Barry swooped into Copenhagen early this morning to try and work his mojo on the international Warmists. They want the U.S. to pay it’s “fair share” of $100 billion a year. We pay $20 Billion a year in foreign aid already. China has agreed to reduce it’s emissions intensity by 40%…(meaning it’s emissions would increase by over 100%. Heh.)
Obama told the delegates the international community’s ability to take collective action was in doubt. A draft political agreement drawn up by a small group of countries including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia was rejected during overnight talks. Barry scolded that:
“While the science of climate change is not in doubt, I think our ability to take collective action is in doubt right now, and it hangs in the balance. Climate change poses unacceptable risks to international security, the world economy and the planet.”
The science is not in doubt? Hah! Just because you say something a bunch of times doesn’t mean it’s true. What ISN’T in doubt is the naked ambition of the warmists to communize the planet. Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received rousing applause for his speech. He told delegates:
“We, the developing countries… when we think in money, we should not think that someone is paying us a favour. We should not think that someone is giving something that we are begging for, because the money that would be put on the table is the payment for greenhouse emissions released over two centuries by those countries that industrialised themselves first.”
Any committment at Copenhagen WOULD require Congressional approval, the plan would most likely be tagged onto the already passed Cap and Trade bill in the House, and added to whatever bill comes out of the Senate. (We’ll see if Obama decides to make an end-run around Congress with an “executive agreement” instead. Remember, Obama’s Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein has advised him he could pull such a stunt. ) The key US demand is “transparency” from China, seen as a must if the US Senate is to pass legislation controlling emissions. There are calls from many countries for “international monitoring” of emissions. Sovereignty be damned.
Lord Monckton Breaks Down Copenhagen:
It’s all about the MONEY TO BE MADE in the carbon-credit market, and many of the bigwigs at Copenhagen stand to make gazillions. We’ll be watching the conference as it winds up today, and we’ll see what kind of idiocy Obama promises on our behalf. Stay tuned!