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Saudi’s Meaningless Climate Plan

November 17, 2015
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By Paul Homewood



We finally have Saudi Arabia’s Climate Plan, and I cannot honestly say it was was worth waiting for.




Saudi Arabia is, you may remember, the 8th largest emitter of CO2 in the world, and this is based on consumption, not production of energy. All they have managed to come up with is a promise of avoiding 130 million tonnes of CO2e.

Note that this is not a reduction from current levels, simply a promise to emit less than they otherwise would have done – a figure they don’t even bother to quantify in their plan.


They even have the nerve to add this proviso:




So their plan is based around growing their economy in low energy sectors, but if they have to diversify into industrial sectors instead, the plan will be rewritten to allow for more emissions.

Heads we win!


Meanwhile, our glorious leaders seem determined to stitch us all up like kippers.



PS Still nothing from Qatar or Iran

  1. Retired Dave permalink
    November 17, 2015 5:15 pm

    Yes I get the uncomfortable feeling that a big part of the world is sat back laughing at us.

    The west is truly hoist on its petard – having told the world that CO2 is problem, is it any wonder that they want reparations for all the damage we have caused??

    Just finished reading Matt Ridley’s GWPF Essay “The Climate Wars and the Damage to Science”

    I see you get an honourable mention Paul. I was quite chuffed to note that 90% of his blog reading matter mirrors my own. Having read a number of his books I expected an excellent piece and wasn’t disappointed. I just wish I could write in such a concise and articulate way. It helps to have his intellect of course. I heard him talk once a couple of years ago and he was equally impressive in person.

  2. michael hart permalink
    November 17, 2015 11:14 pm

    So that’s a two fingered salute from the Saudis to the global warmers, then. Excellent.

    Having said that, I’m mildly surprised we haven’t seen some wacko research claiming global warming will do horrible things to Saudi sand dunes or something.

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