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Dennis Sun: Climate Change Conference Is A Big Deal But Where Are China And India?

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By Dennis Sun, Wyoming Livestock Roundup

An international climate conference called COP27 took place last week. It is a meeting of governments that have signed the world’s most important climate agreements, such as the Paris Agreement.

The event is an opportunity for signatory countries to discuss everything from measures to adapt to the effects of climate change to funding for climate action.

The conference has not attracted as much attention compared to other years due to other important events around the world, but President Biden will attend towards the end and fly with other world leaders for another conference in Bali, Indonesia.

As we all know, the main issue facing the Biden administration is climate change. That’s why they want to destroy America’s oil industry, and they’re using climate change to lure farmers and ranchers into cost-sharing schemes. A number of administration officials will attend both conferences, including US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Climate change wasn’t such a big issue last year as inflation and other pressing issues were happening in America and around the world. The world’s two largest emitters, India and China, do not attend these conferences, as does Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Participating poorer countries would like richer countries to give them more money to repair damage from floods and other storm events that they believe are caused by climate change. They also want a massive overhaul of international development credit and a 10 percent tax on fossil fuel companies, particularly the oil companies with their current profits.

The participants also have agriculture in mind, as there are a number of accompanying events that deal with the connection between agriculture and climate change. The Biden administration-led Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate Initiative is expected to announce an increase in member country commitments from $4 billion to $8 billion. They recognize the food security threat this can pose and the need to be cautious.

Everyone at this conference is ringing alarm bells, claiming, “Humanity has a choice, cooperate or perish,” and “It’s either a climate solidarity pact or a collective suicide pact.” Regardless, our President leads the pack.

On the other hand, people like Dr. Will Happer: “The climate has been constantly changing since the world began. The climate will continue to change as long as the world exists. But humans have little to do with climate change.”

He continues: “I know more than most scientists about how greenhouse gases work, and I can assure you that increasing concentrations of these gases will not cause a climate emergency. More of the main anthropogenic greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2), will cause a small, beneficial warming of the Earth’s climate. But more CO2 will be very good for agriculture, forestry and all photosynthetic creatures. Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations have been dangerously low in our current geologic period, with evidence of CO2 Hunger during the recent glacial maximum. Plants already react very positively to the CO2 increases over the past century. More CO2 will bring more benefits.”

HL Mencken said: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace on the alert, and thus in loud clamors, to be carried to safety by an endless line of hobgoblins, most of whom are imaginary.”

I have to say I agree with the last two gentlemen. Over the years I have witnessed climate change and expect it to continue to change. I don’t trust our President and the United Nations very much with their power grabs.

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