Once again we find the United Nations attempting to push their plan to gain increased funding and political power based on their political corruption of science. Which is the real goal of their "global climate" initiative.
According to the International Herald Tribune (Associated Press)...
"Conference releases summary for action on climate change"
"VALENCIA, Spain: Delegates from more than 140 countries agreed Friday on an environmental "instant guide" for policy makers, stating more forcefully than ever that climate change had begun and that it threatened to alter the planet irreversibly."
Excuse me, these politicians have announced that "climate change had begun." And exactly when was that? Since the dawn of time? Ten thousand years ago? One thousand years ago? One hundred years ago? Ten years ago? Yesterday?
Any competent observer, be they layman or scientist, will tell you that weather is a continuous process and appears to be cyclic in nature. What we do not know is the extent of these cycles, be they cooling cycles, warming cycles or just plain "good weather" cycles.
As for the the speculation "that it (global climate change) threatened to alter the planet irreversibly" is complete and utter nonsense. As time moves in only one direction (forward) all climate events will serve to alter our natural environment as can easily be demonstrated by wind and water erosion of our landscape. A landscape which is ever changing due to tectonic plate forces, the actions of the moon on the tides and numerous other forces beyond our control. Again, we do not know the full interactive nature of these forces and if they are irreversible. Consider the seasonal sand erosion/rebuilding cycle. Or the action of the wind and rain when material is moved from place to place. Yes, there are changes associated with natural phenomenon -- but since we do not know the periodicity of the cycle, it is almost impossible to determine whether or not they are reversible.
And, you may note that these political hacks never mention the proven benefits of a warmer climate. Only the dire consequences of the most dire events as predicted by a computer model!
"The document summarizes the scientific consensus on human-induced climate change."
This is a flat-out lie. There is no scientific consensus on either the climate phenomenon or whether the climate phenomenon is "human induced." The real scientific consensus is that "the only constant is change" and that more study is needed before we reach any conclusions which will have a far-reaching and lasting impact on our political status and economy.
"It will be distributed to delegates at a crucial meeting in Indonesia next month that is intended to begin a political process on international cooperation to control global warming."
It is sheer lunacy to believe, at this point in time, that man can control the weather. Yes, we can mitigate its effects by building protective structures, but control -- no way. But there is an undeniable truth in the above paragraph: what we are seeing is a POLITICAL PROCESS! One designed by people who want to strengthen their control over the world's people and engage in the transfer of wealth from the peoples of this earth to those already rich, in power or both.
"Five days of sometimes tense negotiations ended before dawn with the approval of a 20-page summary of thousands of pages of data and computer projections compiled over six years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year with Al Gore."
Again, the mention of the Nobel Prize as if it were for scientific achievement and not a political prize for people who can be nominated by any sitting politician. The Nobel Peace Prize is not a confirmation of the validity or even the good intentions of those who have won it in the past.
If there were a consensus, why would there be "tense negotiations." You do not perform science by consensus or negotiation. These are w0rds used by mealy-mouthed weasel politicians who believe the world owes them, not only a living, but a superbly comfortable life.
There is no way to adequately summarize thousands of pages of scientific data in only twenty pages. Just the scientific disclaimers alone would fill a large, densely-printed telephone book.
As for computer projections, these are the same old models which rely on inadequate input data, poor assumptions and an extremely limited ability to project the weather beyond ten-to-fourteen days, let alone twenty, thirty, fifty or more years.
Just as the United Nations based their original calculations on the erroneous assumptions that global population growth is linear (wrong) and that everyone will consume energy like Americans (wrong), these computer projections are only the beginning. Go back forty years and similar models were predicting global cooling and possibly a mini-ice age. Neither of which happened.
Coincidently, some of the same scientists were involved and the prescription was exactly the same. We needed to cede our energy policy to a higher authority and allow for a carbon "cap and emissions trading" system. The same old scam that is being perpetrated today.
"The work describes how climate systems are changing and why, the effects they are having on mankind and ecosystems and various scenarios of future impacts, depending on how quickly action is taken to slow the trend."
The truth is that we do not know how climate systems are changing. We can observe the gross effects of any apparent local change -- but that is not globally definitive or predictive of future events. And implicit in the statement about "how quickly action is taken to slow the trend," is the assumption that, once again, we can control the weather at our present state of knowledge. Patently false or we would not be seeing droughts, floods and hurricanes.
"The summary and a longer 'synthesis report' of about 70 pages were expected to be formally adopted after proofreading. They will be released Saturday at a news conference attended by the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki Moon."
Formally adopted by who? A corrupt, impotent, self-serving United Nations who has historically proven that they can't even get disaster relief to needy people without corruption on both ends? A group who sees blatant genocide and fails to take action? Whose troops often run away in the face of danger? Synthesis? You mean like integrating existing reports that fit your agenda into a single summary designed for the media and dim-witted politicians?
"'Warming of the climate system is unequivocal,' the summary begins, a statement that participants in the meeting said was meant to dispel any skepticism about the reality of climate change."
We are speaking of a one-degree (Celsius) change over thousands of years. Well within the range of systemic measurement error and not terribly indicative of a further continued temperature rise. Ask these all-knowing politicians and their paid scientists exactly why is it that the satellite weather observations (which are much more accurate) do not tally with reported terrestrial observations?
"In a startling and much-debated conclusion, the document warns that human activity risks causing "abrupt or irreversible changes" on Earth, including the widespread extinction of species and a dramatic rise in sea levels before the end of this century."
Again, with all of the purported scientific research, how could the conclusion be "startling?" And they admit to a "much debated" conclusion. So where is the consensus?
"'I think overall it is a good and balanced document,' said Bert Metz, an eminent Dutch scientist and one of the 40 authors of the draft. 'In the end, a lot of people had to compromise.'"
With all due respect to Dr.Metz, he is more of a politician than he is a scientist. He is also biased in favor of the Kyoto Protocol and cannot be trusted to render an impartial opinion in a political environment.
Science is not done by consensus and no one needs to compromise. The facts are what they are. No further explanation is necessary.
"Although it contains no previously unpublished material, the summary pulls together the central elements of three lengthy reports the climate panel released this year. "I think this will be the scientific imperative" propelling action, said Stephanie Tunmore of the Greenpeace environmental group, an observer at the talks."
Wow! A publicity-generating rehash of previously published material and recommended by a representative of a far-left environmental group that has an avowed socialistic political agenda.
What can YOU do?
Wait for the report's release and judge it on its scientific merit or lack of provable science.
Read it in a political context. Follow the money and political desire.
Refuse to be panicked into taking precipitous actions which would cede a portion of our sovereign control over our own national destiny to an international community that is openly anti-American and which would do anything to damage our economy. One degree over thousands of years. Results which cannot be measured. Billions of dollars wasted and lives disrupted. For what, a political wet dream of a global government system and economy? As long as people act in their self-interest, the world will always be at conflict as the stronger tries to take something away from the weaker. It is human nature -- and to ignore it is to invite disaster.
With respect to further discussions on scientific consensus, I would like to repeat my closing quote from Marcus Aurelius: "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
Do not vote for any candidate or current politician who is willing to subvert the safety, security, sovereignty and economic strength of the United States or limit an individual's right of self-defense for personal power, prestige or profits.
And I leave you with my idea of a pun...
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell