The three record cold days during the global warming gab fest in Cancun reminded me of this quote by German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer:
IPCC Official: “Climate Policy Is Redistributing The World’s Wealth”: Basically it’s a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization. The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War…. there is no getting around the fact that most of the fossil reserves must remain in the soil.
De facto, this means an expropriation of the countries with natural resources. This leads to a very different development from that which has been triggered by development policy.
First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole. Source: GWPF
It’s enough to send a shiver up the spine, one not caused by the cold in Cancun. Meanwhile back on planet earth:
Snow Season Off to a Roaring Start: Last year the Northern Hemispheric snowcover was the second highest in the NOAA snow history back to the mid 1960s. It trailed only the legendary 1977/78 winter. It fell just ahead of 2007/08, pushing it to third place. The winter of 2002/03 dropped to fourth place and the bitter winter of 1978/79 fifth.
I expected the wheels to fall off the Anthropogenic Global Warming cart, but did not expect them to be replaced with sleigh runners.
Hopefully this prediction from 2008 will proves as inaccurate as that of the warmists:
Scientist Predicts Ice Age Within 10 Years: Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera of the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Mexico states that “In about ten years the Earth will enter a “little ice age” which will last from 60 to 80 years and may be caused by the decrease in solar activity,” according to a report in the major Mexican newspaper Milenio Diario.
So far, not so good:
Hundreds of new cold and snow records set in the USA: While there have been a few high temperature records in the desert southwest and western Oregon, the majority of weather records in the USA this week have been for cold, snowfall, or rainfall. The biggest number of records have to do with the lowest maximum temperature.