Sunday, February 15, 2015

Climate Change Treaties & Theft

It's long been obvious that AGW/Climate Change has been a lever for global transfer of wealth out of producing nations and into the Victimhood nations, such as Costa Rica. The UN is the tool by which the lever is to be manipulated, if you are Christiana Figueres.
U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

"Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this.

At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.

"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution," she said.

Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history."
Figueres is a purely government-type person coming from a purely government-type family with no roots in the world's production and consumption mill, except as a privileged consumer who is paid by taxpayers. And she has no credentials in science or economics whatsoever although hers is a program claiming science which she is promoting as her preferred "fix" to the world's economy. Her fix is the standard one: steal it; get them to agree to the theft; guilt sometimes works so that they just give it to you; you deserve it because you (and the planet) are Victims.

HT: Steven Satak


JBsptfn said...


Did you read that article I sent you about how there is supposed to be a drought out west by 2050?

Stan said...

Yes, sorry - I put this comment on the wrong post. I've copied it over here now:

Mega-droughts are cyclic as the article says: It got to the Anasazis centuries ago. So it's a safe bet, because it could well happen regardless of "climate change", and if it does happen, the scientists can say they predicted it - even if the timing is off by a few decades. If it doesn't happen, then it's just like the warming "pause" of nearly two decades, and they'll claim that it still could happen, right up until they are 110 years old. There's no career downside for such claims, because they are unfalsifiable and cannot be wrong because there is no testing to be had until 2050 or later. Claims like that reflect on the quality of the scientist, the quality of the science, and the quality of journalism.

Papers are piling in from other sources, too:

There seems to be an increasing hunger for disaster scenarios in the run up to the climate conference. I wonder why?