By James Delingpole
Climategates, Glaciergates, Amazongates, Pachaurigates and Africagates may come and go, but as far as the UN is concerned the caravan must roll on regardless.
Just have a look at this terrifying document unearthed by George Russell at Fox News the one which paves the way for the New World Order destined to be imposed on us in the name of ecological righteousness.
It talks – as, inter alia, does Dave Cameron – of green jobs and green investment and the marvellous benefits which will accrue from the brave new green economy.
For the most part it’s vague, but in places the mask slips and the true horror reveals itself.
“Moving towards a green economy would also provide an opportunity to re-examine national and global governance structures and consider whether such structures allow the international community to respond to current and future environmental and development challenges and to capitalize on emerging opportunities.”
Bye bye democracy, in other words. Oh, and bye bye your job, your money and your children’s economic future too.
The discussion paper, published — but not distributed — on Dec. 14, 2009, assumes that the goal of the green economic transformation is the same as that of the ill-fated Copenhagen conference: a 50 percent reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. That, the paper says, will require a staggering $45 trillion dollar to accomplish — much of it in transfers from rich nations to poorer ones.
The paper, however, paints that as a bargain — “an average yearly investment of just over $1 trillion.” About half of that would go for “replacing conventional technologies with low-carbon, environmentally sound alternatives.”
These people talk about trillions as if it’s handy small change.