Thousands of delegates representing almost 200 governments and dictatorships are gathering in Doha, Qatar, in a desperate bid to keep climate change alarmism alive long enough to create a United Nations-run planetary carbon regime. However, as the climate hysteria continues its march toward irrelevance following the spectacular implosion of UN global warming theories and multiple scandals in recent years, delegates at this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP18) know they are in a race against time.
Among the highest priorities of climate alarmists and UN types is the extension of a deeply controversial 1997 treaty known as the Kyoto Protocol, which expires at the end of the year. The dubious agreement — it calls on governments ruling wealthier countries to limit carbon emissions by imposing restrictions on citizens and businesses — does not apply to the United States, in large part because the U.S. Senate refused to ratify it.
So far, the Brussels-based European Union and several governments have agreed to renew Kyoto, with autocratic regimes around the world seeking funds lining up to support the effort as well. Multiple others, however, including more than a few powerhouses like Russia, Japan, and Canada, cited various reasons for their refusal to extend the emissions protocol past the 2012 expiration date.
"I think we cover at most 14 percent of global emissions," complained EU “chief negotiator” Artur Runge-Metzger, referring to the governments and self-styled “authorities” that have agreed to approve a successor to the international treaty. Despite the economic tsunami swamping Europe, Runge-Metzger said the emerging EU super-state was willing to continue bribing third world regimes with taxpayer money if they agreed to assorted demands.
Another goal of the conference is to finalize the creation of an international mechanism for mass wealth redistribution — essentially transferring vast sums of money from taxpayers in more prosperous and liberty-minded countries to the generally dictatorial regimes ruling poorer nations. Almost $30 billion has already been transferred in recent years following an agreement reached at the 2009 UN global warming summit in Copenhagen.
However, proponents of the controversial redistribution scheme, dubbed the Green Climate Fund, hope to increase the sums involved to at least $100 billion annually once the “Fund” becomes operational. Eventually, advocates of the plot — mostly international bureaucrats, tax-funded alarmist organizations, and socialist regimes ruling over nations impoverished by socialism — are seeking astronomical amounts of taxpayer cash from the West amounting to trillions of dollars.
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