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Wealth Redistribution is the Goal of Global Warming

On Wednesday we growled about an overwrought editorial by the Washington Post opposing the efforts of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to obtain e-mails and other information from the University of Virginia. We also cited an article by Dr. Fred Singer who presented a more erudite commentary in response.

Now comes  the admission by one of the “working group” co-chairs of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the U.N.’s goal all along was wealth redistribution. Marc Sheppard, environmental editor for American Thinker, wrote yesterday:

“One need read no further than the U.N. International Climate Accord . . . ultimately shot down at Copenhagen’s climate summit last year to understand the organization’s international wealth redistribution goals.  The failed treaty actually contained as many paragraphs outlining the payment of "climate debt" reparations by Western nations as it did emission reduction schemes.”

Sheppard went on to write:

“Now, a high-ranking member of the U.N’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has admitted that climate policy has little to do with environmental protection.

"On Sunday, Ottmar Edenhofer, a German economist and IPCC Co-chair of Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change, told the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (translated) that “climate policy is redistributing the world's wealth” and that “it's a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization.”

“Edenhofer went on to explain that in Cancun, the redistribution of not only wealth but also natural resources will be negotiated, adding that:

The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War.”

Given Edenhofer’s frank admission, will the global warming alarmists in Congress and the federal bureaucracy drop their efforts to strap more debt on the back of America’s taxpayers? Let's hope so!


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