International Emissions Idiocy

“We should laugh Secretary of State John Kerry off the stage every time in claims that climate change is the greatest threat to life on Earth.” – Alan Caruba

“A bunch of international officials wrangling over something that did not happen and will not happen.” – Alan Caruba< !

International Emissions Idiocy

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By Alan Caruba

Most of the people of the world have concluded that the decades of warnings about “global warming” and its successor, “climate change”, is just idiotic nonsense. Few believe that humans ever had or ever will have any role in what the weather will be tomorrow or a thousand years from now. They are right.

One of the most distinguishing factors about the Anthropogenic Global Warming theory has been the way its advocates have always predicted major changes decades into the future. When the future arrived, as it has since the first doomsday predictions were made in the late 1980s, they simply push off the next arrival date for another couple of decades. A classic example is the prediction that that Arctic and Antarctic sea ice would have all melted by now. Instead the global cold weather have been making new records of late.

Delegates from two hundred nations attended the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol which took place from December 1 through 12. COP 20/CMP 10 was hosted by the Government of Peru in Lima. The event is part of the United Nations agenda that began with the creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988.

The Kyoto Protocol dates back to 1997 and sets limits on how much “greenhouse gas” emissions, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2), nations could permit. The theory, now long since debunked, that CO2 was rising and would cause the Earth to warm too much was right in only one respect. There is more CO2, but the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for some 19 years at this point. The U.S. did not ratify, i.e. sign onto the Protocol. The Senate unanimously rejected it. Canada later withdrew from it. China and India were both exempted from it!

So what we have been witnessing have been a bunch of international officials wrangling over something that did not happen and will not happen.

The hard core “Warmists” wanted the climate change agreement to be legally binding under international law. They were led by those from the European Union. They and others wanted more money to be spent on renewable energy, wind and solar, and money given to poor countries to help them deal with climate change.

The COP20 conference was not about the climate. It was about funding wind and solar energy projects that have proven globally to be huge, expensive failures, and about providing money to poor countries that, as often as not, are poor because they are poorly governed. It’s a scheme based on totally false “science.”

Cover - Climate for the LaymanAs to the “science” proclaiming a warming Earth and that “greenhouse gas emissions” are responsible, the easiest and most entertaining way to learn the real science is to read Anthony Bright-Paul’s new book, “Climate for the Layman.”

Bright applies the known knowledge of the universe in which we live with the kind of logic you are not likely to hear from the likes of Al Gore or Bill Nye the “science guy.” Add to them the blissfully ignorant legions of “leaders” of various nations who have signed off on “global warming” without a lick of knowledge with which to refute the lies and you get idiotic conferences and demands to end the beneficial use of fossil fuels which improved our lives long before and since the IPCC was created.

“So how does one measure the temperature of something that has a multiplicity of temperatures and is constantly on the move?” asks Bright. “It is clearly impossible.” How difficult is that to understand?

“In my dictionary,” says Bright, “’Global’ is defined as ‘worldwide’. So let us ask ourselves the question—has there been a worldwide warming of 0.07 degrees Celsius? Has there been a uniform increase in temperatures worldwide? The answer is simple. It is utterly impossible to make such declaration”, adding that “It is completely impossible to measure the temperature of the atmosphere which is 100 kilometers high and which has a huge range of temperatures in a continuous state of flux.”

If it cannot be measured then years from now the climate cannot be predicted. The weather—what is happening where you live—can only be predicted in general terms for the next few days and that is largely thanks to modern satellites. Moreover, the weather is never exactly the same from day to day. Meteorologists focus on what’s happening now, but climatologists measure the climate in units of decades, the smallest of which is thirty years. The largest take in millions of years.

Carbon dioxide is such a minor “trace” gas—0.04% of the Earth’s atmosphere–that most people are astonished to learn that it is Nitrogen and Oxygen that make up 99% of the atmosphere. Both are transparent to incoming and outgoing radiation. It is the Earth that acts as a conductor of heat, affected as always by solar radiation. It is the Sun along with the actions of the oceans and volcanic activity that determines the weather and, long term, the climate.

Virtually everything you have heard or been told about “greenhouse gas emissions” is pure bunkum.

The Earth is not a greenhouse closed in by heat trapping gases. It is the mass of the Earth that absorbs the Sun’s radiation and reflects it into the atmosphere. The process is so dynamic that there is no way to accurately predict what the temperature anywhere on any day.

The IPCC and its idiotic “climate change” conference wants you to believe it can predict the climate of the entire world! And control it.

Not a single dime of U.S. taxpayer’s money should be devoted to either the U.N. or any bogus “global warming” claims. We could begin by defunding the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations to limit “greenhouse gas emissions”, the reason they give for closing coal-fired plants to produce electricity.

We should laugh Secretary of State John Kerry off the stage every time in claims that climate change is the greatest threat to life on Earth.

© Alan Caruba, 2014

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21 thoughts on “International Emissions Idiocy”

  1. signing on
    to this stupidity
    would be to
    no avail anyway

    you would be required
    to reduce
    ghg emissions

    when in fact

    there is no
    such thing
    as a ghg

    this has already
    been proven
    and ignored
    by the msm
    as well as

    ipcc idiots

    and various
    so-called scientists

    who are
    enriching themselves
    with this

  2. Speaking of Emissions Idiocy…

    A few days ago there was a discussion on the possible fall in temperature and Food.

    Some of us see starvation going forward.
    LA Times: Want Food Security? Bring Back a National Grain Reserve

    Aside from the fact that the USA got rid of its strategic grain reserves thanks to the prodding of the Grain Traders, the EPA has now targeted farming as well as Coal.

    Controlled burns and plowing is often the only way to get rid of herbicide resistant weeds.(BTDT)

    Given the EPA’s newest idiocy*** of demanding states control their ozone and fine particulate output, expect to see controlled burning in managed private forests and farms to be banned first. Along with plowing and other farming activities like harvesting = farm dust. This will be followed by banning all fireplaces and wood stoves.

    Those are the easiest ways of cutting CO2 emissions, ozone and fine particulate output, within a state without killing off energy.

    ***proposed Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR))
    Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Federal Implementation Plans to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone in 27 States; Correction of SIP Approvals for 22 States

    2.2.2 How Reductions Will Be Achieved, and Different Options to Do So
    EPA is finalizing federal implementation plans (FIPs) to immediately implement the missions reduction requirements. The FIPs regulate electric generating units (EGUs) in the 27 covered states in the final rule4. EPA will regulate these sources through a rogram that uses state-specific budgets and allows interstate trading.

    2.2.3 States Covered by the Final Rule

    In the final rule, EPA requires SO2 and NOx emissions controls in the following 21
    jurisdictions that contribute significantly to nonattainment in, or interfere with maintenance by, a downwind area with respect to the 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS promulgated in September 2006: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    EPA requires SO2 and NOx emissions controls in the following 18 jurisdictions that contribute significantly to nonattainment in, or interfere with maintenance by, a downwind area with respect to the annual PM2.5 NAAQS promulgated in July 1997: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    The final rule requires ozone season NOx emissions controls in 20 states. As
    discussed in the preamble, EPA issued a supplemental proposal addressing ozone-season NOX controls in 6 additional states. In total, EPA identified 26 states that contribute significantly to nonattainment in, or interfere with maintenance by, a downwind area with respect to the 8-hour ozone NAAQS promulgated in July 1997: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. This group of jurisdictions includes 20 states covered by the final rule and 6 proposed states (Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin) in the supplemental proposed rule. EPA is reporting on all 26 states in this RIA.

  3. Actually most people seriously want to believe this nonsense that CO2 causes global warming because rich politically correct experts like billionaires, trillionaires and politicians say there is global warming caused by humans. In this world money and power talk and truth walks.
    The masses follow money and power far more than the truth. The only people who seriously doubt the teachings of the Church of Global Warming and political correctness are those that seek truth and like to think. Like the elites these people are usually a minority.

    • I would suggest that isn’t true given the UN’s own survey that over 6 million people have taken that generally puts climate change 16th out of 16 areas of concern. The developed world has it off the bottom but the developing world has far more important concerns.

    • it seems those who say that the need for humans to have some sort of punishing deity to be fearful of might be right.
      many of the agnostic athiest gaia alternates seem to be the most fervent in following the chirch of fat al the goracle
      and he…a FAILED divinity student has all the pschyc twists and guilt tripping down to a T or a C:-)
      sex poodle..everytime I think of that I start laughing
      love to play that over his bloviating speeches and see how many then paid attention.

      • that’s right laurel

        flunked out of


        u of vanderbilt
        law school &
        divinity school

        he couldn’t make it
        in the law bizz
        in the g-d bizz

        but he was determined
        for a career in
        scheisterism anyway

        so we wind up with
        algore w/o rhythm
        as a
        politician and

        i defy anyone to
        codify what are the
        certifications and
        credentials of

        an environmentalist

        most if not all are
        just like

        southern ” clergy “

  4. “…Carbon dioxide is such a minor “trace” gas—0.04% of the Earth’s atmosphere–that most people are astonished to learn that it is Nitrogen and Oxygen that make up 99% of the atmosphere….”

    Actually that is an incorrect statement.

    Oxygen and Nitrogen combine with UV and EUV in sunlight.

    In the stratosphere.

    O2 + sunlight ==> O + O
    O + O2 ===> O3 (ozone)
    O3 + sunlight ===> O2 + O

    In the troposphere
    NO2 + sunlight ==> NO + O
    O + O2 ===> O3 (ozone)
    NO + O3 ===> NO2 + O2

    Energy is released to the air from these chemical processes. In the following graph the black dashed line is the tropopause. Note where CO2 and ozone is releasing energy. IN THE STRATOSPHERE!

    Nitrogen oxides (NOx) Nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide are together known as NOx and often pronounced “nox.” Sources of NOx include lightning, chemical processes in soils, forest fires, and the intentional burning of vegetation to make way for new crops (biomass burning).

    And then we come to legumes and nitrogen fixing.

    Nitrogen is the most limiting nutrient for plant growth. A legume plant’s ability to use nitrogen from the air is the best known benefit of growing legumes but the least understood…. In reality it is not the plant that removes nitrogen from the air but Rhizobium bacteria which live in small tumor like structures called nodules on the legume plant roots. These bacteria can take nitrogen gas from the air in the soil and transform it into ammonia (NH3) that converts to ammonium (NH4) which can be used by the plant. This ammonium is the same form as in ammonium nitrate (34-0-0) and ammonium sulfate (21-0-0) fertilizer…..

    The primary pathways for nitrogen transfer from the legume to the soil are through grazing livestock and decomposition of dead legume plant material. When legume forage is consumed by grazing livestock, from 80 to 90% of the nitrogen in that forage passes through the animal and is excreted in the urine and feces. Unfortunately about 50% of the nitrogen in the urine is lost through volatilization….

    Earth really is an amazing system.

    • OOPS for got the rest of the quote.

      “Carbon dioxide is such a minor “trace” gas—0.04% of the Earth’s atmosphere–that most people are astonished to learn that it is Nitrogen and Oxygen that make up 99% of the atmosphere. Both are transparent to incoming and outgoing radiation.”

      The part in bold is what is incorrect.

      It is one of the nasty little bits left out by the Climate Alarmists.

      CO2 really is minor when you include everything else that is going on in the atmosphere. Most are aware of water but few consider oxygen and nitrogen and their roles in energy transfer from the sun to the atmosphere.

  5. Speaking of John Kerry, whose only positive attribute is a nice head of hair…

    Rereke Whakaaro over at Jo Nova’s made this comment in response to “…The Republicans, or the independents, would be better off to get their respective kaka together and find a solid candidate for the next presidential race…”

    … get their respective kaka together …

    That is very funny, to me at least. The word kaka means hair in Maori. And with John Kerry …

    So every time you see Kerry you can think of him with the kaka on top of his head and the caca in his head.

    • When I was growing up, I learned that kaka is that stuff that comes out of the lower end of babies. Poop, in other words. So yes, I think I’ll enjoy picturing kaka on John Kerry’s head.

  6. It isn’t hard to understand why so many academics have jumped on the bandwagon.

    Which would you prefer ?

    A career limited to lecturing to a bunch of students more interested in Facebook and the weekend


    Jet setting to various hospitable locations around the globe at no expense to yourself and even fame ?

    OK Copenhagen in 2009 wasn’t that great but that was possibly because they got the season wrong.

    They haven’t made the same mistake since – every one since then has been in a toasty warm location.

    Coincidence ? I don’t think so.

    I’d like to see them meet in northern Australia in a non air conditioned location next time to prove they are really true climate saviours.

    Perhaps Marble Bar where the longest heatwave recorded – 160 odd days where the temperature never dropped below 100 F- occurred.

    Oh – that wouldn’t suit as that happened from 31 October 1923 to 7 April 1924.

    Of course this record must be wrong as CO2 had not risen above the “SAFE” level of 350 ppm at that time !!!

    • What I’d like to see is them teleconference like they expect the rest of us to do! And no more globe trotting… and live in a “tiny” house. Keep the heat at no more than 62 degrees F during the winter and no AC at all. Cook their meals outdoors on a grill (not gas) and walk to work.

    • Why the negative comment on Muslims? What have they done that you post such an insult?
      Many people in this world make up the human population. Why denigrate one group?
      I see that Muslims are being used as victims in a one-sided attempt to control the thinking of others.

    • hmm?
      ALL of the faiths that want anypone else removed..and I remember the irish many decades of bombings killings murders etc etc etc
      an golly arent they 1st world civilized?
      maybe not so.
      the crusades, inquisition and a heap of other less than shining examples of killing for the name of something supposedly special
      and frankly the warmist dweebs are and will kill millions too
      just slower
      still a bloody insane faith Gaia turned goofy(er)

    • No I don’t think so.
      A very tiny fraction of the 1.3 Billion Muslims in the world are following a perversion of Islam and hate everyone else who doesn’t agree with them. A similar number of violent extremist exists in most religions as they evolve to the changing social events they find them selves’ in.
      The Roman Catholic progress from the Spanish Inquisition and the murder of woman supposedly for witch craft in Europe right up to the 18th Century to present day springs to mind as to a religion’s progress.
      I work with Muslims, Hindu, Sikh and ethnic Europeans without issue, and I am happy to do so, as they all are fine people. A Though for Today speaker on BBC Radio 4 (Today) said, “The world breeds warmongers, peacemakers have to grow themselves”.
      #IWILLRIDEWITHYOU, any day.

  7. This climate change nonsense only makes sense IF you drop a theory of a “warming” planet for the historic observations of a “cooling” planet. Regardless, neither wind or solar would help anyone in a cooling world; nukes and fossil fuels would. Wind and Solar are just another effort to make millions from tax payer funded subsidies by cronies who are politically connected to the politicians.

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