Climate Gate – All the manipulations and lies revealed 117

“The one thing of which we can be sure is that the end of the week will see the announcement of more tens of billions of dollars in transfers to the Third World, which will mostly wind up in UN salaries, consulting fees, contracts for favoured alternative energy manufacturers, and Swiss bank accounts.”

“Of course, we’re on the side of the angels. We can do what we like.”

Never were truer words spoken. Being “on the side of the angels” means being beyond facts or science, and frequently beyond the law. It means feeling free to rappel down Parliament or stop industry at will, free to engage in street theatre or property-destroying thuggery, free — like Al Gore — to spout any alarmist factoid that comes into your head. Glacier melt threatens a billion!”

“Copenhagen represents the hypocritical in pursuit of the suicidal. There could be nothing better for the citizens of the world — as opposed to power, rent and publicity seekers — than that this toxic process should collapse. Unfortunately, it is likely to be rescued at the eleventh hour, attached to artificial life support systems, and propped up to generate more posturing and policy poison another day. At least Canada will not have been too much a part of it all.”

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Peter Foster: Canada’s Galileo government

Posted: December 15, 2009, 7:22 PM by NP Editor

The Copenhagen agreement will increase bureaucracy and Swiss bank accounts without helping the planet

By Peter Foster

U N Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announced this week on his way to Copenhagen that “There is no time for posturing or blaming.” Good heavens, if there is no time for the UN’s two main activities, the climate talks must really be in peril.

Yesterday the U.S. and the EU were at loggerheads, China accused rich nations of making “empty promises,” and a leaked Cabinet document suggested that Canada, outrageously, wanted to pursue sensible policies by not penalizing particular industries more than the U.S. does. Environment ministers were burning the midnight biomass ahead of the arrival of 115 world leaders.

Will this supertanker of fools succeed by Friday in cobbling together an agreement that will ensure both more intrusive government and more global poverty without doing anything for the environment? Will they manage to sweep Climategate under the carpet? Will they win their clichéd “race against time?” Or will the talks end in “catastrophic failure?” Catastrophic failure, that is, to promote economic catastrophe.

The one thing of which we can be sure is that the end of the week will see the announcement of more tens of billions of dollars in transfers to the Third World, which will mostly wind up in UN salaries, consulting fees, contracts for favoured alternative energy manufacturers, and Swiss bank accounts.

There has been some progress in boosting the demand for bureaucracy. It was announced, after a couple of leaks and a walkout or two, that the conference would continue to pursue “two tracks:” one on behalf of Third World hand-biters to keep the pointless but expensive Kyoto Accord going; the other to frame a new, equally unworkable, agreement.

The government of Canada, like others, feels compelled to replay the Kyoto charade, but is in a uniquely uncomfortable position. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have to negotiate while being vigorously stabbed in the back by a motley crew consisting of the governments of Ontario and Quebec, most of the Canadian media, the global radical NGO movement, and a bunch of self-appointed poobahs who go under the name Power Up Canada.

Power Up delivered a letter yesterday telling Mr. Harper not to be “defeatist” on climate change. Its luminary signatories included not merely former Soviet leader Mikhail Rent-a-Gorbachev but former Canadian prime ministers Jean Chretien and Paul Martin. These were the men who signed Canada up for the Kyoto fiasco. Have they no shame?

The Canadian media did its best to create a broken-off chunk of Antarctica out of an ice cube via a non-story about an American group of lefty satirists named the Yes Men. These clowns issued fake press releases and a fake news story, and organized a fake press conference. This was portrayed as an “embarrassment” for the government, but how? The only coverage of this non-story outside Canada was in — where else? — The Guardian.

This all-out attack on the Harper government may backfire. When I read the cover story in the latest issue of Maclean’s, “Why the World Hates Canada,” I felt a surge of genuine pride in Mr. Harper for his bravery in resisting the enormous pressures brought to bear by the vociferous cabal of radical NGOs, international bureaucrats, Big Corporate appeasers and political poseurs that make up the world-according-to-Copenhagen.

Canada appeared to stand like Galileo in front of the Inquisition.

As part of their war on Mr. Harper, Canadian news organs (this one included) have taken to quoting the words of Guardian columnist George Monbiot as if they represent received wisdom. Maclean’s too quotes Mr. Monbiot’s claim that Canada is the “real villain” of Copenhagen. But who the hell is George Monbiot?

Mr. Monbiot, at the Munk Debate in Toronto a couple of weeks ago, apart from demonstrating a slim grasp of both facts and logic, provided perhaps the most telling comment of the evening. Having just pulled out a blank piece of paper to demonstrate opponent Nigel Lawson’s “original research” on climate change, Mr. Monbiot declared “this is not a time for intellectual games or for cheap debating society point scoring.” When the audience laughed (at him), he responded “I’m sorry, what I should have said was, this is not a time for their cheap debating society points. Of course, we’re on the side of the angels. We can do what we like.”

Never were truer words spoken. Being “on the side of the angels” means being beyond facts or science, and frequently beyond the law. It means feeling free to rappel down Parliament or stop industry at will, free to engage in street theatre or property-destroying thuggery, free — like Al Gore — to spout any alarmist factoid that comes into your head. Glacier melt threatens a billion!

The Maclean’s story noted how Canada has received numerous “Fossil of the Week” awards from the radical NGO junta represented by the Climate Action Network for the sin of standing against the braying “international consensus.” But Environment Minister Jim Prentice came across as a model of good sense, and perhaps the story’s most hopeful paragraph was: “And for those who so clearly hope that the bad publicity will force Stephen Harper into a grand gesture at the summit, Prentice had a message: don’t hold your breath.”

Copenhagen represents the hypocritical in pursuit of the suicidal. There could be nothing better for the citizens of the world — as opposed to power, rent and publicity seekers — than that this toxic process should collapse. Unfortunately, it is likely to be rescued at the eleventh hour, attached to artificial life support systems, and propped up to generate more posturing and policy poison another day. At least Canada will not have been too much a part of it all.

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