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What I expect from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 07:03 UTC
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By Ban Ki-Moon (*) - For the nearly nine years that I have been Secretary-General, I have travelled the world to the front-lines of climate change, and I have spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and citizens about the need for an urgent global response Read full article


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  • DennisA

    “ it grieves me to see that floods, droughts and fires are getting worse, that island nations will disappear and uncounted species will become extinct.”

    It grieves me that such an important person as the head of the UN is prepared to tell such lies to further the UN agenda for global governance.

    Floods, droughts and fires are not getting worse. There are considerable actual records from the middle ages of far worse droughts, extending for decades and up to a hundred years in the Americas. There have been periods of mega flooding with millions of lives lost, enormous tragedies. This is factual, with written records and yet this man is prepared to deny the truth of the historical record and promote the computer simulations of a core of agenda scientist who are on the AGW gravy train.

    Make no mistake, careers have been built on this scam and much welath accumulated, despite the claims by the UN that they work for nothing. They get paid by their institutions and then there are the multiplicity of endowments, grants and prizes which come from the likes of the Rockefeller Foundation, George Soros, Jermy Grantham, McArthur, Hewlett Packard and a host of others. This is big bucks.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    We do not expect any of that conference. A conference held by the “rich” and to “rich” countries.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Why should I believe you instead of others in the scientific community.
    Do you deny that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased and that global temperatures are unaffected by this.
    Regardless of your point of view, do you think it does not matter if we continue to spew out more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
    For future generations I would rather we played safe and came out of the fossil fuels regime.
    Have a look at Brazil turning a blind eye to illegal loggers. I presume that is your country making money at the planet's expense.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Much less than what your country has done and still does. The coal and oil that England burned since the invention of the steam engine is 1000 times greater than the sins committed by my Brazil.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4. Tell us how many thousands of square miles of trees you've cut down. 8,646 square miles a year.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Bahahahahaha stupid eco nazis think CO2 from 100yrs ago is still floating around.

    I hope India squashes this stupid deal.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Yes, as the founders of the Industrial Revolution we have pumped greenhouse gases into the atmosphere for centuries as have other industrial nations. Now that we know the consequences we are trying to do something about it.

    I looked up some statistics on emissions and was surprised to see the following FOR CARBON OMISSIONS FIGURES
    UK..............8 TONNES
    It appears that you pollute more than us !
    With a huge increasing population all as bright as you and the continued destruction of your carbon absorbing forests, we are all doomed !

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Do you have evidence. The BBC itself says otherwise you. How do you explain that?

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Which Brasileiro are you ? The one who can write ?

    Look at the summary.

    I don't know how they arrive at the figures.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 7 Clyde15

    I think the term you were looking for is 'carbon emissions' the climate idiots are looking for omissions!

    It will never happen because India, China and all the other emerging countries will burn coal, oil and whatever else they can get hold of, and why not, the western countries have been doing it for many, many decades to drive their lifestyles and now we will to jump on others? Hypocritical, surely?

    Anyway, the 'facts' on climate change seem to change from minute to minute, have you seen the latest climb down by the lying Met Office?

    The ONLY people to benefit from this bollocks will be the likes of The Liar Gore and his get rich quick scheme of emissions trading. He's not stupid that one: lie about the 'Hockey Stick' then lamp the gullible (Two Jags & Two Shags Prescott for one).

    You do realise that the UK will be out of power this winter, as predicted when BLiar was in charge, are you ready for the haggis burning to keep warm?

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @9 Our energy is primarily from clean sources. But England still dirtier than in 1800.

    And there is no talk of our virgin territory, because we will do with it what we please.

    We still have a lot of growing up to us to stay with the face as dirty as yours.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I have lived with power cuts and no fuel in the 1940's and doubtless could do so again. Anyway, what's it to you. Along with the Geordies we are a pretty hardy bunch.
    You have pissed off to Uruguay with a mild climate so it will not affect you.

    How did you get the “virgin”territory ? By the systematic theft and murder of the original inhabitants. It must make you proud.

    Why are you trying to exploit oil reserves in the sea if you are so clean.
    Does the clean fuel producer Petrobras mean anything ?

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @12 The territories of the Amazon were won by our Portuguese ancestors who came from Mazagão in Morocco when the citadel fell into the hands Berbers.

    Our King managed to rescue survivors and sent to Amapá where they founded the city of New Mazagão and ventured into the achievements of a vast territory, seeing their children die in the forest and bringing to the Brazilian heart the pride of being part of a people courageous, loyal and patriotic as the men and women of Mazagão.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 10:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    #13 Nostril pelotudo, fake Brazil nut looney, shut up! Get back in that cell ask them to put your straight jacket on and take your medicine. Theres a good little chap. And, your epic on how Brazil got started is a ludicrous pile of shit nonsense. Get a grip! We know who your ancesters were and they certainly werent from Iberia or South America.

    Nov 30th, 2015 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    So, you stole someone's land. Thank you for that clarification. That makes you a Portuguese colonist !

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 12 Clyde15
    “Anyway, what's it to you”

    I care for my extended family who are still held to ransom by the climate change idiots of the 'government', the Met Office and East Anglia University.

    “You have pissed off to Uruguay with a mild climate”

    Yes we did principally for the health of my wife which has improved beyond belief. So you experienced all the things that will shortly be 'back to the past' as in the winter of discontent which makes you approaching 80 YO (I am 70 next April). I do hope and trust I am not so curmudgeonly as you if I manage to get that far.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Yes I knew you had moved to Uruguay for your wife's health and I pleased for you that she is thriving in a milder climate. However, you are a long -distance observer of conditions in the UK.
    Give it another 5 years and see how much more crap you can take !
    It's funny, but I think that YOU are always complaining and had reached the curmudgeonly stage a while back.
    Your arithmetic is faulty. I can remember the winter of discontent in 1978.
    I was 36 years old then with two young children. The rotating power cuts were a nuisance but we got by.

    The winter of 1962/3 was much worse. I can remember working in the docks with no heating in the office and a temp. of -10°C outside.

    Even worse was inside the Bonded Warehouses at Dumbarton. No heating was permitted because of fire risks with alcohol. The temp was -15°C and we were expected to get on with it. We would take a break and stand outside in the winter sunshine where it was a balmy -10°C. Again, we survived
    Anyway, I think you are being over alarmist. The French nuclear power industry can make up our shortfall...if it happens.

    PS Many of my posts are written “tongue in cheek” -- are yours ?

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 Clyde15
    “PS Many of my posts are written “tongue in cheek” -- are yours ?”

    Only when I put a smiley face symbol at the end.

    “I have lived with power cuts and no fuel in the 1940's” (I think you meant the 70's by the look of it).

    Considering you were born I 1942 that's a great memory you have there.

    “The French nuclear power industry can make up our shortfall...if it happens.”

    Good luck with that, they are already behind the eight ball with their latest attempt, but heh, don't let the facts get in the way? You do know that the grid has already been below operating output for some time but the suppliers are throttling the industrial users (those who take low prices and accept problems) but are you really happy about The Cunt Brown © Jeremy Clarkson 2010 and the consequences of his destruction of the economy while being 'The Saviour of the World' as his dumbass Labour Party wonks were calling him?

    He, more than BLiar, could see how jacking taxes on the climate bandwagon would fund their little free for all.

    Anyway, you think climate change is coming so we will see who is correct if either of us are still alive to judge the outcome. :o)

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Actually I have some vivid memories of early childhood. My first was when I must have been 2. I can remember seeing convoys leaving the Holy Loch from our front window and also seeing a midget submarine just 50 yards off shore, warships moored at the Tail of the Bank, going by paddle steamer, (Marchioness of Lorne), to Dunoon for shopping, the beam of the Cloch Lighthouse shining through the bedroom window. Now I am lucky if I know what day it is..
    I was told by a colleague whom I admired......a down to earth Lancastrian .....that worrying about something over which you have no control is pointless.
    I could look back on many occasions when I have been shafted by various governments...mainly Tories, but have learned to get on with life.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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