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Thursday, November 10, 2016
The USA has no will to end the abuses of the climate by the petroleum industry.
There is one sure way of making climate a high priority that inhibits petroleum use; OPEC.
OPEC infrastructure has been established for decades. They don't need bank loans to pump oil and harness methane. There are very honorable men within OPEC that understand what it takes to limit the greenhouse gas emissions. OPEC should be an ally to the climate initiatives. In the past year, Saudi Arabia is introducing a job based economy to it's people. Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer in OPEC.
I realize most climate scientists are convinced OPEC is the problem; I think not. There are many within royal families within the Middle East that appreciate the problems facing the scientific community vs Wall Street. Dubai celebrates "Earth Hour" along with the global community. There are issues with terrorists and civil unrest in the Middle East, but, wherever possible there are decent men as concerned for their children's future as we are ours.
If the scientific community asked to meet with OPEC a strategy to eliminate greenhouse gases over a specific time frame could be established. They are reasonable men. They also have countries to provide for. There has to be answers and holding OPEC at arms length is not the answer. The IPCC should include scientists affiliated with OPEC that can work together to end this dangerous trend.
OPEC never says "There is no such thing as human induced global warming and carbon dioxide can never be a toxic gas." They are reasonable men and leaders. They may not understand the extent they need this is a direly important paradigm to conquer. The American petroleum industry sees only dollar signs without a moral fiber connected to it. There is a vast difference between American petroleum oil barrons and OPEC. Eons of moral difference. The IPCC should establish a working relationship with OPEC. It will work. November 10, 2016
The biggest worry (click here) about a Donald Trump presidency is the threat to the world from climate change, former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer says.
"The Paris Agreement - if that doesn't work [and] we'll have a revival of the petrochemical and fossil fuels industry, and that spells disaster for stopping climate change," Sir Geoffrey told Newstalk ZB.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei today said Trump's pledge to take the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, which took 20 years to negotiate, meant New Zealand and other countries needed to "step up and take the lead" on climate change action.
"The world has a very short window of opportunity to curb emissions and avoid the worst of climate change. We cannot wait the length of a Trump presidency for progress on climate change. The change must start now."...
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a group of thirteen countries located in the Middle East, Africa, and also South America (those countries can be viewed in figure 1). The organization was formed in September of 1960 in Baghdad, Iraq. OPEC has caused major shifts in economy throughout the years due to the power that they hold over their oil. Between the years 1960 and 1980 the organization of petroleum exporting countries have changed the price and production levels of their oil many times. This organization has led to those countries along with many other countries’ economies expanding due to the fact that the OPEC nations were in charge of their own oil. Through the limitations and agreements that the petroleum exporting countries made, led to us seeing shifts in their economies and also shifts in the industrialization of the countries....