December 3, 2023

WORLD: COP28 President, Sultan al-Jaber, Opened This Year's UN Climate Summit In Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Countries Approve “Historic” Climate Disaster Fund On 1st Day Of Summit.

Global News published November 30, 2023: COP28: Countries approve “historic” climate disaster fund on 1st day of summit. COP28 President, Sultan al-Jaber, opened this year's United Nations (UN) climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Thursday by urging countries to find common ground in policies to meet global climate goals. Jaber, who is also the CEO of the UAE's national oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), acknowledged in a text version of his opening remarks that there were "strong views about the idea of including language on fossil fuels and renewables in the negotiated text… [but] I ask you to work together." In an early victory that representatives were hopeful for, delegates adopted a new fund to help poor nations cope with climate disasters, which Jaber said was “historic.” But some groups were cautious about celebrating the fund's early adoption, noting there were still unresolved issues including how the fund would be financed in the future. U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry described it as “a great way to start this COP,” while Germany’s special climate envoy said that “it sets the tone of hope” but that “every fossil fuel CEO… needs to decide which side of history he or she is on.”
Ask yourself now why would OPEC nations want to eliminate fossil fuel, the source of their wealth? (emphasis mine)

Now according to Britannica Encyclopedia: Membership and organization

OPEC was established at a conference held in Baghdad September 10–14, 1960, and was formally constituted in January 1961 by five countries: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Venezuela. Members admitted afterward include Qatar (1961), Indonesia (1962), Libya (1962), Abu Dhabi (1967), Algeria (1969), Nigeria (1971), Ecuador (1973), Angola (2007), Equatorial Guinea (2017), and the Republic of the Congo (2018). The United Arab Emirates—which includes Abu Dhabi (the largest of the emirates), Dubai, ʿAjmān, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaywayn, Raʾs al-Khaymah, and Al-Fujayrah—assumed Abu Dhabi’s membership in the 1970s. Gabon, which had joined in 1975, withdrew in January 1995 but rejoined in 2016. Ecuador suspended its OPEC membership from 1992 until 2007, while Indonesia suspended its membership beginning in 2009 and briefly rejoined in 2016. Qatar, during a prolonged blockade implemented by other OPEC countries, terminated its membership in January 2019 to focus on natural gas production.

OPEC’s headquarters, first located in Geneva, was moved to Vienna in 1965. OPEC members coordinate policies on oil prices, production, and related matters at semiannual and special meetings of the OPEC Conference. The Board of Governors, which is responsible for managing the organization, convening the Conference, and drawing up the annual budget, contains representatives appointed by each member country; its chair is elected to a one-year term by the Conference. OPEC also possesses a Secretariat, headed by a secretary-general appointed by the Conference for a three-year term; the Secretariat includes research and energy-studies divisions.

OPEC claims that its members collectively own about four-fifths of the world’s proven petroleum reserves, while they account for two-fifths of world oil production. Members differ in a variety of ways, including the size of oil reserves, geography, religion, and economic and political interests. Some members, such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, have very large per capita oil reserves; they also are relatively strong financially and thus have considerable flexibility in adjusting their production. Saudi Arabia, which has the second largest reserves and a relatively small (but fast-growing) population, has traditionally played a dominant role in determining overall production and prices. Venezuela, on the other hand, has the largest reserves but produces only a fraction of what Saudi Arabia produces.
I'm adding these two graphs below to illustrate what they control.
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When the psycho globalists say "saving the planet" from greenhouse gases, they are referring to elimating us. We're the problem not the "climate warming or changing". These people who want us depopulated can't survive in our atmosphere therefore they are working hard to change it so they can live comfortably.  Natural meaning non-GMO human beings exhale CO2 and natural cows farts and burps emit CO2 and nature inhales CO2 needed for nature to survive. (emphasis mine)

These people can't even solve homelessness or world hunger or even keep our streets paved and cities free of graffiti but they want you to believe we're causing a "climate crisis" and these assholes can solve it by throwing more money at a problem they're actually creating in order to implement their ultimate goal of depopulating the human race and putting those of us left into 15-minute cities they control, eating fake food, and no longer needing to drive because everything is 15-minute walking distance. Remember, they told us, "You will own nothing and be happy." AND the same psychopaths call us "useless meat eaters." Please watch the sci-fi movie, Soylent Green. THEY ARE LUCIFERIANS. That is who they worship. All of their policies they are implementing are anti-human and anti-nature. They are harming human beings and nature with their "climate change" and "global warming" policies.  They are making this planet's atmosphere adapt to them. (emphasis mine)

The New York Times
written by Jim Tankersley and Lisa Friedman, Reporting from COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
Saturday December 2, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris pledged at a United Nations climate summit on Saturday that the United States would spend billions more to help developing nations fight and adapt to climate change, telling world leaders that “we must do more” to limit global temperature rise.

Her remarks followed an announcement by U.S. officials at the summit the same day that the federal government would, for the first time, require oil and gas producers to detect and fix leaks of methane.

It was the most ambitious move to reduce fossil fuel emissions that President Biden’s administration was expected to unveil at the summit, known as COP28. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that wafts into the atmosphere from pipelines, drill sites and storage facilities, and dangerously speeds the rate of global warming.

Ms. Harris did not mention that new regulation in her remarks, which ran just under five minutes, and came before what was set to be an afternoon of sideline discussions with Middle Eastern leaders centered on the war between Israel and Hamas.

But the vice president, who was a late addition to the summit after Mr. Biden decided to skip it, highlighted what she said was nearly $1 trillion in new spending approved under the Biden administration for clean energy and climate efforts. She pushed for world leaders to go even further.

“We must have the ambition to meet this moment, to accelerate our investments and to lead with courage and conviction,” she said.

While many activists at the summit welcomed the methane announcement, they criticized the Biden administration for not doing more to end the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. The United States has seen a surge in domestic oil production over the past year, and Mr. Biden has approved some new drilling leases that have drawn criticism from environmental groups.

“To keep global warming under internationally agreed limits, we need a fair, fast and funded phaseout of fossil fuels,” Lorne Stockman, a research director of the environmental group Oil Change International, said in a statement after the announcement. “So far, none of the methane actions announced by the U.S., the world’s largest oil and gas producer, meet the bar.”

Some groups at the summit also noted the fragility of Ms. Harris’s promise that the United States would send $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, which benefits poorer nations. In the past, Republicans have blocked U.S. money for climate change work overseas, and the Biden administration has instead tapped discretionary funds within the State Department.

Mr. Biden has failed to persuade Congress to fulfill previous climate-assistance pledges. White House officials would not say on Saturday when or how the president would ask Congress to fund this new request, at a time when lawmakers are constrained by spending caps Mr. Biden negotiated with Republicans during a fight over the nation’s borrowing limit this year.

A formal Treasury Department announcement of the new pledge, which followed Ms. Harris’s remarks, noted that the $3 billion was “subject to the availability of funds.”

The methane rule, which was first announced at COP28 by Michael S. Regan, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, came with more certainty: It is an administrative action that does not require the approval of Congress and is scheduled to take effect next year.

Methane is not as widely discussed as the carbon dioxide that results from burning fossil fuels, but it has become a rare area of progress this week at the global talks.

It is the second-most abundant greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide. Methane only lingers in the atmosphere about a decade after it is released, but it is about 80 times more powerful in the short term at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, which remains in the air for centuries.

Scientists say methane is responsible for more than a quarter of the warming that the planet has experienced since the preindustrial era. Cutting methane, they say, is essential to meeting the global goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a goal set in the Paris Agreement to avoid the worst effects of global warming, and acting now can help buy the planet time as nations grapple with the more contentious problem of slashing carbon dioxide emissions.

The new regulation would prevent 58 million tons of methane emissions by 2038, officials said. That’s about the equivalent of all the carbon dioxide emitted by American coal-fired power plants in a single year. Mr. Regan called it one of the most important policies the United States will have enacted to slow the rate of climate change over the next decade and a half.

“I’ve met face to face with generations of family members who have been impacted by this pollution for far too long,” Mr. Regan said at a news conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where the summit was taking place. “This is historic news for our climate.”

Fred Krupp, the president of the Environmental Defense Fund, an advocacy group, called the policy “the most impactful climate rule that the United States has ever adopted in terms of addressing temperatures we would otherwise see.”

But Republicans in Congress said the regulation would hurt the gas industry and raise energy prices for Americans at home.

“Federal overreach to advance a misguided climate agenda has become a staple of the Biden administration,” Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Republican of West Virginia, said in a statement. She called the final rule “just one more example of these harmful regulations.”

For years, the fossil fuel industry has been divided over the methane regulations. Some large international companies, including BP, expressed support for the plan, while the Independent Petroleum Producers of America, which represents small and independent oil companies, said the rule could shut down 300,000 of the nation’s 750,000 low-production wells, which it called “essential to our country’s energy production.”

Climate activists said they hoped the new U.S. rule would pave the way for more global progress on curbing methane. For now, though, emissions are going in the wrong direction. Last year methane emissions rose, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization.

Other commitments to reduce fossil fuel emissions were also made at the conference on Saturday. A coalition of 50 oil and gas companies — including ExxonMobil; Saudi Aramco; Adnoc, the state-owned oil company of the Emirates; ConocoPhillips and BP — pledged to reduce their methane emissions between 80 to 90 percent by the end of this decade.

The coalition, called the Global Decarbonization Accelerator, was the flagship announcement from the Emirates at COP28. It was denounced by 300 environmental groups, which said it did not go far enough to wind down fossil fuels.

The companies represent more than 40 percent of global oil production. The pledge is voluntary, but Bloomberg Philanthropies also announced a new $40 million program to bolster transparency in the ways companies measure and report leaks.

John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate change, said that curbing methane leaks was the “easiest, quickest, cheapest, simplest” way to cut emissions, because the fixes essentially involve plugging leaks. “It’s mostly plumbing,” he said.

Five countries on Saturday joined a global coalition of nations, started by the United States and the European Union in 2021, willing to cut global methane 30 percent by 2030. They are: Angola, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Romania and Turkmenistan.

Mr. Kerry also said more than $1 billion in grant money had been raised by the United States, the European Union and philanthropic groups to help cut methane emissions. He said the money would go, in particular, to low- and middle-income countries.

A separate coalition of countries, development banks and nonprofit groups announced a new initiative to help developing nations phase out coal. The partnership, known as the Coal Transition Accelerator, will aim to provide affordable financing for poor countries seeking to build renewable power and repurpose coal infrastructure to support clean energy projects.

“The international community has a responsibility to support the emerging economies in their strategy to phase out coal,” Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, said in a meeting about the effort with the leaders of Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. “We need to change the rules of the game if we want to accelerate.”

I recommend watching both because they have different endings. Both versions are really good. (emphasis mine)
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