Another climate change scam
Cleverly taking advantage of Euro-American lefty guilt and stupidity,
African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year to mitigate the impact of global warming on the world's poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.
That's billion with a b. Annually.
And why do the Africans deserve this largesse? Tsegaye Tadesse of Reuters Alert answers
Experts say Africa contributes little to the pollution blamed for warming, but is likely to be hit hardest by the droughts, floods, heatwaves and rising sea levels forecast if climate change is not checked. (snip) Earlier this year, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi called on rich countries to compensate Africa for warming, arguing that pollution in the northern hemisphere may have caused his country's ruinous famines in the 1980s.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister did not say who was to blame for the country's historical cycle of famines which sadly occur regularly as do years of plenty and years of just getting by.
And just who are these "experts" making these predictions while assessing blame?
A study commissioned by the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum that was released in May said poor nations bear more than nine-tenths of the human and economic burden of climate change.The 50 poorest countries, however, contribute less than 1 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions that scientists say are threatening the planet, the report said.
And what is the Global Humanitarian Forum? According to Wikipedia
The Global Humanitarian Forum is an international humanitarian arena to foster dialogue and broker partnerships that strengthen the international community's ability to address more effectively current and emerging humanitarian challenges. The forum has been founded by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and is supported by Switzerland's government to "bring together once a year major players in the humanitarian world and discuss visions on humanitarian assistance, humanitarian intervention" and share experiences on how to deal with the mega-disasters from tsunami to Katrina.
Well, that explains that. And all of this is preliminary to a
new climate treaty is due to be agreed in Copenhagen in December. But a senior U.N. official has warned the discussions risk failure if they are accelerated.
Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, said only "selective progress" had been made towards trimming a 200-page draft treaty text in Bonn earlier this month, one of a series of talks meant to end with a U.N. deal in Denmark.
The U.N. will do what it does best--gouge the wealthy nations (read the U.S.) and redistribute it to others such as Africans who have a well documented history of corruption. Just ask President Barack Obama (D) and his Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. And of course the U.N. will take a healthy chunk of cash for itself. And in the end, Africa will still be poor and starving and corrupt. And the climate will continue to change.