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How the WEF is getting rid of farmers and fertiliser by eating insects and removing CO2

by staff writers

The insect farmer representatives of the World Economic Forum addressed a meeting of 100 primary producers at Mareeba, Far North Queensland recently, feeding the crowd with bread made from 336 crickets and wheat flour.

The WEF tentacles are spreading across the nation conditioning the population to eat insects while their climate change ‘great reset’ is disassembling farms, water supplies and food chains.

The WEF wants to get rid of livestock and replace nutritious meat with insects

When traditional food supplies are shut down, leftist WEF Director Klaus Schwab says “everyone will own nothing an be happy.”

Described as “futuristic farming themes” Cairns insect farmer Stirling Tavener of ‘Bugs Alive’ with the help of Alessandros Pizzeria and Antipasto Bar have developed a cricket meal bread which was available throughout the day.

He said crickets are considered environmentally friendlier and had a much lower carbon dioxide footprint than cattle, pigs and sheep, require less resources to produce but are high in protein, fibre and Vitamin B.

Green Food Australia managing director and founder Jess Uhlig tackled the vexed issue of how to remove fertiliser from agriculture by developing natural alternatives.

It seems the elephant at the meeting was totally ignored. Over the past decade Tablelands farmers have attended a number of gatherings to address declining food nutrition from depleted soils which after 100 years of continuous production has been ‘mined’ of nearly all essential trace elements and minerals necessary to produce healthy and nutritious food.

Will insect farms replace traditional food?

Kingaroy soil nutritionist and farmer Mr John Koehler told a meeting held at Yungaburra  some years ago that Australian soils generally, were simply a “medium to hold up a plant.”

He provoked a great deal of mirth when he told the meeting of about 50 farmers that there was “more nutrition in the cardboard box the produce was packed in than in the produce itself.”

“Our soils are seriously depleted of essential elements to produce any nutritious food including livestock,” Mr Koehler said.

“Today there is only half the nutrition in beef than there was 50 years ago.”

Mr Koehler was critical of carbon dioxide farming and its derivatives which would eventually kill all food production, something he says is a part of the world depopulation plan signed up to by Australia in the Paris Agreement.

“Jess Uhlig’s fanciful ideas about ‘natural alternatives’ continues the anti-scientific sophistry of the ratbag Prince Charles’ organic themes that there are natural minerals and artificial minerals,” he said.

“There is only one atomic structure for all elements on the periodic table. This garbage can only be marketed to the sheeple after years of the dumbing down of our children with their socialist school curriculum by the removal of any useful learning and replacing it with Marxist indoctrination.

“This has led to total ignorance of how creation works as evidenced by the more or less general acceptance that an essential and vital trace gas, carbon dioxide upon which all life depends, is a deadly pollutant and causes ‘climate change’.

“The great brainwashed masses suck in this total rubbish and struggle to find ways to ‘reduce our carbon footprint’ so as to receive the accolades of their fellow victims. The reality is that the more CO2 we can produce or rather release into the atmosphere to be usable to plant growth the better for all the planet’s ecosystems.

“The WEF and the United Nations Agenda 21 which Australia signed in 1992, is a plan to destroy the worlds population by about 95 per cent as they have committed to in their genocidal Bio-diversity Treaty that requires food production and the plentiful, cheap supply of energy stopped.”

He said the repair and rebuilding of soils on a massive scale worldwide needs to be a prime duty of all governments.

“The fertiliser industry should be taken out of the hands of global cartels and placed into farmer-controlled co-operatives with full government support. Organic fantasies are just that,” Mr Koehler explained.

“The minute you hear an expert dribble on about carbon footprints you must know that you have a real live idiot on the loose”

“If an essential element is missing from soil it has to be introduced from mineral deposits.

“The problem facing agriculture is that the proper balances and total necessary levels for each food crop remain a mystery for most so-called experts in our universities and the poor-quality graduates from these politically correct institutions.

“The minute you hear an expert dribble on about carbon footprints you must know that you have a real live idiot on the loose. Someone that sings off the politically correct music sheet just to keep their job, regardless of the consequences should be ignored.

“Proposals to eat disease carrying insects shows a damaged mind which has been ‘Aristotled’ not educated.

“These people were merely taught what to think, not how to think.

“We need laws that make it a crime to promote any of this carbon pollution fiction. These people are contributing to national suicide,” Mr Koehler concluded.

Greta and her mentor George Soros are full of it…..

What rise in sea levels?

Stuart Ballantyne of MTG has been designing sea going car ferries for 45 years. He decided to check how alleged rising sea levels are affecting ramps on the ferries. The result – the same as qualified oceanographers world wide agree – there are no rising sea levels.

The climate change cult led by dumber-than-dumb Labor PM Anthony Albanese will finish of the tottering economy of Australia and the only good thing about that is New Zealand PM Ardern might go under too.

Of course the Malthusian Greens are still rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic, but lack sufficient intelligence to get a life jacket.

Vote Labor and you get Greens and most expensive power on Earth

Alinta says court wind farm ruling will have ‘dramatic’ and chilling effect on renewable energy investment

from ABC

Alinta says ‘there are not enough sites’ for the number of wind farms needed to meet Australia’s goals.(Supplied: APA)

One of Australia’s biggest renewable energy investors says a court’s decision to uphold complaints against a Victorian wind farm could have “dramatic” and chilling effects on the country’s transition away from fossil fuels.  

Alinta boss Jeff Dimery, whose company is one of Australia’s biggest private energy providers, said the ruling by Victoria’s Supreme Court would be a “shock” to companies planning to invest billions of dollars in new wind farms.

In its decision, the court backed claims brought against the 106MW Bald Hills wind farm in the south east of the state by neighbours who argued they were unable to sleep because of noise from the project.

Justice Melinda Richards ordered the project’s operators to switch off parts of the wind farm at night until the noise levels could be reduced to an acceptable level.

She also told the operators to pay aggrieved neighbours more than a quarter of a million dollars in costs and damages.

Mr Dimery said the decision would send “ripples” of doubt through the renewable energy industry across the country given the potential precedent it sets for other wind farms.

He said the longer-term implications were potentially significant, noting the ruling could scare away developers by making wind farms harder to build and less financially attractive. 

“It’s a disaster,” Mr Dimery said.

“This is a pretty dramatic outcome, I have to say.

“This court decision certainly changes the risk appetite for investors.

“I think there’ll be some fairly serious ramifications off the back of this.”

Net-zero goals ‘just got harder’

According to Mr Dimery, Australia was already facing a difficult tasking in building the amount of renewable energy needed to meet the country’s plans to become carbon neutral by 2050.

He said the Bald Hills decision was likely to make the job even harder and highlighted the need for governments and energy providers to ensure they get affected communities onside.

“You can set targets and say they’re achievable from an academic or technical point of view,” he said.

“But then we all live in the real world.

“In the real world for instance, a couple of weeks back there were a whole lot of tractors parked up in Spring Street in Melbourne in front of Parliament House, with farmers protesting about transmission lines being built in the west of Victoria to facilitate renewable energy zones.

A close-up of a stern-looking man wearing a suit.
Alinta chief executive Jeff Dimery says the court ruling will have major ramifications.(AAP: Darren England)

“We ourselves had a couple onshore wind projects on the east coast of Australia that were commercially feasible but unfortunately didn’t have community support to advance.

“And so we spent millions of dollars developing those projects and we had to walk away from them.

“What this Bald Hills decision highlights to me is the difficulty of the actual transition that we’re undertaking to reduce carbon emission from the stationary energy sector in Australia.”

Costs, bills inevitably to rise

For Mr Dimery, the ruling also underscored the cost pressures that would emerge as Australia accelerated its push away from coal- and gas-fired power plants towards renewable energy.

He said although wind and solar farms provided cheap electricity while they were producing, they were available less often than conventional plants.

On top of this, he said major and expensive upgrades to the national grid would be required to handle the extra renewable energy needed to meet Australia’s emissions targets.

Noting “there are not enough sites on land on the east coast to replace coal-fired generation” with wind farms, Mr Dimery said offshore wind projects were one of the only viable replacement options.

However, he said offshore wind farms were typically three times more expensive than onshore projects and this would eventually filter through to energy bills.

“I think the magnitude of what needs to be achieved has absolutely been underestimated,” he said.

“The narrative around what can be done and how it can be done, in my opinion, is being oversimplified to the community.

“There’s a misconception that bringing more and more renewable energy into the market will reduce power prices over time.”

Infrastructure Capital Group, which owns Bald Hills, said it was “absorbing the judgement and its implications”.

Nicholas Aberle from the Clean Energy Council said the industry took turbine noise “very seriously”.

Dr Aberle also noted that a new set of laws and guidelines had been developed to regulate wind farm noise following consultation with the Victorian government.

“This case shows the importance of wind farms being proactive in dealing with noise complaints,” Dr Aberle said.

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Editor: This is great news for Australians who will soon be suffering alternative power blackouts and for industry which needs a reliable coal fired power source. And a bonus of exposing the carbon dixoide scam.

AGENDA: Grinding America Down, full movie

This video is 1hr 30 min long ………..

RUMBLE direct link: https://rumble.com/votzba-agenda-grinding-america-down-full-movie.html?mref=qnz9d&mc=6f8oi

‘Stalin said if I could control Hollywood I could bring down the world’ – former Whitehouse economist Jim Simpson

This would be one of the best documentaries we have published and is compulsory viewing for those who are seeking the truth about how the world has ended up in such a mess – deliberately.

Communism is the root cause of our woes which has been created by the financial oligarchy who want to control us. The entire communist strategy of how to break down a Christian, homogeneous society is so well explained it defies belief Australians have not been able to see the forest for the trees. Unfortunately for decades, main stream churches have purposely avoided teaching this covert agenda.

Every destructive step the communists have taken since the 1930’s in America and Australia unfolds before our eyes, move by move like a chess game. Subservient politicians, bureaucrats and most importantly the controlled main stream media have been surreptitiously involved in the take-down of Christian, family society.

It is easy to recognise each move for those aged 50 and over and you will say. “I remember that happening when I was a kid.”

Unfortunately our younger generation will never know the real freedoms this age group and older experienced. Decades of media conditioning and devious advertising have removed any semblance of a free society.

The most recent propaganda of political elites is exemplified by the notorious Premier of Victoria Dan Andrews where he has developed, with the help of a socialist Australian Broadcasting Corporation and MSM with its interpretative reporting, a masochistic appeal to Melbournites by keeping them locked up for 245 days in isolation under the ruse of a virus.

When he let them free he was declared a hero.

Andrews has been taking pages from Stalin’s and Hitler’s stratagem. This documentary delves into all these corners although it was made well before the Covid scamdemic was unleashed.

The Fabian Socialist Society gets many mentions and it is of interest that former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was known among the party faithful as ‘Fabius Maximus’ himself. Every Labor PM since Whitlam has been a member.

Hope you enjoy the movie and perhaps the un-vaccinated and oppressed, as a collective(nice word) might use this information to advantage. There will be no short term political solution to this madness. Australian people will have to take any perceived recovery into their own hands. That is those who survive the vaccines.

US and southern Australia buckle under record freezes in readiness for a mini ice age

So much for global warming or climate change or whatever Australian Broadcasting Corporation myths are broadcast this week

Double world CO2 emissions and warming increases by just 1 degree

Consider this admission on 12 May 2012 by the prominent German meteorologist Klaus Eckart Puls in an interview by Bettina Hahne-Waldscheck of the Swiss magazine “Factum”, translated, summarized and paraphrased for brevity by P. Gosselin in a journal article titled “The Belief That CO2 Can Regulate Climate Is Sheer Absurdity”:

Bettina:  You’ve been criticizing the theory of man-made global warming for years.  How did you become skeptical?

Puls:  Ten years ago I simply parroted what the IPCC told us.  One day I started checking the facts and data — first I started with a sense of doubt but then I became outraged when I discovered that much of what the IPCC and the media were telling us was sheer nonsense and was not even supported by any scientific facts and measurements.  To this day I feel shame that as a scientist I made presentations of their science without first checking it . . . Scientifically it is sheer absurdity to think we can get a nice climate by turning a CO2 adjustment knob.

Bettina:  Is there really climate change?

Puls:  Climate change is normal.  There have always been phases of global warming, many that far exceeded the extent we see today.  But there hasn’t been any warming since 1998.  In fact the IPCC suppliers of data even show a slight cooling.

Bettina:  The IPCC is projecting 0.2 degrees Celsius warming per decade, i.e., 2 to 4 degrees Celsius by the year 2100.  What’s your view?

Puls:  These are speculative model projections, so-called scenarios — and no

Polar bear population has increased with moderately rising temperatures, from 5,000 50 years ago to 25,000 today and disappearing ice is a myth used for generating climate hysteria

prognoses.  Because of climate’s high complexity, reliable prognoses just aren’t possible.  Nature does what it wants, and not what the models present as prophecy.

The entire CO2 debate is nonsense.  Even if CO2 were doubled, the temperature would rise only 1 degree Celsius.  The remainder of the IPCC’s assumed warming is based purely on speculative amplification mechanisms.  Even though CO2 has risen, there has been no warming in 13 years.

Bettina:  How does sea level look?

Puls:  Sea level rise has slowed down.  Moreover, it has dropped a half centimeter over the last 2 years.  It’s important to remember that mean sea level is a calculated magnitude, and not a measured one.  There are a great number of factors that influence sea level, e.g., tectonic processes, continental shifting, wind currents, passats, volcanoes.  Climate change is only one of ten factors.

Bettina:  What Have we measured at the North Sea?

Puls:  In the last 400 years, sea level at the North Sea coast has risen about 1.40 meters.  That’s about 35 centimeters per century.  In the last 100 years, the North Sea has risen only 25 centimeters.

Bettina:  Does the sea level rise have anything to do with the melting North Pole?

Puls:  That’s a misleading conclusion.  Even if the entire North Pole melted, there would be no sea level rise because of the principles of buoyancy.

Bettina:  Is the melting of the glaciers in the Alps caused by global warming?

Puls:  There are many factors at play.  As one climbs a mountain, the temperature drops about 0.65 degrees Celsius per 100 meters.  Over the last 100 years it has gotten about 0.75 degrees Celsius warmer and so the temperature boundary has shifted up about 100 meters.  But observations tell us that ice also 1,000 meters up and higher has melted.  Clearly there are other reasons for this, namely soot and dust.  But soot and dust do not have only anthropogenic origins; they are also caused by nature via volcanoes, dust storms, and wildfires.  Advances and retreats of glaciers have always taken place throughout the Earth’s history.  Glaciology studies clearly show that glaciers over the last 10,000 years were smaller on average than today.

Bettina:  In your view, melting Antarctic sea ice and the fracture of a huge iceberg 3 years ago are nothing to worry about?

Puls:  To the contrary, the Antarctic ice cap has grown both in area and volume over the last 30 years, and temperature has declined.  This 30-year trend is clear to see.  The Amundsen Scott Station of the USA shows that temperature has been declining there since 1957.  90 percent of the Earth’s ice is stored in Antarctica, which is one and a half times larger than Europe.

Bettina:  Then why do we always read it is getting warmer down there?

Puls:  Here they are only talking about the West Antarctic peninsula, which is where the big chunk of ice broke off in 2008 — from the Wilkins-Shelf.  This area is hardly 1 percent of the entire area of Antarctica, but it is exposed to Southern Hemisphere west wind drift and some of the strongest storms of the planet.

Bettina:  What causes such massive chunks of ice to break off?

Puls:  There are lots of factors, among them the intensity of the west wind fluctuations.  These west winds have intensified over the last 20 years as part of natural ocean and atmospheric cycles, and so it has gotten warmer on the west coast of the Antarctic peninsula.  A second factor is the larger waves associated with the stronger storms.  The waves are more powerful and so they break off more ice.  All these causes are meteorological and physical, and have nothing to do with a climate catastrophe.

Bettina:  Then such ice breaks had to have occurred in the past too?

Puls:  This has been going on for thousands of years, also in the 1970’s back when all the talk was about “global cooling”.  Back then there were breaks with ice chunks hundreds of square kilometers in area.  People were even discussing the possibilities of towing these huge ice chunks to dry countries like South Africa or Namibia in order to use them as a drinking water supply.

Bettina:  What about all the media photos of polar bears losing their ice?

Puls:  That is one of the worst myths used for generating climate hysteria.  Polar bears  don’t eat ice, they eat seals.  Polar bears go hungry if we shoot their food supply of seals.  The polar bear population has increased with moderately rising temperatures, from 5,000 50 years ago to 25,000 today.

Bettina:  But is it true that unlike Antarctica, the Arctic is melting?

Puls:  It has been melting for 30 years.  That also happened twice already in the last 150 years.   The low point was reached in 2007 and the ice has since begun to recover.  There have always been phases of Arctic melting.  Between 900 AD and 1300 AD Greenland was green on the edges and the Vikings settled there.

Bettina:  And what do you say about the alleged expanding deserts?

Puls:  That doesn’t exist.  For example, the Sahara is shrinking and has lost in the north an area as large as Germany over the last 20 years.  The same is true in the South Sahara.  The famine that struck Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia was mainly caused by the leasing of large swathes of land to large international corporations so that they could grow crops for biofuels for Europe, and by war.  But it is much easier for prosperous Europe to blame the world’s political failures on a fictional climate catastrophe instead.

Bettina:  So we don’t need to do anything against climate change?

Puls:  There’s nothing we can do to stop it.  Scientifically, it is sheer absurdity to think we can get a nice climate by turning a CO2 adjustment knob.  Many confuse environmental protection with climate protection.  It’s impossible to protect the climate but we can protect the environment and our drinking water.  On the debate concerning alternative energies, which is sensible, it is often driven by the irrational climate debate.  One has nothing to do with the other.

Global warming madness has peaked, now lets hope the extinction mob do become extinct, because the sane people of the world haven’t got problem

by Viv Forbes, science writer

For over 15 years the global warmists have become progressively more outspoken with their scare stories, and less careful with facts and science.

But their latest tactics of promoting Extinction Hellions and exploiting a teenage Swedish Doomsayer represent alarmist over-reach.

Ordinary people are becoming suspicious: “If their science is sound, why do they resort to media scare stories, traffic disruption, street rebellions, school truants, religious zealots and academic purging?”

Darling of Soros and the socialist left, Greta Thunberg suffers borderline autism and has known mental issues. A perfect patsy for the global warmists but her veneer has worn through.

We are close to the peak of this global warming madness. Their models and forecasts have failed and consumers suffer soaring electricity cost and blackouts while tenured academics produce Play-School plans for 100% “Green” power.

Climate sense is finally starting to ooze through the cracks in the stone wall built to keep Skeptics out of the flimsy marquee that shelters the warming nobility.

  It is downhill from here for the alarmists and bad news for their academic mercenaries, Hollywood backers, Rebellion puppets, business vested interests and alarmist propaganda machines like Australia’s ABC, UK’s BBC and Guardian, Canada’s CBC and CNN in USA.

They are losing their credibility and their thinking audiences just when they will need them for backpedalling, explanations and apologies

United Nations unable to prove the global warming myth

from Climate Conversation Group

The United Nations has

revealed—and senior scientists confirm—that they can’t prove human emissions cause dangerous global warming.

Global warming fear is powered by the belief that we cause it, but the UN now tacitly admit they can’t prove it, after a group of prominent New Zealand sceptics asked the IPCC Secretariat for evidence of dangerous man-made warming and got nothing.

Global cooling is underway. UN unable to prove the earth is warming.

The Secretariat said the evidence could be found in Chapter 8 of the Fifth Assessment Report, but didn’t elaborate. The sceptics invited some senior scientists to review the chapter and they found no proof.

Richard Treadgold, convenor of the Climate Conversation Group, said today, “It is deeply troubling that the UN claim to have proof of warming when they don’t—it defines deceitful. After decades of sermons against fossil fuels, they cannot legitimize global industrial disruption.

“They distort the science. Twelve trillion tonnes of airborne water vapour dominates greenhouse warming, yet water also dominates cooling by melting and evaporating, and the vapour condenses into cooling clouds and rain. Our thermostat is not CO2, it’s water.”

The UN say warming air absorbs more water vapour, which warms it even more. But to enter the air water must evaporate, taking large amounts of energy and providing natural cooling that reverses the initial warming.

Mr Treadgold explained that the UN have no proof that our emissions cause harm, so governments don’t have to control the temperature of the planet and nations can safely flourish with mother nature’s gift of hydrocarbons.

“Appalling forecasts proliferate in the name of the UN, yet predictions of ruinous sea level rise, enormous reparations for climate injustice and the escalating belief in a climate emergency are unfounded—we urge the UN to speak against these things,” he said.

 

Australia in boots and all with climate racketeers at Poland conference

Liberal and Labor supported 46 emissaries now back home to spread climate scare stories while the absent US throws a party to celebrate fossil fuels

December 16, 2018

Negotiators from around the world struck an eleventh-hour deal Saturday, laying out rules to implement the Paris Agreement and keep the landmark 2015 climate accord intact.

But it wasn’t easy.

The two-week, drawn-out fight that included a rehashing of old battles and the introduction of new ones stretched late into the night here at the COP 24 UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland. The pitched battle hints at challenges to come in the global fight against climate change as the new world order continue to face a wave of political pressure that has put a strain on international cooperation.

15 December 2018, Poland, Katowice:  Australia sent 46 bureaucrats agreeing to shut down the remnants of domestic industry.  President Michal Kurtyka (M) of the UN Climate Change Conference COP24, and other participants of the climate summit are pleased about the decision of the compromise at the world climate summit. The aim of the agreement is to limit global warming to well below two degrees. Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images)

“It has been a long road,” said Polish Energy State Secretary Michał Kurtyka, who served as President of the conference. “This deal hangs in fragile balance, we will all have to give in order to gain.

The issues on the table in Katowice were largely technical questions centering on accounting, finance and seemingly arcane word choices that signal how aggressively countries will cut their emissions. But geopolitics never lurked far from the surface, and the urgency of climate change never proved great enough to keep the politics from bubbling up and disrupting proceedings.

“People are pulling away at the edges of the multilateral system and you wonder whether or not it’s going to unravel further,” said Rachel Kyte, who headed the World Bank’s climate-change program and who now leads Sustainable Energy for All, before the final decision. “Is the beginning of something bigger? How do we cope with it?”

The potential for disruption was clear from the beginning. The U.S., the world’s biggest economy and second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, promised to exit the Paris Agreement last year under President Trump’s direction. This left a void in leadership even as the U.S. officially remains in the talks until it’s eligible to withdraw in 2020. That void opened the door for others to rebel, particularly in places where climate change does not jive with the priorities of populist or authoritarian governments.

In a highly-publicized affair, the U.S. held an event promoting fossil fuels, during which a White House official argued that the country was injecting a dose of “reality” in the face of “alarmism” around climate change. The event won the support of Australia, whose ambassador for the environment joined the panel. And a senior administration official said that other countries had conveyed that they appreciate the U.S. perspective even if they don’t feel comfortable stating so publicly. “They don’t talk about it as much,” said a senior administration official. But, “there’s an appreciation for the realism.”

 

In another conflict, Brazil faced off against the rest of the world when it threatened to reject any deal because of language that would fix an accounting loophole that gives the country double credit for preserving forests in the Amazon. The rest of world protested, but Brazil refused to budge and in the final hours negotiators decided to punt the issue to a future conference.

One of the biggest clamors of the conference came as four oil producing countries, including the U.S, Russia and Saudi Arabia, questioned the validity of climate science and refused to recognize the legitimacy of a report from the IPCC, the UN’s climate science body, showing the effects of climate change if temperatures rise more than 1.5°C.

Changing geopolitics even hit in places where governments care deeply about the threat of climate change. The wave of populism in the European Union fractured the block, weakening its negotiating position. Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists and a longtime climate negotiations expert, cited political change in Italy, the ongoing Brexit fiasco and the weak positions of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emanuel Macron as contributing to the E.U.’s struggle to wrangle other countries. “There’s always some of these clashes, but it’s more acute here,” he says.

And then there’s the U.S. relationship with China, which is in disarray over ongoing trade issues. The two countries, while often at odds in previous negotiations, often served as mediators between developing and developed countries and helped broker key deals. “There was a capacity to be a convener, each of us,” says Todd Stern, who served as the chief U.S. negotiator under Obama, of the U.S. and China. “That’s not available right now.”

All of these disruptions helped push the talks long into overtime, with a mix of yawns and applause when Kurtyka finally called the conference to an end more than a day later than originally scheduled. The deal that resulted came as a relief: the multilateral approach to fighting climate change will live to see another day.

At the same time, the new agreement left much to be desired from nearly all parties. “I trust that whenever you found dissatisfaction in one part of the text, it was balanced with satisfaction in another,” said Kurtyka.

Perhaps more importantly, all but the most out-of-touch acknowledged that the deal leaves much work to be done if the world actually hopes to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C, a level that the new IPCC report shows could wipe some countries off the map and cause widespread devastation across the planet.

“Carbon emissions keep rising and rising,” Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, told reporters before the deal was finalized. “All we seem to be doing is talking and talking and talking.”

As countries continue to wind through the difficult international negotiation process, the obvious answer to make up for the gap caused by political disruption lies outside of the political system. Indeed, some local governments, businesses and apolitical multilateral organizations are already trying to take charge.

For most of the two decades that the U.N. has held these meetings, talk has focused on how to make action on climate change happen at a nebulous point in the future. Now, in large part thanks to the Paris Agreement, that action has already begun. And, while the international system is doomed to be defined by the least common denominator, many cities, states and businesses have stepped up to the challenge. In the months leading up to this conference, the World Bank committed $200 billion in climate investments, a slew of businesses lobbied for market solutions to climate change and alliances of sub-national governments in Japan, Argentina and Mexico joined the U.S. in making commitments to fill the gap in their national governments’ efforts.

“To combat climate change we need much much more than government,” says Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation and a central framer of the Paris Agreement. “It’s not for state only. It’s for society.”

The only issue is that none of this is moving fast enough. The IPCC report shows that temperatures have already risen 1°C as a result of human activity and that figure will surpass 1.5°C as early as 2030 without a dramatic shift in direction. A lot of work is necessary to facilitate such a shift. And that’s going to be a huge challenge so long as political tensions persist.

Write to Justin Worland at justin.worland@time.com.

 

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JCU Professor sacked for blowing the whistle on corrupted climate data

Sacked James Cook University Professor Peter Ridd who blew the whistle on fictitious ‘climate change’ research continues to fight the institution over disciplinary action and now termination of employment.

He has received the same scurrilous treatment as his colleague, the late Professor Bob Carter who also made public the incredibly erroneous and false science behind global warming and its alleged deleterious effect on the Great Barrier Reef.

James Cook Uni Cairns campus gives outspoken climate change sceptic Professor Peter Ridd the heave ho for jeopardising research funds

Both academics questioned the veracity of research and the alleged reef destruction claimed by the leftist academic junta at the Cairns and Townsville campuses.

Both were ostracised and censured for attacking the ‘dodgy’ science which the university academia continuously bleats with the aid of the ABC in order to keep the state and federal grants lining the coffers..

The nitwit PM Turnbull pledged $500 million in the budget to appease the green Mafioso in the hope of sidelining some Green votes and in an effort to keep local federal Liberal member Warren Entsch in the seat of Leichardt.

Both academics for some years have stated almost categorically, ‘there is nothing wrong with the reef’ and ‘climate change’…… is bloody nonsense.

The late and esteemed Professor Bob Carter many years ago disproved the global warming and climate change hoax but was ostracised by his socialist peers and disowned by JCU Townsville.

A crowdfunding page has been re-opened for Professor Ridd’s mounting legal costs. His comments appear below:

Just an update of my battle

On 2 May, 2018, I received a letter from James Cook University (JCU) terminating my employment. JCU have sacked me because I dared to fight the university and speak the truth about science and the Great Barrier Reef.

Shortly after I went public with the GoFundMe campaign to which you donated in February the university presented me with a further set of misconduct allegations, which alleged that I acted inappropriately by talking about the case and have now ended my employment.

I will be fighting their employment termination, alongside the original 25 charges behind JCU’s ‘final censure’ last year.

As a consequence of the sacking, and the new misconduct allegations, my legal costs have substantially increased. JCU appears to be willing to spend their near unlimited legal resources fighting me. In the name of honesty and truth in science, we must fight back. We have an excellent legal team and are confident that we can win the legal case.

I feel extremely indebted to all those who have given so generously. I was blown away by the number of people who supported me, and I had hoped that more funding would not be necessary. Sadly, however circumstances have changed.

I have contributed another $15000 of my own money, in addition to the $24000k I have already spent. However, based on the growing complexity of the case, we will need to raise an additional $159000. It is a bit frightening, but we have reopened the GoFundMe site to receive more donations.

You have already contributed generously so all I ask of you is to help spread the word to expand the number of people who are helping.

I know there were many who were unable to donate the first time – including my own Mum – due to the speed we reached the original target of $95K.

For additional background on all the new allegations from JCU, I have uploaded all the documentation so that you can judge JCU’s allegations for yourself if you wish. https://wordpress.com/page/platogbr.wordpress.com/223

In summary, JCU (1) objects to my criticism of the earlier allegations; (2) criticised my involvement with the Institute of Public Affairs; and (3) objects to me not remaining silent. The facts of the matter are simple: (1) the earlier allegations were an unreasonable infringement on my academic freedom, I was well within my rights to criticise JCU; (2) I have never been paid by the IPA, other than some initial support for my legal case and reimbursement for flights and hotels related to speaking arrangements which is normal academic practice; and (3) I am well within my rights, as stated by my employment agreement, to speak publicly about disciplinary proceedings.

 

Thank you,

Peter Ridd

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