Al Gore arrived in Copenhagen today to below normal temperatures and forecasts of heavy snow.
People started handing out food — one gave out tangerines, another croissants. A man screamed “I don’t need food. I need socks! I’m freezing my ass off out here.” At one point, a U.N. official announced the wait would be longer, prompting the crowd to boo and chant “Let Us In!”
“You have no idea how important water and a bathroom is until you don’t have it,” he said after waiting 7 hours and 20 minutes to enter the Copenhagen climate talks.
Sounds like they could have used a little “warming.”
Anthony Watts is reporting,
DOE sends a “litigation hold notice” regarding CRU to employees — asking to “preserve documents” with regard to Climategate
Full article here.
Copenhagen summit carbon footprint biggest ever: Report
Equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of a half million Ethiopians.
The Wall Street Journal reports,
Representatives from a group of poor nations briefly walked out of the conference to protest the slow negotiations, and EU officials expressed exasperation with the U.S. and China.
No agreement at all is probably the best anyone can hope for.
In the two weeks since Climategate broke and brought the scientists contentions about global warming into contention, we have been told “there is no smoking gun” by the New York Times’ Paul Krugman and numerous others, there “is no scientific dispute” by the White House, and “I’m sticking with the 2,500 scientists” by the White House ‘climate czar.’
But what does one of those 2,500 scientists say?
Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., is a leading advocate of human-caused global warming. I last encountered Kevin at an American Meteorological Society meeting in Denver in summer, 2008. He was adamant that global warming was occurring and a real threat to humanity.
Less than two months ago, Dr. Trenberth participated in a written debate with Dr. Bill Gray of Colorado State University (a global warming skeptic). Dr. Trenberth wrote, “warming of the climate system is unequivocal” and “global temperatures [have] especially warmed since the mid-70′s.”
But, what did a Climategate email show Dr. Trenberth writing two days later?
The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and its a travesty that we can’t. Here is a screen capture of the two side by side (click to enlarge):
I’d call that a “smoking gun.”
Glenn Reynold’s of the wonderful Instapundit blog says, “I’ll believe global warming is a crisis when the people telling me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.”
Given the number of private jets carrying people to Copenhagen, one wonders how many of the delegates really believe global warming is the dire, immediate crisis they keep preaching to the rest of us.