German Chancellor Gives Up On Binding Climate Treaty!

Merkel No Longer Backs World Climate Treaty

That’s the headline announcing a report in the upcoming issue of Der Spiegel. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is retreating from the objective of reducing global CO2 emissions through a binding global treaty. http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/vorab/0,1518,691013,00.html

…Merkel wants to avoid another debacle for Germany and Europe in the UN climate negotiations.

According to Der Spiegel, the climate conference that began in Petersberg near Bonn on Sunday shifts the focus to climate protection measures that can lead to measurable results without a binding treaty.

Federal Minister of the Environment Norbert Röttgen of Merkel’s CDU party told SPIEGEL of the new approach:

It’s not about giving up on the 2°C target; rather it is about finding new ways to reach it. At Petersburg  we want to create a new level on which we not only want to reach CO2 targets from the top,  but also to start projects from the bottom that lead to measurable results.

This includes protection of forests and more concrete cooperation in the transfer of environmentally friendly technologies.

Make no mistake about it, without the cooperation of Germany any global binding treaty mandating CO2 reductions becomes extremely unlikely, and that sends a clear signal that global Cap & Trade is all but dead. The US Senate can (and should) now kill Cap & Trade for good.

H/t: Rudolf Kipp at http://www.science-skeptical.de/

UPDATE…read the entire Der Spiegel article here in English (h/t Brian H): http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,691194,00.html

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5 Comments on “German Chancellor Gives Up On Binding Climate Treaty!”

  1. Brian H Says:

    Here’s the English version of the Merkel article:
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,691194,00.html

    My hope is that as the Denier case strengthens in the public and political sphere, the declarations of support for the 2° target etc. will become more and more pro forma and vacuous.

    The final stage will be acknowledgment of the immense value and benefits of CO2 and gubmint mandates to maximize output! :)

  2. cleanwater Says:

    The German Chancellor is not aware that two German physics have proved that the greenhouse gas effect does not exist!!!! Below are the references and the fact that the ghg effect was first disproved in 1909 by an American physicsist is just as important.
    List of references:
    The paper “Falsification of the Atmospheric CO2 greenhouse effect within the frame of physics” by Gerhard Gerlich and Ralf D. Tscheuschner is an in-depth examination of the subject. Version 4 2009
    Electronic version of an article published as International Journal of Modern Physics
    B, Vol. 23, No. 3 (2009) 275{364 , DOI No: 10.1142/S021797920904984X, c World
    Scientific Publishing Company, http://www.worldscinet.com/ijmpb.
    Report of Alan Carlin of US-EPA March, 2009 that shows that CO2 does not cause global warming.

    Greenhouse Gas Hypothesis Violates Fundamentals of Physics” by Dipl-Ing Heinz Thieme This work has about 10 or 12 link
    that support the truth that the greenhouse gas effect is a hoax.
    R.W.Wood
    from the Philosophical magazine (more properly the London, Edinborough and Dublin Philosophical Magazine , 1909, vol 17, p319-320. Cambridge UL shelf mark p340.1.c.95, if you’re interested.
    The Hidden Flaw in Greenhouse Theory
    By Alan Siddons
    from: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/02/the_hidden_flaw_in_greenhouse.html at March 01, 2010 – 09:10:34 AM CST

    The bottom line is that the facts show that the greenhouse gas effect is a fairy-tale and that Man-made global warming is the World larges Scam!!!The IPCC and Al Gore should be charged under the US Anti-racketeering act and when convicted – they should spend the rest of their lives in jail for the Crimes they have committed against Humanity.

    Web- site references:
    http://www.americanthinker.com Ponder the Maunder
    wwwclimatedepot.com
    icecap.us
    http://www.stratus-sphere.com
    SSPI
    many others are available.

  3. heidi D. Cline Says:

    “This includes protection of forests…”

    Heck, the forest’s love CO2 !!!
    Its a gas greenpeace should embrace.

    Instead they embrace the bankers in Cap & Trade.

    What a strange world.

  4. timhulsey Says:

    “The US Senate can (and should) now kill Cap & Trade for good.”
    Unfortunately, Obama will look straight into the camera and tell the American people, “Who ya’ gonna trust? Me or your lyin’ eyes?”

  5. Charles Higley Says:

    Obama has an agenda that does not have the people in mind. His goals are the only important issues of the day. Like so many socialist liberals, he not only assumes, but knows that he knows what is good for us and we are all too stupid to understand.

    It is interesting, however, that such people have no conception of what life would be like for them if they had to live under the conditions that they want to impose on us.

    Every aspect of Obama’s agenda needs to be opposed as this is an integrated agenda with an ultimate over-reaching goal to subvert the only real superpower in the world to a world government and to second or third rate status. He obviously hates the US.


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