The UN Plan For Running The World: Global Carbon Taxes And A One World Green Economy

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The UN Plan For Running The World: Global Carbon Taxes And A One World Green Economy

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Did you know that the UN has a plan for running the world and it is right out in the open? It is called “sustainable development”, but it is far more comprehensive than it sounds. The truth is that the UN plan for running the world would dramatically alter nearly all forms of human activity. A 204 page report on “sustainable development” entitled “Working Towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy, A United Nations System-Wide Perspective” has been published in advance of the upcoming Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. You can read the full report right here. It envisions a vast system of global carbon taxes, massive global safety nets and the implementation of a one world green economy. Many of those that are pushing “sustainable development” on a global level believe that they are doing it for the good of the planet. In fact, the 204 page report mentioned above even says that the transition “to a green economy requires a fundamental shift in the way we think and act” but that it will be worth it in the end. What people need to understand is that throughout modern history tyranny has almost always been initially introduced by people that believed that they had “good intentions”. No matter how much friendly language the UN uses in their reports, the truth is that what they are promoting is an insidious agenda of absolute tyranny on a global scale.

The upcoming Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro comes 20 years after the original 1992 UN Earth Summit that adopted “Agenda 21“. This new summit will be about renewing that commitment to “sustainable development” and moving that agenda forward.

A lot of people out there will not be alarmed by any of this because they know that the UN does not have the power to impose any of their goals on them right now. But that is not the game that the UN is playing.

The UN is not playing a short-term political game. The UN is ready to play their game for decades if necessary. They will just keep coming back with conference after conference and treaty after treaty until they get what they want.

At the moment, the United Nations is operating as something of a “soft global government”. The UN does not have the power to coerce nations to do their bidding yet, so they rely mostly on cooperation. The UN will “take what they can get” right now, and they know that someday they will eventually have the power to turn their recommendations into mandates.

One of the things that the UN would love to implement is a global carbon tax scheme. The power to tax is the power to control, and if the UN is ever given the power to tax the entire globe they will at that point become much more than a “soft global government”.

Right now, the UN is proposing a global carbon tax scheme that would come to as much as 0.6 percent of GDP for participating nations. The following comes directly from the report….

If, for example, industrialized countries were to use carbon taxes or auctioned emissions permits to reach the GHG emission targets they pledged in the Cancun Agreements, they could raise as much as 0.6 per cent of their GDP or about US $250 billion in revenues per year by 2020 (OECD 2012). In addition, other forms of carbon finance, PES, green stimulus funds, micro-finance, social responsibility investment funds, green bonds and other local financial innovations have emerged in recent years and can open up the space for large-scale green financing. To further scale up the financing for a green economy, public-private innovative financing mechanisms are needed to tap institutional investors’ capital.

The report also envisions the transfer of trillions of dollars a year from wealthy countries to poorer countries. The UN feels that this is necessary for a couple of reasons.

First of all, the UN says that developing nations do not have the resources to pay for the “green infrastructure” that is needed to participate in the new green economy and therefore wealthier nations should pay for it.

Secondly, the UN believes that massive global wealth distribution is needed in order to bring about global “equity”.

Does that sound like radical socialism to you?

It should.

The UN report also speaks of a “social protection floor”. So now instead of just supporting tens of millions of Americans that are relying on “the safety net”, U.S. taxpayers will also be expected to contribute to a global safety net that hundreds of millions of people could end up relying on.

The UN also envisions a one world “green economy” where “freer trade” is accompanied by environmental responsibility. The following comes from the UN report mentioned above….

Freer trade should be tied to important human values, welfare goals and inclusive growth, assisting those developing countries that are marginalized in the global trading system. Trade policy also needs to be accompanied by policies in both the social and environmental spheres.

In this one world “green economy”, prices for things like food and energy will go up dramatically for Americans. The UN is pushing a concept known as “full-cost pricing”. What that means is that the “full social and environmental costs” of producing goods and services must be passed on to you so that you will be “motivated” to change your behavior. The following is another excerpt from the UN report….

Full-cost pricing, which includes full social and environmental costs, is an essential tool for changing investments as well as consumption and production patterns and for motivating innovations.

For example, the UN really does not like that Americans drive their cars so much. They believe that it is very bad for the environment. So according to the UN it is going to be necessary to raise the price of gasoline dramatically.

The UN report also envisions massive changes to the global financial system. This new UN report on “sustainable development” is just the latest in a long string of UN reports that sees an emerging role for “Special Drawing Rights” to play in the international financial system….

Efforts need to be made to explore the potential for an innovative use of Special Drawing Rights, other international reserve assets and pools of concentrated assets to serve the aim of financing green economy investments with attractive social as well as private returns and increasing the provision of global public goods.

The United Nations also wants to change the way that you eat. This new UN report says that we all need to transition to “sustainable diets”. For one thing, that would mean a lot less meat for you and your family.

The United Nations also wants to reform public education. The new UN report says that “climate change education is a particularly important part of quality education”.

Do you want “climate change education” to be pounded into the heads of your kids when they go to school?

If not, you better start paying attention to what the UN is trying to do.

Also, the new UN report speaks of the need for “universal access to reproductive health care and family planning”. In other words, the United Nations wants to make sure that there is an abortion clinic in every corner of the globe.

As I have written about so many times before, the elitists that are pushing “sustainable development” on a global scale love death. They believe that humans are the primary cause of global warming, and they also believe that if there were a lot less humans running around that there would be a lot less climate change.

Sadly, there are a whole lot of people out there these days that are advocating very strict population control measures for the entire globe. They believe that they are trying to “save the planet”, but the truth is that what they are really doing is promoting global tyranny.

Unfortunately, there are now millions upon millions of “true believers” in this “sustainable development” agenda and it is being taught in almost every major college and university in the developed world.

The United Nations is going to keep coming back again and again with this agenda. They will advance it an inch at a time if they have to. The elitists that are promoting this will not get tired and they will not give up.

In fact, UN officials have even been drafting an environmental constitution for the world that is intended to eventually supersede all existing national laws.

This document contains a “preamble” like the U.S. Constitution does, it is organized into “articles” like the U.S. Constitution is, and it even sets forth procedures for “amending” the document just like the U.S. Constitution does.

The working title of this document is “Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development” and you can read the entire thing right here.

Most people out there have absolutely no idea how serious the United Nations is about all of this. The United Nations truly believes that it should be running the world and ushering humanity into a new era of peace, equality and “green prosperity”.

The environment is going to be used as an excuse over and over to further strengthen global institutions such as the United Nations.

If the American people are not really careful, one day our children will wake up in a world where soldiers in blue helmets are standing on our street corners.

It is not here yet, but it is coming.

You better stand up and be heard while you still can.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-un-plan-for-running-the-world-global-carbon-taxes-global-safety-nets-and-a-one-world-green-economy.html

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This is the last part of The Great American Bubble Machine by Matt Tiabbi from Rolling Stones. He contends that all the big boom and bust financial bubbles have been manufactured by Goldman Sachs. This one is the cap and trade one that he says is the next great scam. This one is insidious because it connects the people pushing for cap and trade and global warming with those who stand to make a fortune off of it. It will greatly hurt the environmental movement and sustainability efforts which are both needed.

Fast-forward to today. It's early June in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama, a popular young politician whose leading private campaign donor was an investment bank called Goldman Sachs — its employees paid some $981,000 to his campaign — sits in the White House. Having seamlessly navigated the political minefield of the bailout era, Goldman is once again back to its old business, scouting out loopholes in a new government-created market with the aid of a new set of alumni occupying key government jobs.

Gone are Hank Paulson and Neel Kashkari; in their place are Treasury chief of staff Mark Patterson and CFTC chief Gary Gensler, both former Goldmanites. (Gensler was the firm's co-head of finance.) And instead of credit derivatives or oil futures or mortgage-backed CDOs, the new game in town, the next bubble, is in carbon credits — a booming trillion dollar market that barely even exists yet, but will if the Democratic Party that it gave $4,452,585 to in the last election manages to push into existence a groundbreaking new commodities bubble, disguised as an "environmental plan," called cap-and-trade.

The new carbon credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that's been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won't even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance.

Here's how it works: If the bill passes, there will be limits for coal plants, utilities, natural-gas distributors and numerous other industries on the amount of carbon emissions (a.k.a. greenhouse gases) they can produce per year. If the companies go over their allotment, they will be able to buy "allocations" or credits from other companies that have managed to produce fewer emissions. President Obama conservatively estimates that about $646 billion worth of carbon credits will be auctioned in the first seven years; one of his top economic aides speculates that the real number might be twice or even three times that amount.

The feature of this plan that has special appeal to speculators is that the "cap" on carbon will be continually lowered by the government, which means that carbon credits will become more and more scarce with each passing year. Which means that this is a brand new commodities market where the main commodity to be traded is guaranteed to rise in price over time. The volume of this new market will be upwards of a trillion dollars annually; for comparison's sake, the annual combined revenues of all electricity suppliers in the U.S. total $320 billion.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405#ixzz1t5gUZRP6

Goldman wants this bill. The plan is (1) to get in on the ground floor of paradigm-shifting legislation, (2) make sure that they're the profit-making slice of that paradigm and (3) make sure the slice is a big slice. Goldman started pushing hard for cap-and-trade long ago, but things really ramped up last year when the firm spent $3.5 million to lobby climate issues. (One of their lobbyists at the time was none other than Patterson, now Treasury chief of staff.) Back in 2005, when Hank Paulson was chief of Goldman, he personally helped author the bank's environmental policy, a document that contains some surprising elements for a firm that in all other areas has been consistently opposed to any sort of government regulation. Paulson's report argued that "voluntary action alone cannot solve the climate change problem." A few years later, the bank's carbon chief, Ken Newcombe, insisted that cap-and-trade alone won't be enough to fix the climate problem and called for further public investments in research and development. Which is convenient, considering that Goldman made early investments in wind power (it bought a subsidiary called Horizon Wind Energy), renewable diesel (it is an investor in a firm called Changing World Technologies) and solar power (it partnered with BP Solar), exactly the kind of deals that will prosper if the government forces energy producers to use cleaner energy. As Paulson said at the time, "We're not making those investments to lose money."

The bank owns a 10 percent stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange, where the carbon credits will be traded. Moreover, Goldman owns a minority stake in Blue Source LLC, a Utah-based firm that sells carbon credits of the type that will be in great demand if the bill passes. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, who is intimately involved with the planning of cap-and-trade, started up a company called Generation Investment Management with three former bigwigs from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris. Their business? Investing in carbon offsets. There's also a $500 million Green Growth Fund set up by a Goldmanite to invest in green-tech … the list goes on and on. Goldman is ahead of the headlines again, just waiting for someone to make it rain in the right spot. Will this market be bigger than the energy futures market?

"Oh, it'll dwarf it," says a former staffer on the House energy committee.

Well, you might say, who cares? If cap-and-trade succeeds, won't we all be saved from the catastrophe of global warming? Maybe — but cap-and-trade, as envisioned by Goldman, is really just a carbon tax structured so that private interests collect the revenues. Instead of simply imposing a fixed government levy on carbon pollution and forcing unclean energy producers to pay for the mess they make, cap-and-trade will allow a small tribe of greedy-as-hell Wall Street swine to turn yet another commodities market into a private tax collection scheme. This is worse than the bailout: It allows the bank to seize taxpayer money before it's even collected.

"If it's going to be a tax, I would prefer that Washington set the tax and collect it," says Michael Masters, the hedge fund director who spoke out against oil futures speculation. "But we're saying that Wall Street can set the tax, and Wall Street can collect the tax. That's the last thing in the world I want. It's just asinine."

Cap-and-trade is going to happen. Or, if it doesn't, something like it will. The moral is the same as for all the other bubbles that Goldman helped create, from 1929 to 2009. In almost every case, the very same bank that behaved recklessly for years, weighing down the system with toxic loans and predatory debt, and accomplishing nothing but massive bonuses for a few bosses, has been rewarded with mountains of virtually free money and government guarantees — while the actual victims in this mess, ordinary taxpayers, are the ones paying for it.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405#ixzz1t5gKVcAU

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Look at the top of the biggest conservation groups and you will see ties to Goldman Sachs, oil companies and other major polluters.

Mark Tercek

President and CEO

Brief Biography

Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the world’s leading conservation organization working around the world to save the lands and waters that sustain all life. The Conservancy uses a science-based, collaborative approach to solve complex global challenges: conserving critical lands, restoring the world’s oceans, securing fresh water and reducing the impacts of climate change.

Before joining The Nature Conservancy, Mark was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he played a key role in developing the firm’s environmental strategy. He headed the firm’s Environmental Strategy Group and Center for Environmental Markets, which worked to develop and promote market-based solutions to environmental challenges. Mark also headed various business units at the firm, including Corporate Finance, Equity Capital Markets.

Also, the World Wildlife Fund was founded by Prince Bernahrd who also started the Bilderberg meetings.

http://www.bilderberg.org/bernhard.htm#Nazis

Google his name with Nazis and see what you get. Never mind, I did it for you.

The Washington Post ran a very damning series on the Nature Conservancy but you have to be a paid member of the Post to get the files. I've only read excerpts.

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The Conservancy’s relationships with Fortune 500 corporations have become institutionalized. Its unpaid 38-member Board of Governors has included past and present executives and directors of major industrial corporations: John F. Smith Jr., chairman of General Motors, the world’s largest car manufacturer; E. Linn Draper Jr., chairman of American Electric Power Co., the nation’s largest electricity producer; A. D. "Pete" Correll, chairman of Georgia-Pacific Corp., the country’s second-biggest paper products business; and A.W. "Bill" Dahlberg, former chairman of Southern Co., another leading power producer.

Some of these companies face pressure from more confrontational environmental groups and from government regulators.

A recent study of utilities by the Natural Resources Defense Council and others named American Electric the largest U.S. air polluter. American Electric’s operations in Cheshire, Ohio, have turned that quaint river town into a ghost. Sulfur dioxide emissions from one of the company’s plants have at times enveloped Cheshire, prompting the utility to buy out most of the 221 residents, who agreed not to sue. A utility spokesman said the plant is clean, but its operations were encroaching on the community.

Elsewhere, the utility is fighting a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Protection Agency alleging Clean Air Act violations.

American Electric has joined the Conservancy in an $11 million forest preservation initiative in Bolivia. If the concept were approved by federal regulators, the project one day would supply the company with "pollution credits." That would lessen its need to install costly emissions controls at its U.S. plants.

Opponents of the Conservancy’s approach argue that corporations have seized control of the charity from within.

"The Conservancy brings in corporate board members who don’t know much about conservation — or even care that much about it," said Huey Johnson, the former head of the Conservancy’s western U.S. operations and a founder of the Trust for Public Land. Two years ago, he won the United Nations’ top environmental award.

The Conservancy offers corporations seats on its International Leadership Council for $25,000 and up. Once there, executives can "meet individually with Nature Conservancy staff to discuss environmental issues of specific importance to the member company," Conservancy literature states. http://wrongkindofgreen.org/2010/04/04/big-green-inside-the-nature-conservancy-2003-washington-post/

This link is from the three-part Washington Post investigative series on the Nature Conservancy.

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