Canada Free Press / Phyllis Schlafly
Time to Freeze Global Warming
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that
"We need to fundamentally transform the global economy, based on
low-carbon, clean energy resources."
Barack Obama's announced goal of fundamentally transforming the
United States has morphed into transforming the world.
This 16th annual conference of the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), called COP 16 (Conference of
the Parties 16), attracted some 20,000 delegates from 194 countries.
It had little to do with any science about climate change, and
everything to do with trying to get the United States and other
industrialized nations to redistribute their wealth to the poorer
nations under the supervision of eager United Nations bureaucrats.
This is the internationalist version of the basic Marxist tactic
called the class war.
We are guilty because we are prosperous, so we supposedly owe
reparations to the poor nations.
This Fast Start climate fund would be committed to grow to $100
billion by 2020.
The poor countries now say they want cash handouts, not loans, because
they don't want to take on any debt.
They also floated a scheme to force 37 industrialized nations to
transfer their technologies along with huge financial bonuses to
the poorer 155 nations.
Donations to the Fast Start Fund are not coming in as rapidly as the
avaricious countries want, so COP 16 participants decided it's time
to call for a global tax.
They want it to be unlimited in scope and unlinked to national
treasuries so that tax receipts can flow without the nuisance of
having to be approved by the rich countries' legislatures.
The UN Secretary General's High Level Advisory Group confirmed that
the goal is to impose taxes on international shipping, aviation,
and financial transactions involving stocks, bonds and foreign
exchanges, as well as a carbon tax.
Those taxes could raise at least $100 billion annually, and the
International Maritime Organization is ready to be the assessor-collector.
COP 16 agitators consider all these payments compensatory
for damages caused by the rich nations.
The World Wildlife Foundation estimates that the amounts
needed to protect against climate change will run to $160
billion to $200 billion yearly by 2020.
COP 16's bag of tricks also includes plans for global governance.
The new UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, said that
COP 16 "is a litmus test for global governance capacity," and that
"Cancun will be successful if governments compromise" by launching
"a new era."
Tell your newly elected members of Congress that we reject all
COP 16 demands as well as the insulting proposition that our
"successful economic system caused the world's poverty.
If poor countries want to be rich, the way to go is to follow our
American model for success, freedom and prosperity.