“This time around, the cause almost no one believes in anymore may have grown some teeth”
So much for Hurricane Patricia. Turns out that the monster Category 5 storm – billed as the “strongest hurricane” ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere – was something of a dud. Even the AP had to back away from all the breathless hyperbole and admit it caused “little damage” to the Mexican coast with no reports of deaths or injuries. Which must have been a disappointment for the environmental “sky-is-falling” crowd now gathering in Paris to convince the rest of the world that their lives and economies are threatened by the climate change they assume caused Patricia.
This time around, however, the cause almost no one believes in anymore may have grown some teeth because two pieces on its chessboard have recently been replaced. Forget the oft-repeated lie that the summer of 2015 was the hottest on record. It was not! Nor has there been any increase in temperature for the past 18 years. But that doesn’t matter because “climate change” – which has long been masking as a noble environmental cause in need of urgent action – is not about climate. It’s about power and money and funding endless green energy boondoggles. It’s about governments and individuals gaining power via a radically inspired political formula in which oil companies are demonized, green activists are promoted, corporate activity is directed towards ineffective, regressive and bankrupting climate “technologies of the future” and carbon taxes are loaded on.
Its ultimate goal? Not to make Bambi’s life more pleasant but to put all economic activity under global control.
In fact, the climate change mask first began to slip at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in 2009 with a treaty draft containing the phrase: “The scheme for the new institutional arrangement under the Convention will be based on three basic pillars: government; facilitative mechanism; and financial mechanism.” That conference also included an emphasis on population control as the final solution. Since then, the push for an international treaty has been relentless, with world leaders repeating climate-change slogans like a mantra until enough true believers and/or power-seekers attain sufficient positions of strategic power that their policies can be enacted regardless of any or all public, intellectual and scientific dissent.
And at long last, the election of Justin Trudeau may be critical to achieving that goal. At least, that’s the prediction of climate skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton who called Stephen Harper the last man standing against the establishment of a “one world government”. The second last, he predicted a year before it happened, was Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, who was overthrown in September, clearing the way for the international scheme.
So now with Harper out of the way, Monckton warns, actual world governance is set to begin with a successful December 2015 Paris Climate Conference. Plus, after so many failures, the climate treaty’s success this year has been given an added boost with the unprecedented support of Pope Francis and his controversial encyclical Laudato Si.
To date, the Harper Conservative government had consistently opposed these binding international agreements (imposing dramatic limits on the sovereignty of nations) to resolve the much-disputed environmentalist claims of dangerous man-induced climate change. “This (environmental treaty) process has nothing to do with the weather,” states Monckton. “It has nothing to do with man’s impact on the weather. It has everything to do with establishing the socialist international at the heart of the UN and making every nation bow the knee to this new dictatorship, and the climate is merely a fig leaf to cover what they are trying to do.”
Will Monckton’s predictions come true? Will Justin Trudeau be willing to sign away Canadians’ rights in the upcoming treaty? Time and events will tell. But just in case, Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall will join the new PM and fellow premiers in the Canadian delegation to the COP21 conference to temper young Trudeau’s enthusiasm for the cause. Currently, Canada is not close to meeting its previous Copenhagen commitment of slashing emissions 17 percent by 2020. And most of the reductions so far have come about either as a result of provincial measures or the global economic downturn of 2008-09.
“I will be engaging with the premiers in the coming weeks to establish a strong position for Canada so that people know that Canada’s years of being a less-than-enthusiastic actor on the climate change file are behind us,” Trudeau said shortly after his election.
Will this include cutting emissions by 30 percent by 2030? Carbon pricing? And carbon taxation which Harper repeatedly described as “job-killing”? Will Trudeau join the head of the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation (OECD) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in issuing a call for countries and companies around the world to price carbon?
All this is making Premier Wall nervous: “We want to make sure that whatever Canada is committing to doesn’t kneecap our economy in the West . . . we want to protect Saskatchewan’s interests.”
Quebec already has an active cap-and-trade market with California that Ontario recently agreed to join, and British Columbia has had a provincial carbon tax for years. But despite Monckton’s dire warnings, and despite all the enthusiasm for more and better climate Kool-Aid, there still may be trouble in Paris. Beginning with the African countries who’ve already dismissed an early draft of the UN climate accord as “unbalanced” and are demanding amendments in the form of financial compensation for the high cost of greenhouse gas reduction to their already stressed economies.
There’s also the sticky business of the recent discovery of an hitherto unknown cooling process which scientists say may pose a serious threat to the theory of man-man global warming. According to a study by the Institute of Catalysis and Environment in Lyon and the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, the oceans are producing unexpectedly large quantities of isoprene – a volatile organic compound (VOC) – known to have a cooling effect on climate. This means the science is not settled and this new identified photochemical reaction will impact the climate models. This discovery presents further proof as well that the skeptics are right: the reason that all that predicted “global warming” has failed to materialize is that it has been countered by the planet’s natural cooling effects, many of which are still unknown and/or ill-understood factors.
“Here is more evidence of what we have known for some time: that climate models simply do not mirror the reality of a chaotic system – and that they should never have been trusted in the first place,” says Dr. Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
Will that matter in Paris? Particularly when everyone from the Pope, the Prince of Wales, Barack Obama and the Governor of the Bank of England, Canada’s Mark Carney, are pushing the UN’s alarmist agenda not because of “the Science” but, rather, in defiance of it?
I say no.
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