Reach an agreement with the world of climate change labyrinths



Now that the Glasgow Conference of the Parties (COP26), which signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1994, is blending into history, it is timely to assess the success or lack of this intergovernmental summit.

A delegation of the Glasgow Summit will review the progress of 196 countries that have accepted the legally binding and enforceable Paris Agreement, a multilateral agreement adopted in 2015 that came into force on 4 November 2016. bottom. The Paris Agreement argued that it would limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels — a fairly ambitious desire.

UNFCCC member states are expected to create a “Nationally Determined Contribution” (NDC) that presents proposals to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide CO2 in the atmosphere, which is empirical that it raises temperatures. There is no evidence.

In this regard, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised the government to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

By that time, the coal, fossil fuel and gas industries would have declined, electric cars would have taken over Australia’s highways, and the high priests of climate change would have dominated the world.

The cynics argue that it is easy to make such a promise of net zero emissions as the Prime Minister will not become the Prime Minister of Australia in 2050, and therefore the Prime Minister will not be responsible for the consequences of pursuing this promise. Will do.

However, the government’s commitment to zero emissions by 2050 does not satisfy a strong climate change lobby.

This lobby is upset in support of significant greenhouse gas reductions by 2030. This is about 25 to 28 percent lower than the 2005 level, according to current government forecasts.

There is no doubt that people are responsible for the deterioration of the local environment. We can see debris, plastic containers and cartons, factory chimneys that pollute the inhaled air, deforestation and environmental degradation just by visiting the city.

Even in the fashionable suburbs, people illegally removed trees from their property when they threatened the integrity of their homes or obstructed their view. Also, in some parts of the world, especially Brazil and Indonesia, there is an excessive amount of deforestation that is fueled by burning trees to create farmland.

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The aerial photograph shows the deforested area of ​​the Amazon Rainforest on September 15, 2021, in La Brea, Amazonas, Brazil. (Mauro Pimentel / AFP via Getty Images)

The list of environmental destruction caused by people, as well as the list of environmental improvements, can be infinitely long — well-managed forests, flood mitigation.

Environmental deterioration is a serious concern, so we cannot conclude that climate change is completely man-made and it is too late to save the planet.

It is useful to remind the reader of the cyclical nature of climate change: the cycles of warming and cooling have always been one another in history. For example, the Medieval Warm Periods of the 11th and 12th centuries recorded temperatures in the North Atlantic region, unlike today’s temperatures. Antarctica is currently experiencing cold times.

John Macrobert, a perceptual climate change observer and civil engineer with experience in port design, has long been discussing climate change. In tackling maze-like mazes of climate change, he states that mass hysteria, media hysteria, and indoctrination mean solid science.

He refers to a report published by the respected Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. The station said, “There is no statistical evidence of the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) claim that elevated CO2 concentrations cause elevated temperatures in the lower troposphere, but temperature determines the rate of change in CO2 concentrations. increase.”

“A key factor in Earth’s climate change comes from the constant changes in the position of the Moon and planets with respect to the Earth and the Sun, and has nothing to do with atmospheric CO2 levels. This has nothing to do with climate change. Is the result of. “

Nevertheless, the expected high concentrations of carbon dioxide have always been attributed to increased global warming.

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Activists will hold a demonstration in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 13, 2020, demonstrating the delay in the COP26 UN Climate Change negotiations. (Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images)

However, Macrobert points out that carbon dioxide, along with methane, is an unimportant greenhouse gas. Indeed, carbon dioxide accounts for only 0.04 percent of all gases in the atmosphere.

The main greenhouse gas is water vapor, the clouds that prevent the sun from reaching the solar panels.

Macrobert concludes that “humans, animals and plants simply recycle the gas of life and pretending that we can adjust the climate by holding our breath in groups is a fantastic land.” ..

Although annual climate change conferences have been held since 1994, both parties have made little progress in their commitment to reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. This is because major economies such as the People’s Republic of China, India and Russia cannot enthusiastically attend these conferences.

In a world like a climate change labyrinth, it’s no wonder that individual companies have taken over the baton from the government to reach the goals of the climate masters.

In fact, companies are now taking over the mantle of achieving measurable results and replacing governments in pursuit of carbon neutrality.

Specifically, 217 companies have joined The Climate Pledge to achieve net zero emissions by 2040. These companies agree on (i) regular reporting, (ii) carbon removal, and (iii) reliable offsets.

They are trying to implement a “decarbonization strategy in line with the Paris Agreement through business changes and innovations such as efficiency improvement, renewable energy, material reduction and other carbon emission reduction strategies”.

Corporate involvement is an important step forward as it shows that companies do not trust the government to reach its goals and are therefore privatizing the fight against carbon dioxide.

The problem with this approach, of course, is that human intervention in the atmosphere is not as convincing as climate change masters want us to believe.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Gabriel Moens


Gabriël A. MoensAM is an emeritus professor at the University of Queensland and vice president and dean of Murdoch University. In 2003, Mornes was awarded the Australian Centennial Medal by the Prime Minister for his service to education. He has taught extensively in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United States. Moens has also recently published novels such as “A Twisted Choice”, short stories, and “The Greedy Prospector” in the “The Outback” anthology (Boolarong Press, 2021).