This is good news. The Greens have pretty much given up on their Global Warming campaign. They see that politicians are no longer doing anything to get on board.
The hack into the emails of Great Britain’s number-one Global Warming propaganda center has crushed the movement in a matter of weeks. All that work! Gone! The voters don’t take them seriously any longer. So, politicians have gotten off the Global Warming Express.
The Greens had to scrap Global Worming in this century, because temperatures failed to rise. They changed the sales pitch to Climate Change. But that phrase implies that temperatures can go down. That undermines their political agenda: terrify the rubes about Global Warming.
After 20 years since the Kyoto agreement, nothing is agreed.
The Greens are in despair. Their agenda mandated international regulation. They are not going to get any.
We can forget about fixing the planet’s ecosystems and climate until we have fixed government systems, a panel of leading international environmental scientists declared in London on Friday. The solution, they said, may not lie with governments at all.
“We are disillusioned. The current political system is broken,” said Bob Watson, the UK government’s chief environmental science advisor, who chaired the meeting.
The panel, all winners of the prestigious Blue Planet prize, often seen as the Nobel prize for environmental science, were meeting to prepare a statement for the Earth Summit 2012, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June – 20 years after the original Earth Summit in that city.
The world has wasted the intervening years, the group said. Ecosystems are disappearing ever faster, the world is still warming, and two 1992 treaties, on climate change and species loss, have failed to achieve their aims. Governments, the group said, were largely to blame.
“Last time in Rio we had an unreasonable faith in governments. Since then we’ve lost our innocence in believing government was wise and benevolent and far-sighted. That’s been blown completely out of the water,” said Camilla Toulmin, director of the International Institute for Environment and Development, a non-profit organisation based in London.
“Essentially nothing has changed in 20 years. We are not remotely on a course to be sustainable,” Watson said.
“What’s most discouraging is a loss of feeling that government would help us,” said Harold Mooney, a veteran biologist from Stanford University.
No one held out much hope that the forthcoming summit would usher in a new era. Politicians do not seem interested. The 1992 summit lasted two weeks, attracted most of the world’s leaders and garnered huge headlines. But this year’s event will last just three days, and so far China’s president Hu Jintao is the only head of state scheduled to attend.
In short, the campaign has failed. The Global Warming movement is dead in the water without big government. It has lost big government.
We can see it in one photograph, one of the great propaganda stunts in political history. The target was Phil Jones, whose Global Warming, career collapsed within weeks of the publication of the stolen emails.