The Emergent countries – China, India, Russia etc. – expect to be left alone with regards to any Global Warming regulations, while the Third World countries expect the same with the addition of funds transferred to them from the United States to help them with any compliance with environmental adherence.
What we have here is a giant worldwide redistribution of wealth here with the United States giving away billions of dollars to other countries who cannot afford carbon taxes and draconic environmental Global Warming laws.
And then we have the United Nations representing the countries of the world openly admitting that they are using Global Warming to destroy Capitalism and institute a world Socialist revolution. In other words, the United Nations is working to implement a world Marxist Socialist government using Global Warming taxes to finance it.
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.”
The only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism. The evidence is prima facie: From a feudal order that lasted a thousand years, produced zero growth and kept workdays long and lifespans short, the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled.
Figueres is perhaps the perfect person for the job of transforming “the economic development model” because she’s really never seen it work. “If you look at Ms. Figueres’ Wikipedia page,” notes Cato economist Dan Mitchell: Making the world look at their right hand while they choke developed economies with their left.