Brace yourselves, here’s the document that proves climate change is a global conspiracy

Is this the proof they have been looking for?

Denialist and conspiracy blogs are starting to light up with excitement: they’ve discovered another “smoking gun” that proves climate change is a massive global conspiracy designed to usher in the New World Order.The UK’s Guardian seems to be the paper that first brought attention to the document:     

A document accidentally left on a European hotel computer and passed to the Guardian reveals the US government’s increasingly controversial strategy in the global UN climate talks.    

Titled Strategic communications objectives and dated 11 March 2010, it outlines the key messages that the Obama administration wants to convey to its critics and to the world media in the run-up to the vital UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico in November.   

Top of the list of objectives is to: “Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change.” It also talks of “managing expectations” of the outcome of the Cancun meeting and bypassing traditional media outlets by using podcasts and “intimate meetings” with the chief US negotiator to disarm the US’s harsher critics.      

I won’t spend time analysing the position of the US (there are better qualified people than me who can do that). For me what is interesting is how the denial movement is going to spin this.      

From Steve Watson, the paranoid crank at Prison Planet;         

“Globalists are persistent and they will continue hammering away until they get what they want, not because the environment is on the verge of collapse, but because their agenda for world government is stalling as more people find out the true agenda behind the global warming scam.    

Meanwhile, anyone who suggests global governance is on the agenda is derided as a conspiracy theorist, despite such open announcements of this very intention…”      

Look out guys, Al Gore and the UN are after “your freedoms”.   Doom Daily re-posts Watson’s article (same text repeated):        

“Globalists are persistent and they will continue hammering away until they get what they want, not because the environment is on the verge of collapse, but because their agenda for world government is stalling as more people find out the true agenda behind the global warming scam.  

Meanwhile, anyone who suggests global governance is on the agenda is derided as a conspiracy theorist, despite such open announcements of this very intention…”      

The denial movement is going to work very hard to syndicate this story.  A new “meme” has entered the debate.     

The document is about the United States bargaining position in the upcoming Cancun talks.  

Anyone familiar with the basics of diplomacy and geopolitics will recognise what it this document is: an example of how nations seek to preserve their own self interests (full text here).     

Watch over the coming weeks how this story mushrooms as the denial movement spins this one into proof of “da conspiracy”.

7 thoughts on “Brace yourselves, here’s the document that proves climate change is a global conspiracy

  1. drewski says:

    Ridicule is the best method to use with denialists — if you can’t reason with them mock them.

  2. Sou says:

    I wonder how people make a living out of searching hotel computers and going through rubbish bins, and taping together shredded paper.

    Bureaucrats need to learn the basics of computer security. Don’t they have their own laptops and wireless cards? If not, there are plenty of flash drives that can be used with public computers, that don’t leave stray text for others to find.

    But this makes a good story and gives the public an insight into government spin and diplomacy.

    The denialists will undoubtedly add their own spin😀

  3. slrtx says:

    The irrational anti-AGW crowd (a.k.a. “denialists”) cannot tell the difference between ideology/policy and science.

    A policy-making organization make a comment that they take out of context and that somehow negates all the evidence supporting AGW.

    The irrational never think they need to justify their position. No evidence is necessary. Just read it on a blog, without any process to verify the facts, and it’s gospel. The misinformation then just spreads like a wild fire.

    The problem with science – all those peer-reviews. It takes too long. Damn scientists and their exacting processes! Facts take too long!

  4. klem says:

    During the copenhagen treaty, the President of the EU and Ban Ki-moon in separate interviews stated openly that Copenhagen treaty was the beginning of world government. This is not news to those who follow this thing. The news media outlets ignored the interviews so most people still have a hard time believing that this is world governenace in the making. You don’t need leaked documents or secret negotiating positions. You must rerember, even the least developed nations, who were supposed to receive billions in free cash, did not sign the treaty. Why not? because the money is not free, there are huge strings attached to it. The treaty stated that billions would be used to build brand new UN buildings and offices in every nation to control how the money would be spent in each country. Well that means that the money is not free, the UN would exert control in exchange for the cash. This is world government, fledgling perhaps, but it’s still the thin edge of the world government wedge. Once the UN is in, you’re not getting them out. So even the countries which would recieve money did not sign, the cost was too high. In Cancun, the same issues will arise.

  5. John Grant says:

    @klem

    “During the copenhagen treaty, the President of the EU and Ban Ki-moon in separate interviews stated openly that Copenhagen treaty was the beginning of world government. This is not news to those who follow this thing. The news media outlets ignored the interviews so” . . .

    So how did you find out about them?

  6. Watching the Deniers says:

    A careful reading of the document – in my mind – clearly indicates the US is keen to shore up their own position. One would think conservatives in the US would be cheering the Obama administration for a “America first” policy. That they read it as attempt to install a world government and distill American power is a little ironic.

    As slrtx notes, it’s a cherry picking strategy that ignores the entire diplomatic effort leading up to and past COP15.

    As to the US position itself, I have some concerns. Again , I defer to more informed commentators on that.

  7. Nescio says:

    Why am I not surprised? We all know that if you can’t win on the merits there is always the conspiracy-gambit. It is true for every incarnation of the anti-science movement.

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