by James Delingpole
While the rhetoric continues, actions are speaking
louder than words:
coal and fossil fuel production and usage is
still rising as nations refuse to do things that
will harm their own economies.
Technocrats at the UN and elsewhere can only scream
louder and longer that mankind is doomed if global
warming isn't curtailed.
Vindicated as Paris Climate Agreement Unravels
Paris Climate Agreement is a
dead non-binding treaty walking.
All the signatories know
this, none of them will admit it.
So instead, we have to
endure the ritual spectacle of UN delegates racking up yet
more air miles and dumping their carbon footprint on a new location
in order to wail hysterically that much, much more needs to be done
to 'save' the planet from the greatest threat ever.
the United Nation's clown caravan
has moved to Bangkok, Thailand, the preliminary to an even bigger
meeting, COP24, in December in Katowice, Poland.
As the South China Morning Post
reports, the auguries aren't good:
Time is running out
to save the Paris Agreement, United Nations climate experts
warned Tuesday at a key Bangkok-meeting, as rich nations were
accused of shirking their responsibility for environmental
That's because - just as
they were in Paris 2015 - the negotiations are caught between
a rock and a hard place.
Western countries don't want to stump up for what is essentially an
attempted shakedown by poorer countries demanding more handouts in
the name of "climate justice."
Developing economies - as they have cunningly managed to designate
themselves - like India and China and the rest of the
BRICs - have absolutely no interest
in hampering their economies with carbon emissions cuts, not least
because they recognize that "global
warming" is just a scam invented by Euro
Weenies who want to decide how the world is run.
That's why, as Townhall
reports, they are all going mad for
[Climate Justice] was
the idea that developed countries should pay developing
countries compensation for the slowing down of their economic
growth that would result from the
mandatory transition from coal
to more expensive renewable energy sources, as proposed in the
Despite the approval of such funding, both India and China
continued to expand their coal consumption. They
continue to import, export, and use coal
At their current
pace, neither country will ever achieve their emission targets
as mentioned in their respective INDCs.
Russia, meanwhile, is
quietly developing its coal
infrastructure despite its claims of reducing carbon dioxide
emissions. In 2015, Russia's
coal production stood at 186.37
million TOE (Tons of Oil Equivalent). It jumped to 206.33
million in 2017.
The country is expanding its coal infrastructure to enable
more streamlined transport of
coal across the country and to meet the increase in exports due
to demand from its Asian neighbor China.
Meanwhile, in other BRIC,
the most likely candidate to win Brazil's next elections -
Conservative Jair Bolsonaro - has vowed to pull his country
out of the Paris Agreement.
So, all in all, President
Trump has every right to feel
vindicated at his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris
And that is left for his critics to do is wail and gnash their
teeth, making impotent demands like this one from a bunch of
200 arthouse luvvies - led by
Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche.
They have written to France's Le Monde newspaper, claiming
that climate change is the "greatest challenge in the history of
mankind" and demanding that all necessary measures be taken by
governments - no matter how unpopular their decisions may be.
The signatories are a Who's Who
of some of the
most attractive actresses in French cinema: Binoche;
Isabelle Adjani; Marion Cotillard; Catherine Deneuve
plus a few
Americans who want to be burnished by association with
moody, arthouse French cinema (Tim Robbins, Rufus
plus some French
rappers no one outside France has heard of