GWH is about many things. One, is to slow warming. But some are using climate fears as a pretext to destroy the nation state system and replace it with a radically socialist authoritarianism controlled by international bureaucrats and despots, who would use the power of bureaucracies and criminal tribunals to bring the wealthy West to heel and redistribute its wealth to the poor—after the usual take off the top for corruption. If they got their way, we would see the creation of a massive international collective that would keep the destitute mired in self-imposed misery and destroy human freedom.
Lest you think I suffer from global warming hysteria, hysteria, pay careful attention to the statement by the President of Bolivia at Cancun. From the story:
Bolivian President Evo Morales called Thursday to save the Kyoto Protocol and to create an international climate justice tribunal. ‘The planet is wounded,’ Morales, Bolivia’s first president of indigenous descent, said in Mexico’s Caribbean resort city of Cancun. ‘The planet is wounded,’ Morales, Bolivia’s first president of indigenous descent, said in Mexico’s Caribbean resort city of Cancun.
If we send the Kyoto Protocol to the bin, we will be responsible for ‘ecocide,’ and thus for genocide, because we would be attacking humanity as a whole,’ he said. Morales called delegates to discuss not just the effects of climate change, but also its consequences, which he blamed on capitalism. ‘We have the obligation to change those policies,’ he said.
Oh, Wesley, he’s just one man, the president of a small country. Really? Was he booed in Cancun? Did delegates walk out or condemn his call to destroy capitalism? If they had, it would have been reported. But they didn’t, because his views are within the mainstream of GWHs of the NGO and “international community” types. In other words, his views, while probably not the majority, are clearly not fringe.
Ecocide, by the way, would criminalize large development as a “crime against peace”—akin in heinousness to genocide and war crimes. A movement is actively underway to create just such a crime or cause of action, which could land corporate CEOs in the Hague and bring development of resources to a screaming halt.
Bottom line: We should not agree to any treaty that would let any of these people exert control over our countries or international treaty enforcement mechanisms.