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  • Live at Copenhagen: Left Out in the Cold

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site.


    The main impression of many attendees at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen is just how poorly organized it all is. The check in time for non-governmental delegates (like Heritage’s attendees) on December 14 was over 8 hours.  Hundreds had to wait for hours outside, where global warming has had no apparent impact on December Copenhagen temperatures, and many never even got in.

    Mind you, this conference was two years in the making, and these delegates had already gone through a time-consuming application process in the months before the conference. Worse, the conference is less well attended than anticipated earlier this year, when expectations were higher for a major deal.

    The UN is doing a terrible job handing this conference – and now it wants to all but run the U.S. and world economies.

    The latest proposal calls for a 25 to 40 percent emissions cut from the U.S. and other developed nations by 2020 based on a 1990 baseline, much more stringent than the 17 percent based on a 2005 baseline in the House Waxman-Markey bill and offered up by President Obama as an initial position at Copenhagen. It would be a massive energy tax, and an energy tax administered at least in part by UN bureaucrats. Those same bureaucrats that left hundreds if delegates in the cold are certainly capable of leaving the economy in the cold as well.

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    12 Responses to Live at Copenhagen: Left Out in the Cold

    1. brenda zulu COPENHAG says:

      I was one of those who suffered from the cold trying to register. It took so long and i went away to attend the Klimaforum09 where there is no congestion. It is really a sad development.

      Maybe the situation will change when Africa hosts the conference.

    2. Tom Lehner, Spofford says:

      Great post and great covering on the Copenhagen Hoax. I am just about writing a post about the Copenhagen & United Nations – Money laundry and redistribution Fraud myself.


      Please keep up with the good coverage.


    3. Berthold Klein says:

      The greenhouse gas effect is a discredited hypotheses. It was disproved in 1909 by R.W.Wood and Gerhard Gerlich &Ralf D. Tscheuschner (2007). These technical works show that man-made global warming is a political hoax. The work of Alan Carlin of US-EPA also shows that CO2 does not cause global warming.

      Everything about Copenhagen is the work of a modern day Hans Christen Anderson.A Fairy-Tale.

    4. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      By this point in time, anyone that doesn't reconize that this entire "environmental" movement is not pure Communism, cannot be convinced regarless of what proof is offered. This is an all out attempt to destroy our capitalist system and put us under a "world government" controled by the likes of Obama. Regardless of what is taking place in Copenhagen, our left-wing national news media will continue to hide the truth, thus the majorty of the people of this country (and the world) are keep in the

      dark about the actual lies of man made global warming.

    5. Normca says:

      Don't worry -"out in the cold" Obama is coming with his hope and change; just wait. What hoax you going to next ? The opening of the Brooklyn bridge ? Please leave your wallet at the door on your way out.

    6. Dennis Idaho says:

      How much did it cost each of the 45000 registered guests? The building only holds 15000. Looks like someone over sold the reservations. I bet no one had their money refunded because there was not enough room to get in.

    7. Jerry from Chicago says:

      What a colossal scam.

      People are now waking up to it and are beginning to feel comfortable saying " the emperor is naked".

    8. Norm Florida says:

      The U.N. has been a disaster from the beginning. This is just one more example of how screwed up the organization is. I for one would be very happy if they took it to Denmark or maybe some African Country and we were to drop out. Just look at the money we could save.

    9. Greg K, Tequesta, fl says:

      My thoughts exactly, Mr. Scallan..

    10. Prevailer76AZ says:

      At this point I'm sorry to be of Danish heritage, but very relieved my grandparents saw fit to immigrate to the U.S.A.

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