Saturday, 8 December 2012

A summary of the Doha COP18 climate "summit"

By now the Doha COP18 climate festival should be over by now. However, it is difficult to find anything about the end of the conference in mainstream media. Peter Forster's summary in the Financial Post just about says it all:

We can expect the usual last-minute “agreement” — to keep talking — from the UN climate conference in Doha, which comes to a close Friday evening. These massive Conferences of the Parties (COPs), of which this is the 18th, have descended into ritual farce, as naked money-grabbing on behalf of poor countries contrasts with finagling impossible solutions to what is likely a much-exaggerated problem. We may be sure that one issue that has not had much play at the conference is the absence of global warming for the past 16 years, which undermines the computer models on which alarmism is based.

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