EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is precisely what global warming and climate change are all about. The real goal is not to protect the environment, but a combination of seizing wealth and power. Unfortunately, President Obama and the United Nations are spearheading this ‘Robin Hood’ approach, and this effort will be discussed extensively at the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change in December. What’s amazing to me is that there is absolutely no scientific proof that man-made global warming has caused any of these problems. The poor countries were very poor and experienced many of these natural devastating effects long before the elites even conceived of global warming. As further evidence of this absurdity, if one reads the UN’s comments, it is interesting that one of the biggest emission generators, China, is not even mentioned as being a target of these negotiations. Why? Because it is not about the environment!
By Thomas M. Kostigen
Poorer nations suffering from extreme weather disasters, so much so that their citizens are seeking refugee in safer terrains outside their borders, want rich nations like the United States to pay for reparations and to relocate populations.
Preparatory talks ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to be held in Paris in December has representatives from developing nations asking for more than an already agreed upon $100 billion per year for climate change mitigation measures. They want additional compensation for weather-related disasters as well as a “displacement coordination facility” for refugees. And they want all this to be legally binding as part of the larger anticipated Paris accord.
The U.S. and wealthier nations in the European Union are balking.
Poorer nations blame extreme weather-related disasters on climate change stemming from emission-polluting countries that have more developed and wealthier economies.
The U.N. Paris conference aims to reach an international, legally biding agreement on climate change that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thwart global temperature rise. A separate agreement is being eyed to address losses and damages from extreme weather events, thought to be a result of climate change.
Meanwhile, environmental groups are lobbying to make reparations even more punitive and require polluting companies in the private sector to step up and also pay for extreme weather-related damages. (my emphasis)
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