One Loose Thread Revealed

December 5, 2009

The recently revealed AGW CRU Whistle Blower’s thread is exposing, and quickly unraveling, a lot of the possibly heretofore concealed interwoven fabric… Is it a stretch to connect some of the possible dots?

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

James Madison

The deeper one looks into how we got here, it seemingly gets even worse —

The First Global Revolution – A Report by the Council of the Club of Rome – 1991
Page 86 of 184
The common enemy of humanity is man.
In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.

…But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes.

The 1991 report is an interesting, and sobering – cautionary, read. It makes one wonder if it’s in the ‘Book of Secrets’ for all incoming presidents and heads of state. I imagine that one’s innate perspective of life going into its reading will dictate what they take away from it.

If one is an optimist, they might gear their governance policies toward ensuring expansion of science, personal freedoms and ‘growing the pie’; if one’s perspective is of a pessimist and feels prosperity and abundance is a zero-sum game, I’d imagine one would one steer towards trying to ‘share/spreading the finite wealth and mitigate the perceived subsequent, but inevitable pain’. (And minimize/delay the impact on one’s nation)

Sadly, it would appear that, in most cases, its the latter. After all, if it’s a ‘zero-sum game’, what better way to achieve the agenda than to seize the ultimate political power — Tax the sources of wealth that got us here – individual freedoms, open science, carbon-based energy and… the air we breathe. For the ‘developed countries’, it will require the lowering of their ‘standards of life’, yielding of political power and transferring their accumulated wealth; For the ‘developing countries’, its a time for reparations and implementing new, ongoing, sources of wealth — treasure, political power, intellectual property and technology achieved by others.

Fast forward to today — Read the proposals and alternatives that are being bartered/haggled over by the intelligentsia and political powers… can anyone doubt that the UN/UNFCC is the lead in to establishing a Supreme Body aka — a ‘One World Order/Government’?

UNFCCC – Framework Convention on Climate Change
Page 125 of 181
5. To ensure the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention …the COP shall operationalize an effective financial mechanism under the Convention, under its authority and governance, in accordance with article 11.1 and 11.2 of the Convention and in fulfillment of its functions as its Supreme Body, as mandated under Article 7.2 (h) of the Convention.

Page 127 of 181
Alternative 2:
Fully transparent, fair, feasible, efficient and effective, and appropriately balanced
representation of all Parties [shall][should] be ensured;
(b) …Developed country Parties shall provide financial resources and transfer technology to developing country Parties to make full and effective repayment of climate debt, including adaptation debt, taking responsibility for their historical cumulative emissions and current high per capita emissions. Developing country Parties will, in pursuing economic development and poverty eradication, take proactive measures to adapt to and mitigate climate change;

Page 135 of 181
Option 6
Alternative 1:
A share of the proceeds, [an appropriate level to be determined by the COP] [2][3–5] per cent on the CDM and extend the share of the proceeds of [2] [4] [8] [10] [12] per cent on joint implementation and emissions trading and extend share of poceeds (sic) to new sectoral market mechanisms, extended to other carbon market transactions and other compliance-linked carbon market mechanisms.

Alternative 2:
A share of the proceeds of [2][3–5] per cent on CDM and [2][4][8][10] [12] per cent on [joint
implementation and emissions trading][market-based mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol].

Option 7
A [global] levy of 2 per cent on international financial market [monetary] transactions to Annex I Parties.

Alternative 3:
A mechanism for financing mitigation actions whereby a certain proportion of the total number of emission allowances under the Copenhagen Agreement is held back in a set-aside reserve.

The financial mechanism shall fund the following:
(a) The agreed full costs for the preparation of national communications of developing
country Parties; [/b]
(b) The agreed full incremental costs incurred by developing country Parties of
implementing measures covered by Article 4.1 of the Convention, [b]including for the
transfer of technology, for, inter alia, the following:
(i) Mitigation;
(ii) The deployment and diffusion of low-carbon and environmentally sound
technologies (ESTs);
(iii) The research and development of technologies;
(iv) Capacity-building for mitigation and adaptation actions;
(v) The preparation of national action plans and their implementation;
(vi) Patents;
(vii) Adaptation in accordance with Article 4.4 and 4.9 of the Convention;
(viii) Any other funding decisions as may be determined by the COP.

I submit that what’s been revealed in the Whistle Blower’s ClimateGate missives is a minor, but critically symptomatic, part of where we find ourselves and what the ‘end game’ might be.

How much and, if so, to what extent has the UNFCCC/IPCC efforts been influenced/guided by the Club of Rome? How much, and, if so, to what extent has the UNFCCC/Club of Rome been influenced by the earlier Cloward-Piven Strategy to possibly create the ‘climate’ needed to embark on such a radical remaking of the World’s societies and governments?

The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

May 2, 1966
How can the poor be organized to press for relief from poverty? How can a broad-based movement be developed and the current disarray of activist forces be halted? These questions confront, and confound, activists today. It is our purpose to advance a strategy which affords the basis for a convergence of civil rights organizations, militant anti-poverty groups and the poor. If this strategy were implemented, a political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.

Won’t mandated taxes and restrictions of up to 95% of carbon-based energy by the year 2050 imposed by a UNFCCC “Supreme Body” with sovereignty over all political bodies and peoples of the World result in a ‘few’ unintended/unforeseen consequences and/or a global crisis and economic collapse?

To me, it’s the height of presumption and arrogance that the UNFCCC and our political representatives are even considering a complete restructuring of the World’s sovereign governmental structures and forced reapportionment of every individual’s wealth and opportunities based on ideological and unproven ‘consensual science’.

Call me a skeptic but lets not be so presumptuous or arrogant to assume that we fully comprehend and understand one of the most dynamic, complex, inter-related and (most likely) self-regulating planetary biospheres known and that we can, currently, conclusively predict, much less model to ANY degree of certainty of it. Gads, we haven’t even been fully able to measure/understand the historical record of ‘Climate Change’ available much less measure/model/understand/predict the current and/or future of it.

Yes, there is a huge disparity amongst individuals and nations;
Yes, Humanity is confronted with many bleak, but surmountable, challenges;
Yes, Climate Change is real;
Yes, Mankind is affecting our environment;
Yes, it may be past time for a Global town hall series of meetings to discuss and achieve a possible consensus for a path forward.

But one that all vested stake holders –
–are a part of,
–are given a voice in and
–are given access to the facts, and all known possible consequences, in the light of day BEFORE legally-binding deals are made that will so severely impact every facet of an individuals’ political, social and economic stature.

Just, please, not in the smoky back rooms of international, politically connected/funded think tanks & conferences.

Yes, we may all soon be witness to The First Global Revolution — Hopefully, just not with the intelligentsia’s currently envisaged structured, mandated approaches and outcomes…


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December 5, 2009

Just my musings and thoughts after soon to be six decades on Planetship Earth. For my scientific creds – see my ‘About’ page…