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Droughts are also accused of being the work of evil old global warming

After a decade of flat temperatures and missed predictions by global warming's shrillest speculators, Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is still ringing the alarm bell for all who care to listen.  While she lacks the evidence to prove it, in a recent interview she expressed that she was "sure" warming was to blame for a laundry list of recent natural disasters, including, but not limited to wildfires and droughts.

I. UN Chief Believes Warming is to Sure Warming Causes Wildfires

In an interview with Christiane Amanpour of Time Warner Inc.'s (TWXCNN news agency, Ms. Figueres also expressed indignation at the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Abbot has referred to more extreme global warming predictions as "total crap" and pushed to repeal Australia's carbon tax, having disbanded the nation's climate change board in September.

Australia has recently suffered from raging wildfires, and Ms. Figueres was quick to seize on this point, stating:

We are really already paying the price of carbon.  We are paying the price with wildfires, we are paying the price with droughts.


She admitted, though:

The World Meteorological Organization has not established a direct link between this wildfire and climate change – yet.  But what is absolutely clear is the science is telling us that there are increasing heat waves in Asia, Europe, and Australia; that there these will continue; that they will continue in their intensity and in their frequency.

Australia wildfire
A wildfire rages in Australia. [Image Source: EPA]

It's worth noting that Mr. Figueres holds no degree in climate science (nor do most UN officials tasked with setting warming policy), having achieved a Master's Degree in social anthropology.  While this career politician may be unversed in climatology from a technical standpoint, she's not afraid of making bold and emotional claims.

II. Climate Chief was "Born Impatient"

In another recent interview -- this time with BBC News -- Ms. Figueres appeared to admit that she lacks the patience to wait for a thorough scientific study on the impact and extent of warming before taking action.  She is quoted as saying:

I am always frustrated by the pace of the negotiations, I was born impatient.  We are moving way, way too slowly, but we are moving in the right direction and that's what gives me courage and hope.
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I'm committed to climate change because of future generations, it is not about us, right? We're out of here.  I just feel that it is so completely unfair and immoral what we are doing to future generations, we are condemning them before they are even born.  
We have a choice about it, that's the point, we have a choice.  If it were inevitable then so be it, but we have a choice to change the future we are going to give our children.

Christiana Figueres
Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC executive secretary [Image Source: Getty Images]

Ms. Figueres -- who assumed her post at the UN in 2010 is currently working on drafting a global climate treaty, as per the decision reached at a 2011 summit in Durban, South Africa.  The treaty could look to implement carbon taxes, or other wealth redistribution measures supposedly aimed at "fighting warming", but it will have a tough road ahead, if temperatures remain flat over the next decade.

Sources: CNN, BBC News



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For how long will this farce/scam continue?
By rpsgc on 10/23/2013 10:10:38 AM , Rating: 1
What intelligent people say:
It's the Sun, not us, that has the biggest impact on the Earth's climate. After all, ice is/was melting all over the Solar System, not just on Earth. Furthermore, anyone with half a brain knows that CO2 is not a pollutant. Less CO2 = less plants = less food for us = less oxygen = (much) lower temperatures

What global warming alarmists say:
WE MUST REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS!! WHO CARES IF CO2 IS NOT A POLLUTANT AND IS ACTUALLY IMPORTANT TO PLANT LIFE WHICH IN TURN IS IMPORTANT TO ANIMAL LIFE BECAUSE SOME ANIMALS EAT PLANTS AND THEN OTHER ANIMALS EAT THOSE SAME ANIMALS AND WE ALSO EAT THOSE PLANT EATING ANIMALS AND THAT WITHOUT CO2 THE EARTH WOULD FREEZE! BAN CO2!!!




RE: For how long will this farce/scam continue?
By Arsynic on 10/23/2013 10:18:40 AM , Rating: 2
The neo communists that are pushing this agenda hate humanity. They have been the loud shrill voice screaming about over-population. They believe humanity itself is a pollutant.


By tng on 10/23/2013 10:32:43 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
The neo communists... ...believe humanity itself is a pollutant.
Then they should lower their carbon footprint and save the earth by finding the nearest cliff and jumping off of it.


By troysavary on 10/23/2013 10:36:17 AM , Rating: 2
Don't you know that you are personally responsible for the temperature on Venus because of your refusal to give up your SUV? If you don't stop, naked green chicks will be flooding the Earth, fleeing their now uninhabitable Venus. Children will see those perky green boobies all over. Can you live with that?

THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!


By nafhan on 10/23/2013 10:59:37 AM , Rating: 3
According to rpsgc: most scientists are not intelligent people.

Also, plants grow better with fertilizer. Please explain to me how excess fertilizer runoff is not pollution and is improving the environment. If you can do so in all caps, I'd appreciate it, as that'll help me understand your point.


RE: For how long will this farce/scam continue?
By exeedorbit on 10/23/2013 11:20:59 AM , Rating: 2
Just because plants require CO2, doesn't mean that an overabundance of it isn't harmful. Remember, too much of anything is bad for you. And after a certain point, the drawbacks will outweigh the benefits.

This is not a statement to try to prove global warming is real or not. There's just a big flaw in your logic.


By Dorkyman on 10/23/2013 11:55:44 AM , Rating: 2
You're right, too much of something is bad. So let's put this in perspective. Imagine a basketball arena with 10,000 fans. That represents the atmosphere. Four of those fans are wearing pink shirts. Those represent the CO2 concentration. Used to be three guys, now four.

And plants wish there were MORE CO2. Ask any greenhouse owner.


RE: For how long will this farce/scam continue?
By Mint on 10/23/2013 11:41:17 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
What intelligent people say:
It's the Sun

LOL

You do realize that our most precise measurements of the sun have determined that it is physically impossible for it to affect temperatures by more than 0.1-0.2 degrees, right?

No, ice was not melting all over the solar system. Stop believing everything you read from guys with no science background. Dust storms on Mars can change the average atmospheric temperature by 40 degrees. Looking at Mars' ice caps is the dumbest way imaginable to measure the sun's output.

What intelligent people say? No, it's what people talking out of their ass say.


By ClownPuncher on 10/23/2013 12:47:56 PM , Rating: 2
Didn't the news say that the Australian wildfires were caused by two young boys?


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