The news Al Gore should read.
Consensus? What Consensus?
Chill out. Get Informed.
As would be expected, the moonbat media all over the globe is hailing Obama's "deal" as a triumph and "historic", but in reality, it is paper thin and the absolute least that could possibly have been hoped for after twelve days of detailed negotiation.
Furthermore, you have to ask how Obama managed to get the US, China and India, who, only a few hours ago, were so far apart you could drive a coach and horses between them, to agree to the deal unless it was completely watered down and vague, as the Sydney Morning Herald reports:
The agreement foresees US contributions of 3.6 billion US dollars in climate funds for the 2010-2012 period while Japan would contribute 11 billion US dollars and the European Union 10.6 billion.
It also includes a commitment to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) -- well short of the demands of island nations.
But a decision on targets for reducing carbon emissions by 2020 was put off until next month, a European diplomat said.
And unlike earlier drafts, the new accord did not specify any year for emissions to peak. (source)
And of course, it isn't legally binding either. From a domestic point of view, this failure of Copenhagen to achieve anything significant demonstrates how misguided Kevin Rudd's desire to pass the ETS beforehand really was. We all know that the only reason was self-promotion - to be able to turn up to Copenhagen with a "trophy" as part of his job interview for UN Secretary General. Thankfully, Tony Abbott put paid to that little dream.
Any delay in this process is good news. The longer it takes for a binding deal to be reached, the more chance there is that the fraudulent science will be exposed for what it is. Once people start to question the untouchable status of the IPCC, relied upon so heavily by Kevin Rudd and so many governments around the world, I predict a house of cards.
Indeed, the science is falling over everywhere you look. Just today in The Australian, there are reports that alarmism over the fate of the Barrier Reef was exaggerated, under the headline "Scientists crying wolf over coral":
A SENIOR marine researcher has accused Australian scientists of "crying wolf" over the threat of climate change to the Great Barrier Reef, exposing deep division about its vulnerability.
Peter Ridd's rejection of the consensus position that the reef is doomed unless greenhouse emissions are checked comes as new research on the Keppel group, hugging Queensland's central coast, reveals its resilience after coral bleaching. Professor Ridd, a physicist with Townsville's James Cook University who has spent 25 years investigating the impact of coastal runoff and other problems for the reef, challenged the widely accepted notion that coral bleaching would wipe it out if climate change continued to increase sea surface temperatures. Instead of dying, the reef could expand south towards Brisbane as waters below it became warmer and more tolerable for corals, he said.
His suggestion is backed up by an Australian Institute of Marine Science research team headed by veteran reef scientist Ray Berkelmans, which has documented astonishing levels of recovery on the Keppel outcrops devastated by bleaching in 2006. (source)
We will see that this is just the tip of a very large (global warming resistant) iceberg.
Finally, with thanks to the SPPI Blog, just in case anyone doubted the political agenda behind Copenhagen, it's here on show, for all to see:
UPDATE: Just one further thought, extremist environmental groups may well see this result at COP 15 as a licence to take climate change action into their own hands (even more than they do at present), with civil disobedience and a bypassing of the democratic process. As evidence of this, here is a quote from Greenpeace UK:
It is now evident that beating global warming will require a radically different model of politics than the one in Copenhagen.
I sincerely hope that the rule of law prevails and that such actions are firmly resisted. Failure to do this would lead to anarchy. You have been warned.