Last roll of the dice for the warmists

With Kyoto set to die unless the international community agrees to another scheme, South Africa will host the latest round of climate negotiations.

It’s October, so the annual round of UN climate talks must be close. This year it’s the turn of Durban, where negotiators, campaigners and journalists will soon be headed, though probably not in the numbers that swamped Copenhagen in 2009 – or even Cancun last year. Can the South Africans succeed where the Danes and the Mexicans didn’t?

A year ago the cynics were saying that South Africa saw the meeting more as a chance to attract tourists than as a serious negotiating round. But COP-17 (the seventeenth conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) will concentrate minds.

 With the world economy in the dumps, “climate change action” just isn’t as fashionable as it used to be. Of course, the US never signed the original deal.

The US has refused to ratify the Protocol, saying it won’t accept constraints that do not apply to the world’s other principal greenhouse polluter, China. And China, like other developing countries, is exempt from Kyoto’s provisions.

The chance of getting these delegates and beuaracrats to agree to anything substantial is remote. Meanwhile, Australia is pushing on with this carbon tax.


About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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One Response to Last roll of the dice for the warmists

  1. Brian G Valentine says:

    I’m very sorry for Australia. I live in the United Sates, and Australia has always been characterized by people of independent thought, and common sense. A couple of maniacs in the form of Tim Flannery and Christine Milne have foisted an unjustified agenda on Australia’s government, I have no explanation.

    Other than the fact that K Rudd was unable to make it rain in the desert as fast as people thought he ought to be able.

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