December 11, 2006

"Climate Change" Is "Global Injustice"

"Climate change" is now a "human rights" issue, and rich countries have an "obligation" to help the poorer ones, says ex-UN blowhard Mary Robinson:
More attention to human rights is needed in tackling climate change, former Irish President Mary Robinson will say in a lecture.

Her speech at Chatham House, a think-tank in London, will argue that climate change is now an issue of global injustice.

The ex-UN high commissioner for human rights will urge policymakers to adopt "a radically different approach".

She will also urge rich nations to meet their climate change obligations.

"We can no longer think of climate change as an issue where we the rich give charity to the poor to help them cope," she is expected to say.

"Climate change has already begun to affect the fulfilment of human rights and our shared human rights framework entitles and empowers developing countries and impoverished communities to claim protection of these rights."
Robinson must have missed the latest UN memo downgrading human's impact on world climate.

If rich, developed countries were expected to cut emissions, would poor, developing ones be expected to do the same? Slashing man-made pollutants in industrialized countries would only be offset by a rapid and exponential surge from developing ones.

When even the UN admits that the "conclusions" about "global warming"/"climate change" are subject to debate and in need of revision, is there any sense that talk of "global injustice" is not only unwarranted but along the lines of the typical moonbat-enviro nutcase's anti-capitalist logic?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest "UN Memo?" Last time I checked the UN doesn't use the Daily Telegraph for memos. Did you even read the news story? If we are to use your "memo" as an argument, did you notice these other quotes in the so-called memo:

"The bottom line is that the climate is still warming while our greenhouse gas emissions have accelerated, so we are storing up problems for ourselves in the future."

"... the panel reports that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has accelerated in the past five years. It also predicts that temperatures will rise by up to 4.5 C during the next 100 years, bringing more frequent heat waves and storms.

"It [the new report] warns that carbon dioxide emissions have risen during the past five years by three per cent, well above the 0.4 per cent a year average of the previous two decades."

"Britain can expect more storms of similar ferocity to those that wreaked havoc across the country last week, even bringing a tornado to north-west London."

"The report paints a bleak picture for future generations unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. It predicts that the climate will warm by 0.2 C a decade for the next two decades if emissions continue at current levels."

Tue Dec 12, 10:40:00 AM  

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