a pound minutes after the opening of trading on the IntercontinentalExchange Inc. on Friday. It is officially the highest price since records began back in 1870 with the creation of the New York Cotton Exchange. (more…)

International Wealth Transfer — Chinese dominate list of richest women

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Source:  Financial Times

More than half the world’s richest self-made women are Chinese, thanks in large part to the Communist party’s ending of the worst of gender discrimination in the country, according to the Hurun Report, which compiles information on the wealthiest Chinese.

The world’s three richest women are Chinese – as are 11 of the top 20 – according to the Hurun List of Self-Made Women Billionaires, published on Tuesday.

Zhang Yin, 53, the Chinese head of a recycled paper company, Nine Dragons Paper, ranks as the wealthiest self-made woman on earth with an estimated personal fortune of $5.6bn. Wu Yajun, 46, of Longfor Property, comes in second with $4.1bn and Chen Lihua, 69, of Fuhua International, a Hong Kong conglomerate, ranks third with $4bn.

The richest non-Chinese is Spaniard Rosalia Mera of Zara, the fashion house, with $3.5bn, and two others who made their fortunes in fashion: Doris Fisher for Gap is eighth and Giuliana Benetton of Benetton is 11th.

Oprah Winfrey, the US television show host, ranks ninth with $2.3bn. (more…)

China replaces the US as the world’s largest energy consumer

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Source: Merco Press

China has become the world’s largest energy consumer having overtaken the United States, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

“China is now the largest energy consumer by our definition,” the executive director of the Paris-based IEA, Nobuo Tanaka, told an industry conference.

”Probably half of the oil demand increase comes from China. Nobody knows when it (will) slow down.”

The IEA advises 28 developed countries. China is not a part of the IEA but the agency monitors the country as its oil demand can have a significant impact on prices.

IEA said that China’s energy consumption surpassed the US by 0.4% at 2.252 billion tons of oil equivalent in 2009 whereas the US consumed 2.17 billion tons. In February, China’s National Bureau of Statistics had put the total energy consumption in the country at 2.132 billion tons of oil equivalent. (more…)

Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC — $24.9 Million in ‘Stimulus’ Grants

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Source: CNSNews.com

The Obama administration gave corporate giant General Electric—the parent company of NBC–$24.9 million in grants from the $787-billion economic “stimulus” law President Barack Obama signed in February 2009, according to records posted by the administration at Recovery.gov.

Despite getting $24.9 million from U.S. taxpayers, GE decreased its U.S.-based employees by 18,000 in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 annual report.

According to Standard & Poor’s, GE took in $156 billion in revenue in 2009.

GE was the primary recipient of 14 stimulus grants, a spokeswoman for Recovery.gov confirmed to CNSNews.com. These 14 grants provided GE with $24.9 million in tax dollars. On four additional stimulus grants, the primary recipient of the federal money hired GE as a contractor. Recovery.gov is the administration’s website that tracks stimulus expenditures.

At the end of 2008, GE employed 152,000 U.S. workers, according to its 2009 annual report. But at the end of 2009, according to the report, it employed only 134,000 U.S. workers, a decline of 18,000 workers.

The Energy Department provided GE with 9 stimulus grants, the Department of Health and Human Services provided the company with 3, and the Justice Department and the Commerce Department each gave the company 1 stimulus grant.

All of these federal stimulus grants went to GE’s Global Research Center. (more…)