New Global Warming Treaty In The Works

The economies of the world are still reeling.  Locking billions, indeed trillions of dollars into global warming policies which will have no meaningful effect on the climate is economic suicide.  And yet, according to CFACTS, the battle for common sense is far from over.

Remember when Obama told Russian President Medvedev, “this is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility”?  We fear he told climate campaigners the exact same thing.

After a campaign of near complete climate silence, America’s newly elected President vowed on election night that he wants “our children to live in an America that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.”  President Obama’s reelection, leaving him free from ever facing the voters again, has breathed new life into the global warming movement.

That “breath of new life,” by the way, was highlighted when he promised the world that American taxpayers, who everyone knows has unlimited money, will be giving Asia $6 billion over the next four years for development of a “sustainable energy future.”   Bernanke prints – Obama throws away.  All I can say is  if Asia actually ever sees that money, they better spend it fast because at the rate the dollar is falling, it won’t be worth a plug nickle in 4 years.

Climate campaigners, researchers and those seeking to cash in on billions in climate tax dollars and carbon trading schemes have been trying desperately to jump start talks on a successor to the expiring Kyoto protocol since the failure of COP 15 in Copenhagen. Will their worst wishes come true at last?

Will President Obama listen to Al Gore and position the United States solidly behind a new UN climate treaty?   Of course he will!   The Kyoto protocol expires in just over a month leaving all sorts of climate schemes in the lurch. There’s HUGE money at stake.

Carbon traders have lined up to sock away billions in bonuses and commissions for trading in a phony market. The European carbon trading system is on the verge of collapse, leaving would-be carbon traders and bureaucrats scrambling to guarantee funding.  They will not give up their dreams of wealth without a fight.  Neither will those cashing in on alternative energy scams, research grants and handouts to the dictators of the developing world.

In addition, the $30 billion pledge of aid to the developing world made in Copenhagen three years ago also expires in 2012. This was a major topic at the just concluded preliminary talks in Bangkok. Renewing and expanding what the UN calls “climate finance” will be front and center in Doha. This poses a three-fold threat, these large sums serve to buy the support of developing nations, the funds make the developing nations and their elites dependent and of course the funds are a wasteful drain on the taxpayers of the developed world.

The UN is taking no chances. It is simultaneously working towards a new international treaty, while hedging its bets through achieving many of its principle (and most destructive) goals through side agreements, massive funding and national policy making.

The one thing we have going for us is the likely inability of a climate treaty to achieve ratification in the Senate — but will this constrain Obama? The answer seems a clear NO.

President Obama’s EPA already has crippling regulations lined up and ready to go to give the UN’s climate campaigners by administrative fiat what they could not achieve through the open legislative process. The main threat is that Obama will cut side deals and agreements in Qatar and then bypass Congress and its vexing checks, balances and democratic process.   It certainly wouldn’t be the first time!

Is there any limit to this President’s renewed hubris?   Would he, could he dare to use this Qatar conference to set the stage to bind the United States to full blown UN climate treaty and then use brinksmanship to push it through this Senate or the next?

A world in the grips of the fiercest economic crisis since the 1930s can not afford it. We must not permit Qatar to be the wellspring of new treaties, agreements, taxes, carbon markets or redistribution. Recovery for the United States and the world depends on stopping these bureaucrats and profiteers cold.

COP 18, the UN conference on climate change, begins in just days at Doha, Qatar, where the Obama administration is set to begin its first major UN climate negotiation since reelection.    Will common sense prevail against greed?  Somehow I doubt it.


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4 comments for “New Global Warming Treaty In The Works

  1. klem
    November 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

    No worries Rretta. Fortunately the USA has a real democracy, unlike most of the rest of the world. If Obama signs a treaty, any treaty anywhere, that treaty must be ratified by the US Congress. The Republicans own the House, and they simply will not ratify a climate treaty. Not going to happen. That’s a proper democracy at work.

    Actually I’d love to see Obama sign some ridiculous carbon treaty, just so I can watch it die on the floor in the House of Representatives. Sweet.

  2. Rretta
    November 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I am not certain what you mean by a “real democracy”. We are a Republic which is basically a representative democracy. Unfortunately your hypothesis that Congress could not get a treaty passed is incorrect. Treaties are ratified only in the Senate on a 2/3s vote. Even though the Democrats don’t have a 2/3s majority, there are enough RINOs in the Senate willing to sell us out.

  3. klem
    November 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Yea, you’re right. I thought it was the House which did the voting.

    here’s what Wikipedia says about treaties “While the United States House of Representatives does not vote on it at all, the requirement for Senate advice and consent to ratification makes it considerably more difficult in the US than in other democratic republics to rally enough political support for international treaties.”

  4. Charley
    November 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    That would be true if we didn’t have so many socialist in halls of Congress. Most of the so called Conservatives would sell their own mother for a buck.

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