The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule it.
[UPDATE001] Case in point:
A panel of scientists has presented the United Nations a detailed plan for combating climate change.A global tax, the proceeds of which go to ...? Not the UN one would hope. (Pajamas Media)
“The panel’s recommendations include a series of steps to cut the rate at which temperatures are rising. Chief among them are a global agreement on an acceptable ceiling for temperature rise and finding ways of adapting to cope with the damage already done.” It also calls for a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions.
[UPDATE002] Sideway on-topic: Iowahawk has bumperstickers. My favorite:
Check it out.
[UPDATE003] Helen Szamuely of EUReferendum wrote a thoughtful piece on that meshes quite nicely with our Quote of the Day.