Senator Inhöfe blog
Mother Jones: Senate Republicans to World: We're Not Paying for Climate
In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Inhofe joined John Barrasso (Wy), David Vitter (La.), and George Voinovich (Ohio) in requesting that the US stop "wasting" money on programs to help developing countries reduce emissions and adapt to climate changes. In Copenhagen, the leaders of developed countries, including the US, agreed to provide $10 billion a year for projects for the next three years, and $100 billion a year by 2020. The details of that funding are among the issues under negotiation in Cancun right now.
E&E News: Last-minute water, lands, wildlife bill a Frankenstein omnibus - Hastings
"Somewhere in the Senate, Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer are secretly constructing a Frankenstein omnibus of bills from three separate committees," said Hastings, who is expected to head the House Natural Resources Committee next year. "Democratic leaders are ignoring the overwhelming message sent by voters in November that they wanted an end to the backroom deals that produce giant bills loaded with new spending and job-killing policies."
Inhofe: Nothing is going to happen in Cancun at UN Climate party and everyone knows it. (vid + transcript)
Unable to make the Americans for Prosperity event last night in Cancun, Mexico because of votes in Washington, Senator Inhofe sent along the following video in which he tells AFP, "The fact is, nothing is going to happen in Cancun this year and everyone knows it. I couldn't be happier and poor Al Gore couldn't be more upset: it has been widely reported that he is 'depressed' about Cancun."
Edmond Sun: Locals to protest climate change policies
Some Edmond residents are heading to Cancun, not to escape Oklahoma’s seasonably cold winds, but to protest “hypocrisy” at the 2010 U.N. Climate Change Conference.
BOSTON -- The Obama administration is committed to an "aggressive environmental agenda" that goes beyond what was achieved during the past four decades, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said today during a speech at Harvard University.
"aggressive environmental agenda" is code for "inane destruction of the US".
BBC lecture: Brian Cox maliciously attacks Martin Durkin
[Is Cox a pippin or is he a'dippin - in the rip-off trough?]
Brit Met's Vicky Pope chill-out
Dr Spencer: The tropics have significantly cooled down during 2010 - by 0.7 °C or so.
[The alarmist media is unlikely to mention that fact. 2010 is likely to be cooler than 1998 by 3 hundredths of a degree C. Remember that, terrifying scorched earth alarmism is clutching at straws counted in fractions that amount to nothing. The cooling trend started from 2002 and is continuing. The slide is bumpy just as was the upward ride. It has nothing to do with CO2 warming.]
In the same article it is suggested that Japan commits hari kari.
Japan has become the devil here for its rejection of Kyoto mkII, but as it happens, it is chair of the Kyoto protocol's compliance committee. This means it's the global policeman for the treaty, with a legal and public duty to watch out for countries who do not obey its rules or who threaten it. Considering it may indeed be in breach of its obligations, some diplomats are suggesting it should be taking itself to its own court.
Still with the same alarmist organ:
[When is "Doomed I tell you DOOMED" code for "Signs of a return to sanity"?]
WikiLeaks cables: Cancún climate talks doomed to fail, says EU president
Cancún climate talks in danger of collapse over Kyoto continuation
Cancún climate change summit: Week one in pictures
WikiLeaks cables reveal how US manipulated climate accord
US goes to Basics over Copenhagen accord tactics
Inside the conference for climate deniers The movie. Worth 6 minutes of your time. Ignore the titling by the climate fluff, their jobs have no future, such is the destiny of any job complicit in the gang-green agenda.
Wikileaks first climate cables (Discussed at WUWT)
Reading through the few Wikileaks cables related to climate, the tip of the iceberg becomes visible. The most interesting seems to involve the usual pressures related to top level nominations: in this case, the nomination for the IPCC Group II organization comes to light. The original cable is still not known, but it is said to state that Christopher Field had no opposition; the other proposed position for co-chair, Mostafa Jafari, an Iran scientist, was not acceptable, although a qualified scientist. The cable apparently states that Rajendra Pachauri, head of the IPCC, promised background collaboration, and non-identification of the US pressures. The Austrian delegate, which lead the selection process, also agreed on the veto on Jafari.
In other cables, we can see the unreal demands being made by some countries in the World. The developed countries, pressured by alarmists, are "falling all over itself to browbeat them into taking money to go along with a plan to give them more money". But this is starting to change: "The Danes said they are "fed up"" because the reasons behind the show are no longer climate: "Gisela Ulloa, a member of Bolivian delegations to earlier COP meetings told us the GOB's position is aimed at creating an alternative development model consistent with Morales's anti-capitalist philosophy."
Another profound cable relates to Saudi Arabia. /continues
Canadian PM advisor calls for the murder of wikileaks' founder on TV, a crime in the US. The US gov't attempts to staunch the flow of open government that shows the contempt our servants hold us in.
Censors block WikiLeaks website; Interpol issues arrest order; Canada demands Assange be killed
"Tom Flanagan should not only be fired and prosecuted for his criminal call for murder, but he should also seek serious psychological counseling."
Wikileaks News Roundup
A selection of over fifty articles
Totally Warped Air Temperature "Science"
A Year After Climategate, The Corruption Of Science Persists
It is a year since the so-called Climategate e-mails were leaked. Since then, we have had freezing winters in Europe and the US, and revelations of gross misrepresentations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The lasting impression is of massive corruption of science.
Sunday in Cancun 25C, cooling, cloudy and sunny
Copenhagen 1C light snow turned to rain
John o'Groats -2C snow forecast
Next year's junket for the "lads"?
Cancun climate change summit: what should leaders be trying to agree? Politely...
Some good news:
Researchers find mathematical patterns to forecast earthquakes
Possibly short term prediction will result.
The Climate Policy Network
Political Climate Change
U.S. Republicans Axe Global Warming Panel
Politico, 1 December 2010
House Republicans will scrap the committee set up by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate global warming, the panel’s top Republican announced Wednesday.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) made official what many had already expected – the GOP majority will axe the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, which Pelosi created in 2007.
“This hearing will be the last of the select committee,” Sensenbrenner announced.
For the Chop: Republicans Put Global Warming Panel Out Of Business
The Wall Street Journal, 1 December 2010
Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey will hold one last media spectacle at his Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming today, allowing such oracles as green activist Robert Kennedy Jr. to preach about the imminent catastrophe of climate change. Let's hope Speaker-designate John Boehner makes it the committee's last hurrah.
CCNet updates are edited by Dr Peiser of the GWPF
Salazar unveils tightly constricted offshore leasing strategy
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced an updated oil and gas leasing strategy for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It got a very mixed review from NOIA (the National Ocean Industry Association) and was slammed by API as "an extension of the offshore drilling ban that would halt job creation and economic growth.
Effectively, the new policy takes a number of areas that had once been under consideration for offshore drilling, such as offshore Virginia, out of the picture for years to come.
This is Obama's strategy to precipitate artificial "peak oil" in the US. Doesn't he know Arab states are dumping the dollar? Why is he helping them?
Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant
[Cheyney, a crook? Who'd have guess it?]
The company that Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of liberals each time his company was awarded a contract in Iraq.
Now the company's name, Halliburton, is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria.
According to a story filed late Wednesday, Cheney will be indicted in a Nigerian bribery case as part of an investigation into an alleged $180 million bribery scandal.
"Last week, Nigeria arrested at least 23 officials from companies including Halliburton, Saipem, Technip and a former subsidiary of Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG in connection with alleged illegal payments to Nigerian officials. Those detained were all freed on bail on Nov. 29," Bloomberg News' Elisha Bala-Gbogbo wrote.
"Authorities in the West African nation are probing Halliburton, Saipem and Technip for the alleged payment of $180 million in bribes to win a $6 billion liquefied natural-gas contract," Bala-Gbogbo added. "Panalpina is being investigated for illegal payments it allegedly made to Nigerian customs officials on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell Plc."
The prosecuting counsel for the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said that indictments will be handed down in the next three days and that an arrest warrant for Cheney "will be issued and transmitted through Interpol."
Adds Bloomberg, "Obla said charges will be filed against current and former chief executive officers of Halliburton, including Cheney, who was CEO from 1995 to 2000, and its former unit KBR Inc., based in Houston, Texas; Technip SA, Europe’s second-largest oilfield- services provider; Eni SpA, Italy’s biggest oil company; and Saipem Construction Co., a unit of Eni. Obla didn’t identify the former officials whom he said held office when the alleged bribes were paid."
A spokesman for Cheney declined to comment. /continues
Thousands Protest Irish Nightmare Economy
Leo Panitch: Well, we got to it via the bust of the financial sector that Ireland certainly didn't cause. It was very much a American-made crisis. But insofar as a good part of the Irish boom involved Irish Banks borrowing short in order to lend long to their property boom, and to some extent to lend to foreign investors who were creating jobs, a lot of them American companies but borrowing from Irish Banks, the result of that when the financial boom ended in the United States was that the knock-on effect meant that Irish banks were virtually bankrupt. And one of the first places on the face of the earth that that was felt apart from Iceland was Ireland, and the Irish government immediately guaranteed all bank deposits. And insofar as they did so, they socialized, took onto the public shoulders the private debt of the banks. And you see the consequences.
Tony Blair's decision to cut Britain's European Union rebate is set to cost British taxpayers billions of pounds more than previously estimated.
New figures from the Treasury show for the first time that the cost of the decision, dubbed a "surrender" at the time, will continue even after the period covered by Mr Blair's negotiations ends in 2013.
2bn per year. Don't forget the conservative party did sfa to stop Blair.
Global Banks and Hedge Funds are the Beneficiaries of the Financial Bailouts
Under orders from Congress pursuant to the Dodd-Frank financial legislation, the Fed has finally released details of its emergency lending starting in 2007.
As Bloomberg notes:
Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. were among the top borrowers from the Term Auction Facility [TAF]...
Bank of America had three loans for $15 billion each outstanding from the facility as of Jan. 15, 2009, while Wells Fargo had three loans for $15 billion each on Feb. 26 ...
Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. also availed themselves of the TAF. Citigroup’s Citibank NA subsidiary had three loans under the facility totaling $20 billion on Jan. 15, 2009. JPMorgan’s JPMorgan Chase Bank NA had two loans totaling $25 billion on Feb. 26, 2009.
Bloomberg notes that foreign banks borrowed heavily from TAF as well:
Banks with headquarters outside the U.S. were among the first to begin using the facility in December 2007 and were also among its heaviest borrowers. These included the U.S. affiliates of banks such as Manama, Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corp., Madrid-based Banco Santander SA, and Paris-based Societe Generale SA. Beginning on June 18, 2009, Barclays Bank Plc had two loans totaling $23.45 billion outstanding. /more***********
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