Trying to make its fantasy of one-world government a reality, and ignoring the world economic meltdown,  U.N. ‘Climate Change’ Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy

A United Nations document on “climate change” that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes — all under the supervision of the world body.

Those and other results are blandly discussed in a discretely worded United Nations “information note” on potential consequences of the measures that industrialized countries will likely have to take to implement the Copenhagen Accord, the successor to the Kyoto Treaty, after it is negotiated and signed by December 2009. The Obama administration has said it supports the treaty process if, in the words of a U.S. State Department spokesman, it can come up with an “effective framework” for dealing with global warming.

They can’t be bothered with the details:

Just how ambitious the U.N.’s goals are can be seen, but only dimly, in the note obtained by FOX News, which offers in sparse detail both positive and negative consequences of the tools that industrial nations will most likely use to enforce the greenhouse gas reduction targets.

What are these “tools?”  Cap and trade, carbon taxes, and energy policy reform.

The paper makes no effort to calculate the magnitude of the costs and disruption involved, but despite the discreet presentation, makes clear that they will reverberate across the entire global economic system.

…One reason for the lack of detail, the note indicates, is that impact would vary widely depending on the nature and scope of the policies adopted (and, although the note does not mention it, on the severity of the greenhouse reduction targets).

And another possible reason for the opacity is that the citizens of the countries hardest hit will start screaming at their leaders.  Can’t have the grand plan derailed by the little people.

Some people are specific about what needs to be done to save the planet:

But outside the Bonn process, other experts have been much more blunt about the draconian nature of the measures they deem necessary to make “effective” greenhouse gas reductions.

In an influential but highly controversial paper called “Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change,” British economist Nicholas Lord Stern, formerly a high British Treasury official, has declared that industrial economies would need to cut their per capita carbon dioxide emissions by “at least 80% by 2050,” while the biggest economies, like the U.S.’s, would have to make cuts of 90 percent.

Stern also calls for “immediate and binding” reduction targets for developed nations of 20 percent to 40 percent by 2020.

To meet Stern’s 2050 goals, he says, among other things, “most of the world’s electricity production will need to have been decarbonized.”

The current state of power generation in the US:

By way of comparison, according to the U.S. Department Of Energy, roughly 72 percent of U.S. electrical power generation in 2007 was derived from burning fossil fuels, with just 6 percent coming from hydro-power and less than 3 percent from non-nuclear renewable and “other” sources. And even then, those “other” non-fossil sources included wood and biomass — which, when burned, are major emitters of carbon.

The US has to cut its CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050?  How?  By completely abandoning all technology, euthanizing 50% of the population and imposing strict birth control measures on the rest?  Kind of like what the UK greenies want, although they leave methods of population control to the imagination.

I seriously doubt those kinds of targets would get any traction here, but you never know.  The idiocy of Congress seems to know no bounds.  The President is in love with the idea of cooperating with the U.N. on climate change.    He’s appointed a green czar.   The fact that all those green jobs he’s promised won’t materialize will be ignored.  And it seems he’s never met a crisis he doesn’t like for the chance to increase government power.  Opportunity is knocking again, and the odds are he’ll answer the door.

Thanks to Green Hell for a lot of those links.

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