posted on Dec, 12 2015 @ 02:32 PM
This is just insane. So we have a meeting on what actions to take to combat Climate Change (whatever that means), and the main topics is how to lower
CO2 emissions. Fine, I can go with that; wether you agree or not with the AGW dogma, I think we can all agree that pollution is bad. So in a way I
looked upon the COP21 meeting with a favourable attitude, because maybe finally it'll give a push and encourage manufacturers to make electric cars
and cheaper solar panels and stuff.
So it comes as a shock to me to discover the actual corporations which sponsor the meeting. Not cool at all.
Corporate Accountability released a revealing report on November 30. Dubbed “Fueling the Fire: The Corporate Sponsors Bankrolling COP21,” it
shows that Engie, EDF, Suez Environment and BNP Paribas are responsible for more than 200 megatons of CO2 per year. These four firms are leading
sponsors of COP21.
What the heck??
According to the director of the report:
According to Patti Lynn, executive director of Corporate Accountability International, the decision to allow these firms to sponsor COP21 is
“akin to hiring a fox to guard a hen house.”
I'd never thought I'd agree with a Warmer but for once I do. These fossil fuel corps hidden hands behind the meeting cannot be good news.
The main theory is that these corps will attempt to bend the talks into their favour, and be allowed special treatment. But I got another theory:
profit. If they can convince people to feel bad about fossil fuel but make sure to propose no meaningful alternative, then they might get the go for
the introduction of a tax on fossil fuels... or perhaps even the augmentation of the price in the name of "ecology".
This is just frustrating.