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Portrait of Vladimir Putin

Portrait of Vladimir Putin

A significant hurdle confronting negotiators trying to develop a strong climate agreement in Paris in December comes from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has said “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia,” as described by Stanislav Belkovsky, a Russian political analyst.

Russia’s pledged carbon dioxide reductions ahead of the Paris talks reflect Putin’s skepticism. They actually amount to an increase in emissions. Russia has said its emissions will be “70 to 75 percent” of 1990 levels by 2030 – which amounts to an increase in emissions from 2012 levels since Russian emissions are currently far below the levels produced in the Soviet era.

Putin’s skepticism dates from the early 2000s, when, according to Andrey Illarionov, Putin’s senior economic advisor at the time, his staff “did very, very extensive work trying to understand all sides of the climate debate. We found that, while climate change does exist, it is cyclical, and the anthropogenic role is very limited. 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.”

 H. Sterling Burnett

Volkswagen, Be Proud you Provided High Fuel Economy and Performance in Spite of Impossible CO2 Emissions Requirements that are Scientifically Wrong.

Volkswagen, be proud you provided high fuel economy and performance in spite of impossible emissions requirements that are totally unnecessary. Please reveal that those CO2 emissions limits as scientifically unfounded. Here is the support for that: Putting CO2 emission limits on cars and trucks will do nothing for the climate. Global Temperatures went up from 1973 to 2003, but went down before and after that 30 year period while CO2 rose continuously.

See  http://iccfglobal.org/ppt/Illarionov-013004.html.ppt

or Paullitely.com

for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Science and Economy briefing 2004 for Kyoto on Global Warming, and proofs and details. Will Putin update this presentation in Paris in December? I hope so.