We said the issue over Climate Change wasn’t really about protecting the environment but about redistribution of wealth. They called us “deniers.” But who is really denying the truth?
“First of all, 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.” – Ottmar Edenhofer, German economist and official of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
But then there is the spin of “Climate Crisis.”
If current trends continue, if current patterns of production and consumption of natural resources prevail and cannot be reversed and ‘decoupled,’ then governments will preside over unprecedented levels of damage and degradation.” – UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner
So, which is it – disaster or redistribution of wealth? Well, both actually. The disaster they are talking about is not “environmental” but political. And only redistribution of wealth can prevent it. Observe the following quotes:
“Eradicating poverty is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. In this regard we are committed to free humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.” – Second paragraph of the draft copy of the official Rio+20 document “The Future We Want.”
And how will poverty be eradicated? Redistribution of wealth (your wealth), of course…