UN Warming Chief -- Warming Causes Wildfires, Even if Science Disagrees
October 23, 2013 9:31 AM
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Droughts are also accused of being the work of evil old global warming
a decade of flat temperatures and missed predictions
by global warming's
, 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
I. UN Chief Believes Warming is to Sure Warming Causes Wildfires
with Christiane Amanpour of Time Warner Inc.'s (
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,
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.
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"
-- 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.
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, 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.
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10/23/2013 3:43:09 PM
Considering I'm from Australia, here's the basic gist for Americans and anyone else.
(1) A Carbon Tax was rammed down our throats by the Left of politics. Despite the promise of no Carbon Tax.
...Here was the promise in 2010 Federal Election by former Prime Minister.
Here is a video of the bastards celebrating the need to raise my electricity bill by AUD$300.
(2) On Sept 7th, we voted them out. That is to say, we dropped the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and their extreme Left environmental friends known as The Greens party.
One of the issues was the destruction of the Carbon Tax. Most Australians want it gone!
After 7th Sept, the Liberal-National Party (Centre-Right/Conservative) party was voted in. Alongside various independents who lean to the Right.
(3) The first action of the new Prime Minister was to kill the Climate Commission. Because it was simply nothing more than taxpayer funded advocacy department headed by a Climate Change activist named Tim Flannery.
Here is an example of Tim Flannery ranting...
The Prime Minister (Abbott) wants to also tear down the Carbon Tax. This has freaked out the Climate Change folks. Hence the reason for all of them to start complaining. From Al Gore to David Suzuki; and now Christiana Figueres.
Abbott has the numbers in the Lower House. He should have the numbers in the Upper House (The Senate). Everyone knows the Carbon Tax is likely to be canned.
(4) Now, in relation to our current bush fires in Sydney.
Firstly, our native bushland is filled with Eucalyptus trees. We call them gum trees locally. Part of the life cycle of a gum tree is fire. Fire is Nature's way to clear the land.
Before white folks came along, Aboriginals used to set fire to the bush land as part of the cycle. They knew how to manage the land with their traditions.
In the last 30 years or so, environmentalists have infiltrated our Govts (Local Council, State, and Federal), and have basically saturated the compliance laws with so much "green tape" that it is extremely costly to fight them.
Something as simple as clearing the land needs endless bureaucratic form filling. (Green tape is to intentionally raise the bar of compliance such that you won't even try because it simply too time consuming and legally costly to fight for common sense!)
So what happens? Years of unburned "fuel" is built up in the bush land. As a result, this is a firestorm waiting to happen. All it needs is an ignition source. (Eucalyptus trees are highly flammable in the Australian Summer. ie: high winds and low humidity dries them out.)
And when a major uncontrollable bush fire does come along, the same environmental idiots that caused the problem to begin with say its because of Climate Change!
Nonsense! Its them! These idiots who have never fought a bush fire in their lives! Who don't understand that gum trees need to burn as part of their life cycle! Who don't understand it is their meddling that has caused these things!
In fact, there is a growing anger against environmentalism in Australia! Carbon Tax, extremely intense bush fires, tyrannical rules in how we should live, etc. (We stripped the Greens of their political power in Sept 7th Election and gave it to Independents who weren't fond of them.)
(5) The recent bush fires are started by various sources. These include:
=> Kids and idiots starting them for fun.
=> Poorly maintained power lines.
=> Recklessly discarded cigarettes.
=> Live fire exercises by the Australian Army.
It has NOTHING to do with Climate Change.
Here in Australia, popularity of Climate Change has fallen from 33% (2007) to approx 8% (2013). The taxpayer funded TV stations are desperate to push the issue. Its just turning Australians off even more!
Effectively, Australians are sick of politics and activism. The endless exaggerations to push an agenda that hurts us is really doing nothing more than piss us off.
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