History shows Earth’s climate goes through cycles, long and short, tied to a variety of natural factors. In the latter part of the 20th century, some scientists began to wonder about the causes of a modest warming, then cooling, then warming, which had been occurring since the mid-1800s. They also began to worry about the possible implications of continued warming.
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In this episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Marian Tupy, the editor of HumanProgress.org and a senior policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. HumanProgress, a Cato Institute project, allows people to create, compare, and share statistical indices of how human quality of life has changed over the centuries.
It appears Mann and Oreskes chose the Lakeland Times as a somewhat unlikely venue to put on the record every lie and half-truth about The Heartland Institute spread (with their help) on the Internet. So here, for the record, is some truth-telling.
The Heartland Institute sent a delegation of climate scientists and other expert to Paris in early December to attend the United Nations’ 21st Convention on Climate Change (COP-21), at which time they conducted a counter-conference, held news conferences, and attended official and unofficial events in Paris.
There is no enforcement mechanism in the climate accords drafted at COP21. But not to worry – according to John Kerry, nations will “self-report” and provide assistance to each other, even without having to be accountable to any authority.
In the end, what we apparently got out of Paris is voluntary emission caps, voluntary progress reviews, no international oversight of any voluntary progress, and voluntary contributions to the Fund.
ON A TRAIN SOMEWHERE IN THE BELGIAN COUTRYSIDE – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) embarrassed itself with almost no people showing up for its panel discussion and media event at the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris.
Today’s special edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast comes to you from Paris where Director of Communications, Jim Lakely, is joined by Heartland Vice President James Taylor to discuss the attacks from the environmental left in response to Heartland’s “Day of Examining the Data” climate conference – the only gathering that addressed climate science during the United Nations’ COP-21 event.
PARIS — International labor unions may be granted unprecedented authority to set and legally enforce domestic labor policy in the United States, activists participating in United Nations climate talks in Paris hinted Friday.
PARIS – Halfway through the United Nations COP21 climate conference in Paris, the UN on Friday released a “draft agreement” that illustrates the futility and irrelevance of the UN conference.
Paris, the City of Light, which earned its moniker by being an early adapter of natural gas to light its public spaces, is currently hosting COP21 (the 21st Conference of the Parties)—often referred to as the UN Climate Change Conference—that aims to end the use of fossil fuels. There, more than 150 world leaders gathered under the guise of, supposedly, slowing the warming of the planet.
Negotiators trying to develop a strong climate agreement in Paris face significant hurdles. The goal of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties is to produce an international agreement that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount necessary to prevent a 2-degree Celsius rise in global average temperature in this century. The conference is likely to fail to meet this goal.
PARIS — The UN climate conference was off to a somber start, and to the extent Parisians knew or cared about the conference, their reaction appeared to be one of justifiable outrage rather than sympathetic solidarity.
In today’s holiday, best-of, edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we look back to the spring where Heartland led a delegation of experts to the Vatican to supply an opposition voice to the U.N. led climate summit preceding Pope Francis’ environment encyclical. In this podcast, we listen in as Director of Communications Jim Lakely speaks with Lord Christopher Monckton about what he learned while inside the walls of the Vatican.
Even after the latest Paris massacres – and previous radical Islamist atrocities in the USA, France, Britain, Canada, Spain, India, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and elsewhere – politicians absurdly say hypothetical manmade global warming is the greatest threat facing humanity. In reality, fossil fuel contributions to climate change pose few dangers to people or planet, and winters kill 20 times more people than hot weather.
Today, in finally denying the Keystone pipeline, President Obama showed his true colors. We now know, as we’ve long believed, that those colors are the green of the anti-fossil fuel crowd, rather than the color of jobs resulting in economic growth in the hard-hit heartland of the United States.
Less than one month from now the nations of the world will meet in Paris for the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). During the November 30 to December 11 meeting, organizers hope to reach a new international agreement on the climate—something that has been unachievable at the recent annual events.
After a successful trip to Rome this spring to combat climate alarmism, The Heartland Institute is now setting its sights on the COP-21 – the twenty-first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris next month. And we request your help!