Skip to comments.Copenhagen: Environmental Munich
Posted on 03/27/2009 6:30:59 PM PDT by Kaslin
Climate: Czech President Vaclav Klaus once called global warming a new religion, a Trojan horse for imposing a global tyranny worse than communism. Details about the Copenhagen Conference prove how right he was.
A 16-page informational note obtained by Fox News outlines the goals and agenda of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a body paving the way to Copenhagen with good intentions. Behind this alphabet soup is a list of ideas and talking points for what the U.N. calls an "ambitious and effective international response to climate change."
We're not sure how effective it will be, but it's certainly ambitious as it seeks to reorder the world economy in a de facto repeal of the Industrial Revolution. Under the supervision of the U.N., free trade would die, industries that survived could be relocated across borders, and we would have mandatory carbon offsets and cap-and-trade imposed on a global scale.
Part of the "framework" of this new and more draconian Kyoto pact is a new kind of tariff known as a "border carbon adjustment" that the note describes as "a levy on imported goods equal to that which would have been imposed had they been produced domestically." In other words, if the exporting country does not impose a carbon tax, the importing country will.
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“Trojan horse for imposing a global tyranny worse than communism.”
200,000 bureaucrats, minimum.
“UN FCCC” — spells it out exactly right
“The document speaks of a “climate change levy” on maritime shipping and aviation that is certain to devastate foreign trade and tourism. The American aviation industry had revenues of $208 billion in 2008. Unless we can come up with a hybrid 747 real quick, there’s trouble ahead.”
$208 Bills sound so small nowdays....
“There is talk of signatories implementing cap-and-trade policies that the note admits “would involve negative consequences for the implementing country.” Such policies “may induce some industrial relocation . . . to less-regulated host countries.” Gee, ya think?”
You talk about outsourcing, you ain’t seen nothing yet... Wait til this monstrosity hits the ground.
The forces of World Communism and Hell on Earth keep marching on.
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