United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change|
Conference of the Parties 6
|Report by Eagle Forum Correspondent Cathie Adams, president of Texas Eagle Forum.|
|The Hague, Netherlands, November 17, 2000
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for "radical changes
in the world economy, and in the way we all live" in his opening statement
via video to delegates from 160 countries meeting in The Hague, Netherlands
for a two-week conference concerning the Kyoto Protocol that deals with the
issue of climate change. He also reminded delegates that "world leaders
resolved to adopt a new ethic of conservation and stewardship, and, as a
first step, to make every effort to bring the Kyoto Protocol into force by
2002" at last September's Millennium Summit in New York. The conference
goals are to create a rulebook for implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and
legally binding penalties for non-compliance.
The Clinton-Gore appointees in The Hague strongly support implementation of the Protocol and the legally binding penalties. In 1997, VP Al Gore flew to Kyoto, Japan to insure that America, one of only 38 nations bound by the treaty, would agree to the UN agenda even though it would devastate our economy by forcing jobs and industries to leave our shores and move to one of the 150 nations not bound by the treaty, such as Mexico and China. The Kyoto Protocol would cost American families between $3,684 and $6,400 per year for a family of four. And a recent study by the National Black Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce entitled, "Refusing to Repeat Past Mistakes," estimated that implementing Kyoto could cost up to 3.2 million jobs, about half of them the jobs of blacks and Hispanics. Gore' s well-known call for the elimination of the internal combustion engine is also in keeping with the Kyoto Protocol because radical environmentalists believe that more than 92% of environmental nuisances (cost of accidents, pollution, climatic change, congestion-related noise) are ascribable to the road, with only 2% caused by rail.
This call for "radical changes in the world economy and in the way we all live" should interest every American, especially since science has yet to conclude the premise of the Kyoto Protocol: that the earth is warming due to an increase in greenhouse gases emitted when fossil fuels are burned and when people breathe out. On one hand, radical environmentalists claim that rising sea levels will cause island nations to sink as glaciers and ice sheets melt, while on the other hand, they claim that the earth will become a desert. Both cannot be true, yet scientific evidence is not even being discussed in The Hague. In reality, the UN is using the climate change issue that affects people in every nation to consolidate its power over them.
During the first week of negotiations, "political" scientists met mostly behind closed doors to hammer out a rulebook for implementation of the Kyoto Protocol's three schemes:
It is difficult to believe that the rulebook and legally binding penalties will be produced by the end of next week. And it is unethical, yet typical, for lame duck President Clinton to force such drastic economic and lifestyle changes on Americans.