Get Ready For The UN “Climate Debt” Scam
Our friends at the UN just won’t let “climate change” go. They can’t. There’s too much money in it. Of course, it’s the perfect vehicle for those who believe passionately in wealth redistribution. It can’t be definitively proved nor disproved. So many rich nations to pluck and even more poor, underdeveloped nations clamoring for the pluckings.
Last December, at the UN International Climate Accord in Copenhagen, international leaders agreed that the developed world would come up with $100 billion per year by 2020 to help alleviate the affects of climate change in the developing world. They couldn’t agree on how the money would be spent but they did agree on who it would come from.
Via The New York Times –
UNITED NATIONS — After grappling with a fundamental deadlock between rich and poor nations over climate change, a high-level United Nations panel on Friday proposed a smorgasbord of ways to raise $100 billion annually to help developing countries cope with global warming.
The standoff over who should pay the bill for environmental degradation has bedeviled efforts to forge an international agreement to address climate change. The panel did not fully answer the question, but said potential revenue sources included raising up to $10 billion from some manner of tax on airline flights and international shipping, $10 billion from a tax on financial transactions and $10 billion taken from the fuel subsidies provided by some developed nations.
You may be familiar with some of the names on this UN Panel.
The 21-member United Nations panel included Lawrence H. Summers, the White House’s departing national economics adviser; the billionaire financier George Soros; Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, the finance minister of Mexico; and Christine Lagarde, the French economic minister.
As Marc Sheppard at The American Thinker pointed out:
Indeed, for nearly 50-years the U.N. has formulated its own unique brand of “social justice” under the guise of “saving the planet” by demonizing one byproduct of Western economic growth or another. Carbon Dioxide is, of course, merely the devil’s derivative du jour.
Now, a high-ranking member of the U.N’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has admitted that climate policy has little to do with environmental protection.
On Sunday, Ottmar Edenhofer, a German economist and IPCC Co-chair of Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change, told the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (translated) that “climate policy is redistributing the world’s wealth” and that “it’s a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization.”
Edenhofer went on to explain that in Cancun, the redistribution of not only wealth but also natural resources will be negotiated, adding that:
The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War.
“They have laid out a menu,” said David Waskow, a senior adviser on climate change for Oxfam. “What governments and political leaders need to do now is to take items off that menu and create a meal.”
Indeed. It’s dinner time and America’s wealth is on the menu!