Thursday, 10 December 2009

Copenhagen 2009: World Leaders Meet

Look who's dropped by at Copenhagen! Sorry, mate, did someone elect you or something? To me you just look like an absurdly wealthy 'entrepreneur and philanthropist' who thinks he's running the World. Oh...I see...It's like that is it?

George Soros has turned up at Copenhagen to offer his candour and wisdom to the negotiations. According to him, the '$10 billion a year proposed by rich nations to help the poor adapt to climate change is "not sufficient" and the gap between what's offered and what's needed could wreck the Copenhagen climate conference. So he wants to help the poor nations, or he wants the World leaders to clinch a deal. This stinks to high Heaven because the 'fallout' from Climategate just gets more toxic...

Prison Planet has reported that the developing World is under attack from genocidal climate change policy. This is a position upheld by Lord Monckton who has long campaigned against AGW. Lord Monckton asserts that climate change alarmism and implementation of global warming policies is a crime of the highest nature, because it is already having a genocidal impact in countries like Haiti, where the doubling of food prices is resulting in a substantial increase in starvation, poverty and death.

Poor people around the world, “Are being killed in large numbers by starvation as a result of (climate change) policy,” said Monckton, due to huge areas of agricultural land being turned over to the growth of biofuels. Take Haiti where they live on mud pie with real mud costing 3 cents each….that’s what they’re living or rather what they’re dying on,” said Monckton, relating how when he gave a speech on this subject, a lady in the front row burst into tears and told him, “I’ve just come back from Haiti – now because of the doubling in world food prices, they can’t even afford the price of a mud pie and they’re dying of starvation all over the place.”

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chairman of Rothschild has weighed into the debates. I'm sorry, but where do these unelected billionaires get the right to tell the World what the World should do?! Who elected these bankers? I said bankers.

Simon Linnett, Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild, has called for a new international body, the World Environment Agency, to regulate carbon trading. In a recently published paper, Trading Emissions, for the Social Market Foundation, Mr Linnett argues that the International problem of climate change demands an international solution. Unless governments cede some of their sovereignty to a new world body, he says, a global carbon trading scheme cannot be enforced and regulated.

As a banker (I said banker!), I also welcome the fact that the 'cap-and-trade' system is becoming the dominant methodology for CO2 control. Unlike taxation, or plain regulation, cap-and-trade offers the greatest scope for private sector involvement and innovation.

Furthermore, taxation and regulation can only be levied at local or national levels, whereas cap-and-trade can operate on a global level. And remember, the problem is global.

But for the private sector to participate enthusiastically in a global carbon trading market, governments must collectively establish a robust framework within which trading can occur. It must be long, loud and legal:

  • Long: it is going to be around for a long time;
  • Loud: it will be the dominant mechanism for sponsoring changes in behaviour and we are going to make this perfectly clear to the world's people; and
  • Legal: we will enforce it through law (We? We? Who the **** are we?!).

A key implication of creating a legal yet global system of trading, is the loss of sovereignty it implies. Governments must be prepared to allow some subordination of national interests to this world initiative, on the issue of emissions. This need not mean a new system of government, above individual nations.

So, confirmation there, if ever it was needed about just who is influencing these talks. Confirmation, if ever it was needed, that it is not governments who are running the show, the sham and the 'plan' of Copenhagen, but big money, big finance and big, big crooks. Copenhagen will be a coup d'etat more audacious than the French Revolution and the 'new system of government' will not cherish your freedom or mine. I doubt very much it will respect criticism of it at all. I would expect to see even the World of blogdom being restricted...Still, at least that would encourage me to get a job.

Meanwhile, look at what happens when you don't buy global warming and try to alert people to the hidden danger of Copenhagen...

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