Ban Moon: Climate Change The Defining Challenge Of Our Age

I seriously love these pompous, sanctimonious blowhards who bloviate about global warming

VALENCIA, Spain, Nov. 17 — Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, describing climate change as “the defining challenge of our age,” released the final report of a United Nations panel on climate change here on Saturday and called on the United States and China to play “a more constructive role.”

His challenge to the world’s two greatest greenhouse gas emitters came just two weeks before the world’s energy ministers meet in Bali, Indonesia, to begin talks on creating a global climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.

Wait, wait, back up a second. Bali? Despite the Islamic extremist terrorism occurring in Indonesia, Bali remains a vacation spot. Strange that all these Believers are going to be going there to discuss climate change. Not to mention the massive amounts of CO2 they will put in the air as they fly (how many will fly on private planes?) over, and surely take limo’s.

If only he would challenge the Muslim countries to stop the proliferation of their jihadi wackjobs. But that would take some cajones. Something not present in liberals.

The United States and China are signatories to Kyoto, but Washington has not ratified the treaty, and China, along with other developing countries, is not bound by its mandatory emissions caps.

Yet again, we are not signatories. Clinton never signed it. Gore symbolically signing it has no power of law.

“Today the world’s scientists have spoken, clearly and in one voice,” Mr. Ban said of the report, the Synthesis Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “In Bali, I expect the world’s policymakers to do the same.”

Did they? Were those who have different views allowed input into the latest IPCC report? Will they be given a forum in Bali? Or will they be called names? They sure were not given a forum in the New York Times article, in order to provide a different and balanced point of view.

Over at Blogs For Victo(r)y, Mark Noonan catches this tidbit

Global warming is “unequivocal.” Temperatures have risen 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 100 years. Eleven of the last 12 years are among the warmest since 1850. Sea levels have gone up by an average seven-hundredths of an inch per year since 1961.

As Mark points out, we’re in a tizzy over that? Well, some are. And some are pushing that tizzy. We all know that liberals, who are the primary believers in global warming as caused by Man, are lemmings, and they are following right along with the approved position. Said position tends to be

  1. go buy carbon credits and tickets to lectures by people like the Goracle
  2. Capitalism is evil, and prosperous countries should give all their money away,
  3. government should tell us how to act, and
  4. living the carbon neutral lifestyle is for someone else.

In fact, very few of the Climahysterics actually live the life they espouse we all should be living. There is aaaaaalways an excuse to not live it themselves. I could list dozens I have heard over the years. Humorously, said excuses never seem to include “well, all the leaders in the Climahystericy movement don’t live the life.”

One final word: what bothers me most about the climate change hysteria, which will disappear in a decade or so, is that true environmental issues become secondary and/or relegated to the back seat of the climate change limo. Issues like preserving the Everglades or keeping the oceans clean, among others, deserve to stand on their own merits, not pushed to the background or incorporated into an idiotic “theory.”

Crossposted at Pirate’s Cove, decidedly not carbon neutral.

More: Insty writes: “IT’S CHILLY IN CHILE: (<Gateway Pundit) Yeah, I know, it’s weather, not climate. Just remind the newswriters of that when it’s unseasonably warm.” But, the question is, is it really weather, or is that the way it is supposed to be, otherwise known as climate? When the climahysterics start saying it is “abnormal,” how do they know, and how do they know what is happening with the warmer temps in other areas is not abnormal?

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