Things are not going well for the climate industry at the Cancun conference. Japan announced that it would not be a party to renewal of the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012. A Japanese official said, ” “Japan will not inscribe its target under the Kyoto protocol on any conditions or under any circumstances.”
To open the conference, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also “the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you — because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools.” (Washington Post)
Meanwhile, according to an article in the British Globe and Mail, Canada is getting ready to walk away. “Canada remains the only country to ratify Kyoto and then publicly renounce its 2012 emission targets…” Canada is “seeking a legally binding treaty that includes all major emitters, which is what the Copenhagen Accord was all about last year. That includes the emerging economies of China and India. It also includes the United States, which did not ratify Kyoto and has no intention of doing so.”
President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, announce that he will ban the use of incandescent light bulbs throughout Mexico. By some calculations, that would make a difference of 0.004% in Mexico’s carbon emissions.
The 16th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP16) did reached its first consensus by approving a proposal on education, training and consciousness as part of efforts to mitigate climate change (i.e., brainwashing).
The proposal commits signatories to promote formal and informal education strategies covering the climate change phenomenon.
“One of the most important aspects of adaptation and mitigation is people’s behavior,” said Guatemala’s Environment Minister Luis Ferrate.
“We have to create a citizenry that is more conscious of climate change, and that means education and training,” he added. (Source, China Radio International)
The real purpose of the conference is not climate, it is to extract $100 billion per year from industrial countries to go into U.N. coffers purportedly to help third world countries to cut their carbon emissions.
By the way, yesterday, Cancun set a 100-year record low temperature for that date of 54 F. Ironic.