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The Climate Cash Cow
IBD Editorials ^ | November 19, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 11/19/2010 5:41:27 PM PST by Kaslin

Hoaxes: A high-ranking member of the U.N.'s Panel on Climate Change admits the group's primary goal is the redistribution of wealth and not environmental protection or saving the Earth.

Money, they say, is the root of all evil. It's also the motivating force behind what is left of the climate change movement after the devastating Climate-gate and IPCC scandals that saw the deliberate manipulation of scientific data to spur the world into taking draconian regulatory action.

Left for dead, global warm-mongers are busy planning their next move, which should occur at a climate conference in relatively balmy Cancun at month's end. Certainly it should provide a more appropriate venue for discussing global warming than the site of the last failed climate conference — chilly Copenhagen.

Ottmar Edenhofer, a German economist and co-chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change (say that twice), told the Neue Zurcher Zeitung last week: "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." After all, redistributing global wealth is no small matter.

Edenhofer let the environmental cat out of the bag when he said "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."

In his IPCC post, Edenhofer was a lead author of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report in 2007. Based on anecdotal evidence, it contained unsubstantiated claims that the Himalayan glaciers would soon disappear and Bangladesh would be totally submerged.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: agw; carbondioxide; carbontax; cashcow; climatechange; climategate; co2; edenhofer; energy; globalism; globalization; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; ipcc; redistribution; un; unitednations; wealth; wealthredistribution

1 posted on 11/19/2010 5:41:28 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

We knew that.

2 posted on 11/19/2010 6:14:43 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: steelyourfaith; Nachum; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...


3 posted on 11/19/2010 6:53:51 PM PST by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin
do I really have to say it???

4 posted on 11/19/2010 7:07:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I was searching on Lufthansa for a flight later this year, when I came upon this:

Yes, you too can assuage your carbon guilt, by giving cash to a nameless faceless Swiss corporation, which, of course, will save the world on your behalf....

Yeah, right.

5 posted on 11/19/2010 7:29:57 PM PST by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Kaslin

Climate change alarmism is such a great money maker that if it didn’t already exist they would have to make it up...

6 posted on 11/19/2010 8:44:32 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Party is shovel ready)
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To: raptor22; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; bamahead; carolinablonde; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; ...
Thanx raptor22 !


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 11/20/2010 5:49:35 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: mkleesma

I ship UPS daily and there is a button to click that says “would you like to offset your companies carbon footprint”? Basically you can pay a few bucks more for every shipment and they send the money to some carbon scam. Or they keep it? Who knows?

8 posted on 11/20/2010 9:43:34 AM PST by liberty or death
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