COP24 is underway in Poland at the moment. It’s been building for the past month.

Sir David Attenborough’s speech last week was designed to soften us up to agree with whatever the elites tell us we should do.

So are the promises of catastrophe we’ve been fed for 30 years. Look harder, though, and you may find sober analysis, like this from climate scientist Judith Curry.

Curry says predictions of a 21st-century sea level rise of more than 60cm are increasingly difficult to justify, even if the predicted amount of global warming is correct.

But it won’t be as prominent as Attenborough’s overwrought lie last week that the world was yearning for climate action:

The people of Paris showed they weren’t quite so enthusiastic about ‘climate action’. You may have seen it on the news, it’s been quite the story for a week at least now.

Macron has played this appallingly, but his trajectory has been in place for a year – this is what he wanted.

To illustrate just how out of touch Macron is, and how poorly he has read the public mood, last June, Macron invited American climate scientists to come to France, where they ‘will find a second home’ … unless it has burned down:

Won’t learn, can’t be taught

The week-long protests haven’t been enough to change some French Minister’s minds, though.

Proving that some people won’t learn and can’t be taught, French officials are pleading for the world to avoid the catastrophe in France and continue with hard climate policies:

Governments should not use the violent protests in France that were sparked by a carbon tax increase as an excuse to stem policies to curb global warming, French officials said on Monday.

French Secretary of State for Ecology Brune Poirson, and Laurent Fabius, who presided over the 2015 Paris climate agreement, said countries must keep up the momentum of that U.N. deal which aims to limit temperature rise to between 1.5 degrees to 2 degrees Celsius by 2030.

“It would be an error to think that because there are problems in France, we should abandon ecological transition,” Fabius told reporters on the sidelines of the U.N. climate conference in Poland.

Along the same lines, people continue to ask that we look to China for climate inspiration.

The Daily Breakdown has highlighted that when it comes to climate policies, China should be judged on what it does, not what it says.

Over the next two weeks you’ll hear a lot about how Australia and the West should follow China’s lead, and what an inspiration the communist dictatorship is.

Don’t believe it.

Here’s further proof. Use it next time someone tells you we should follow China’s lead … it’s a pity we won’t follow their example.

Read the whole thing.

Watts Up With That.