Climate Gate – All the manipulations and lies revealed 100

“Back then, when he spoke more honestly about such matters, Harper called Kyoto ”a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations” that ”will not even reduce greenhouse gases.”

All you need to know from that accurate description is Copenhagen is Kyoto on steroids. “

“In transferring hundreds of billions of dollars of our wealth every year to the developing world — including to many of the world’s most tyrannical, corrupt governmentswe will be relying on their word they are using our money to cope with climate change and lower emissions. Only an idiot would believe that.”

http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/lorrie_goldstein/2009/12/10/12103996-sun.html

Copenhagen will be a colossal failure

By LORRIE GOLDSTEIN

Last Updated: 10th December 2009, 5:15am

The way to understand what’s really happening in Copenhagen is to recall Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s description of the Kyoto accord when he was leader of the Canadian Alliance in 2002.

Back then, when he spoke more honestly about such matters, Harper called Kyoto ”a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations” that ”will not even reduce greenhouse gases.”

All you need to know from that accurate description is Copenhagen is Kyoto on steroids.

How much money will this new deal suck out of wealth-producing nations such as Canada and transfer to poorer ones, ostensibly to help them cope with man-made climate change and reduce emissions?

The price tag will start at $10 billion a year, for each of the next three years, until Kyoto expires in 2012. Then it will jump to $100 billion annually, eventually up to $300 billion or more.

People trying to recover from a global recession, are being told by our political elites we owe this money to the developing world because, until now, we have been mainly responsible for burning fossil fuels that caused man-made global warming.

You can believe that or not, but either way, it leads to the next logical question.

That is: ”If we spend all this money, will it work?”

The answer is, unequivocally, ”no.”

We already know this because Copenhagen is indeed Kyoto on steroids.

All it will do is create bigger versions of the failed initiatives Kyoto created — for example, the European cap-and-trade market in carbon dioxide emissions.

Born out of Kyoto five years ago, the so-called Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has done nothing to cool the planet. It’s only ”achievement” has been to drive up energy costs and make ordinary people poorer, while showering giant energy companies with undeserved profits.

What will happen under Copenhagen is the ETS will become a global market, in which Canada will have to participate, with similar results.

Kyoto also created mechanisms to generate ”carbon credits” — the basic stock unit of a cap-and-trade market, giving the bearer the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, for a negotiated price, because, theoretically, someone else lowered their emissions by a tonne.

We already know carbon credits are rife with profiteering, fraud and corruption. All Copenhagen will do is create more of them.

In transferring hundreds of billions of dollars of our wealth every year to the developing world — including to many of the world’s most tyrannical, corrupt governmentswe will be relying on their word they are using our money to cope with climate change and lower emissions. Only an idiot would believe that.

The only place Copenhagen isn’t Kyoto on steroids is on emission cuts, as indicated by the positions of China and the U.S., the world’s two largest emitters, responsible for 40% of all GHG emissions.

U.S. President Barack Obama is offering far less than the cuts the U.S. rejected in refusing to ratify Kyoto 12 years ago.

China is proposing token reductions to its emissions — it was exempted from any cuts under Kyotodressed up through political doubletalk to sound much more impressive than they are.

The worst thing for Canada is we’re about to be conscripted into paying for this global farce.

Harper knows what’s going on. He needs to speak up — for us.

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