By HÜGO KRÜGER AND JOEL KOTKIN: Rather than an engine of justice, climate reparations will exacerbate the growing separation between the West and everyone else. Even as the West sends green-wrapped bribes to developing countries, Russia isn't playing the blood money card. Neither is China. ... Environmentalism is creating deep alienation from the West in the Global South, and it will only grow. Instead of submitting to green poverty, African countries, likely with Chinese help, will seek to boost their energy resources, including hydrogen, nuclear and natural gas, irrespective of the well-fed green Cassandras...
Since 1945, the U.S. economy has fallen from of 50 percent of Global GDP down to 20 percent as of today—which is almost the same as China's. Europe's downturn has been on a similar trajectory from almost a 30 percent share in 1980 to merely 16.5 percent in 2016. By 2050, only two EU economies—Germany and the UK—will join America the top 10 economies worldwide as measured by GDP. ... As non-Western countries seek to grow, they may see the West as simply a convenient source of guilt money, rather than as a dependable business partner. China, Russia and India could well emerge their natural allies. Russia after all is the world's largest exporter of grain, which forms the stable diet of many African countries, while China remains the World's largest factory, able to supply products more easily than the steadily deindustrializing West.
Morano: "China doesn’t only benefit from not having to pay so-called climate reparations. But they benefit from the entire UN Green New Deal [and] net-zero agenda because the world is going to be looking to China. The U.S. buys over 80 percent of our solar panels currently from China. We rely on China for all the rare earth mining for lithium and cobalt. China is expanding mining operations in Africa — places like the Congo with allegations of underage labor of children of 8, 9 years old by international human rights groups. So this whole UN climate summit we saw in Egypt was actually the China empowerment summit." ..
"I interviewed as a member of the Ukrainian delegation at this conference, and they actually told me with a straight face that [what] Vladimir Putin fears [the most] is European nations doubling down on green energy. I can tell you right now, the Middle East, Venezuela, China, and Vladimir Putin’s Russia would laugh hysterically at European nations doubling down on green energy." ...
"The flip side of that is how do you get African nations and poor nations where a billion people don’t have adequate running water and electricity — how do you get them to sign on to these UN deals? You pay them off. You come up with a climate slush fund, the climate reparations fund. So the one thing you have to understand is the UN is very competent at one thing, Evita, and that is A) throwing a party and B) knowing how to play politics, knowing how to transfer money, knowing how to put the right interests in the right place to make things happen." ... "Donald Trump was seen as Satan himself for not supporting the UN Paris climate accords and withdrawing from them."
Morano: "The climate activists look at how everything was done in Covid, without a single bit of a vote under emergency powers, and they want the same thing to happen in climate,” said ClimateDepot.com founder Marc Morano. “They’re now in the process of trying to ban meat-eating without anyone voting on it. They’re doing it through net-zero regulations, they’re doing it through corporate-government collusion, and they’re trying to ban the gas-powered cars. Again, like Covid, without a vote.”
Morano: "You can rename the UN climate summit the China empowerment summit. All it’s going to do is make the once energy-dominant West more reliant on China for all this rare earth mining and with lower environmental standards and this is the most important aspect, Rachel, lower human rights standards. Whether you are talking about the Uyghurs in China or particularly in relation to your opening, kids as young as 8, and 9 years old in the coming go mining cobalt. Now, this has been reported over the years, years ago by CBS News, by CNN, so, the mainstream media is aware of it."
"Imagine if we applied ESG to Chinese-run firms in Africa, to Chinese Rare Earth mining in China. The media would never go along with that, the climate activists would never go along with it. But somehow, China gets a pass here and it's the same thing with climate reparations since China gets a pass they're able to do this and there's no reason to believe they're not going to be able to continue to exploit children in Africa as this goes forward because you're right there is no real pushback internationally on this."
Prof Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester: “Another miserable façade of climate concern grinds to its ‘Groundhog’ end in the holiday resort of Sharm el-Sheikh."
Dr. Miguel Ángel Morales Maqueda of Newcastle University: “27 conferences so far and counting. Yet, no one single, signed, global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by even the smallest amount. No comment.”
Prof Guy Howard, of the University of Bristol: “One thing we learned from the COVID pandemic is the more joined up science and policy thinking is, the better and quicker the outcomes. Policy on climate needs to rapidly catch up with the science. The time for policy fudges and nudges has gone; we now need serious responses to the crisis we face.”
Prof Piers Forster of the University of Leeds: “It is all too easy to write COP27 off as a confused failure. But weaning the world off the heroin of fossil fuels was never going to be a cakewalk...In the negotiations, it was clear that countries want to quit the habit even though they are still squabbling over who pays the rehab bill.”
Dr. Richard Lindzen's new paper: An Assessment of the Conventional Global Warming Narrative - Published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation - September 22, 2022: Climate change is "a quasi-religious movement predicated on an absurd ‘scientific’ narrative. The policies invoked on behalf of this movement have led to the US hobbling its energy system." - "The Earth’s climate has, indeed, undergone major variations, but these offer no evidence of a causal role for CO₂."
"Unless we wake up to the absurdity of the motivating narrative, this is likely only to be the beginning of the disasters that will follow from the current irrational demonization of CO₂."
The ban is ultimately at the behest of the European Union, which is pushing to reduce the amount of nitrogen in certain parts of Europe as part of its green agenda. The policy has already wreaked havoc in the Netherlands, with the Dutch government now looking to either buy out or forcibly close up to 3,000 farms to meet targets set by Brussels. ...
Political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek told Breitbart. “Despite all of the protest and (inter)national backlash, they’re pushing through with what I think are criminal policies.” “Our government doesn’t cater to the wishes of its own citizens, it caters to globalist institutions whose interest it is to control the food supply, so they can control us,” she continued. “It’s the great reset in full force.”