Here we go again, readers, the pro-climate change crowd are attending their annual gabfest. This latest round of United Nations talks on climate change is being held at Cancun, Mexico. The scare tactics have already begun and, apparently, Oxfam is calling for a new “Green Fund” of at least $100-billion a year to be set up by 2020 to help poor countries adapt to climate change.
Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent for the UK-based Telegraph, tells us that in one of a series of papers published by the Royal Society:
“Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years.”
I kid you not. Professor Anderson really wants what he calls the “rich world” to “halt economic growth…” for the “next twenty years.” The professor suggests politicians consider a rationing scheme like the one used during the the 1930s and 40s. Remember what was happening then? The Second World War was happening and that’s why rationing was implemented. Does anyone see another World War on the horizon?
Thank goodness we have the level-headed Conservative, Stephen Harper, as our prime minister. God help us if the Michael Ignatieff Liberals were running things in Ottawa with loonie ideas like this being bandied about at international conferences. Just as they did with the Kyoto Protocol, Grits would be lined up to sign us up so we could bankrupt ourselves trying to forestall the naturally occurring warming cycle the earth seems to be going through.
We’ve had several cycles of ice ages followed by warm spells throughout the earth’s long history, and we’ll probably continue to have them regardless of what humans do. And, frankly, I don’t see this as any sort of excuse or rationale to transfer hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth from one group of countries to another.
“I am not saying we have to go back to living in caves,” Professor Anderson assured us. How kind of you, professor. Thank God for small mercies.