Climate conference in Cancun is about redistributing wealth not climateby Jonathan DuHamel on Nov. 20, 2010, under Climate change
The United Nations will hold a climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, from November 29 through December 10. This is a follow-up to the Copenhagen conference. But the Cancun meeting is not about climate, not about the environment, it is about redistributing wealth from rich nations to poorer nations. We see now what the U.N. IPCC is really about.
Last week the German newspaper NZZ Online quoted German economist Ottmar Edenhofer, who is co-chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change, as saying, “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.”
Edenhofer also 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.”
Investor’s Business Daily commented, “U.N. warm-mongers are seeking to impose a global climate reparations tax on everything from airline flights and international shipping to fuel and financial transactions. At first, this punitive tax on progress is expected to net $100 billion annually, though that amount, like our energy costs, is expected to necessarily skyrocket.”
Updates November 23:
“The EU has agreed a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 percent by 2020 compared with 1990 levels, but proposals have surfaced that the cut should reach 30 percent.
Fatih Birol, of the IEA, said the gains from the tougher EU reduction target would roughly equal only two weeks of China’s emissions.” (Reuters)
“Robert Orr, UN under secretary general for planning, said the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming will be much worse than the last one.” (United Nations) Looks like the IPCC has a conclusion even before the report is written.