Of course: UN climate gurus trying to manipulate developing nations’ energy prices

posted at 2:46 pm on December 7, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

United Nations envoys from around the world have been conferring in Qatar over the past couple of weeks in an effort to, among other goals, re-up the Kyoto Protocol and come up with a framework for a global climate agreement for 2020. Besides guilt-tripping the world’s wealthiest nations into financing their rewewable-energy fancies, one of the specific ideas the UN’s Green Climate Fund is pushing is to use the billions it annually donates to developing nations as leverage to get those countries to put a price on carbon.

Bloomberg reports:

The Green Climate Fund, designed to channel as much as $100 billion a year in pledges to emerging nations, may try to wean recipients off fossil fuel and encourage them to put a price on carbon, according to an overseer.

The fund may guarantee bank loans in developing nations for projects ranging from wind farms to building insulation and less-polluting agricultural equipment, Naoko Ishii, chief executive officer of the Global Environment Facility in Washington, said yesterday in an interview in Doha. …

Climate projects may be able to get private-sector finance augmented by guarantees from the fund, alongside discounted loans from government or development banks, Ishii said. The 24- member board of the Green Climate Fund, which is still waiting to recieve money from developed nations, may make loans or guarantees conditional on the recipient having the right environmental policies in place, she said. …

A key question for UN envoys is whether to withhold climate funds for nations that don’t have a carbon price in place, Ishii said.

That’s right: In developing countries, where poverty is much more systemic and widespread, these munificent globalists want to dictate how these economies develop in order to make traditional energy more expensive. Unable to rope more powerful, developed countries into their economically-backwards schemes, these elitists look on these poor, politically downtrodden countries as guinea pigs onto which they can foist their green agendas, and they will actively discourage the traditional, proven routes to prosperity (one of which is affordable hydrocarbon-based energy) to do it.

If their proposals, like wind energy, cannot compete profitably without generous government subsidies and decades of special federal treatment in the United States (the richest, most technologically advanced country in the world with the best access to capital), how the heck is it supposed to help lift people out of poverty and misery, improve standards of living, or help developing nations with their economic growth?


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“UN gurus” is an oxymoron.

STL_Vet on December 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Be much cheaper and just as eco-friendly to get the citizens of 3rd world countries new bikes and fans powered by “D” batteries…

hillsoftx on December 7, 2012 at 2:56 PM

“Proclaiming themselves to be wise, they became fools!” Rom. 1:22 Once againg the Bible comes alive!

Deano1952 on December 7, 2012 at 2:56 PM

less-polluting agricultural equipment

Horses, mules and oxen?

The UN is Marxist Central and will be HQ World Government. It’s filled with socialist corrupt bureaucrats who have worked tirelessly to get people around the world to give up their rights. They have most of the third world on some form of welfare funded by the west. No doubt when they need to build their armies the third world dependents will be conscripted.

I would not lose a second sleep if the UN building suddenly disappeared along with everyone in it.

darwin on December 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Anti-humanist monsters. They see humanity as a plague on the planet. If thousands of people have to die or live in squalor to advance their agenda, so be it. Not the first time this mentality has arisen in human history. It’s just amazes me that people can justify this to themselves and believe they’re helping people.

Meric1837 on December 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM

It’s ironic that we are talking about this on Hot Air

faraway on December 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM

how the heck is it supposed to help lift people out of poverty and misery, improve standards of living, or help developing nations with their economic growth?

By magic of course. Socialism is powered by magic. That’s why all rules of science and economics never apply to socialism or socialists.

Carbon is critical to life on earth but through the magic of socialism it’s disappearance will lead to utopia!

darwin on December 7, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Kick the UN off American soil and sell the building to Donald Trump.

JPeterman on December 7, 2012 at 3:01 PM

When your policy resembles a bad James Bond plot, you are a fraud. And a communist.

jangle12 on December 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM

If their proposals, like wind energy, cannot compete profitably without generous government subsidies and decades of special federal treatment in the United States (the richest, most technologically advanced country in the world with the best access to capital), how the heck is it supposed to help lift people out of poverty and misery, improve standards of living, or help developing nations with their economic growth

Through the use of fairy dust and unicorn spewed skittles, of course.

rbj on December 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM

So, as history shows, the wealthy leaders who are working with the UN Rep from those countries, are the only ones who will make any money from the stolen funds! How many times do people have to watch this scam happen, before they say, enough? The fact that people will not speak up or fight, is disturbing to the Nth degree! The fact that we are still spending money to fund the UN, is criminal! Stop All Funding of the UN & kick them out of Turtle Bay! Climate Fraud is the Greatest Scam Since Insurance Co’s! It’s a theft mechanism, proposed & imposed, by the Scammers. If you or I, started a SCAM like this, we would be in jail for the rest of our lives!

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God Bless America!

paratisi on December 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Honesty in U.N. advertising: We need to reduce the number of undesirables in the world.

At the end of the day nothing is ever new, just different words are used.

NotCoach on December 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM

The less fuel they use the more we have in our supply so our prices will go down driving consumption up.

Mr Snuggle Bunny on December 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Razing the UN is the only way to get rid of the Marxist disease inside it. Reform is impossible.

Praying to the meteor of death god may help.

darwin on December 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Bulldozers. East River. 4th and goal.

M240H on December 7, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Someone trying to put food in their, and their childeren’s stomachs, trying to keep warm and dry have very little concern where the food comes from or how they keep warm and dry.

To bait them with $ to use alternative energy is inhumane.
If it doesn’t work here, how the hell can it work in that economic enviroment.
The UN is using it’s economic power to force these folks to act in a certain way.
Wrong.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 3:09 PM

treat the in like the closing theater scene in inglorious basterds. chain the doors and set it alight.

tom daschle concerned on December 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM

how the heck is it supposed to help lift people out of poverty and misery, improve standards of living, or help developing nations with their economic growth?

What ever gave you the idea that the UN wants to help anyone? Other than themselves, that is.

iurockhead on December 7, 2012 at 3:12 PM

The UN must stop any nation from becoming prosperous … much less feed themselves. The world government will see to that.

darwin on December 7, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The less fuel they use the more we have in our supply so our prices will go down driving consumption up.

Mr Snuggle Bunny on December 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Maybe we should convince them to stop eating, too. Have you seen the price of hamburger?

iurockhead on December 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

UN-climate…UN-guru’s…UN-intelligent…UN-American…the UN makes more sense everyday…UN-aware…UN-important!

right2bright on December 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM

For all the BS leftists here talk about slavery, the green energy fascists really want to be the new slave owners.

Their plantation will be the earth.

Poor, rich, it doesn’t matter – you WILL pay tribute either by cash or materials.

When you look just beneath the surface you see that the would be slave masters are all heavily invested in enterprises pushing their agenda.

It has always been a straight up con. And the best way to work a con is to have the mark work it for you. A good con doesn’t involve force, this one does.

It’s still a con.

CorporatePiggy on December 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Of course: UN climate gurus trying to manipulate developing nations’ energy prices

Can’t we just kick these damn charlatans and con-men out of the US already?

Why the Obama Administration keeps misreading the Arab spring.

SWalker on December 7, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Personal Carbon Sequestration the hottest think since runaway dihydrogen monoxide.

MNHawk on December 7, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Heh

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

UN sucks.

New York City needs a little urban renewal. Convert the UN building into a Walmart Supercenter.

petefrt on December 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

They have drawn a red line where energy -actual energy, not pretend energy- cannot go.

Akzed on December 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM

They have drawn a red line where energy -actual energy, not pretend energy- cannot go.

Akzed on December 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Funny how not one of them is on the wrong side of that red line…

SWalker on December 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM

how the heck is it supposed to help lift people out of poverty and misery, improve standards of living, or help developing nations with their economic growth?

Those developing nations just need to adopt the Clinton tax rates. Then their economies will boom like never before.

xblade on December 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I have always loved Al Gore’s rap about carbon credits and his outlandishly luxurious lifestyle. It is okay for him to have three or four jets as he has bought carbon offsets. But what sort of system is he pushing? The rich can live how they want to, but the poor get to freeze in the dark.

Please tell me how this is “progressive”?

bartbeast on December 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Why do we still fund this anti-everything-that-is-decent-or-good insanity known as the U.N.?

Theophile on December 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I thought there still wasn’t any source of money for the UN Green Climate Fund. What money are they agreeing to distribute?

Over50 on December 7, 2012 at 6:59 PM

…how come Sandy couldn’t have taken care of the UN?

KOOLAID2 on December 7, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Please tell me how this is “progressive”?

bartbeast on December 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Mother Gaia will be happy. That’s all the ‘progress’ that the unwashed masses need or deserve.

Our Progressive Overlords have decreed it.

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