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Now Figueres Wants $1 Trillion A Year!

November 6, 2013
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By Paul Homewood

 

christiana figueres source flickr unfccc 466px

http://www.rtcc.org/2013/10/22/un-climate-chief-underlines-green-climate-fund-concerns/

 

If there ever was any doubt, it surely has been removed now. It was never really about climate, but money.

The marxist scamster in chief, Christiana Figueres, does not even attempt to disguise this fact now. In a speech last month at Chatham House she called for subsidies to the third world to be increased ten-fold to $1 trillion a year to fight “climate change”.

 

From RTCC:-

 

Speaking at Chatham House, Christiana Figueres said $1trillion is likely to be needed to help poorer nations invest in low carbon energy systems and develop climate resilient infrastructure.

In 2009 the leaders of the world’s richest nations committed to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to pay for the transition from polluting to cleaner fuels.

But global investment in climate change stalled at USD $359 billion in 2012, a 1% drop on 2011, according to a new study by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), a San Francisco-based analysis firm.

Around $135 billion of that came from public sources, a figure that is dwarfed by government support for fossil fuel consumption and production, in developing economies, estimated at $523 billion.

Figueres said that, when put in context, the $100bn promised by developed countries is “basically the tail that needs to wag the dog”.

“That $100bn, the only thing that that is going to do is take the dog and point it in the direction that we must move because we know that the financing we need is not $100bn per year—it is $1tr per year, and that is what needs to be mobilised,” she said.

 

It is now plain that the real agenda of Figueres and the UNFCC is an attack on the capitalist economies of the West. She even hands out plaudits to China.

 

Speaking to journalists after the conference, Figueres said that, while countries like China were making significant steps and had demonstrated a positive attitude towards collaboration with the US, not a single country in the UN had yet committed to enough to prevent the world from continuing on its current 2C pathway.

The first installment of the IPCC climate science report released in September set a limit on the amount of carbon dioxide that can be released if the world is to avoid dangerous levels of warming. On current estimates this could be breached by 2035.

“China is taking pretty courageous step—and none of them are yet enough. In fact, we don’t have any country around the table, any of our 194 countries, that one could say is doing their maximum. Everybody is doing something, or most people are doing something, but nobody is doing enough.”

 

Pardon, Christiana?

Is this the same China who accounted for 80% of the global increase in CO2 emissions in 2011?

Is this the same China  whose Chief Negotiator to the UN Climate Change talks last year promised that China’s emissions would continue to grow until their per capita GDP reached western levels?

 

But, of course, China are nice cuddly communists, not wicked western capitalists, so that makes everything alright.

3 Comments
  1. Keitho permalink
    November 6, 2013 3:42 pm

    Stupid woman. She should be asking for $10 trillion a year because this scam is about to hit the buffers and she needs to get the cash into her friends accounts quickly. They are always keen to redistribute other people’s cash but like to hold onto their own.

    The more shaky the science looks the louder the demands for money to stop thermageddon. These people are a disease.

  2. Joe Public permalink
    November 6, 2013 11:25 pm

    When a ‘poor’ nation which already receives £millions in foreign aid can afford to launch a spacecraft to Mars, then we know our existing aid is misdirected.

  3. Brian H permalink
    November 7, 2013 10:02 am

    Joe:
    On a site discussing India’s launch, a citizen reported that India had requested the UK discontinue aid payments. It refused.

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