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Climate Nazi Xi Jinping criminal policies Chinese

 

 

Chinese President

Xi Jinping

 

 

 

 

US President

Joe Biden

 

 

 

 

EU President

Ursula von der Leyen

 

 

 

 

Indian PM

Narendra Modi

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Putin 

Russian PM

 

 

 

 

Japanese PM

Fumio Kishida

 

 

 

 

Kim Boo-kuym

South Korean PM

 

 

 

 

Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabian Ruler

 

 

 

 

Justin Trudeau

Canadian PM

 

 

 

 

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian PM

 

 

 

 

Joko Widodo

Indonesian PM

 

 

Australian criminal climate Nazi policies Scott Morrison

 

 

Scott Morrison

Australian PM

 

 

     

 

2021: COP 26, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

In November 2021 we were all hoping for big things in Bonny Scotland, since the parties have two sittings to make up for, and no fault of Alok Sharma, but things do not seem to be progressing as the enlightened world hoped - and in fact the planet is likely to continue heating at an accelerated rate, with so many big players acting like climate Nasties (Nazis) on coal, oil, meat and deforestation issues.

 

One shining ray of hope is Canada's Justin Trudeau, stomping on oil and gas emissions, and around 100 countries agreeing to halt deforestation by 2030, presumably meaning replanting sustainably, to allow for the harvesting of wood for eco builds.

 

One of the outstanding issues is fossil fuel subsidies, artificially sustaining oil, gas and coal as being cheaper than renewables. These subsidies for climate deniers must cease, to level the playing field for solar and wind power, and a green hydrogen-fuel based economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest blow to progress at COP26 is probably the absence of Xi Jinping, in that China is the dirtiest country in the world, still reliant on coal to underpin the manufacture of cheap products, as suppliers to the rest of the world. But how can that be justified? Why are global corporations investing in a country where coal is accelerating the rate of climate change. Big players such as Tesla and other OEM motor manufacturers are all guilty of encouraging coal-fueled industry in China. Why not source or manufacture locally. It may well be cheaper in the long term, if you factor in the cost of global warming. There is no point buying an electric car in an effort to go green, if the battery comes from a country reliant on fossil fuels to make those packs. The whole exercise is counter-productive. Silly, billies!

 

Given the reluctance of fossil fool countries to change, it makes sense to assist green innovators to undo the harm they are doing with alternatives, such as the acceleration of hydrogen production and distribution, by way of the development of an infrastructure. In order to speed that along, the World Intellectual Property Organization might come to the rescue with concessions for green patents.

 

If green tech could be accelerated so that green hydrogen could undercut coal and oil, or at least compete on equal terms, cost wise. Then, coal mining and exports might cease. The same for oil. We need a carbon tax to level the playing field, until then. To eliminate imports that appear cheap, but are climate expensive.

 

 

 

Xi Jinping's China is the dirtiest country in the world, climate wise

 

SUPERHEATED ECONOMY & CHEAP IMPORTS - It's no longer a bowl of rice a day in China, they want western luxury, executive cars instead of cycles and rickshaws - and worst of all - military might. Set against this developing scenario, why are so many big players having goods Made in China? Imports are not cheap if you are pushing out masses of CO2 into the atmosphere, because of the cost to our environment. Goods from China that can be certified made using renewable electricity, and zero emission transport - now that's a whole new ballgame. Xi Jinping will not attend COP26, where he will be told off by Greta Thunberg for sure. His administration is cooking the books using coal. The expansion bubble is already showing signs of bursting, with Evergrande. All over China, dozens of high-rises continually spring up, spread across spaces the size of several football fields. The rush to build has caused numerous problems, including risky finances, poor construction – dramatically demonstrated in viral footage of the mass demolition of 15 high-rises in the city of Kunming – and huge oversupply. Analysts have estimated 90 million people could be housed in the empty properties. The value of home sales has fallen by 20% year on year in the wake of tougher regulation. Does Xi Jinping know what he is doing?

 

On the flip side, at the UN General Assembly 2021, Jinping announced that China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad”. Chinese banks then swung into gear. Three days after Xi’s speech, the Bank of China declared it would no longer provide financing for new coal mining and power projects outside China from the last quarter of 2021. So, Xi may have a lot on his plate with 3 day working weeks and power outages, but he is doing a bit here and a bit there. Come on Mr Jinping, we know you can do a whole lot better. Why not put China centre stage of a massive world clean up.

 

 

 

IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD - COP 26 DOCUMENT LEAK - TELEGRAPH 21 OCTOBER 2021

 

Cop26 document leak shows the countries lobbying to alter crucial UN climate report. Over 32,000 submissions have been made by governments, companies and other parties to scientists compiling a UN report on climate change.

Countries including Saudi Arabia and Australia are lobbying to change a crucial climate report, a leak ahead of the Cop26 climate summit has shown.

The trove of documents, seen by the BBC, reveals major powers are petitioning against fossil fuel reduction, cutting meat consumption and offering developing nations support to go green.

It has raised questions around whether governments are committed to tackle climate change as pressure to do so intensifies. 

 

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia should invest in solar panels

 

 

 

The documents include more than 32,000 submissions made by governments and other global stakeholders to a team of climate experts. The group is putting together a UN report intended to collate the best scientific evidence on how to get to grips with global warming. 

Such reports are produced every six to seven years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN body tracking climate change. The report will be a critical component underpinning the negotiations in Glasgow this November.

The world’s largest oil exporter Saudi Arabia requested the report remove its conclusion that "the focus of decarbonisation efforts in the energy systems sector needs to be on rapidly shifting to zero-carbon sources and actively phasing out fossil fuels".

A Saudi official in the oil ministry said: "Phrases like ‘the need for urgent and accelerated mitigation actions at all scales’ should be eliminated."

Argentina, Norway and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) also raised objections. 

 

 

 

 

Coal cannot be linked with sustainable growth, since it cause global warming

 

 

 

 

A senior Australian government official repudiated the judgement arguing for the closure of coal-fired power plants - despite reducing coal dependency being a key objective of the Cop26 meeting. Australia is a major coal producer. 

Another conclusion of the draft provided evidence that reducing meat consumption is necessary to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Two of the world’s largest producers of beef and animal fed crops, Brazil and Argentina, argued strongly against it.

"Plant-based diets can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50 per cent compared to the average emission intensive Western diet,” the report said. Brazil argued that the findings are false. 

Argentina said “generalisation on the impacts of meat-based diets on low carbon options” should be avoided. 

Switzerland suggested altering aspects of the report that claim developing nations will need the financial backing of wealthier countries in order to meet emission reduction goals. 

At the 2009 Copenhagen conference it was agreed that developed nations would provide $100bn a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020. This target has not yet been met. 

The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment told the BBC: "While climate finance is a critical tool to increase climate ambition, it is not the only relevant tool."

"Switzerland takes the view that all Parties to the Paris Agreement with the capacity to do so should provide support to those who need such support."

The release comes days before countries are expected to pledge to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees at the Cop climate summit.

Greenpeace UK's team of investigative journalists, Unearthed, provided the BBC with the most recent draft of the report and comments. 

 

 

 

Climate Nazi, Scott Morrison, Australian coal experts should be banned

 

 

COAL SHOULD BE OUTLAWED - In a world racing to reduce pollution, Australia is a stark outlier. In our view, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is a climate criminal. Australia is one of the dirtiest countries per head of population and a massive global supplier of fossil fuels. Unusually for a rich nation, it also still burns coal for most of its electricity. Odd, when they have so much desert to install solar panels, with which to produce green hydrogen.

Australia's 2030 emissions target - a 26% cut on 2005 levels - is half the US and UK benchmarks. Canberra has also resisted joining the two-thirds of countries who have pledged net zero emissions by 2050. And instead of phasing out coal - the worst fossil fuel - it's committed to digging for more.

So it's no surprise that Australia is being viewed as a "bad guy" going into the COP26 global climate talks in Glasgow, analysts say. Does Mr Morrison have shares in coal and do kangaroo politicians have to declare such interests?

 

 

 

Evergrande is fueling climate change and global warming

 

 

WHAT A WASTE - It's bad enough that the power to build these properties was generated by coal, but the unregulated building boom and bust, is a waste of earth's resources. Building projects should be sustainable and necessary. Not an investment opportunity to get rich. Where are the affordable (zero carbon) homes in China? Chinese policies appear to be all wrong. How many tons of coal, and building material imports were wasted on these developments? They are not the only kleptocrats. There is a building boom in England, and many other countries. You will note the absence of solar panels or solar water heaters on these buildings.

 

 

 

 

IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE

 

Planet earth can produce only so much food and grow so much timber. In our view the agricultural food limitation (security) should be the recognised Standard for all Member Nations to abide by, as a basic rule. The prickly question for the land of thistles, is will this be on the 2021 agenda?

 

We imagine that farming should be changed and old fashioned house building must stop. It's not that difficult an equation really. We know the earth's physical dimensions. We know how much agricultural land is available, and how much seafood the oceans may provide sustainably. From this we can calculate the population our planet can provide food for. Given that with other factors, it may be a lower figure than might be theoretically possible.

 

The same applies to renewable energy production. If the UN have not done so, it's time there was the world equivalent of an international Domesday Book. The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, where, having invaded England he wanted to know how much he could milk the population for, by way of taxes.

 

 

Domesday Book, survey of Britain

 

 

THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT, DOMESDAY BOOK - The book is metaphorically called by the native English, Domesday, i.e., the Day of Judgement. For as the sentence of that strict and terrible last account cannot be evaded by any skilful subterfuge, so when this book is appealed to on those matters which it contains, its sentence cannot be quashed or set aside with impunity. That is why we have called the book "the Book of Judgement", ... not because it contains decisions on various difficult points, but because its decisions, like those of the Last Judgement, are unalterable. Our prediction is that the COP26 talks will yield very little, if they cannot get commitment from China and Russia. That being the case, the remainder of the world needs to enact policies to constrain (insofar as is possible) the irresponsible development outside the boundaries of the natural world.

 

 

 

We can also assign a value to a country based on useable land area, and from that calculate how much currency they may print. Banks would not be able to lend above the genuine GDP, based on sustainable use of land.

 

They teach basic housekeeping at schools as domestic science. Why is it that politicians don't get it?

 

Today a career in politics, especially in the UK, involves juggling, tightrope walking, white makeup and a big red nose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION NOT WORDS - At 2019 end, 470 hydrogen stations were operating worldwide, 1/1200th of what is required. How can the World Intellectual Property Organization accelerate Green Patents, using a system that has remained unaltered for decades?

 

 

 

 

SIX (SUGGESTED) STEPS TOWARD A COOLER PLANET

 

1. TRANSPORT: Phase out polluting vehicles. Governments aim to end the sale of new petrol, and diesel vehicles by 2040 but have no infrastructure plan to support such ambition. Such infrastructure should exceed the performance of fossil fuel filling stations, prolong EV battery life and provide power grids with a measure of load leveling. Any such system should seek to obviate the provision of millions of fast charge points to include fuel cell cars, where implementation could otherwise prove to be a logistical nightmare. This may involve international agreement as to energy storage format and statute to steer OEM vehicle makers to collaborate as to future proofing, to include green hydrogen.

 

Marine transport can be carbon neutral given the right policy incentives, with phased transition in specific stages such as not to unduly penalize present investment in LNG shipping and other recent MARPOL compliant IC powered vessels. Future cargo vessel should be at least in part powered by renewable solar and/or wind energy, on the road to zero carbon, making allowances for technology catch-up. A scrappage scheme might encourage fleet operators to accelerate shipping upgrades, and a fund for radical innovation that would not otherwise qualify under in-situ programmes (such as Horizon Europe) might be introduced - with fast-track, reduced, form-filling and open-loop decision making, such that applications may be tweaked rather than struck out.

 

Air travel powered by kerosene should attract hefty mitigation offset, where low carbon alternatives should be encouraged such as electric air transport.

 

2. RENEWABLES:  Renewable energy should replace carbon-based fuels (coal, oil and gas) in our electricity for homes, factories, heating and transport. Coal and nuclear power plants should be phased out.

 

3. HOUSING: On site micro or macro generation is the best option, starting with new build homes that are both affordable and sustainable by design to replace crumbling housing stocks. Encourage building in timber to provide carbon lock from a renewable natural resource. Planning policies should be updated to outlaw unsustainable development, with harsh financial penalties for kleptocratic local authorities, especially those with a history of corrupt practices (from historic similar fact evidence files).

 

4. AGRICULTURE: We need to grow more trees to absorb carbon emissions from a growing population, unregulated/unrestricted air travel. New homes should be timber where practical as a priority. We should promote reductions in food waste and the eating of foods that use less energy to produce. Educate children on these matters in schools and via campaigns such as no meat Mondays, should be part of ordinary study. Polluted fish from fisheries, might be replaced with fish farmed by aquaculture inland, rather than risk carcinogens from our seas.

 

5. INDUSTRY: Factories should be aiming for solar heating and onsite renewable energy generation. EV parking and even service facilities should be part of new industrial estates as part of any building permissions - with subsidies or tax reductions as incentives to property developers.

 

6. POLITICS: - National governing bodies need to adopt rules to eliminate administrative wastages, to include scaling down spending on (showboat) war machines, increasing spend on educating the public and supporting sustainable social policies that mesh with other cultures. This includes fostering policies and making funds available to close links in the technology chain to make up for lost time. Kleptocratic empire building must cease in the search for natural equilibrium.

 

International aid should not be provided to regions that cannot support life naturally. Land reclamation should be outlawed, and a solid currency system based on the ability of the planet to provide food for a growing population, such as a $Food Standard, such as to index link food production (security) to prevent unrestricted (artificial) money lending and superheated economies. There should be a policies of zero trust and full accountability.

 

Taxes collected from citizens in any form should only be spent on services they are collected for. Road Fund Licenses, for road building, National Health Insurance Contributions, for health facilities, etc., not 5% on the charged for item.  The spend of other taxes such as Income and Value Added, should be fully accounted for to prevent slush fund payouts, for defence contracts, for example. If you are going to build more warships, then call it a Defence Tax. Start being honest with the electorate.

 

All policies should be SDG and Human Rights compliant, with exceptions needing to be openly qualified and justified, with a genuinely effective remedy (right of challenge) to a higher national tribunal/court at every level, and with an easy path to the International Court of Justice, where a national remedy conflicts and obfuscation is identified. A lack of transparency and accountability would be one of the main reasons for challenge - because such decision making is highly suspect.

 

 

 

 

Little Venice, Lake District, Shit Creek, Herstmonceux, Sussex

Hertmonceux village in Sussex, artificial hill to build luxury homes for the rich

 

FLOODING - Global warming has meant more than usual flooding in Sussex. The A22 was flooded twice in the winter of 2020 with other roads awash. The picture above is of a village called Herstmonceux, absolutely crowded with new house builds, and another rash of wildlife damaging brick builds planned in 2021. Would you want to live the village they call Little Venice? 

 

We think it deserves the name locals have given to it. Unfortunately for the rest of the developing world, no thought has been given to the consequences internationally by such a concentration of development in such a short space of time. The Wealden District is allegedly one of the most corrupt in England. Of that, on the evidence, it appears so. The local authority remain silent as a virtual admission.

 

 

ARTIFICIAL & CLIMATE UNFRIENDLY - David Cameron, Theresa May and now Boris Johnson, continue to superheat the economy with developments like that shown above. Giving council carte blanche to overdevelop. Their policies have been wrong for so long, they have forgotten what honesty is.

 

In this village in Sussex, developers got permission to pile drive corrugated steel into this hillside, destroying the natural habitat in the process. Why? To cram in as much countryside village development to reap taxes - to provide profits for property developers who support the Conservative style of management that has led to a National Debt of some £2 trillion pounds. There is a shortage of genuinely affordable housing in this location. Poor roads, and no local schools.

 

 

 

 

       


 

TOO SLOW BOJO, UK POLITICS, ALL TALK - Boris Johnson's Government have been a little slow to introduce policies and tax breaks to gird the loins of the energy industry to change from coal, oil and gas, to green hydrogen from wind turbines and solar farms. His inability to read world change and act decisively to create a sustainable society, has just about halved pensioner's savings in real terms in the UK. Nice one Bojo. Should save a few bob on the NHS bill, when the elderly cannot afford heating, so pass away from hypothermia. At least the US seems to be back on track now that the other clown in politics has been de-throned.

 

 

 

 

1995 COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY
1996 COP 2, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
1997 COP 3, KYOTO, JAPAN
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1999 COP 5, BONN, GERMANY
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2003 COP 9, MILAN, ITALY
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2007 COP 13/CMP 3, BALI, INDONESIA
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2010 COP 16/CMP 6, CANCUN, MEXICO
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DESERTIFICATION COP HISTORY

 

COP 1: Rome, Italy, 29 Sept to 10 Oct 1997

COP 9: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21 Sept to 2 Oct 2009

COP 2: Dakar, Senegal, 30 Nov to 11 Dec 1998

COP 10: Changwon, South Korea, 10 to 20 Oct 2011

COP 3: Recife, Brazil, 15 to 26 Nov 1999

COP 11: Windhoek, Namibia, 16 to 27 Sept 2013

COP 4: Bonn, Germany, 11 to 22 Dec 2000

COP 12: Ankara, Turkey, 12 to 23 Oct 2015

COP 5: Geneva, Switzerland, 1 to 12 Oct 2001

COP 13: Ordos City, China, 6 to 16 Sept 2017

COP 6: Havana, Cuba, 25 August to 5 Sept 2003

COP 14: New Delhi, India, 2 to 13 Sept 2019

COP 7: Nairobi, Kenya, 17 to 28 Oct 2005

COP 15:  2020

COP 8: Madrid, Spain, 3 to 14 Sept 2007

COP 16:  2021

 

 

BIODIVERSITY COP HISTORY

 

COP 1: 1994 Nassau, Bahamas, Nov & Dec

COP 8: 2006 Curitiba, Brazil, 8 Mar

COP 2: 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov

COP 9: 2008 Bonn, Germany, May

COP 3: 1996 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov

COP 10: 2010 Nagoya, Japan, Oct

COP 4: 1998 Bratislava, Slovakia, May

COP 11: 2012 Hyderabad, India

EXCOP: 1999 Cartagena, Colombia, Feb

COP 12: 2014 Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, Oct

COP 5: 2000 Nairobi, Kenya, May

COP 13: 2016 Cancun, Mexico, 2 to 17 Dec

COP 6: 2002 The Hague, Netherlands, April

COP 14: 2018 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 17 to 29 Nov

COP 7: 2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb

COP 15: 2020 Kunming, Yunnan, China

 

 

 

  

 

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LINKS & REFERENCE


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58982445
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/10/21/cop26-document-leak-shows-countries-lobbying-alter-crucial-un/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58982445
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/10/21/cop26-document-leak-shows-countries-lobbying-alter-crucial-un/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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