Skip to comments.Christiana’s nightmare – for the rest of us (The U.N., Climate Change and Carbon Taxes)
Posted on 12/05/2012 6:34:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Talk about alignment of the stars! Barack Obama based his 2008 presidential campaign on the principle of sharing the wealth. He won, got reelected and now has, at least in his own mind, a flat-out mandate to extend his vision for wealth redistribution (and wealth destruction) planet-wide.
This week, as United Nations luminaries gather in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the self-described daughter of a revolutionary, has presented her goals. The most important is a massive transfer of wealth $100 billion a year from soon-to-be formerly rich Europeans and Americans to UN bureaucrats who claim to represent the worlds developing nations and Earths poorest citizens.
This astonishing concept is beyond surreal. It contends that the world already has enough wealth; that the developing world cannot or ought not generate any new wealth, certainly not from hydrocarbons, but rather should be content with receiving transfer payments monitored by the UN bureaucracy; and that the industrialized world should be put in an economic straitjacket, and yet charged $1 trillion per decade for climate change reparations and mitigation on the premise that its carbon dioxide emissions have supplanted the many natural forces that caused extensive and repeated climate changes for eons.
Coupled with the underlying premise that wealth transfers are the only way to combat alleged planet-threatening, manmade global warming, is it any wonder that the entire Doha conference is like a bad dream (or horror movie)? Or that this ridiculous saga is taking place in the nation that boasts the worlds highest per capita carbon dioxide emissions?
Of course, the UNs objective in Doha extends far beyond wealth transfers. It seeks a total restructuring of world political power, energy systems and economies...
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Will someone please educate me on this carbon-tax thingy, carbon being one of the earth’s most important chemicals, the basis of all known life - without which precious little could survive. Will trees be taxed? Help!