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UN Says ‘Going Green’ Will Cost $76 Trillion

From CNS News:

U.N. Claims Going Green Would Cost $76 Trillion

By Dan Gainor
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Two years ago, UN researchers were claiming that it would cost “as much as $600 billion a year over the next decade” to go green. A new UN report has more than tripled that number to $1.9 trillion a year for 40 years.

Perhaps they use the same accountants as the CBO. But if the UN is really worried about the ravages of global warming, why not demand that more countries burn un-clean coal? Since burning coal has been ‘proved’ to stop global warming.

Wouldn’t that be a simple cheap and easy solution?

That’s $76 trillion, or more than five times the entire Gross Domestic Product of the United States ($14.66 trillion a year). It’s all part of a “technological overhaul” “on the scale of the first industrial revolution” called for in the annual report. Except the UN will apparently control this next industrial revolution.

And it should probably be called the ‘de-industrial revolution.’

The new 251-page report with the benign sounding name of the “World Economic and Social Survey 2011” is rife with goodies calling for “a ,” [sic] and “global governance.” Throw in possible national energy use caps and a massive redistribution of wealth and the survey is trying to remake the entire globe. The report has the imprimatur of the UN, with the preface signed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – all part of the “goal of full decarbonization of the global energy system by 2050.”

Make no mistake, much of this has nothing to do with climate. The press release for the report discusses the need “to achieve a decent living standard for people in developing countries, especially the 1.4 billion still living in extreme poverty, and the additional 2 billion people expected worldwide by 2050.” That sounds more like global redistribution of wealth than worrying about the earth’s thermostat

Actually, it sounds like "the global redistribution" of poverty. Which is what this has always been about.

The report goes on to say “one half of the required investments would have to be realized in developing countries.” In other words, $38 trillion would go to the developing world.

Notice that, just like the Obama administration, the United Nations calls taxes "investments."

The Survey details where that money would go. “Survey estimates that incremental green investment of about 3 percent of world gross product (WGP) (about $1.9 trillion in 2010) would be required to overcome poverty, increase food production to eradicate hunger without degrading land and water resources, and avert the climate change catastrophe.”

So eradicating hunger and overcoming poverty are now part of the climate debate

And never mind that global warming, if true, would extend the growing season around the world – and thereby do more to help feed the world than anything that could even be imagined.

The report noteds [sic] that all of this $76 trillion in spending in based on the “precautionary principle” decided at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. According to that principle, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang wrote, “in the absence of scientific consensus that a particular action or policy is harmful to the public or to the environment, the burden of proof that the suspect action or policy is not harmful rests with the party or parties implementing it.”

But we thought there was a "scientific consensus." Still, isn’t it clever of the UN’s global warming cultists to shift the burden of proof on to the unbelievers?

Even so, $76 trillion dollars here and $76 trillion dollars there, and before you know it, you are talking about real money.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 8th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “UN Says ‘Going Green’ Will Cost $76 Trillion”

  1. P. Aaron says:

    ‘Invest’ in Zimbuabuea.

  2. BigOil says:

    In the era prior to the coronation of the boy-king, our Constitution required the Senate to ratify treaties. That is what protected the country from this sort of nonsense.

    Now – all bets are off. Our not so benevolent dictator can direct the EPA to follow the UN directive – for the good of the world. Then he can shop for a liberal judge to affirm the decision. Almost half the Supreme Court already considers international law. We hang by a thread…

  3. Right of the People says:

    Does anybody even take the UN seriously any more? I know I haven’t since I was in high school and that was a long time ago.

  4. The New American Revolution says:

    Imagine that the UN is trying to set up a calling for “a ,” [sic] and “global governance.” And the terrorist we elected is going to go right along with it. The UN is already trying to make a universal small arms treaty designed to be global gun control.
    ( http://mossinterest.blogspot.com/2010/01/un-small-arms-treaty-global-gun-control.html )

    Disband the Federal Government. (One way or the other) Use the constitution to start over. Our founders would be ashamed to see what they fought and died for being run into the ground by ALL parties. If they saw what we would become would they even have fought for us? The Founders revolted because of a 2% tax increase read that again a 2% tax increase, yet we consistently get molested at airports (soon all transportation types, yay) and have our rights violated by the government that is supposed to be protecting them. Revolt soon or we will lose this great country all together. I love this country and would rather fight and die than let it pillage my children. A new American Revolution is coming the question is will it be our children fighting it or will we finally put down the Xbox controller and take control of our government one way or the other.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government – Excerpt from the preamble from The Declaration of Independence

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    I hope this is all in U.N. money.
    No?
    “Fire up the printing presses, Shaqniqua!”

  6. yadayada says:

    keep your hope and change,
    pass me the pitch fork and torch

  7. bobdog says:

    I’m certain we can count on the full support of China, Russia, India, Venezuela, Iran, Pakistan, Korea, Cuba. I know how concerned they are about global warming and are eager to pitch in.

    Somehow, we never hear much from these countries on this subject. Why is that?

  8. canary says:

    Liberals Dismise, Obama gave Indonesia millions for green projects.

    This does not include millions, if not billions on the deep sea exploration we did in Indonesia waters. Very secretive, and it’s led to drilling oil, there but since Japan just found a fortune in precious metals and gold at the bottom of the ocean, its seems to be a trend.


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