Climate change policy is about redistributing wealth

May 15, 2014 

Between 2007 and 2009, former Vice President Al Gore made numerous speeches claiming that by 2013 we would see a melted northern ice cap. In actuality, both the North and South Pole are getting larger. In fact, this year's sea ice was at record levels. Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth" can't be shown in England because it has been proven in a court to be a lie. So is the hype about polar bears and penguins, two of the world's best swimmers, drowning due to loss of ice.

In 2013, NASA released a report debunking the climate change myth. It stated that CO2 in the atmosphere was reflecting back into space a large quantity of the sun's rays, which is helping the Earth keep cool.

Stephen Schneider, an advocate of global cooling in the 1970s who later made a 180-degree switch, said, "We need to get some broad-based support to capture the public's imagination. That entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements and make little mention of the doubts we have. Each of us must decide that the right balance is between being effective and being honest."

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change official Ottmar Edenhofer in 2010 advised "one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead climate change policy is about how we redistribute (defacto) the world's wealth. Can you say Barack Obama?

Roddy D. Riggs

Highland

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