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UN Green Climate Fund: good for bankers, bureaucrats, but not so much the poor


CCD Editor’s note: President Obama siphoned one billion taxpayer dollars from our treasury and sent it to the UN’s Green Climate Fund (without Congressional approval) with another $2 billion in the pipeline. President Trump has zeroed out that line item, angering activists and the bonbon-chomping bureaucrats (all 24,000 of them) now wrapping up a two-week summit that spent your taxpayer dollars on this yearly self-congratulatory boondoggle.

UN Green Climate Fund (GFC) — nice rort if you can get it

The UN climate fund was set up in 2010 but has yet to send a single dollar of project money to its star-sinking island (which isn’t sinking but is poor).

The NY Times has a long article describing how billions of dollars are being spent, but somehow it seems to be going to the wrong places. Given the lack of accountability, voters, and elections, who could have seen that coming?

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‘Quaint’ German coal mining town may be ‘sacrificed’ to UN climate agenda

World leaders, including Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, are busy at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany pushing to phase out coal in North America and Europe – that is, when they aren’t busy lavishly celebrating themselves.

And I’ve really had pretty much I can stomach of the environmentalist self-congratulatory elitism, at least for today.

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Dems Work To Undercut Trump’s Clean Coal Pitch At Climate Conference

Tweedledee and Tweedledummer

A small cadre of environmentalists and Democratic governors from coastal states worked to undercut the Trump administration’s clean coal push during a climate change conference in Germany.

The two U.S. delegations stand in stark contrast to the reception that former President Barack Obama received during the conference in 2015 when the Paris agreement was signed. It’s also more acrimonious than what the Bush administration encountered when it opposed the Kyoto Protocol.

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Why Trump’s revolution is failing (but it’s not too late)

While Trump has saved $560 million in regulatory reductions, it’s a pittance against the $2+ trillion regulatory burden faced by American businesses.

President Trump made draining Washington’s Swamp the centerpiece of his Presidency. The swamp is winning.  Its RINOgators are on the verge of destroying the Trump Presidency.

Trump’s Executive Branch is now running on empty. His appointment process is the slowest since Jimmy Carter in 1977. He recently defended his depleted ranks of loyalists, “we don’t need all of the people. You know, it’s called cost saving.” 

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Countries That Don’t Use Much Coal Sign A Pledge To Ban It

A group of 20 countries pledged to phase out coal-fired electricity in the next 13 years, but absent are the world’s major coal consumers, including China, India and the U.S.

Germany is also absent from the group despite its efforts to become a leader in green energy production.

No country ranking among the world’s top 10 coal consumers has signed on.

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Pope Francis: Climate Change Skepticism Is ‘Perverse’

Humanity is currently experiencing a “climate emergency,” Pope Francis said while decrying denial of human-induced climate change as a perverse attitude that endangers all.

“We need a conversation that unites us all, because the environmental challenge we are experiencing, and its human roots, affects us all,” Francis said in a statement to the COP23 UN Climate Change summit taking place this week in Bonn, Germany.

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Michael Bloomberg Commits Another $114 Million To Anti-Coal Crusade

Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg is opening his wallet again to help stop coal — and opening it wide.

$114 million wide. Against energy jobs.

On the heels of committing yet another $64 million to Sierra Club’s anti-coal crusade “Beyond Coal” in October 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that the former mayor of New York would also give an additional $50 million on international anti-coal efforts.

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Scientists Affirm: ‘No, The Arctic Is Not Melting’ … ‘Nothing Has Changed Since 1900’

Global Warming Theory ‘Completely Disconnected From the Observations’

Extensive analysis of temperature trends in the Arctic reveals that there has been no detectable long-term change since the beginning of the 20th century, and thus predictions of a sea ice-free Arctic in the coming decades due to dramatically rising temperatures are not rooted in observation.

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Pharrell Williams Not Happy about Trump, Climate Change, ‘Pseudoscientists’

Pharrell Williams has issued the starkest celebrity warning yet on the perils of climate change by flying to China and burying his new record in a vault where it will remain hidden for 100 years.

That will show those pesky deniers!

The record is called “100 Years.” But it is unlikely to repeat the success of his previous hits, such as “Happy,” because Williams has recorded it on an apparently unplayable disc made of clay, which will remain hidden for the next century.

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Scientists Say Earth Is Doomed Without ‘Urgent’ Action — Just Like They Did 25 Years Ago

This week, thousands of scientists issued a bleak and terrifying “second notice” to mankind about how we will destroy the planet unless we take “urgent” action. If this warning is as reliable as the first notice these scientists issued in 1992, we have nothing to worry about.

In an article published in the journal Bioscience, 15,364 scientists warned that we are “jeopardizing our future” and that “immediate action” is needed to “safeguard our imperiled biosphere.”

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Weather Underground founder promotes fake climate news

Jeff Masters named his website (Weather Underground) after Bill Ayers’ 1960’s terrorist group, which tried to bomb US Military personnel. Now he is promoting fake news from fake hurricane scientist Kerry Emanuel, who declared Harvey’s rains to be a one in a 2,000-year event.

Extreme Harvey-Like Rains in Texas 6x More Likely Today Than 25 Years Ago by Dr. Jeff Masters | Category 6 | Weather Underground

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Map of Climate Shame reveals most of world doesn’t fight climate change

With the Bonn UN Climate Junket in its last days, the big leaders are coming in, and the ambit claims are coming out.

The Climate Action Network or CAN have published a glossy report that shows just what a failure Paris was. All the red countries are pretending to do something but scoring terribly. Grey countries are not even pretending, and New Zealand has been wiped off the map. (Seriously, something spooky happened in that last election.) Commiserations to Kiwis.

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