COP28: Ruse Behind the Elite’s Quest for Power :: By Jonathan Brentner

From November 30 until December 12, 2023, delegates from around the world will meet in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for COP28, the 28th annual meeting of the “Conference of Parties,” the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It’s estimated that this year’s summit will attract 70,000 attendees.[1]

Throughout the week, the high-level dignitaries will urge the nations to take draconian steps to curb what it regards as a dire emergency. According to some reports, one goal of the summit is to reach an agreement by December 12 that will strengthen the Paris Agreement of 2015 with the intent of reaching its goals by 2030. This, of course, matches the UN’s Agenda 2030 with its seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, which have much more to do with a totalitarian world order than the environment.

Do not let the elite powerbrokers of our day deceive you; there is no climate emergency. This is one of many deceptions that Jesus said would characterize the last days (Matthew 24:4). The purpose of COP28 is about furthering the ruse that the globalists believe will enable them to gain control of all the nations.

I will first briefly share why I claim the climate emergency is a hoax, and in a later article dive deep into the agenda behind it.

Human Activity Does Not Impact CO2 Levels

The elite blame human activity for the crisis. They claim that CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions from our cars, SUVs, trucks, and farm equipment cause global warming that will lead to disastrous consequences for the planet. Despite their claims that this is an established fact, many scientists disagree.

Geologist Dr. Viv Forbes believes that other more significant forces are at work:

Human activity can never control atmospheric CO2 or global temperature. Much bigger forces are at work—solar system cycles, earth orbital changes, volcanic activity (especially on the sea floor), El Nino episodes, declining magnetic field and magnetic pole reversals, variable cosmic rays and cloud cover, and absorption/expulsion of CO2 by the mighty oceans….

Moreover, the ice core records from Antarctica and Greenland show clearly that atmospheric temperature always rises before CO2 levels rise. So rising CO2 is the effect of rising temperature, not the cause.[2]

“Volcanic activity,” as noted in the above quote, is receiving increased attention in the climate change debate. An active volcano spews a massive amount of CO2 daily into the atmosphere. This was certainly the case on December 3, 2023, when a massive volcano eruption occurred at Indonesia’s Mount Marapi, killing at least eleven people.[3] (update 23 dead)

According to the Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program, there are “46 volcanoes. . . in continuing eruption status as of 11 October 2023. An eruption marked as ‘continuing’ does not always mean persistent daily activity but indicates at least intermittent eruptive events without a break of 3 months or more.” [4]

Besides the thousands of tons of CO2 active volcanoes put into the atmosphere, one study found that the voluminous number of inactive land volcanoes and seafloor volcanoes and hydrothermal continually emit smaller amounts of CO2.[5]

What does all this mean? Volcanic activity dwarfs all human activity and all farming activity as a factor in the amount of CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

Even with volcanic activity, carbon dioxide makes up an incredibly miniscule percentage of our air at 414.11 parts per million (or .04 percent of our atmosphere). This data comes from the March 5, 2020, reading at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii.[6] Yes, the yearly level of CO2 has risen at this location, but one must consider that the Hawaiian Islands are home to an active volcano.

Carbon dioxide is not the poison that the climate alarmists would have us believe; it’s a necessary component of the air we breathe.

If human activity does not lead to increased CO2 levels that impact our weather, what does?

The Sun Greatly Impacts Global Temperatures

The sun has a much more significant impact on global temperatures than fuel-powered vehicles and farming. The spikes we feel on the earth always follow increases in the sun’s activity. Always. For much of 2023, the sun has been extraordinarily active.

Many prominent scientists claim that the activity of the sun causes fluctuations in earth’s temperatures rather than changes in CO2 levels. One researcher, Dr. Roger Higgs (DPhil geology professor at Oxford, 1982-86), summarized the results of his study in January of 2020. He summarized his findings, stating that based on “archaeological, astrophysical, geological and palaeoclimatological data covering the last 2,000 years,” it’s “the Sun, not CO2, that controls global temperature.” [7]

Dr. Nir Shaviv, an Israeli astrophysicist and chairman of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University’s physics department, is another acclaimed scientist who tells us that the sun is the chief cause of global warming. “He says that his research, and that of colleagues, suggests that rising CO2 levels play only a minor role in earth’s climate compared to the influence of the sun and cosmic radiation.” [8] (My emphasis)

Shaviv concludes:

Global warming clearly is a problem, though not in the catastrophic terms of Al Gore’s movies or environmental alarmists. Climate change has existed forever and is unlikely to go away. But CO2 emissions don’t play a major role. Periodic solar activity does.[9] (Shaviv’s emphasis)

In an article written by Ethan Huff, “NASA admits that climate change occurs because of changes in Earth’s solar orbit, and NOT because of SUVs and fossil fuels,” he points to NASA research that points to the sun as the chief cause of weather.

He concludes his findings with these words:

If we had to sum the whole thing up in one simple phrase, it would be this: The biggest factor influencing weather and climate patterns on earth is the sun, period. Depending on the earth’s position to the sun at any given time, climate conditions are going to vary dramatically, and even create drastic abnormalities that defy everything that humans thought they knew about how the earth worked.

But rather than embrace this truth, today’s climate “scientists,” joined by leftist politicians and a complicit mainstream media, insist that not using reusable grocery bags at the supermarket and not having an electric vehicle are destroying the planet so quickly that we absolutely must implement global climate taxes as the solution.

“The climate change debate is not about science. It is an effort to impose political and economic controls on the population by the elite,” wrote one commenter on the Hal Turner Radio Show.[10]

One Hundred Years of Failed Forecasts

King Charles III, at the opening of the COP28 conference, asked the nations of the world to contribute five trillion dollars a year to the fund to combat the current climate emergency.[11] This demand, however, is based on predictions of doom that fail 100% of the time. There has never been a forecast from the climate alarmist that has happened. Never!

Consider this quote from an Associated Press report published in the Washington Post:

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer, and in some places, the seals are finding the water too hot. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Within a few years, it is predicted that due to the ice melt, the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.[12]

The above quote appeared in the Washington Post on November 2, 1922, over one hundred years ago. Since then, all the forecasts of climate disasters have likewise missed the mark by a wide margin.

A prominent group of former NASA engineers and scientists reached this conclusion about the models that the elite use to predict catastrophic doom:

We have concluded that the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] climate models are seriously flawed because they don’t agree very closely with measured empirical data. After a 35-year simulation, the models over-predicted actual measured temperatures by factors of 200% to 750%. One could hardly expect them to predict with better accuracy 300 years into the future required for use in regulatory decisions.[13]

Jeff Crouere, in a recent Townhall website column, aptly states my thoughts regarding the outrageous and impoverishing demands that King Charles III would force upon people in order to curb global warming:

The dream for King Charles and his fellow “climate change” fanatics is for meat to be removed from our diets, nitrogen fertilizer to be drastically reduced, and methane emissions from cows to be significantly curtailed. Such changes to our agriculture and diet will lead to “worldwide famine,” but the “climate change” zealots believe it is necessary to combat the dangers of taking no action.[14]

As you hear the hype from the COP28 summit, be aware of the disastrous impact their recommendations would have upon humanity.

Back to the Stone Age

Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels agrees with those of us who disagree with those who would subjugate humanity to tyranny in order to save the environment:

It’s warmed up around 1 degree Celsius since 1900, and life expectancy doubled in the industrialized democracies! Yet that temperature ticks up another half a degree, and the entire system crashes? That’s the most absurd belief![15]

He also stated that eliminating all fossil fuels would reduce the average earth temperature by .14 degrees Celsius. “That’s a very small change for putting humanity back in the Stone Age.” [16]

The plans proposed by John Kerry for American farming would murder a great many people in the U.S. How is it possible to kill most all the cattle and reduce agriculture to a bare minimum apart from eliminating much of our population? “Let them eat bugs” will not go over well where I live.

Politics, greed, and an unsatiable quest for power lie behind the motives of the elite now screaming for extreme and dreadful measures in order to curb the ruse of climate emergency. It’s the vehicle by which they intend to enslave all of humanity under a communistic world government.

I will dive deep into this Luciferian agenda in my next article and discuss how it is setting the stage for the Tribulation and the brief rule of the antichrist.

I provide a detailed defense of the Pretribulation viewpoint in: The Triumph of the Redeemed-An Eternal Perspective that Calms Our Fears in Perilous Times.

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[1] Jeff Crouere, “The Cult of Climate Change Convenes Church In Dubai,” December 4, 2023, Townhall Website, @

[2] Viv Forbes, Geologist: ‘The CO2 scare is proving false – it’s time for some climate sense,’ December 23, 2019, article on the Climate Depot Website.

[3] Aljazeera News Website “Eleven climbers dead, 12 missing after eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Marapi,” December 4, 2023

[4] Website:

[5] James Edward Kamis, “Discovery of Massive Volcanic CO2 Emissions Puts Damper On Global Warming Theory,” Nov. 6, 2018, Climate Dispatch website @

[6] website

[7] Dr. Roger Higgs DPhil, Vast Body of Scientific Data for Past 2,000 Years Affirms Sun, Not CO2, Controls Climate, published January 14, 2020, on the Principia Scientific International website:

[8] Cap Alolon, “Acclaimed Israeli Astrophysicist Suggests the Sun Drives Earth’s Climate, Not CO2,” on the Electoverse website at:

[9] Ibid.

[10] Ethan Huff, “NASA admits that climate change occurs because of changes in Earth’s solar orbit, and NOT because of SUVs and fossil fuels,” 8/30/2019, at:

[11] Rhoda Wilson, “Charles’ The Great Reset’ King demands $5 trillion per year to tackle climate change,” December 5, 2023, at:

[12] Jack Hellner, “Global warming, global cooling, climate change, climate emergency, climate catastrophe, climate collapse, or existential threat?” December 4, 2019, American Thinker Website

[13] Conclusions and Recommendations of NASA engineers and scientists at

[14] Ibid.

[15] John Stossal, “Climate Myths” from November 20, 2019, on the Stossal TV Website @

[16] John Stossal, “Climate Myths” from November 20, 2019, on the Stossal TV Website @