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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.
[T]he consequences of their negotiations, if enacted, would be nothing short of world-changing. .... The note adds only that industrial relocation "would involve negative consequences for the implementing country, which loses employment and investment."
Originally posted by wutone
U.N. 'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy.
Translation: Another taxation on middle class Americans along with the imposition of increased costs of energy and food to poorer Americans.
Originally posted by jassie51289
Global warming and climate change are real. they are natural and humans HAVE effected them, and everyone knows it is at least partially true.
the government is just doing what they do best. they take something, and twist it to work for them. all they want is to keep people scared and paying them money. it has nothing to do with our best interests, they just want money and power.
It is such a sad predictable world.
People need to wake up and open their eyes.
In the same bland manner, the note informs negotiators without going into details that cap-and-trade schemes "may induce some industrial relocation" to "less regulated host countries."
The unemployment rate in the city of Detroit hit 22.2% during January, the highest rate in 26 years.
Then there's the vast Detroit of decaying neighborhoods, with weedy, trash-strewn lots and vacant, burned-out houses. Some areas, even close to downtown, have a rural look because so many lots are now empty.
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."
Originally posted by Dermo
This kind of system will have to be implemented at some stage and the near future is probably the best time.. As much as I hate the fact that this is all based on lies, I can see that these lies are necessary to get past the dirty industry boss's that are there and convince people that the system need to be changed instead of continuing with rising energy commodity prices that will only serve to completely cripple the global economy again in the near future.
Rising oil prices spark worldwide protests
May 29, 2008
LONDON: The British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has called for greater international action to halt spiralling oil prices as European and Asian fishermen and truck drivers staged protests and anger mounted over soaring fuel costs.
Mr Brown said the global economy was facing "the third great oil shock of recent decades" and the way the world confronted the problem "will define our era". He was to meet industry leaders later in the day to discuss the problem.
The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has called for a Europe-wide cut in oil taxes to help consumers and European ministers appealed for direct European Union aid to help the hard-hit fishing industry.
The pain of record oil prices is also being felt in Asia. Indonesia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have raised fuel prices or said they will, driven by the unsustainable cost of subsidies.
Indonesian police clashed with protesters across the country on Monday as anger at the Government's decision to remove subsidies brought students and fishermen onto the streets.
Malaysia said on Tuesday it would ban petrol stations on its borders with Thailand and Singapore from selling fuel to foreigners in an attempt to contain the cost of subsidies.
Fishermen and truck drivers were in the vanguard of the protests across Western Europe over rising fuel costs, amid recent record global oil prices above $US130 a barrel.
French riot police cleared blockading fishermen from an oil depot at Fos-sur-Mer near Marseille, but off the north coast of France, fishing fleets resumed blockades of ports and cross-Channel ferries over fuel prices.
In London, hundreds of angry truckers, horns blaring, drove through the city on Tuesday. They handed in a petition to Downing Street demanding a rebate in fuel tax. About 100 truck drivers staged a similar protest in the Welsh capital, Cardiff.
In Spain, truck drivers joined striking fishermen in calling for government help to cover soaring fuel costs, before a meeting between road transport firm bosses and transport ministry officials. Italian, Greek and Portuguese fishermen may strike later this week.
European ministers on Tuesday called for EU economic aid to the industry. The French Agriculture Minister, Michel Barnier, on the sidelines of an informal meeting of his EU counterparts in Slovenia, said other EU ministers had agreed that "a budget should be earmarked" for economic assistance to fishermen.
Agence France-Presse, Guardian News & Media