Friday, October 30, 2015

Putin: Anthropogenic Climate Change Is A Geostrategic Weapon

Putin: Anthropogenic Climate Change is a Geostrategic Weapon

Russian President Vladimir Putin says global warming is being used as an economic weapon against his country.
He characterized climate change as a “fraud” used to prevent Russia from tapping its vast oil and natural gas reserves.
Greenpeace claims 85 percent of CO2 equivalent emissions in Russia come from its energy industry.
According to a political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky, Putin believes “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries, including Russia.”
“We found that, while climate change does exist, it is cyclical, and the anthropogenic role is very limited,” Andrey Illarionov, Putin’s senior economic adviser in the early 2000s, told The New York Times. “It became clear that the climate is a complicated system and that, so far, the evidence presented for the need to ‘fight’ global warming was rather unfounded.”
In September Putin’s top adviser on global warming dismissed criticism of Russia by Climate Action Tracker, a group of climate research groups linked to the United Nations and the World Wildlife Fund, a Rockefeller funded NGO. The group said Russia has a worse record of carbon emissions than China, the United States and the European Union.

Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund have complained Russia does not consult them on its climate policies.
“It is their opinion, it does not reflect anything and is not objective,” said Alexander Bedritsky.
Bedritsky made the remark on the sidelines of a Moscow meeting of the United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change.
“They can say whatever they want, but our commitments are based on around 70 scenarios of how the climate system will be developing.”


Peter said...

Scott, pretty soon you're going to be such a Putin fan you're gonna have to give up on the idea that Gog and Magog are Russia! ;)

Scott said...

Haha - I'll take that hit. Its a fascinating thing to watch, in fact my wife and I were just having that conversation about Putin an the obvious paradox. Whoever Gog ends up being, though, don't forget, God will put a hook in his mouth to drag him into the war.

WVBORN56 said...

Yes I have been confused by the obvious paradox. I find myself fighting the urge to cheer for Putin knowing he is most likely Gog.

Scott said...

Peter - you need to read some better resources - seriously. I have no idea where you get this stuff....

ally said...

I would insert a laughing icon in here but alas, don't have that available on my phone. Yes, I have thought highly of Putin for years as a national leader. Lol. He is eloquent and pretty much puts it on the line when he speaks. He loves his country very much and wishes to make it greater. So yes I do respect him. He is a formidable opponent and I wouldn't want to be in that position. But thanks to the dolt running things in this nation, we are about to find out what that's like. Ugh.