The track record of the United Nations' efforts pressuring for carbon credit “cap and trade” schemes has been very clear the past few years. Efforts by the UN secretary general to pressure the U.S. Senate to adopt “cap and trade”�legislation in the weeks leading up to the failed conference in Copenhagen last December provides but one example of an ongoing strategy.
Environmentalism’s prophet of doom, former Vice President Al Gore, has finally found “The Movement We Need.”
Public opinion about climate change is slipping away from the grasp of the Fourth Estate, to the chagrin of advocates of the theory of manmade global warming.
Be nice to the tree huggers today: It has been a rough year for the jolly green juggernaut since the last Earth Day, and like something out of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, the extreme edge of the environmental movement has been throwing itself beneath the wheels of climate change.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson attracted international attention when, having apparently become bored waiting for the messy process of representative government to weigh the merits of the Obama administration’s “cap and trade” scheme, simply declared the release of carbon dioxide to be a dangerous emission.
At last December’s UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, former Vice President Al Gore shrilly proclaimed that “The entire polar ice cap ... could be completely ice free within the next five to seven years.” As implausible as Gore’s claim already was at the time, recent developments in the arctic have only served to make the fear of an ice-free polar zone all the more absurd.
If the United Nations has its way, the collapse of the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen will have been little more than a small hiccup on the way to the largest redistribution of wealth in human history.
One of the first scientists to have purportedly suffered political martyrdom for his global warming skepticism is finding a measure of vindication in the wake of the Climategate scandal.
Global warming? Not in the last fifteen years.
The concession of this fact by one of the leading advocates of the theory of manmade climate change is the latest development in the rocky post-Climategate world.