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Gore: U.S. Climate Bill Will Help Bring About 'Global Governance'

Climate Depot Exclusive

Friday, July 10, 2009By Marc Morano – Climate Depot

Former Vice President Al Gore declared that the Congressional climate bill will help bring about “global governance.”

“I bring you good news from the U.S., “Gore said on July 7, 2009 in Oxford at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment, sponsored by UK Times.

“Just two weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed the Waxman-Markey climate bill,” Gore said, noting it was “very much a step in the right direction.” President Obama has pushed for the passage of the bill in the Senate and attended a G8 summit this week where he agreed to attempt to keep the Earth's temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees C.

Gore touted the Congressional climate bill, claiming it “will dramatically increase the prospects for success” in combating what he sees as the “crisis” of man-made global warming.

“But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.” (Editor's Note: Gore makes the “global governance” comment at the 1min. 10 sec. mark in this UK Times video.)

Gore's call for “global governance” echoes former French President Jacques Chirac's call in 2000.

On November 20, 2000, then French President Chirac said during a speech at The Hague that the UN's Kyoto Protocol represented "the first component of an authentic global governance."

“For the first time, humanity is instituting a genuine instrument of global governance,” Chirac explained. “From the very earliest age, we should make environmental awareness a major theme of education and a major theme of political debate, until respect for the environment comes to be as fundamental as safeguarding our rights and freedoms. By acting together, by building this unprecedented instrument, the first component of an authentic global governance, we are working for dialogue and peace,” Chirac added.

Former EU Environment Minister Margot Wallstrom said, "Kyoto is about the economy, about leveling the playing field for big businesses worldwide." Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper once dismissed UN's Kyoto Protocol as a “socialist scheme.”

'Global Carbon Tax' Urged at UN Meeting

In addition, calls for a global carbon tax have been urged at recent UN global warming conferences. In December 2007, the UN climate conference in Bali, urged the adoption of a global carbon tax that would represent “a global burden sharing system, fair, with solidarity, and legally binding to all nations.”

“Finally someone will pay for these [climate related] costs,” Othmar Schwank, a global tax advocate, said at the 2007 UN conference after a panel titled “A Global CO2 Tax.”

Schwank noted that wealthy nations like the U.S. would bear the biggest burden based on the “polluters pay principle.” The U.S. and other wealthy nations need to “contribute significantly more to this global fund,” Schwank explained. He also added, “It is very essential to tax coal.”

The 2007 UN conference was presented with a report from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment titled “Global Solidarity in Financing Adaptation.” The report stated there was an “urgent need” for a global tax in order for “damages [from climate change] to be kept from growing to truly catastrophic levels, especially in vulnerable countries of the developing world.”

The tens of billions of dollars per year generated by a global tax would “flow into a global Multilateral Adaptation Fund” to help nations cope with global warming, according to the report.

Schwank said a global carbon dioxide tax is an idea long overdue that is urgently needed to establish “a funding scheme which generates the resources required to address the dimension of challenge with regard to climate change costs.”

'Redistribution of wealth'

The environmental group Friends of the Earth advocated the transfer of money from rich to poor nations during the 2007 UN climate conference.

"A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources,” said Emma Brindal, a climate justice campaigner coordinator for Friends of the Earth.

[Editor's Note: Many critics have often charged that proposed climate tax and regulatory “solutions” were more important to the promoters of man-made climate fears than the accuracy of their science. Former Colorado Senator Tim Wirth reportedly said, "We've got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing — in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."]

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It's not about Gore, or politics. The seas are acidifying and yet some would rather pontificate on reds hiding under the beds, oh the horror!


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It's not about Gore, or politics. The seas are acidifying and yet some would rather pontificate on reds hiding under the beds, oh the horror!

The part of the solution is something you should be familiar with- poop. Fish poop to be precise.

"The ocean's delicate acid balance may be getting help from an unexpected source, fish poop.

The increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere not only drives global warming, but also raises the amount of CO2 dissolved in ocean water, tending to make it more acid, potentially a threat to sea life.

Alkaline chemicals like calcium carbonate can help balance this acid. Scientists had thought the main source for this balancing chemical was the shells of marine plankton, but they were puzzled by the higher-than-expected amounts of carbonate in the top levels of the water."

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/gl...d-balance_N.htm


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It's not about Gore, or politics. The seas are acidifying and yet some would rather pontificate on reds hiding under the beds, oh the horror!

Reds under the beds? These are Gores own words here, not some tin foil hat consperacy theory.

They are talking about "global taxes" now also. That doesn't worry you?

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It's not about Gore, or politics. The seas are acidifying and yet some would rather pontificate on reds hiding under the beds, oh the horror!

Reds under the beds? These are Gores own words here, not some tin foil hat consperacy theory.

They are talking about "global taxes" now also. That doesn't worry you?

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It's not about Gore, or politics. The seas are acidifying and yet some would rather pontificate on reds hiding under the beds, oh the horror!

The part of the solution is something you should be familiar with- poop. Fish poop to be precise.

"The ocean's delicate acid balance may be getting help from an unexpected source, fish poop.

The increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere not only drives global warming, but also raises the amount of CO2 dissolved in ocean water, tending to make it more acid, potentially a threat to sea life.

Alkaline chemicals like calcium carbonate can help balance this acid. Scientists had thought the main source for this balancing chemical was the shells of marine plankton, but they were puzzled by the higher-than-expected amounts of carbonate in the top levels of the water."

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/gl...d-balance_N.htm

I'd like to know how an increased amount of fish-poo is evident if fish populations are on the decline worldwide. As for CaCO3, its being leeched into seawater at greater amounts from dying coral skeletons. And in water, CaCO3 doesn't stay as CaCO3. It breaks down into Calcium and Carbonate ions, which reach with oxides and water to yield H2CO3- otherwise known as carbonic acid.

The article even hints of this. Ask any marine biologist.


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It's not about Gore, or politics. The seas are acidifying and yet some would rather pontificate on reds hiding under the beds, oh the horror!

Reds under the beds? These are Gores own words here, not some tin foil hat consperacy theory.

They are talking about "global taxes" now also. That doesn't worry you?

I'm curious about the timing though. Imposing an energy tax in the middle of a recession

when most people are already struggling to pay the bills, and making our businesses less

competitive in foreign markets seems bizarre, to say the least.

Gary - what do you make of that? Why now?


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It's not about Gore, or politics. The seas are acidifying and yet some would rather pontificate on reds hiding under the beds, oh the horror!

Reds under the beds? These are Gores own words here, not some tin foil hat consperacy theory.

They are talking about "global taxes" now also. That doesn't worry you?

I'm curious about the timing though. Imposing an energy tax in the middle of a recession

when most people are already struggling to pay the bills, and making our businesses less

competitive in foreign markets seems bizarre, to say the least.

Gary - what do you make of that? Why now?

I know this will draw the tinfoil hat comments but I think it is an attempt to consolidate power in the government. When they control energy via taxes and caps they can pretty much dictate the entire economy.

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