What Will Happen in Copenhagen?

On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton gave a presentation in St. Paul, Minnesota on the subject of global warming.  It was but one of several speeches Lord Monckton has and will be making while traveling the U.S. in an effort to warn Americans regarding the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Conference that is being held this December in Copenhagen, Denmark. The goal of the gathering, which will include virtually every nation in the world, is to create a new global protocol to address climate change, and that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. 

President Barack Obama has signaled that the U.S. is willing to participate and even lead the changes required to save the planet.  However, senior figures in the Obama administration have been warning British counterparts that the president may need at least another six months to win domestic support for any proposal.

The British government view, including that of the energy secretary, Ed Miliband, is that the Obama administration can and will strike a deal at Copenhagen, but officials in Washington fear America may be running out of time. They have even been looking at whether an agreement would be seen as an international treaty requiring a two-thirds majority in Congress, or whether it could be forced through as a presidential executive order.

But the opposition within America is potentially substantial, and might be hardened if Obama looks like he is presenting Congress with a fait accompli.

“There was a universal view that we need to get an agreement in Copenhagen – not an agreement at any price, but that we’ve come a long way and we intend to translate that into an agreement by the end of the year.”

In recent weeks, there have signs that a deal might be impossible to secure in December, with important details potentially being left for discussion next year.

Lord Christopher Monckton is a British politician, businessman, and writer. In the 1980s he was one of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s policy advisers.  He has emerged in recent years as one of the leading critics of global warming. In this recent video he comments on the implications of the upcoming Copenhagen treaty.

Lord Monckton states that goals the conference will be to push through a climate treaty which would involve the vast transfer of wealth from the west to poorer countries, in the name of what is called reparations for climate debt.  Monckton says, 

“Now, the extraordinary thing about the draft treaty which I have now seen is that it goes far further than anything that was planned at any previous session. What they’re now going to do is to set up a world government, and the word “Government” actually appears in the treaty. But you heard it here first. The word “Election, democracy, vote, or ballot” does not appear anywhere in the 200 pages of the treaty.”

In further describing the dangers of the treaty, Monckton says,

“what it says is this: There will be a new vast interlocking bureaucratic entity created at huge expense to you and me and that bureaucratic entity will have three purposes, the first of which is twice stated to be government. The second purpose is stated to be the transfer or redistribution of wealth from countries like ours to third world countries in reparation for what is described in the treaty as climate debt. In other words, we’ve been burning CO2 in huge quantities. They say that’s altering the climate. Actually we now know it isn’t, but they say it is. And therefore they say we have to pay, get this, anything up to 2% of GDP every year to poorer countries. Now, the third element in the task of this new government will be what is called enforcement. In other words, the power of the new government to make Democratic countries hand over their cash, whether they like it or not. But more than that, there will be an interlocking series of so called technical panels which will have the right directly to intervene in the economies and in the environment of individual countries over the heads of their elected governments. So what we are talking about is a fledgling world government and because it’s not elected, it’s essentially a communist world government.”

A coalition of international environmental NGO agencies drafted the treaty and in the words of Martin Kaiser of Greenpeace International. “All that is needed now is political will and the ‘cut and paste’ feature to produce the agreement the world is waiting for.”

Given the history of how things have been working in Washington recently, this issue bears watching…closely.  It has become all to accepted to vote and pass legislation that hasn’t been completely written or if it has been written, the pesky details have been left out to be filled in at a later date. 

Even with National Health Care, Cap-and- Trade, and the other news-making issues going on, we cannot afford to ignor what is happening with this issue.  If American sovereignty is ceded to this new world government, all other debate on all other issues is irrelevant.

Though it will be changing, a draft of the treaty can be read here:

Page 18: Section 38 of the “Share vision for long-term cooperation action plan” contains the text for forming the new government.

Page 40: Section 46 Subsection H of the “Objectives, scope, and guiding principles” contains the text for enforcement and establishment of the rule of law.

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