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Booker On The Paris Climate Fiasco

December 20, 2015

By Paul Homewood 




Booker’s thoughts on Paris:


No sooner were world leaders congratulating themselves last weekend on having reached their “historic agreement” to save the planet by scrapping all those “dirty” fossil fuels than two groups – normally bitterly opposed to each other – were united in deriding the meaningless absurdity of what had happened.

The ultra-greens, led by the “father of the global warming scare” James Hansen, immediately hailed the agreement, which committed no one to anything, as no more than a “fake” and a “fraud”. Clued-up “climate sceptics” equally recognised that this much-vaunted “non-treaty” was indeed – precisely as I predicted here on November 1 – “the flop of the year”.



It really is time for us all to grasp just what a charade all that wishful thinking in Paris turned out to be. Lost in their self-deluding group-think, the 40,000 delegates may have been happy to cheer the idea that we must abolish fossil fuels. But not one pointed out that the world currently depends on fossil fuels to provide nearly 87 per cent of all the energy it uses. Those useless “renewables” they want us all to use instead – based on the wind and the sun – supply less than 2 per cent.

But equally buried from sight in Paris was the openly declared intention of China, India and pretty well every “emerging economy” in the world to build thousands more coal-fired power stations, causing their “carbon emissions” to double or even treble. Global emissions in the next 15 years are set to soar, without any effect on the climate.

All of which leaves the countries of the West, which momentarily fooled the media into thinking that anything at all had been achieved by that PR stunt in Paris, in a ludicrously isolated position. And none more so than Britain, now the only country in the world legally committed, by the Climate Change Act, to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80 per cent within 35 years.

According to current government policy, this will mean putting an almost complete end to the use of the coal, gas and petroleum products on which our survival as an industrial nation depends. In light of that vacuous non-event in Paris, when will our politicians at last face facts and begin reversing our suicidal energy policy before it is too late?

  1. Paul2 permalink
    December 20, 2015 4:39 pm

    How a labour MP has got the nerve to turn up to this is just rubbing salt into the wounds. She should have been booed for as long as the march lasted:

  2. December 20, 2015 4:57 pm

    When I read about COP21 and politicians, the first thing that comes in my mind is that work by Isaac Cordal, Politicians debating global warming. Priceless:

  3. December 20, 2015 5:03 pm

    On the other hand, I kept following and the ideas posted there on COP21 and I agree with the idea that spending 100 Billion p.a. in a still poorly understood mechanism is of little help for climate control –

  4. December 20, 2015 8:02 pm

    Thanks, Christopher Booker, Paul.
    The delegates partied, drinking and dancing in Paris, their scamming paid off.
    Corruption is the way to world domination; The self-elected government of the UN.

  5. Christopher Booker permalink
    December 20, 2015 9:41 pm

    Once again I must apologise to Paul that the superb pie chart used on the website verison of my Telegrph article (as above) was not given the acknowledgement to him and this blog that I asked for.
    It is one thing to plough through the dense columns of figures published in the BP Statistical Review of World Energy – but to turn them into that very striking graphic showing what a huge percentage of the world’s energy is still derived from fossil fuels is quite another. It desrves much wider circulation as a really valuable contribution to understanding just how farcical the wishful thinking of that absurd Paris “non-treaty” really was.
    Thanks again, Paul, you are in q league of your own on this kind of thing.

  6. December 20, 2015 10:03 pm

    Yes, it’s amusing that the ultra-greens and the sceptics are in agreement that it was a meaningless farce, while many of the clueless self-deluding activist journalists (Fiona Harvey, Horrorbin) thought that they were witnessing a decisive moment in world history.

  7. john in cheshire permalink
    December 21, 2015 12:03 pm

    Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy and saner New Year.

  8. December 21, 2015 1:16 pm

    ‘when will our politicians at last face facts and begin reversing our suicidal energy policy before it is too late?’

    When the voters wise up.

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