The nations of the United Nations have met in Durban South Africa to ‘deal” with carbon emissions. Several years back these same nations met in Durban to “deal” with racial discrimination. The fine countries of Syria, Libya, and Iran turned that conference into a forum to promote Anti-Semitism. Finally the people in Libya and Syria have woken up and soon the people in Iran will hopefully wake up that it is their leadership that discriminates and that blaming their condition on the Children of Israel is an excuse these leaders use to subjugate them. The leaders of these tyrannical states of course would like to blame increasing carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere on the Children of Israel but with only 12 million such children out of a global population of 7 billion even these despicable leaders realize this will be difficult to make the carbon blame stick. So instead the charade of how to reduce carbon emissions is played out where we are asked to pretend that Indian, Brazilian, and Chinese carbon is fine but Western carbon is harmful. Finally today the participants in this idiotic conference agreed that all carbon should be dealt with, but not now and only with some vague promise of helping the poor and vulnerable countries deal with effects of these carbon emissions.
I have a suggestion for the United Nations, why not make the contributions that counties pay to the organization directly proportional to their carbon emissions and at a rate of $50 per ton? As China emits 8 billion tons a year of carbon dioxide, make the Chinese pay $400 billion a year to “belong” to the United Nations. Either the Chinese will then do something to curb their emissions or will leave the United Nations which will be a good result in either event. The Chinese are subsidizing their “green” industries to the tune of $500 a ton of reduced carbon dioxide so the $50 for all carbon emissions is a fair price to make them pay to play. If this “membership fee” was instituted the United Nations will collect $1.6 trillion each year and then they may actually be able to start preventing war and famine around the globe and mostly start educating people to practice birth control. A good use of some of this money will be for the UN to take over the administration of failed states like Syria and give the people proper government, proper education, and proper opportunities. There are dozens of failed states that the UN should administer and the world may actually become a better place.
As for the dribble that came out of Durban this morning I suggest you read the CNN report below and see if Monkey Moon the Secretary General of the Ignited Nations has real reason to hail the decision reached in Durban.
Durban, South Africa (CNN) -- An agreement reached Sunday in South Africa will help tackle the challenges of climate change for years to come, the United Nations' chief said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the decision reached by parties of the Climate Change Convention in Durban, South Africa, which agreed to extend efforts set forth in the Kyoto Protocol.
The Kyoto Protocol, ratified by 37 industrialized countries, was set to expire in 2012. It mandates that industrialized nations cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
Ban "welcomes the agreement to establish a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that will increase certainty for the carbon market and provides additional incentives for new investments in technology and the infrastructure necessary to fight climate change," according to a statement from his office.
As part of a broad pact, nations will agree in some sort of a legal format to curb their carbon emissions. The talks also launched the Green Climate Fund, which would essentially channel about $100 billion by 2020 to vulnerable countries to help them deal with the effects of climate change.
U.S. chief negotiator Todd Stern described the talks as "tough" but worthwhile.
"For the first time there is an agreement to negotiate a legal accord of some sort, a legal instrument that is applicable to all countries -- that is a new thing. That means China, India and Brazil -- and there is no hedging in it," Stern said.
He added, "We have been pushing for the last three years continually to change the paradigm of this negotiation so it did apply to all the big emitters because you can't solve this problem if you have 50-60% of world emissions not at the table. So an agreement to do this legal accord --that's applicable to of all the major parties, that's a big deal."
The British secretary for energy and climate change also said he was pleased.
"I think we have all come away from this now with a really credible package which will address the problems of global warming," Chris Huhne said.
The agreement came after a marathon session of negotiations.
"It was an extraordinarily complex negotiation with a lot of moving parts," said Elliot Diringer, an executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions who was an adviser to former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
"Up until the last minute, there was every reason to think that it could well have fallen apart. So I think that the fact that it came together is in of itself a success, even if the outcome doesn't fully satisfy anyone," Diringer said.
Critics who were not satisfied with the outcome include the international charity Oxfam, which said negotiators at the U.N. climate talks agreed to the "bare minimum deal possible."
"The plan gets the Green Climate Fund up and running without any sources of funding ... and gets a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol without key members," Oxfam said in a statement Sunday. Without further action, Oxfam said, "farmers in parts of Africa could face a drop in crop yields of more than 50% within this generation or that of their children. Food prices could more than double within the next two decades, up to half of which caused by climate change."