Before George Bush the First left the White House, he attended the 1992 United Nations meeting in Rio de Janeiro, signed the UN Climate Change Treaty, and got the Senate to ratify it. It's now available for Obama to use to help him "fundamentally transform the United States."
Of course, climate changes. Many changes are due to factors over which humans have no control, such as winds, ocean currents, and sun activity. But the liberals want us to believe that climate change is caused by gases expelled when humans burn so-called fossil fuels. The UN created an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to push the UN's political agenda for global governance wrapped in climate-change ideology.
The first UN Earth Summit was held in Stockholm in 1972, and the second Earth Summit in Rio in Brazil in 1992, where the dominant figure was a Canadian named Maurice Strong, a good friend of Mikhail Gorbachev. Strong called for "social justice," saying, "Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class, involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable." "Sustainable development" became the buzz word to require government approval for almost every activity by almost every individual, business and organization, and to reduce the American standard of living to the level of the rest of the world. UN actions make it obvious that climate change is an attack on the American standard of living as well as on our sovereignty.
By the time Barack Obama became President, it became obvious that he will use climate change politics not only a vehicle to serve his goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States," but also his goal of spreading the wealth, as he told Joe the Plumber. Obama seeks to spread the wealth not only from taxpaying to nontaxpaying Americans, but also from America to Third World countries.
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