Instead of having those in leadership positions misleading us and playing on the fears of our children, we need them to come clean on green. It is time for them to quit using the passion of some, in the supposed interest of all, to further ideological beliefs that could never be passed on its own merit. Instead of demanding that Tiger Woods and Mark McGwire make public personal confessions, we should demand Congressional hearings about the misinformation and obstruction surrounding the environmental movement. There is no other single political issue, healthcare included, that effects worldwide policy and impacts every single human being in such a definitive way.
With past and present world leaders talking about the environmental movement being the precursor to a global government with enforcement powers, this movement has monumental repercussions. Leaders that have called for this global governance include Jacque Chirac President of France (2000), Al Gore July 7, 2009 in London, New EU President Herman Van Rompuy at the G20 2009 meeting broadcast on the BBC, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the close of the G8, Former Canadian PM Paul Martin at the University of Ottawa (discussing how we will all have to give up a little bit of our sovereignty), and UN President Ban Ki-Moon in Copenhagen. This is not a complete list of all but should suffice. If it had not been for the leaks of emails of the supposed top scientists at the time of the Copenhagen Summit this Global governance may well have been passed in the treaty that was offered. In recent days there have been further disclosures of manipulation, suppression, and destruction of data by some of these same scientists (James Hansen-Heads NASA Goddard Institute, Phil Jones who recently stepped down as director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in Britain and was the lead scientist for the UN Climate Change research body the IPCC, Michael Mann- Developed the flawed Hockey Stick graph for the IPCC).
NASA has had numerous errors involving temperature readings input by James Hansen's department. Maybe it is high time that Hansen testify before Congress and at the very least be stripped of his job that is supported by tax payer money.
David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary of Britain, actively promoted the idea of individual carbon credits to be issued to citizens of the UK. This idea first seemed to surface in 2006 when Milibrand was the environmental secretary (he completed a feasibility study on the idea). They had concluded that every citizen would be issued with a carbon "credit card" - to be swiped every time they made a purchase under a nationwide carbon rationing scheme that could come into operation within five years of the study (2006). Everybody would be given an annual allowance of the carbon they could expend. If they wanted to use more carbon, they would have to buy it from somebody else and they could sell any surplus. Milibrand said: "It is a way of pricing carbon emissions into individual behavior and it would recognize carbon thrift, as well as economic thrift".
Under that system the government could control every purchase that you made by charging excessive credits for items or services that they deemed undesirable. In a prophetic sense, one would not be able to buy, sell, or trade outside of the system. I am not prepared to give this kind of control to government officials, much less foreign officials of a global governance.
Al Gore was paid as a consultant to the EU around this time frame. It just so happens that the former VP and Nobel prize winner has since invested in environmental start-ups through his venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins. One such company is Hara, a 25-employee company that debuted in 2008 that provides online software to help companies reduce their carbon footprint -- a $2.5 billion market that will grow 10-fold if the proposed energy bill, which will require companies to get permits for emissions, becomes law, according to a June 2009 story on Reuters.
Chief Executive Amit Chatterjee stated, "This company would not have existed if Al Gore had not bought off on the idea." Kleiner Perkins invested 6 million dollars into the startup. In 2008, they (Kleiner Perkins) had loaned a California firm, Silver Spring Networks, $75 million to produce hardware and software to improve electricity grid efficiency. In late October of 2009, when the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts. As reported in a New York Times story titled "Gores' Duel Role: Advocate and Investor" dated November 9, 2009, Mr. Gore says that he is simply putting his money where his mouth is." Do you think there is something wrong with being active in business in this country?” Mr. Gore said. “I am proud of it. I am proud of it.” Since leaving office in 2001 Al Gore has made in excess of $100 million in the environmental movement (estimated as he does not have to disclose his finances and he will tell you that).
If "Cap and Trade" legislation gets signed into law (it has already passed the House of Representatives) Al Gore will be in line to make billions through his investments in startups. He has given multiple testimonies before Congress, influenced the thoughts of our school kids with a documentary that he produced that has been proven to be laced with errors, and seemingly, knowingly, given false and exaggerated claims to many government bodies including at Copenhagen just this last December.
If you haven't come to a conclusion yet, it is not about the environment, it is about money and ultimate control. Many in Congress are in on this scam and it will drive energy prices through the roof, put a nail in the coffin of our economy, and could ultimately cost our country it's sovereignty. For years Liberals have tried to get the citizens to move closer to work, to car pool, to get rid of evil SUV's and stop consuming in excess. All of these things were promoted by higher gas prices. That is why some in Congress have suggested a minimum price on a barrel of oil to be well in excess of $100 a barrel. It is also why you can find a never ending list of arguments if you Google "High oil prices are good".
It is sadder yet that after everything that has come to light, President Obama is still pushing for "Cap and Trade" passage See Video even while new admissions of fraud exist Read Here. It is time to come clean on green!