For Developing Nations, Climate Change Is All About “Show Me The Money”

In a goodly chunk of the 1st World, pushing climate change is primarily about seeking more governmental control over people, private entities, and economies, while also putting more tax/fee money in the pockets of the government, along with those who push the issue. Also, we can’t forget that this is a distraction issue from having to deal with real world issues that citizens care about. And a way to push to destroy capitalism. And so much more. Basically, everything that Progressives (nice fascism) have been pushing for almost a hundred years.

In the “developing world”? This is mostly about redistribution of wealth. They’re all about “show me the money”

Climate change reparations: What does the US owe?

The planet is on the edge of catastrophic climate change, a warming of the globe that is already creating a mind-boggling array of human suffering. The United States is leading an international effort to fix the problem, but no nation holds more historical responsibility for creating it.

We’re the top cause of global warming, the all-time leading source of the pollution that traps heat and drives extreme weather. So, as world leaders gather in Paris in hopes of striking a historic deal to curb that pollution, a large and uncomfortable question is bubbling up: Should the United States pay for the climate-related damage it’s already caused – and will cause in the future?

Personally, even if climate change is mostly/solely caused by Mankind (it isn’t), I won’t apologize for living a 1st World life in the greatest, most innovative nation in modern history. Warmists, of course, will apologize, they just won’t take steps in their own lives to atone for their actions.

Dozens of small, low-lying island nations think so, and on Tuesday they made their case to a sympathetic – but ultimately unmoved President Obama. His administration has fought hard against “loss and damage” payouts, as they’re known in the parlance of the United Nations, viewing them as a kind of unlimited liability for bad weather.

But such payouts could be a do-or-die component of the deal in Paris. The island nations show no signs of backing down, and their story is powerful. They’re often called “the moral voice” of climate change — because what they face is nothing less than national extinction.

They want money

Most of the developing world has already demanded that America – and other rich nations – pay for sea walls and solar panels and all the costs of mitigating climate change. And the richer nations have already agreed: At the last major climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009, Obama himself brokered a deal to help cover these costs – a $100 billion annual fund.

In Paris, however, the demands have gone up. Developing nations are asking for money to help prepare for the ravages of climate change, but also compensation for the lost of lands, property and livelihoods that can’t be saved.

Mentioned, of course, is Kiribati, because they are supposedly doom. Yet, they have 23 airports. They push tourism heavily, which means people taking fossil fueled flights to the island nation, and using up resources. And, from the minimal data available (one would think that islands that are so concerned about sea rise would have better data), NOAA shows a measured rise of just .19 feet increase per century. Other data sources show the same minimal increase, which is much less than should be expected for a Holocene warm period. Reconstructions of various data points data shows just a .6mm a year rise, which matches the minimal NOAA data.

What all these countries want is money for nothing, taken from producers. Nations, especially the United States, have given developing nations money for a long, long time. But, climate change is a convenient way to demand money with no strings attached, of guilting productive nations into giving that money.

None of this is about science.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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