Climate delegates in darkRichard Treadgold | June 7, 2013
Expect no wisdom
UNFCCC Climate Change Conference
The thirty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 38) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 38), as well as the second part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-2) is taking place at the Maritim Hotel from 3-14 June, 2013 in Bonn, Germany.
According to the Irish Times, the eleven-day conference has 670 delegates from 176 countries and is working towards a global agreement in 2015.
The CFACT video posted earlier today has drawn criticism. It shows interviews with nine delegates, asking if they knew of the lack of warming since 1997. Most of them confess complete ignorance about the lack of warming but one or two actually dismiss it, saying it’s unimportant.
The nine interviewees represent a sizeable 1.3 per cent of the 670 delegates and include influential representatives of Greenpeace International and the OECD. Another is a candidate for a Masters degree in Climate Change at the University of East Anglia. In other words, they’re not lightweights.
But they all spoke artlessly about the global temperature record over the last 20 years or so. They clearly knew nothing about the facts; it was a meek display.
Whatever one’s opinion of CFACT (who commissioned the interviews), these delegates inspired no confidence in rational decision-making by the United Nations about global warming.