U.N. Climate Change Breakthrough Decision Already Made: Where to Hold Next Year's Conference

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UN: Qatar or bust!

Whether global average temperatures are rising or not, United Nations meetings must grind on! Who is the lucky host of next year's conference? The U.N. press release [PDF] reveals:

The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 18/CMP 8 (the 18th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, plus the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol), will take place in Qatar from 26 November to 7 December 2012.

Of course, unless it is somehow rescued at the current U.N. meeting in Durban, the Kyoto Protocol officially comes to an end in 2012. So why call a meeting of the Parties to a defunct treaty? Never mind. The important thing to note is that the average temperature in Doha in December hovers around 75 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night. 

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  1. Their only problem with the latest email dump was that the email escaped into the wild. So it is PARTY TIME!

    1. The Los Angeles Basin where Reason Foundation is located is noted for its moderate weather.

      December vverage high, 69 degrees.

      The important thing to note?

      Never mind.

      1. This is a great point, because Reason Foundation employees jet in from around the globe to get to work every morning.

        1. Courtesy of the Kochs, like, fur shure.

  2. Fuck the temperature, the shopping is great

  3. The world is going to end if we don’t do something…well we better figure out where we’re going for vacation next year…

  4. Qatar. This is the country that was planning spend like a billion dollars to air condition open air stadiums and fan zones for the World Cup in the middle of summer, which is like 120+ degrees in that part of the world. They seem really concerned about reducing that carbon footprint.

    1. Well, they could just use the temperture there as a reason for AGW. I mean its really hot here, so that has to mean that man made global warming is true. I mean just like when that blizzard hit a few years ago, after we said there would never be snow agian, well that was becasue of man made global warming. Now, excuse us we have to go burn so more raw data, can’t let this get into the hands of the public, it could cost us billions.

    2. I read this just a couple weeks ago:
      Qatar emits more carbon per capita than any other country. http://www.moneyweb.co.za/mw/v…..009+Detail

      1. Qatar probably produces more energy per capita than any other country.

        1. Yes, but its evil carbon energy that kills little polar bears.

    3. Oh, but this technology is magically carbon-neutral, trust us!

      1. Two words: Carbon fucking credits. Three words.

      2. Race trumps nature in the Liberal victim card game, Timon.

    4. Does Qatar have hot masseuses?

  5. Anybody at the IPCC remember that Britain was once Rome’s bread basket?
    That Newfoundland was called V?nland — Wine Land by the Norse?
    That ancient Chinese records show it warmer than now?

    I could cite these all day if I thought it would make a difference. They would rather pretend Kilimanjaro’s ice cap is from warming when instruments show no warming there, and the land use changes around it obviously send less moisture up the mountain.

    1. Greenland? do i hear any comments about where that name came from?

      1. The Greenland Chamber of Commerce?

  6. They should try to book that island from Lost.

    1. Pass them the number Hurley Reyes gave me in the ward, 481-516-2342.

      1. Please tell me you don’t have that memorized.

  7. How much of the tab do U.S. taxpayers pick up? Seems like the least Congress could do is insist that speakers opposed to or skeptical of AGW
    get put on the agenda or else no $$$ for you.

    1. We could call it the Fairness Doctrine.

  8. At least holding it there will keep out the Jooooos.

    1. Think again, friend.

      1. Those dirty fuckers are everywhere.

  9. U.N. Climate Change Breakthrough Decision Already Made: Where to Hold Next Year’s Conference

    see, the system works.

  10. Of course, unless it is somehow rescued at the current U.N. meeting in Durban, the Kyoto Protocol officially comes to an end in 2012.

    U.N. Delegate – [random Non-Aligned Movement Country]: Quick, find a way to blame climate change on the Zionists!

  11. The biggest recent climate change has been the political climate change wrt climate change.

  12. I do believe that AGW is real, caused by burning fossil fuels, a problem that must be somehow mitigated, et cetera et cetera … which is why I say “If these assholes really cared about the environment rather than cadging a free trip to Qatar, they’d have a videoteleconference so as to avoid burning jet fuel and making AGW worse.”

    1. Jen don’t you see, Top Men are different. they create the rules for the rest of us to follow…

    2. Which proves that a) they don’t care, and/or b) it’s a hoax to suck money out of gullible people like yourself. Who do you think pushes and pays for AGW studies?

      1. OK, sure. Climate scientists have made up a giant, world-wide hoax to get rich.

        Is that honestly your position?

    3. Jennifer!!!!!

      How are you doing?

      1. Pretty well but muy busy, thanks!

    4. They can’t get hookers, booze and five star hotel rooms when teleconferencing

    5. Actually, this is why I don’t believe it is real. If it were real, they’d be buying those South African fission piles that fit in a semi-trailer and can’t go critical and building themselves retreats on the Med in Northern Africa waiting for the climate to cycle back to Carthaginian times.

  13. I suggest they hold the next next conference in Resolute Nunavut, Canada. It’s very warm there this time of year what with ice caps melting and all…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F….._bay_4.jpg

    1. I’ve actually had some small dealing with the Nunavut government. I bet even our Canadian commenters can’t say that.

      1. Dealings, that is.

        1. Worked just fine the first way.

          1. Let’s just say that I dealt with them.

      2. Other than the shit-ton of my money that the Federal Government sends to keep the Government of Nunavut in the style it expects, I have had no dealings with them.

        1. They sent me a free, high-end mousepad, just for knowing that they existed (I was doing state and provincial research at the time). Wondered where they got the money for such things.

          1. You’re welcome.

          2. You’re welcome.

  14. I played Qatar.

  15. UN climate meetings are now the Olympics of the environmental movement.

  16. Hitler was promoted during the 1936 Olympics. Carbon taxes wll again be promoted at the 2012 climate meetings.

    1. We just got tired of gamboling. It’s not as great as some claim.

  17. The climate religion fades in spasms of anger and twitches of boredom.

    As with religion, it is presided over by a caste of spectacularly unattractive people pretending to an obscure form of knowledge that promises to make the seas retreat and the winds abate. As with religion, it comes with an elaborate list of virtues, vices and indulgences. As with religion, its claims are often non-falsifiable, hence the convenience of the term “climate change” when thermometers don’t oblige the expected trend lines. As with religion, it is harsh toward skeptics, heretics and other “deniers.” And as with religion, it is susceptible to the earthly temptations of money, power, politics, arrogance and deceit….

    Religions are sustained in the long run by the consolations of their teachings and the charisma of their leaders. With global warming, we have a religion whose leaders are prone to spasms of anger and whose followers are beginning to twitch with boredom. Perhaps that’s another way religions die.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/…..15576.html

  18. Do they ever hold the conferences in a place where it’s cold and the weather sucks?

    1. Only if it has five star hotels and they can travel in town using limos.

      1. Junkets for a few, privileged people will always be okay. Even if the rest of us have to live like cavemen to support their lifestyle. Or is that liestyle? I always get those confused.

    2. Vail is about as close as they come.

  19. I always wonder what the people who attend these conferences would do if someone came up with something – call it Mr. Fusion if you will – that produced all the energy we would ever need cheaply and without CO2 emissions.

    1. The advent of fusion or something else that revolutionary would be enjoyable first for its implications for all of us and second for the immensely pleasurable schadenfreude that would follow.

      1. I am willing to be that, should somebody invent the “Mr. Fusion” device of Back to the Future, there would be an unholy alliance of “environmental activists”, oil companies, and major utility companies to ban it.

        1. No doubt. Since it will likely be a clean energy source, they’ll have to come up with some bullshit reason to justify their action.

    2. I always wonder what the people who attend these conferences would do if someone came up with something – call it Mr. Fusion if you will – that produced all the energy we would ever need cheaply and without CO2 emissions.

      You know my opinion on that.

    3. In the 1400’s the Church tried to pass rules requiring windmillers to pay taxes to the church because the wind was divine.

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