UN Climate chief: Communism best for fighting global warming
This kind of thing parodies itself, and if you want a comprehensive take down of this nonsense, Ed Morrissey has a crackerjack of a post on the wisdom emanating from the lips of Christiana Figueres about the best political system to fight climate change.
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said that democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model.
China may be the world's top emitter of carbon dioxide and struggling with major pollution problems of their own, but the country is "doing it right" when it comes to fighting global warming says Figueres.
"They actually want to breathe air that they don't have to look at," she said. "They're not doing this because they want to save the planet. They're doing it because it's in their national interest."
Her logic is impecable - if you believe in socialist twaddle:
Figueres added that the deep partisan divide in the U.S. Congress is "very detrimental" to passing any sort of legislation to fight global warming. The Chinese Communist Party, on the other hand, can push key policies and reforms all on its own. The country's national legislature largely enforces the decisions made by the party's Central Committee and other executive offices.
Leave aside the fact that one of the most dangerous jobs in the world is being a coal miner in a Chinese mine due to the paucity of safety and health regulations. Leave aside the fact that the Chinese refuse to join any UN treaties on climate change. The Communist system actually encourages air and water pollution, not to mention the burning of as much fossile fuel, as fast as possible in the name of economic development.
Ms. Figueres appears to be the perfect choice to head up the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.