Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t James Delingpole / Breitbart – Climate Home News claims to have seen a draft G20 communique which omits mention of climate change or the Paris Agreement.
Draft G20 statement waters down Paris climate commitment
Published on 26/11/2018, 1:08pm
Argentinian official says ambiguity over the Paris Agreement is needed to avoid a split with the US, days before critical UN climate talks begin
By Karl Mathiesen
A draft communique from the leaders of the G20 shows that resolve to stand up for the Paris climate agreement against critical voices, such as the US, may be weakening.
The document, seen by CHN, is the latest version of a text that may change before it is released when leaders meet later this week.
Unlike recent G20 statements, it declines to give full-throated support to the Paris Agreement, simply “acknowledging the different circumstances, including those of countries determined to implement the Paris Agreement”.
In a nod to those countries defending their coal industries, the text prepared by the Argentinian presidency says there are “varied” energy choices and “different possible national pathways”.
There is no mention of a major scientific report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was released in October; nor any direct reference to the Cop24 climate talks, which start in Katowice, Poland just a day after the meeting ends on Saturday.
Clean Technica thinks this is evidence of other countries “kowtowing” to President Trump;
G20 Nations Reportedly Set To Kowtow To Trump On Climate Change
November 27th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill
A reported draft version of a communique being formulated by leaders of the G20 in advance of the 13th meeting of Group of Twenty to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting Friday, fails to back the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and makes no mention of the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C which warned that “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.”
Greens like Clean Technica and Climate Home News are suggesting that President Trump is pressuring other countries out of expressing their concern about climate change.
But there is a simpler explanation.
President Obama was happy to hand out vast sums of US taxpayers money to anyone willing to scream and wail about their climate afflictions.
President Trump stopped payouts to the climate clowns. So they stopped dancing.
via Watts Up With That?
December 1, 2018 at 02:04AM