This gang of globalists used to spread scare talk about global warming, but when the globe stopped warming 16 years ago, they changed their language to dealing with climate change. At their shindig last year in Doha, Qatar, Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres told the world that the real purpose of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is a "complete transformation of the economic structure of the world."
This year's big climate news is Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines but assessing liability is considered nearly impossible. Even the global warming advocates admit that it can take years for scientists to determine whether global warming contributed to that event or to its severity.
This bunch is still licking its wounds about the refusal of the United States to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. UNFCCC is also at work to replace the Kyoto Protocol with a new legally binding treaty, which is set for completion and signing in 2015 in Paris, going into effect in 2020.
Of course, the United States is paying for all the ongoing U.N. shenanigans. We pay nearly $567 million a year while two dozen of the 193 U.N. members pay only $1,000 or less, yet enjoy the same voting privileges.
Voting rarely occurs anyway. Decisions are instead made based on consensus, which is unilaterally determined by a facilitator leading the meeting, who manipulates the group to achieve predetermined outcomes.
The predetermined outcomes expected from the Warsaw meeting are a) expediting financing for the UNFCCC's Green Climate Fund, which means a global tax scheme to transfer wealth from rich to poor countries; and b) creation of a "loss and damage" fund to compensate poor nations that suffer climate-related tragedies such as Typhoon Haiyan.
Defining and developing a "loss and damage" mechanism is a top priority of this UN agency, and that means making developed countries responsible for insuring poor countries against natural disasters. Of course, the U.N. blames the U.S. for most natural disasters and asserts we should pay for the loss and damage.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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