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“My Only Worry Is The Money” Says African Climate Negotiator

November 14, 2016

By Paul Homewood   




Quote of the day, as reported by Reuters:


"My only worry is the money," said Tosi Mpanu Mpanu of Democratic Republic of Congo, who heads a group of the 48 least developed nations. "It’s worrying when you know that Trump is a climate change skeptic,"


  1. Marco permalink
    November 14, 2016 11:01 pm

    Hoping Trump will starve the green gods and insist climate studies become an apolitical science (would that be “again” or “for the first time”?).

  2. 1saveenergy permalink
    November 14, 2016 11:17 pm

    Truth will out….It’s always been about the money

  3. Broadlands permalink
    November 14, 2016 11:23 pm

    It’s more worrying when you realize that the solution to the “settled science” forecasts cannot possibly be altered by stopping emissions and then try to rebury 50 ppm CO2… 100 billion tons of oxidized carbon in… how many generations? He should be skeptical of that.

  4. Joe Public permalink
    November 15, 2016 12:15 am

  5. Bulaman permalink
    November 15, 2016 12:22 am

    I spent a very long evening in a bar with climate negotiators from Kiribati and Tuvalu. After a lot of “discussion” they folded and admitted that it was all about the money they could extort under the guise of Western Liberal guilt. The overpopulation and growth of the atolls were inconvenient truths that went under the carpet to ensure they maximised the pressure they could apply to the gullible.
    Defund the lot Donald!!

    • Broadlands permalink
      November 15, 2016 1:46 pm

      I hope you pointed out to them that after several hundred years and a 40% increase in atmospheric CO2 sea level has risen less than 12 inches and no inhabited Pacific atoll has disappeared. In fact, other than man-made subsidence (e.g. Bangladesh) nowhere have humans been negatively impacted by sea level rise. Scary scenarios of the future generate money…to continue the ruse?

  6. markl permalink
    November 15, 2016 12:32 am

    Sign here and you’ll get free money. Don’t sign here and we’ll shame you, lie about you, and ostracize you from our club because we need your money.

  7. tom0mason permalink
    November 15, 2016 1:22 am

    Dear Tosi Mpanu Mpanu,

    Sorry about the money but if you go up to Marrakesh right now you might just be in time to catch those guys that live in the lap of luxury, lounging by the pool there. Just ask them for your cut of the funds. They’re really nice guys and will give you whatever you say you need.


    An impoverished bill and tax payer and citizen of a freezing cold Western nation.

  8. November 15, 2016 2:43 am

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    “Cimate change” aka “global warming” – the greatest pseudoscientific and wealth redistribution scam in history.

    The African climate negotiator’s quote says it all.

  9. John F. Hultquist permalink
    November 15, 2016 3:21 am

    The big news that Tosi Mpanu Mpanu missed is that the money they get now will not have to be wasted on someone else’s idea of what they need. They can set their own priorities. Good ideas can still be funded.

    • November 15, 2016 10:40 am

      Exactly right, the money was being taken from the aid pot anyway. The climate route would have allowed large amounts to be syphoned-off easily by some of the delightful heads of state in the developing world.

  10. manicbeancounter permalink
    November 15, 2016 8:03 am

    There is a huge difference between money going to poor countries and money going to the Poor. The history of foreign aid is testimony to this difference.

  11. John F permalink
    November 15, 2016 8:15 am

    As the Reuters article goes on to say, President Obama has only made $500m available from the 2014 US promised $3b. So frankly, the change in US contribution won’t make much difference. However, I suspect it is very worrying for Mr Mpanu Mpanu to know that the gravy train is about to stop.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      November 15, 2016 1:40 pm

      I think stopping the UN funds that prop up the UNFCCC and IPCC is going to be where the damage is done.

  12. Bitter&twisted permalink
    November 15, 2016 11:41 am

    Well there IS a surprise!!
    Now who would have thought that?

  13. November 15, 2016 12:29 pm

    Donald Trump called climate change a hoax nearly a year ago and in March told the editorial board of “The Washington Post”, “I think there’s a change in weather,” but added, “I am not a great believer in man-made climate change.”

    He chose Myron Ebell for his EPA transition team. Ebell is a leading contrarian of the scientific consensus on global warming and leads environmental and energy policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian advocacy group. He also helps chair the “Cooler Heads Coalition,” a group which describes its mission as “dispelling the myths of global warming.” Ebell has been described as “enemy #1” to the climate change community, and his own bio highlights how he as been named a “climate criminal” by Greenpeace.

    He will be instrumental in choosing personnel and shaping the future of government agencies that deal with environmental and climate policy.

    I close by humming a bit of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

  14. Gerry, England permalink
    November 15, 2016 1:45 pm

    If it wasn’t at the beginning, it certainly is now, all about the money. That is why the science ‘debate’ has become irrelevant. No end of papers saying it is not true won’t help but a good worldwide freeze will. Then we will see some victims of climate change as in climate change policies as people freeze to death due to no power, no heating etc.

  15. Barry Capsey permalink
    November 15, 2016 5:23 pm

    No-one with an IQ above their shoe size believes the global warming drivel. It’s a wonderful SCAM, producing vast sums to be wasted on all sorts of nonsensical sillinesses. CO2 is a VITAL plant food, -every plant on earth absorbs CO2 and exhales OXYGEN, -the very breath of life. Sea level rising? NO IT ISN’T. Weather worse? just a repeat of similar weather a while ago. Get on with living, -not imagining London or New York under 100′ of water. Grow up, ignore the scammers.

  16. November 21, 2016 1:37 pm

    An eloquent example of the proposition that man made climate change is merely a stratagem for diverting money in eye watering amounts from the poor in rich countries to the rich in poor countries.

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