Kill the Paris Treaty and Rip Out the Roots

By Viv Forbes, Secretary of the Clexit Coalition

The Clexit Coalition today called on President Trump to keep his election promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty and stop US payments to all UN global warming programs.

The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 175 representatives from 25 countries, aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the UN Paris climate treaty.

See: http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit-members.pdf

The Secretary of Clexit, Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that all nations will suffer from the destructive energy policies being promoted in the UN’s war on cheap, reliable hydro-carbon fuels and the backbone industries that rely on them – mining and smelting, farming, fishing, forestry, processing and manufacturing.
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Clexit Sceptics at Marrakech

Clexit Members are presenting sceptical papers at the Marrakech Climate Carnival.

“Attempts to verify the greenhouse effect by Experiments” by Jan-Eric Solheim of Norway.

“Reconsidering the Role of Livestock and Agriculture in Clmate Change” by Dr Albrecht Galtzle of Paraguay.

“Reconsidering Solar forcing, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise” by Nils-Alex Morner, of Sweden.

More details: http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/marrakech-papers-by-clexit-members.pdf [PDF, 75 KB]

The Battle for our Grasslands and Livestock

By Viv Forbes, Albrecht Glatzle and others

Grasslands and arable land cover just 10% of Earth’s surface but (with the oceans) they produce all of our food and fibre. But the productivity and health of our grasslands, farms and livestock are under threat from global warming alarmists and green preservationists.

We are afflicted by climate crazies and methane madness. It is poor public policy that condones restrictions on grazing operations, or taxes on grazing animals, based on disputed theories that claim that bodily emissions from farm animals will cause dangerous global warming.

New Zealand was the first cattle country to propose a “livestock fart tax”. Four hundred farmers then drove 20 tractors to the Parliament in Wellington waving placards and banners saying “STOP THE FART TAX”. The proposal was laughed out of Parliament. But the war on farmers and livestock continues.

fart-tax-cartoon

Permission is given to reproduce this cartoon providing the source (www.clexit.net) is credited.
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Will Brighton be Swallowed by the Sea?

In only 20 times the length of time since the Battle of Hastings, the Polar Ice Cap has shrunk from London to the other side of Greenland. And the English Channel has filled with sea water.

In only 100 times the length of time since the Battle of Hastings, the Polar Ice Cap has expanded from the other side of Greenland all the way to London and then back again. And the English Channel has emptied of sea water and then filled-up again.

More: http://steelydanswarandpeace.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/will-brighton-be-swallowed-by-sea.html

The South Australian Blackout

by Terence Cardwell
http://blackjay.net/?p=365

This is NOT a once off event- it will happen again in the not too distant future and continue to do so.

Why? Because of the continual instability created in the grid system by the constantly changing wind generators and the reliance of power from Victoria, who have to continually get them out of their insane situation.

Any change in power generation from the wind generators has to be compensated for and chased by thermal power generation units which decreases their efficiency substantially and more than obviates any gain from wind generators. These severe load changes can create a power wave within the grid system that causes instability as the thermal units try to match the wind generators’ severe load changes.

Because the winds were so severe the wind generators would already have been non-operative and locked. So that 40% of the power was already out of service before the blackout. If the wind generators were allowed to operate in such severe winds they would have torn themselves apart.

So YES the wind generators DID cause the blackout by increasing the load substantially on the Victoria to S.A. interconnector.

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The Too-high Price of Green Power

By Daniel W. Nebert.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. — John Adams, December 1770; in “Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials”

By Daniel W. Nebert

Concerned about “global warming” and “climate change,” the European Union has been far ahead of the United States in solar- and wind-energy development. But — economically — how have they fared? The answer is: Not so well. In fact, not good at all.

Denmark has been the EU leader in renewable energy. In 2012, the Danish Parliament agreed politically to 50 percent of energy consumption from wind power by 2020, 84 percent by 2035.

The Danish government has now completely changed its mind. In recent months, it decided to abandon plans to build five offshore wind power farms — to be functional by 2020. Denmark realized its green policies have become too expensive to maintain.

Danish consumers and companies pay the highest electricity prices within the EU, according to Eur electric, the European Electricity Association. In 2014, 66 percent of an average Danish electricity bill went to taxes and fees; 18 percent went to transportation, and only 15 percent for the electricity itself. (Germany was second highest, with 52 percent in electricity taxes.) The Danish climate minister recently stated: “We can’t accept this, as the private sector and households are paying far too much. Denmark’s renewable policy has turned out to be too expensive.”

It has become obvious that all the green energy plans mandated to reduce EU emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) will not achieve substantial reductions. In some cases, the actions are actually making matters worse.

A serious examination of successful and failed introductions of technology… might teach us some lessons.
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Swedish CLEXIT

CLEXIT is an international organization for the exit of climate agreements with respect to CO2 emission (i.e. for an abandoning of ratification of the COP25 agreement).

The Clexit Coalition:
www.clexit.net
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit-members.pdf

Swedish CLEXIT is a regional branch of the CLEXIT Coalition.
Its goals and intensions are – as intended – somewhat country specific.

We realize:

  • that CO2 is “the gas of life” and hence beneficial for plant growth (by no means is it a “pollutant”).
  • that CO2 plays a very small to insignificant role in climate change (when we consider observational facts and physical laws instead of models that do not even agree with measured facts).
  • that climate change is predominantly driven by the Sun, its emission of luminosity and solar wind, and the filtering and amplification of this emission within the terrestrial physical processes.

We claim no relations to:

  • the Donald Trump organization, though they, too, do not agree with the IPCC and COP25 concept of an anthropogenic (CO2) global warming.

We urge:

  • that the CO2 hysteria will come to an immediate end, so that we can return to work for real problems in the real world.
  • that the COP25 agreement should be re-assessed in the light of real scientific facts.
  • that our national environmental goals and efforts will re-direct the focus on real problems (which, indeed, are both serious and large) instead of misusing all attention on an imagined CO2-hysteria.
  • that international efforts will re-focus its attention back to poverty and inequality instead of climate change.

These are the working frames of “Swedish CLEXIT” as proposed by is its regional director Nils-Axel Mörner on September 25, 2016.

[Signed: Nils-Axel Mörner]

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Australia needs a Paris Plebiscite

The Clexit Coalition has called on the Australian Government to conduct a plebiscite on whether Australia should withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty.

The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, now comprising over 175 representatives from 25 countries, was launched in London last week. It aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the UN Paris climate treaty.

The Australian Secretary of Clexit, Mr Viv Forbes, said that Australia is particularly vulnerable to the destructive energy policies being promoted in the UN’s war on carbon fuels.

“Australia is a huge continent in a far corner of the world, suffering from what that great historian Geoffrey Blainey called ‘The Tyranny of Distance’.

“Since the days of the gold rush and the wool boom, we have always relied on production, transport, processing and export from our remote mines and farms to distant markets – gold and silver, wool and wheat, lead and zinc, butter and cheese, copper and aluminium, beef and lamb, iron ore and coking coal, timber and fruit, natural gas and thermal coal, cement and steel. These widely scattered industries and the factories and refineries dependent on them rely heavily on two things – efficient transport and reliable low-cost electricity.

“Two insane energy policies threaten them – “carbon-free transport” and “wind/solar power”.

“How do green dreamers plan to power the bulk carriers, tankers, container ships, railways, road trains, trucks, tractors, draglines, dozers and pumps on wind/solar power? “Carbon-free transport” would be the economic equivalent of returning to the costly and unreliable days of windmills, bullock teams, draught horses, sulkies and sailing ships.

“The same applies to “renewable energy” which is unreliable, intermittent and costly. Without nuclear or new hydro-power, there is Buckley’s chance that carbon-free energy can supply low-cost reliable electricity for Australian mines, farms, trains, planes, cities, refineries and heavy industry.

“Before subjecting Australia to these disastrous energy policies, Australians should be given a choice. If we deserve a Plebiscite on gay marriage, which affects a minority of people, we certainly need a Paris Plebiscite before the futile war on carbon fuels destroys our backbone industries and their jobs.

“With hostility to the Paris Treaty in Poland, doubts in France Britain and America, hesitation by the EU, pretend-participation by China and India, and real opposition in the new Australian parliament, Aussies should pause.

“Let’s see evidence, a real debate, and a vote.”

Further Reading:

Poland Defends its Industries against EU Climate polices:
http://www.politico.eu/article/poland-tough-line-cop21-paris-climate-summit/

French Presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy reckons that climate change is not caused by man and that the world has far bigger problems on its hands than global warming:

http://www.thelocal.fr/20160915/sarkozy-turns-climate-sceptic-in-battle-for-the-elyse

UK Peers Call On Government Not To Rush Ratification Of Paris Agreement In Light Of Brexit:
http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c920274f2a364603849bbb505andid=4f94ae2032ande=e1638e04a2

EU fails to agree on ratification of the Paris deal:
http://www.thegwpf.com/eu-fails-to-agree-on-ratification-of-paris-climate-deal/

US Republicans oppose Paris Treaty:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/19/republicans-make-second-bid-weaken-obamas-hand-paris-climate-talks

Americans won’t pay to fight climate change:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/09/15/how-much-will-americans-pay-to-battle-climate-change-not-much/

Viv Forbes
Secretary
The Clexit Coalition
www.clexit.net
18 September 2016
vforbes@clexit.net

http://clexit.net/2016/08/01/summary-statement/
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit-members.pdf

Rosevale Qld Australia
+61 754 640 533

Disclosure: Viv Forbes is an Australian geologist, financial analyst, farmer, energy user, and non-executive director and minor shareholder in a small Australian company exporting coking coal to Asia.

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