Obama Led The Total Failure of World Leadership in Copenhagen

Commentary, Environment, Frontier Centre


World leaders participated in a scandalous conference in Copenhagen. Officially it was Conference of the Parties (COP) 15 to monitor progress on climate change begun in 1995 at COP 1 in Berlin. They’ve consistently and blindly accepted the false claim human CO2 is causing climate change. COP 3 produced the Kyoto Accord to punish developed nations and redistribute wealth. It’s due to expire in 2012 and COP 15 was to keep the process going. Few supported it more than Obama so he had to salvage the process.

Don’t Confuse Me With Facts

World leaders pursued policies while refusing to understand the issue. They ignored all evidence, silenced any debate, and disdained polls showing an increasing majority rejected the science. Finally, they ignored proof the science was deliberately and criminally falsified.

Henry Kissinger said 90% of politicians give the other 10% a bad reputation. He was wrong. With climate change it’s 99% because Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic alone saw through the deception. In “Blue Planet in Green Shackles” he wrote, “As a witness of the current worldwide debate, I want to say that I am no longer concerned – but angry – which is the impetus for the following text.” Anger was justified because there never was a debate. Climate change was a false imposition and Klaus knew its purpose. He told the US House of Representative’s Committee on Energy and Commerce, “So-called climate change and especially man-made climate change has become one of the most dangerous arguments aimed at distorting human efforts and public policies in the whole world.” Copenhagen proved their goal of stopping climate change was cynical politics on a massive scale.

Deceptions as Defense of the Indefensible

The falsified theory human CO2 was causing an increase in temperature was the vehicle for a socialist political agenda. Leaders did everything to protect the theory by directing most funding to prove rather than disprove, as in proper science. They allowed perversion of science beguiled by three opportunities; a vehicle for one-world government, a chance to appear green, and a massive tax grab. They consistently and deliberately ignored emerging proof the theory was wrong.

They marginalized scientists who tried to disprove the theory as skeptics and deniers. In his Copenhagen speech Obama continued to blame the skeptics for the failures. Truth was the undoing not the skeptics. Leaders who refused or ignored calls for debate did more damage. People may not understand the science but know a refusal to debate is a sign of deception. I was one of a group of 60 scientists who wrote to the Canadian Prime Minister in 2006. The opening sentence expressed our concern “As accredited experts in climate and related scientific disciplines, we are writing to propose that balanced, comprehensive public-consultation sessions be held so as to examine the scientific foundation of the federal government’s climate-change plans. This would be entirely consistent with your recent commitment to conduct a review of the Kyoto Protocol.”

The letter received global attention but was ignored. Leaders further limited debate by appointing mostly unqualified bureaucrats and only a select few scientists to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

They used numbers selectively to distort the truth. The large number of people they appointed to the IPCC became scientific proof of their position. Consensus is not a scientific fact but is a political reality. However, as polls increasingly showed the public did not believe the theory they ignored them.

No leader at Copenhagen mentioned “Climategate”, the leaked files from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia that categorically shows the data, methods and entire process of the IPCC were deliberately and criminally falsified. They ignored proof the theory was scientifically wrong then they compounded their ineptitude by ignoring the biggest deception in history. 

The Weed is Established

Leadership is in disrepute nationally. Climate change and the disgraceful Copenhagen circus show it’s worse at the international level. It confirmed climate was the vehicle to achieve one-world socialist government and total control of the population. Obama claimed achievements at Copenhagen were meaningful. It’s only true because the transfer of wealth Kyoto envisioned was advanced. Climate change and greenhouse gas controls received meaningless hand waving. They were cast aside, which is ironic because they were unnecessary from the start. Developed countries will give developing countries up to $30 billion for 2010-12, increasing to $100 billion by 2020.  Since Obama negotiated the deal the US will likely pay most.

Various devices, including the “Copenhagen Green Fund” and a “Technology Mechanism” to “accelerate technology development and transfer” will allow “scaled up, new and additional, predictable and adequate funding”. In other words there’s no limit.

Reason for the Rush

Obama’s rush to control everything was necessary because his agenda was far more radical than his campaign portrayed. He expressed his real goals prior to emerging on the national scene, but people were misled because like all demagogues he presented himself as a moderate saving them from evil. Bush, Wall Street and Big Business, although somewhat inept, were the evil and he was the savior. Election of the first African American further dazzled and diverted. 

Obama’s rush has created fear and a backlash likely to push Democrats out and make him a one-term President, but it won’t matter. Like Copenhagen, the original objective of wealth distribution and total government control is established. Rules and a massive bureaucracy are entrenched. Subsequent governments face the almost impossible task of massive and disruptive dismantling. Copenhagen further limited their options by tying them to international commitments.

Silence in Nasty Company

Scandals in Scandinavia continued at COP15. Previously Obama, Gore and the IPCC were in appropriate company with Yasser Arafat and the Nobel Peace Prize. Now all world leaders are in appropriate company by sharing the Copenhagen platform with Mugabe and Chavez. As Miguel Cervantes (1547 –1616) said, “Tell me what company you keep and I’ll tell you what you are.” We already knew, now we have confirmation.