Global warming is the greatest racket of our times, brought to you by an organization that has a successful history of scams and extortion. Just take the AIDS relief and "oil for food" gyps. Whats worse is that the current scam is far more insidious, as it brings us into global socialism. (re: communism)
Excerpted from this source:
(All emphasis mine.)
UNITED NATIONS -- Helping the world's poor adapt to more floods, droughts and other changes from a warming planet will cost the richest nations at least $86 billion a year by 2015, an expert panel warned Tuesday.
"They must have help from the rich world," said Claes Johnasson, a co-author of the report commissioned by the U.N. Development Program. "Climate is forcing people into human development traps."
(Re-distribution of wealth? Why, that sounds like communism on a global scale!
We can all be poor now. Unless, of course, you work for the U.N.)
Half the cost, $44 billion, would go for "climate-proofing" (What the hell does that mean, exactly?) developing nations' infrastructure while $40 billion would help the poor adapt how the live to cope with climate-related risks, says the panel's report. The other $2 billion would go to strengthening responses to natural disasters.
(Uh-huh. And all that oil money the UN collected went only into buying food for the hungry, and not to buy fancy cars for Koffee Anon's kids. I'm sure that this time every thing will be above board.)
The report recommends the biggest share be paid by the United States and other rich nations, (Naturally.) based on aid targets and financing calculations by the World Bank and Group of Eight major industrialized nations.
The Bush administration said in a statement that one of its top priorities is "to alleviate poverty and spur economic growth in the developing world by modernizing energy services."
The Human Development Report each year compares nations by life expectancy, literacy and other data. This year, it focuses on climate change, coming just a week before the world's nations convene in Indonesia to negotiate a new climate treaty.
Because of global warming, he said, 600 million more people in sub-Saharan Africa will go hungry from collapsing agriculture, an extra 400 million people will be exposed to malaria and other diseases, and an added 200 million will be flooded out of their homes.
(Oh, it's the fault of global warming, and not the fault of their constant warfare, and utter governmental corruption that results in the failure to build infrastructure.
If we just cool the Earth by 1.3 degrees, everything in Africa will be sunshine and lollipops.)
The development panel says the greatest financial responsibility lies with the U.S. and other rich nations most responsible for the accumulating carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, mainly from man's burning of coal, oil and other fossil fuels.
(Funny how the greatest financial burden always rests with a few of the richest nations, huh? We need to stop letting ourselves be swindled by the U.N.)
"We're suggesting 1.6 percent of (global) GDP _ still very affordable," Kjorven said. "The countries of the world that are the principal culprits, if you wish, for creating this problem in the first place need to act strongly to safeguard the future of those that have done nothing to cause this problem but are the most vulnerable."
(Oh, we're getting a bargain!)
Developed countries, meanwhile, are failing to meet their targets under the current climate treaty, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, for cutting greenhouse gases by 2012, the report said. France, Germany, Japan and Britain have reduced their emissions somewhat, it said, but the European Union is falling short of its goal of a 20 percent cut by 2020.
(So China is reducing their emissions, too, right? Uh-huh.
This is such an utter scam. We should boot the UN off of our soil and stop funding these mobsters!)