It appears the international climate conference will be held while growing numbers of scientists provide withering criticism of President Obama. Three days before the attendees convene, one expert voice on the world’s climate, James Hansen, has come to the forefront to the president’s approach to the problem.
The Paris conference will include heads of state from over 130 countries. The president will represent the United States with his entourage. The meeting will be attended by the heads of state of more than 130 countries, including Obama. Pre-conference rules include a plan adopted by the United States. It calls for every country attending to strictly set limits on carbon dioxide emissions.
The U.S. will advocate new technologies that capture and store carbon dioxide. The noted scientist James Hansen wrote a letter posted on his web site in part wrote, “… is so gross, it is best described as unadulterated 100 percent pure b_______t.” Furthermore, in his scathing rebuke of this policy, Hansen argued that world leaders are eager to avoid the embarrassment of the last major climate meeting in Copenhagen back in 2009. A majority of climate experts considered it a fraud just to appear willing to change the impossible.
This time around, Hansen and others predict a “deal” will be largely ignored. He writes that world leaders will pat themselves on the back. The pledges that will be forgotten in the ashes of history include cutting emissions by 2025. The United States is expected to aim for cuts of 25 percent based on 2005 carbon levels.
Hansen writes, “Watch what happens in Paris carefully to see if all that the leaders do is sign off on the pap that UN bureaucrats are putting together, indulgences and promises to reduce future emissions, and then clap each other on the back and declare success. In that case President Obama will have sold our children, and theirs, down the river.” In this scenario the United States is the leader of disorganized rabble.