The astute editorialists at Investors Business Daily have clearly laid out the true intent of the one-world government types spouting nonsense and lots of their own carbon in Copenhagen, and have compiled a nice reference graph in the process:
The 16,000 delegates to the two-week-long orgy of self-flagellation known as the Copenhagen Climate Conference want to shrink global output of CO2 not because of hard science, but out of envy.
…. What goes little commented on, however, is the reason for the vehemence of these calls for CO2 sacrifice on the part of the U.S.: a desire to take our economy down.
Having decisively lost the great debate between capitalism and socialism, the only way the global warming socialists can do this is by imposing restrictions on U.S. output in response to the ginned-up “emergency” of global warming.
The dynamics of this can be readily seen in the chart (above right). It shows that, contrary to what you might have heard, America’s share of the world economy has remained remarkably stable over 40 years. The same can’t be said for the European Union’s.
…. The Europeans now know they can’t beat the U.S. So they want us to join them in their self-inflicted decline by hamstringing our economy with expensive regulations to slash carbon output and regulate businesses to death.
In this effort, Europe has engaged the developing world as its ally. Egged on by EU elites, the so-called Group of 77 of developing countries are urging the same thing as the EU — massive taxes and wealth transfers from the developed nations (mainly the U.S.) to the Third World to alleviate the alleged impacts of global warming.
Again, the bottom of the chart tells the tale. Most of the Group of 77 are poorly run, nondemocratic countries that have routinely and almost systematically ruined their own economies through war, socialist policies, oppression of minorities and government-led despoliation of their own environment.
Their only hope — global warming welfare.
Meanwhile, China, India, Russia and other countries that still hope to grow and expand their citizens’ standards of living are just saying “no” to Copenhagen.
…. it’s important for the U.S., like China and India, to stop playing along. The science is too dubious to put America’s economy and well-being at stake.
And the “science” is worse than “dubious.” It’s totally discredited.
UPDATE: President Obama is on the same side as those who want to take us down. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have said the following last year during the presidential campaign:
We can’t drive our SUVs, and eat whatever we want, and keep our homes at 72 all the time, whether we live in the desert or the tundra, and keep consuming 25% of the world’s resources with just 4% of the world’s population, and expect the rest of the world to say you just go ahead. We’ll be fine. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.
Peter Vadum at the linked article elaborates further:
Governments and the UN fiercely cling to global warming theory because it justifies massively increased power for them, including potentially world government powers for the UN. This is why global warming theory has become a religion for the worldwide left, including environmental extremists, who see in it the potential for achieving their dream of repealing the Industrial Revolution.
And in repealing the Industrial Revolution, the most radical enviros and most prescient among them know exactly what that implies — radical, rapid, depopulation. And they don’t care; in fact, they think it would be good. See the compilation at this October link.