November 28, 2012
By Brian Sussman
This week the United Nations begins two weeks of climate talks in
Doha, Qatar. The primary goal of these meetings is to draw President
Obama into accepting a redistribution plan designed extract money from the U.S. economy in the form of a global warming tax and doling out the cash to Third World nations.
will be expectations from countries to hear a new voice from the United
States," said Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate and energy
program at the World Resources Institute in Washington.
The meeting in Qatar's capital will focus
on ramping up what is described as "climate financing for poor
nations." American leadership is considered crucial to these plans.
need the U.S. to engage even more," said European Union Climate
"Because that can change the dynamic of
carrying the water in support of this global scheme are the media,
selecting their talking points from a recent World Bank report claiming
global temperatures are likely to increase by more than 6 degrees,
leading to "extreme heat waves, declining global food stocks, loss of
ecosystems and biodiversity, and life-threatening sea level rise."
Given that since 1850 the earth's temperature has only warmed 1.2 degrees (with 88 percent of that warming occurring before 1940), and that the global average temperature has not risen since 1998, a six-degree hike flies in the face scientific sanity.
lame duck Obama administration will likely be all over this UN plan. As
a U.S. senator in 2008, Obama sponsored a bill known as the "Global
Poverty Act." The bill would have made levels of U.S. foreign aid
spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations.
Biden, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was a
vocal supporter of the legislation which would commit the U.S. to
spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which
amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above
what the U.S. already spends.
release from the Obama Senate office about the bill declared, "In 2000,
the U.S. joined more than 180 countries at the United Nations
Millennium Summit and vowed to reduce global poverty by 2015... it is
time the United States makes it a priority of our foreign policy to meet
this goal and help those who are struggling day to day."
bill would have required the president "to develop and implement a
comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy
objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, [and] the
elimination of extreme global poverty..."
The primary vehicle
for such a redistribution plan would be a tax or fee on businesses that
produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct of their activities. This could
include power plants, refineries, cement manufacturers, and dairy
farmers. Those increased costs of production would be passed along to
the consumer in the form of higher prices.
tax on carbon dioxide would also be seen by politicians as a way to
offset our severe budget deficit and staggering national debt. It would
be sold to the American public in the name of saving the planet.
Obama may be another step closer to realizing his 2008 dream of massive global wealth redistribution.