Friday, December 11, 2015
DAY 13-CLIMATE OBSESSED POWERGRABBERS-21-THE HERDS FLOOD FRANCE TO GET A WORLD CARBON TAX SCAM INSTITUTED.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
OZONE DEPLETION JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH DUE TO SIN
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold,(7X OR 7-DEGREES HOTTER) as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people,(ISRAEL) and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
EVERYTHING DIES IN THE SEA DUE TO POISONED WATERS
3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.(enviromentalists-(COP 21 CLIMATE KOOKS) and animal rights nutjobs-mentalcases won't like this result)
4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
6 For they(False World Church and Dictator) have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
COP-21 CLIMATE SCAM MEETING NOV 29-DEC 11,2015
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Coal-dependent Poland 'behaves' in Paris By Peter Teffer-DEC 10,15-EUOBSERVER
Paris, Today, 13:52-Fears that Poland will derail the negotiating process at the climate conference in Paris have, so far, not come true.The summit, where 195 countries, plus the EU, are trying to reach a global climate treaty, is approaching the final phase of talks, with meetings lasting until 5am on Thursday morning (10 December).In the months leading up to the summit, Polish politicians had been very vocal about defending the country's coal industry - most of the country's electricity is generated from the highly polluting fossil fuel.In an interview with Politico in August, Poland's president Andrzej Duda said that “decarbonisation is completely not in our interest.” He made his remarks ahead of parliamentary elections in September, during which his right-wing party Law and Justice (PiS) won an absolute majority.PiS member of parliament Piotr Naimski, who has energy in his portfolio, made even more strident comments during the election campaign, criticizing the EU position that the Paris agreement should be a legally binding.“Any binding stance that would be accepted at the conference in Paris will be harmful to Poland, so a failure of the summit is in Poland's interest," Naimski said according to Reuters.But here in Paris, it seems that the Polish delegation is not carrying out its threats, which appear to have been more for domestic consumption.“We have an EU position and everybody sticks to that. I have not heard Poland is obstructing,” Helena Hellstroem Gefwert, a spokesperson for the Swedish delegation, told EUobserver on Wednesday.“Poland is not stepping on the brakes,” a source from a second EU member state, who asked to be anonymous, said.A third EU source noted that Poland is “really constructive” in Paris, showing “openness” to having a reference in the treaty text to “1.5,” which is climate jargon for limitng the future temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. During the two-week talks, an increasing number of delegations seem willing to mention 1.5, in addition to repeating an already agreed ceiling of 2 degrees.“I don't think they [Poland] will create a mess here,” the third contact told this website on Thursday (10 December). “They behave here, they don't want to ruin the process.”In what some say was partly a tactical move to quell potential opposition, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius named Poland's environment minister Jan Szyszko as one of his “co-facilitators” - neutral mediators that try to reach agreement on specific topics of the treaty.But Szyszko's experience as an environment minister (he held the post two times before) probably played a role as well.Multiple sources confirmed that Luxembourg held a bilateral meeting with Poland to confirm it will stick to the EU line, as agreed at an EU ministerial meeting in September - a week before the Polish election.Luxembourg holds the rotating EU presidency and together with climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, speaks on behalf of the EU in Paris.In the bilateral, Poland said it understood it could not change the mandate that has been agreed by environment ministers in Brussels.In fact, as one source pointed out, a global treaty is in Poland's interest.Part of Poland's opposition to strict emissions reduction targets in Brussels stem from the concern it will lose its competitive edge with non-EU countries that don't have such strict targets.For Poland, a level-playing field is crucial.There is also an expectation that Poland is keeping its powder dry for after the Paris deal. Once the EU's commitments are cemented in the agreement, the battle will be how to divide the CO2 emisssion cuts among member states.It’s the battle in Brussels where Polish sparks are more likely to fly.
Opinion-Climate finance: The EU’s best chance for action By Charlotte Flechet-DEC 10,15-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 14:01-As the world’s biggest donor for climate finance and disaster relief, the EU has the potential to play a pivotal role in the current climate negotiations.Finance, along with the provision of other means of implementation, such as technology transfer and capacity-building, is one of the negotiations’ key stumbling blocks.Back in 2009, developed countries pledged to provide at least $100 billion a year in “climate finance” by 2020 to help developing countries cut greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of global warming. Although it may look like a robust target, it only accounts for 0.2 percent of GDP of the industrialised nations in the OECD club.According to the United Nations Environment Programme, the level of finance required to meet adaptation needs would amount to $150 billion per year by 2030.So far, the EU and some of its member states have proved to be serious about contributing climate finance. Together, they provided €14.5 billion in climate finance in 2014, an increase from the previous year.The European Commission recently announced it would double grants for climate finance from the EU budget up to 2020, reaching about €2 billion per year. This echoes a positive step made last year where the EU agreed to commit at least 20 percent of its external assistance budget to climate relevant actions for the period 2014-2020.Germany is also set to double its international climate finance by 2020 compared to 2014. France is expected to increase its current level of €3 billion level to more than €5 billion by 2020, with a tripling of its current adaptation finance.But the picture is not all bright. Far from it.Although the increase in pre-2020 pledges is welcomed, a lot more needs to be done to ensure that climate finance truly meets the needs of its beneficiaries.For one, Tim Gore, head of policy, advocacy and research at Oxfam International as said that, while the new pledges are welcome, they are not enough: “If you are in one of the poorest communities in the world, it is not making any difference to you. They are not going see any more of that money.”Commenting on the conclusions of the EU’s finance council meeting in November, the director of Climate Action International Europe, Wendel Trio, also declared: “The EU has failed to offer a credible financial support package for the Paris agreement.”Although a key moment to coordinate EU climate finance ahead of COP21, the ministers’ meeting failed to provide a clear roadmap on how to deliver commitments, such as phasing out environmentally harmful subsidies or scaling up climate finance before and after 2020. According to Isabel Kreisler, Oxfam International’s climate change policy expert: “If finance ministers want to ensure there is something in the Paris deal for those on the frontline of climate change, they must significantly increase public funding for adaptation before 2020, and ensure a new and separate financing target looking past 2020 is also agreed on in Paris.”Here are some of the key aspects of climate finance that the EU must improve on in order to truly support vulnerable populations around the world.-Equal amount of funding for mitigation and adaptation-An OECD report published last October on climate finance found out that only 16 percent of climate finance is devoted to helping developing nations cope with the impacts of climate change. If the EU is to be considered a credible partner for developing and vulnerable nations, it has to scale up the amount of finance that directly targets adaptation actions in order to reach a 50:50 balance between mitigation and adaptation.-New and additional finance-In numerous member states, the money pledged for climate finance comes from the development aid budget. In Belgium, for example, most of the €50 million that were pledged at the leaders’ event comes from an already reduced development aid budget.This means that some schools, hospitals and other development projects won’t take place anymore because the money initially allocated to them is being redirected towards climate activities.This is why civil society is strongly pushing to ensure that all climate finance is additional to development aid and not merely a relabelling of existing commitments.-Innovative finance-There are several cheap and easy ways for the EU to mobilize additional climate finance. The first one is the establishment of a financial transaction tax that could help fund renewables and climate change adaptation projects in vulnerable countries.The second would be to shelve part of the European Emissions Trade System (ETS) revenues for climate action in developing countries. According to WWF, if 10 percent of the €8 billion generated yearly by the ETS is set aside for climate finance, this could raise as much as €3 billion annually from 2020.-Predictability of financial flows-A major issue with current finance pledges in Europe is that they do not always include a clear roadmap of how and when the money will be delivered.This is a critical issue for beneficiaries as uncertainty on financial support strongly limits their ability to adequately plan climate-related activities. For example, in November, the EU was incapable to provide any indication on its 2015 contribution.-Post 2020 finance-In relation to predictability, it is important that the EU pushes for an ambitious climate finance package that enshrines the principle of five-year cycles for collective finance targets that address both adaptation and mitigation in a separate way. In addition, such a package could call on Parties to submit, every three years, their planned contribution to these targets.-Fossil fuel subsidies-Finally, the EU must address the critical issue of fossil fuel subsidies. Every year, at least €35 billion are spent by member states on these harmful subsidies. This is two and half times more than Europe’s overall contribution to climate finance. Although the EU has agreed on phasing out harmful subsidies, no concrete actions have so far been seen to move in that direction.Beyond the numbers, climate finance is also about how the money is delivered. It is only by providing its fair share of climate finance that Europe can build trust and engage in a truly constructive partnership with developing nations around the world.Working together on an honest and fair basis is the only way we will be able to address climate change.Charlotte Flechet is an environment policies worker and activist for the Global Call for Climate Action campaign
Feature-Video games, inventions, and protests at Paris CO2 summit By Peter Teffer-DEC 10,15-EUOBSERVER
Paris, Today, 09:24-A familiar-looking yellow circle was moving around a screen in Paris on Wednesday (9 December), apparently eating smaller circles.It was not Pac-man, the classic video game from 1980, but rather Capman, a game developed by Brussels-based NGO Carbon Market Watch.It was showcasing its video game, which relays the environmentalist group's main concerns in a playful way, at the United Nations climate conference.The gameplay was apparently so engaging that the man who was supposed to present it, first did not notice a passer-by stopping at his desk.“Oh, hello, sorry,” he said when he saw her, and started his pitch.Carbon Market Watch is one of many organisations present at the 21st edition of the so-called Conference of the Parties, or COP21, where the world's climate negotiators try to thrash out an agreement for a global treaty that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.-Climate-friendly chocolate-According to France, COP21 “is the biggest international meeting ever organised in France,” and it draws not only politicians, but also businesses, lobbyists, and activists. It takes place in an airport-hangar-turned-conference-centre in Le Bourget, a suburb of Paris.It is a place where you are given climate-friendly chocolate, can see a centre-left member of the European Parliament wandering around eating a quick sandwich, or spot participants wearing traditional costumes from all over the world.There is a hall with national pavilions, which often reflect the diplomatic or economic size of the country.Here, national delegations meet to discuss their negotiating tactics, or the latest version of the draft agreement - such as the one the conference's president, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, shared with the parties on Wednesday afternoon.Some of the pavilions also serve as a form of nation branding, or a place to organise side-events on topics the country finds important.Then there is the exhibit hall, where a range of stakeholders, NGOs, associations, and others display their product or views in small booths.-Showing off inventions-Take engineer Kolja Kuse, who came from Germany to showcase “an invention."He is chairman of the board of the European Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a business association, and has attended several COPs, to talk about the use of carbon fibre as a building material.Proudly, Kuse showed what he said was a piece of granite with carbon fibre around it. He described it as being as light as aluminium, yet flexible.“We can make this from CO2. The question is how,” said Kuse, adding that he has had talks with people involved in carbon capture and storage (CCS), a method of preventing heat-trapping carbon emissions from being released into the atmosphere.“We need coal plants for a long time,” the engineer said. “The CCS people want to store it in the ground. Why not turn it into something useful? Carbon fibre is a very valuable industrial good.”While it is still in the development phase, Kuse said there are endless possibilities. One of them was using the material in a popular brand of smartphone.Not far from Kuse, Grace Cahill was sitting at a booth, not because she was affiliated with the advertised organisation, but because the abandoned booth was a comfortable place to sit - by around 4pm many of the booths in the area, which in a way resembles a trade show, had been emptied.Cahill is media officer for Action Aid, a UK-based NGO. She noted she did not have time to talk much, because she was reading the latest draft text. But, she stressed, there was an event happening at 5PM that could not be missed.-Unauthorised protest-A group of activists had gathered at that time near the French pavilion for an “unauthorised” protest. Unauthorised perhaps, but very well-coordinated judging by the high number of media present.A ring of TV cameras, photographers, and lit mobile phones could be seen crowding around a group of people.They had sat down amidst an art installation which featured uni-coloured plastic statues of hippo's, bears, and other animals.Initially, their chants were not very easily audible.“Climate justice!”“.. .together!...”“...hold them accountable...”Without any audio equipment, the demonstrators had decided to use their combined voices as an amplifier.Before any chants, the lead messenger would shout: “Mic check!”, following which the crowd would copy.While the chants were not always in synch, some of the shouted demands were clearly audible.“We are here...”“We are here!”“...to demand...”“To demand!”“... that every single country take action...”“That every single country take action!”Meanwhile, the United Nations security personnel were urging passers-by not to stop in the main pathway to watch the sit-in.“Can I ask you to move aside, because people want to walk here?” one of them asked.The protest, which lasted around half an hour, also showed how complex the issue of fighting climate change is. The issue is not easily translatable into one-syllable chants or slogans. Yet the activists tried, with one man holding up an infographic of atmospheric CO2.COP21 is formally scheduled to last until Friday. But late-night negotiations past the official deadline are not rare at climate conferences.
EU urged to give more climate money to world's poor By Peter Teffer-DEC 10,15-EUOBSERVER
Paris, Today, 09:19-The European Union needs to offer more money to developing countries to help them reduce carbon emissions as well as to cope with climate change, environmental groups said at a press conference in Paris on Wednesday (9 December).The heads of three green non-governmental organisations (NGOs) said the EU has to "come out of its comfort zone" and bring new alternatives to the negotiating table "if it wants to play a leadership role" at the Paris climate summit."The EU will need to offer something to developing countries, including finance, and they will need to offer more than they have done," said Wendel Trio, head of Climate Action Network Europe, an umbrella of NGOs.His colleague Mattias Soederberg of DanChurchAid, added "climate finance is crucial" for a deal in Paris.Climate finance is one of the summit's sticking points.It refers to money for developing countries to tackle the effects of climate change, and to help fund a transition towards an economy that relies less on fossil fuels, the main cause for the man-made rise in global temperatures.The latest draft text of the Paris climate treaty, released on Wednesday afternoon, showed there is still much to discuss. The segment on finance had many brackets - which indicate that the content is still open.The first sentence of article 6, for example, reads: "Developed country Parties shall provide [new,] [additional,] [adequate,] [predictable,] [accessible,] [sustained] and [scaled-up] financial resources to assist developing country Parties with respect to both mitigation and adaptation."At the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen, the world's countries agreed that developed countries would provide $100 billion a year in climate finance from 2020.However, how exactly this will be done remains an open question." The problem with climate finance is that there is no agreement on what it is," said Soederberg. There is a dispute between rich and poor countries about how much has been raised so far.The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which consists of mostly rich countries, recently said that $62 billion has already been raised.But the figure is being disputed.-Developing countries say that the same money is being "double counted" as both development aid and climate finance."Climate money must be new and additional," noted Soederberg.But according to Michael Jacobs, former climate adviser to UK's former PM Gordon Brown, the issue is "more or less impossible to resolve."He summarised the position of the developing countries as: "You were meant to be giving us 0.7 percent of your national income as aid. Climate finance is over and above aid."But developed countries will respond, in Jacobs' words: "Hang on, everything we will give you is going to be called aid ... If it is given to a least developed country, the OECD will call it aid.""Anything counted by the OECD looks like it's biased," he added, noting that the issue is "half methodology, half politics."
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