Like a cracked record, Kevin Rudd churns out the same tired old clichés about climate change, despite the fact that we are now in a post-CRU world. Poor Kevin still believes every word the IPCC says, despite the fact that his, and indeed the entire globe’s, policy on climate change is, in all probability, based on fudged data.
But they’re not going to let the chance of global government and global socialism slip by just because the science is fraudulent. And Kevin Rudd isn’t going to let the chance of a cushy job at the UN in about 2015 slip by either. So he’s still pressing ahead at full speed:
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who helped draft the document, said yesterday the consensus at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad and Tobago was a “significant step forward” to a Copenhagen deal.
“That single voice is saying to the world that we, as the Commonwealth, representing one-third of the world’s population, believe the time for action on climate change has come,” Mr Rudd said.
“The clock is ticking with Copenhagen. We’ve achieved one further step, a significant step forward, with this communique and we believe that the political goodwill and resolve exists to secure a comprehensive agreement.”
The declaration does not set emission targets but calls for “an internationally legally binding agreement” at Copenhagen. It recognises “the need for an early peaking year for global emissions”. (source)
And after all the excitement at India coming on board following Obama’s magic touch a while ago, one of their number candidly reveals their true intention, which is virtually “business as usual”:
INDIA’S chief climate change negotiator has flatly rejected taking on emission reduction targets a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the country would commit to cuts conditionally.
India, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters, has yet to offer figures on reining in its carbon output, with just over a week to go until UN climate talks start in Copenhagen.
Singh said yesterday that India is “willing to sign on to an ambitious global target for emissions reductions or limiting temperature increase” provided developed countries share in the burden of funding mitigation.
But in an interview broadcast today, chief negotiator Shyam Saran told the NDTV news channel that India is under no pressure to join the United States and China – the world’s top two carbon sources – in announcing firm numbers ahead of the summit.
“There cannot be any emission cuts,” said Saran, adding that the developed world does not expect countries like India to adopt emission reduction targets but instead to accept “deviation from business as usual”. (source)
So there’s as little chance of a global deal at Copenhagen as ever.