Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Buys Off The Warmists With $200 Million

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Buying off the warmists by switching aid money from people to trees:

AUSTRALIA is to contribute $200m to the Green Climate Fund designed to offset the adverse affects of climate change which was included in the final statement of G20 summit in Brisbane.

The Prime Minister has announced a regional and practical contribution to the Green Fund based on caring for rainforests in South East Asia…

Cabinet finalised the decision on Australia’s contribution to the fund — which Mr Abbott has criticised in the past — with the input of Julie Bishop from the climate conference in Lima. The contribution of $200m will be paid over four years, bringing total international contributions to the fund to over the target of USD$10 billion…

The $200 million will be drawn from the existing foreign aid budget.

Mr Abbott defended the government’s “fair and reasonable” change of mind on the fund, which he last year criticised as “a Bob Brown Bank on an international scale”.

Abbott was right the first time. There is not the slightest evidence that world rain forests have been hurt overall by global warming.

UPDATE

The hype continues:

Peter Hannam, The Age, Thursday:

THE world remains on course for its hottest year on record in 2014 … the World Meteorological Organisation told UN climate talks in Peru.

Matt Ridley, Britain’s The Times, Monday:

LAST week, the World Meteorological Organisation … issued a press release stating that this is likely to be the warmest year in a century or more, based on surface temperatures. Yet this predicted record would be only one-hundredth of a degree above 2010 and two-hundredths of a degree above 2005 — with an error range of one-tenth of a degree. True scientists would have said: this year is unlikely to be significantly warmer than 2010 or 2005 and left it at that. In any case, the year is not over, so why the announcement now? Oh yes, there’s a political climate summit in Lima this week … To squeeze and cajole the data until they just crossed the line, the WMO “reanalysed” a merger of five data sets. Maybe that was legitimate but, given how the institutions that gather temperature data have twice this year been caught red-handed making poorly justified adjustments to “homogenise” and “in-fill” thermometer records in such a way as to cool down old records and warm up new ones, I have my doubts.

Gee, that US deal with China that so excited Australian journalists looks less and less impressive:

CHINA has rejected the scrutiny of efforts to limit carbon emissions, a key tool that the US says is necessary as more than 190 countries work to come up with a new deal to fight climate change. Chinese negotiators sought at a climate conference in Lima, Peru, to delete provisions in a draft text that would have paved the way for other countries and non-governmental organisations to submit questions about its carbon-reduction plans … US lead climate envoy Todd Stern told reporters that all national pledges should be subject to scrutiny by other countries … “The spirit of constructive co-operation of the US-China agreement seems to have come to a full stop,” Liz Gallagher, senior adviser to the policy analyst group E3G, said on Saturday …

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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