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"Grass-roots" global warming campaign and UN mega-bucks.

According to Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.), once an outspoken critic of those warning of a major global warming threat, "more and more Republicans [are] willing to stop laughing at climate change [and] are ready to get serious about reclaiming their heritage as conservationists." Among that number, reported Bloomberg News on April 24, are "Senators Pete Domenici of New Mexico, the chairman of the chamber's Energy Committee; Mike DeWine of Ohio; and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, as well as Representative Jim Leach of Iowa."

In addition, "U.S. companies including General Electric Co. and Duke Energy Corp. have come out in support of national limits" on "greenhouse gases" such as carbon dioxide, and a group of 86 Evangelical Christian leaders has "called on the government to curb greenhouse gases." While the Bush administration has not endorsed Senate ratification of the UN's Kyoto accords, it has called for "voluntary" implementation of the Kyoto limits by U.S. manufacturers. Rep. Inglis is drafting legislation intended to make those restrictions mandatory.

Why the sudden and nearly universal push to implement the UN's Kyoto framework? The key to this development may be in a proposal unveiled at last January's Davos Economic Summit by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). As described by the January 30 Independent of London, the UNDP plan would require countries "to account for the cost of failed policies, [and] use the money saved 'up front' to avert crises before they hit. Top of the list is a challenge to the United States to join an international pollution permit trading system which, the UN claims, could deliver $3.64 trillion of global wealth."

That permit trading system would offer bounteous rewards for those interests connected to it--private companies, financial institutions, and various other political constituencies. However, before politicians and their favored constituents can get in on that gravy train, the U.S. would have to sign on to the Kyoto framework.

Through a half-dozen schemes--all of which are based on tricky accounting supervised by the UNDP--the UN envisions a drive to "unlock $7 trillion ... of previously untapped wealth" to entice the political class of various nations, including our own, to finish the job of constructing a UN-dominated global political system.
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Title Annotation:INSIDER REPORT
Publication:The New American
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Date:May 15, 2006
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