These power grabbers need a big threat to justify their existence. First it was the threat of world war, then the threat of world overpopulation and hunger, followed closely by world poverty. Since none of these threats have come to pass, and almost everyone on earth has a TV set and worries about getting too fat, something new was needed.
As the on worlders see it, global warming fills the bill. Among their fellow travelers, they count the illustrious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and their newest report calls for global laws and taxes to be imposed by the UN to fight global warming. Here is part of what the alarmist communist stooge panel's leader, John Holdren of Harvard University has to say about it, via VOA:
"Climate change is real, it's already happening, it's already causing harm, it's accelerating and we need to do something about it, and we need to do something about it seriously, starting now. Our specific conclusions are that if the world were to go past the point of an increase above pre-industrial temperatures greater than 2 to 2.5 degrees Celsius, we would be in a regime where the danger of intolerable and unmanageable impacts on well-being would rise very rapidly,"The panel's report actually calls for passing a global law setting an "acceptable ceiling for temperature rise". I don't know how the UN or any other outfit can enforce a law that regulates the weather. As for the tax on emissions and the cap on your CO2 output, the blue helmeted UN troops will be coming to your town soon. If the one-world gang gets its way.
"We don't think ultimately society will get it right in terms of the full range and scope of activities needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, until there is an additional incentive in the form of a price on greenhouse gas emissions, either through a carbon tax or a cap and trade approach,"
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