Written by Cathie Adams
Science does not motivate the 195 parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; instead, it is the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) potential jackpot of trillions of dollars.
The UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres says a “revolution, the largest, most deeply rooted revolution mankind has ever seen, a deep transformation,” will be required to create sustainable development, adding, “Not one aspect of human life would not be touched by this international action.”
If former President Ronald Reagan was right that, “Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it,” then the UN is trying to create hell on earth called sustainable development, funded by the GCF.
Sustainable development was described by 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, “We buy and throw away…yet northern countries will not share with the needy…. Why are we who have everything still so greedy?… If all the money spent on war was spent on finding environmental answers, ending poverty and finding treaties, what a wonderful place this would be.” This is more than the rambling of a 12-year-old, it is the UN impetus to globally redistribute wealth.
During the first week of the 2012 UNFCCC meeting in Doha, Qatar, the University of California’s John Foran harkened back to Ms. Suzuki’s rant adding a demand for a new treaty to produce “climate justice” by lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 70% below 1990 levels by 2015. Why should he care that sustainable development — social, economic and environmental justice— would destroy the global economy? His salary is guaranteed by taxpayers!
The GCF will transfer wealth from rich to poor nations to ostensibly green Third World economies. Initially, it is to raise $100 billion annually, but that would escalate to as much as $1.2 to $1.6 trillion from American taxpayers alone, depending on the source of funding chosen by the UNFCCC.
Former VP Al Gore has a funding idea for the GCF: “The most direct policy solution to the climate crisis is a carbon tax, offset by reductions in taxes on wages.” He added, “By including the carbon tax in the solution to the fiscal cliff, we can [get] away from the climate cliff.”
Gore’s math is like fiddling while the U.S. economy burns, yet his investments in smart meters, carbon trading markets, solar power, bio fuels, electric vehicles, sustainable fish farming and waterless lavatories have profited at taxpayer expense. When challenged by Congress, he arrogantly stated, “I am proud to put my money where my mouth is for the past 30 years.”
In the 2009 stimulus, the government’s investment of $80 billion taxpayer dollars in energy projects led to 1,900 investigations, rendering 600 convictions. One such enterprise, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), was the brainchild of Richard Sandor, an economist and professor at Chicago’s Northwestern University. Sandor and Gore both profited when the CCX was sold to commodity traders. Sandor cashed in $90 million for his 16% stake in the exchange.
This comparatively small example should end all notions for a GCF to pay for an elusive green economy. Unfathomable corruption would surround the trillions of dollars the GCF would amass with Gore’s carbon tax or by diverting subsidies from oil and gas or from international development bank loans or from the Tobin Tax, a tax on international monetary transactions.
The GCF is set to have its own Secretariat in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea. The city boasts that the epic fund will bring economic benefits, influence and status far beyond those from other international organizations located in Korea.
If the UNFCCC approves a global tax scheme to fill the GCF, then the U.S. Congress must eliminate all funding to the UN.
Cathie Adams currently serves as the “International Issues” chairman for Eagle Forum and on the board of the national Eagle Forum. She previously served five years as president of the Dallas Eagle Forum and 16 years as president of the Texas Eagle Forum, until being elected chairman of the Republican Party of Texas in 2009. She was named by Campaigns and Elections magazine’s August 2010 issue as one of the top 50 Republican influencers in Texas, and her blog is here.