Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: A group of scientists considered experts on world climate called Saturday on all nations to take immediate steps to control global warming, regardless of the many questions that still exist about man-made climate change. The scientists, at the Second World Climate Conference here, completed their report late Saturday and made it public today. They said in a statement that the technology already exists to make substantial cuts in the emission of harmful gases without jeopardizing economic growth. The cuts and changes they are pressing for are far more drastic than any government is now considering. –Marlise Simons, The New York Times, 5 November 1990
President Barack Obama urged leaders and attendees from nearly 200 countries at the opening session of COP21, the U.N. climate conference in Paris, to “act here, act now” to prevent a climate catastrophe. “There is such a thing as being too late and when it comes to climate change,” Obama said. “That hour is almost upon us.” He added that his visit to Alaska during the summer gave him a glimpse of the larger impacts of climate change. “It was a preview of one possible future, a glimpse of our children’s fate if the climate keeps changing faster than our efforts to address it: Submerged countries, abandoned cities, fields that no longer grow, political disruptions that trigger new conflict, and even more floods of desperate peoples seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own.” –Fred Lucas, The Blaze, 30 November 2015
The reason that there will not be a legally binding agreement (or at least not a genuinely enforceable one) is the growth of something which the Left has always called for, but doesn’t quite like when it gets it – the power of the developing world. Nearly seven years ago, at COP 15 in Copenhagen, Barack Obama, bearing his Nobel Prize and at the height of his moral prestige, pleaded with them, to no avail. What will make them listen to him now, in the twilight of his presidency? –Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph, 30 November 2015
Despite this flawed paper the hiatus is one of today’s major research areas in climate change. In the last few months alone it has resulted in papers published in the American Journal of Climate Change, Geophysical Research Letters, Nature, Nature Climate Change and Climate Dynamics. The main conclusion I draw is that if you want to examine the hiatus or pause then look at the data itself not the vagueness of a cherry picked selection of researchers with a big axe to grind. –David Whitehouse, Global Warming Policy Forum, 27 November 2015
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