The modern “environmental” movement has little or nothing to do with the environment, and a great deal to do with the real green stuff: money. One hundred thirty-two governments are in a huff because their latest attempt at extortion has failed:
Poor countries pulled out of the United Nations climate talks during a fight over transferring wealth from richer countries to fight global warming.
Wait! How would giving corrupt third world governments hundreds of billions of dollars fight global warming? Don’t be silly! Everything a liberal wants to do, for whatever reason, “fights global warming.”
The G77 and China bloc led 132 poor countries in a walk out during talks about “loss and damage” compensation for the consequences of global warming that countries cannot adapt to, like Typhoon Haiyan.
Typhoon Haiyan was not a “consequence of global warming.” There have always been typhoons, and there will be more typhoons for thousands of years to come. Giving billions of dollars to corrupt dictators or third-world politicians to enable them to live the high life won’t prevent a single typhoon.
Poor countries have demanded that the developed world give them $100 billion annually by 2020 to prepare for the impacts of global warming, such as heat waves and droughts. Brazil even put forward a proposal last week that would have made rich countries pay for historical greenhouse gas emissions.
Heat waves and droughts! Did they just start recently? Of course not, but no proposition is too absurd if you hope to gain billions of dollars by advancing it.
Rich countries have so far resisted these proposals. Australia, Europe and the U.S. have all argued that the issue should be addressed in 2015, when the world is set to discuss a comprehensive climate agreement. Developed countries have also banded together to block attempts to create a whole new bureaucracy to handle climate “reparations” to poor countries.
“Rich countries” have refused to pay “climate reparations”? Good Lord, I should hope so! Any democratically elected government that agreed to pay “climate reparations” would be lucky to stay in office for another 48 hours.
This sort of news story is welcome because it clarifies what the global warming movement is all about: money, and nothing else. Everyone who participates in the scam has his hand in your pocket, or wants to.