Sharon Hughes
They're at it again! Media 'covers' U.N. climate conference
By Sharon Hughes
December 21, 2009

How much have you heard from the mainstream media about the hypocrisy that took place at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December, such as leaving thousands of NGO delegates out in the cold because, while they accredited 45,000 delegates, they only had room for 15,000; or how plutocrats from around the world came to the conference in 1200 gas-guzzling, emission-secreting limos and 140 private planes, even after the Climategate scandal broke 'inconveniently' just before the conference? Not much if any. But should we be surprised?

No. Remember a few years ago at the COP-10 conference in Bali? Here's what I wrote about then:

Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters reported on the dilemma the large number of private charter airplanes going to the UN Conference on Climate Change on December 3-15 is causing for the small Bali airport:

    "As climate alarmists from all over the world head to Bali to talk about the sacrifices regular folks have to make to save the planet from global warming, it seems certain media will ignore all the private jets clogging the tiny airport.As if it's not enough that the United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held at what NewsBusters reported as "a truly beautiful tropical island paradise," the management of the nearby airport has issued a warning to attendees that they are going to have to park their private jets somewhere else. I kid you not. Talk about your really inconvenient truths."

Bali Discovery Tours reported on November 3rd:

    Tempo Interaktif reports that Angkasa Pura — the management of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport are concerned that the large number of additional private charter flights expected in Bali during the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) December 3-15, 2007, will exceed the carrying capacity of apron areas. To meet the added demand for aircraft storage officials are allocating "parking space" at other airports in Indonesia. The operational manager for Bali's Airport, Azjar Effendi, says his 3 parking areas can only accommodate 15 planes, which means that some of the jets used by VIP delegations will only be allowed to disembark and embark their planes in Bali with parking provided at airports in Surabaya, Lombok, Jakarta and Makassar.

Say Anything Blog added:

    "Obviously the only way to really get the feel for global warming is to sit in the sun drinking rum drinks so I can see why the UN had to fly everyone to Bali. As Glenn Reynolds said, "I'll believe it's a crisis when the people who tell me it's a crisis start acting like it's a crisis." Exactly, if this were a crisis they could find a more central location (like North Dakota), fly in on commercial planes or actually hold regional meetings and teleconference to give it worldwide scope. But this global warming thing is the UN jumping in on the bandwagon to create a profit for their leadership. I just wish that the US news organizations would quit treating the UN like they are the final arbiters of what's right. They're a good gauge of that, but only if you assume they're saying the wrong thing.

So, what did the mainstream media fail to 'adequately' cover this time?

#1 Climategate — To start off with, the biggest science-scam in all history leading up to the UN conference. Climategate exposed that global warming scientists have been 'cooking the books' — in other words, falsifying data to 'prove' there is man-made global warming. The media and scientists scrambled to downplay or spin this news ever since the information was leaked from emails between fellow scientists caught falsifying research data.

Ahhh, now we get it — global-warming enthusiasts such as Al Gore don't practice what they preach because their claims are not true! (Can you see my tongue in my cheek?)

#2 As The Heritage Foundation reports: "Despite the fact that the entire (COP-15) conference is founded on the belief that human economic activity, especially flying and driving, is emitting levels of greenhouse gasses that will soon kill us all, plutocrats from around the world have marshaled over 1,200 limos and 140 private planes to travel to and around Copenhagen over the next two weeks."

And according to the U.N.'s own data, between 2000 and 2006, the 27 European signatories of the Kyoto Treaty requiring them to decrease greenhouse emissions, actually increased their emissions by 0.1%. Canada saw a 21.3% emissions rise! Meanwhile, the (big-bad) U.S., which was not bound by the treaty since the U.S. Senate voted 95-0 against the treaty, actually reduced our emissions by 3% over the same time period!

Oh, and just for the record, President Obama in his speech to the COP-15 conference said " wouldn't be here if you did not believe, like me, that this danger is real...this is not fiction, it is science. Unchecked climate change will pose unacceptable risks to our security, our economies and our planet. That's why I come here today, not to talk, but to act. Now, as the world's largest economy, America bears our responsibility to address climate change...and we intend to meet that responsibility...America is going to continue on this course of action no matter what happens in Copenhagen. America has made our choice. We have charted our course, we have made our commitments, and we will do what we say...we have no time to waste."

By the way, Richard Black reporting for the BBC claims there was nothing new in Obama's speech. Evidently, parts of it were virtually word for word of a speech given by President Dmitry Medvedev.

So, what is "America's course of action"' Pres. Obama speaks of? One key to understanding it is how Pres. Obama's Science Czar, John Holdren, who is linked to Climategate, says "redistribution" should work. (We talked about all this on my radio show which you can listen to online now here:

The dots are connected, but is the mainstream media reporting about the full, or real picture? No. But again, who is surprised?

© Sharon Hughes


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Sharon Hughes is Founder and President of The Center for Changing Worldviews and the host of Changing Worldviews & WOMANTalk radio on KDIA in San Francisco, NPLR and online at Salem Web Network’s Her articles appear in many recognized news sites and publications, including FRONTPAGEMAG. She also blogs for, a division of The Media Research Center, and has appeared on FOX News and other national radio programs.


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