Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.This is Ottmar Edenhofer interviewed by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on 14 November 2010. Herr Edenhofer is the co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III. And he is not the least bit ambiguous about the goal of the UN climate 'policy'.
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. (...)Emphasis are mine. I don't think we've had a clearer indictment of the 'green' agenda yet. Not even by dyed-in-the-wool climate skeptics.
Developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.
By Edenhofers own words: This has never been about the environment, or good stewardship or any some such lofty ideal. This has been about instituting a form of global socialism, of redistribution of income by a would-be global government. One that, yet again, we never had an opportunity to vote for or otherwise give consent to. So, can we start rounding them up for trial, jury and execution yet?
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