By Susan Meihl
I’LL TELL YOU WHY. BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD THAT WANT TO CONTROL PEOPLE AND COUNTRIES AND WANT THE MONEY OF GOOD, SUCCESSFUL NATIONS LIKE THE U.S. TO DO WITH IT WHAT THEY WANT.
Case in point:
U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare
At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said.
Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”
The only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism.
And Bill Gates is right in there with them recently stating that we won’t be able to fix global climate change with Capitalism – we’ll have to use Socialism.
That’s rich coming from someone who made billions by starting a business in his garage in the only country where that’s possible – the USA, with its free markets and free people.
Coming from someone who’s already made billions, a la Al Gore, being told that we’ll all need to sacrifice for Climate Change is a slap in the face to hard working Americans.
Or as someone said recently regarding the Pope’s angst over air conditioning destroying the environment: “When the Pope shuts down the Vatican air conditioning in Rome in August, I’ll consider moving the thermostat up to 78 in Florida!”
To make matters worse, these international and UN folks who want the power and the money also want us to believe that they know what’s best for the poor countries around the globe. Here’s a different opinion on their desires from September:
Later this week, world leaders will gather in New York at the United Nations to endorse international development goals for the next 15 years. There is no shortage of challenges: a lack of biodiversity, regional conflicts, killer diseases, threats posed by corruption and gender-based violence, the impending problem of climate change.
…Consider how Ebola became the threat of the moment last year… But in the same year, far from the spotlight, some 600,000 people across the globe died from the less sensational illness of malaria, and around 1.5 million were killed by tuberculosis.
But consider this: The World Health Organization estimates that the effects of climate change are currently responsible for 141,000 deaths annually. If we look far ahead, to 2050, the death toll is expected to climb to 250,000. By contrast, some 4.3 million people will die this year from indoor air pollution. That is the direct result of poverty, of almost three billion people using dung and wood to heat and cook.
From our fight against Seven – 50 to our struggles with the high speed trains, we see non-governmental organizations, consultants and local governments scrambling for federal dollars.
We see corporate executives, like Husein Cumber, VP of Corporate Development for FEC (parent to AAF and a part of the Fortress hedge fund companies) moving from the US Dept. of Transportation to his consulting firm to a Tally lobbyist to an exec at FEC – constantly changing his jersey, he’s the same guy grabbing fed dollars to build a railroad.
Climate Change is no different…
These Children Don’t Need a Solar Panel
Spending billions of dollars on climate-related aid in countries that need help with tuberculosis, malaria and malnutrition.
In the run-up to the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, rich countries and development organizations are scrambling to join the fashionable ranks of “climate aid” donors. This effectively means telling the world’s worst-off people, suffering from tuberculosis, malaria or malnutrition, that what they really need isn’t medicine, mosquito nets or micronutrients, but a solar panel.
In September, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to match President Obama’s promised $3 billion in aid to the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund.
Meanwhile, the U.K is diverting $8.9 billion from its overseas aid budget to climate-related aid over the next five years, and France is promising $5.6 billion annually by 2020, up from $3.4 billion today.
The African Development Bank is planning to triple its climate-related investments to more than $5 billion a year by 2020, representing 40% of its total portfolio.
Do you really believe that a large portion of this money, despite being misspent, will go for solar panels to help the poor in underdeveloped countries?
Who do you think pays for all of these conferences around the world, for the offices and staffs around the world, for coffers of dictators and campaign dollars for elected officials around the world who dole out the money, for the consultants and scientists who will staff the offices and direct the dollars?
This is one BIG MONEY POT that is being taken out of your pocket and mine and sent overseas to line the pockets of all of those on the gravy train and their corporate cronies. (Let’s see how much the European countries actually kick in while they deal with thousands of Muslim refugees invading their countries!)
That’s why there’s a Paris Summit!
Susan Mehiel and Phyllis Frey were two of the first activists to realize the negative impact of All Aboard Florida when it first surfaced at the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council last winter. They have been researching the issue for the past 14 months while spearheading the Indian River County grassroots movement in opposition to AAF. After drilling down into the financial, corporate and political structure of Fortress and its rail subsidiaries, their educational campaign has taken them to every podium from Brevard to Broward this past year.