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Belgian Professor Calls COP21 “A Resounding Failure”

December 19, 2015

By Paul Homewood 





From No Tricks Zone:


The Belgian online Le Peuple here interviewed István Marko, Professor of Chemistry at the UCL, and a so-called climate non-alarmist, on what he thought of the results of the highly ballyhooed Paris COP21 climate summit and agreement.


Unrealistic and laughable

His assessment is devastating. He calls the COP21 agreement a “grand illusion“, a “resounding failure” and one of “wishful thinking” on the part of the rich countries. He calls the 2.0°C warming target “unrealistic” – never mind the 1.5°C warming target, which in the interview he called “laughable“.


No enforcement mechanisms

Markó calls the COP21 agreement an “obvious failure” because there is no mechanism forcing the signatory countries to do what they just ‘promise’. “Nothing is binding.”

Markó says the rich countries have engaged in “wishful thinking“.

When it comes to the $100 billion in annual payments to developing countries, “nothing in the 10 pages of the 31-page final report assures this is going to happen”.

Will it be loans or donations? Will there be an interest rate that will be applied? And if so, which? What happens in the event of of non-payment! There’s no organ of control”.

Markó says, “Nobody knows how the European countries are going to finance these amounts to be paid to poor countries.


Read the rest here.

  1. December 19, 2015 1:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism.

  2. Stonyground permalink
    December 19, 2015 2:07 pm

    There is nothing binding because there is just enough awareness of reality in their addled brains to know that their solutions are unworkable and, if applied, would reduce whole populations to penury and starvation.

    As for 1.5 and 2 degree targets, do these idiots really think that they actually control the climate in that way? The world’s temperature will go up or down exactly as it pleases whatever they decide to do, or rather force other people to do.

    • December 19, 2015 2:45 pm

      Either by accident or design the “target” in terms of temperature is much better than it could have been, for example if they’d set a limit on emissions. If the CO2 sensitivity turns out low then emissions can (and of course will) continue to rise as now.

      Personally I’d like 1.5 degrees to be a target rather than a limit, another 0.5C in the UK would do nicely.

  3. Benjamin F. Smith permalink
    December 19, 2015 3:36 pm

    The United Nations climate plan is a disaster because CO2 will continue to increase and methane will continue to increase therefore temperature will continue to increase at a faster rate. the only thing that will work is lower CO2 concentration in atmosphere. Lowering CO2 concentration would help cooling. The United Nations plan is a death sentence.

    • Bloke down the pub permalink
      December 19, 2015 5:47 pm

      You had me going for a minute there Ben.

  4. December 19, 2015 3:57 pm

    So after the big international gab-fest about the worst problem facing humanity; ends up not much is going to be done, and end up there really isn’t a problem anyhow.

    Time for a happy dance

    My favorite Belgian Band!

  5. Jack Dawkins permalink
    December 19, 2015 5:33 pm

    Aah…The Cold Light of Day. Just as predicted by Josh.

  6. Bloke down the pub permalink
    December 19, 2015 5:53 pm

    There is a possibility that, as a result of the cagw panic, someone might develop a new energy source that revolutionises the global economy. In that event, we may all look back on this period as a necessary evil.

  7. The Old Bloke permalink
    December 19, 2015 7:08 pm

    That will only happen when the oil really does run out.

  8. December 20, 2015 5:21 pm

    As a man of chemistry Prof Marko should know more about climate affairs, and what makes work. More than two-third of weather and climate is done by water, in the air and oceans. When Marko calls COP21 as no useful or showing serious results, one wonders what he offers instead. Too little to credit his thoughts higher as he credits COP21: a “grand illusion“; a “resounding failure”. Either Prof. Marko tells us something about the “climate-water-system”, or he keeps his mouth shut:

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