Monday, December 14, 2015

Climate Change: Generational Armed Robbery Writ Large

I haven't paid much attention to the "climate talks" in Paris because it is generally a bunch of schleps with their hands out looking for some money. Better they be sitting around listening to doomsday preachers droning on and on than being somewhere they could do some actual damage. Besides there is essentially zero chance that anything resembling the agreement will get passed through the Congress unless something drastic happens. On the other hand one part of the nonsense that was agreed on needs to be heard. Someone was talking about it on NPR today and sure enough a critical piece of this deal is a massive wealth transfer from "developed nations" to "developing nations". The target is $100,000,000,000 a year by 2020.

One hundred billion dollars each year.

Now we live in an era of huge numbers that become meaningless when the government is involved. Who can really comprehend a $17,000,000,000,000 debt? It is too massive to understand. Still what is being proposed is a massive robbery of future generations. With around 330 million Americans that means each man, woman and child is on the hook for $300. My family of ten would be on the hook for over $3000 a year in perpetuity because once this flow of money starts it will never end.

How in the world are we supposed to add one hundred billion in spending that is as good as lighting piles of money on fire? Look at the graft and corruption that accompanied "green energy" in America (Solyndra anyone?). Look at what happens to charitable giving to third world countries after disasters. Lots of it just disappears. Look at Haiti for example. This whole scheme has theft written all over it. The NGOs are going to line up for free money from "developed nations" and there is of course going to be no oversight. After all we are "saving the planet". This is nothing less than generational theft, money stolen from the citizens of developed nations to be given to...well someone but you can bet that the average family in a developing country won't see a nickel of that money or an ounce of improvement. These NGOs and "green energy" companies that will be the beneficiaries of this "generosity" might as well pull up to the U.S. Treasury wearing masks and carrying guns.

America is already buried in debt and unfunded mandates. Europe is the same. The notion of dumping a hundred billion each on something this stupid is pretty insane even by government standards. Instead of enriching the selected beneficiaries of this scam how about not spending that money in the first place and paying down the debt/paying for promises made to retirees?

Probably not. That would make sense.

1 comment:

Aussie John said...


At a news conference in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists IS NOT TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM ECONOMIC CALAMITY BUT TO DESTROY CAPITALISM.

She said,“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said.

That economic model, free-market capitalism,although not perfect and affected by the common malady of mankind,sin (greed,power struggles,etc),is still the best tool for any anti-poverty program, as long as it is not manipulated and perverted, by governments.