Hollande and Obama Push For Global Climate Change Pact

Newly single Hollande will visit the White House on his own

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French President Franois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Jan. 16, 2014.

President Obama and French President Francois Hollande called for a binding global agreement to address carbon emissions Monday, and urged the rest of the world to get on board ahead of a 2015 climate conference in Paris.

In a co-written op-ed published jointly in The Washington Post and Le Monde, the two heads of state pledged to reduce carbon emissions and “expand the clean energy partnerships that create jobs and move us toward low-carbon growth,” with specific focus on helping developing countries embrace low-carbon energy as well. They asked that other nations join the U.S. and France in pursuing an “ambitious and inclusive” global agreement that pledges “concrete actions” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

MORE: Exclusive: President Francois Hollande Talks Syria, Spies and Secrets with TIME

The op-ed, which also highlighted economic and military alliances between the U.S. and France, was published as Hollande begins a state visit to the U.S. on Monday, the first official state visit by a French president since 1996, the BBC reports. 

Hollande will be visiting the White House without his ex-partner and former First Lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler. Hollande and Trierweiler ended their “shared life” after a gossip magazine alleged that Hollande was having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet.

[Washington Post]

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daddywarbucks
daddywarbucks

youtube: The IPCC Exposed   By the Corbett reporthttp://youtu.be/LOyBfihjQvI Many so called IPCC 'top' scientists are "still 10 years away from a PHD".


Who really are the hysteric alarmists?With now all the exposed fraudulent papers, illegally withholding data, admitted manipulated studies and admissions of scientists lying, perhaps the shrieking 'Warmists' are the real 'Deniers'.


daddywarbucks
daddywarbucks

 youtube:The Great Global Warming Swindle Full Movie " The club of Rome...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CnIGlQ83K8&feature=share&list=UUAABFArxKuy_-xa7TaFmziw

Now Rothschilds bought a weather broadcasting network (gee, I wonder why??? DUH), Google it:

EL Rothschild buys stake in Weather Central - FT.com

www.ft.com/cms/s/0/67ee5828-2d8d-11e0-8f53-00144feab49a.html -


Related:

The ideological basis for 'environmentalism'
youtube:
Exposed -WWF & Prince Philip - The World Wildlife Fund Published on Nov 23, 2013 http://youtu.be/9zSeDhU4qgg

The RINOs and the democrats want to hand our taxes and law making over to the UN.

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

Mark Goldes' "Aesop Institute" has engaged for many years in the very dishonest and unscrupulous practice of soliciting loans and donations under an endless series of false pretenses, that it is developing and even "prototyping" various "revolutionary breakthroughs," such as "NO FUEL ENGINES" that run on ambient heat alone - or run on "Virtual Photon Flux" - or on "Collapsing Hydrogen Orbits" - or even on the acoustic energy of sound from a horn.

Aesop Institute's make-believe strictly ambient heat engine is ruled out by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This has been understood by physicists for at least 180 years. There is no "new science" that has ever determined such an engine to be possible.

Aesop Institute's make-believe "Virtual Photon Flux" engine is based on the idea that accessible electric power "is everywhere present in unlimited quantities" - which we know to be false.

Aesop Institute's make-believe "Collapsing Hydrogen Orbits" engine is based on Randell Mills' theory of "hydrino" hydrogen, which every scientist knows to be false.

Aesop Institute's make-believe horn-powered engine is based on the pretense that a magnetized tuning rod could somehow "multiply energy" - a ludicrous notion, which is obviously ruled out by the law of conservation of energy.

Aesop Institute's very latest make-believe engine is a perpetual motion machine in the form of a self-powered air compressor, which proposes to use a turbine to compress air to spin the turbine to compress air to spin the turbine.

Aesop Institute has never offered the slightest shadow of evidence that it is actually developing or "prototyping" any of these make-believe physics-defying "revolutionary breakthroughs." All it has ever offered are mere declarations that it is doing so - unsupported by any proof whatever, of any kind whatever.

There are no "revolutionary breakthroughs" to be found on Goldes' fraudulent "Aesop Institute" website. There is only pseudoscience, relentless flimflam, and empty claims of engines that are ruled out by the laws of physics.

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

Mark Goldes, starting in the mid-seventies, engaged for several years in the pretense that his company SunWind Ltd was developing a nearly production-ready, road-worthy, wind-powered "windmobile," based on the windmobile invented by James Amick; and that therefore SunWind would be a wonderful investment opportunity.

After SunWind "dried up" in 1983, Goldes embarked on the long-running pretense that his company Room Temperature Superconductors Inc was developing room-temperature superconductors; and that therefore Room Temperature Superconductors Inc would be a wonderful investment opportunity. He continues the pretense that the company developed something useful, even to this day.

And then Goldes embarked on the pretense that his company Magnetic Power Inc was developing "NO FUEL ENGINES" based on "Virtual Photon Flux;" and then, on the pretense that MPI was developing horn-powered "NO FUEL ENGINES" based on the resonance of magnetized tuning-rods; and then, on the pretense that his company Chava LLC (aka "Chava Energy") was developing water-fueled engines based on "collapsing hydrogen orbits" (which are ruled out by quantum physics); and then, on the pretense that he was developing strictly-ambient-heat-powered "NO FUEL ENGINES" (which are ruled out by the Second Law of Thermodynamics).

But of course, the laws of physics always make an exception for the make-believe pretenses of Mark Goldes.

Goldes' forty-year career of "revolutionary breakthrough" pretense has nothing to do with science, but only with pseudoscience, pseudophysics, and relentless flimflam, in pursuit of loans and donations from gullible people who never mastered physics very well.

http://physicsreviewboard.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/perpetual-flimflam-machine-mark-goldes-fraudulent-aesop-institute/

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

Let's look at another example of Mark Goldes' wonderful offerings in "revolutionary new technology:"

The amazing "POWERGENIE!"

One of the most laughable of Mark Goldes' many pseudotypes is his "POWERGENIE" horn-powered generator. The brilliant idea of this revolutionary breakthrough is to blow a horn at a magnetized tuning rod, designed to resonate at the frequency of the horn, and then collect the electromotive energy produced by the vibrations of the rod.

We're not making this up.

POWERGENIE tuning rod engine explained - from the patent:

[The device incorporates] "an energy transfer and multiplier element being constructed of a ferromagnetic substance... having a natural resonance, due to a physical structure whose dimensions are directly proportional to the wavelength of the resonance frequency...

"In this resonant condition, the rod material functions as a tuned waveguide, or longitudinal resonator, for acoustic energy...

"Ferrite rod 800 is driven to acoustic resonance at the second harmonic of its fundamental resonant frequency by acoustic horn 811..."

- But the patent doesn't tell us who will volunteer to blow the horn at the rod all day. Perhaps it will come with an elephant.

Mark Goldes claimed in 2008 that this wonderful triumph of human genius would bring his company, Magnetic Power Inc, one billion dollars in annual revenue by 2012. Magnetic Power is now defunct, having never produced any "Magnetic Power Modules" - just as Goldes' company called "Room Temperature Superconductors Inc" is also now defunct, having never produced any "room temperature superconductors."

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

In Mark Goldes' patent application for his ludicrous "POWERGENIE" horn-powered tuning-rod engine, he described the tuning-rod as "an energy transfer and multiplier element."

But of course, for the tuning-rod to "multiply" energy, it would need to disprove the law of conservation of energy.

Goldes' use of the term "energy multiplier element" reflected his pretense that the "revolutionary breakthrough" of the amazing "POWERGENIE" could disprove the law of conservation of energy, by presenting the world with a working "energy multiplier."

Goldes even claimed in 2008 that the POWERGENIE had been demonstrated already in an electric car, driven 4800 miles by his energy-multiplying horn-powered tuning-rod.

But it seems that most people, for some reason, had difficulty accepting the notion that the law of conservation of energy could be proven false.

And Goldes no doubt noticed that the Second Law of Thermodynamics - that "the entropy of an isolated system tends to increase with time and can never decrease" - is much less clear to most people than the conservation of energy.

So now, after leaving aside the pretense that he could somehow "multiply energy" with a magnetized tuning-rod, Goldes has chosen to focus, instead, on the pretense that he can disprove the Second Law with an engine powered only by ambient heat.

There is no "new science" in any of Goldes' "revolutionary breakthroughs." There is only pseudoscience and pretense - and nothing new, at all.

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

Mark Goldes' proofless claims regarding his make-believe strictly ambient heat engine do not represent any new technology, or even a new pretense - they merely represent a rather old pretense.

"Before the establishment of the Second Law, many people who were interested in inventing a perpetual motion machine had tried to circumvent the restrictions of First Law of Thermodynamics by extracting the massive internal energy of the environment as the power of the machine. Such a machine is called a "perpetual motion machine of the second kind". The second law declared the impossibility of such machines."

"A perpetual motion machine of the second kind is a machine which spontaneously converts thermal energy into mechanical work. When the thermal energy is equivalent to the work done, this does not violate the law of conservation of energy. However it does violate the more subtle second law of thermodynamics (see also entropy). The signature of a perpetual motion machine of the second kind is that there is only one heat reservoir involved... This conversion of heat into useful work, without any side effect, is impossible, according to the second law of thermodynamics."

Goldes' make-believe strictly ambient heat engine would be a perpetual motion machine of the second kind, as defined above. Goldes is not developing any such engine; he is merely developing a pretense - as usual.

http://physicsinspector.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/mark-goldes-and-his-fraudulent-aesop-institute/

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

The Kelvin-Planck formulation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics may be stated as follows:

"No cyclic process driven simply by heat can accomplish the absorption of the heat from a reservoir and the conversion of such heat into work - without any other result (such as a transfer of heat to a cooler reservoir)."

Now, as you will see, the Clausius formulation of the Second Law may be stated with fewer words:

"No process is possible whose sole result is the transfer of heat from a cooler to a hotter body."

In fact, we can show that the Kelvin-Planck formulation may be deduced from that of Clausius. In the words of Enrico Fermi:

"Suppose that Kelvin's postulate were not valid. Then we could perform a transformation whose only final result would be to transform completely into work a definite amount of heat taken from a single source at the temperature t1. By means of friction we could then transform this work into heat again and with this heat raise the temperature of a given body, regardless of what its initial temperature, t2, may have been. In particular, we could take t2 to be higher than t1. Thus, the only final result of this process would be the transfer of heat from one body (the source at temperature t1) to another body at a higher temperature, t2. This would be a violation of the Clausius postulate."

Can anyone make a teapot that boils water by absorbing heat from blocks of ice?

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

Max Planck, in his "Treatise On Thermodynamics," explains how the Second Law of Thermodynamics "may be deduced from a single simple law of experience about which there is no doubt." Here is the "single simple law of experience" he proposes:

"It is impossible to construct an engine which will work in a complete cycle, and produce no effect except the raising of a weight and the cooling of a heat-reservoir."

This "law of experience" is very similar to a principle suggested by William Thomson (Lord Kelvin):

"It is impossible, by means of inanimate material agency, to derive mechanical effect from any portion of matter by cooling it below the temperature of the coldest of the surrounding objects."

The "simple law of experience" offered by Planck is therefore commonly known as the "Kelvin-Planck statement" of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But we see from Planck's "Treatise" that Planck himself did not quite regard it as a statement of the Second Law, but rather as a "starting point" or postulate from which the Second Law may be deduced.

Here is Planck's rendition of the Second Law itself:

"The second law of thermodynamics states that there exists in nature for each system of bodies a quantity, which by all changes of the system either remains constant (in reversible processes) or increases in value (in irreversible processes). This quantity is called, following Clausius, the entropy of the system."

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

The Second Law of Thermodynamics rules out strictly ambient heat engines.

Expecting an ambient heat engine to do any work, with only one heat reservoir, is exactly equivalent to expecting a teapot to boil water by absorbing heat from a block of ice.

Both processes are ruled out by the very same law - the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

"It is impossible for any device operating on a cycle to produce net work from a single temperature reservoir; the production of net work requires flow of heat from a higher temperature reservoir to a colder reservoir."

In a strictly ambient heat engine there are not two heat reservoirs at different temperatures; no reservoir would be available at any temperature other than the ambient temperature. Therefore the engine would have to DECREASE the total entropy - and therefore we know for certain that the engine will disappoint us. It will never be able to do any work.

Flow of heat from a block of ice to lukewarm water would also result in a DECREASE of the total entropy.

Once again: Expecting an ambient heat engine to do any work, with only one heat reservoir, is exactly equivalent to expecting a teapot to boil water by absorbing heat from a block of ice. Anyone who claims to be developing a "prototype" of such an engine is only developing a pretense, and nothing more.

KeytoClearskies
KeytoClearskies

Mark Goldes' latest adventure in flimflam is to declare that a "FUEL-FREE TURBINE invented by a Russian scientist runs on atmospheric pressure."

But when we read the patent application, we find that actually the turbine does NOT run on atmospheric pressure - it requires compressed air. This is clearly indicated even in the article by Kondrashov posted by Goldes on his flimflam website. Kondrashov says:

"To create a sample of such an engine, you can use ready-made devices, such as a load-bearing element - a low-power turbine module turboshaft turbine engine, and to compress the air... any type of compressor..."

Kondrashov filed his patent application in 2003. No patent was awarded.

Mark Goldes assures us in his note prefacing Kondrashov's article that "We understand the science behind this jet engine." But since he incorrectly describes it as an engine powered by "atmospheric pressure" - which it certainly is not - in fact he shows that he doesn't even understand that the engine requires a supply of compressed air in order to spin at all.

Although Kondrashov does pretend in some of his statements that the turbine will be powered by "atmospheric pressure," in fact it is evident from his application that the proposed turbine is made to spin only by the use of compressed air.

In his patent application, Kondrashov states:

"To set the above engine in operation, it is necessary to create pressure of working medium (e.g. air) in pneumatic accumulator 18. The compressed air is fed through check valve 19 and/or 20."

Thus, Kondrashov indicates that an external compressor must be used to fill the turbine's compressed air tank before the turbine can be started. But he tries to pretend that once the turbine starts to spin, there will be no further reliance on the external compressor - the spinning turbine itself will compress the air that is making the turbine spin. So despite his own false description of the turbine as making use of "low-grade atmospheric energy," what Kondrashov actually presents in his patent application is a perpetual motion machine in the form of a self-powered air compressor. This is probably the reason why no patent was awarded. It is exactly analogous to trying to use a generator to power a motor to spin the generator to power the motor to spin the generator. It doesn't work.

http://intlphysicsreviewboard.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/mark-goldes-fraudulent-aesop-institute/

MarkGoldes
MarkGoldes

There is a faster way to attack climate change. Cheap green breakthrough power generation is in the process of quietly changing the energy landscape.


Engines are being prototyped that are designed to run on atmospheric heat, an untapped solar source of energy thousands of times as abundant as fossil fuels. Fuel-free desktop piston engines will demonstrate that fuel can be cost-effectively superseded. See www.aesopinstitute.org


Most scientists doubt such engines are possible, since they believe it impossible to circumvent the Second Law of Thermodynamics. However, a practical path toward such engines was the subject of numerous papers by Jacob Wainwright more than 100 years ago. He was ignored until now. The piston engines needing no fuel will prove he was correct. See SECOND LAW SURPRISES on the same website.


Desktop engines that need no fuel and can be scaled to power homes and every type of vehicle will open a path to rapid replacement of fossil fuels that does not depend on government actions. 


The average family of four might save $8,000 per year - it that proves correct, a groundswell of public support will be unstoppable.

DavidNutzuki
DavidNutzuki

"COULD BE" is not a consensus that the end is near. What century is this?

Climate Change "belief" is the "belief" in the undeniable consensus of scientists who have agreed climate change is real and is happening and could lead to unstoppable warming. NEVER have they agreed on anything in three decades beyond just; "could be" and have NEVER said or agreed it WILL be or is "inevitable" like they love to say comet hits are. You can only "believe" what science "believes" and nothing more. If science can't be certain that the end is near for billions of innocent children, nobody can.


wfcollins
wfcollins

I believe in small government and fiscal responsibility. I am not a Socialist or a worshiper of Mother Gaia. I do not pretend to understand the science behind the climate change models. It is entirely likely that humans are capable of polluting the environment enough to cause climate change. Ultimately whether we are the cause of it or we are riding a naturally occurring cycle that is coincidental with CO2 levels rising won't be known with certainty for a long time. What we do know with certainty is that coal fired power plants are causing acidic levels to rise in water. It causes mercury to reach levels in our lakes and streams that we cannot safely eat the fish that we catch. We know that there is a finite supply of oil that can be used to fuel our vehicles and that battery power is not anywhere near ready for prime time. Someday this oil will be gone. Someday regardless of our influence over the climate, there will be glaciers again and there will be deserts. We need to place our focus on our ability to change what we can and adapt to what we cannot.

We can move forward with transitioning from coal to cleaner energy like solar and nuclear. We can place stricter environmental controls on dirty energy during this transition. We should be creating a Manhattan Project for energy independence so that we are no longer investing trillions in stabilizing countries for our oil supply. I continue to support this stabilization and our military, but it is not sustainable. We need to make an investment in our energy infrastructure that supports a more stable United States. We simply cannot afford to spend $1 trillion each year more than we take in. Cutting social programs alone will not solve this problem. We have to solve our energy needs and reduce spending across the board. Conservatives can stand up for these positions and remain true to our conservative roots.

DavidNutzuki
DavidNutzuki

Why are you news editors and remaining "believers" and politicians telling us to "believe" when science has NEVER "believed" beyond just; "could be" and have NEVER said; "WILL be" or "inevitable" or "eventual"?

Admit it; you choose to be ignorant of the fact that 31 years of "maybe" is a consensus of "nothing". 

Who's the neocon now?

MishkatAlMoumin
MishkatAlMoumin

I think it is ok for the French President to be single! I find his image to be more human that way. He is just a man like many others, who end their marriage! Why should the president be married, why can't he be single? There is no reason, except his social image. I think it is time to have a new social image  

jjparkerjim121
jjparkerjim121

Let's see how much more money we can take from our people? If we pass this we can charge them twice as much for energy!! Isn't that wondrous Francois? Just think how much more we can spend with all that money coming if Barry? Oh what a beautiful thing carbon dioxide is to a socialist. It's the gift that just keeps taking!! We can make all kinds of things up now that all of the nitwits are convinced that the weather on earth is changing everyday? Just can't wait for another thunderstorm with hail stones we can tell all the nitwits in the summer we now have Ice forming cubes? Mean while back in the US we haven't had a day over 30 degrees all winter long? Snow in Dallas? Snow in Georgia? and the earth is warming!!!

daddywarbucks
daddywarbucks

youtube: The IPCC Exposed   By the Corbett reporthttp://youtu.be/LOyBfihjQvI Many so called IPCC 'top' scientists are "still 10 years away from a PHD".


Who really are the hysteric alarmists?With now all the exposed fraudulent papers, illegally withholding data, admitted manipulated studies and admissions of scientists lying, perhaps the shrieking 'Warmists' are the real 'Deniers'.


daddywarbucks
daddywarbucks

youtube:The Great Global Warming Swindle Full Movie " The club of Rome...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CnIGlQ83K8&feature=share&list=UUAABFArxKuy_-xa7TaFmziw

Now Rothschilds bought a weather broadcasting network (gee, I wonder why??? DUH), Google it:

EL Rothschild buys stake in Weather Central - FT.com

www.ft.com/cms/s/0/67ee5828-2d8d-11e0-8f53-00144feab49a.html -


Related:

The ideological basis for 'environmentalism'
youtube:
Exposed -WWF & Prince Philip - The World Wildlife Fund Published on Nov 23, 2013 http://youtu.be/9zSeDhU4qgg


The RINOs and the democrats want to hand our taxes and law making over to the UN.



daddywarbucks
daddywarbucks

The UN is ramming 'Agenda 21' and 'Common Core' down the throats of the world, the UN's World Bank is complicit in forcing poor farmers off their own land in Africa and South America for corporate and university endowment 'tree farm/carbon credit' investments, is deeming sovereign resources off limits, trying to eliminate (citizen's only) the right to bear arms, our country’s sovereignty and our individual freedoms and now trying to force a 'world' climate change tax and 'world' wealth tax on us AND under the guise of saving us from asteroids, the UN is NOW trying co-opt our US space program, it's technology, resources and MORE OF OUR TAXES.

... time to reduce federal to it's constitutional mandate, re-coup our state's rights, take back federal land -our state's property from the feds), time to take back control of our own waterways and de-fund the UN, kick them out of our country, claw back pensions and restitution of it's assets.


We must start with voting the RINOs and democrats OUT 2014


 

Cass Sunstein's EPA is forcing our coal power plants to shut down, Obama said our electrical rates will skyrocket, the RINOs and the democrats support their actions.

We need to put party politics aside for our own survival and VOTE OUT THE RINOSs AND DEMOCRATS.

mfoley93
mfoley93

This sas global socialist agenda all over it.

Michigan_Refuge
Michigan_Refuge

What a pair.  Hollande = 19% approval rating; Obama = 39% approval rating.  Tell 'em both we need more global warming.  I'm cold.

BruceStrong
BruceStrong

Think it's time to rework those computer weather models, once again? If it is caused by CO2 then you better get China and India on board. They call it Global Warming for a reason, but it's COLD outside! Extreme weather, all caused by CO2 emissions? So, stop burning oil, gas and coal and install a wind mill in your backyard, but don't kill any birds...! Those darn computer weather models, but weren't "they" talking in the 70's about Global Cooling, oh never mind.

wfcollins
wfcollins

I am a conservative and I believe that we should transition from coal power to nuclear. We are polluting our water to the point that it is unsafe to eat the fish from most places in the US. You can leave climate change off the table. Pollution is everyone's problem and needs to be addressed now.