SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
From the Washington Post:
U.S. pledges billions; China says climate pact is doubtful
Thursday, December 17, 2009; 7:01 AM
COPENHAGEN -- The United States on Thursday announced it would help build a $100 billion annual fund by 2020 to help poor countries cope with climate change, but said its commitment depended on whether the nations gathered here could reach a substantive pact that includes "transparency" on tracking emissions cuts.
The question that remains is whether the world leaders are now simply going through the motions or whether there are still a few truth believers in the Big Story about global warming. They can talk all they want about "Climate Change," but no one will pay attention unless there is evidence of dramatic warming that is causing dramatic damage. There is ample evidence that the Big Story is based on Big Lies. Most recently, Anthony Watts reported on the evasiveness of one of the Big Story's Big Supporters. It is apparent from where most of the Big Story's hot air is coming.
Back to the billions.... The measure of science is neither the politicians' nor the public's support of an idea. But the measure of politicians is how quickly they recognize the public's reaction to a Big Story. While you can fool some of the people all of the time, it is becoming apparent to many politicians around the world that you can't fool all of the people indefinitely.
How many politicians are going to stand up in front of their citizens and say that they are giving away billions when their economies are in disarray... especially when the pretext of giving away those billions is in disarray?
If you randomly had asked someone last year what their opinion of Global Warming was, they likely would have spouted the Associated Press' line from Seth Borenstein... the North Pole is melting and Santa's shop will sink into the ocean. Now they are not so sure that Christmas will be cancelled.
Just 30% of adults say the world is headed toward an irreversible catastrophe if the members of the United Nations fail to deal with global warming. Nearly half (48%) of Americans don’t believe the fate of the world hangs on UN action. Twenty-two percent (22%) are undecided.Again, this has no bearing on the science of climate... only on how politicians will pursue a pot of gold in the name of science. If they see the pot of gold is really a pot of poop, they will quickly back off. That seems to be the case in Copenhagen.