Editors note: Climate change is a hoax! It is another way to tax American Taxpayers. It is the new way for giving government more control of our lives. The important word is control. Obama is told by Congress they are not funding any deal, yet Obama will give away the store and get away with it. Remember these environmentalist scientists have been caught changing data to support the fraud.
Next we will hear to many humans are breathing oxygen in and exhaling carbon dioxide. Breathing will be taxed of regulated in the name of climate change.
Who decides what is good for the world? I want to be on that board!!!!
When will these idiots realize that they can’t play God. God is sovereign above all things including the environment. The Environmentalist can’t control the pollution caused naturally due to volcano’s erupting, earthquakes, tornado’s, droughts, etc. Nature causes more pollution than people.
I guess the question is: what and who considers what pollution can be controlled by government and if the cost and consequences are worth it.
Paris climate talks: French protests turn violent as world leaders gather for key climate change talks
French police clashed with protesters on the streets of Paris overnight as world leaders gathered ahead of key United Nations climate talks.
- Police arrest 208 protesters at climate protests
- Protesters clash with riot police, pelt bottles
- Hollande condemns “scandalous” behaviour
- Hollande says they are solely there “to create incidents”
Analysis from Lisa Millar in Paris
Crowds of all ages started gathering early in Place de la Republique but most came with peaceful intentions – people dressed as clowns and penguins, enjoying the camaraderie, eating and drinking.
But shortly before 2pm groups of protesters arrived and began putting on masks and tying scarves across their faces. They accused the government of using the state of emergency to clamp down on the environmental activists.
Hundreds of riot police blocked streets and as groups started marching and leaving the Place de la Republique, the police moved in.
Protesters hurled projectiles at them tainting what had been an otherwise peaceful day. Major environment lobby groups disavowed the actions which took place in the same area where people have left flowers and candles for the victims of the November 13 attacks.
Earlier peaceful protests — including a ‘human chain’ on the streets of the French capital — turned ugly later in the day as a small group of protesters in the Place de la Republique pelted officers with bottles as well as candles that had been left in tribute to the victims of the November 13 Paris attacks.
Police arrested 208 people.
“These disruptive elements have nothing to do with defenders of the environment,” French president Francois Hollande said at an EU-Turkey summit in Brussels.
“They are not there so that the [COP21] talks succeed but are there solely to create incidents.
“It is doubly regrettable, even scandalous, that this happened at the Place de la Republique where flowers and candles have been left in memory of those who were killed by the terrorists’ bullets in the November 13 Paris attacks.”
Earlier thousands of people gathered on the streets of the French capital to form a human chain to send a highly symbolic message to the gathering leaders.
French authorities had earlier cancelled two climate demonstrations and placed climate change activists under house arrest following the terror attacks, which killed 130 people across the city.
But in the first organised demonstration in the French capital since the attacks, climate protesters of all ages lined the wind-blown streets to link up in a two-kilometre human chain instead of holding a march.
“I hope this time the conference will lead to something solid,” said Denis Diderot, a retired university teacher who joined the demonstration wearing a beret and the Legion d’Honneur.
Protesters left a 100-metre gap in the chain in front of the flowers left outside the Bataclan concert hall,where 90 people were killed on November 13, as a mark of respect to the victims.
Instead of marching, activists left thousands of pairs of shoes on the ground at the Place de la Republique.
One pair of running shoes was left by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.
Brazillian cardinal Claudio Hummes also added a pair of Pope Francis’s shoes to the display, saying the pontiff would approve of the demonstration.
“It’s also an ethical question, because we have to ask ourselves what world we will leave to our children, and to the younger generations that are coming, that’s what the Pope says,” he said.
Some 150 leaders including US president Barack Obama, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. China’s Xi Jinping, India’s Narendra Modi, and Russia’s Vladimir Putin will attend the official start of the UN conference on Monday, tasked with reaching the first truly universal climate pact.
About 2,800 police and soldiers will secure the conference site, and 6,300 others will deploy in Paris, with French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve saying nearly 1,000 people thought to pose security risks had been denied entry into France.
The goal of the climate talks is to limit average global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, perhaps less, over pre-Industrial Revolution levels by curbing fossil fuel emissions blamed for climate change.
Rallies demanding curbs to carbon pollution have been growing around the world since Friday, withmarches across Australia kickstarting a final day of people-powered protest.
“In 10 years’ time our children are going to say: ‘Mum, did you know about this? What was everyone doing?'” Kate Charlesworth, a doctor and mother in Sydney, said, where 45,000 people converged.
Similar events were planned for Rio de Janeiro, New York and Mexico City, while 1,000 braved rain in Seoul.
Religious leaders in Paris also delivered petitions to the UN summit organisers, with almost 1.8 million signatures from people around the world demanding world leaders take immediate climate action.
In the past week, the UN’s weather body said the average global temperature for the year 2015 was set to rise 1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels, halfway towards the top end of the Paris conference’s attempted limit.
Voluntary carbon-curbing pledges submitted by nations to bolster the Paris pact, even if fully adhered to, put Earth on track for warming of 2.7-3.5 degrees Celsius, according to UN climate chief Christian Figueres.
Mr Hollande has warned of obstacles ahead for the 195 nations seeking new limits on heat-trapping gas emissions from 2020.
Potential stumbling blocks in Paris are abound, particularly in regards to financing for climate-vulnerable countries, scrutiny of commitments to curb greenhouse gases and even the legal status of the accord.
The last attempt to forge a global deal — the ill-tempered 2009 Copenhagen summit — foundered upon divisions between rich and poor countries