Rationing Western economic activity advocated in UN climate talks

The UN-sponsored climate talks underway in Cancun are living up to – or down to – expectations. Proving once again that global warming is more a political issue than a scientific one, and that wealth transfer rather than warming mitigation is the true goal of UN action, Professor Kevin Andersen of the UK’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research has submitted a paper saying “rich” nations such as the U.S. should halt economic growth over the next 20 years while allowing developing nations such as China and India to continue their explosive growth and emissions growth. Enforcement of economic growth restrictions in nations such as the U.S. should be enforced by World War II-style rationing, according to Anderson.

“The Second World War and the concept of rationing is something we need to seriously consider if we are able to address the scale of the problem we face,” said Anderson.

Comments (1)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. CBrady says:

    Ottmar Edenhofer, cochair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change, said it pretty explicitly last week when he said: “climate policy is redistributing the world’s wealth.”


Leave a Reply

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.