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UN, Obama Flog Global Warming Alarmism — As More Scientists Defect

April 8, 2014 by  
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source:the new american

Former global warming alarmist and “Gaia Guru” Dr. James Lovelock is once again doing combat with his erstwhile comrades in the “green” movement, dishing out scorn for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which recently issued its latest dire global warming predictions. In an interview with The Guardian on March 30 and another with the BBC on April 3, Lovelock, the geophysicist best known as the originator of the Gaia Hypothesis, said environmentalism has “become a religion” for many, and suggested that the IPCC has virtually copied his own exaggerated predictions from eight years ago — views that he has since repudiated.

The 94-year-old author, inventor, and former NASA scientists who is one of the most famous founders of the environmental movement also reiterated his support for natural gas “fracking” and his contempt for advocates of wind and solar energy, which he says will never provide sufficient energy for modern society. He also took swipes at the massive government funding of global warming research, which has corrupted and politicized the science.

The IPCC’s report, Lovelock told BBC’s Jeremy Paxman, “is very similar to the statements I made in my book about 8 years ago, called The Revenge of Gaia. It’s almost as if they’ve copied it.”  The following exchange then ensued:

 

Jeremy Paxman: Sure. But you then, after publishing these apocalyptic predictions, you then retracted them.

James Lovelock: Well, that’s my privilege. You see, I’m an independent scientist. I’m not funded by some government department or commercial body or anything like that. If I make a mistake, then I can go public with it. And you have to, because it is only by making mistakes that you can move ahead.

Lovelock caused serious heartburn for the globalist greens in 2012, when he launched some highly critical statements during the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, as The New American reported in our video here and our article here.

Professor Richard Tol, a prominent climate researcher from Sussex University and a coordinating lead author of an important chapter of the IPCC report has also drawn negative attention to climate frenzy — in more ways than one. First of all, he has embarrassed the UN/IPCC by refusing to sign the report, which he says is an “alarmist” concoction of “scare stories.” However, perhaps even more damning than his original criticism of the report are his subsequent claims that climate change mafia have retaliated against him with smears aimed at destroying his professional reputation and credibility.

The British-based Daily Mail has reported extensively on the story. On April 5, the paper reported:

Prof Tol, from Sussex University, is a highly respected climate economist and one of two ‘co-ordinating lead authors’ of an important chapter in the 2,600-page report published last week by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He has been widely criticised by green campaigners after he claimed that the much shorter ‘summary for policymakers’ – hammered out in all-night sessions between scientists and government officials over a week-long meeting in Yokohama, Japan – was overly ‘alarmist’.

In his view, the summary focused on ‘scare stories’ and suggestions the world faced ‘the four horsemen of the apocalypse’.

He said he did not want his name associated with it because he felt ‘uncomfortable’ with the way the  summary exaggerated the economic impact of global warming.

The Daily Mail further noted:

Richard Tol claims he is fighting a sustained attack on his reputation by a key figure from a leading institution that researches the impact of global warming.

Prof Tol said: ‘This has all the characteristics of a smear campaign. It’s all about taking away my credibility as an expert.’… The source of the alleged smear campaign is Bob Ward, director of policy at the London School of Economics’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change.

On April 2, the British-based Yorkshire Evening Post interviewed Emeritus Professor and former NASA scientist Les Woodcock, who called global warming alarmism “rubbish.” Prof. Woodcock elaborated:

The term ‘climate change’ is meaningless. The Earth’s climate has been changing since time immemorial, that is since the Earth was formed 1,000 million years ago. The theory of ‘man-made climate change’ is an unsubstantiated hypothesis [about] our climate [which says it] has been adversely affected by the burning of fossil fuels in the last 100 years, causing the average temperature on the earth’s surface to increase very slightly but with disastrous environmental consequences.

The theory is that the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuel is the ‘greenhouse gas’ [that] causes ‘global warming’ — in fact, water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas and there is 20 time more of it in our atmosphere (around one per cent of the atmosphere) whereas CO2 is only 0.04 per cent….

Carbon dioxide has been made out to be some kind of toxic gas but the truth is it’s the gas of life. We breath it out, plants breath it in. The green lobby has created a do-good industry and it becomes a way of life, like a religion. I understand why people defend it when they have spent so long believing in it, people do not like to admit they have been wrong.

“If you talk to real scientists who have no political interest, they will tell you there is nothing in global warming,” says Woodcock. “It’s an industry which creates vast amounts of money for some people.

“Even the term ‘global warming’ does not mean anything unless you give it a time scale,” Prof. Woodcock notes. “The temperature of the earth has been going up and down for millions of years, if there are extremes, it’s nothing to do with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it’s not permanent and it’s not caused by us. Global warming is nonsense.”

Propaganda Onslaught Aims at Paris 2015

The IPCC’s “Climate Change 2014” report, issued last week with the usual media fanfare, is the organization’s latest effort to stir hysteria over the supposed coming apocalypse caused by Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming (AGW). Three days after the report was issued, on April 3, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed, “We are running out of time,” in an address to the Friends of Europe, a globalist organization in Brussels, Belgium.2 “All around the world, it is plain that climate change is happening. Human activities are the principal cause,” declared the UN’s top pol, citing the IPCC report. “Climate change has been at the top of priority list since the day I took office,” said Ban Ki-moon, but the IPCC report and his recent visit to Greenland have provided him with even more urgent impetus for action. “As our world warms,” he claimed, “Greenland’s ice will slip faster into the sea, contributing to a rise in sea levels that already threatens hundreds of millions of people living in low-lying nations and coastal cities.”

Secretary of State John Kerry, who has become the Obama administration’s chief AGW propagandist, hailed the IPCC report as proof that “the costs of inaction are catastrophic.” In a March 30 press statement prior to the IPCC report’s public release, Secretary Kerry issued a dire warning: “Read this report and you can’t deny the reality: Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy. Denial of the science is malpractice.”

“The clock is ticking,” claimed Kerry, utilizing the same time-is-running-out motif, a familiar urgency theme that has been the staple of AGW alarmism for the past couple decades. “The more we delay, the greater the threat,” Kerry averred. “Let’s make our political system wake up and let’s make the world respond.”

The response that Kerry, Obama and Ban Ki-moon are pushing for, is a comprehensive, globally-binding, regulatory regime that they hope to fasten on the entire planet at the UN’s 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, as a replacement to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.  To that end, they are ramping up the dire climate forecasts, even as more and more scientists jump off of the global warming bandwagon and leading alarmists admit there is no evidence of global warming over the past seventeen years.

However, even many of the veteran AGW activists are acknowledging that their fellow alarmists have cried wolf too often, and that the new wave of fright peddling is failing. In an April 3 Bloomberg News column entitled, “Scare Tactics Fail Climate Scientists, and Everyone Else,” AGW advocate Clive Crook asks: “Why aren’t climate scientists winning the argument on climate policy? It sure isn’t for lack of effort.”

“I take seriously the harms that man-made climate change might cause,” says Crook. “Action does make sense: It’s a question of insuring against risk…. But this cause isn’t advanced by exaggerating what is known in order to scare people into action, nor by denouncing everybody who disagrees with such proposals as evil or idiotic.”

But Mr. Crook is out of step with his fellow alarmists — such as President Obama, John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, James Hansen, and their media allies — who insist on demonizing all who oppose their global green regime.

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UN report sees $1.45 tn global warming cost: media

March 2, 2014 by  
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UN report sees $1.45 tn global warming cost: media (via AFP)

Global warming will reduce the world’s crop production by up to two percent every decade and wreak $1.45 trillion of economic damage by the end of this century, according to a draft UN report, Japanese media said Friday. The document is the second volume…

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Syria insists on its ‘sovereignty’ in UN aid resolution

February 24, 2014 by  
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Syria insists on its ‘sovereignty’ in UN aid resolution (via AFP)

Syria said Sunday it is ready to cooperate with a rare UN Security Council resolution to allow humanitarian access, so long as it respects “state sovereignty.” A Saudi source, meanwhile, said Riyadh is in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft…

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UN Claims Uruguay Not Allowed to End Marijuana Prohibition

December 14, 2013 by  
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source:the new american

As the United Nations, which is widely ridiculed as the “dictators club,” becomes increasingly bold in purporting to dictate policy to nations and governments, the controversial global body is now under fire from many of its traditional allies after claiming that Uruguay’s recent decision to end marijuana prohibition violates “international law.” The United Nation’s claim about Uruguayan drug laws follows recent demands by it that Obama defy state voters and the U.S. Constitution to smash cannabis legalization in American states.

With the recent decision to end decades of pot prohibition in Uruguay making it the first entire nation to take the step, analysts widely anticipate similar efforts around the world to accelerate. Already, voters in Colorado and Washington state have completely nullified the federal and international marijuana regimes, and other states have come close. Across Latin America and Europe, meanwhile, drug policy more broadly has been hotly debated, with at least two nations so far — Portugal and the Czech Republic — decriminalizing all drugs.

In response to the trends, UN narcotics bureaucrats, whose generous tax-funded salaries depend on the perpetuation of the war on various plants and substances, have responded with outrage and concern. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) boss Yuri Fedotov, an ex-Soviet diplomat, for example, called the Uruguayan government’s decision “unfortunate.” In a press release, UN drug czar Fedotov also suggested that confronting problems associated with prohibited substances was dependent on following his global bureaucracy’s agenda.

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Syria Islamist Rebel Groups Reject West-Backed Opposition

September 25, 2013 by  
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Syria rebel groups reject Western-backed opposition; UN team returns to  probe chemical arms

BEIRUT (AP) — Several Syrian rebel groups, including a powerful  al-Qaida-linked faction, said Wednesday they reject the authority of the  Western-backed opposition coalition, as U.N. inspectors returned to the country  to continue their probe into chemical weapons attacks.

In a joint statement, 13 rebel groups led by the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front  slammed the Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition, saying it no longer  represents their interests.

The statement reflects the lack of unity between the political opposition,  based in exile, and the disparate rebel groups fighting President Bashar Assad’s  regime. Syria’s civil war has killed over 100,000 people so far.

The statement also called on all those trying to topple Assad’s government to  unite under a “clear Islamic framework” — an apparent reference to the al-Qaida  faction’s aspirations to create an Islamic state in Syria.

It said the rebels do “not recognize” any future government formed outside  Syria, insisting that forces fighting on the ground should be represented by  “those who suffered and took part in the sacrifices.”

Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/powerful-islamist-syrian-rebel-groups-reject-west-backed-opposition-2013-9#ixzz2fw3xU6J1

Rebels slam opposition; UN team returns to Syria

September 25, 2013 by  
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BEIRUT (AP) — Several Syrian rebel groups, including a powerful al-Qaida-linked faction, said Wednesday they reject the authority of the Western-backed opposition coalition, as U.N. inspectors returned to the country to continue their probe into chemical weapons attacks.

In a joint statement, 13 rebel groups led by the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front slammed the Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition, saying it no longer represents their interests.

The statement reflects the lack of unity between the political opposition, based in exile, and the disparate rebel groups fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime. Syria’s civil war has killed over 100,000 people so far.

The statement also called on all those trying to topple Assad’s government to unite under a “clear Islamic framework” — an apparent reference to the al-Qaida faction’s aspirations to create an Islamic state in Syria.

It said the rebels do “not recognize” any future government formed outside Syria, insisting that forces fighting on the ground should be represented by “those who suffered and took part in the sacrifices.”

Meanwhile, a team of U.N. chemical weapons arrived in Damascus on Wednesday to continue investigating what officials from the world organization have described as “pending credible allegations” of the use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war.

The visit of the six-member team, led by Swedish expert Ake Sellstrom, follows a report by the inspectors after their previous trip in September, which said nerve agent sarin was used in an Aug. 21, attack near the capital, Damascus.

The U.S. and its allies say Assad’s regime was behind the attack, and Washington said it killed 1,400 people. Syrian activist groups gave significantly lower death tolls, but still in the hundreds.

Damascus blames the rebels for the attack, and Russia, a close ally of Assad, said the U.N. report did not provide enough evidence to blame the Syrian government. It has also demanded that U.N. inspectors probe other attacks that allegedly included chemical agents.

The United States and Russia brokered an agreement for Syria to give up its chemical weapons but U.N. diplomats say they are at odds on details of a Security Council resolution spelling out how it should be done and the possible consequences if Syria doesn’t comply.

In a speech at the U.N. on Tuesday, President Barack Obama challenged the Security Council to hold Syria accountable if it fails to live up to its pledges.

“If we cannot agree even on this,” Obama said, “then it will show that the United Nations is incapable of enforcing the most basic of international laws.”

A statement by the U.N. on Tuesday said the inspectors will use their new visit to gather evidence from the alleged chemical weapons attack on March 19 on the village of Khan al Assal outside the city of Aleppo, which was captured by the rebels in July.

Wednesday’s rebel announcement, carried by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, came almost two weeks after the SNC, the main Western-backed opposition coalition, in Turkey elected Ahmad Saleh Touma as the opposition’s interim prime minister.

Syrian rebels have been deeply divided and clashes between rival groups over the past months left hundreds of people dead, mostly in northern and eastern Syria. Al-Qaida gunmen have been on the offensive against members of the more mainstream Free Syrian Army, though some of the groups that signed on to Wednesday’s statement also belong to the FSA umbrella.

Syria’s conflict has taken on increasingly sectarian tones in the past year, pitting predominantly Sunni Muslim rebels against members of Assad’s minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

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Iran leader offers to broker Syria talks

September 20, 2013 by  
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Iran leader offers to broker Syria talks (via AFP)

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani offered to broker talks between the Syrian government and the opposition Thursday, as the United States called for a binding UN resolution on the regime’s chemical weapons. A “definitive” UN report has proved that the…

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us-to-test-nukes-on-nuke-disarmament-day

September 20, 2013 by  
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The US has scheduled two test launches for its nuclear-capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) on September 22 and September 26.

The first nuclear missile will be launched one day after the International Day of Peace and the second one is expected to be launched on the same day the UN’s high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament will take place in New York.

“Instead of honoring the significance of these dates and working in good faith to achieve nuclear disarmament, the United States has chosen to schedule two tests of its Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile on September 22 and September 26,” Rick Wayman of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation told the Daily Times.

“We are disappointed that a test launch is scheduled for the same day as the High-Level Meeting on nuclear disarmament at the UN in New York,” Wayman said.

“These missiles are designed to carry nuclear warheads capable of killing thousands of times more people than the chemical weapons used in Syria,” he pointed out.

Washington has accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons in an attack near capital Damascus on August 21.

Damascus has categorically rejected the allegations and even Obama’s top aide, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, admitted that Washington’s claims were based on a “common-sense test” not any “irrefutable” evidence.

Meanwhile, Russia has said it has evidence which shows militant groups operating in Syria staged the August 21 attack to incriminate the Syrian government.

As Washington plans to go ahead with its plans to test nuclear missiles next week, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq cited the UN Secretary General’s statement on the issue which said, “We should all remember the terrible toll of nuclear tests.”

The US is the only country in the world that has used atomic bombs in war. US atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in August 1945.

Last year in September, it was reported that the US government was planning to undertake the costliest modernization of its nuclear arsenal in history

Syria UN inspectors say analysis may take up to three weeks

September 1, 2013 by  
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Syria UN inspectors say analysis may take up to three weeks (via AFP)

The analysis of samples taken by UN inspectors in Syria probing alleged use of chemical weapons could take “up to three weeks,” the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Saturday. “The evidence collected by the team will now…

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Syria expects US-led military attack ‘any moment’

August 31, 2013 by  
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Syria expects US-led military attack ‘any moment’ (via AFP)

Syria expects a military attack “at any moment” and is ready to retaliate, an official said Saturday, hours after UN experts probing a suspected gas attack blamed on the regime quit the country. The departure of the inspectors has opened a window for…

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