Sunday, January 01, 2006

Hold on to your wallet!

The United Nations is trying to blame natural disasters on, of all things, the U.S. (read President Bush)

The title of the U.N.’s first disaster conference, held in 1994, was the “World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction,” which, incidentally, occurred during the U.N.-proclaimed "International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction" (1990-1999). Anyone for joining the “Stop Tectonic Movement” protest?

Natural disasters, as far as the U.N. is concerned anyway, apparently are no longer “natural.”

The U.N. is a leading promoter of the unproven notion that humans are significantly altering global climate for the worse in order to be able to blame people, i.e. Bush as opposed to Nature, for deadly and costly occurrences such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat waves and the like.

As the global warming alarmist community likes to point out, the U.S. is the largest single contributor to the alleged global warming, emitting 25 percent of all greenhouse gases while possessing only 4 percent of the world’s population.

Toward the goal of blaming the U.S. for what used to be considered “natural disasters” in order to eventually extract financial compensation, the U.N.’s draft action plan is riddled with references to climate change [read, “U.S.-made climate change”] as causing or contributing to “disasters.”

“I hope there will be a global recognition of [U.S. caused] climate change causing more natural disasters,” said Jan Egeland, U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs.

Weather disasters like hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat waves, cold snaps, ice storms always have, and always will plague man. As far as we know, they are entirely natural occurrences. There is absolutely no credible evidence that humans , much less Americans in particular, have had have any discernible impact on the frequency and severity of natural disasters notwithstanding the media’s new habit of linking virtually any extreme or unusual weather event with global warming. Now to the bottom line:

The U.N. dramatizes the need for its “action plan” by claiming that: economic damages resulting from “disasters” have increased from about 1,500 disasters costing $200 billion during the 1970s to 6,000 disasters costing $700 billion during the 1990s; and the number of people “threatened” by “disasters” has increased from about 750 million people in the 1970s to about 2.5 billion people in the 1990s.

Translation: “Americans open your wallets”.

This assertion is unfounded since there is no scientific evidence that global warming — which involves a hypothesized few-degree rise in global temperatures over the course of a century — has anything to do with these events. Weather, after all, is not climate.

The end-game of the U.N. , is to be able to blame natural disasters on global warming so that it also can eventually seek compensation for its losses from U.S. businesses and taxpayers.


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