On France24 “Eye On Africa” program, they interviewed Marcel Alers, Global Head Of Energy, United Nations Development Program. (I didn’t know we needed a “Global Head Of Energy”, it being a local need and local product…)
The report was that COP24 has found Africa “Most at risk from Climate Change”, despite it being much more equatorial so the temperatures change the least, and despite the Sahara being a big pile of sand that can’t get much worse…
Marcel Alers even stated “Africa has historically not been responsible for the problem of Climate Change”… “The big challenge is to provide energy access to it’s population”. All to be provided by “clean sources that do not contribute to Climate Change”. Then, a bit later, he says “You know, one thing that a lot of people do not fully capture, is that Climate Change is still very much talked about as an Environmental Issue; but in reality it is really a Development Issue, and people living in countries in Africa, they are very much aware of that.” Eventually getting to the ‘hydro-diplomacy’ point used by another delegate by saying “if the rains don’t come on time they can’t plant their crop, it really can be an economic disaster”.
Of course we get the Guilt Hook: They are not “responsible” and you, with the wallet, are.
Of course to “the challenge is to see this translated into government action”… best facilitated by a “lot of support, from the outside, from the development world, both in terms of money, but also in terms of technology transfer”…
Earlier when asked what COP24 had accomplished he mentioned their action on funding (i.e. saying they needed $100 BILLION PER YEAR from the USA & Europe – developed world). Unclear is just how tossing $100 BILLION / year into the Swiss Bank Accounts of 3rd World Despots will do anything for Climate or The People.
My “take away” from all this is two fold:
First, the Usual Suspect: It’s ALL about the money and transfer of enormous wealth from those countries that work and created it, to those that have incompetent leadership and can’t get their act together enough to be productive; along with a free ride on all the R&D work we’ve done to make the world a better place via creating technology. Tech is NOT free, and they want a free ride worth many more $BILLIONS on that front. A generous slice to land in the pockets of UN connected apparatchiks, no doubt, along the way.
Second, since getting hotter isn’t happening, and cold tends to bring droughts, they have moved on to water as their key hook. “Hydro-Diplomacy” meaning letting the UN decide who gets water and who doesn’t, along with who can grow the crops that take water and make the money off of them (and transporting them). They want to control the air via their CO2 fantasy, and now are adding on a desire to control global water. So watch for more “news” hyping any lack of rain anywhere, but especially in Africa.
Frankly, it looks to me like we could have 40 feet of snow from Canada to Alabama, from Sweden to Paris, and these idiots would still be demanding $BILLIONS to fight “Global Warming”… It’s ALL about the money, let there be no doubt.
It is essential to put the UN on a strict “No money” diet.