Two of my close associates attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico last month, along with 20,000 delegates from 194 countries. My friends concluded that this conference had nothing to do with climate change and everything to do with getting the United Nations to redistribute the wealth of the United States and other industrialized nations to poorer nations.
The first day of the conference featured an address from Mexico's President Felipe Calderon. He spoke with great concern about global warming and the damage that humans are perpetrating on the planet, citing the deaths of 60 people in Mexico because of weather extremes. He didn't mention Mexico's 22,000 deaths caused by the illegal drug trade.
This climate change conference pitted rich countries against poor countries. The poor countries want what the rich countries have without having to earn it or pay for it. They blame every human tragedy on industrialization and the high standard of living of the rich countries. Our over-consumption is supposed to be the cause of global warming. So the poor countries ganged up on us and agreed that we should be paying them $30 billion a year, and that figure should rise to $100 billion a year by 2020. The poor countries said they don't want loans, they want cash handouts. The poor countries have the attitude that we are guilty of being more prosperous, and we owe the money to them. They discussed various methods of fleecing us for money such as putting a tax on aviation and shipping and financial transactions involving stocks, bonds and foreign exchanges, as well as a carbon tax.
It's important that you let your congressional representative know that we don't want any part of this United Nations conference on climate change. It's all bad news for the United States.
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