Most people didn’t notice the United Nations convened down in Rio de Janeiro June 20. But we should be paying attention. Lots of mischief is attempted at these U.N. conferences.
British Lord Christopher Monkton was a guest in June on the Point of View radio program, calling in from the Rio Plus 20 conference. He told us that at last year’s climate conference in Durban, South Africa, the U.N. was about to grant Mother Earth the right to sue any Western nation in a new International Climate Court (no kidding), and to cut allowable carbon dioxide emissions by half (thereby killing most economies).
CO2 is what people exhale, so it’s not surprising that Lord Monkton described a poster he noticed at the conference which “showed the sun dressed as a doctor diagnosing the Earth’s disease: ‘I’m afraid you’ve got it: humans.'” He spoke of the overarching goal of U.N. planners, which is to enact some kind of a global tax, perhaps on financial transactions, and to assess developed nations billions in order to help developing nations fight global warming.
Cooler heads prevailed. But climate change — with us since the earth began — continues to be the boogeyman of choice for the U.N. To them, the way we live, with things like cars — and air conditioning — is simply not sustainable.
Global warming hawks have been fairly successful in creating an aura of scientific consensus around global warming. But that’s changing. Sixteen prominent climate scientists have signed a document to try to dispel the myth that something needs to be done about global warming. One of them, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever publicly resigned last September from the American Physical Society. He declared he could not live with the group’s policy statement that the evidence for global warming is “incontrovertible” and its alarmist warnings about what will happen if “no mitigating actions” are taken.