The United Nations is using the specter of dangerous climate change to tighten government control and extort billions of dollars from industrialized countries. The latest ridiculous statement comes from Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She is reported to have said that democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. The really good model is communist China. China, of course, produces 90 percent of its electricity from burning coal and overtook the U.S. in total carbon dioxide emissions. But China can dictate government policy without having to put up with a contentious Congress. Democracy is much too messy for the kleptocrats of the U.N.
According to Bloomberg, “Figueres is responsible for guiding more than 190 member-states in a UN-led initiative to draft an international treaty to fight global warming. The goal is to sign in 2015 a treaty that will take effect in 2020, replacing the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in 1997.”
Former Harvard Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl of Czech Republic comments “that the actual goal of the climatism is to liquidate democracy, freedom, and prosperity in the world. …It’s the very ability of the one-party system to neutralize the opposition of any kind that is so intriguing for Ms. Figueres and thousands of champions of the climate alarmism. It’s what their talk about the “consensus” and the dissatisfaction with the “contrarians” is all about. The goal of these people is to stop democracy, freedom, and prosperity regardless of the fate of Nature, the temperatures, or the CO2 concentrations.”
As I wrote in a recent article, “In the collectivist mind, citizens are treated as orphaned children, who must be guided and cared for; only government can do that properly. Only the elites in government, the anointed ones, are smart enough and caring enough to do that for the children.”
Apparently, the common citizen is not caring enough. According to the National Journal, “Senate Democrats pledging to get more aggressive on climate change will soon pressure the major TV networks to give the topic far greater attention on the Sunday talking-head shows.
“Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, are gathering colleagues’ signatures on a letter to the networks asserting that they’re ignoring global warming.”
As I wrote in my article, Environmental Sophistry, the “elitists” know better and are producing much sound and fury to get us to do their bidding. As Thomas Sowell noted their plan contains:
1) Assertions of a great danger to the whole society, a danger to which the masses of people are oblivious.
2) An urgent need for action to avert impending catastrophe.
3) A need for government to drastically curtail the dangerous behavior of the many, in response to the prescient conclusions of the few.
4) A disdainful dismissal of arguments to the contrary as either uninformed, irresponsible, or motivated by unworthy purposes.
Obama’s Climate Action Plan is part of this United Nations program. It is all just an excuse to increase government control over our lives.